TEMPE YIMBY STATEMENT ON SB 1117 VOTE
We are greatly disappointed by Monday’s vote in the Arizona Senate. We had hoped that our legislators were ready to get to work on finally dealing with our housing crisis after years of neglect and inaction. We thought that our senators might take heed of the example of other states who have dealt with the…
SB 1117: A Very Good Housing Bill
UPDATE 4/14: The Arizona Senate voted down SB 1117 last night, continuing a shameful pattern of inaction on the housing shortage. Read our statement on this here. Solving our housing crisis means making it easier to build more housing in places where people want to live. SB 1117 would be a major step towards this.…
Newsletter July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022 Hello Neighbors, It has been 53~ weeks since we published our last weekly email, so we’ve learned our lesson and will not promise how frequently these emails will be. Our hope for the newsletter, like our hope for the new Tempe Streetcar, is that we can decrease the time between arrivals and…
Weekly Update – August 8th, 2021
Sunday August 8th, 2021 Strap in neighbors, this is a long one. As the first Tempe YIMBY newsletter, written during the precipice of an eviction crisis and multiple major federal and city initiatives, we have an unusually large amount to cover this week. Some of it will spill over in to next week, but here…
2020 Tempe Election Endorsements
FOR COUNCIL: CASEY CLOWES Clowes was the obvious choice even before our straw poll. She is running for council on an explicitly urbanist platform. She looms over the field in terms of policy proposals and other candidates would do well to read over her blog posts and perhaps borrow a few ideas. She understands the…
Tempe YIMBY Straw Poll Results
See the results of our Tempe election straw poll.
The Tempe Maker District
The Tempe Maker District amendment proposes to re-zone the 600-acre area between Priest, Southern, Broadway, and the Kyrene train tracks. Despite the small area affected, the plan is a bold and necessary step for Tempe to meet its housing and industrial needs for the next 20 years. First, the specifics: The plan would rezone 70…
Explaining The Urban Core Master Plan
The Urban Core Master Plan is a step in the right direction for the city of Tempe.