Eastlake/Garfield Neighborhood (Choice Neighborhoods)

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Mobility Study Goal

The goal of the T2050 Mobility Studies is to improve safety, connectivity, and accessibility for all people -- regardless of their age or ability level -- who walk, ride a bicycle, or use transit to get to their important destinations. 

​Mobility Area Description

Much of the Eastlake/Garfield Neighborhood Mobility Area is becoming an important gateway to downtown Phoenix. It is home to a thriving art and dining culture, and historically has been represented by the African-American community. There are several large public housing projects and rehabilitation facilities in the Area: Luke Krohn, Sidney P. Osborn, Hope House, and Washington Manor. St. Luke’s Medical Center occupies a significant portion of the east side of the Area.

Several years ago, the City conducted a large-scale community visioning and planning process called Reinvent Phoenix and one of the primary focus areas included Area neighborhoods. Two pedestrian-bicycle bridges span the Loop 202 at 10th Street and 18th Street, providing important connections to McDowell Road and Uptown Phoenix. There are six parks: Edison, Hochani, Sohu, Kana, Eastlake, and Verde. Six schools serve the Area: Edison, Garfield, E-Academie, Booker T. Washington Child Development Center, Augustus Shaw, and Faith North. The City of Phoenix Housing Department received a $1-2 million U.S. HUD 'Choice Neighborhoods' grant to revitalize the neighborhoods.

​Mobility Area Location Map

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​Key Destinations

  • El Rancho Market                       Food City

  • Edison Park                                 Eastlake Park

  • Garfield Elementary                   Edison Elementary

  • Augustus Shaw Elementary      Edison Park

  • Hochani Park                               Sohu Park

  • Kana Park                                     Eastlake Park

  • Verde Park                                   Booker T. Washington Child Dev. Center


Update / Next Steps

A list of proposed recommendations to improve pedestrian and bicycle mobility in the Eastlake\Garfield Neighborhood were identified by the study team based on an analysis of the study area and public input. This list is included in the Proposed Conditions Report available below in the Study Documents section. 

​Public Input

Thank you for your interest in making our city streets safer and more livable. Opportunities for public involvement will be posted on this webpage as they become available.


​Project Manager Contact Information

Brian Fellows
Principal Planner
(602) 534-2163

Updated April 2023