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What You Need To Know About Parking In Downtown Scottsdale

Parking In Old Town

How have you been? It's October 1st, and we continue to blog away on LUXE BLOG. We've been posting a ton of content lately. And we're super excited for a great October ahead. If you've been here before, you know the drill. WLH is ALWAYS keeping its eye on Scottsdale. Today we're talking about parking in Downtown Scottsdale aka Old Town.

Parking Plans & Their Critics

In Downtown Scottsdale, parking has always been a topic of conversation. Recently, discussions at a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting brought the issue back into the spotlight. What's going on?

  • New restaurant Swags outlines parking plan
  • Eight physical on-site spaces provided
  • Use of 18.5 P-3 parking credits
  • Four in-lieu parking spaces agreed with the city
  • Criticism arises over the sufficiency of parking

Critics have expressed concerns about whether the newly proposed parking plans, especially for the three-story restaurant Swags, are adequate. The debate has sparked questions about the city's overall parking priorities.

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The Walkability Factor

Downtown Scottsdale isn't just about cars; it's also about being pedestrian-friendly. Here's what the Planning Department had to say:

  • Emphasis on the area's walkability
  • Hundreds of existing spaces in the area
  • Anticipation of parking supply being sufficient

Officials believe the area is well-equipped to handle the foot traffic and parking needs, citing the "walkability" of the area as a key factor. This is something that Swags is also relying on for its customer base.

The Larger Parking Picture

While individual projects like Swags have their own parking plans, the city focuses on bigger projects too.

  • City Council approves 200-space parking lot near Scottsdale Stadium
  • Public Works Director discusses various parking lot options
  • No clear update on major bond projects

Recent meetings have seen approvals for expanded parking lots, but local business owners question the actual net gain of these spaces. Some say the lack of clear updates on major bond projects like Bond Project No. 63 leaves residents and businesses guessing.

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The Debate Over Priorities

Not everyone is on the same page when it comes to how parking should be prioritized.

  • Divided opinions on parking structure locations
  • Last downtown parking study dates back to 2015
  • Updated study still in planning phase

The lack of a comprehensive parking study has divided opinions on what should be prioritized. While some believe parking is not a pressing issue, others argue that the increased number of events in the area will require reevaluating parking needs.

Wrapping It Up

In the end, parking in Downtown Scottsdale remains a complex issue with various viewpoints. Whether it's the specific plans of a new restaurant or the broader scope of city-wide projects, everyone has an opinion. All we know for certain is that Scottsdale continues to grow. Stay tuned to LUXE BLOG for future content.

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