Riverview Development update

Riverview development approved by commission, moves on for final approval

By TARA ALATORRE

PHOENIX – Last week the City of Phoenix Planning Commission unanimously approved  to recommend a rezoning request to increase the residential zoning density on a 55-acres located near 43rd Avenue and Circle Mountain Road for a proposed subdivision.

The request, which was submitted by developer El Dorado Holdings, to increase the housing density to three homes per acre so 170 new homes can be built for the Riverview development will now move on, seeking final approval from the Phoenix City Council.

The commission did add some stipulations to the rezoning request, which include that the development not exceed 170 lots and that a lift station be relocated, according to a Phoenix spokesperson.

If it is approved by the council, the developer will still need to seek approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to modify the flood boundary before construction could begin.

The Phoenix City Council will hear the rezoning request at its meeting on July 3, at 10 a.m. in downtown Phoenix.