Tag Archives: Arizona

May 12, 2021

This feature originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. When Adam Baugh, zoning attorney with Withey Morris PLC, took on a zoning case in Queen Creek for a build-to-rent community, he knew he had his work cut out for him. Queen Creek homeowners had vehemently rejected an apartment community for that same 26-acre parcel at

May 12, 2021

Withey Morris partner and Gilbert Chamber of Commerce board member Adam Baugh is working to make the town’s roads safer for cycling. After Adam’s friend, Evan Stubbart, was hit by a car riding his bike on Greenfield Road in Gilbert, the two decided to raise more awareness about cycling and the law which requires vehicles to give three

May 12, 2021

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. A New York-based real estate private equity fund manager and developer is investing $100 million in the Valley’s rapidly growing build-to-rent market, in which detached single-family homes are constructed in a rental community with rich amenities. GTIS Partners LP is developing a build-to-rent community in Queen

March 18, 2021

Thank you to the Phoenix Business Journal for putting us at the top of your Lobbying / Government Relations list! Though we are fortunate to have a considerable number of clients, we continue to pride ourselves on the service and attention we give each one. Read more…

March 1, 2021

The Murphy is a planned commercial development in Gilbert designed with the nearby railroad tracks in mind. It’s name pays homage to the man who built the tracks through town. The Murphy consists of a retail complex and focal point of the neighborhood and a gathering place for the community to shop and dine. It

February 9, 2021

This article originally published in the Phoenix Business Journal. In recent years, the town has become the place where international companies want to locate, and business and government leaders say the momentum will continue. Over the course of three decades, the East Valley town of Gilbert went from what people then described as “nothing but

February 9, 2021

A resort developer is testing the waters to see if Sedona could someday soon be added to its list of other destinations across the nation. Representatives from LodgeWorks Partners were on hand virtually to give a presentation and answer questions during the Tuesday, Jan. 19, Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Their presentation on the

January 12, 2021

Congratulations to Jason Morris and Mike Withey for their recognition as two of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2021 by Az Business magazine!  The prestigious group is chosen by Az Business magazine’s editorial team in collaboration with industry experts. The attorneys were selected from a pool of more than 2,000 of the state’s

January 12, 2021

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of AZRE magazine. CRE professionals share their must-have outdoor items. In October, Baugh, his daughter, and some friends from the commercial real estate world did a rim-to-rim hike at the Grand Canyon, doing a hike under a full moon during the overnight portion of the excursion.

November 10, 2020

At its Oct. 20 meeting, Peoria City Council listened to a presentation on land use and zoning by attorney Jason Morris of Withey Morris PLC, then approved a requested rezoning for his client, Arrowhead RV. The council action followed the Peoria Planning Commission approving the rezoning of a the site at 11150 W. Beardsley Road

November 10, 2020

PHOENIX, AZ—U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Withey Morris PLC, a prominent Arizona land use and real estate law firm, in its 2021 edition of Best Law Firms. Firms receive recognition for “professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers,” according to U.S. News-Best Lawyers. For the past decade, Withey

October 8, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Paradise Valley Independent. Five Star Development has provided a sneak peek into the Palmeraie Phase II proposal — a luxury mixed-use project sitting just east of Paradise Valley town limits — that will serve as a connection between the Ritz-Carlton resort and the city of Scottsdale. The Palmeraie Phase

October 3, 2020

According to historians, the oldest cartographic relic is the Babylonian World Map, a 600 B.C. clay design depicting landforms and water features of the ancient world. Over 2,600 years later, Google Maps provides precise geographical context, location and detail using satellite imagery. Examine the Withey Morris Project Map using Google’s technology, and the full scale,

September 15, 2020

This article originally appeared in the September/October issue of AZRE magazine.   The Loop 303 may soon be renamed Merit Partners Parkway if the developer keeps doing what it has been doing along the West Valley freeway. Merit Partners is one of the developers developing the PV 303, a 1600 acre business park that spans

September 11, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. As opportunities for large-scale developments within the city of Scottsdale have become harder to come by, developers and builders have turned their focus east, to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, which has quickly become a destination for a slew of commercial projects.  In the past

August 21, 2020

PICACHO — Nestled in the shadow of Picacho Peak, an area recreational vehicle and manufactured home park is poised to nearly double in size with the addition of new upscale residences, larger sites and more amenities. Read more….

August 21, 2020

From “Ones To Watch” to “Lawyer of The Year,” Arizona’s Top Land Use Law and Real Estate Law Firm Bestowed With Top Honors PHOENIX, AZ – Best Lawyers in America® 2021 recognized every land use and zoning attorney from Withey Morris PLC, a prominent Arizona land use and real estate law firm for more than

July 21, 2020

The Goodyear City Council recently approved a rezoning of approximately 27 acres at the NEC of Cotton Lane and Elwood Street at its August 19th meeting, for the development of a new multifamily community. Applicant, Withey Morris, PLC, on behalf of developer, Vita Communities, requested to amend the El Cidro Planned Area Development on that property from Low-Medium Density

May 11, 2020

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 7, 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

December 6, 2019

Jason Morris named one of Arizona’s business leaders and innovators in AZBusiness Magazine. Read the issue.

