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Skyway Commons Phase I coming to Surprise

Posted by   /  February 7, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jane Stewart | AZBEX Skyway, LLC, through Cawley Architects, Inc., has requested approval of an Amended Final Plat that would redistribute five parcels, located on the SWC of Rio Glass Solar Road and Dysart Road in Surprise, into two parcels of 4.59 and 5.05 parcels, respectively, within Skyway Business Park Planned Area Development. Cawley, working with Silagi […]

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Surprise City Council applicants: Let’s ‘do something’ in downtown

Posted by   /  January 29, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Perry Vandell, |The Republic Following the death of Surprise City Councilman Jim Hayden, the council interviewed six applicants to fill his seat, including Hayden’s widow. The special meeting on Tuesday was similar to one held last year when Councilman John Williams resigned. The council chose now-Councilman Patrick Duffy to fill the role. Now the council must decide who will be […]

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Surprise, Gilbert see biggest jumps in apartment rents

Posted by   /  December 27, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Patrick O’Grady  | Phoenix Business Journal Surprise and Gilbert led the pack when it came to increases in apartment rents around the Valley this year. The two suburbs at opposite ends of the region saw yearly increases well above other Valley cities, and those hikes were consistent in one- and two-bedroom apartments, according to a […]

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Surprise officials unveil project plans; partners, residents discuss

Posted by   /  December 7, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Matt Roy | YourValley.net Some Surprise residents got their first glimpse at revitalization plans for the Original Town Site earlier this month. Councilman Ken Remley hosted a presentation and discussion of the preliminary proposal at his District 4 community meeting Nov. 15 at the Villanueva Community Center, 15660 N Hollyhock St. He introduced the […]

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Council, planners talk Surprise City Center’s future

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

By Matt Roy | YourValley Measure twice, cut once. That message resonated at last week’s public meeting on future development of the City Center. Surprise officials invited residents and other stakeholders to the Nov. 9 joint meeting of the City Council andPlanning & Zoning Commission, which was hosted next door to City Hall at the Ottawa […]

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‘Horizontal’ rental community near Phoenix raises eyebrows

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

Christopher Todd Communities reports 1,000 people have indicated interest in 136-home community. Builder Christopher Todd Communities’ first luxury, gated, rental home community in Surprise, Arizona, near Phoenix, is apparently attracting attention. The company reports some 1,000 people have signed up on the community “interest list.” The is comprised of 136 single-family, single-story rental homes with private […]

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Surprise aims to better connect and improve ‘deteriorated’ roads

Posted by   /  October 10, 2017  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Perry Vandell | The Republic Surprise, a city that seemed to boom in the blink of an eye from farm town to suburbia, hopes to add jobs and amenities to keep residents close to home. But it faces some roadblocks — one of which, is roads. The city has one major east-west roadway fully completed: busy Bell Road. So […]

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A new type of rental option coming to Surprise: Luxury communities of small homes

Posted by   /  October 2, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Perry Vandell | The Republic A new type of apartment living — luxury leased-home communities — is taking off in Surprise and beyond with appeal for young and old alike. Unless renting a single-family home, renters often find themselves in multifamily, multilevel apartment complexes. READ ON:

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HOA, Sun City Grand residents clash over painted driveway borders

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Perry Vandell, The Republic Residents of Sun City Grand in Surprise are fighting to keep an exterior feature hundreds of them have had for years — side borders along their painted driveways. Their homeowners association wants the borders gone. The issue surfaced in April when the Sun City Grand Community Association Management’s Architectural Review Committee, […]

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6 Surprise residents vie for 1 open council seat

Posted by   /  September 12, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Perry Vandell | The Republic A former councilman, a former council candidate and four others were among the applicants interviewed to fill a vacant Surprise City Council seat. The council looks to fill the hole left by John Williams, who recently resigned seven months into his third term. State law required the council to call on District 3 residents to […]

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