By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic
A battle over a new tower in Phoenix’s upscale Kierland neighborhood is currently brewing.
As usual, much of the zoning fight is over height.
Neighbors of a hotel/condominium/retail high-rise proposed by DMB Development in the popular area don’t want the new building higher than others nearby.
Some of the opponents will live in one of four Optima Kierland residential towers under construction and would be close neighbors of the new building at Scottsdale Road and East Kierland Boulevard.
Others against the new development live in other homes in the Kierland area and are concerned about the amount of traffic another big development would bring.