Friday, June 29, 2007

Residents push to expand Phoenix's Coronado Historic District

[Source: Audrie Garrison, Arizona Republic] -- Some residents in and around the historical Coronado district are pushing to expand its boundaries. The city’s Historic Preservation Office will hire an outside consultant next year to determine how much of the proposed area is eligible to be designated as part of the historic district, said Barbara Stocklin, the city’s historic preservation officer. The district could be expanded by 2009. The existing district is approximately the area south of Virginia Avenue, east of Seventh Street, north of McDowell Road and west of 14th Street. Residents have proposed expanding the boundaries to Seventh Street, 16th Street, Thomas Road and Interstate 10. The city will begin the process next June but Stocklin said the entire expansion process would take up to two years. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]