By Cecilia Chan | Gilbert Sun News
Gilbert may put an education center and a town store at the Southeast Regional Library.
The library sits at the southeast corner of Guadalupe and Greenfield roads, adjacent to the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, a 110-acre park and wildlife preserve in Gilbert.
“People have been asking for this for years,” said Councilman Scott Anderson at last week’s study session. “It’s been on the books for a long time. It’s time to do something with it because we have a very special amenity out there and we need to show it off.”
Anderson said it was the right time to bring up the project because Arizona State University has expressed an interest in partnering with the town to build it.
Anderson spearheaded the creation of the urban wetland habitat and water recharge site when he was the planning and zoning director for Gilbert before he retired.