Court verdict rejects activist's appeal citing negative effects of parking lot

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A court verdict on Monday reaffirmed the city’s decision to build a temporary parking lot adjacent to Taylor Place, rejecting an appeal filed by a downtown Phoenix resident and community activist. Read story

Opinion: They paved paradise and painted it green

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Phoenix is days away from opening the controversial parking lot at the site of the old Ramada Inn on Taylor Street between First and Second streets. And it could not finish it without one last controversial splash – literally. Read story

Downtown parking lot construction raises concern about urban heat island effect

With the recent ruling that the former Ramada Inn property will become a parking lot, a new fight Phoenicians are facing is combating the Urban Heat Island Effect. Read story