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Medical-Marijuana debate continues to impact North 32nd Street

Medical-Marijuana debate continues to impact North 32nd Street

Mohave Valley medical Marijuana facility

The City of Phoenix approved the permit for a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary facility at 10443 North 32nd Street (SE corner 32nd St and Shea).  The permit comes with the following stipulations:

  1. The Use Permit shall be reviewed within 365 days of the issuance of the dispensary certificate for a medical ZA Hearing Marked Agenda – November 19, 2015 Page 8 marijuana from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  2. The applicant has 1 year to apply and pay for building permits.
  3. Obtain a certificate for medical marijuana use from the Arizona Department of Health Services. If no certificate or approval to operate is granted within 1 year of the approval of this Use Permit, the Zoning Administrator shall schedule a revocation hearing for this Use Permit.
  4. The applicant shall submit a security plan provided to the Arizona Department of Health Services to the Planning and Development Department.
  5. The applicant shall notify in writing the area’s Police Precinct Commander of establishing such facility. Notice of this contact shall be submitted in writing to the Planning and Development Department.
  6. The applicant shall provide enhanced landscaping along 32nd Street.

Despite the restrictions, some community members are concerned how close in proximity it is to nearby schools. The location is .5 miles from Shadow Mountain High School, as is an existing liquor store.

However the concern remains and many residents are looking at changing existing zoning regulations. A recent AZ Republic article interviewed Louisa Ward over the neighborhood concerns.  Louisa said “many of her neighborhoods would support the proposed increases in distance.”

Ryan Hurly, chair of Rose Law Group’s medical marijuana practice group, said the proposed changes to the zoning  would make it “next to impossible” to find a site that doesn’t require variances he said. The city has existing spacing requirements that ensure medical-marijuana facilities are not too close to one another. The city has been more conservative recently in approving new medical-marijuana facilities, Hurley said. But neighborhood complaints wane after a facility is operating, he said.




Heritage Heights Memorial Day run

A 5K and 10K fun run is taking place Saturday, May 28 at 7 a.m., Memorial weekend in Heritage Heights neighborhood. Since this is a fun run there will be no aid stations, no road closures, no timing, but it will be a great way to get some exercise and run with your neighbors.

A route has been created so you can participate in the 5K or the 10K.

Heritage Heights Memorial Day run

Heritage Heights Memorial Day run


T-shirts are also available for sale, $15 for adults, $10 for children. All profits from the t-shirts will help cover the cost of the Heritage Heights Memorial Day celebration. Shirts ordered by May 9 will be available for pick up at the Heritage Heights Clubhouse on Saturday May 28.  Please register here for either the 5K of the 10K fun run.

New home sales reaching record highs

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New home sales reaching record highs

A March 4 article in Phoenix Business Journal shows New home sales hitting 2008 numbers. Year-end numbers from Arizona State University’s Michael Orr show plenty about the housing market and where it might be headed next year. New home sales posted their best numbers since 2008, according to Orr who is director of ASU’s Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice.

Homebuilders sold $514 million worth  of new homes in December 2015, up from $331 million in December 2014. New homes accounted for 19.1 percent of total sales in December, according to Orr. That’s the best share since 2008.

Orr also crunched the numbers of the top builders and top markets.

Top Phoenix Area Homebuilders (2015)

  • Taylor Morrison $318M (891 units)
  • Pulte Homes $286M (936 units)
  • Meritage Homes 4278M (836 units)
  • CalAtlantic Homes $247M (348 units
  • Lennar $179M (551 units)
  • Shea Homes $178M (511 units)
  • Toll Brothers $177< (234 units)
  • K Hovnanian $172 N (468 units)
  • Richmond American $163M (520 units)
Top Submarkets for New home Sales (Dec. 2015) )

  • Peoria 196 sales
  • Mesa 183 sales
  • Gilbert 174 sales
  • Phoenix 124 sales
  • Buckeye 114 sales
  • Queen Creek 97
  • Goodyear 95
  • Chandler 95
  • San Tan Valley 94



4th Annual North 32nd Street Crusin’ with Councilman Gates

bike event

Join the fun on Saturday, March 12th 8:30 am-11:00 am for a neighborhood bike ride.
This great family friendly activity is celebrating its fourth year and it just keeps getting better.

There will be community booths set up in the Basha’s parking lot featuring great local businesses from our North 32nd street community.  There will be raffles and giveaways.  Free bike helmets and mini bike trails for the kiddos to practice their skills before we take to the streets.

At 9:15 am we will cruise North 32nd street neighborhood for a family friendly bike ride.

Then come back to the Basha’s parking lot to see the booths and get some refreshments.

Need to practice your bike skills before the event? Check out Pedal Therapy.

Does your bike need a tune up? Take it to Sunday Cycles.

This will be Councilman Gates’ last year for the Crusin’ event so make sure stop by and say hello.  Read more about Councilman Gates decision to step down from office in May here.

Check out our pictures from last year. It was a blast!

North 32nd Street Crusin' with Councilman Gates



Paradise Hills ACE Hardware Grand Opening Sale

The new Paradise Hills ACE hardware that opened a few weeks ago is having their Grand Opening Sale this weekend with sales all weekend long.  Karsten’s ACE is happy to be in the neighborhood and looking forward to a long relationship with the 32nd Street community.

At Karsten’s, it’s all about community and family. In fact, we have strong family roots right here in your neighborhood – two Karsten brothers are proud Shadow Mountain Matadors, Class of 1978 and Class of 1982 – and a niece in the Class of 2016!

The store hours are Mon- Sat 7:00 am-7:00 pm | Sunday 8:00 am -6:00 pm | 602-971-1036

10624 N 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85028 | Paradise Hills Shopping Plaza | Store Manager: Matt Smearman

The Karsten’s Paradise Hills ACE offers everything from home improvement, garden needs, and horse and pet supplies.  They welcome your furry friends as you shop. And don’t forget to check out their selection of chicks! Yes baby chicks that will provide you with fresh eggs for years to come.

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Grand Opening Sale

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Grand Opening Sale 2


So be sure to check out the New Paradise Hills’s ACE hardware store, if you haven’t already, and welcome them to our neighborhood. See you there!