Bankruptcy outcome sets stage for redefinition of Phoenix real estate’s crown jewel

Crown Realty & Development appears likely to play an unprecedented role in how the future of economic development will unfold in the Valley of the Sun, the City of Phoenix — and perhaps the state of Arizona. “To fund public education you have to make hay while the sun shines and what that means in […]

Crown Realty acquires developer rights to Phoenix’s Desert Ridge community

Crown Realty and Development, a California-developer behind significant projects in Arizona, has closed on 96.5 acres and acquired the “Master Developer” rights in north Phoenix’s Desert Ridge master planned community. The property and rights have been the subject of active litigation and bankruptcy for a decade, according to a press release. Crown now plans to […]

Homes at The Luxe in Desert Ridge to launch first release of 30 homes

The Statesman Group announced Monday, June 25 sales will launch for the first release of 30 homes at The Luxe, a $125 million luxury condominium community in Desert Ridge, when the on-site Sales Gallery opens to the public Friday, July 6. Already half pre-sold, The Luxe has been met with high demand since Statesman first […]

JW Marriott Desert Ridge installs LED lights throughout resort

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa recently completed an extensive project designed to reduce the resort’s energy use and environmental impact while improving aesthetics, by converting as much of its lighting as possible to energy-efficient LEDs. The resort partnered with two companies to complete the conversion: Arizona Public Service provided a rebate of $364,277 to help offset the over $1 million cost of the project, and Groom Energy Solutions handled the lighting design and installation, according to a press release.

Desert Ridge announces upcoming holiday events, activities

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Desert Ridge Marketplace makes the most of this holiday season by announcing all the glorious and festive activity starting in November. Filled with the sights and sounds of the season, the AMC Theatres Plaza and the District Stage is the shopping center’s place to find cheerful activities for everyone. The first snowfall kicks-off the holiday season at 6 p.m. on Nov. 23, transforming the area into a desert-style winter wonderland. Additional events throughout the holiday season include free ice skating, live music, nightly snowfalls, holiday-themed dance, music and performing arts shows and a Salvation Army Angel Tree and Salvation Army Coat Drive, as part of the center’s holiday giving program.

“Malloween” at Desert Ridge gives families safe, fun atmosphere

Calling all pint-sized witches, ghosts and pumpkins – Desert Ridge Marketplace is hosting a “Malloween” event to give Valley families a fun and safe alternative to traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. The event provides a not-so-spooky, little-bit-kooky Halloween experience, especially for younger trick-or-treaters. With store-to-store trick-or-treating, Halloween music and plenty of prizes, along with a variety of games and activities coordinated by family entertainment company, Funergy, “Malloween” is expected to draw up to 5,000 costumed children to the District.

Car-wash to host ‘Hallow-Clean’ haunted fund raiser

Phoenix drive-thru car wash is adding the fear factor this Halloween season, offering service with a scream at the first Jacksons Hallow-Clean Haunted Ca-rwash. The haunted wash will benefit Banner Children’s Hospital. The express wash service will feature spooky decorations, costumes, music, lighting and glow in the dark suds, according to a press release. The express wash tunnel will be packed with frightful surprises for all ages.

Desert Ridge to host on-site mammogram Oct. 10

It’s that time of the year again to think pink. Desert Ridge Marketplace is to host a breast cancer screening event with mobile on-site mammography, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. The screening only takes 15 minutes and offers full field digital Mammography and CAD computerized reading, according to a press release.

Oktoberfest for Parkinson’s fundraiser to be Oct. 17

The Baehr Challenge for Parkinson’s Research will host the 11th Annual Oktoberfest for Parkinson’s celebration on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on High Street. After nine years in Carefree, last year’s event was relocated to a more central and easily accessible location on High Street, located in the community of Desert Ridge, just east of Desert Ridge Marketplace in north Phoenix. The 11th annual event will be located on High Street again this year. The Oktoberfest block party includes great food, craft ales, fine wines, live music, games, spectacular raffle prizes and free parking. Since 2005, The Baehr Challenge has raised over $140,000 to help people living with Parkinson’s disease, according to a press release.

Desert Ridge to host free weekly summer family event

The Desert Ridge Marketplace invites the entire family to join some fun in the sun with their free weekly themed event for the whole family.