Attend Oct. 10 open house re APS substation options in the neighborhood

Message from Arizona Public Service (APS):

“You are invited to an open house to learn about APS plans to power downtown Phoenix’s continued growth with safe, clean, and reliable energy:

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Roosevelt Community Church, 924 N. 1st St.

As you know, downtown Phoenix has grown significantly in recent years, and is expecting even more growth over the next decade. Arizona Public Service (APS) is planning to build more infrastructure to power that development, including a new electric substation. We are in the final stages of selecting a location for this substation. Currently, the two potential sites are located between 1st Street to 4th Street, McKinley Street to Portland Street.

We are working to confirm the site by December 2018 in order to keep this project on schedule with the area’s growing need for electricity. Ultimately we will select the location based on the following criteria:

  • Availability of land, including size and condition of property;
  • Adjacency to existing overhead and underground power lines needed to connect the substation to the electrical system;
  • Proximity to APS current and future customers served by the substation;
  • Minimizing construction impact to residents and businesses;
  • Maximizing opportunities to enhance downtown development and the urban streetscape.

The map below shows the area where the new substation needs to be located to serve growing energy needs and potential sites identified with earlier public and agency input.

An important part of our Downtown Substation planning process is to continue collecting input from residents, property owners, businesses, and community organizations. That is why we are inviting you to this open house where you can learn more about this project, our site selection process and potential architectural designs.

Throughout the planning process, information on this downtown substation project will be available at aps.com/siting (under Current Projects, click “find out more”). Comments can be submitted directly to Kendra Lee, APS Program Manager, at Kendra.Lee@aps.com or 602-371-7872.”

Attend the Evans Churchill & Roosevelt Row Merchants meeting, Sept. 12

Please join us for this month’s Evans Churchill Community Association and Roosevelt Row Merchants Association community meeting on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at The Churchill, 901 N. 1st St., Phoenix. Your ideas and input are welcome!

  • WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
  • ROOSEVELT ROW MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION UPDATE
  • PUBLIC SAFETY & BLOCK WATCH
  • DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
  • COMMUNITY ADVOCACY
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
  • NEW & OTHER BUSINESS
  • ADJOURNMENT

Background article and photo: https://azbigmedia.com/churchill-the-valleys-first-shipping-container-marketplace-opens-in-phoenix/

No Evans Churchill meeting in August. We’ll see you in September!

The Evans Churchill Community Association (ECCA) and Roosevelt Row Merchants Association are taking a summer break and will return with their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 12. On Saturday, the ECCA Board of Directors held their annual strategic planning session, discussed a boatload of ideas, and will work throughout the month to set things in motion for the future. You’ll learn all about it and be able to provide feedback at the September meeting.

If you need something to do tomorrow evening – now that you have an open night! – consider the following: Downtown Phoenix advocates will host Strong Towns president Charles Marohn at a free, public Curbside Chat on Aug. 8, 2018, at the A.E., England Building at Civic Space Park. Reception 5 p.m., Welcome/Program, 5:30 p.m., Q&A and Discussion, 7 p.m. Facebook event invite here.

Strong Towns focuses on the type of development and investments that make long-term fiscal sense for cities and taxpayers. It believes that “growth is not enough; we need productive growth” and “places that are built for people, using traditional development patterns, can help us achieve productive growth.” Charles will present examples on how choice in development patterns affect municipal finances.

Drop by the Evans Churchill & Roosevelt Row Merchants meeting, July 11

Please join us for this month’s Evans Churchill Community Association and Roosevelt Row Merchants Association community meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Atmosphere Commercial Interiors, 815 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Your ideas and input are welcome!

  • WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
  • ROOSEVELT ROW MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION UPDATE
  • PUBLIC SAFETY & BLOCK WATCH
  • DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
  • COMMUNITY ADVOCACY
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
  • NEW & OTHER BUSINESS
  • ADJOURNMENT

Join us for the June 13 Evans Churchill community meeting

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Please join us for this month’s Evans Churchill Community Association community meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, starting at 6 p.m. Our host is The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness, 1101 N. Central Avenue (enter off of 1st Street) and we’ll gather in the Gila River Room. If you have a specific agenda item to discuss, please send us an email at info@evanschurchill.org

  • WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
  • ROOSEVELT ROW MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION UPDATE
  • PUBLIC SAFETY & BLOCK WATCH
  • DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
  • COMMUNITY ADVOCACY
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
  • NEW/OTHER BUSINESS

We look forward to seeing you and working together toward a more vibrant community. Thank you!

