Jackson Street Entertainment District hits a political nerve
[Source: Michele Laudig, Phoenix New Times] — This afternoon, the City of Phoenix Planning and Zoning Committee has a scheduled hearing on the establishment, through rezoning, of the controversial Jackson Street Entertainment District — ground zero for those five new Bernie Kantak restaurants I mentioned yesterday. And it looks like a protest is in the works, too. I found the link on Twitter [and Facebook].
It seems like there would be a lot of support for a mixed-use development like this, but as with CityScape a few years ago, there’s plenty of skepticism as well. The fact that Jackson Street Entertainment District will be located in the Warehouse District — where there are a number of historically significant early 20th century buildings — makes it all the more sensitive. (However, a staff report from the Planning Department notes that this project will preserve the historical character of the Warehouse District.) [Note: To read the full article and online comments, click here.]
Posted on June 10, 2009, in Arts and Culture, Downtown Vitality, Entertainment, Historic Preservation, Shopping, Sports, Visioning and Planning and tagged ALERT!, Bernie Kantak, CityScape, Downtown Phoenix, Jackson Street Entertainment District, Planning Commission, Planning Department, Warehouse District. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.