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Sustainable Home and Garden Tour September 10th

In today’s world of soaring gas prices, increasing foreclosures, and environmental destruction, it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But there is good news: community members in Coconino County and Flagstaff, AZ are organizing an event that will promote plausible solutions that combine environmental stewardship, local economic development and […]

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Startups Investing in Southside

On a cramped corner just south of the tracks, Phoenix Ave. and Mikes Pike to be exact, sits a large brick industrial building. The Milum Building, once home to a textile mill, now has three new budding businesses, continuing the trend of redevelopment for Flagstaff’s Southside. “We wanted to be in Southside from the earliest […]

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Choosing the Best Bidding Option for Your Project

In previous articles, we’ve discussed building contractor selection. Part of this process is determining what type of contract you want. Projects generally fall into two categories: negotiated bid and competitive bid. Both new construction and remodeling present challenges because owners are often unsure of exactly what is involved in relation to the associated costs. If […]

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Lack of Pre-Developed Land Thwarting Relocation

Businesses looking to relocate to Flagstaff cannot find developed land that adequately meets their needs. “We are seeing interests out of California. One of the challenges right out of the gate is that we don’t have enough pre-developed land for them,” said Rich Bowen, president and CEO of Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECoNA). “We […]

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Rising From the Ground…Building an Energy Star Home

This is the third installment in a series chronicling the steps to building an energy efficient home based on a current project here in Flagstaff. We are building a house for a professor just north of NAU who is prioritizing energy efficiency. The first two articles covered the basics of getting out of the ground. […]

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Building Better — Not Bigger

The housing market has shifted. People are making different choices about their lifestyles than 10 years ago. Homeowners now have the courage to design their house how they want it and only build the spaces they know they will use. The focus has changed from the quantity of space to the quality of design. People […]

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City Prepares to Re-Open Bidding on Sawmill Property

Environmental Testing Confirms Soil Vapor Levels Acceptable for Residential Construction The City of Flagstaff has had a fourth and final independent set of tests, completed by the environmental consulting firm of Ninyo & Moore, which confirms soil vapor levels at the Sawmill property are acceptable for residential construction without mitigating measures and do not pose […]

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Spotlight: First Chair Rentals

Flagstaff Business News is spotlighting First Chair Rentals on North Humphreys Street and owner Robbie Kerr. FBN: What made you decide to open this type of business? I can't really say I made the decision to open a ski and snowboard rental shop, that credit goes to Brady Black and Craig Culler of Moenkopi River […]

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Reviving Flagstaff Properties

By April Laliberte.   I stand with Jeff Maurer inside of the building affectionately known as “The Pike” in southside Flagstaff, sipping a hot Americano. We discuss the original floorboards and exposed beams in the ceiling with enthusiasm. This building has a history of being a grocery store, apartments, and a distillery in the basement. […]

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Homeowners Choosing Green Construction

Homeowners are being careful with how they spend their money. Like the rest of the country, Flagstaff has been hit hard by the economic down- turn. Single family home permits dropped from 217 in 2006 to 17 in 2009. Permits for remodeling have remained relatively stable, dropping from 202 permits in 2002 to 138 permits […]

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