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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Opens New Eighth Concourse at Terminal 4https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2390Aviation6/17/2022 10:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2390/newsroom_aviation_085.jpgPhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Opens New Eighth Concourse at Terminal 4<div class="ExternalClassB1BDDF8F3B654340A008AF193C7517C6"><html> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <em>​Phoenix Mayor and Southwest Airlines CEO debut new concourse in Airport's busiest terminal</em> </span> <br style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <br>PHOENIX – Providing customers with world-class service and amenities are goals for America's Friendliest Airport®, and today, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is pleased to showcase the opening of its new eighth concourse. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, members of the Phoenix City Council, other local leaders, and Southwest Airlines® leaders, arrived to the new concourse on the airline's Arizona One flagship aircraft where they cut a ribbon to debut the concourse. The concourse will be used by Southwest and will offer eight additional gates for the airline.<br> <br><a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/docs/default-source/pdfs/media/eighth-concourse-media-kit.pdf" target="_blank">Please see the media kit about this concourse​</a>.<br><br><a data-sf-ec-immutable="" target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/_MlkuJCaahE">Watch a video from the event</a>.<br><br><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:399px;height:268px;vertical-align:baseline;" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/Mayor%20Kate%20Gallego.JPG" />“Phoenix Sky Harbor delivers a $38 billion annual economic impact, and the new concourse is filled with innovations and experiences that travelers will enjoy and remember," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “The design of the concourse emphasizes technology, sustainability, and accessibility. Phoenix is showcasing its future-forward progress in a way that matches its status as one of the world's busiest airports for passenger traffic."<br><br>“This is our next era in Phoenix, with new gates that bring a greatly improved experience for our Customers and Employees, and gives Southwest room to grow at Sky Harbor," said Bob Jordan, CEO, Southwest Airlines. “Our four-decade partnership with Phoenix continues evolving with larger spaces in the terminal, expanded Maintenance Hangar facility, and strengthening partnerships with local organizations that share our focus on driving economic, environmental, and social impact in Phoenix and across the state."<br> <br>The new, state-of-the-art eight gate concourse is solely occupied by Southwest Airlines. The 275,000 square foot space features a variety of customer amenities, including access to charging stations in every seat, an Animal Relief Area, Family Restroom, Nursing Room, and hearing loop connectivity which will allow those with hearing devices to connect to the PA system.<br> <br>Additionally, the concourse will feature new local shops and restaurants as well as a common use airport lounge. Local favorites Pedal Haus Brewery and Berry Divine – Acai Bowls will be in the new concourse as well as regional concepts like Bobby's Burgers and Eegee's as well as national chain Chick-Fil-A. Sip Coffee & Beer will also provide travelers with a number of local products from concepts such as Native Ground Coffee, Mother Road Brewing and Half Moon Empanadas. <br> <br>The retail shops will introduce not only national brands at the Uptown Phoenix shop and InMotion Entertainment, but also through a partnership, access to local products from Changing Hands Bookstores, Made Art Boutique and Melrose Pharmacy. AD Partnership will also be opening the Chase Sapphire Lounge by the Club. It will feature 3,500 square feet of space and provide travelers a specially curated menu with a focus on local items.<br> <br>The shops, restaurants, and lounge will be opening in the coming months, and in the meantime, customers will find food and beverage and retail kiosks.