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City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/19/2022 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1054/COVID-19-New_News_Image.jpgCity of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update<div class="ExternalClass7395E7048F2C45809D819160E47AEEBB"><p> <em>Use Translate button to read in another language</em></p><p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank"><strong>Related: </strong>Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a><br></p><h3> City Services and Facilities<br></h3><p>Residents with questions about city services and programs affected by Coronavirus precautionary measures can call<strong> (602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>.<br></p><ul><li><p> <strong>ARIZONA@WORK City of Phoenix Job Centers</strong> — Shifting to an appointment only model for City services.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Convention Center</strong> — All events at the Phoenix Convention Center and Venues (Orpheum Theatre and Symphony Hall) restarted on May 10, 2021. Visit your conference or event organizer's website for event updates and rescheduled dates.<br></p></li><li><p> <strong>City Council Meetings </strong> — City Council meetings are currently <a href="/newsroom/article/1047" target="_blank">being held audience-free</a>. Meetings can be streamed online and residents can provide comments via e-mail or phone. A hybrid model will be starting soon.<br></p></li><li><p> <strong>City Hall </strong> — <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Services by appointment only</a></p></li><li><p> <strong>City of Phoenix Retirees</strong> — The Phoenix Nationwide office is currently closed, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Nationwide recommends retirees contact their <a href="https://nationwidefinancial.com/media/pdf/NRM-9757AZ-PX.pdf?_ga=2.194075757.157521130.1584644955-2064238597.1584644955" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">local retirement representative </a>to address concerns or changes to their investment plan</p></li><li><p> <strong>Community Meetings</strong> — Community meetings and outreach events in city buildings are temporarily suspended and city staff will not be attending community meetings during this time.<br></p></li><li><p> <strong>Education Programs</strong> — Office of Youth and Education's AARP literary programs are canceled.<br></p></li><li><p> <strong>Fingerprinting</strong> — The City of Phoenix is temporarily suspending fingerprinting services. If you need immediate fingerprinting please use a 3rd party vendor.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Head Start</strong> — Home visits are suspended.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Housing</strong> — <a href="/newsroom/housing/1063" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Housing Department impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p> <strong>Human Resources</strong> — New recruitments and hiring processes will be limited to critical positions citywide; any job interviews will be conducted by video conference. In-person recruitment, selection processes, and new hire events will be temporarily postponed.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Job Training Workshops</strong> — Workshops are <a href="/newsroom/ced/1046" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">canceled this week</a></p></li><li><p> <strong>Libraries</strong> — All Phoenix Public Library locations are open for in-building services and in-person programs. Curbside service is not being offered at this time. Please visit <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations" target="_blank">PhoenixPublicLibrary.org/locations</a> for hours and location details. All Phoenix Public Library book drops and resources on <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">PhoenixPublicLibrary.org</a> are available 24/7.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Municipal Court</strong> — The Phoenix Municipal Court has taken <a href="/court/covid" target="_blank">many active steps and modifications </a>to its operations in response to COVID-19.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Parks and Recreation</strong> — Visit <a href="https://phoenix.gov/parks" target="_blank">Parks website for current information</a><span lang="EN"></span></p></li><li><p> <strong>Planning and Development Department — </strong>Services will be offered online, by telephone or by appointment only. PDD inspection requests will follow modified practices. Staff has been redeployed to create Remote Customer Service Counters and will answer questions about development and zoning questions by phone or e-mail from your home or private workspace. <a href="/pdd/contact-us" target="_blank">Find a list of direct phone numbers and e-mail addresses for appropriate staff</a>. If you're unsure who to contact or have general questions about services call (602) 262-7811 or <a href="mailto:ppd@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">email</a>. <a href="/pdd/project-tools" target="_blank">Online project tools</a> are available and <a href="/pdd/onlineservices/electronic-plan-review" target="_blank">new projects and resubmittals</a> can be done electronically. If you have paper plans currently in queue and need assistance to submit plans electronically, please contact the Electronic Plan Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or email. Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or <a href="mailto:epr.support@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">email</a>. </p></li><li><p> <strong>Property Management Unit </strong> — Only five people will be allowed in the lobby at one time. To facilitate the process, please come prepared with the <a href="/police/property-crimes/property-management-unit" target="_blank">Property Release Form</a> already completed. </p></li><li><p> <strong>Police Public Records & Services</strong> — <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/police/1990"><strong>Learn more.</strong></a><br></p></li><li><p> <strong>Public Transit </strong> — <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"> <strong>Read current Public Transit services statement</strong></a><strong></strong></p></li><li><p> <strong>Senior Centers</strong> — All 15 Senior Centers are now open for in-person programming. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, Senior Centers will remain at half capacity with a reservation process in place that offers daily morning and afternoon sessions. Face masks and temperature checks will be required to enter the facilities. For now, congregate meals will not be offered on-site, but reservations for home delivered frozen meals are available, upon request. Transportation assistance is available through the Senior Shuttle Program: call your local senior center if you would like to register for this service. For more information on how to join a center or what to expect, please call (602) 262-7379 or visit: phoenix.gov/HumanServices. </p></li><li><p> <strong>Street Transportation</strong> — <a href="/streets/traffic-management" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Right-of-Way Management is not processing any special event or block party permits</a> for events taking place through at least May 31. Guidance will be revised as needed. </p></li><li><p> <strong>Vehicle Impounds</strong> — Closed to walk-in customers. Call (602) 495-2096 for more details.</p></li><li><p> <strong>VITA</strong> — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program services are suspended.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Volunteer Programs</strong> — All city volunteer programs, with the exception of critical public safety programs, are suspended.<br></p></li></ul><h3>City Services Still in Operation</h3><ul><li><p> <strong>911, Police, Fire</strong></p></li><li><p> <strong>Airport Operation</strong> — Face coverings are still required at Airports.</p></li><li><p> <strong>City Services Customer Pay Stations</strong> — <strong> <a href="/newsroom/article/1133" target="_blank">Lobby Hours have been modified</a></strong></p><strong> </strong></li><strong> <li><p> <strong>Finance and Procurement</strong></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Outdoor City Parks, Trails, Golf Courses, Dog Parks, Skate Parks</strong>/p> </p></li> </strong></ul><strong> <ul><li><p> <strong>Public Transit, including Dial-a-Ride </strong> — Visit <a href="http://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank"> <strong>Valley Metro website</strong></a> for current trip schedules. Seating on all bus routes is limited in order to support social distancing measures between passengers. Express and RAPID commuter bus service will continue to run on a reduced schedule. Public Transit Centers remain closed. Valley Metro light rail runs on a 15-minute frequency 4:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. with no late night service on Friday and Saturday. Sunday service will remain the same on light rail. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Transit impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p> <strong>Trash and Recycling Services</strong><br></p></li><li><p> <strong>Street Maintenance</strong></p></li><li><p> <strong>Water and Wastewater</strong><a href="/newsroom/water-services/1070" target="_blank"></a></p></li></ul> <h3> <br>City Services Still Available Online:</h3> <p>The city is also continuing to provide access to a variety of online services.</p> <ul><li><p> <a href="/pdd/onlineservices/inspectrequest" target="_blank">Building Inspections</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phoenix.gov/PHXTV" target="_blank">PHXTV Streaming</a> — Watch City Council meetings and regular programming </p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=billdocuments" target="_blank">City Services Bills</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/mayorcouncil" target="_blank">Contact Mayor & City Council Members</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/law/victims" target="_blank">Crime Victim Services</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/eod" target="_blank">Equal Opportunity Department Case Management</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="http://www.planenoise.com/copad/q3qH4u/" target="_blank">Flight Path Noise</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/auditor/fraud-reporting" target="_blank">Fraud Reporting</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=graffiti" target="_blank">Graffiti Removal Requests</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/housing" target="_blank">Housing Programs</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">Library Services</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/nsd" target="_blank">Neighborhood Services Programs</a> — While staff is not currently attending community meetings, services can still be requested via email and phone.