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Join us for our next Downtown Voices meeting, Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m.

Our summer hiatus is over, so we’re getting back into the swing of things for all things downtown. Join us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting, Saturday, Sept. 9, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue. This month we’ll have a few presentations on “hot” topics, plus checking up on things happening around town since we last met in July. Come share your thoughts and what you know.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Steve Dreiseszun)

ALL THINGS TRANSPORTATION

  • Update on various transportation related plans and projects from representatives from the City’s Street Transportation Department

DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

  • Central & Adams RFP (Terry McAvoy)
  • 814 North 5th Avenue (Eric Johnson)
  • 3rd St. & McDowell (Los Olivas car wash property)
  • 7th St. & Palm Lane
  • Union @ Roosevelt grand opening, Sept. 27
  • Other

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

  • FAA Flight Path Changes
  • BMO Sign (Midtown)
  • UA Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building Sign
  • Other

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

  • Time to share!

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

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Homeless & our Neighborhoods, Aug. 16, 6-8 pm, Steele Indian School Park

No DVC Steering Committee meeting in August. We’re taking the month off. See you in September!

We’re taking a month off from formally meeting, so enjoy an extra free Saturday morning in August – oh joy! – and mark your calendar for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 9, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue.
If you have news to share or some issue has popped up, let us know by sending us an email at steering@downtownvoices.org
And when we compile and finalize the September agenda, it will revolve around these usual suspects of topic headers:
WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
ISSUES & ADVOCACY
DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE
UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURNMENT

First Friday Opening Reception, July 7, 6-10 p.m., Save the Wurth House!

Chartreuse Contemporary Art Space on historic Grand Avenue announces its July 2017 show, “The Great Escape,” with artist Rick Naimark.

Summer in Phoenix reminds us all that we all need to escape every once in awhile. Come escape to Chartreuse at 1301 Grand Avenue for the “The Great Escape,” which will run July 7-22, with an opening reception from 6-10 p.m. on First Friday, July 7.

“The Great Escape” features the artwork of Rick Naimark, downtown resident and emerging artist. Naimark’s colorful contemporary paintings are full of motion, texture, and shape, and are escapes in and of themselves. Naimark takes and deconstructs simple themes and shapes into abstractions to delight the eye and challenge the mind. Come enjoy his abstract landscapes and sometimes subtly ironic creations that are based on the natural environment, the urban landscape, and current events.

Using mostly acrylics, Naimark almost never sits down or touches a paintbrush, instead uses spatulas and other non-traditional methods of applying paint and other media. The goal: create complex character and illuminant blends of color embodying the intensity and complexity of Arizona, urban life in Phoenix, and our increasingly complex world.

Rick Naimark grew up in Oregon and has lived in Phoenix since 1986. He worked for the City of Phoenix for 29 years and served as Deputy City Manager until 2015. When not painting, he serves as an Associate Vice President at Arizona State University and volunteers on several nonprofit boards, including ArtLink, the Friends of Phoenix Public Art, and the Arizona Science Center. He and his wife, Dana, live in the Roosevelt Neighborhood and have two adult children, Jared and Nathan.

Attend the July 8, 2017 Downtown Voices Coalition meeting

Oh joy, it’s the second Saturday of the month and that means… Yep, it’s time for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting, July 8, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue. This month we’ll have a few presentations on “hot” topics, including a 30-minute brainstorming/visioning exercise for the proposed “northern expansion” of Arizona State University at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Come share your ideas.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Tim Eigo)

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

  • Citizens Transportation Committee Update (Quinn Whissen)
  • Future DVC presentations by City departments re Transportation, CED, Planning & Development (Tim Eigo)
  • Other

DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE

  • Barrister Building RFP Update (Geoff Beer, Noel Griemsmann)
  • City funding for 3 vintage buildings in Evans Churchill (Jim McPherson)
  • Grand Avenue Landscape Development Project (Bob Graham)
  • ASU Phoenix Biomedical Campus “North of Fillmore” Visioning (Ruben Alonzo, Rick Naimark)
  • Other

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

  • Share what you know!

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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