Tag Archives: entitlements

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

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

December 23, 2020

Congratulations to Jason Morris for his recognition in the 2021 edition AzBusiness Leaders magazine. Read more…

November 30, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. A heavy slant towards industrial employment may have insulated the city of Goodyear from some of the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but West Valley advocates still hope to attract more office buildings that will allow residents to work closer to home. Goodyear isn’t equipped

October 7, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. An industrial metal supplier that caters to a variety of customers, from artists to hospitals, is growing its Phoenix footprint and plans more hiring to accommodate its growth. Los Angeles-based Industrial Metal Supply recently completed a rezoning to construct a new Phoenix location that will total

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 1, 2020

By Adam Baugh  At the beginning of COVID, when the world suddenly halted in March, my children and I decided to build a bike shed.  It was a great time bonding with my daughters, but the end product looked nothing like the fancy shed we intended. Corners weren’t square, hinges didn’t close evenly, and several wood boards

July 23, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to approve a controversial development on the former Falcon Golf Club. The project will be a cross-dock truck facility for FedEx, according to public documents. Plans submitted to the county call for two phases of development. The development’s

July 15, 2020

This article originally appeared in AZRE magazine. Jason Morris established himself and the law firm that he co-founded as one of the top land use, real estate and zoning minds in the Valley. Withey Morris PLC may be one of the more highly-respected firms that developers turn to when they need help getting approval for

July 1, 2020

Glendale annexed the 865-acre Allen Ranches property this week, the city’s second-largest addition in 25 years, and approved a controversial housing development within it. Southwest Valley residents who opposed increasing the allowed density on the 250-acre housing development within Allen Ranches won a victory earlier this month when the Glendale Planning Commission rejected the developer’s

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

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

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

It’s been called a monster. It’s been called the Titanic. Others say its controversial design is worth the opportunity to give major companies a downtown office address. 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…

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…

May 30, 2018

Freedom Financial Phase I is part of a 40-acre, 300,000 sf development project at the intersection of Loop 202 and Loop 101 in Tempe, AZ. Phase I is a new, build-to-suit, 4-story building that features steel construction, glass curtain wall and a unique 298,178 sf parking garage. The interior features an open office space including

May 17, 2018

Political and economic uncertainty has defined the past year.  With Arizona’s economy showing signs of growth amid low inflation, it seems like a crane casts a shadow over every intersection in downtown Phoenix.  But we are still dealing with an evolving and distressed retail segment and most pencil-pushers are still struggling to understand the implications of