Welcome to Historic Feldman’s Neighborhood

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.

Join in! Take some time to get to know the neighborhood and take part in its activities: We meet every month except July, we 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. Rolloffs 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 stormwater harvesting basins lining our streets to reduce flooding and to provide water for our streetscape.

Preserving Heritage!The oldest house in our neighborhood, built in 1902, is also thought to be the oldest house still standing anywhere along Speedway Boulevard. Building boomed in our neighborhood in the 1920s. Tuberculosis patients were attracted to our neighborhood because the homes were affordable, and the Southwest was considered to have a perfect climate for treating the condition. Two of the three buildings that once housed tuberculosis sanitaria are still standing: St. Luke’s Home and the Castle Apartments. Another factor stimulating development in our neighborhood was the affordable automobile. Many of the homes in our neighborhood were built with a single-car garage or carport. Part of Feldman’s Neighborhood was nominated as a national historic district in 1989. In 2004, our historic district was expanded to include homes built during our second building boom in the post-World War II era. As a result of becoming a National Register Historic District, many of our homes qualify for a 50% reduction in the primary property tax rate. Our Historian and other officers can help you determine whether your home qualifies.

Staying in Touch with FNA

· Monthly meeting: First Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., in the chapel at St. Luke's Home, 1523 N. 1st Avenue, (southwest corner of 1st Avenue & Lee Street). There is no meeting in July.

· 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.

· Keep your yard clean and tidy, including the street in front of your home. City codes for maintaining your home are available at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/

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· 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, or trash cans.

FYI: Tucson and Pima County Ordinances

Trash and recycling

· Weekly trash and recycling collection occurs on Monday (east of Euclid) and on Wednesday (west of Euclid).

· Containers can be set out beginning at 5 p.m. the preceding day and stay out until 8 p.m. on the day of collection.

Noise

· Noise ordinances prohibit sounds that are plainly audible beyond the property line and that disturb the peace and quiet of a neighborhood or person.

· Consider leaving your phone number with your next-door neighbors to let them know if you plan a party that so they can call you if your party gets too loud.

· Suggestion: While excessive noise may disturb neighbors during any hour, be especially mindful of your noise during the hours of 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.

· Please consider keeping your windows and doors shut to keep party noise in. Be mindful when coming home late from an outing to keep noise down.

Unruly Gatherings (The Red Tag Law)

· This law prohibits a gathering of five or more people on private property that causes a disturbance of the quiet enjoyment of private or public property.

· Allowing party guests to litter, drink in public, or block the street is also forbidden under this ordinance.