Daily Archives: January 6, 2011

DVC Meeting Agenda – January 8, 2011

Time: 9:30 am
Location: Roosevelt Commons, 825 N. 6th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003

Introductions and minutes review 12-11-10



Old Business

  • West-Side Light Rail Route
  • Hance Park
  • Dog Park
  • Patriots Square Park

New Business

Adjourn 11:30 am


Board postpones hearing on downtown Phoenix’s Ramada Inn site

[Source: PHXBeat, azcentral.com]

The city’s Board of Adjustment meeting on Thursday has been cancelled, which delays for another month a homeowners association attempt to stop the city from paving a parking lot on the old Ramada Inn site downtown.

The seven-member board was not able to ensure a quorum of four members would appear at the noon meeting to hear zoning issues.

The board in November had rejected a challenge by the St. Croix Villas HOA to halt the city’s parking lot plans for the inn property at Taylor and First sreets. But the HOA soon after appealed the decision.

The appeal hearing will be rescheduled for the board’s next meeting at noon Thursday, Feb. 3, in City Council Chambers, 200 W. Washington St.

– Emily Gersema, emily.gersema@arizonarepublic.com

Paisley Violin Town has Spots for Rent on Downtown Phoenix’s Grand Ave

[Source: Jackalope Ranch, Phoenix New Times]

For Rent: Paisley Violin Town Spots

Photo courtesy of Liliana Gomez (via Phoenix New Times)

Have you resolved to get yourself some space in 2011? Take note: Paisley Violin Town is looking for renters.

Two little spots behind the coffee house/cafe/art gallery on Grand Avenue are available immediately, and open for everything and anything from one-on-one flamenco lessons to a non-profit’s HQ to a craft shop, according to the leasors.

Current tenants include: BeHeaded Salon (hair); Wicked Wear (custom-made clothing and alterations); Liliana Gomez’s Dragonfly Boutique (local designer clothing); Greg Robinson’s Lazy Lab Art Studio and Hugo Medina’s gallery and artist space.

The space is 275 sq feet and rent is $500 per month. Each cottage has original hard wood flooring and a bathroom. Wireless access and water is included. 6-month lease agreement at least. No deposit is required.

For more details contact Gina at 602-254-7843.

Local Bands Promote Transit in Phoenix

New Year, New Habit, New Song!

What better way to start off the new year that with a new commitment to use transit!

Valley Metro is starting the year off right as they launch the third song “Just One Pass” today! Residents across the Valley will get a chance to view the new instructional video and feel more confident and comfortable in making the decision to use transit. With gas prices starting to rise, there is no better time to make a “new year’s resolution” to use transit more frequently this year.

The first two songs have proven to be wildly successful and have developed quite a following!

To watch the all the videos, got to www.valleymetro.org/notes.