Avondale is a city on the grow! Once a small agricultural community west of Phoenix, over the past decade our population has more than doubled as we have transformed into a leading Valley city for recreation, entertainment, living, and employment. With plans for significant growth in our future, you can expect Avondale to continue evolving.
Throughout our growth, Avondale has recognized the importance of sustainability, which is systematic action that creates economically viable, socially equitable, and ecologically integrated conditions to ensure present and future generations are able to survive and thrive. Using these principles helps us build a bright, more livable Avondale for today and tomorrow.
There are many ways you can live sustainably for yourself, our community, and the planet, and it's easier than you think! Explore the pages of our Municipal Sustainability Plan to find ways to save money, prevent pollution, stay healthy, and make our community an even better place to live and grow.
The City of Avondale recently completed construction of a forward thinking redesign of its bustling Central Avenue.
Prior to it's redesign, Central Avenue was a five-lane road with limited walkability. The project area is home to six schools and is a major thoroughfare for students who walk or bike. Design elements of the Central Avenue redesign project included removing a travel lane in each direction to accommodate pedestrian and bike paths buffered by newly installed landscape planters. The plant palette showcases native vegetation which helps students stay cool on the walk or bike ride to school. Keeping pedestrians and bicyclists off of the road serves to improve safety and promote increased ridership. The landscaped median is also designed as a Low Impact Development (LID) project where storm water runoff is collected to irrigate plants, rather than allowing that storm water to be collected in storm pipes to be distributed off site.
- Arizona Municipal Water Users Association
- Arizona Storm
- ASU School of Sustainability
- ASU Sustainable Cities Network
- Clean Air Make More
- SunShot Initiative
- US Green Building Council
- Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition
- Water Use it Wisely
Avondale's future is bright. By working together, we can create the sustainable city we want to see!
For more information please contact Drew Bryck, Environmental Program Manager at 623.333.4220