Real estate firm wants to buy old Scottsdale fire station for redevelopment

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

The Scottsdale City Council will vote on selling a former fire station for $2.055 million to a real estate company that wants to transform the building into its corporate headquarters.

The sale of the former firehouse at 7339 E. McDonald Drive is on the council’s Jan. 11 meeting.

The proposal is to sell the city-owned building to Diversified Partners LLC. The building totals 5,956 square feet on a 33,384-square-foot lot.

The city also wants to dedicate a well site and access easement to Motorola Solutions Inc. for water quality testing.

The firehouse was built in 1970 but was vacated in 2020 after the city built a new station on Indian Bend Road.

The city held an auction sale for the McDonald station with a minimum bid of $1,157,358.

Eleven bidders were at the auction with the winning $2,055,000. That is $897,642 over the minimum bid and $922,440 over the appraised value, according to the city.

“The winning bidder, Diversified Partners, LLC, is a local commercial real estate brokerage and development firm headed by Walt Brown Jr. He hopes to remodel the building into their corporate headquarters and has already held a pre-app meeting with the Planning Department to explore the next steps in that potential redevelopment,” according to council documents.

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