The Maricopa City Council has approved amendments to the 773-acre Hogenes Farms development agreement. Those amendments pave the way for the city’s second overpass, on Green Road across the Union Pacific railroad tracks, that will be paid for in part by developer impact fees. Source: City of Maricopa
By Jay Taylor | InMaricopa
The developer of Hogenes Farms can now build homes without any limit tied to completion of a Green Road overpass at the Union Pacific railroad tracks.
An earlier stipulation limiting TRS 15, a division of Marbella Homes of Paradise Valley, to construction of about 800 homes until the overpass was built was removed by Maricopa City Council as part of its Sept. 21 approval of amendments to an agreement with the Hogenes family and the developer.
The original stipulation was included to limit the amount of traffic on McDavid Road, the only access to the development without an overpass. The city has said previously that a study showed the need for the overpass at 1,300 homes.
The initial development agreement between the city, Abraham and Barbara Hogenes, and Hogenes Farms was signed in April 2007.
The huge community, initially to be called Maricopa Meadows II, would span 773 acres – bordered by the Union Pacific railroad tracks on the north, McDavid on the south, Green Road on the east and the Rachel Road alignment on the west.