2011 - VISIONING BY THE FOUR CORNERS NEIGHBORHOODS
TOD DISTRICT PLANNING
The UPTOWN HISTORIC URBAN station at Central and Camelback is envisioned as an exciting and livable transit-oriented community with a mix of offices, stores, residences and hotel/bed breakfast rooms in a location with transportation access to downtown Phoenix and the Camelback Corridor entertainment districts.
The central historic neighborhood residents desire this livability zone because it is the "Cornerstone Neighborhood" for the City of Phoenix. Developers will recognize that new Phoenix residents will seek this pivotal location in Central Phoenix with walking and biking friendly single-family neighborhoods and restaurants during the day and light rail connections for sports and other city entertainment options.
This area has an efficient street network that feels welcome to pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicular traffic and a light rail station that incorporates a community park for cultural-related events.
2011-2012 - DESIGN OF A "UNIQUE" HISTORIC - LOW IMPACT- TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR CENTRAL.CAMELBACK
Because there are four historic neighborhoods surrounding this area, the neighborhood came up with a Historic Neighborhood Center - Primarily Residential, Neighborhood Serving retail, limited employment, Apartment, twn/row home, live/work, 2 or 3 unit, single unit, low-rise office, under 20,000 sq.ft. single, tenant retail footprint, neighborhood destination, less regional accessibility.
2012 - LIGHT RAIL PRE FEDERAL FUNDING PLANNING
2012 Research and community engagement started with the TOD district steering committees.
Design workshops for TOD district, review of plan elements, strategies and action plans.
Also the development and review of the Walkable Urban Code
2015 - City Council adoption of five TOD Policy Plans and Walkable Urban Code (Chapter 13 of the zoning ordinance)
According to the city’s comprehensive plan, the city’s goal in urban villages and urban centers is to “promote densities, mixes of uses, and transportation improvements that support walking, use of public transportation, and other transportation demand management (TDM) strategies, especially within urban centers and urban villages.”
2015-2019 - PHOENIX CITY AND RESIDENTS' FIVE YEAR ACTION PLAN
1. SUPPORT BI-ANNUAL MEETING OF UPTown Steering Committee
2. Encourage additional propety owner and business owner representives and euqal neighobrhood represention o fthe Uptown Steering committee
3. Establish an interdepartmental TOD Team to support to implementation of the 5-year Plan.
CITY OF PHOENIX - 2015 - 2020 5-year TOD PLANNING
(EXCERPTS OF PLAN - FOUR-Corner TOD)
DISTRICT PLANNING FOR HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD TOD
Community Outreach focused on organizing a coalition of stakeholders within the district including residents, businesses, nonprofits, institutions, and real estate owners.
Public engagement that empowers the community.
Sustainability performance measures aligned with the community's vision tht monitor the effectiveness of policies, provide accountability and inform policy adjustments over time.
A connected oasis approach to open space planning that links together a network of lushly landscaped streets, canals, and parks.
TOD opportunity sites along with contextual transitions, historic preservation.
Develop a community-based vision for change and preservation that maximizes resident benefits and city-wide sustainability
IMPLEMENTATION "FIVE PS"
Prioritization, Parnernethips (community partners/government)
Predictability (lasting value), Promotion (Community vision), Persistence (a coalition of stakeholders stay continuously engaged so long-term vision is realized)
Policies F. section
Support pedestrian-oriented design standards
Limit auto-oriented land uses and excessive parking,
Support the City's Tree & Shade Master plan goal of 25% coverage
Support the development & enhancement of public open spaces
Provide incentives for green construction, historic preservation, adaptive reuse
Policies G. Section
Use the Priority Investment Scorecard to compare the location and type of investment to determine who gets grants
Consistent with Community Vision (Conformance with Adopted Plan Prerequisite)
(This score is required)