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‘Nightmare before Christmas’ display faces HOA scrutiny in south Tempe

Posted by   /  November 19, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Halloween Christmas house. / Facebook By Paulina Pineda and Alison Steinbach | Arizona Republic A south Tempe homeowner’s elaborate “Nightmare Before Christmas” display has come under fire by his neighborhood association following concerns about traffic and safety. The HOA held a special meeting Monday to hear residents’ views on the display. For the past two years, from […]

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Area neighbors drain hopes of Tempe oil-change-site proponents

Posted by   /  November 18, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Valvoline Instant Oil Change / Wikipedia By Lee Shappell | Wrangler News Opponents of a proposed Valvoline oil-change facility at McClintock Drive and Warner Road won another rousing battle on Nov. 7 when the Tempe City Council unanimously denied an appeal by the property owner of an earlier slap-down by the city’s Development Review Commission. On […]

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Here’s who’s running for mayor and city council in Tempe in March

Posted by   /  November 13, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Paulina Pineda | Arizona Republic Mayor Mark Mitchell Tempe will have competitive mayoral and City Council races in March. Seven candidates — ranging from incumbents to a rocker who’s a fixture in the local music scene — have qualified for the March 10 primary election ballot. Mayor Mark Mitchell, who ran unopposed in 2016, will […]

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Sensors off, lack of programming, led to Uber self-driving car Tempe death, NTSB reports

Posted by   /  November 7, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

An Uber self-driving car. Photo by rexworld | Creative Commons By Jerod MacDonald | Arizona Mirror Sensors being turned off, a lack of programming and a pedestrian not crossing in a crosswalk all contributed to the first automated vehicle death ever in Tempe, according to a new report released by the National Traffic Safety Board […]

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Tempe Maker District gets approvals with hopes of new businesses, housing

Posted by   /  October 24, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Tempe City Hall By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Tempe is looking to make its mark in an older industrial area through zoning changes that allow for more mixed-use development, housing and new businesses. The Tempe City Council has approved land-use changes in an area along Priest Drive, Broadway Road and Southern Avenue. […]

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Tempe approves new Class A offices

Posted by   /  October 23, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The Tempe City Council has approved plans for a new Class A office building on the north side of Tempe Town Lake. The Council approved plans by Irgens for a 100,000-square-foot, six-story office building at the 999 Playa Del Norte property. The building will be located off […]

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Tempe to vote on new Class A Office Building

Posted by   /  October 15, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The Tempe City Council will vote Wednesday on plans for a new 100,000 square foot, six-story Class A Office building on the north side of Tempe Town Lake. Irgens is proposing the new office building at the 999 Playa Del Norte property off Rural Road near the […]

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Tempe looks at future of downtown core, building heights, sustainable and workforce housing incentives

Posted by   /  October 9, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Downtown Tempe’s population is expected to double over the next 20 years and the area could also add more than 2.1 million square feet of new office space and more than 2,220 new hotel rooms. All that expected growth has Tempe officials looking at how they want […]

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Neighborhood protests put brakes on plans for proposed So. Tempe Valvoline location

Posted by   /  October 8, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

So. Tempe resident Matt Smith stands near the site on McClintock Drive and Warner Road where a Valvoline shop was intended to be built. — Wrangler News photo by Joyce Coronel By Sammie Ann Wicks | Wrangler News “In the past, it seems like most businesses that are proposed have been put through without a […]

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Tempe apartment complex wants to ban renters under 21. Is that legal?

Posted by   /  October 7, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Paulina Pineda | Arizona Republic As Tempe residents share their city with one of the nation’s largest universities, city officials have sought ways to address a lack of affordable housing in the downtown area. However, one of the latest solutions raises legal questions.  A planned apartment complex in downtown Tempe proposes to restrict renters under 21 to ease the Tempe City […]

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