The Neighborhood Resource Center is located in the South Phoenix Village Neighborhood Initiative Area, a district targeted for comprehensive, concentrated, and community-driven revitalization.
This transformation is focused at the intersection at 24th Street and Broadway, where the city plans to create a commercial gateway, referred to as The Four Corners. When completed, The Four Corners will provide the community with retail space, commercial offices, and community service offices. The Neighborhood Resource Center is the first completed phase of this project.
The 14,700-square-foot center houses a police unit, community meeting rooms, and offices for staff, including neighborhood specialists, preservation inspectors, and community workers.
The facility is modest in scale and budget, but creates a strong presence that serves as an anchor to future redevelopment of the major intersection. In recognition of the desert climate, the Neighborhood Resource Center is a courtyard building oriented along the east-west axis.
The design elements are borrowed from many nearby industrial sheds, with a palette of metal siding and standard masonry; simple shed forms are extruded and peeled away from block boxes. Abundant glazing along the street facade, entries, and community rooms permits the community to view the activities inside.
City of Phoenix Neighborhood Resource Center
Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Civil Engineer: Gervasio & Associates
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
M & P Engineers: Bridgers & Paxton Consulting
Elect. & Fire Alarm Engineer: Grommes Meade Engineering, Inc
Landscape: Ten Eyck Landscape Architects
The Weitz Company, LLC
Photographs by Bill Timmerman
Masonry: Superlite Block, Med. Weight CMU
Metal roof & wall siding:
Concrete: Maverick Concrete Company
Built-Up Roofing: Johns Manville
Storefront: Southwest Aluminum Systems 6400
Glass: PPG SolarBan
Hollow Metal doors: Curries
Aluminum doors: Southwest Aluminum Systems
Wood doors: VT Industries
Locksets: Sargent Manufacturing Company
Closers: Sargent Manufacturing Company
Exit devices: Sargent Manufacturing Company
Acoustical ceilings: Armstrong/Chicago Metallic
Drinking Fountains: Oasis
Toilets: Crane PlumbingFaucets: Delta Faucet Company