By Brent Ruffner | Your Valley
Two proposed developments near Anthem could soon appear on an agenda before the Phoenix City Council.
The developments, both adjacent to the large master-planned community bordering on the city in its northern area, have been highly contested by some leaders of Anthem in recent months.
On Wednesday, Phoenix Planning Hearing Officer Adam Stranieri decided to approve the site plans with a few minor adjustments including different landscaping and color changes to the residences.
Terry Mullarkey, executive director of the Anthem Community Council, is opposed to the developments because he believes the new communities could negatively impact traffic flow and give emergency personnel limited access to the area.