St. Bernadette Parish to Erect Church Building

Michael Clancy – The Arizona Republic A Catholic parish in northeast Phoenix has announced plans to put up a new church building. To be built as planned, the church will need a zoning variance for the roof peak to reach 65 feet. Normal limits in that neighborhood are 36 feet. Wendy Riddell, a zoning attorney,…


Assisted-Living Facility OK’d

The Arizona Republic The Scottsdale City Council cleared the way last week for development of an 80-bed residential health and memory-care facility on 5 acres at the southwestern corner of Lone Mountain and Scottsdale roads. View the news articles Article 1 Article 2


Major Downtown Projects Get Go Ahead

Edward Gately – AZcentral.com Future expansion and improvement at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center and a multilevel luxury-condominium project on the southeastern corner of Camelback Road and 68th Street were given the green light by the Scottsdale City Council. View news articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Article 4 Article 5


P&Z Endorses Ellman Preliminaries

Fountain Hills Planning and Zoning Commission approved the proposed master planned community by Fountain Hills Investment, L.L.C for the former state trust land, the Ellman property in a 6-0 vote. View this news article


Council OKs Hospital’s Plans

Lynh Bui – The Republic | Azcentral.com The Scottsdale City Council has approved the rezoning request of Scottsdale Healthcare to increase the height of its Shea medical campus. The additional space will be crucial, as the number of visits to the hospital is expected to increase by 26 percent by 2015. View the news article


Mayo Clinic Hospital Seeks to Expand

Michael Clancy – The Arizona Republic Mayo Clinic Hospital is hoping to get approval from the City of Phoenix to build the tallest buildings outside of downtown Phoenix. The plan is to add four 250-foot-tall buildings at the 56th Street facility in northeast Phoenix. View the news article


Peacock Dance Creates Questions about SRP

Pat Lamer The subterfuge tactics of SRP and developer Richard Hayslip was not completely successful in hiding the clearly pre-determined relocation of an SRP substation. View the news article


NDP Aims High with Growth Plan

Alex Bloom – The Republic | azcentral.com Notre Dame Preparatory is planning a $76 million expansion project that would increase class sizes. The success of this plan will depend largely upon the donations from the community. View the news article