Hantzsche selected as newest member appointed to Apache Junction planning commission

An Apache Junction resident suing the municipality concerning planning and zoning matters was one of eight volunteers seeking to be appointed to a vacancy on the commission that hears cases. Applicants were Colleen Shipman, Jim Duncan, Robert F. Rauschenbach, Mehmood Mohiuddin, Dirk Begeman, Richard L. Cantwell, Dave Waldron and Dave M. Hantzsche. Mr. Hantzsche, a […]

8 applicants for Apache Junction planning commission, including 1 suing the city

An Apache Junction resident who is suing the municipality concerning planning and zoning matters is one of eight volunteers seeking to be appointed to a vacancy on the commission that hears cases. The Apache Junction City Council on Feb. 4 is to interview applicants and on Feb. 5 vote on a new member of the […]

Commercial rezoning sought for Prickly Pear RV Park in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Planning Commission decided recently the municipality should initiate a rezoning of a recreational vehicle park to allow commercial uses and remove a billboard. Prickly Pear RV Park, 1630 W. Apache Trail, would be rezoned from Recreational Vehicle Park to Old West Commercial by Planned Development, Kelsey Schattnik, planning intern, said at the […]

Kridler, Biggs retain commission, board seats amid conflict of interest allegations

The Apache Junction City Council did not remove two volunteers from a municipal board and commission who are alleged to have conflicts of interest when dealing with a local restaurant because they may be friends with its owner. No motion was made, nor did the council vote on the matter on Jan. 15. Discussion focused […]

Code of conduct document sought for Apache Junction council, commissions

A code of conduct with sections on social media and cellphones applicable to the Apache Junction City Council, boards and commissions members is being drafted. The council on Jan. 15 voted unanimously to direct city staff members to prepare the document. “When we became a city, there was no Internet or Facebook — there was […]

Active transportation plan to be discussed at Jan. 8 joint meeting of planning, parks commissions

The city’s active transportation plan will be discussed at the Jan. 8 joint meeting of the Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Dean Chambers of J2 and city staff members are to present the final […]

Hitching Post permit for outdoor activities may be revoked, city of Apache Junction says

The possible revocation of a conditional use permit for outdoor entertainment activities at Hitching Post Restaurant, 2341 and 2345 N. Apache Trail, will be heard by the Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission in 2019 after hearings are held with the board of adjustment over other matters. The Apache Junction City Council last summer granted […]

First homes subdivision south of Baseline planned in Apache Junction

A subdivision of nearly 260 homes planned south of Baseline Avenue in Apache Junction will be surrounded by undeveloped land, the planning commission was told recently. “We hope that this is the spark which gets finally development south of Baseline going,” Apache Junction Senior Planner Rudy Esquivias said at the commission’s Nov. 13 meeting. “It’s […]

U-Haul industrial rezoning postponed to February meetings

Changing 50 acres zoned commercial to industrial at U.S. Highway 60 and Idaho Road will be discussed at the Feb. 12 Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission meeting and Feb. 19 council meeting. Amerco Real Estate Company and U-Haul International LLC, represented by David Pollock, are proposing to rezone 50 acres of a 78-acre property […]

Work begins on city’s 2020 General Plan, a vision for Apache Junction

City of Apache Junction employees have begun meeting once a month to discuss and prepare updates to the community’s General Plan, which includes the city’s vision, goals, objectives, policies and strategies. After a lengthy process, including public meetings, citizens registered to vote will decide on the final document in August 2020. “We should be looking […]