SB Communities wants to build apartments in San Tan Valley and the corner they have selected is not sitting well with local residents.
Located in San Tan Valley, on the northwest corner of Combs Road and Encanterra Blvd, plans are to build a 276-unit apartment home community, called The Sterling. The property would border Pecan Creek South, located across from Encanterra.
"This would have a negative effect on traffic, require more hookups for Johnson Utilities and take away land already zoned to help build the local economy," said local resident Jon Depka. "Others in my neighborhood also have a fear of a higher crime rate and lower home values."
A neighborhood meeting is being held November 15th, 2018 at 7pm at Combs Traditional Academy to discuss the developers desire. The developers requests must be approved by the Pinal County Planning & Zoning Commission as well as the Board of Supervisors before development could begin.
SB Communities is requesting a comprehensive plan amendment from Moderate Low Density Residential, which allows 1-3.5 dwellings per acre to High Density Residential which would allow 8-24 dwellings per acre. They are also requesting that the property be rezoned from its current zoning of C1-B (Industrial Buffer Zone) to MR (Multiple Residence).
The meeting will have an open house format and is being held "to give interested property owners in this area an opportunity to meet with the applicant and learn more about SB Communities and the proposed development", according to a letter that was sent to property owners within 1200 feet of the proposed development.
Those who wish to share their opinions regarding the proposed development are asked to attend the community meeting Nov 15th at 7pm at Combs Traditional Academy - 37327 N Gantzel Road San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. The meeting will be held in the gymnasium.
If approved, the development will be the first set of apartments built in San Tan Valley.
UPDATE: After this story ran, SanTanValley.com was contacted by the developers of this project and given this comment as well as photos of elevations for this project.
Our goal, as developers, has always been to work with our surrounding neighbors to ensure we produce a community that enhances the entire neighborhood. In that vein, in addition to scheduling a meeting with our neighbors this week, we have reached out to all the surrounding Home Owner’s Associations with the following information.
Our products are high-tech, modern, and beautifully designed. Our site plan was developed by professional engineers, planners and landscape designers. We design so that our communities compliment your communities. We have intentionally put our smaller, home-like townhomes adjacent to single-family property so that they blend in well. We build high-quality products whose rents range from $800-$1,400. Our beautiful developments attract a wide range of residents; some are young, up and coming professionals, others are empty-nesters who simply want to downsize but maintain a modern and well-appointed residence with a variety of first-class amenities.
About the Development:
The multi-family community will consist of approx 276 multi-family units, built in two phases, and will offer three different types of rental product. There will be four 14-plex, two story townhomes, each unit having its own garage and separate entrance, three 44-plex, three-story buildings, and one 88-plex, 3 story building with elevator.