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WESTMARC’s Sintra Hoffman champions West Valley

Sintra Hoffman, WESTMARC's president and CEO, came to WESTMARC from ADOT, where she had been a policy advisor to the director and leadership team and an assistant director on public affairs and local government outreach. (Photo by Anita Richey, AZ Big Media)

When WESTMARC’s board of directors was looking for a new president and CEO to lead the economic development organization, Chairman Bill Sheldon said they were looking for a West Valley brand. In Sintra Hoffman, Sheldon said WESTMARC got a West Valley brand with statewide connections. Before taking the leadership role at WESTMARC earlier this year,… Read More →

Here’s how to protect yourself from frivolous ADA lawsuits

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There is a wave of frivolous Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits hitting Arizona, but now it’s not just in the hospitality industry. “All types of businesses are affected, from big box stores to small mom-and-pop businesses,” says Lindsay Leavitt, a litigator who practices commercial litigation, personal injury, administrative law and labor and employment law… Read More →

Drivers on most-traveled roads in Arizona to get new, improved freeways

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Drivers will temporarily encounter construction delays but ultimately end with longer, wider freeways and other improvements to some of the most traveled roads in Arizona under a five-year plan from the Arizona Department of Transportation. Building the South Mountain Freeway in the southeast Valley and improving roads near Tucson, Scottsdale, Wickenburg, northern Arizona and along… Read More →

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff engineer earns honor

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John Louis, a senior engineer in the Tempe, Arizona office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization, is the recipient of a 2016 Arizona Transportation Legacy Award. The Legacy Awards are presented annually by the Arizona chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The awards recognize outstanding individuals from government,… Read More →

Combs Construction honored for Indian country project

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Combs Construction Company Inc. of Phoenix won two national Associated General Contractors’ awards for construction and partnering excellence for its improvements to State Route 86, east of Sells on the Tohono O’odham Nation in Pima County. The awards, which were announced during the association’s annual convention in San Antonio, are considered by many to be… Read More →

ADOT hosts small business transportation expo

Arizona Small Business Association seeks new CEO

The Arizona Department of Transportation and partner agencies will hold an event Wednesday, Feb. 10, offering tips and tools to owners of small businesses and companies qualifying for the agency’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. The DBE & Small Business Transportation Expo, scheduled for 7 a.m. to noon at Glendale Civic Center, will allow attendees… Read More →

Gila River Indian Community files lawsuit against FHA/ADOT

Tribes Pursue Retail Projects

The Gila River Indian Community (the “Community”) filed a lawsuit today challenging the recent decision by the Federal Highway Administration and the Arizona Department of Transportation to build the South Mountain Freeway along a path that borders the Community and that runs directly through the South Mountain, land that is sacred to Community members. According… Read More →

AZRE Source: Planning & Zoning Update

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State of Arizona The Arizona Legislature is considering a measure to keep certain affordable housing rules from coming to Arizona via a statewide prohibition. Senate Bill 1072, a so-called “inclusionary zoning” ordinance being used in some other states, would ban cities from requiring developers to provide a certain percentage of new or refurbished units for… Read More →

Skanska makes roadway improvements on SR87

A panorama gives some sense of the scale of the rock wall along SR87.

The Phoenix office of Skanska is close to completion on improvements to SR87 Slate Creek Curve in Sunflower, Ariz. A key focus of the project has been to improve the safety of the roadway, an area vulnerable to rock fall from the surrounding slopes. The $6.1 million roadway project for the Arizona Department of Transportation… Read More →

Upcoming Valley Partnership breakfast covers transportation

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by in AZRE Magazine | Events | Featured

Valley Partnership has announced the topic for its upcoming monthly breakfast on Friday, Nov. 14. This month’s program will feature an update on current road, highway and infrastructure projects in Valley’s construction pipeline. Panelists will discuss projects currently underway as well as those projects slated for near and long term development and how they will… Read More →

Sperry Van Ness Represents the Seller in a 16-Unit Office Condo Portfolio Sale in Surprise

The Offices at Reems.
by in Office

Justin Horwitz, Nicole Ridberg and Neil Sherman of Sperry Van Ness, LLC, in Phoenix represented Pacific Western Bank in the sale of the Offices at Reems, a 16-unit office condo portfolio located at 15515-15571 N. Reems Road in Surprise, Ariz. The bank-owned shell and built-out condo units sold for $1,350,000 or $56 per square foot… Read More →

Mike Mahoney Awarded Sundt Construction Lifetime Achievement Award

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by in Newsmakers

Mike Mahoney, a general superintendent who most recently worked on Sundt Construction’s federal projects, was recently given a Lifetime Achievement award, underscoring Sundt’s core values of longevity and loyalty. The award is not given annually; instead, it is only presented when warranted. This is the third time in the company’s 123-year history the Lifetime Achievement… Read More →

CBRE Hosts City-Wide Clothing Drive

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by in Business News

Commercial real estate services firm CBRE is holding its third annual, city-wide business clothing drive called PurSUIT of SUCCESS, benefiting two nonprofit organizations that provide job training and career counseling to women and men throughout the Phoenix area. The two beneficiaries of the business clothing drive are: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated… Read More →

Brewer signs photo radar bill

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill requiring state transportation officials to confirm there’s a legitimate safety need before they allow cities to put photo enforcement cameras on state highways. A Senate amendment to House Bill 2477 passed by the Legislature softened a requirement that cities show photo enforcement has improved safety if they… Read More →