(City of Mesa)
By The Mesa Tribune
Many residents of the Lehi community in northwest Mesa cherish an agriculture-based lifestyle within an easy drive from more urban areas.
“It’s a place where you can still work in the city, but you can come back and then you can enjoy a country lifestyle,” Lehi Community Improvement Association President Marilyn Crosby said.
“In Lehi, we actually embrace not having sidewalks and not having more streetlights. We like beautiful night skies,” she continued. “Kids have chores, and they’re out feeding the animals first thing in the morning before they have breakfast.
“It’s a beautiful, wonderful community.”
Crosby and others feel that a 222-unit apartment complex proposed for the Crismon Farm Homestead site at McDowell Road and the Loop 202 represents an unjust intrusion of urban life on their quiet community.