By Luci Scott for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
The Gilbert Planning Commission on April 1 approved the preliminary plat plan for 262 single-family home lots on about 179 acres south of the southeast corner of Pecos Road and Greenfield Road.
The subdivision, called Somerset, is being developed by LeSueur Investments Inc. The civil engineer is EPS Group Inc., and the landscape architect is Gilbert-based PDSA Design.
“I imagine some of the lots will be available for sale to home builders, and some lots will be custom home sites,” said Ty LeSueur.
He expects the subdivision to be built in phases, with 40 to 50 homes to be built first. He doesn’t have a construction timeline at this point, nor a construction-cost estimate.
The project’s average density is 1.47 dwelling units per acre. It will be developed in seven phases in order to allow active farming to occur on the site as the project develops.
Somerset will contain architecturally distinct entry features, such as gatehouses, pedestrian portals, community identification signs and lush landscaping. A pedestrian path will ring a lake, and an east-west trail will connect Greenfield Road to neighborhoods to the east. An internal trail and sidewalk system will connect to amenities and to Greenfield and Pecos roads.
Plans call for 10 active and passive parks equipped with tot lots, ramadas, benches, barbecue grills, tennis courts, play fields and a bocce court.
Each home will be within walking or biking distance (880 feet) to an open space.