By Josh Ortega | Queen Creek Tribune
More projects are moving through the town’s planning process.
The Planning & Zoning Commission July 27 approved several projects, including a 66-acre industrial park with a Fry’s Marketplace and a 24-acre shopping center and two subdivisions, one with 339 homes and the other with 81.
The commission also postponed action on the 40-acre Barney Farms North residential development. The developer wants to rezone the property, located south of Germann Road and west of Signal Butte Road, from Industrial to Neighborhood.
A proposed 65.9-acre industrial park on the north side of that development along Germann Road was approved despite concerns by Commissioner Troy Young about possible noise from a project that could have than 1 million square feet of building space.
Young wanted to know what noise mitigation had been planned because of the project’s proximity to homes.
“When that was going through the zoning, there were conditions added for an enhanced buffer,” Senior Planner Evan Balmer said. “It was contemplated for industrial uses and an enhanced buffer was completed.”