VILLAS AT RED MOUNTAIN
Villas at Red Mountain is a single-family residential development located at the southwest corner of Recker and Thomas Roads in northeast Mesa, and is approximately a quarter of a mile north of the Red Mountain Freeway (202). This project is 30 gross acres in size and consists of two parcels, APNs: 141-41-004B and -006J.
The following development requests are being sought from the City of Mesa for approval:
Minor General Plan Amendment from the Mixed Use Activity District to the Neighborhoods Character Area
Rezoning from the RS-90 zone to the RSL 4.5 PAD zoning district
Preliminary Plat for the subdivision of 26.7 (net) acres into 110 single-family lots and approximately 4 acres of open space
SITE BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
This project is an assembly of two undeveloped parcels, which are currently zoned RS-90. This property has frontage on both Recker and Thomas roads with a City of Mesa park located on its northern boundary, the single-family residential subdivision of Red Mountain Ranch on its eastern and northeastern boundary and vacant undeveloped land to the south and east. Several proposed developments have been presented to the neighborhood in the past to be developed as a commercial development and received overwhelming opposition from the Red Mountain Ranch Homeowners and the Homeowners Association.
Located directly to the east of the development is the single-family home community of Red Mountain Ranch. To the northeast of the subject property is another developed parcel of Red Mountain Ranch. These subdivisions were built in the mid-to late 1990’s. Directly to the north of the property lies property owned by the City of Mesa slated for a future park expansion. Directly south of the property is a City fire substation, and roughly 25 acres of currently undeveloped light industrial zoned property.
Substantial efforts with neighborhood outreach from the inception of the proposed residential project has been occurring. The property owner has held several neighborhood meetings, and has met with the Red Mountain Ranch HOA. In addition, the property owner has gone door-to-door, obtaining over 200 petitions in support of residential development on the property. In fact, in just under a week of going door-to-door, not one neighbor was in support of development consistent with the current general plan, and overwhelming preferred residential single family development. Over 200 letters of support for the residential proposal was obtained in one week’s time. If more support for the project is needed, hundreds more could be obtained within a couple of weeks.
Over 200 members of the community have signed letters of support for this project. Those homes have been mapped to show the close proximity to the project site.