Anthem Threatens Litigation over New River-Desert Hills Incorporation Effort

Anthem Threatens Litigation over New River-Desert Hills Incorporation Effort

After attempts to reach what it called a neighborly solution, Anthem Community Council today sent a letter to the four leaders of the New River-Desert Hills Incorporation Committee, threatening litigation if the committee refuses to remove the sections of Anthem that are in its proposed incorporation map. [See map below.] The map, proposed in July, […]

By October 8, 2018 Read More →
Veterans Parade Registration Deadline is Oct. 20

Veterans Parade Registration Deadline is Oct. 20

Whether you’d like to march or drive, Saturday, Oct. 20 is the deadline to sign up to participate in the 14th annual Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3 in Anthem. Registration is online only. To register, go here. Below are In&Out Publications staff photos from past parades.   

By October 5, 2018 Read More →
Anthem’s Dog Park Plans Take Shape

Anthem’s Dog Park Plans Take Shape

By Robert Roy Britt — Planning for Anthem’s dog park is now centered around several questions that must be decided before a final price tag can be estimated. At Anthem Community Council’s monthly meeting last night, the project’s architect discussed tentative plans and options that would affect the cost. An updated site plan for the […]

By September 27, 2018 Read More →
Go Green Event is Saturday, Sept. 29

Go Green Event is Saturday, Sept. 29

The Anthem Newsletter is 100% recyclable! Subscribe now and never miss an important event. Free your cabinets and closets from expired medications, old electronics, personal documents, bulk cardboard and paint, among other items during Anthem’s semi-annual Go Green event. Must show proof of Anthem residency. Goodwill will accept books, clothing, toys and other donatable items. […]

By September 27, 2018 Read More →
ACC to Discuss Dog Park Plan & Budget

ACC to Discuss Dog Park Plan & Budget

By Karen Goveia — As Anthem’s dog park project moves forward, Anthem Community Council announced at its August meeting the selection of a design-build team. Valley Rain Construction, specialists in building dog parks and other parks in the Valley for 40 years, was selected as the contractor to work with the design firm EPG Planning […]

By September 24, 2018 Read More →
City Advisory Committee Unanimously Disapproves Planned North Phoenix Residential Development

City Advisory Committee Unanimously Disapproves Planned North Phoenix Residential Development

By Karen Goveia — The opposition cleared a major hurdle last night in its attempt to stop a 71-acre, 286 single-family home development between Anthem and New River. By a resounding and somewhat surprising 6-0 vote, the Rio Vista Planning Committee, an advisory committee to the City of Phoenix, recommended denial of a rezoning request to […]

By September 13, 2018 Read More →
Talk of the Town: New River-Desert Hills Incorporation Proposal

Talk of the Town: New River-Desert Hills Incorporation Proposal

By Robert Roy Britt — A grassroots group seeks to combine New River and Desert Hills into one formalized town, in order to have some control over what many perceive as out-of-control development in a region where the primary water supply—an underground aquifer—has been dropping for decades. But there are significant hurdles to incorporation, and a number […]

By September 12, 2018 Read More →
EPCOR Water Rate Case Pits Anthem vs. Sun City

EPCOR Water Rate Case Pits Anthem vs. Sun City

By Robert Roy Britt — If Sun City residents have their way, Anthem east-siders will see water rates increase dramatically next year and stay high into perpetuity. And so far, Sun City is winning the battle of resident input. Anthem Community Council wants that to change. The Arizona Corporation Commission is in the midst of […]

By August 7, 2018 Read More →
Anthem Officials Oppose Proposal to Annex Part of Community

Anthem Officials Oppose Proposal to Annex Part of Community

A proposal by the grassroots group  New River–Desert Hills Incorporation Committee to include some Anthem businesses within a new town boundary doesn’t sit well with the Anthem Community Council (ACC). “The ACC strongly opposes the inclusion of any Anthem properties in the preliminary incorporation boundaries and we have conveyed our opposition to the Incorporation Committee,” council […]

By August 3, 2018 Read More →
Proposed Boundaries of New River Town Would Annex Some Anthem Businesses

Proposed Boundaries of New River Town Would Annex Some Anthem Businesses

A map illustrating a proposal to incorporate New River and Desert Hills into a town mostly jogs around Anthem―but notches into the southernmost commercial district along Daisy Mountain Drive to include Circle K, CVS, and the Anthem Crossroads Plaza, where Fry’s Marketplace is located. By Robert Roy Britt — For several months, the grassroots group […]

Private Property Owner Seeks Access to 55-Acre Site Landlocked by Anthem

Private Property Owner Seeks Access to 55-Acre Site Landlocked by Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — In what may be a surprise to many residents, a 55-acre sliver of private property sits just east of I-17, south of Anthem Way down to Boulder Creek High School [map below]. A few months ago, the owner of the landlocked property approached Anthem Community Council about securing a right-of-way to […]

By July 23, 2018 Read More →
Anthem Gets Offer to Sell 3 Acres

Anthem Gets Offer to Sell 3 Acres

By Robert Roy Britt — A commercial real estate broker has offered to purchase a roughly 3-acre parcel of land owned by Anthem Community Council at the northwest corner of Parker Court and Daisy Mountain Drive, near I-17 [map below]. ACC had never had any specific discussions about what, if anything, to do with the […]

By July 23, 2018 Read More →
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