Scottsdale Skye on McDowell subdivision looks to move into phase two

The city of Scottsdale is hoping to enter phase two of its Skye on McDowell by seeking the approval of a resolution and ordinance that would help move the project forward at the city’s Monday, Oct. 10 city council meeting.

Both resolutions focus on a 3.2-acre site adjacent to the already-approved site that will feature 58 lots. If approved, the site would 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 amendment to the city of Scottsdale General Plan 2001, the proposal states.

Additionally, the city would need to approve 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 same 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.

City staff is recommending the city council move forward with both the proposed resolution and ordinance.

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

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