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Rezoning, residential development proposed in Surprise

Posted by   /  March 27, 2020  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The city of Surprise is considering rezoning 19.92 acres of land at the Windstone Ranch property at Happy Valley Road and 151st Avenue for a proposed residential development. DKJ Desert Oasis LLC (Kent Xander) and Pensco Trust Company LLC are for a zoning change for the land […]

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Frazier staying as Surprise City Manager; Lowe resigns

Posted by   /  March 12, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

An aerial view of the Surprise Civic Center/Surprise Independent By Jason Stone | Surprise Independent The City Council is retaining City Manager Mike Frazier, but Deputy City Manager and Water Resource Director Terry Lowe is out after more than 14 years with the city. The shakeup happened late last month, when Mr. Lowe resigned Feb. […]

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Judd picked as Surprise vice mayor

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

Surprise City Councilman Chris Judd take his oath from City Clerk Sherry Aguilar during the Jan. 21 City Council meeting after the Council voted to make him the city’s vice mayor for the next year. / City of Suprise Independent Newsmedia By Jason Stone | Independent Newsmedia Mayor Skip Hall has a new sidekick. Second-year Councilman […]

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Surprise senior living project breaks ground

Posted by   /  January 31, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Mera City Center. / Image courtesy of Sparrow Partners. / MHN The 193-unit development will be the first active adult community in Surprise, Ariz. By Adriana Marinescu | MHN Sparrow Partners has started construction on Mera City Center, a 193-unit senior living facility for adults aged 55 and over in Surprise, Ariz. With Fugleberg Koch as […]

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Surprise hopes to be more of a park place

Posted by   /  January 26, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Growth brings need for recreation space throughout city By Jason Stone | Daily Independent Surprise’s growth over the last 20 years has transformed the city. But it’s also made it become a victim of its own success. Some cities grow fast and some outgrow themselves. That’s what’s happening with Surprise in terms of parks and recreation […]

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Greer Ranch vacant lot to become rental housing

Posted by   /  January 22, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Surprise city council approves zone change from commercial By Jason Stone | Daily Independent A vacant lot at Cactus and Reems roads is finally getting development — but it’s not what was originally intended for it. The City Council voted Jan. 7 to rezone about 15 acres of commercial land in the southwest corner of the […]

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Western desert in Surprise getting attention

Posted by   /  January 22, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

A Mesquite Mountain Ranch home would have a view of the mountain. / Daily Independent By Jason Stone | Daily Independent With Surprise’s City Center and northern areas becoming filled in with more residential and commercial development, the city’s far western desert, north of the White Tank Mountains, is also getting some loving. The City Council […]

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Surprise banks on private partnerships

Posted by   /  January 9, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

The Valley Vista Performing Arts Center on the campus of Valley Vista High School is one facility used by both the Dysart Unified School District and the City of Surprise. / Jason Stone / Independent Newsmedia By Jason Stone | Surprise Independent Surprise Economic Development Director Jeanine Jerkovic can envision Surprise on a growth path much […]

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Transit tax already on table

Posted by   /  December 13, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

The 2004 passage of Proposition 400 help fund improvements to Loop 303, which for decades was just a two-lane highway. / Daily Independent Voters may be asked to re-up Prop. 400 in 3 years By Jason Stone | Daily Independent Surprise’s fast growth over the last two decades has sometimes been too fast. That’s been certainly […]

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Ottawa University completes $21M, 96,000 SF athletic complex

Posted by   /  December 3, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia AZBigMedia Through a collaboration between Cawley Architects, the City of Surprise and the school, Ottawa University unveiled its $21 million, 96,321 SF athletic facility. Cawley Architects is the design firm behind the Ottawa University Athletic Facility for Indoor and Outdoor Athletics. The facility at 14470 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise, comprises the 44,317 SF O’Dell Center, the 41,027 […]

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