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News BYTES: Drafting of new Westworld of Scottsdale masterplan underway

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A submitted graphic to Scottsdale City Council outlining the geographical boundaries of WestWorld of Scottsdale. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress.com)

Scottsdale City Council OKs $100K payment for draft plans

By Terrance Thornton | Digital Free Press

Following a public bid process, Kimley-Horn and Associates has been selected by Scottsdale City Council to begin draft plans of the first phase of the forthcoming WestWorld of Scottsdale master plan.

Officials at WestWorld of Scottsdale say the $100,000 payment will come from the WestWorld special revenue funds.

Scottsdale City Council, as part of its consent agenda, Thursday, July 7, approved the design contract in unanimous fashion at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

“This master plan will assist in the identification of future capital improvement projects and the Master plan will be instrumental in proposing innovative solutions that provide and improve a new entry off Bell Road, event parking, access to facility, drainage, wash mitigation, asset management, and other site amenities,” Public Works Manger Joe Phillips said in his report to City Council.

WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, sits atop 386 acres of at the base of the McDowell Mountains in central Scottsdale. The event space available is a total of 300,000 square feet featuring the equestrian center, which is used about 250 days a year and sees about a quarter of million patrons a year.

Major events throughout the year hosted at WestWorld of Scottsdale include:

  • Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
  • Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
  • International Motorcycle Show
  • Good Guys Car Show
  • International Sportsmen’s Expo

Mr. Phillips explains the balance of funds to be paid to Kimley-Horn will not exceed $100,000.

“WestWorid Special Revenue Funds will provide the resources to fund this master plan design contract,” he said. “This fund includes per attendee fees and fees collected for access and parking at WestWorld.”

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