Paradise Valley signs marching orders for analysis of SmokeTree rebirth effort

A Statement of Direction has been rendered by Paradise Valley Town Council to give building and design guidelines for the legacy SmokeTree Resort’s renovation. On Thursday, Oct. 11, Paradise Valley Town Council spent about an hour combing over SmokeTree Resort’s Statement of Direction, which is comprised of 12 elements pertaining to several aspects of the […]

Understated elegance: Town council remains steadfast on established aesthetics

A plan crafted to enhance and showcase the town’s identity on its main thoroughfares seems to be a bit too over the top for some council members, who prefer more subtle and “understated” improvements. While discussing the plan’s implementation on Thursday, Oct. 11, the Paradise Valley Town Council voiced its desire to move on from […]

Horizon of visually significant corridor plan lacks significant Paradise Valley support

It appears the most visual parts of the Visually Significant Corridor Master Plan are not favored by Paradise Valley Town Council. On Thursday, Sept. 27, the Town Council took its first look at the master plan, which has been worked on by the town’s Planning Commission since last summer. While ideas of decorated streetscapes and […]

Paradise Valley evaluates pending deliberation of SmokeTree application

For a few hours on Sept. 27, Paradise Valley Town Council discussed and evaluated a Statement of Direction to guide the planning of SmokeTree Resort and Bungalow’s revitalization. Earlier this year, the legacy resort property at 7101 E. Lincoln Drive changed hands for a reported $10 million and new ownership is eying a new chapter […]

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 […]

Doubletree Ranch Road reconstruction project met with resident concern

A number of Paradise Valley residents gathered at Town Hall Wednesday, Sept. 12 to express concerns, consternation and confusion surrounding a proposed project set to redefine Doubletree Ranch Road. Town of Paradise Valley officials hosted the community meeting to answer questions and speak to residents about a proposed capital improvement project for Doubletree Ranch Road, […]

Paradise Valley continues crusade for reliable cell phone service

After years of speaking to industry experts seeking solutions to spotty cell phone reception, the Town of Paradise Valley continues its quest to find an answer to cure dropped calls for residents. Because of the community’s geography and land-use patterns, traditional macro cell sites are limited within town limits. Sloping hillsides and mountains create challenges […]

Town council hopefuls offer political insights at candidate debate

The Paradise Valley residents running for town council discussed top municipal issues and topics at an Aug. 2 forum at Mountain Shadows, giving folks an opportunity to gain insight into the local candidates perspective before casting their vote later this month. Uncontested mayoral candidate, Jerry Bien-Willner gave a statement on his likely appointment, before candidates […]

Dalke named Paradise Valley interim town manager

The Town of Paradise Valley has selected Brian Dalke as its interim town manager. During a Wednesday, Aug. 1 meeting, Paradise Valley Town Council entered into executive session before voting 6-0, to appoint Mr. Dalke. Councilmember David Sherf was absent. The town council named three finalists for the position in July, after Town Manager Kevin […]

Paradise Valley begins quest for next top official

Efforts are under way to recruit the next town manager for the Town of Paradise Valley. On July 19, town council met for an initial kick-off conversation to begin searching for a town manager. The meeting, which lasted less than one hour, mostly discussed the next steps, future meeting dates for council and what details […]