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Planning and Development Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/1062Planning and Development3/19/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1062/Coronavirus City Update - Newsroom.pngPlanning and Development Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass8738496FD4584747BBAD1AF6779CF8AC"><html> <p></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</a> <br>Use Translate button to read in another language</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>​<p>SERVICE MODEL AND HELPFUL TIPS FOR PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT CUSTOMERS DURING COVID-19.</p><p>PDD continues to serve customers remotely or by appointment in 2021.  Public hearings are held remotely.</p><p>Electronic Submittals - PDD highly encourages the electronic submittal of plans. For more information on Electronic Plan Review (EPR), visit our <a href="/pdd/onlineservices/electronic-plan-review." target="_blank">EPR page</a> for more information and for tips on submitting your plans. </p><p>Other Online Services -Other online services like requesting inspections and paying for permits are available on the <a href="/pdd/project-tools." target="_blank">Online Project Tools page</a>. </p><p>Remote Development Center Counters - Use the list of phone numbers and e-mail addresses on our <a href="/pdd/contact-us" target="_blank">Contact Us page</a> to reach the appropriate counters/sections. Staff are covering phone lines and email accounts and are working to respond to inquiries within 24 hours.</p><p>Appointments – We are confident that we can deliver most services remotely.   Appointments can be requested for items that cannot be handled by phone, email or electronic submittal. To schedule an appointment, call 602-262-7811 or email <a href="mailto:mpdd@phoenix.gov." target="_blank">pdd@phoenix.gov.</a></p><p>Inspections - Inspectors will continue their field inspections and will follow protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control including social distancing and wearing masks.</p><p>Public Hearings – Public hearings are held remotely.  Learn more about the COVID-19 Public meetings/hearings remote process by visiting the <a href="/pdd/Covid19-Public-Meeting-Process" target="_blank">Public Meeting Process page</a>. Customers are encouraged to call the staff listed on the public meeting agenda to confirm details.  </p><p>Thanks for your support and understanding of our business model designed to protect the public and employees from exposure to COVID-19.  </p><p>During the pandemic, scammers have seized opportunities to prey on consumers. If you have questions about PDD payment options, call Payments and Submittals at 602-534-5934 or email <a href="mailto:payments.submittals%20@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">payments.submittals @phoenix.gov</a>. To request wire transfer instructions or with any questions about wires that have been sent, contact Financial Services at <a href="mailto:pdd.financial.services@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">pdd.financial.services@phoenix.gov.</a>​<br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p><br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</a></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddNewsplanning-and-developmentPDD
​Historic Preservation Rehabilitation Grants are Back and Better than Everhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2056Planning and Development9/9/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2056/hp story.jpg​Historic Preservation Rehabilitation Grants are Back and Better than Ever<div class="ExternalClass5E63BEA1F9824598AA0808FD7046A880"><html> <p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​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.</span></p> <p>Voters approved more than $42 million in funds from 1989 through 2006 for Historic Preservation. Those funds were used to enhance, protect and preserve historic properties in Phoenix. Those funds were depleted, and grant rounds have not been available for the past five years until now. In June 2021, City Council approved $200,000 of funds for the Exterior Rehabilitation Grant Program.</p> <p>The grant encourages residents to maintain, repair and reinvestment in historic neighborhoods and properties listed on the Phoenix Historic Property Register. The program reimburses homeowners for up to 50% of eligible expenses. The maximum funding amount to be awarded is $20,000 per property.</p> <p>The program offers more this time around with time saving features.</p> <ul style="" class="" dir=""><li>Applications are now submitted electronically…. No more making a dozen copies and submitting them in person.</li><li>Only one bid is required for each work item.</li><li>​Instead of a $10,000 limit as in the past, you can ask for up to $20,000.  </li></ul> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Applications for this round of funds are due by October 18, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. If you are interested please see the </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" target="_blank" href="/pddsite/Documents/HP/Historic%20Rehab%20Grant%20Program%20Guide.pdf">Program Guide</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> and the </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" target="_blank" href="/pddsite/Documents/HP/2021%20Exterior%20Rehabilitation%20Grant%20Application.pdf">Grant Application</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">, or visit phoenix.gov/pdd for more information.​</span></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddNewsplanning-and-developmentPDD
19th Century Homes Thrive in Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2010Planning and Development8/5/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmlpKzPiZ9419th Century Homes Thrive in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass1D97FAFEA7EE405AB025148AA9B34A13"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);">The </span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);"><a style="cursor:pointer;outline:none;list-style:none;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;padding:0px;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;text-align:inherit;display:inline;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:inherit;" tabindex="0" role="link" href="https://www.facebook.com/CityofPhoenixAZ/?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZVC5gDfS6c1APwMWW9FO3A3pog5SMmVy0WplUyNsWzwcDr_LSnIlbyeRR-A4-L7FZ0v7sNyQ3pXgvQJWOqpAjLq0nfh3nZ0uxiOSrZRhsMFqT5PbiLNptXGZCrPGofrKTxihgH3e7sZReL697I16f0JxQ1Gp8-QC7oNm33dyvrbmtSWyJWUtPnu02iIZg4Vm9w&__tn__=kK-R" class="oajrlxb2 g5ia77u1 qu0x051f esr5mh6w e9989ue4 r7d6kgcz rq0escxv nhd2j8a9 nc684nl6 p7hjln8o kvgmc6g5 cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x jb3vyjys rz4wbd8a qt6c0cv9 a8nywdso i1ao9s8h esuyzwwr f1sip0of lzcic4wl q66pz984 gpro0wi8 b1v8xokw" target="_blank"><span style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);" class="nc684nl6">City of Phoenix, AZ USA</span></a></span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);"> of Phoenix, AZ USA is fortunate to have many properties from the 19th Century that have been preserved and in great condition. Check out a few of them with </span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);"><a style="cursor:pointer;outline:none;list-style:none;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;padding:0px;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;text-align:inherit;display:inline;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:inherit;" tabindex="0" role="link" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixplananddev/?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZVC5gDfS6c1APwMWW9FO3A3pog5SMmVy0WplUyNsWzwcDr_LSnIlbyeRR-A4-L7FZ0v7sNyQ3pXgvQJWOqpAjLq0nfh3nZ0uxiOSrZRhsMFqT5PbiLNptXGZCrPGofrKTxihgH3e7sZReL697I16f0JxQ1Gp8-QC7oNm33dyvrbmtSWyJWUtPnu02iIZg4Vm9w&__tn__=kK-R" class="oajrlxb2 g5ia77u1 qu0x051f esr5mh6w e9989ue4 r7d6kgcz rq0escxv nhd2j8a9 nc684nl6 p7hjln8o kvgmc6g5 cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x jb3vyjys rz4wbd8a qt6c0cv9 a8nywdso i1ao9s8h esuyzwwr f1sip0of lzcic4wl q66pz984 gpro0wi8 b1v8xokw" target="_blank"><span style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);" class="nc684nl6">Phoenix Planning & Development Department</span></a>'s </span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);">Historic Preservation officer </span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);"><a style="cursor:pointer;outline:none;list-style:none;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;padding:0px;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;text-align:inherit;display:inline;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:inherit;" tabindex="0" role="link" href="https://www.facebook.com/michelle.dodds.94?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZVC5gDfS6c1APwMWW9FO3A3pog5SMmVy0WplUyNsWzwcDr_LSnIlbyeRR-A4-L7FZ0v7sNyQ3pXgvQJWOqpAjLq0nfh3nZ0uxiOSrZRhsMFqT5PbiLNptXGZCrPGofrKTxihgH3e7sZReL697I16f0JxQ1Gp8-QC7oNm33dyvrbmtSWyJWUtPnu02iIZg4Vm9w&__tn__=-%5dK-R" class="oajrlxb2 g5ia77u1 qu0x051f esr5mh6w e9989ue4 r7d6kgcz rq0escxv nhd2j8a9 nc684nl6 p7hjln8o kvgmc6g5 cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x jb3vyjys rz4wbd8a qt6c0cv9 a8nywdso i1ao9s8h esuyzwwr f1sip0of lzcic4wl q66pz984 gpro0wi8 b1v8xokw" target="_blank"><span style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);" class="nc684nl6">Michelle Dodds</span></a></span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);"> who takes a look at the properties and their past.</span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideoplanning-and-developmentPDD
