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Idaho developer has eye on downtown Phoenix land for multifamily project

Boise, Idaho-based Hawkins Cos. is in the midst of rezoning a downtown Phoenix parcel that will pay tribute to Lincoln Ragsdale, a prominent Phoenix civil rights leader and previous owner of the site. Plans call for building a five-story multifamily property with ground floor retail at the northwest corner of Washington and 12th streets that

June 25, 2020
Arizona Lawyers Confront The COVID Landscape

Adam Baugh:  We’ve been quick to pivot. All public city meetings have been cancelled. Not just public hearings (Planning & Zoning, City Council, and neighbor meetings) but even ongoing, daily staff meetings where we resolve site plan and land use issues by working with staff.  Face-to-face neighbor outreach is paused which makes it difficult to

June 25, 2020
Attorney: Phoenix development deadline extensions add flexibility amid pandemic

The city of Phoenix and several other governmental agencies around the country have extended development deadlines to give developers and businesses increased flexibility during the pandemic. Here’s how the new guidelines break down, from construction permits and plan reviews to preliminary plats. Read more…

June 25, 2020
Sunbelt Holdings gets nod on Phoenix Country Club condos

A controversial condominium tower four years in the making has received unanimous approval from the Phoenix City Council. At a virtual zoning hearing that lasted about two hours on May 6, Council gave the green light to Scottsdale-based Sunbelt Holdings Inc. to build an $85 million condominium on what currently is a parking lot at

May 11, 2020
Attorneys: Downturn amid Covid-19 may be good time to rezone property

While many investors and developers are waiting out the pandemic before making any major business decisions, some Valley lawyers said now might be the best time for property owners to look at increasing the value of their land, either through rezoning to a more valuable use or taking a look at existing entitlements. “There were

May 11, 2020
Withey Morris PLC And Three Attorneys Recognized Among The Best By Chambers USA 2020

PHOENIX, AZ – Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized prominent Arizona land use law firm Withey Morris PLC, among the best firms in Arizona, along with three individual attorneys. William F. Allison, Jason B. Morris and Michael B. Withey were among the top lawyers in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use practices. Chambers USA, considered

May 7, 2020
Virtual Neighborhood Meeting Provides Glimpse Into Future Business Practices

COVID-19 has altered all of our businesses and daily lives. Because of this impact, it’s vital to stay nimble and adaptive when considering new norms – and look for opportunities to improve your business practices. One prime example is our approach to conducting neighbor meetings. Our firm, Withey Morris PLC, a land use and zoning

April 14, 2020
Michael Withey and Jason Morris Recognized as Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona

Michael Withey and Jason Morris, founding partners of prominent Phoenix land use and zoning firm Withey Morris, were named two of Arizona’s 2020 Top 100 lawyers by AZ Business magazine. Withey Morris is the only firm with two land use attorneys with this prestigious honor. Attorneys were selected from a pool of more than 2,000

April 14, 2020
Cruising Central — Then & Now

If you grew up in Phoenix, you’re likely familiar with the cultural activity of cruising Central Avenue. For decades before the advent of social media, teen entertainment in the Valley often turned to motoring along Central. It was a way to meet other teenagers and find out where the parties were. It was a place

April 14, 2020