Okay, we all know about plans and what happens to many plans (i.e., they just sit on a shelf collecting dust). Well, the City of Phoenix Planning Department wants to make sure that doesn’t happen to its Downtown Phoenix Plan, adopted by the Phoenix City Council on July 2.
The Plan is a policy document that will provide direction as the City continues work on the Form-Based Code and begins to prepare the detailed Connected Oasis Plan. As a continuation of the Urban Form Project, Planning Department staff is conducting a series of public meetings in each of the Downtown Character Areas to prepare a detailed character analysis of each area. That analysis will be used to prepare specific Form-Based Code development standards for each Character Area. As the draft detailed analysis Character Area Plans are completed, they will be added to the department’s website.
The Plan format has not been finalized and the format may change. If you have suggestions for the format design, “user-friendliness,” and method of dissemination — let’s get creative people! — pass your ideas along to Dean Brennan, Principal Planner, Phoenix Planning Department, by e-mail or phone at 602-262-4499.