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Issue Description COGS Position and Status
Too many PUD approvals? Are developers avoiding the height restriction in R-5 zones and claiming "mixed use" to get zoned as Planned Unit Developments (PUD)? COGS request City Council establish a retail and residential unit percentages that make sense. Current 3% and 7% retail are excessive gifts.
Greenbelt 88 Project COGS supports the neighborhood leaders who say four-story apartment complex and 42 units per acre are incompatible adjacent to the City's recreational greenelt and the Continental Golf Course. City Council should DENY
General Plan 2035 COGS strongly supports a YES vote in November, 2021. Access this page for links to important resources
Marijuana Dispensary Wants Closer-to-Schools Rule COGS cannot support
General Plan Timeline Council approved a final GP2035 draft in June, 2021. Registered Scottsdale voters will receive a ballot in November, and COGS supports a YES vote.
Museum Square Project Parking requirements changed and COGS now supports.
Bond and Sales Tax COGS supported. Read more here.
Crossroads East COGS requested a council review of impact on Area. Council approved rezoning the 1,000 acres. (opens in PDF format)
Rural & Desert Rural Neighborhoods COGS supported Rural Land 2 designation in the GP 2035. Council majority voted to revert to 18-year-old General Plan 2001 and make no additional Rural Neighborhood protection.
Downtown Feasibility Study 2017 Click here to see the COGS position paper on this subject (pdf format)
Transportation Master Plan COGS supported Scottsdale Road merchants and fixed rail was removed from the Transportation Master Plan.
DDC / Desert Edge Funding should be subject to voter approval, no Preserve Funds should be used, and optional locations should be considered.
Dockless rental Bikes COGS supports the trial period. Parking controls needed.
Parking meters COGS is opposed to downtown meters.
2017 Special Events Ordinance and Handbook COGS supports retail and gallery owners' text changes and supports final handbook draft. (Council approved)
Request additional rooftop height in Planned Block Development Overlay District 5-TA-2015 COGS encourages denial of this inappropriate exception to Text Amendment standards
(COUNCIL APPROVED)
Scottsdale's Museum of the West becomes Smithsonian Affiliate We are proud of Scottsdale's Museum of the West being awarded this prestigious affiliation after only 10 months!
Outpost proposed project at NW corner of Dynamite and Pima Roads COGS supported the area residents that a gas station and commercial land use would violate the Rural Neighborhood land use and General Plan
(COUNCIL APPROVED 4-to-3) As of July, 2021, has not been built.
Outpost Conditional Use Permit for Gas Station City Council approved 5-2 January, 2018
Special events ordinance Support existing businesses and galleries
Council approved draft Special Events Handbook (click to view)
Diamond Mountain Plan Modifications Neighborhood team and COGS won Planning Commission and then City Council denial 7-0.
Arts District galleries closing at alarming rate Competing art fairs harm local gallery owners who invest in our city all year.
Scarcity of 5th Avenue parking COGS endorses the 3rd Ave. garage 3-hour limit and the increased street parking enforcement. (Council approved 2017)

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