By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX
A new multifamily residential project is being proposed for the 55-acre Val Vista Square Mixed-Use Development in Gilbert.
The property, owned by Gilbert Growth Properties, LLC and located north of the Loop 202 San Tan Freeway on Val Vista Drive, currently houses a 60KSF Veterans Administration Medical Clinic and a 9KSF Unison Bank.
In December 2018, The Town of Gilbert’s Planning Commission approved a 20.4KSF ALDI grocery store for the site as well.
Now Gilbert Growth Properties, LLC has returned to the town’s November 6th Planning Commission study session with a minor General Plan Amendment and a Planned Area Development amendment request to rezone approximately 34.1 acres of that property at the SEC of Val Vista Drive and Pecos Road, in order to allow for an approximately 314-unit urban-style multifamily residential community.
The Val Vista Square multifamily project will consist of four, 4-story buildings with a maximum height of 55 feet, along with one Carriage Unit building. The project’s density is proposed at 35 dwelling units per acre.
The arrangement of the buildings will help promote “interconnectivity both inside the residential community and with neighboring developments within Val Vista Square,” according to the staff report.
Parking will be included and meet Gilbert LDC standards. Parking agreements between adjacent properties within Val Vista Square may be used if needed to accommodate more parking needs.
“The residential component will spur the development of adjacent employment, hospitality and retail/restaurant uses,” the staff report states. “Those users will be attracted by the new resident workforce and the consumer spending brought to Val Vista Square by the new luxury residential community.”
“General Plan and Zoning amendments may be heard by the Gilbert Town Council as early as February 2020,” according to the staff report. “Design Review may follow by a few months, after which approvals for construction documents will be sought. Construction could begin as early as Fall 2020.”