Soluna Reshapes and Revitalizes Edison-Eastlake Community – Phoenix (.gov)


Soluna Reshapes and Revitalizes Edison-Eastlake Community 12:30:00 AM Reshapes and Revitalizes Edison-Eastlake Community <div class=”ExternalClassEC6F6632CD244C2BB851B029C203DEE1″><html>​<span data-contrast=”auto” lang=”EN-US” style=”background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;”>Today, the City of Phoenix celebrated the grand opening of Soluna Apartments, the first Choice Neighborhoods mixed-income housing development in the Edison-Eastlake Community. </span><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}” style=”background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;”> <br></span><br><div><span data-contrast=”auto” lang=”EN-US”>Soluna features 177 modern, energy-efficient units ranging from one to five bedrooms. The community is designed to provide quality living at an affordable cost, with 80 percent of units offered as affordable housing and 20 percent of units available at market rate.</span><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast=”auto” lang=”EN-US”>“Ensuring affordable housing options for all who call our City home is a top priority for me,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “One of the greatest challenges our residents face is simply housing availability, and 177 new units here at Soluna Apartments is a great step forward in addressing that. I couldn’t be more excited to see more housing options coming to South Phoenix.”</span><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast=”auto” lang=”EN-US”>Centrally located at 19</span><span data-contrast=”auto” lang=”EN-US”><span data-fontsize=”12″>th</span></span><span data-contrast=”auto” lang=”EN-US”> St. and Roosevelt, Soluna offers residents views of Edison Park and multiple amenities including a unique art plaza, three community rooms, playgrounds, a business center, a fitness center, and green space with plenty of shade trees. Soluna is the first phase of rental housing units developed as part of a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to revitalize the Edison-Eastlake neighborhood and encourage a sense of pride in the community.</span><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast=”none” lang=”EN-US”>”I am proud the City of Phoenix is continuing to prioritize affordable housing with this grand opening of Soluna Apartments,” said Councilmember Garcia. “This mixed-income housing investment will ensure that my constituents have quality affordable housing options in vibrant neighborhoods.”</span><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast=”none” lang=”EN-US”><span data-ccp-parastyle=”Default” data-ccp-parastyle-defn=”{“ObjectId”:”7e74a970-2599-432c-b523-713c64cb2760|7″,”ClassId”:1073872969,”Properties”:[469775450,”Default”,201340122,”2″,134233614,”true”,469778129,”Default”,201342448,”1″,469777841,”Calibri”,469777842,”Calibri”,469777843,”Calibri”,469777844,”Calibri”,469769226,”Calibri”,335551500,”0″,268442635,”24″,335559740,”240″,201341983,”0″,335559739,”0″]}”>Soluna, the combination of “sol” (sun) and “</span><span data-ccp-parastyle=”Default”>luna</span><span data-ccp-parastyle=”Default”>” (moon) in Spanish, received the 2022 Brian Mickelson Housing Hero Award for Outstanding Affordable Housing Initiative. The community</span><span data-ccp-parastyle=”Default”> was developed in partnership with Gorman and Company</span><span data-ccp-parastyle=”Default”>, capitalizing on transit-oriented development opportunities, deconcentrating poverty, and ensuring long-term housing affordability in this community. </span></span><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:0,”335559740″:240}”> </span></div><div><span data-contrast=”auto” lang=”EN-US”></span><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:240}”> </span></div><div><span data-contrast=”none” lang=”EN-US”>“Phoenix has embarked on the Housing Phoenix Plan, which was approved by the Mayor and Council in 2020, to create and preserve 50,000 units by 2030,” said Titus Mathew, City of Phoenix Housing Department Director. “There has never been a greater need for affordable housing than the present. This new project will provide hundreds of Phoenix residents access to safe and quality affordable housing. Thanks to all our partners, Mayor Gallego, Councilman Garcia, Department of Housing and Urban Development and our wonderful residents.”</span><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:240}”> </span></div><div><span data-contrast=”none” lang=”EN-US”></span><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:240}”> </span></div><div><span data-contrast=”none” lang=”EN-US”><span data-ccp-parastyle=”Default”>“Soluna is the first phase of a five-phased undertaking that will represent the single largest public housing redevelopment effort in Arizona history,” said Gorman’s CEO Brian Swanton. “What makes this project truly special is the level of intergenerational resident engagement in its design. The residents of Edison-Eastlake took a hands-on role from the very beginning, and now they are moving into their brand-new homes</span><span data-ccp-parastyle=”Default”>.”