Tempe neighborhood struggles to hold onto its identity, resist gentrification

Mitchell Park, Tempe/Google Maps

By Fortesa Latifi | The State Press

Residents of the Mitchell Park neighborhood of Tempe are fighting to hold on to the character of their community. Pressure from real estate developers, increasing population and gentrification are pushing at the edges of the neighborhood, trying to find their way in.

The residents are pushing back. Justin Stewart, the chair of the Mitchell Park Neighborhood Association, thinks downzoning could be the answer.

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