Community Commentary

Community Commentary Fara IllichSeptember 29, 2017
Historic Monroe Street Abbey Update: Dreams of a Mixed-Use Community Space Take Shape

The Monroe Street Abbey contains more than just memories. It has captured the collective imagination of the community. “It’s amazing that so many people are anxious for this place to get... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Fara IllichAugust 25, 2017
Key Players Help Downtown Phoenix Become Valley's Premier Music Destination

With the opening of The Van Buren music club, Downtown Phoenix now offers venues at nearly every occupancy level. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Fara IllichFebruary 17, 2017
Eastlake Park Provides Cultural Connection for Phoenix’s African American Community

Rooted in Arizona's segregationist past, Eastlake Park, and the surrounding neighborhood of the same name, developed into the epicenter of African American life in Phoenix. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Lauren PotterFebruary 9, 2017
Top 5 Events for Phoenix Urban Design Week Newbies

The sixth annual Phoenix Urban Design Week, which runs Feb. 10-18, offers quite the packed schedule. Thankfully, we've done the leg work for you. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Fara IllichFebruary 9, 2017
Creating the Sticky City: A Presentation by Phil Myrick

A 24-minute presentation about enhancing and better managing public spaces, strengthening sense of community, and working collaboratively towards building a more sustainable economy. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Fara IllichJanuary 6, 2017
10 Downtown Things to Look Forward to in 2017

Between all the new restaurants, venues, special projects and events – 2017 in Downtown Phoenix is looking pretty awesome. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Fara IllichSeptember 22, 2016
Eight Phoenix Startups Pitch For $100,000 in Rise of the Rest Competition

Rise of the Rest Road Trip, a nationwide bus tour in search of talented entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems, will be rolling into downtown Friday, Oct. 7. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Fara IllichJuly 22, 2016
Downtown Initiative Targets Walkability, Sidewalk Experience (VIDEO)

Through a new initiative launched in January, DPI is focusing on all things large and small that a person might interact with while strolling down the sidewalk, riding their bike or driving downtown. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Fara IllichJuly 13, 2016
Club Pilates Poised to Serve Burgeoning Downtown Community

Club Pilates Downtown Phoenix opened at the end of June on the ground floor of the 111 W. Monroe building, offering a range of workouts from beginner to advanced. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Mia AntionetteJune 22, 2016
Golden Opportunities to Keep it Local (and Save 20 Percent) During Independents Week

Stop by these local spots during Independents Week and enjoy 20 percent discounts while supporting the Downtown Phoenix community. Click here for more info.