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Chinese Cultural Center saga: Where the legal disputes stand

Posted by   /  February 12, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jessica Boehm | The Republic News of a remodel to Phoenix’s Chinese Cultural Center announced last summer sparked a feud over property rights and preservation that is nowhere near over. The center’s new majority owner, 668 North, wants to get rid of the building’s iconic Chinese architecture and transform the building into a sleek business center […]

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[OPINION] My View: Don’t put a brake on private property rights in Arizona

Posted by   /  February 5, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  By Barry Goldwater Jr. and Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group litigator If a tea party started the American Revolution, a brake shop in Mesa started a revolution of a different kind in this state to advance private property rights. The year was 2001 and Arizona’s third-largest […]

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Arizona Court of Appeals halts remodel of Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix

Posted by   /  February 2, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Megan Cassidy | The Republic The iconic roof and other Chinese elements of the Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. A three-member panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed an order from a lower court that would have allowed construction on the center. READ ON:

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Why the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center’s roof is still in limbo

Posted by   /  December 12, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Lynn Trimble | Phoenix New Times Efforts to save the Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix have been underway for several months. And preservationists have faced several setbacks, as the center’s new owners have continued efforts to replace the structure’s roof. But after some last-minute legal maneuvering, preservationists have gained some ground in the battle. READ […]

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Here’s the latest news in the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center controversy

Posted by   /  October 16, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Lynn Trimble | Phoenix New Times After a Scottsdale-based company bought the Chinese Cultural Center site in Phoenix, preservationists have pursued several actions designed to stop its redevelopment — including protests, an online petition, pleas to the Phoenix City Council, and legal action. Although they’ve had some success, including getting a state court to […]

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Chinese Cultural Center: Opponents say they offered $13M to buy development

Posted by   /  October 6, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal The battle over the future of the Chinese Cultural Center continues to have its twists and turns and back and forth between its owners and opponents against redevelopment plans. Thomas Simon is serving as a spokesman for some of the Chinese-American and other groups opposed to developer plans to […]

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Judge sides with Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center preservationists

Posted by   /  September 29, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Lynn Trimble | Phoenix New Times Things are looking up for a group of Chinese-Americans who want to save buildings and a garden that were once home to Phoenix’s Chinese Cultural Center. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of a restaurant owner whose business is still open at the center. […]

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Here’s everything going on with Phoenix’s Chinese Cultural Center

Posted by   /  September 20, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Lynn Trimble | Phoenix New Times The city of Phoenix recently denied a citizen petition to preserve the Chinese Cultural Center. Now, people hoping to save the defunct center’s architecture and gardens are pursuing historical preservation efforts to legal action. On Tuesday, September 12, the Phoenix City Council agreed to undertake a cultural survey that […]

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[OPINION] Principle & principals at work, and not, with Phoenix’s Chinese Cultural Center

Posted by   /  September 18, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Arizona Progress Gazette During the 2006 election season many city officials throughout Arizona, including Phoenix, campaigned against Proposition 207.  They warned many things why the “Private Property Rights Protection Act” should be defeated.  Chief among them were that providing too much individual protection for homeowners […]

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Fight to save Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center to continue with study of historic elements

Posted by   /  September 13, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Maria Polletta | The Republic Nearly 200 Chinese-Americans who begged the Phoenix City Council to step in and preserve the Chinese Cultural Center on Tuesday didn’t get the “yes” they were hoping for — but they didn’t get a “no,” either. Instead, the council voted 8-0, with Councilman Daniel Valenzuela absent, to allow residents to commission a survey analyzing the […]

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