Sunday, July 7, 2013

Controversial condo project in Mesa gets 7-0 OK


A controversial condominium project in east Mesa won unanimous City Council approval last week despite a legal protest and opposition from dozens of neighbors.

The case sparked the longest City Council zoning hearing since the recession all but smothered Mesa’s building industry five years ago.

The 95-minute discussion began with confusion as to whether the legal protest was valid and ended with a 7-0 vote that was more than enough to carry the project even if the protest had been upheld.

Ellsworth & U.S. 60 LLC, represented by zoning attorney Reese Anderson, plans to build a 42-building, 240-unit, gated community on about 15 acres on the west side of Ellsworth Road, south of Southern Avenue.

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