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DVC December 13, 2014 Meeting Agenda

C604RWHo Ho Ho Friends of 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

DVC Business

  • 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

Development Updates

  • Jefferson Hotel/Barrister Place (Mark Davis)
  • Containers on Grand (Kathleen Santin)
  • Other

Community/Neighborhood Updates

  • 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)
  • Other

Transportation/Streetscape Updates

  • City of Phoenix Ordinance Review re trees, trees, trees
  • Transit Open Data Release
  • Other

New/Other Business

  • PlanPHX “next steps”
  • Other

Adjournment… to holiday mixer

At any time you’re welcome to check out our Downtown Phoenix Community Calendar, online here. If you know of events to add to the calendar, please send us an email.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday! Thanks for all that you do for our community. Happy Holidays!

Tim Eigo

Chair, Steering Committee

Downtown Voices Coalition

Pie Social, Nov. 15


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 for more info.

PlanPHX Summit, Nov. 15


DVC Reschedules November meeting to Sat., Nov. 15

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:

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!

Radiate PHX, Oct. 21


10th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival, Nov. 8


Grand Avenue Festival, Nov. 8


planPHX Summit, Nov. 15

PlanPHX Summit

Canalscape Panel Discussion, Oct. 22


Downtown Voices October Meeting, Oct. 11

20120322 PHX_0104 757-2B7 N941UW US Airways right side take-off lTime once again for Downtown Voices Coalition’s monthly Steering Committee Meeting. Please join us on Saturday, October 11, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue.

Prior to attending Saturday’s meeting, make sure you review and provide your personal opinions/ideas on the various DRAFT urban development related plans now percolating through various city departments and commissions: 

Now take a peek at Saturday’s agenda. New items are highlighted in red. Any and all short & sweet updates on the agenda items are welcome (as is more detailed discussion if necessary). The “other” bullet points allow for new/other/just-came-up items under each section to be discussed. 

Welcome & Introductions

  • Guest Speakers: Containers on Grand, Brian Stark (architect/builder) and Kathleen Santin

DVC Business

  • Review/Approval of Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration
  • Other

Community/Neighborhood Updates

  • Airport Flight Pattern Changes, various downtown neighborhoods
  • Downtown Phoenix, Inc.
  • Fairview Place/State Fairgrounds
  • Grand Avenue/GAMA
  • Hance Park/Hance Park Conservancy
  • Roosevelt Row/Evans Churchill
  • Other

Development Updates

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

Transportation/Streetscape Updates

  • Garfield Neighborhood trees (Solid Waste Dept. requirements)
  • Hanny’s tree removal
  • Downtown Phoenix Comprehensive Transportation Plan
  • GRID Bike Share
  • Roosevelt Streetscape Project
  • Other

New/Other Business


At any time you’re welcome to check out our Downtown Phoenix Community Calendar, online at If you know of events to add to the calendar, please send the information to

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


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