By Melissa Fittro | Scottsdale Independent
What appears to be a land deal struck between Great Hearts Academies and the city of Scottsdale is raising eyebrows in the DC Ranch community — as some residents are voicing concerns of public dollars subsidizing an educational entity.
Located just east of the Loop 101, is an open field of undeveloped land identified by the city of Scottsdale to be developed into a neighborhood park that fell victim to the pitfall of the Great Recession.
Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Great Hearts Academy in working with the City of Scottsdale to help develop a public park.
Now, a local school has stepped forward with a request to build their new athletic facility on the land, aiming to be the newest neighbor and amenity for Scottsdale’s northern community, DC Ranch.