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Government agendas for week of Feb. 18 – 22, 2019

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Cities and Towns: 2/19 City of Apache Junction 2/19 City of Avondale 2/19 Casa Grande City Council 2/19 Fountain Hills Town Council 2/19 Maricopa City Council  2/20 Oro Valley Town Council 2/19 Paradise Valley P&Z 2/20 Phoenix City Council 2/19 City of Scottsdale Counties: 2/19 Cochise County BOS Meeting 2/20 Pinal County BOS Meeting

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The Dealmaker: 2/15/2019

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The Dealmaker is a daily note of the day’s top real estate stories served just in time for lunch. Bon Appetit! Subscribe here to receive the Dealmaker to your inbox     Gila River pulls out of Drought Contingency Plan. “[The Gila River Indian Community] on Thursday yanked its scheduled ratification of its part of the deal, potentially upending any chance […]

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Amazon to New York: Drop dead; Rose Law Group Founder and President Jordan Rose comments on the pullout

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  “They assumed their consumer popularity translated into a free ticket to gentrify and instead got their lunch handed to them,” a non-profit exec said. By Steven Overly, David Glambusso and Dana Rubinstein | Politico Amazon thought it had locked down support for a new headquarters in Queens, New York by wooing a feuding mayor […]

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Opportunity Zone experts voice concerns over program’s rules, suggest fixes In IRS hearing; Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney handling many O-Zone investments, gives his take

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  By Jon Banister | Bisnow The opportunity zone program has created tremendous buzz throughout the real estate industry over the last year, but many investors have been waiting on the sidelines until there is a complete set of federal regulations before deploying money into underserved areas. The Internal Revenue Service sought feedback in creating the regulations […]

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Facing cutbacks on the Colorado River, Arizona farmers look to groundwater to stay in business

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  By Ian James | Arizona Republic MARICOPA — In satellite images, the farm fields in central Arizona stand out like an emerald green quilt draped across the desert landscape. Seeing it from the ground level, the fields of alfalfa, corn and wheat are interspersed with the furrows of freshly plowed fields. After the cotton harvest, stray […]

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D-Backs said Chase Field badly needs repairs, but have made almost none

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  By Rebekah L. Sanders | Arizona Republic Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of the story incorrectly reported the amount Maricopa County transferred to the Diamondbacks upon signing the stadium deal. The county transferred $13.5 million and may transfer an additional $1.5 million in three years.  The Arizona Diamondbacks have completed hardly any stadium repairs since they […]

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Pepper Viner Homes gets 7th nod from South

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Named Builder of the Year in competition with 12 builders. Builder Pepper Viner Homes has been named Builder of the Year by the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA) for the seventh time. “We are honored to be ranked with Tucson’s best home builders. But, most of all we appreciate the confirmation from our peers that what we […]

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Jerome passes accessory building ordinance

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  By Kelcie Grega | Camp Verde Bugle Jerome Town Council passed an ordinance Tuesday limiting the height and use of accessory buildings. Ordinance 446 amends the definition of an “accessory building” as being a building or structure that is “visually” subordinate to the main building. The proposed amendment adds that an accessory building “shall not […]

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Old Town Peoria mixed-use zoning changes

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By Carolyn Dryer | Peoria Times Old Town is now organized into a new mixed-use district that makes it clear Peoria City Council has a plan to revitalize and change the look of the oldest area of the city. Council approved an Old Town Mixed- Use District zoning code amendment at its February 5 meeting […]

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Phoenix set for vote on contentious $75M condo tower

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  By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal A proposed $75 million condominium tower on the Phoenix Country Club parking lot in midtown Phoenix is set for a Feb. 20 Phoenix City Council vote, where representatives from both sides of the contentious development are expected to speak up. While many high-powered business leaders support the […]

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