New Paradise Valley Hillside building rules meant to improve standards, transparency

Anticipated safety provisions to the Paradise Valley Hillside Code updates appear to appease both safety concerns and marketplace trends, a member of the local building community says. A collective of elected leaders, municipal engineering staff and local building experts agree anticipated changes to Hillside construction guidelines will enhance both safety standards and notification requirements as […]

Potential uses guide Paradise Valley Lincoln Medical Plaza redevelopment talks

Paradise Valley Town Council Thursday, June 14 is expected to issue marching orders to its Planning Commission putting in to motion the redevelopment of the Lincoln Medical Plaza. Known at Town Hall as a Statement of Direction, the document will give the Paradise Valley Planning Commission guidelines of scrutiny for the pending medical facility overhaul, […]

Paradise Valley political season in full swing as election approaches

The signatures have been gathered, the campaign finance reports filed and at the stroke of 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 five Town of Paradise Valley residents became official candidates in the anticipated August election. The Aug. 28 Paradise Valley general election will feature an uncontested race for the station of mayor while four candidates are […]

Paradise Valley begins to dissect Lincoln and Scottsdale development rejuvenation

Plans for a future resort, the redevelopment of a medical plaza and a 90-minute discussion appears to be the precipice of revitalization at the corner of Lincoln Drive and Scottsdale Road. Paradise Valley Town Council hosted a study session discussion Thursday, May 23 that included two Statement of Direction topics. The first is for a […]

SmokeTree Resort revitalization begins Paradise Valley deliberations May 24

Not since Adam West first dawned the cowl of the Dark Knight on the American Broadcast Company has much thought been given to the breadth and scope of the SmokeTree Resort in the Town of Paradise Valley. But earlier this year the legacy resort property at 7101 E. Lincoln Drive changed hands for a reported […]

Paradise Valley Town Council mulls Town Hall remodel

Paradise Valley Town Hall may undergo some changes in the near future as the town council discussed potential interim remodels of the building during the study session of its Thursday, May 10 meeting. Engineering Services Analyst Jeremy Knapp and Town Manager Kevin Burke presented two potential interim options to create more office space, consolidate information […]

Paradise Valley 2019 budget progresses into tentative budget after town council review

The Paradise Valley Town Council moved forward with its budget plan for fiscal year 2019, moving the plan to a tentative budget. Council poured over the budget plan at its Thursday, May 10 study session at town hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. Town Manager Kevin Burke presented an overview of previous adds and deletes to […]

Budget deliberation: IT overhaul emerges as Paradise Valley priority

Paradise Valley Town Council’s second budget discussion this spring didn’t reveal too many surprises, but it did allow for a financial peek behind the municipal curtain. During an April 26 study session, the elected leaders picked up their conversation from earlier in the month where town officials depicted a rosy financial picture for Paradise Valley. […]

Hillside removal requests raise questions at Paradise Valley Town Hall

Two residential requests to be removed from the local hillside designation drove the Paradise Valley Town Council down memory lane as local figure heads continue to debate an established decision-making process that appears to be based on a visual look at the mountainsides. Embedded within the bases of both Camelback and Mummy mountains, Paradise Valley […]

Paradise Valley budget talks illustrate a municipality in full bloom

The financial picture of the Town of Paradise Valley could not be any rosier as operating revenues are up, expenditures are down and the municipality holds a staggering operating reserve of 104 percent. Paradise Valley Town Council Thursday, April 12 received an introductory overview of Town Manager Kevin Burke’s recommended budget for fiscal year 2018-19. […]