Land Use

As the city continues to grow and develop, 18% of the City’s remaining vacant, available land is within the Chandler Airpark. This means that as the Chandler Airpark Area develops, future land use decisions will guide employment growth throughout this area. This plan will be critical in ensuring that future design and land use will both preserve the future needs of the city and its’ airport while maintaining compatibility and supporting the high quality of life in the community.

General Plan Land Use

The adopted 2016 City of Chandler General Plan identifies the majority of the Airpark Area for Industrial and single family residential uses. Key features of the Airpark area include Tumbleweed Regional Park, the Chandler Municipal Airport, and the Consolidated Canal shared-use trail. Loop 202 passes throughout the northern third of the Airport Area.

Current Land Use

The majority (78%) of the nine square mile (5,760-acre) Airpark Area is developed. Of the developed Airpark Area, residential uses account for 36%, open spaces, and canal account for 18%, and commercial, retail, & industrial uses account for 48%, and governmental and institutional uses account for nine percent of the total land area.

Chandler is almost built out and 12% (3,850+/- acres) of the City is either vacant or in agricultural use. While the Airpark Area comprises only 12% of the total land within the city, more than 22% of the City’s vacant land is located within the Airpark Area and it is important to ensure that the Airpark Area continues to develop in a manner that benefits the vitality and economy of the City.

The Airpark Area is an important employment center within the city. More than 28% of the City’s developed industrial land & 56% of the City’s developed flex space & distribution land is located within the Airpark Area. The Airpark Area is also a significant commercial and retail area; 16% of developed retail land located in the City is located in the Airpark Area.