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

You’re welcome to attend the Downtown Voices Coalition March 11 Meeting

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nJoin us on Saturday, March 11, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting. Here’s our agenda so far…

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Tim Eigo)

GUEST SPEAKERS
• Ryan Sadowy and Joe Herzog, Proposed 3rd & Pierce Residential/Mixed Use Project in Evans Churchill

ADMINISTRATION
Subcommittee Updates:
• Best Practices in RFPs (Andie Abkarian)

ISSUES & ADVOCACY
• Downtown Strategic Plan Update

DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE (who has updates about what?)
• Central City South/South Phoenix
• Downtown Core
• Evans Churchill
• Garfield/Eastlake Park
• Grand Avenue/Triangle/Capitol Mall
• Midtown
• Roosevelt/F.Q. Story

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS (don’t worry, we’re not going into gory detail on each! All are searchable at dtphx.org If you know of other events, please let us know)
• Meet Me Downtown Phoenix, start at CityScape, every Monday
• Viva PHX, Downtown Phoenix, March 11
• Art d’CORE Gala, Warehouse215, March 16
• Art Detour 29, various locales, March 16-19
• Encanto-Palmcroft Historic Home Tour & Street Fair, 2102 N. 12th Ave., March 26
• Phoenix Pride Festival & Parade, Steele Indian School Park, April 1-2
• NCAA Final Four Festivities, various locales, April 1-3
• Modern Phoenix Home Tour, various locales, April 2
• Phoenix Lights, Hance Park, April 8-9

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee Meeting, Feb. 11

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nJoin us on Saturday, February 11, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting. For those who may have forgotten to bring an item for homeless individuals at our January meeting, we’re bringing back the donation box. Feel free to bring a suggested item in new/original packaging:

• Antiperspirant/deodorant
• Diapers
• Gloves
• Hand sanitizer
• Ponchos
• Socks (men’s size 6-12)
• Tampons
• Toilet paper
• Toothbrushes
• Toothpaste
• Underwear (men & women’s)

On behalf of Central Arizona Shelter Services and Downtown Voices Coalition, thank you!

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

ADMINISTRATION

Subcommittee Updates:
• Best Practices in RFPs (Andie Abkarian)
• Community Benefits & GPLETs (Jeff Sherman)

GUEST SPEAKER

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE (who has updates about what?)

• Central City South/South Phoenix
• Downtown Core
• Evans Churchill
• Garfield/Eastlake Park
• Grand Avenue/Triangle/Capitol Mall
• Midtown
• Roosevelt/F.Q. Story

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

Downtown Voices holds first meeting of the new year, Jan. 14

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nJoin us on Saturday, January 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the first Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting of the new year. In addition to our regular agenda, we’re asking that attendees bring winter critical needs items in new/original packaging for homeless individuals in our city. Here are suggested items:

  • Antiperspirant/deodorant
  • Diapers
  • Gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Ponchos
  • Socks (men’s size 6-12)
  • Tampons
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Underwear (men & women’s)

On behalf of Central Arizona Shelter Services and Downtown Voices Coalition, thank you!

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

ADMINISTRATION

Subcommittee Updates:

  • Best Practices in RFPs (Andie Abkarian)
  • Community Benefits & GPLETs (Jeff Sherman)

GUEST SPEAKER

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE (who has updates about what?)

  • Central City South/South Phoenix
  • Downtown Core
  • Evans Churchill
  • Garfield/Eastlake Park
  • Grand Avenue/Triangle/Capitol Mall
  • Midtown
  • Roosevelt/F.Q. Story

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

Local First Arizona Forum on Preservation & Teardown Culture, 11/17

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Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee Meeting, Nov. 19

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nPlease join us on Saturday, November 19, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting. We’re meeting on the 19th due to the Grand Avenue Festival on Saturday, November 12 (which so many of us participate and attend).

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

ADMINISTRATION

Subcommittee Updates:

  • Best Practices in RFPs (Andie Abkarian)
  • Community Benefits & GPLETs (Jeff Sherman)

GUEST SPEAKER

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE (who has updates about what?)

