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Announcements/Awards

LVA Job Posting - Landscape Architect
LVA is currently accepting applications for a position as a Landscape Architect to join our team of 20. Click for Job Description »

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

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.


Meetings

Quail Crest Estates Rezoning (20-ZN-2016) - (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Request: Adopt Ordinance No. 4296 approving a zoning district map amendment from SingleFamily Residential, Environmentally Sensitive Lands (R1-130 ESL) to Single-Family Residential, Environmentally Sensitive Lands (R1-70 ESL) zoning on a 16.7±-acre site.
Site Location: 27077 N. 132nd Street

City Council Meeting: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 @ 5:00PM
City Hall Kiva Forum
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


We represent developers and orchestrate rezones. LVA is an asset because of their common-sense approach. In school you learn the technical side, but not everyone can understand the practical side of development. That’s something you just can’t teach.”

– Nicholas J. Wood , Department Head of Zoning and Land Use Planning
Snell & Wilmer