By Peter Madrid for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
The City of Goodyear is considering a request to rezone six acres of land located north of I-10 between Pebble Creek Parkway and Sarival Avenue to develop the property for commercial use. The six acres are a part of a larger 51-acre development called Sarival East.
The proposed project is an approximately 51.33 acres of commercial development located south of McDowell Road and east of Sarival Avenue to the 159th Ave. Road alignment bounded by I-10 to the south.
“The project location adjacent to the Interstate 10 freeway is significant to the City of Goodyear in its ability to attract business and commerce to the area with development,” according to the project narrative.
Sarival East is currently zoned PAD Mixed Use Commercial (C-2). Sunbelt Holdings recently acquired 4.03 acres of property from the Maricopa County Flood District adjacent to the Sarival East project. This property provides additional project frontage along I-10.
The newly acquired Maricopa County Flood District property is currently zoned Agricultural. Sunbelt is requesting rezoning the land Mixed-Use Commercial (C-2) with an Automotive and Related Commercial (ARC) overlay.
The requested ARC overlay will be a new element within the Palm Valley Phase VIII PAD. The overlay will permit additional uses such as automotive service, repair, body and fender work, along with automotive sales, rental and leasing.
The property currently consists primarily of active agricultural fields. If Goodyear approves the rezoning, Sunbelt plans to sell the land to a developer. Sunbelt did not identify the entities currently negotiating for the land purchase.