Valley Vibe January 2022 Issue

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Anthem Jags Win State Championship » PAGE 22

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Explosive Multifamily Housing Growth in North Phoenix

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WEEKEND VIBES

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Get Out and Hike 13 Scenic Winter Views from 11,500 Feet 14

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Explosive Multifamily Growth Headed for North Phoenix 16

Snowbowl’s Gondola ride in Flagstaff. [See page 14.]

Mapping Out the Multifamily Boom 17 LOCAL SPORTS BEAT

Anthem Jags Youth Football Team Named State Champions 22

CLEARING THE RECORD

In the December issue of Valley Vibe, this photo taken at Spur Cross Ranch in Cave Creek was a view of Skull Mesa, not Elephant Mountain.


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3 Chances to Find Your New BFF PACC 911’s annual adoptathon happens Saturday, Jan. 15 in Anthem Community Park with more than 60 rescue groups in attendance. Also on Jan. 15, the Conservation Expo in Scottsdale hosts pet adoptions. An adoptathon and pet vendor fair is planned at Doggie Street Festival in Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix on Saturday, Jan. 29 See pages 9–11 for event details.

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Weekend Vibes & SPECIAL EVENTS COMPLIED BY CAITLIN COULTER

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SAT URDAY, JAN. 8 ‘Cinderella Kids’ Auditions 9 a.m.–noon Musical Theatre of Anthem 42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite B100 Anthem 623-336-6001 www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org/ auditions.html Ages 6–10 are welcome to audition. View a video online about the MTA audition process and requirements.

SAT URDAY, JAN. 8 ‘Seussical Jr.’ Auditions 1–4 p.m. Musical Theatre of Anthem 42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite B100 Anthem 623-336-6001 www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org/ auditions.html Ages 11–19 are welcome to audition. View a video online about the MTA audition process and requirements.

SAT URDAYS, JAN. 8 & 15 Natural Tree Drop-Off Arizona Wedding Show comes to downtown Phoenix Saturday, Jan. 8.

SUNDAY, JAN. 2 Family Fun Winterfest

Enjoy food trucks and shop for locally made food items and products from over 50 vendors.

Noon–4 p.m. Arizona Boardwalk Courtyard 9500 E. Via De Ventura, Scottsdale www.4thannualwinterfest.eventbrite. com Free

SAT URDAYS, JAN. 8–29

Play in the “snow,” visit with Disney’s Anna and Elsa, enjoy face painting, join the dance party, explore the obstacle course and have fun with interactive games.

8 a.m.–1 p.m. Deer Valley Towne Center 2805 W. Agua Fria Fwy, Phoenix www.facebook.com/ pinnaclepeakfarmersmarket Free admission

SUNDAYS, JAN. 2–30

Shop for produce, food items and handmade goods from local farmers, vendors and artisans.

Anthem Open Air Market 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The Market on 41st 42101 N. 41st Drive, Suite 156 Anthem 623-500-2399 www.facebook.com/themarketon41st Free

Pinnacle Peak Farmers Market

FRIDAY, JAN. 7– SAT URDAY, JAN. 8 Nicole Byer 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Stand Up Live 50 W. Washington St., Phoenix

480-719-6100 https://phoenix.standuplive.com/ events/51448 $25—$35 Comedian from the Netflix series “Nailed It” and MTV’s “Girl Code” performs stand-up.

FRIDAY, JAN. 7– SUNDAY, JAN. 9 ‘Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings’ The Phoenix Symphony Various showtimes Symphony Hall 75 N. Second St., Phoenix 602-495-1999 https://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/ events $34—$102 Original arrangements from Latin American countries along with fun Afro-Cuban jazz twists on pop favorites.

10 a.m.–2 p.m. Anthem Community Park Lower Lot 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem 623-742-6050 www.onlineatanthem.com/calendar. php Free to Anthem residents Dispose of your holiday tree. Remove all decorations before drop off. Do not place the tree in a bag. Enter parking lot from Whitman Drive. Proof of residency required.