1st St. & Roosevelt intersection closed June 11 from 7 pm to 5:30 am

The City of Phoenix has rescheduled crosswalk repainting work at the intersection of 1st and Roosevelt streets. During this work, the 1st St. and Roosevelt intersection will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 7 pm to 5:30 am for the paint to fully cure. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Questions? Contact Lori Pearce, Public Outreach Manager, 480-281-1506 or lori@inroadsinfo.com

3rd Street Improvement Project Open House, May 31, 5:30 pm, Phoenix Center for the Arts

Rendering 3rd Street - 3Evans Churchill neighbors and friends are encouraged to attend a May 31 public open house to preview the latest City of Phoenix information about their proposed 3rd Street Improvement Project, Details below:

Project Overview​ (online source here)​

This project is aimed at improving traffic circulation and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists on Third Street between Indian School Road and Garfield Street. The roadway modifications contained in the conceptual plan for Third Street include:

  • reducing the number of travel lanes
  • adding bicycle lanes on both sides of the street
  • landscape enhancements
  • street lighting upgrades
  • sidewalk and ADA improvements
  • safer street crossings for pedestrians

This project was initiated from the Third Street Promenade Study, Reinvent Phoenix Mid-Town transit district planning, community feedback and the Downtown Phoenix Comprehensive Transportation Study (DPCTS). The DPCTS was undertaken to identify and evaluate potential roadway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and parking improvements associated with Phoenix’s downtown street and transportation system. The recommendations from the DPCTS resulted from studying a variety of transportation-related elements in the city’s core, interviews with stakeholders, and meetings with community focus groups.

3rd Street Design Renderings

Tentative Project Schedule

Recommended Concept – (January-February 2016)
Final Design – 2018 – 2019
Construction – Fall 2019

Public Input Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in making our city streets safer and more livable. Your questions and comments are valued as part of the public involvement process for this project. Opportunities for public involvement will be posted on this webpage as they become available.

Public Meeting
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third St.

The city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is hosting this open house meeting to share the latest on the design plans for the 3rd Street Improvement Project and obtain feedback from residents, commuters and​ ​business owners.

This project is currently in the 30 percent complete design phase and construction is projected to start fall 2019. Additional opportunities for public input will follow once design plans are 60 percent complete. The information presented at this open house will be made available on this project webpage following the meeting.

Project Contact
Albert Granillo – Public Information Coordinator
623-825-3444
agranillo@gciaz.com

Rendering - 3rd Street

Join us tomorrow (May 9) for our monthly Evans Churchill community meeting

Please join us for this month’s Evans Churchill Community Association community meeting, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Phoenix Union Bioscience High School, 512 E. Pierce St. Phoenix. Come join the discussion and share what’s important to you! If you have agenda items, write them below or send us an email at info@evanschurchill.org

  • WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
  • PUBLIC SAFETY/BLOCK WATCH
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • ADVOCACY
  • DEVELOPMENTS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
  • EVENTS
  • NEW/OTHER BUSINESS

We look forward to seeing you and working together toward a more vibrant community. Thank you!

Drop by the Evans Churchill & Roosevelt Row Merchants meeting, April 11

event-1231-image-1515619759-the-future-of-downtown-phoenix-largePlease join us for this month’s Evans Churchill Community Association community meeting on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., monOrchid, 214 E. Roosevelt St. Here’s the agenda (subject to change because, well, things change!):

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS ~ Dorina Bustamante (ECCA)

  • Special welcome to Roosevelt Row Arts District Board and Merchant Association members

ROOSEVELT ROW MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION UPDATE ~ Amy Otto, Dwayne Allen, and Cydney Guess

  • General overview
  • Community Development Corporation and Merchant Association committees
  • Signature events & membership outreach campaign

PUBLIC SAFETY & BLOCK WATCH

  • Recap of April 4 Town Hall arising from Roosevelt Historic District crime
  • Central Arizona Shelter Services Update ~ Craig Tripken
  • REMINDER: Non-emergency Crime Stop 602-262-6151 and Phoenix C.A.R.E.S. 602-262-6251; full list of numbers

DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

  • PAZ Cantina Update ~ Alan Robinson & Majdi Kayyli
  • Artisan Roosevelt Condominium Update ~ Robert Miranda (The Jason Mitchell Group)
  • The Churchill Update ~ Kell Duncan
  • The Blocks Update ~ Kaitlyn Mulholland (Desert Viking)
  • The Link PHX Update ~ Alvaro Sande (UEB & ECCA)
  • ASU Biomedical Campus Master Plan Update ~ Rick Naimark & Ruben Alonzo (ASU)
  • APS Substation Update ~ Kendra Lee
  • Cobra Arcade’s request for Special Use Application for events on their parking lot
  • Golden Rule Tattoo’s request for Text Amendment to allow tattoo studios in the Evans Churchill East Character Area
  • True North Holdings Knipe House RFP Update and Jane’s Cafe proposed Zoning Adjustment

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY

  • City of Phoenix Budget Hearings
  • Citizen’s Tree & Shade Committee
  • Transportation & Parking
  • Downtown Phoenix Community Redevelopment Fund
  • Unsolicited Requests for Proposals Process

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Saturday, 4/21, “The Sandlot” Street Food Cinema, Hance Park
  • Saturday, 4/21, Pinewood Classic and Pinewood Classic Jr., Short Leash Hot Dogs
  • Wednesday, 4/25, “Welcome to the Neighborhood” mixer & networking event, Location TBD
  • Saturday, 4/28, CultivEAT, Growhouse at the Knipe House
  • Saturday, 5/12, Urban Wine Walk, Various downtown locations
  • Tuesday, 5/22, ArtPrize Artist Pitch Night, Found:Re Hotel
  • Saturday, 10/27, Noche en Blanco, Hance Park

NEW & OTHER BUSINESS