Saturday, June 10, 2006

Phoenix City Council subcommittee wants Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District expanded

[Source: Barbara Stocklin, City of Phoenix] -- On June 7, 2006, the Housing, Neighborhoods, and Historic Preservation Subcommittee of the Phoenix City Council recommended 3-1 that the City Council initiate Historic Preservation zoning to expand the Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District. The boundary expansion would consist of the north side of McDowell Road between 11th and 15th Avenues (except for the service station at the northeast corner of McDowell Road and 15th Avenue). The blocks in question consist primarily of low-scale garden apartment buildings built between 1930 and 1950. The proposed local historic district boundary expansion would correlate with the National Register Historic district boundaries for this district.

Initiation of HP zoning for these boundaries will be on the June 21, 2006, 5 p.m. agenda of the City Council. A public hearing on the item would then be held by the Historic Preservation Commission on August 21, 2006, with hearings by the Village Planning Committee, Planning Commission, and City Council to follow.