What’s Next for Desert Discovery Center / Desert Edge
Oct06

What’s Next for Desert Discovery Center / Desert Edge

October 3, 2017 By Kathy Littlefield, Scottsdale City Councilwoman  Since last Tuesday’s City Council work study meeting to discuss the Desert Discovery Center/Desert Edge proposal many citizens have asked me what did the Council actually decide and what happens next with this controversial project. I cannot speak for my Council colleagues, but I want to make it crystal clear where I stand and what I will fight for on this...

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Some History of the Desert Edge
Oct02

Some History of the Desert Edge

October 1, 2017 By David Smith, Scottsdale City Council   During the recent Council work study session on the Desert EDGE project, I summarized the history of events that has led to locating a Discovery Center in the preserve, at the Gateway on Thompson Peak Parkway. A few listeners asked me to share that chronology. It’s a long history, so hold your seats! In 1994 – before there was a preserve tax or a preserve!...

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Bill Walton and the wash
Oct01

Bill Walton and the wash

September 30, 2017 Happy anniversary to Scottsdale’s first park! Scottsdale’s first park, Eldorado, celebrates its 50th anniversary Sept. 30. Eldorado is more than a park, however. It was the first piece of a visionary project that not only transformed Scottsdale, but also the science of flood control. Many people played a role in the evolution of Eldorado Park and the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt. What follows is the story of...

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Circling Back to Roundabouts in Scottsdale
Sep30

Circling Back to Roundabouts in Scottsdale

September 30, 2017 Do you remember the commotion that resulted when the City of Scottsdale announced that it was planning to construct a roundabout at Northsight and Hayden? As you probably know, it’s been in use for quite awhile and the uproar has subsided. The Peak has even heard muffled applause for a job well done. Now the city is constructing a new roundabout near Mustang Library and HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical...

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Debunking Stubborn Roundabout Myths
Sep30

Debunking Stubborn Roundabout Myths

By Jennifer Banks, Department of Transportation, City of Scottsdale   Despite impressive safety numbers, shorter travel time and other benefits, roundabouts have been relatively slow to catch on. Scottsdale transportation officials believe this may be due to several myths surrounding roundabouts: Myth: “Roundabouts,” “traffic circles” and “rotaries” are all essentially the same thing....

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Roundabout Driving Tips
Sep30

Roundabout Driving Tips

By Jennifer Banks, Transportation Department, City of Scottsdale   As you approach a roundabout, prepare to reduce your speed to 15 to 25 miles per hour. Road design and signage will encourage you and those around you to drive at a slow, uniform speed. As you approach a roundabout, slow down, look left and expect to stop. If there is no traffic in the roundabout or there is a wide enough gap between cars, however, a stop is not...

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Retraction of The Peak’s Sept. 15th Scottsdale Edge Article
Sep17

Retraction of The Peak’s Sept. 15th Scottsdale Edge Article

September 17, 2017 We’re sorry. A Peek at the Peak (The Peak) magazine republished a newsletter that included erroneous information about NODDC leader Mike Norton. The September 15th Update Issue of The Peak contained an article entitled “Scottsdale Edge: Confrontation Erupts at WestWorld Over DDC.” The Peak‘s article, provided a link – without any additional commentary – to the Scottsdale Edge...

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Desert Edge Alert: Public Process Update
Sep14

Desert Edge Alert: Public Process Update

September 14, 2017 Courtesy of Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale is working its way through icottsdale’s public process. This edition of the organization’s newsletter provides a summary of proposal’s current status. Desert Edge Alert Newsletter (PDF)   Related Articles & Websites   Desert Edge Alert: 3 Videos Introduce Desert Edge Article Desert Edge: DDCS Submits...

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Desert Edge Alert: 3 Videos Introduce Desert Edge
Sep02

Desert Edge Alert: 3 Videos Introduce Desert Edge

September 1, 2017 Courtesy of Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale   Desert Edge Alert Newsletter (PDF) Related Articles & Websites Sneak Peeks: Summer Fun, Desert Edge, Honors  Article Desert Edge: DDCS Submits Plan to Scottsdale City Council  Article Desert Edge: Plan’s Graphics Worth 1,000 Words   Article   The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the...

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Scottsdale Expands Online Dataset Access
Sep02

Scottsdale Expands Online Dataset Access

Aug. 18, 2018 Courtesy City of Scottsdal Scottsdale’s city government is now more transparent than ever. The city has created a  data portal that enables online visitors to access the same data used by city staff and management to monitor service levels and quality. Information such as graffiti reports, policy and fire calls. trails and trolley routes are readily available.   City of Scottsdale News Release    ...

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