Northpointe at Vistancia Starts Construction on Its Amenity Site and Recreation Center
Northpointe at Vistancia, located within the 7,100-acre Vistancia master plan in North Peoria, has recently broken ground on a 10-acre amenity site that includes a 5,300-square-foot recreation center called The Sovita Club, centrally located in the first phase of Vistancia’s finale community.

The Sovita Club, scheduled to be completed this year, will be set in the heart of the first phase of the community and perched at one of the highest points of the property to take advantage of stunning panoramic desert and mountain views. The clubhouse and surrounding amenity area are envisioned to serve as a hub for Northpointe at Vistancia residents and will provide a diverse range of recreation and activities. Indoor features are planned to include gathering spaces for resident events and meetings, a catering kitchen, and a movement and fitness on-demand studio. Outdoor amenities include a resort-style pool, event lawns, multi-use turf court and basketball court, kid’s outdoor playscape, patio seating, and access to community pathways and trails.

“The Sovita Club will be a modern and refreshing gathering hub for our future Northpointe at Vistancia residents,” says Mark Hammons, vice president/general manager of Vistancia. “It was important to create a space that is engaging and fun for all ages but is flexible and open to invite more tranquil and quiet experiences.”

Planned to include up to 3,200 homes, Northpointe at Vistancia’s introductory phase includes 437 thoughtfully crafted homes offering a diverse range of home styles and sizes by three premier builders – David Weekley Homes, Pulte Homes, and Richmond American Homes. New homes are anticipated to start in the mid $300’s ranging in size from 1,790 to 3,281 square feet.

For information about Northpointe at Vistancia, visit liveatnorthpointe.com.

Delayed Increase to Utility Rates Go into Effect This Month
The delayed utility rate increases, originally scheduled for July 1, 2020, take effect this month. For the average residential customer, your total utility bill will increase by approximately 2.7% or $2.26 per month. The breakdown of monthly rate increases are as follows: $1.09 for Water and Sewer (based on ¾-inch meter and 10,000-gallon water usage); $0.92 for Garbage and Recycle; $0.25 for Stormwater.

For nonresidential customers, rate increases vary based on several factors such as meter size and usage, container size and number of pickups. To view the complete rate schedule, visit peoriaaz.gov/customerservice, scroll down, and click on “Utility Rates and Charges FY21 (PDF).”

If you have questions about the rate changes, contact customer service at 623-773-7160 or customerservice@peoriaaz.gov, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

West Valley Art Museum Hosts Plein Air Art
Currently, the West Valley Art Museum (WVAM) Art Gallery is showcasing the artwork of 15 local plein air painters. The artwork of Arizona landscapes will be on display until January 14. Visitors can see the art for free during museum hours and masks are required. The WVAM Art Gallery is located on the first floor of Peoria City Hall, located at 8401 W. Monroe Street. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, visit wvam.org.

Eight Week Construction to Begin on Lake Pleasant Parkway
Beginning Monday, January 11, the City of Peoria Streets Division will begin an eight week asphalt mill and overlay project on Lake Pleasant Parkway, between Beardsley Road and 95th Avenue. There will be full closures throughout each phase of this project. To keep updated, follow the City of Peoria on Facebook by searching for “City of Peoria, Arizona Government” or visit their website at peoriaaz.gov/streetmaintenance. If any additional information is needed, contact the 24-hour project hotline at 602-532-6250.