Tag Archives: Jason Morris

June 4, 2021

For months, residents of a historic Phoenix neighborhood have been fighting an out-of-state developer over an apartment project. On Wednesday, the City Council voted on the proposal along the Grand Canal in the central city. Phoenix calls it the Grand Canalscape, a 12-mile system for people to safely walk, run and bike. It’s a source

May 26, 2021

This article originally appeared in Commercial Executive Magazine. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business once again recognized prominent Arizona land use and real estate law firm Withey Morris PLC, among the best firms in Arizona, earning the highest ranking – Band 1 – in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use practices. William F. Allison, Jason Morris

May 26, 2021

This article originally appeared in Attorney at Law. PHOENIX, AZ—Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business once again recognized prominent Arizona land use and real estate law firm Withey Morris PLC, among the best firms in Arizona, earning the highest ranking – Band 1 – in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use practices. William F. Allison, Jason Morris

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

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

September 8, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. Stockdale Capital Partners LLC, a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm with a rapidly growing presence in metro Phoenix, has received zoning approval for a boutique apartment complex in downtown Scottsdale. Plans call for building a $25 million, 3-story structure that would include 54 units atop

September 8, 2020

A new 54-unit multifamily residential proposal received a split 4-3 vote by the City Council to provide a small pocket of housing in Old Town Scottsdale. The tight Council vote was rendered on Aug. 24, after the project receiving unanimous recommendations from the Development Review Board and Planning Commission this summer. Called Canalside, owners Stockdale

August 27, 2020

A new apartment project is planned for a vacant plot of land in downtown Scottsdale. The project, named Canalside for its proximity to the Arizona Canal, is scheduled to go before to the City Council for approval on August 24. According to plans filed with the city, Canalside will include 54 apartment units in a

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

August 18, 2020

A Phoenix-based developer instrumental in the Red Bull and White Claw facilities being built in the West Valley has closed on a 614-acre parcel of land in Glendale that will be the site of a $1.5 billion logistics park development.  The parcel at the southwest corner of Bethany Home Road and Loop 303 is part

July 29, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. Construction work has begun at Papago Plaza, a redevelopment project near McDowell and Scottsdale roads in south Scottsdale. Final grading is being done onsite for installation of electrical and water lines. Pivot Development, which is developing the hotel, restaurant and retail space at Papago Plaza, began

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

June 25, 2020

The city of Phoenix and several other governmental agencies around the country have extended development deadlines to give developers and businesses increased flexibility during the pandemic. Here’s how the new guidelines break down, from construction permits and plan reviews to preliminary plats. Read more…

May 11, 2020

A controversial condominium tower four years in the making has received unanimous approval from the Phoenix City Council. At a virtual zoning hearing that lasted about two hours on May 6, Council gave the green light to Scottsdale-based Sunbelt Holdings Inc. to build an $85 million condominium on what currently is a parking lot at

April 14, 2020

Michael Withey and Jason Morris, founding partners of prominent Phoenix land use and zoning firm Withey Morris, were named two of Arizona’s 2020 Top 100 lawyers by AZ Business magazine. Withey Morris is the only firm with two land use attorneys with this prestigious honor. Attorneys were selected from a pool of more than 2,000

April 14, 2020

If you grew up in Phoenix, you’re likely familiar with the cultural activity of cruising Central Avenue. For decades before the advent of social media, teen entertainment in the Valley often turned to motoring along Central. It was a way to meet other teenagers and find out where the parties were. It was a place

December 6, 2019

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

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

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