In September 2012, Cottonwoods Resort filed an application for a Special Use Permit amendment to redevelop the Cottonwoods Resort located at 6160 North Scottsdale Road. The Council adopted a Statement of Direction and forwarded the Application to the Planning Commission in July 2013. On May 22, 2014, the Town Council held a public hearing and approved a Special Use Permit amendment which included the following elements:
Maintain the existing key count at 171 units and allow an increase to a maximum of 201 units. The 30 additional keys will be made possible through the renovation/reconfiguration of the 30 existing “Phoenix” suites .
Additional parking (29 spaces)
New 10,000 square foot maximum structure to house restaurant, lounge, lobby, check-in, spa/fitness facility, and various back of house activities.
In December 2014, Cottonwoods Resort filed an application for a Managerial Amendment to the Special Use Permit. This request was granted approval in January 2015 and included the following elements:
Replacement of the approved permanent tent with a permanent structure