City Engineer say Building Collapse, like in Miami FL, Unlikely, and Rare.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/1971Planning and Development6/28/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1971/IMG_0475.jpgCity Engineer say Building Collapse, like in Miami FL, Unlikely, and Rare.<div class="ExternalClass4530227F66FC4559820D5A5F420304E0"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The deadly collapse of a high rise in Miami, Florida is capturing worldwide attention. A Phoenix structural engineer explains the chances of this happening here are unlikely.</span></p> <p>“It is very rare for a building to collapse in the United States," said John-Jozef Proczka, a structural plan<span style="text-decoration:line-through;"> </span>s examiner with the city of Phoenix Planning and Development Department. “Building codes are updated frequently in Phoenix.  We look at tragedies and failures around the world to determine if there should be additional code changes, so we have the largest chance possible of preventing a tragedy."</p> <p>There are no uniform building codes nationwide. Individual jurisdictions adopt their own codes. All the major cities tend to adopt similar codes. Building codes in Phoenix are updated every 6 years, the most recent round was adopted in 2018. </p> <p>Proczka didn't want to speculate on the exact cause of the collapse in Miami, but his professional eye is drawn towards a potential failure in the foundation, columns in the lower stories<span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span>or soil towards the center of the building.</p> <p>“Really to know why a building collapses is to understand why they aren't all collapsing, why they stand up in the first place," said Proczka. “There are a lot of components to a building. In a multi-story building foundations and columns have a lot of load at the bottom they are supporting. Any one of those components could conceivably fail and that is the point of having engineers design the buildings."</p> <p>Proczka says he and his team do find flaws at times in building plans that are submitted by design professionals. </p> <p>“I'm impressed by the level of expertise of our staff," he said.  “We have licensed engineers and very experienced inspectors. We are doing a really good job in enforcing codes."</p> <p>Factors that could impact the stability of the building include deterioration caused by weather conditions, shifts in the soil or any alterations to the building unintentional or intentional, like a remodeling project that was not properly permitted. ​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddNewsplanning-and-developmentPDD
"Holding Back the Waters"- Flood Preventionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/1947Planning and Development6/11/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/uOghq3mkhNk"Holding Back the Waters"- Flood Prevention<div class="ExternalClass3ACB6A6B45584D3FB2B6B81178E01F54"><html> <p>With the Monsoon Season around the corner, learn how the city codes and planning protect new and existing subdivisions from flooding.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideoplanning-and-developmentPDD
Avery House Restoration: History of Sun and Citrus in Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/1937Planning and Development6/7/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/O2VFVZh6EaM Avery House Restoration: History of Sun and Citrus in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass7625617B786E44299E9F25C604C83C53"><html> <p>​<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;">The Avery House was recently added to the Phoenix Register of Historic Places and is on the National Register. Take a look at a part of Phoenix's history through the restoration of this home. </span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideoplanning-and-developmentPDD
Foster Familes Get Pool Fences Thanks to Building Safety Monthhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/1920Planning and Development5/20/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa4AzPc4AB8Foster Familes Get Pool Fences Thanks to Building Safety Month<div class="ExternalClassBD62EB7E86274CD6817C8BBD166F9AC4"><html> <p>​Four foster families are receiving free pool fences during May 2021's Building Safety Month. Check out one woman's story and remember to always watch children around water.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideoplanning-and-developmentPDD
Employees Discover New Careers Because of Covid-19https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/1786Planning and Development3/3/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/sNnDiX8xuvgEmployees Discover New Careers Because of Covid-19<div class="ExternalClass282E7576FD30457693A2099B9BD6A325"><html> <p>​Learn how part-time city employees found new careers with Planning and Development during the pandemic! Phoenix hires and retains great employees.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideoplanning-and-developmentPDD

 

 

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