Join us for the Dec. 9 Downtown Voices Coalition meeting & holiday gathering

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Join us for the holiday Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting, Saturday, December 9, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue.

Of course, if it’s December it means the meeting will include our annual holiday food, drink, and related merriment. That is the perfect meeting to bring a friend who may be curious about DVC and what we do. Plus, they may like food and holiday cheer. You’d hope.

And please <important information coming>:

  • Feel free to bring some tasty morsels to share. Sweet or savory, we like them all – just like our neighbors! If there is something you think the gathering would enjoy, or that says “Holidays” to you, we’d love to try it.
  • Consider bringing a canned good(s) to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Bank. We’ll be collecting and delivering everything you donate.

Whether you’re naughty or nice, we hope you can drop by to learn more about our city and to meet friends old and new.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS ~ Tim Eigo

DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

  • Downtown Strategic Vision Update
  • Downtown Code Text Amendments (including Frontages/Substations)
  • Downtown Community Reinvestment Fund usage for parking spaces
  • Downtown Signage (e.g., Renaissance Center, 111 W. Monroe, BMO, UA)
  • 30-Day Demolition Hold “expansion” to single family/duplexes in Downtown Core area
  • FAA Flight Path Changes
  • Tree & Shade Master Plan
  • Bicycle Master Plan
  • MAG Active Transportation Plan Survey (feel free to take the survey now)
  • Other

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

  • Time to share!

NEW BUSINESS (including holiday festivities)

ADJOURNMENT

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Downtown Voices Coalition meeting on Nov. 18, join in the fun

Join us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting, Saturday, November 18, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue. NOTE this is the third Saturday of the month, not the usual second Saturday. We moved the meeting back one week due to the amazingly fantastical Grand Avenue Festival on November 11. Many of our steering committee members and attendees volunteer for this colossally razmatazzy event… which we truly encourage you to attend!

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WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Tim Eigo)
 
DEVELOPMENT MATTERS
  • Knipe House RFP (True North representatives)
  • 3rd St. & Portland Proposal (Ryan Francisco, Edgehill Investments)
  • 216 W. Portland St. RFP (City of Phoenix representatives)
  • 814 N. 5th Ave. Infill (has been appealed)
  • Central & Adams RFP (has been issued)
  • Other
ISSUES & ADVOCACY
  • Tree and Shade Master Plan
  • Electronic Signage
    • BMO Bank (Midtown)
    • 111 W. Monroe & Renaissance Center (Downtown Core)
  • FAA Flight Path Changes
  • Other
UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS
  • Time to share!
NEW BUSINESS
 
ADJOURNMENT

Time once again for Downtown Voices Coalition meeting, Oct. 14

Join us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting, Saturday, October 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue. This month we’ll have a few presentations on “hot” topics, plus check up on things happening around town since we last met. Come share your thoughts and what you know.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

  • New Steering Committee member vote
  • Downtown Strategic Vision Update (Dave Krietor)
  • Downtown Code frontages and substations
  • LED Lights
  • FAA Flight Path Changes
  • Other

DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

  • Downtown Development Overview (Dan Klocke)
  • ASU “North of Fillmore’ Phoenix Biomedical Campus Planning (Rick Naimark)
  • True North proposal for Knipe House RFP parcels (Dorina Bustamante)
  • CA Ventures’ The Link PHX groundbreaking (10/17, 8:30 am, 707 N. 3rd St.)
  • Central & Adams RFP: possible update
  • 814 North 5th Avenue: possible update
  • 3rd St. & McDowell (Los Olivas car wash property): possible update
  • Other

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

  • Time to share!

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

Join us for our next Downtown Voices meeting, Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m.

Our summer hiatus is over, so we’re getting back into the swing of things for all things downtown. Join us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting, Saturday, Sept. 9, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue. This month we’ll have a few presentations on “hot” topics, plus checking up on things happening around town since we last met in July. Come share your thoughts and what you know.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Steve Dreiseszun)

ALL THINGS TRANSPORTATION

  • Update on various transportation related plans and projects from representatives from the City’s Street Transportation Department

DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

  • Central & Adams RFP (Terry McAvoy)
  • 814 North 5th Avenue (Eric Johnson)
  • 3rd St. & McDowell (Los Olivas car wash property)
  • 7th St. & Palm Lane
  • Union @ Roosevelt grand opening, Sept. 27
  • Other

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

  • FAA Flight Path Changes
  • BMO Sign (Midtown)
  • UA Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building Sign
  • Other

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

  • Time to share!

