Downtown Scottsdale



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Downtown Scottsdale provides a mix of specialty retail, art galleries, dining to suit every taste, legendary nightlife and public art and cultural attractions with broad appeal. It is also home to one of the most successful shopping centers in the southwest United States – Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Downtown is more than a tourism destination, it also the city’s second largest employment center and a budding hub for technology and healthcare companies like Yelp, Weebly, Zivelo, ZocDoc, Digital Air Strike, Outbound Engine, Clearlink, Indeed, Varsity Tutors and ReplyBuy

Within the Downtown there is a zoning downtown overlay that allows increased intensities to revitalize Downtown Area properties. This district encourages urban design forms to accommodate additional housing units in mixed-use developments and stimulates sustainable live/work lifestyles within a vital urban environment. The following list are some exciting new projects in the area:

Facts & Figures

  • According to ESRI, the 2016 total population within the 1.22 square mile area often referred to as Downtown Scottsdale is 3,278 with a median age of 35
  • In total Downtown Scottsdale, annual sales totaled nearly $295 million in 2012 and 83% of overnight visitors to Scottsdale report visiting Downtown
  • During a less than three year period (2010-2013), over $400 million of private investment has been underway in downtown Scottsdale involving residential, retail, hotel and office development
  • 1,875 new multi-family residential units have been recently completed or in are in final planning
  • Residential real estate data produced by the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors shows that 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.