Central City Planning & Development Committee

Since 2016 alone, hundreds of hotel rooms and thousands of residential units have been constructed across Greater Downtown Phoenix,

with even more projects in the planning stages. None of this is by accident.


Billy Shields, Hansji Corporation


Brian Cassidy, CCBG Architects


Since the inception of PCA in 1983, when a much smaller Downtown was in decline, a number of ballot measures led by PCA and the Central City Planning and Development Committee helped usher in catalytic public-private partnerships, processes, and incentives to help make new development projects possible.


Today, the Committee works with developers, City departments, and community groups to refine development Downtown by showcasing the current development process.


For prospective Members, this Committee offers connections, insights and access to the people, development professionals, and government processes that are shaping downtown.

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Act as a liaison between developers and community groups, encouraging communication and outreach at the neighborhood level.


Give updates and presentations on current and future projects happening in Greater Downtown Phoenix, broken down by market segment.


Provide opportunities for PCA Members to network with others involved in development related industries.


Support state and local legislative measures and initiatives that promote development incentives to create equitable and diverse housing types meeting the needs of all who seek housing in Downtown, emphasizing economic stability and reducing the displacement of neighborhoods, while contributing to the historic and cultural diversity of Greater Downtown Phoenix.  


Advocate for initiatives that promote a built environment, which enhances quality infill development; encouraging and supporting walkability and multi-modal options, as well as sustainable design, including but not limited to the mitigation of the urban heat island effect, within the pending update to the Downtown Strategic Vision.  


Continue to work with the City of Phoenix Planning & Development Department to detail and refine the recurring challenges developers of various types and sizes encounter in Greater Downtown Phoenix. 


Advocate for a new city bond program, that includes enhancements for downtown. Examples would be pocket parks, green spaces, and more urban parks, and historic preservation, etc.