(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)
By Danielle Casey and Randy Grant | Scottsdale Independent
An opinion published in the Scottsdale Independent June 8 regarding the Crossroads East development proposal — in the vicinity of Loop 101 and Hayden Road — the City Council will consider June 12 raised many questions.
The author wondered about “$21 million in incentives to entice Nationwide to buy the $83 million parcel of state land,” and asked where that money would could from, how it relates to the city’s ongoing efforts to address, in the author’s words, “our crumbling infrastructure,” and whether building in a flood area is “protocol.”
The applicant of this development request is the current land owner — the Arizona State Land Department. As is their practice, they are working with a potential buyer — Nationwide Realty Investors, Ltd. — to maximize the public benefit of the land prior to sale.