City of Phoenix Launches Online Appointments for Development Projects https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2584Planning and Development12/5/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2584/qmatic picture 2.jpgCity of Phoenix Launches Online Appointments for Development Projects <div class="ExternalClass836646B84AB2464FA3BF8A1B1C19F866"><html> <p>​​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​The City of Phoenix's Planning and Development Department launched an <a target="_blank" href="https://qmaticappointments.phoenix.gov/qmaticwebbooking/#/">online appointment scheduling portal​</a> to help better serve customers' needs. Customers can schedule appointments at specific counters as needed, saving time, and avoiding wait times.</span><br></p> <p>To find what counters are available and what services are offered at each counter, go to the Phoenix <a href="/pddsite/Pages/Planning-and-Development-Online-Appointment-Scheduling.aspx" target="_blank">Planning and Development Online Appointment Scheduling Page</a>. Depending on your project, you may be required to visit other counters for pre-requisite approvals before submitting for your review and project approval.<br></p> <p>The system creates an enhanced customer service experience by:</p> <ul style="" class="" dir=""><li>Making it easier for Development Center customers to schedule an in-person appointment that works for their schedule,</li><li>Increasing the number of appointments available each day to meet with Development Center staff,</li><li>Allowing Development Center customers to schedule an appointment from their desktop or cell phone,</li><li>Helping Development Center customers get questions answered about their projects in-person when it is convenient for them, and by</li><li>​Providing counter-specific and timely assistance to Development Center customers.</li></ul> <p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">You can update and cancel your meeting using the link you will be sent in an appointment confirmation letter. Appointments are available up to two weeks from the current date and you can schedule up to three at a time. ​</span></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddNewsplanning-and-developmentPDD
Historic Preservation Rehabilitation Grant Funds Now Available https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2461Planning and Development8/26/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2461/grant 5.jpgHistoric Preservation Rehabilitation Grant Funds Now Available <div class="ExternalClass35203A1E453340B483A2905FA76ED57B"><html> <p>​The city of Phoenix Planning and Development Department's Historic Preservation Office is pleased to announce the return of grant money availability that could help you with your historic home rehabilitation costs.</p> <p>Voters approved more than $42 million in bond funds from 1989 through 2006 for Historic Preservation. These funds were used to enhance, preserve and protect dozens of city-owned historic properties in Phoenix and were used to establish multiple grant programs for private property owners, including the Exterior Rehabilitation Grant Program. </p> <p>The last of the 2006 Exterior Rehabilitation bond funds were allocated in 2015, and no grant rounds occurred from 2016 through 2020.  However, in 2021, the City Council set aside $200,000 from the General Fund to re-establish the Exterior Rehabilitation Grant Program.  These funds were awarded to 12 grant applicants last fiscal year, and now the City Council has approved another $200,000 for Exterior Rehabilitation grants for the 2022-23 fiscal year.  Applications for the new fiscal year are now being accepted. </p> <p>As was the case in 2021, this year's program offers more funding and flexibility than in previous years:</p> <p>• Applications are now submitted electronically.  No more making multiple hard copies and submitting applications in person.<br></p> <p>• Only one cost estimate is required for each work item instead of two.</p> <p>• Instead of a $10,000 limit as in the past, you can now request up to $20,000 in funding.</p> <p>Applications for this round of funding are due by Friday, November 18, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. </p> <p>In addition, a virtual grant workshop will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.  A WebEx meeting link will be provided on the city of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office website approximately 48 hours before the workshop begins.  The workshop will also be recorded so it can be viewed afterward, with a link provided on the HP website. </p> <p>For more information, please visit the city's website at <a target="_blank" href="/pdd/historic-preservation/exterior-rehab-assistance">https://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/historic-preservation/exterior-rehab-assistance </a>or e-mail staff at <a target="_blank" href="mailto:historic@phoenix.gov">historic@phoenix.gov​</a>.​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddNewsplanning-and-developmentPDD
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/pddVideoplanning-and-developmentPDD
