William F. McElroy House Zoning Updates-7019 North Central Avenue

7019 North Central Avenue- The William F. McElroy house

7019 North Central Avenue- The William F. McElroy house

As you know, in April 2019, the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission filed an application to establish Historic Preservation (HP) overlay zoning for this property. Below is the future schedule of public meetings/hearings for this application.

Monday, August 19, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission Hearing
City of Phoenix Council Chambers
200 W. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, Arizona

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Alhambra Village Planning Committee Meeting
Washington Activity Center
2240. W. Citrus Way
Phoenix, Arizona

Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission Hearing
City of Phoenix Council Chambers
200 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.
City Council Hearing/Ordinance Adoption
City of Phoenix Council Chambers
200 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ

At each meeting, the respective boards will vote either FOR or AGAINST historic overlay zoning, after reviewing the staff report and hearing testimony from affected parties.  Their recommendations will be forwarded to the NEXT governing board. The demolition and destruction of this historical home will downgrade property values of all the adjacent properties, and puts current historical properties at risk for future demolition.  We must protect the integrity of North Central and retain our character and history for generations to come.

The NCPHA STRONGLY supports the Historic Overlay in order to protect our neighborhood and larger parcels from future subdivision development and higher density.  The McElroy house has a long history that represents decades of the way of life in Phoenix.  The historic overlay is the ONLY way this house will not be demolished in the coming months.

How You Can Help

Email or write one letter addressed as follows:

The Honorable Mayor Gallego, Historic Preservation Commission Members, Alhambra Village Planning Committee, Planning Commission Members and the Phoenix City Council Members.
Reference the William F. McElroy home at 7019 N. Central Avenue, Zoning Case #Z-42-19-6.

Clearly state you are in SUPPORT of a historic overlay and OPPOSE the demolition of this home. Tell your story, what is important to you about North Central, why did you move here or did you grow up in the neighborhood.
Your comments can be emailed to historic@phoenix.gov, or written letter can be mailed to:

City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Department
Phoenix City Hall
200 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85001

On behalf of the NCPHA and the residents of this neighborhood, thank you for your support.