Work could begin later this year, or sometime in 2020, on a project whose architecture may be inspired by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright.
What is being called the Museum Square will go up within the boundaries of Old Town Scottsdale and will see the building of a nearly 150-foot tall hotel on a 7.3-acre site that will also include three other structures housing residential and retail space.
The project at Goldwater Boulevard and Marshall Way has been the subject of several public input meetings, where support for the mixed-use development has been mixed with concerns regarding the height of the hotel.
To be developed by the Macdonald Development Company of Vancouver and ARC Scottsdale Holdings, the project is being designed by the Scottsdale-based architecture firm of Swaback Partners.
As envisioned, the ambitious project will also see the construction of both condominium and apartment units in three separate structures, an interactive art gallery, as well as the development of a tree-lined outdoor courtyard space.
The developers say the project’s inclusion of an art gallery, as well as the detailed modern look of the structures in question, is designed to complement Old Town Scottsdale’s historic thriving art gallery scene.
By Garry Boulard
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