Though heralded by many as a needed shot of vitality to downtown Scottsdale, Museum Square still has detractors with serious concerns about the development’s potential impact on the surrounding community.
At a meeting hosted by Scottsdale Councilwoman Solange Whitehead and former Mayor Mary Manross, dozens of community members filled the former Loloma Transit Station to learn more about the development and share their thoughts. Councilwomen Kathy Littlefield and Suzanne Klapp also attended the meeting.
According to plans submitted to the city, the development will feature a 149-foot-high hotel south of Museum of the West where the transit station sits and a 60-foot-high apartment building across the street on Marshall Way. Museum Square would also include three condominium buildings south of Second Street, ranging in height from 139 feet to 149 feet.