Author: Jackie Young

Jackie Young

A downtown Phoenix resident for 12 years, Jackie Young has nearly two decades of writing experience, most of those spent working for newspapers in the Midwest, but also at publications in Northern Arizona. When she isn’t writing for Downtown Phoenix Journal, Young can be found working at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus Library. As someone who grew up in suburban Michigan and spent years in small-town Iowa, Young appreciates the cultural offerings and diversity of people she meets in an urban environment. When she isn’t going to plays, museums, lectures or neighborhood meetings, she likes to talk politics, her favorite sport.


An Encanto Midcentury Modern Gem

March 28, 2017 | By

Designed and built in 1951 by architect Frederick P. Weaver, the Encanto Vista Historic District home will be showcased at the Modern Phoenix Home Tour.

PHX Commons Wins City Council Approval

January 26, 2017 | By

PHX Commons, a $4 million proposal to transform a Downtown retail space vacant since 2012, has won unanimous Phoenix City Council approval.

PHX Commons Aims to Create 21st Century Gathering Space

January 20, 2017 | By

Plans for this downtown Phoenix community space include a restaurant, bar, coffee grab & go, retail, bookstore, newsstand, and technology living room.

Architect Helps Shape City’s Growth Through Collaboration

December 5, 2016 | By

Downtown Phoenix-based architect Mark Ryan has designed a number of the spaces that have been key in forming our revitalized urban core.

Artists Pardo and Slim Create Promo Art That is Unmistakably Grand

October 28, 2016 | By

The Grand Avenue Festival promotional art created by Abraham Reyes Pardo and Jeff Slim reflects urban growth and the spirit of the historic arts district.

FOUND:RE Phoenix Art Hotel Opens in Downtown

October 26, 2016 | By

The Found:re Phoenix Hotel and on-site restaurant Match Cuisine & Cocktails encourage guests to discover our city’s creative culture.

Phoenix Lawsuit Challenges New State Law on BID Formation

September 16, 2016 | By

The City of Phoenix is challenging a new state law’s application to the Roosevelt Business Improvement District (BID).

McKinley Row Adds More Townhome Living to Downtown

September 9, 2016 | By

The project is the latest in Metrowest Development partners Matt Seaman and Doug Gannett’s effort to “stitch together” the Historic Roosevelt Neighborhood.

Parsons Center for Health and Wellness Celebrates Community and Art

September 2, 2016 | By

The Roosevelt-area facility is a hub for health services for the HIV/AIDS community and wider public, for meeting spaces and for showcasing local art.