</span></span><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:0,”335559740″:240}”> </span></div><div><span data-contrast=”none” lang=”EN-US”><span data-ccp-parastyle=”Default”></span></span><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:0,”335559740″:240}”> </span></div><div><span data-contrast=”auto” lang=”EN-US”>Soluna was funded by Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity (LIHTC), private mortgage, Choice Neighborhoods funds and other sources of gap funding. Funding partners include the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH), Phoenix Community Development & Investment Corporation (PCDIC) and HUD. </span><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span></div><div><br></div><div><span data-contrast=”auto” lang=”EN-US”></span><a href=”/housing/building-affordable-housing/cni-grant” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”><span data-contrast=”none” lang=”EN-US”><span data-ccp-charstyle=”Hyperlink”>Learn</span><span data-ccp-charstyle=”Hyperlink”> more</span><span data-ccp-charstyle=”Hyperlink”> about Choice Neighborhoods</span></span></a><span data-contrast=”auto” lang=”EN-US”></span><span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span></div><div></div><br></html></div> ribbon-cuting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Soluna ApartmentsHousing@phxhousing Housing, Affordable Housing, Soluna, Mixed-income Housing, Edison-EastlakeKristin Couturier602-568-8126602-534-5627kristin.couturier@phoenix.govPHXHousing

Phoenix Named a 2022 Digital Cities Survey Winner Technology Services11/16/2022 5:10:00 PM Named a 2022 Digital Cities Survey Winner<div class=”ExternalClassF723154B54494D258DC74B7FE2004661″><html> <div class=”ExternalClassCFE4E106164B41478FC2F8C97C38A175″> <p>​The Center for Digital Government (CDG) has named the City of Phoenix a 2022 Digital Cities Survey Winner for the ‘500,000 or More Population Category’. Since 2015, Phoenix has annually been ranked in the top ten. The 22nd annual Digital Cities Survey strives to recognize cities utilizing technology to strengthen cybersecurity, enhance transparency and digital equity, and more.</p> <p>​<img alt=”Digital Survey Winner” src=”/newssite/PublishingImages/CDG21%20DigCities%20Survey%20Winner_3_RGB.jpg” style=”margin:5px;width:200px;height:133px;float:right;” />“Constituents expect more from modern governments. Our Digital Cities survey winners have worked hard to keep the focus on the needs of the communities they serve while implementing technology to improve delivery and execution,” said CDG Vice President Brian Cohen. “We congratulate them for leading the way towards a smarter and more responsive government.”<br></p> <p>Over the last year, Phoenix launched the new City Manager’s Performance Dashboard (CMPR). This online tool provides the public with comprehensive, easy-to-understand information about the many services and programs offered by the City of Phoenix. The redesign includes more than 130 key performance indicators that measure the city’s health and identifies potential areas for improvement allowing the city to make more informed decisions. Access the dashboard on the <a href=”” target=”_blank”>​</a> page.</p> <p>In addition, Phoenix worked to enhance digital tools to help residents access city services. The myPHX311 app (<a href=”” target=”_blank”></a>) and website portal allows residents to access many city services directly on their phone. Furthermore, Phoenix continues to make updates to the Open Data portal (<a href=”” target=”_blank”></a>) which promotes transparency in government and accountability to residents by providing important datasets that can be viewed by everyone. Recent updates to map and geographic information system (GIS) online portals (<a href=”” target=”_blank”></a>) allow the public to view street restrictions, city-owned properties for sale, and the Planning and Development Department’s current and proposed zones, permit activities, and much more. </p> <p>“The Information Technology Services (ITS) department is honored to accept this award on behalf of all City of Phoenix departments that work effortlessly to protect our digital city services and information while striving to achieve our city’s strategic goals to enable and foster citizen engagement. Phoenix continues to prioritize the use of digital technologies to increase participation in public matters,” Phoenix Chief Information Officer Steen Hambric said. “With our recently approved Strategic Technology Plan 2022-2026, we look forward to leveraging emerging technologies to improve departmental planning and to further digital experiences that benefit Phoenix residents.”<br></p> <p><strong>About the ITS Department:</strong> ITS provides technology support and services to the city’s complex systems of networks and various technology needs of more than 14,000 employees. The department also manages the city’s radio, telephone, and enterprise computer network systems. <br></p> <p><strong>About the Center for Digital Government:</strong> The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government. ​<br></p> </div> </html></div>
