Monthly Archives: May 2018

You are invited to a 5/31 open house to discuss street improvements along 3rd St.

Rendering 3rd Street - 3

Downtown and Midtown neighbors, businesses, and friends are encouraged to attend a public open house about proposed improvements to 3rd Street on Thursday, May 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. Here are the details:

Project Overview​ (from City of Phoenix website)​

This project is aimed at improving traffic circulation and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists on Third Street between Indian School Road and Garfield Street. The roadway modifications contained in the conceptual plan for Third Street include:

  • reducing the number of travel lanes
  • adding bicycle lanes on both sides of the street
  • landscape enhancements
  • street lighting upgrades
  • sidewalk and ADA improvements
  • safer street crossings for pedestrians

This project was initiated from the Third Street Promenade Study, Reinvent Phoenix Mid-Town transit district planning, community feedback and the Downtown Phoenix Comprehensive Transportation Study (DPCTS). The DPCTS was undertaken to identify and evaluate potential roadway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and parking improvements associated with Phoenix’s downtown street and transportation system. The recommendations from the DPCTS resulted from studying a variety of transportation-related elements in the city’s core, interviews with stakeholders, and meetings with community focus groups.

3rd Street Design Renderings

Tentative Project Schedule

Recommended Concept – (January-February 2016)
Final Design – 2018 – 2019
Construction – Fall 2019

Public Input Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in making our city streets safer and more livable. Your questions and comments are valued as part of the public involvement process for this project. Opportunities for public involvement will be posted on this webpage as they become available.

Public Meeting
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Phoenix Center for the Arts 1202 N. Third St.

The city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is hosting this open house meeting to share the latest on the design plans for the 3rd Street Improvement Project and obtain feedback from residents, commuters and​ ​business owners.

This project is currently in the 30 percent complete design phase and construction is projected to start fall 2019. Additional opportunities for public input will follow once design plans are 60 percent complete. The information presented at this open house will be made available on this project webpage following the meeting.

Project Contact
Albert Granillo – Public Information Coordinator
623-825-3444
agranillo@gciaz.com

Rendering - 3rd Street

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Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee Meeting, May 12

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nJoin us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting on Saturday, May 12, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Tim Eigo)
• Nominating Committee
• Election of Officers

DEVELOPMENT MATTERS
• Central & Adams RFP (Terry McAvoy)
• Ellis Building (FYI: For sale)
• Unsolicited Development Proposal (FYI: Hines/Snell & Wilmer would like to attend June meeting)
• Renaissance Square Signage/Lighting (Doug Newton)
• 814 N. 5th Ave. update (Xandon Keating)
• Knipe House & 218 E. Portland vintage duplex (Nate Sonoskey)
• Downtown/Evans Churchill/APS Substation (FYI: see handout)
• Las Palmas Inn project (FYI: variance requests approved with a few stipulations)
• Other

ISSUES & ADVOCACY – CITY
• HUD Formula Grant Funding for Neighborhoods (Andie Abkarian)
• Budget Hearing Recap/Next Steps
• Complete Streets Design Guidelines
• Tree and Shade Master Plan
• FAA Flight Path Changes (Steve Dreiseszun)
• Homelessness (Craig Tribken)

ISSUES & ADVOCACY – STATE LEGISLATURE (Ryan Boyd)
• SB1387 – home-based businesses
• SB1014 – partial fix for problem of calling for a 3/4th Council vote on a rezoning issue
• SB1147 – allowing counties to call for an excise tax vote for transportation
• SB1465 – regulating sober living homes
• HB2126 – tightening future language on slum and blight for GPLETs
• HB2371 – food truck licensing statewide
• Thanks to Rep Alston and Clark for trying to get money for Housing Trust Fund to address affordable housing

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS
• Urban Wine & Jazz Walk, various downtown locations, May 12
• Hance Park Design Ideas, Irish Cultural Center, May 21
• ArtPrize Artist Pitch Night, FOUND:RE Hotel, May 22
• Other Events ~ dtphx.org/calendar, phoenixurbanguide.com/calendar
• Other Meetings ~ downtownvoices.org/calendar

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