Join LISC Phoenix and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith for a conversation on transforming the valley trough transit and the importance of building sustainable communities that connection people to opportunity.
LISC Phoenix is dedicated to building sustainable communities that connect people to opportunity. LISC Phoenix provides the tools necessary for comprehensive place-base revitalization, whether it's to achieve a mix of income and uses, improving access to healthy food or making housing more accessible and inclusive.
LISC Phoenix's work is captured in our slogan, Our Future is on the Line. This initiative responds to the potential for sustainable and equitable development created by the light rail system in our region. It emphasizes the urgency and need to provide alternatives to our existing development patterns that result in high transportation costs. By providing alternatives we can reduce transportation costs, improve air quality, promote healthy living, and build sustainable communities around the light rail corridor.
Transit-oriented development gets a lot of buzz. But in Phoenix, LISC and our partners are funding it, to the tune of $5 million in the last two years. Four-hundred affordable apartments, new retail space, a business incubator and jobs are some of what's coming to communities along the new light rail. "This is as much about jobs as it is about good housing" states Teresa Brice. "It's a new model for Phoenix."
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