Texas Roadhouse Plans

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Thursday evening to discuss the approval for a major site plan to accommodate a Texas Roadhouse.

CASA GRANDE — New restaurants and other business projects are on the table awaiting approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday evening.

During the meeting there will be a public hearing for Thompson Thrift on the approval of a major site plan for a 7,570-square-foot Texas Roadhouse, a popular steak restaurant, to be located at 1910 E. Florence Blvd., south of Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort.

According to the agenda, the commission will also vote on the proposal to redevelop the site of the former JB’s Restaurant on Florence Boulevard to construct a Salad & Go, a fast food restaurant.

There will be other public hearings for businesses such as a major site plan for a convenience store with fuel pumps and a conditional use permit for a tire sales, mounting and repair business to operate.

During the meeting, the commission will revisit Cox Communications’ request for a conditional use permit for a 7-foot fence.

Originally, Cox Communications insisted on a 10-foot fence around its equipment property at 1395 E. Colorado Loop. However, residents from the surrounding neighborhood came to the October and November meetings to voice their concerns over the fence, saying that they were promised that a fence would never be built around the facility.

During the November meeting, the item was tabled, with the commission hoping to meet with both parties to come up with a compromise.

According to the agenda, staff, representatives from the Cottonwood Commons neighborhood and Cox met on Nov. 17.

During the meeting, there will be a public hearing for Scott Communities for approval of a major amendment to a planned area development. According to the agenda, Scott Communities and Hillstone Homes have 19 home plans, each with three elevations, within the Arroyo Grande PAD, which is north of Casa Grande Union High School.

Scott Communities, the current owner of all 307 lots within the subdivision, has realized that three of the approved home plans do not fit on many of the lots. Due to this, the company is requesting a revision to the development standards found within the Arroyo Grande PAD to accommodate these homes.

There will also be a public hearing on the 2030 General Plan.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be streamed on the city’s Channel 11 livestream.


Gabrielle Olivera is the Casa Grande reporter at PinalCentral, covering government, schools, business and more.