Glendale is a growing suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, and the home of Luke Air Force Base. The area is also a growing sports and entertainment district highlighted by the University of Phoenix Stadium (home of the Arizona Cardinals NFL franchise) and the Gila River Arena (home of the Arizona Coyotes NHL franchise). Glendale also has several commercial corridors and growth hubs. 

Matrix Design Group was hired to produce the city’s 2040 General Plan Update. The components of the plan were designed to:

  • Comply with Arizona general plan legislation
  • Reflect current conditions such as the development of employment and transportation corridors of Loop 101, Loop 303, and Northern Parkway
  • Recognize the sports and entertainment district
  • Further Glendale’s partnership with Luke Air Force Base

Matrix’s responsibilities during the General Plan Update included the following:

  • Preparation of a public involvement program to encourage public participation and review of the general plan update
  • Facilitation of public meetings and public involvement
  • Reorganization of the General Plan
  • Revisions to the General Plan
  • Preparation of two additional elements to be added the General Plan now required by state legislation
  • Confirmation of inclusion of all requirements of Growing Smarter and Growing Smarter Plus legislation 

Services included: