Community News

For those who attended this morning’s Council 4-City of Phoenix Budget Call (special thanks to Board Members, and many other Willo residents for attending today)…..our Councilwoman, Laura Pastor......

The Willo Board of Directors has authorized a letter to the Phoenix Deputy City Manager, Mayor Gallego, Councilwoman Laura Pastor and City Manager Jeff Barton illustrating how actions......

The City of Phoenix Streets Transportation Department hosted an online 90% Design Update for the 3rd and 5th Avenue’s improvement project in Willo. Thanks to all neighbors who......

Dear Neighbors: Willo needs your voice at the upcoming City of Phoenix virtual budget meetings!  Completion of improvements to 3rd and 5th Avenues depends on the City Council approving......

On January 23rd, the editors of The Willo Historic Neighborhood: Architecture & History held a launch party at the home of Diana Herman for those who had pre-purchased books and local......

The Board of Adjustment (BOA) voted 4 to 3 on March 3rd to uphold the Zoning Adjustment Hearing Officer’s decision to allow a 5 foot view (pool) fence......

BY TRICIA AMATO (LEWIS) WE’VE ALL SEEN THEM — RED, octagonal stickers with the words “STOP WORK” stuck to the windows of homes that are under construction without......

We have some good news! We received word that repairs to our bike lanes are underway (see below). Thanks to everyone who has voiced their concerns about the......

Message from the President: Wanted to share my appreciation for the great Luminaria event held on Thursday 12/23/2021.  It was truly amazing with the Kids Club, the bicycles, the park all......

Beginning November 23, 2021, 3rd Ave. from Washington St. to Roosevelt St. will be changed to two-way traffic with one lane in each direction. Please click here for......

Important Information About Vaccinations for Children & Help for Struggling Homeowners Congratulations Landis Cyclery-Phoenix, LD 24 Retailer of the Year Friends, There is important news about vaccinations for......

The Historic Preservation Commission will be hearing a presentation called “Preservation Phoenix Style: A Study of the Impacts of Historic Preservation in Phoenix. You can read the executive......

NEW AND IMPROVED! HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS ARE BACK! City of Phoenix Exterior Rehabilitation Grants for historic homes are available again after a 5-year funding drought. Apply for the......

The Phoenix Street Transportation Department recently released an update regarding the 3rd/5th Avenue redesign project, including updates on design, the construction budget, and next steps. You can find......

Please Help Control the Feral Cat Population in Willo — it’s Free! IT’S  THAT  TIME  OF  YEAR  AGAIN! Spring  is  in  the  air,  and  kitten  season  is  upon ......

Neighbors: Your input is requested on the 3rd and 5th Avenues North Project 60% Survey. You can access the survey here: https://www.phoenix.gov/streets/3rdand5thavenuesnorth. The City of Phoenix Streets Transportation......

THE OFFICIAL WILLO PHOTO BOOK PROJECT IS ON ITS WAY.        Our volunteer photographers have begun taking pictures of homes street by street. The intent is......

Membership is “opt-in,” meaning that residents must indicate that they would like to become a member of the Willo Neighborhood Association. This can be done by using either......

By Opal Wagner (Coronado) City of Phoenix Streets Transportation Director Kini Knudson and Planner/Project Manager Chris Manno attended the Willo Neighborhood Association meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020,......

F.Q. Story, a historic Phoenix neighborhood renowned for its charming homes and palm-lined streets where people once traveled by streetcar is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. Click here for......

Wednesday July 1, 2020 Elections During COVID-19 Dear Friends, Today’s newsletter focuses on our elections and the challenges that COVID-19 presents to voters this year. The 2020 Primary......

Friday June 12, 2020—Long Term Care Facilities & COVID-19  Dear Friends, What a week! Arizona’s COVID-19 cases have jumped 76% in just two weeks, with the most drastic......

Approximately 150 people attended the virtual public meeting on July 30th that started at 6:00 pm for an update of the design recommendations for the bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly improvements......

5G will be installed in our neighborhood. Four of the sites are confirmed, and we are still working on resolving the issues at 5th/Coronado. The 5 sites are......

