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Scottsdale's approval last week of a 99-unit condominium building at 73rd Street and Earll Drive is a death knell for an important building that has been referred to as a vacant warehouse. Designed by noted Valley architect Al Beadle, the garden-office building housed the Scottsdale Progress newspaper for a quarter century starting in 1969. A lot of news was made there during its heyday when Jonathan Marshall published the daily and stood for orderly growth in Scottsdale and as a First Amendment champion.
The office was frequented by newsmakers from Scottsdale Mayor Herb Drinkwater to U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl, former U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini and Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill.
Retired publisher Marshall was distressed last year when he learned of plans to raze the building to make way for the five-story condos.
"It would increase traffic in an already crowded area and should remain industrial or commercial zoning," he said. "But the Scottsdale council over the years has ignored sound planning principles and has given (developers) almost all that they have wanted."