Paradise Valley continues tussle with right approach to Lincoln Drive improvements

Since September of last year, Town of Paradise Valley officials have been wrestling with the appropriate approach to Lincoln Drive median improvements — from about Mockingbird Lane to Scottsdale Road — that could play an integral role in the success of contemplated development. That intellectual tussle continues today. Paradise Valley Town Council Thursday, Feb. 28 […]

Home for the holidays: Rosen family compromise likely at Azure Paradise Valley

WRITE TO REPLY: Read Five Star Development’s response to this article here. It appears there is a very good chance the Rosen family will be home for the holidays. Cori and Vic Rosen purchased what they call their, “dream home” at Azure Paradise Valley, which is the first Shea Signature luxury community in the Town […]

Majority of Paradise Valley council buckles under the allure of development

Council members Maria Syms, Mark Stanton, Mary Hamway and Mayor Michael Collins all voted against one-home/one-acre zoning and against non-commercial development when they voted for the uber-dense Ritz redevelopment. I can understand Hamway and Stanton voting this way because their own homes are on, respectively, one-half and one-quarter acre lots and they may have little […]

Paradise Valley Ritz-Carlton development proposal enters final stage

The fluid state of the proposed Paradise Valley Ritz-Carlton appears to be everlasting. On Monday, Nov. 30 developers of the planned resort community juggernaut told the Town of Paradise Valley Independent they presented their best and final offer to Paradise Valley Town Council. However, at a Dec. 3 public hearing at Town Hall, 6401 E. […]

Ducey family: We support the Paradise Valley Ritz-Carlton

No matter our titles we are all citizens.  We feel fortunate to be ones of Paradise Valley. We know the Town Council will soon be voting on what would be the first new Ritz-Carlton project built in North America in a decade.  From our seats as residents we  support the project. Tourism is the lifeblood […]

Wastchak: Planning Commission OKs best possible Paradise Valley Ritz-Carlton product

In August last year, the primary elections for Paradise Valley mayor and council established a new group of leaders for our town. While I was not fortunate enough to be among that distinguished group, my participation in the campaign did create an opportunity to join the town’s Planning Commission in January of this year, and […]