Character Area Plans


Character Areas

The city of Scottsdale has a long history of using area-based plans to provide policy and program direction for certain areas of the city. Consequently, Character Area Plans are components of the General Plan that focus on long range, area-related goals and policies.  To avoid repetition, Character Area Plans supplement the city-wide goals and policies provided by the General Plan. 

The Scottsdale General Plan 2035 designated twenty-four (24) areas within the city intended to have specific Character Area Plans; however, as of today, seven (7) character areas have been adopted -- Cactus Corridor (1992), Shea Area (1993), Desert Foothills (1999), Dynamite Foothills (2000), Greater Airpark (2010), Southern Scottsdale (2010), and Old Town (2018).


Character Area Plan Processes (PDF) - Feb. 13, 2007

Character Area Presentation (PDF) - City Council, Feb. 13, 2007

Adopted Character Areas

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale – Long Range Planning
7447 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 
P: 480-312-7000

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Adam Yaron
Principal Planner 
P: 480-312-2761

Taylor Reynolds
Project Coordination Liaison
P: 480-312-7924