By Mark Cowling | Pinal Central
FLORENCE — There are several signs of renewed interest in downtown, town planner Larry Harmer told the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Several previously-vacant lots in residential areas have new homes or homes are under construction, and several more are in design, Harmer told the commission on Sept. 3. Sunrise Estates south of Butte Avenue has 89 vacant lots platted 15 years ago. A builder is currently in escrow to buy those lots and is amending the final plat to 83 lots to leave room for drainage retention.
Harmer continued that the town is negotiating a development agreement with MODUS Holdings Inc. for a community of 112 residential rentals north of Heritage Park. He said there’s also a lot of new interest in Main Street.