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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Paradise Valley Responds to Short-Term Rental Rules Investigation

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent The Town of Paradise Valley has responded to an Arizona Attorney General’s investigation into its short-term rental rules. On March 18, Town Attorney Andrew McGuire issued a response to Attorney General Mark Bronvich and the deputy solicitor, where he steadfastly argues the town has not violated state law. On …

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Scottsdale Ends Relationship with Rural Metro Fire Department

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon is not satisfied — nor are other municipalities, some say — with the level of partnership it was receiving from Rural Metro Fire Department, Inc., In response, a mutual aid agreement between the city and RMFD has been terminated after a Jan. 31 City …

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Paradise Valley to Propose Strict Short-Term Rental Regulations

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent If a vacation rental home you tried to book asked for background checks for you and all your guests, would you move forward with booking the property for the weekend? This new rule, which officials say is to ensure sex offenders don’t rent short-term rental properties, and other potential …

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400-Unit Multifamily Development Proposed in North Scottsdale

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent An application for a new 400-unit multifamily development at the Cavasson campus north of Loop 101 has been filed in pursuit of approval by the city of Scottsdale. City documents show the development, called Grayhawk Residences at Cavasson, seeks a multifamily development on 18 acres at 7701 E. Legacy …

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DC Ranch Homeowners Face $16.3K Fee Each to Remove Trees

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent A small forest’s worth of trees are at risk for removal because of aggressive root damage occurring in the Arcadia at Silverleaf neighborhood of DC Ranch, which residents have banded together to fight. Arcadia at Silverleaf has 123 homeowners, who would bear the brunt of the total estimated $2 …

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Scottsdale, Paradise Valley to Ink Palmeraie Review Agreement

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale is vying to be the official authority when it comes to plan review, permitting and inspection services for The Palmeraie — a mixed-use development that straddles the city and Town of Paradise Valley. The two neighboring municipalities will enter into an intergovernmental agreement of cross-jurisdiction road and utility …

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Scottsdale Begins Tracking Down 1,000 Short-Term Rental Owners

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale’s new Short-Term Rental Working Group is halfway through its six planned meetings, with information and work already flowing from the municipal committee. During the past three weeks, two city employees have identified 1,000 short-term rental locations in violation of contact or transaction privilege tax licensing requirements. The working …

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