Daily Archives: November 28, 2008

Midtown Phoenix 7th St. & Earll “spot zoning” project withdrawn

Proposed 7th St./Earll development[Source: Tom Chauncey, Save Phoenix Homes] — The proposed PUD rezoning application for 7th Street and Earll (Z-119-07-4) has been withdrawn.  Leadership of the coalition of single-family homeowners in the La Hacienda, Country Club, Coronado, Greater Cherry Lynn, Ashland Place, and Country Club Manor neighborhoods were just informed of the news by the developer’s attorneys.

Therefore, there is no need for people to attend the City Council meeting on December 3.   The coalition is thankful for the out-pouring of support from like-minded residents and organizations.   They will update their website with developments as they learn of them.   [Note: For background on the issue, click here.]

Pinpointing Phoenix artists

What do the dots represent? Click on the map to find out.

[Source: Robert Booker, Arizona Commission on the Arts] — Phoenix Art Space is a new website promoting local Phoenix arts and culture, offering articles, videos, spotlight art, an art map, and a list of arts organizations.  You can also view artwork by member artists.

Arizona’s mining museum visited by 23,000-plus school kids each year

Arizona is the number one mining state in the country.  The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, located in downtown Phoenix’s Capitol Mall area, has over 3,000 minerals, rocks, fossils, and mining artifacts on display. Over 23,000 school children visit the museum each year.  During their visit they are taught how the various minerals play a role in our daily life, In this know99 television segment, some of the school children who recently visited the museum share their thoughts.

Noted Arizonans explain why they “shop local”

The 1,500-plus members of Local First Arizona are the locally-owned, independent businesses that are the backbone of Arizona’s economy.  You have a choice of where to spend your hard-earned dollars, and Local First encourages you to “put your money where your house is.”  When you shop at a locally owned business, 45 cents of every dollar stays in-state — versus only 13 cents of every dollar spent at a national chain.  To locate a product or service from a locally-owned business, click here.

Aloft Hotel slated to open in downtown Phoenix

[Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts] — Starwood Hotels & Resorts and its new lifestyle brand, Aloft Hotels, announced plans to open a hotel in downtown Phoenix in January 2011 (immediately south of the Wyndham Phoenix).  Owned by Pointe of View Developments USA, and Belleview Communities, Aloft Phoenix Downtown says it will offer 121 spacious, loft-like rooms, tech-savvy touches, and a hip, social atmosphere.

“Starwood’s newest lifestyle brand, Aloft, is stylish, fun and affordable — a perfect match for the bustling city of Phoenix,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood.  “With its urban design aesthetic and loft-like rooms, Aloft Phoenix Downtown will offer an electric and eclectic experience targeted to younger, style-conscious travelers.”  [Note: To read the full press release, click here.]