Joel McCabe, Trellis
Dr. Steve Narang, Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix
McDowell Road Revitalization Committee focuses on revitalizing versus redeveloping the McDowell Road Commercial corridor. In conjunction with the appropriate City of Phoenix departments, including Community & Economic Development and Streets, the Committee is leading efforts to shape and promote quality revitalization projects in the area along McDowell Road from Seventh Street to State Route 51.
As the northern bookend of Greater Downtown Phoenix, McDowell Road functions as a major artery between Downtown and Valley freeways, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, and to Coronado and Garfield historic neighborhood districts, offering tremendous commercial potential.
For new Members, this Committee is extremely project-based with the ability to affect short and long-term changes to a major corridor between Downtown and Valley freeways.
• Forming long-term public-private partnerships to identify issues, develop strategies, and provide ongoing outreach to the community
• Conducting a survey of neighborhood groups, local property owners, and community members. The findings will be compiled into a commercial corridor study, which will address aesthetic improvements, social and community needs, economic viability, and safety
• Acting as a resource for homebuyers, developers, brokers, and the business community looking to invest in the McDowell Road corridor