SAT URDAY, JAN. 8 Arizona Wedding Show 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Phoenix Convention Center South 33 S. Third St., Phoenix 480-236-7987 https://arizonaweddingshow.com/ attendee-info/show-info $10—$12 One stop shopping for brides-tobe, with over 250 wedding and event vendors from all over the Valley.

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Purses For a Purpose Tuesday, Feb. 1 5–8 p.m. Anthem Giving Circle Anthem Golf & Country Club Ironwood Ballroom 41551 N. Anthem Hills Drive, Anthem 702-521-5237 anthemgivingcircle@yahoo.com www.anthemgivingcircle.com $50/Event admission; $20/5 raffle tickets; $50/15 raffle tickets

A Cheers! The Arizona Wine Festival happens Friday, Jan. 28–Sunday, Jan. 30 each night at 6 p.m. in Heritage Square Park.

THURSDAY, JAN. 13– SUNDAY, JAN. 16

www.starlightcommunitytheater.com/pinocchio $15–$20

Disney on Ice: Dream Big

Watch a beloved puppet be brought to life on stage by local actors.

Various showtimes Footprint Center 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix 602-379-2003 www.footprintcenter.com/events/disney-on-ice-2 $20–$115 Fan favorite Disney characters on skates.

FRIDAY, JAN. 14 The Temptations & the Four Tops 8 p.m. Arizona Federal Theatre 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix 602-379-2800 www.livenation.com $49–$125 Live in concert.

FRIDAY, JAN. 14–SUNDAY, JAN. 23 ‘My Son Pinocchio Jr.’ Various showtimes Starlight Community Theater 1611 W. Whispering Wind Drive, Suite 9, Phoenix info@starlightcommunitytheater.com

FRIDAY, JAN. 14–SUNDAY, JAN. 16 ‘Beethoven and Rachmaninoff: Genius Meets Passion’ The Phoenix Symphony Various showtimes Symphony Hall 75 N. Second St., Phoenix 602-495-1999 https://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/events $34—$102 Take turns between technically challenging pieces by two titans of classical music.

SAT URDAY, JAN. 15 Calling All Pleasant Paddlers 10 a.m.—2 p.m. Lake Pleasant Regional Park 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road, Morristown 602-506-9556 https://tinyurl.com/2p833x9v $7/Vehicle entry fee Join Ranger Terry in his last guided paddle before he retires. Bring your own paddle craft and equipment.

nthem Giving Circle presents a fashionable way to give back. Donate new or gently used purses to be auctioned off or place a bid on a designer bag. Join the raffle for a chance to win the special raffle purse—a Burberry crossover and a vintage card holder set—made in Italy and valued at $1,000. The prize will come with tags and receipt for the option to exchange for store credit to Nordstrom. The event includes a silent auction for 150 designer purses, a live auction for five purses, and the drawing for the raffle purse. Ticket cost includes appetizers and a ticket for a free drink. If you are unable to attend the event, you can still purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win. The deadline to donate items to the auction is Friday, Jan. 14 and tickets will be on sale until Jan. 30. All proceeds from this fundraiser will primarily benefit local families in need, through St. Vincent de Paul. Anthem Giving Circle also supports local food banks, elementary and high school students in need and the organization offers an annual scholarship for high school seniors. Purchase event tickets, raffle tickets or donate to the organization at anthemgivingcircle.com.

This Burberry designer handbag will be raffled off during the event.

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SAT URDAY, JAN. 15 PACC911 Adoptathon

Arizona Boardwalk Courtyard 9500 E. Via De Ventura, Scottsdale www.visitphoenix.com/event/ conservation-expo/135887 Free

FRIDAY, JAN. 21– SUNDAY, JAN. 23

Pet adoptions, food sampling, family activities and information from conservation organizations. Plus, visit with live animals including reptiles, sloths, penguins and falcons.

