The city of Tempe is inviting the public to weigh in on the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project, an initiative aimed at rejuvenating the Mill Avenue corridor, via a virtual meeting scheduled for August 9, from noon to 1 p.m.

The project, which emphasizes design, placemaking, and construction, targets the area between University Drive and Rio Salado Parkway along Mill Avenue. The consultation will enable community members to understand the plan in detail and provide their valuable insights on the proposed changes.

For those unable to participate in the virtual meeting, the city is also offering two in-person sessions to disseminate the same information. The first will be held on August 7 at 4 p.m. at the Tempe Transportation Center, 200 E. 5th St., and the second on August 9 at 6 p.m. at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd.

“We want to ensure everyone has a chance to have their voice heard,” a city spokesperson says. “Whether you prefer to join online or in person, we value your input as we reimagine this key part of our city.”

The proposed redevelopment aims to boost the Mill Avenue area’s appeal to residents, businesses, and tourists alike by creating an aesthetically pleasing, vibrant, and pedestrian-friendly corridor. The city believes the project will foster economic growth and enhance the quality of life for Tempe’s residents.

Community members can register for the virtual meeting online. Additionally, an online portal for suggestions and feedback is open until August 21 at Those unable to attend any of the meetings can leverage this portal to contribute to the project.

Involving the public in this process reflects the city’s commitment to community-led development. Residents’ input will play a crucial role in shaping the future of Mill Avenue and, by extension, the heart of Tempe.