Matt Metz, Citizen about 4 years ago

Scottsdale is unique only because of its rural and suburban lifestyle, look, and feel. "Keeping up with the Joneses" (in this case, keeping up with Phoenix) by continuing to approve and build taller buildings with increased living and traffic density will destroy our special character.

Like many others, I chose to live in Scottsdale BECAUSE of its rural and suburban feel. Even if the dubious argument (that increased height and development is necessary for our economic growth) is true, most of us would rather pay slightly higher property taxes to preserve our views and quality of life.

If people want to live and work in high-rise buildings that block our views and make our roads claustrophobic and crowded, they should move to Phoenix. If instead, people want a better qualify of life, we should make Scottsdale that viable choice.

Our General Plan (and our City Council members) should fight AGAINST increasing height and density in the city, instead of welcoming every developer by allowing them variances for taller buildings.

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Alexa Rae Harrison about 4 years ago

I agree! Keep Scottsdale unique and beautiful.

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Amber Calhoun Kern almost 4 years ago

Now we are losing one more of our unique features. The Borgatta will be gone and replaced with a multi level housing to block our views and add even more cars and people to an already crowded area.

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Michael Mayer almost 4 years ago

I also agree...especially around the Preserve. I have proposed making the next 2300 acre land purchase ($21 million) become a wildlife sanctuary. Plus Scottsdale taxpayers have now committed to spend $1.4 Billion on the Preserve....won't find that in the Bond Task Force Special Election Nov 2013. Mayor Lane and developers are making the Preserve Central Park West. Heh! That could be Scottsdale new city slogan.

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Donna McInally over 3 years ago

I grew up in Phoenix 50 years ago and loved the little drives we'd take just to see the city lights ie Lincoln road. We are a valley because we are surrounded by mountains. I have moved back and am saddened by the lack of mountain views all around or the lights of different areas because of high rise buildings. Those belong in NYC not the beautiful dessert.

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Howard Myers about 1 month ago

Not only does height and density decrease our quality of life it is killing the city financially as all those new residents cost the city far more than any income they bring in increasing the burden on the rest of us. It also decreases our desirability to both tourists and future residents. Just bad in so many ways, but this council is determined to make Scottsdale a big city complete with all the big city problems.

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