Square Feet: A Renewal for Phoenix’s Warehouse District: Polished but Gritty
City officials are encouraging developers to salvage neglected structures and use them to woo tenants.
PHOENIX — For more than half a century, Phoenix ignored its warehouse district, leaving the area dormant with aging buildings ripe for vandalism. The eyesore felt eerie at night, and no one stepped foot there in the day.“It was an invisible area,” said the city’s mayor, Greg Stanton. “The city turned its back, and we didn’t put the attention on it that it deserved.”All that has changed. Followi...
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