The Gilbert Town Council will hear (and potentially vote on) a proposed amendment Tuesday night to modify the towns “vertical development zoning code”. That’s government-speak for “allow taller buildings to be built”.
The proposal, which is endorsed by both the Chamber of Commerce and the Planning Commission has been in development since June 2007. The changes would allow for buildings from 4 to 11 stories tall to be built.
Best I can tell, the bulk of the proposal affects currently undeveloped land in what would be future “commercial corridors”.
Naturally, there are some for it, and some who are opposed. If you are opposed to these changes, tomorrow’s Town Council meeting (7:00pm, Gilbert Civic Center) is probably your last chance to speak your mind. Generally speaking the council approves proposals that are endorsed by the Planning Commission.
You can get all the details in this Council Communication packet (52 pages, PDF file).
Here is a map that roughly delineates the 5 proposed areas of future vertical development. For detailed maps, please see this page on the Planning Commission site.