  • Central City South/South Phoenix
  • Downtown Core
  • Evans Churchill
  • Garfield/Eastlake Park
  • Grand Avenue/Triangle/Capitol Mall
  • Midtown
  • Roosevelt/F.Q. Story

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

Downtown Voices Coalition Community Benefits & GPLETs Subcommittee Report

This past Spring, two Downtown Voices Coalition subcommittees were asked to examine the “who, what, where, when, why, and how much” of two issues that have been in the news: (1) the use of GPLETs as an economic and urban development tool and (2) the city of Phoenix’s Request for Proposal (RFP) process used to recommend a development team to tackle a development project on a particular parcel.img_20161008_094956238
On Saturday, Jeff Sherman, Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee Member and Chair of the Community Benefits & GPLETs Subcommittee presented his committee’s findings. Next month, after review and comment, the Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee will formally adopt the Subcommittee’s findings and recommendations.

To this topic, the following are available for your review:

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas about the Subcommittee’s position paper and set of recommendations, please contact Jeff Sherman. Your feedback is welcome.

The findings and recommendations of the Best Practices in RFPs Subcommittee, chaired by Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee Member Andie Abkarian, will be forthcoming in the near future.

(Photo credit: Tim Eigo)

DVC Steering Committee Meeting, Oct. 8

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nPlease join us on Saturday, October 8, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

ADMINISTRATION

Subcommittee Updates:
• Best Practices in RFPs (Andie Abkarian)
• REPORT PRESENTATION Community Benefits & GPLETs (Jeff Sherman)

GUEST SPEAKER

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE (who has updates about what?)

• Central City South/South Phoenix
• Downtown Core
• Evans Churchill
• Garfield/Eastlake Park
• Grand Avenue/Triangle/Capitol Mall
• Midtown
• Roosevelt/F.Q. Story

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

• Mayor’s Arts Awards at Phoenix Center for the Arts, Oct. 13
• Noche en Blanco at Hance Park, Oct. 22
• Certified Local Fall Festival, Nov. 5
• Election Day, Nov. 8 ~ http://servicearizona.com/voterRegistration
• Roosevelt Row Pie Social, Nov. 19
• Other

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

DVC Steering Committee Mtg., Sat., Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m.

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nPlease join us on Saturday, September 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. To review the draft minutes from the August meeting, click here: http://bit.ly/2chilmA

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Steve Dreiseszun)

ADMINISTRATION

Subcommittee Updates:

  • Best Practices in RFPs (Andie Abkarian)
  • Community Benefits & GPLETs (Jeff Sherman)
GUEST SPEAKER
  • Jorge Aguirre, IASIS Healthcare Multi-Specialty Clinic (Sun Mercantile Building)

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

  • 3rd St. Promenade update (Ellie Volosin)
  • Impressions from Van Buren St. Improvement Public Open House, Aug. 16
  • Impressions from 3rd & 5th Avenues Project Open House, Aug. 25
  • Update on city’s LED street light replacement policy (Nicole Rodriquez)
  • Prelim discussion on city’s goal of 25% Shade Coverage by 2030
  • Other

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

  • Artlink update and upcoming events (Catrina Kahler)
  • Urban Ale Trail, Sept. 10 ~ http://dtphx.org/things-to-do/aletrail/
  • Park(ing) Day PHX 2016, Sept. 16 ~ Facebook
  • Collaboratory on Central grand opening, Sept. 20 ~ http://bit.ly/2aL54nw
  • Social Entrepreneurial Summit, Sept. 20 ~ Facebook
  • Get Your PHX, Sept. 22 ~ Facebook
  • Phoenix Spokes People Public Meeting, Sept. 27 ~ Facebook
  • Chile Pepper Festival, Oct. 1 ~ Facebook
  • Mayor’s Arts Awards at Phoenix Center for the Arts (Oct. 13); nominations due Sept. 23 ~ http://bit.ly/2cAtmRb
  • Noche en Blanco at Hance Park, Oct. 22 ~ Facebook
  • Certified Local Fall Festival, Nov. 5 ~ Facebook
  • Election Day, Nov. 8 ~ http://servicearizona.com/voterRegistration
  • Roosevelt Row Pie Social, Nov. 19 ~ Facebook
  • Other

DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE (who has updates about what?)

  • Central City South/South Phoenix
  • Downtown Core
  • Evans Churchill
  • Garfield/Eastlake Park
  • Grand Avenue/Triangle/Capitol Mall
  • Midtown
  • Roosevelt/F.Q. Story

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT