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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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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Report: Short-Term Rentals a Boon to Arizona’s Economy

By Brent Ruffner | Daily Independent A new report shows short-term rentals are a boon to the Arizona economy despite some who say short vacation stays can lead to trouble with parties that get out of hand. The report, from Tempe-based Rounds Consulting Group, stated the short-term rental industry supported about 75,500 jobs in 2021 …

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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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Paradise Valley Sets Framework to Prevent Dispensaries

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Paradise Valley is laying the groundwork to prevent marijuana dispensaries from opening within town limits should Arizona voters approval recreational cannabis use in next month’s election. The Paradise Valley Town Council has agreed to refer a draft ordinance, which lays out the town’s intent to prohibit marijuana facilities, to …

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Palmeraie II to Connect Ritz-Carlton with Scottsdale

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Five Star Development has provided a sneak peek into the Palmeraie Phase II proposal — a luxury mixed-use project sitting just east of Paradise Valley town limits — that will serve as a connection between the Ritz-Carlton resort and the city of Scottsdale. The Palmeraie Phase II includes hospitality, …

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Developer Alleges ‘Shakedown’ in Suit Against Paradise Valley

By Brandon Brown | Phoenix Business Journal The developer behind a $2 billion, 122-acre master-planned community in Paradise Valley has filed a lawsuit, alleging in court documents that the town is trying to “shake down” the company for millions of dollars. Five Star Development, which is building the Palmeraie luxury community and accompanying Ritz-Carlton, Paradise …

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Construction on Paradise Valley Resort Continues During Pandemic

By Brandon Brown | Phoenix Business Journal Ritz-Carlton Residences | Five Star Development While the Valley’s tourism industry has been hampered severely by the COVID-19 pandemic, construction is still ongoing on one of the Valley’s most anticipated hospitality projects, the new Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley resort. The pandemic has forced the project’s developer, Scottsdale-based Five Star …

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Scottsdale Homebuilder Snags Paradise Valley Land

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal More than five years in the making — even requiring the involvement of FEMA — Rod Cullum finally is ready to begin building eight custom homes on the Camelback Country Club Golf Club. The 9 acres adjacent to the golf course in Paradise Valley had been designated as …

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