By Joyce Coronel | Wrangler News
“When you buy into a neighborhood and you live this long, you want neighbors. I didn’t build my house to have a business become my neighbor,” says Gwen Mastin as she contemplates the forthcoming assisted living group home to be developed in her South Tempe neighborhood, Corona del Sol Estates.
The quiet, upscale homes situated west of McClintock Drive and south of Warner Road were constructed decades ago when fields of farmland dominated the area.
Mastin and her husband raised their children in the house they built and never imagined a business would spring up next door to them. “This is all about making money,” Mastin says. “What happens if his license—it can be revoked if he doesn’t pay it on time—what happens if this financially doesn’t turn for him?”