Scottsdale Arizona

Report Provides Glimpse into Airpark’s Future by quotes

Business growth in the Greater Scottsdale Airpark area will bring another 13,000 jobs by 2020, most of them in professional, technical and financial services occupations, according to an updated economic study.

The study also cited the need to redevelop older portions of the Airpark and recommended a shift toward more mixed-use developments to help keep the area competitive with other emerging job centers around the Valley.

The study by Gruen Gruen + Associates covers expected growth in the
traditional business area around the Scottsdale Airport as well as
less-developed land along Loop 101 from Raintree Drive to Scottsdale Road.

It updates a similar report the firm completed for the city in 1999.
The report will be used to help guide the Greater Airpark Community Area Plan currently being prepared by the city’s Advance Planning Division, and also makes recommendations for policy actions to keep the Airpark in its position as one of the premier business locations in the Valley.

The full report and an abbreviated summary can be found on the City’s
website at:

Information on the Greater Airpark Community Area Plan is at:


Development Review Board by azhttp

November 1 Development Review Board, 1 p.m. in the City Hall Kiva, 3939

N. Drinkwater Blvd. Agenda available at:

October 11, 2007, 5:48 am
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construction has begun on the second Skysong building which will include

approximately 157,000 square feet of research offices and first floor

retail. Completion is scheduled for May, 2008, with tenant occupancy

expected in the summer of 2008. Overall on-site infrastructure improvements

(water, sewer, drainage, streets, utilities, landscaping, etc.) are nearly

complete. Construction of a parking structure and the adjacent apartments

is slated to begin the end of 2007. The Skysong tensile fabric structure is

planned for installation the spring of 2008.

Project web site:

October 10, 2007, 5:48 pm
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— October 10 Planning Commission, 5 p.m., City Hall Kiva – when finalized,

the agenda will be available at:

— October 18 Development Review Board, 1 p.m. in the City Hall Kiva, 3939

N. Drinkwater Blvd. Agenda available at:

Loop 101 Freeway lane closures continue by azhttp

— Loop 101 Freeway lane closures continue, starting Friday at 10 p.m.— Scottsdale election cycle shifts to fall; candidate packets available— October is domestic violence month— Public is invited to comment on Alarm Systems Ordinance update— McDowell Sonoran Preserve trailhead earns top design award— Preserve stewardship orientation course takes place Saturday


A five-month roadway and parking lot improvement project is under way at the Scottsdale Airport. The project is divided into three phases. Completion is scheduled for early January 2008 — in time for the busy winter season. All businesses in and around the airport will remain open during construction. When completed, the project will result in a new three-lane, one-way roadway system in front of the terminal building — one drop-off lane and two through lanes. Parking improvements include a new terminal parking lot with 112 spaces and the reconstruction of the parking lot in front of the Aviation Business Center building with 164 spaces. Phase 1 includes the temporary closure of Airport Drive north of Butherus Drive. Traffic heading northbound will be detoured through the current airport terminal parking lot. Scottsdale Airport had almost 197,000 operations in 2006 and is one of the nation’s busiest single runway airports. For more information on the construction project or Scottsdale Airport visit

or call (480) 312-2321.

For a weekly list of road projects affecting traffic in Scottsdale,

subscribe to the traffic restrictions report at the following Web site:


Planned future meetings include open houses at the end of October (dates to

be announced), a study session before the City Council on Oct. 23,

Transportation Commission meetings on Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 5 and Nov. 15,

and Council consideration of the final plan on Nov. 20. The Transportation

Master Plan is a comprehensive look at the city’s transportation system.

Its main goal is to coordinate community mobility, provide connections to

several forms of transportation in the city and to surrounding communities.

For more information visit the city’s web site at

or contact Teresa Huish at (480) 312-7829 or