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Tempe City Hall selected as ugliest building in Arizona

Posted by   /  January 22, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

KTAR Blueprints for a new building can look really appealing on paper, but sometimes the end result doesn’t meet the architects’ — or public’s — original expectations. Related: Rose Law Group Reporter Phototorial The people at Business Insider took it upon themselves to locate all these misfit structures and put together a list of all the […]

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Neighbors rally vs proliferation of short-term rentals

Posted by   /  January 17, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Diana Whittle | Wrangler News If you think of your home as your castle, you’re not unlike the Tempe residents who live in Estate La Colina. Located in the 85284 zip code, the neighborhood extends from McClintock Road to the west, Buena Vista on the north and Warner Road on the south. It features […]

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Why a vacant Monti’s La Casa Vieja worries Tempe leaders

Posted by   /  January 16, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic The once iconic Monti’s La Casa Vieja stands vacant, and some worry in disrepair, as plans to build a hotel and office building on the downtown Tempe site have stalled. The restaurant, which was supposed to be preserved as part of development, closed in 2014. Three years later, a shed […]

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Is Tempe tax break for hotel and conference center too steep

Posted by   /  January 12, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic Tempe plans to give a $21 million tax break to land a hotel and conference center on Arizona State University land. The Tempe City Council voted 6 to 1 to approve the deal on Thursday. Councilman Kolby Granville was the lone dissenter. The Omni hotel project will pay almost no sales taxes or bed taxes […]

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Rich student, poor student

Posted by   /  January 10, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Pricy campus-area apartments give ASU students an honorary bachelor’s degree in gentrification. By Nicole Tyau | Phoenix Magazine Sydney Warsaski wanted the classic “college experience” when she started at Arizona State University in 2016. Warsaski, now 19, was attracted to the typical college lifestyle, and ASU’s Tempe campus offered it. After a year in the […]

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Tempe is No. 1 U.S. growth city but Arizona lags among states

Posted by   /  January 9, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Tempe has come in at the top of the table for growth in 2017. That is according to a new report by U-Haul International. U-Haul ranked U.S. cities on the number of truck rentals to those destinations. READ ON:

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Tempe tax incentives under investigation by attorney general

Posted by   /  January 3, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic A state lawmaker has asked the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to investigate Tempe’s use of tax breaks on two developments. Tempe could lose state funding if the attorney general finds the city contradicted state law. READ ON:

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3 council seats, 3 initiatives on the Tempe ballot in February

Posted by   /  December 28, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic Three Tempe City Council seats will be on the ballot and seven candidates, including two incumbents, filed to run by this month’s deadline. Early ballots will go out Feb. 14 for the primary election on March 13. If needed, a general election will be held May 15. Beyond council, […]

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Tempe’s Hayden Flour Mill project gets new backer

Posted by   /  December 20, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Brandon Brown | Phoenix Business Journal The Hayden Flour Mill redevelopment project in Tempe has a new financial backer and is getting closer to starting construction. Tempe is leasing out the land to a development group made up of Aparium Hotel Group, Baum Revision and BlueRoad Ventures, all of which are based out of Chicago. New to […]

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Locked out: Section 8 housing vouchers fail to open doors for low-income renters

Posted by   /  December 15, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Alden Woods | The Republic Marcella Landson set aside her Section 8 voucher and stared at the shaded map of Tempe, searching for the right neighborhood. They all seemed the same. She had come to find a home, but couldn’t even figure out where to look. At the head of a wide conference table in the city library, Tempe Housing Services supervisor […]

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