By Cecilia Chan
City Council will decide June 27 whether to allow a developer to build more homes on smaller lots at the northeast corner of 91st Avenue and Camelback Road.
The council a year ago gave landowner John F. Long Properties the go-ahead to build StoneHaven, a master-planned community of 1,161 homes. Developer Pulte Homes now wants to up the number to 1,365 homes.
Planning Commissioners voted 4-1 last month to recommend the council deny the application. About 100 residents attended the commission meeting, many voicing objections to the smaller lot sizes, citing concerns with more traffic, lower property values and other impacts if the request is granted.
Councilwoman Joyce Clark has come out in opposition to the request for 204 more homes in the 385-acre development located in her Yucca District.
Glendale Chamber of Commerce, on the other hand, supports the increase.
A representative from LVA Urban Design Studio, which represents the landowner, said Pulte Homes wants more flexibility in the types of homes it can build in order to attract a wider selection of buyers.
Otherwise, the developer could not justify the $450 million investment, the representative said.
Copies of all applications, exhibits, and documents are available for public review on the second floor at the Development Services Department, 5850 W. Glendale Ave., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or available online at https://glendale-az.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx by 5 p.m. Monday prior to the public meeting.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. June 27 in Glendale Council Chambers, also at 5850 W. Glendale Ave.
Contact Diana Figueroa at 623-930-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least three working days before the meeting if special accommodations is needed due to a disability. Hearing-impaired people should call 623-930-2197.
For further information, call senior planner Paul Whalen at 623-930-2800.