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Contractor Rating Survey

Pet Shelters and Rescue

Find a Good Contractor

Check out our Contractor Ratings to see what neighbors have to say about contractors they have hired.

Neighborhood Newsletter from the City

The city has an archive of neighborhood oriented newsletters available for reading or download.

Book Club

Join the neighborhood bookworms for fun and intellectual stimulation every month.


A newsletter from the Maryvale CAO is available on the Blockwatch page...

Here is a pdf of the law concerning door-to-door solicitors

Historic Preservation

Dave Stanton's second very informative article on historic preservation

Property Tax Reduction Program

One of the benefits os living in a historic district is the property tax reduction. Learn more here.

Alley Lights available from APS

APS has an inexpensive program to install lights in the alleys. More info.

Just for Fun!

Long-time neighbor Patricia Wakefield reminds us of when the circus animals paraded up 15th Avenue on their way to the Coliseum for the Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Sustainability and Historic Preservation

An article by our Prez about the above

Animal Shelters

Check out our animal shelter page for info on adoptions. Sonoran Tails Magazine also maintains a listing. You might also try this listing on Historic Phoenix's website.

Mission Statement: To preserve and revitalize residential neighborhoods and adjacent commercial properties and promote historic preservation efforts throughout Central Phoenix.

The Story neighborhood is one of Phoenix's first historic districts. Its 602 homes date from the late 1920s and span a variety of architectural styles, including Spanish Colonial Revival, English Tudor, Craftsman bungalows and transitional ranch. Homes are listed on both the federal and state registers of historic places. The neighborhood is bounded by McDowell Road, Roosevelt Street, Seventh Avenue and Grand Avenue. It is governed by the Story Preservation Association, a non-profit group consisting of Story residents. The association was started in 1984.

Neighbors enjoy proximity to downtown with Chase Field ballpark close by, as well as Symphony Hall and other cultural venues, restaurants and art galleries, and the ability to hop on the light rail for trips to Tempe and Mesa.

Here's a link to a Powerpoint file which is a map of the neighborhood.

Neighborhood updates

3rd and 5th Avenues to Become 2-Way?

My name is Jacque Radke and I live on Lynwood. I also teach at Kenilworth school. Last night I was at the Phoenix Elementary School Board meeting and heard a presentation by Ray Dovalina from the City of Phoenix Transportation Department. He was there primarily to give information about a meeting Thursday Oct 22 from 6 - 8 pm at the Irish Cultural Center where the city is holding an open house to gather input from the community on the proposed change to downtown streets, specifically the proposal to change 3rd and 5th Ave to 2-way streets. I was surprised to hear him say that the city had mailed out information cards to the residents of the area informing them of the meeting. I spoke to him directly and told him that I hadn't received any information. He informed me that the city did not include FQ Story because we are W. of 7th Ave (the proposed are for changes are between 7th Ave and 7th St, McDowell South to Washington). He also said he 'thought' they had notified our board about the meeting

I expressed my opinion that the Story neighborhood should be included in all mailings....I haven't noticed any information about the meeting in the StoryTime or on Next Door, which makes me wonder if the city is, in fact, keeping the board informed.

I wasn't sure if anyone from our neighborhood would want to attend the meeting to voice their opinions, or if it's possible to let people know at this late date.

Mr. Dovalina did say that someone from our board could call and request to be included in future information (apparently that's what Willo did, so they did receive the mailing about the meeting next week). In case you need it, here is his contact information

Ray Dovalina
City of Phoenix, Street Transportation Department
200 W. Washington St., 5th floor
Phoenix 85003


Agenda for the next SPA meeting


Download a copy of the minutes of recent Steering Committee meetings

Get a Story Welcome Packet and be listed in our neighborhood address book

Are you new to the neighborhood? Or just dropped off the radar? Add your name to the neighborhood address book. It's a handy way for neighbors to stay in contact and is only available to residents of Story. Visit the sign-up page.

Visual Award Winners Past and Present

We have added a gallery of photos of Visual Award winners - Past and Present. Check it out.


A note about email addresses:

In order to attempt to foil spambots, your webmaster adds the characters "nospam" to all email addresses. To send an email to anyone, be sure to remove these characters from the email address.


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Visit the neighborhood Message Board at Yahoo Groups. Click on the pic above or find out how to join here

Click on the pic above to register your pet, or find out about lost and found pets; spay and neuter, etc. here

Restaurant Reviews

From time to time we'll be reviewing local restaurants (by story residents) and posting them here. Just go to the Events and Entertainment page to read them. If you'd like to post a review, send your review to the webmaster.

We now have a page devoted to local advertisers that you may wish to patronize

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