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Special Projects / Projects of Interest

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Utilizing staff from all sections, Special Projects provides project coordination for high profile private sector projects and project management for City projects. This also involves coordination with stakeholders to develop plans which comply with state and city regulations. This section also interacts with Arizona State University on development issues.

Architecture in Tempe
Tempe has a vast array of beautiful architecture ranging from the oldest business in Maricopa County to the very modern Tempe Center for the Arts. Explore a list of some interesting buildings

Arizona Medical Marijuana Act - Prop 203
Tempe is in compliance with state law. Learn about the process and law.

Mill + Lake Streetscape Principles and Guidelines
Tempe Town Lake and Mill Avenue are our city's most popular destinations. Learn how to help us keep these areas looking pedestrian-friendly and inviting.

Tempe Streetcar
Information about the Valley Metro streetcar project in Tempe

Omni Hotel and Conference Center Economic Analysis
Information about the Omni Hotel and Conference Center


Alex Smith

Deputy Community Development Director - Special Projects


John Southard

Historic Preservation Officer