Records reveal compensation behind Scottsdale Southbridge referendum movement

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent The group responsible for gathering around 17,000 signatures in December, reportedly operating with a throng of volunteers to accomplish such a feat, paid a professional signature gatherer nearly $60,000, new campaign finance documents show. In addition, City Councilman Guy Phillips’ wife, Cora, was also paid to gather signatures. …

[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 …

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] 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 …

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 …

Southbridge II, an Old Town project decades in the making, approved

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Paulina Pineda and Lorraine Longhi | Arizona Republic Fred Unger’s vision for the Canals of Scottsdale would have transformed the city’s waterfront into something akin to the San Antonio Riverwalk, but was rejected by voters 20 years ago. Carter Unger is seeing the vision through as a split Scottsdale City Council on Wednesday …

Scottsdale City Council approves SouthBridge 2 project

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal The Scottsdale City Council voted 4-3 in favor of the SouthBridge 2.0 project at its meeting Wednesday night. Mayor Jim Lane and councilwomen Suzanne Klapp, Virginia Korte and Linda Milhaven voted in favor of the project, which was amended to lower some maximum building heights, which …

Community concerns addressed, Southbridge plan approved

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Progress The Scottsdale City Council narrowly approved Southbridge Two on Dec. 4 following a spate of last-minute changes meant to address community concerns. Those changes were enough for two City Council members who were on the fence – Mayor Jim Lane and Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp – to …

[OPINION] I’m withdrawing my support of ‘Old Town Alliance’ group

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Southbridge 2 Larry Kush | Scottsdale Independent When I was approached about supporting the newly formed “Old Town Alliance” which has purportedly organized to oppose a variety of projects in the downtown Scottsdale area I lent my support. By way of background I live downtown and serve on the Scottsdale Planning Commission. But the breadth of …

[OPINION] Why keep south Scottsdale residents from getting legal medicine?

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Sunday Goods By Paula Sturgeon | Scottsdale Independent Medical marijuana is out of reach for many of us in southern Scottsdale. That’s because there is no dispensary that serves the southern city. It is very inconvenient for older residents and those of us with mobility issues …