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Environmental Education Center (EEC) located on Veterans Oasis Park


FIND YOUR SPOT...

Downtown Chandler has plenty of FREE parking options for patrons, employees, and visitors. View the map to find FREE parking within walking distance to your destination and watch our downtown parking video.



Changes to parking options
The face of downtown Chandler is changing to make way for infrastructure improvements, new development, and businesses. Visitors will no longer be able to park on the southwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard due to the Overstreet project that is under construction. Soon, there will be limited parking on Arizona Avenue, directly across from City Hall. Please continue to visit this website for updates or connect with the City on Facebook and Twitter

Downtown visitors and employees may park in the following areas FREE of charge.  

Free Public Parking Garages:
•    City of Chandler, City Hall parking garage, anytime 
•    Ports America parking garage, only after 5 p.m. during the week and all day on weekends
•    First Credit Union parking garage, only after 5 p.m. during the week and all day on weekends 

While construction is happening in the downtown area, the City also has arranged for free, temporary surface parking:
•    Between Oregon and California streets, south of Chandler Boulevard 
•    Southeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Buffalo Street

#FindYourSpot

Take a photo of your favorite hot "Spot" in downtown Chandler and share a parking tip using the hashtag #FindYourSpot. Don't forget to tag the @cityofchandler when you post your photo!
 
Additional information:
Valley Metro transportation options to downtown Chandler
View an Executive Summary of Downtown Parking Study
View Chandler's Parking Study Report
Things to Do in Downtown Chandler

Shopping

Looking for a gift, Western wear, a wedding dress, or a laugh? Look no further as downtown Chandler is the home to several eclectic shops and even a laugh factory!

Dining
Downtown Chandler is home to several award-winning restaurants, casual eateries, and popular bars.

Services
There are various types of local businesses and City services based in the downtown area. Whether you need to check out a book at the Downtown Library, get a haircut or insurance quote, we’ve got you covered!

Entertainment
In 2014, Downtown Chandler was designated as an Entertainment District by the City Council. In addition to restaurants, bars, and the Improv Mania, a development agreement is in the works to develop an all-new mixed use project on the southwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard. Stay tuned for more info!

Downtown Stage
The Downtown Stage is the newest venue in downtown Chandler. If you are interested in renting the stage for an upcoming event, refer to our Special Event Handbook.

Special Events
On any given night, there are special events happening in Downtown Chandler! Our partners, the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP), keeps a list of everything happening in the Entertainment District. There's almost never a dull day or night downtown. For City-sponsored events, visit the City's online calendar for details.
Watch event highlights: The Great American BBQ and Beer Festival | Cajun Festival

Art Walk
Every third Friday from 6-9:30 p.m., Downtown Chandler welcomes 35 local artists to the Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West for the Downtown Chandler Art Walk. Come browse the different types of art available and mingle with residents. 


Farmers Market
Get your fresh produce, tasty treats, and more at the Chandler Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7 p.m., in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave. It's located between Boston and Buffalo streets under the blue ramadas.




Cultural Affairs
The City’s Cultural Affairs Division oversees the management and operations of the Chandler Center for the Arts, Vision Gallery, Libraries, and Museum facilities. Each area offers  a variety of services, programs, activities, and special events on a year-round basis. The City Museum also will feature a rotating display at the San Marcos Hotel.

History of A.J. Chandler Park and our City
This park is at the heart of the original town square designed by city founder, Dr. A.J. Chandler. It is surrounded by small shops, galleries, restaurants, office buildings, and the historic San Marcos Resort. The park remains a community gathering place and hosts many special events throughout the year.



Downtown Chandler Community Partnership
The City of Chandler partners with the DCCP, a 501(c) (6) not-for-profit corporation, whose mission is to mobilize leadership and resources to advance the development of Downtown Chandler as a regional destination for shopping, dining, living, culture, and the arts. It works on behalf of the Enhanced Municipal District, created in 2006, to provide enhanced marketing and promotion, safety, and beautification of the downtown area beyond what is done by the City of Chandler and downtown merchants. 

The District is bordered on the north by Chandler Blvd: the south by Frye Road; the east by Delaware St.; and the west through Dakota, California, and Oregon Streets. Visit the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership today to explore events, shops, and much, much more!
Watch Downtown Chandler Grow

There are several water and sewer infrastructure improvement projects taking place in the downtown area through April 2017. These improvements are needed to replace aging infrastructure to accommodate future downtown growth. View a map that highlights when and where the activity is taking place.

Multi-Family

Alta Steelyard Lofts is the newest apartment community in Downtown Chandler with an urban, upscale vibe. Located near Arizona Avenue and Frye Road, the 300-unit complex incorporates the City’s history and industrial feel in its décor.

Alta San Marcos will be located along the south side of Chandler Boulevard, just a few blocks west of Arizona Avenue. This luxury multi-family community will consist of 273 units with architecture inspired by East Coast brownstone houses. 


A mixed-use residential and commercial development, called DC Heights, will be located at the southwest corner of Commonwealth Avenue and California Street. This project will be home to 250 new apartments and some retail.

