Councilman Bill Gates and Vice Mayor Jim Waring would like your comments and input on the draft of the North 32nd st plan. The plan will help guide future development on North 32nd St with regard to land use, transportation, infrastructure, community amenities and branding the corridor.
The next citizen meetings are scheduled at Shea Middle School 2728 East Shea Blvd. Phoenix.
- September 30th 6:00 – 7:00 p.m
- October 22nd 6:00-7:00pm
Share your thoughts and let your voice be heard!
The North 32nd Street Corridor is a citizen driven effort to improve the conditions along 32nd Street. The Corridor is approximately eight miles and runs from State Route 51 to the Loop 101 Freeway. For many years, 32nd Street was the main north-south transportation corridor in north central Phoenix. The completion of State Route 51 from Northern Avenue to the Loop 101 Freeway reduced vehicle use along the Corridor and demographic changes within neighborhoods adjacent to the freeway have impacted and changed the businesses and traffic characteristics of the area along 32nd Street. Vacant commercial lots, dated buildings, signage, parking design, lack of bicycle lanes, decrepit landscaping, and under-capacity traffic are examples of the current status of 32nd Street. Residents and businesses in the area are interested in revitalizing the land uses along 32nd Street to upgrade the number and types of businesses by increasing visitation and to improve the amenities available for residents of the area.
Recognizing the deteriorating conditions along 32nd Street, Phoenix Vice Mayor Jim Waring and Councilman Bill Gates formed a coalition of area business leaders and residents to study and make recommendations about improving conditions along 32nd Street. This coalition, the 32nd Street Working Group, started meeting in the spring of 2012 and formed three subcommittees to focus on specific issues. In addition, reports related to the North 32nd Street Corridor were provided by Arizona State University and the Urban Land Institute.
City Approval Meetings will take place:
- November 3rd- Paradise Valley Village Planning Commission
- November 9th Phoenix Planning Commission
- December 3rd Phoenix City Council Formal Meeting