Scottsdale City Council OKs STR Ventures pursuit despite Planning Commission denial

Photo by Arianna Grainey

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents STR Ventures

Old Town Scottsdale project combines properties for short-term rental business

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent

Editor’s Note: The Planning Commission recommended denial of the STR Ventures applications. The city staff report stated a recommended approach of denial due to the Planning Commission’s position.  We apologize for any confusion this may have created. 

Two applications to convert properties in the Old Town Scottsdale area into short-term rental units have successfully passed elected leaders, despite recommended denial by Planning Commission.

STR Ventures McKnight and STR Ventures Main & 1st are two separate applications both seeking conversion of existing office and residential buildings into single dwelling units to be used as short-term rentals.

Scottsdale City Council approved both applications on Feb. 4, with a 6-1 vote. Councilmember Virginia Korte was the sole dissenting vote, but she did not provide any comments on her decision.