Development Takes Off At Scottsdale Airport

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As cooler temperatures move into the Valley, so do big events and tourists.

This fall and winter, visitors to Scottsdale’s city-owned airport will notice something new – a $5 million operations center. It’s part of a master plan to deal with growth projections over the next 20 years.

Huge glass windows surround the two story building positioned on what Sarah Ferrara, the city’s aviation planning coordinator, describes as the 50 yard line, “It’s about halfway through the airfield.”

A more efficient position, she said, for the dozen employees who just moved in. They had been spread across the single runway airport with workers in one area monitoring the airfield and access gates, maintenance crews assigned to another area while equipment was stored at a third location.

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