The City of Phoenix Community & Economic Development Department invites you to participate in one of two charrettes for the Adams Street Activation Study.

The study area consists of a two block span along Adams Street from Central Avenue to Second Street. The city procured the services of a professional design firm, Gensler, to conduct the study of the area to explore concepts to improve the pedestrian experience, enhance economic opportunities and connectivity on Adams Street between Central Avenue and Second Street.

Site map of the study area. Image provided by City of Phoenix.

Since the expansion of the Phoenix Convention Center and the additional development that has occurred in downtown over the past several years, this corridor has become one of the most heavily traveled pedestrian thoroughfares in the city, as it links the Convention Center, three downtown hotels, art and cultural destinations and is the heart of the central business district.

What’s a Charrette/Charette?

The Charrette Sessions
The first of two community charrettes seeking your input are scheduled on April 23rd and 24th from 3 to 6pm, at the Phoenix Convention Center.  Please feel free to attend one or both of the sessions.  In an effort to provide flexibility, the first charrette will be held on two days to allow for those with tight schedules to attend.

During the charrette session the consultant will seek input regarding design concepts and ideas on ways to improve the study area.  The ideas/concepts and feedback obtained will be utilized to produce conceptual renderings/drawings that will be  presented to the community (at a second community charrette session – date is to be determined) to gather additional input and feedback.

Once both community charrettes are completed, the consultant will draft a report with findings from the study, which will be presented to City Council.

The Charrette: Where & When

Date: Tuesday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 24th

Time: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Phoenix Convention Center, West Building at 2nd St. & Adams, First Floor Arcade Area – Room 106 B

Parking: Available in the West Garage: Entrance is located just south of Monroe on 2nd St.