Annie DeChance, Buckeye spokeswoman

"Annie DeChance, Buckeye spokeswoman, said the new zoning will bring more economic development to the city."

The Buckeye City Council approved a motion to amend the zoning map of the city of Buckeye on approximately 1.84 acres in hopes of bringing economic development.

During the Nov. 5 Buckeye City Council meeting, council voted to rezone approximately 1.84 acres at the northwest corner of Durango Road and Miller Road, from the GC Zoning District to C2 Zoning District.

The rezone from General Commerce to Community Commercial will allow the property to de developed with community-oriented retail services.

Annie DeChance, Buckeye spokeswoman, said the new zoning will bring more economic development to the city.

“Instead of having one big commercial property, they changed it so they could have multiple smaller ones,” DeChance said. “The point was to rezone it so they can have more than one type of commercial business there.”

The rezone may increase developable commercial property within Buckeye. Properties in the Business Commerce General Plan are required to develop by providing attractice designs for existing or proposed residential uses to the people who live and work in the neighborhood.

With the updated zoning, the City of Buckeye may see some updates on this area aimed at bringing a more diverse shopping market.

“It’s providing new retail services and businesses for our residents,” DeChance said. “It’s pretty heavily built out for commercial development.”