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Four Withey Morris Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America®2020

Best Lawyers in America® 2020 recognized four attorneys from Withey Morris PLC , a prominent Arizona land use law firm for more than 20 years. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. The awards recognize attorneys with the highest level of confidential peer feedback in specific practice areas and geographic region. Read more

Stockdale pursuit of Scottsdale Marquee development squeaks by City Council Stockdale pursuit of Scottsdale Marquee development squeaks by City Council

Class A — all the way.

Scottsdale City Council Tuesday, Aug. 27 approved — by a 4-3 margin — a zoning district map amendment, a document titled, “Marquee Development Plan” and a subsequent development agreement for property at 4419 N. Scottsdale Road. Read more

Four Withey Morris Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America®2020

Best Lawyers in America® 2020 recognized four attorneys from Withey Morris PLC , a prominent Arizona land use law firm for more than 20 years. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. The awards recognize attorneys with the highest level of confidential peer feedback in specific practice areas and geographic region. Read more

Industry Professionals

Best Lawyers in America® 2020 recognized four attorneys from ​Withey Morris PLC​, a prominent Arizona land use law firm for more than 20 years. The lawyers are:

  • William F. Allison – Government Relations Practice and Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Adam Baugh – Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Jason B. Morris – Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Michael B. Withey – Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law
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Four Withey Morris Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America® 2020

Best Lawyers in America® 2020 recognized four attorneys from Withey Morris PLC , a prominent Arizona land use law firm for more than 20 years. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. The awards recognize attorneys with the highest level of confidential peer feedback in specific practice areas and geographic region. Read more

Scottsdale Approves Contentious 150-Foot-Tall Office Building in Old Town

It’s been called a monster. It’s been called the Titanic.

Others say its controversial design is worth the opportunity to give major companies a downtown office address. Read more

Four Withey Morris Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2020

Best Lawyers in America 2020 recognized four attorneys from Withey Morris PLC, a prominent Arizona land use law firm for more than 20 years. Read more

Four Withey Morris lawyers receive prestigious Best Lawyers honor for 2020
Lindy Gosnell: Behind The Success

Congratulations to our office manager, Lindy Gosnell, for recognition in Commercial Executive Magazine’s Behind The Success. She’s the glue that keeps us together, the captain of the ship and our cheerleader when we need a boost. Her commitment and leadership help our firm run smoothly so we can dedicate ourselves to our clients’ needs. Thank you for all you do, Lindy! Read more

$1B development could revive midtown Phoenix, Steele Indian School Park

Six high-rise towers may soon replace a long-vacant plot of land at the northeast corner of Indian School Road and Central Avenue in Phoenix — a project that supporters call a first of its kind in Arizona. Read more

Despite parking concerns, high office building gets OK

A proposed 150-foot downtown office building surpassed a major hurdle on July 10 when it received thumbs up from the Scottsdale Planning Commission. Read more

‘Game Changer’ Project Near Phoenix Steele Indian School Park

Big changes are coming to a key intersection in Phoenix. On Wednesday, the City Council approved a zoning change for the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road.

A developer plans to build six towers on the privately owned land near Steele Indian School Park, which includes three historic Phoenix Indian School buildings. The project is in Councilwoman Laura Pastor’s district. Read more

Paradise Valley offers consensus on roadway improvements leading to, shaping resort development

Following years of deliberations, it appears Paradise Valley Town Council has closed upon a consensus of how Indian Bend Road and Lincoln Drive improvements will unfold in coming months. Read more
Developer seeks taller Galleria office building

Longstanding plans to build a new office building next to the Galleria Corporate Centre are set to go back before the City Council as the property owner seeks to add additional height to the proposed project. Read more

Arizona Christian to bring housing boom around Glendale’s Thunderbird campus

As it takes over the campus formerly of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona Christian University plans to transform the campus from a commuter school to an on-campus living environment. New housing developments are also planned for the 85 acres of vacant land neighboring the campus. Read more

Developer Looking to Fill Void of Restaurant and Entertainment Options in North Valley Area

Looking to fill a void for residents in the far reaches of the North Black Canyon Corridor wanting restaurant and entertainment options in the area, Scott McGill of MCG Commercial in Phoenix is working to entitle and purchase land for a mixed-use project. Read more

What’s Trending In Infill Development?

Infill development is currently experiencing a renaissance in the Valley and in metropolitan areas across the U.S. There is no single cause for this. Instead, it is a confluence of economic factors, lifestyle trends, and significant changes in transportation technology and infrastructure. Since the Great Recession in 2008, the trend toward suburban sprawl and new development on the fringes of the Valley has dramatically reversed. Read more….

Mixed-use project with six towers proposed near Steele Indian School Park
Project includes office, hotel, residential, senior living and retail components

A planned 2.3 million-square-foot mixed-use project could serve as the next entryway to Steele Indian School Park near Central Avenue, developers hope. Read more

What it took for this homebuilder to negotiate an $80M land deal to build in north Phoenix

Sometimes it takes a different strategy to convince homeowners that your project will be a good fit in their neighborhood.

On March 26, D.R. Horton Inc. paid $80 million for 122 acres from the Marley family, according to Vizzda real estate database. Plans call for building 706 homes ranging between 1,800 and 3,500 square feet on the property. Read more

Papago Plaza redevelopment to begin this summer after design tweaks

After receiving approval from the Scottsdale City Council to raze and redevelop the vacant Papago Plaza, to be known as Papago Marketplace, developers are headed back to the design review board after adjusting plans to reflect feedback from neighbors.

“We were able to establish a really positive dialogue with the neighborhood leadership and incorporate their direction and desires,” said Jason Morris, an attorney with Withey Morris working on the case. Read more