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Proposed Modifications of the Downtown District and Related Citywide Requirements

Introduction

In response to the recommendations contained in the Downtown Plan, which was adopted by the City Council in June, 2009, the city has initiated a text amendment to update Downtown District and related city wide regulations. Also, the city has initiated a comprehensive analysis and update to the Downtown Plan Urban Design and Architectural Guidelines to ensure alignment of the guidelines, the proposed zoning ordinance amendments and the Downtown Plan.

case fact sheets

Request to amend the City of Scottsdale Zoning Ordinance (455) for the purpose of updating land uses and development regulations pertaining to the Downtown and Citywide.

  • 6-TA-2009 – Update to the parking requirements – Adopted 6/8/2010
  • 6-TA-2009#2 – Update to the Downtown and Downtown Overlay Districts and related ordinances.  
  • 6-TA-2009#3
  • 6-TA-2009#4 
  • 25-DR-2011 – Request to update the City of Scottsdale’s Downtown Urban Design and Architectural Guidelines.

2009 DOWNTOWN TASK FORCE

The Task Force served as an advisory group to expedite the implementation of the recently-approved Downtown Character Area Plan. In addition to its overall mission of providing input for implementation of the conceptual Downtown Plan document, the Task Force explored possible zoning changes as they relate to Downtown Scottsdale; global parking issues in the Downtown; pedestrian amenities to help create better pedestrian traffic flow to Downtown merchants; and transit planning for the Downtown.

The Downtown Task Force typically met twice each month, from September 2009 to March 2011, to discuss various topics primarily pertaining to their mission. The 2009 Downtown Task Force concluded on March 29, 2011 with a presentation and report to the City Council pertaining to its recommendations. The Task Force’s report may be obtained at the following weblink:

2009 Downtown Task Force Final Report (pdf/3mb/22pp)

Agendas, minutes, audio/video recordings and other resources may be obtained from the 2009 Downtown Task Force’s webpage at the following weblink:

2009 Downtown Task Force 

 

If you have any comments or questions on the modifications to Downtown District and Related Citywide Requirements and the Downtown Urban Design and Architectural Guidelines, submit your comments to downtownordinance@scottsdaleaz.gov.

 

Questions? Contact Current Planning at 480-312-7000.