New Development in West Valley AZ
1st Phase Home Sites
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Zanjero Trails is bounded by Bell Road to the north, Peoria Road on the south, the Prasada, Sierra Montana and Surprise Farms Master Planned Communities on the east, McMicken Dam on the west and bisected by the Beardsley Canal . Situated approximately 2 miles west of Loop 303 and 8 miles north of U.S. Interstate 10, Zanjero Trails is a mixed use project located within SPA 1. Per the Surprise General Plan 2020, SPA 1 is bounded on the west and north by the Beardsley Canal, Peoria Avenue on the south, and the Surprise corporate boundaries on the east.
Located within Maricopa County’s jurisdiction, the Zanjero Trails property is currently unimproved, native desert land, except for approximately five acres at the northwest corner of Greenway and the Beardsley Canal, which is currently being used as an MWD Maintenance Office and approximately 40 acres between Waddell and Greenway west of the Canal that is being leased to the University of Arizona for agricultural research purposes. While much of the land adjacent to the project is vacant or primarily utilized for agricultural purposes, the majority of the area along the north, east and south of Zanjero Trails has already been developed or is being planned in anticipation of future development. These include Surprise Farms, Sierra Montana, Prasada, Cortessa and White Tank Foothills Master Planned Communities.
- Zanjero Trails will offer residents a mixture of neighborhoods with a variety of lot lot sizes and housing types.
- Lot sizes for standard single family homes range from Maricopa County Zoning District 5,280 to 9,130 square feet.
- At this time the first phase is planned to be zoned for 300 home. The home builder are still TBD.
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With the high growth and future influx of residents to the area, the demand for goods and services continues to increase. Various types of commercial uses are proposed to offer residents and guests a variety of goods and services. Located within the south portion of the Project site, commercial uses here augment the regional uses along the Loop 303 corridor, and offer a variety of neighborhood-scaled goods and services.
Community Facilities and Services, Figure 21, shows the existing school facilities, and libraries, as well as proposed school facilities in the Dysart Unified School District (the School District). Members of the Project Team have met with the School District representatives regarding the District’s requirements for school facilities. Per discussions with the School District, two school sites are proposed: an elementary school site at the southwest corner of Greenway Road and the Beardsley Canal and a high school at the northeast corner of Peoria Avenue and Perryville Road. At this time, Greenway Road does not extend over McMicken Dam and is not anticipated to be built for some time, if at all. Should Greenway Road be developed into large capacity street, the proposed elementary school may elect to be relocated within Zanjero Trails. Further, with a number of additional school sites coming online in the near future, it is not known whether the elementary school within Zanjero Trails will be necessary. Members of the Project Team will continue to work with School District representatives to reevaluate demands for school facilities as development progresses. However, should the elementary school site become unnecessary, Parcel 4 may be utilized for residential homes and zoned PAD with underlying R1-18 zoning.
Currently the School District has purchased the high school site and is preparing plans for the high school and expects to break ground Fall 2007. The Developer has entered into negotiations with the School District and is preparing and agreement to donate the elementary school site and expects to have a letter confirming support from the School District prior to PAD approval.
To prevent a monotonous streetscape, the following standards shall apply:
- Homebuilders shall provide not less than three (3) elevations for each house plan
- No adjacent home or home directly across the street shall have the same elevation or roofline.
- For all pitched roofs, homebuilders shall provide at least twelve (12) inches of roof overhang (eave) to all walls.
- Homebuilders will offer homebuyers not less than six (6) house color combinations, three (3) tile colors and two (2) tile types.
- Exterior colors shall be southwestern earth tones.
A Traffic Impact Study, dated August 25, 2006 has been prepared for Zanjero Trails by Task Engineering. For additional details of the transportation system and projected daily traffic counts refer to this Study, which has been submitted to the City separately. As preliminary platting occurs, an updated traffic impact analysis will be provided to the City.
Bounded by Bell Road to the north, Beardsley canal on the east, Peoria Road on the south and Prasada along the east boundary, Zanjero Trails is situated approximately 2 miles west of Loop 303 and 8 miles north of U.S. Interstate 10. The Property is surrounded by several planned developments, which has been referenced into the traffic study. As designed, Zanjero Trails can accommodate anticipated traffic using the existing internal and connecting arterial system as well as Loop 303 and Interstate 10 as major regional freeway access points.
Zanjero Trails as a whole will have positive impact on traffic generation and transportation systems as several necessary extensions to the circulation system will be built in conjunction with the development. Designed based on the City’s 2030 Roadway Plan, members of the Zanjero Trails Project Team have also met with City staff and surrounding owners to discuss the future infrastructure needs of the area. Accordingly, Zanjero Trails is being designed to complement the City’s transportation and pedestrian circulation plan.
Zanjero Trails has five east/west arterial streets from Peoria Avenue north to Sun Valley Parkway/Bell road to serve as major access points to and from the Community. (Refer to Figure 23, Proposed Traffic Circulation Plan.) According to the City’s 2030 Roadway Plan, Sun Valley Parkway/Bell Road is an existing major arterial, which changes to a Parkway adjacent to the Property. Sun Valley Parkway is currently a four lane, divided arterial with 150 feet of right-of-way. The City envisions the Parkway to ultimately be a six lane, divided roadway with 200 feet of right-of-way and a landscaped tract adjacent to the pavement section of 30 feet. Cactus Road and Peoria Avenue are also classified as major arterials, while Greenway Road and Waddell Road are minor arterial roads.
Perryville Road will serve as the primary north/south arterial street from Peoria Avenue to Cactus Road. From Cactus to Waddell Road, Perryville will serve as a major residential collector, offset from the existing alignment, acting as a natural traffic calming measure to limit cut through traffic throughout Zanjero Trails and neighboring communities. North of Waddell to Bell Road, Perryville Road winds along the Beardsley Canal, creating a natural scenic amenity while providing the necessary connection between main transportation corridors.
Zanjero Trails western boundary and will ultimately swing west and cross the Beardsley Canal. This allows future connection across the Canal to the west. LegendAt approximately this half mile point a collector road will tee into Perryville and head east to connect to the Project Boundary Prasada development.