As the sun rises and the sun sets on the Great Plains, the sunlit landscape of Phoenix is about to get a makeover.
This weekend, the Phoenix City Council approved a $1.5 billion plan to revitalize the city’s downtown.
Phoenix’s revitalization plan will include new parks, restaurants, cafes, shops and entertainment venues.
But the most exciting part of the plan will be a $5 billion redevelopment of the Phoenix River Valley, a 1,100-mile stretch of river that runs through Phoenix.
A few years ago, the river was a tributary of the Great Salt Lake, but now it flows through Phoenix and its surrounding areas.
The river also runs through downtown Phoenix, the state capital, and through Tucson.
The plan calls for the river to be widened and improved with new bridges, culverts, storm drains and drainage channels.
The project is expected to cost $7 billion.
The city will also build a new $50 million riverfront plaza and add more parkland to the riverfront.
In the past, the City Council has been a hotbed for development.
The proposed redevelopment of Phoenix will be the first of its kind in the region, but the City Hall building is one of the most recognizable buildings in the state.
The plan is part of an effort by Mayor Greg Stanton to boost the Phoenix economy and attract tourists.
The city’s plan also calls for $1 billion in tax breaks for businesses.
Phoenix is home to more than 60,000 jobs and employs more than 15,000 people, according to the mayor’s office.
While the city plans to spend millions of dollars on the project, the mayor and city council will be deciding how to spend the money.
Stanton has said that his budget is balanced and that he will not raise taxes to fund the project.
However, the $1-billion plan includes a $25 million bond to finance the project and the city is also seeking $1 million from the Arizona Supreme Court to pay for a $50-million public art installation that will be unveiled in 2019.
The Phoenix city council approved the project in February and the plan is set to go to the voters for approval in June.
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