By Jason Stone | Daily Independent
With Surprise’s City Center and northern areas becoming filled in with more residential and commercial development, the city’s far western desert, north of the White Tank Mountains, is also getting some loving.
The City Council voted Jan. 7 to approve the rezoning of Mesquite Mountain Ranch for a project that could bring in 652 single-family lots over nearly 202 acres in the far northwestern part of Surprise.
The land is north of Sun Valley Parkway, bordered by Beardsley Road and 219th Avenue and the not-yet-created 227th Avenue.
Mesquite Mountain Ranch was first approved as a planned area development (PAD) in 2006. Surprise annexed the area for multiple potential projects over the years, going back to the 1990s.