By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
The city of Goodyear wants to welcome more single-family rental home developments. The city just wants to see builders put more emphasis on architectural design.
Single-family rental subdivisions continue to see significant growth in the Phoenix metro area and other growth markets. There is substantial private equity and investment money behind the housing trend.
The Goodyear City Council was briefed earlier this week by City Development Director Christopher Baker on multifamily growth in the West Valley city.
Baker said Goodyear has more single-family rental projects than anywhere in the country and questioned whether the city would be better served by traditional apartment complexes.
Goodyear City Councilmembers Bill Stipp, Brannon Hampton, Joe Fizzilo and Wally Campbell however defended the single-family rental products.
They contend for rent subdivisions offer single-family options to renters, including families and millennials, beyond traditional apartments. The council members just want to see builders and developer pay more attention to the architectural designs and aesthetics for single-family rental subdivisions.
Christopher said the direction he was hearing from the council was to focus on the designs of the products and not to pullback on their growth.