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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


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

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


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 →

Arizona plans road projects with reduced funding

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The Arizona Department of Transportation says it will be working with $350 million less as it maps out construction projects for the next five years. The department says the decreased funding is due to stagnant revenue from gas and vehicle license taxes, and declining federal aid. Director John Halikowski says some tough decisions will have… Read More →

Arizona Forward hopes to guide Arizona’s transportation systems

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by in Economy | Featured | Travel

As Valley Forward transitions to Arizona Forward to encompass a statewide focus, it’s only fitting that the association with a 43-year history of success tackling environmental issues — including land use, water management, air quality and energy — turns its attention to an issue that impacts every resident and every business in Arizona. Transportation. “Valley… Read More →

Valley Forward Exands its horizon

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by in Business News | Green

Timing is everything, even when it comes to Mother Nature. “In 2010, we got an $85,000 grant to look at some federal issues on sustainability,” says Diane Brossart, president and CEO of Valley Forward, which brings business and civic leaders together to improve the environment and livability of Valley communities. “We were asked to target… Read More →

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Outlines Plans For $1.4B Terminal Expansion

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

To accommodate passenger service over the next 20 years and beyond, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport outlined four distinct phases of new terminal development at an estimated total cost of $1.4B during a session of the Airport Authority’s Board of Directors meeting. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is among the fastest growing hub airports in the U.S., accommodating 956,665 total… Read More →

Crescordia Awards Spotlight Those Making A Difference In Our Communities

Valley Forward's Crescordia Awards Winners
by in Events | Green

Crescordia Awards spotlight those making a difference in our communities The U.S. 60 Gonzales Pass widening project has earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Valley Forward’s 31st annual Environmental Excellence Awards program, held in partnership with SRP for the tenth consecutive year. Designated the Pinal-Gila Scenic Road, the 10-mile scenic stretch of… Read More →

Ahwatukee Residents See Ray Of Hope For South Mtn Freeway Alignment

Ahwatukee Residents See Hope for South Mtn Freeway Alignment
by in Blogs | Real Estate

Phoenix (December 10, 2010) – Ahwatukee residents are not enamored with the current Loop 202 plan in which a freeway cuts through their community and South Mountain. Those plans can change if the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) Tribal Council decides in January to recommend a possible extension of Loop 202 on reservation land south of Ahwatukee Foothills.