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 […]

Town Council mulls over administrative land modification changes to town code

Changes are coming to chapter six of Paradise Valley’s Town Code regarding administrative land modifications. The Town Council heard a presentation from planner George Burton during a study session of its Thursday, May 9 meeting at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. Mr. Burton presented ordinance and resolution drafts that would lead to the changes […]

Town Council discusses future of alarm monitoring, false alarms

Expansion may be coming to the Town of Paradise Valley’s alarm monitoring service. The Paradise Valley Town Council had this discussion and received an update on the false alarm ordinance at its Thursday, April 25 meeting at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. In regards to the alarm monitoring service, Police Chief Peter Wingert asked […]

Pace: Phoenix Zoo and Paradise Valley connections fused forever

A Paradise Valley Arts Committee road trip to the Phoenix Zoo on April 26 celebrated the reuse of the stained glass panels the town removed from the Leona Helmsley house demolition in 2007. The town stored them for 10 years until a home could be found among the wild animals in a building designed specifically […]

Proposed operations at Paradise Valley Lincoln Medical Plaza draws council concern

Paradise Valley Town Council continues to grapple with the appropriate use and scope of operations at the proposed installation of a revitalized Lincoln Medical Plaza at 7125 E. Lincoln Drive. The local governing board deliberated tenets of the proposal — including an overview of updates to proposed plans encapsulating the major special use permit amendment […]

Bien-Willner: An update on Paradise Valley happenings from the mayor

Dear friends and neighbors: I am pleased to provide you with an update on some of the issues we’ve been working on, and will do so on a periodic basis going forward with the goal of increasing transparency, communication, and engagement for everyone interested in the great Town of Paradise Valley. PV is safe I […]