The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, an iconic hotel located on historic Adams Street in the heart of downtown, underwent a significant renovation that included a new modern street level façade, the relocation of valet and taxi operations, a new restaurant and bar, updated lobby, renovated retail spaces and a fully reinvented streetscape. Streetscape renovations include reduced impervious surfaces, enhanced street paving, refined sidewalk paving, and on-street water harvesting via curb cuts. As part of the Low Impact Development (LID) strategy, 300 linear feet of bio-swales capture storm water from the street, sidewalk as well as from an upper terrace on the hotel building, which have, by all accounts, eliminated flooding along Adams Street. Pedestrian access points between the sidewalk and street at mid-block promote street festivals and block parties related to major events including Super Bowls, NCAA Final Fours and smaller community events including culinary and craft brewing festivals.
General Contractor: Holder Construction
Photography: Ryan Gobuty/Gensler and Janet Scott