Glendale Clears Way for 1,161 Homes

Glendale Clears Way for 1,161 Homes
Posted on May 3, 2016 by webmaster in Planning & Development

Credit: LVA Urban Design Studio
By Jeff Grant for Daily News-Sun

The Glendale City Council has approved rezoning for what is being described as the Valley’s first new master-planned residential developments in years – the first since the recession of 2008-09 – in a project that reflects the continued growth in the southern and western portions of Glendale.

LVA Urban Design Studio, on behalf of John F. Long Properties’ StoneHaven, will offer 1,161 single-family units of varying sizes and price ranges within a 382-acre parcel of farmland roughly between Camelback and Bethany Home roads, and 83rd and 91st avenues.

The project will include 10 subdivisions; meaning as many as 10 different homebuilders could be involved. However, the figure has not been determined.

StoneHaven will have an array of amenities, such as parks and trails, and will be accompanied by two commercial projects including a supermarket, restaurants, a drugstore and other smaller merchants.

One of those commercial sites covers 21.94 acres on the northeast corner of Camelback Road and 91st Avenue, eliminating a 4-acre office parcel in the process. The other site occupies 10.83 acres on the southeast corner of Bethany Home Road and 91st Avenue.

Both the city’s advisory Planning Commission and its Planning Department recommended council approval of the rezoning. Planning Director Jon Froke told the governing body the project mixes appropriately with the surrounding neighborhoods and is consistent with the city’s General Plan – a policy document that guides development decisions.

The area – located within several miles of University of Phoenix Stadium – includes mainly residential and commercial development as well as one high school – CopperCanyonHigh School.

Public Works Director Jack Friedline said the completion of Bethany Home Road would improve the area’s traffic flow as well.

Earl said construction is still months away, and the entire project would take nearly 10 years to finish. Froke said the housing units will be built first, followed by the commercial components.