Honored with the first distinction of historical designation in the City of Phoenix, Arizona, the downtown Roosevelt Neighborhood has architectural milestones still visible today. As one of the first “streetcar suburbs,” Roosevelt is vital to the City’s past, present, and future. When the City’s Comprehensive Downtown Transportation Study identified the modernization of 3rd and 5th Avenues as a priority, the Roosevelt Neighborhood was more than just a stakeholder; they were actively involved during design development. This was a highly visible project for the City amid various competing forces. 3rd and 5th is a unique story of how a project can merge the new with the old—such as the City’s first two-way cycle track designed around historic palm trees on top of old, buried streetcar rail. This presentation will detail how the design evolved through a dynamic public involvement campaign to work together to overcome neighborhood expectations while integrating innovation with history.
Learning Objectives

After attending this session, participants will be better able to:

  1. Establish a process for active stakeholder engagement to constructively put forth conflicting ideas that will create resilient solutions.
  2. Identify innovative multimodal design trends and technologies that can be implemented within active roadways to enhance mobility, spur connectivity, and foster bicyclist/pedestrian safety.
  3. Create a tailored project management plan by collaborating with cross-disciplined teams to deliver successful projects that have complex challenges.

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Angel Cobb;Kelly Kaysonepheth;Steven Ogburn;Mark Glock