The intersection of Scottsdale and Camelback roads is one of the hottest areas in the valley, especially now after the opening of the W Hotel & Residences. Another project, formerly called Waterview, is now planning to bring a five-star hotel to the region. The Solis Scottsdale Resort was on the Scottsdale Planning Commission agenda for this week, but was postponed to the October 22 meeting.
The developer has purchased numerous parcels that form a slim 11.5-acre site abutting the canal to the north. Developers of the project are not only asking for the multiple parcels along the canal to be rezoned, but are also requesting for the abandonment of an alley on the northeast corner of 68th St. & Indian School Rd. The reasoning behind the abandonment of the alley is because an electrical substation currently resides on a portion of the 11.5-acre “Solis” site. If the abandonment is approved, the substation can be relocated to the northeast corner of 68th & Indian School Rd., another property owned by the developer, for obvious reasons.
Scottsdale Canal Development, LLC, developer of the project is requesting the rezoning of the 11.5-acres to allow a mix of uses and buildings up to 72 feet tall. The proposal includes a 241-key, Solis Hotel and Resort, 141 residential condominiums, 16 single-family penthouses, a spa, restaurants and other amenities. The Solis Hotel and Resort brand is a small ultra-luxury hotelier, with only a few locations in the world. The Scottsdale Location will only be the second hotel in the country to Sunny Isles, Florida and hopes to earn 5 stars. Check out the website: www.solishotels.com
In August, Scottsdale City Council considered a formal request to reject the relocation of the substation, but decided to let the Planning Commission review it first. The developers also appeared before the Development Review Board earlier this month, but only discussed plans for the Solis site. They will now appear in front of the Scottsdale Planning Commission on Wednesday at 5:00pm, to discuss the rezoning and the abandonment of the alley.