Village Committee Postpones Recommendation for Apartments at Indian School and Central Ave.

_DSC0597The Encanto Village Planning Committee voted a second time to postpone its recommendation for a zoning change to build a 402 unit apartment complex at the northwest corner of Indian School and Central Avenue.

The decision comes a month after the Committee criticized Pennsylvania based developer Toll Brothers for its proposal for the prominent corner.

“We received a lot of feedback from (Encanto) and we do appreciate that,” said attorney Taylor Earl of the law firm Earl, Curley and Lagarde, representing the developer. “We are earnestly looking at everything we captured and just didn’t have enough time to bring it back.”

The developer agreed to go back to the drawing board after Encanto expressed almost unanimous disappointment with their proposed design at the July 1st hearing.

Apartments are already approved by current zoning on the long-vacant 10-acre lot, but the Committee’s recommendation is effectively required for Toll Brothers’ to break ground on its current proposal.

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Encanto voted unaniously Monday night to waive the fee for next month’s hearing, which will be Toll Brothers’ third time in front of the Committee for this project.

No one commented publicly on the project Monday night, although two people opposed it July 1st.

The Encanto Village Planning Committee meets every first Monday at 6 p.m. in the Willow Room of the Phoenix College campus at Flower and 11th Avenues.

Toll Brothers is scheduled to present again September 9th, because the committee will not meet on Labor Day.