Planning Commission unanimously approves AV Homes, Taylor Morrison designs for Terravella

The AV Homes “Adobe Ranch” elevation is to have stone at columns and entry towers, brackets at gable roof features and end trusses, stucco siding and flat weather shake style concrete roof tile. (Submitted graphic)

A handful of new standard plans by two homebuilders have been approved by the town’s Planning Commission in the Terravella subdivision at the northeast corner of Ellsworth and Queen Creek roads.

AV Homes and Taylor Morrison each had plans approved unanimously Jan. 9 on a Queen Creek Planning and Zoning Commission consent agenda.

For AV Homes, five new standard plans with three elevations each have been approved; while Taylor Morrison has seven new standard plans with three elevations each approved.

The Terravella neighborhood will be the first AV Homes subdivision in the Town of Queen Creek, according to a series narrative filed with the town.

“AV Homes has acquired 83 exceptional lots in the community of Terravella. We have designed four new exciting homes with three elevations each and are looking forward to build our first community in the Town of Queen Creek,” according to the document.

Two of the floor plans are two-story and three are single-story, Sarah Clark, senior planner, said in a memo the commission.

“All five of the proposed floor plans incorporate covered front porches, providing additional usable outdoor space at the front of the home for homeowners,” she said.

For Taylor Morrison, the seven plans are proposed to be constructed on the 60-by-120 foot lots in Parcel 1 of Terravella, Ms. Clark said.

Four of the proposed floor plans are two-story and three are single-story, she said.

“Five of the seven of the proposed floor plans incorporate covered front porches, providing additional useable outdoor space at the front of the home for homeowners,” she said.

The same floor plan and building elevation shall not be utilized across from, or adjacent to each other.

Public reports filed with the Arizona Department of Real Estate shall disclose the location of the airport and potential aircraft overflights. The following statement is to be included in the public report: “This property, due to its proximity to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, is likely to experience aircraft overflights, which could generate noise levels which may be of concern to some individuals,” according to town documents.

AV Homes

The five new standard plans range in size from approximately 3,017 square feet to 4,164 square feet, Ms. Clark said.
Accordingly to the applicant, AV Homes, the proposed elevations include:

  • The “Andalusian” elevation with exposed truss tails on all sides of the home, arched entryways, wrought-iron details and S-shaped roof tile.
  • The “Adobe Ranch” elevation with stone at columns and entry towers, brackets at gable roof features and end trusses, stucco siding and flat weather shake style concrete roof tile.
  • The “Prairie” elevation with hipped roof features, stone veneer, horizontal stucco banding, recessed stucco details, prairie-style window mullions and flat tile roof.

“The proposed home designs complement existing homes within Queen Creek and in the surrounding neighborhoods both in character and design. The five standard plans offer consistent architecture and comply with the Town’s Zoning Ordinance and design guidelines for single-family residences,” Ms. Clark said in the memo.

Taylor Morrison

The “Tuscan” elevation for Taylor Morrison includes stone, exposed truss tails, corbels, shutters, wrought iron crosses, wrought-iron window baskets, Bahama shutters over front windows and S-shaped roof tile. (Submitted graphic)

Taylor Morrison offers pavers as standard for all floor plans. The plans also include optional changes to floor plans including optional casitas or bonus rooms in-lieu of one-car garages, two-car side turn garages and rear patio extensions, Ms. Clark said.

The seven new standard plans range in size from approximately 3,420 square feet to 5,033 square feet.

Taylor Morrison is proposing three elevation styles available per plan. According to the applicant, the proposed elevations are:

  • The “Spanish” elevation includes decorative clay canales — candles? —, wrought iron, wrought-iron window baskets, decorative corbels, shutters, arched details and S-shaped roof tile.
  • The “Tuscan” elevation proposes stone, exposed truss tails, corbels, shutters, wrought iron crosses, wrought-iron window baskets, Bahama shutters over front windows and S-shaped roof tile.
  • The “Desert Prairie” elevation includes hipped-roof features, stone veneer, horizontal stucco banding, prairie-style window mullions and flat tile roof.

“The proposed home designs complement existing homes within Queen Creek and in the surrounding neighborhoods in character and design. The seven standard plans offer consistent architecture and comply with the town’s Zoning Ordinance and design guidelines for single-family residences,” Ms. Clark said in the memo.

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