Scottsdale City Council approves initiation of DC Ranch park planning

The City Hall Kiva was packed during the Tuesday, April 25 city council meeting with Scottsdale residents, many of whom were there to show their support for a potential park/athletic field on a 12.8-acre site on the corner of Pima Road and Union Hills Drive. /Photo by Josh Martinez

By Melissa Fittro | Scottsdale Independent

Scottsdale City Council has given its blessing for city staff to begin initial steps to develop a municipal use master site plan on a 12.8-acre plot of land eyed to be a school’s new athletic fields.

Residents both supporting and opposing the plan filed into Scottsdale City Hall Tuesday, April 25, to hear if the city would venture down a road partnering with Great Hearts Academies, the parent company of two Scottsdale schools.

The 12.8-acre, city-owned plot has been the center for public dispute leading up to the meeting, resulting in the circulation of two petitions. The item was first slated to be on the April 4 city council consent agenda until it was pulled by Scottsdale City Manager Jim Thompson at the last minute due to what city officials cite as a request for additional input.


Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Great Hearts in working with the City of Scottsdale to help develop a public park.

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