Storyrock - E. Ranch Gate Road & N 128th Street
Scottsdale agrees to Storyrock project right-of-way abandonment request Read more »

LVA joins forces with RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture
RVi is a national firm with offices in Arizona, Texas, and Georgia. Collectively, RVi and LVA have influenced the design of many of the most familiar places in the Valley – from mixed use communities like Anthem, Victory at Verrado, and McDowell Mountain Ranch, to the campuses of Arizona State University, Mayo Hospital & Clinic, and Gore Manufacturing, to specialty planning projects like Marriott Resorts and Estancia. Read more »

Main Street Place set for downtown Scottsdale debut at Center Park
Construction is on schedule for completion this year for Main Street Place, a luxury, mid-rise condominium complex. Read more »

Rancho Mercado breaks ground April 4th in Surprise
William Lyon Homes has scheduled the ground breaking for its Rancho Mercado development in northern Surprise at 10 a.m. April 4. The Rancho Mercado master plan is a 1,300 acre PAD with multiple owners. The property is currently vacant desert ranch land. It is designed to offer a broad range of housing types, including single family and multi-family residential, retail/commercial services, employment, parks, schools and an open space network throughout the community. Read more »

WL Gore Phoenix Campus
On March 25, LVA was recognized by the Arizona Chapter ASLA with an Honor Award in General Design for the WL Gore Phoenix Campus. Read more »

Sahuarita Farms Plan Honored
Sahuarita Farms Master Plan to transform about 1,100 acres of commercial pecan groves into mixed use over the coming decades was recognized by Metropolitan Pima Alliance as a 2016 Common Ground Merit Award winner. Read more »

Garden Grove Housing - 85th Avenue and Glendale Avenue
On October 25th, the Glendale City Council approved a rezoning request to allow for a proposed 82 lot single family residential subdivision on 24 acres immediately south of the existing Rovey Farms community. The project received a unanimous approval from the City Council. LVA and the applicant (Pinnacle Land Development) have also received approval of the preliminary plat, and are moving forward with final plans. Read more »

Pomegranate Farms Specific Plan Amendment (Pima County)
A 645-acre residential and commercial development south of Valencia Road near Ryan Airfield, which was idled during the Great Recession, has been revived. Read more »

StoneHaven In The News
"LVA Urban Design Studio, on behalf of John F. Long Properties’ StoneHaven, will offer 1,161 single-family units of varying sizes and price ranges within a 382-acre parcel of farmland roughly between Camelback and Bethany Home roads, and 83rd and 91st avenues..." Read more »

Scottsdale Memorial For the Fallen
LVA is honored to have the opportunity to work with the SMFTF committee and the City of Scottsdale to design a memorial to honor citizens of Scottsdale who have lost their lives while serving our country in a branch of the Armed Forces. The memorial will be located on the grounds of City Hall, and is planned for dedication on Memorial Day, 2016. Read more »

Recently Approved Projects

Heritage Farm Zoning and Pre-Plat Approval
On Tuesday March 6th, 2018 we received final City Council approval for PUD Zoning and Preliminary Plat for Heritage Farm, a 33-acre property in Surprise at 175th Avenue and Waddell.

PF Chang's Rezoning and General Plan Amendment
On December 4, 2017 LVA received unanimous approval from the Scottsdale City Council to build a 55-lot community on the site of the existing PF Chang's Corporate Headquarters located at the NEC of Miller Road and Pinnacle Peak Road.

Navarro Groves Planned Unit Development (Phoenix, Arizona)
The Navarro Groves Planned Unit Development received Final City Council approval on October 5th, 2016. This plan represents a quality development proposal for a single-family residential neighborhood. Located just north of South Mountain adjacent to the Highline Canal, the community is designed to be sensitive to its surrounding single-family context within an area designated Mixed Use Agricultural on the General Plan Land Use Map.


Wolf Springs Ranch (28-ZN-2016) - (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Request by owner for a Zoning District Map Amendment from Single-family Residential (R1-35) to Single-family Residential, Planned Residential Development (R1-18 PRD) zoning including a Development Plan and Amended Development Standards on a +/-20 acre site located at:
12475 N. 93rd St.
12435 N. 93rd St.
9320 E. Cactus Rd.
9350 E. Cactus Rd.
9370 E. Cactus Rd.
9390 E. Cactus Rd.

Planning Commission Meeting: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 5:00PM
City Hall Kiva Forum
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

LVA Urban Design Studio does an excellent job of land planning for their client’s interests as well as bringing quality projects to the city of Glendale.”

– Jon M. Froke, AICP , Planning Director
City of Glendale