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Featuring an artistic rendering of First Street on the cover, a redesigned 2014 Downtown Phoenix January to June Directory is hitting the streets now.

Local artist Jon Arvizu’s digital rendering celebrates the new shade trees, expanded walkable space and temporary planters installed by the City of Phoenix in late 2013.

“I’m glad to see a renewed interest in making Downtown Phoenix a more pedestrian and bike-friendly destination,” Arvizu said about the improvements that inspired his cover artwork. “In a city this large, an accessible Downtown benefits everyone.”

The redesigned cover continues the recent Downtown Phoenix Partnership publication initiative to highlight the Downtown Phoenix experience through art.

The Downtown Directory, the must-have resource for visitors and urban explorers, includes business listings for over 200 businesses and 120 restaurants in the 90-square-block urban core. The new edition also features a new Walking Tours list, encouraging pedestrians to explore Downtown’s historic buildings and public art.

The Directory will be distributed to businesses, restaurants and major event locations inside and outside of Downtown and through the Downtown Ambassador team.

In addition to the 2014 January-June Downtown Phoenix Directory, information about Downtown Phoenix is easily accessible through the Partnership’s web site www.downtownphoenix.com.