This map shows the broad outline of Blandford Homes’ plan for Upper Canyon, the 373-acre development bringing 1,050 homes, 150 townhouses and over 300 apartments to Ahwatukee. (City of Phoenix)
By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News
The arrival of Ahwatukee’s largest new subdivision in years is one step closer to reality after the Ahwatukee Village Planning Committee on June 27 recommended city acceptance of the developer’s request to downgrade the classification of two segments of Chandler Boulevard so they won’t have to be widened.
With seven of the committee members absent, the panel voted 5-3 on the request by Reserve 100 LLC and Blandford Homes, its parent, moving the matter to the city Planning Commission for its recommendation on Aug. 4 before heading to City Council for approval on Sept. 7.
The action involved the newly named Upper Canyon development, which had been called Canyon Reserve until last week – several months after the developers were told that another Ahwatukee community is named Canyon Reserve.