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.

SoDo NRZ 2017 Holiday Happy Hour


The Board of the SoDo NRZ invites our residential and business neighbors to join us in celebrating the season!

Thursday, December 7
5:30 - 8:00 pm

Republic at the Linden, located at 10 Capitol Avenue (near Main Street). We'll be downstairs at the bar. 
Cash Bar 
$5 suggested donation at the door to benefit Winterfest Hartford

For those who are driving: on-street parking (free after 6 pm) and a paid lot on Hudson and Linden.

Updates will be posted on our Facebook Event page.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

November 2017 Meeting



New Location! The next meeting for the 2017-18 year for the South Downtown NRZ is this week, Wednesday, November 15 at 6 pm St., in the Bryant Room at South Congregational Church (enter via John Street). Special presentation and Q&A by City Council Member John Q. Gale on the effect of the State budget on the City’s finances. 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.

Just a reminder, there will be no December meeting. Stay tuned for information on our annual SoDo NRZ Holiday Happy Hour.

October 2017 Meeting



The next meeting for the 2017-18 year for the South Downtown NRZ is this week, Wednesday, October 18 at 6 pm at the Amos Bull House, 59 South Prospect St., 2nd floor. Our discussions will include updates on fire and police activity in the neighborhood, and reports from Hartford 2000, Hartford Decide$ and the Social Committee regarding the Holiday Happy Hour and Progressive Dinner. We hope to see lots of neighbors there.

September 2017 Meeting



Interested in your neighborhood? The first meeting for the 2017-18 year for the South Downtown NRZ is this week, Wednesday, September 20 at 6 pm at the Amos Bull House, 59 South Prospect St., 2nd floor. Our discussions will include changes to the neighborhood since our June Annual Meeting, Executive Board Elections, and a presentation by Theresa MacNaughton of Hartford Stage on their Community Engagement program. We hope to see lots of neighbors there.

A Bird's Eye View

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A bird's eye view of SoDo and Downtown, right after Tuesday night's thunder and hail storms.

June 2017

Whether your feelings are "It's June at last!" or "It's June already?", this month kicks off a busy Hartford summer of outdoor parties, festivals, concerts, and movies, some of which take place in or adjacent to SoDo and are highlighted below.

Do you have new neighbors? Do they know about the NRZ? Please share this newsletter with them so they can learn more about what is going on in SoDo. They can also sign up online here.

The Annual Meeting of your NRZ will be
 Wednesday, June 21 at 6 pm, at the Amos Bull House, 59 South Prospect Street, 2nd FloorBoard Elections will be held, and there will be brief presentations on the City's sustainability program and Hartford Food System. There will also be representatives from Catholic Charities for our continued conversation regarding adding a contained pharmacy to their property on Wadsworth Street. Please join us.



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.