How Light Rail has Sparked a Community Effort to Rebrand and Revitalize this Phoenix Neighborhood

Article originally posted on on June 29, 2016

Extending light rail up 19th Avenue has sparked the area’s business community to launch a new revitalization program for the neighborhood.

“19 North” is the name of a new collaborative faith, school, community and business alliance to spur redevelopment and cohesion in the light rail neighborhood from Montebello to Dunlap avenues and 15th to 23rd avenues.

Using the light rail transit-oriented development zone of one-half mile on each side of the light rail line, representatives from the city of Phoenix, two business alliances, four neighborhood associations and members of the faith community have all joined in a branding effort to brighten prospects for the 19 North neighborhood.