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 […]

‘Legacy Loop’ bike, walking, horse trail proposed for Apache Junction

A report proposing a route of connected pedestrian and horse trails coined Legacy Loop and suggested thoroughfare alterations to accommodate bike lanes was presented to Apache Junction officials in an Oct. 9 public hearing. The trail system for riding horses, walking and bicycling is part of an Active Transportation Plan being prepared by J2 Engineering […]

9 seeking 2 spots on Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission

Nine people have applied for two positions on the Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission and are slated to be interviewed Oct. 1 by the city council and possibly appointed Oct. 2. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Two incumbents are seeking to be reappointed, according to […]

Lennar Homes, industrial uses to be discussed by Apache Junction commission

A Lennar Homes subdivision on 38 acres and changing 50 acres zoned commercial to industrial will be discussed at Tuesday’s Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Lennar Homes The commission is to hold a public […]

Industrial uses, U-Haul storage sought for 50 acres near freeway in Apache Junction

Changing 50 acres zoned commercial to industrial at U.S. Highway 60 and Idaho Road will be discussed at Tuesday’s Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The city of Apache Junction needs industrial-zoned land for its employment corridor, a city official told the commission Aug. 14. “We are looking for a jobs-producing corridor,” Elan Vallender, […]

Apache Junction planning commission seeks names of medical-marijuana business owners

A new medical marijuana business must provide a list of the names of its owners, management company and board of directors before a request for a six-month extension to open will be considered, Apache Junction’s planning commission decided recently. A public hearing and consideration of a conditional use permit amendment for the approved non-profit medical […]

Apache Junction medical marijuana business has new owner, to open in March

A medical marijuana business approved to be at West Apache Trail and South Palo Verde Drive has a new owner seeking a six-month extension to open in March 2019. A public hearing and consideration of a conditional use permit amendment for the approved non-profit medical marijuana dispensary at 1985 W. Apache Trail Suite No. 4 […]

Neighbors seek to overturn commission decision on Hitching Post permit

Neighbors have filed an appeal to overturn the approval of a conditional use permit allowing Hitching Post and HP Steakhouse restaurants, 2341 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, to conduct various ancillary outdoor entertainment activities on the property. The Apache Junction City Council will hear the appeal of the CUP that was approved in a […]