By Jen Fifield | Arizona Republic
The fate of a shuttered west Phoenix golf course remains in limbo, the surrounding neighborhood becoming more dangerous by the day, after a recent decision by the Phoenix City Council to block development on the land.
The council in October rezoned the course, 18 holes just west of Loop 101 and south of Camelback Road in west Phoenix, to only allow it to be used for a golf course or open space. Before that, zoning would’ve allowed homes to be built on the land.
Residents living in the neighborhood around the course, who have been trying to preserve it for years, celebrated the decision. But the rezoning was against the will of the property owner, Virtua Partners, who had plans to build homes on the land. A legal battle now brews that will take time to resolve.