May 11, 2016

Glendale Clears Way for 1,161 Homes

Glendale Clears Way for 1,161 Homes Posted on May 3, 2016 by webmaster in Planning & Development Credit: LVA Urban Design Studio facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmail By Jeff Grant for Daily News-Sun The Glendale City Council has approved rezoning for what is being described as the Valley’s first new master-planned residential developments in years – the first since the recession of 2008-09 – in a project that reflects the continued growth in the southern and western portions of Glendale. LVA Urban Design Studio, on behalf of John F. Long Properties’ StoneHaven, will offer 1,161 single-family units of varying sizes and price ranges within […]
February 23, 2016


Property at Adjacent Shopping Center Sold for Kids Inc. Learning Center PHOENIX, AZ (FEB. , 2016) ‐‐ Mainstreet®, the nation’s largest developer of transitional care properties, has purchased 3.65 acres at Algodon Medical Office Park for $1,726,304 in West Phoenix for creation of a transitional care and assisted living center. Mainstreet® began construction in Mid‐February on a Next Generation® property at the site, which is located on the southwest corner of 91st and Pinchot avenues, just north of Thomas. The transitional care center will provide short‐stay rehabilitation and therapy, as well as assisted living in a service‐rich environment. The company plans to complete the development […]
August 26, 2015

Announcing our newly designed website

Along with the move to our new location, we’ve created new branding logos, and are excited to announce our newly designed websites for and Our website’s fresh new look, user-friendly navigation and search functionality are some of the features you will enjoy. The new site has several easy to use drop down menus with updated information. One of our main goals was to build a user-friendly and simple to navigate site.  We hope that you will enjoy browsing our new sites.
October 21, 2011

Massive West Valley Development to Launch

Two Phoenix-area developers, John F. Long Properties and the Alter Group, are planning a massive mixed-use commercial development in the West Valley that will span Phoenix, Avondale and Glendale. The project is made up of three separate parcels totaling 1,500 acres and likely will take decades to complete, the developers said. Long Properties has owned much of the land involved in the project for years but did not create specific development plans for it until recently. Over the course of its development, the project is expected to create 3 million square feet of employment space, generate at least 10,000 West […]
December 9, 2010

John F. Long Arizona Historymaker

Arizona Historymaker Honoree John F. Long, Arizona businessman and visionary. 1997 documentary film. Directed by Chis Wooley. Director of photography and writer: Wayne Dickmann. Produced by Arizona Historical League. Narrated by Pat McMahon.
September 16, 2010

Ed Pastor to be recognized with John F. Long Lifetime Achievement Award

WESTMARC has announced that Congressman Ed Pastor has been selected to receive its 2010 John F. Long Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors a person, organization, business, or entity that has exemplified outstanding service by contribution to the lifestyle of Western Maricopa County. WESTMARC will present the award at its 18th Annual Best of the West Awards on Oct. 28 at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel. “Ed Pastor has an incredible legacy of leadership and service to the West Valley and to the state of Arizona,” said President and CEO Jack Lunsford. “WESTMARC and the John F. Long family are proud […]
March 18, 2010

John F. Long – responsible for the growth of west Phoenix March 18, 2010 Whether a long-time resident of the Valley of the Sun, or a relative newcomer, you certainly have heard of Maryvale, an older community within the western boundaries of Phoenix. But you may not know the wonderful rags to riches story about the man, and woman, behind the early growth of the west side. John F. Long, a native Phoenician, returned home from his service with the Air Force after the end of WWII, and married his high school sweetheart, Mary Tolmachoff. Utilizing his ability to receive a G.I. Loan, he mustered up some tools and materials and […]
February 29, 2008

Valley development pioneer John F. Long dies at 87

Feb 29, 2008, 2:28pm MST Jan Buchholz Phoenix Business Journal One of the foremost personalities and developers of modern Phoenix has died. John F. Long, the founder of J.F. Long Properties and the creator of the master-planned Maryvale neighbhorhood in west Phoenix, died shortly after midnight Friday. He was 87. Long had been in good health up until the past year. In the last couple of months his body started declining, though his mind remained sharp until the end, according to Jim Miller, director of real estate for J.F. Long Properties. Long had been in hospice care. A simple tribute […]