Civic Center Mall Master Plan


Project Information

On May 1, 2018 the Scottsdale City Council approved a Master Plan for the Civic Center area which lays the groundwork for major and minor repairs to infrastructure, the addition of vital amenities, and provides a road map for future improvements as funding becomes available.

Established in the 1960’s, what is currently known as the Scottsdale Civic Center has evolved as the city’s civic and arts headquarters playing home to City Hall, Library, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. 

The goal of the Civic Center Master Plan process was to address infrastructure deficiencies, improve public park amenities, expand performance and festival capabilities, and create a destination point and economic catalyst.

The master plan provides the necessary plan and documents to update physical elements of Scottsdale’s Civic Center based on input gathered from an extensive internal and external outreach process. It reflects necessary improvements, upgrades, and expansion of uses for both citizens and visitors from near and far for both small informal activities, and grand formal events.

Elements of the Master Plan

The documents below include plans for individual segments of the Civic Center area:

To learn about the entire plan for the Civic Center area please see the Design Concept Report and Appendix

Project Priorities

Infrastructure Address Deferred Maintenance / Deficiencies
Public Space Improve Public Park Amenities
Event Venue Expand Performance/Festival Capabilities
Point of Pride Create Destination Point/City Epicenter
Economic Catalyst Spark Economic Prosperity

Community Involvement

The Civic Center Master Plan was created with a great deal of community involvement. During the public process we received hundreds of comments from the community, learned a lot about what people like in the Civic Center area and what areas are in need of improvements. 

If you would like to look back to see how the master planning process worked the presentations below are a great place to start.

Public Meeting #1

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

View Public Meeting 1 Presentation

Public Meeting #2

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

View Public Meeting #2 Presentation

Public Meeting #3

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

View Public Meeting #3 Presentation


Project Information

Budget: $300,000

Sponsoring Division: Community Services

Project Location: 3939 N Drinkwater Blvd.