By Richard Smith | Your Valley
One major narrative in Surprise throughout 2021 has been developers rushing to put together projects north of Grand and 163rd avenues as the real estate market booms.
The second-to-last City Council meeting of the year, on Dec. 7, ensured this trend will continue into 2022. The council unanimously approved a major general plan amendment switching the designation of an area from commercial to residential, plus the rezoning of another development for more housing and approved four preliminary plats for three residential projects in the area.
The general plan amendment changes 190.54 acres located south of Pinnacle Peak Road, east of 163rd Avenue, and north of Grand Avenue from commerce and office character area to neighborhood character area.