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Mar 22, 2007, 3:11 AM
As you may or may not know, I am currently a senior in ASU's School of Planning. I am taking a capstone studio course right now, and our semester project is to develop a Community Plan for the Evans-Churchill Neighborhood and Cultural Mixed-Use District. The Evans-Churchill Neighborhood is bounded by Fillmore Street, 7th Street, Central Avenue and Interstate 10 (where First Fridays is held). The Cultural Mixed-Use District is bounded by Interstate 10, 7th Street, Central Avenue and McDowell Road.
One of the elements in our research and data collection is to interview residents of the area. The survey has 15 questions, easy, quick and multiple-choice. I know a few of you live Downtown and possibly use its amenities and services, and I was wondering if any of you are willing to talk to me on the phone or in-person for a short 10 minute survey. The results of the survey will be used to construct the community plan. Please state if you are interested, and how to contact you. Thanks!
Mar 22, 2007, 3:18 AM
I'm 2 blocks outside of your boundaries, sorry.
Mar 22, 2007, 3:29 AM
^It doesn't matter, you don't have to live within the boundaries, but in the Downtown/Midtown area in general. I am going to the study area once again on Friday and Sunday to collect a ton of resident input.
Mar 22, 2007, 3:40 AM
well send me a pm I'd be happy to answer any questions you have.
Mar 22, 2007, 4:47 AM
Evans-Churchill has only a few residents left and their fates are already decided. The neighborhood association is mostly commercial property owners.
The 'Arts and Cultural district' will never work. For one, arts and culture don't quite go together, at least not in this city. Phoenix's lack of support for the arts is evidenced by cracking down on First Fridays, an event that has flourished without any help from local politicos. Phoenix supports culture by building giant Walmarts to the effect. The Art Museum, Heard Museum, and Central Library are all too disconnected to form anything that could be cohesively called a cultural district.
I watched a few people battle this out in Downtown Voices ... there were some old folks who spent untold months on a plan for the A&C district in ... what, 1989? and it never went anywhere. Compare this to the warehouse district folks, who when they think art think Roosevelt Row, eg, Evans Churchill. This is contrary to the plans to turn that neighborhood into a biomedical district.
Mar 22, 2007, 8:09 AM
I live on 2nd Ave/Roosevelt, and I'd be happy to answer your questions. Feel free to email me at William.Novak@gmail.com, best of luck w/ your project.
Mar 22, 2007, 4:51 PM
Andrew - My Dad and his wife are downtown pioneers. They have lived at the Fillmore Lofts since it opened! My father is very involved in downtown development and would gladly take your survey. He sits on some of the city's comittees for downtown and is very involved. Send me an email at email@example.com and I'll get you in touch with him.
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