The Independent Interview: Q&A with District 28 Rep. Aaron Lieberman

The Town of Paradise Valley finds itself a part of Arizona Legislative District 28 — spanning from Union Hills to Thomas Road, and from Interstate 17 to just east of Scottsdale Road Paradise Valley son, Aaron Lieberman, a Democrat, is a freshman Representative at the Arizona Legislature replacing Maria Syms, a Republican, at the state […]

Proposed operations at Paradise Valley Lincoln Medical Plaza draws council concern

Paradise Valley Town Council continues to grapple with the appropriate use and scope of operations at the proposed installation of a revitalized Lincoln Medical Plaza at 7125 E. Lincoln Drive. The local governing board deliberated tenets of the proposal — including an overview of updates to proposed plans encapsulating the major special use permit amendment […]

Luxury housing values skyrocket as consumer desires eclipse 20th Century staples

Numbers suggest, and experts agree, spring 2019 could be a baseline of boom years to come as the sales of million dollar homes in the Town of Paradise Valley continue to realize significant gains in average sale price, sales volume and price per square foot. The average price per square foot for a home found […]

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 […]

Bankruptcy outcome sets stage for redefinition of Phoenix real estate’s crown jewel

Crown Realty & Development appears likely to play an unprecedented role in how the future of economic development will unfold in the Valley of the Sun, the City of Phoenix — and perhaps the state of Arizona. “To fund public education you have to make hay while the sun shines and what that means in […]

SB 1249 seeks statewide LGBT equality at Arizona Legislature

On Tuesday, Jan. 29 a group of bipartisan legislators introduced Senate Bill 1249 at the Arizona Legislature, which proponents contend will extend workplace, housing and public accommodation non-discrimination protections for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Proponents of LGBT equality contend this is the second consecutive year a LGBT inclusive non-discrimination bill […]

Do The Work: Dr. Neal Lester bestowed 2019 Paradise Valley diversity award

Do. The. Work. It was that idea conveyed by Dr. Neal Lester during a celebration honoring the sacrifice and service by those who made the dream of racial equality a perception of reality in the United States of America. Countless deplorable acts against Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his family, his followers and his perspective […]

Paper of Record: The stories that defined Paradise Valley in 2018

The Independent is the paper of record for the Town of Paradise Valley and in that function, the publication — and its dedicated reporting staff — covered extensively the municipal happenings of calendar year 2018 with a conscientious approach to journalism. Calendar year 2018 in the Town of Paradise Valley saw the election of a […]

Paradise Valley councilman seeks resignation of fellow elected leader

Paradise Valley Councilman Paul Dembow is calling for the resignation of Mark Stanton, a fellow elected leader who serves on Town Council. Mr. Dembow delivered a prepared statement at about 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 telling the public a lawsuit against him, his family, town and police officials has been dismissed. But also discovered during […]

Home for the holidays: Rosen family compromise likely at Azure Paradise Valley

WRITE TO REPLY: Read Five Star Development’s response to this article here. It appears there is a very good chance the Rosen family will be home for the holidays. Cori and Vic Rosen purchased what they call their, “dream home” at Azure Paradise Valley, which is the first Shea Signature luxury community in the Town […]