What a difference a quarter of a century makes. Twenty-five years ago, what's now known as the arts district in downtown Phoenix was largely a single-family-home neighborhood that was rezoned as a high-rise incentive district. The rezoning was supposed to bring in huge, dense residential and office buildings. Instead, it stunted the neighborhood's growth. Residents and businesses moved out, and boarded-up buildings and vacant houses became attractive to artists because they made for affordable studio... More >>>