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 […]

Permanent watch: an examination of police surveillance and the public record

The Police had a hit in 1983 with the popular single, “Every Breath you Take.” But in the 21st Century, police in the Town of Paradise Valley — thanks to cutting-edge surveillance technology — are aware of moves a motorist may make and every turn they might take within town limits. Over the past several […]

Mountain Shadows Resort hosts Aug. 2 Paradise Valley Town Council debate

The iconic Mountain Shadows Resort will host the 2018 Paradise Valley Town Council debate where governing board hopefuls will deliberate local issues that matter. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Mountain Shadows Resort, 5445 E. Lincoln Drive in the Town of Paradise Valley. Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Jerry […]

EPCOR consolidation plans to spring higher Paradise Valley water rates

Town officials estimate consolidation plans pursued by a private water company will result in higher water rates — estimated to be as much as a 30 percent cost increase — for 84 percent of the estimated 535 water accounts within the Town of Paradise Valley. EPCOR USA, a private water company within the contiguous borders […]

Why there is so much support for one mayoral candidate

We are writing today to tell you more about our respected friend and colleague, Jerry Bien-Willner, who will serve as the next Mayor of our Town, and why we’re so excited to work with Jerry as the Mayor moving forward! When Jerry announced his intentions to run for Mayor, we were thrilled to offer our […]

Pursued amendments push back Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley debut

While many have speculated on it and few have been able to provide concrete answers, Five Star Development officials contend the Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley resort community will begin to sprout sometime over the next calendar year. The Paradise Valley special-use permit — approved by a 4 to 3 vote in early 2016 — entitles Five […]

3 Arizona finalists named for interim Paradise Valley town manager

Paradise Valley’s elected officials will be considering three individuals to fill the position of interim town manager while a national search ensues. A July 11 Paradise Valley Town Council executive session and special meeting culminated in three municipal professionals — Ken Buchanan, Cynthia Seelhammer and Brian Dalke — being named as finalists to be interviewed […]