A podcast about the dirt on land use, development and inside politics of Arizona.


People+Politics+Development+Drama = Dirt to Development

Dirt to Development is a one-of-a-kind podcast that provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest developments in Arizona – and the people, politics, developers, brokers, architects and neighbors that make it all happen. You’ll hear insane stories and insights from industry experts, city staff and intriguing community personalities. And yes, there will be laughter.

April 13, 2022

Michael Rumpeltin is the design brains behind notable projects like The Yard, Joyride Taco, Stock and Stable, Postino Highland and more. Hear how he makes unique spaces work with adaptive reuse and experiential retail.

March 30, 2022

The Zoning Ordinance includes uses and development standards governing property development, but what happens when land uses don’t fit neatly into a specific zoning district? Or when a site plan needs to change, or a zoning compliance letter is required? Listen as we discuss tips and tricks to work with planning agencies to secure favorable

March 16, 2022

The City of Glendale is seeing tremendous success with new developments along the 101 and 303 Freeways, and the tip of the spear is the City’s Economic Development Department. Check out how Brian and Randy from Glendale’s Economic Development Department help prepare and pave the way for successful developments – and why all new projects

March 1, 2022

Smart developers know the value of a good due diligence effort, which should only be done by local experts who know where the bodies are buried inside the city’s zoning and permit records department. Yet for some reason, reckless developers are relying on out-of-state PZRs (Planning & Zoning Reports) as their sole resource for proper

February 19, 2022

The North Central Phoenix Homeowners Association is no pushover, and rightfully so. They’ve worked hard to set high standards and encourage good development. But not all cases are easily won and some give and take with the neighbors and developers is necessary. Listen in as we discuss effective neighbor outreach and learn key insights from