AZCentral: Phoenix starts ‘building blocks’ of new 32nd Street

PHOENIX — Less room for cars, more space for bikes and street-side public art are the city’s first investments along 32nd Street under a major revitalization plan for the north Phoenix corridor. The plan — approved by the City Council in December — re-envisions the North 32nd Street Corridor, along 32nd Street from the Phoenix […]

Phoenix councilmen to get input on North 32nd St. plan

Phoenix City Councilmen Bill Gates and Jim Waring are hosting a citizen-input meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Shea Middle School cafeteria, 2728 E. Shea Blvd., to hear comments from area residents over a draft North 32nd Street plan.

AZCentral: Phoenix may sell downtown Sheraton hotel

Phoenix is positioning itself to sell the financially troubled Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, a move that could force the city and taxpayers to absorb tens of millions of dollars in losses. City officials from Mayor Greg Stanton to Chief Financial Officer Neal Young said Phoenix is refinancing debt on the hotel so it can get […]

North Phoenix Neighborhoods Look To Revitalize Strip Malls

Recession knocked out a lot of big-box stores and “mom and pops,” leaving strip malls around the Valley with huge vacancies. In north Phoenix, City Councilman Bill Gates and others are convinced shops took a hit in that area more than a decade ago when the Piestewa Parkway was built and gave potential shoppers the […]

Phoenix food tax expired at midnight

Phoenix shoppers’ grocery bills got a bit lighter overnight. Five years after its inception, the city’s emergency tax on food expired at midnight, meaning residents will spend about $1 less for every $100 of basic groceries. . .