R1-7 Residential Exterior Enhancement Program
The purpose of this program is to enhance the quality and character of R1-7 Zoned neighborhoods.
The program provides up to a $5,000 reimbursement* for street visible exterior improvements of single-family residential homes. The city currently has a budget of $50,000 for this first-year program.
The program is available:
- On a first come first served basis
- One time per property
- Owners of multiple properties may apply for each property owned
- For new work on an existing home
|Additions||Reversal of alterations|
|Carports||Reconstruction of details|
|Exterior building walls||Roofs, fascia boards|
|Foundations, posts||Trim, paint|
|Masonry, stucco||Windows, doors|
Note: Improvements to the yard, including landscaping, walls and hardscape do not qualify for this building facade enhancement program.
*Permit and plan review fees are not eligible for reimbursement.
The R1-7 Residential Exterior Enhancement Program is available for single-family homes throughout Scottsdale that meet the following location criteria.
The qualifying homes must:
- have been built before 1979
- have R1-7 (Single-family Residential 7,000 square foot lots) zoning, and
- not have Planned Community (PC) or
- not have Planned Residential Development (PRD) zoning
To learn if you meet the above criteria, select the map link closest to where you live from the 5 areas listed below: City Area Map (pdf/396kb)
- Thunderbird Road to Shea Boulevard - Map
- Just North of McCormick Parkway to McDonald Drive - Map
- McDonald Drive to Indian School Road - Map
- Indian School Road (East of Scottsdale Road) to McKellips Road - Map
- Indian School Road (West of Scottsdale Road) to Roosevelt Road - Map
Please do not proceed to Step 3 until you have been notified of eligibility acceptance from city staff.
Step 3: After Establishing Eligibility
When approved eligibility occurs, city staff will contact you and email you a submittal packet which includes an application (pdf/33kb), requirements, forms and other information. Project applicants need to be prepared to answer or include the following when filling out an application:
- A statement of the work involved
- Documentation that the proposed improvements enhance and contribute to the quality of its neighborhood
- How the project improves or adds to the existing physical condition of the property
- Existing photographs or drawings of the property
- Sketches, photo mock-ups, or drawings of the proposed project
- Detailed cost estimates of materials for the project
- Proposed schedule and completion timing for the project
The City of Scottsdale values quality neighborhoods. These design guidelines (pdf/5mb) provide information about single-family residential home facades that face the streets. The guidelines also provide information about how a home relates to its neighborhood.
When considering the proposed home improvements, the guidelines (pdf/5mb) should be taken into account. They provide graphics to assist property owners in creating contextually sensitive changes to homes. The guidelines also help to identify essential components to consider for good design.
Specific time frames may affect your decision whether to move forward with an application for this program. Review the following schedule elements for 2012-2013:
- August 10, 2012 – Application submittal packet due
- September 26, 2012 – Hearing (tentative)
- Applicant’s schedule – Building permits, construction, request for inspection
- April 12, 2013 – Last date available for project construction inspection (must call a minimum of 2 weeks in advance)
- May 1, 2013 – Submittal of receipts for fund reimbursement
The Neighborhood Advisory Commission reviews projects and determines which projects will be approved or denied.
Prior to the Neighborhood Advisory Commission hearing, City staff will consult with the applicant and review their application against the application program and Design Guidelines. City staff will prepare a memorandum prior to the Neighborhood Advisory Commission hearing. The project applicant will have an opportunity to review the memorandum prior to the hearing.
The hearing may include questions that the project applicant will need to address, so attendance at the hearing is important. Early on in the process, project applicants should reserve the hearing date so that they will be present at the hearing.
After the hearing, City staff will provide a disposition letter and, for approved projects, a covenant form.