By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent
In a split 4-3 Scottsdale City Council vote, Spring Creek Development’s polarizing project known as SouthBridge Two has been approved to redevelop a swath of Old Town real estate.
The council’s vote came during its Dec. 4 meeting at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., with a number community members attending to give their perspective opinion on the project some say sought to carry a portion of Old Town Scottsdale into a new era; while others fear it will be a determent to what makes the area so special.
The dissenting votes were councilmembers Kathy Littlefield, Guy Phillips and Solange Whitehead.
SouthBridge Two seeks to redevelop nearly 10 acres in Old Town Scottsdale, near Goldwater Boulevard and Fifth Avenue along the Arizona Canal.
The mixed-use project — estimated to cost $574.5 million throughout construction — has been coming down the pike for some time, with community members taking a side on the project as its hearing date neared.