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File #: 15-218    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Held
File created: 10/2/2015 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 10/6/2015 Final action:
Title: Hearing - Special Use Permit Major Amendment Five Star Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley 7000 E Lincoln Drive (SUP-15-01)
Indexes: Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley
Code sections: Article XI - Special Uses and Additional Use Regs
Attachments: 1. 5 Star-Ritz SOD check list (2), 2. Ritz Carlton Booklet 10-02-2015
Related files: 15-121, 15-242, 15-219, 15-244, 15-266, 15-284, 15-324, 15-243, 18-437
TO: Chair and Planning Commission

FROM: Eva Cutro, Community Development Director

DATE: October 6, 2015

Staff Contact
Eva Cutro, 480-348-3522

Hearing - Special Use Permit Major Amendment
Five Star Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley
7000 E Lincoln Drive (SUP-15-01)


It is recommended that the Planning Commission continue to a date certain the Five Star Ritz-Carlton SUP major amendment request. This will allow additional time to review the submittals and draft stipulations.


On May 4, 2015, Five Star Development Resort Communities applied for a major amendment to the Ritz-Carlton SUP. The amendment to the SUP includes a mix of resort, residential, and retail uses on the approximately 105 acre site.

The property located at 7000 E. Lincoln Drive was annexed into the Town in 1964. In 1987 the Town Council granted a Special Use Permit and re-zoning for Sun Valley Resort a mix of resort units, residential lots, and a golf course. The SUP allowed for up to 500 resort keys, 39 R-43 cluster plan lots, and a golf course. Although an entrance circle on Indian Bend Road was constructed, no further development occurred.

In 2008 the Town Council granted an amendment to the existing Special Use Permit to allow for a resort community, including: a resort hotel with 225 rooms, spa, restaurants, and meeting space; 100 resort patio homes; 46 luxury detached residential homes, 15 one-acre home lots; and, site improvements including parking, landscaping, and lighting and, improvements to site infrastructure. This approval is current, however; no development has occurred.

In 2012 the Town adopted a new General Plan. The General Plan categorizes this property as one of the new Development Areas, intended to focus resort development into targeted areas that are most appropriate for accommodating the variety of land uses associated with such use. T...

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