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AZRE Source: Sept./Oct. planning & zoning update

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City of Avondale The City of Avondale has created a $2 million fund to aid commercial and residential real estate developers offset the city’s own impact fees. The package produces a $2 million pool that developers can use to offset that cost for roads, parks, infrastructure and public safety needed for new projects. City of… Read More →

Maricopa wins ‘Battle of the Burbs’

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To say these residents have  hometown pride would simply be an understatement. For the second year in a row, the City of Maricopa has been crowned the winning metro Phoenix ‘burb by popular Valley radio station Mix 96.9 in its  “Battle of the Burbs” competition. The widespread online competition began with 32 suburbs around the Valley vying to see which… Read More →

Arizona Family Health awards $2.7M in grants

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Six Arizona health agencies providing family planning healthcare services to low-income residents at clinics in eight Arizona counties have been awarded a total of $2.7 million in Title X grants through a competitive grant process administered and managed by the Arizona Family Health Partnership (AFHP). The grants will provide funding for nine months beginning April… Read More →

Rialto Capital acquires Maricopa shopping center

by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | New to Market | Retail

Rialto Capital, a national real estate investment and asset management company focusing on value-add investments and turnaround strategies for properties has recently purchased The Wells retail and mixed-use project in Maricopa, Arizona.  Rialto Capital and Capital Development Southwest plan to aggressively market the property to prospective high-profile tenants. The move presents an opportunity for restaurants,… Read More →

Phoenix home prices rose 5 percent in 2014


The final numbers are out for 2014, and the median single-family-home prices in the Phoenix area officially went up 5.4 percent. That’s according to the latest monthly report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Here are the highlights of that report on Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of December:… Read More →

Desert Schools Promotes Meshey to President


Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has announced the appointment of the organization’s new president, Jeff Meshey. Desert Schools’ current CEO and President, Susan Frank, will retain the title of CEO and remain in the foremost executive leadership position. A former senior executive vice president and veteran of Desert Schools, Meshey assumes the role following 20… Read More →

RED AWARDS 2014: Best Education Project

by in AZRE Magazine | Events

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 9th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2013 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in… Read More →

E.V. residents can preview Banner Health Center

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by in Business News | Events | Healthcare

East Valley residents and visitors can be among the first to see the new Banner Health Center at a free “Community Preview” from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the center located at 1435 S. Alma Road, south of the Loop 202 between West Pecos and West Germann Roads. Participants can hear… Read More →

3 alternatives for Phoenix-to-Tucson rail line


Arizona transportation officials studying the feasibility of a passenger rail line between Phoenix and Tucson have narrowed the list of alternatives to three. State Department of Transportation officials said Tuesday that all three alternatives would run along Interstate 10 south of Eloy. One alternative would share the right of way with Union Pacific Railroad north… Read More →

Banner Health Center preview on June 29

Banner Good Samaritan Hospital

West Valley residents can tour the new Banner Health Center in Goodyear from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29.The Center is designed to support high quality, convenient health care for the entire family. Attendees will hear remarks by Banner Medical Group CEO Jim Brannon and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord at 8:30 a.m., followed… Read More →

No Housing Bubble for the Phoenix Area?


Despite dramatic home-price boosts, don’t expect another housing bubble anytime soon in the Phoenix area. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University breaks down what’s happening in the Maricopa and Pinal County housing market, as of April: * The median single-family home price climbed again to $181,399,… Read More →

SCAN Health Plan Arizona Gets New VP

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by in Business News | Healthcare

SCAN Health Plan Arizona has appointed Wendy Karsten vice president and general manager, effective immediately. For the past year Karsten has been serving as vice president of healthcare operations for SCAN in Arizona. “Over the past year Wendy has made a significant contribution to SCAN and our members in a variety of areas, including overseeing… Read More →

Paying it forward: Why it Matters

by in Featured | Nonprofit | Workforce

If one person can make a difference, think what an entire company can do. Giving back has been at the core of many great businesses, but there is a growing trend in the way businesses are paying it forward — employee-volunteer programs. Many businesses understand that it’s more than just numbers, it’s about values. Generosity… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community Invests $10M in Maricopa

by in Education | Featured

During the May 7 Maricopa City Council meeting, Mayor Christian Price announced that the Ak-Chin Indian Community would be making an investment of $10 million in Maricopa. Of the $10 million investment, $2.6 million will support the Maricopa Unified School District and $7.4 million will be allocated to the operation of the City of Maricopa’s… Read More →