By Richard H. Dyer | Queen Creek Independent
San Tan Valley could encompass an area about the size of the town of Gilbert if a comprehensive planning document is approved by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors many say could be a watershed moment in the future development of the area.
A total of 70 square miles of land have been carved out on the northwest side of the county in the plan. It includes Germann Road to Arizona Farms Road and from the Central Arizona Project canal to Ellsworth Road following the county line into the Meridian Road alignment.
A 107-page county- and staff-initiated comprehensive plan amendment is the culmination of 18 to 24 months of work, Steve Abraham, community development official for Pinal County, said to the supervisors at a recent meeting.
“It’s a land plan, guiding document and refining of the current comprehensive plan for the San Tan Valley area,” he said.