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DVC offers feedback on e-scooter pilot program

It's the first Downtown Voices meeting of 2020. Join us on Sat., Jan. 11

Join us for the first Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting of the new year on Saturday, January 11, 2020, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Roosevelt Commons, 825 N. 6th Avenue. After our 15th year in business, we’re in planning mode!

WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ Jeff Sherman, Chair

  • Steering Committee Nomination for Katherine Coles
  • Review 2020 DVC priorities and Subcommittees (15 minutes)

GENERAL BUSINESS (30 minutes)

  • Proposed Downtown Parking Study ~ Jeff Stapleton, City of Phoenix (10 minutes)
  • Downtown Phoenix Inc. Update ~ Devney Preuss, DPI (10 minutes)
  • Phoenix Community Alliance Update ~ Jon Brodsky, PCA (10 minutes)

DOWNTOWN 2020+ (70 minutes)

  • Review of the 2004 Downtown Strategic Plan ~ Knowledge Anchors, Downtown Living, Neighborhoods, Arts and Entertainment, Shopping, Great Places/Great Spaces, Connected Oasis, Access, Parking/Transit, Public Spaces, and Pedestrian Connectivity
  • Community Planning Discussion for 2020+ ~ Affordable Housing, Arts & Culture, Community Building, Design Guidelines, Environment, Historic Preservation, Locally Owned Businesses, Neighborhoods, Public Spaces, Visioning & Planning, Livability, Diversity & Cultural Inclusion, Transportation

ADJOURNMENT

Note: For downtown events and activities, visit Phoenix Urban Guide https://phoenixurbanguide.com/calendar/ and Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s Events Calendar http://dtphx.org/calendar/. For a list of community, neighborhood, and city hall meetings, visit DVC’s Downtown Phoenix Advocacy Calendar https://downtownvoices.org/calendar/

Ho ho ho! Downtown Voices time. Join us on Sat., Dec. 14

Join us on Saturday, December 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition meeting. In addition to “regular” agenda items, DVC Steering Committee Members are planning holiday cheer for all attendees to enjoy. Also, if you would like to bring a wrapped toy, we will share it and other toys collected for children in need in our downtown.

WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ Jeff Sherman, Chair

  • Steering Committee business

DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS (35 minutes)

  • Proposed GPLET for Home2 Suites, 2nd St. & Jackson St., Warehouse District ~ Xandon Keating, City of Phoenix
  • Southeast corner of 6th Street & Garfield, Evans Churchill ~ John McLinden & Kage Brown, Hubbard Street Group
  • Other action items ~ All

COMMUNITY UPDATES AND INFORMATION

  • Artlink update ~ Catrina Kahler, Artlink Phoenix
  • Recap of 15th Anniversary Celebration
  • Review of DVC Strategic Planning items
  • General updates and discussion over holiday refreshments!

ADJOURNMENT

Note: For downtown events and activities, visit Phoenix Urban Guide https://phoenixurbanguide.com/calendar/ and Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s Events Calendar http://dtphx.org/calendar/. For a list of community, neighborhood, and city hall meetings, visit DVC’s Downtown Phoenix Advocacy Calendar https://downtownvoices.org/calendar/

It’s Downtown Voices time! Join us on Sat., Nov. 9

Join us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting on Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Roosevelt Commons, 825 N. 6th Avenue. Catch up and share your voice on some of the big issues facing our downtown. Here’s the abbreviated agenda (as so many of us are involved with the Grand Avenue Festival going on the same day):

  1. WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ Jeff Sherman, Chair
    • Upcoming events & activities (including our Dec. 5, 2019 15th Anniversary!)
    • Steering Committee business
  2. DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS (60 minutes)
    • APS Evans Churchill Substation design and logistics ~ Kendra Lee (20 min.)
    • Street Transportation update ~ Kini Knudson & Laurie Smith (40 min.)
      1. Roosevelt Bike Lane discussion
      2. Coordinating 2020 Downtown Infrastructure Projects
      3. Updates/discussion on other projects and plans
    • Other items ~ All
  3. ADJOURNMENT
  4. HEAD ON OVER TO THE GRAND AVENUE FESTIVAL!

Note: For downtown events and activities, visit Phoenix Urban Guide https://phoenixurbanguide.com/calendar/ and Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s Events Calendar http://dtphx.org/calendar/. For a list of community, neighborhood, and city hall meetings, visit DVC’s Downtown Phoenix Advocacy Calendar https://downtownvoices.org/calendar/

Join us at Downtown Voices on Sat., Oct. 12

Join us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting on Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Roosevelt Commons, 825 N. 6th Avenue. Catch up and share your voice on some of the big issues facing our downtown. Here’s the agenda:

WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ Jeff Sherman, Chair

  • Upcoming events & activities
  • Steering Committee update

DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS (100 minutes)

  • ASU 1st Avenue and Fillmore Project, Capstone ~ Rick Naimark, ASU (30 minutes)
  • Hance Park Master Plan Full Presentation ~ Inger Erickson, Parks & Recreation (60 minutes)
  • Other update items (e.g., Light Rail, APS Substations, etc.) ~ All

DVC BUSINESS (10 minutes)

  • Subcommittee updates (Arts Issues, Planning & Infrastructure, Homelessness & Affordability)
  • DVC 15 Year Anniversary Planning ~ Jeff Sherman, Steve Weiss, All
  • Other ~ All

