Critics of Scottsdale’s Southbridge II turn in enough signatures to earn public vote

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Lorraine Longhi | Arizona Republic Scottsdale residents working to stop the Southbridge II project near Fifth Avenue in Old Town say they have turned in more than enough signatures to send the project to the ballot in November. About a dozen volunteers, some using a U-Haul truck, delivered the petitions to the Scottsdale City Clerk’s Office …

Future of Old Town Scottsdale is in limbo [VIDEO]

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development By Brittni Thomason | azfamily A developer wants to tear down some buildings to add a hotel, retail space, offices, and residential areas between the canal and Fifth Avenue in Old Town Scottsdale. The City Council already gave the developer the green light for the project’s zoning, but not everybody is for it. …

[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] 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] 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 …

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: 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 …