Rezonings April 9 before P&Z for U-Haul, Smoketree-Warner neighborhood

Rezoning 50 acres on the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 60 and Idaho Road in part for a U-Haul business and rezoning 41 lots in the Smoketree-Warner Neighborhood are to be discussed at the April 9 meeting of the Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the City […]

U-Haul industrial rezoning postponed to April meetings

Amerco Real Estate Co. and U-Haul International LLC have pushed-back their request to rezone acreage near the U.S. Highway 60 and Idaho Road in Apache Junction. The two companies, represented by David Pollock, say a continuance from February to April will allow for time necessary to further develop their plans. Amerco and U-Haul seek to […]

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 […]