By Jay Taylor | InMaricopa
More than 21 acres of city-owned land immediately north of City Hall will be the site of multi-family housing as part of a plan to create an urban village in the city center.
The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved changing from public/institutional land use to high-density residential, and a change in zoning from transitional to high-density residential. The property is at the southeast corner of North White and Parker Road and Lococo Street, across from the Desert Passage community.
According to city planner Derek Scheerer, the approval will allow the City to move forward with the village concept approved by voters as part of the city plan and address a need for more multi-family housing.
“This rezoning will help us meet the housing needs assessment and plan for creating a diversity of housing stock for the workforce housing that is needed for the community,” he said.