Queen Creek renews fire services agreement with Town of Gilbert

As Queen Creek grows, it continues to reach across one of its borders for support services involving fire safety needs. Queen Creek Town Council unanimously voted, 7-0, during a June 6 meeting to renew its intergovernmental agreement with the Town of Gilbert for fire support services, an agreement that the town is entering into for […]

Queen Creek OKs agreement to bring 1,702 Fulton Homes to fruition

A project being touted as the “Gold Standard” of community developments in the southeast Valley is moving forward in Queen Creek. Queen Creek Town Council approved by a 6-0 vote during its June 6 meeting to enter into an agreement with Phoenix-based Fulton Homes for the long-awaited Barney Farms home development planned for the northeast […]

UPDATE: Queen Creek public safety costs to swell as assessed property values increase

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story should have said the town’s EMS budget is $18.1 million, which already accounts for the 28 percent increase in estimated costs. And, the EMS budget is not increasing annually at a rate of $10 million, but rather estimates suggest it will increase in totality over the next […]

USA Youth Fitness Center, LDS church meetinghouse rezonings approved by commission

More amenities are coming to the town of Queen Creek. The Queen Creek Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend approval during its meeting on May 9 a site plan for a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse. The commission also voted to recommend approval of a rezoning request and site plan amendment […]

Ballots due May 15 for Queen Creek’s General Plan mapping out town’s future

Queen Creek’s General Plan was nearly two years in the making, with input from dozens of citizens and neighboring municipalities and meetings totaling hundreds of hours to map out a plan for the rapidly growing town’s future in the southeast Valley. The town-led effort to map out the town’s future now is complete. With the […]

North and south connection to SR 24 is paramount Queen Creek transportation need

As population continues to grow in the Southeast Valley from Mesa to San Tan Valley — and Queen Creek in between — the flow of traffic continues to exceed the capacity of its roads going into State Route 24. Although Ellsworth from Queen Creek to Germann roads is going to expand from four lanes to […]

In wake of continued growth, Queen Creek eyes bolster of utility ranks

As the town of Queen Creek has continued to grow, the number of utility accounts also have increased with the need for timely customer service. As the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget nears council consideration within the next two months, a consultant recommended that the town of Queen Creek add seven positions for its utilities […]

Queen Creek mulls adding right-turn lane on northbound Rittenhouse Road onto Octotillo

As Queen Creek continues to grow and the traffic increases on its main roads, so does the need for road improvements. Town council members and officials discussed during an April 4 council meeting the need for a right-turn lane on northbound Rittenhouse Road onto eastbound Ocotillo Road. Town staff believe the benefits of a right-turn […]

Queen Creek holds the line on raising primary property tax

As revenue from primary property tax has increased in the Town of Queen Creek each year for the past three years, town officials say they will not raise taxes on the November election ballot to help continue paying for public safety services. During the Queen Creek Town Council meeting April 4, town officials said they […]

Queen Creek looks to expand rec opportunities through public-private partnerships

The Town of Queen Creek is planning to expand its recreation opportunities through public and private partnerships. During its town council meeting on March 21, Queen Creek discussed in executive session the partnerships that could be part of its Parks, Trails and Outdoor Master Plan. Although the town could not comment on what was discussed […]