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Demolition underway at Papago Plaza, redevelopment on Scottsdale site includes hotel, residential components

Pivot Development ceremonially broke ground Thursday morning at Papago Plaza in south Scottsdale for a site that eventually will be developed into a mixed-use project worth more than $100 million. Read more

Jason Morris named one of Arizona’s business leaders and innovators

Jason Morris named one of Arizona’s business leaders and innovators in AZBusiness Magazine. Read the issue.

Nation’s largest homebuilder in escrow to buy key chunk of East Valley land

Miami-based Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) is in escrow to buy one of the last remaining large parcels of land in Gilbert.

The deal to acquire 90 acres is expected to close within the next couple of weeks, said Ed Grant, executive vice president of Scottsdale Investment Management, who is selling the land to the nation’s largest homebuilder. Read more

Planned East Valley commercial project embraces city’s railroad history

A planned commercial development in Gilbert is designed with nearby railroad tracks in mind and was named to pay homage to the man who built the tracks through town.

“This is a really small, weird-shaped property, and these properties get looked over time and time again,” said Adam Baugh, an attorney with Withey Morris who is representing Moulin Group, the parcel’s developer. “My client wanted to something creative and flip the script on what the retail place looks like.” Read more...

Withey Morris selected among Best Law Firms

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Withey Morris PLC, a prominent Arizona land use law firm, in its 2020 edition of Best Law Firms. Firms receive recognition for “professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers,” according to U.S. News-Best Lawyers. Read more

Jason Morris, Fall Forum 2019 Moderator

This year’s Fall Forum issue is one of Commercial Executive Magazine’s most powerful issues to date. Read about the incredible Arizona icons on our cover and how they have fostered change to create a bigger, better, booming Arizona. Featuring: Larry Van Tuyl, Dr. Michael Crow, Karrin Taylor Robson, Erik Olsson, and moderator Jason Morris. Read more...

Long-dormant land now zoned for homes

After the site failed to attract commercial interest, the Gilbert Town Council approved a Scottsdale real estate group’s request to rezone part of 125 acres at the northeast corner of Warner and Recker roads for homes. Read more

The Pitfalls of Purchasing “Due Diligence in a Box”

There is a phrase everybody knows: Buyer Beware. Ironically, one of the fatal mistakes a developer can make is purchasing an online zoning summary report (ZR) from a national vendor and assume that covers the breadth and depth of a site’s zoning entitlements and issues. Read more

2 high-profile Scottsdale buildings to face the wrecking ball this fall

Two well-known Scottsdale buildings will face the wrecking ball this fall.

Papago Plaza is the city’s oldest shopping center. The pink Pueblo-inspired plaza near McDowell and Scottsdale roads is expected to soon come down. A demolition permit from the city is pending staff approval, according to the city. 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

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