By Melissa Rosequist | Paradise Valley Independent
The Town of Paradise Valley has struck a development agreement with Lincoln Medical Center, which is, ultimately, among other things, a mutually-agreed upon plan that consolidates driveway access at the municipal edge.
The agreement comes on the heels of the municipality seeking condemnation of 33 feet of right-of-way on Lincoln Drive owned by the medical center, stemming from construction across the street, which the town is linked to.
Paradise Valley Town Council discussed the development agreement behind closed doors at least twice before agreeing to the arrangement. On Feb. 27, the Town Council unanimously approved the agreement as it was laid out in their study session following 11th-hour contract modifications.
The agreement with Lincoln Medical Center, 7125 E. Lincoln Drive, is a repercussion of two separate, ongoing town projects: a roadway median overhaul and prior agreements with Five Star Development regarding construction of a hotel and residential use a stone’s throw away from the medical center.