By Sasha Hupka | AZ Central
At least 100 Chandler residents packed a December council meeting to express opposition to an affordable housing project planned for a county island along Ocotillo Road near Arizona Avenue.
After the holidays, a few made the trek to downtown Phoenix on a Wednesday morning to voice their concerns to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, who have the final say on the development’s future.
And at a rowdy town hall meeting held Jan. 25 by the developer of Landings at Ocotillo, about 150 people showed up to ask questions, mixed in with some fiery accusations.
The project would add up to 500 units of affordable housing in Chandler, one of the wealthiest cities in the Valley. And it has quickly become one of the most controversial issues that the city of roughly 275,000 has seen in recent memory.