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Lomas Verdes Estates subdivision moves forward at Scottsdale City Hall

Posted by   /  April 3, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Scottsdale City Hall is at 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. in downtown Scottsdale By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent The final plat of a new six-lot residential subdivision in northern Scottsdale near Jomax Road and 64th Street has received a nod from City Council. On March 17, the Scottsdale City Council approved on consent a request […]

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Full pack fight for elected Scottsdale position

Posted by   /  March 31, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Several residents have thrown their hat into the ring vying for a spot atop Scottsdale City Council this year. There are four total spots available during this election, as current councilmember seats for Suzanne Klapp, Virginia Korte and Guy Phillips are up for grabs, as well as the mayor’s […]

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Economic impacts to Scottsdale, PV unknown as coronavirus progresses

Posted by   /  March 20, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Economy  /  No Comments

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent The local economic impacts of COVID-19 are unknown at this point, community stakeholders say, as tourism comes to a screeching halt across America. In this time of financial uncertainty when some people are without work and students are without school, community leaders are pulling together to take care of […]

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Scottsdale HOA bans short-term rentals

Posted by   /  March 16, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Progress While Arizona legislators debate whether or not to hand regulatory powers back to cities to rein in short-term rentals, some Scottsdale home owners associations are taking matters into their own hands. The McDowell Mountain Ranch Community Association adopted a new rule that went into effect on April 1 that […]

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Scottsdale apartment development looks to add units to replace tennis courts

Posted by   /  March 16, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Plans have been submitted in Scottsdale to add a new building at the Sycamore Apartments development at Thomas Road near 68th Street. A new 20-unit apartment building will be built on the current site of tennis courts at the existing multifamily development, according to plans filed with […]

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[GUEST COLUMN] Lane: Scottsdale takes COVID-19 seriously, continues to monitor situation

Posted by   /  March 16, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Jim Lane | Scottsdale Independent “This is a difficult time, and we will get through it as a community. I am already working with local business leaders to plan for the days when the public health crisis is over, and attention needs to shift to getting Scottsdale’s economy back on track.” ~ Mayor Jim […]

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The Monday Morning Commute: Ask the traffic engineer. What continuous street in Scottsdale has eight different names?

Posted by   /  March 9, 2020  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Basha, traffic engineer, Summit Land Management What continuous street in Scottsdale has eight different names? HINT: It’s the second longest continuous street in the City of Scottsdale. Another HINT: Think Chaparral High School. Gold Dust Road becomes 74th Street which becomes Mescal Street which becomes 70th Street which becomes Mountain View Road which […]

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[OPINION] Scottsdale is the result of forward-thinking leaders

Posted by   /  March 4, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Virginia Korte | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale is the result of forward-thinking leaders at critical points of its history. Leaders like Herb Drinkwater and Jim Bruner saw what Scottsdale could become and did what was necessary to ensure its future. The citizens of Scottsdale want to continue electing leadership that promotes the city as a […]

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Scottsdale bond priorities emerge

Posted by   /  February 14, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Photo by Arianna Grainey By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent An outline of marching orders for the 58 approved bond projects is beginning to take shape a City Hall as Scottsdale officials define municipal priorities. During a Feb. 11 study session meeting Scottsdale city staff presented a timeline for the projects to be paid for […]

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Scottsdale mayoral race gets crowded: Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp is 4th to announce bid

Posted by   /  February 13, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Lorraine Longhi | The Republic  After 11 years on the Scottsdale City Council, Suzanne Klapp announced this week that she will run for mayor. The three-term councilwoman made the announcement at the Scottsdale Airport on Monday, according to an email on Thursday. Klapp began exploring a bid for mayor last March. She is the […]

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