Downtown Voices Coalition has been involved in the ASU College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation variance issue since the first hearing in January 2008. The Coalition, its steering committee, and the organizations it represents can now lend support for the requested variances based on improvements made to the building’s exterior and movement towards subscribing to Urban Form Project design guidelines.
The Coalition hopes that a public art element can be incorporated into the design of the exterior, although we understand the issue of “add-on” art. Further, the Coalition hopes that the City of Phoenix and ASU will seek citizen and stakeholder comment in the early stages of projects to garner public support and acceptance and improve the eventual outcome.
Steve Weiss, Chair, Downtown Voices Coalition