Phoenix historic neighborhoods group to meet March 19

The Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition will meet Thursday, March 19, starting at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Elementary Dist. #1 Governing Board Room (turn south off Palm Lane, just east of 7th St.; meeting room at northeast corner of the campus).  Among the agenda items:

  • Barbara Stocklin, City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Officer, will offer several updates, including grant program changes and palm tree maintenance/preservation.
  • Discussion of possible effects of deletion and modification of stipulations on Park Central Mall property.
  • Report on effects of budget crisis on Phoenix Elementary District #1 schools and programs.
  • Nominations are due April 4, for the Governor’s Heritage Preservation Awards (now in its 27th year).  Details here.
  • 2009 Historic Preservation Luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa on May 5, 11:30 a.m.  Carl Elefante from Washington D.C. will speak on greening historic and vintage buildings.  Seats are $50, and reservations are being handled through the Capitol Mall Association via e-mail or phone 602-340-0745.
  • The 7th Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Partnership Conference will be held June 18 – 20 at the Downtown Hyatt-Regency.  Details here.
  • Want to help with the current budget crisis?  Stephen Procaccini has alerted us to a new city web page where people can search for ways to volunteer at city parks, social service programs, libraries, etc.  Click here.
  • Learn more about Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Month.  Click here for events calendar.

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