Completion of Archaeological Fieldwork at the La Plaza Hohokam Village Site, AZ U:9:165(ASM), for the Tempe Transportation Center

Author(s): Eric S. Cox; A.E. (Gene) Rogge

Year: 2007


The City of Tempe is building the Tempe Transportation Center adjacent to the Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail Transit Project that Valley Metro is constructing. The transportation center project includes construction of a “green” three-story building in the western part of the site and a bus plaza in the eastern part of the site adjacent to a transit station. Planning studies concluded that the construction of the transportation center could adversely affect a large Hohokam archaeological site known as La Plaza [AZ U:9:165(ASM)] and perhaps archaeological remnants of the early Tempe townsite. The project is a federal undertaking that must comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and FTA is the lead agency for Section 106 compliance. During preparation of an environmental impact statement for the Central Phoenix/East Valley light rail transit project, the FTA executed a Section 106 memorandum of agreement (MOA) in consultation with Valley Metro; the City Historic Preservation Officers of Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa; the State Historic Preservation Office; and other agencies and tribes. The MOA defines how historic properties will be considered during final design and construction of the project. Valley Metro sponsored preparation of a historic properties treatment plan pursuant to the MOA. The City of Tempe assumed responsibility for implementing the historic properties treatment plan within the site of the Tempe Transportation Center. The City of Tempe retained URS Corporation to archaeologically test the transportation center site and subsequently to conduct data recovery excavations to mitigate the project impacts on the La Plaza archaeological site. This report documents that the fieldwork phase of the data recovery studies has been successfully completed.

Cite this Record

Completion of Archaeological Fieldwork at the La Plaza Hohokam Village Site, AZ U:9:165(ASM), for the Tempe Transportation Center, 27(AZ). Eric S. Cox, A.E. (Gene) Rogge. 2007 ( tDAR id: 425912) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8425912

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.954; min lat: 33.408 ; max long: -111.922; max lat: 33.441 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Principal Investigator(s): A.E. (Gene) Rogge

Landowner(s): City of Tempe

Repository(s): Salt River Project, Tempe, AZ

Prepared By(s): URS Corporation

Submitted To(s): City of Tempe, Public Works Department

Record Identifiers

URS Cultural Resource Report No.(s): 2007-27(AZ)

Arizona Antiquities Act Permit No.(s): 2006-107ps

SRP Library Call No.(s): HE4201.L3C69 2007

Accession Number(s): 2006-0330

SRP Library Barcode No.(s): 00090832

URS Project No.(s): 23444822

City of Tempe Project(s): 60-976762

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