Statement of Direction approved by council for Lincoln Medical Plaza

The Paradise Valley Planning Commission will soon consider a redevelopment application for the Lincoln Medical Plaza. Town Council reviewed the Statement of Direction in a study session prior to a public hearing and vote later in the evening on June 14. A Statement of Direction is a document issued by Town Council giving the Planning […]

Paradise Valley town manager tenders resignation June 12

Paradise Valley Town Manager Kevin Burke announced his resignation from the municipality just before noon Tuesday, June 12. He is reportedly taking a position with the city of Peoria, as that entity’s future public works director. Mr. Burke’s official resignation signifies a 60-day notice, with his last day being Saturday, Aug. 11. “Thank you for […]

Paradise Valley Ritz-Carlton project continues municipal approvals

Paradise Valley Town Council unanimously approved an amended final plat for Area C, 39 lots on 17.2 acres, within the Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley campus. Area C, as it’s known between town officials, is designated for resort-branded single family homes. Original plans called for 45 homes on 22.5 acres. The town approved the former special use […]

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 […]

Paradise Valley remains in pursuit of a more defined Hillside safety code

After more than an hour of discussion on a proposed safety section to the hillside code, Paradise Valley Town Council ultimately decided to table the issue until a later date. The conversation that took place earlier this month set out to aid in the protection of the hillside environment and help provide for the safety […]

Paradise Valley mulls public responsibility of private investment

While in the midst of their annual budget forecast, Paradise Valley officials have created a laundry list of potential proposals eagerly awaiting assignment on the capital improvement projects list. Items found on this year’s list include undergrounding of power lines, roadway improvements related to the new Ritz-Carlton resort and a sewer system assessment. Following the […]

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 […]

Bike-share conundrum continues to rile Paradise Valley Town Council

There’s no easy answer to the conundrum of how to embrace technological innovation in the Town of Paradise Valley while at the same time devising a proper way to address rogue bicycles — a product of emerging bike-share models — in and around town limits. During a March Paradise Valley Town Council meeting, officials discussed […]

Paradise Valley sets out to address mass false alarm calls

The Paradise Valley Police Department responded to more than 3,000 false alarms in 2017, but local leaders are looking at developing strategies to address the significant drain on department resources. Local officials estimate there are about 5,000 lots or properties within Paradise Valley town limits. Since 2008 the amount of alarm calls that turn out […]