The Chandler Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommended approval Wednesday of preliminary development plans for a 567-lot residential community on the southeast corner of Queen Creek and Gilbert roads.
The commission discussed phases two, three and four of the master planned community called Layton Lakes.
The proposed development sits on approximately 820 total acres. Phase one of the development is within Gilbert and 373 acres are within the Chandler city limits. The masterplanned community will be broken into seven subdivisions with 567 lots.
The residential subdivisions will offer approximately 82 acres of open space with a lake system as the centerpiece of the community. A trail system and various recreational amenities including a tot lot, ramadas, benches, tables, barbecues and a 10-station Worldtrail fitness course will be available for residents. Homes will be no more than 1,320 feet from at least one amenity.
The standard lot sizes will range from 7,000 square feet to 32,000 square feet.
Staff recommended approval with several stipulations including that all landscaping be maintained by the homeowner’s association or adjacent property owners and that the sign package include free-standing signs as well as wall-mounted signs that blend with the landscape.
In other business, the commission unanimously recommended approval of a preliminary plan for the Vestar retail development of Ocotillo Towne Center II on the northeast corner of Alma School and Queen Creek roads and a preliminary development proposal for a restaurant called Famous Dave’s on the northwest corner of Frye Road and the Price Freeway.
The city council is scheduled to make a final decision on the projects Feb. 26.