2023 APNA Board of Directors

The November 22 annual meeting included elections for the 2023 APNA Board of Directors. Congratulations and thanks to those who will serve! Here is the newly elected and re-elected leadership:

  • President: David Bachman-Williams
  • Vice-President: John Burr
  • Secretary: Jeannie McLain
  • Treasurer: Janet Koller

Directors for 2023-2024

  • Megan Noli
  • Ginny Beal
  • Michael Lex

Alternate Directors for 2023

  • Emily Nottingham
  • Ken Taylor
  • Maurice Roberts

APNA Annual Meeting November 22, 2022

APNA will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, November 22, at 6:30 PM. This meeting will include the elections of officers for next year and topics of interest to the community. Join it on Zoom.

NOTE: Normally, APNA meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month. The APNA board voted to move the APNA annual meeting to November 22. The Board felt that holding the meeting on Election night as normally scheduled would be problematic and reduce turnout. Keeping with Tuesdays the Board decided on the fourth Tuesday.

All Saints Development Neighborhood Meeting November 28 at 6:00 PM

The project developers invite Armory Parkers to a public meeting to discuss the proposed All Saints development located in Armory Park. The meeting will be Monday, November 28 at 6:00 PM on Zoom https://arizona.zoom.us/j/81478228089#success

Background information from the development team:

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Tucson Development Center Online

The City has a new on-line permitting process for people planning to make changes to their property. As part of this process, there have been some minor modifications to the Historic process.

·      The Historic application has been combined with the Special Districts application.  The link provides the process that any new applicants will need to follow.

·      Prior to submitting the required documents, applicants will need to register with the Tucson Development Center On-line.  Once registered,  the applicant can submit for their permit.

·      When it is determined that the applicant is in an HPZ/HL and needs to submit Historic, they will be prompted.  Applicants will be able to track the progress of the application in the Tucson Development Center On-line (TDC).

If you have any questions, please contact Jodie Brown, AICP, City of Tucson Historic Preservation Officer, at 520-837-6968 or jodie.brown@tucsonaz.gov .

Armory Park Activation Team

The heart of the Armory Park neighborhood is, of course, Armory Park itself. Here’s a message from the Downtown Tucson Partnership on what is being done to make it better:

We’ve formed the Armory Park Activation Team which is a focus group designed to address specific issues at Armory Park. The team includes the staff of the Ward 6 Office, Diana Amado; City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Dept. (including Armory Park Senior Center staff), Donna Thomas, Stacey Belhumeur, Lara Hamwey & Greg Jackson; Tucson Police Department (TPD), Lt. Belinda Morales & Capt. Corey Doggett; Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP), Kathleen Eriksen, Russ Stone & Zach Baker; and the Children’s Museum, Hilary Van Alsburg.


  • Discussion regarding the importance of cross communication and promotion, Zach Baker
  • Update on safety concerns including campers under the canopy, Russ Stone & Lt. Belinda Morales
  • Additional lighting along 12th Street through the TEP Dusk to Dawn Program, Diana Amado & Zach Baker


  • Additional surveillance and presence from TPD, Lt Belinda Morales
  • Coordination between TPD and DTP Safety Ambassadors, Lt. Belinda Morales & Russ Stone
  • Updated stats regarding drug related arrests made in Armory Park (July1 – October 1), Lt. Belinda Morales


  • Update on Prop 407 with the community outreach process to begin in six months, Greg Jackson
  • Discussion w/ Children’s Museum regarding North lawn activation, needs to be mission driven (Children’s Museum) and needs City and neighborhood buy-in and support, Greg Jackson & Diana Amado
  • Parks & Rec hired a new intern to lead programming efforts and establish a streamlined (and free) process for park events/reservations. Intern to work closely with DTP staff for business contacts for fitness classes and cross promotional efforts, Stacy Belhumeur & Zach Baker
  • Discussion regarding the need to extend contracted security at Armory Park into the evening hours, Greg Jackson & Donna Thomas


·         September 28, 4-6 pm: Ready, Set, Rec

·         September 30, 7:30-8:30 pm: Tucson Pride Parade

·         October 15, 10 am-10 pm: 25th Annual Chili Cook-Off (Tucson Fire Fighters Association)

·         October 22, 9:30 am-12:30 pm: 6th Avenue Asphalt Art Project

·         For a schedule of events and programs inside the Armory Park Center, visit https://www.tucsonaz.gov/parks/armorycenter#schedule.


·         We will continue to stay in touch with you via email to let you know about events, activations and other opportunities to get involved. 

We’re excited with the momentum and look forward to the continued activation at Armory Park! Thank you for your support and feel free to reach out to DTP with any questions, ideas or concerns.

With much appreciation, Kathleen

Kathleen Eriksen, President & CEO

Downtown Tucson Partnership

Tree Pruning Class 7/9/22

Back by popular demand, we will be having another tree pruning class this July. Obviously it will be hot hot so we will be starting really early.

The class will be taught by a certified arborist, Emma Stahl-Wert, on Saturday, July 9th from 7am-10am. The class is intended to offer Armory Park residents specific education and training on how to properly prune trees. See more information on the attached flyer!

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Downtown Development/Transportation Updates

Here are two PowerPoint presentations from the City on the Infill Incentive District and Transit-Oriented Development. These both have a major impact on our neighborhood. For those who are interested, there will be a Transit-Oriented Development presentation at the Armory Park Center on Friday, March 18, 5-7 PM.

The Infill Incentive District update: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/pdsd/boards-committees-commissions/PRS/March2022/IID_Update_Presentation_-_3.10.22.pdf

The Transit-Oriented Development presentation: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/pdsd/boards-committees-commissions/PRS/March2022/eTOD_overview_pres_3-10-22.pdf

375 S Stone Ave Rezoning Proposal

There will be a Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, November 30 at 6:00 PM to hear about the proposed mixed-use project at 375 S Stone Ave and adjoining properties. The meeting’s physical location will be All Saints’ School at 415 S 6th Ave. The meeting will also be available virtually at https://arizona.zoom.us/j/84743521961

APNA/APHZAB Board Meetings/ Elections November 9!

APNA and APHZAB are each holding a meeting Tuesday at 6:30. See the ZOOM link at the end of this article.

APNA has three main items this month:

1. Presentation by Peach Properties for their proposal for properties that include the old Casa Vicente Restaurant and parking lot (375 S. Stone), the old All Saints Church on the west side of 6th Ave. at 14th St., the old religious education building on the east side of 6th Ave. at 14th St. and the old rectory on the NE corner of 6th Ave. and 15th St. We will have 15 minutes to hear their proposal. Please save your questions for their presentation to the neighborhood and general public that they will announce.

2. Nomination for APNA Officers and beginning of their election. At this meeting we will have the slate presented by the elections committee and take nominations from the floor. All nominations will be entered into the ballot and sent to all members of APNA so they can vote. Please see the email by Vice President Liz Burden for more details of how this will work.

3. Green Infrastructure Committee Report. As promised, the Green Infrastructure Committee will present on future tree trimming in the neighborhood. Please sign in to the meeting to hear the proposal for how to harmoniously have our trees and vegetation pruned correctly and will respect to property owners and pedestrian rights.

The Armory Park Historic Zone Advisory Board will have a short meeting at the start of the APNA meeting.