Van Buren Street presents ideal conditions to demonstrate the benefits of socially equitable, livable neighborhoods fully connected by multiple modes of transportation.
The transportation efforts thus far have included a feasibility study and preliminary design plans for the area between seventh and 24th streets.
This project is aimed at improving safety and developing a stronger pedestrian and bicycle environment along Van Buren Street that is accessible to future and existing development and all modes of transportation. The improvements will add bicycle infrastructure (per Phoenix's Bicycle Master Plan) and help create a stronger pedestrian and business-friendly environment (Complete Streets Initiative).
City Staff will be contacting the community in a future effort to establish communication in a new project to identify ways to imrove and beautify this stretch of Van Buren Street. We expect to begin that process in Spring 2021.
John A. Dickson - Project Design Manager
Public Input ARCHIVE
UPDATE - 7/10/20
The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department continues to dialogue and engage with nearby residents and communities on the Van Buren Street (7th-24th Streets) Project. Feedback received from this direct, targeted outreach will be integral in deciding how this project will move forward. Additional updates will be posted on this project webpage.
March 2020 Public Meeting
The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is seeking public input to finalize the design plans for Van Buren Street, from 7th Street to 24th Street.
Please join us to review design options for this location.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Open House from 5:30 - 6 p.m. and Presentation at 6 p.m.
Eastlake Park Community Center, 1545 E. Jefferson St.
View public meeting notice
View meeting materials
Updated February 2021