The Allred family has decided to sell their horse ranch on the corner of Southern Ave and Lindsay in Mesa. On March 8th, the homeowners north of this one of a kind property in Mesa received a letter saying that KB Home was now under contract to purchase the 26.7+/- acre property. They intend to subdivide it and build 117 single family residences homes for sale in Mesa near Lindsey and Southern Ave. The current home owners in the area were invited to a neighborhood meeting with the applicant at Porter Elementary School on March 23rd to learn more about the proposed project.
There were several concerns from one homeowner to the north of the project:
The first concern raised was in regard to the congestion on Los Alamos. Visitors of Countryside Park already bring considerable congestion to the neighborhood by parking on Los Alamos. The current homeowner was concerned with how much additional traffic would be added from the future homeowners of the new development. A Mesa police officer advised the neighbors to contact the Mesa City Council to resolve parking issues. Currently the westside of Los Alamos is already a No Parking Zone.
The second concern brought to attention was the possibility that homeowners currently living to the north of the project could have two story homes built behind them leading to lower home values and an invasion of privacy in their backyards.
The third concern presented was the possibility of additional rain runoff from the new subdivision. The Allred property will need to be elevated to avoid flooding from the canal on the northwest corner of the project which may cause rainwater be redirected toward the neighborhood to the north.
A final concern was mentioned at the end of the meeting by one of the homeowners about a proposed greenbelt in the new subdivision that would be accessible by way of the canal. The concern was that allowing access to the greenbelt from the canal may attract visitors to the new subdivision who already utilize Countryside Park for questionable and illegal activity.
After presenting these concerns to the applicant and the lawyers, the neighborhood residents were told they would take all their concerns into consideration.
The Ehrke Team will post additional updates as this project continues forward.