Old Town Urban Design & Architectural Guidelines
Long Range Planning staff has been in the process of collecting comments regarding the initial draft release of the draft Old Town Urban Design & Architectural Guidelines. As appropriate, staff incorporated feedback into the draft Guidelines that was collected from local architects, development team members, stakeholders, and community members. As such, staff is moving forward with further review from both the community and the Development Review Board (DRB) that will follow the dates, links, and topics prescribed below. The DRB meeting packets provide the most up-to-date draft of the Guidelines as well as a matrix of feedback collected to date.
May 2, 2019 DRB - Possible DRB Adoption
The 2004 Downtown Urban Design & Architectural Guidelines (UDAG) list recommendations for site development, building form, architectural, and landscape character to assure that new development contributes to Downtown urban design goals and is compatible with the character of existing Downtown districts.
- 2004 Downtown Urban Design & Architectural Guidelines (PDF)
City Council adopted - 1986, amended 2004
The Guidelines apply to that area designated as Downtown Scottsdale. Generally, the area bounded is by Chaparral Road to the north, Earl Drive to the south, Miller Road to the east, and 68th Street to the west.
The Guidelines list recommendations for site development, building form, architectural, and landscape character to assure that new development contributes to Downtown urban design goals and is compatible with the character of existing Downtown districts.
Historic Old Town is one of the areas that make up the Downtown Core, and it embodies Scottsdale’s historic legacy as the “West’s Most Western Town”. Although not a formally designated historic district, Historic Old Town has one of the highest concentrations of individually designated historic buildings found in the community. Despite its small size, the impact of Historic Old Town on community character has been significant. This section presents specific design guidelines for the Historic Old Town Design District - an area which includes Historic Old Town and a small portion of the Scottsdale Arts District west of Scottsdale Road.