Q&A: The shared economy, the Town of Paradise Valley and JBW

The Town of Paradise Valley Independent reached out to Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner to better understand his perspective specific to the fledging shared economy emerging within town limits. Mr. Bien-Willner — a lawyer by trade, an entrepreneur at heart — offers three examples of town efforts. They are: The Town of Paradise Valley has published a […]

Legacy value arguments shape Town of Paradise Valley development

The Town of Paradise Valley is special. The landlocked municipality is unique as it borders major metropolitan areas — the City of Phoenix and the City of Scottsdale — but since its 1961 incorporation the town has remained a beloved residential relic of 20th Century American suburbia. Situated amongst both historical and natural landmarks, Town […]

Paradise Valley councilwomen hold steadfast to community values

The Town of Paradise Valley is on the precipice of what developer dreams may become as municipal leaders weigh the cost and benefits of luxury housing, multifamily and resort development inching toward fruition. In all, there are eight special use permit projects making their way through various cogs of the Paradise Valley municipal process, Community […]

Paradise Valley offers consensus on roadway improvements leading to, shaping resort development

Following years of deliberations, it appears Paradise Valley Town Council has closed upon a consensus of how Indian Bend Road and Lincoln Drive improvements will unfold in coming months. Despite its anticipated summer slumber, the local governing body descended upon Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive, in a special meeting July 1 to decide upon […]

Paradise Valley lays foundation for 21st Century municipal complex overhaul

The Town of Paradise Valley continues the 21st Century overhaul of the municipal complex as elected leaders recently approved an $80,000 contract to lay the technological infrastructure for pending improvements. Paradise Valley Town Council approved a contract not to exceed $81,779 with Level 7 technologies to lay both communications and fiber optics conduit throughout the […]

Bien-Willner: A salute to Town Council’s recent successes

As Paradise Valley’s Town Council recesses for the summer, I wanted to express my thanks to everyone involved for a great first six months of this council term. It has been an absolute privilege and pleasure to serve as your mayor for the past six months. Your council and town staff, with valuable public input, […]

Pace: What you need to know in Paradise Valley — the good and the bad

As we arrive at the council’s summer break, there are items residents need to watch in Paradise Valley. Let’s review the good and the bad so residents are up-to-speed and can let the mayor, council and town staff know your thoughts. Let’s start with the bad: 1. Opposing 150 foot architectural spire and 90 foot […]

Compromise construed as Smoke Tree falls short of Paradise Valley confidence

Smoke Tree Resort representatives stood before Paradise Valley Town Council May 23 to present the newest rendition of their redevelopment application, which was met with luke-warm encouragement. Overall, members of Town Council voiced a desire to see the Smoke Tree Resort redeveloped, but a hefty special use permit application that includes 30 resort residential — […]

Paradise Valley narrows focus as part of Lincoln median improvements

A conclusion is becoming more clear regarding the Lincoln Drive median improvements after the Paradise Valley Town Council zeroed in on access to one property along the roadway. The Town Council discussed five options on a median break for access to the Gordon property, which sits to the west of the Applewood Pet Resort on […]

Paradise Valley eyes a strategic revenue model as FY General Fund approval approaches

As the heat inches toward triple-digits, municipalities throughout Arizona are simultaneously finalizing their budgets in preparation for adoption each summer. The Town of Paradise Valley is working through this process — eying a June public hearing followed by an adoption of their fiscal year 2019-20 budget. The town’s fiscal year runs June 30-July 1 each […]