By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
The city of Scottsdale and HonorHealth are looking at parking deal that would allow for a parking lot owned by hospital and health care company to be used by the city for special events including San Francisco Giants spring training baseball.
Parking has become a contentious issue in Old Town Scottsdale with new developments proposed and underway.
The Scottsdale City Council is scheduled to consider approving a parking agreement with HonorHealth that would allow the city to use a parking lot at Drinkwater Boulevard and Second Street.
Scottsdale Stadium where the Giants play their Cactus League games has been undergoing improvements. That has taken away parking.
The proposed deal would have the city being able to use HonorHealth parking starting this year and running through 2022. The land was previously owned by the city of Scottsdale and was sold to HonorHealth in 2011 as part of an expansion of its Osborn campus. HonorHealth is Scottsdale’s largest private employer.
The deal will not cost Scottsdale any money, according to City Council documents. The parking deal is on the Council’s January 21 agenda.