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Downtown Phoenix may (finally) get a grocery store

“This just made it a lot easier to move to downtown Phoenix,” Mayor Greg Stanton said in a statement. “A new full-service grocery store will be a catalyst for more residential and neighborhood growth downtown for years to come.” RED Development and Fry’s said they will share more details in the coming months. Read More…

April 11, 2016
How Phoenix residents dumped Donald Trump’s hotel plans

At the end of the meeting at the Arizona Biltmore, the developer Donald Trump asked for the room to be cleared of everyone except for himself and Mayor Phil Gordon.  It was March 2004. Trump had announced plans months before to erect a Trump-branded high-rise hotel and condominium tower in the ritzy corridor near 24th Street and Camelback

April 11, 2016
Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley

Five Star Development, in cooperation with the Ritz-Carlton group of hotels, has received approval from the Town of Paradise Valley to build the Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley and supporting residential and retail development on a 105-acre property northeast of the corner of Lincoln and Mockingbird Drive. The project boasts some exciting features that will help ensure

January 22, 2016
The Ritz-Carlton Announces Paradise Valley Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Five Star Development Resort Communities, LLC have signed an agreement for the development of a new resort and residences in Paradise Valley near Scottsdale, Arizona. “Paradise Valley in Arizona will be a great new destination for our brand in the Americas,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer

January 22, 2016
What has 200 rooms, 139 homes, a 400-foot swimming pool and costs $2 billion? The new Ritz-Carlton coming to Paradise Valley

A $2 billion Ritz-Carlton resort and luxury residential community is scheduled to break ground in Paradise Valley this spring, setting the stage for the high-end hotel brand to re-enter the Phoenix-area market by the end of 2018. The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley  will feature 200 “casita style” hotel rooms, separate pools for adults and families, a spa, a garden

January 22, 2016
Once a family farm, quonset hut to house hand-crafted bazaar

A 60-year-old farm hut in Gilbert may soon become the only place where you can stroll through a mix of restaurants and machine shops, past a microbrewery and into a design studio or wood-working shop — all under one roof. The one-of-a-kind artisan workplace, called “Barnone,” is the latest project in the works for Agritopia

December 7, 2015
Ritz-Carlton proposal moves to Paradise Valley Town Council

A 200-room Ritz-Carlton resort and residential complex proposed last year in Paradise Valley is making its way to the Town Council’s desk. Earlier this month, the Paradise Valley Planning Commission voted 5-2 to recommend that the Town Council approve the proposed Ritz-Carlton project. Read more

November 5, 2015
CVS construction set for October

After nearly two years of discussion, debate, revisions and delays, the first shovel of dirt will soon be turned for the CVSPharmacy in Sedona. “We hope to see CVS break ground in October and, if all goes well, open for business next summer,” said Jason Morris, who has been the spokesman for the project since the beginning. Read full article

September 17, 2015
Cole retires from Village Planning Committee

The city’s longest serving member of a village planning committee, Doug Cole, has retired from the Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee after accepting an agreement with The True Life Companies to provide public relations services as they work to develop the former Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course. Read More…

August 17, 2015