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Arizona Supreme Court rules on $125M Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled today in favor of a deal between Arizona State University and Omni Hotels & Resorts. This ruling is in response to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office’s 2019 lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents, challenging the practice of using its tax-exempt

April 14, 2022
Despite growing concern about opposition to apartment projects, new luxury developments continue to cluster in key parts of the Valley

This article originally appeared in The Phoenix Business Journal. Valley zoning attorney Jason Morris has had his share of tough zoning cases over the years. The founding partner of Withey Morris PLC law firm in Phoenix, is seeing an increase in NIMBYism related to proposed apartment projects across the Valley — even high-end ones. “This

April 14, 2022
Withey Morris is the largest lobbying firm in Arizona

Withey Morris is proud to once again to land in the No. 1 spot on  the Phoenix Business Journal’s list of largest lobbying firms in Arizona! See the list here….

April 14, 2022
HB2674: Housing By Right Is Wrong

This article originally appeared in AZRE magazine. The last decade has brought tremendous economic growth and prosperity to Arizona and its metropolitan areas. Lured by a supportive business climate and a high-quality workforce, businesses large and small have been flocking to the desert. One need only flip through the pages of this magazine to understand

April 4, 2022
Arizona legislators set to tackle the affordable housing crisis

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. As home prices and rental rates continue to escalate in metro Phoenix, the affordable housing crisis continues to worsen. State Reps. Cesar Chavez, D-Phoenix, and Steve Kaiser, R-Phoenix, thought they had the answer when they introduced House Bill 2674, a municipal zoning by right bill to

April 4, 2022
Controversial Greenbelt 88 wins Council OK

This article originally appeared in the Scottsdale Progress. After nearly two years of planning and battles with neighbors, the controversial Greenbelt 88 mixed use development will become a reality – but not for a while.  Scottsdale City Council on Feb. 8 voted 5-2 to approve the project, which will include 228 apartments and 25,000 square

April 4, 2022
Expert’s Take: 1-on-1 with Jason Morris

This article originally appeared in BEX. After the extensively drawn-out approval for Greenbelt 88 was finally secured (AZBEX; Feb. 11) and two Arizona Legislators made major waves across the state’s local zoning authorities and development communities with the introduction of HB 2674, a bill that would have stripped municipalities of much of their power in

February 23, 2022
Controversial Greenbelt 88 wins Council OK

This article originally appeared in the Scottsdale Progress. After nearly two years of planning and battles with neighbors, the controversial Greenbelt 88 mixed use development will become a reality – but not for a while.  Scottsdale City Council on Feb. 8 voted 5-2 to approve the project, which will include 228 apartments and 25,000 square

February 17, 2022
Greenbelt 88 Wins in Split Decision

This article originally appeared in BEX. After a nearly two-year struggle, multiple revisions and accommodations to neighborhood and regulatory resistance, abundant mis- and disinformation, and its emergence as a poster child representative of the ongoing reformative development versus the forces of Not In My Back Yard, a highly revised and scaled back version of the

February 17, 2022