Sanctuary SUP pursuit clouded by Paradise Valley noise, short-term rental concerns

During the Paradise Valley Planning Commission’s first review of Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort’s request for a special use permit amendment to change and update what’s known as Casa 3 on their property, the commissioner’s voiced some initial concerns with proposed plans. On April 3, the Planning Commission spent more than an hour on the topic, […]

Flaxman’s plea deal won’t impede development, owner of City North property says

The plea agreement made by Robert Flaxman will not affect Crown Realty & Development’s plans to move forward on its recently acquired 96.5-acre parcel in the Desert Ridge area, company officials say. In January, an affiliate of Crown Realty & Development acquired a core parcel in the coveted City North and Desert Ridge “Master Developer” […]

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 […]

Developers put the brakes on Paradise Valley Medical Plaza overhaul

The crew behind a redevelopment of Paradise Valley Medical Plaza has requested a continuance on the project’s public hearing to iron-out neighbor concerns. The Paradise Valley Medical Plaza, 5410 N. Scottsdale Road, is seeking a special use permit amendment to allow for a new medical building, new parking area, two new parking canopies and new […]

Paradise Valley ambulatory contract, needs and frequency under review

In a relatively small community, the Town of Paradise Valley has hundreds of emergency calls for service each year, resulting in more than 300 ambulance transports annually. Paradise Valley is evaluating its ambulance services, as the contract with PMT Ambulance is set to expire on Sept. 30. On March 14, Paradise Valley Town Council took […]

Superior Court rules Camelback Country CC&Rs trump short-term rental provisions

The homeowners of Paradise Valley’s Camelback Country Estates have been granted a declaratory judgment on behalf of the Superior Court of Arizona, ruling short-term rentals within the neighborhood violate established Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of the community. The issue arises from a lawsuit filed on behalf of Camelback Country Estates Unit One Homeowners Association, Inc., […]

A dip in revenue: Photo radar remits dramatically decrease in FY 2017-18

The Town of Paradise Valley’s historic photo radar system yielded the lowest net revenue accrued in the past five fiscal years, records show. While funds collected from tickets issued to speeders and red-light runners has topped $1 million in recent years, fiscal year 2017-18 saw only $147,040 in fees. In 1987, the Paradise Valley Police […]

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 […]

Flaxman among those charged in college bribery scandal

A prominent Valley developer credited with both spearheading the Mountain Shadows redevelopment and Omni Scottsdale resorts is one of 50 people charged in a nationwide college admissions scam. Crown Realty & Development CEO Robert Flaxman is among the parents and college officials named by federal prosecutors as having taken part in a scheme that involved […]

The most dangerous intersections in the Town of Paradise Valley

There are only two roads that span the width of Paradise Valley — Tatum Boulevard and Lincoln Drive — and it’s at that intersection numbers show to be the municipality’s highest collision frequency point. The intersection of Tatum and Lincoln has yielded 66 traffic collisions in the past three years, a recent records request shows. […]