The Dealmaker: 7/01/2019

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Rose Law Group a Top 10 firm in five practice group categories! RLG shines in five areas of practice — real estate, business & corporate, commercial litigation, environmental and family — “based on public voting for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona.” Check it out!

Waterfront development in West Valley? (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Carefree Partners.) The “tree-shaded linear park” with meandering “stream,” “ponds” and “other water features” would stretch from “Litchfield Road to Bullard Avenue” and would include the “potential for shops, restaurants and office space.” A closer look at Carefree Partners’ plans in AZCentral.

See inside Nikola’s new $75M Phoenix headquarters. A 38-pic tour shows off the nearly completed “three-story, 200,000-square-foot Phoenix headquarters and research and development facility” located at 4141 E. Broadway. Our favs: The gym and the giant, shiny semis parked in the lobby. Check ‘em out in PBJ.

Digging into Google’s $1B data center deal in Mesa. City Council will vote on approvals for the massive Google data center today. Reporter Mike Sunnucks has a preview in RLGR

Beyond Google: Mesa looks at development plans next to Cubs ballpark, Fiesta Mall, U.S. 60. Apartments. For-sale duplex homes. A Class A office development. On top of the $1 billion Google data center deal, Mesa City Council will also be looking at plans for those three development proposals. Mike Sunnucks digs up the details for RLGR

Goodyear OKs senior apartments. Goodyear planners have given their green light to Sparrow Senior Apartments, a 180-unit, a 55+ community on 8.19 acres near Bullard and McDowell. Check out a rendering and get the rundown on the Sparrow Partners’ project at BEX

Sedona planners to look at unique environmentally immersive ‘Landscape Hotel.’ P&Z will hear about plans for Ambient: A Landscape Hotel at its Tuesday meeting. Mike Sunnucks has details in RLGR, along with mesmerizing images capturing how the hotel will meld designs and rooms with surrounding nature.

Yavapai planners OK Hilton zone change. County P&Z recently voted to “recommend a zone change request” for the “site of a proposed 154-room Hilton Garden Inn” at Jacks Canyon and SR 179. The recommenda­tion came amid “more than 1,000 letters, emails and signatures in opposition” and included “several stipulations.” Red Rock News.

Pinal is safest in state among big counties. “Pinal County residents have the lowest chance of being a crime victim among the state’s five most populous counties.” As for “$63.8 million” spent annually “on various personnel and expenses related to criminal justice,” County Attorney Kent Volkmer tells BoS: “I think you’re getting a pretty good bang for your buck.” CGD.

Florence, Pinal part of tech corridor. “Florence is determined to be included in Pinal County’s ‘tech corridor.’ ” Creating an industry “cluster effect” could make it happen, says Pinal County Economic Development Manager Tim Kanavel. PinalCentral.

Special report: The human hurdles to smart cities. “The big picture: Making cities smarter is more of a business model and governance challenge than a technological one.” Axios.

Pollack: Is the end near? “The economy will have to be carefully watched in order to determine if and when a recession will occur,” says The Monday Morning Quarterback, who drills us between the numbers with these data snapshots: U.S. • Real GDP • Corporate Profits • Income • Consumer Confidence • Home Prices & Sales. AZ • Personal Income • Home Prices.

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Separate bank accounts will not protect your money in a divorce; Rose Law Partner and Family Law Dept. Director Kaine Fisher explains what will. “Many financial experts will say that maintaining separate bank accounts, or having a ‘yours, mine and ours’ system is the best way to manage your money in a marriage.” But as CNBC reports, “the benefit of this money management system is mostly psychological, rather than legal.” • Commenting in RLGR, Kaine Fisherpinpoints “the most tried and true way” to “insulate your sole and separate assets.” ->

My pet peeve. In RLGR, Senior Reporter/Writer Phil Riske writes that we don’t hear enough about pet/animal abuse. This is what he says should happen to anyone convicted of such mistreatment.

Pinal farmers may still face water reduction despite massive snowpack.Why? Because “despite the healthy snowpack in the Rocky Mountains,” water in Lake Mead likely won’t rise enough to avoid a “Tier Zero shortage.” Details in PinalCentral.

Sonora governor concerned about threats arising in border issues; Ducey downplays her remarks. Talk about tariffs and border closures coming from Washington is endangering the economy of both her state and Arizona said Sonora Gov. Claudia Pavlovich on Friday. More in RLGR.

Jeff Flake rebukes Jimmy Carter for calling Trump’s presidency illegitimate. Former President Jimmy Carter: “I think the interference… if fully investigated would show that Trump actually didn’t win the election.” Former Senator Jeff Flake: “This is an awful thing for one American President to say about another.” Cue the “Twitter firestorm.” AZCentral.

What should a president look like? The Democratic debate offered some refreshing options. “Should she have a chic streak of gray? Does he need to wear a tie?” Vox leaps into exploring, using what it calls “the most diverse U.S. presidential debate in history” as its jumping off point.

How Roger Clyne became an Arizona music legend — and why he stayed here. On the eve of the Peacemakers’ Hall of Fame induction, music icon Roger Clyne “talks breaking out of the Mill Avenue music scenic in the 1990’s, writing The King of the Hill themes song and keeping his Arizona roots.” AZCentral.

The search for life as we don’t know it. “The most comprehensive search for signs of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe has come up short so far, despite generating more than 1 petabyte of data.” Axios.

Inexpensive breakfasts are toast. In a report that serves as a bit of a wake-up call, Arizona Daily Sun, Cap Media Services’ Howard Fischer explains what’s behind this eye-opener: “Breakfast is getting more expensive.”

It’s slime. And it’s satisfying. “The internet has become synonymous with stress itself. Is slime, that substance between liquid and solid, an antidote?” The report, with stress-relieving pics and videos of gooey stuff, courtesy The New York Times

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