By Tasha Anderson for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
A new mixed-use development planned for North Avondale is expected to shake things up by adding a multifamily and commercial element to an area comprised of mostly “homogenous, traditional single-family residences.”
Avondale-Mirage Owner, LLC submitted a proposal to the City of Avondale to build the Rio Bonita Mixed-Use Development— a 219-unit townhome and 4-lot commercial PAD at the NWC of Indian School and El Mirage roads.
The 25.5-acre site was approved and designated as Local Commercial in 2000 as part of the “Ryland at Indian School & El Mirage Roads General Plan and PADD Rezoning.” Since then the property has been vacant with no real interest for commercial development due to the large parcel size and the “feasibility of developing the entire site with commercial uses” the proposal states. Development around the lot over the last 15 years has primarily been single-family residential.