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Vicelord John Jun 11, 2011 1:46 AM

yeah that garage is a good place to get away with parking for free. Unfortunately, it's also a great place for a theif to get away with something from your car for free, and that elevator scares the crap out of me.

combusean Jun 11, 2011 1:57 AM

I believe all the city garages are free after 8 PM, or technically free if you leave after 8 PM. If the arm goes up and you haven't paid yet, you aren't obligated to.

Buckeye Native 001 Jun 11, 2011 4:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Vicelord John (Post 5311482)
Portland? Garfield? Those are fine if you want to bring your bike with you or walk .75 mile.

Plus, I'll have been driving for 2.5 hours after working 8 hours and coming from 75-degree weather. Walking that distance isn't exactly something I want to tack on to my itinerary before a concert.

I'd really rather not take the light rail, just seems like more hassle since I'm not able to leave Flagstaff until at least 4pm (concert starts at 7:30), and I hate getting out of the garage mahal after an event (there's a Dbacks game that night as well). I'll see what I can do, guys. Thanks for the heads up

Vicelord John Jun 11, 2011 4:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Buckeye Native 001 (Post 5311675)
Plus, I'll have been driving for 2.5 hours after working 8 hours and coming from 75-degree weather. Walking that distance isn't exactly something I want to tack on to my itinerary before a concert.

I'd really rather not take the light rail, just seems like more hassle since I'm not able to leave Flagstaff until at least 4pm (concert starts at 7:30), and I hate getting out of the garage mahal after an event (there's a Dbacks game that night as well). I'll see what I can do, guys. Thanks for the heads up

get off the 17 at jefferson, turn left. Park in Patriots Square Garage. Easy cheesy.

pbenjamin Jun 11, 2011 4:49 PM

If the concert is not until 7:30, and you aren't arriving super early, just take a bunch of quarters and use a meter.

bwonger06 Jun 11, 2011 6:07 PM

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Originally Posted by pbenjamin (Post 5312004)
If the concert is not until 7:30, and you aren't arriving super early, just take a bunch of quarters and use a meter.

I agree. Meters shut off at 8 so you have plenty of time to catch the main act.

nickw252 Jun 11, 2011 11:37 PM

Arpaio's Proterster's Counter-Protesters made it out in full force from Sun City this Friday.

http://i51.tinypic.com/1ovxwo.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/f1y3dd.jpg

Buckeye Native 001 Jun 12, 2011 2:36 AM

Wow.......

nickw252 Jun 20, 2011 4:30 AM

7th Avenue and McDowell
 
I walked over to Pei Wei at 7th and McDowell tonight for dinner (Sunday) at about 8pm. The place was packed and people kept coming in after me. If Pei Wei is that busy on a Sunday night then a Chipotle across the street would be a gold mine!

Those buildings on the east side of 7th Ave need to fill up! :cheers:

HooverDam Jun 22, 2011 9:36 PM

If you're interested I wrote another article thats on Blooming Rock today. Its about PHX's current Weak Mayor/Council Manager type of system and my position that we should switch to a Strong Mayor/Mayor Council system.

Classical in Phoenix Jun 22, 2011 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by HooverDam (Post 5325049)
If you're interested I wrote another article thats on Blooming Rock today. Its about PHX's current Weak Mayor/Council Manager type of system and my position that we should switch to a Strong Mayor/Mayor Council system.

Read your last one, well written and thought out. Thanks for introducing me to that blog, it's very interesting

HooverDam Jun 26, 2011 3:45 PM

Here's a cool article on the history of architecture in the Valley:
http://www.azcentral.com/centennial/architecture/

HX_Guy Jul 1, 2011 5:44 AM

Check out this crazy picture of the Salt River by the airport...

http://www.brazilbrazil.com/p1/skyharbor_flood3.jpg

More here... http://www.brazilbrazil.com/skyharbor.html

HooverDam Jul 1, 2011 3:01 PM

^Dang, thats awesome. We really need water in the river from Town Lake over to 19th or 27th Ave. I bet it would help with the heat island in addition to spurring development and being beautiful.

PHX31 Jul 1, 2011 3:29 PM

Holy shite, that is an awesome pic. It looks like the mighty Yangtze.

Why must Phoenix and the civic leadership we have suck so much? If only we could have a nice Salt River (tamed a bit via SRP) through the City, rather than a massive open wound of utter desolation. If only we could (have) preserve(d) our historic core, rather than tear everything down for barren dusty ugly lots. If only we could have kept our nice shade trees all over the city, and continue to plant new ones, rather than let what we have rot and die, shrivel up and die, or cut them down altogether (anyone notice APS out in the City cutting back nice big trees away from the overhead utility lines? Is it a fire hazard or something? It looks disgusting... nice spherical huge tree crowns chopped straight down the middle into spindly 'Y' shapes). If only our planners and zoning laws through time wouldn't cater directly to suburban uses and forms. If only blah blah blah... basically our city is utter shit compared to what it could be.

PHX31 Jul 1, 2011 4:20 PM

This City needs a facade rehabilitation program. Tucson's seems quite successful, I've read that even the City of Peoria is trying to strenghten some type of program. The City of Phoenix REALLY needs to connect better with its history. Having a few more historic buildings around town would be a blessing (there are many that are hiding in plain sight).

Who could be contacted at the City to try to push something like this along? Mayor? Councilman? Historic Preservation Office?

HooverDam Jul 1, 2011 8:27 PM

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Originally Posted by PHX31 (Post 5334731)
Who could be contacted at the City to try to push something like this along? Mayor? Councilman? Historic Preservation Office?

Thats an excellent idea and you should email all of the above. Obviously Mayor Gordon won't do much about it as he's on his way out, but you may as well CC him on any email. Additionally Greg Stantons website has an area where you can email in suggestions. I'd also say post the idea (with a link to Tucsons program if possible) on Stantons Facebook wall. That way not only does he see it, but other people do as well.

HooverDam Jul 5, 2011 3:46 PM

Anyone seen this site before?:

http://www.connectingphoenix.com/

Its a project headed up by Kevin Kellogg. Here's a video trailer to sort of show what its about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=VfncErqsNmI

E: Whoa, just noticed that my barber, "Fast Eddie" is in the video.

HX_Guy Jul 5, 2011 4:04 PM

I'll have to take a look at that later...iPad = No Flash.

On a different note, what's up with us having what seems like really shitty luck with big sporting events and the weather?

When we got the Super Bowl a few years back, everyone I'm sure expected nice sunny skies and mild temps. While the temps were mild compared to the Eastern cities, it was pretty cold and it rained or was overcast.

Now with the All Star game, people will expect the hot but dry heat they hear about but instead it looks like we'll have low 100s with 40+ humidity and 65+ dew point.

HooverDam Jul 5, 2011 4:09 PM

^^^^ The site is basically about TOD, station design along the LRT, etc. They're starting with Central/Osborn for the first place to do station design. I filled out a survey a while back that I think was listed here on the forum somewhere about the station design for that intersection.

While its nice that this sort of thing is finally being done, it really should've been done a long time ago in the 10 year planning phase of LRT. We're way behind the 8 ball now and need to get as much of this done so when the economy does finally bounce back we have the systems in place for new growth to be infill and not on the fringes.


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