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Good evening, COGS E News Readers. Where will you be Sunday, October 25th?    Did you sign up for the Special Events Ordinance public input sessions? What new land projects or changes are coming to your area?

THE COGS ANNUAL POTLUCK is  Sunday, October 25th beginning at 5 PM.  You are encouraged to come whether you are a COGS E-Newsletter reader or a paid $10 annual dues member.  It is a dynamic gathering of adults who care about their city.  Previous years have proven great talents in the kitchen as the casseroles, salads and desserts are amazing. The location is on a private home patio near downtown Scottsdale.  Feel free to bring friends. When you RSVP to we will send you the address. We just might arrange for a full moon..... 

This morning the first Special Events Ordinance public input session was held. The setting for future sessions (by reservation only) on Thursday will be 8 tables with each having a different set of questions to generate participant’s responses.  The goal is to rewrite the outdated ordinance. This first 8 am to 10 am session had 12 participants with a couple more arriving later. There are  40 registered people in the next two sessions according to a city staff member. Attached are COGS’s Summary Notes from that session if you are interested.

Lengthy Planning Commission hearing is expected October 28th 5 pm in the Kiva (city hall).  Commissioners need to rest up for a full agenda next Wednesday evening and to expect keen public interest in their votes.  Regular Agenda Item #4 returns the CVS requested continuance to a date to be determined for their Text Amendment that would add “support retail” [new designation] to the Commercial office zoning district on the SW corner of 96th Street and Shea Blvd. Current C-O zoning is a buffer between residential such as Scottsdale Ranch, Gainey Ranch and McCormick Ranch and retail is not allowed.  Item #5 is The Gallery  3126 N. 71st Street request for a non-major General Plan Amendment to change land use from Mixed Use Neighborhoods to Urban Neighborhoods on 1.2 approx. acres and a zoning map amendment from Highway Commercial (C-3) to Multiple Family Residential (R-5) zoning. Item # 6 The Outpost 8738 E. Dynamite Blvd on the NW corner of N.Pima Rd/Dynamite Blvd requests a Major General Plan Amendment to change the land use from Rural Neighborhoods to Commercial on 10 plus acres. Additionally, the applicant requests for a Zoning District Map Amendment from the Single Family Residential District, Environmentally Sensitive Lands, Foothills Overlay (R1 -190—one home per 5 acres) to Planned Neighborhood Center, Environmentally Sensitive Lands, Foothills Overlay (PNC ESL FO) zoning district. There has been strong neighborhood opposition for the multiple times this has been submitted.

Are any of these land use cases near you? 7301 E Minnezona case 9-AB-2015 requests to abandon approximately 176 sq.ft. of right-of-way along North 73rd St. and 86 approx. sq.ft. at the intersection of N. 73rd Street and Minnezona-- both adjacent to a parcel with multi-family residential Downtown Overlay zoning. 15449 N Hayden Rd case 54-DR-2015 (SW corner Pima Rd/Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd) new shops at Sonora Village Center seek approval of the site and landscape plans and building elevations on a new 10,000 sq.ft. shops building.  15681 N.. Hayden Rd new El Pollo Loco restaurant with drive-thru request for site and landscape plan and building elevation approval on 0.5572 acres. 155515 N. Scottsdale Rd Jackson’s Carwash #8106 requests the addition of an express lane and canopies at an existing carwash. 8700 E Thomas Road  request for modifications to an existing building for a new self-storage building.

Wireless tower request:  7689 E Paradise Lane  case 53-DR-2015 to be co-located on a replacement light pole plus ground-mounted equipment cabinet within the public right-of-way on the west side of 77th Street, south of Paradise Lane.

Looking for a city contract? Capital Project Management - Request for Statement of Qualifications for Architect, Engineering, Construction Management (CMARisk), Design Build & Job Order Contracts

16SQ005 - Request for Qualifications - Engineering Services for CGTF-2RP Facility / The City of Scottsdale is accepting statements of qualifications from qualified engineering firms for professional services for the design of improvements for the City of Scottsdale's Central Groundwater Treatment Plant located adjacent to Pima Park on Thomas Road just west of Pima Road.  Generally, this project will require site locating, space planning, concept and design development, cost estimating, and preparation of construction documents.

Due Date:  November 4, 2015, 3:00 P.M., Local Time

Contact:  Elaine Mercado, 480-312-7985

For the Coalition of Greater Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors, 

     Sonnie Kirtley, Chair e-mail 

     Coalition of Greater Scottsdale

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