Downtown Scottsdale



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Downtown Scottsdale provides a mix of specialty retail, art galleries, dining, legendary nightlife, public art and cultural attractions. Downtown is more than a tourism destination, it’s also the city’s second largest employment center with innovative and thriving technology and healthcare companies such as Yelp, Weebly, ZocDoc, Digital Air Strike, Outbound Engine, Clearlink, Indeed and Sisense. Within downtown there is a zoning overlay which allows increased density to encourage urban design elements which accommodate additional housing units in mixed-use developments to stimulate a sustainable live/work lifestyle.


Downtown Fast Facts 

  • In total, Downtown Scottsdale’s annual sales including restaurant and miscellaneous retail annual sales totaled $266 million in 2016
  • 88% of overnight visitors to Scottsdale report visiting downtown
  • In under three years (2010-2013), over $400 million of private investment has been underway involving residential, retail, hotel and office development
  • 875 new multi-family residential units have been recently completed or are in final planning
  • Median sale prices of residential real estate in the downtown zip code of 85251 has recently appreciated at a rate approximately double of that of the city as a whole 



News & Articles


Scottsdale seeks input from stakeholders on parking solutions

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Mar. 22, 2016 – To improve the overall downtown experience for residents, visitors and businesses, Scottsdale is examining solutions for public parking in the area. Downtown Scottsdale is a growing hub for business, culture and entertainment. People want to be here and that means parking is sometimes at a premium, according to a press release.The city is seeking feedback from downtown businesses and property owners on potential short-term solutions through an online survey.

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New look, expansion planned for Scottsdale Promenade

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Mar. 21, 2016 – One of Scottsdale's best-known shopping centers could get a fresh look and about a dozen new shops in a proposed redevelopment project recently filed to the city's Development Review Board. Property owner Excel Trust wants to expand the 566,000-square-foot center with three new buildings and a public courtyard featuring shade canopies, a fireplace and space for outdoor dining.

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5 new projects that will change downtown Scottsdale

Scottsdale, Ariz. Nov. 20, 2015 – The development flurry that is remaking downtown Scottsdale into one of the Valley's hottest places for new housing and office space is showing no signs of letting up. Several development projects worth more than $100 million combined are proposed in and around Old Town, with construction of apartments, townhomes, dining and an expanded medical center expected to begin early next year.

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Join Downtown Scottsdale, where old west meets new west, and long-time investment meets new burgeoning technology firms.

Downtown Scottsdale is known for having a wide variety of impressive dining options, outdoor activities, shopping, and exciting nightlife – but it is also the new location for firms seeking to attract younger, tech-savvy employees that desire a great job nestled among a relaxed urban atmosphere.

"When I opened my business in 1987, Scottsdale seemed like the natural choice. I lived in north Scottsdale and loved the amenities and central location that downtown Scottsdale offered. So did my employees. Over the past 27 years, the location has done nothing but get better. I now live, work and play in the Camelback and Scottsdale area. The Scottsdale and Camelback area now offers quality housing, great restaurants, shopping, sports venues, great art and entertainment most within walking distance. In fact, to me it is without question the premier walking environment in the Phoenix metro area. The area is attractive, safe and fun. The city has done a great job of creating an upscale environment. I travel frequently. Few cities can match this combination."

Elliott D. Pollack, Pollack & Co.