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.
After residents expressed opposition to a development, the May 11 County Planning & Zoning Public Hearing for the proposed 11th Avenue and Cloud Road subdivision has been postponed indefinitely. However, new community meetings have been scheduled.
In the space formerly occupied by Pho Saigon Pearl, which relocated a couple doors down in Tramonto Marketplace, Echo Sushi is targeting a late-May or June opening.
A new place to get your daily java or juice fix opened quietly in March on Anthem’s west side. The former lobby inside the Tennessee Grill is now a coffee and smoothie counter. Patrons can sit in the bar, the dining room or at outside tables.
The stage is set for the North Valley’s big spring event: Four free nights of sensational cover bands under the stars. Lay back on blankets with the whole family or get up with that special someone and dance the night away.
The annual seasonal ban on fires in Maricopa County Parks will begin Monday, May 8 — three weeks earlier than usual — due to heightened risk of wildfire. Meanwhile, a temporary ban is already in place for May 2-3.
A vehicle plowed into an existing crash scene Monday morning on I-17 southbound just south of the Yorkshire Drive exit, killing two people.
Neighborhood car service is coming to Norterra-area residents. Kerry’s Car Care is set to open its third Valley location, on North Valley Parkway near CVS Pharmacy.
A new specialty store in Anthem prints custom T-shirts, hats and other apparel on demand. The Tee Shirt Shoppe, which also has a location in Indiana, has thousands of designs, or you can bring your own on a computer file.
U-Haul got approval from the Anthem Community Council to roughly double the footprint of its self-storage facility in the Anthem Commerce Park. The new facility would include 93 storage units and more than 100 outdoor spaces for boats and RVs.
HonorHealth’s construction plans for its Anthem health center were approved unanimously at Anthem Community Council’s monthly meeting April 26 after a staff review of the architecture and aesthetics. The plans still need county approval.
The Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) Governing Board has selected a pair of final candidates to replace the outgoing superintendent. Dr. James Veitenheimer, in the role now, announced earlier this year he would retire at the end of the school year.
Summer always seems short to kids, but it can be really long for some parents. If you're looking for somewhere to send that special kid during summer break, here are more than three dozen summer camps to choose from, with emphases ranging from science and sports to dance, art, theater and music. There are even — horrors! — education camps. Most are in or near NoPho, with a select few interesting ones a little farther away.