Wednesday April 29, 2020 Dear Friends, Today’s COVID-19 Update addresses an issue that many homeowners and business owners are confronting—the May 1, 2020 property tax payment! Several people......

Updated-4/14/20 A meeting was held on Friday, April 11th hosted by the City of Phoenix near the Orpheum Theater Courtyard on Adams Street. The City selected the location......

The Willo Luminaria Committee has come up with a new project called “Willo Lights of Hope.” The Luminarias will again shine in the neighborhood on each corner of......

APS will begin work to upgrade many of the existing power lines and equipment. For more information and a map of where the construction will take place, click......

Saturday, March 21 Walton Park (3rd Avenue and Holly/Monte Vista) 10:00 a.m. – Noon Has it been a while since your bike has been out of the garage......

Willo Board of Directors requested a strategic timeline from the City of Phoenix regarding the Third and Fifth Avenue Improvement Project-North of McDowell Road. Click here to view......

Dr. Robert Cannon, President of the Willo Neighborhood Association, responded to the November 12th meeting by the City of Phoenix where they asked for input from the public......

It’s almost luminaria time again. Yay! For new residents, this is where we come together to build 11,000 luminarias consisting of tealights set in paper bags weighted with......

Dec. 4, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Z-41-19 – Phoenix City Council Meeting – Amend City Code – Ordinance Adoption – Rezoning Application Z-41-19-4 – Northwest Corner of Central......

Robust discussions were held at both the September and October Meetings on the matter of Dogtopia’s request for a Special Permit for indoor overnight boarding of pets at......

The 2020 Willo Historic District Home Tour & Street Fair is shaping up to be a great one! Each February we welcome 3,000 + guests into our neighborhood......

The Phoenix Art Museum presents a landmark exhibition of historic, world-renowned racing cars. Legends of Speed will feature more than 20 iconic cars driven by Mario Andretti, A.J.......

Please note that the September and October board meetings will be held on Wednesday instead of Thursday. The new dates are Wednesday, September 11th, 6:30 pm and Wednesday, October 9th at 6:30 pm, and will......

**THIRD SATURDAY IN OCTOBER** Mark your calendar now! Annual G.A.I.N. Event Saturday, October 19, 2019 7am – 10am In conjunction with the Willo Fall Yard Sale from 7:00......

Close your eyes. Now, think back to when you were 18 (come on, it wasn’t that long ago). What were your dreams, fears, capabilities? Who did you have......

A zoning adjustment hearing for Dogtopia at 520 W. McDowell is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson,......

Year Built: 1938 Style: English Bungalow (Period Revival) Builder: Elmer P. Schler The Homeowners: Alex and Rose Like many folks you meet in Arizona, Alex and Rose are not......

The FAA returns to Phoenix this week to present workshops on “Step Two” of its effort to address Sky Harbor flight path noise. “Step One” returned Sky Harbor’s......

Association Board elections were held on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Board officers are: Bob Cannon, President; Brad Brauer, Vice President; Charlene Gum, Secretary; Linda Doescher, Treasurer; Ann Bommersbach,......

We are looking for volunteers to be Block Watch Captains for the following areas: 100 Block of Holly 100 Block of Cypress 300 Block of Vernon 100, 300......

The 2018 Willo holiday luminaria tradition was enjoyed by the entire community. Chris Norton, Chair of the Luminaria Committee has prepared a survey regarding the luminaria experience with......

The Board approved the Willo Lofts project at Virginia/Cambridge. The developers presented the plans and much appreciation to all residents who participated in this years-long project. As many......

PURSUANT TO THE WILLO Neighborhood Association bylaws, board elections will be held in March, 2019. Names of candidates, self-nominated or nominated by other members of the Association, must......

Hi! My name is Chris Norton and I’m the luminaria committee chair which is just a fancy way of saying I’m the organizer who procures the materials and......

Is your Willo home swarming with pesky mosquitoes? Help us take care of the issue. Follow this link to file an Environmental Services Complaint Form....

Do you know we have an entire month dedicated to outdoor cats? ADLA has dedicated the month of October to all things outdoor cats! We’re celebrating Outdoor Cat Month......

The Willo Home Tour won the Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix Reader’s Choice award for Best Home Tour 2018. (We won it last year, too!). According to......