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COGS AND THE POLITICAL SEASON: The Coalition of Greater Scottsdale is a 501 c (3) nonprofit all-volunteer organization. We sponsor a totally separate entity, the COGS Political Committee who interviewed the city council candidates in August, are attending available public forums, and will make candidate endorsement(s) October 6th.  All of the Scottsdale candidates have responded to the COGS PC questionnaire and it is available for your review on their website    Please compare their positions and experiences to your city vision.

As a public service, COGS and the Community Council of Scottsdale co-host nonpartisan PUBLIC FORUMS for you to meet the six city council candidates. These are scheduled September 7, 15 and October 5.  Details are available on our website.   Meet the candidates face-to-face and make an informed decision on your November ballot.

ALERT:  Doesn’t look as important a link as it is. The words that guide your city government decisions for planning, ordinances, zoning changes, development/building standards, open space protection and all those issues that affect YOUR quality of life and your home INVESTMENT are captured in that important link.  When you open it you will have the opportunity to review and comment on the proposed General Plan 2035 draft. It has many elements beside just Land Issues that will affect you personally in your home and in the important Scottsdale businesses.  Public Hearings will be held in the southern area Sept 6th then far northern Sept 7th and Sept 8 all 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The Planning Commissioners will hear speakers Oct 5th at Copper Ridge School 5 pm and October 26th 5 pm in city hall.  The city council will vote December 1st and 2nd to accept, modify or reject the draft parts. They will also decide whether to put it on a ballot in 2017. The previous GP draft was voter rejected.

Major General Plan Amendment Cases, Process, & Timeline  State Statute requires that all major General Plan amendments be presented at one City Council hearing per calendar year – the same calendar year in which they are initiated. There are two major General Plan amendment requests this year. The first, Desert Mountain Parcel 19 (5-GP-2016), has been initiated by a private applicant. The second major, City of Scottsdale General Plan 2035 (Case 6-GP-2016), has been initiated by the City of Scottsdale.

My Neighborhood Find real-time information about construction activity, development requests, building permits, code enforcement notices and crime activity. Visit our online map and simply enter an address or intersection and see all activity submitted to the city for the last six months.

New Land Cases—Are any near you? Open the case link for details.

 Near Paradise Drive and 68th Place. The owner is requesting approval of the site plan, landscape plan and building elevations for an existing ranch house, two new horse barns, a new tack barn and a new hay barn, all totaling approximately 25,800 square feet of building area, for a boarding, training and rehabilitation facility for horses on a 6.25-acre site, located at 12011 N. 68th St. CASE#40-DR-2016

SE Corner of Scottsdale Road and Chauncey Lane. The owner is requesting approval of the site plan, landscape plan and building elevations for a new mixed-use development on a 12.26 acre site with Planned Regional (PRC) zoning. Chauncey Lane Market Place CASE#41-DR-2016

 Near 60th Street and Dove Valley. The owner is requesting approval for the modification of an existing wireless communication facility, including the removal of three existing antennas and installation of six new long term evolution (LTE) antennas, on a football field light pole at Cactus Shadows High School, located at 33016 N. 60th St. CASE#116-DR-2006#

Near McDonald Drive and 86th Street. The applicant is requesting approval of a repaint of the existing buildings on the site, located at 8620 E. McDonald Drive. CASE#15-HP-2016

 Near Camelback Road and Parkway Avenue. The owner is requesting approval to modify the building elevation on the west side of the Cortesian apartment building located adjacent to E. Camelback Road (Units 7751 through 7757 E. Camelback Road) to add a new 12 foot tall by 24 foot wide painted mural, located at 7749 E. Camelback Road. CASE#6-DR-2016#2

 Near 69th Street and Main Street. The owner is requesting approval of a Zoning District Map Amendment from Central Business, Downtown Overlay and Parking P-2; Passenger Vehicle Parking, Downtown Overlay (C-2/DO and P-2/DO) zoning to Downtown, Downtown Multiple Use, Downtown Overlay (D/DMU/DO) zoning on a 1.93 acre site, located on the southeast corner of 69th Street and Main Street. CASE#21-ZN-2016

 Near McDowell Road and 68th St. The owner is requesting approval of the building elevations, gate details and theme wall design for a plat that was previously approved by the Development Review Board, located at 6801 E. McDowell Road. CASE#39-DR-2016

  Near 73rd Street and Butherus Drive. The owner is requesting approval of a Zoning District Map Amendment for an amendment of stipulation from the previously approved rezoning case for Phase III Blocks L & M of Scottsdale Quarter (18-ZN-2013) as well as minor modifications to the Development Plan to Block L, at 15125 N. Scottsdale Road. CASE#18-ZN-2013#2

SPECIAL EVENTS   Scottsdale’s Museum of the West …..3830 N. Marshall Way just south of Main Street.   

Sept 16, Friday 6 to 8 pm Member’s preview of Coleman Exhibit.  Saturday 9:30 am the exhibit will be opened to the public.

Sept 27, Tuesday 10 am to 2 pm Homeschool Day. Parents/guardians are invited to bring their home-schooled student to appreciate and experience the western culture and artwork. Organize your fellow home-school families and make a day of it in Old Town. Details at this link

   For the Coalition of Greater Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors, 
     Sonnie Kirtley, Chair e-mail 
     Coalition of Greater Scottsdale
     8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite G5, PMB 518

     Scottsdale, AZ 85250


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