Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Civic Space: Connecting the Dots

If you haven't been to the latest and greatest addition downtown, you are way past due for some quality grass lounging in Civic Space. The opening day last Thursday was a monumental moment for downtown. This was first time since the Light Rail opening that I felt a truly overwhelming sense of progress. Everyone coming together, enjoying the outdoors and seeing how the dots are finally being connected made me think just how far things have come. The hard work of so many community members and the City for so long has clearly paid off. Here's a huge thank you to everyone who helped pave the way to make downtown PHX the unique city that would demand a shady solar-powered park including historic renovation, a space for live local music and events, a huge public art piece and hopefully some independent businesses to come. This is pretty cool place and it's just going to get better from here, I can't wait.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Growing Community, Growing Shade

On Saturday, May 28th, Roosevelt Row partnered with the Mayor's office to execute the second annual tree planting this year. Around 40 new Evergreen Elms were planting along 5th and 6th St off of Roosevelt with the help of Valley Forward, SRP, ASU students and the Roosevelt Row community. With everyone's dedication to a cleaner Downtown, putting trees in seems like one of the fastest, simplest and greenest solution to beautiful streets and bit of desert cooling. Thanks again to everyone who helped grow a closer community by growing some shade!