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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2007 6:44 am | Updated: 5:33 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Across the Valley, home builders are adapting to meet market demands by postponing development of some subdivision phases and rethinking strategies.

In Chandler, Lennar Homes is switching gears on a subdivision it’s planning in the Layton Lakes master-planned community.

The builder originally planned to put attached town homes on a 12-acre piece of land in the roughly 370-acre community near the southwest corner of Lindsay and Queen Creek roads.

Now, it’s asking the city to rezone the property to allow for 102 single-family homes on small parcels. Houses will range in size from 1,500 to 1,900 square feet, city planner Kevin Mayo said.

The subdivision will be the first residential construction on the Chandler side of Layton Lakes, a portion of which also lies in Gilbert, Mayo said. The earliest Lennar could start building would be about a year from now, he said.

Housing options

Potential home buyers have the chance to check out an alternative to the typical subdivision home in the next couple of weeks.

The Arizona Housing Association is currently showcasing a manufactured home at the Arizona State Fair. The 2,423-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two and a half baths. Manufactured houses are built in factories then transported in sections to home sites.

The fair runs through Nov. 4 and is located at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road. For more information on the manufactured homes, visit www.azhousing.org.

Chandler Airport

Commercial construction is underway throughout the Valley.

The Hewson Co. recently completed construction on the 14.5-acre Chandler Airport Center, located on Germann Road south of the Santan Freeway section of Loop 202. The commercial park includes three industrial buildings with showrooms, totaling more than 184,000 square feet. It sits within a 225-acre mixed-use business park.

Opus West Corp. is also building two 90,000-square-foot office buildings as part of the park, which is part of the developing Chandler Airport area.

Industrial center

More industrial buildings are planned for the east Mesa region just south of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

Owner Buttrum Westside Commerce Center LLC is planning to build three industrial buildings, totaling more than 102,000 square feet, on roughly 10 acres of land near Pecos and Sossaman roads.

The project is slated to go before city council on Nov. 5.

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