Apache Junction City Council offers Layton Business Park municipal approval

Ten office/warehouse buildings are planned at the southeast corner of South Vista Road and East 12th Avenue on 7.5 acres rezoned from single-family homes to light industrial business park. The 9,600-square-foot buildings in the Layton Business Park are set to have up to three suites each for various business tenants, according to a staff report. […]

More lots destined for Smoketree-Warner Neighborhood in Apache Junction

In 2014 the City of Apache Junction applied a zoning designation of a minimum of 20,000-square-foot lots for the Smoketree-Warner Neighborhood, which has homes on lots of a half or less of that size, the City Council was told recently. Apache Junction City Council voted unanimously April 16 to approve a corrective rezoning from medium-density, […]

$16,200 donated to Apache Junction’s Paws and Claws Care Center, police department

There have been two recent large donations to the Friends of Apache Junction — $8,600 to the Paws and Claws Care Center and $7,600 to the Apache Junction Police Department — the local City Council was told recently. At an April meeting, the Apache Junction City Council was given a run-down of recent donations by […]

Commercial rezoning suggested for Prickly Pear RV Park in Apache Junction

A city-initiated rezoning of a recreational vehicle park adds three RV spaces and removes a billboard, according to Apache Junction documents. The Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission on April 23 voted unanimously to recommend that the City Council approve a city-initiated rezoning request for the Prickly Pear RV Park at 1630 W. Apache Trail. […]

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

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 […]

Dyer: Was an employee promoted at your business? We want to know

The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent newspaper welcomes news from local businesses. Let readers know about employee promotions, achievements, honors or recognitions, new products or services, changes in ownership and management or new hours, etc. News can be in print and at the website at apachejunctionindependent.com. I’ve been asked several times recently about where to e-mail […]

Superstition Fire shaves 1 minute off response times

Firefighters recently entered a burning mobile home and safely recovered a dog and a cat, with the feline being treated for smoke exposure. The first unit arrived in four minutes to find the double-wide mobile home with smoke showing. That was under the Superstition Fire and Medical District’s optimal goal of a response time of […]

U-Haul industrial rezoning with RV storage approved by Apache Junction City Council

Approximately 50 acres of a vacant 78-acre property at the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 60 and South Idaho Road has been rezoned, with a U-Haul truck rental and self-storage facility to be the first development. Plans include the facility to be constructed on about 10 acres at the southeast corner of the freeway and […]

Independent Newsmedia launches new Community Advocate Thinktank

Greetings from your friendly neighborhood news editor. I’ve been serving as your community news editor at Independent Newsmedia for three years. In that time, I’ve strived to bring a conscientious approach to hyperlocal reporting. We believe in the importance of writing articles with purposeful neutrality and providing a solid understanding of all sides of a […]

Apache Junction school district seeking upgrade of 55 paper copiers

A five-year, $193,879 contract for 55 paper copiers is being considered by the Apache Junction Unified School District. The purchasing department is requesting Governing Board approval for the renewal of a Ricoh agreement using the cooperative US Communities Contract No. 4400003732 for the upgrade of the district’s copiers. The district makes 694,637 copies a month, […]