Earlier this month, the 1,131-acre Hawes Crossing residential community plan was approved by the Mesa City Council after initial rezoning a year ago.
The City of Mesa Planning and Zoning Board approved the rezoning of 80.66-acre for Hawes Crossing Village One around Hawes and Elliot Roads and 80th Street.
Representing the developers, Attorney Jordan Rose said, “They are eager to break ground, so they will continue to move through the city procedures quickly.”
Almost all of Villages One, Two and Three are planned to include single-family residential, multi-family complexes and commercial and mixed-use facilities.
Hawes Crossing will now allocate 44 percent to housing which will consist of 4,500 residential units of various types, as well as commercial and industrial development. Lennar will offer 12 different floor plans ranging from 1,724 to 2,524 sq. ft., including 2-car garages.
Mayor John Giles said that Hawes Crossing will be able to generate around 55,000 new jobs and reserve areas for housing.
The developers must still pass a few more challenges to be fully approved before starting the development, but they are one step closer to receiving permits for the 458 single-family houses and 103 townhomes.