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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Raven Golf Course Owners Drop Plans for Redevelopment

Raven Golf Course Owners Drop Plans for Redevelopment

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, an attorney for the owners confirmed they are no longer >> Read More…


Residents Concerned With Possible Changes to Raven Golf Course

Residents Concerned With Possible Changes to Raven Golf Course

Determined to preserve what they consider a crown jewel of their South Phoenix neighborhood, homeowners and residents near The Raven golf course emphatically state they will not compromise on wanting to keep their 18-hole golf course intact. Earlier this year, golf course owners , listed The Raven as one of several properties nationwide under review >> Read More…


Increased Violence Spurring Action from Community Leaders, Residents

Increased Violence Spurring Action from Community Leaders, Residents

A recent spate of shootings, that took four lives and the fatal shooting of a Phoenix Police Officer, has spurred local community leaders to take action and search for answers. This is the time to take action. It’s not time to attend meetings to blow off steam or organize a protest march, said Pastor Terry >> Read More…


Village Planning Committee Helping Guide Development in Laveen

Village Planning Committee Helping Guide Development in Laveen

If there is one thing that Laveen residents and community leaders seem to agree about, it’s the importance of how the rural community will develop over the next 10 years and what type of residential communities, businesses and services for residents will be needed to maintain a high quality of life. The direction of those >> Read More…


Developers See Potential Along Baseline Corridor

Developers See Potential Along Baseline Corridor

Light rail, South Mountain Freeway creating heightened investor interest in area Multiple economic factors are driving renewed interested along the Baseline Corridor in South Phoenix and Laveen, including plans to extend the city’s light rail system into the area by 2023 and the long-anticipated South Mountain Freeway to open in 2019. Development along the rural >> Read More…


Laveen Residents Re-Launching Neighborhood Patrol

Laveen Residents Re-Launching Neighborhood Patrol

After six-year hiatus, residents undergoing training for partnership with police After a six-year hiatus, Laveen residents are relaunching this month a Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol to drive through multiple neighborhoods at least once a month in an effort to deter crime and report suspicious activity. PNPs are partnerships between the Phoenix Police Department and residents who >> Read More…


Home Prices On the Rise in South Mountain and Laveen

Home Prices On the Rise in South Mountain and Laveen

Home prices for existing homes rose throughout the South Mountain and Laveen Village areas during 2015, a steady trend that local realtors predict will continue throughout 2016. “I like this kind of steady increase. It’s not only good for the buyers, but it’s good for sellers,” said Sam Lawmaster, a Laveen resident and a Realtor >> Read More…


Community Leaders’ Predictions for 2016

Community Leaders’ Predictions for 2016

As the dust settles on 2015, residents in South Mountain and Laveen Villages can say goodbye to a year of transition and welcome 2016, the year of inevitable and dramatic transformation for their community, from added police officers to the first stages of construction on the South Mountain Freeway. While neighborhood crime, housing prices and >> Read More…


Laveen Residents Asking for More Stores, Restaurants

Laveen Residents Asking for More Stores, Restaurants

  The retail season may be upon us, but for Laveen resident’s options for shopping in the suburban village are limited to a handful of retailers such as Wal-Mart, Big Lots and Big 5 Sporting Goods. Grocery stores and pharmacies round out the choices, but there is no concentrated area of retail. Many people would >> Read More…


SMCC, Ahwatukee Chamber Launching Young Entrepreneurs Academy

SMCC, Ahwatukee Chamber Launching Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Eight aspiring business leaders of the future are getting their starts this month as members of the inaugural class of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, sponsored by the Ahwatukee Chamber Community Foundation and South Mountain Community College. “We’re launching it this month,” said Anne Gill, president and CEO of the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce and its >> Read More…


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