(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Christopher Todd Communities.)
The Phoenix City Council is expected to vote next month on whether a controversial development near Anthem should move forward.
The development — the Arise North Phoenix — has been contested by residents who have said the area “lacks street infrastructure” and is unsafe. The council is expected to vote on the matter immediately after a 10 a.m. July 1 public hearing is held.
On June 9, Richard Zimmerman of New River filed his second appeal — this one to the Phoenix Planning Commission — claiming the area is not suited for development. Zimmerman, who is “not connected at all” with the Anthem Community Council, filed a similar appeal on April 28.
The area is about 400 feet east of the southeast corner of Interstate 17 and Arroyo Norte Drive.
“Development is not harmonious with the area,” the latest appeal said. “Street infrastructure cannot support this development. This development is a fatality on the frontage road waiting to happen. (The) city of Phoenix has not done their research in regard to streets infrastructure. This development posts a major public safety hazard.”