K.Hovnanian Homes presents Sterling Vista – single family community

REVISED SITE PLAN ADDRESSES MAJOR CONCERNS EXPRESSED BY NEIGHBORS DURING THE OPEN HOUSE MEETING ON 11/10:

KHOV Commitments since Open House Meeting (addressed on revised site plan)

  • Decreased total # of lots from 61 to 57
  • Decreased overall density from 4.08 to 3.8 du/ac (GP allows 2-5 du/ac)
  • Increased lot sizes from 45’ wide to 50’ wide
  • Increased open space to 30%
  • Removed access on 31st Avenue
  • Relocated Pinnacle Vista access closer to Frontage Rd / away from neighbors
  • All lots along 31st Avenue will be restricted to single story
  • Detached sidewalk AND 10’ equestrian trail provided along 31st Avenue
  • Constructing new 6’ block wall to buffer adjacent property owners to the north (Enna and Doles)

KHOV Commitments presented at Open House Meeting on 11/10

  • All of the northern lots have been restricted to single story
  • 33 ft wide open space along northern boundary
  • ADD text to Sterling Vista CC&Rs for future homeowners to acknowledge the surrounding rural lifestyle and eliminate any issues with surrounding rural lifestyles
  • ADD text to CC&Rs to restrict number of rental properties in the community to only 10%
  • CC&Rs will prohibit weekend rentals
  • Streetlights – we will work with city to minimize the number of streetlights required (Dark Sky Ordinance)
  • Work with city to taper 31st Avenue sidewalk for rural neighbors to north

K.Hovnanian Homes has been building beautiful homes for over 60 years and is one of the most trusted homebuilders in Arizona and one of the top leading homebuilders in the country. Whether you are looking for proximity to great schools, opportunities for outdoor adventures or resort style living, come discover K.Hovnanian’s “picture perfect living”.

Request

The proposed “Sterling Vista” community is requesting to amend the existing zoning district on this 14.95 acre property from S-1 to R-8 PRD (Planned Residential Development) to allow this constrained property to develop as a single family housing community. Sterling Vista which is being proposed as a premier 61 lot, single-family neighborhood with 29% of open space on this vacant infill property along the I-17 frontage road. The development is located on the northwest corner of 31st Avenue and Pinnacle Vista Drive in Phoenix, Arizona

General Plan

Every municipality is required to have a “General Plan” which is the city’s vision for future growth and land use development. General Plans are updated every 10 years and are voted upon by City Council and then ratified by the citizens of that municipality. The City of Phoenix’s General Plan for this project site is Residential with an allowable density ranges of 2-5 dwelling units per acre. Sterling Vista provides a density of 4.08 dwelling units per acre which is under the maximum allowed to develop on this site and meets the goals and objectives outlined in the Phoenix General Plan.

Circulation

Entrances will be located along 31st Avenue and Pinnacle Vista Drive. The collector frontages along 31st Avenue and Pinnacle Vista Drive will be developed to provide for vehicular and pedestrian circulation needs, as well as providing right of way landscaping with wide landscaped tracts along the community’s perimeter, including a 1.79 acre landscaped tract under the existing transmission lines along the I-17 frontage road.

Traffic

K.Hovnanian Homes hired Y2K Engineering, a reputable and local traffic engineering firm, to analyze any traffic impacts related to the development of the proposed Sterling Vista community. Y2K concluded the following:

“Based on the relatively low trip generation and residential use of the proposed development, limited traffic impacts are anticipated within the project area”

Schools

Our team has been working closely with Deer Valley Unified School District on a Donation Agreement to alleviate any impacts to the School District as a result of adding homes to the area. We are hopeful that this Donation Agreement will be approved at the next School Board meeting.

Commitments to the Community

K.Hovnanian Homes prides itself on its stellar reputation in the Valley of building quality homes as well as being good neighbors to surrounding communities. Our team has been working with several nearby neighbors and we look forward to continued discussions with the community to ensure that Sterling Vista is a great addition to this area. Please see below for a list of commitments as a result of our discussions thus far.

  • Single story restriction – All of the northern lots have been restricted to single story
  • Open Space Buffer along northern boundary – we are providing 33 ft wide open space along northern boundary
  • Horses, Roosters and rural lifestyle – we will gladly add something to the Sterling Vista CC&Rs for future homeowners to acknowledge the surrounding rural lifestyle and eliminate any issues with surrounding rural lifestyles
  • Rentals – CC&Rs will restrict number of rental properties in the community to 10% (6 homes) minimum 6-month lease
  • Short term rentals – CC&Rs will prohibit weekend rentals
  • Streetlights – we will work with city to minimize the number of streetlights required (Dark Sky Ordinance)
  • 31st Avenue sidewalk taper– If the City wants the taper, we will file a technical appeal if needed to ensure no impact to neighbors to the north

In person Open House Details (masks required)

Our team believes that in person interaction and discussion is the most efficient method of reaching out to the community and invite all interested members of the public to join us for an in-person Open House meeting on:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2020
Any time between 5:30PM-6:30PM
North Valley Assembly of God Church
28660 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix Arizona

If anyone is unable to attend the Open House meeting or uncomfortable attending in-person, our team is happy to answer questions and/or schedule a virtual one-on-one meeting. Please contact Jennifer Hall at 602-369-0810 or jhall@roselawgroup.com.

Upcoming Public Hearings

  • Deer Valley Village Planning Committee Hearing
    January 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    Meeting will be held virtually

To participate, see instruction on the agenda available on the Public Meeting Notices website: https://www.phoenix.gov/cityclerk/publicmeetings/notices

OR contact David Simmons for call in details at 602-262-4072

  • Planning Commission Hearing
    February 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    Meeting with be held virtually

To participate, see instruction on the agenda available on the Public Meeting Notices website: https://www.phoenix.gov/cityclerk/publicmeetings/notices

OR contact Racelle Escolar for call in details at 602-534-2864

  • City Council Hearing
    March 3, 2021 at 2:30 PM

    Meeting with be held virtually

To participate, see instruction on the agenda available on the Public Meeting Notices website: https://www.phoenix.gov/cityclerk/publicmeetings/notices

OR contact City Clerk for call in details at 602-262-6557

Contact Info:

Applicant Representative:

Rose Law Group
Jennifer Hall, Sr Project Manager
Jhall@roselawgroup.com
602-369-0810

City Staff Representative:

David Simmons, MA
Planner II* Village Planner
200 West Washington Street
3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
david.simmons@phoenix.gov
602-262-4072

You may provide public comment over the phone or in writing by referencing the Sterling Vista Case #Z-53-20.

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