Category Archives: Urban Vitality

Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee Meeting, April 14

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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.)

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

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April 2018 Community Budget Hearings

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Phoenix wants your feedback Participate in the 2018-19 Budget process, Attend one of 15 Community Budget Hearings between now and April 17, 2018 and make your voice heard:

Countdown to discussion on equitable mobility with Gil Penalosa, April 7

Phoenix Urban Design Week 2018

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Phoenix Urban Design Week convenes and engages Phoenicians in making the future of our city. The design of our rules, our built environment, and our culture are essential ingredients of economic growth, sustainability, and community empowerment. We are collaborating to design and build a city we all want to live in. Join us!

Here is a snapshot of the fun PHXUDW panels in the main gallery of monOrchid on Friday, March 16 as part of Art Detour. Free (no cost) to attend:

  • 2:30pm Rising Stars
  • 3:30pm Rad Real Estate Developers
  • 4:30pm Networking Reception
  • 5:30pm Phoenix/Mexico City Arts & Culture Exchange

Panelists…

  • Rising Stars: Nicole Pasteur, Lauren Henschen, Estrella Payton, Connor Descheemaker
  • Rad Real Estate Developers: Cindy Dach, Celine Rille, Ashley Harder, Chuckie Duff, Charlie Levy
  • Phoenix/Mexico City Arts & Culture Exchange: Rodrigo Cervantes, Janielle Penn, Wayne Rainey, Pete Deise, Dorina Bustamante

Link to the full schedule

It’s Art Detour Week!

March 10 is our next Downtown Voices meeting. Join us.

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Join us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting on Saturday, March 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue.

  1. WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Tim Eigo)
  2. GUEST SPEAKERS
    1. Japanese Friendship Garden Update (Reiko Reavis and Kathy Nakagawa)
    2. Capitol I-10 Project Update (Jennifer Pyne and Julie Cruz Gilfillan)
  3. DEVELOPMENT MATTERS
    1. Molly Neal House (formerly Way Cool) ~ Demolished
    2. 200 W. Monroe Project Proposal ~ DVC letter sent; GPLET granted
    3. Arizona State Fairgrounds Charrette ~ Going on today and finishing up tomorrow
    4. The Churchill ~ Storage containers going in
    5. 5th & 6th Street in Evans Churchill ~ Restaurants/Shops opened in Flowers Building
    6. Thunderbird move to Downtown (Rick Naimark and Eric Johnson)
    7. Beth Hebrew Synagogue at 333 E. Portland (March 19 HP Commission rezoning to DTC East Evans Churchill HP)
    8. American Legion Post #1 (HP Commission has recommended National Register designation)
    9. Other
  4. ISSUES & ADVOCACY
    1. City of Phoenix Budget Process; DVC Priorities? (Ryan Boyd)
    2. APS Substation Placement (last community meeting is March 15, 4 pm, Virginia Piper Auditorium)
    3. Tree & Shade Master Plan (Sean Sweat)
    4. High-rise Illuminated Signs (Doug Newton)
    5. FAA Flight Path Changes (Steve Dreiseszun)
    6. State Legislative Update (Ryan Boyd)
    7. Other
  5. UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS
    1. Sunday Off Central, March 11, Midtown (10 am to 3 pm)
    2. PHX DNA Meeting, March 13, 111 E. Taylor (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm)
    3. Phoenix Urban Design Week (Dorina Bustamante)
    4. Art Detour 2018 (Catrina Kahler)
    5. Modern Phoenix Week
    6. Other
  6. NEW BUSINESS
    1. Election of Officers (Tim Eigo)
  7. ADJOURNMENT

It’s Downtown Voices time, Sat., Feb. 10

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Join us for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting on Saturday, February 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Tim Eigo)

GUEST SPEAKERS

  • ArtPrize (Daniel Packard & Marshall Shore)
  • Phoenix Mural Project (Danielle Foushee)

DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

  • Molly Neal House (formerly Way Cool) at 102 E. Willetta (Robert Young)
  • 200 W. Monroe Project Proposal (Eric Johnson)
  • Other

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

  • Central-City Neighborhoods Mayoral Debate (Tim Eigo)
  • State Legislative Update (Ryan Boyd)
  • Tree & Shade Master Plan (Sean Sweat)
  • High-rise Illuminated Signs (Doug Newton)
  • FAA Flight Path Changes (Steve Dreiseszun)
  • Other

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

  • Bike Registration, Public Market, 2/17
  • Meet the New CASS Director, ASU Law School, 2/27
  • Phoenix Urban Design Week
  • Art Detour 2018
  • Modern Phoenix Week
  • Other

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

Happy New Year! Join us on Saturday, Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m.

Join us for “first of the new year” Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting on Saturday, January 13, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS ~ Tim Eigo

GUEST SPEAKERS

  • Marisol Credit Union on Grand Avenue (Robin Romero)
  • Upcoming book on university-community relations (Davarian Baldwin, Trinity College Professor)
  • ArtPrize (Daniel Packard & Mike Oleskow)

DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

  • ASU Phoenix Biomedical Campus and Thunderbird Campus move (Rick Naimark & Ruben Alonzo)
  • Upcoming RFPs (Jeff Stapleton/CED)
  • Hance Park (HPC representative)
  • Electronic Signage (e.g., Renaissance Center, 111 W. Monroe, BMO, UA)
  • 30-Day Demolition Hold “expansion” to single family/duplexes in Downtown Core (it passed!)
  • Molly Neal House (formerly Way Cool) at 102 E. Willetta (cost estimates to move much higher)
  • Notes from Garfield
  • Other

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

  • Downtown Code Text Amendments (including frontages/ substations)
  • Downtown Community Reinvestment Fund (Jeff Sherman & Ryan Boyd)
  • FAA Flight Path Changes (Steve Dreiseszun)
  • Tree & Shade Master Plan (citizens committee underway)
  • Other

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

  • New temporary library open at Park Central Mall (per Louise Roman)
  • Art Detour 2018
  • Other

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

Join us for the Dec. 9 Downtown Voices Coalition meeting & holiday gathering

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Join us for the holiday Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting, Saturday, December 9, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue.

Of course, if it’s December it means the meeting will include our annual holiday food, drink, and related merriment. That is the perfect meeting to bring a friend who may be curious about DVC and what we do. Plus, they may like food and holiday cheer. You’d hope.

And please <important information coming>:

  • Feel free to bring some tasty morsels to share. Sweet or savory, we like them all – just like our neighbors! If there is something you think the gathering would enjoy, or that says “Holidays” to you, we’d love to try it.
  • Consider bringing a canned good(s) to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Bank. We’ll be collecting and delivering everything you donate.

Whether you’re naughty or nice, we hope you can drop by to learn more about our city and to meet friends old and new.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS ~ Tim Eigo

DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

ISSUES & ADVOCACY

  • Downtown Strategic Vision Update
  • Downtown Code Text Amendments (including Frontages/Substations)
  • Downtown Community Reinvestment Fund usage for parking spaces
  • Downtown Signage (e.g., Renaissance Center, 111 W. Monroe, BMO, UA)
  • 30-Day Demolition Hold “expansion” to single family/duplexes in Downtown Core area
  • FAA Flight Path Changes
  • Tree & Shade Master Plan
  • Bicycle Master Plan
  • MAG Active Transportation Plan Survey (feel free to take the survey now)
  • Other

UPCOMING COMMUNITY/CIVIC EVENTS

  • Time to share!

NEW BUSINESS (including holiday festivities)

ADJOURNMENT