</p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=phxcares" target="_blank">Phoenix C.A.R.E.S. about Homelessness reporting</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/payonline" target="_blank">PHX Pay Online</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank">Police Public Records Requests</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=shoppingcart" target="_blank">Report Abandoned Shopping Carts</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=fenceindisrepair" target="_blank">Report Fence in Disrepair</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=illegalsign" target="_blank">Report Illegal Signs</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=inoperablevehicle" target="_blank">Report Inoperable Vehicles</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=litter" target="_blank">Report Litter + Debris</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=nondustproofparking" target="_blank">Report Non-Dust-Proof Parking</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/police/policereport" target="_blank">Report Non-Emergency Crime</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/pdd/non-permitted-construction" target="_blank">Report Non-Permitted Construction</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=outsidestorage" target="_blank">Report Outside Storage</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=other" target="_blank">Report Property Violations</a> </p></li><li><p> <a href="/streets/traffic-signal-issues" target="_blank">Report Traffic Signal Issue</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=unsecuredstructure" target="_blank">Report Unsecured Structures</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/waterservices/contact/water-services-administration" target="_blank">Report Water Leak</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=weedsordeadplants" target="_blank">Report Weeds or Dead Plants</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=solidwastecontainer" target="_blank">Request Trash, Recycle or Green Organics Container</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/publicworks/roll-off-rental" target="_blank">Roll-Off Rentals</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/publicworks/residential-recycling" target="_blank">Solid Waste Diversion Programs</a> </p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=sstwaterservice" target="_blank">Start/Stop/Transfer Water Services or Trash</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/streets/neighborhood-traffic-programs-services/street-light-information/street-light-repair" target="_blank">Street Light Repair Requests</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=streetmaintenance" target="_blank">Street Maintenance</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/publictransit" target="_blank">Public Transit Services</a> — Transit still operating. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"> <strong>Transit Centers are closed.</strong></a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/waterservices" target="_blank">Water Services</a></p></li></ul> <p> <strong>Looking for more resources?</strong> Visit the <a href="https://phoenix.gov/Resources" target="_blank">Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources Page</a>. Residents with questions about city services and programs affected by service changes can call (602) 262-3111 or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>. <br></p>​</strong></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsCity of Phoenix Impacted Services UpdateEM & HS@CityofPhoenixAZ #CoronavirusCity of Phoenix, FAQs, Virus information, Phoenix city changes, Phoenix service changes, Phoenix closures, City of Phoenix coronavirus updatePHX Communications Office602-262-7177contactus@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/47/CommOffice2.pngCityofPhoenixAZ

 

 

Phoenix Police Unveils Newly Renovated Victim Centerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3076Police4/15/2024 7:30:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/nXBTOnrKQ2M?si=hNHOrmMnSYZUa-hIPhoenix Police Unveils Newly Renovated Victim Center<div class="ExternalClass998DE69D666F4803AC00AD9A9E79D05F"><html> <p>​After nearly four years, the newly renovated Victim Center was unveiled Thursday at the Phoenix Family Advocacy Center.<br></p> <p>The Victim Center is the home base of the Phoenix Police Department's Family Investigations Bureau where detectives, nurses and victim advocates investigate sexual and domestic violence cases as well as interview victims, some of whom may be reporting crimes for the first time. The center first opened in 1999 and last renovations happened more than 10 years ago.</p> <p>In collaboration with the Phoenix Police Foundation, the City of Phoenix was able to fund a significant renovation of the center through a public-private partnership.</p> <p>The new center now has private waiting rooms that can accommodate families and children, warmer interview rooms and enhanced privacy measures.