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Drylands Center emerges as new focus of Scottsdale Desert EDGE critique

Posted by   /  March 9, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent While the signature-gathering effort to force a public vote on the prospect of the Desert EDGE carries on, a new proponent has emerged for the desert-appreciation venue. An early February announcement from detractors of the proposed project claim the partnership between Arizona State University, the city of Scottsdale and […]

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Desert EDGE pondered at Taliesin West while signature effort gains support

Posted by   /  January 12, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Terrance Thorton | Scottsdale Indpenedent While the public discourse has retreated to a dull roar, Desert EDGE proponents and detractors are eagerly awaiting the results of a citizen referendum meant to force into the hand of the general public the decision of how the desert-appreciation venue will or will not emerge. But a new […]

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Scottsdale Desert EDGE proposal begins municipal, community inquisition

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent The latest iteration of what was once deemed the desert discovery center but now realized as the Desert EDGE is making its way through the municipal rigor at the city of Scottsdale. The Scottsdale Tourism Development and McDowell Sonoran Preserve commissions hosted a joint work study discussion on the newly […]

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[OPINION] Korte: Desert EDGE will be a community amenity to Scottsdale

Posted by   /  August 4, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) By Virginia Korte | Scottsdale Independent I am a long-time supporter of the Desert Discovery Center concept – which is now called the Desert EDGE. After attending two of the public presentations several days ago, I can truly say the project exceeds my expectations. I […]

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Appreciation venue proponents seeks to bring tourism to the Desert Edge

Posted by   /  August 3, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent On Monday, July 31 Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale unveiled its plan for a proposed desert-appreciation venue now envisaged on less than 6 acres just south of the established Gateway trailhead, which includes a series of structures coined “pavilions” and has an asking price of $61.2 million. The Desert Discovery […]

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Scottsdale crowd offers mixed response to new desert center plans

Posted by   /  August 3, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

More than 150 residents attended the first community meeting and gave the plans mixed feedback. By Joshua Bowling | The Republic Between 275 and 300 Scottsdale residents saw presentations Tuesday for Desert EDGE, formerly known as the Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, and while many responded to the plans with applause, others booed.  Once outside the auditorium at the Scottsdale Center […]

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