[OPINION] Fifth Avenue referendum will not ‘save’ Old Town Scottsdale

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Sandy Schenkat | Scottsdale Independent Southbridge 2 has caused a lot of concern for a lot of people in Scottsdale. It is my belief that these people opposing SB2 are ill informed and do not understand the alternatives. There is no …

[OPINION] Unwarranted referendum for Southbridge II will be a costly, year-long delay for needed redevelopment

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Jim Lane | Scottsdale Independent A number of Scottsdale citizens have asked me about the Southbridge II redevelopment project that is now the subject of a referendum. This referendum seeks to reverse the council’s approval of Southbridge II. This redevelopment project …

[OPINION] Southbridge referendum could splinter city into opposing citizen factions

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Andrea Alley | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale has reached a fork in the road that leads to two very different futures for our urban core. Sadly, neither of these options is what is being disclosed by those behind the referendum against Southbridge II. …

[OPINION] Why I support Southbridge and doubt the referendum

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development. By Jason Alexander | Rose Law Group Reporter I support Southbridge II. I have reservations about the Southbridge referendum. (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) This surprises a lot of people, and has made others hostile. I’ve been accused of accepting money, being a sellout. No one had any …

[OPINION] Scottsdale needs to let go of the past

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development) By Larry Kush | Scottsdale Independent Both the flag and the seal of the City of Scottsdale feature a cowboy on a bucking bronco. The City slogan is the “West’s Most Western Town.” Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Fifty …

[OPINION] Southbridge II — history in the making

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By John Little | Scottsdale Independent American fiction writer John Gardner once observed “History never looks like history when you living through it.” And so it has always been in our fair city. Architects, urban planners, builders and artists rarely begin their work with the intention of making history. Their sole thought is …

Final opportunity zone regulations released by Trump Administration; in time for end of year investments, says Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney

By Matthew Rothstein | Bisnow Two years after the opportunity zone program became law, the final round of regulations about how they will be implemented has been released to the public. The Treasury Department and the IRS published the 544-page document Thursday afternoon with a number of substantial changes and additions from previous iterations of guidance. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a …

A proposal for Scottsdale’s future

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Melissa Rein Lively | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale is on the precipice of the most exciting transition the city has seen in the last 50 years. Living here the last 15 years and working in public relations, I have been fortunate to have a front row seat to some of the most exciting …

[OPINION] Outcry against Scottsdale Southbridge-II project is stranger than fiction

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Larry Heath | Scottsdale Independent What’s up with Bob Littlefield? Is there anything less appealing in Scottsdale politics than a former city council member who wants to undo the vote of elected officials who serve alongside his spouse? Immediately upon approval of a world-class, mixed-use development in downtown Scottsdale called Southbridge-II, Littlefield …