Various showtimes Symphony Hall 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix 602-495-1999 https://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/ events $54—$102

SUNDAY, JAN. 16 Zoo Move & Groove 5K 5:30 p.m. Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix 602-286-3800 www.phoenixzoo.org/events/zoomove-groove $20—$50

10 a.m.—3 p.m. Anthem Community Park 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. Anthem 602-992-4779 https://pacc911.org/adoption-events Free admission Over 60 rescue groups come together to help find a new home for pets in need. All pets available for adoption are spayed/neutered and immunized. Food trucks will be on site, as well as a lure course, pet vendors and a raffle.

SAT URDAY, JAN. 15 Conservation Expo 9 a.m.—2 p.m.

The annual race is back. Participants get access to zoolights after the race. Proceeds benefit the endangered blackfooted ferret. Registration required.

THURSDAY, JAN. 20 Roars and Pours 5:30–8:30 p.m. Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix 602-286-3800 www.phoenixzoo.org/events/januaryroars-pours $10 Giant yard games, special shows, raffle and live music for adults only (ages 21 and up). Beer, wine and snacks at special happy-hour pricing. Take your brews on select trails and hangout near the animals.

‘Elgar and Mendelssohn’

A cello concerto paired with an Italian Symphony inspired by the composer’s travels through Italy.

FRIDAY, JAN. 21– SUNDAY, FEB. 20 ‘Gypsy: a Musical Fable’ Various showtimes Arizona Broadway Theatre 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria 623-776-8400 https://tickets.azbroadwaytheatre. com/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/ tmEvent1033.html $37–$91.99

Plus, rock wall climbing, bounce houses, face painting, live entertainment and shopping.

SAT URDAY, JAN. 2 2– SUNDAY, JAN. 30 Barrett Jackson Car Auction Various times WestWorld of Scottsdale 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale 480-421-6694 www.barrett-jackson.com $14–$181/Advance purchase; $20–$200/Day-of Car enthusiasts from around the world gather to capture the car of their dreams. Saturday, Jan. 22 is “Family Day” and kids 12 and under get in free.

SUNDAY, JAN. 23

The tale of a powerhouse woman trying to get her daughters into show biz.

SAT URDAY, JAN. 2 2 Family Fun Action and Adventure Festival 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Arizona Boardwalk Courtyard 9500 E. Via De Ventura, Scottsdale www.visitphoenix.com/event/ family-fun-action-and-adventurefestival/135888 Free Meet action heroes including Captain America, Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Batman.

Jojo Siwa: D.R.E.A.M. Tour 7 p.m. Gila River Arena

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This Gullwing is one of just 1,400 of a total production run, but its pedigree also includes a first-place win at the 1957 Havana Gran Premio National Race. Come see it at the Barrett Jackson Show Jan. 22–30. 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale 623-772-3800, www.ticketmaster.com $34–$64 The Nickelodeon star live in concert.

FRIDAY, JAN. 28 Friday Food Truck Night 5–8 p.m. The Market on 41st 42101 N. 41st Drive, Anthem 424-355-1400 www.onlineatanthem.com/calendar. php Grab dinner out from a fun food truck.

FRIDAY, JAN. 28– SUNDAY, JAN. 30 The Arizona Wine Festival 6 p.m. Heritage Square Park

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113 N. 6th St., Phoenix 480-516-8848 https://willcoxwinecountry.org/event/ the-arizona-wine-festival-3 $30–$35 A celebration of Arizona’s finest wines from 20 state wineries. Tastings, live music, food trucks and art vendors. Hosted by Wilcox Wine Country.

FRIDAY, JAN. 28— SUNDAY, JAN. 30 ‘Waitress’ Various showtimes Orpheum Theatre 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix 602-262-7272 www.etix.com/ticket/e/1022320/ waitress-phoenix-orpheum-theatrephoenix $45.25—$333 A Broadway musical “baked from the heart,” presented by the Arizona Theatre Guild.

