By Maria Polletta | The Republic | azcentral.com
A Valley homebuilder that specializes in turning tricky infill lots into high-end subdivisions plans to make over 6 acres of east-central Mesa land pending city approval.
Porchlight Homes, which has communities in Phoenix and Scottsdale, would transform the vacant property on the southwestern corner of East Southern Avenue and South Norfolk into a 17-lot neighborhood called Leawood.
“What makes this (parcel) difficult to develop is the shape and configuration and the size of it,” said Reese Anderson, the attorney representing Porchlight in its zoning case. “There really hasn’t been any development on it except for this old farmhouse and barn structure that’s there, which is overgrown and hasn’t been taken care of.