Happy Valentines Day
to our COGS members and
street lighting on North Marshall Way has been
approved plus new light poles, fixtures and
outlets for ambient lighting to provide a lighted
pedestrian pathway. Expect sidewalk improvements
as well to upgrade to ADA requirements for
disabilities. Construction begins in late April
and will be finished in late summer.
Northern Scottsdale Road: Friends of the
Scenic Drive need help Saturday, February 25th
from 8 to 10 am to clear
New Land Cases
Near 78th Street and Northland Drive in Villa
4932 N 78th St. The owner is requesting approval
of a Certificate of Appropriateness for a carport
enclosure to a change to a garage.
Shea Blvd and 110th.
The applicant is requesting approval of a 9 lot
residential subdivision that was rezoned to R-3 in
2015. Entry will be from 110th on North Lane. No
specific home design yet. Adjacent homes are R
1-18 and R 1-35 (larger lots).
SE corner 64th Street and Redbird Road.
The applicant is requesting approval of a 6-lot
residential subdivision on 8 acres called Lomas
Verdes Estates. It will be a gated cul de sac with
unfenced perimeter. The two washes will be
re-routed to accommodate some lot sizes. An
individual septic systems will service each home.
Near 91st Street and Verde Grove View.
The applicant is requesting approval of the site
plan, landscape plan and building elevations for a
new 3-story self-storage facility and sales
Near Scottsdale Road and Chaparral Road.
The applicant is requesting exterior remodel
to an existing Adeline-Scottsdale Inn hotel 5101
N. Scottsdale Road.
Near Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard.
New York Pizza Dept.10433 N. Scottsdale Road is
requesting approval of a site plan and building
elevations for new awnings.
Wolf Springs Ranch
94th/Cactus Rd. Formal application has
been submitted for R 1-18 rezoning although none
of the 45 proposed lots are that large. Homeowners
in surrounding neighborhoods have expressed
opposition to the increased density with lots of
8,000 sq ft and eight lots near 13,000 sq ft and
none 18,000 sq ft.
Parking Meters in Downtown: Discussions
have included options (1) meters that accept
credit cards (2) merchant discount coupons (3)
first 2 hours as free (4) meters that alert your
cell phone when time is about to expire (5) wiring
in the street to aid in enforcement. Meanwhile,
merchants have been sharing links to cities that
have taken out their meters such as San Pedro, CA.
and the reasons. One of their merchants is quoted
on UTube "When you have scarce parking you build a
The January COGS
Parking Meter Survey response results are
Civic Center Renovation Project:
Public meeting responses included opposition to
re-locating the toilets to the center of the grand
entry walkway, lowering the ground infront of the
Historic Society's Little Red Schoolhouse to the
Brown Avenue/Main Street level, and funding the
grounds renovation as a priority higher than
replacing the aged Civic Center garage. Only
design funding was approved. No funding has been
council approved for actual renovations.
Re-Naming Civic Center Mall. It began as a
"Plaza" then was renamed "Mall". Today that means
shopping. Isn't this a good time to remove MALL as
the city plans a major overhaul? Immediate action
would be to remove "Mall" from the Brown Avenue
entry sign by the fountain that reads "Scottsdale
Museum of the
Events to Enjoy:
(south of Main Street one block on Marshall Way
next to the trolley station)
Valentine's Day-Feb 14th 11 am to noon is Taco
Tuesdays "The Art of Collecting"
Thurs. Feb 16th 1 to 2 pm "OK Chorale" Learn
Songs and Old West stories.
Sat. Feb 18 11 am to noon Movie: "The Riders
of the Purple Sage"--The backstory. Film
historian, Charlie LeSueur, guest speaker.
Wed Feb 22nd 1 to 2 pm "Between You, Me and
the Fencepost" --humorous tales of Old West
Fri Feb 24th 1 to 2 pm "Buffalo Soldiers in
the Frontier Army" -examines the role of
African American soldiers in opening the
CACTUS LEAGUE KICKOFF Wed. Feb 15th in Civic
Center Library beginning at 5 pm. Cactus League
Hall of Fame reception and discussion. FREE public
CRUSHBREW FESTIVAL Saturday 18th
from 4 to 9 pm and Sunday 19th from 1 to 6 pm on
the Waterfront. This festival offers
craft-distilled spirits, small vineyard wines,
hard cider and artisan food.
REMINDER TO COGS MEMBERS: Consider nominating
someone--or yourself--to be on the March
ballot for COGS Board of Director. Application
and information is on the website at
There will be six vacancies as staggered terms