By Wendy Miller | Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA
New retail offerings could be headed to Apache Junction.
At their Jan. 6 regular session, members of the Apache Junction City Council voted 6-0 in favor of amending a plan of development for a 2.66-acre parcel on the northwest corner of South Ironwood Drive and West Baseline Avenue in the south end of the city.
The amendment allows property owner A.T. Meridian Real Estate to build a commercial, retail and employment multi-tenant strip center on the site where A.T. Meridian had planned to construct an 80-room hotel, according to the meeting agenda. The center could include retail shops and 20,000 square feet of office space, according to paperwork in the council packets.
The amendment was approved Jan. 6 by Mayor John Insalaco, Vice Mayor Robin Barker and council members Gail Evans, Christa Rizzi, Dave Waldron and Chip Wilson. Councilman Jeff Serdy was not present.