City of Phoenix Announces Electric Light Parade Grand Marshal and Recreation11/16/2022 5:00:00 PM for Newsroom.pngCity of Phoenix Announces Electric Light Parade Grand Marshal<div class=”ExternalClass49B4A9505C31425BB526EB35CBAC6B94″><html> <p>​​The lights and sounds of the APS Electric Light Parade are returning this holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 3. The City of Phoenix is excited to announce Super Bowl LVII official mascot Spike as Grand Marshal for the 35th annual parade.<br></p> <p>Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) and the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to join us for a night of community and celebration. Parade entrants will interpret the theme of “Light Up the Night,” and are sure to light up the streets of central Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 3, with their visually stunning displays! </p> <p>“The Electric Light Parade is a unique Phoenix tradition that brings families and neighbors from all backgrounds together to celebrate the holidays,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. </p> <p>“The parade is the largest annual event hosted by our department and our staff works around the clock to make sure residents have the best experience possible,” Director of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Cynthia Aguilar said. “We hope you join us for a community event that is the perfect opportunity to kick off the holiday season.”</p> <p>“The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is thrilled to be part of the APS Electric Light Parade, a staple event for the community, where our mascot Spike is the Grand Marshal,” said Jay Parry, president and chief executive officer of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. “The excitement for the parade is a perfect display of energy Arizonans bring to events and why the Valley is the ideal host for Super Bowl LVII in February.”</p> <p>The <a target=”_blank” href=”″>2.3 mi. parade route </a> starts at Central Avenue and Montebello Avenue, travels south to Central Avenue. and Camelback Road, heads east along Camelback Road to 7th Street, and continues south along 7th Street to its conclusion at Indian School Road The first parade entries will begin at 7 p.m. and take approximately 60 minutes to reach the end. It is strongly recommended that attendees arrive several hours in advance of the start of the parade.</p> <p> <strong>Helpful tips for those planning to attend this year’s parade:</strong> </p> <p>· Consider taking <a target=”_blank” href=””>Valley Metro Light Rail</a> to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs near the Light Rail stop at Central Avenue, just south of Camelback Road.</p> <p>· The parade is a rain or shine event. Check the <a target=”_blank” href=””>weather forecast</a> and dress accordingly.</p> <p>· ​Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating.</p> <p>·  Crowds for this event have grown large in recent years and viewing spots along the parade route are first-come, first-served. Spectators often start arriving hours prior to parade time to reserve a spot.</p> <p>·  Public on-street parking is available around the parade route on a first-come, first-served basis. Private lots near the parade area often offer parking for a fee.</p> <p>· Spectators should try to minimize and gather any trash and litter generated during the parade to ease post-event cleanup.</p> <p>· Coolers are permitted, but alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.</p> <p>· Road closures and restrictions affect all parade areas hours before the event; come early and expect delays.</p> <p>·Check out the parade route at <a target=”_blank” href=”/parks/elp”>Phoenix Parks and Recreation – APS Electric Light Parade</a>.<br></p> </html></div>
Critical Incident Briefing – November 2, 2022 – 37th Ave. & McDowell Rd. 7:00:00 AM Incident Briefing – November 2, 2022 – 37th Ave. & McDowell Rd.<div class=”ExternalClass91FA9FBC880C42FFABE083173AD066D6″><html> ​WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br><br>An Officer-Involved Shooting occured around 4:30pm on November 2nd, 2022 in the area of 37th Ave. and McDowell Rd.<br><br>A community member called 911 and told the operators that a man was threatening him with a gun. The caller remained on the phone and eventually told the 911 operator the man walked away. The caller provided a description of the man.<br><br>The man with the gun walked to a strip mall at 37th Avenue and McDowell Road where he had interactions with other patrons.<br><br>The man then went into one of the stores. The Phoenix police helicopter arrived overhead as the man was coming out of the store. The air unit relayed on the radio they spotted the man and indicated he had a gun and was shooting. Officers arrived on the ground moments later and located the man. Three officers fired their weapons and the man went down next to a business. The officers used a less lethal tool before approaching the man. When there was no response, they moved up to provide aid to the man until fire personnel arrived. The man died from his injuries on scene.<br><br>The sergeant involved in this shooting has been with the department for 14 years and is assigned to the Maryvale/Estrella Mountain Precinct.<br><br>The officers involved in this shooting have been with the department for 4 and 5 years respectively and are also assigned to the Maryvale/Estrella Mountain Precinct.<br><br>This incident is the subject of both an internal and a criminal investigation, which will be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete.<br><br>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.<br><br>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.<br> </html></div>


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