By Richard Smith | Your Valley (Map via City of Surprise)
The next proposed annexation into the city of Surprise boundaries does not stick out like a sore thumb. Instead it fits into the city’s northern borders like a missing puzzle piece.
Windstone Ranch North is proposed on 20 acres of unincorporated Maricopa County land north of Happy Valley Road. This proposed development would align with the northern end of Tierra Verde East on the west and the a project dubbed Saddlehorn Ranch on the east. Tierra Verde East is also south of Windstone Ranch.
Surprise Community Development Director Chris Boyd stated in an email that the applicant is Kent Xander — KAX Group LLC — on behalf of the property owner Farhad K. Shokoohi.
North of the property is county land, this annexation effort has the potential to have similar opposition from county residents as the embattled annexations of Mr. Xander’s Paloma Creek development into Surprise.