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

Homeless & our Neighborhoods, Aug. 16, 6-8 pm, Steele Indian School Park

No DVC Steering Committee meeting in August. We’re taking the month off. See you in September!

We’re taking a month off from formally meeting, so enjoy an extra free Saturday morning in August – oh joy! – and mark your calendar for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 9, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue.
If you have news to share or some issue has popped up, let us know by sending us an email at steering@downtownvoices.org
And when we compile and finalize the September agenda, it will revolve around these usual suspects of topic headers:
WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
ISSUES & ADVOCACY
DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE
UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURNMENT

First Friday Opening Reception, July 7, 6-10 p.m., Save the Wurth House!

Chartreuse Contemporary Art Space on historic Grand Avenue announces its July 2017 show, “The Great Escape,” with artist Rick Naimark.

Summer in Phoenix reminds us all that we all need to escape every once in awhile. Come escape to Chartreuse at 1301 Grand Avenue for the “The Great Escape,” which will run July 7-22, with an opening reception from 6-10 p.m. on First Friday, July 7.

“The Great Escape” features the artwork of Rick Naimark, downtown resident and emerging artist. Naimark’s colorful contemporary paintings are full of motion, texture, and shape, and are escapes in and of themselves. Naimark takes and deconstructs simple themes and shapes into abstractions to delight the eye and challenge the mind. Come enjoy his abstract landscapes and sometimes subtly ironic creations that are based on the natural environment, the urban landscape, and current events.

Using mostly acrylics, Naimark almost never sits down or touches a paintbrush, instead uses spatulas and other non-traditional methods of applying paint and other media. The goal: create complex character and illuminant blends of color embodying the intensity and complexity of Arizona, urban life in Phoenix, and our increasingly complex world.

Rick Naimark grew up in Oregon and has lived in Phoenix since 1986. He worked for the City of Phoenix for 29 years and served as Deputy City Manager until 2015. When not painting, he serves as an Associate Vice President at Arizona State University and volunteers on several nonprofit boards, including ArtLink, the Friends of Phoenix Public Art, and the Arizona Science Center. He and his wife, Dana, live in the Roosevelt Neighborhood and have two adult children, Jared and Nathan.

Attend the July 8, 2017 Downtown Voices Coalition meeting

Oh joy, it’s the second Saturday of the month and that means… Yep, it’s time for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting, July 8, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue. This month we’ll have a few presentations on “hot” topics, including a 30-minute brainstorming/visioning exercise for the proposed “northern expansion” of Arizona State University at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Come share your ideas.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Tim Eigo)

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

  • Citizens Transportation Committee Update (Quinn Whissen)
  • Future DVC presentations by City departments re Transportation, CED, Planning & Development (Tim Eigo)
  • Other

DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE

  • Barrister Building RFP Update (Geoff Beer, Noel Griemsmann)
  • City funding for 3 vintage buildings in Evans Churchill (Jim McPherson)
  • Grand Avenue Landscape Development Project (Bob Graham)
  • ASU Phoenix Biomedical Campus “North of Fillmore” Visioning (Ruben Alonzo, Rick Naimark)
  • Other

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

  • Share what you know!

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

Tim Eigo,
Chair, Steering Committee
Downtown Voices Coalition

Attend the June 10, 2017 Downtown Voices Coalition meeting

Join us on Saturday, June 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting. As always, there will be lively topics to discuss about our downtown. If you have any agenda items to discuss, please let us know.
  • WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
  • ISSUES & ADVOCACY
  • DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE
  • UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS
  • NEW BUSINESS
  • ADJOURNMENT
Tim Eigo,
Chair, Steering Committee
Downtown Voices Coalition

Attend the May 13, 2017 Downtown Voices Coalition meeting

Join us on Saturday, May 13, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting. As always, there will be lively topics to discuss about our downtown.
 
WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
 
ISSUES & ADVOCACY
 
DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE
 
UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
ADJOURNMENT