City Speak – Greg Mengarelli, Mayor, City of Prescott

Prescott Regional Airport (PRC) is taking off in 2021

“I am excited about all of the great momentum we are generating at Prescott Regional Airport. Recently, we added twice daily flights from PRC to Phoenix Sky Harbor on Boutique Air. This will add another great option for our regional travelers, connecting Prescott passengers with literally thousands of destinations via Denver and Los Angeles on United Express, operated by SkyWest, and now Sky Harbor on Boutique Air. These great routes, combined with our state-of-the-art terminal coming online later this spring, makes flying out of Prescott even more attractive.”

Planning for Success

“The City has embarked on a planning process for two critical areas in our community. First is the Prescott North Area Plan, taking a comprehensive look at areas generally north of Pioneer Parkway/Highway 89A. The other encompasses the downtown area surrounding Granite Creek, just west of the Courthouse Plaza, between Aubrey Street and the new Hilton Garden Inn at Sheldon Street. This will complement the work being done to improve the Granite Creek Corridor and Greenway Trail. The plans will encompass elements such as pedestrian and vehicular traffic, infrastructure needs, land use, airport protection, and other planning considerations. “

“These plans will be led by steering committees of property owners, stakeholders and citizens, and moderated by a professional planning firm called PLAN*et. There will be a series of public meetings over the next several months to inform and hear from citizens about both of these plans. We expect to have presentations to City Council by the end of the year.”

Events Returning

“I am so pleased to see that some of our treasured events and activities here in Prescott are starting to come back. In May, we will see two wonderful events return for the first time since 2019 — the Mountain Artists Guild Fine Art and Wine Festival May 8-9, and the Phippen Western Art Show and Sale May 29-31.”