October: More CRDA updates + CT Rail presentation


October: fewer leaves on the trees, more political campaigns, and just the right amount of Halloween candy. The next meeting of your NRZ will be Wednesday, October 17 at 6 pm at South Church (enter on John Street.)


Our discussions will include a second presentation by Suzanne Hopgood of Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) on their current projects, and Randal Davis of Department of Transportation on the new CT Rail line to New Haven and Springfield (who was unable to attend the September meeting). We hope to see lots of neighbors there. 

September 2018 meeting: CRDA Updates

Drone photo looking north from SoDo towards the CBD by our neighbor Jeremy Howard.

The first meeting for the 2018-19 year for the South Downtown NRZ is next week, Wednesday, September 19 at 6 pm at South Church (enter on John Street.)

 
Our discussions will include: changes to the neighborhood since our June Annual Meeting; Executive Board Elections; and presentations by Suzanne Hopgood of Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) on their current projects, and Randal Davis of Department of Transportation on the new CT Rail line to New Haven and Springfield. We hope to see lots of neighbors there.

Interested in joining the Board? 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.

June 2018 Annual SoDo NRZ Meeting

The last meeting for the 2017-18 year for the South Downtown NRZ is this week, Wednesday, June 20 at 6 pm St., in the Bryant Room at South Congregational Church (enter via John Street).

 
As this is our Annual Meeting, Board Elections will be held. 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.

Interested in joining the Board? 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.

Join the SoDo Board: Elections at our Annual Meeting 6/20

The South Downtown NRZ has openings for Board Members in the following categories: Residential Tenant, Property Owner, Social Services representative, and Business Owner.
 

Elections are Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at our Annual Meeting.

Any member of the SoDo NRZ can run for Board elections. Membership in the SoDo NRZ requires that an individual must (a) live in or, (b) own property in or, (c) own a business located in, or (d) represent a social services agency located in the South Downtown (SoDo) area. Board Terms are three years, and we request that Board members attend and actively participate in meetings and events, and have a non-partisan interest in improving the quality of life in our neighborhood. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month, September through June.  Click here for more information about the NRZ and the neighborhood boundaries.

To nominate yourself for election, please send a brief paragraph about yourself and why you are interested in joining to SoDoNRZ@gmail.com by 5 pm Friday, June 15. To nominate another person for election, please email their name and contact information to SoDoNRZ@gmail.com by 5 pm, June 15 and we will contact them regarding their interest in the Board.

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.

Please share this email with your neighbors!