PHURA selects new Executive Director

Phoenix Urban Renewal Agency is pleased to announce that the board has selected a new Executive Director, Jim Sharp.  Mr. Sharp has over 30 years commercial real estate development experience, over 25 years of Executive Construction Management experience and has worked with Economic and Redevelopment Agencies in several states, including Oregon.  We look forward to working together to improve our community.

Agency approves Project List

At the November board meeting, members approved a list of proposed projects to be completed by the Agency within the next five years.  This list was shared with Phoenix City Council, and was met with overwhelming support.

Please click on the link below to view the project list and expected completion dates.

Project Costs and Priorities December 2014 (365.9 KiB)

Check back for additional information as these projects move forward.

Rehab Projects for downtown Phoenix

PHURA is pleased to announce that the Golden Phoenix Restaurant rehab project is nearly complete.  Fresh paint, minor building repairs and new lighting are a welcome update to the corner of Main Street and Third, in downtown Phoenix.

Golden Phoenix Rehab Nov. 2014 (217.0 KiB)

Three other rehab projects are currently in progress:  Commercial Sign and Design has new doors and awning, and will soon be repainted, Puck’s Donuts will have fresh paint, an outdoor seating area and new sign, and the Phoenix Grange has been approved for building repairs and paint.  Thank you all for investing in our community.

“Market Hall” Project — Joint Study Session August 20

Approximately 30 people attended the PIVOT Architecture presentation of the preliminary feasibility study on the Market Hall Project on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Phoenix High School Cafeteria, 745 N. Rose Street, Phoenix.

The final presentation will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at Phoenix High School Rose Theater (south end of the High School complex), 745 N. Rose Street.

The Market Hall Project is a concept for a plaza, community gathering space and other improvements in downtown Phoenix, at Main and Second Street.  The public is invited to attend this Joint Study Session with Phoenix Urban Renewal Agency, Phoenix City Council and Phoenix Planning Commission.

Click here for the preliminary study report:  

PHURA MH Study Report 07 24 2014 (11.5 MiB)

Meeting poster and building design drawing:

Market Hall meeting 8/20/14 (919.7 KiB)

Market Hall Design June 2014 (362.1 KiB)

PHURA and Planning Commission Recommend Traffic Flow Concept 4 to City Council

Both the PHURA board and the Phoenix Planning Commission have recommended to City Council Concept 4 as the preferred traffic flow configuration in the City Center area.  Concept 4 creates one-way single lane travel on Main Street and on Bear Creek Drive, with bike lanes and improved sidewalks and pedestrian crossings.  Planning commission also recommended a few tweaks for traffic designers to study that would add a second northbound lane to Bear Creek Drive, beginning at 2nd Street.  Video of the Traffic Flow Presentation at the Open House 1/24/14 is available in the sidebar.  Below are links for Preferred Concept 4 and Alternative Concept 6.

Preferred Concept 4 Aerial map (765.2 KiB)

Alternative Concept 6 Aerial map (716.2 KiB)

Dutch Bros and 76 Gas Station Construction

Construction is well underway in the triangle area (Bolz Rd., Hwy 99, Fern Valley Rd.).  This is a private development project that relocates Dutch Bros and the 76 Gas Station and convenience store to the triangle area, as a result of the ODOT Fern Valley Interchange Project.

Update on Open House for “Market Hall” Project and City Center Traffic Flow

PHURA hosted an Open House on January 24, 2014, 11 am – 7 pm, with all-day displays and presentations at Noon and 5:30 pm.  Approximately 100 people attended the Open House.  Concept design ideas for the “Market Hall” or Market Square Project were presented by Curt Wilson, PIVOT Architecture, and preferred traffic flow options for the City Center Area were presented by Shelly Alexander, David Evans & Associates.  If you would like to view these presentations, click on the “Recent Videos” in the right hand sidebar.

We hope you will drop by or use our Contact Us form to give us your feedback on these ideas for proposed improvements.

For further information click on the Projects tab, or for a quick overview, click on the links below:

Market Hall - curved site design (703.9 KiB)

Market Hall - straight site design (731.6 KiB)

Preferred Concept 4 Aerial map (765.2 KiB)

Alternative Concept 6 Aerial map (716.2 KiB)

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