The Goodyear City Council approved rezoning 5 acres to develop another fire station.
The Goodyear Fire Department website lists six fire stations.
On Nov. 18, Christian Williams, a city planner, presented a request to rezone land at the southwest corner of 143rd Avenue and Celebrate Life Way from a Planned Area Development to Public Facilities District to construct a fire station. City council approved the motion and the project is moving forward.
“The proposals will hard-zone the property for public facilities district for a fire station as well as other public uses and facilities,” Williams said.
Williams said the development team has not heard any feedback from local businesses in the area.
“All property owners within 500 feet ... have been notified via postcard and to date no responses have been received.”
For the development to be properly completed, there are a few changes the property needs. It currently consists of two parcels, which must be altered slightly.
“The western parcel needs to be properly removed from the remaining southern portion of the ADOT (Arizona Department of Transportation) property. And the parcel then needs access to 143rd Avenue. This means the strip on the east needs to be removed and combined with the major parcel.”
Council voted unanimously to move forward.
Councilman Joe Pizzillo said, “We’ve been looking for this for quite a while and I’m just looking forward for it to go vertical. I’m in favor of this change.”