News & Analysis

North Phoenix News provides breaking news and in-depth analysis of neighborhoods, schools, businesses and real estate in NoPho, the North Phoenix I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River, including Anthem, Desert Hills, the Tramonto area and the Sonoran Foothills area. Our news and feature stories are reported, written and edited by us. To provide the many communities of North Phoenix with as much useful and interesting information as possible, we also publish selected press releases, here. If you have a press release or a news tip, let us know.

NVCA Campus Takes Shape

When North Valley Christian Academy opens its new campus this fall, it will also welcome the addition of high school students. Construction is well underway along 27th Drive, just south of Carefree Highway. NVCA’s high school will open with ninth grade, and the school plans to add an additional grade each year.

Two Senior Care Centers Filling Up

A pair of large-scale senior-living destinations are poised to reshape a community that, just last year, was named “Best Master Planned Community for Children” into a true multi-generational community. Final touches are wrapping up on Merrill Gardens’ Anthem facility, and Spectrum Retirement’s Enclave at Anthem is on schedule to open in August.

Hospital, Retail & Possibly Hotel Planned for North Phoenix

HonorHealth plans to build a full-service acute-care hospital on 60 acres along the east side of I-17 about one mile south of Carefree Highway. The Sonoran Medical Center will be built next to the company’s Sonoran Health and Emergency Center, which opened in 2013. The hospital is planned to ultimately have up to 300 beds but would open with fewer, said HonorHealth spokesperson Jeff Holeman.

Fry’s Marketplace Rises High at Dove Valley Road

The Fry’s Marketplace at the corner of Dove Valley Road and North Valley Parkway became impossible to miss recently as construction got serious and steel soared high. The most noticeable feature on the Canyon Crossroads construction site is a 30-foot-tall covered parking structure called a PowerParasol, which will generate electricity via solar technology.