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The city of Phoenix is seeking proposals from proposers who can help revitalize the Adams Street corridor in downtown Phoenix.  Proposals that would rejuvenate the area along Adams and Second streets, adjacent to the Phoenix Convention Center and downtown hotels are highly encouraged. Proposers should address how their business will create vibrant places and active spaces that attract local residents and visitors to downtown Phoenix.

The former location of the Matador restaurant is one of five spaces included in the City’s RFP.

Proposals shall identify self-sustaining uses that support and enhance the experience for locals, convention attendees and visitors, downtown workers, residents, students and other downtown visitors.  Successful proposer will generate increased sales and income taxes as well as rental revenues for the city.

The results of the recently commissioned Adams Street Activation Study encouraged restaurant, retail shops, and other uses that support and enhance sidewalk activity on Adams St. at the Regency Garage.  There are five retail spaces available for lease, including:

1. West Convention Center Building, Suite 130 – faces Second Street at 543 sq ft;
2. West Convention Center Building, Suite 150 – faces Monroe Street at 987 sq ft;
3. Regency Garage – 50 N. 2nd St. at 1105 sq ft;
4. 131 E. Adams St. at 1345 sq ft with a 292 sq ft patio;
5. 125 E. Adams St. at 11,895 sq ft with an 820 sq ft patio

The study of the Adams Street corridor is the vision and blueprint for the future. The proposal that achieves this goal is highly encouraged. For more information on the Adams Street Activation Study, visit phoenix.gov/econdev/reinvest/major-reinvestment-focus-areas. A Pre-proposal conference and site tour will be held on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m., at the Phoenix Convention Center West Building, Room 102B.  Proposals will be accepted until Oct. 16 at noon.  For more information about this process, please call 602-495-5307.

About the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues:

The award-winning Phoenix Convention Center is one of the 25 largest convention venues in the United States. It offers nearly 900,000 square feet of rentable meeting and exhibition space and can accommodate 80% of the convention meetings market.  Established in 1969 as a department of the city of Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center is a critical economic enterprise for the state and local economy.  The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues include the Phoenix Convention Center, Executive Conference Center – Downtown Phoenix, Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre and five parking garages.

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