Scottsdale Makes Green Construction Code Mandatory for New Building

By Tom Blodgett | Daily Independent The Scottsdale City Council voted Dec. 6 to adopt updates to its building and energy construction codes and to make mandatory a green construction code it also adopted for new building. The council also included an amendment to require homebuilders to include in the infrastructure of new single-family residential …

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Scottsdale Resort Expansion Includes 10 New Guest Units

By Caroline Yu | Daily Independent Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows looks to expand its property as Paradise Valley’s planning commission considers the permits to allow construction. The resort seeks to develop a 5-acre lot at 6041 Quail Run Road to create 10 additional, one-story guest units with pools, a service building and walls for …

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Study Defines Scottsdale’s Affordable Housing Woes

By Patrick O’Grady | Daily Independent Scottsdale has a shortage of affordable and workforce housing, at least according to a study presented to the city council on Monday. A report from consulting firm Matrix, discussed during a council workshop on Nov. 14, found there is a shortage of 16,321 housing units across three tiers of …

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North Scottsdale-Area Loop 101 Eyed for Improvements

By Caroline Yu | Daily Independent People with commutes along the north Loop 101 can expect to see improvements to the flow of traffic as early as 2025 once construction is completed on additional and expanded lanes, according to state transportation officials On Nov. 2, project staff from the Arizona Department of Transportation met for …

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Ready Installed as Arizona REALTORS® 2023 First VP

The Arizona Realtors held its annual Leadership Conference in Tucson, installing its 2023 state and regional association officers, including Scottsdale resident Sulinda “Sindy” Ready as first vice president of RE/MAX Excalibur Real Estate in Scottsdale. In addition, Eric Gibbs, designated broker of Realty One Group Integrity in Tucson, will assume the position of Arizona Realtors …

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High Street Residential Gets Scottsdale Zoning Approval

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent The Scottsdale Planning Commission has given zoning approval for a mixed-use, multifamily development plan near Scottsdale Road and Gold Dust Avenue that seeks to update the current strip mall on the site. High Street Residential has received zoning approval from Scottsdale Planning Commission. The commission voted 7-0 on Oct. …

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Scottsdale Approves Short-Term Rental Ordinance

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent Owners and operators of short-term rentals within the city of Scottsdale have until Jan. 8, 2023, to register for a license to operate. The new date comes after Scottsdale City Council unanimously adopted an updated ordinance Oct. 25 for its short-term rentals ordinance to better align with new state …

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Scottsdale Moves to Widen Portion of Carefree Highway

By MacKenzie Brower | Daily Independent The City of Scottsdale and Maricopa Association of Governments have entered into an agreement to begin work on expanding Carefree Highway into a four-lane road. The consent agenda for Scottsdale City Council on Oct. 25 included an intergovernmental agreement for the capital project of Carefree Highway between Scottsdale and …

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Paradise Valley Approves New Short-Term Rental Ordinance

By Caroline Yu | Daily Independent Paradise Valley residents can hopefully sleep better with Town Council’s latest ordinance, which was approved at a recent meeting, on the regulation of short-term rentals within the community. After its passing of an ordinance relating to short-term rentals in January, Paradise Valley came under fire for some provisions in …

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Scottsdale Approves Long-Term Water Resources Plan

By MacKenzie Brower | Daily Independent Scottsdale City Council approved at its meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23 the updated Integrated Water Resources Master Plan, which was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, according to a city staff report, city council approved an engineering contract with Carollo Engineering Inc. to perform the services associated with …

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