Mattamy Homes urges Surprise leaders to reconsider downtown proposal

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group recently began representing Mattamy Homes on their potential development at Surprise City Center)

By Perry Vandell | The Republic

Debate over whether to build single-family houses in Surprise’s future downtown area may not be over after all.

Rose Law Group, a law firm representing Mattamy Homes, sent a letter to the City Council July 26 asking it to rehear the proposal, which the council narrowly denied in June.

The attorneys argue that council members can’t deny a development because they’d prefer something else — that any rejected project would have to violate zoning law, which Rose Law Group asserts isn’t the case. The letter concludes with a request that the council rehear the proposal on Aug. 15.