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Old Posted Nov 13, 2018, 4:47 PM
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Hance Park Revitalization

I figured I would get this new thread going as more updates comes out with updated renderings...

http://dtphx.org/2018/11/09/phoenix-...ising-efforts/
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Shade trees, a splash pad, amphitheater and restaurant represent just some of the big changes coming to Margaret T. Hance Park.

With a price tag of $100 million, the revitalization of Hance Park signifies a major investment in the future of Downtown Phoenix – and Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) and Hance Park Conservancy have stepped in to lead fundraising efforts.

In partnership with the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, the three organizations envision a world-class, signature destination that incorporates cultural amenities, entertainment and green space.

“I see what makes cities work and not work, and this is what makes cities work,” said Larry Lazarus, co-chair of PCA’s Hance Park Fundraising Committee. “In every great city, there’s this one common thing: a central park. It became very apparent to me that we need this.”

Built atop the Interstate 10 tunnel and commonly referred to as deck park — Hance Park is home to annual events like McDowell Mountain Music Festival, the St. Patrick’s Day Faire, Chinese Culture and Cuisine Festival and many others.

But according to a survey by Arizona State University, many Phoenix residents don’t even know where it is.

To solve this, the revitalization plan calls for smaller, interconnected features that will draw people into the 32.5-acre park on a daily basis, while still allowing for large-scale events.

When the park is finished, it could have a $6.6 billion impact over a 30-year period, according to an analysis conducted by the Hance Park Partner Coalition.

In addition to social and community benefits, the untapped economic potential really attracted the attention of PCA, according to Lazarus.

For the past 35 years, PCA members have driven development of Phoenix’s built environment and addressed critical urban issues. For example, the organization helped raise the funds necessary to build Steele Indian School Park, brought the Human Services Campus coalition together, and was instrumental in the Phoenix Biomedical Campus land deal – just to name a few.

This decades-long track record of driving major public-private partnerships sets a precedent, and it’s a responsibility PCA Executive Director Devney Preuss takes seriously.

“The heart of Phoenix is still missing a central gathering place for the larger community,” she said. “Hance Park has the potential to be our crown jewel.”

Right now, PCA is in the quiet phase of fundraising, according to Preuss, but there’s a lot to be excited about.

True North Studio recently signed on as the first donor – which is the development company behind the Ro2 project and Hotel Cambria on Roosevelt Row – with additional donor agreements in the works.

In addition to seeking dollar amounts, there are more than two dozen assets available for sponsorship, ranging from the entire playground set, which is slated to be the biggest in Arizona, to individual bricks and benches.

So in a sense, there are opportunities for the entire community to have a role in rebuilding the park, according to Lazarus.

“We’re looking at the world right now,” he said. “We want diversity – not just big donors, but we want everyone to get involved and feel like they have a stake in the future of the park.”









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Old Posted Nov 13, 2018, 7:37 PM
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It had great promise...then all the cool shit was removed from the plans.
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It had great promise...then all the cool shit was removed from the plans.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:42 PM
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When might we see anything?????
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:54 PM
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When might we see anything?????
Per the article, they are "in the quiet phase of fundraising." My guess would be probably never. At the very least I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Hance Park could be Phoenix's equivalent of Central Park, advocates say.

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Hance park revitalization project: Fiesta bowl funds $2m playground

I know it's already been posted here but wanted to bring it back up in the appropriate thread...

http://dtphx.org/2019/08/19/hance-pa...2m-playground/
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At the center of every world-class city is a world-class park, and the Fiesta Bowl organization is donating $2 million to help get Phoenix closer to that vision.

The Hance Park Partner Coalition unveiled plans for the new “Fiesta Bowl Play at Hance Park” on Monday, marking the first piece of the park’s revitalization project to receive a seven-figure donation.

The 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art playground area will be geared toward families and people of all ages. Constructed on the west side of Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix, the goal is to create a multi-generational city asset that millions of Arizona residents and visitors can enjoy.

“It reminds you of when your kids were little, or when you were a kid,” said Bob Whitehouse, Chief Operating Officer with Fiesta Bowl, “and you’re able to just forget all the issues that are going on in the world and enjoy life.”

Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA), Hance Park Conservancy and the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department are the three arms of the public-private coalition, formed in 2017. Shade trees, a splash pad, restaurant, amphitheater and new playground represent just some of the big changes coming to the park.

“As a mom and a mayor, I am so happy we will have a world-class playground,” said Mayor Kate Gallego, who called Hance Park “one of the most special places in Phoenix.”

Built atop the Interstate 10 tunnel and commonly referred to as deck park — Hance Park is home to annual events like McDowell Mountain Music Festival, the St. Patrick’s Day Faire, Chinese Culture and Cuisine Festival, and many others. According to Gallego, the playground will help draw people into the 32.5-acre park on a daily basis, while still allowing for large-scale events.

During Monday’s announcement, representatives from the City of Phoenix, Phoenix Community Alliance and Fiesta Bowl spoke of the importance of Hance Park in driving economic development, attracting and keeping residents, and being a cultural hub for the community.

In addition to hosting Arizona’s first college football bowl game, the Fiesta Bowl organization helps develop and champion a number of charitable causes involving youth, sports and education as part of its mission. This playground is an extension of that, according to Bob Whitehouse.

“We were all on board to make this park pristine and a model for other cities,” he said. “We’ve done several parks over the last 40 years in Arizona — the closest is about a mile from here – and this will be 10 times the size.”
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Japanese Friendship Garden Opposes Hance Park Changes — Here's Why

You're near a park...what do you expect? And if they were to move the playground to the East side, then guess what...the amphitheatre and large music concerts would have to move to the West side, making it even louder. It's a losing battle...

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts...y-day-11346325
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Like the new renovation plans for the park. If all goes as planned, it will be pretty sweet. However, I can't get the idea out of my head that the homeless will be using the splash pad as their new personal bathing area. Yuck.

As for the Japanese Friendship Garden, you can't please everyone 100% of the time. I see their point though.
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Like the new renovation plans for the park. If all goes as planned, it will be pretty sweet. However, I can't get the idea out of my head that the homeless will be using the splash pad as their new personal bathing area. Yuck.

As for the Japanese Friendship Garden, you can't please everyone 100% of the time. I see their point though.
Wonder if the city could Set rules at the splash pad to allow them to remove anyone doing such things

Will the city do that? Probably not
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