May 2018 Meeting: Complete Streets and New Neighborhood Signage


The next meeting for the 2017-18 year for the South Downtown NRZ is this week, Wednesday, May 16 at 6 pm St., in the Bryant Room at South Congregational Church (enter via John Street).


Our featured speaker will be from the Capitol Region Council of Governments, discussing their Complete Streets Project, which aims to plan streets that accommodate not just private vehicles but also pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit. Our meeting will also include a discussion on the proposed locations of some neighborhood signage, as well as updates on fire and police activity in the neighborhood, and reports from Hartford 2000, Hartford Decide$ and the Outreach and Social Committees. We hope to see lots of neighbors there.

June marks our Annual Meeting, and we do need more Board Members. If you are a SoDo resident, property owner or business owner and would like to get involved in the NRZ, please email SoDoNRZ@gmail.com. If you are not sure if your home or business lies within the NRZ boundaries, please check out this map.

You can view past meeting minutes and newsletter editions on our website. And don't forget to check out our Facebook and NextDoor pages for neighborhood news and photos.

April 18 meeting features new HPD Chief David Rosado, and iQuilt's Jackie Mandyck on the Charter Oak Mile


The next meeting for the 2017-18 year for the South Downtown NRZ is this week, Wednesday, April 18 at 6 pm St., in the Bryant Room at South Congregational Church (enter via John Street).


Our featured speakers will be new HPD Chief and Hartford native, David Rosado and Jackie Mandyck, Managing Director, The iQuilt Partnership. Jackie will share iQuilt's plan to improve walkability along the Charter Oak Mile, which includes Buckingham Street and other points of interest in our NRZ. Our meeting will also include updates on fire and police activity in the neighborhood, and reports from Hartford 2000, Hartford Decide$ and the Outreach and Social Committees. We hope to see lots of neighbors there.

The South Downtown NRZ is always looking for more SoDo residents, property owners and business owners to get involved in the NRZ. If you are interested in one of our open Board positions, volunteering for a project, or serving on a committee, please email SoDoNRZ@gmail.com.

You can view past meeting minutes and newsletter editions on our website. And don't forget to check out our Facebook and NextDoor pages for neighborhood news and photos.

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New HPD Chief David Rosado to Speak at March Meeting

New HPD Chief David Rosado
***MARCH MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER***
Our new police chief, Hartford native David Rosado, will be the featured speaker at the March 21 meeting of the South Downtown NRZ. Please join us at 6 pm in the Bryant Room at South Congregational Church. Our meeting will also include updates on fire and police activity in the neighborhood, and reports from Hartford 2000, Hartford Decide$ and the Social Committee. We hope to see lots of neighbors there.

The South Downtown NRZ is always looking for more SoDo residents, property owners and business owners to get involved in the NRZ. If you are interested in one of our open Board positions, volunteering for a project, or serving on a committee, please email SoDoNRZ@gmail.com.

You can view past meeting minutes and newsletter editions on our website. And don't forget to check out our Facebook and NextDoor pages for neighborhood news and photos.

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2018 Progressive Dinner is Sold Out

The 2018 dinner is officially sold out with a waiting list! If you missed out on purchasing a ticket and want to be waitlisted, please send an email to sodonrz@gmail.com.

Sign up now for the SoDo Progressive Dinner


Don't miss one of Downtown Hartford's most fun events! The Downtown Progressive Dinner, Sponsored by SoDo brings together a jovial group of Downtown Hartford neighbors for food and drink and to foster active community participation. Hosts and Attendees will meet at a beautiful, historic private home for mingling, wine, and appetizers and get their dinner location assignment. After dining at their hosts' neighborhood homes, everyone will regroup at another local spot for dessert and more catching up. At past events, many said they were reluctant to leave their respective dinner parties, as they were having such a good time. We hope you'll join us Saturday, February 24, 2018, for a wonderful, walkable evening of conversation, food, drink, and community with your fellow Downtown neighbors. Sign up in advance as a Host or Attendee (see links above, no tickets will be sold at the door) to attend, or if you have questions, send us an email at sodonrz@gmail.com.

A portion of the proceeds from the 2018 Progressive Dinner will go towards programs and neighborhood enhancements supported throughout the year by the SoDo NRZ.

January Meeting Canceled, Parking Ban in Effect

Due to the pending storm, tomorrow's meeting of the South Downtown NRZ has been canceled. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 21st at 6 pm.

Additionally, a parking ban will be in place for the City of Hartford beginning at 8 am on Wednesday, January 17 and ending at 9 pm on Wednesday, January 17. All Hartford Public Schools parking lots will be available for use. For more information, visit www.hartford.gov. Parking is also available at city parks, recreation and senior centers and the Blue Light Lots.

SoDo January 2018 Meeting



The next meeting for the 2017-18 year for the South Downtown NRZ is this week, Wednesday, January 17 at 6 pm St., in the Bryant Room at South Congregational Church (enter via John Street).

 
Special presentation by Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission (PRAC) member Jonathan Cabral on PRAC's goals for 2018. Our meeting will also include updates on fire and police activity in the neighborhood, and reports from Hartford 2000, Hartford Decide$ and the Social Committee. We hope to see lots of neighbors there.

The South Downtown NRZ is always looking for more SoDo residents, property owners and business owners to get involved in the NRZ. If you are interested in one of our open Board positions, volunteering for a project, or serving on a committee, please email SoDoNRZ@gmail.com.

You can view past meeting minutes and newsletter editions on our website. And don't forget to check out our Facebook and NextDoor pages for neighborhood news and photos.

Please share this email with your neighbors!

Photo of neighborhood pug Ani taking a snowy stroll up Hudson Street during a past snowstorm courtesy of Megan Koos.