It’s only a month into the New Year, and already the APNA Board has its hands full. A number of projects are underway to improve life in the ‘hood. We are researching ways to mitigate railroad noise (which, incidentally, I can hear as I write this). Also, we have restarted efforts to reach out to new residents. In addition, while we look forward to the Spring Potluck, our social committee is in the midst of organizing more informal monthly meet-ups. Last, but not least, our diligent members are keeping an eye on development, zoning changes, and street-improvement projects.
If you’d like to get involved, have a specific issue you want to raise, or just want to learn more, please join us for our monthly meeting. APNA’s Board will meet:
Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
Hope to see you there,
-Grant Wille, APNA President
Hi Neighbors –
The Armory Park Neighborhood Association’s board met this Saturday for its 2014 Strategic Planning Meeting. As always, we’re excited to continue representing Armory Park’s interests and seeking new ways to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood. Continue reading “2014 Board's First Meeting – An Introduction from the New President”
December’s Armory Park Neighborhood Association meeting was relatively short and somewhat sweet. Gathered in the well-lit ramparts of the St. Andrew’s Church, we touched on raucous apartment complexes, frequent train whistles, shifting traffic, and a successful home tour.
Specifically, we hashed over stubborn problems at the Bel Air apartments, 435 E. 18th Street. Highlights include suspected narcotics activity, and domestic disputes that often result in a hefty police response.
Continue reading “BOARD HAPPENINGS AND HOLIDAY GREETINGS!”
Hi again neighbors! We have many wonderful concerts scheduled for December thanks to our new choir director Sheldon Curry. Please do plan to be a part of them. If you have any questions, please call (520) 622-8318 for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tucson Girls Chorus Winter Concert
Tuesday, December 10th, 4:30pm
Continue reading “Christmas/Advent Concert Series at St. Andrew's”
This story is about the expanding shipping port at Guaymas, Sonora. The rail line mentioned is the one that ultimately runs up from Nogales, and alongside Armory Park’s eastern boundary. Time for a quiet zone, folks. GUAYMAS TRAFFIC COMING OUR WAY
White-knuckle elections, rampant graffiti, and a revamped “welcome-to-the-‘hood” program were among other sizzling topics at November’s Armory Park Neighborhood Association meeting.
Continue reading “Polls, police and historic contention mark November's Armory Park meeting”
Journey through Tucson’s architectural evolution on Sunday, November 17, when downtown denizens open their doors for the Armory Park Historic District Home Tour. This self-guided stroll offers a glimpse at styles ranging from California bungalow and dainty Victorian to contemporary, energy-efficient homes in a “New Urbanism” village.
Eclectic and historic, the tour includes a photographer’s studio/loft where daily life is viewed through a fascinating lens; a lovely, vintage, two-story home now serving as headquarters for the Symphony Women’s Association; the majestic, circa-1915 Scottish Rite Cathedral with its soaring, 48-foot ceilings; a delightful residence filled with more art than most galleries; former Armory Park senior apartments retrofitted to the emerging downtown scene; and Tucson’s favorite hometown radio station, KXCI 91.3.
Continue reading “Eclectic Meets Historic at Armory Park Tour 2013!”
At the meeting, an APNA position Statement on the history of overlays on our neighborhood was presented. That document is provide here: APNA- A Brief History of Overlays-compressed
Thanks to everyone who participated in a memorable meeting!