Phoenix’s warehouse district is on the verge of a comeback. Head south a few blocks of downtown and the buildings get shorter. Towering skyscrapers are replaced by vintage brick warehouses. Here, just a stone’s throw from where the Suns and Diamondbacks play, the vibe is more laid back. This is where visionaries see what others cannot. A glimpse, at once, of Downtown Phoenix’s past and future.

Today, the neighborhood is being reborn with unexpected results. It’s attracting an eclectic collection of office spaces, restaurants, galleries and one-of-a-kind venues for music and events. Its urban realness draws creative ventures and tech start-ups alike. Ambitious entrepreneurs are reinvigorating once-shuttered warehouses with adaptive new uses. It’s more than a different side of the tracks–it’s a different side of Phoenix–and it’s gaining momentum. This is the future of downtown’s next wave of growth.

Boundaries: Jackson Street south to Grant Street; 7th Street west to 7th Avenue

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