By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News
The Club West Conservancy has asked a judge to deny The Edge’s request to intervene in its lawsuit against the Foothills Club West Association board.
In a petition filed last week, the Conservancy asserted that The Edge has no standing because state law prevents “third parties from attacking the validity of actions taken by a nonprofit.”
The Edge owns the beleaguered Club West Golf Course and is in escrow with Shea Homes to sell the 165-acre site. Shea Homes owns the declarant rights to the site and is also negotiating to sell them to The Edge.
The due diligence period for the deal between The Edge and Shea Homes is expected to end in the next few weeks.
The Conservancy filed a suit in early 2020 against the HOA board and its previous members over what a Superior Court commissioner eventually called an illegal acquisition of the declarant rights from Shea.