Tag Archives: land use

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

March 16, 2021

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. A 240-acre site on the west side of the Loop 202 South Mountain freeway extension is being primed for a large-scale industrial development, which the development team said will further the city of Phoenix’s goals to have a technology corridor along the region’s newest freeway. “The

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

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

March 11, 2020

Phoenix, AZ – Withey Morris, a prominent Arizona land use law firm for more than 20 years, brought on planner Stephanie Watney from the City of Chandler. Stephanie specializes in land use and site development. She provides entitlement and development services to the firm’s clients ranging from initial due diligence and site evaluation to full entitlement processing including

December 6, 2019

Pivot Development ceremonially broke ground Thursday morning at Papago Plaza in south Scottsdale for a site that eventually will be developed into a mixed-use project worth more than $100 million. 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 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…

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…

January 15, 2019

A relic of the Cold-war era, the National Guard Armory building was constructed in the early ‘60’s just west of downtown Phoenix.  The roughly 38,000 sqft building housed everything from a drill hall and rifle range to a library and “chow hall,” while the roughly 5-acre site parked military vehicles and equipment.  When the Department

January 14, 2019

Work with a professional to head off problems that can derail projects, says BUILDER blogger Adam Baugh. I recently took a call from a property owner furious about a city violation notice. For three years they have operated a contractor’s supply and inventory yard without a complaint until receiving a recent violation notice for operating

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…

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…

May 23, 2018

Two Phoenix landmarks in the Melrose District are getting a new lease on life. Melrose Liquors will become a new cafe called the Googie by the end of summer. Read more…

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

May 2, 2018

An army of red shirts, slogan pin buttons, protest signs and opposition websites. 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. By ordinance, local jurisdictions require developers to notify and meet with neighbors for a

April 24, 2018

After a long battle convincing Gilbert residents that a behavioral health facility is not a bad thing, Kentucky-based Springstone Inc. is moving forward with plans to build a behavioral health hospital. Read more…