By Ken Sain | Chandler Arizonan
A new large multi-family housing project will be before the City Council for approval this month.
Alta Uptown will bring 425 new apartment units to the southeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Commerce Place in Uptown Chandler. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval for the project at its June 1 meeting.
City officials have been looking for more large-scale multi-family developments to address the lack of affordable housing in Chandler. The website Rent.com just ranked Chandler for the highest rent on a two-bedroom apartment in the nation after a jump of more than 68% in prices this year.
One of the top issue for P&Z commissioners for the Alta Uptown was parking. A development this size should have 700 parking spaces. The developer is asking for a waiver and plans to have 688 spaces at the 10-acre site.