On heels of approval, Skye on McDowell moves into phase 2

Skye on McDowell is moving into phase 2 of its development following Scottsdale City Council’s approval of both a resolution and ordinance that would help move the project forward.

The approval came at Monday, Oct. 10’s city council meeting.

Both resolutions focus on a 3.2-acre site adjacent to the already-approved site that will feature 58 lots. The site will add an additional 21 units to the subdivision, bringing the total to 79 units, according to a city staff proposal.

However, to get to that point, the city would need to change the use of the 3.2-acre site from mixed use neighborhoods to urban neighborhoods through a non-major General Plan amendment to the city of Scottsdale General Plan 2001, the proposal states.

Additionally, the city approved an ordinance requesting a zoning district map amendment for the site from highway commercial to multifamily residential, according to the proposal.

The proposal also states the some features that phase one will have will also be included in phase two, including wider sidewalks detached from the street curb as well as tracts of landscape to potentially buffer its residents from traffic.

Similar to phase one, the proposed addition will also feature an open area at the corner of 68th Street and McDowell Road, providing pedestrian access to the surrounding areas, according to the proposal.

News Services Reporter Josh Martinez can be contacted at jmartinez@newszap.com or at 623-445-2738

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