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Last week, True Life – the developer that’s told us for a year that golf is dead – suddenly publicized its “estimate” to renovate the Ahwatuke…

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The cost of restoring Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course would exceed $14.2 million and likely operate in the red for at least its first three years,…

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The bitter battle over the future of the defunct Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course intensified last week as a top official for developer/owner True …

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This statement was signed by 11 Realtors in Ahwatukee.

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Eleven Ahwatukee Realtors have publicly thrown their support to the Ahwatukee Farms plan, calling it “an exciting proposal featuring multiple …

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Save the Lakes has scheduled three meetings in the ongoing battle over the defunct golf course at Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club while The True Lif…

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The recent unveiling of a $4-million-plus “plan” for homeowners to purchase the failing Club West Golf Course underscores exactly why I suppor…

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The fight over whether Ahwatukee Farms threatens Ahwatukee’s open space intensified last week as representatives of three homeowners associati…

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The multi-million court fight over True Life Companies’ taxes for the Ahwatukee Lakes golf course won’t get to trial for more than a year.

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For many Ahwatukee residents, 2016 seemed like a year of siege.

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Representatives of True Life Companies drew some lines in the sand as they appealed to a small group of Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club homeowners t…

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The owner of the defunct golf course at Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club has scheduled its own public forum to give residents a chance to grill its e…

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The public debate over the Ahwatukee Farms “agrihood” proposal rekindled this month after eight development and golf experts decried the propo…

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Ahwatukee’s future character and part of its share of billions of dollars in transportation tax revenue will be discussed at the Ahwatukee Foo…

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More than 300 people packed the Ahwatukee Recreation Center Thursday to hear eight development and golfing experts decry the Ahwatukee Farms p…

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The group that opposes efforts to turn the defunct Ahwatukee Lakes golf course into an “agrihood” has scheduled a panel discussion later this month.

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To the casual observer, the 135 acres of rolling green and 60 acres of granite stretching across the heart of Sunland Springs Village in east …

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The Arizona Department of Transportation and three homeowners associations have reached an agreement that could provide added security for the…

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If Ahwatukee Farms becomes a reality, its 5-acre farm would be managed by a Georgia company founded by a college dropout who has become a reno…

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Democratic State Senate candidate Sean Bowie has suggested a city purchase or a land swap should be considered for the beleaguered Ahwatukee L…

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  • By Paul Maryniak, AFN Executive Editor
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At age 3, they’re setting tables and clearing dishes for lunch.

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On Sept. 21, at a meeting of the Ahwatukee Board of Management (ABM), we three resigned our positions as ABM directors.  Some have asked: why …

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Mayor Greg Stanton expressed his sympathy for homeowners at two Ahwatukee golf-course communities, but expressed strong doubts that at least o…

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The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce board has endorsed the Ahwatukee Farms plan for the closed golf course at the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club.

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The proposal to convert the closed golf course at Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club into a multi-use development with homes, a community farm and othe…

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True Life Companies says that more than 1,000 Ahwatukee homeowners—about 38 percent of the number needed—already have agreed to its proposal t…

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Following is the text of the consent form mailed by The True Life Companies to the approximately 5,200 property owners governed by the Ahwatuk…

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Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio is forming a committee to study open-space preservation in Ahwatukee.

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While about a half-dozen members of Save the Lakes carried signs outside in protest Thursday morning, opponents and supporters of Ahwatukee Fa…

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Residents who receive mailed consent forms to change deed restrictions to allow development of Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club have expressed surpri…

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  • By Lee Shappell, Ahwatukee Foothills News Managing Editor
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Many of the finest golf courses in Arizona have Gary Panks’ architectural fingerprints on them.

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  • By Jim Walsh, Ahwatukee Foothills News Writer
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Tempe parks officials are looking at the uncertainty of golf’s future in Ahwatukee as a potential opportunity to attract more golfers to the c…

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Community agriculture requires much sacrifice

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A second Ahwatukee golf community has become embroiled in a lawsuit over conditions of its course, generating a three-way fight involving its …

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For the third time in three years, a developer is trying to turn The Lakes Golf Course into a housing tract.  Scottsdale developer The True Li…

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It seems there are so many things going on in Ahwatukee right now it is hard to keep track of what’s really happening: Urban-Ag proposed at Th…

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Although he played down its influence on his company’s design, a True Life Companies official acknowledged last week that the proposed Ahwatuk…

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  • By Srianthi Perera, Ahwatukee Foothills News Writer
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In about 2000, Gilbert was beginning to fill tract after agricultural tract with cookie-cutter houses and the imminent Loop 202 freeway in the…

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The public is being misled by True Life and the underlying property owner. On several occasions, True Life and the owner have lied to the resi…

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The True Life Companies rolled out their plan for the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club in last week’s AFN. They want to put 300 or more homes, commun…

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  • By Lee Shappell, Ahwatukee Foothills News Managing Editor
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Initial reaction to True Life Companies’ Ahwatukee Farms proposal on the former Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club site was strong last week, with like…

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The True Life Companies, which last summer bought the closed Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club, today unveiled plans for transforming its browned-out …

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A community is more than simply the geographic area filled with dwellings; it tells the story of the history of a neighborhood, the tight bond…

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An early evening downpour on Monday flooded Ahwatukee streets and created bad conditions at the Lakes Golf Course, where mud and debris washed…

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A judge ruled Monday that deed restrictions enacted two decades ago require the operation of a golf course at the former Ahwatukee Lakes layou…

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Firefighters are investigating how a golf clubhouse in Ahwatukee caught fire Sunday night.

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The Club West Golf Course that sits on the west edge of Chandler Boulevard in Ahwatukee is up for sale.

