The city of Scottsdale has published a handful of open data sets for public use as part of our open data initiative. These sets are used for distributing data across the internet in a machine readable format.

The city’s open data sets are available at http://data.scottsdaleaz.gov/ and currently include:

  • Business Licenses
  • Building permits
  • Planning & development case files
  • Encroachment permits
  • Land surveys
  • Plan reviews
  • Purchasing solicitations
  • Special assessments

As we continue the move toward more accessible and useful public data, the city would like to hear from the public about what applications and information would be useful to you.

What data sets should the city provide? What useful ways could data be used to increase public use and understanding of city services?

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Imagine a place you pass by  that you can point to as a place of pride, a distinct point on an otherwise typical journey,  something that you would go out of your way to pass on an errand, a place that tells you where you are. What do you see, what do you feel? Is there something that stands out in your mind about this place?

Please be aware when evaluating renderings of preliminary art concepts that the materials will look very different in person and the design will evolve. Evaluate the concept and the essence of the forms and design.

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Discussion: 2014 General Plan

The General Plan is the overarching policy document for the city -- it is an expression of how the community wants to grow over the next 20 years.

Arizona State Statute requires that all cities prepare a long-range General Plan, and update the plan every 10 years. The city is currently going through that update process. (The current Scottsdale General Plan was adopted in 2001 and ratified by a vote of the citizens in 2002.)

This is the community's plan, and public input and involvement is crucial in ensuring the plan reflects the community's goals and values. This discussion forum is an important part of that process - please participate, and encourage your friends and neighbors to join the discussion, too.

To learn more, visit www.ScottsdaleGP.com.

Without your involvement, Scottsdale wouldn't be the great community that it is today. We need you to assist the General Plan 2014 Task Force by giving us your opinion on Community Involvement in Scottsdale.

Want more information on the Scottsdale General Plan and Task Force? Visit www.scottsdalegp.com

In October, the General Plan 2014 Task Force is scheduled to discuss Scottsdale’s environmental quality and conservation, and it needs your input!

Want more information on the Scottsdale General Plan and Task Force? Visit ScottsdaleGP.com

Discussion: GP2014: Housing

House. Home. Shelter. Lodging. No matter what you call it, there are many different types of housing in Scottsdale. The General Plan 2014 Task Force will discuss the future of Housing at its next meeting.

Want more information on the Scottsdale General Plan and Task Force? Visit ScottsdaleGP.com

What do you think about your neighborhood? About housing in Scottsdale?

Different citizen groups have been answering these questions and more as part of the Scottsdale General Plan 2014 process.

Have we heard from you yet? Speak Up, Scottsdale!

If you would like to dive in a little deeper, you can participate in a virtual workshop about Scottsdale’s neighborhoods and housing here.

The Raintree Drive Extension will provide a direct connection between the Loop 101 and Scottsdale Road. This important route through the Scottsdale Airpark will feature new public art at its five roundabouts - and we want your feedback.

Raintree Drive Public Art Collage

Beauty. Style. Charm. The natural and built features contribute to Scottsdale’s allure as a great place to live, work and visit.

Tell us about what you think makes Scottsdale special.

Have more to say about special places in Scottsdale? Join us on August 22 for a workshop on Community Character. Register at: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/generalplan/generalplan2014/workshopseries/SGPWorkshop2

You live in one. Work in one. Play in some. Neighborhoods! The General Plan 2014 Task Force soon will be discussing Neighborhood Preservation and Revitalization.

What could the city do to more clearly define neighborhoods and enhance their distinctiveness?

Want more information on the Scottsdale General Plan and Task Force? Visit ScottsdaleGP.com

Scottsdale’s future will be different than its past. With less open land to be developed, Scottsdale will focus more on revitalization and redevelopment.

The General Plan 2014 Task Force soon will be discussing Neighborhood Conservation, Rehabilitation and Redevelopment and wants to know what you think.

Want more information on the Scottsdale General Plan and Task Force? Visit ScottsdaleGP.com

Scottsdale manages our water supplies in many ways, including various programs and incentives for residents and a Drought Management Plan that sets out policies and actions that will be implemented in times of drought. Help us make sure the updated General Plan reflects the community’s water resources priorities by answering this question.

Want more information on the Scottsdale General Plan and Task Force? Visit www.scottsdalegp.com

Discussion: GP2014: Public Safety

Public safety in Scottsdale includes police and fire services as well as emergency management and other services. Help us make sure the updated General Plan reflects the community’s public safety priorities by answering this question.

Want more information on the Scottsdale General Plan and Task Force? Visit www.scottsdalegp.com

The Mayor and City Council held a strategic planning workshop on May 8, 2013 and identified a set of priorities for the next 12 to 18 months. While staff works on action plans for these priorities, we would like to know what you think.

Here are the priority areas:

  • Partner with residents and businesses to revitalize the McDowell Road corridor
  • Provide strategic support of tourism and visitor events
  • Create and adopt a comprehensive economic development strategy
  • Develop a transportation strategy that anticipates future needs
  • Prepare and adopt fiscally sustainable operating and capital budgets
  • Reinvest in a high performance organization and work culture

(The City Council will discuss this on Sept. 17 - view the agenda item here: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Asset49949.aspx)

A one-way traffic circulation plan is nearing the end of a month-long trial in Downtown Scottsdale. The plan was implemented to improve safety and circulation along the following road sections:

  • Buckboard Trail northbound only from Shoeman Lane to Camelback Road
  • Shoeman westbound only from Saddlebag Trail to Buckboard
  • Saddlebag southbound only from Camelback to Shoeman

The street pattern is designed to lessen conflict points, keep traffic moving and allow for more efficient emergency vehicle response.

A public meeting to gather feedback on the 30-day trial will be held 4 – 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road.

For a project overview, visit http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Topics/transportation/planning/onewaystreets

Discussion: Green Waste Recycling

Beginning January 2014, Scottsdale will pilot a green waste recycling program in select neighborhoods.

By dedicating 6 of the 12 annual bulk waste pickups to green waste, the city hopes to divert more waste from landfills and help keep costs low.

Green Waste Recycling Program

What do you think - would you like a green waste recycling program in your neighborhood?

Speak Up, Scottsdale!

Public facilities are an integral part of delivering services to the community. Help us make sure the updated General Plan reflects the community’s service priorities by answering this question.

Want more information on the Scottsdale General Plan and Task Force? Visit www.scottsdalegp.com

Open Spaces and Fun Places! The General Plan 2014 Task Force needs your opinion on Open Space and Recreation offerings in Scottsdale.

Want more information on the Scottsdale General Plan and Task Force? Visit www.scottsdalegp.com

Tell us what you think about the updated Transportation Master Plan.

Give us your ideas and feedback about transit services in Scottsdale.

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Give us your feedback and ideas about bicycling in Scottsdale.

Give us your ideas and feedback about streets in Scottsdale.

We would like to know your overall impressions of streets, paths, bikes and transit in Scottsdale.