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 […]

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 — […]

Arrested Development: Paradise Valley municipal scrutiny stunts Smoke Tree Resort rebirth

Paradise Valley Town Council reviewed Smoke Tree Resort’s major special use permit amendment for the first time since the project received a recommended denial by the Planning Commission. A Thursday, March 28 Town Council study session included a 60-minute overview of the project. Community Development Director Jeremy Knapp described the purpose of the meeting as […]

Planning Commission recommends Smoke Tree SUP denial

The Paradise Valley Planning Commission has recommended denial of Smoke Tree Resort’s Major Special Use Permit Amendment. On March 5, the Planning Commission hosted a public hearing, followed by a vote on the project. The Commission voted 4-3 to recommend denial, with Commissioners Daran Wastchak, Thomas Campbell and Jonathan Wainwright dissenting. Smoke Tree Resort was […]

Paradise Valley continues tussle with right approach to Lincoln Drive improvements

Since September of last year, Town of Paradise Valley officials have been wrestling with the appropriate approach to Lincoln Drive median improvements — from about Mockingbird Lane to Scottsdale Road — that could play an integral role in the success of contemplated development. That intellectual tussle continues today. Paradise Valley Town Council Thursday, Feb. 28 […]

Smoke Tree Resort developers host citizen review meeting

Developers of Smoke Tree Resort hosted a Citizen Review Meeting Monday, Feb. 18 to present the planned redevelopment of the resort property to Paradise Valley neighbors and community leaders. Originally opened in 1966 and operating in perpetuity since, Smoke Tree Resort is a 5.3-acre resort property residing at the commercial interface of Lincoln Drive and […]