SAT URDAY, JAN. 29 ‘Godspell’ Auditions 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Starlight Community Theater 1611 W. Whispering Wind Drive Suite 9, Phoenix info@starlightcommunitytheater.com www.starlightcommunitytheater.com/ calendar

enjoy activities for the whole family.

SAT URDAY, JAN. 29 Doggie Street Festival

Adults and teens are welcome to audition.

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Steele Indian School Park 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 323-445-5087 www.doggiestreetfestival.org Free admission

SAT URDAY, JAN. 29

Animal adopt-a-thon and vendor fair for pet products and services.

6th Annual Winterfest and Bookfest 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Black Canyon Heritage Park 33955 Old Black Canyon Hwy., Black Canyon City 623-374-5282 info@blackcanyonheritagepark.org https://tinyurl.com/3p7kk4kh Meet history buffs and authors as they sign and sell their books. Shop through craft vendors and

SAT URDAY, JAN. 29 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons 7:30 p.m. ASU Gammage 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe 480-965-3434 www.ticketmaster.com $49—$179 The “Jersey Boys” inspiration live on stage.


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GET OUT AND HIKE

COMPILED BY CAITLIN COULTER info@valleyvibenews.com

SATURDAY, JAN. 1

Desert Wash Walk 9–11:30 a.m. SC

www.maricopacountyparks. net/events/desert-washwalk-pre-registrationrequired/11111/

Explore the Cottonwood wash, a major tributary of the area. Pre-registration required.

SUNDAY, JAN. 2

Hohokam Ruins of Spur Cross 9–11:30 a.m. SC

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Hike up to see archaeological evidence of prehistoric Hohokam dwellings. Preregistration required.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5 Lake Pleasant Christmas Bird Count 6:30 a.m.–5 p.m. LP

www.maricopacountyparks. net/events/lake-pleasantchristmas-bird-countregistration-required

Join a team to cover as much land as possible to try to count some special birds. Organized by the National Audubon Society. Pre-registration required.

SATURDAY, JAN. 8 Rock Art of Spur Cross 9–11 a.m. SC

www.maricopacountyparks. net/events/rock-art-ofspur-cross-pre-registrationrequired12111122/

Walk in the footsteps of the Hohokam people to a petroglyph site. Preregistration required.

SATURDAY, JAN. 15

Marvel at monstrous Saguaros like this one while hiking at Spur Cross Ranch in Cave Creek.

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SC Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike 8 a.m.–2 p.m. www.maricopacountyparks. net/events/elephantmountain-fortress-hike-preregistration-required11/

A 7-mile round trip trek to a premier archaeological site. Pre-registration required.

SATURDAY, JAN. 15 CC Early Birds Walk 8–10 a.m.

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Join experienced bird guides from the Sonoran Audubon Society for a quiet walk on a scenic trail. Pre-registration required.

SUNDAY, JAN. 16

SC Full Moon Hike Through Spur Cross 6–8 p.m.

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Hike through the desert as it is illuminated by the moon. Pre-registration required.

SATURDAY, JAN. 22

Hunter petroglyph off Spur Cross Regional Trail

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SUNDAY, JAN. 30

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Take a morning walk through the Fairy Duster and Metate trails to view common desert species of plants. Preregistration required.

Stroll along the riparian habitat and view some prehistoric rock art along the way. Preregistration required.

SATURDAY, JAN. 22

PARK INFORMATION

The Flora of Spur Cross 9–11:30 a.m.

Hiking Through a Desert Forest 9–11:30 a.m. LP

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Ranger Terry’s last hike before retirement takes hikers through a desert riparian zone.

SATURDAY, JAN. 29 SC Life Along the Creek 9–11:30 a.m.

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Hike along the Dragonfly trail to view the plants and animals that live alongside the creek. Pre-registration required.

SC Dragonfly Trail Hike 9–11:30 a.m.

