Mood: The ins and outs of storm drainage, wash maintenance

On Tuesday, Oct. 2 the Town of Paradise Valley experienced heavy rainfall in the wake of Hurricane Rosa. The Maricopa County weather station near the intersection of Tatum and Shea boulevards recorded a 24-hour rainfall total of 3.70 inches. The weather station at the Paradise Valley Country Club recorded 3.39 inches and the weather station […]

Paradise Valley signs marching orders for analysis of SmokeTree rebirth effort

A Statement of Direction has been rendered by Paradise Valley Town Council to give building and design guidelines for the legacy SmokeTree Resort’s renovation. On Thursday, Oct. 11, Paradise Valley Town Council spent about an hour combing over SmokeTree Resort’s Statement of Direction, which is comprised of 12 elements pertaining to several aspects of the […]

Understated elegance: Town council remains steadfast on established aesthetics

A plan crafted to enhance and showcase the town’s identity on its main thoroughfares seems to be a bit too over the top for some council members, who prefer more subtle and “understated” improvements. While discussing the plan’s implementation on Thursday, Oct. 11, the Paradise Valley Town Council voiced its desire to move on from […]

Paradise Valley Town Council announces town manager candidates

The Paradise Valley Town Council has announced that, after a nationwide search, it is conducting interviews with candidates who have been identified for the town manager position. The town contracted with a specialized executive search firm, CPS HR consulting, and has been engaged in comprehensive recruitment efforts since July, which has included a national outreach […]

Paradise Valley consternation swirls as outgoing mayor seeks CIP advisory committee, role

Following an overwhelming chagrin percolating around a beautification project meant to offer motorists a more pristine view of Doubletree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley Mayor Michael Collins is taking matters into his own hands. On Thursday, Oct. 4 Mr. Collins issued a letter to residents along Doubletree Ranch Road within Paradise Valley town limits suggesting an […]

Paradise Valley OKs amendment to IGA involving public safety regional wireless cooperative

The Paradise Valley Town Council recently approved on consent changes to an intergovernmental agreement regarding the regional wireless cooperative’s governance document. The approval came as part of the Thursday, Sept. 13 Town Council meeting at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. The council voted on an amendment to Resolution 1262, which is an intergovernmental agreement […]

Snyder: Doubletree Road project in Paradise Valley has my full support

After reading in the Independent about the town meeting discussing the Doubletree Road Capital Improvement Plan, I felt compelled to write you all in support of what is proposed. My family and I live in Camelback Country Estates Unit 1, basically the SEC of Invergordon and Doubletree. To be frank I was amazed about the […]

The Villas at Cheney Estates application nears final approval

The Villas at Cheney Estates is once again in front of Paradise Valley Town Council as the project is nearing completion of the municipal application process. On Sept. 13, details of the applicant’s request to approve the final plat to develop eight residential lots on 9.6 acres at the northwest corner of Northern Avenue and […]

Vision of Paradise Valley General Plan realized through Lincoln Road development focus

As the economic pendulum continues its swing toward commercial prosperity, the Town of Paradise Valley may begin to see the seeds of its General Plan come to fruition. In fall 2012 Paradise Valley voters overwhelmingly approved a General Plan update — a land-use document meant to help guide the decisions of elected leaders — with […]

Paradise Valley sharpens language as new Hillside Development Regulations emerge

Paradise Valley Town Attorney Andrew Miller delivered to the local governing board Thursday, Sept. 13 a formal update to Hillside Development Regulations. The presentation, which was offered at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive, served as an outline for Paradise Valley Town Council defining Hillside code definitions, a new pre-application process and defined criteria for […]