SCOTTSDALE, AZ-The Scottsdale Planning Commission issued a continuance to Scottsdale Canal Development LLC for a rezoning request on the $600-million Solis Scottsdale Resort and Residences. The 11-acre project is designed for a 241-room Solis Hotel, 141 condominiums and 16 penthouse residences, restaurants and a spa.

The development company, led by Mark Madkour, has been working on assembling land and pulling together the necessary permits for the better part of two years. The development site is located at the intersection of Scottsdale and Camelback roads.

The developer is seeking permission to strip the Salt River Project’s electrical substation from his land and rebuild it about one mile away on another tract that he owns at 68th Street and Indian School Road. The developer plans to foot the bill for the new substation, but the city does need to abandon an alleyway so there is enough room.

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