💸 Revenues and rents in PHX+ 💚​ Battery buses coming in 2024

Happy Wednesday everyone! Merichelle Norwood here to fill your inbox today with the best stories from the Valley of the Sun.

  • 💸 A new report shares how much you need to earn to rent an apartment in the Phoenix metro.
  • ⚾ Chase Field will host the 20th Annual Perfect Game All-American Classic.
  • 💚 Battery buses will be deployed in 2024.

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Here are the top stories in Phoenix today:

1) A new report publishes how much you need to earn to rent an apartment in the Phoenix metro — spoiler: a lot. Residents looking for a two-bedroom apartment should be prepared to pay over $1,300 per month and over $2,000 for a four-bedroom apartment.

(A-Z family)

2) Home run! The 20th Annual Perfect Game All-American Classic will be hosted by Chase Field. “The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chase Field are honored to host Perfect Game and its prestigious All-American Classic game in Phoenix,” said Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall. The event takes place this Sunday and will feature more than 50 of the nation’s top high school baseball players.

(Arizona Sports)

3) The old buildings in Phoenix deserve a makeover, and the developers are here for it. “People love old buildings, sites and stories,” said Lorenzo Perez, co-founder of Phoenix-based Venue Projects, the company behind the redesign of the Newton, which includes Changing Hands and Southern Rail. Some projects targeted by Venue Projects and other developers include Hayden Flour Mill, Paradise Valley Mall, and Metrocenter Mall.

(AZ Centersubscription required)

4) Go green! Phoenix is ​​getting $16.3 million for greener buses, including 12 hydrogen fuel cell buses and six battery electric buses. The fleet is expected to roll out in 2024. “We’re a very long city, so we have longer bus routes than many of our peer communities,” Mayor Kate Gallego said. “If the buses pass with 500 square miles and temperatures of up to 120 degrees, that’s a test of quality and the whole country can benefit from what we discover here.”


5) Calling all vegans! Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week returns for its second year. Explore the plant-based food scene in the Valley from September 11-18. Dishes range from $15 to $44 depending on what time you eat.


Mark your calendar:

  • Nirvana Karaoke, August 24. (Details)
  • What She Said event, August 25. (Details)
  • Sunset Yoga in the Courtyard, August 25. (Details)
  • Kid Cudi, August 25. (Details)
  • Def Leppard & Mötley Crüe, August 25. (Details)
  • Hell City Tattoo Festival, August 26-28. (Details)

From my notebook:

Photo by Arizona Humane Society
  • “🚨 Calling all critter fans 🚨 These little guys may be small, but they’re looking for big love! Each of these cuties can be adopted for just $5 until Friday, August 26th.” (Arizona Humane Society via Facebook)
City of Phoenix
Photo of the city of Phoenix
  • “Discover this gem at #phx. This building, located at 1688 W. Adams St., was built in 1930 in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. It was the first state office building to be separate from the Capitol of neighboring state. (City of Phoenix, AZ USA via Facebook)
  • “Today the City of Phoenix and AZ Super Bowl Group along with Visit Phoenix unveiled a Super Bowl countdown clock inside Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport…now everyone can get excited as we get closer to the game!” (City of Phoenix, AZ USA via Facebook)

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That’s all for today. See you tomorrow for another update!
— Merichelle Norwood

About me: Merichelle has been chronicling her many adventures in Arizona since 2016. She is the founder of the local blog She Moves PHX. You’re more likely to find her snacking on tacos on a Tuesday, sipping beers at a local coffee shop, or eating unicorn cake.
Do you have a topical tip or a suggestion for an upcoming Phoenix Daily? Contact me at phoenix@patch.com

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