<br> <br><img style="margin:5px;width:494px;" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/Art%20by%20Susan%20Logoreci%201.JPG" />The new concourse also showcases the arts. In fact, Phoenix Sky Harbor is no stranger to art -with one of the largest Airport Museum Programs in the country as well as extensive art elements throughout the airport. This new concourse features the 12th terrazzo floor that artists have designed for the Airport's PHX Sky Train® system and terminal enhancements over the past 10 years. The immersive, art project consists of a 30' x 300' terrazzo floor and 28 2' x 3' airplane window shaped, terrazzo wall pieces called “Phoenix Lights, Phoenix Rising" designed by artist Susan Logoreci. The floor depicts aerial views of the Phoenix landscape. The new installation provides travelers to opportunity to pause and enjoy something special before or after their flight.<br> <br>The new concourse, which is applying for LEED Silver Certification, also has a number of sustainable elements. This includes 14,000 square feet of electrochromic glazing throughout the concourse. This intelligent technology provides various levels of tinting depending upon the level of sunlight at any given point during the day and not only helps to keep travelers comfortable, but to improve energy efficiency as well. <br> <br>“We are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and to environmental leadership," said Director of Aviation Services Chad Makovsky. “Sustainability is a focus in all of our operations, and especially with this project. We have diverted 95% of all construction waste from the landfills. A number of features throughout the facility are designed to reduce water use and conserve energy, and we even have incorporated a special ceiling design near the entrance of the concourse made of recycled plastic water bottles."<br> <br>This baffle ceiling called “The Diamondhead" is inspired by the Imperial Sand Dunes west of Yuma and helps to reduce noise levels and provide a quiet, stress-free environment for passengers.<br> <br>McCarthy Building Companies is the general contractor for the project. Other project enhancements include baggage system upgrades for the concourse as well as a connector bridge from the D concourse to the A concourse and consolidated security exit. This more easily helps passengers get between the north and south concourses post-security in Terminal 4.  The $310 million new Terminal 4 Eighth Concourse was paid for with airport revenue. No tax dollars were used.<br><br>The concourse will welcome its first arriving and departing flights and passengers on Monday, June 20.<br> <br><div style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"><strong>Quotes from Phoenix City Council</strong></span></div> <br>“I am thrilled to see Sky Harbor continue to develop with the addition of this eighth concourse at Terminal 4, and I am especially proud since airport expansion was a priority for my father, former U.S. Representative Ed Pastor," District 4 Vice Mayor Laura Pastor said. “Dad fought hard in Congress for funds to improve our airport years ago, and I know he would be pleased to see Sky Harbor continue to maintain its status as a worldwide hub for business and leisure travelers today."<br> <br>"Phoenix is fortunate to have a world-class airport that continues to expand and adapt to meet the needs of its customers," District 3 Councilwoman Debra Stark said. "I am excited for the opening of this eighth concourse, and the partnerships with local shops and restaurants that will give visitors a true taste of our great City."<br> <br>“As the fifth largest city in the United States, it is vital that our airport continues to grow to serve the needs of our thriving community," District 5 Councilwoman Betty Guardado said. “I am proud of our Aviation Department staff for all their work in bringing forward today's exciting terminal expansion!" <br> <br>“As the busiest terminal in Sky Harbor, I am pleased to see Terminal 4 get a new concourse to meet the ongoing needs of travelers," District 6 Councilman Sal DiCiccio said. “Plus, filling the space with local restaurants and shops solidifies Sky Harbor's reputation of providing world-class service and amenities, while supporting our local economy." <br> <br>“The eighth and newest concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor will showcase the best of Phoenix: popular local businesses, national brands, and thoughtful amenities such as an animal relief area and nursing room," District 7 Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari said. “With this addition, our largest economic engine is on track to set new records and will have a great return on investment for our homegrown entrepreneurs and our entire city."<br> <br>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived at and departed from Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviationMain Aviation PIO MailskyharborPIO@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/8/Aviation2.pngPHXSkyHarbor

