Chandler Council takes stand against housing project

The Landings in Ocotillo would occupy about 25 acres east of Arizona Avenue for senior housing, and the other 336 units for families. (City of Chandler)

By Ken Sain | Chandler News

The plan to build more than 500 affordable housing apartments in South Chandler may not be dead, but it suffered a serious blow this week during a City Council meeting last week.

The Council on Dec. 5 voted unanimously to back a resolution opposing the Landings at Ocotillo project that is expected to be considered by Maricopa County officials next month. The 7-0 vote puts pressure on Supervisor Jack Sellers, who represents the Chandler area on the board.

“We’re disappointed,” said Owen Metz, the senior vice president and project partner for the Mountain West Region for Dominium, the developer hoping to build the Landings project.”

The Council Chamber was filled with a standing-room only crowd, most of them there to oppose the Landings project. Opponents claimed to have collected more than 3,000 signatures on a petition.

“We need to recalibrate,” Metz said. “We already went through the 14 sites and I feel like we’ve done our due diligence, and then … he told me we didn’t do our due diligence, it’s frustrating. It’s too bad that they made the decision.”


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December 2022