Scottsdale’s Affordable Housing Situation is Worst in Metro Phoenix

By Sam Kmack | Arizona Republic Scottsdale’s housing shortage may be far worse than city figures suggest, with thousands fewer units coming down the chute than was estimated and the city’s workforce being priced out of the market faster than anywhere else in the Valley, according to a recently released analysis. The study from Elliott …

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Scottsdale Mayor Asks to Overturn Mixed-Use Development Approval

Artist’s rendering of The Goldwater mixed-use project that passed Scottsdale’s Development Review Board with a 6-1 vote on June 2. By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega is asking his City Council colleagues to initiate a formal review into a recent decision made by the Development Review Board. The request is a …

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Pima Road Expanding to Four Lanes in North Scottsdale

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Pima Road, between Dynamite Boulevard to Las Piedras, will be upgraded to a four-lane major arterial street following a new Scottsdale City Council approval. The improvements will widen a 1.4-mile swath of roadway with a new sidewalk and improved bike lanes. On March 29, Scottsdale City Council approved on …

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Scottsdale Ends Relationship with Rural Metro Fire Department

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon is not satisfied — nor are other municipalities, some say — with the level of partnership it was receiving from Rural Metro Fire Department, Inc., In response, a mutual aid agreement between the city and RMFD has been terminated after a Jan. 31 City …

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Scottsdale Council Okays Short-Term Rental Updates

The Scottsdale City Council voted unanimously in favor of two proposed updates to the city’s Vacation Rental ordinance and Nuisance Parties and Unlawful Gatherings ordinance at its December 8 meeting. The updates to both ordinances, which take effect Jan. 7, 2022, will remove loopholes, increase fines and improve the city’s enforcement abilities when handling short-term …

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Scottsdale Council Asks Legislature for Short-Term Rental Changes

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale City Council has reportedly sent a unified letter to the Arizona House of Representatives leader seeking changes to short-term rentals, as the municipality strengthens its regulations on the 4,000 vacation homes in city bounds. The move comes as new reporting done by Scottsdale illustrates short-term rentals are bringing …

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Proposition 463 Puts Scottsdale General Plan 2035 to a Vote

By Suzanne Brown What is Proposition 463? Prop 463 is a ballot proposal to approve and ratify Scottsdale General Plan 2035 which was adopted by the Scottsdale City Council on June 8, 2021. What is General Plan 2035? General Plan 2035 is an expression of community vision, aspirations, values and goals. It is a decision-making …

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Scottsdale, Paradise Valley to Ink Palmeraie Review Agreement

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale is vying to be the official authority when it comes to plan review, permitting and inspection services for The Palmeraie — a mixed-use development that straddles the city and Town of Paradise Valley. The two neighboring municipalities will enter into an intergovernmental agreement of cross-jurisdiction road and utility …

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Old Town, CityNorth Commercial Projects to Watch in 2021

By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal 2020 was a momentous year and one that had a dramatic impact on commercial real estate. Office and retail leases stalled, building sales halted and hotel projects were largely put on hold during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. But that isn’t evident with the massive amount of …

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Scottsdale Approves $450M Mixed-Used Redevelopment Plan

By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal The Scottsdale City Council narrowly approved the planned redevelopment of the southeast corner of Scottsdale and Camelback roads known as the Scottsdale Collection at its (Dec. 7) meeting. The project, planned by Los Angeles-based Stockdale Capital Partners, totals 10.25 acres of land, though not all will be redeveloped. …

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