Residents asked to participate in Scottsdale planning process

What do you love about Scottsdale’s Civic Center Mall? Share your thoughts online through Friday, Nov. 6, and then attend a public meeting Nov. 18 to help prioritize the results.

Residents can take a survey and post your comments by visiting ScottsdaleAZ.gov and searching “Civic Center Survey.”

The Scottsdale Civic Center was established in the 1960s and has evolved into the city’s civic and arts headquarters. Today it is home to City Hall, the Civic Center Library, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, according to a press release.

Work is underway to develop a plan for future uses of the space and identify opportunities for improvements and renovations. The goal of the Civic Center Mall Master Plan is to address infrastructure deficiencies, improve public amenities, expand performance and festival capabilities and create a destination point and economic catalyst.

Citizens answers will help develop a plan to improve the Civic Center Mall and help decide how it will be used in the future, the release stated. The ideas will be prioritized at a pair of public meetings Nov. 18 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St.

The first session will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. and the second session from 6 to 8 p.m. The same material will be presented at each session.

At the sessions, the city will prioritize comments and ideas gathered from previous public outreach and develop initial concepts for the Civic Center Mall Master Plan. The plan will identify potential improvements and will include recommendations on accommodating both small informal activities and larger community events.

Once approved by the city council, the plan will serve as the guiding document for all future improvements to the Civic Center Mall.

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