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[EDITORIAL] Our View: Desert Discovery Center in Scottsdale needs a public vote

Posted by   /  September 26, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.)  Editorial: Scottsdale residents have the greatest stake in Desert EGDE, the scaled-back version of an interpretive center. They deserve a vote on it. Editorial board | The Republic A vision to transform Scottsdale’s beloved McDowell Sonoran Preserve into a grand attraction and learning experience may […]

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[OPINION] Korte: Desert EDGE will be a community amenity to Scottsdale

Posted by   /  August 4, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) By Virginia Korte | Scottsdale Independent I am a long-time supporter of the Desert Discovery Center concept – which is now called the Desert EDGE. After attending two of the public presentations several days ago, I can truly say the project exceeds my expectations. I […]

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Appreciation venue proponents seeks to bring tourism to the Desert Edge

Posted by   /  August 3, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent On Monday, July 31 Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale unveiled its plan for a proposed desert-appreciation venue now envisaged on less than 6 acres just south of the established Gateway trailhead, which includes a series of structures coined “pavilions” and has an asking price of $61.2 million. The Desert Discovery […]

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Desert Discovery Center unveils smaller size and cost before meetings

Posted by   /  August 1, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

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The non-profit planning the center released its plans on Monday, the night before community meetings start. By Joshua Bowling | The Republic Plans for Scottsdale’s Desert Discovery Center released Monday show a smaller project, lower price tag and a new name. The new moniker is Desert EDGE. The 47,586 square-foot facility to educate visitors about desert living would cover 5.34 […]

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Desert Discovery Center concept scheduled for public review in August, September

Posted by   /  July 12, 2017  /  Featured News, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Scottsdale Independent The city of Scottsdale has announced a tentative schedule for the Desert Discovery Center community review, with a series of meetings taking place in August and September. On July 31, the city of Scottsdale will receive a complete project proposal for the Desert Discovery Center, according to a press release. The document is […]

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Scottsdale’s proposed Desert Discovery Center won’t get a public vote

Posted by   /  September 21, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Parker Leavitt | The Republic Scottsdale’s proposed Desert Discovery Center — a controversial, multimillion-dollar attraction that has grown even more contentious as November’s city election approaches — will not require a vote by the public for approval, City Council members decided Monday evening. During a raucous two-hour meeting at Scottsdale City Hall, hundreds of […]

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