Queen Creek Independent
At the Aug. 7 meeting, the Queen Creek Town Council approved the annexation of nearly 4,150 acres of State Trust Land, located from Germann Road north to the future alignment of SR24 and the CAP canal west to Meridian Road.
“This area provides important economic opportunities for the town,” Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney said in a release. “While the land will remain the private property of the State Land Department until they choose to develop, it provides connectivity to the future State Route 24. It also provides opportunities for diversification of revenues that will help support Town programs and services, job opportunities and additional dining, retail and housing options.”
The town’s General Plan identifies the area as a Special District. The Specific Plan, which was also approved at the Aug. 7 meeting, outlines 19 planning units. Each of the units will go through a more detailed planning phase to include development plans, circulation, drainage, water, wastewater, open space and recreation and public facilities, the release states.