Old Town Avondale

Project Size/Type:
200 Acre Mixed-use Master Plan
92 live/work units
107 Townhomes
212 Apartments
Commercial, Retail & Institutional Space

Design Team:
Daniel J. Glenn, Principal Architect
Ernesto Fonseca, ASU Stardust Center
Silicon Valley Advisors, Economic Development Consultant

The City of Avondale in the West Valley engaged the ASU Stardust Center, led by Daniel Glenn, to develop a new vision for the revitalization of the city’s historic city center, Old Town Avondale. Mr. Glenn led the community engagement process, involving Old Town residents, business owners and city officials in a planning process to determine the future of the core area of Old Town, which is a neglected and deteriorated part of a rapidly growing city. Five intersections were selected in the area to be redesigned into “gateway” developments with mixed-use and mixed-income housing over retail as well as, live-work housing as part of a larger effort to transform the area into a pedestrian-oriented “urban village”.