By Councilwoman Tammy Caputi
For those of you who missed it, Tuesday’s council meeting showed there may be reason for optimism about the future of Scottsdale. The City Council voted 6-1 to move forward with the Kimsey Project, with plans that include a 168-room hotel, 190-dwelling units, a restaurant and commercial space at 7110 E. Indian School Road. Yes, council approved a project with height, density, and apartments, and it was approved without any stipulations, exactly as the applicant requested!
This was accomplished through teamwork, compromise, and a huge amount of public outreach. I participated in many meetings with residents, staff and the developer over the past few months. The collaborative process turned this project into a winner! Community support and benefit, especially from the surrounding neighbors and small businesses made the difference. I was glad to join my colleagues in supporting this watershed project, which will set the tone for development over the next few years in Scottsdale.
More coverage and information can be found in the Scottsdale Independent.