Recent Annexations FAQ

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Amerco Property

  • Amerco PropertyAmerco submitted an annexation application to the Town of Queen Creek on February 10, 2017.
  • Location and boundaries: The Amerco application includes approximately 35 acres located on the southeast corner of Ellsworth Road and Empire Boulevard in unincorporated Pinal County. The property is located within the Town’s planning area, which extends beyond Queen Creek’s current borders, as identified in the Town’s 2008 voter-approved General Plan. The Town of Queen Creek is currently located in both Maricopa and Pinal counties. The Amerco properties have been in the approved planning area since 2008. The Town’s General Plan and Planning Area Map are located on the Town’s website at QueenCreek.org.
  • The Amerco properties will remain in Pinal County regardless of annexation. Pinal County will continue to receive assessed taxes whether the properties are located within unincorporated Pinal County, or the Town of Queen Creek.
  • The property owner has submitted a site plan for the property that includes two commercial pads, a U-Haul moving and storage facility, and two auto dealerships, one of which has been announced as a Chrysler JEEP Dodge dealership.
  • Benefits of annexation to the Town:
    • Enhances the Town’s Economic Development efforts by bringing commercial development;
    • Identifies and increases jobs attributed to the Town of Queen Creek; and
    • Diversifies the Town’s retail tax base, a prescribed goal.
  • Benefits of annexation to Amerco:
    • Access to critical services including fire and other emergency response services; in addition to Queen Creek Fire and Medical services, the property will be afforded the services of the automatic aid response system, which Queen Creek Fire and Medical is a member agency;
    • consistency and stability with regard to taxes, zoning regulations and other processes; and
    • local representation to address questions and concerns at a more direct level.
  • A public hearing regarding the annexation was held at the April 19 Town Council meeting, and the annexation was approved at the May 17 Town Council meeting.

Banner Ironwood Medical Center

  • Banner PropertyBanner Ironwood Medical Center submitted a letter requesting annexation into the Town of Queen Creek on April 4, 2008; the applicant and the Town have been working on annexation efforts since 2008.
  • Location and boundaries: Banner Ironwood Medical Center is located on Gantzel Road, south of Combs Road in unincorporated Pinal County. The property is located within the Town’s planning area, which extends beyond Queen Creek’s current borders, as identified in the Town’s 2008 voter-approved General Plan. The Town of Queen Creek is currently located in both Maricopa and Pinal counties. The Banner Ironwood property has been in the approved planning area since 2008. The Town’s General Plan and Planning Area Map are located on the Town’s website at QueenCreek.org.
  • Banner Ironwood Medical Center will remain in Pinal County regardless of annexation. Pinal County will continue to receive assessed taxes whether the property is located within unincorporated Pinal County, or the Town of Queen Creek.
  • The Banner property includes the hospital, medical offices and undeveloped land. Banner intends to expand both the hospital and medical facilities over the next 30 years. The annexation does not include the Fry’s Marketplace complex located on the southwest corner of Combs and Gantzel.
  • Banner Health, as a not-for-profit organization, remains committed to serving the health needs of community members in the entire region. They will continue to strengthen their partnerships within Pinal County, San Tan Valley and Queen Creek.
  • Benefits of annexation to the Town:
    • implements the Town’s Economic Development Strategic Plan’s Healthcare and Biotechnology industry cluster;
    • it will identify and increase high wage jobs attributed to the Town of Queen Creek, directly supporting 400 jobs currently and 1,015 jobs at buildout;
    • and it will increase tax revenues.
  • Benefits of annexation to Banner:
    • Access to critical services such as fire and other emergency response services including access to the Automatic Aid response system, which the Town of Queen Creek is a partner agency;
    • consistency and stability with regard to taxes, zoning regulations and other processes; and
    • local representation to address questions and concerns at a more direct level.
  • The Town will honor credits due to Banner from Pinal County for roadway improvements and dedications. Due to the benefits of having a hospital located within the Town limits, a credit for permit fees and other fees associated with development of the property is included in the pre-annexation agreement with Banner. The credit will be applied to new buildings constructed by Banner.
  • A public hearing regarding the annexation was held at the April 19 Town Council meeting, and the annexation was approved at the May 17 Town Council meeting.

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