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32nd and Shea Revitalization Opens Businesses to New Opportunities

The revitalization project of 32nd and Shea, coined “32 Renewed” has introduced a variety of new businesses to the area since it was first initiated in 2016 including a rock climbing gym, an ACE Hardware and other establishments.

Louisa Ward helped make the project possible as the designated realtor of the Uptown Phoenix area.

Along with businesses, the project has brought new bike lanes, art pieces to the area, which the project leaders hope will generate more traffic and turn it into an excitable neighborhood for the many families who live there.

Kyle Hollenbeck, owner of Aioli Burger on the corner of 32nd and Shea hopes his business will continue to flourish in this location.

“We chose 32nd and Shea because myself and my parents grew up and went to school down the street,” Hollenbeck said. “We saw what was coming this way with the 32 initiative and wanted to be ahead of the curve. You will notice bigger companies, franchises and chains are coming this way now.”

The ongoing renovations affected Aioli Burger last summer, when they were remodeling the building and were without a sign.

Now, Hollenbeck is working on getting a liquor license for the restaurant which he believes will further encourage an influx of customers.

Almost neighboring Aioli Burger is 32 Shea coffee shop, not quite as new to the area, being established in 2011. As a local coffee shop, 32 Shea has been recognized by many Phoenix publications. The shop has always been a popular spot but now has even more customers due to the project.


Wurtz, Mary. “32nd and Shea Revitalization Opens Businesses to New Opportunities” My Local News – US, August 2, 2018.

Mowing Down Pollution

In an effort to improve air quality and reduce air pollution produced by gasoline powered lawn mowers, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department is introducing ‘Mowing Down Pollution,’ a lawn mower replacement program. Trade in your gasoline powered lawn mower and receive a $150 voucher towards the purchase of a new zero-emission electric or battery powered lawn mower at participating Home Depot locations. Maricopa County residents who own a working gasoline powered lawn mower are eligible to participate. This program gives you the power to aid in pollution reduction efforts. Electric and battery powered lawn mowers are quieter and cleaner and eliminate the hassle of obtaining and using gasoline. By replacing 2,500 gasoline lawn mowers, 21 tons of ground level ozone causing pollution could be avoided. Make the switch and sign up today »



Clean Air Make More, Maricopa County “MCAQD Launches Lawn Mower Replacement Program, ‘Mowing Down Pollution'”, June 6, 2018.

Press Coffee Roasters Building Flagship Roasting Facility

This was an old ugly building that was a KFC and then was proposed as a medical marijuana facility.   Some of the community fought back and the dispensary withdrew.
Now we have a beautiful facility coming that will bring positive attention to our neighborhood and be a key anchor for more businesses to see value in desire to open up shop.
North 32nd, particularly the Shea and 32nd Street area, is becoming a desired location with a much improved walk ability score.

Press Coffee Roasters announced it will build a flagship roasting facility in the 32nd & Shea neighborhood of North Phoenix. The 5,600 sqft facility at 10443 N. 32nd St. will be a full production site for Press Coffee’s whole bean roasting operations. It will also be open to the public with a fully functioning café serving drinks and food with plenty of meeting space. Expected completion of the $3.5 million project is Spring 2019.

Co-owners Steve Kraus, Jason Kyle and Alex Mason describe the new roastery as an ongoing commitment from Press to be Arizona’s own local coffee roaster. Kraus opened the first Press Coffee in North Phoenix in 2008 and Kyle and Mason are both born-and-raised Arizona natives.

Says Kraus, “We are excited about the future of this iconic building. We wanted to go beyond just a production facility and create a space that allows us to share our love for coffee with the community.”

The Construction Zone, LTD will serve as the general contractor, architect and designer. The modern design of the flagship roastery will showcase and educate the public about specialty coffee with viewing areas of the roasting rooms and space for Press’ Coffee 101 tastings.

“This facility allows us to open our doors to the public and share our passion for roasting amazing coffees from around the world,” says Kyle. “We’re also thrilled to help put Arizona on the specialty coffee national map.”

The project will double Press’ production facilities. When the new roastery is open, its current whole bean roastery located in Phoenix will be dedicated for cold brew production. Press plans to expand cold brew production with the addition of a 15-barrel brewing system.

“We’re proud to have helped lead the way in creating a great, locally made cold brew that Arizona can call its own,” says Mason. “This expansion allows us to serve cold brew to even more of Arizona.”


“Press Coffee Roasters Building Flagship Roasting Facility” Food News Feed, June 12, 2018.

Pool Barrier Requirements

May 4 1991 is an important date.  If your pool was built before this time then the restrictions are less stringent due to grandfathering.  All pools built after are subject to the all pool fence requirements.

The City of Phoenix requires pools to have an approved fence around them to prevent a child from drowning. For additional information on City of Phoenix Fire and Building Codes related to pool barriers please click here: Pool Barrier Requirement

Did you know that you can contact the Fire Department to report a pool that is accessible due to a fence being down or a gate not functioning properly? You can contact the Phoenix Fire Department Fire Prevention Division at 602-262-6771 to report an accessible pool during normal business hours or you can call 602-495-5555 to report an accessible pool outside of normal business hours. A Fire Inspector will respond to secure the pool.

Have questions? Contact Louisa Ward for regulations in your city!

C: 602-769-6699