The projects listed below represent just some of the many cases in which lawyers at the firm were successful in obtaining the entitlements needed for development approval. Examples of significant projects include:
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7th Avenue and Grant Project
The 7th Avenue and Grant Project will encompass an assemblage of parcels of approximately 30 acres, generally bound by 7th Avenue and 3rd Avenue, and Sherman Street north to Harrison and the Southern Pacific rail tracks.
The site is just south of the Phoenix Central Core and City Centre. Currently, a mix of warehouse, scrap yard, general light-industrial, and vacant properties, this Project aims to re-energize, adapt, and generally re-imagine a currently underutilized section of Phoenix’s urban grid. The City Centre will mature southward, in a natural progression, and land, such as this site, which is geared toward an industrial past will evolve to compliment the City’s modern service/knowledge based economy.
The project’s current focus in on securing the necessary entitlements and City assistance to develop a portion of this property for workforce housing. However, this assemblage of parcels, which is currently the largest piece of developable downtown property, may yield opportunities for retail, hotel, additional residential (in forms ranging from attainable/workforce housing to up-market and those in between), and Class ‘A’ Office uses, thereby increasing the diversity, viability, and livability for the area. The combination of adjacent residential, office, and retail uses will form a self-sustaining, live/work environment with the conveniences of a village and the excitement of an ever-expanding downtown community.
Mr. Lazarus secured approval of this 1.5 million square foot multi-use parcel consisting of retail, office, and residential condominiums.
This was the first mid-rise (8-story buildings) in the Awatukee area of Phoenix, Arizona. The project included street level patios, live/work lofts, restaurants, shops and a 3 acre private park with swimming pools, running track and tennis courts.
Oro Valley Town Centre
Planned for the east side of Oracle Road near Pusch View Lane and First Avenue, this mixed use development is intended for development of multi-family residential, associated commercial uses and ultimately office and hotel. The zoning is the Oro Valley Town Centre Planned Area Development, and has been in place since 2004. While not yet developed, attorneys at our firm assisted recently with an amendment to the PAD to permit the multi-family residential use and negotiate with staff and neighbors to begin the development plan process and start construction in the near future.
Located in the southwest quadrant of eastern Pima County near Ajo and Valencia, this project is a master-planned, mixed use, town center concept for future growth within the Tucson metropolitan area. The Specific Plan was negotiated and approved by Pima County prior to the downturn in the economy and is awaiting for market conditions to return to start development.