Sunday, May 26, 2013

Gilbert homeowners, builder reach compromise on development

A homebuilder’s plans for 114 luxury homes in south Gilbert won a 6-0 recommendation from the Gilbert Planning Commission on Wednesday after a hard-fought compromise between the developer and a group of neighbors who had protested the proposed increase in density.

Pennsylvania-based Toll Brothers recently purchased about 59 acres of surplus property from the Flood Control District of Maricopa County and is seeking a zoning change to accommodate nearly twice as many homes on the land as currently allowed.

The parcel, near Riggs Road and Adora Boulevard, is next to two communities with much bigger lots, Greenfield Acres and Greenfield Glen.

 Several residents from those subdivisions complained the zoning change, as requested by Toll Brothers, would detract from the low-density, agrarian feel of the Santan Character Area, which encompasses about 16 square miles in south Gilbert.

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