Now that the Green Belt has been extended along Hayden and under Chaparral Road, speed bumps are needed for those ingressing and egressing the safeway shopping plaza. Someone is going to get killed, because people fly through there not seeing the bicyclists, pedestrians, etc... Slow the traffic down! Please.
Years ago I was excited at the prospect. We need to lobby them and get a Western Annex here in our great town. Again, we need to move beyond retail, food, and resorts. Those are all great things, but Phoenix is beating at our door, and so is the Pima community, all adding viable alternatives. If we sleep, we lose. Mesa's art center is amazing, and one day their downtown will take hold. We have the tourist draw. Let's build upon it!
Ponds, marshes, trees, and an education center (museum), where people can learn, and the birds that are more typical of our environment and of the West in general are free to find refuge in this wonderful multi-acre, man-and-nature-made protected environment. I do not have a location in mind, but north Scottsdale is probably the most logical area. This could be a rallying point for the city to bring this to fruition. This would be a great tourist draw as well. We need to move past shopping, resorts and restaurants in this town to remain a place of choice.
A rose garden for all generations to come. A tourist draw, a meeting place, a learning center. Roses do very well in our heated climate. Possible location would be the Green Belt park just south of Chaparral Park (the old golf course). That is a beautiful central location, close to downtown, but yet, as a park, it is a bit underwhelming. Much of the infrastructure is in place. Add pathways, gazebos, sitting benches, elevated terraces, and lush rose gardens. It could also serve as a draw for weddings, educational school outings etc...yet, maintain its Green Belt link.