Sites to See: Neil B. McGinnis Equipment Co. / Allis-Chalmers Showroom

This building is an often overlooked example of Phoenix’s mid-century architecture. Neil B. McGinnis Neil B. McGinnis was born in El Paso Texas in 1897.  He spent his childhood in Missouri, and moved to Phoenix in 1912.  McGinnis graduated from Phoenix Union High School and attended Occidental College in California before…

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DPJ Article-Growing a Community in Central Phoenix: Abraham James

What started as a way to reconnect with his past, has led Abraham James to connect with his central Phoenix community in ways he never imagined.

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Radiate Phoenix September Gathering: Urban Grocery and Wine Bar

Radiate Phoenix, a gathering of downtown advocate and urbanites will celebrate its two year anniversary next Tuesday, September 29th with an exclusive preview of the all new Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery and Wine Bar.

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DPJ Article: It All Adds Up: Christoph Kaiser and His Garfield Neighborhood

Christoph Kaiser is helping to rebuilding Garfield one house at a time. Once an epicenter of gang activity and urban blight in Downtown Phoenix, Kaiser‚Äôs houses are now at the heart of Garfield’s resurgence, and among the coolest in Downtown Phoenix.

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DPJ Article: New Ideas and Old Buildings: Grand Avenue Adaptive Reuse Tour

On Saturday, September 26, a handful of adaptive reuse projects will be highlighted during the Grand Avenue Festival.

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Urban Textures

One of my favorite things about living in an urban environment are the multitude of textures than I come across on a daily basis. Often unseen and unnoticed, the textures of a city form the backdrop in front of which we conduct our lives. Textures makes a significant contribution to the expressive quality of a city. They impact how we relate to specific places, whether it be a distinct address, a neighborhood or an entire metropolitan area. Continue reading