CC Cave Creek Regional Park

37019 N. Lava Lane Cave Creek 602-506-2930 www.maricopacountyparks.net $7/Vehicle entry fee

SC Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

44000 N. Spur Cross Road Cave Creek 602-506-2930 www.maricopacountyparks.net $3/Entry fee

LP Lake Pleasant Regional Park

41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road, Morristown 928-684-2772 www.maricopacountyparks.net $7/Vehicle entry fee

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BY KAREN GOVEIA

editor@valleyvibenews.com

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hen you think of Arizona Snowbowl, visions of skiers, snowboarders and winter sports enthusiasts instantly come to mind. But for those who simply want to enjoy the beauty of the wintry scenery and take in the view from 11,500 feet, a scenic ride in one of the resort’s Gondola Cabins may help you get your winter fix without setting foot on the ground. On the way up, riders are treated to views of the cinder cone volcanic field, the Red Rocks in Sedona, and on a clear day―the Grand Canyon. Gondola

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SCENIC WINTER VIEWS FROM 11,500 FEET

rides are offered separate from the chair lift rides for skiers and snowboarders for a completely different experience. Don’t forget your camera as you enjoy the views along the climb. Tickets are sold as roundtrip and there is no unloading at the top of the mountain. The ride is roughly 10–15 minutes long each way.

ARIZONA GONDOLA 9300 North Snow Bowl Road Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Open Daily, 2–4 p.m. Cost $29/roundtrip ticket Info www.snowbowl.ski/ scenic-gondola

Get your winter fix this season on Snowbowl’s Gondola ride and see Sedona’s Red Rocks and the Grand Canyon on a clear day.


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2 Spots for Snow Fun!

Hill Snow 2 Oak Play Area On the site of what was once an old alpine ski area, this snow popular play spot offers two sledding runs–a short run for beginners and a long, steep one for experienced sledders. This is a free snow play area, so it’s best to check the weather conditions for adequate snowfall in Williams, AZ before you make the trek there. Sledders must bring their own gear,

but just keep in mind that the Kaibab National Forest prohibits metal and wood sleds. Restrooms and a warming shelter are located at the bottom of the hills, along with a fire pit and picnic tables. Info www.fs.usda. gov/recarea/kaibab/ recarea/?recid=43348

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Take I-17 N to I-40 W 16 miles to exit 178. Turn right to Historic Route 66 and turn left for 4 miles to the Oak Hill Snow Play Area on the left.

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f snow play is in your plans this season, here are a couple of cool places to hit if you’re looking to get your fill of that fluffy stuff.

1 Flagstaff Snow Park Open Friday–Monday through Feb. 21, then Saturdays & Sundays for the remaining two weekends of the season ending on March 6. Tickets must be purchased online and are available 2–7 days in advance depending on tubing run conditions. Admission $14/Half day; $15/Night session; $21/Day pass Details Includes tube rental and access to 4–8 tubing runs, including kiddie hill. Fire pits, food trucks, a picnic area and snow play areas when natural snow accumulation is adequate. Info www.flagstaffsnowpark.com

GET THERE Take I-17 N to Flagstaff to exit 337, then take Fairgrounds Road to Brigade Road. PHOTOS BY CREATING HOPE PHOTOGRAPHY

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EXPLOSIVE MULTIFAMILY GROWTH HEADED FOR NORTH PHOENIX 1,900 Units Proposed Between Sonoran Desert Drive and Dove Valley Road 540 Units Proposed In Anthem Area BY KAREN GOVEIA

editor@valleyvibenews.com

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s 3,500 acres of vacant desert is in the beginning stage of transformation into a masterplanned employment hub along the west side of I-17 between Loop 303 and Carefree Highway, multifamily housing developers have responded in a big way to the need for more housing options in the North Phoenix Valley.

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More than 1,900 multifamily housing units are either planned or proposed for development within the fastgrowing area east of I-17 and Skunk Creek Wash between Sonoran Desert Drive and Dove Valley Road, defined as the North Gateway Village Core.

amount of developable acreage within the master-planned hub, Christine Mackay, City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Director, spoke to the appeal of the area.

