By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune
Residents of a quiet East Mesa neighborhood with large homes on one-acre lots lost their bid to turn back a condominium complex next to A.T. Still University.
After a series of neighbors described how they fear that Zen on Recker will ruin their neighborhood, City Council voted 5-1 to approve a zoning change that will allow construction of 76 upscale units on Recker Road at Baseline Road.
Council member Mark Freeman, who does not represent the district, was the only dissenter, saying the developer could have done more to work with neighbors in preserving the neighborhood’s character.