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There’s been lots of talk and community discussion over the past half year about what will happen to the former Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course un…

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Is there anything new that can be said about the future of the closed Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course? I think so. The battles over various issues…

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Long-overdue clean up has finally begun at the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course.

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City Councilman Sal DiCiccio has appointed Ben Holt and Pete Meier to the Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee (AFVPC) — two men who’ve been heavily involved in their neighborhood and also in Save the Lakes, the group fighting to keep the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course from development.

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The city’s longest serving member of a village planning committee, Doug Cole, has retired from the Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Commit…

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According to the Rose Law Group Reporter (July, 10, 2015), Knudson Insight Land and Investments of Scottsdale sold the Ahwatukee Country Club and the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course to Wilson Gee in 2006 for $4 million.

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The closed Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course, which has been the center of controversy over land use for the past two years, has been sold to The True Life Companies, a group of real estate companies whose goal is to provide lots and land to home builders.

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This editorial is the fifth in a series of discussions on seven areas of concerns with the proposed Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway (SMF). 

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The closed Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course, which has been the center of controversy over land use for the past two years, has been sold to The True Life Companies, a group of real estate companies whose goal is to provide lots and land to home builders.

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My name is W.D. “Rob” Robinson and I am vice president of the Ahwatukee Board of Management. I am confident most readers have read the March 4 commentary written by Ahwatukee residents Ben Holt and Linda Swain, both founding members of Save The Lakes Inc. The purpose of my commentary is to set the record straight with indisputable backup documentation.

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Pulte has announced it is no longer in contract with the seller of The Lakes Golf Course, just over a year after signing a memorandum of under…

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“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not,” Dr. Seuss, “The Lorax.”

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Two Ahwatukee Foothills residents and members of Save the Lakes have filed a lawsuit against the owners of the closed Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Cou…

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Wilson Gee may be forced to pay up to $1.6 million in tax benefits to the county for closing the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course according to an A…

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Dear Pulte,

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Wilson Gee may be forced to pay up to $1.6 million in tax benefits to the county for closing the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course according to an A…

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According to a feasibility study commissioned by Save the Lakes, the Lakes Golf Course, under the right management, could realize an annual ne…

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I nearly ran over a good-sized turtle last week in the middle of 44th Street in front of the clubhouse of the closed Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club…

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A couple of weeks ago, I played at the Ahwatukee Country Club golf course. As I went to check in, I noticed that the pro shop had less than a …

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In response to the recent “op-ed” published in the Ahwatukee Foothills News on July 13 by Randy Christman, a representative of Pulte Corp; I w…

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In an effort to combat the misinformation campaign by the Save the Lakes group, we will be running regular op-eds to set the record straight o…

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The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Speaker Series will feature a presentation followed by a Q & A session with Pult…

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Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misinformation generated by the Save the Lakes group related to the closed Ahwatukee Lakes golf course.…

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In order to keep the ball on the “fairways” and not in the “rough,” here is my green light idea. In the purchase contract to Pulte, stipulate …

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Please allow me to address the opinion piece by Mike Brilz, vice president of land for PulteGroup Arizona Division (June 4, AFN, “Ahwatukee La…

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Let’s start thinking outside the box or “Tee” for The Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course that Wilson Gee wants to sell to the Pulte Group.

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PulteGroup is on a mission to reach the masses with its real plan for the closed Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club.

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I normally don’t write letters to the editor, but when I swore I saw Wilson Gee’s nose grow in his picture I had to respond (“An apology and t…

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A corporate Goliath’s campaign to turn Ahwatukee golf courses into housing tracts is ready for launch — but YOU have the power to take Goliath…

  • Commentary by Mike Brilz Special to AFN
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Golf courses don’t simply grow grass and trees — they also grow attachments between the land and the residents who live along the course’s borders.

  • Commentary by Jim Jochim
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My compliments to Ben Holt, president of Save The Lakes, Inc., for his fact-driven eye-opening “Opinion” article that was published in the AFN…

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After reading Wilson Gee’s impassioned letter (“An apology and the future of Ahwatukee Lakes,” May 21) in the AFN, I just could not pass it by…

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In reference to Wilson Gee’s “An apology and the future of Ahwatukee Lakes,” May 21. This is not an apology, it is just more propaganda to swa…

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Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course owner Wilson Gee committed an array of errors in his Guest Commentary “An apology and the future of Ahwatukee Lake…

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  • Commentary by Wilson Gee Special to AFN
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No entrepreneur wants to see a business fail, even more so when that business is a labor of love. Golf has been my passion for more than four …

  • Commentary by Chuck Corbin Special to AFN
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Last week I was contacted by phone and asked to participate in an opinion poll regarding the Lakes Golf Course. It turned out that the poll wa…

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The lakes on the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course will be drained this week and animals moved to another site, according to a public letter from go…

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The Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee (AFVPC) unanimously voted to support proposed stricter zoning ordinances for closed golf co…

  • Commentary by Linda Swain Special to AFN
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When Randall Presley began to develop Ahwatukee south of Warner Road, his engineers confronted a network of washes that ran into an unnamed st…

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The Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee will consider a plan to strengthen the city’s zoning ordinances concerning fencing and golf…

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The Ahwatukee Board of Management (ABM) has been accused of being dormant over the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course since it closed last year, but …

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Save the Lakes is on a mission not to purchase the closed Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course, but to better understand if it can be brought back to l…

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In 1986 my wife and I were attracted to Ahwatukee, partly because of the nearby mountain park and partly by the promise of recreational facili…

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Taking aim at blighted golf courses around the city, including the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course, a Phoenix City Council subcommittee this past …

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In a story (“Ahwatukee Golf Properties acquires Foothills Golf Club,” AFN, Dec. 28) about the purchase of the Foothills Golf Club by Ahwatukee…

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