“From the gorgeous retail options in Norterra and Happy Valley to the incredible Bronco Butte is just onw of the many multifiamily With Taiwan Semiconductor quality of life with mountain projects planned for the i-17 corrider near tktktk near Manufacturing Company’s views, TSMC’s billion dollar chipparks plant. and preserves, $12-billion silicon chip factory it’s such a desirable place to serving as the catalyst for the live and now you’re seeing build out of North Phoenix all the jobs coming in with 3500, aptly named for the net the significant employment


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On a 20-acre parcel west of the Legacy Sports Arena and Hotel, 398 apartmentstyle units are planned for development in 2022. The project is called Bronco Butte.

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corridor that’s booming and that workforce is following them,” Mackay told Valley Vibe. In 2020, The City of Phoenix announced a plan to address the housing shortage in Phoenix with the goal of creating or preserving 50,000 homes by 2030, and Mackay said these development plans and proposals happening in the North Valley and citywide are a direct response to the need.

Mapping Out the Multifamily Boom 6 North Gateway Village Core Area Projects (Between Sonoran Desert Drive and Dove Valley Road, east of I-17 bordered by Skunk Creek Wash and North Valley Parkway.)

1 Bronco Butte 398 APARTMENT-STYLE UNITS

Location Adjacent to Legacy Sports Arena near the future southeast corner of the 29th Avenue and Bronco Butte Trail alignments

bordered by Sonoran Desert Drive and Dove Valley Road.

Developer CWS Capital Partners Project Details Site plans on the 20-acre

parcel show 14 buildings with 132 onebedroom units, 216 two-bedroom units, and 36 three-bedroom apartment-style rental units. Parking within the gated complex consists of a mix of garage space and reserved covered space. Two points of access are planned along 29th Avenue. The property was formerly owned by Legacy Sports Arena owner Rob

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(Continued from Page 17) Eaton who sold it in late 2021.

Status Approved by

Phoenix City Council. Construction slated for early 2022.

2 259 Townhouse Rentals & 360 Apartment-style Units (Yet to be named) 259 TOWNHOUSE RENTALS 360 APARTMENTSTYLE UNITS

Location Near the

northeast corner of the future 29th Avenue alignment and Sonoran Desert Drive.

Developer Blueprint Capital

Project Details 40 acres

Status Proposed.

348 APARTMENTSTYLE UNITS

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(Developer of Acero North Valley apartments behind Dove Valley Fry’s)

Project Details A gated

three-story apartment complex on 17 acres with one- two- and threebedroom options ranging between 768–1,330 square feet. Amenities include pools, playground, a dog park, pickleball courts, event lawn, community garden and connections to Skunk Creek Wash Trail.

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Status Approved

unanimously by North Gateway VPC on Dec. 9. Slated to go before Phoenix Planning Commission on Jan. 6 and Phoenix City Council on Feb. 2.

4 V illage at Bronco Trail

354 UNITS

Location Southwest

corner of the future 29th Avenue and Bronco Butte Trail alignments.

Developer Empire Group Project Details A mix of

detached and attached rental units on a 40-acresite with 32 developable acres proposed for the development of 126 one-bedroom units, 189 two-bedroom units and 39 three-bedroom units. Community will feature a mix of garages and reserved covered parking spaces.

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northeast corner of I-17 & Sonoran Desert Drive bordered by Skunk Creek.

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zoned for multifamily residential and commercial development, with townhouse rentals planned on the eastern portion of the site and multifamily units across 15 buildings on the northwestern portion of the site. Site plans also include four commercial buildings on the southwestern side of the site.

Location East of the


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LEGEND North Gateway Core Area & Anthem Developments 1 Bronco Butte 398 Units

2 Blueprint Capital

259 Townhouse Rentals 360 Apartments

3 Acero Sonoran Desert

348 Units

4 Village at Bronco Trail

7 K. Hovnanian

5 Thompson Thrift

8 Avilla Vista Norte

6 E MC Village Management

9 Arise North Phoenix

354 Units 218 Units

240 Units

182 Units 191 Units

170 Units

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Status Proposed. Initial request denied at North Gateway Village Planning Committee on Nov. 4. Case heard by Phoenix Planning Commission Dec. 2 with approval pending reconsideration by North Gateway VPC in January.

