By Richard H Dyer | Apache Junction Independent
A total of 40 acres south of the freeway and surrounded by Arizona State Trust land can be developed with a 259-lot Kauffman Homes housing subdivision, the Apache Junction City Council decided recently.
The council on Dec. 18 voted unanimously to approve rezoning land from industrial to residential uses and, in a separate vote, a preliminary plat for the property. It is approximately one-fourth of a mile south of east Baseline Avenue on the east side of the south Cortez Road alignment.
The property was rezoned from B-5 industrial to RS-5/PD medium/high-density single-family detached conventional homes by planned development. It is east of the landfill, which, when closed in December 2035, is to be turned into a regional park.