The City of Phoenix has issued a Request for Proposals for the development of a 7,000 square foot lot in the historic downtown Roosevelt Neighborhood.
Located specifically at 814 N. 5th Street, in a block dotted by apartment complexes and one-story houses, the site is part of a neighborhood first developed in the 1890s.
As such, a potential house project on the property is expected to be developed in a manner paying homage to the many historic and architecturally distinct homes built in the neighborhood between the late 19th century and the 1930s.
Those homes include examples of Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival, and American Craftsman architectural styles.
The site is categorized as “downtown code,” a zoning designation promoting a “pedestrian-oriented, dynamic urban center with an authentic sense of place.”
City officials in Phoenix have been recently pushing for more small scale business and residential development in a downtown that has seen in excess of $4.6 billion in new public and private projects over the span of the last decade.
The Roosevelt Neighborhood, with a population of around 10,000 residents, is not only known for its historic homes, but also its shopping and dining alternatives.
Submission deadline for the Roosevelt Neighborhood RFP is December 4.
By Garry Boulard
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