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Phoenix Rising proposes to redevelop defunct Scottsdale campus

Community meeting planned for May 13

Posted 5/5/21

The Scottsdale Unified School District community is invited to a 6 p.m. Thursday, May 13, meeting to hear about Phoenix Rising’s proposal to redevelop the 68th Street and Oak campus.

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Education

Phoenix Rising proposes to redevelop defunct Scottsdale campus

Community meeting planned for May 13

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The Scottsdale Unified School District community is invited to a 6 p.m. Thursday, May 13, meeting to hear about Phoenix Rising’s proposal to redevelop the 68th Street and Oak campus.

The proposal includes a longterm lease agreement between the two entities, which district officials say would be no more than 20 years. 

Tonalea Elementary School at 6801 E. Oak St. closed to students at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

In 2020, SUSD was approached by Phoenix Rising FC, the Valley’s professional soccer franchise, with a proposal to develop the elementary campus as a multifunctional community facility that would be home of its youth soccer program.

The proposal offers public amenities to neighbors and the south Scottsdale community, district officials say.

The meeting is being offered in person at Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Ave., or virtually.

The Phoenix Rising project details include:

  • Two professional-grade, lighted soccer fields;
  • Construction of a new parking lot to minimize neighborhood congestion;
  • A health and fitness path around the property’s perimeter that would be available 24/7 for community use;
  • A new playground for neighborhood children and families’ use;
  • Renovating and preserving the remaining Tonalea school building and mosaic. The building would be made available for community use;
  • All costs to improve and maintain the property would be paid for by Phoenix Rising FC.

For more information and to access the link for the virtual meeting, go to susd.org/68thstreet.

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