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North 32nd Welcome Summer Party

North 32nd Welcome Summer Party

when: Saturday , June 25 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

where: Altadena Park| 3711 E Altadena Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85028

why: Join the neighborhood for some splashing good fun. Take advantage of the splashpad at Altadena park and get to know your neighbors. Altadena park offers a playground, ramada and picnic area, grills and of course splashpads! Bring your flip flops, sunglasses and super-soakers and stay cool in the summer.

Altadena Park Splash Pad area

Altadena Park Splash Pad area

Medical-Marijuana debate continues to impact North 32nd Street

Medical-Marijuana debate continues to impact North 32nd Street

Mohave Valley medical Marijuana facility

The City of Phoenix approved the permit for a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary facility at 10443 North 32nd Street (SE corner 32nd St and Shea).  The permit comes with the following stipulations:

  1. The Use Permit shall be reviewed within 365 days of the issuance of the dispensary certificate for a medical ZA Hearing Marked Agenda – November 19, 2015 Page 8 marijuana from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  2. The applicant has 1 year to apply and pay for building permits.
  3. Obtain a certificate for medical marijuana use from the Arizona Department of Health Services. If no certificate or approval to operate is granted within 1 year of the approval of this Use Permit, the Zoning Administrator shall schedule a revocation hearing for this Use Permit.
  4. The applicant shall submit a security plan provided to the Arizona Department of Health Services to the Planning and Development Department.
  5. The applicant shall notify in writing the area’s Police Precinct Commander of establishing such facility. Notice of this contact shall be submitted in writing to the Planning and Development Department.
  6. The applicant shall provide enhanced landscaping along 32nd Street.

Despite the restrictions, some community members are concerned how close in proximity it is to nearby schools. The location is .5 miles from Shadow Mountain High School, as is an existing liquor store.

However the concern remains and many residents are looking at changing existing zoning regulations. A recent AZ Republic article interviewed Louisa Ward over the neighborhood concerns.  Louisa said “many of her neighborhoods would support the proposed increases in distance.”

Ryan Hurly, chair of Rose Law Group’s medical marijuana practice group, said the proposed changes to the zoning  would make it “next to impossible” to find a site that doesn’t require variances he said. The city has existing spacing requirements that ensure medical-marijuana facilities are not too close to one another. The city has been more conservative recently in approving new medical-marijuana facilities, Hurley said. But neighborhood complaints wane after a facility is operating, he said.

 

 

 

Heritage Heights Memorial Day run

A 5K and 10K fun run is taking place Saturday, May 28 at 7 a.m., Memorial weekend in Heritage Heights neighborhood. Since this is a fun run there will be no aid stations, no road closures, no timing, but it will be a great way to get some exercise and run with your neighbors.

A route has been created so you can participate in the 5K or the 10K.

Heritage Heights Memorial Day run

Heritage Heights Memorial Day run

 

T-shirts are also available for sale, $15 for adults, $10 for children. All profits from the t-shirts will help cover the cost of the Heritage Heights Memorial Day celebration. Shirts ordered by May 9 will be available for pick up at the Heritage Heights Clubhouse on Saturday May 28.  Please register here for either the 5K of the 10K fun run.