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Business leaders join to solve Westworld of Scottsdale power line predicament

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An overview of WestWorld Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, that articulates the wide open spaces at the tourism event hub. (Photo courtesy of the city of Scottsdale)

By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent

A new taxing district is likely to emerge within Scottsdale city limits as business owners band together to help shoulder the costs of burying power lines in and around WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Arizona Public Service announced about two years ago it was examining a route for a new 69-kilovolt electrical power line to ensure deliverability of electricity to the growing need of central Scottsdale.

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the property owners seeking to bury the powerlines

 

The study area raised the eyebrows of tourism aficionados, real estate developers and local property owners who feared power lines running with the skyline of WestWorld of Scottsdale — a taxpayer-subsidized event center — could tarnish the luster of the event hub while bringing down adjacent property values.

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