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Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition to elect new officers, Nov. 19

The next meeting of the Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition will take place Thursday, November 19, 2009, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, at the Phoenix Elementary School District Building, 1817 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ.  The agenda is as follows:

  • Sign-In and Call to Order
  • Introductions: Ruth Ann Marston, President
  • Election of NEW president (Dr. Marston is retiring. Steve Procaccini has agreed to run. We are also seeking a new secretary)
  • Sikh Ashram parking on Oak: Donna Reiner
  • Winship House renovation charette, December 3, 1-4 P.M., hosted by Roosevelt Action Association at the Irish Cultural Center
  • Phoenix Elementary election results and the district is going green: Ruth Ann Marston
  • Feeding the homeless on church campuses: G.G. George
  • Update of Phoenix General Plan: Steve Procaccini
  • December meeting?
  • Open Agenda

Current Officers

  • President: Ruth Ann Marston (602) 253-0503
  • Vice President: G.G. George (602) 252-3151
  • Treasurer: Marge McCue (602) 253-5579

Agenda set for Oct. 29 Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition meeting

[Source: Ruth Ann Marston, President] — The next regular meeting of the Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition will take place Thursday, October 29, 2009, starting at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Elementary District #1 Governing Board Room (turn south off Palm Lane, just east of 7th St., meeting in northeast corner of campus).  Top topics of discussion will be:

  • Proposed expansion of Franklin School (Luisa Stark)
  • Feeding of the homeless on church campuses (G.G. George)
  • Update on Phoenix General Plan (G.G. George)
  • Effects of the city and state budget crisis on historic neighborhoods (all)
  • Open agenda (all)

For more information, visit the organization’s website here.

Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition to meet 6/25

The next meeting of the Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition will be held Thursday, June 25, 2009, starting at 7 p.m. in the Governing Board Room at Phoenix Elementary School District #1 (turn south off Palm Lane, just east of 7th St.; meeting room at northeast corner of the campus).  The major agenda items:

  • Update on 1302 W. McDowell issue (G.G. George)
  • 7th St. & 7th Ave and new City Council subcommittee
  • Central Phoenix Vitality Initiatives mapping (Jim McPherson)
  • Report on the status of Phoenix Planned Urban Development (PUD) review (Paul Barnes)
  • Holding home prices in historic neighborhoods
  • Open agenda

Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition meets April 30

The next meeting of the Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition will be held Thursday, April 30, 2009, starting at 7 p.m. in the Governing Board Room at Phoenix Elementary School District #1 (turn south off Palm Lane, just east of 7th St.; meeting room at northeast corner of the campus).  The major agenda items:

  • Status report on City of Phoenix Planned Urban Development (PUD) process ~ Paul Barnes, Neighborhood Coalition of Greater Phoenix
  • Fund-raising efforts for Phoenix Parks & Recreation and Phoenix After School Center ~ Martin Vogel
  • Group discussion on the question, “Does Class 6 status limit the legal protection of historic homeowners in collecting damages from the Arizona Registrar of Contractors?”
  • 2009 National Preservation Month Luncheon, May 5, 11:30 a.m., Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa.  Seats are $50.  RSVP to Kay via e-mail or phone 602-340-0745.
  • 6th Annual Arizona Centennial Workshop, May 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coor Hall, ASU, Tempe.  For downloadable flyer, click here.
  • 7th Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Partnership Conference,  June 18 – 20, Hyatt Regency, downtown Phoenix.  For details, click here.
  • Historic Homeowner’s Expo, June 20, Hyatt Regency, downtown Phoenix.  Free to the public.  For details, click here.
  • Old/new business.

Phoenix historic neighborhoods group to meet March 19

The Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition will meet Thursday, March 19, starting at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Elementary Dist. #1 Governing Board Room (turn south off Palm Lane, just east of 7th St.; meeting room at northeast corner of the campus).  Among the agenda items:

  • Barbara Stocklin, City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Officer, will offer several updates, including grant program changes and palm tree maintenance/preservation.
  • Discussion of possible effects of deletion and modification of stipulations on Park Central Mall property.
  • Report on effects of budget crisis on Phoenix Elementary District #1 schools and programs.
  • Nominations are due April 4, for the Governor’s Heritage Preservation Awards (now in its 27th year).  Details here.
  • 2009 Historic Preservation Luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa on May 5, 11:30 a.m.  Carl Elefante from Washington D.C. will speak on greening historic and vintage buildings.  Seats are $50, and reservations are being handled through the Capitol Mall Association via e-mail or phone 602-340-0745.
  • The 7th Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Partnership Conference will be held June 18 – 20 at the Downtown Hyatt-Regency.  Details here.
  • Want to help with the current budget crisis?  Stephen Procaccini has alerted us to a new city web page where people can search for ways to volunteer at city parks, social service programs, libraries, etc.  Click here.
  • Learn more about Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Month.  Click here for events calendar.

Agenda set for Jan. 15 meeting of Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition

[Source: Ruth Ann Marston] — The next regular meeting of the Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition will take place Thursday, January 15, 2009, starting at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Elementary District #1 Governing Board Room (turn south off Palm Lane, just east of 7th St., meeting in northeast corner of campus).  Top topics of discussion will be:

  • Update on planned preservation of The Light of the World Church, 1206 N. Laurel Ave. (Pastor Carlos A. Montemayor)
  • Phoenix’s Planned Urban Development (PUD) ordinance — threat or promise for historic preservation in Arizona?
  • Light Rail — Can we help to make it better?
  • Planning for 7th Annual Arizona Statewide Historic Preservation Partnership Conference, June 18 – 20, downtown Phoenix Hyatt
  • 2nd Annual Historic Photographs Fair, Saturday, January 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Free admission to the Arizona Historical Society Museum, 1300 N. College Ave., Tempe — Still time to enter!

For more information, visit the organization’s website here.

Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition launches website

The Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition is comprised of residents who represent different historic neighborhoods in Arizona’s Capitol City.  The organization shares issues, successes, and opportunities while planning and working creatively to assist in preserving and strengthening neighborhoods.

They are the creators of the award-winning “Historic Neighborhoods of Phoenix” driving tour.   They’ve created a new website and their next monthly meeting is Thursday, September 18.