Sunday, October 9, 2011

Economic Development Advisory Council Update

Bryce Lloyd, Chair The EDAC meeting for September included a presentation from Scottsdale City Manager David Richert on the re-organization of the city's Business and Economic Vitality Department. Additionally, Ross Cromarty was on hand to give a presentation to the council on the proposed General Plan update that is due to go to the City Council very soon and if approved, to the voters next spring. EDAC voted to recommend to the Chamber Board that the Chamber support the general plan update. A presentation was also given to the council on a proposed luxury rental apartment community proposed in the Airpark area on the old Barcelona site. The project would include around 240 units of rental housing. The developer would be sure to properly mitigate and disclose to potential residents the proximity to the airport. EDAC passed a motion recommending to the Board its general support of residential housing done properly in the Airpark area. There were also updates to the council from the Business Attraction and Retention sub-committees, which are now in full swing. 

The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 11, at the Chamber at 7:30 am. 

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