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 Apache Character Area Plan [cover]

The 2015 Apache Community Placemaking public series which included area residents, students, stakeholders, and the business community has led to the creation of the Apache Principles contained in this Character Area Plan.

Tempe City Council adopted this plan [Resolution No. R2015.xx] to further the goals and objectives of the Tempe General Plan 2040, Land Use and Development Chapter, Community Design Element, Character Area Planning Section; and to provide an enhanced policy framework to guide area planning processes and land use decisions throughout the Apache area.

It is intended to be used by the following audiences to guide the vision, design, development, preservation, plan review, and public feedback processes: 

Area Stakeholders [Residents, Schools, Students, Non-profit Agencies, etc.]  Tempe City Council / Boards + Commissions / City Staff  The Business Community  The Design + Development Community By way of summary, the following elements serve as a framework to the Apache Character Area Plan – Placemaking Principles + Design Guidelines:

• The rich Mexican-American legacy of this area has deep roots which meaningfully inform local place names [see Placemaking Neighborhood Connections section: La Victoria, Escalante, Sotelo, Esquer, Don Carlos, Elias-Rodriguez, etc.] while providing authenticity to local placemaking.

• Apache Boulevard is one of the most authentic, unique, and diverse areas of Tempe. As the light rail corridor continues to grow and evolve, maintaining this palpable authenticity will be central to the identity and vitality of this area.

• Public Art plays an essential and prominent role, key to placemaking and Apache’s area identity. Public art projects need to be supported and encouraged to flourish through organic, grassroots methods. Feedback throughout the year-long Planning process continually reinforced the knowledge that art is inextricably woven into the cultural DNA and urban fabric of the Apache area.

• Preservation of Apache’s core neighborhoods [Carlson Park, Tomlinson Estates, Borden Homes, Hudson Manor, Alegre, Escalante, Victory Acres] is a key Planning goal to balance future growth along the light rail / mixed-use corridor. Transitions between these areas must be well-designed.

• The role of streets + alleyways as open space to engage the pedestrian experience and activate the ground floor [especially along Apache Boulevard, Old 8th Street, and University Drive] is essential to the economic success and livability of this area.

• A seamless patchwork of destinations supported by a healthy and vibrant mixed-use corridor / Light Rail Station Areas with a walkable ground floor is the central vision for the Apache Character Area.

Apache Character Area Plan  |  Placemaking Principles + Design Guidelines    

Resolution No. R2016.02 amending Tempe General Plan 2040
Adopted by Tempe City Council 01.14.2016


CA4 - Apache logo
 

CA4 - Poster [Placemaking Community Workshop Series 2015] 


 

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS

University Heights, Hudson Manor, Alegre Community, Escalante, Victory Acres

HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS

Casitas Tempe, Casitas East, Papago Park II, Villagio at Tempe, University Ranch, Questa Vida, Oaks, Oaks II + III, University Shadows

Barnstar

 

CONTACT INFO

For additional information, please contact characterareas@tempe.gov
or 480-350-8073.

 MEETING EVENT  DATE LOCATION TIME
 Preliminary Organizational + Outreach Meeting 
Neighborhood Assoc. / HOA Chairs
Area Ambassadors
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Road
6:00 – 7:00 PM

 

PUBLIC KICK-OFF / WORKSHOP 1
NEIGHBORHOOD WORKSHOP + AWARDS
Amenities + Gaps Workshop 
Announce Visual Character Survey [online]

 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Rd
9:45 – 11:15 AM

 

 

WORKSHOP 2
DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Placemaking Workshop
Visual Character Survey Results 

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Rd
6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

WORKSHOP 3
DRAFT PLAN PREVIEW
Priorities + Strategies Workshop

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Rd
6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

 

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION!
Final version of plan released
Mayoral Remarks
Food + Booths


T.B.D.
November / December 2015
Tempe Library Complex / Courtyard
6:00 – 8:00 PM

   

 

 MEETING EVENT  DATE LOCATION TIME
 Preliminary Organizational + Outreach Meeting 
Neighborhood Assoc. / HOA Chairs
Area Ambassadors
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Road
6:00 – 7:00 PM

 

PUBLIC KICK-OFF / WORKSHOP 1
NEIGHBORHOOD WORKSHOP + AWARDS
Amenities + Gaps Workshop 
Announce Visual Character Survey [online]

 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Rd
9:45 – 11:15 AM

 

 

WORKSHOP 2
DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Placemaking Workshop
Visual Character Survey Results 

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Rd
6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

WORKSHOP 3
DRAFT PLAN PREVIEW
Priorities + Strategies Workshop

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Rd
6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

 

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION!
Final version of plan released
Mayoral Remarks
Food + Booths


T.B.D.
November / December 2015
Tempe Library Complex / Courtyard
6:00 – 8:00 PM

   

 

 MEETING EVENT  DATE LOCATION TIME
 Preliminary Organizational + Outreach Meeting 
Neighborhood Assoc. / HOA Chairs
Area Ambassadors
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Road
6:00 – 7:00 PM

 

PUBLIC KICK-OFF / WORKSHOP 1
NEIGHBORHOOD WORKSHOP + AWARDS
Amenities + Gaps Workshop 
Announce Visual Character Survey [online]

 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Rd
9:45 – 11:15 AM

 

 

WORKSHOP 2
DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Placemaking Workshop
Visual Character Survey Results 

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Rd
6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

WORKSHOP 3
DRAFT PLAN PREVIEW
Priorities + Strategies Workshop

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Rd
6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

 

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION!
Final version of plan released
Mayoral Remarks
Food + Booths


T.B.D.
November / December 2015
Tempe Library Complex / Courtyard
6:00 – 8:00 PM

   

 

 MEETING EVENT  DATE LOCATION TIME
 Preliminary Organizational + Outreach Meeting 
Neighborhood Assoc. / HOA Chairs
Area Ambassadors
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Road
6:00 – 7:00 PM

 

PUBLIC KICK-OFF / WORKSHOP 1
NEIGHBORHOOD WORKSHOP + AWARDS
Amenities + Gaps Workshop 
Announce Visual Character Survey [online]

 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Rd
9:45 – 11:15 AM

 

 

WORKSHOP 2
DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Placemaking Workshop
Visual Character Survey Results 

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Rd
6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

WORKSHOP 3
DRAFT PLAN PREVIEW
Priorities + Strategies Workshop

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tempe Public Library – Community Room A
3500 S Rural Rd
6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

 

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION!
Final version of plan released
Mayoral Remarks
Food + Booths


T.B.D.
November / December 2015
Tempe Library Complex / Courtyard
6:00 – 8:00 PM