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.
Empty Bowls will take place in Encanto Park on Saturday, October 27th.
Here is additional information regarding the event: http://bit.ly/EmptyBowlsWasteNot
StoryTime is Online
Out of town? Don't live in the neighborhood anymore? Didn't get your StoryTime? Well, that's ok. Now you can keep up with what's going on in FQ Story with the StoryTime Online. It's the same informative newsletter, finally on the web. We're trying out a publishing site to get a feel for what future needs we will have in keeping the Story Time accessible. The link will change from month to month with each edition. We'll soon have an archive available as we get them electronically.
Right-click to view the newsletter in a new full screen window.
See the House and Garden page for articles on KIDS HEALTH AND SAFETY
Hope and a FutureLocated at 909 W. McDowell, this is an organization for kids in foster care.Read More
FIT4MOM at Indian School Park
Check out this new program for busy moms and kids
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.
- Check traffic from the ADOT traffic cameras in the tunnel and beyond
- State Historic Preservation Office
- Find City building permit info on the web
- Take a bite out of crime
- Property ID forms available from the City
- What to do with lost or found pets
- Next uncontained trash pick-up
- Story bylaws
- Past issues of the StoryTime (PDF)
A note about email addresses:
In order to attempt to foil spambots, your webmaster adds the characters "nospam" to residents' email addresses. To send an email to anyone, be sure to remove these characters from the email address.