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August 29, 2011

Chandler’s beautified downtown recognized by International Downtown Association

Streetscape improvements to Arizona Avenue through downtown Chandler will be recognized by the International Downtown Association (IDA) at their annual conference to be held next month in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Washington, D.C. based organization will present Chandler with one of six Merit Awards to be bestowed in the Public Space category which recognizes capital improvements that have enhanced the urban design, physical function, or economic viability of a community’s downtown.

The IDA received 63 submissions from communities throughout the world and selected winners in eight categories ranging from downtown leadership and management to business development, planning and marketing. 

Chandler’s $9.3 million roadway, utility and streetscape project competed against 11 entries in the Public Space category, including projects from Vancouver and Winnipeg, Canada, and Bologna, Italy. 

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