By Melissa Fittro | Scottsdale Independent
A majority of city council is looking at the bigger picture, they say, as a proposal to significantly expand Scottsdale Fashion Square has been approved.
Scottsdale City Council Tuesday, Aug. 29 rendered its decisions to allow expansions at the landmark retail center at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
The local governing board voted 5-2 with Councilmembers Kathy Littlefield and David Smith dissenting.
Sitting on the northwest corner of Camelback and Scottsdale roads and surrounded by several other retail shops, office buildings and restaurants is the retail shopping keystone community leaders say generates over $10 million a year — which is about 7 percent — of total city sales tax remits.
Macerich, Fashion Square’s California-based owner, has been seeking approval from municipal leaders to expand the mall along Highland Avenue by amending the zoning restrictions on the 56-acre site and increasing building heights up to 150 feet.