Approved development plan in Mesa would cover 1,100 acres

Hawes Crossing rendering. / Courtesy of Greey Pickett. / KTAR

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Hawes Crossing

By Griselda Zetino | KTAR

Seven dairy farming families are one step closer to selling their land for development in the East Valley.

Mesa’s Planning and Zoning Board voted last week in favor of a massive development plan called Hawes Crossing. The farming families have been working with city staff to come up with the plan for several years.

The plan is in southeast Mesa and covers more than 1,100 acres. It would bring new housing and businesses to the area.

Jim Boyle Jr., owner of Jim Boyle Dairy, said this means he and the other dairy farmers nearby would be able to sell their land.