This year, APNA has decided to hold more general meetings, approximately quarterly, to provide a better process for community involvement, input and process. Continue reading “Please Join Us for the APNA General Meeting Tuesday, March 12, 2013”
A DENIAL OF THE SPORTS ARENA LIQUOR LICENSE LEADS ARMORY PARK BOARD DISCUSSION
At our monthly meeting in the sanctuary of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, the board hashed over an assortment of issues, from parking to crime. Leading the discussion was a decision, one hour earlier, by the Tucson Mayor and City Council to deny a liquor license application for the Maracana Indoor Sports Arena at 18th Street and Jacobus Avenue. Continue reading “COUNCIL VOTES AGAINST MARACANA”
The February meeting will focus on timely issues, and the streamlining of meetings, following APNA’s January Strategic Planning Meeting. This year, the board has decided to have 4 General Meetings focusing on Neighborhood Issues. The first one will be on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at St. Andrews. A meeting will occur every second Tuesday of the month, each month, this year. Put them on your calendars!
The agenda is attached: APNA Agenda 2-12-13
Please join us in 2013!
One of the issues that has taken the neighborhood by storm in 2013 has been the issue of a liquor license application by the Maracana Indoor Sports Arena. There have been over 160 separate emails I have personally seen on the matter. As many of you know, immediate residents who were legally notified petitioned the board for some action in their favor. The board voted, the discussion ensued, and the rest is history and well documented on the the list-serve stream. Continue reading “2013, APNA, the Maracana Follow-up, the APNA Letter, and Process”
The APNA Board of directors retreated to the Armory Park Senior Center today (January 12) to hash over plans for the coming year and address looming issues.
Prime among them were development pressures on the north side of Armory Park, and a planned city zoning overlay that could trump historic preservation concerns within much of the neighborhood. We’re going to need lots of involvement by neighbors to make sure we don’t get steamrolled by this. Continue reading “AP BOARD SURVEYS THE PAST AND FUTURE”
It should be an interesting meeting. We will have the Pima Arts Council and the project artists for Tucson’s WW II Memorial present the latest design plans. Jim Campbell of Oasis Tucson will update us on the new student housing towers going up on the El Centro site, an update on Community Gardens, and more!
Attached is the agenda: APNA Agenda 12-11-12
Hope to see you!
The Armory Park Holiday Party is happening Sunday, December 9 from 5 to 8 pm. Margit Ritchie is again opening her lovely home to us; the address is 437 S 5th Ave. APNA will supply a ham and a turkey – please bring a dish to share.
For more information, call APNA or email Phyllis.