Big Changes coming for PHURA!

Effective December 6, 2017, administrative and governance authority for the Phoenix Urban Renewal Agency will transfer to the City of Phoenix.  The City Council will become the PHURA Board and, effective December 1, City Manager Eric Swanson will become the PHURA Executive Director.  Mr. Swanson can be reached at  Please check the City web site for news of upcoming PHURA meetings.  In addition, PHURA will vacate the building it currently occupies at 157 S. Main St. at the end of December and that building is available for lease.  The building, about 1,000 square feet, is in excellent condition.  It’s ideal for professional office or retail space and is in a highly visible location at the south entrance to downtown Phoenix, across the street from the entrance to Blue Heron Park.  Anyone interested in leasing this space can contact Dan Marquess, 541-601-7234.

Groundbreaking for the Plaza project!

Come join us on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 12 noon for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Phoenix Plaza project at 220 North Main St. in Phoenix!  After years of planning, the project is finally underway.  A contract has been awarded to Adroit Construction Co. of Ashland, and they’ll start work on the site during the first week in October.  If all goes according to plan, the new building and adjoining Plaza Park will be complete by June 2018, creating a dynamic new centerpiece for the City of Phoenix.  Come and celebrate the start of this exciting project!  We’ll see you there.

Urban Renewal in Oregon

The Association of Oregon Redevelopment Agencies (AORA) has a wonderful short video (less than 5 minutes) on Urban Renewal in Oregon.   View the link below to see some of the projects happening around our state.  Transforming Oregon Communities


Upcoming Board Meeting

Board Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Phoenix Urban Renewal Agency Office.

Phoenix Grange

Redevelopment Projects in Downtown Phoenix

View current rehab projects happening in Phoenix.


Sign Grant Program

A Sign Grant Program is available to assist local businesses.  The intent of the grant is to assist businesses in attracting more customers, and encourage and promote aesthetically pleasing signage.


Business Spotlight

Figaro’s Pizza has come to Phoenix! A franchise opened recently at 315 N Main Street Suite B next to Subway Sandwiches.  Figaro’s Pizza began in 1981 as the dream of two entrepreneurs, Corkey…