The city of Tempe is holding an open house to talk with residents, neighbors and businesses about two adjacent projects to improve pedestrian, bicycle and transit facilities and enhance the streetscape on Hardy Drive between University Drive and Broadway Road and University Drive between Ash Avenue and Priest Drive. The Hardy Drive project is funded with $1.2 million in federal grant money. The University Drive project is funded with $1.1 million in federal grant money.
The open house will be held Feb. 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Gililland Middle School, 1025 S. Beck Ave.
Discussion at the open house will include:
• Presentation of the preferred design concepts for both projects
• Review and solicit comments on the preferred design concepts
• Updating the public about each project process and timeline
The projects will make the street more user-friendly, multi-modal and sustainable. Both projects will include bicycle and pedestrian enhancements, additional crosswalk opportunities, ADA improvements, public art and landscaping. These projects are intended to promote neighborhood stability, sustainable business and development efforts while continuing Tempe's commitment to alternative modes of transportation.
Beginning Feb. 12, comment online about each of the projects and view the preferred design concepts at www.tempe.gov/hardydrive and www.tempe.gov/universitydrive. Comment through Feb. 28.