City Council highlights: Hance Park study and Block 23

Phoenix City Council met Wednesday afternoon to review and approve agenda items. (Nicole Neri/DD)

Phoenix City Council approved several agenda items regarding downtown Phoenix during a meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Margaret T. Hance Park

City Council adopted ordinance S-43374, an economic impact analysis for Margaret T. Hance Park, located at Central Avenue and Culver Street. The purpose of the analysis is to inform sponsors and donors about the economic impact of Hance Park. The economic impact analysis includes consultants, subcontractor and reimbursable costs. The analysis will not exceed $50,000.

Block 23 Improvements

City Council adopted updated improvements and modifications for the redevelopment of Block 23, which is currently an asphalt parking lot bordered by Jefferson and Washington streets, and First and Second streets. The development project will consist of an approximate 500,000 gross square feet, not including parking. The Block 23 improvements include a grocery store, office space and a parking structure.

Final Plat-Fillmore and Fourth Street

City Council approved a request to have a plot of land located at the northeast corner of Fillmore and Fourth street certified by the city clerk.

Final Plat-Road Machinery 79

City Council approved to have a plot of land located on the west side of Seventh Street, north of Buckeye Road, certified by the city clerk.

Right-of-Way

City Council approved a request made by Deputy City Manager Mario Paniagua and the Planning and Development Department to abandon the 20-foot alley right-of-way located at Fourth and Pierce street. The city is no longer maintaining control of the alley, which could have a financial impact.

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