[OPINION] As a property owner, merchant within the SouthBridge 2 area I strongly support it

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Steve Johnson | Scottsdale Independent I have been a property owner and businessman in, and resident of, downtown Scottsdale for 21 years and I strongly support the SouthBridge Two project because it will be good for Scottsdale and downtown businesses. My business is located on Craftsman Court. I love Scottsdale; if I …

Year in Review 2019: New offices, acquisitions and land buys topped Valley’s tech news

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Saint Holdings By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal It was a year of big wins for both Arizona’s tech startups, enterprise and public companies as businesses rebranded, acquired new companies and opened fancy, new Valley offices. Several tech companies, including some well-known industry giants, bought land in the state for large data centers and manufacturing facilities. …

[OPINION] Old Town store owners, residents opposing SouthBridge 2 is an agreed upon lie

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Larry Kush | Scottsdale Independent Napoleon Bonaparte first coined the phrase “History is a set of lies agreed upon.” Bonaparte understood that people will generally twist the truth to support their own personal narrative. Also, Hitler is credited with having invented the term “The Big Lie,” which says that no matter how …

Small businesses sought for arena renovations

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the Phoenix Suns AZBEX Local subcontractors have an opportunity to submit scopes of work and be part of the $230M Talking Stick Resort Arena renovation. General contractor Okland, the Phoenix Suns and City of Phoenix are hosting a trade partner outreach event on Tuesday, December 17th, in the Arena Pavilion. Registration is required for the free …

Millions of dollars ride on E. Mesa vote

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Hawes Crossing By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune After months of public meetings, the massive Hawes Crossing development is heading toward a vote by the Mesa City Council in January, with only one member opposing it and millions of dollars riding on the decision. If the zoning changes requested by attorney Jordan Rose are approved, …

[OPINION] Consistency in governing? Or chaos and grandstanding?

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Mike Norton, Scottsdale resident | Scottsdale Independent (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only) Set aside for the moment the question of whether you believe SouthBridge Two is a thing of beauty or an assault on historic Old Town. Instead let’s critique the current integrity levels of those governing or …

Alliance Metals: Holding P&Z meeting in Wenden was “irregular”

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Alliance Metals By John Gutekunst | Parkerpioneer.net Alliance Metals has described the Dec. 5 La Paz County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting as unfair and an effort to “stack the deck” against them. In a press release dated Dec. 6, the company said the decision to hold the meeting at the Centennial Community Center in …

Will public decide Southbridge Two’s fate?

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Progress Following Scottsdale City Council’s narrow approval of the Southbridge Two redevelopment on Dec. 4, a local political action committee made good on its threat to continue fighting the project. The Committee for the Preservation of Old Town Scottsdale submitted paperwork to the city on Dec. 5 to …

Opinion: SouthBridge Two is just what downtown Scottsdale needs

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development Don’t be fooled by the stuff you hear By Jim Derouin, Scottsdale resident | Scottsdale Independent (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only) There are some in the community who would have you believe that downtown Scottsdale is perfect, that there are no derelict buildings chained off from use and that …

Bipartisan bill restores tax-exempt status for developers’ sewer, water contributions; Rose Law Group transactional attorney Dan Gauthier weighs in

NAHB Now Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation to address an unintended consequence of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that increased costs for some builders and developers. For builders and developers working in areas served by a for-profit, corporate water utility, a small tax change in the 2017 tax reform …