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
If your company is looking for a creative office space with dramatic visual appeal, you may want to check out this recently renovated, 3,000 sq ft stand alone building in the Downtown Phoenix Warehouse District, aka SoDo. The space features the original wood bowed-string trusses with 18 ft ceilings, stained concrete floors, custom designed restrooms, gated, private parking for 15 cars and on-site video cameras.
From this great location, you and your employees can walk to the light rail, US Airways Center, Chase Field, many restaurants and all the things Downtown has to offer.
Asking price for the space is $16 NNN
For more information, contact Lyle Plocher with Urban Connection Realty at 602 373 3725 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Listing is Courtesy of Collier’s International
One of the components of the recently passed Stimulus Bill which probably contains the most significant potential to impact an individual person or couple, is the $8,000 Federal Tax Credit available to First-time homebuyers. This Tax Credit is available to anyone who does not currently own a home or who has not owned a home during the last 3 years. The Credit is a direct reduction of a person’s Tax liability and can even result in a Tax Refund if your Tax liability for the year is less than the amount of the Credit. The Tax Credit is only applicable to properties purchased in 2009. The Tax Credit amount received does not have to be repaid at any future date. There are Income limitations to the program. More about the Tax Credit
If you have been thinking about buying a Home or Condo, 2009 is a fantastic time to do it. Between the extremely affordable housing prices, low interest rates and this Tax Credit, it’s a no-brainer.
If you have any questions at all about the home-buying process or would like to start researching available properties in your price range, contact Lyle Plocher with Urban Connection Realty at 602 373 3725 or email@example.com
Historic Home Tours are always very interesting and a lot of fun. The upcoming Coronado Home Tour should be no exception. Coronado is one of the most intriguing Historic neighborhoods in the Downtown Phoenix area. In addition to some great restaurants in restored 1920’s buildings and other cool spaces, the neighborhood is home to a wide variety of 1920’s housing stock including brick bungalows, spanish style bungalows, little neighborhood store front buildings and old church buildings, converted into “loft like” spaces.
This year’s tour which will happen on Saturday, March 7th will feature extended hours of 3 to 9 PM. The event will include the home tour plus a Festival at Coronado Park (12th St & Palm) and come dinner time, tour goers will be able to check out all the cool restaurants & coffee houses on 7th st and 12th St, including the Coronado Cafe, Lisa G’s Wine Bar, The Tuck Shop, The Drip, plus many more.
One of the Home Tour’s Highlights will be a modernist compound, re-created and occupied by local Interior Designer, Georgia Bates. This amazing property was formerly an old grocery store, beat-up bungalow and a junk yard.
To find out more about buying or renting in the Coronado Historic District, contact Lyle Plocher with Urban Connection Realty at 602 373 3725 or firstname.lastname@example.org