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Neighborhood Opposition: Faux or Real

An army of red shirts. Yellow slogan pin-buttons. Protest signs and opposition websites. Professional, paid opposition organizers. Legal counsel. Facebook and Twitter pages. These efforts describe the recent increase in opposition to infill redevelopment, rezoning, and community planning. Neighborhood outreach and citizen involvement is a bedrock principle in the development process. Cities and counties generally

August 5, 2015
Paradise Valley OKs commission scope of Ritz-Carlton evaluation

Five Star Development Inc. has submitted a plan for the Paradise Valley Ritz-Carlton resort community and now the evaluation of proposed heights and density for the 82-acre resort is under the guise of the Planning Commission. Paradise Valley Town Council Thursday, June 11 held its final of three meetings of public review and unanimously approved what town

June 18, 2015
Paradise Valley Town Council begins Ritz-Carlton proposal scrutiny

Paradise Valley Town Council Thursday, May 28 held its first public review of what town leaders call a Statement of Direction (SOD). Paradise Valley Town Council is expected to approve an SOD based on the Five Star Development proposal for the Paradise Valley Planning Commission at a June 4 public hearing. The Five Star plan,

June 3, 2015
Development in a Recovering Economy

Withey Morris chaired the 2015 Land Use Law Conference in Phoenix to answer some of the biggest issues facing the field today. Attorneys in private practice, developers, architects, brokers, city and state officials, landowners, and real estate professionals all gained valuable insights at this conference and also had the opportunity to network with experts in the industry. May

May 20, 2015
City Council approves CVS

Just when it looked as though a vote on CVS was going to once again be postponed, things got interesting. After more than an hour discussion, the Sedona City Council voted 6-1 on Tuesday, May 12, to postpone a decision on a zone change for CVS until June 23. But following a 15-minute break, Councilwoman

May 20, 2015
Scottsdale developer launches Paradise Valley Ritz-Carlton bid

Paradise Valley planning staff are expected to complete their review Thursday, May 21 of a special-use permit amendment pursued by Scottsdale-based Five Star Development Inc. for the creation of a Paradise Valley Ritz-Carlton resort community. Five Star Development, which is owned by Scottsdale resident Jerry Ayoub, is represented by Jason Morris of Withey Morris PLC in this matter. Read Full

May 13, 2015
‘Real Estate’s Top Legal Minds’

Commercial Executive Magazine touts the Withey Morris teams as “real estate’s top legal minds.” Read the full story! Read the full story here. Please turn to page 32.

March 31, 2015
Neighborhood Opposition: Faux or Real?

Adam Baugh discusses public and paid opposition to development projects and how to overcome those obstacles. Read the full story here. Please turn to page 60.

July 24, 2014
Big Deals

Withey Morris helped American Furniture Warehouse bring over 300 jobs to Gilbert by securing land use and zoning approvals on about 78 acres. Read the full story! Read the full story here. Please turn to page 26.

May 4, 2014