By Lily Altavena | Arizona Republic
The neighborhood is pristine.
Homes sit along a swirl of private roads in a gated community. Lawns are neatly groomed. On weekends, driveways showcase children’s bikes and family cars.
Lehi Crossing, a residential housing development off north Loop 202 near Val Vista Drive in Mesa, is the mirror image of many other newer Arizona housing developments.
Except that the housing development’s neighbor is an asphalt plant.
Residents’ growing discontent and activism could affect the future of the plant and development in the city.