By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
American Legion Post 1 in downtown Phoenix. had its beginnings in after World War I. It was one of the first post chartered when the American Legion was established in 1919.
Next week the Phoenix City Council will consider redevelopment of the Luke-Greenway American Legion Post 1 property at Seventh Avenue and Polk Street.
The post has been located at the site since 1920.
The council will look at city plans to issue a new request for proposals for the 1.68-acre site. The American Legion post’s 99-year lease with the city of the property ended in February. The American Legion and city are in the middle of an 18-month lease extension.
The council is being asked to allow city officials to move forward with issuing a development RFP for the downtown property which is known for its large American flag.
The city wants developers to include 3,000 square feet for veterans services as well as affordable or workforce housing in their proposals.
The RFP also calls for plans to include noting the historical nature of the property and developers could keep elements of the current American Legion property.
Still, the existing American Legion building could be demolished.
The Phoenix City Council will consider moving forward with RFP at its June 26 meeting. The city would then work to issue that RFP in September.