Scottsdale P & Z Link Newsletter – October 7

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*Amended language from previous version

New Cases

Near Scottsdale Road and Main Street. The applicant is requesting approval of a new wireless communication facility (WCF) concealed inside a replacement 27 foot tall Old Town Scottsdale sign, located within the public right-of-way.



*Near Black Cross Road and Wildcat Drive. The applicant is requesting approval of Hardship Exemptions from the current ESLO requirements pertaining to 15 foot setbacks for walls and fences from the side and rear property lines and pertaining to the maximum building height of 24 feet above natural grade on a 4.3 acre property, with Single-family Residential, Environmentally Sensitive Lands (R1-190 ESL) zoning.



Near Pasadena Avenue and Chiquita Lane. The applicant is requesting approval of variances to the City of Scottsdale Zoning Ordinance, Section 5.304.E.1.a pertaining to the required front yard setback, Section 5.304.E.2 pertaining to the required side yard setback, and Section 5.304.E.3 pertaining to the required rear yard setback for the property with Single-family Residential (R1-18) zoning.



Near McCormick Parkway and Via Paseo Del Sur. The applicant is requesting approval of the site plan, landscape plan and lighting plan for two patio expansions located on the north and northeast side of the building that are 392 square feet and 378 square feet for an existing restaurant.



Near 98th Street and Jenan Drive. The applicant is requesting approval a preliminary plat for a six lot residential subdivision, on a 5.79 acre site, with Single-family Residential District (R1-35) zoning.



Meeting Agendas & Minutes

To view City Council agendas and minutes, visit and search “City Council agendas and minutes.”

For Planning Commission agendas and minutes visit and search “Planning Commission.”

For agendas and minutes of the Development Review Board, visit, search “Development Review Board.”

For the Board of Adjustment’s agendas and minutes, visit, search “Board of Adjustment.”

The above hearings are held in the City Hall Kiva, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

The Oct. 19 Planning Commission hearing will be held at the Community Design Studio, located at 7506 E. Indian School Road.

Historic Preservation Commission hearings are held in One Civic Center, 7447 E. Indian School Road. For more information, visit and search “Historic Preservation Commission.”

Please call 480-312-7000 to confirm the date and time of the hearing.

My Neighborhood

Find real-time information about construction activity, development requests, building permits, code enforcement notices and crime activity. Visit our online map and simply enter an address or intersection and see all activity submitted to the city for the last six months.


General Plan timeframe changes to include more public outreach

The public hearing process for the draft Scottsdale General Plan 2035 has been extended so the city can continue community outreach efforts. Additional open houses will be held on Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Horizon Park Community Center, 15444 N. 100th St. (a brief informational presentation will be given at 11:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.) and Nov. 15 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Copper Ridge School Cafeteria, 10101 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy (a brief informational presentation will be given at 6 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.).

State law requires the city to update its General Plan every 10 years. The General Plan is the primary tool for guiding future development and the character of the city over the next 20 years. The public can review the draft plan and submit feedback at General Plan 2035. For more information, contact Project Coordination Liaison Sara Javoronok at 480-312-7918 or


Major General Plan Amendment Cases, Process, & Timeline

State Statute requires that all major General Plan amendments be presented at one City Council hearing per calendar year – the same calendar year in which they are initiated. There is a major General Plan amendment request Desert Mountain Parcel 19 (5-GP-2016), has been initiated by a private applicant.


Desert Mountain Parcel 19 (5-GP-2016)

5-GP-2016 is a request by the applicant to change the land use designation from Employment, Office, Commercial, Developed Open Space and Rural Neighborhoods to Suburban Neighborhoods and Developed Open Space (Golf Course) as a means to develop a 190 unit single family residential community with an integrated, 18-hole short game (par-3) golf course and clubhouse. The subject site is 91.7 acres in size and is located north of the northeast corner of Cave Creek & Pima Roads. For more information on Desert Mountain Parcel 19 (5-GP-2016), including the scheduled hearing timeline, please see the Case File Sheet.



The zoning administrator is responsible for the administrative function of enforcing and interpreting the provisions of Scottsdale’s Zoning Ordinance. Official written zoning administrator interpretations can be found at, search “zoning interpretations.”


Review the city’s General Plan at, search “General Plan.”
Character Area Plans can be found at, search “Character Area Plans.”


Active and archived projects with case numbers can be found at:


For a complete list of recently submitted cases:


Click on the case name and go to the online case fact sheet; then click on the coordinator’s name to submit comments.

Get an overview of Scottsdale’s planning process at, search “Building Resource Center.” Reach P & Z Link at

Author: The Peak

Published on behalf of the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association by the editorial staff.

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