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The Sunshine Mile Overlay District: A Cooperative Effort Between Rio Nuevo and City of Tucson
Read about Lazarus & Silvyn’s own Keri and Robin and their collaboration with others to engage the community in a vision and project that balances historic preservation and urban design for the Broadway corridor in Tucson.
Larry Lazarus and Keri Silvyn are both listed in the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona
We are pleased to announce that Larry and Keri are recognized among the very best of lawyers across Arizona for 2022.
Arizona Big Media have announced the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2022, representing excellence in leadership and accomplishments for the state’s innovative and exceptional legal industry.
Larry Lazarus works to get approval for Medical Office Adaptive Reuse Project to benefit surrounding community
Lazarus & Silvyn were approached by developers to handle the land use approvals and community engagement to transform a vacant medical office into the McDowell Hotel.
Larry said, “I can count on two hands the number of projects that are significant, that I enjoy doing and that are valuable to the community. This is one of them. Once it gets built, it’s going to be a benefit not only to Banner but also to the surrounding area.”
Larry and team met with business owners along the Miracle Mile the area from 7th Street and State Route 51 along McDowell Road and local community groups to secure approvals.
Lazarus & Silvyn Begins Re-zoning Process of the Clarion Hotel in Ahwatukee
Larry Lazarus has started efforts to secure zoning changes for the old Clarion Hotel for its owners Quinn Holdings LLC required to transform the property into 110 multi-family units providing more rental housing in the area.
Neighbours around 5121 E La Puente Avenue can take part in a virtual meeting led by Lazarus Law on September 14 ahead of taking plans to the Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee later in the fall.
Larry Lazarus has said the density variance allows the property to add an additional 12 apartment units and brings the height paperwork change simply brings it into conformity with existing zoning codes.
Land Use Planner
5983 E. Grant Road, Suite 290
Tucson, Arizona 85712
Phone: (520) 207-4464
Fax: (520) 300-9662
- M.S. in Urban Planning, Concentration: Real Estate and Urban Development, University of Arizona (2021)
- B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL), magna cum laude, University of Arizona (2019)
Mr. Cassidy is a native Arizonian and has lived in Tucson since 2015. He is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona’s Master of Science in Urban Planning Program specializing in real estate and urban development. He has a specialized expertise in geographic information systems (GIS) mapping and high-end graphic design. As a student, he focused his studies on issues surrounding land use policy, public transportation and economic development. As a graduate research assistant at the U of A, he supported a team collaborating with Salt River Project (SRP) that used GIS and advanced geospatial analysis to investigate the relationship between urban development patterns and water consumption in the Phoenix Metro Area. He is a former planning intern for the City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) and a former research assistant at the Phoenix based architecture firm CCBG Architects, Inc.
Joining Lazarus & Silvyn, P.C. was the perfect opportunity for him to utilize and expand on his education and interests in urban land planning and translate complex land planning information into materials more easily understood by stakeholders and the general public.
Memberships and Affiliations
- American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter Member 2019-2022
- Tucson Young Professionals (TYP), Member, 2021-2022
- Tucson Friends of Planning (FOP), Associate Board Member, 2022
- Urban Land Institute (ULI), Member 2019-2022, and Participant in ULI Hines 2021 Student Design Competition
- UA Eller College of Management Commercial Real Estate Club (CREC), Member 2019-2021
- UA Graduate Planning Society (GPS), Member 2019-2021, and former Officer 2021
- National Institute of Transportation and Communities (NITC) Student Scholar, 2020, 2021
Arizona Commercial Real Estate Publication Features Larry Lazarus And The Kierland Sky Project
Larry shares his insights into the Kierland Sky Project and Lazarus & Silvyn’s involvement.
“We felt that even though Covid is occurring and there are some areas with vacant office space, Kierland doesn’t have much, especially modern office space there is none in that area.“
– Larry Lazarus, Partner
2021 New Year’s Message
We’re thankful for our new and old friendships, and the individuals, communities and developers that have entrusted us to work with them this year.
With 2020 behind us, we want to wish everyone a VERY healthy and happy new year. We are looking forward to 2021 !
We wish to thank you, our friends and colleagues, for being a part of our story in 2020 and for allowing us to be part of yours. In that spirit, we have made a donation to the Phoenix and Tucson Community Food Banks in your honor.