Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix, the heart of the city’s urban art cultural landscape, will soon be seeing some long-awaited new additions thanks to a $150,000 grant they received through the organization Artplace. Funded by a mix of some of the nation’s top foundations, agencies, and banks, Artplace invests in areas aimed at transforming communities through art and cultural diversity. They recognized Roosevelt Row for “Using Art to Accelerate Transit Oriented Development.” With new and much-deserved money in hand, Cindy Dach, acting Director of the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation, has said that the neighborhood can expect three new programs very soon: a streetscape project in collaboration with the City of Phoenix, a “Feast on the Street,” and an evolving artist village. Dach has also stated that some of the grant money will go towards hiring a design team to create the artist village in the image of Dekalb Market in New York City and develop streetscape guidelines to help unify the district.
Roosevelt Row includes the art, food, retail, cultural and business establishments along and around Roosevelt Street. Our office is one block north of Roosevelt at Portland and 5th Street, and we are proud to be part of the community.
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