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CASA GRANDE — The City Council will meet on Monday evening to discuss zoning changes for a new 284-unit apartment complex and the 2030 General Plan.

The Planning and Zoning Commission previously approved a major site plan for the apartments west of Camino Mercado and south of Florence Boulevard.

The commission recommended approval of a planned area development amendment by increasing residential density from 207 maximum dwelling units to 284 with two conditions.

According to the agenda, the city may authorize an agreement with Cannon Hill for land under a private hangar lease plan. The initial annual income for this land lease would be $1,364 with an increase of five cents per square foot every five years.

At the end of the lease, the assets could become the property of the city. According to the agenda, allowing this lease and construction would provide for additional fuel sales for the airport.

The mayor and council may also authorize a purchase agreement with Desert Golf Cars of Youngtown for 70 golf carts at Dave White Municipal Golf Course.

According to the agenda, golf carts purchased in 2016 have a typical lifespan of only four years. The golf carts have shown an increasing level of maintenance over the past two years.

During the meeting, the council will also consider the resignation of Fred Tucker and the appointment of Rick Peters to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The term will end in November 2023.

During a study session, the 2030 General Plan will be presented. On Tuesday night the city will have a Facebook Live interactive session for the public to ask questions.

The 2030 General Plan will be scheduled for a final public hearing before the council at the Dec. 21 meeting. A public vote will be held in May 2021 during a special mail-in ballot election.

The City Council study session will begin at 5:45 p.m. while the regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the council chambers at City Hall. The meeting also will be available on the city’s Channel 11 livestream.


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

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