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Cavan Companies Proposes “Bungalows” in Gilbert

Credit: Town of Gilbert

By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX

Scottsdale-based Cavan Companies is looking to add another “Bungalows”-branded multifamily community to Arizona, this time in Gilbert.

Plans were submitted to the Town of Gilbert and were discussed at the December 4th Planning Commission Study Session.

A minor general plan amendment and request to rezone approximately 15.91 acres just north of the NEC of Gilbert Road and Houston Avenue from General Commercial Zoning district with a Planned Area Development Overlay, to Multifamily Low Zoning District with a Planned Area Development Overlay, was also heard.

The newly proposed development, called Bungalows on Ash, is planned as a 170-unit gated multifamily development “intended to feel like single-family living,” according to the staff report submitted to the Town.

The development will be single-story attached and detached units composed of a mix of 44 one-bedroom, 86 two-bedroom and 40 three-bedroom units. “The residential units are designed in a cluster configuration, with typically four to eight units clustered around a common connected pedestrian courtyard,” the staff report states.

An office bungalow will be added toward the entrance of the development and a total of 342 parking spaces will be provided throughout the project, including 132 canopy spaces, 38 garage spaces and 8 accessible spaces.

The project site sits directly north of an existing Sam’s Club and was first rezoned in the late 1980’s as part of a larger shopping/medical center but was rezoned again a few years later. The Sam’s Club was Phase I of the master plan, but a Phase II was never developed on the site, despite multiple development teams bringing forth a variety of projects to the town.

The site is also surrounded by a Dignity Health Urgent Care to the north, Sunview Public Park and Residential Community to the east and Gilbert Road and Gateway Court Residential Community to the west.

Other “Bungalow”-branded multifamily communities currently in the works in Arizona include the Bungalows on Jomax & I-17 and Bungalows on 99th Ave & Camelback in Phoenix, a Bungalows on Gemini in Flagstaff and a Bungalows on Village Way in Prescott Valley.

2 Comments on Cavan Companies Proposes “Bungalows” in Gilbert

  1. I’m looking forward to voting in a new town planning committee as well as seeing who is zoning so many areas as residential. We’re crowded and every pocket of land is more housing. What are you thinking?

  2. This is a big no for me. Sun view estates resident here. And there already enough apartment/rental properties in the area. This will only increase traffic in the area, and will do nothing for property values. Rental properties typically degrade over time, therefore long run can actually hurt properties values.

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