By Rebecca Spiess | Downtown Devil
Community leaders and residents from South Phoenix gathered Monday at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center to discuss planned neighborhood improvements.
The event featured six stations covering topics including mobility, health, housing and economic development, presented in part by consulting firms hired by the city. Around 150 community members attended, according to Krista Shepherd, a principal with consulting firm Gould Evans.
Phoenix City Council members Michael Nowakowski and Felicita Mendoza were also present and gave brief speeches, highlighting South Phoenix’s rich history and the need to preserve its heritage alongside new development.