North 32nd Street Corridor

Project Overview

The North 32nd Street Corridor is a citizen driven effort to improve the conditions along 32nd Street.  The Corridor is approximately eight miles and runs from State Route 51 to the Loop 101 Freeway. For many years, 32nd Street was the main north-south transportation corridor in north central Phoenix.  The completion of State Route 51 from Northern Avenue to the Loop 101 Freeway reduced vehicle use along the Corridor and demographic changes within neighborhoods adjacent to the freeway have impacted and changed the businesses and traffic characteristics of the area along 32nd Street.  Vacant commercial lots, dated buildings, signage, parking design, lack of bicycle lanes, decrepit landscaping, and under-capacity traffic are examples of the current status of 32nd Street.  Residents and businesses in the area are interested in revitalizing the land uses along 32nd Street to upgrade the number and types of businesses by increasing visitation and to improve the amenities available for residents of the area. 

Recognizing the deteriorating conditions along 32nd Street, Phoenix Vice Mayor Jim Waring and Councilman Bill Gates formed a coalition of area business leaders and residents to study and make recommendations about improving conditions along 32nd Street.  This coalition, the 32nd Street Working Group, started meeting in the spring of 2012 and formed three subcommittees to focus on specific issues.  In addition, reports related to the North 32nd Street Corridor were provided by Arizona State University and the Urban Land Institute.  The Working Group subcommittees (Public Transit/Street Improvements, Land Use Regulation, and Branding and Events) have met several times and have developed a number of recommendations and ideas that should be vetted through a public process and ultimately considered by the Phoenix City Council.

Check out the PDF links below to learn more about the North 32nd Street Corridor.
Mapping Results
Upcoming Meetings
  • Monday, February 3rd
    Paradise Valley Village Planning Committee (VPC) – Project overview and kickoff
  • Thursday, February 6th
    Project kick-off at The Rock at 32nd Street
  • Thursday, February 27th  5:30PM
    Phase 1 Community meeting (32nd Street between SR51 and Sweetwater Avenue) in the cafeteria at the Shea Middle School (2728 East Shea Boulevard). Project overview (history, ULI/ASU/Subcommittee report) and group mapping exercise to determine areas of stability, retrofit and change
  • Monday, March 3rd
    Paradise Valley VPC – Presentation of Phase 1 meeting results and discussion
  • Monday, March 24th 5:30PM
    Phase 2 Community meeting (32nd Street between Sweetwater Avenue and Paradise Lane) at The Rock at 32nd Street (13625 North 32nd Street).   Project overview (history, ULI/ASU/Subcommittee report) and group mapping exercise to determine areas of stability, retrofit and change
  • Monday, April 14th
    Paradise Valley VPC – Presentation of Phase 2 meeting results and discussion
  • Monday, April 21st 5:30PM
    Phase 3 Community meeting (32nd Street between Paradise Lane and Utopia Lane) at the Paradise Valley Community College in the Kranitz Student Center (KSC 1000B http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/campusmap 18401 North 32nd Street)    Project overview (history, ULI/ASU/Subcommittee report) and group mapping exercise to determine areas of stability, retrofit and change
  • Monday, May 5th
    Paradise Valley VPC – Presentation of Phase 3 meeting results and discussion
  • Monday, May 19th
    Staff briefing with Vice Mayor Waring and Councilman Gates explaining the findings of the neighborhood meetings
  • Week of May 26th Location/time TBD
    Community Meeting to discuss mapping results
  • Monday, June 2nd
    Paradise Valley VPC – Presentation, discussion and possible recommendation regarding 32nd Street Corridor Plan to the Planning Commission