Projects in Need of Funding
North End Identification Project
With the arch installed at the south end of the Melrose Curve, CASA is exploring options for an identification project that can be installed at the north end.
At last count, the Melrose Curve is missing 11 trees along the area between 7th Avenue and the sidewalks. CASA is working to get those trees replaced.
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CASA partners with neighborhood organizations, the Seventh Avenue Merchants Association, grant makers, corporations, the City of Phoenix, and other interested parties to improve the safety, beauty, and vibrancy of the Melrose District.
We are always looking for ways to make life better in Melrose. If you have an idea for a project that would improve the Melrose District for the people who live, work, shop, and eat here, please complete our contact form on the Get Involved tab.
Window Box Project
CASA secured a Love Your Block grant to provide beautiful, locally-made window boxes to select businesses in the Melrose District. CASA purchased 20 vertical gardens from Flower Street Urban Gardens and partnered with them during the installations, which were completed as of May 12, 2016. The window boxes offer a great way for local businesses to beautify their locations and bring a uniqueness and uniformity to the district. CASA looked forward to seeing these vertical gardens flourish throughout the Melrose District.
The vacant lot at the corner of 7th Avenue and Montecito has been an eyesore for years. CASA has partnered with Clear Channel Communications to transform the lot into a multi-use community gathering space. The project is currently partially funded by Clear Channel Communication ($50,000) with design plans approved by all required parties. Construction will start in the fall. Funding is needed for Phase 2, as well as ongoing maintenance costs.
Bike Racks Project
CASA is working with the City of Phoenix to identify businesses in the Melrose Curve that have space for new bike racks. We have received a generous grant of $5,000 from PB Bell to get Phase 1 of this project started. Custom bike rack designs will dot the Melrose Curve and provide residents and visitors safe places to secure their bikes.
Community Alliance of Seventh Avenue
Areas of focus:
Project facilitation & management
CASA is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.