5 218 units apartments (Yet to be named) 218 UNITS

Location 29th Avenue alignment and Dove Valley Road

Developer Thompson Thrift Project Details A mixed use

site with four-story multifamily residential units.

Status Not yet under

construction. Existing city zoning in place allowing for intermediate commercial and mid-rise development.

Project Details A gated rental

community on 23 acres with plans for approximately 240 units with a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units with floor plans ranging between 680–1,282 square feet. Amenities include private outdoor yards for each unit, a clubhouse, pool, gaming area and dog park. Garages and a mix of covered and uncovered spaces.

Status Approved by Phoenix

City Council in August. Final site plan design and elevations pending approval by North Gateway Village Planning Committee.

Anthem Area Multifamily Projects 7 182 Townhomes (Yet to be named) 182 UNITS

Location Southeast corner of

Status Not yet under construction. Approved by City of Phoenix Planning and Hearing Officer with stipulations.

8 Avilla Vista Norte 191 UNITS

Location Northeast corner 43rd Avenue and Old West Trail

Developer NexMetro Project Details Detached residences for lease

Status Sitework scheduled to begin in 2022.

9 Arise North Phoenix 170 UNITS

Location Southeast corner of Frontage Road and Arroyo Norte Drive.

43rd Avenue and Old West Trail

Developer Family Development

6 240 Single-level Units (Yet to be named)

Developer K. Hovnanian

Project Details A cottage-style

240 UNITS

Project Details Two-story

attached townhomes for sale on 17 acres. Townhomes planned on the north and south sides of the existing east-west private drive along the south side of the Goodwill store. Access points from 43rd Avenue and Frontage Road.

development with detached residences. Plans include oneand two-bedroom single-family rental units with private entries and gated yards on 16 acres.

Location Approximately 1,320

feet south of the southeast corner of North Valley Parkway and Sonoran Desert Drive, just outside the Village Core.

Developer EMC Management

Toll Brothers Breaks Ground on Condos, Proposes Apartments

Status Not yet under construction. Approved by Phoenix City Council in July.

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arthwork is underway on a 168-unit condominium complex by Toll Brothers at the southeast corner of North Valley Parkway and Sonoran Desert Drive. Targeting a spring 2022 opening, Valle Norte will offer single level and two-story attached units with garages for sale, said Kari Laslow, marketing director at Toll Brothers. At the northeast corner of 19th Avenue and Happy Valley Road, Toll Brothers is in the early proposal stages of a 470 multifamily unit gated apartment complex on roughly 13 acres, according to site plans filed with the City of Phoenix. The community is named

Lumara Apartment Homes.

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Anthem Jags Youth Football Team Named State Champions BY VALLEY VIBE STAFF WRITERS

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he 12U Anthem Jaguars became the state champions over the previously undefeated Cave Creek Falcons in the Arizona Youth Football tournament championship game Nov. 20 held at Pinnacle High School in Phoenix.

The Jaguars 12U youth tackle football team is composed of players ages 12 and 13 from the greater Anthem area and belongs to the National Youth Sports league which serves approximately 45,000 youth each year in seven states.

“We had an incredible season with amazing players, coaches and families,” said club leader Justin Simons, adding “We are honored to bring a state championship to

Formerly known as the Sabercats, the Jaguar Youth Football program began two years ago and serves as a direct feeder team for the Boulder Creek High School Jaguars.

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“The championship game was a back and forth game against a very talented and well coached team with lots of exciting plays on both sides of the ball,” Simons told Valley Vibe. In the end, the Jaguars ended up pulling away, winning by a score of 42–39. The Jags went 10–2 during the fall 2021 season. Registration for the spring 2022 season is underway. Visit www. jaguaryouthfootball.org or email info@jaguaryouthfootball.org.