</p> <p>"Anyone that comes through these doors is having a really terrible day," said Phoenix Police Commander Sara Garza, “so whatever we can do here to make sure that we're doing everything that we can to make it less terrible is our goal."</p> <p>In 2023, Phoenix PD received just under 34,000 calls for service involving domestic violence and investigated just over 800 sexual assault cases. For those victims, having a warm, comfortable and safe environment is crucial.</p> <p>"These victims had a very tiny waiting room, so they had no privacy," Garza said. “So, if you were reporting something and we had another victim waiting for, let's say, a nurse's exam or a detective interview, they might be sitting together, and victims always value privacy, especially during these sensitive investigations."</p> <p>“It's crucial for a victim to come into a space that is comfortable and a safe place," said Debbie Valenzuela, a victim advocate with the City of Phoenix Victim Services. “It's not just a big deal for us as advocates and detectives, but also the nurses. But it's big on the victims knowing that they are here in a nice, comfortable place, will welcome them when working with victims of sexual and domestic violence."</p> <p>The new design will provide a comfortable setting that respects the privacy and needs of victims during their most challenging times.</p> <p>"This is going to make an environment for somebody that's really having a horrible day into something that is a little bit more pleasant, allows the detectives to do their jobs, allows people to report their crimes and feel more comfortable doing so," said President of the Phoenix Police Foundation Tim Thomas.</p> <p>"I hope that all victims that come through the center leave with their dignity and their respect intact," said Garza, “that they have trust in the police and our victim advocates and the whole system, that we will give it the best chance towards justice for them and they leave as a whole person."<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo
Final Four Success: Phoenix Achieves Another Zero Waste Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/3075Public Works (Trash and Recycling)4/15/2024 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3075/Newsroom photo Final Four.jpgFinal Four Success: Phoenix Achieves Another Zero Waste Event<div class="ExternalClass0211F42A9DE049A0A0FCACBF5FB26C08"><html>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">​The final numbers are in and Phoenix once again reached its goal of </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">making Final Four Fan Fest a Zero Waste Event. During the four days of downtown events, 94.2% of all waste collected by the Public Works Department was diverted away from the landfill. A Zero Waste event is defined as one with at least 90% waste diversion.<br></span><br style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Public Works collected, sorted, and weighed a total of 54.48 tons of waste from Fan Fest events. Of that, 51.32 tons was comprised of food waste (and other compostable items) and recyclable materials (such as paper, cardboard, and plastic water bottles). Food waste and compostable items were sent to the 27</span><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span style="" data-fontsize="12">th</span></span><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> Avenue Compost Facility.  Recyclable items were sent to the North Gateway Transfer Station’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where they will be further sorted, baled, and shipped off to remanufacturers.</span></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Only 5.8% of the waste from downtown Final Four events ended up in the landfill.</span></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“Achieving this Zero Waste event was a process that started long before the Final Four came to town,” said Lorizelda Stoeller, Deputy Public Works Director. “There’s so much planning that goes into bin placement, collection schedules, and educating visitors about which items should go in which bin.”</span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">About 60 Public Works employees were working shifts throughout the Final Four events. Even after the National Championship was over, crews continued sorting through waste at the Transfer Station, gathering recyclable items that were placed in garbage bins. Together, those crews walked more than 640,000 steps – more than 320 miles!</span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">During the events, residential collection and bulk trash pick-ups throughout Phoenix</span><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> </span><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">also c</span></span><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">ontinued as regularly scheduled without interruption.</span></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“I am proud that major Zero Waste events are the standard for Phoenix," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. "In 2023, we hosted the greenest Super Bowl Experience on record, so it was only natural for us to follow-up with a Zero Waste Final Four Fan Fest this year. We appreciate visitors' efforts to recycle right and congratulate our Public Works staff on both this amazing accomplishment and continued dedication to putting on sustainable events in Phoenix!"</span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>During downtown events surrounding Super Bowl LVII, Public Works collected 101 tons of material, <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/2666">92.6% of which was diverted from the landfill​</a>.</span><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":-20,"335559737":-20,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW16245691 BCX0"> ​</span></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":-20,"335559737":-20,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="EOP SCXW16245691 BCX0"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></span></div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></span></div></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNews
