Local First Arizona's For(u)m promotes the growth of civic engagement and pride around thoughtful, sustainable, walkable, and inclusive infill development in the Phoenix metro area, with a particular focus on the Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa urban cores.
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For(u)m is a membership-based program of Local First Arizona dedicated to furthering diverse, context-sensitive and responsible development through infill, adaptive reuse, preservation, and redevelopment. The program serves as an information exchange that organizes and informs development professionals focused on urban infill projects, advocating for a balanced dialog between residents, city government, and business stakeholders.
For(u)m will inform members with access to critical figures in the planning and development realm in order to educate and raise awareness of the urgency on these issues, and to increase coordinated and expedited response times from the development community. Communication will be through a digital newsletter, social media, and optional social and informational gatherings.
For(u)m focuses on the following issues to ensure a strong Arizona economy centered around thoughtful and sustainable development.
Pending development projects, both residential and commercial
Reactive anti-development policies
Context-sensitive parking requirements for walkable access
Adaptive reuse and mixed-use streamlining and preservation
Land use issues
Emerging trends and market opportunities
Creative development strategies and solutions
Innovative projects in other markets
New zoning and code requirements
Alternative financing vehicles and lenders
Interested in learning more? Reach out to our staff with any questions.