PHOENIX (AP) — It'll be up to City Hall to decide whether Phoenix's only competition-certified, Olympic-size swimming pool can be torn down for a housing development.
Brophy College Preparatory owns the 10-acre property and many organizations use the pool including the Phoenix Swim Club.
The school wants to sell the property to Ryland Homes, which plans to build 35 two-story, single-family houses on the site.
In an attempt to thwart the sale, some residents want the city to keep a special-use permit for the pool. They believe that will make the land less valuable to the developer.
Residents say that a new housing development could drag down their property values and increase traffic problems.
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/WeIYiP) says the issue is scheduled to go before the Phoenix City Council on April 3.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com