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.
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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.
AutoZone, Burger King, Pinky’s Nails and Pet Planet are among the retail outlets that will join Fry’s Marketplace on the northwest corner of Dove Valley Road and North Valley Parkway, according to the developer. Pet Planet is a family business with more than 50 stores in Canada and the United States.
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.
Model home construction is scheduled to begin in January on Anthem’s last new neighborhood. Anthem Circle Mountain, west of I-17, is slated to open mid-April. Lennar Homes will build on 125 lots; Pulte Homes has 77. Both builders will create a mix of one- and two-story homes ranging from 1,600‒3,500 square feet.
Mid-afternoon on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Terminal 4 at Sky Harbor airport was anything but bustling. Traffic was light, parking was a breeze, security-checkpoint lines were short, and oodles of uncrowded eateries beckoned the hungry. So it goes at America’s Best Airport. Best according to one analysis, anyway.
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.