Surprise leaders divided over how to develop its downtown

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group recently began representing Mattamy Homes on their potential development at Surprise City Center) By Perry Vandell | The Republic Downtown Surprise is an island of city buildings and amenities in a sea of dirt. But city leaders see the raw desert as the community’s best shot at creating a unique downtown in the fast-growing suburb of stucco master-planned communities. On the …

Conservation district wary of governor’s proposals on water

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group is a member of the governor’s Groundwater Committee.) By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona water bigwigs are meeting with the governor’s staff in an attempt to unify the state’s voice on water issues and come up with new ideas to conserve and manage water. But the plans have stirred uneasiness among some water stakeholders, who say …

Court of Appeals rules no property tax for rooftop solar panels

(Disclosure: Rose law group represents one of the taxpayers that prevailed in this ruling) Rose Law Group Reporter Thursday the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that companies leasing rooftop systems to homeowners should not be subjected to a new set of property taxes that the Department of Revenue only recently sought to impose on these businesses. The ruling upheld a …

10 neighborhoods, submarkets around greater Phoenix on the rise or rebounding; Jordan Rose, Rose Law Group Land Use/Zoning Attorney quoted by the Phoenix Business Journal

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal We all know Arcadia, Roosevelt Row, Tempe’s Mill Avenue and Old Town Scottsdale have been hot spots for real estate from infill and apartments to offices and restaurants. Our panel of executives and industry experts at our Sept. 1 commercial real estate round table offered some expected and unexpected submarkets that could be …

Raven Golf Course Owners Drop Plans for Redevelopment

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the Raven) By Rose Hutchinson | South Mountain District News The Raven is saved, at least for the near future. Six months after the owners of the golf course first contemplated building houses on the 18-hole course residents and neighbors consider a historic landmark in their community, the proposal has been dropped. In late July, …

Developers unveil new plans to bring in artists for Circles Records

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Aspirant Development.)

The development group looking to bring a new 19-story apartment tower to the old Circles Records building in downtown Phoenix has unveiled new plans aimed at easing opposition from preservationists worried about the future of a property first built in 1946.

What business owners need to know about American Disabilities Act compliance

  By Jonathan Udell | Law Clerk at Rose Law Group Last March, news broke that a lawyer in the Phoenix area planned to file thousands of American Disabilities Act parking lawsuits. That’s right: thousands. Sure enough, over the past 10 days, a law firm in Phoenix has brought over 200 ADA parking claims against Arizona businesses. The deluge of ADA …