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Portillo's opens its first Queen Creek location

Restaurant officials and town council members were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Portillo's in Queen Creek at its Aug. 29 grand opening....

Restaurant officials and town council members were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Portillo's in Queen Creek at its Aug. 29 grand opening.

20745 E. Walnut RoadQueen Creek, AZ 85142 View larger map



Chicago street food restaurant Portillo’s cut the ribbon Tuesday morning on its seventh location in Arizona and donated more than $26,000 to the community, according to company officials.

“We set a record as Portillo’s,” said Michael Portillo, the founder's son and the restaurant support vice president, at the grand opening regarding the money the company raised.

Portillo’s raised money for its charity partners, Queen Creek 4-H and the Queen Creek Schools Education Foundation. The restaurant raised the funds over two days through sneak peek training meals, according to a press release by Portillo’s.

The company raised $15,993 for Queen Creek 4-H and $10,032 for the Queen Creek Schools Education Foundation.

Queen Creek 4-H is part of a large national program that empowers youth to reach their full potential through different projects around the community, according to its website.

A representative from Queen Creek 4-H said it would use the funds to help the organization better connect with churches in the area and provide for its Arizona care center.

Queen Creek School Education Foundation works to raise money for student scholarships and teacher grants, according to the Queen Creek School District’s superintendent, Perry Berry.

“We have given out grants for mirrors for our dance teachers or iPads for our special needs teachers,” said Ellie Hardt, the director of community education at Queen Creek Unified School District. “Whatever they are in need of, we are willing to sponsor that.”

The foundation also gives out $2,500 scholarships to students that range from STEM to fine arts to athletics, according to Hardt.

This was Portillo’s 77th store open nationwide and the seventh location opened in Arizona, according to Portillo.

This is the first Portillo’s in Queen Creek and is located at 20745 E. Walnut Road on the corner of Ellsworth Road and East Walnut near Queens Creek Junior High.

“All our food is made fresh, hot, and the way you want it,” Portillo said during the ceremony.

The restaurant started serving food after the ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. It offers various Chicago street foods, including Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, chopped salads, cheese fries, homemade chocolate cake and chocolate cake shakes.

Portillo said this specific store was designed with a more efficient kitchen in mind. The company always strive to innovate, he said, adding it was the first restaurant to put workers outside working the drive-through in the 1980s.

The inside of the 7,800-square-foot restaurant can seat 180 guests and offers a seasonal outdoor patio for an additional 50 guests, according to the press release.

The release stated that the inside is designed with art and styled in a Southwest Garage theme.

“Not every two Portillo’s are the same,” Portillo said.

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Queen Creek ranks among Top 10 most livable small cities in America

In a new study, SmartAsset set out to uncover the most livable small cities in the U.S. To do so, we analyzed data for 275 cities with populations between 65,000 and 100,000 people. Our findings show Queen Creek ranked among the 10 most livable small cities in America.LEARN MORE: ...

In a new study, SmartAsset set out to uncover the most livable small cities in the U.S. To do so, we analyzed data for 275 cities with populations between 65,000 and 100,000 people. Our findings show Queen Creek ranked among the 10 most livable small cities in America.

LEARN MORE: LG Energy Solution will invest $5.5B in Queen Creek battery complex

For some, the hustle and bustle of big-city living can be overwhelming, but the slow pace of life in a rural small town may not provide enough excitement. Luckily, America is dotted with small cities – places with populations between 65,000 and 100,000 people – that provide the best of both worlds. These cities often have many of the same amenities found in large metropolises but offer a lower cost of living.

To see which small cities are most livable, SmartAsset analyzed data for 275 small cities. We compared these cities across various metrics related to dining and entertainment, healthcare, employment and poverty, healthcare, and average commute times.

Key Findings

Small cities in Washington and Michigan dominate the top 10. Half of the 10 most livable small cities are located in either Washington or Michigan, including the top two: Redmond and Sammamish, WA. Novi, MI places third, while Kirkland, WA and Farmington Hills, MI also make the grade.

Seven of the 10 highest unemployment rates are in California cities. Tulare and Merced have 9.7% unemployment as of April 2023. Madera, Turlock, Manteca, Lodi, and Traci also place among the top ten highest unemployment rates, at 5.8% or higher. Meanwhile, Detroit and D.C. areas offer particularly low unemployment rates.

Residents in these Midwestern cities save 6 percentage points more of their income thanks to low housing costs. These cities require less than 17% of the local median income to maintain housing: Lakeville and Maple Grove, MN; Livonia, Novi and Farmington Hills, MI; and Shawnee, KS. Meanwhile, the average housing costs across all small cities takes up 22.87% of local median incomes.

