Goodyear OKs Vita at El Cidro Rezoning

Credit: City of Goodyear

By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX

The Goodyear City Council recently approved a rezoning of approximately 27 acres at the NEC of Cotton Lane and Elwood Street at its August 19th meeting, for the development of a new multifamily community.

Applicant, Withey Morris, PLC, on behalf of developer, Vita Communities, requested to amend the El Cidro Planned Area Development on that property from Low-Medium Density Residential to Multi-Family Residential. Goodyear’s Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the rezone at its August 7th meeting before moving it to City Council.

The project, called Vita at El Cidro Ranch, is proposed as a 228-unit multifamily development consisting of a mix of studio, one- and -two-bedroom configurations. Overall density will be about 8.2 units per acre.

The development will be designed to look like single-family homes, with each home being single-story with modern open-floor plans, high ceilings and private outdoor patios/backyards enclosed with 6-foot privacy walls. Each unit will have a private outdoor space within the rear yard.

According to the applicant’s submittal, “The homes will be arranged around a central open space greenbelt with recreational open space along with a resort style with pool, and residence club, creating a gathering place for residents and cultivating a sense of community.”

Energy efficient design and construction will be incorporated throughout each home and high-end appliances and finishes will be included.

The plan calls for a total of 422 parking spaces comprised of a mix of 129 uncovered, seven uncovered ADA, 246 canopy and 40 garage parking spaces. Access to the site will be from a landscaped driveway at Elwood Street. A secondary exit and emergency vehicle access point will be provided on Cotton Lane.

The property itself is part of the 630-acre EL Cidro PAD consisting of single-family residential, commercial, industrial and multi-use designations.

“Vita at El Cidro Ranch will offer the benefits of single-family home ownership without the hassle of maintenance or the long-term commitment of a mortgage,” the submittal states.

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