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Real Estate Market Beat BY VALLEY VIBE STAFF WRITERS

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eal Estate sales have declined in the combined zip codes of 85085, 85086 & 85087 with November’s number of homes sold down 22 percent compared to the

November 2021 Market Overview 85085, 85086 & 85087

same month last year. As for inventory, in November the number of homes for sale increased 66 percent over November 2020 while the number of days on the market increased 18 percent. But even with these increases, we remain in a strong seller’s market.

Active Listings are up

28.6%

November 2021 Top 50 Home Sales 85085, 85086 & 85087 4,393 3,820 3,593 4,221 3,167 3,815 2,733 3,070 2,783 2,152 2,152 3,174 2,666 2,932 3,084 4,565 3,694 3,251 2,743 3,065 3,810 2,987 3,475 3,068 3,274 2,875 3,304 3,444 2,829 2,359 2,260 3,046 3,559 3,076 3,484 2,228 3,181 2,986 2,858 2,928 3,533 3,968 2,338 2,008 2,665 2,742 3,707 2,915 4,320 2,763

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22.4%

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Months of Supply is up

65.7% Median Days on Market is up

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Nov. 2020

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112

Sold Listings Nov. 2021

Nov. 2020

156

201

Median $ / Sq. Ft. Nov. 2021

Nov. 2020

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$191

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85085

$419.09 $368.87 $292.23 $229.09 $273.13 $226.21 $312.84 $276.87 $287.82 $361.98 $360.13 $240.23 $281.32 $255.79 $236.70 $271.85 $324.85 $369.12 $437.47 $385.38 $293.96 $353.20 $276.26 $309.65 $274.89 $299.13 $260.29 $248.26 $297.80 $355.65 $363.73 $269.21 $227.03 $256.82 $218.14 $336.62 $235.77 $244.47 $253.67 $245.04 $198.13 $175.15 $288.70 $389.44 $285.83 $266.19 $190.18 $238.42 $158.56 $242.31

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301 E Jomax Rd Lot S3, Phoenix, AZ 85085 Xxs3 E Tumbleweed Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085 1925 W Yearling Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85085 31808 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85085 26913 N 9th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85085 405 W Jomax Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85085 26801 N 11th Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085 30913 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85085 29206 N 19th Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85085 307 E Balao Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085 231 E Pasaro Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085 2642 W Moura Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085 122 W Yearling Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85085 518 E Balao Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085 26628 N 20th Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85085 17 W Rockaway Hills Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85086 42310 N Bradon Ct, Phoenix, AZ 85086 36208 N 29th Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85086 1842 W Mesquite St, Phoenix, AZ 85086 38024 N 11th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85086 3008 W Here To There Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85086 39716 N 1st St, Desert Hills, AZ 85086 42411 N Harbour Town Ct, Anthem, AZ 85086 2731 W Desert Ranch Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85086 1617 W Maddock Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85086 38106 N 2nd Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85086 1547 W Laurel Greens Ct, Anthem, AZ 85086 3046 W Sousa Ct, Anthem, AZ 85086 38014 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85086 420 W Adamanda Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85086 2714 W Valley View Trl, Phoenix, AZ 85086 37712 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85086 42117 N Long Cove Way, Anthem, AZ 85086 38018 N 4th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85086 2228 W Twain Dr, Anthem, AZ 85086 2428 W Desert Hills Estate Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85086 1112 E Arroyo Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85086 3132 W Ravina Ln, Anthem, AZ 85086 38423 N 18th Way, Phoenix, AZ 85086 3039 W Sousa Ct, Anthem, AZ 85086 2917 W Donatello Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85086 34705 N 24th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85086 2346 W Sax Canyon Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85086 2745 W Wander Ln, New River, AZ 85087 42610 N 22 St, New River, AZ 85087 44829 N 3rd St, New River, AZ 85087 42706 N 45th Dr, New River, AZ 85087 44107 N 48th Dr, New River, AZ 85087 3730 W Teresa Dr, New River, AZ 85087 4207 W Palace Station Rd, Anthem, AZ 85087

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