5-Story Apartment Complex Planned Near Kierland Commons

By Mark Carlisle | Daily Independent A 261-unit, five-story apartment building is planned near Kierland Commons. The proposed project, called Davis Kierland, is slated for a 4.2-acre property southwest of 71st Street and Marilyn Road. It is mainly surrounded by offices and is a block south of Phoenix’s Kierland Commons shopping center. Opposite Scottsdale Road, …

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Proposition 463 Puts Scottsdale General Plan 2035 to a Vote

By Suzanne Brown What is Proposition 463? Prop 463 is a ballot proposal to approve and ratify Scottsdale General Plan 2035 which was adopted by the Scottsdale City Council on June 8, 2021. What is General Plan 2035? General Plan 2035 is an expression of community vision, aspirations, values and goals. It is a decision-making …

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SAAR 2022 Board of Directors Election Results Announced

Four open seats for REALTOR® Director and one for Affiliate Director for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® 2022 Board of Directors were decided by active members casting electronic ballots from October 1-14, 2021. The following REALTOR® Director and Affiliate Director board candidates were elected to serve two-year terms starting December 1, 2021. Electees will …

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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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Single-Family Homebuilding Permits Dip Again in Metro Phoenix

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal While single-family homebuilding permits in metro Phoenix have been down this summer, they’re still a whopping 27% higher than this time last year. Valley municipalities issued 22,535 homebuilding permits between January and August, up from 17,759 during the same period in 2020, according to the Home Builders Association …

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Facts Matter In Run Up to Scottsdale General Plan 2035 Vote

By Don Henninger | The SCOTT Perspective In just a few days, Scottsdale residents will be getting their ballots in the mail asking them to vote on the city’s new General Plan. It’s the culmination of many months of planning, following years of struggling to update its plan, which is required by state law to …

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Scottsdale Mayor Ortega: Vote ‘Yes’ on General Plan 2035

By David Ortega | Scottsdale Independent I am proud of Scottsdale’s General Plan 2035, which is truly citizen-driven, written by all stakeholders. Please vote yes, sign and mail-in the ballot as soon as possible. Why is the General Plan 2035 so vital for Scottsdale? It is the blueprint document, updated every 10 years, which directs …

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Metro Phoenix Renters Paying Hundreds of Dollars in App Fees

By Rebekah L. Sanders | Arizona Republic Metro Phoenix’s housing shortage is forcing tenants in some cases to pay hundreds of dollars in application fees just to find a place to rent, not including move-in costs such as a security deposit. With apartment vacancies at a nearly 50-year low, some renters are applying to property …

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Rental Occupancy Hits 40 Year High in Metro Phoenix

By Brent Ruffner | Phoenix Independent The Phoenix metro is at its highest occupancy percentage in more than 40 years, despite increasing rents around the region, according to a local housing research expert. Thomas Brophy, national research director at Colliers in Phoenix, said the current occupancy rate is 97.1% — the highest since that number …

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Developer Proposes Turning Harkins Theatre Into Apartments

By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal A plan to redevelop a Harkins Theatres location in north Phoenix could spark yet another new trend — repurposing outdated retail real estate to meet changing market demand. Developer Wolff Co. hopes to raze the North Valley 16 movie theater and redevelop the site into apartments. Jason Morris, …

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