The condos are part of the Scottsdale Waterfront Project, which combines residential towers with shops, restaurants, and offices. The Waterfront connects Scottsdale Fashion Square, which is across the street to the north, and downtown Scottsdale, which is across the canal to the south, as I showed yesterday.
I think the City allowed the height as an incentive for the developer because of the benefit of developing and uniting the land between the mall and downtown. But of course now developers want to the zoning changed in the surrounding area to allow more tall buildings.
This week we are showing photos of a mussel ranch in Nova Scotia, Canada on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.