City Council to decide fate of Phoenix pool

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Associated Press

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 27 at 3:08 PM

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.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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