City of Phoenix Streamlines Permitting and Planning and Development Processeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2369Planning and Development6/3/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2369/Newsroom_ShapePHX_Starring.jpgCity of Phoenix Streamlines Permitting and Planning and Development Processes<div class="ExternalClassD9AFCEE89AB64E94989D1D5A366E354B"><html> <p></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p>The City of Phoenix Planning & Development Department (PDD) launched an innovative, easy-to-use system to better serve customers with projects that require a building permit.</p> <p><a href="https://shapephx.phoenix.gov/s/" target="_blank">SHAPE PHX</a> is the new Land Management Information System that replaces the Department's primary business applications including the Electronic Plan Review (EPR) system and PDD Online. </p> <p>“Phoenix is a thriving, innovative city," said Deputy City Manager Alan Stephenson. “SHAPE PHX is a 21st century plan review and permitting tool that matches the needs of our customers and allows the Department to incorporate best-in-class technology to serve our customers and residents as we work to continue to build a great city."</p> <p>The first release of SHAPE PHX  launched Monday, June 6, 2022, introducing Single-Family Residential permit categories to the SHAPE PHX system, including: </p> <ul> <li>Submit applications. </li> <li>Check plan review status. </li> <li>Communicate with staff. </li> <li>Request meetings with staff. </li> <li>Upload documents. </li> <li>Request inspections. </li> <li>Pay fees online.</li> <li>And more! </li> </ul> <p>The new SHAPE PHX Customer Portal will be available 24/7 with residential subdivisions, commercial permit categories, hearings and planning projects in future releases.</p> <p>In 2016, PDD staff began working on a new system to replace the aging permitting system known as KIVA. SHAPE PHX puts the Department and the city in a better position to facilitate growth and support residents with their planning and development needs. SHAPE PHX allows internal and external users to communicate more seamlessly and efficiently regarding all planning, plan review, permitting and inspections related matters as it brings all PDD's business processes into one integrated system. </p> <p>All users submitting for plan review, permitting, licensing or other items in release one will need to create a new user account to use the <a href="https://shapephx.phoenix.gov/s/" target="_blank">SHAPE PHX system</a>. Users that have projects in release one and future releases will work out of PDD Online, ProjectDox and SHAPE PHX portals. The portal to create an account will be available on the launch day. For additional information visit the <a href="/pdd/SHAPE-PHX" target="_blank">SHAPE PHX webpage.</a></p> <p>Customers can also email the SHAPE PHX Operational Change Management team at <a href="mailto:shapephx@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">shapephx@phoenix.gov</a>. ​<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p>​</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddNewsplanning-and-developmentPDD
South Central Community Plan Creates New Vision for Futurehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2364Planning and Development6/1/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/2r8olcnCwk0South Central Community Plan Creates New Vision for Future<div class="ExternalClass739AD5574B014AA68C7647395CCE428D"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">​</span>The South Central Community Plan, recently passed by​ Council, paves the future for the community. Learn more about how the plan helps provide equity and opportunities for residents who've lived there for generations.​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideoplanning-and-developmentPDD
Then and Now. Historic Preservation in Phoenix Over a Dynamic Careerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2260Planning and Development3/7/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ38iFclziUThen and Now. Historic Preservation in Phoenix Over a Dynamic Career<div class="ExternalClassA00C829030D44D29A5B01F736D87D41D"><html> <p>​Learn about the impact of historic preservation in the city through the eyes of recently retired Historic Preservation Officer Michelle Dodds.​</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideoplanning-and-developmentPDD
Council Expands Code to Increase Pedestrian-Oriented Development Near Transithttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2233Planning and Development2/7/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2233/bikes.jpgCouncil Expands Code to Increase Pedestrian-Oriented Development Near Transit<div class="ExternalClass9C9FB2A73D174352A680A232C8400B1C"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFB4852607994409D810DE38C721C2834"> <p> The Phoenix City Council voted to expand the area of applicability for a current zoning code that encourages pedestrian-oriented development particularly around the use of high-capacity public transit. In 2015, the council adopted the Walkable Urban Code (WU Code), which provides a new option for development in proximity to light rail stations to encourage more people arriving by walking, biking, and using transit.  