By Philip Haldiman | Your Valley
In a rare turn of events, the Peoria Planning and Zoning commission denied the rezoning of a proposal that could have brought 76 single-family homes on 18.4 acres to the southwest corner of Thunderbird Road and 67th Avenue.
The proposal, named Tierra, was to down-zone the property from commercial to residential, which some on the commission opposed because of the loss of revenue to the city.
Proposed density for the project was 4.13 dwelling units per acre, with a typical lot size of 4,860 square feet, according to a staff report.
Many residents said that is too dense, and most of the commission agreed during the May 12 meeting, where residents came out to voice their opposition to the proposed project.