TPC Rezoning Effort
TPC Golf Course Re-zoning
At a City Council meeting held in April 2005, the Council adopted recommendations from a Part 150 Study which included rezoning a parcel of land directly north of the airport, the Tournament Players Club golf course (TPC), from residential (R1-35) to open space (OS). A Part 150 Study is a noise and land use compatibility study to help determine the best land uses surrounding airports. In 2005, the airport updated the previous study which was conducted in 1997.
Currently, this land is developed as a golf course, the TPC, and is considered a compatible land use for an airport. Rezoning the TPC to Open Space from residential would make the zoning consistent with the existing land use. It also will ensure the Scottsdale Airport remains a viable component for Scottsdale in the future.
Scottsdale’s General Plan describes Open Space designations as “public or private recreation areas such as golf courses or city parks. Some developed open space may also be used as drainage facilities for flood control.”
This rezoning effort will benefit the residents, businesses and surrounding communities by:
- Providing continuity and certainty to residents by knowing the TPC cannot be converted to residential or business properties.
- Confirm city intention that the TPC is a key asset to the area providing recreation for residents and supports tourism.
- Bringing consistency to Scottsdale’s current and future planning process by aligning with the city’s General Plan.
- Ensuring the airport remains a strong economic asset for the city of Scottsdale.
To learn more about this project, please attend an Open House on:
Thursday, June 11th, 2009
4 – 7 p.m.
Scottsdale Airport Terminal
15000 N. Airport Drive
If you are unable to attend the Open House but would like to provide input, please contact Keith Niederer at firstname.lastname@example.org call 480-312-2953.
Once input is received from the public meeting, city staff will present the information to the Planning and Airport Advisory Commissions and then to City Council. This process is expected to be completed in the fall of 2009.
- Public Open House - June 11, 2009, 4 - 7 p.m., Airport Terminal Building
- Presentation to Airport Advisory Commission – Aug./Sept. 2009
- Presentation to Planning Commission – Sept./Oct. 2009
- Presentation to City Council – Oct./Nov. 2009
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who owns the land the TPC is on?
A: The Bureau of Reclamation owns the land operated by the TPC and is currently zoned for residential, single-family homes.
Q: What was the original intended use of this land?
A: This land is designed to be a retention basin/flood plain for the Central Arizona Project Canal.
Q: Why is the city of Scottsdale trying to re-zone the land?
A: The city of Scottsdale manages the land, and contracts with the PGA to operate the golf course. The underlying use permit for the TPC will remain in place if the rezoning process is successful.
Q: Will this re-zoning change the use of the land?
A: No, the existing use of the TPC will remain unchanged.
Q: Does this proposed re-zoning change agree with the city’s General Plan?
A: Yes, the current General Plan designates this area as open space.