Phoenix Scores $1.2 Million Transit Oriented Development Light Rail Grant https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3074Public Transit4/12/2024 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3074/Public_Transit_Newsroom_49.jpgPhoenix Scores $1.2 Million Transit Oriented Development Light Rail Grant <div class="ExternalClass8462171C179549C9BFD524A1AFFD2C54"><html> <p>The City of Phoenix received a $1.2 million <a href="https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/grant-programs/fiscal-year-2023-transit-oriented-development-tod-planning-projects" target="_blank">TOD (Transit Oriented Development) grant</a> from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to help with efforts to improve access to public transit and create a transit-oriented walkable, livable and sustainable community.<br></p> <p>These types of grants help organizations, like the City of Phoenix, plan with the community around major transportation projects to improve access to public transit and affordable housing. <br></p> <p>Accessible public transit is critical to the economic health and growth of our City’s communities. After the completion of the <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/south-central-extension-downtown-hub" target="_blank">South Central Downtown Hub</a> light rail extension, scheduled for 2025, the existing light rail line - the Phoenix Light Rail Main Line -  will become a multi-line system with the downtown Phoenix area serving as the center for system transfers. The FTA awards this TOD grant for Phoenix’s Light Rail Main Line that includes the <a href="/pdd/reinvent-phx" target="_blank">Reinvent PHX</a>, <a href="/pdd/tod/19north" target="_blank">19North</a>, downtown Phoenix and the 50th Street station areas.<br></p> <p>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Councilmembers expressed their support for the award: ​<br></p> <p>“Transit oriented development has been an inextricable part of our mission to build a Phoenix that works for everyone. This new grant will help us build a more dynamic city that seamlessly connects residents to work, the grocery store, to school or their doctor’s office—all without having to rely on a car. Together, we will continue working towards a more equitable city that prioritizes mixed-use projects,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. </p> <p>“This grant signifies continued progress for the City of Phoenix and for our residents,” said Phoenix Vice Mayor and Transportation, Infrastructure and Planning Subcommittee Chair Debra Stark. “Having access to a reliable and efficient transportation system helps strengthen our economy and revitalize our communities. This is a win-win not just for public transit accessibility but for all our community.”</p> <p> “We are excited to receive the Transit Oriented Development grant from the FTA,” said Councilwoman Ann O’Brien. “These funds are important to the City’s continued effort to create transit-oriented communities. FTA funds are currently helping build the Metro Transit Oriented District, which is part of the Northwest Extension Phase II project.” </p> <p> “The City of Phoenix has achieved a great milestone in receiving this FTA grant. This will help us reach our goals to support our communities and create access to affordable housing and mixed-use development opportunities,” said Councilwoman Laura Pastor. </p> <p> “With the newly awarded TOD grant, the City of Phoenix can continue its efforts to create strategies around transit oriented development and equitable communities – congratulations to all our teams for securing these funds,” said Councilwoman Kesha Hodge Washington.“ </p> <p>This marks the 5th Transit Oriented Development (TOD) grant awarded to Phoenix under the <a href="https://www.transit.dot.gov/TODPilot" target="_blank">Transit Oriented Development Planning program</a>. <br></p> <p>The TOD funds will be utilized with the following primary goals in mind:<br></p> <p>• Evaluate current and projected growth and development.</p> <p>• Assess affordable housing and development opportunities with emphasis on city-owned, vacant and large development sites.</p> <p>• Make recommendations to streamline permitting for rental housing and other community visions.</p> <p>• Educate and engage community stakeholders on the various transit-oriented development growth opportunities.<br></p> <p>Phoenix is one of 20 cities to receive a portion of the <a href="https://www.transit.dot.gov/TOD" target="_blank">$17.6 million awarded​</a> in 16 states.<br><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNews

 

 

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