Scottsdale’s once-booming McDowell Corridor, also known at the time as the “Motor Mile,” is experiencing a renaissance. Through efforts by the City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Gateway Alliance, and over $400 million in private investment, the area is entering a robust new life cycle.
The McDowell Corridor was once plagued by the aging Los Arcos Mall and then empty auto dealerships which opted to move to shiny new buildings in North Scottsdale. It is now home to thriving SkySong, a new Mark Kia & Mitsubishi dealership, and more than 1,500 planned apartments and condominiums.
Read on for development updates and links related to the history and rebirth of the McDowell Corridor.
Updates from the City of Scottsdale:
Theranos signs lease at SkySong – The Palo Alto, CA based lab-testing company becomes one of SkySong’s largest tenants, inking a deal for 20,000 square feet and will create new jobs in sales, operations, and clinical laboratory positions. Read more
Mark Kia’s new showroom – A fire destroyed the new showroom as it neared completion in June. The dealership remains open while the showroom is rebuilt.
San Trevesia Apartments – Mark-Taylor Residential plans to open San Trevesia in the fall. Situated next to SkySong, San Trevisa will feature 572 units on 3 floors, luxury finishes, fitness center, & resort-style pool. San Trevisa will also be one of the first developments in the Valley to receive Cox Communications’ latest gigabit internet service. Read more
McDowell Corridor Transit – The City’s proposed budget includes a $450,000 annual investment for improved transit service within the McDowell Corridor.