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5/27/18 Newsletter

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Memorial Day Services in Scottsdale will be held Monday at 10 am  at the war memorial in Civic Center on the NE side of the Kiva (City Hall). The service will feature Army Col. Marty Park as speaker. During the ceremony, flags will be placed on the graves of veterans and there will be a 21-gun salute.



Wednesday, May 30th 6 pm  Request to re-zone from Rural Neighborhoods to Commercial for a self-storage facility on the NW corner of Scottsdale Road and East Lone Mountain Road on a 5 acre parcel. Meet in Lone Mountain Elementary School library 5250 E Montgomery Rd (56th St/Montgomery Road) Thursday May 31st 6 pm Request from Camelot Homes to rezone a 19 acre parcel currently zoned R1-70 to 13 half-acre plus lots on the SW corner Pima Road and Bronco Trail.  Meet at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church 25150 North Pima Road (north of Happy Valley Road on the west side of Pima Road). Within the next 2 weeks-to be announced is Crossroads East public meeting with Grayhawk Village, Edge and Venue. This is the 1000 acres of Arizona State Land that is being zoned for development at a June city council meeting. It is located north and south of the 101 freeway between Scottsdale Road and Hayden.  


7676 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Paseo at Pinnacle Peak  Request for preliminary plat approval for 55 lot residential subdivision with reductions in lot area, lot width, building height, front-side-and rear yard and distance between buildings etc. on a 20 acre parcel. Case 4-PP-2018 and 362-PA-2017 NW corner of East Legacy Blvd and North Pima Road Wolff Legacy Scottsdale new minimal residential healthcare facility on 14 acres with commercial office. Requesting approval of site and landscape plans and building elevations.  Case 14-DR-2018 and 791-PA-2017   10299 E. White Feather Lane Troon North Tract V  (north of Dynamite Blvd) Request for an appeal of the Zoning Administratorís written decision dated March 15 2018 regarding proposed residential density for this property has been withdrawn. Rumors are that the denied developer may file a lawsuit. Case 5-BA-2018 SW corner North 91st Street and East Happy Valley Road  Planning Commissioners voted on May 23rd to recommend to city council a Zoning Map Amendment to increase the density from R1-190 ESL/HD to R1-43 ESL for a new 17 lot subdivision on 20 acres. Case 24-ZN-2017  

Main Street streetscape The City of Scottsdale is beginning design work on new streetscape guidelines for Old Town Scottsdale, beginning with Main Street from Scottsdale Road to 69th  A streetscape is considered the visual element of a street, including the road, adjoining building, sidewalk, street furniture, trees and open spaces that form a streetís character. While the focus of this project is to design and construct a new streetscape for Main Street, the ultimate goal of the project is to develop guidelines that will work throughout Old Town Scottsdale (except for the Historic Old Town district which has its own guidelines). The project team will work with the community to develop the new guidelines over the next several months and then construct the improvements on Main Street during the summer of 2019. For more information, please visit and search "Main Street streetscape"


Thank You to our Downtown Ambassador Volunteers

More than 100 volunteers spent 4,322 hours serving our Old Town visitors daily between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. during October through May. Primarily located in our Historic Old Town and 5th Avenue shopping districts, these volunteer Ambassadors serve as the primary point of contact for both visitors and residents who are looking for fun and engaging activities as well as tips on how to get around Old Town.  



City links Trolley Update: The Old Town trolley route no longer goes across the Marshall Way bridge. It was rerouted April 23 and is using Goldwater Boulevard with 5th Avenue and Via Soleri as the connectors.    City map center View a map with information on active and completed Old Town development projects and locations.  View additional maps for more information on amenities, services, zoning and traffic restrictions.   Traffic restrictions View a map of city-wide traffic restrictions or subscribe to receive weekly notices.    Special Event permit applications View a list of special event applications received by the city.

    PROTECT OUR PRESERVE Political Action Committee Update.  According to the leaders of the Protect Our Preserve Initiative, they will continue to collect registered Scottsdale voter signatures to the end of June with the goal of a November ballot question to require a public vote to (1) construct anything inside the McDowell Sonoran Preserve other than trail heads and trail maintenance and (2) spend Preserve Funds for other than land acquisition or maintenance of trails and trailheads. The initiative requires approximately 24,000 valid signatures and the POP-PAC has until July 5, 2018.  

               To all Scottsdale high school graduates---CONGRATULATIONS to you and to the parents and relatives who have supported you.  Go out and do positive contributions to our community.  Be active as a volunteer!

Thank you for taking your valuable time to read the COGS E-Newsletter and to be an informed resident. Feel free to forward to your HOA neighbors or friends. Our help and support are totally free--might charge you a smile and thank you though.   


Sonnie Kirtley, COGS Chair 



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