Good News: a New Hotel. Not So Good: It Wants to Skimp on Parking.

Hampton Inn/Home2 Suites plans to build a hotel at 141 S Stone Ave, opposite St Augustine Cathedral and behind the Scottish Rite Cathedral. It is asking for reduced parking through the Infill Incentive District regulations. If you are able, please attend the May 6 meeting listed in the attachment. We will have representatives from the APNA and the APHZAB (historic board) in attendance.

IPP for Hilton notice

Another Herbert in the Neighborhood?

Another Herbert apartment building coming our way planning to use Armory Park as its parking lot? Please plan to attend the Wednesday, May 1 meeting if you can.

A message from APNA President Anne Cooper: “A heads up on development that will be taking place at 127 S 5th Ave (current parking lot and structure across from the Stillwell house and behind Cartel Coffee). There is a meeting on Wednesday, May 1st at the Hexagon Building, 5th floor auditorium from 6:00-8:00 (address is 40 E Congress).

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APNA Board Meeting 4/9/19

The APNA Board holds its monthly meeting Tuesday, April 9, at 7 PM in the St. Andrew’s Parish Hall. Come and hear what’s going on in the neighborhood and around town! This month there will be presentations from Park Tucson’s Donovan Durband and the Library’s Brian Chenecka.

Here’s the agenda:

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Do We Want the Dusk Music Festival in Armory Park This Year?

Dti0haqUUAA4hlJA message and a request from APNA President Anne Cooper:

As many of you know we had Page Repp, promoter of the Dusk festival, come to the APNA meetings in December and last night to discuss the 3 main concerns that arose from the Dusk festival last November. To reiterate they were:
1) Noise
2) Access and
3) Start/end time of festival

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APNA Meeting 12/11/18: DUSK Festival, Armory Park, and Crime

From APNA President Anne Cooper:

Dear Neighbors: 
Just a few notes and updates from the meeting last Tuesday.
Page Repp, promoter of the Dusk festival was at the meeting to hear feedback from the neighborhood regarding the festival. Brent Dennis (Parks and Rec) and Greg Jackson (City Manager’s office) as well as Steve Kozachik were also there to answer questions about Armory Park and the permit process for events at Armory Park.
The majority of the questions at the meeting and from the listserv could be listed into 3 categories: 1) noise, 2) access – specifically on 6th Avenue, and 3) privatization of the park.

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APNA’s 11/13/18 Meeting: Crime, Armory Park, Dusk Festival

Some notes from APNA President Anne Cooper about last Tuesday’s general meeting:
We had representatives from the police department and Pima County attorneys office discuss crime in the neighborhood and how we can continue our dialogue to make Armory Park a safe neighborhood. We will continue to actively partner with them to ensure the police coverage we are enjoying continues.
(please see police incident report below).
We had a continued discussion about Armory Park and in particular the Dusk Festival. As a followup to this and the listserv discussions, I have invited and confirmed Brent Dennis (the head of Parks and Rec), Steve Kozachik (Ward 6 councilman) and Greg Jackson (city managers office who approves special permits for Armory Park) to the next APNA meeting on December 11th. I will send out reminders in advance so that we can get as many people who want, to attend. Come with your questions and solutions – we want this to be a fruitful discussion.

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