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Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee Meeting, April 14

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nJoin us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting on Saturday, April 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Tim Eigo)

  1. Nominating Committee for officer elections at May meeting

DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

  1. Las Palmas Inn Adaptive Reuse Project (Gene Kornota, Rebel Hospitality)
  2. American Legion Post #1 (read Bob Graham’s blog post)
  3. Golden Rule Tattoo request for Text Amendment
  4. ASU Biomedical Campus Master Plan Update
  5. Knipe House grant request (4/14 HP Commission Meeting)
  6. Unsolicited Development Proposal (Hines proposal)
  7. Renaissance Square Signage/lighting (and elsewhere?)
  8. South Central Light Rail Extension (4/26 Public Meeting)
  9. Phoenix Country Club parking lot swap for 15-story condo (4/19 Whitton Neighborhood meeting)

ISSUES & ADVOCACY 

  1. City
    1. Budget Hearings
    2. Downtown Community Reinvestment Fund
    3. Complete Streets Design Guidelines
    4. Tree and Shade Master Plan
    5. Street Pavement Cut Policy
    6. FAA Flight Path Changes
    7. Homelessness
  1. State Legislature (Ryan Boyd)
    1. SB1387 –home-based businesses
    2. SB1014 – partial fix for problem of calling for a 3/4th Council vote on a rezoning issue
    3. SB1147 – allowing counties to call for an excise tax vote for transportation
    4. SB1465 – regulating sober living homes
    5. HB2126 – tightening future language on slum and blight for GPLETs
    6. HB2371 – food truck licensing statewide

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

  1. 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards, nominations due May 4
  2. ArtPrize Phoenix Pitch Night Competition, artist submissions due May 4
  3. Pinewood Classic and Pinewood Classic Jr., Short Leash Hot Dogs, April 21
  4. CultivEAT, Growhouse at the Knipe House, April 28
  5. Urban Wine & Jazz Walk, various downtown locations, May 12
  6. ArtPrize Artist Pitch Night, FOUND:RE Hotel, May 22
  7. Other

 

(Note: For downtown events and activities, visit Phoenix Urban Guide and Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s Events Calendar. For a list of community, neighborhood, and city hall meetings, visit Downtown Voices Coalition’s Downtown Phoenix Advocacy Calendar.)

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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

DVC Steering Committee Mtg., Sat., Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m.

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nPlease join us on Saturday, September 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting. To review the draft minutes from the August meeting, click here: http://bit.ly/2chilmA

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Steve Dreiseszun)

ADMINISTRATION

Subcommittee Updates:

  • Best Practices in RFPs (Andie Abkarian)
  • Community Benefits & GPLETs (Jeff Sherman)
GUEST SPEAKER
  • Jorge Aguirre, IASIS Healthcare Multi-Specialty Clinic (Sun Mercantile Building)

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

  • 3rd St. Promenade update (Ellie Volosin)
  • Impressions from Van Buren St. Improvement Public Open House, Aug. 16
  • Impressions from 3rd & 5th Avenues Project Open House, Aug. 25
  • Update on city’s LED street light replacement policy (Nicole Rodriquez)
  • Prelim discussion on city’s goal of 25% Shade Coverage by 2030
  • Other

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

  • Artlink update and upcoming events (Catrina Kahler)
  • Urban Ale Trail, Sept. 10 ~ http://dtphx.org/things-to-do/aletrail/
  • Park(ing) Day PHX 2016, Sept. 16 ~ Facebook
  • Collaboratory on Central grand opening, Sept. 20 ~ http://bit.ly/2aL54nw
  • Social Entrepreneurial Summit, Sept. 20 ~ Facebook
  • Get Your PHX, Sept. 22 ~ Facebook
  • Phoenix Spokes People Public Meeting, Sept. 27 ~ Facebook
  • Chile Pepper Festival, Oct. 1 ~ Facebook
  • Mayor’s Arts Awards at Phoenix Center for the Arts (Oct. 13); nominations due Sept. 23 ~ http://bit.ly/2cAtmRb
  • Noche en Blanco at Hance Park, Oct. 22 ~ Facebook
  • Certified Local Fall Festival, Nov. 5 ~ Facebook
  • Election Day, Nov. 8 ~ http://servicearizona.com/voterRegistration
  • Roosevelt Row Pie Social, Nov. 19 ~ Facebook
  • Other

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

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DVC Steering Committee Meeting, June 18

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nPlease join us on Saturday, June 18, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting. Below is the agenda (but “Other” items are always welcome).

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Tim Eigo)

ADMINISTRATION

  • Subcommittee Updates:
    • Best Practices in RFPs (Andie Abkarian)
    • Community Benefits & GPLETs (Jeff Sherman)

GUEST SPEAKER

  • Barry Wilson, Facilities Manager, Parsons Center for Health & Wellness

MULTI-NEIGHBORHOOD UPDATES

  • Homelessness in Central Phoenix
  • City of Phoenix Tree Ordinance Review Committee
  • Roosevelt Business Improvement District
  • FAA Flight Path Update
  • Hance Park
  • Increased bus service (Rick Naimark)

EAST OF CENTRAL UPDATES

  • Roland’s Market, E. Van Buren (Kevin Rille)
  • 7th St. & Roosevelt Electronic Billboard, Garfield (Jennifer Boucek)
  • Knipe House, Evans Churchill (Dan Klocke)
  • Wurth House, Evans Churchill
  • Macayo’s, Midtown

WEST OF CENTRAL UPDATES

  • Stewart Motor Company/Circles Building, Roosevelt
  • Phoenix Trolley Museum, Roosevelt
  • R<3> Project, Roosevelt (Tim Sprague)
  • 3rd & 5th Ave. Streetscape, Roosevelt
  • West Fillmore RFP, Roosevelt
  • GAMA/GAP/Triangle Coordination, Grand Avenue

DOWNTOWN CORE UPDATES

  • Block 23
  • Alleys (Jeff Sherman)
  • Adams Street Activation
  • Jefferson Hotel/Barrister Building
  • Welnick Marketplace

UPCOMING EVENTS (share your list!)

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

We look forward to seeing you on June 18. Thanks for all that you do for our community.

Tim Eigo
Chair, Steering Committee
Downtown Voices Coalition
tim.eigo@downtownvoices.org

Join us at the DVC Oct. 10 Steering Committee Meeting

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nPlease join us on Saturday, October 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting. If you have items you would like to see on the agenda, please send us an email.

​DRAFT minutes for the September 12, 2015 DVC Steering Committee Meeting are available for review, download, and printing here: http://bit.ly/1MTb4Xp

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

PLANNING & ADVOCACY

DEVELOPMENT WEST OF CENTRAL

DEVELOPMENT EAST OF CENTRAL

NEW/OTHER BUSINESS

SAMPLING OF UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

ADJOURNMENT

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday. Thanks for all that you do for our community.

Tim Eigo
Chair, Steering Committee
Downtown Voices Coalition
tim.eigo@downtownvoices.org

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