If you are new to Feldman's Neighborhood, welcome! We are an eclectic mix of students, homeowners, and individuals who love contributing to the area’s vibrancy and ongoing change. Many long-time residents have cared for this delightful neighborhood for decades, too. We’d like to introduce you to our community.
Feldman’s Neighborhood is bounded by Stone Avenue, Lee Street, Park Avenue, and Speedway Boulevard. You are a member of the Feldman’s Neighborhood Association (FNA) if you live, work, or own real property within these boundaries. Membership is open to businesses, agencies, and organizations. This is not a Home Owners Association, this is a simply a group of neighborhood residents joining together to improve the neighborhood and interact with the city as needed with concerns, neighborhood initiatives, ect.
Join in! Take some time to get to know the neighborhood and take part in its activities: We meet once per quarter, hold periodic social events, participate in Cyclovia when it traverses our community and are always open to hearing ideas on how to better connect our neighborhood. Our Little Free Library is on 1st Avenue near Adams Street. We hope that you will contribute your ideas and energy to making our neighborhood a better place—your opinion matters!
Volunteer! Twice a year, FNA organizes a neighborhood cleanup. Roll offs are provided for bulky trash, and everyone is invited to help clean up public areas by weeding, pruning, or picking up trash. Recently, we earned grants to plant over 50 trees and shrubs to make our streets more shaded and enjoyable to walk. Volunteers installed numerous storm water harvesting basins lining our streets to reduce flooding and to provide water for our streetscape.
Staying in Touch with FNA
· Quarterly meeting: First Thursday on one month per quarter, 7 p.m., in the chapel at St. Luke's Home, 1523 N. 1st Avenue, (southwest corner of 1st Avenue & Lee Street). Location may change due to availability, we notify via list serve and social media posts. Currently the meeting is being held via Zoom, please email email@example.com for info.
· Notifications about neighborhood news and events: We maintain a google group listserve. To be added to this, please complete the form in the "Become an FNA Member" portion.
· Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FeldmansNeighborhood
Good Neighbor Tips
· Be friendly with your neighbors. Introduce yourself, and offer your phone number.
· During heat waves or power shortages, check on elder neighbors or those who may need assistance with mobility.
· Pay attention when parking to prevent damage to landscaping.
· Avoid blocking your neighbor’s driveway.
· Drug trafficking is not tolerated within Feldman’s. Call 911 to report a crime and any unusual or suspicious activity.
· Keep sidewalks clear of obstructions, such as parked cars, bikes, scooters, or trash cans.
USPS Informed Delivery
At our FNA meeting on August 8, 2019 we discussed recent mail thefts in the neighborhood. Did you know that you can sign up for "informed delivery" with USPS? This service delivers a daily scan of the items being sent to you ( junk mail is generally not scanned). This will also indicate if you have a package being delivered via USPS, which includes hand-offs of deliveries from UPS or FedEx. Here's the link if you are interested in signing up: https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action
Grant Road Widening
Voters approved the Grant Road Improvement Project and its half cent sales tax funding in May 2006 as part of the $2.1 billion dollar Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan. The improvements to the five-mile section of Grant Road between Oracle Road and Swan Road include widening to six lanes with bike lanes, streetscape, and pedestrian improvements to create a state-of-the-art, multi-modal transportation corridor.
Grant Road Coalition - Central Segments has information on how the Improvement Project affects the central area which included neighborhoods just north and north east of Feldman's.
The United States Constitution requires a Census of the population of our nation every ten years. Census information is used to determine how many representatives the State of Arizona has in the Untited States House of Representatives, and is alos used to determine districts in our State legislature and local government bodies. Therefore, having an accurate and complete Census count is important to the City of Tucson and both Ward 3 and Ward 6. The Census count determines Federal and State aid and grants, economic development, housing assistance, transportation improvements, and many other social welfare programs. Representatives of Feldman's Neighborhood Association are serving on the Complete Count Sub Commitee for the City of Tucson and will be keeping the neighborhood up to date on everything having to do with Census 2020.
Here is some general information:
- The Census touches everyone!
Arizona loses over $2,000 per year for every person not counted by the census. If just 100 people fail to fill out the 2020 Census form, the community will miss out on over $200,000 per year.
The census provides information that determines:
- Representation in the U.S. House of Representatives
- How more than $675 billion in public funds are distributed
- How much public money Arizona receives annually based on census data ($20 billion in FY 2016)
- Funding levels for programs and services, such as education, health care and emergency services
- Necessary details for local government to better plan for public safety and prepare for emergencies
Census Day is April 1, 2020. Starting in mid-march, Census forms will be available by phone, online or by mail.
Help make sure everyone is counted to ensure that our region gets the funding we deserve.
- 2020 Census and Confidentiality- Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics- they cannot be used against you in any way.
- By law, all responses to U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential. Under Title 13 of the U.S. Code, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about individuals, household, or businessess, even to law enforcement agencies.
- The law states that the information collected may only be used for statistical purposes and no other purpose
- To support historical research, Title 44 of the U.S. Code allows the National Archives and Records Administration to release census records only after 72 years
- All Census Bureau staff take a lifetime oath to protect your personal information, and any violtation comes with a penalty of up to $250,000 and/ or up to 5 years in prison.
Aging and Senior Care Resources:
Many aging adults are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help them maintain their independence and quality of life. So we created a free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and in-home care options that are available in their area. You can read more about our work here:
Neighborhood murals depict history and features of Feldman’s Neighborhood.
The neighborhood mural at 1414 N. 1st Ave is by Emily Pechuzal, who is the sister of a former neighbor. It was a neighborhood project, proposed and funded by Jarrett Reidhead. It depicts historic and natural features of Feldman's such as the Castle apartments, which originated as one of several tuberculosis sanitariums in the neighborhood.
This mural, painted by UA art students, on the University of Arizona’s Michael Drake building at the corner of 6th Ave. and Drachman, commemorates the Phoenix Mission to Mars, in which UA played a major role. This building is on the site of the first homestead in what is now Feldman’s Neighborhood.