By Jason Brooks | Your Valley
A plan to build 5,000 homes north of Surprise has been sent back for review by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.
One role of local planning and zoning commissions in Arizona is to recommend approval or disapproval of development applications to governing bodies.
Developers and landowners can still apply to the governing body for approval — even with an overwhelming recommendation of disapproval.
That’s what developers for Santa Barbara Ranch, a development between U.S. 60 and State Route 74 in the Morristown area between Surprise and Wickenburg, sought Wednesday from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The board decided to remand the application for amendment back to the county’s planning and zoning commission for further review.