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By Don Henninger | Scottsdale Independent
Old Town Scottsdale is on the verge of landing two exciting developments that may shape its future and its health for years to come.
Macdonald Development Co. out of Canada has plans to build a 15-story hotel and four residential buildings as well as a community park in a project called Museum Square. It would replace an abandoned transit station and parking lot covering about 7 acres.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association and the Museum of the West both support it. They see it as a boost to the district’s business and overall exposure — especially the museum as it may open up opportunities for its expansion. The open space incorporated into the plan could host events and gatherings, giving new visitors exposure to this world-class facility.