News / Mayor Stanton to join volunteers in activating vacant lot, PHX Renews


Contact: Tiffany Hilburn
Keep Phoenix Beautiful (602)295-0279


Mayor Stanton to join volunteers in activating vacant lot, PHX Renews

- Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, along with 100 volunteers from University of Phoenix, will be working at PHX Renews as a part of Keep Phoenix Beautiful’s Corporate Challenge. Home Depot is supporting this effort and teaching volunteers how to build the projects. University of Phoenix is one of 13 corporate groups competing for the Corporate Challenge Trophy by completing a community beautification project.

When: Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m.
Where: PHX Renews, Central & Indian School
Who: Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, 100 volunteers from University of Phoenix, Home Depot
What: Building raised garden beds, mural installation, park benches and picnic tables, and painting.

Mayor Greg Stanton along with Keep Phoenix Beautiful, Barron Collier Companies and community leaders launched PHX Renews – a major project in November of 2012 that’s transforming a 15-area vacant lot in central Phoenix. PHX Renews is the largest transformation of vacant land happening in the country and sits in the heart of Phoenix on the northeast corner of Indian School Road and Central Avenue, at the historic Steele Indian School Park.

PHX Renews will create an urban fabric that is rich with community and business driven uses of land that, on a temporary basis, provide access to and education of the natural environment, foster community engagement and sense of place, and act as an impetus for smarter and more sophisticated urban and economic development.