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As True Life fades away, Lakes could be barren for years

Posted by   /  June 1, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News Unless The True Life Companies plunks down $8.2 million by Aug. 21, the developer’s hold on Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course will fade into history – and the site’s future will likely remain just as murky as it has been since it was closed in 2013. Wilson Gee – who […]

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Ahwatukee planning committee to vote on sober living restrictions

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

By Paul Maryniak |  Ahwatukee Foothills News Tighter zoning controls to prevent the proliferation of unregulated “sober living homes” in Phoenix will come before the Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee Monday as it inches its way toward a final vote by City Council next month. Although a recommendation by the committee for the controls’ approval is […]

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How Ahwatukee homeowners fought developers and won golf course battle

Posted by   /  January 10, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  1 Comment

By Jessica Boehm | The Republic Average homeowners don’t often taken on developers in court. And when they do, they rarely win. But a group of Ahwatukee residents — angered when their neighborhood golf course devolved into an eyesore — did just that. READ ON:

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2018 Ahwatukee forecast: Big changes in the political and desert landscape

Posted by   /  January 4, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News If you thought 2017 brought a lot of changes to Ahwatukee, only one thing can be said about the new year: You ain’t seen anything yet. And if you are still recovering from the 2016 blitz of candidates’ pitches and the overall frenzy of politics, strap on your seat […]

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Pickleball lights plan puts two HOAs at loggerheads

Posted by   /  November 30, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News Pickleball has put two Ahwatukee homeowners associations on a collision course over a plan for lighted courts. Some residents of the 56-unit RD1 HOA are upset that the Ahwatukee Recreation Center – which itself is a homeowners association – plans to install lights on its four pickleball courts. The […]

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7-figure closing is Ahwatukee’s first in more than 6 months

Posted by   /  November 7, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Ahwatukee Foothills News For the first time in more than seven months, a home in Ahwatukee has closed for seven figures. The house at 3401 E. Equestrian Trail was recently sold for exactly $1 million, ending a long drought in the sale of high-dollar luxury homes in the community. READ ON:

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Appeals panel reacts tepidly to anti-freeway arguments

Posted by   /  October 24, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak |  Ahwatukee Foothills News Lawyers for South Mountain Freeway opponents appeared to receive a tepid response to their arguments from a three-judge federal appellate court panel at a hearing last week. Attorneys for Ahwatukee-based Protect Arizona’s Resources and Children and the Gila River Indian Community made their case in just over 25 minutes […]

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Appeals court rejects injunction request as blasting begins

Posted by   /  September 12, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News Controlled blasting along Pecos Road in Ahwatukee for the South Mountain Freeway began Monday, Sept. 11, as a federal appeals court rejected opponents’ last-minute bid to stop it. Hours after a detonation was scheduled to occur, the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its terse […]

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Generations of Ahwatukee offers senior living ‘on steroids’

Posted by   /  September 5, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Ahwatukee Foothills News Retirement complexes aren’t anything new, but Tim Hutchinson has a description for the latest one to open in Ahwatukee. “I call it one on steroids,” Hutchison said about Generations of Ahwatukee at Chandler Boulevard and 50th Street. The design and amenities are so unique that Hutchison, Generations regional director of sales, has […]

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Halt freeway work, opponents again ask court

Posted by   /  August 10, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News Opponents of the South Mountain Freeway have asked an appellate court panel to prevent blasting and further bridge construction in the Ahwatukee segment of the controversial thoroughfare. Stating that blasting “will permanently destroy valuable aspects of the environment,” lead plaintiffs Ahwatukee-based Protect Arizona’s Resources and Children and the […]

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