Gilbert panel opposes Heritage District height exemption

Planning Commission members generally liked the design of the Brundrett Family’s proposed building, but said it should be located elsewhere. (Via Town of Gilbert)

By Cecilia Chan | Gilbert Sun News

A proposal to build a 68-foot-tall building that would exceed the Heritage District’s height restrictions by 13 feet was shot down last week.

The Planning Commission voted 6-1 Wednesday to recommend Town Council reject the Brundrett Family’s request to put a four-story multi-use building on three vacant parcels near the southwest corner of Gilbert Road and Page Avenue, near the Water Tower.

Council is scheduled to make the final decision May 18.

“I don’t think I can support the height increase for this,” said Commissioner Brian Andersen, who moved for denial. “The main reason is that 68 feet wedged in between two one-story buildings on each side on Gilbert Road, I don’t think it’s going to look appropriate.”

The Brundretts want to build the project on a 0.365-acre infill site between their furniture store and the Farmhouse Restaurant.

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