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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
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
Take a Step Back in Time: Dougherty-Peterson House Restorationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/1743Planning and Development2/4/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/PkzW0Jimto4Take a Step Back in Time: Dougherty-Peterson House Restoration<div class="ExternalClassAD85D8EA2D884DBB82654E7B01898C14"><html> <p>​Built in 1899, the Dougherty-Peterson House at 22nd Avenue and Washington is getting new life! The home is being restored both inside and out thanks to the detailed work and dedication of its owner Jody Spencer​.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideoplanning-and-developmentPDD
Planning and Development Staff Fast-Track Development Fighting COVID-19https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/1728Planning and Development1/28/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1728/langham storage.jpgPlanning and Development Staff Fast-Track Development Fighting COVID-19<div class="ExternalClass35EDF6302E9F4B9F8424714A95CDFE42"><html> <p>The state of Arizona continues to receive hundreds of thousands of COVID vaccines, and as more are on the way the need for the proper storage is essential.</p><p> The city of Phoenix Planning and Developme<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>nt Department has been vital to getting the storage facilities up and running  with very specific requirements. The Pfizer vaccine requires cold storage at minus 94 degrees F, far lower than the typical freezers in use at medical centers for other vaccines. Planning and Development staff expedited the reviews and inspections for both Mayo Clinic Hospital and Langham Logistics. Mayo had to make some significant electrical upgrades to add 10 new freezers to its vaccine storage system. The plan review process, which is normally performed in-house, was accommodated in the field. The city's Planning and Development staff helped contractors work through issues and get the approval of plans immediately to get the freezers up and running and ready for shipments. </p> <p>Langham Logistics, located at 7200 W. Roosevelt, is a 64,870 square foot warehouse being converted for cold storage use. The large-scale project requires a fast turnaround for plans and for inspections and staff was able to get the facility running under a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy while other items are being finalized.</p> <p>“It is not just the vaccine, it is everything related to the pandemic," said Phoenix Building Official Stephen Dudley. “The urgency and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic have required the city of Phoenix Planning and Development Department staff to respond quickly to projects at every phase of the pandemic, including setting up testing sites, building research labs, upgrades to hospital facilities and construction of vaccine cold storage facilities. Our staff has taken great pride in their work on these projects and the contributions they are making to fight this pandemic, knowing the work they do is aimed at saving lives."  </p> <p>Over the past several months, staff has also been working to expedite a COVID-19 research lab at 5020 N. Black Canyon and an N95 mask manufacturing facility at 2145 S. 7th Street.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddNewsplanning-and-developmentPDD

 

 

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