Southbridge developer won’t wait for vote

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Spring Creek Development

By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Progress

Petitioners seeking to put the Southbridge Two development before voters turned in over 17,000 signatures in support of their referendum, well above the nearly 12,000 required by law.

The process is far from over, though, as the signatures must now undergo a rigorous vetting process to confirm their validity.

The Committee for the Preservation of Old Town Scottsdale political action committee turned in dozens of boxes of signed petitions to the Scottsdale City Clerk less than an hour before the 5 p.m. deadline Jan. 3.

The PAC is seeking to let voters decide whether or not Southbridge Two can move forward under zoning approved by City Council, which, among other approvals, includes allowances for heights up to 150 feet in some areas of the project.