Category Archives: Urban Vitality
A new year brings new opportunities and, yes, new challenges. So we’re bringing back “Urban Speed Dating,” where quick updates can be offered up by individuals in the know… then it’s off to the next item. New items are highlighted in red. There’s always an “Other” category if an important topic needs to be brought up.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
TODAY’S GUEST SPEAKER
- Adam Lopez Falk, Community Outreach Specialist, Valle del Sol (healthcare, behavioral, social, and leadership services for our community)
DEVELOPMENT UPDATES (west to east)
- Wood Partners 7th Ave. & Fillmore project
- Pappas School site planning
- Welnick Bros. Marketplace renovation
- City of Phoenix 2nd St. & Portland RFP
- City of Phoenix 2nd St. & Roosevelt RFP (Knipe House)
- Baron Properties 3rd St. & Roosevelt project (GreenHaus/DeGrazia murals)
- Wood Partners 3rd St. & Roosevelt project (Canvas Building, Wilcox House, Pappas House)
- Circle K 7th St. & Roosevelt
COMMUNITY/NEIGHBORHOOD UPDATES (west to east)
- FAA Flight Path Changes
- Grand Avenue (strategic planning session, Jan. 17)
- Fairview Place (Arizona State Fairgrounds)
- Evans Churchill/Roosevelt Row (Business Improvement District, Roosevelt Streetscape Improvements)
- Hance Park
- Grandview (Grand Canalscape & 12th St. road diet)
- City of Phoenix General Plan (PlanPHX)
- Reinvent PHX
- Tree Ordinance Review Committee
- Downtown Parking Meter Changes
- Downtown Phoenix Comprehensive Transportation Plan
- GRID Bike Share
At any time you’re welcome to check out our Downtown Phoenix Community Calendar, online at downtownvoices.org/calendar. If you know of events to add to the calendar, please send the information to email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday! Thanks for all that you do for our community. Happy New Year!
Chair, Steering Committee
Downtown Voices Coalition
Time once again for DVC’s monthly Steering Committee Meeting. Please join us on Saturday, December 13, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue. This is the group’s annual holiday mixer, so we’ll try to keep business “short and sweet.” And you’re welcome to bring a holiday treat for all to enjoy.
As Santa would want, take a peek at Saturday’s DVC agenda. Who’s been naughty and who’s been nice since we last met? New items are highlighted in red. The “other” bullet points allow for new/other/just-came-up items to be discussed under each section.
Welcome & Introductions
- Proposed 2014 Recap of Issues & Actions (Tim Eigo)
- Treasurer’s Report (Louisa Stark)
Today’s Guest Speaker
- Jonathan Koppell, Dean, ASU College of Public Programs; Lattie & Elva Coor Presidential Chair, ASU School of Public Affairs
- Jefferson Hotel/Barrister Place (Mark Davis)
- Containers on Grand (Kathleen Santin)
- City Observatory Report on High Poverty Neighborhoods
- Central Arizona Shelter Services Overflow (Capitol Mall)
- Airport Flight Pattern Changes (various downtown neighborhoods)
- State Fairgrounds (Fairview Place)
- Status of Ted DeGrazia Murals, 222 E. Roosevelt (Evans Churchill)
- Hance Park (Evans Churchill)
- City of Phoenix Ordinance Review re trees, trees, trees
- Transit Open Data Release
- PlanPHX “next steps”
Adjournment… to holiday mixer
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday! Thanks for all that you do for our community. Happy Holidays!
Chair, Steering Committee
Downtown Voices Coalition
Chow Bella & Roosevelt Row welcome the 5th annual Pie Social in downtown Phoenix! With a delectable pastry variety to choose from, pie tasters are sure to find a delicious treat to satisfy any sweet tooth! Enjoy an event with delicious, locally baked pies complete with family-friendly activities, pie-related vendors, and live music, on Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 2 pm – 5 pm in the “What Should Go Here” pop up park at 2nd Street & Roosevelt. This event benefits Phoenix Union BioScience High School ART PROGRAMS.
Tickets: Bake 2 pies or pay $10 at the door for 5 tasting tickets. Pie Social benefits the Bioscience High School arts programming.
Community Bakers: Bake up a storm and bring in two (2) pies in exchange for 5 pie tasting tickets, OR come with $10 and an empty stomach in exchange for 5 tasting tickets.
Parking: Available on nearby streets – 1st and 2nd Street & at the Phoenix Center for the Arts 1202 North Third Street.
Visit http://www.rooseveltrow.org/piesocial for more info.
Because so many Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee members and friends have been involved in planning for the Grand Avenue Festival and Certified Local Fall Festival on Sat., Nov. 8 and Historic Roosevelt Home Tour on Sun., Nov. 9, said members and friends need to finalize action items and attend the actual events. Can you blame them?
So the decision was made to reschedule the November Downtown Voices Coalition meeting to Saturday, November 15, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue. Please mark your calendars accordingly.
But you’re not off the hook! Your homework between now and then…
VOTE on Tuesday, November 4. To learn more about the candidates running for various local, state, and federal office, visit Arizona Secretary of State’s Voter Information and/or Arizona Republic Voters Guide.
Attend the November 15 PlanPHX Summit. At the summit, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, you will be invited to share feedback on the 2015 Phoenix General Plan and celebrate Phoenix’s great places, programs, and diverse people and cultures. You will learn about opportunities to interact with nonprofit organizations, engage in programs, and seek leadership opportunities to help shape the future of our city. To RSVP, click here.
Review the following key planning documents (recently adopted or still in formation) in preparation for your participation at upcoming meetings and summits revolving around urban planning issues:
- General Plan Update
- Bicycle Master Plan
- Complete Streets Policy
- Tree and Shade Master Plan
- Walkable Urbanism (WU) Code
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, ideas, or agenda items for our November 15 Steering Committee meeting, add a comment to this post. Thank you!