Reinvent PHX

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Reinvent PHX is a collaborative partnership between the City of Phoenix, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Arizona State University, St. Luke's Health Initiatives (now Vitalyst Health Foundation) and numerous other organizations committed to developing walkable, opportunity-rich communities connected to light rail. Reinvent PHX created action plans for districts along the light rail system. The plans establish a community-based vision for the future and identify investment strategies to improve the quality of life for all residents. This process establishes a new, transit-oriented model for urban planning and development along the city's light rail system.


  • Quality Development - Create an attractive investment environment for high quality and equitable Transit-Oriented Development.
  • Smart Growth Model - Establish a model process for guiding smart, cost-effective investment along light rail corridors.
  • Civic Engagement - Empower the community, including low-income and limited English-speaking residents, to be actively involved in the decision-making and implementation processes.
  • Return on Investment - Capitalize on the community's investment in light rail by guiding development to benefit residents, lower the cost of living and enhance unique and historic characteristics.​

ReinventPHX Timeline​​

2012 - 2015 Research and community engagement; formation of TOD district steering committees; design workshops for TOD districts; review of plan elements, implementation strategies and action plans by steering committees and Village Planning Committees; development and review of Walkable Urban Code.
2015 City Council adoption of five TOD Policy Plans and Walkable Urban Code (Chapter 13 of the Zoning Ordinance)
2015-2016 Property owner outreach for rezoning to Walkable Urban Code (Z-9-16) in the Eastlake-Garfield TOD District as well as the associated General Plan Amendment (GPA-CC-1-16) and Text Amendment (Z-TA-2-16).
 Public Meetings for Review
May 9, 2016

Central City Village Planning Committee

6 p.m. – Emerson Court, 1817 N. 7th St.

June 2, 2016

Planning Commission

6 p.m. – City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.

June 21, 2016

City Council Neighborhoods, Housing and Development Subcommittee

9 a.m. – Phoenix City Hall Assembly Rooms, 200 W. Washington St.

July 1, 2016

City Council

9 a.m. – City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.

Summer 2016 Commence research and property owner engagement for rezoning to Walkable Urban Code in the Gateway TOD District
Public meeting notices and agendas can be viewed at:
Rezoning, General Plan Amendment and Text Amendment staff reports, currently in the hearing process are available online at our website:

District Policy Plans

TOD District Five Year Action Plans

Project Team

Other Resources

​Additional Reinvent PHX Resources​​
More information about the Walkable Urban Code​

​Download District Five Year Action Plans



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