Scottsdale rezones part of downtown to pave way for new housing development

Scottsdale City Council has accepted a proposal for the rezoning of a highway commercial zone in order to make way for a new housing development during its Monday, Nov. 14 city council meeting.

Additionally, the city council decided to enter into a development agreement with CRP/WP Scottsdale Owner, LLC to move forward with the proposed housing the development.

With the approval, the document titled “Alta Osborn Development Plan” will now become public record, according to a resolution.

The contents of this document feature property information, impact on the city’s 2001 General Plan and downtown, a project overview and planned block development.

According to a city staff proposal, the area is used as a vehicle leasing, rental, sales and repairs but is mostly vacant at this time. The area, which is a 4.2-acre site at 3220 N. Scottsdale Road, would be rezoned to downtown/downtown multiple use.

The proposed development would be a four-story, 277-unit apartment complex and would feature centralized, structured parking as well as two internalized amenity areas including a clubhouse and fitness area.

Restaurants, multi-family residential development and a hotel surround the property to the north, east and west while there is a mobile home park to the south of the site zoned as highway commercial and single-family residential.

Some points the city council considered were if the General Plan and Downtown Character Area Plan do allow for higher densities in a mixed-use setting to push for urban lifestyle, according to a proposal.

Additionally, the development plan also uses most of the downtown urban design and architectural guidelines as well as meets the planned block development criteria, the proposal states.

Prior to this city council Meeting, both the Development Review Board and Planning Commission offered unanimous support for the proposed development and rezoning, according to a proposal.

News Services Reporter Josh Martinez can be contacted at or at 623-445-2738

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