November 21, 2019

Miami-based Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) is in escrow to buy one of the last remaining large parcels of land in Gilbert. The deal to acquire 90 acres is expected to close within the next couple of weeks, said Ed Grant, executive vice president of Scottsdale Investment Management, who is selling the land to the nation’s largest

November 21, 2019

A planned commercial development in Gilbert is designed with nearby railroad tracks in mind and was named to pay homage to the man who built the tracks through town. “This is a really small, weird-shaped property, and these properties get looked over time and time again,” said Adam Baugh, an attorney with Withey Morris who is

November 4, 2019

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Withey Morris PLC, a prominent Arizona land use law firm, in its 2020 edition of Best Law Firms. Firms receive recognition for “professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers,” according to U.S. News-Best Lawyers. Read more…

November 4, 2019

This year’s Fall Forum issue is one of Commercial Executive Magazine’s most powerful issues to date. Read about the incredible Arizona icons on our cover and how they have fostered change to create a bigger, better, booming Arizona. Featuring: Larry Van Tuyl, Dr. Michael Crow, Karrin Taylor Robson, Erik Olsson, and moderator Jason Morris. Read

October 30, 2019

There is a phrase everybody knows: Buyer Beware. Ironically, one of the fatal mistakes a developer can make is purchasing an online zoning summary report (ZR) from a national vendor and assume that covers the breadth and depth of a site’s zoning entitlements and issues. Read more…

September 19, 2019

Two well-known Scottsdale buildings will face the wrecking ball this fall. Papago Plaza is the city’s oldest shopping center. The pink Pueblo-inspired plaza near McDowell and Scottsdale roads is expected to soon come down. A demolition permit from the city is pending staff approval, according to the city. Read more…

September 10, 2019

Best Lawyers in America® 2020 recognized four attorneys from ​Withey Morris PLC​, a prominent Arizona land use law firm for more than 20 years. The lawyers are: William F. Allison – Government Relations Practice and Land Use and Zoning Law Adam Baugh – Land Use and Zoning Law Jason B. Morris – Land Use and Zoning Law Michael

September 10, 2019

Best Lawyers in America® 2020 recognized four attorneys from Withey Morris PLC , a prominent Arizona land use law firm for more than 20 years. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. The awards recognize attorneys with the highest level of confidential peer feedback in specific practice areas

August 27, 2019

Best Lawyers in America 2020 recognized four attorneys from Withey Morris PLC, a prominent Arizona land use law firm for more than 20 years. Read more…

August 1, 2019

Six high-rise towers may soon replace a long-vacant plot of land at the northeast corner of Indian School Road and Central Avenue in Phoenix — a project that supporters call a first of its kind in Arizona. Read more…

July 22, 2019

A proposed 150-foot downtown office building surpassed a major hurdle on July 10 when it received thumbs up from the Scottsdale Planning Commission. Read more…

July 3, 2019

Following years of deliberations, it appears Paradise Valley Town Council has closed upon a consensus of how Indian Bend Road and Lincoln Drive improvements will unfold in coming months. Read more…

July 3, 2019

Longstanding plans to build a new office building next to the Galleria Corporate Centre are set to go back before the City Council as the property owner seeks to add additional height to the proposed project. Read more…

June 13, 2019

As it takes over the campus formerly of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona Christian University plans to transform the campus from a commuter school to an on-campus living environment. New housing developments are also planned for the 85 acres of vacant land neighboring the campus. Read more…

June 11, 2019

Looking to fill a void for residents in the far reaches of the North Black Canyon Corridor wanting restaurant and entertainment options in the area, Scott McGill of MCG Commercial in Phoenix is working to entitle and purchase land for a mixed-use project. Read more…

May 10, 2019

Infill development is currently experiencing a renaissance in the Valley and in metropolitan areas across the U.S. There is no single cause for this. Instead, it is a confluence of economic factors, lifestyle trends, and significant changes in transportation technology and infrastructure. Since the Great Recession in 2008, the trend toward suburban sprawl and new

May 8, 2019

After receiving approval from the Scottsdale City Council to raze and redevelop the vacant Papago Plaza, to be known as Papago Marketplace, developers are headed back to the design review board after adjusting plans to reflect feedback from neighbors. “We were able to establish a really positive dialogue with the neighborhood leadership and incorporate their

March 7, 2019

If you’re wondering what it takes to be one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, experts say you might want to start subscribing to the “it takes a village” philosophy. Read more… 

January 16, 2019

Arizona Business Magazine’s annual outlook issue included insight from our own Adam Baugh on what’s ahead for land use entitlements. Read more…

December 31, 2018

Lincoln Property Co. has plans for a 1.2 million-square-foot build-to-suit industrial project in west Glendale. Read more…

December 31, 2018

A development lauded to transform the defunct 1960s Papago Plaza in south Scottsdale has unanimously passed Scottsdale City Council. Read more…

November 21, 2018

A church’s plan to sell land to a developer to build 52 single-family homes has residents from the three surrounding neighborhoods up in arms. The 11-acres of infill property is located on the south side of Madera Parc Drive, east of Cooper Road, next to the First United Methodist Church. Read more…

September 10, 2018

Plans include eventually adding live/work space for artists A Cold War-era armory on Roosevelt Street near Grand Avenue could get a second life as a home for skilled craftworkers and artists. The building was state-owned before Jay Visconti of California-based Northwood Properties bought it with the intent to adaptively reuse the space. The price was

September 10, 2018

A doggy daycare for Fido to play, socialize and even spend the night is expected to open at Gilbert Fiesta shopping center sometime in October or November. Franchise owner and Gilbert resident Tina Edenfield got the green light for Dogtopia last week from Town Council, which voted 6-1 to uphold the Planning Commission’s granting of

August 16, 2018

  Best Lawyers in America® 2019 recognized four attorneys from Withey Morris PLC, a prominent Arizona land use law firm for more than 20 years. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. The awards recognize attorneys with the highest level of confidential peer feedback in specific practice areas