Andeen: Fire safety, the need for defensible space

The Town of Paradise Valley has not been immune to fire. Growing up here I remember all too well the large fires we had on Mummy Mountain in the ‘70s and ‘80s. With the abundance of rain this winter and spring, the desert is overgrown with shrubs and weeds that are a fire danger in […]

Cyclists draw ire: Town resident says issue remains despite police enforcement

Paradise Valley municipal officials and law enforcement personnel have worked together to mitigate concerns regarding rampant cyclists on the town’s residential streets, however, one local homeowner says the issue remains. Heidi McCauley resides on east Quartz Mountain Road, along the north side of Mummy Mountain, where a local team of cyclists use her residential street […]

Camelback Inn nears completion of Paradise Ballroom

The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa is nearing completion of its new 15,000-square-foot Paradise Ballroom. The project includes an additional 20,000 square feet of outdoor and pre-function space, bringing the award-winning resort’s total meeting and event space to 95,000 square feet, according to a release. In addition to floor-to-ceiling windows, which will provide […]

Town council has eyes for hillside preservation in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley Councilwoman Julie Pace got the blessing of the local governing board to reinvigorate the Mummy Mountain Preserve Trust — and explore preserving additional acreage on all town hillsides. During a Thursday, Oct. 12 study session, Paradise Valley Town Council discussed hillside preservation options, with Ms. Pace leading the charge on the efforts. The […]

Neighbors: We see no need for Mummy Mountain variance

One of the many reasons we love Paradise Valley is because of the beautiful mountains that encompass our town. When we look out our windows and travel down our streets, we are extremely grateful to live in a community with so much natural beauty. We believe in property rights, but we also believe in following […]

Board of Adjustment continues Moak application, again

The Paradise Valley Board of Adjustment granted a second continuance to a variance proposal pursued by Steven and Deborah Moak on a proposed 6,300-square-foot hillside home. On Wednesday, Sept. 6, the Board of Adjustment voted 4-0 to continue the request to a date to-be-determined by the applicant. Members Hope Ozer, Jon Newman and Quinn Williams […]

Paradise Valley Board of Adjustment continues Moak variance

The Paradise Valley Board of Adjustment has issued a continuance to a variance proposal pursued by Steven and Deborah Moak on a proposed 6,300-square-foot hillside home. Several Paradise Valley residents and neighbors of the 5211 E. Cheney Drive property — including Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill — took to Town Hall Wednesday, June 7, to voice their opposition to the project eyed for a 1.03-acre lot on Mummy Mountain. The Board of Adjustment ultimately voted 4-1 to issue a continuance to the board’s September 2017 meeting. Board member Eric Leibsohn was the dissenting vote, and Catherine Kauffman and Quinn Williams were absent.

Paradise Valley evaluates future of public parcels

Paradise Valley Town Council held a long talk Thursday, Jan. 26 stocking public interest on what may or may not happen with town-owned properties sprinkled throughout municipal bounds. The local governing board was given an overview of each of the properties before opening the public hearing allowing residents to voice opinions and concerns about land near their homes.