Ray/101 vote OK’d

Unless nearby residents and developers iron out their disagreement in the next eight months, Chandler voters will vote in March on whether a seven-story building should be allowed to go in at the confluence of the Price Freeway and Ray Road.

Residents in the area have said they hope a compromise can be reached prior to the election, which has been set for March 8.

If no resolution is reached, it would be the first referendum in the city’s history.

In voting in favor of an election, City Council members opted not to place the matter on the ballot of November’s presidential election, acceding to residents’ requests for more time to resolve their concerns with the developer.

The midrise building would go up on the intersection’s southwest corner.