After 8 years of vacancy, Antique Gatherings will be moving in! They offer a wide variety of wonderful things including fine antiques, art, rugs, re-purposed, mid century and industrial. Located on the NE corner of Shea/32nd St, next to the Bashas.
Welcome to 32|Renewed! The pulse of North Phoenix’s 32nd Street Corridor.
Our neighborhood is experiencing a renewed cultural and economic expansion. Municipal investments, business development, and passionate residents are growing our established community into a vibrant destination for entertainment, dining, shopping, and soaking in the beauty that North Phoenix has to offer.
I’m Louisa Ward, a Phoenix native. I have lived in and loved this neighborhood for 27 years. As a Realtor I sell homes across the valley, but I love calling our neighborhood home. I am your local neighborhood specialist. I specialize in Heritage Heights, Paradise Gardens, Sierra Bonita, and Mountain View Park subdivisions. My daughters both went to Shea Middle School and Shadow Mountain High School. I was an active participant in their schooling and was the team mom for their golf team. When I’m not working or spending time with my family I can usually be found hiking Piestewa Peak or visiting our local Farmers Market at Roadrunner Park. I love this area and know the many facets of this dynamic community. I am excited to see the changes that take place over the next few years as the City of Phoenix helps revitalize the neighborhood.
Contact me at 480-346-5327, MyAzRealtyTeam@gmail, or my website MyAzRealtyTeam.com.
Watt Communities of Arizona is building a new single family home development at 32nd street and Cactus in Phoenix called The Enclave.
The Enclave at 32nd St will be about 3.5 acres and situated on the southwestern corner of 32nd street and Cactus. The move grows the company’s local presence and expands its product offerings to include single-family detached homes and urban townhomes in suburban neighborhoods.
Scheduled to break ground in late 2014 with models set to be completed by mid-2015, The Enclave includes 31 two-story, single detached homes ranging from approximately 1700-200 square feet. All homes will feature a welcoming front porch concept, creative side patios, builder installed front yards and common area landscaping, walkable interior courtyards, and private rear entry, two car garages. The houses’ price range has yet to be determined.
“This development is based on a private drive design developed by our partners in California, and is a unique concept here in Arizona,” said Paul Timm, COO of Watt Communities of Arizona. “Having just one point of entry for the community adds a level of privacy and allows residents to own a small oasis within a bustling urban corridor. It is innovative housing in and active location, but also peaceful.”
The Enclave at 32nd street land acquisition closed escrow on May 13th for 1.275 million.
Steve Pritulsky, Watt Communities of Arizona president said that new homes in the area were few and far between since the downturn in the housing market. Creating infill projects like these, he added, helped make the lots useable again.
“Typically, there’s a greater degree of profitability in the infill market,” Pritulsky said. “To some extent, they’re kind of insulated a great deal from direct competition.”
He said infill developments also directly help the community by using resources that already exist.
“So often you hear criticism that the development industry promotes sprawl and the outward march into the suburbs,” he said. “So I think one of the most basic things that it does for the community is that it leverages off of existing infrastructure, and it doesn’t create the need to basically expand the city. You’re filling in the gaps.”
This is exciting news for the community of 32nd st. The vacant lot will finally have a purpose and is part of the 32 North revitalization plan.
Phoenix Magazine has a spotlight on Shea Heights and 32nd Street.
FLOWER CHILD: The Shea Heights neighborhood was built in the 1960s in the flora-cloaked foothills of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. BYPASSED: The intersection of 32nd Street and Shea Boulevard used to be one of the busiest intersections in Phoenix because 32nd Street was the only route to north Phoenix. The congestion was alleviated in the early 1990s with the unveiling of State Route 51.NAME THAT ‘HOOD: Rebecca Golden, owner of cafe 32 Shea, coined the nickname “Up-Uptown” for the neighborhood, to reflect its up-and-coming-back vibe, driven by new local businesses and hikers who head to the area for the beautiful views and extensive trails.
