Serena: How to improve the municipal planning process, community outreach

I am approaching the mid-point of serving my first term on Scottsdale’s Planning Commission. This position has provided me a first-hand [...] Continue Reading →

Alley & Alexander: Searching for a 5-star Papago Plaza project

The Papago Plaza redevelopment plan has simultaneously become what everyone wants and, ironically, what many don’t want. Everyone agrees that the [...] Continue Reading →

Zehring: Papago Plaza’s new business can also mean new community

Nearly every week I walk across Eldorado Park or take the short drive from my nearby home to Fry’s Marketplace to get our weekly load of [...] Continue Reading →

Close: Community input will shape Papago Plaza into a quality project

It has been a long time since the term “consensus building” could be used at Scottsdale City Hall. Technically, too long. After considering [...] Continue Reading →

Alley: Who really speaks for south Scottsdale?

I walked in to the standing room only council meeting about five minutes before its scheduled start. It was Wednesday, Dec. 12, and on the agenda [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale City Council OKs Papago Plaza revitalization pursuit

A development lauded to transform the defunct 1960s Papago Plaza in south Scottsdale has unanimously passed Scottsdale City Council. On [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: Papago Plaza’s redevelopment doesn’t do enough for Scottsdale

Here’s a rendition of the proposed Papago Plaza redevelopment plan, with full details in the link. It replaces nearly 120,000 square feet of [...] Continue Reading →

Papago Plaza rebirth seeks to be keystone to south Scottsdale revitalization

Papago Plaza — the site of what was once eye-catching pink stucco buildings on the corner of McDowell and Scottsdale roads — may soon [...] Continue Reading →