Oct 132015
 

Let's Preserve Historic Glenwood-Brooklyn

Our next neighborhood meeting is another special presentation, this time by City of Raleigh Planning staff to talk to us about the UDO and remapping our neighborhood.

Monday Oct 26, at the same place as our last special meeting about the historic district, the Seven Event Studio at 510 Washington St.

Put it on your calendar as this will likely be the only opportunity we’ll have to question these folks in depth.

More info is on the way.

Aug 282015
 

(how many acronyms can we get into the title? 😉

Greetings neighbors,

Hope you had a chance to attend the meeting on Monday night, but if not here’s a quick summary…

Tania Tully of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission, gave a good overview presentation on Historic Overlay Districts, their intent, how they work and how they are established. Her slides are enclosed, but there is more information on the RHDC web site. Doug Hill, staff member at the Planning Commission, was also on hand to answer questions about remapping.

The City is progressing with the process to create a Streetside Historic Overlay District (HOD-S) in Glenwood-Brooklyn, and it will be Raleigh’s first of this type (the other HODs are all “general.”) Most of the work falls to the City, but the one thing we are charged with is obtaining a signed card from every property indicating whether or not the given owner(s) support the establishment of an HOD-S.

We initially hoped to do this via the online survey, but it’s become clear that we need hard copy. So, to anyone who filled out the survey but didn’t provide name, address, etc… please go back into the survey when you get a chance and add that so we can get you a card to check off and sign.

We absolutely need everyone to fill out a card! Ask Bob, Gina, Phil, pretty much anyone connected with the effort, we will bring it to you.

See you then!

Your HGBNA team

 August 28, 2015  Posted by at 10:38 pm HGBNA, HGBNA meetings, Historic District (local), Neighborhood Issues, Neighborhood Rezoning, Raleigh, Remapping Comments Off on Special HGBNA meeting with RHDC presentation
Aug 082015
 

Our next HGBNA meeting will take place at a different location and time in order to allow Tania Tully, Preservation Planner with the Planning Commission and Doug Hill of the Planning Commission to join us for an important informational session on everything you ever wanted to know about Streetside Historic Overlay Districts (HOD-S).

Preserve Glenwood-Brooklyn

The City has initiated the process to establish a Streetside HOD in Glenwood-Brooklyn (aka Historic District lite). This will have a major impact on future development and the preservation of the historic character of our neighborhood, so it affects everyone who lives here.

If you attend only one HGBNA meeting this year, make it this one.

Where: Seven Dance Studio
501 Washington St., end of the street, next to the railroad tracks
(enter in the back of building from the parking lot)
When: Monday, August 24 at 6:30pm

Important: BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS! The studio is just a big room, so we’ll need to bring our own seating.

Coming up: watch your inbox for a survey in the next few days—this will be used to gauge support for the HOD.

Questions about the meeting or the proposed HOD-S?
HGBN.historic.district.questions@gmail.com

Thanks.

Your HGBNA team

Jul 022015
 

2015 July HGBNA meetingTuesday, July 21, we’ll hold our next HGBNA meeting, a very important one, which will feature a presentation by Tania Tully from the Raleigh Historic Development Commission
(6:30pm, Jenkins United Methodist Church, 725 North Boylan Avenue)

The Kids’ Table will be available so if you need to bring your using-crayons-age children in order to attend this critical meeting, please consider doing so. RSVP for your children with Elizabeth Miller at HGBNAkids@gmail.com so she and Zoe know how many will join in the fun.

Thanks for your support, and we hope to see you at the meeting! Any questions, contact Gina Fesmire.

 July 2, 2015  Posted by at 11:58 pm HGBNA, HGBNA meetings, Historic District (local), Neighborhood Issues, Remapping Comments Off on Next HGBNA meeting Tuesday July 21 – an important one!
Jun 082015
 
No, the Kids' Table will not be this large, don't panic ;-)

No, the Kids’ Table will not be this large, don’t panic ;-)

Historic Glenwood-Brooklyn Neighborhood Association needs you at our monthly meetings! Folks with young children who don’t have sitters lined up often can’t make it over.

HGBNA will be setting up a supervised Kids’ Table where your at-least-crayon-using-age children can sit and have an engaging fun time with our volunteer Kid Wrangler, Zoe Miller from Filmore Street, a rising Junior at Broughton High. Her mom Elizabeth Miller will be in charge of the program.

This table will have coloring and craft supplies, along with Zoe, an experienced and well-loved local sitter.

If bringing your children will enable you to attend the meeting, please email Elizabeth at HGBNAkids@gmail.com to RSVP so we are properly prepared.

If you know of folks who could attend the meetings if they could bring their children, make sure they know this is available.

Our monthly meetings will become even more important as we get into the proposed projects and the effort to keep our zoning protections as we are remapped to the new zoning code. We also have the Glenwood Avenue median refurbishment project progress to report, and our upcoming Block Party June 7th. And there usually are other ideas brought up as folks start talking.

We look forward to as many neighbors as possible participating, and hope the Kids’ Table will help. Do you have any other ideas? Know of any other teens who would like to help? Please let us know, either at the meeting or email Elizabeth, also via discussion on NextDoor or Facebook.

 June 8, 2015  Posted by at 2:26 am HGBNA, HGBNA meetings Comments Off on The new Kids’ Table at HGBNA meetings begins June 16th meeting)