This aerial photo shows the Sheraton hotel conversion at 51st Street and Elliot Road in Ahwatukee would occur on a so-called “county island” where land use is regulated by Maricopa County and not the City of Phoenix. (Maricopa County)
By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News
The conversion of the Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix South Mountain site at 51st Street and Elliot Road into a high-end 184-unit apartment complex “will attract individuals with expendable income to spend in this area” of Ahwatukee, the developer told county planners.
“The addition of these units will provide needed residents to support the existing and future retail, dining, entertainment and businesses in the nearby area,” Scottsdale developer Caliber told Maricopa County before the county Planning and Zoning Commission gave the project its blessing Dec. 8.
Now, all that remains for government approval of the project is a final vote sometime soon by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Caliber’s rezoning request to allow multifamily residential development on the 7.6-acre site.
No neighbors opposed the project, according to records obtained by the Ahwatukee Foothills News.
Caliber still must purchase the hotel, which Sheraton is expected to close soon.