The Phoenix West Alternatives Analysis Study is progressing and here is the latest update.
METRO will be providing a project update to the Phoenix City Council on May 3. The meeting is on the agenda for information and discussion only. METRO plans to take the project back to the Council for action late this year. Council meeting dates and agendas are subject to change, so please check the Phoenix website for the latest meeting information.
Over the next six to eight months, METRO’s work on the study will continue:
- Historic property evaluation– project staff will be walking the area, taking photographs and recording information that will help in identifying potential historic properties.
- Property impacts – further evaluation of how light rail fits into the neighborhood and ways to ease any impact.
- Railroad crossing – discussions with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and the Federal Railroad Administration on options for light rail to cross the existing freight line at 19th Avenue.
- Proposed route along Jefferson Street – additional review of the Jefferson Street section of the proposed route and evaluation of possible alternatives (for example, we have received requests to study a Van Buren alignment between the I-17 and 19th Avenue).
- Meetings/communication with stakeholders – continued meetings with residents, property owners, and community organizations to solicit input and provide information. Watch for community event notifications via email and also as posted on the METRO website.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Terry Gruver at 480-664-2631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This release was sent via METRO light rail. Big thanks to them for keeping us in the loop! 🙂