 

 

Former Eye Opener Restaurant gets New Life helping kick off new ventures along Hatcher Road.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2444Planning and Development8/12/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/s3KZdWm2AwQ Former Eye Opener Restaurant gets New Life helping kick off new ventures along Hatcher Road.<div class="ExternalClass305E4A1FF9DE4F39ACDC7561FC5B6DCA"><html> <p> <span data-offset-key="clmos-0-0">This new adaptive reuse project could be one of many new ventures along Hatcher Road. Check out the "Eye Opener's" conversion from a restaurant to a vintage furniture showroom with help from staff & Councilwoman Deb Stark.</span>​</p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideo
Phoenix Firefighters Use "Fido Bag" To Save Family Pethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2443Fire8/12/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2443/dog 2.jpgPhoenix Firefighters Use "Fido Bag" To Save Family Pet<div class="ExternalClass5E97A77AC0C4452DBAAAF32F7FCB410C"><html> <p>​</p>Phoenix firefighters rescued a dog from a smoke-filled apartment in Phoenix on Thursday afternoon. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire near 19th Avenue and Dunlap and arrived to find a single apartment filled with heavy black smoke. <br><br>Upon arrival, fully turned-out firefighters from Engine 960 conducted a thorough search of the apartment; that's where they found an unresponsive dog. Firefighters carried the dog out of the apartment and quickly began resuscitation efforts.<br>​<br>Phoenix firefighters from stations 20 and 60 worked together to deploy a <a href="https://thefetchfoundation.com/fido-bags" target="_blank">'Fido Bag'</a>: Fido Bags are life-saving tools that are supplied to local fire departments and professional K9 Handlers from <a href="https://thefetchfoundation.com/home" target="_blank">the Fetch Foundation</a>.<br><br>Fido Bags contain reusable oxygen masks that have been specially designed to fit the nose of small pets including cats and rabbits and will also fit the muzzle of a large dog.<br><br>First responders on the scene used bottles of water to cool down the dog as they used the oxygen from the Fido Bag to help resuscitate it. <br><br>Thanks to support from the Automatic Aid System, the Glendale Fire Department was also on the scene and assisted with the efforts. <br><br>As the dog laid on the sidewalk receiving treatment, the owners watched from a distance. After a few minutes the dog regained consciousness and began to wag its tail. Shortly after, the dog was happily reunited with its family.<br><br><p>The Phoenix Fire Department wants to thank the Fetch Foundation for its support. The Fido Bag system offers pets across the Valley the best chance of survival in the case of an emergency.​​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNews
Phoenix Awarded $25M RAISE Grant to Build Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridgehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2441Street Transportation8/11/2022 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2441/USDOT Rio Salado bridge presser.jpgPhoenix Awarded $25M RAISE Grant to Build Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge<div class="ExternalClassE151A7F15FF6451AAC5144BFB56747CC"><html> <p>​U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined a host of community members and elected officials on Thursday at the Rio Salado Audubon Center to announce that the City of Phoenix is the recipient of a $25 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant. City staff submitted an application for the grant earlier this year.<br></p><p>WATCH: <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2442">Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge RAISE Grant News Conference​</a><br></p><p>Phoenix will use the discretionary federal funding to construct the long-proposed Rio Salado Bike and Pedestrian Bridge, that will cross the river bed in alignment with 3rd Street and create impactful connectivity between south Phoenix and the city's downtown region.</p><p>When completed, the bridge will provide residents without a motor vehicle, or who prefer not to drive on every trip, with a safe option to cross the Rio Salado and gain improved access to jobs, schools, services and other opportunities. The bridge also will offer a convenient connection to the currently under construction South Central Light Rail Extension, and provide residents with increased recreational and exercise options with its proximity to the trails within the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area.</p><p>In addition to the construction of the bridge, the project will include solar lighting upgrades along the existing Rio Salado pathway from Central Avenue to 40th Street.<br></p><p>Updates about the project and information regarding future community feedback opportunities will be available on the <a target="_blank" href="/streets/3rdStreetRioSalado">3rd Street Rio Salado Projects webpage</a>. <br></p><p>Congress dedicated $2.2 billion in fiscal year 2022 RAISE grants to fund projects like this one that have a significant local or regional transportation impact. RAISE funding is a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that was passed by Congress in November 2021.​<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews

 

 

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