July 24, 2018
Maryvale Votes NO on Turning
Villa de Paz Golf Course Into Housing
the Villa de Paz neighborhood agreed to be annexed by the
City of Phoenix 20 years ago, they mandated stipulations
requiring the 18-hole golf course land could only be used as
a golf course.
Now Welker Development Resources is trying to get the City
of Phoenix to remove these stipulations, so they can build
housing on the golf course instead.
Villa de Paz residents have been engaged in a battle with
the developer over the last month trying to stop a housing
development from being built in the middle of their 40yr old
Last night at the Hope Center in Villa de Paz at
6:00pm, the Maryvale Village Planning Commission voted
on the proposal to remove the golf course stipulation.
Over 200 residents attended this meeting. Of the 151 people
that filled out cards marking if they approved or opposed,
150-1 marked opposed.
The Commission heard presentations from the developer and
the opposing neighborhood residents and voted 12-1 OPPOSED
to removing the golf course stipulation.
This is a key win for the neighborhood. From here the fight
goes to the Planning Hearing Officer next Wednesday at
10:00am and ultimately to City Council on February 5th.
To join this fight go to villadepaz.nextdoor.com (residents
Originally published November