Project Timeline

  • July 22, 1981
    New Plaza built, bringing more than 75,000 sf of retail and an open parking lot to the 7+ acre site in southern Scottsdale.
  • June 30, 1985
    1980s, the Plaza was renamed Lucky Plaza with Lucky supermarket and Walgreens anchoring the center. Any natives remember shopping there?
  • July 14, 1988
    Uncle Sal's opens on the site near Osborn Road.
  • March 26, 2003
    Center purchased by the current owner. Despite being an older, more vintage property with some functional deficiencies, the property has been carefully managed and maintained for tenants throughout. With 17 years of continuous ownership, the property owner has garnered good relationships with the community and the city.
  • October 26, 2010
    Scottsdale City Council adopts the updated Southern Scottsdale Area Character Plan, identifying the following five community priorities: 1. Develop a strong economic core with community gathering places 2. Focus on local mobility and walkability 3. Maintain and enhance existing neighborhoods and identity 4. Balance growth 5. Promote well designed architecture and sustainability
  • February 8, 2019
    With expiring leases on the horizon, and key anchor tenants giving notice to leave, ownership received advice to do a complete overhaul of the site for strictly multi-family use. After outreach, tenant meetings, retaining a local, award-winning Scottsdale architect, and much consideration, the concept is greatly altered. The new site plan now includes much greater retail than initially planned. The number of residential units was reduced by approximately 90 with new retail space totaling approximately 20,000 ft.²
  • July 30, 2020
    Initial neighborhood outreach meetings held virtually with community members and businesses.
  • September 15, 2020
    New mixed-use project, adding retail space into the site, maximizing public open space, activating and utilizing proximity to the greenbelt, and master-planned by an award-winning local architecture firm, proposed to the City of Scottsdale.
  • March 18, 2021
    Project presented virtually to the Development Review Board. Case continued with staff, council, board and community feedback.
  • April 16, 2021
    Updated project submitted to city with reduced unit count, expanded retail square footage, and updated landscape plan. Unit count is at 238, with 25,000 SF of retail space. Development Review Board date TBD.
  • May 6, 2021
    Presenting 15 relevant updates to the project based on community and city feedback, Greenbelt 88 receives glowing, unanimous approval from DRB Members.
  • August 25, 2021
    Project was approved by the Planning Commission. City Council date set to November 16, 2021.

Future Timeline

With the community’s support and an September 2020 submittal date, the project’s developer is aiming to have this project approved by our city’s new council in late 2021.

Most leases for this site are committed through 2021 & 2022.

The new building proposed nearest Hayden Road may start construction first, opening new leasing opportunities for interested current tenants upon completion, allowing for an easy transition. Topping out at 48′ for the main redevelopment, setbacks will be significant from both Hayden and Osborn to minimize visual impact. Hayden frontage with beautiful mature landscaping and well-groomed lawn burms will remain untouched.