Project Overview:

Rio Reimagined PHX is a collaborative effort by the City of Phoenix and various property/business owners and community stakeholders to create a policy document that will help promote a 20-mile Rio Salado (Salt River) corridor as a local and regional destination that attracts positive investment for the benefit of existing/future businesses, residents and tourists. This plan aims to be a key implementation component of the larger Rio Reimagined regional project. It also seeks to address outstanding needs in the area and create opportunities for housing, employment, recreation, art and ecological restoration. The final aim with this project is also to improve health outcomes for existing and future residents.

Planning Process:

A series of policy plans will be developed, one for each segment of the river, following three phases of planning:

  • Existing Conditions Assessments (Where we are today)

  • Vision for the Future (Where do we want to be)

  • Strategies and Implementation (How we get there)​

Objective & Mission:

OBJECTIVE: Transform the 20-mile Rio Salado Corridor (Phoenix segment) as a defining feature that enriches our history, culture, and natural beauty while fostering vibrant, walkable communities along and beyond its banks and builds upon other existing infrastructure investments in the area.

MISSION: Reconnect Phoenix residents to the Rio Salado while enhancing its ecological habitat and improving the quality of development within the surrounding area.

​Rio Reimagined PHX Survey:

We want to hear from you! Click the images below to complete the surveys in English or Spanish. ​

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​Project Updates:

  • 2023-2024:  Existing Conditions Assessments (In Progress)

  • 2023-2024:  Public Outreach (In Progress)​​

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Contact Us:

Enrique Bojórquez Gaxiola
Planner III
Office: 602-262-6949
Email: enrique.bojorquez-gaxiola@phoenix.gov

Liza Oz-Golden, AICP
Planner II
Office: 602-262-4072
Email: liza.golden@phoenix.gov

Chris Monahan
Planner II
Office: 602-534-3475
Email: christian.monahan@phoenix.gov ​

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