Town staff thinks this proposed apartment complex at McQueen and Elliot roads would impair their ability to attract industrial development. (Town of Gilbert)
By Cecilia Chan | Gilbert Sun News
Town planners say a proposed 278-unit apartment complex is not a good fit for 13.46 acres zoned commercial in Gilbert’s oldest and densest employment corridor and wants decision-makers to reject it.
But the Planning Commission last Wednesday voted 4-3 to recommend that Town Council approve the request for a minor General Plan amendment and a rezone allowing for the Alta Gilbert project on McQueen and Elliot roads.
The case is expected to go to Council on Nov. 16 for final say.
“We’re here this evening with a good project that would allow this property owner to use their property in a very reasonable, consistent manner that we think will help with the revitalization of this area,” said land-use attorney Sean Lake on behalf of developer Wood Partners.