Community concerns addressed, Southbridge plan approved

Southbridge 2.0 rendering. / File Photo

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development

By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Progress

The Scottsdale City Council narrowly approved Southbridge Two on Dec. 4 following a spate of last-minute changes meant to address community concerns.

Those changes were enough for two City Council members who were on the fence – Mayor Jim Lane and Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp – to give thumbs up in the 4-3 vote.

The approval, which included zoning changes and the sale of a city-owned parking lot, paved the way for the massive 10-acre development that will redevelop a significant portion of existing low-slung retail space in downtown Scottsdale’s 5th Avenue shopping district and replace it with new retail space, condos a hotel and an office building.