No High Rise In Our Skies

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DMB Circle Road Partners LLP (“DMB”), are requesting to rezone the 1.93 gross acre parcel (APN #215-42-006C) located approximately 400-feet north of the northeast corner of North Kierland Boulevard and North Scottsdale Road, 15450 N Scottsdale Road (the “Property”). The site is currently zoned (“C-2 PCD”)  According to the PUD filed with the City on June 6, 2018, the applicant is requesting the rezoning from the current C-2/PCD to Planned Unit Development (“PUD”) for a proposed high-rise residential/hotel tower of up to 196 feet or 120 feet (vs. C-2 that can only be up to 30 feet) , with an allowed 141 dwelling units per acre (272 dwellings total), well over the maximum 17.4 dwelling units per acre of the C-2 zone, up to 40% lot coverage, 210 hotel rooms, only 1.5 parking spaces per residence regardless of size with no guest parking required, less than one parking space per hotel room (.6 each, when 1 per room is required) and retention of most C-2 land uses on the property (such as car washes, auto repair garages, mortuaries, motorcycle repair, billiard halls, etc.), many of which are inappropriate land uses in the Kierland area). 

Petition of Opposition

To the member of the Paradise Valley Village Planning Committee, the Commissioners of the City of Phoenix Planning Commission and to the Honorable Mayor and members of the City of Phoenix Council; We, the undersigned property owners and residents of the Kierland area STRONGLY OPPOSE THE GRANTING OF THE REZONING (Z-14-18-2) requested by the PUD Application to permit the rezoning of the approximately 1.93-acre parcel of land located at 15450 N Scottsdale Road.  The request is out of character with the surrounding area, and will change the character of the Kierland area by establishing that high-rise, intensive development should happen all along Scottsdale Road, even on small parcels. This level of intensity (high density, high rise, high lot coverage) belongs in Downtown Phoenix, not in Kierland.  Additionally, the proposed rezoning will be materially detrimental to the neighborhood in a variety of ways, including a significant increase in vehicular traffic, leading to additional congestion in the area, overflow parking pushed onto surrounding properties due to lack of sufficient parking on-site, and negative impacts on the Kierland community caused by the overdevelopment of a small site with height, density and intensity.



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