The City of Phoenix was awarded Transportation Enhancement funds totalling $750,000 for design and construction of the Roosevelt Row Pedestrian Project which is located on Roosevelt Street between Central Avenue and Fourth Street.
The primary focus of the project is to improve the pedestrian experience along this portion of Roosevelt Street by narrowing the roadway in order to create space for wider sidewalks and to make room for pedestrian amenities. The project will retain some on-street parking; plant shade trees in areas without utility conflicts; add irrigation; install benches, bike racks, street and pedestrian lighting; and make improvements to the triangles on both the north and south sides of Roosevelt between Third and Fourth streets. (View the Roosevelt Row Design Guidelines)
The Office of Arts and Culture has contracted with the public art artist Meejin Yoon. She will join the design team in order add artistic elements to the pedestrian environment.
Design development is underway and will be completed by June 2013. The project will bid in the winter of 2013 and construction will take place in the summer of 2014.
A Public Open House was held for this project on May 24, 2012.