Entertainment

Sharp, modish, curb appeal is underway at Overstreet, Downtown Chandler’s imminent shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. Developed by MDB Properties and driven by Arizona-based LGE Design Build, the new 77,000 square-foot project will be anchored by the state's first and only FLIX Brewhouse. View Overstreet brochure.

VB Lounge is a spin-off concept from Va Bene, a 20-year-old sister restaurant in Ahwatukee, operated by Sasha & Donna. VB is a new and exciting concept with modern and re-invented American cuisine. 

Located at 111 W. Boston, this three-story concept will feature a restaurant, cigar lounge, and rooftop bar. Opening Spring 2017.


Crust Pizza is now located at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos in Downtown Chandler. Stop by this delicious restaurant for lunch, happy hour, or dinner. Sneak below Crust in the evening and enjoy the newly opened, The Ostrich, a speakeasy-style basement lounge.

The Brickyard Downtown, an upscale and contemporary restaurant and bar, is located at 85 W. Boston.


Ice Cream Sammies, combine home-made ice cream with home-made cookies and you have yourself a Sammie! Watch the latest media coverage from AZfamily! Live at Sammie's | How to make ice cream

Chicago 55, nestled next to The Perch, features specialty craft beverages and food.

Crisp Greens is a unique concept that offers fresh salads, wraps, and other tasty selections with fast, friendly service.


Modern Margarita features a large selection of freshly made margaritas, gourmet street tacos, burgers, salads, rockin’ guacamole, and sharing-plate options. It shares a kitchen with La Bocca Urban Kitchen + Wine Bar. This concept brings together everyone’s all-time favorite Mediterranean and Italian ingredients.

Office

Known as Site 6, Ryan Companies is planning a development (Chandler 87) of approximately 169,000 square feet of office space, with an additional 8,000-10,000 square feet of retail across from City Hall.

For additional information about downtown development, contact:
Kim Moyers
Downtown Redevelopment Manager
480-782-3045
kim.moyers@chandleraz.gov

Doing Business in Downtown Chandler

The City of Chandler is a vibrant community looking to its past for inspiration for new designs that fit its image as a high-tech community. The goal is to create an urban environment that is pedestrian friendly with architecture and character that is unique. This strategy includes strategically-placed parking structures, pedestrian walkways, striking historically-inspired architecture, historic preservation, and uses that complement the community and marketplace.


Demographic Information
Downtown Chandler Demographic and Income Profile (one-mile radius)
Downtown Chandler Demographic and Income Profile (one-, three- and five-mile radius)
Downtown Chandler Radius Map

Programs
Adaptive Reuse
City's Colonnade Signage Program and Application


Maps
CCD Zoning Boundary Map
Central Business District Map
Downtown Redevelopment Map
Entertainment District Map
Land Use Map

Documents
South Arizona Avenue Design Guidelines
South Arizona Entry Corridor Study



For more information on how to open a business or build in Downtown Chandler, contact:
Kim Moyers
Downtown Redevelopment Manager
480-782-3045
kim.moyers@chandleraz.gov
Parking
FIND YOUR SPOT...

Downtown Chandler has plenty of FREE parking options for patrons, employees, and visitors. View the map to find FREE parking within walking distance to your destination and watch our downtown parking video.



Changes to parking options
The face of downtown Chandler is changing to make way for infrastructure improvements, new development, and businesses. Visitors will no longer be able to park on the southwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard due to the Overstreet project that is under construction. Soon, there will be limited parking on Arizona Avenue, directly across from City Hall. Please continue to visit this website for updates or connect with the City on Facebook and Twitter

Downtown visitors and employees may park in the following areas FREE of charge.  

Free Public Parking Garages:
•    City of Chandler, City Hall parking garage, anytime 
•    Ports America parking garage, only after 5 p.m. during the week and all day on weekends
•    First Credit Union parking garage, only after 5 p.m. during the week and all day on weekends 

While construction is happening in the downtown area, the City also has arranged for free, temporary surface parking:
•    Between Oregon and California streets, south of Chandler Boulevard 
•    Southeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Buffalo Street

#FindYourSpot

Take a photo of your favorite hot "Spot" in downtown Chandler and share a parking tip using the hashtag #FindYourSpot. Don't forget to tag the @cityofchandler when you post your photo!
 
Additional information:
Valley Metro transportation options to downtown Chandler
View an Executive Summary of Downtown Parking Study
View Chandler's Parking Study Report

Entertainment District/Things to Do
Things to Do in Downtown Chandler

Shopping

Looking for a gift, Western wear, a wedding dress, or a laugh? Look no further as downtown Chandler is the home to several eclectic shops and even a laugh factory!

Dining
Downtown Chandler is home to several award-winning restaurants, casual eateries, and popular bars.

Services
There are various types of local businesses and City services based in the downtown area. Whether you need to check out a book at the Downtown Library, get a haircut or insurance quote, we’ve got you covered!

