3rd Street Improvement Project Open House, May 31, 5:30 pm, Phoenix Center for the Arts

Rendering 3rd Street - 3Evans Churchill neighbors and friends are encouraged to attend a May 31 public open house to preview the latest City of Phoenix information about their proposed 3rd Street Improvement Project, Details below:

Project Overview​ (online source here)​

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

Join us tomorrow (May 9) for our monthly Evans Churchill community meeting

Please join us for this month’s Evans Churchill Community Association community meeting, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Phoenix Union Bioscience High School, 512 E. Pierce St. Phoenix. Come join the discussion and share what’s important to you! If you have agenda items, write them below or send us an email at info@evanschurchill.org

  • WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
  • PUBLIC SAFETY/BLOCK WATCH
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • ADVOCACY
  • DEVELOPMENTS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
  • EVENTS
  • NEW/OTHER BUSINESS

We look forward to seeing you and working together toward a more vibrant community. Thank you!

Drop by the Evans Churchill & Roosevelt Row Merchants meeting, April 11

event-1231-image-1515619759-the-future-of-downtown-phoenix-largePlease join us for this month’s Evans Churchill Community Association community meeting on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., monOrchid, 214 E. Roosevelt St. Here’s the agenda (subject to change because, well, things change!):

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS ~ Dorina Bustamante (ECCA)

  • Special welcome to Roosevelt Row Arts District Board and Merchant Association members

ROOSEVELT ROW MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION UPDATE ~ Amy Otto, Dwayne Allen, and Cydney Guess

  • General overview
  • Community Development Corporation and Merchant Association committees
  • Signature events & membership outreach campaign

PUBLIC SAFETY & BLOCK WATCH

  • Recap of April 4 Town Hall arising from Roosevelt Historic District crime
  • Central Arizona Shelter Services Update ~ Craig Tripken
  • REMINDER: Non-emergency Crime Stop 602-262-6151 and Phoenix C.A.R.E.S. 602-262-6251; full list of numbers

DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

  • PAZ Cantina Update ~ Alan Robinson & Majdi Kayyli
  • Artisan Roosevelt Condominium Update ~ Robert Miranda (The Jason Mitchell Group)
  • The Churchill Update ~ Kell Duncan
  • The Blocks Update ~ Kaitlyn Mulholland (Desert Viking)
  • The Link PHX Update ~ Alvaro Sande (UEB & ECCA)
  • ASU Biomedical Campus Master Plan Update ~ Rick Naimark & Ruben Alonzo (ASU)
  • APS Substation Update ~ Kendra Lee
  • Cobra Arcade’s request for Special Use Application for events on their parking lot
  • Golden Rule Tattoo’s request for Text Amendment to allow tattoo studios in the Evans Churchill East Character Area
  • True North Holdings Knipe House RFP Update and Jane’s Cafe proposed Zoning Adjustment

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY

  • City of Phoenix Budget Hearings
  • Citizen’s Tree & Shade Committee
  • Transportation & Parking
  • Downtown Phoenix Community Redevelopment Fund
  • Unsolicited Requests for Proposals Process

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Saturday, 4/21, “The Sandlot” Street Food Cinema, Hance Park
  • Saturday, 4/21, Pinewood Classic and Pinewood Classic Jr., Short Leash Hot Dogs
  • Wednesday, 4/25, “Welcome to the Neighborhood” mixer & networking event, Location TBD
  • Saturday, 4/28, CultivEAT, Growhouse at the Knipe House
  • Saturday, 5/12, Urban Wine Walk, Various downtown locations
  • Tuesday, 5/22, ArtPrize Artist Pitch Night, Found:Re Hotel
  • Saturday, 10/27, Noche en Blanco, Hance Park

NEW & OTHER BUSINESS

More feedback welcome for possible APS substation in/around Downtown Phoenix

If you attended one or more of the three recent community meetings to discuss the location and “look and feel” of a future Arizona Public Service substation in the Evans Churchill, Roosevelt Row, and Downtown Phoenix neighborhood, you are welcome to provide further opinions on location preferences and design elements. Send your feedback to downtown.substations@aps.com Thank you. #evanschurchill #rooseveltrow #dtphx