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Ben Graff Quoted in AZ Central Article on Recent Repurposing of Houses into Businesses and Restaurants in Central Phoenix

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Phoenix – Ben Graff, a Phoenix-based zoning and land use partner in the Quarles & Brady Real Estate Practice Group, was quoted in an AZ Central article that discussed his work with a client on repurposing houses in central Phoenix into businesses and restaurants.

Below is an excerpt:

“This will be part of the much-needed revitalization of the Thomas Road corridor,” Ben Graff, attorney with Quarles & Brady and zoning attorney for the project.


The structures of the houses would remain, but the plan is to add additions to two of the houses to accommodate the proposed new uses, said Graff.

The easternmost house is the “crown jewel” of the site, bringing a new, neighborhood-focused restaurant to the area, Graff said.


“With the success we’ve seen of other neighborhood-scale restaurants, this is something that will be really positive for the area,” Graff said, adding that high-end commercial and retail will be the focus of the other spaces.

The westernmost house on the site is planned to be for shopping and the redevelopment plan includes building a 1,100-square-foot addition.

The central house is the largest on the site at about 1,600 square feet, ;and would be fully renovated, but require no additions, Graff said.

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