Read the top stories in September on Community Impact Newspaper's website from the Phoenix area.


5 businesses that have closed in Gilbert

Here are five businesses that have recently closed in Gilbert.

Three business changes to know at SanTan Village

Here are three recent business updates from SanTan Village.


The Steelyard development breathes new life into southeast Chandler intersection

A rich history lays in the dirt on the southeast corner of Chandler Heights and Gilbert roads. Generations of a prominent Chandler family—the Riggs family—worked on a farm in that location. Later, the land gave way to a steelyard owned by the Riggs family.

As years passed, the steelyard fell out of function, and the family moved. In 2017, a development group—Capital Asset Management—approached the Riggs family to purchase the land and turn it into a hub for the growing neighborhoods that envelop it.

Chandler USD board reviews proposed high school boundary changes ahead of opening of new high school

With the opening of the district's seventh high school in the 2021-22 school year, Chandler USD officials are proposing changes to the high school attendance boundaries. The Chandler USD board heard the administration's proposal at a meeting Sept. 23 and is expected to vote on the changes Oct. 14.

Chandler USD elementary students to return in staggered model; secondary students expected to return in person Oct. 13

The Chandler USD governing board voted Sept. 2 to begin a staggered start for elementary students and to keep junior high and high school students attending school virtually until the start of the second quarter as long as benchmarks from the county health department continue to be met.

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