CAVE CREEK – Chairman Bob Voris announced during the July 13 planning commission meeting that there would be a general plan public input session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 20.
He said the next regular meeting will be held on Aug. 3 to review a rezoning and general plan amendment.
Associate Planner Luke Kautzman introduced the first agenda item, a preliminary plat for the Reserve at Black Mountain, a 31-unit residential subdivision by Meritage Homes, north of Carefree Highway between 53rd and 54th streets.
Kautzman stated the project is part of the specific area plan and would have access off 53rd street with an emergency access off 54th street to meet the zoning requirements.
Meritage is proposing private streets, which is allowed by the zoning ordinance.
Vice Chairman Ted Bryda stated there was no play area mentioned in the plat.
Kautzman stated Tract D on the site plan calls for a ramada and grassy area suitable for a recreation area.
Commissioner Dick Frye asked if Meritage had a “will serve” letter for water.
Kautzman said they did.
Attorney Brennan Ray of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., representing Meritage, said they were in conformance with the approved stipulations and the preliminary plat was in substantial conformance with the site plan previously approved by council.
Ray also addressed concerns about driveway lengths and stated the homes all meet the 20-foot setback requirements and 20 feet is a common length for driveways.
Although not yet required to provide a traffic study until the final plat, Ray said their traffic engineer gave them an idea of what the impact would be on Carefree Highway and stated it would amount to…
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