Scottsdale Heights gains final plat approval from City Council

An aerial view of Scottsdale Heights’ site in north Scottsdale. (graphic by city of Scottsdale)

An approval for the final plat of a 54-lot residential subdivision in north Scottsdale, which is on the former Carefree Studios site, has been approved by Scottsdale City Council.

On Nov. 26, City Council approved on consent a request for the final plat of a new residential subdivision, coined Scottsdale Heights, on a 13.3-acre site at 7225 E. Dove Valley Road.

The approval took place at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Scottsdale Heights, at the southeast corner of east Dove Valley and north Scottsdale roads, along with the property directly to the east, previously contained the Carefree Studios that were built in the 1960s.

Some of the New Dick Van Dyke Show television programs were filmed at the Carefree Studios in the 1970s, along with other movies, according to a city staff report. The studio building and associated office building were torn down in 1999, and the site has since been vacant.

The development proposal includes a residential subdivision with 54 lots, a gated entrance, community pool/amenity area and trail connections along the west and southern boundaries.

Building height allowed is 28 feet from natural grade, and 24 feet from the finished floor, city officials say.

The Development Review Board heard this case as a preliminary plat request on June 21, and recommended approval with a 5-0 vote.

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