Marketside Tercera at Verrado

More homes hit boomin’ Buckeye, with Marketside Tercera at Verrado opening.

Get ready for more of Homer Simpson’s two favorite good groups: dough and nuts.

Or maybe not …

At its Dec. 14 meeting, Goodyear City Council considered requests from two businesses in the booming Estrella Parkway stretch south of Interstate 10.

The first was easy enough: Council approved a request by Henry Tran for a new liquor license for Henry’s Hawaiian Grill at 560 N. Estrella Parkway.

The second matter was a bit trickier.

Goodyear Senior Planner Alex Lestinsky presented a request for a drive-thru Bosa Donut restaurant at Estrella Parkway and Roosevelt Street.

On Dec. 2, the Goodyear Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval.

But Dan Silveira, representative of the property owner’s association for Parkway Village, told council retail business owners were concerned about possible congestion of traffic at the exit of the drive-thru. He requested more time for the business owners to meet with Bosa Donuts to discuss an alternative to the design.

Since the doughnut shop must get approval from the property owner’s association, council voted to “continue” the matter. Stay tuned …

• Even by Buckeye standards, this was a huge land transaction: Strategic Capital and busy developer Michael Cowley purchased a staggering 475 Acres at 291st Avenue and Sun Valley Parkway for $3.4 million.

The land is next to Sun City Festival and zoned by the city of Buckeye as a master-planned community.

• Looks like multiple developers want to keep Buckeye going as “America’s fastest-growing city.”

Landsea Homes, a California-based homebuilder doing a lot of work in the West Valley, now has homes for sale at the Marketside Tercera at Verrado in Buckeye.

“This new neighborhood in the innovative Verrado master plan delivers resort-style living with stylish features, unmatched recreation and amenities, and unique spaces that cater to each individual’s lifestyle,” said Todd Condon, vice president of sales and marketing, Arizona division, Landsea Homes. “Homes within our other Verrado neighborhoods have been very popular with new homebuyers, and right away we are seeing the same response here.”

Marketside Tercera will consist of 123 single-family homes ranging in size from 1,387 square feet to 2,325 square feet. There are four different floor plans, which include a mix of single- and two-story homes and unique architecturally designed exteriors. 

The pitch:

“Tucked into the stunning White Tank Mountains, the Verrado master-planned community offers exclusive amenities in addition to access to 21 miles of hiking and biking trails for people of all ages. Verrado also contains a walkable Main Street district with shops and restaurants just minutes from the new homes.”  

Marketside Tercera features “smart home” automation, including wireless entry door locks, thermostat control, etc. And Landsea Homes sales offices and model homes have air purifier systems “to make the buying process safer and healthier.”

For more information about new homes at Marketside Tercera, visit