The Rhinestone Shop
Give your inner “rhinestone cowboy” a chance to shine by perusing this family-owned jeweler’s large online selection of bargain-priced baubles. Though there’s no commercial storefront, customers can call ahead to visit the location. Not sure what do to with those gold nailhead stars and skull-shaped blue Swarovski stones you bought on a whim? The Rhinestone Shop also has a DIY blog with ideas and instructions for blinging out your clothes, nails, cell phone, wedding favors and more. And the shipping is lightning-fast. 2512 E. Shangri-La Rd., 602-795-7855, rhinestoneshop.com
A Second Look
A Second Look has been around for 30 years, building a reputation as the consignment store in the Valley for unusual treasures at great prices. With more than 15,000 items arriving every week, shoppers have no shortage of choices for clothing, accessories, jewelry, housewares and more in this department store-size shop. And just in case you need a pick-me-up from all that exhausting shopping, A Second Look has a coffee shop and bakery hidden away in the back of the store. 10620 N. 32nd St.,
Not many drive-thrus offer prosciutto, mascarpone cheese, figs and honey on a fresh ciabatta roll, but Rebecca Golden (pictured), owner of 32 Shea, is determined to do it all. Since 2011, this trendy hangout spot has served locals with its splendid split-personality service. Before 4 p.m., coffee lovers come for the espresso bar featuring house-made syrups and signature Nutella mocha. After 4 p.m., 32 Shea transforms into a chic urban restaurant. Nighttime diners can choose from eight different kinds of bruschetta for starters and pair it with mouthwatering crab cakes. 10626 N. 32nd St., 602-867-7432, 32shea.com
Sala Thai’s giant menu has a little something for everyone. Adventurous eaters with a yearning to try authentic Thai food can order the Nam-Sod – a fermented pork dish seasoned with lime juice, ginger, onions and Thai peppers ($9.50), or the duck curry with hints of coconut and basil ($11.50). Diners looking for some American grub with an Asian twist can get their fill with Sala Thai’s Thai barbecue spare ribs drenched in sweet chili sauce ($9.95). The restaurant also serves refreshing Thai iced tea with boba ($3). 10880 N. 32nd St., 602-971-1293, salathaiaz.com
Article by Kristen Hwang photos by Blake Bonillas
Graffiti is costly and destructive, and sends a message that the community is not concerned about the appearance of its neighborhoods. To help in the effort, the city of Phoenix created the Graffiti Busters Program. You can take control of your neighborhood by quickly removing graffiti. Prompt removal reduces the chance of graffiti reappearing and helps maintain a safe, secure and attractive environment.
The goals of the program:
- Support a zero tolerance approach to graffiti in our neighborhoods.
- Reduce the social and economic impact of graffiti on our neighborhoods.
- Enhance the quality of life for residents by reducing blight.
Graffiti Busters crews remove graffiti reported through various ways and also coordinate with other public and private agencies to remove graffiti. The Graffiti Busters remove graffiti for free. Report graffiti/more information 602-534-4444
Phoenix also has a non-access ordinance, making it illegal to sell spray paint or broad-tipped indelible markers to anyone under 18 years of age. Retailers also must keep these items in a manner that require employee assistance to access.
Blight Busters Program was created to train community volunteers to help support graffiti removal and other blight issues in Phoenix neighborhoods. It is a great example of the spirit of volunteerism in our community. Volunteers learn to use graffiti abatement equipment, techniques to avoid conflicts, how to address illegal signs in the right of way and other tools and information to keep our neighborhoods clean and safe.
Graffiti Vandal Catching Reward
This Police Department has a special graffiti hotline, if you believe you can provide information leading to the arrest of a graffiti vandal, call 602-262-7327 to make a report. You don’t have to give your name or other identification, and you could receive an award up to $250. For more information on this program visit the Police Graffiti Hotline site.