May 122015

HGBNA meeting May 19 2015

Don’t forget! Your neighborhood association is back to having monthly general meetings on the third Tuesday of every month, and the next one is on Tuesday May 19, 2015.

If you’d like to see a particular issue addressed, or want to bring up a topic, let Rachel know via the comment form or the HGBNA Forum email list.

We should hear about the status of the Glenwood Av. median refurbishment project, our Block Party coming up in June, and of course, zoning… so plan to be there. We may have a pilot plan to help those with children attend the meetings, look out for that notice.

Where: Jenkins United Methodist Church, 725 North Boylan Av., Raleigh
Time: 6:30 pm

Apr 282015

Neighbors, thank you to those of you who were able to attend the recent open meeting on April 21. Points discussed were:

Block Party – Rachel Kincaid. As of this writing, the party has been moved due to rain to Sunday, June 7. Help will be needed to re-distribute flyers closer to the day.

Call for Leadership Council volunteers – Rachel Kincaid Please let us know if you’d like to serve for a term as an officer. We need you!

UDO Overview, current status of our neighborhood, answered questions – Phil Poe

Streetside Historic Overlay – Brandy Thompson
Contact Brandy to get join the UDO committee:

Call for Litter and Home Tour Committee volunteers – Rachel Kincaid
The first Home Tour meeting will be Tuesday, May 19 at 5:45 pm at Jenkins Church. Please come with your ideas!
The first monthly litter pick up for Fletcher Park will be Saturday, May 9 from 9:30 to 10:30 am. See calendar on website for reminder and details.

Glenwood Median project – Rachel Kincaid, Jim Ward, Phil Poe
The latter two will head the project on our end. The Fletcher Foundation will find funding for beautification of the medians of Glenwood Avenue in our neighborhood. A committee must be formed to decide on a specific project request, then neighbors will be asked to pitch in to implement it. Please contact Jim Ward, committee head at If you’d like to see beautification, crosswalks and more, please join the short-term committee to see this through.

Please join us at our next open meeting on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 at Jenkins Church.

Apr 222015

Yay! Congrats HGBNA!

Thanks to all the great folks who turned out for the April meeting (and great to meet all the new folks), it was a bit difficult to get everything covered, as a couple of the topics are very complex, but as more and more folks attend and learn what’s currently happening in our ‘hood, this should get easier. Next month, everyone that attended the last meeting try to get one more neighbor to come along to the May 19th meeting! Let’s fill the room.

We’ll publish minutes from the April meeting in this post when they are compiled.

 April 22, 2015  Posted by at 11:32 am HGBNA, HGBNA meetings, Neighborhood Issues, Neighborhood Rezoning Comments Off on Good turnout at April HGBNA meeting!
Mar 112015

This Tuesday, March 17, will be the first meeting of HGBNA in 2015, and this year we will revitalize our neighborhood association. We’ll take the opportunity to talk about expanding the leadership team, the teardowns happening in our neighborhood, and other issues..

Historic Glenwood-Brooklyn Neighborhood Association
Your neighborhood is looking for people to get involved, either in a leadership position or as an engaged resident of Glenwood-Brooklyn. Our goal is to have a voice in the building/redevelopment of our neighborhood, and get some improvements in some areas. The best way to do that is via the neighborhood association.

Organized, we can get our concerns in front of the pertinent city groups and commissions. We hope to see you on Tuesday, if you cannot make it, but still wish to consider participating in a leadership or other role (or know of others who would), please do reply.

Leadership roles to be filled:
Officers: VP Communications, VP Committees, Treasurer
Committees: Social, Community Improvements,, Community Affairs, Tour of Homes

There will be monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month, with other meetings as needed to deal with situations as they arise.

 March 11, 2015  Posted by at 11:07 am HGBNA, HGBNA meetings, Neighborhood Issues Comments Off on First monthly meeting of 2015 for HGBNA (and no snow!)
Aug 242013

Timeline of Activity regarding 700 Glenwood Avenue (occupied by CityGate real estate)

  • June 11, 2013:  Raleigh residents posted complaint on  Acknowledged by City of Raleigh same day.
  • June 26: Robert Pierce of City of Raleigh zoning department acknowledged residents’ concerns and stated that City has made contact with CityGate in efforts to bring their signs into compliance.  No compliance had been made by this time.
  • CityGate issued appeal to August 12 Board of Adjustment with a desire to contest interpretation of Zoning Code (see item #7)
  • August 12: CityGate withdraws appeal upon agreement with City to: a) change sign copy a maximum of 4 times per 24 hour period, and b) not to display 3rd party content.  Board of Adjustment Minutes
  • August 16: HGBNA votes in favor to appeal CityGate’s and City of Raleigh’s decision to allow signs to remain as interpreted.  83% of voters agreed to donate funds toward $200 appeal fee.  Neighbors may contribute $7 via check to HGBNA, 819 Clay Street, or via PayPal.
  • August 19: Appeal filed for September 9 Board of Adjustment hearing.
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