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

 

 

Water Forum to Discuss Colorado River Shortage Challengeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2579Water Services11/28/2022 8:03:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2579/NRWSD_CO_River_BOR_749w.jpgWater Forum to Discuss Colorado River Shortage Challenges<div class="ExternalClassAF9599FFABF74420AE2BB3128CB03788"><html> <div>The City of Phoenix is gathering a group of water experts to discuss how the southwest can thrive in a future with significantly less Colorado River water.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The forum participants are some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry. They will use their expertise to answer difficult questions about how these water challenges will impact cities and share complex strategies for conservation and sustainable growth.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The moderator will be Cynthia Campbell, Phoenix’s Water Resources Management Advisor.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>What: </strong>Water Forum | Colorado River Shortage </div> <div> <strong>When:</strong> Monday, Dec. 5 | 10 a.m. to Noon</div> <div> <strong>Where:</strong> Burton Barr Central Library | Pulliam Auditorium | 1221 N. Central Ave.</div> <div> <strong>Who </strong>(invited): </div> <div> <ul> <li>J.C. Davis, Enterprise Conservation Division, Southern Nevada Water Authority</li> <li>Grady Gammage Jr., Senior Research Fellow, Kyl Center for Water Policy at Morrison Institute</li> <li>Terry Goddard, President, Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD)</li> <li>Sarah Porter, Director, Kyl Center for Water Policy</li> <li>Warren Tenney, Executive Director, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association</li> <li>Carol Ward, Deputy Assistant Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources</li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>​Why:</strong> The Colorado River shortage presents new challenges for the City of Phoenix. But the Phoenix Water leadership team is committed to finding solutions to ensure they can deliver reliable, high-quality water to future generations.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Media Contact:</div> <div>Michael Gertzman</div> <div>Senior Public Information Officer </div> <div>Phoenix Water Services Dept.</div> <div>Mobile: 602-245-4143</div> <div>Office: 602-534-1209</div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <a href="mailto:michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"> <strong>michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov</strong> </a>​<br></span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </div> <div>Athena Sanchez<br></div> <div>Public Information Officer</div> <div>Phoenix Water Services Dept.<br></div> <div>Mobile: 602-621-0507</div> <div>Office: 602-261-8681</div> <div> <a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"> <strong>athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</strong> </a> <br> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNews
Need to Know: APS Electric Light Paradehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2125Parks and Recreation11/28/2022 4:05:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2125/Newsroom_ELP _2021.pngNeed to Know: APS Electric Light Parade<div class="ExternalClass4CDD4D3FCAD04E36B19CCE7B2C63790C"><html> <p>​​The lights and sounds of the APS Electric Light Parade are returning this holiday season! APS and the city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to join us for a night of community and celebration. Entrants will interpret the theme of “Light Up the Night," and are sure to light up the streets of central Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 3, with their visually stunning displays!<br></p> <p> The <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1i-DBP7605LHx4_Z5j42aO7q38jdTqLUT&ll=33.50742408820838%2c-112.07002815000001&z=14" target="_blank">2.3 mi. parade route​</a> starts at Central Ave. and Montebello Ave., travels south to Central Ave. and Camelback Rd., heads east along Camelback Rd. to 7th St., and continues south along 7th St. to its conclusion at Indian School Rd. The first parade entries will begin at 7 p.m. and take approximately 60 minutes to reach the end. It is strongly recommended that attendees arrive several hours in advance of the start of the parade. </p> <p><strong>​Helpful tips for those planning to attend this year's parade:</strong><br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Consider taking <a target="_blank" href="http://www.valleymetro.org/">Valley Metro Light Rail</a> to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs near the Light Rail stop at Central Ave., just south of Camelback Rd.</p> </li> <li> <p>The parade is a rain or shine event. Check the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/weather">weather forecast</a> and dress accordingly.</p> </li> <li> <p>Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating.</p> </li> <li> <p>Crowds for this event have grown large in recent years and viewing spots along the parade route are first-come, first-served. Spectators often start arriving hours prior to parade time to reserve a spot.</p> </li> <li> <p>Parking is available on city streets around the parade route and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Private lots near the parade area often offer parking for a fee.</p> </li> <li> <p>Spectators should try to minimize and gather any trash and litter generated during the parade to ease post-event cleanup.</p> </li> <li> <p>Coolers are permitted, but alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.</p> </li> <li> <p>Road closures and restrictions affect all parade areas hours before the event; come early and expect delays.</p> </li> <li> <p>Check out the parade route at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">Phoenix Parks and Recreation - APS Electric Light Parade</a>.</p> </li> </ul> <p> <strong>Parade Broadcast Schedule:</strong><br></p> <ul> <li> <p>ABC15 will broadcast the parade Sunday, December 11th <br></p> </li> <li> <p>PHXTV will air the parade throughout the month of December.</p> </li> <li> <p>The parade will be available for view on the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">APS Electric Light Parade website</a>.</p></li></ul><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security11/28/2022 3:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass9804CB0DBB4A4DB4B7AD1E843E703632"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">General Inform​​ation</h2><h3>Face Mask Requirements After CDC Eases Guidelines</h3><p>In Feb. 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new set of measures that will allow people who are healthy and living in counties where the coronavirus poses a low or medium community risk level, to stop wearing a face mask in public settings.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/city-manager/2253"> As of Aug. 31, 2022, Maricopa County is at a low risk level, so effective immediately, a face mask will not be required for most City employees</a>.<br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><p></p><h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3><p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a><br> </p><h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3><p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a><br> </p><h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3><p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​​​<br> </p> ​ <h2>​COVID-19 T​​esting<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash" target="_blank">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. A limited number of free at-home COVID-19 test kits and masks will be available at mobile testing events on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: The FDA has extended the shelf-life of iHealth COVID-19 antigen rapid tests. <a href="https://ihealthlabs.com/pages/news" target="_blank">Learn more and check the expiration date of your test.</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br><strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #1: </strong><a href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">Equality Health​</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #2: </strong><a href="https://www.onecommunityaz.com/" target="_blank">Family Tree Health Care​</a><br> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are also available at all <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations" target="_blank">17 Phoenix Library Locations​</a>. The tests will be available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis.<br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><p><strong>Family Tree Event.</strong> Zion Institute<br> 1522 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Friday, Dec. 2, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paseo Highlands Park<br> 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85027<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, Dec. 5, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Roadrunner Park<br> 3502 E Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Family Tree Event.</strong> Zion Institute<br> 1522 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Roadrunner Park<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 3502 E Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Family Tree Event.</strong> Zion Institute<br> 1522 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, Dec. 19, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85339<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><p><strong>Family Tree Event.</strong> Zion Institute<br> 1522 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Solano Par<br> 5625 N. 17th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><p><strong>Family Tree Event.</strong> Zion Institute<br> 1522 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a><br></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews

 

 

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