North Mountain Redevelopment Study Area
The North Mountain Redevelopment Study Area (NMRSA) is generally bounded by Interstate-17, 19th Avenue and 15th Avenue on the east; Cholla Street, Sahuaro and Peoria Avenues on the north; 35th Avenue on the west; and Butler, Alice and the Arizona Canal on the south. See the link below for an aerial map of the area.
The central objective of this study is to evaluate whether slum and blight conditions exist. If the study documents these conditions exist, the Mayor and City Council can designate the area a redevelopment area pursuant to A.R.S. 36-1470.
The city has been working to improve this area for a number of years with various efforts such as the North Mountain Industrial and Commercial Area Study in 2011 and the Urban Land Institute Arizona Technical Assistance Panel in 2009 for the Metrocenter Mall retail area. This study is a continuation of those efforts and if successful may result in redevelopment funding opportunities and an application for additional state and/or federal grants to help eliminate blight.
The study includes an analysis of data such as the census; environmental issues; crime statistics; Fire Department statistics; a visual inventory of buildings, property, platting, utilities, streets; and other conditions of the properties that may affect the health, safety or welfare its residents.
This is only a study and the city is NOT proposing to utilize any condemnation powers to acquire private property for any economic redevelopment purpose.
For further information please contact Craig Mavis at (602) 262-4072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.