D.C. and LA suburbs have some of the worst commute times. While the longest average commute is 43.6 minutes in Poinciana, FL, residents of Apple Valley, Lake Elsinore, and Chino, CA also frequent the top 10. Similarly, Waldorf, MD and Dale City, VA, place 5th and 9th.

No Southern city cracks the top 10. Alpharetta, Georgia, is the most livable small city in the South at No. 13. This Atlanta suburb ranks highest among all southern cities. Only one other city in the region – Johns Creek, Georgia – ranks in the top 30 most livable small cities.

Top 10 Most Livable Small Cities

1. Redmond, WA

Redmond, home to approximately 76,000 people, ranks as the most livable small city in America. Only 1.93% of residents don’t have health insurance, which gives Redmond the 10th-lowest uninsured rate across our study. This Seattle suburb also ranks 24th for bars. Meanwhile, housing costs are 17.77% of the median household income – lower than almost 90% of cities evaluated.

2. Sammamish, WA

Sammamish, located about 20 miles east of Seattle, has the third-lowest percentage of residents living below the poverty level (2.5%). Average housing costs eat up just 17.12% of the median income in Sammamish, which is less than 93% of the cities that we evaluated. Meanwhile, only 2.52% of residents in this city of over 66,000 people don’t have health insurance (20th best).

3. Novi, MI

Novi, which has the third-lowest unemployment rate across our study (1.6%), is also home to one of Michigan’s largest shopping destinations, Twelve Oaks Mall. Average housing costs in this Detroit suburb comprise just 16.66% of the median income, which ranks eighth lowest among all 275 cities we studied.

4. Newton, MA

Only 1.05% of Newton residents don’t have health insurance – third lowest across our study. Located about 11 miles west of Boston, Newton also has the ninth-lowest percentage of residents living below the poverty line (3.4%). Housing costs add up to just 17.34% of the median household income, which is better than nearly 92% of the cities we evaluated.

5. Arlington Heights, IL

Arlington Heights ranks highly for its number of bars, restaurants and healthcare facilities. Located about 25 northwest of Chicago, Arlington Heights ranks third overall for bars, 15th for both dining and entertainment establishments and 17th for healthcare facilities. Specifically, the city’s Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is well-regarded for its production of plays, musicals, concerts and other events.

6. Palo Alto, CA

Less than 1% of people in Palo Alto don’t have health insurance, giving this Silicon Valley city the highest coverage rate across our study. Home to more than 66,000 people, Palo Alto ranks 40th for dining establishments and 45th for healthcare facilities. The city is also home to prestigious Stanford University.

7. Kirkland, WA

The third of three Seattle suburbs in the top 10, Kirkland is located on the shores of Lake Washington and offers a plethora of water-based recreational activities. This city, with more than 92,000 people, ranks 28th for bars and 41st for dining establishments, both of which help boost its livability score.

8. Farmington Hills, MI

Farmington Hills, located due east of Novi, is tied for the third-lowest unemployment rate (which is measured at the county level). Housing costs in this city of 83,000 people are also relatively affordable, comprising just 16.67% of the median household income (10th lowest). Lastly, the city ranks 21st overall for health insurance coverage, as only 2.59% of residents go without it.

9. Maple Grove, MN

Maple Grove, located approximately 17 miles northwest of Minneapolis, has the seventh-lowest housing costs compared to the median income (16.57%). Only 2.41% of residents don’t have health insurance (15th lowest), while just 4% of people live below the poverty line (16th lowest).

T-10. Queen Creek, AZ

Queen Creek, a city of nearly 70,000 people southeast of Phoenix, has the fourth-lowest poverty rate across our study (2.7%). Queen Creek also ranks 16th for healthcare establishments and 20th for entertainment establishments. People who call Queen Creek home have easy access to the San Tan Mountain Regional Park, which features miles of hiking and biking trails across thousands of acres of Sonoran desert.

T-10. Troy, MI

Like Novi and Farmington Hills, Troy is located in Oakland County, Michigan, which has the third-lowest unemployment rate across our study. Average housing costs are just 17.05% of the median household income, lower than nearly 94% of the cities we studied.

Queen Creek begins getting water from Colorado River following 5-year process

QUEEN CREEK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Queen Creek just announced a new water deal that seemingly means the fast-growing town can continue new housing construction.In a news release Monday, town officials announced the purchase of Colorado River water rights from a property owner in Cibola Valley, part of La Paz County, to reduce its reliance on groundwater.A Lengthy ProcessTown officials said the extensive review and approval from the Arizona Department of Water Resources and the ...

