By J. Graber | Scottdale Progress
Despite outcry from some city residents, development projects with approximately 835 apartment units are under immediate consideration by Scottsdale city officials.
The controversial Greenbelt 88 project, which proposes 278 apartments and 25,000 square feet of retail space where the aging Lucky Plaza shopping center currently stands near the intersection of Hayden and Osborn roads was approved by the Planning Commission and is headed to city council Oct. 5.
Council will consider on Oct. 19 the 9400 Shea development, which calls for 219 apartments just east of 92nd Street and Shea Boulevard.
“It’s important to understand something is going to be built there,” Councilman Tom Durham said during the Aug. 24 council meeting, noting the area is already zoned for a four-story commercial office building anyway.