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 252015
 

Raleigh News & Observer

A pretty fair description overall of our effort to protect our neighborhood’s character while we undergo inevitable change, though we’d make one correction. Go have a read!

Residents in a neighborhood near downtown are pushing for the area to become a historic district in an effort to prevent new development* and drastic changes.

The Raleigh City Council initiated a plan to give the Glenwood-Brooklyn neighborhood a historic designation.

The title would slow development changes in the area, including teardowns of existing homes, said Martha Lauer, executive director of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission.

Glenwood-Brooklyn neighbors push for historic designation

* This really shouldn’t say “prevent new development” as that’s not our goal, we want to have a say about how it occurs.

May 212015
 

Hi neighbors!

Remember that this Sunday’s block party will be from 3-7 pm at Adams and Filmore. This even is rain or shine! Please bring a dessert or a side dish to share. We hope to have Lucky Dog’s food truck there as well. Please reply if you would be willing to bring a table, and cross fingers for showers scattered far away from Glenwood Brooklyn!

Below are the meeting notes from our most recent meeting:

UDO – city council initiated HOD-S. Look for an information table at the block party to learn more about this initiative, and to get involved.

Median project and crosswalk. There has been progress on this and we will learn more about what monies are available to beautify the medians. Please keep in mind that we’ll be calling for volunteers eventually to help with the work.

Park cleanup – will be monthly. The next park cleanup date is scheduled for Saturday, June 27 from 9-10:30 am. Meet at the picnic shelter, and please RSVP by replying.

Broughton parking issue. Please look for more information about speaking to a representative of Broughton at an upcoming open forum about improving the Broughton-neighborhood relationship through better parking practices and solutions.

Neighborhood Safety. Continue to call 911 when you notice suspicious behavior. Every time, at the time.

Home Tour. An officer meeting will be before the next open forum on Tuesday, June 16 at 6 pm. Please plan to attend if you will be joining the tour committee. Please note that we need a committee of at least 4 to ensure that the tour is held this year!

Many thanks! We look forward to seeing many of you this Sunday!

Rachel + leadership team

 May 21, 2015  Posted by at 1:19 pm Block Party, Events, Fletcher Park trash pickup, Glenwood median project, HGBNA, HGBNA meetings, Neighborhood Issues, Neighborhood Rezoning, Public Safety, Raleigh, Tour of Homes Comments Off on Notes from May 19, 2015 HGBNA meeting