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Chandler Council OKs 4 new housing projects

December 21st, 2021 development
Chandler Council OKs 4 new housing projects

By Ken Sain, Staff Writer

More new housing is coming to Chandler.

City Council approved four housing projects that will bring more than 200 new homes to the city.

The median price of a home sold in Chandler was $472,500 last month – up 25 percent year over year. Adding to the supply will be welcome news for those looking for a home, officials said.

Council approved the 36-lot Village at Hamilton Landing project, which is planned for the southwest corner of McQueen and Willis roads.

The Ashley is a planned group of 78 single family townhomes along Appleby between Arizona Avenue and the railroad tracks. The developer is Porter Kyler Partners of Scottsdale.

The third project is not as far along. Treeland is being built by Tri Point Homes and calls for 86 single-family homes on the south side of Chandler Heights Road between McQueen and Cooper roads.

And The Marco has 16, one- and two-bedroom units south of Frye Road and East of Nebraska Street. Each unit would be two stories and originally was planned to be part of an apartment complex.

New Village Homes is building the Village at Hamilton Landing project. Councilman Matt Orlando thanked the developer for working with the city on a project both sides could agree to.

“This thing that you had originally, we asked you to look at it again,” Orlando told the developer.

“It wasn’t a good fit, and you said, ‘Yeah, you’re right.’ Now you came back and made it a beautiful single-family case. I don’t think I’ve ever done this before, but I want to thank you and your openness and listening to this Council and the residents of this community in what we want to see out there.”

Reed Porter, the developer, said his original plan included some one- and two-bedroom units they planned to build with the intention of making them rentals. Now all the units will be for sale.

“These are small, single-story homes, three bedrooms, two baths, there’s 36 of them, about 10 different elevations, multiple colors and it’s taken us about a year to get to this point,” Porter said.

“We wanted this project to be intimate in scale, size, lushly landscaped and not over designed so as to be accessible to the current residential homes surrounding it, but to also reflect an elevated and more streamlined design quality to build that bridge to the energy, youth and character the City has developed and is aspiring to in downtown Chandler,” the developer said in a presentation to the city, calling it “accessible to the existing community and aspirational to the future downtown development.”

To complete this project, the city had to annex just under four acres of land and the right of way for the road that was in unincorporated Maricopa County. That annexation still needs to be approved by the county supervisors.

Council also rezoned the property from an agricultural district to single family attached residential and entered into an agreement with the developer for improvements along Willis Road.

Council approved the final plat for The Ashley project last Thursday. It also gave preliminary approval to the development plan for the Treeland project.

The Treeland homes, which will be built between 122nd and 124th streets, would be on lots between 60-by-120 and 70-by-130 feet. Their plan includes space for a park inside the community.

Most of the floor plans are three bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom homes that come with either a den or a game room. Some of the bigger floor plans include an office as well.

Council voted to rezone The Marco’s property for medium density residential.


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