QUEEN CREEK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Queen Creek just announced a new water deal that seemingly means the fast-growing town can continue new housing construction.

In a news release Monday, town officials announced the purchase of Colorado River water rights from a property owner in Cibola Valley, part of La Paz County, to reduce its reliance on groundwater.

A Lengthy Process

Town officials said the extensive review and approval from the Arizona Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation took five years. Now that the process is complete, Queen Creek receives water from their new source.

Just over a month ago, Gov. Katie Hobbs announced restrictions that would impact new construction around the Valley that relies on groundwater. According to a recent study, about 4% (nearly 5 million acre-feet) of groundwater demand needed for the Valley would not be met over the next 100 years if no action was taken.

Due to a sobering water report, Gov. Katie Hobbs announced new approvals for construction that would rely on groundwater are paused for certain areas.

Most cities around the Valley, such as Phoenix and Scottsdale, have what’s called Designation of an Assured Water Supply (DAWS), meaning that leaders can prove they have enough water to support development now and for the next 100 years. But some area communities don’t have a DAWS, including Queen Creek and Buckeye.

Impact To Homeowners

First, if you live in Queen Creek and get water from the town, that won’t change. But the town has about 4.5 square miles of planning property that still needs a water source, which impacts about 8% of people who live there. And then there’s expansion since the Town of Queen Creek remains one of the fastest-growing communities in the country. For reference, the town’s population in 2008 was about 26,000 people. Today, it’s closer to 75,000.

Town officials are expected to release additional details about the new deal during an event on Wednesday, July 19. In the meantime, learn more about how Queen Creek was impacted by the recent Arizona groundwater study here.

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QUEEN CREEK, AZ — The Town of Queen Creek is officially receiving water from the Colorado River as it moves away from groundwater reliance.

The town said Tuesday afternoon that it went through an extensive review period regarding the purchase of water rights from a property owner in Cibola Valley in La Paz County.

The move was approved by the Arizona Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation.

Mayor Julia Wheatley said Wednesday that the transferred water will be delivered to Queen Creek via the Central Arizona Project canal system.

This purchase represents about 10% of the water they use annually.

Paul Gardner, the town’s water director, said much larger water acquisitions are said to be in the works. They are trying to substitute their use of groundwater for renewable supplies and diversify their “water portfolio.”

They hope to only need 10% of their groundwater supplies in the future.

Arizona officials recently announced the state will no longer grant certifications for new developments within the Phoenix area, as groundwater rapidly disappears amid years of water overuse and climate change-driven drought.

Arizona restricts new Phoenix housing over groundwater shortage

Arizona has paused approval for new housing subdivisions in the Phoenix area that would have relied on groundwater alone, a move that's likely to limit expansion in fast-growing parts of the west and southeast Valley.State of play: Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) announced the policy Thursday in response to a ...

Arizona has paused approval for new housing subdivisions in the Phoenix area that would have relied on groundwater alone, a move that's likely to limit expansion in fast-growing parts of the west and southeast Valley.

State of play: Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) announced the policy Thursday in response to a new report from the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) showing the Phoenix area faces a projected 4% shortfall in groundwater demand, or nearly 4.9 million acre-feet, over the next century.

Of note: An acre-foot is about 326,000 gallons, which is enough for two to three houses per year.

The big picture: Fueled by climate change, Arizona and the rest of the Colorado River basin are in the throes of a 23-year megadrought that ranks as the worst the region’s seen in 1,200 years.

Context: The Phoenix metro is one of six active management areas (AMA) where new subdivisions must demonstrate to ADWR that they have a 100-year supply of water.

Why it matters: The policy will primarily affect fast-growing areas in the Valley like Buckeye, Queen Creek, the portion of San Tan Valley that's in the Phoenix AMA and other nearby communities.

What they're saying: "My message to Arizonans is this: We are not out of water and we will not be running out of water because, as we have done so many times before, we will tackle the water challenges that we face with integrity and transparency," Hobbs said.

Zoom in: Buckeye spokesperson Annie DeChance told Axios Phoenix the city's water future is secure and Certificates of Assured Water Supply it's already received from the state will support 20 to 25 years of growth.

Yes, but: Hobbs emphasized at a press conference yesterday the policy won't affect 100-year certificates for 80,000 homes in the Phoenix area that have already been approved, and that it won't impact industrial development.

What's next: The proposal only covers the next three years, and there's no guarantee that Arizona won't take additional cuts to its allotment of Colorado River water after 2026 if the drought continues or worsens.


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