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 — […]

Mountain View Medical Plaza redevelopment hinges upon perception of Paradise Valley compromise

The Paradise Valley Planning Commission is nearing its June deadline to make a recommendation on the Mountain View Medical Plaza, meanwhile neighboring residents are attempting to address issues associated with the proposed expansion. On May 21, the Planning Commission discussed the Mountain View Medical Plaza’s request for a Special Use Permit for nearly three hours, […]

Paradise Valley eyes a strategic revenue model as FY General Fund approval approaches

As the heat inches toward triple-digits, municipalities throughout Arizona are simultaneously finalizing their budgets in preparation for adoption each summer. The Town of Paradise Valley is working through this process — eying a June public hearing followed by an adoption of their fiscal year 2019-20 budget. The town’s fiscal year runs June 30-July 1 each […]

PV Medical Plaza receives council approval following local dialogue

After many concessions were made by both the Paradise Valley Medical Plaza applicants and an abutting residential neighborhood, the special use permit amendment application was unanimously approved by local officials. On Thursday, May 9, Paradise Valley Town Council voted 6-0 to approve the SUP amendment with slight amendments. Councilmember Mark Stanton was absent. In the […]

In all the world, only one: Jim Rose retires from Camelback Inn

Paradise Valley resident, and long time Marriott employee, Jim Rose, has retired from his post as JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa general manager. The Town of Paradise Valley honored Mr. Rose during a May 9 Town Council meeting, awarding him a proclamation. During the commemoration at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive, the […]

Collaboration bears proverbial fruit as medical plaza proposal inches toward Paradise Valley approval

Alterations are being made by the Paradise Valley Medical Plaza application to address some concerns voiced by abutting neighbors, officials there say. The hired hands of the medical plaza ownership — the site sits at 5410 N. Scottsdale Road — for several months has been working through the Town of Paradise Valley approval process to […]

Neighborhood unrest unfolds: Residents question Paradise Valley development process

As a May 9 public hearing on the Paradise Valley Medical Plaza nears, neighbors of the development are expressing trepidation and displeasure around the process that has unfolded over the past several months as the property seeks a special use permit amendment that would increase the plaza’s footprint. The Paradise Valley Medical Plaza, 5410 N. […]

Independent Newsmedia launches new Community Advocate Thinktank

Greetings from your friendly neighborhood news editor. I’ve been serving as your community news editor at Independent Newsmedia since the start of the new year. In that time, I’ve strived to bring a conscientious approach to hyperlocal reporting. We believe in the importance of writing articles with purposeful neutrality and providing a solid understanding of […]

Cyclists draw ire: Town resident says issue remains despite police enforcement

Paradise Valley municipal officials and law enforcement personnel have worked together to mitigate concerns regarding rampant cyclists on the town’s residential streets, however, one local homeowner says the issue remains. Heidi McCauley resides on east Quartz Mountain Road, along the north side of Mummy Mountain, where a local team of cyclists use her residential street […]

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, […]