evening, This newsletter is worthy of
printing so you can keep track of all
the November-December events that you
don’t want to miss. At the very end
are reports on two neighborhood
meetings on proposed rezoning cases
for your review.
SCOTTSDALE EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
Community Council of Scottsdale
Thurs. 8 pm
Granite Reef Senior Center Rm 8.
Presentation on the city’s
General Plan 2035 will focus on
splitting Rural land uses into
Desert Rural (2 plus acres) and
Rural Neighborhoods (1 acre
to minus 2 acres). Purpose is to
require more city council scrutiny if
rezoning is requested to increase
density and reduce the size of the
large lot. Currently a simple majority
4-3 vote of council has allowed
equestrian and large lot areas to be
developed with more homes per acre
often causing negative impact on
existing neighbors’ home investment
and changing the character of an area.
in Civic Center. 10am to 5 pm.
Muscle cars, hot rods, trucks thru
West in Film and TV
11am Sat. Museum of the West 3830 N.
Marshall Way-south of Main St. Charlie
LeSueur provides behind-the-scenes
tales of TV and western film making.
Exploring the West with
Third in series of 7 programs on
nation’s treasured lands. Sunday 20th
1 pm Museum of West
THANKSGIVING AND BEYOND:
Friday, Nov 25th
in the Soleri Bridge Plaza
(Scottsdale Rd-Camelback Rd on the AZ
5:30 pm speakers and
music….6:30 pm new LED holiday tree
will be switched on to start an annual
Old Town Cowboy Christmas
Family entertainment, free wagon rides
from 1 to 4 pm Saturdays—Nov 26, Dec
3, 10 and 17
Main St and Brown Ave area.
Sugar Plum Avenue
Family entertainment and decorations
along 5th Ave. between
Stetson and Marshal Way from 1 to 4 pm
on Saturdays Nov 26th, Dec
3, 10 and 22.
Civic Center during Hanukkah.
Experience a life-size Menorah
nightly. Enter from the intersection
of Brown Ave & Main Street walking
east beyond the Historic “Little Red
Center Holiday Art Show
Fri-Sat Dec 2 & 3
Granite Reef and via Linda
Dec 3, Saturday. 7:30 am to 2 pm
9191 San Salvador Dr.
Pinnacle Peak Jingle Hike
9 to 10:30 am on Dec 3rd,
Saturday with Santa. $10 per family
$15 nonresidents. Register 480 312
-nonprofit event with movie “Elf”
starts 6 pm Event is 4 to 8 pm Dec 3
in Chaparral Park 5401 N. Hayden Rd.
Baked and other sales. Bring a picnic
dinner and enjoy your city park.
ARTrageous Benefit Gala
pm Dec 3 Virginia Piper Theater 7380 E
Thursday, Dec. 8th
I Spy Santa Artwalk
District on Main and Marshal Way
6 pm Scavenger Hunt….costumed
7-9pm ArtWalk. Free horse and
carriage rides from 7 to 9 pm Dec 1,
8,15, and 22.
Fridays on 5th Avenue
2, 9, 16 and 23rd.
Live music and great shopping
Railroad Park train ride
through holiday lights. Holiday
displays begin 6:30 pm on Friday, Dec.
Enjoy 6:30 to 9 pm nightly from
Dec 9th thorough January 1st
(except Dec 24, 25 and 31).
JANUARY EVENTS: Native Trails,
Barrett-Jackson collector Car Auction,
Celebration of Fine Arts, Rock N Roll
Marathon, Sunday A’Fair.
…What to do with YOUR holiday
tree…Tree Roundup is January 9th
through 14th. Place
curbside by 5 am Monday, Jan. 9th
so the city can recycle into mulch. NO
ornaments or artificial trees please!
TWO NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS HELD LAST
emergency facility at 114th
and Shea Blvd.
Wed evening a public meeting was held
at Laguna Grade School to present a
proposed emergency Intake facility
operated by Dignity Health at 114th
Street and Shea Blvd. According to the
speaker, it would not be for urgent
care, not be a trauma center, nor have
overnight facilities for patients and
would operate 24/7. It was estimated
that 96% of the patients would be
treated and discharged. The remaining
4% would be transported to a hospital.
Although Honor Health is 6 to 7
minutes distance, the patient
incentive is to be transported to
Dignity Health and receive quicker
service with pre-admission.
The property was rezoned in 2008 from
residential to Commercial-Office with
stipulations on 22 foot height limit
(applicant wants 24ft and 36ft) , 70
ft view corridor on Shea Blvd.
(applicant wants reduction to 50ft)
and an entrance/exit onto Shea Blvd
(not currently allowed).
Another neighborhood meeting was held
Wed. evening regarding the Wolf Spring
Ranch proposed development between 93rd
and 94th Street north of
This equestrian acreage includes the
two private schools on the northern
side of Cactus Road. The developer,
Empire, has purchased Casey School and
is leasing back for the school year.
Area residents are adamant to
reduce the proposed subdivision
density to R 1-18 (one home on 18,000
sq ft lot) to be compatible to
existing homes. The developer began
with 76 homes and has a current plan
of 8 homes on the eastern and northern
borders with R1-18 and all others
denser at R 1-10 (1 home on 10,000 sq
ft lot) for a total of 47 homes. No
formal application or case number
exists with the city at this time.
…will end the newsletter here…
Am off to the Transportation
Commission hearing that includes an
action item to approve proposed
improvements to the Downtown area
sidewalks and other infrastructure.
Public “workshops” were held
earlier today by a consulting firm
asking WHAT improvements the public
Makes one wonder about the Cart
before the Horse story.
Thank you for supporting our COGS E
Newsletter. We are an all-volunteer
501 C (3) organization that celebrated
its 10th year serving
neighborhoods and small businesses.
Our focus is on land use issues that
impact your neighborhood and your
Contact us at any time if you
need research or help in contacting
For the Coalition of Greater
Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
Kirtley, Chair e-mail
Coalition of Greater Scottsdale
8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite G5, PMB 518
Scottsdale, AZ 85250