The sensory experience on the ground floor of any urban environment helps define the culture of a city, what people think about it, what they remember and what they love. That’s why improving the sidewalk experience is just one of many initiatives Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI) has created to cultivate a better downtown.
And we’re not alone. In addition to focusing money and manpower on sidewalk activation through marketing, events and the amazing work of the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, we’re working with business leaders from our membership affiliate, Phoenix Community Alliance, and a host of volunteer and community organizations to create a more walkable, interesting and vibrant community.
In short: we’re future-focused. As downtown changes and welcomes new development, businesses and infill projects, we want to celebrate the people and places that made it cool in the first place. With the current mission of advancing diverse and inclusive housing options, the Downtown Phoenix Community Development Corporation is working toward building a more equitable downtown.