A Tale Of Two Arizona Cities And A Mall

Scottsdale and Phoenix are fighting over a prime mall site worth millions in development and tax revenues.
March 11, 2002, 4am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The conflict was foreseen so clearly that Phoenix and Scottsdale nearly worked out a deal that called for a "revenue-sharing zone" in the mid-1990s. Each city would have shared 50-50 in the costs and income.The deal fell apart, and Phoenix moved ahead with planning on its side of Scottsdale Road, secure in the knowledge that less stringent zoning and design regulations made it a more appealing city to developers... Bad blood between the two cities goes way back. Scottsdale did its own share of luring major corporate jewels... in the 1990s."

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Published on Monday, March 11, 2002 in The Arizona Republic


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