A proposed “cross-dock” transportation project looming on West Camelback Road near the Loop 303 has brought protest from nearby Goodyear and Litchfield Park residents.
The cities of Litchfield Park and Goodyear also raised concerns in letters to Maricopa County, as the Falcon Golf Course—site of the proposed Kiernan West transportation facility development—is in unincorporated Maricopa County.
Goodyear City Manager Julie Arendall sent an April 16 letter to Jen Pokorski, director of Maricopa County Planning and Development, regarding the cross-dock proposal.
“The consensus of our city council is to oppose the project,” Arendall wrote.
She cited “deep concern with the impacted quality of life for residents in the adjacent neighborhoods. The proposed 24/7 operation, along with increased volumes of truck traffic on Camelback Road, will have a negative impact on these communities.”
Yet Goodyear’s own Economic Development Department map shows Camelback Center/Camelback 303, a similar cross-dock project less than 2 miles from the golf course.
Sunbelt Investments is the owner of the property at West Camelback Road and Pebble Creek Parkway.
“The first building in this multiphase project will consist of site improvements on 32 acres and a single 500,000-square-foot cross-dock speculative building,” states the description on the Goodyear Development Map.
Camelback Center is closer to the Loop 303 than the KW proposal—but KW has said almost all of its truck traffic will travel west on Camelback Road to the 303.
“Why is Camelback Center approved by Goodyear but Falcon Golf Course being challenged?” the West Valley View asked Goodyear spokeswoman Corrine Holiday.
The response: “The city of Goodyear has approved the TIA (traffic impact analysis) for the southeast corner of Camelback and PebbleCreek as the study/analysis meets the city’s requirements.”
She added the KW project information provided to Goodyear “was inadequate to conduct a complete review.”
•What could be more “essential” than buying or selling a home?
But all those documents to sign and file…
Buckeye’s Pioneer Title Agency at 4252 N. Verrado Way is one West Valley business helping residents with critical real estate needs, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
No, you can’t “get fries with that,” but the title agency is offering curbside service and other measures to maintain minimal contact at safe distances.
When Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order allowing Arizonans to use Remote Online Notarization (RON), Pioneer Title was ready. “We trained a full staff of notaries and are able to begin offering RON for real estate transactions immediately and at no additional charge,” Pioneer Title’s Lesa Connell said.
In order to use RON, the buyer, seller, lender, underwriter and escrow support must all approve its use, which Pioneer can assist with as well.
The Buckeye Pioneer Title branch, as well as several other branches across the West Valley, including Glendale, Arrowhead Ranch, Peoria, Goodyear and Surprise, are also offering “curbside signings” for those who only have minimal paperwork that needs to be processed. A team member comes to the customer’s car in a mask and gloves to help expedite the process with no contact.
To facilitate more complex paperwork, the office is open, with glass windows allowing customers to pass documents while social distancing.
“As an essential business, it is our job not only to help people finalize their critical real estate transactions but to do it in the safest way possible for everyone,” Romero said.
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