Downtown Voices September Meeting, Sept. 13

graphics-agenda-603334The next meeting of the Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee (and guests) will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Roosevelt Commons Community Room, 825 N. 6 Ave., Phoenix, AZ. Here’s the agenda:

Welcome & Introductions

DVC Business

  • Review/Approval of June & August Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration

Guest Speakers

  • Donna Reiner/Ray Wong, Rosson House Museum (35th Anniversary Celebration)
  • Craig Mavis, City of Phoenix (Downtown Core Value of the General Plan Update)

Community/Neighborhood Updates

  • Downtown Phoenix, Inc.
  • Fairview Place/State Fairgrounds (1938 WPA Administration Building)
  • Grand Avenue/GAMA
  • Hance Park/Hance Park Conservancy
  • Roosevelt Row/Evans Churchill
  • Other

Development Updates

  • Central & McDowell Lennar “Muse” Development
  • Central Station RFP
  • Convention Center/Matador RFP
  • Knipe House/2nd St. RFP
  • Reinvent Phoenix
  • Other

Transportation/Streetscape Updates

  • Downtown Parking Meter Changes
  • Downtown Phoenix Comprehensive Transportation Plan
  • DPI Tree & Shade Task Force
  • GRID Bike Share
  • Roosevelt Streetscape Improvements
  • Other

New/Other Business


We look forward to seeing you on Saturday for a great morning of discussion, conversation, and action.

Radiate PHX, Sept. 16


Phoenix Design Review Committee re Central & McDowell, Sept. 11


Pursuant to A.R.S. Section 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE and to the general public, that the DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE will hold a meeting open to the public on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., located Central Conference Room, 12th floor, Phoenix City Hall, 200 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. Call to order.
  2. Member introduction.
  3. Review, discussion and possible recommendations on the Design Review Appeal for the proposed Muse Project located on the northwest corner of McDowell Road and Central Avenue – DSAP 14099.
  4. Identification of additional meeting dates and future agenda items.

For further information regarding the meeting or to verify items on the agenda, please call Vania Fletcher, Planning & Development Department at 602-261-8664. You may also visit our website for this and other public meeting notices and agendas:

For reasonable accommodations, call Elaine Noble at Voice/602-495-0256 or the City TTY Relay number at 602-534-5500 as early as possible to coordinate needed.

ASU Downtown Law School Update, Sept. 16

Law School

Go online and Talk Transportation


Talk Transportation is a project of the Phoenix Public Transit and Street Transportation Departments to visualize the future of public transportation and streets. The ideas and comments generated from the site will be reviewed by the Citizens Committee on the Future of Phoenix Transportation and potentially incorporated in future improvement plans and programming for public transportation and streets.

What should the City’s streets look like, how do we connect people to their destinations, and how do we fund the future? Phoenix need your BIG ideas!

All of your ideas are going to help the City of Phoenix:

  1. Develop a draft long range, public transportation plan
  2. Identify and match funding sources to proposed projects and plans
  3. Identify critical issues and needs for street improvements
  4. Present a citizen-led recommendation to the Mayor and Council on the future of transportation in Phoenix

If you drive, bus, rail, bike, or walk this affects you and how you travel, Take a minute to sign up and post an idea, comment, photo, or video.

Chile Pepper Festival, Sept. 27


Comment on proposed RFP for Evans Churchill empty lot by Aug. 25

10474266_863306597015550_1961120106507572101_nThe City of Phoenix is seeking community feedback on what residents, business owners, and other interested persons would like to see happen on and around the northeast corner of 2nd Street and Portland in the Evans Churchill and Roosevelt Row neighborhood. See photo below. The reason: the City wishes to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the parcel that now stands empty.

The City welcomes your ideas on what uses are needed at the individual parcel and neighborhood? What uses should be discouraged? What other issues should be addressed in the RFP or the evaluation criteria to help prioritize.

There are several ways to provide your comments: (1) add a note to this Facebook post or (2) send an email to The Evans Churchill Community Association board of directors will then compile the responses and present to City of Phoenix employees working on this project. It would be great if you could send us your thoughts by close of business, Monday, August 25.

You will also have the opportunity to comment on the proposed RFP when it is first presented to the Phoenix City Council Downtown, Aviation & Redevelopment Subcommittee on Wednesday, September 3, at Phoenix City Hall. This meeting starts at 10 a.m.

Comment upon City’s draft Historic Preservation Plan by Sept. 21

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PreserveHistoricPHX is the first comprehensive historic preservation plan for the city of Phoenix. Review and download a copy at

PreserveHistoricPHX is being presented at numerous meetings open to the public between August and December 2014. The tentative schedule of these meetings is available at

To comment on the draft of PreserveHistoricPHX, (1) attend one of the public meetings, (2) mail comments to the Historic Preservation Office, 200 W. Washington St., 3rd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003, or (3) email and reference Plan Comments. Please submit initial comments by the close of business on Sep. 21, 2014.

Arizona State Fair, Oct. 10 – Nov. 2


For tickets and more information about this year’s State Fair, visit

Roosevelt Streetscape Construction Progress



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