Category Archives: Priority Issues

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

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

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

Do you want a 35 foot billboard leading into downtown Phoenix?

billboard

DVC supports proposed Downtown Entertainment District

Entertainment District

DVC supports Prop 104 Ballot Initiative

Prop 104

DVC December 13, 2014 Meeting Agenda

C604RWHo Ho Ho Friends of Downtown Voices Coalition:

Time once again for DVC’s monthly Steering Committee Meeting. Please join us on Saturday, December 13, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue. This is the group’s annual holiday mixer, so we’ll try to keep business “short and sweet.” And you’re welcome to bring a holiday treat for all to enjoy.

As Santa would want, take a peek at Saturday’s DVC agenda. Who’s been naughty and who’s been nice since we last met? New items are highlighted in red. The “other” bullet points allow for new/other/just-came-up items to be discussed under each section.

Welcome & Introductions

DVC Business

  • Proposed 2014 Recap of Issues & Actions (Tim Eigo)
  • Treasurer’s Report (Louisa Stark)

Today’s Guest Speaker

  • Jonathan Koppell, Dean, ASU College of Public Programs; Lattie & Elva Coor Presidential Chair, ASU School of Public Affairs

Development Updates

  • Jefferson Hotel/Barrister Place (Mark Davis)
  • Containers on Grand (Kathleen Santin)
  • Other

Community/Neighborhood Updates

  • City Observatory Report on High Poverty Neighborhoods
  • Central Arizona Shelter Services Overflow (Capitol Mall)
  • Airport Flight Pattern Changes (various downtown neighborhoods)
  • State Fairgrounds (Fairview Place)
  • Status of Ted DeGrazia Murals, 222 E. Roosevelt (Evans Churchill)
  • Hance Park (Evans Churchill)
  • Other

Transportation/Streetscape Updates

  • City of Phoenix Ordinance Review re trees, trees, trees
  • Transit Open Data Release
  • Other

New/Other Business

  • PlanPHX “next steps”
  • Other

Adjournment… to holiday mixer

At any time you’re welcome to check out our Downtown Phoenix Community Calendar, online here. If you know of events to add to the calendar, please send us an email.

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

Tim Eigo

Chair, Steering Committee

Downtown Voices Coalition

Radiate PHX, Nov. 18

unnamed