Scottsdale City Council approves expansion of Fashion Square Mall

“The Scottsdale City Council gave final approval Tuesday night to zoning changes that will allow for a major expansion of the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. The 5–2 vote just after 8 p.m. will allow the mall’s developer, Macerich, to add high-rise towers, offices and a hotel up to five stories above the existing height of the shopping…


Hugh Hallman: Tempe proves tax incentives work – if done right

“Arizona cities have long used tax breaks to encourage business and real estate development. Many of these have been foolish. But when used properly, they have given taxpayers more than their money’s worth. In Tempe, where I served as mayor and a council member for more than 12 years, many such arrangements have brought great…


Chandler getting its first Dutch Bros. coffee shop

Wendy Riddell assisted the Dutch Bros franchise in receiving approval on the Preliminary Development Plan for the new Chandler location. The site will have two lanes for ordering to help mitigate traffic concerns. Read the entire article here.


Jones-Gordon School request approved by Paradise Valley Planning Commission

“A few extra weeks to meet, discuss and resolve issues has proved to be fruitful for the Jones-Gordon School as its request moves through the inner-workings of the Town of Paradise Valley…. “We understand people feel very strongly about their neighborhood and their homes, particularly those who share a boundary with this school.” Mr. Berry…


Record Panera Bread deal in Chandler

Congratulations to Jason Donkersley, counsel for a $4.35 million Panera Bread Co. sale in Chandler – a record U.S. sale price and price per square foot for a Panera property. The restaurant totals 4,332 square feet in the Viridian Primegate Fashion Center development being built Winlee Development. Read the entire article here.


Chambers and Partners USA Rankings

We are honored to announce that our firm has been ranked in Band 1 for Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning in Arizona by Chambers and Partners USA. Highly respected boutique firm specializing in zoning and land use matters. Has extensive experience advising on permits, leasing and rezoning. Has further knowledge of real estate commercial litigation and transactions. Works…


Berry Riddell featured in AZRE Magazine

Berry Riddell was featured in the May/June edition of AZRE Magazine as one of the state’s top commercial real estate law firms. With a talented bench of all tenured lawyers that came out of the best mid-to-large sized firms, the attorneys at Berry Riddell have experience in all aspects of a real estate transaction from…


Legislative Update: Important Amendment to Legal Zoning Protest Statute

This week, a new law was signed by Governor Ducey amending the existing state statute regarding legal protests, otherwise known as the super-majority vote requirement. The amendment to the statute will have significant impact on zoning cases throughout the state once it goes into effect on August 9th, 2017. Here’s the lay of the land…