Daily Archives: July 4, 2008

Other works by Civic Space artist, Janet Echelman

With the downtown Phoenix Civic Space artwork, “Sky Bloom,” going up, here’s a video showing examples of Janet Echelman‘s other public art pieces in the U.S. and around the globe.

And just south of downtown, along the Rio Salado

The purpose of the “Rio Salado Beyond the Banks” Area Plan is to protect the investment in the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Project, maximize the long-term benefits to the community, and increase the potential value of properties adjacent to the river.  The area is close to the Rio Salado, Downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor International Airport, other job centers, and regional transportation links.  Goals are to:

  • connect to the restored Rio Salado as an attractive recreational and environmental amenity;
  • provide an attractive mix of land uses abutting the Rio Salado;
  • build on existing neighborhoods, area history, and cultural identity;
  • provide infill housing to support seven city employment centers;
  • employ a growing and increasingly skilled workforce; and
  • create a vibrant place that attracts area residents and visitors to a wide variety of recreational, environmental, and commercial activities

The City of Phoenix encourages public participation in the planning process.  For details, visit http://www.phoenix.gov/planning/btbindex.html