The Encanto-Palmcroft neighborhood, with all of it’s old world charm and palm-tree lined streets, will be putting on their bi-annual Home Tour & Street Festival on Sunday, March 29th from 10 AM to 4 PM. The majority of the estate-like homes in this neighborhood were built in the 1920’s and 30’s, including Spanish Colonial homes and Tudor Revivals although there are also a few classic Red Brick Ranch homes from the 50’s. Past neighbors of note in the Encanto-Palmcroft neighborhood have included US Supreme Court Justice, William Renquist, former Phoenix Suns star Alvan Adams, former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs and many more.
In addition to the home tour, there will be live entertainment, food from local restaurants & vendors, arts & crafts & historic cars on display.
To experience the tour to it’s fullest, park at Phoenix College, where you can purchase your tickets and a refreshment and then hop on an old-fashioned trolley with tour guide who will provide some commentary on the history of the neighborhood.
For more information about properties in the Encanto-Palmcroft neighborhood, that are currently For Sale, contact Lyle Plocher with Urban Connection Realty at 602 373 3725 or email@example.com
The City of Phoenix is receiving nearly $40 Million from the Federal Government in Neighborhood Stabilization Funds, which it will be using to help Phoenix residents buy “Bank owned” homes within the city limits. Approved applicants will receive $15,000 to go toward their down payment and closing costs. You do not have to be a first-time homebuyer to participate in the program, but the property you buy does have to be your primary residence.
To be eligible for the $15,000 in assistance, applicants must attend a Homebuyer Workshop. Applicants also must meet Gross Annual Income guidelines which are $53,950 or less for one person, up to $77,050 for a family of four.
To find out more about this Program or to obtain a list of foreclosed homes within the city of Phoenix, contact Lyle Plocher with Urban Connection Realty at 602 373 3725 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ASU and other public and private sector partners are exploring the possibility of creating vital urban hubs where canals meet major streets throughout metro Phoenix. These hubs could range in size and character, depending on community requests. ASU students are conducting a public survey and would like your feedback. These “Canalscapes ” are now part of Mayor Phil Gordon’s 17-point-plan for a more Sustainable Phoenix.
To take the survey, click here.
To view the program and slide show from the recent Canalscape Symposium, click here. You can also catch Canalscape updates via Twitter. If you have any questions about the Canalscape concept or project, contact ASU professor, Nan Ellin.
Your guide as you Explore Your Core.
From the Downtown Phoenix Partnership:
We’ve posted three new wayfinding color options and are looking forward to your opinion!
Your feedback will allow the team to finalize design development and begin to focus on programming and sign placement. Please take a look through the three options and rank them according to your preference.
Thanks so much for taking the time to provide your feedback. I’m anxious to hear from you!
Update (3/15): Survey is now closed. Results to follow.
Update 2 (3/17): There will be a meeting at the DPP offices (101 N 1st Avenue) Wednesday, March 18, from 4PM to 6PM. These new signs could be installed as early as this fall, so be sure to show up and make your voice heard!
To take the survey, follow this link. Below are some thoughts from Terry Madeksza from the Partnership:
- The pilot program was very beneficial – we installed about 87 vehicular and pedestrian signs prior to the All-Star game and learned some very important lessons. (Pictures are included in the survey showing both sign types in case you haven’t seen them.) We heard from many visitors, and agree, that the color for the pedestrian signs did not stand out and were too small to capture the attention of passersby. That is why we moved away from using a darker green. We also heard that using two different sign colors (blue for vehicular signs and green for pedestrian signs) did not provide a sense that this was a cohesive system. Visitors did not make the connection that the signs were part of the same system. So – it is important for us to at least use the same color on the face panel.
- The parking signs will definitely change – we will likely move away from the number system and make the signs larger – so disregard the multiple colors on the parking signs.
- It is difficult to get a sense of the true color from looking at these slides on your computer screen. The blue used in the second slide is actually the same color as you see on the temporary wayfinding signs currently in place. The blue in the third slide is the standard blue you see on hospital signs and many street signs.
- The design team has shown a split in background sign color for vehicular signs and pedestrian signs. We can elect to have one color as the back panel for each sign type (i.e., if you don’t like the purple/orange combination, we can have the purple/green combination throughout each sign type).
- There are pros and cons to each color recommendation. The first two choices will give us a system that is unique and uses bright, vibrant colors; but they are custom colors. The third option with the standard blue is more common, but it will allow us to use resources to purchase additional signs and provide replacement signs at a reduced cost.
- Let us know your feedback – and feel free to pass this along and obtain comments from friends, colleagues, etc. We want to hear from as many folks as possible!!
Your guide as you Explore Your Core.
Join other small businesses in this very cool spot, actually being deemed the Creative Spot. Built in1926 as one of the first downtown Phoenix grocery stores, the JB Bayless building has been painstakingly restored by its long-time owner, Joseph Lewis, earning National Historic accreditation. Wood beam trusses, stained concrete floors, concrete pillars, and red brick construction within soaring, 15-foot ceilings create the surrounds. And wide panels that slide on tracks create the private, highly modular environment you desire to explore your creative options!
There are several spaces available, such as the “protégée” a 12’ by 14’ studio that rents for only $500.00 per month inclusive.
For more information or to arrange a viewing of the space(s), contact Lyle Plocher with Urban Connection Realty at 602 373 3725 or email@example.com