Responsible development in Scottsdale Arizona - limit building height to 60'

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Luisanna Arismendi
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Subject: ZONING ISSUE - HARD FACTS ABOUT MUSEUM SQUARE
Call to Action/Museum Square project (13-ZN-2018)

Dear Neighbor:

We are reaching out to you as the owners and residents of the Loloma 5 Condominiums located on Marshall Way just south of 2nd Street. As involved neighbors, we are not opposed to responsible development that will have a positive impact on our neighborhood, but we have serious concerns about the massive development proposed by a Canadian developer for our area.

The City appears is attempting to fast-track the Museum Square project and we are very troubled about the negative impacts this will have on our lifestyle here in Old Town Scottsdale. Our opinions are based on our careful assessment of all the publicly available planning documents and our analysis of similar developments in close proximity that have not delivered the positive changes that were promised.

We URGENTLY encourage you to learn the very disturbing facts about this development. Our primary concerns are summarized here, but more detail is available if you visit our website: 
• Building Heights of up to 156 feet will eliminate our cherished views (twice the height of the Valley Ho!), 
• Traffic and Events: The hotel is expecting to draw 70,000 people a year coming to the Hotel alone. And the condo and apartments will bring more than 300 units to our quiet neighborhood 
• Parking: This plan completely eliminates the open public parking adjacent to and north/east of Goldwater Boulevard, which is heavily relied upon by local churches, restaurants and restaurants. 
• Property Values: Massive amounts of construction could give us as much as 60 months of worker parking, cranes, steel deliveries and heavy truck dirt haul. We fear that the scope of construction and this type of use could crater our values. 
• Public Utilities and Sewer infrastructure. Nowhere in the plan is there any discussion of the local government investing in upgrading the sewer infrastructure to accommodate the huge increase in fulltime residents and tourists.

Our historic, charming and walkable Arts District is about to be consumed by this ill-conceived plan. Other areas of Phoenix have made the wise decision to deny this type of overdevelopment and we hope that you will join us to convince our City Council that this project, in its current form, is ill conceived.

There is much more to learn: we urge you to dig deeper and we are assembling our website, StopMuseumSquare.com, to disseminate the facts and our concerns to help you become more well-informed. If this concerns you as it does us, please get involved!

Please contact us directly at stop.museum.square@gmail.com and sign up so that we can keep you informed of upcoming meetings where we can have our voices heard.

The Senior Planner overseeing this at City of Scottsdale is Bryan D. Cluff: bcluff@ScottsdaleAZ.gov. The final city approval vote will be held soon!

Thank you for your shared concern! And please join us to Stop Museum Square!!!