By Joshua Bowling | Arizona Republic
Glendale leaders have given the OK to a rezoning request that could replace the shuttered Glen Lakes Golf Course with housing, despite years of opposition from nearby residents and a recommendation from the city’s Planning Commission to deny the request.
The Glendale City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 to approve the rezoning request. Council member Bart Turner, whose district includes the former golf course, was the lone vote against the project.
Because of the drastic nature of the change, swapping wide-open green space for housing more dense than the surrounding neighborhoods, the City Council also had to approve an amendment to the general plan, a voter-approved document that lays a road map for the city’s growth and development.