The Montelucia in Paradise Valley, Arizona sure doesn’t look luxurious in it’s current stage of construction.

The InterContinental Montelucia Resort and Spa and the Villas at Montelucia are taking shape, and for some the shape is huge. People are most critical of the project’s 34 resort villas, which hug one of the town’s busiest intersections.

A controversy on Montelucia might have an impact on what the Paradise Valley Town Council will approve for these 2 projects.

• Construction of the 120-acre Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, nestled inside Indian Bend Road, Lincoln Drive, Mockingbird Lane and Scottsdale Road.

• The redo of the 68-acre former Marriott’s Mountain Shadows, 5641 E. Lincoln Drive.