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Greater Airpark Character Area Plan

CAPAirparkWhat Is It?

The character plan was a recommendation of the CityShape process where a three-level planning approach was put into place. Character Areas were the "middle" level of the three. Similar to past area studies that looked at General Plan elements (land use, transportation, public facilities) for a designated area, character plans also include design and character guidelines and recommendations. The completed Character Plans were approved by City Council as additions to the General Plan.

City Council adopted - October 2010, amended 10/18/11, 10/25/11, 4/8/14, 12/2/14 & 11/14/16

Where Does It Apply?

The area that surrounds the Scottsdale Airport is what is traditionally known as the Scottsdale Airpark. The GREATER Airpark includes areas to the north of the CAP Aqueduct and properties surrounding the traditional Airpark area. The Greater Airpark boundaries are described, generally, as Grayhawk Neighborhood to the north, the power line corridor and WestWorld to the northeast, 90th Street and the Loop 101 to the east, Thunderbird Road to the south and Scottsdale Road to the west.

Greater Airpark Character Area Map (PDF)

Why Was It Developed?

Greater Airpark Character Area Plan (PDF)

Adopted Maps:
Adopted Character Area Land Use Updated 11/14/16  (PDF)
Adopted Character Area Development Types (PDF)

Adopted Plan Amendments:
Zocallo Residential (6-GP-2011) - 10/18/11
Crackerjax (8-GP-2011) - 10/25/11
Impact Church/Sunrise Commons (10-GP-2013) - 4/8/14
Bahia (6-GP-2014) - 12/2/14
District at the Quarter (3-GP-2016) - 12/14/16

Additional Information:
Resolution 8476 - Adopted 10/26/10  (PDF)
City Council Staff Report -10/26/10  (PDF)

The Greater Airpark contains the largest industrial-zoned area within the City of Scottsdale, and is recognized nationally as a model for airport-based business parks. Additionally, it is the location of some of the largest special events attended in the city, such as the Phoenix Open, the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction, and the Arabian Horse Show.

The Scottsdale General Plan designates the Greater Airpark as a growth area - meaning that it is an area of the community that is most appropriate for development focus.  In growth areas, the city can concentrate on improvements that will support planned concentration of a variety of uses and discourage sprawl.

Related Resources: 

2001 Scottsdale General Plan
Multi-Family Development Activity 2010-2016 (PDF)
Employment and Land Use Analysis, Gruen Gruen + Associates 2009 (PDF)
Scottsdale Airport Master Planlinks to external site (2015)
Transportation Master Plan
Scottsdale Airport Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study (2005)
Airpark (I-1) Sign Program
Airport-Related Permits and Forms
Scottsdale Airport
WestWorld
Scottsdale Airpark News 
Scottsdale Chamber Airpark Committee 
North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce