South Downtown 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.

 

Update / Next Steps

A list of proposed recommendations to improve pedestrian and bicycle mobility in the Durango Curve Neighborhoods were identified by the study team based on an analysis of the study area and pu​blic input. This list is included in the Proposed Conditions Report available below in the Study Documents section. Following the Proposed Conditions Report an executive summary will be made available on this webpage to show the key takeaways from the Current Conditions Reports, Proposed Conditions Report, and public involvement activities.

 

​Mobility Area Description

The South Downtown Neighborhoods Mobility Area is immediately south of growing downtown Phoenix, and is adjacent to the old warehouse district, which is being redeveloped, including multi-story housing. Central Avenue, Phoenix’s primary downtown north-south spine for offices and businesses, bisects the Area, with much commercial, light industrial, and trucking businesses remaining. The first downtown grocery store in 50 years will open in 2019 at 1st Street & Jefferson Street, and likely will become another important destination. The South Central Phoenix extension to the Valley Metro Light Rail system will provide connections between downtown and South Phoenix via Central Avenue, and likely will be a catalyst for significant growth along this corridor. Lowell Elementary School and Academia del Pueblo Elementary School are located here. There are three small parks and one community swimming pool in the Area, and an additional park immediately to the west. Phoenix Memorial Hospital and Abrazo Health Care are important destinations.


​Mobility Area Location Map

Location map showing area for mobility study 


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​Key Destinations

 

Phoenix Memorial Hospital                  Memorial Towers Senior Senior Center

Lowell Elementary School                    Academia del Pueblo

Harmon Library                                      Harmon Park

NAACP                                                    Progress Plaza Shopping Center                                  

Matthew Henson Village and Senior Living

Marcos De Niza Housing 1, 2, and 3

​Residents Are Telling Us . . .

We interviewed residents, business owners, and other community leaders in the Mobility Area to get their likes, dislikes, and opinions about mobility and accessibility. Here are some of the key takeaways:
  • The only stores within walking distance are Circle K (Central Ave. & Buckeye Rd, 7th St. & Buckeye Rd.)

  • Want better connectivity/access to downtown

  • Buckeye Road lacks curb and gutter in some locations

  • A HAWK crossing is being installed at 3rd Avenue

  • Many streets lack sidewalks, which means people are forced to walk in the street

  • Many students walk to the area's three schools

  • There are opportunities to connect with the Salt River Trail system

  • More trees, please

  • It will be important to to provide safe walking and biking access to the South Central Light Rail extension

         

​Project Schedule/Status


 

Study Schedule

Timeline of the study schedule

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

Mobility Planner

T2050Mobility@phoenix.gov

(602) 534-2163