Monthly Archives: August 2014

Go online and Talk Transportation


Talk Transportation is a project of the Phoenix Public Transit and Street Transportation Departments to visualize the future of public transportation and streets. The ideas and comments generated from the site will be reviewed by the Citizens Committee on the Future of Phoenix Transportation and potentially incorporated in future improvement plans and programming for public transportation and streets.

What should the City’s streets look like, how do we connect people to their destinations, and how do we fund the future? Phoenix need your BIG ideas!

All of your ideas are going to help the City of Phoenix:

  1. Develop a draft long range, public transportation plan
  2. Identify and match funding sources to proposed projects and plans
  3. Identify critical issues and needs for street improvements
  4. Present a citizen-led recommendation to the Mayor and Council on the future of transportation in Phoenix

If you drive, bus, rail, bike, or walk this affects you and how you travel, Take a minute to sign up and post an idea, comment, photo, or video.

Chile Pepper Festival, Sept. 27


Comment on proposed RFP for Evans Churchill empty lot by Aug. 25

10474266_863306597015550_1961120106507572101_nThe City of Phoenix is seeking community feedback on what residents, business owners, and other interested persons would like to see happen on and around the northeast corner of 2nd Street and Portland in the Evans Churchill and Roosevelt Row neighborhood. See photo below. The reason: the City wishes to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the parcel that now stands empty.

The City welcomes your ideas on what uses are needed at the individual parcel and neighborhood? What uses should be discouraged? What other issues should be addressed in the RFP or the evaluation criteria to help prioritize.

There are several ways to provide your comments: (1) add a note to this Facebook post or (2) send an email to The Evans Churchill Community Association board of directors will then compile the responses and present to City of Phoenix employees working on this project. It would be great if you could send us your thoughts by close of business, Monday, August 25.

You will also have the opportunity to comment on the proposed RFP when it is first presented to the Phoenix City Council Downtown, Aviation & Redevelopment Subcommittee on Wednesday, September 3, at Phoenix City Hall. This meeting starts at 10 a.m.

Comment upon City’s draft Historic Preservation Plan by Sept. 21

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PreserveHistoricPHX is the first comprehensive historic preservation plan for the city of Phoenix. Review and download a copy at

PreserveHistoricPHX is being presented at numerous meetings open to the public between August and December 2014. The tentative schedule of these meetings is available at

To comment on the draft of PreserveHistoricPHX, (1) attend one of the public meetings, (2) mail comments to the Historic Preservation Office, 200 W. Washington St., 3rd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003, or (3) email and reference Plan Comments. Please submit initial comments by the close of business on Sep. 21, 2014.

Arizona State Fair, Oct. 10 – Nov. 2


For tickets and more information about this year’s State Fair, visit

Roosevelt Streetscape Construction Progress


Wednesday Wind Up, Aug. 27


Chile Pepper Festival, Sept. 27


Radiate PHX, Aug. 26


TEDx EvansChurchill: If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen, Aug. 28


What do a tobacco smoked cocktail, vegetables growing under the shade of city buildings, mind-expanding edible, and the newest craze in printing all have in common? These are just some of the topics you can be enlightened on during TEDx Evans Churchill, August 28, at the Phoenix Convention Center.

“Can’t Stand the Heat, Get out of the Kitchen,” the theme of this TEDxEvansChurchill, is meant to be a statement, not a question. This year’s event brings chefs, bartenders, food growers, scientists, artists, and restaurateurs out of their kitchens and onto the stage to talk about the things that get them, and the audience, excited in the world of food and beverages.

TEDxEvansChurchill, sponsored by New Belgium Brewing and Downtown Phoenix, Inc., will feature 8-plus speakers who will share inspiring and thought-provoking insights. Presenters include Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails‘ Stephanie Teslar, Brat HausPayton Curry, Short Leash Hot Dogs‘ Brad Moore, and local beer cicerone among others.

Following the talks will be “FED after TED,” an after party where guests can mingle to discuss the evening’s ideas, meet the speakers, and enjoy beer samples paired with small plates from downtown restaurants including Marsdens, Cafe at Phoenix Public Market, Kincaid’s Phoenix, and more.

Click here for tickets.