Entertainment
In 2014, Downtown Chandler was designated as an Entertainment District by the City Council. In addition to restaurants, bars, and the Improv Mania, a development agreement is in the works to develop an all-new mixed use project on the southwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard. Stay tuned for more info!

Downtown Stage
The Downtown Stage is the newest venue in downtown Chandler. If you are interested in renting the stage for an upcoming event, refer to our Special Event Handbook.

Special Events
On any given night, there are special events happening in Downtown Chandler! Our partners, the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP), keeps a list of everything happening in the Entertainment District. There's almost never a dull day or night downtown. For City-sponsored events, visit the City's online calendar for details.
Watch event highlights: The Great American BBQ and Beer Festival | Cajun Festival

Art Walk
Every third Friday from 6-9:30 p.m., Downtown Chandler welcomes 35 local artists to the Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West for the Downtown Chandler Art Walk. Come browse the different types of art available and mingle with residents. 


Farmers Market
Get your fresh produce, tasty treats, and more at the Chandler Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7 p.m., in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave. It's located between Boston and Buffalo streets under the blue ramadas.




Cultural Affairs
The City’s Cultural Affairs Division oversees the management and operations of the Chandler Center for the Arts, Vision Gallery, Libraries, and Museum facilities. Each area offers  a variety of services, programs, activities, and special events on a year-round basis. The City Museum also will feature a rotating display at the San Marcos Hotel.

History of A.J. Chandler Park and our City
This park is at the heart of the original town square designed by city founder, Dr. A.J. Chandler. It is surrounded by small shops, galleries, restaurants, office buildings, and the historic San Marcos Resort. The park remains a community gathering place and hosts many special events throughout the year.



Downtown Chandler Community Partnership
The City of Chandler partners with the DCCP, a 501(c) (6) not-for-profit corporation, whose mission is to mobilize leadership and resources to advance the development of Downtown Chandler as a regional destination for shopping, dining, living, culture, and the arts. It works on behalf of the Enhanced Municipal District, created in 2006, to provide enhanced marketing and promotion, safety, and beautification of the downtown area beyond what is done by the City of Chandler and downtown merchants. 

The District is bordered on the north by Chandler Blvd: the south by Frye Road; the east by Delaware St.; and the west through Dakota, California, and Oregon Streets. Visit the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership today to explore events, shops, and much, much more!

Current Projects/Watch Us Grow
Watch Downtown Chandler Grow

There are several water and sewer infrastructure improvement projects taking place in the downtown area through April 2017. These improvements are needed to replace aging infrastructure to accommodate future downtown growth. View a map that highlights when and where the activity is taking place.

Multi-Family

Alta Steelyard Lofts is the newest apartment community in Downtown Chandler with an urban, upscale vibe. Located near Arizona Avenue and Frye Road, the 300-unit complex incorporates the City’s history and industrial feel in its décor.

Alta San Marcos will be located along the south side of Chandler Boulevard, just a few blocks west of Arizona Avenue. This luxury multi-family community will consist of 273 units with architecture inspired by East Coast brownstone houses. 


A mixed-use residential and commercial development, called DC Heights, will be located at the southwest corner of Commonwealth Avenue and California Street. This project will be home to 250 new apartments and some retail.

Entertainment

Sharp, modish, curb appeal is underway at Overstreet, Downtown Chandler’s imminent shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. Developed by MDB Properties and driven by Arizona-based LGE Design Build, the new 77,000 square-foot project will be anchored by the state's first and only FLIX Brewhouse. View Overstreet brochure.

VB Lounge is a spin-off concept from Va Bene, a 20-year-old sister restaurant in Ahwatukee, operated by Sasha & Donna. VB is a new and exciting concept with modern and re-invented American cuisine. 

Located at 111 W. Boston, this three-story concept will feature a restaurant, cigar lounge, and rooftop bar. Opening Spring 2017.


Crust Pizza is now located at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos in Downtown Chandler. Stop by this delicious restaurant for lunch, happy hour, or dinner. Sneak below Crust in the evening and enjoy the newly opened, The Ostrich, a speakeasy-style basement lounge.

The Brickyard Downtown, an upscale and contemporary restaurant and bar, is located at 85 W. Boston.


Ice Cream Sammies, combine home-made ice cream with home-made cookies and you have yourself a Sammie! Watch the latest media coverage from AZfamily! Live at Sammie's | How to make ice cream

Chicago 55, nestled next to The Perch, features specialty craft beverages and food.

Crisp Greens is a unique concept that offers fresh salads, wraps, and other tasty selections with fast, friendly service.


Modern Margarita features a large selection of freshly made margaritas, gourmet street tacos, burgers, salads, rockin’ guacamole, and sharing-plate options. It shares a kitchen with La Bocca Urban Kitchen + Wine Bar. This concept brings together everyone’s all-time favorite Mediterranean and Italian ingredients.

Office

Known as Site 6, Ryan Companies is planning a development (Chandler 87) of approximately 169,000 square feet of office space, with an additional 8,000-10,000 square feet