Highlighted by a Cotton Properties request for rezoning, the Glendale Planning Commission faces a packed agenda for its 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4, meeting.
Planning Commission meetings are normally held at council chambers but have been online since social distancing measures went into place regulating crowd size.
The June 4 meeting is to be held at 5750 W. Glenn Drive—to accommodate an expected large crowd.
In January, Glendale annexed the 160-acre Cotton Properties just west of the Loop 303, between Glendale Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
Neighbors have expressed outrage over plans for a Love’s Travel Stop near Bethany Home Road and the Loop 303.
More than 130 residents of Litchfield Park and Waddell joined a recent online neighborhood meeting by Cotton Properties representatives.
Many of them said they were eager to tell the Planning Commission they are against Cotton Properties’ plans.
The owner of Cotton Properties is asking the Planning Commission to change the current zoning from agricultural to PAD (planned area development) to allow land uses such as retail commercial, support commercial/offices and industrial.
Owners of other parcels near Cotton Properties that are in the process of annexing into Glendale are also asking the Planning Commission for rezoning.
The June 4 agenda includes rezoning requests by West 303, 74 acres at Sarival and Maryland avenues; the 73-acre Alsup Industrial Park; the 340-acre Park 303; and the granddaddy of them all, the 800-acre Allen Ranches, which is in the annexation process.
The Allen Ranches requests are for two parcels, one of 117 acres and one of 250 acres.
Allen Ranches neighbors have also spoken out against the development near Camelback and Citrus roads.