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Economic Consultant report

On February 16, 2010, the Scottsdale City Council approved a contract with Applied Economics to provide a citywide economic study consisting of economic development, land use, and fiscal impact analysis for the city and its three sub-regions (north, central, and south). The following are the reports provided to the city by the consultant, as anticipated under the contract.

Other Resources

Visioning Scottsdale Town Hall (February 2013):
Report of the Visioning Scottsdale Town Hall (pdf/24kb/5pp)
Visioning Town Hall Results Open House Statement (pdf/175kb/1pp)
Summary of Future Leaders Town Hall Recommendations (pdf/55kb/2pp)
Arizona Town Hall Process (pdf/199kb/2pp)
Town Hall Discussion Outline (pdf/90kb/1pp)
Visioning Workbook (pdf/12mb/32pp)
Video on Arizona Town Hall Process
Demographics (pdf/632kb/4pp)

Historical Community Input:

1969 Scottsdale Town Enrichment Forum (pdf/8mb/110pp)
1972 Alternate Futures for the City of Scottsdale (pdf/4mb/30pp)
1973 STEP (pdf/6mb/60pp)
1974 January STEP (pdf/2mb/44pp)
1974 June STEP (pdf/1mb/21pp)
1975 STEP (pdf/1mb/16pp)
1982 STEP Scottsdale 2000: Directions for Tomorrow (pdf/6mb/188pp)
1992 Scottsdale Shared Vision (pdf/5mb/107pp)
1994 Scottsdale Visioning Update (pdf/2mb/26pp)
1996 CityShape 2020 Report (pdf/4mb/66pp)
2000 Scottsdale Future in Focus Report (pdf/24mb/318pp)

Arizona State Statutes concerning General Plans:


Adoption & Amendment 


Existing Plans, Policies, and Ordinances:

City of Scottsdale General Plan 2001
Scottsdale's Values & Vision
Character Area Plans
City Charter
Zoning Ordinance
Transportation Master Plan
2010 Census
Maricopa Association of Governments
Human Services
Diversity Advisory Committee
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
Sensitive Design
Water/Wastewater Master Plan
Economic Development Department
Parks & Recreation Department
City Council Strategic Planning Report (pdf/292kb/61pp)

Scottsdale General Plan 2011


The Scottsdale General Plan 2011 was created through a community outreach and public hearing process. It occurred between 2009 - 2011. The plan was primarily an update of the Council-adopted and voter-ratified City of Scottsdale General Plan 2001 that is already in place. Thus, the majority of the 2011 plan included goals and policies retained from the City of Scottsdale General Plan 2001.

A Council-directed 19 member citizen working group reviewed and modified by consensus every goal and policy in the update. The final document went before City Council and was adopted on October 25, 2011. Finally, the Scottsdale General Plan 2011 went before voters for possible ratification on March 13, 2012.

The Final Special Election results as reported by Maricopa County for City of Scottsdale Proposition 430 - Scottsdale General Plan 2011 - included a YES vote of 48.02% versus a NO vote of 51.98%. Consequently, the Scottsdale General Plan 2011 was not ratified by voters. Based on the outcome of the March 2012 Special Election, the City of Scottsdale General Plan 2001 remains in effect until such time that a new General Plan is approved by the voters.

Scottsdale General Plan 2011 (Council Adopted, NOT voter ratified) (pdf/16mb/180pp)
2001/2011 Legislative Edits (pdf/1.5mb/90pp)

Questions & Comments

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