By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
ARC Holdings is requesting a zoning change and plan approval from the City of Scottsdale to create Museum Square, a high-end mixed-use master plan development south of Main Street and between the Museum of the West, Stagebrush Theatre and Scottsdale Artist’s School.
Anchoring the proposal will be a four-star Museum Square hotel, which will focus on the museum’s collections and “provide opportunities to reinforce special events, programs, exhibits and gallery tours.” Augmenting the hotel and museum will be a community-oriented cultural park for outdoor events and activities.
According to the proposal filed with the city, “The Hotel may include a ground floor restaurant, outdoor dining terrace, wine bar, interactive art gallery and other mixed-use components that will create a dynamic relationship between both indoor and outdoor spaces. In addition to the Hotel, the development includes four luxury residential buildings. Together, the envisioned project components will result in a major new activity node for the City and help rejuvenate and strengthen this area of Old Town as a vibrant, attractive and robust Arts District.”