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​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-developmentPicture of housePDDAngie Holdsworth602-329-5065​602-495-5622angie.holdsworth@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/65/Angie_Holdsworth.jpgPHXPlanandDev

 

 

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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