Local Municipalities Revising Short-Term Rental Rules

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent This holiday season, get your short-term rental owner the perfect gift — a license to operate within the city of Scottsdale. Scottsdale’s Assistant Manager Brent Stockwell joked about the timing of the city’s new short-term rental licensing ordinance going into effect — Dec. 24 — during a recent meeting …

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City of Scottsdale Updates Homeless Ordinance

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Changes are coming to Scottsdale’s “camping in public places” ordinance — which applies to unhoused people living on the streets. Scottsdale will now contract with a local hotel to provide shelter to unhoused people and check to see if space is available at a local shelter, before citing or …

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Paradise Valley Council Previews 10 New Resort Units

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Paradise Valley Town Council kicked off its fall session Sept. 8 with a discussion about a new resort development proposal. Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows is seeking approval to develop a vacant 5 acres with 10 luxury one-story guest units with private pools. The stand-alone units are proposed for …

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Scottsdale & Paradise Valley Plan New STR Licensing, Ordinances

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale and Town of Paradise Valley officials say they plan to implement licensing procedures for short-term rental properties within their municipal bounds following a newly-approved law. Senate Bill 1168, signed by Gov. Doug Ducey on July 6, goes into effect on Sept. 24. Both Scottsdale and Paradise Valley officials …

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Lack of Housing Supply May Wreck Phoenix Economy

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent Low inventory and high housing prices are not just a real estate issue, one economist says, as the threat of economic development consequences across the Valley of the Sun grows more concerning. However, one local Realtor says the housing inventory is bouncing back quickly and the Valley’s housing market …

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Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Short-Term Rental Permits

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent A new bill has passed the Arizona Legislature giving municipalities authority to issue licenses and permits to short-term rentals. Senate Bill 1168, which passed the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives on June 24, is supported by both the short-term rental industry and local cities. The bill is now …

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Scottsdale Mayor Asks to Overturn Mixed-Use Development Approval

Artist’s rendering of The Goldwater mixed-use project that passed Scottsdale’s Development Review Board with a 6-1 vote on June 2. By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega is asking his City Council colleagues to initiate a formal review into a recent decision made by the Development Review Board. The request is a …

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Paradise Valley Amends Short-Term Rental Ordinance

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent The Town of Paradise Valley has amended its short-term rental ordinances to better align with state law following an Arizona Attorney General’s Investigation earlier this year. The changes mostly decrease specific language that was very detailed — such as requirements for property owners to meet renters in person and …

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Parts of Paradise Valley’s STR Ordinance Violate State Law

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent An Arizona Attorney General’s Office investigation has found parts of Paradise Valley’s short-term rental ordinance violate state law. In a March 30, written report Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says “most of” Paradise Valley’s ordinance does not violate state law — however, specific provisions run afoul. The investigation stems …

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Pima Road Expanding to Four Lanes in North Scottsdale

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Pima Road, between Dynamite Boulevard to Las Piedras, will be upgraded to a four-lane major arterial street following a new Scottsdale City Council approval. The improvements will widen a 1.4-mile swath of roadway with a new sidewalk and improved bike lanes. On March 29, Scottsdale City Council approved on …

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