ADJOURNMENT

Note: For downtown events and activities, visit Phoenix Urban Guide https://phoenixurbanguide.com/calendar/ and Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s Events Calendar http://dtphx.org/calendar/. For a list of community, neighborhood, and city hall meetings, visit DVC’s Downtown Phoenix Advocacy Calendar https://downtownvoices.org/calendar/

Attend public meetings for updates on the light rail South Central Extension & Downtown Hub

Join us at Downtown Voices on Sat., Sept. 14

Join us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting on Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Roosevelt Commons, 825 N. 6th Avenue. Here’s the agenda:

  1. WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ Jeff Sherman, Chair
    1. Upcoming events & activities
  2. COMMUNITY UPDATES (20 minutes)
    1. Arizona Housing Fund ~ Tim Sprague (10 minutes)
    2. Tree & Shade/Urban Heat Island Subcommittee ~ Jim McPherson (5 minutes)
    3. eScooter Launch ~ Kyle Foxcroft (5 minutes)
  3. DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS (70 minutes)
    1. Anish Hotel’s WP Fuller Warehouse / House 2 project ~ Nick Wood, Snell & Wilmer (10/10 minutes)
    2. True North/McKinley Green ~ Nick Wood, Snell & Wilmer (10/20 minutes)
    3. Hance Park Update ~ Inger Erickson, Parks & Recreation (20 minutes)
    4. Other ~ All 
  4. DVC BUSINESS (30 minutes) 
    1. 15 Year Anniversary ~ Jeff Sherman, Steve Weiss, All
    2. Arts Issues Subcommittee ~ Louise Roman and Steve Weiss
    3. Planning/Infrastructure Subcommittee ~ Kyle Foxcroft and Nate Sonoskey 
    4. Homelessness/Housing Affordability Subcommittee ~ Tim Sprague
    5. Other ~ All
  5. ADJOURNMENT

Note: For downtown events and activities, visit Phoenix Urban Guide https://phoenixurbanguide.com/calendar/ and Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s Events Calendar http://dtphx.org/calendar/. For a list of community, neighborhood, and city hall meetings, visit DVC’s Downtown Phoenix Advocacy Calendar https://downtownvoices.org/calendar/

We. Are. Back. Downtown Voices meets on Sat., Aug. 10

WE. ARE. BACK. Join us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting on Saturday, August 10, 2019, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Roosevelt Commons, 825 N. 6th Avenue. Here’s the agenda:

  1. WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ Jeff Sherman, Chair
    1. Upcoming events & activities
  2. GENERAL BUSINESS (110 minutes)
    1. Deck Park Vista Apartments in Evans Churchill ~ Cindy Stotler, Phoenix Housing Department (15/15 minutes)
    2. South Hall Convention Center potential redevelopment ~ Chris Mackay, Phoenix Community/Economic Development, and John Chan, Phoenix Convention Center (25/25 minutes)
    3. Grace Lutheran / True North Parking in Evans Churchill ~ Dorina Bustamante, True North Studio, and Nick Wood, Snell & Wilmer (10/10 minutes)
    4. Other ~ All 
  3. DVC BUSINESS (20 minutes) 
    1. 15 Year Anniversary Update/Reschedule to October ~ Jeff
    2. Arts Issues Subcommittee Update ~ Louise Roman and Steve Weiss
    3. Planning/Infrastructure Subcommittee Update ~ Kyle Foxcroft and Nate Sonoskey
    4. Homelessness/Housing Affordability Subcommittee Update ~ Tim Sprague
    5. Other ~ All
  4. ADJOURNMENT

Note: For downtown events and activities, visit Phoenix Urban Guide https://phoenixurbanguide.com/calendar/ and Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s Events Calendar http://dtphx.org/calendar/. For a list of community, neighborhood, and city hall meetings, visit DVC’s Downtown Phoenix Advocacy Calendar https://downtownvoices.org/calendar/

No DVC meeting in July, but there are still things to do…

DVC’s June 8 meeting is coming up. Join us.

Join us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Roosevelt Commons, 825 N. 6th Avenue. Here’s the agenda:

  1. WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ Jeff Sherman, Chair
    • Upcoming events & activities
  2. GENERAL BUSINESS (90 minutes)
    • Recap of 2019 State Legislature ~ Ryan Boyd (10 minutes)
    • Update on True North Studio projects ~ Nate Sonoskey (20/20 minutes)
    • Update on Downtown development projects and activity ~ Dan Klocke (10/10 minutes)
    • Update on illuminated sign issue ~ Doug Newton (5 minutes)
    • Other items ~ Jeff/All
  3. DVC BUSINESS (20 minutes)
    • Discuss summer meeting schedule ~ Jeff
    • Discuss DVC 15th Anniversary for 3rd/4th quarter ~ All
    • Update from Planning & Infrastructure Subcommittee ~ Kyle Foxcroft and Nate
    • Update from Homelessness & Housing Affordability Subcommittee ~ Tim Sprague
    • Update from Arts Issues Subcommittee ~ Steve Weiss and Louise Roman

ADJOURNMENT

Note: For downtown events and activities, visit Phoenix Urban Guide https://phoenixurbanguide.com/calendar/ and Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s Events Calendar http://dtphx.org/calendar/. For a list of community, neighborhood, and city hall meetings, visit DVC’s Downtown Phoenix Advocacy Calendar https://downtownvoices.org/calendar/