179-lot ‘Goldview’ housing subdivision planned for Old West Highway, Goldfield Road; before council May 7

Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy and council members Christa Rizzi and Robert Schroeder at a recent City Council meeting. The council is to discuss the Goldview rezoning at a meeting May 7. (Arianna Grainey, Independent Newsmedia)

The Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission recently approved a vacant property near the southwest corner of Old West Highway and Goldfield Road to be developed into a 179-lot residential subdivision.

The new community has tentatively been coined Goldview, the Commission was told in April.

The commission voted unanimously April 23 to approve a request by McMillan Manufactured Home Development Co. LLC and Lennar Homes, represented by Ralph Pew, to rezone approximately 36 acres from general commercial medium/high density to single-family detached conventional homes by planned development.

“Thank you for bringing a very nice subdivision to our town. Appreciate it,” Commission Chairwoman Tess Nesser said after the vote.

The Apache Junction City Council is to vote on the rezoning at a meeting that begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Council Chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.

Lennar Homes plans to offer residents more than 6 acres of open space including green spaces, trails and a central park with a number of features. The central park includes bocce ball courts, climbing boulders, horseshoe pits, a swing set, ramadas, grills and picnic tables, according to staff report.

“In addition to four-sided architecture, all homes are proposed to have a ‘smart’ technology suite. Lennar is marketing this package as ‘Lennar Connected Homes,’” according to the staff report.

Lennar’s Connected Homes feature Wi-Fi certified homes that include multiple access points built into the home during construction, Amazon Alexa, Smart Thermostats, e-keys to the front door, doorbell cameras powered by Samsung and music powered by Sonos, according to the report.

Editor Richard Dyer can be reached at rdyer@newszap.com

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