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Downtown Scottsdale

NightBridgeDowntown Scottsdale is among the most vibrant and unique urban centers in the American Southwest.

Its pedestrian-friendly streets are home world class art galleries, museums, restaurants and retail shops … and when the sun goes down you don’t have to because of the exciting nightlife. 

Scottsdale's Downtown has also known for hosting great events throughout the year such as; markets, art walks, festivals, parades, concerts, and block parties.

Check out  for a full directory of businesses and listing of events. 


Downtown Scottsdale 2.0

The city is embarking on a new community effort – Downtown Scottsdale 2.0 - that will bring a holistic approach to downtown planning.  

Watch this video presentation for an overview of what lies ahead.



The city is seeking community input related to research and analysis findings to Downtown Scottsdale 2.0 (Tourism-related Downtown Economic Feasibility Study). Open house meetings will include a presentation by the contractor, CSL International, community and city staff conversation roundtables and an overview of comparable city case studies and concepts.

Choose the session that works best for you:

  • 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14
  • 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15

Open houses will be held at the Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road.

Downtown Scottsdale 2.0 is a staged economic and planning analysis of the Downtown Scottsdale area with a focus on maximizing economic performance and creating a highly desirable downtown. A collaboration of the Economic Development, Planning, Tourism & Events and Transportation Departments, this project includes several phases of work such as: an assessment of the overall urban design of downtown Scottsdale, and how that design can be improved as to walkability, liveliness, mix of retail, services, office, residential and how best to realize that mix; an assessment of parking and transportation related improvements; and the development of models that support invest ability.

Visit downtownscottsdale2.comlinks to external site for more information and sign-up to receive project updates and announcements. Also, if you are unable to participate in the open house meetings, feel free to inquire online with questions, comments or suggestions for the project team.


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Parking Locations and Trolley Map


  • Parking in Downtown Scottsdale is FREE!
  • Many of the streets in the Downtown area have on-street parking spaces available. On-street parking has no meters or fees, just time limitations.
  • On-site business parking, if provided, is also free.
  • There are several public parking lots and garages spread throughout the Downtown area that also provide free parking.

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If you’re a Downtown Scottsdale business, please subscribe herelinks to external site for Scottsdale updates specific to downtown business owners. 

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Tourism & Events
7506 E. Indian School Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
P: 480-312-7177
F: 480-312-9115

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