1ON1 with Scottsdale Councilwoman Linda Milhaven on the ins and outs of the multifamily ‘pipeline’

By Terrance Thornton | Digital Free Press

Concise news reporting and writing requires only the most germane facts and source commentary makes it into the final product presented to the general public in The Scottsdale Daily Beat at arizonadigitalfreepress.com.

Such was the case in the story, “Political fervor around Scottsdale housing construction ‘pipeline’ clouds reality of marketplace needs.”

Scottsdale Councilwoman Linda Milhaven offered the Arizona Digital Free Press comment to provide perspective to the report on what is going on in the local debate circling around how many multifamily units are too many in Scottsdale.

1ON1 with Scottsdale Councilwoman Linda Milhaven
•The number of multifamily units to be built with municipal bounds has become a talking point on the local campaign trail. Can you tell me your perspective on what the numbers of units to be built means to the local economy?

Fear mongering fueled by misinformation and hyperbole has taken center stage in our community dialogue and campaigns for City Council. Multifamily housing projects have become the bogey man with expressions like “out of control overdevelopment,” “too many high rises” or a cry to avoid the “urbanization” of our city. Instead, we should be afraid of stalling our growth, or worse yet going backwards, and losing tax revenues that sustain our quality of life.


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