Character Area 3 | Final Document
The best way the plan the future, is to create it.
The Character Area 3 Design Guidelines + Placemaking Principles are a synthesis of an extensive public outreach campaign, and presents a comprehensive and cohesive vision for the future of this dynamic area.
This plan is dedicated to all the many community members and organizations whose ongoing work and dedication continue to preserve and improve Tempe's quality of life.
Character Area 3
Design Guidelines + Placemaking Principles
Downtown Tempe, Rio Salado, ASU, NW Neighborhoods
Overview | Presentation
We received over 5,000 contributions throughout the Character Area 3 public participation process.
[see Public Participation infographic summary]
The Tempe Placemaking campaign continues...
Thinking extra small means engaging “tactical placemaking” which focuses on fine grain details.
By nature, placemaking is:
grassroots, bottoms-up, decentralized, agile, low-cost, low-tech, independent, organic, and often temporary or pop•up.
Ex: “Before I Die…” chalkboard, movable chairs in a park, mobile vendors, public art / murals, self-guided historic sites tour, quality of finishing treatments, site-specific landscape solutions, streetscape designs, open space programming, and oh ya -- shade.
Character Area 3 | Anchors
Ash Ave, Mill Ave, College Ave, Rural Rd, Rio Salado Pkwy, University Dr, Terrace Rd, Apache Blvd, Tempe (Hayden) Butte, Light Rail Station Areas (4), Streetcar, City Hall Complex, 6th Street Park, One Hundred Mill Ave, Hayden Flour Mill, The Maxwell, alleyways
ASU | Novus Innovation Corridor
ASU-Main Campus, University Housing, ASU Administrative Facilities, Sun Devil Stadium, Wells Fargo Arena, Verde Dickey Dome, Athletics Area, 330 acres of future mixed-use developments. For more information visit: https://afd.asu.edu/
Rio Salado | Town Lake
North Bank Linear Park, Town Lake Marina, Playa del Norte, Indian Bend Wash / Rio Salado Park, South Bank Linear Park, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe Beach Park, Hayden Ferry Lakeside, Marina Heights, The Pier, Crescent Rio
Neighborhood Associations [NA]: Lindon Park, Sunset, Riverside, Mitchell Park, Wilson Art + Garden, Maple Ash, Gililland, Holdeman, Marilyn Ann, Clark Park, Historic University Park, Daley Park, University Estates, Jen Tilly Terrace
Homeowners Associations [HOA]: University Garden Villas HOA, Rio Salado HOA, Worthington Place HOA, Hacienda Del Rio HOA, Tempe Town Lake Condos HOA, Rosen Place HOA, Scene One HOA, Wilson Place HOA, Hayden Square HOA, Ash Court HOA, Lofts (The) at Orchidhouse HOA, Sienna Court Lofts HOA, Los Prados HOA, Solar Energy Synergy HOA, Newberry Terrace HOA, El Adobe Condominiums HOA
For additional information,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 480.350.8073.
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por favor comuniquese con la ciudad de Tempe a 480.350.4311.