It also encourages a stronger mix of land uses, supportive of small and large businesses, more housing options, more community amenities, and enhanced tree and shade standards all within walking distance to the light rail stations.</p> <p>The WU Code originally applied to five Transit-Oriented Districts as shown in Map 1. This expansion adds six new planning areas defined geographically as transit-oriented communities in city adopted policy plans, the Federal Transit Administration's Transit Oriented Development (TOD) planning grant program or by their location in relation to light rail stations. These areas, represented in Map 2, are located on current and future transit corridors including 19North, South Central, Capitol and I-10 West Extensions, the area surrounding the 50th Street Station and the Northwest Extension Phase II areas.</p> <p>The Walkable Urban Code is a form-based code that allows for increased flexibility for all development types. This will create a great opportunity for more flexible infill development and adaptive reuse. Expanding the Walkable Urban Code throughout the City of Phoenix will enhance development flexibility for all Phoenix businesses and property owners.</p> <p>“This can be a great leap forward in terms of our planning policy as residents have asked the City to consider affordability, accessibility, and environmental healing and sustainability when it comes to new development," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “It allows us to really look at how streets work and use community-oriented tools to consider the character of a neighborhood."</p> <p>A form-based code of this nature considers the character of the neighborhood by incorporating the visual and functional performance of the streetscape from a human scale, addressing how elements contribute to it and how they detract from it. This is different from the normal zoning code that primarily uses density when considering land use.</p> <p>This is an ambitious rethinking of how the city builds residential housing and commercial businesses and has the potential to move us away from exclusionary practices to create sociable neighborhoods and provide diverse housing types.</p> <p>A potential benefit is it could result in more "missing-middle housing," a range of house-scale buildings with multiple units—compatible in scale and form with detached single-family homes—located in walkable neighborhoods. These could be side-by-side duplexes, stacked fourplexes, courtyard apartment or condo buildings, townhouses and more.</p> <p>The Walkable Urban Code provides a variety of options, known as “transects" to achieve more housing units in a walkable format consistent with community desires for growth and change.  WU Code also  provides additional incentives to locate more affordable housing options in these areas. Developers who opt into use of the WU Code are required to include pedestrian-friendly amenities in their design, such as enhanced building frontage treatments, increased trees and shade and contribute to a well-connected public-private open space network; all contributing to greater walkability. The WU Code is meant to encourage residents and visitors to walk, bike, and use public transit for their daily needs now and in the future.</p> <p>Council voted 7 to 2 in favor of the expansion. Phoenix Planning and Development staff held over 42 meetings over the past few years inclusive of  the city's 15 Village Planning Committees.</p> <p>The Walkable Urban Code has been an important tool in facilitating the revitalization of several catalyst projects in the city's TOD areas, such as the redevelopment of Park Central Mall, redevelopment of Choice Neighborhoods Affordable Housing Project, and a contributing factor in a variety of infrastructure improvements such as the Grand Canal Canalscape Improvement projects.</p> <h2>Map 1<br></h2> <p> <a href="https://phoenix.gov/pddsite/MediaAssets/map%201.png" target="_blank"><img src="/pddsite/MediaAssets/map%201.png" alt="Map 1" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></p> <h2>Map 2<br></h2> <p>​​<a href="https://phoenix.gov/pddsite/MediaAssets/All_TOD_Areas_Sept2021Update.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="/pddsite/MediaAssets/All_TOD_Areas_Sept2021Update.jpg" alt="Map 2" style="margin:5px;width:450px;height:348px;" /></a>​</p> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddNewsplanning-and-developmentPDD
Canalscape: A Transit-Oriented Development Successhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2186Planning and Development12/21/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/CjqVjaS-CksCanalscape: A Transit-Oriented Development Success<div class="ExternalClassE633634A51674CA2B519AC72AF0AD682"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="color:rgb(5, 5, 5);font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">Transit-Oriented Development has revived several areas of Phoenix by following the vision of the residents. Check out Canalscape as one great example.</span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideoplanning-and-developmentPDD



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