Road closures and more: Top stories from this week in Gilbert, Chandler

The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced closures and restrictions for Loop 101 this week. (Damien Hernandez/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced closures and restrictions for Loop 101 this week. (Damien Hernandez/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced closures and restrictions for Loop 101 this week. (Damien Hernandez/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the most popular stories covering Gilbert and Chandler from this week on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.

ADOT announces upcoming closures, restrictions on Loop 101 through Chandler

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced upcoming closures and restrictions on a stretch of Loop 101 through Chandler.

Pedal Haus introduces new position to ensure restaurant remains clean during COVID-19

The owner of the downtown Chandler eatery has adapted his operations during the pandemic by creating a “chief sanitizing officer” position.



Chandler USD superintendent says district is looking into flexible options for next school year

Chandler USD Superintendent Camille Casteel said the district has convened a task force to develop options for returning to school in line with directives from state officials as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidelines for reopening schools.

Enjoy wine, beer in the park in downtown Chandler beginning Friday, May 22

Through the city’s “Dine in the Park” initiative, visitors to downtown Chandler can purchase drinks to go from restaurants and enjoy them at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West.

Gilbert’s population pushes past 250,000 in Census Bureau estimate

The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the town of Gilbert’s population grew 21.9% from 2010-19.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.



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The day rate for substitute teachers is increasing in the Kyrene School District. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Kyrene School District increases day rate for substitute teachers with COVID-19 relief dollars

The Kyrene School District will now offer substitute teachers $175 per day—up from $115 a day, according to a news release from the district.

Chandler will celebrate the lighting of the Tumbleweed Tree on Dec. 4, according to a news release from the city of Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Everything to know about the Tumbleweed Tree lighting in downtown Chandler on Dec. 4

Chandler will celebrate the lighting of the Tumbleweed Tree on Dec. 4.

Sugarland, an interactive display of holiday decorations presented by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, is open to visitors through Jan. 2. (Courtesy Downtown Chandler Community Partnership)
Interactive holiday display now up in downtown Chandler

Sugarland, an interactive display of holiday decorations presented by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, is open to visitors through Jan. 2.

Duck Donuts offers made-to-order sweet treats

Duck Donuts set up shop in Chandler in December 2019.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sits beside Samsung CEO Dr. Kinam Kim as he announces the company is brining a $17 billion facility to Taylor. (Screnshot via KXAN)
Samsung makes it official: Announcement from Governor's Mansion confirms $17B facility coming to Taylor

Nearly a year after Williamson County officials began pitching Samsung to bring a megafacility to the area, the electronics giant has made it official.

Black Rock Coffee Bar opened a location in downtown Chandler Nov. 19. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Black Rock Coffee Bar opens downtown Chandler location

Black Rock Coffee Bar opened its 100th store Nov. 19.

Row of Arizona houses. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how Chandler's real estate market fared in October

Chandler continues to see year-over-year increases in home prices across almost all of the city's ZIP codes and fewer active listings. 

Mingle + Graze offers connection, community over grazing tables

Mingle + Graze opened in January 2019 in downtown Chandler. 

Santan Mountain Casino is set to open in the next 24-26 months just outside of Chandler. (Courtesy Steelman Partners)
New casino to open near Chandler; median home prices up more than 25% across Gilbert in Sept. and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Chandler and Gilbert areas.

A new 160-acre, $150 million casino is expected to open just south of Chandler city limits within the next two years. (Courtesy Steelman Partners)
New Casino to open just outside of Chandler

A new 160-acre, $150 million casino is expected to open just south of Chandler city limits within the next two years. 

City's Asian population, businesses see growth

Chandler has the highest Asian population of any other Valley suburb, according to 2020 data available from the U.S. Census Bureau released in September, with 11.9% of the city’s population being Asian, a nearly 4% jump from 2010