By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent
It has been nearly 20 years since the City of Scottsdale has updated its General Plan — a keystone planning document meant to illustrate how future development ought to unfold.
As Scottsdale rapidly approaches build-out, those guiding principles have never been more paramount, both elected and senior planning staff contend.
“What we have done up to now is we have tried to update the plan twice in Scottsdale — once in 2011 and another draft in 2014 that never went through a public hearing process,” said Scottsdale Long Range Planning Director Erin Perrault. “What we plan to embark on this year is to update the full plan.”
Ms. Perrault explains the City of Scottsdale has been granted extensions beyond the 10-year update process defined by state law.