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Good neighbors: greening downtown Phoenix

Monday, 24 January 2011

Shepley principals Chris Nieto and Joe Herzog joined colleagues from the firm and other Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) volunteers on January 22 to plant 100 new trees at Steele Indian School Park in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Dozens of members of the community attended Saturday’s event, planting the new trees in the 75-acre park, which is bordered by Central Avenue and Indian School Road.

Chris, who also serves on the board of directors of the Phoenix Community Alliance, led the effort for Shepley. “Building a great city and maintaining an intact livable downtown for our children and future generations takes immense efforts, energy, dedication, and imagination. As architects and urban planners, we’re responsible for seeing that Phoenix is more than streets and structures,” said Chris during the event.

“We’re part of this community,” he added. “Our office is just two miles away from this park, and it’s important for us to support the Alliance’s work in revitalizing downtown Phoenix.”

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