Posts Tagged ‘city of tempe’

July 11, 2012

Planning a Village takes, well, a village

by: Jennifer Gunther

Tweet Today’s post is by contributing writer Jennifer Gunther: After months of negotiation between community members and the developer, the Tempe City Council approved Gracie’s Village, a new, mixed-use building that will combine Gracie’s Thrift Store with affordable housing, on June 14. An extension of Grace Community Church’s ministry, Gracie’s Village will include new retail space for the thrift store and 94 beds for qualifying residents on a two-acre lot that is just west of Apache Boulevard and McClintock Drive. Amenities include a lounge and fitness center for qualifying residents. The density and height of the new building are the…

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Tweet Today’s post is by John Romeo Alpha, a fellow bike enthusiast and a blogger.  I absolutely love JRA’s blog One Speed:Go! John Romeo Alpha  currently commutes by bicycle every day, and has been a Phoenix resident for more than 20 years. He is passionate about all types of bicycling, and is always looking for new and interesting ways to connect canal, path, road and mountain on two wheels. He chronicles his thoughts and explorations on his blog, One Speed: Go! On a sunny day between Christmas and New Years, JRA is meeting up with Tommy, a once-fit friend who…

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