P&Z gets earful from Glennwilde residents – and OKs apartment complex

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By Jay Taylor | InMaricopa

The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday unanimously approved site, landscape, elevation and photometric plans for the Home at Maricopa project after hearing a number of Glennwilde residents voice displeasure and concerns.

The plans will now go before the council for consideration of final approval.

The 536-unit apartment community, to be developed by El Dorado 27 LLC, will consist of six four- and five-story buildings just north of North Porter Road and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway.

Brittany Pisola of Glennwilde said her primary objection – one shared by several speakers at the meeting – is more traffic congestion.

“I have nothing against apartments,” Pisola said. “I don’t like that they’re going to be five stories high and don’t like that all the apartments in Maricopa are in that one area because it will create a huge traffic problem. We already have a problem with the traffic we have now. This complex is going to have 536 units and there are going to be three more along that stretch of Porter Road plus one on Alan Stephens Parkway for a total of of 1,381 units, and that doesn’t count the apartments being built on Honeycutt and Porter.”


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