In this issue: National Night Out, Holiday Sharing, Holiday Tips from the BBB, Community Thanksgiving, New Plans for Greenville/Belmont Intersection, Holiday Shopping Tips, and more.
We had our biggest and best year yet for National Night Out. The event was a joint effort of LGNA, Lakewood Heights NA and The Friends of Tietze Park Foundation. We had several new exhibitors this year including Solar Prep (the new girl’s school at the former Bonham Elementary), the Zero-Waste team from sanitation, 29 Pieces (an art activity for kids) and the Lakewood Service League. We added a flag-raising ceremony and a DJ to this year’s line-up. But the hit of the evening was the banner that we created to say THANKS to our officers at the Dallas Police Department. Hundreds of neighborhood residents signed the banner with well wishes and notes of gratitude. Here are some pics from the event. If you didn’t make it this year, be sure to mark your calendar for Oct 3rd 2017!
Once again we’ll see St. Patrick’s festivities on Lower Greenville, but this year the celebration will be the Saturday after St. Patrick’s rather than the traditional Saturday before St. Pat’s. The Lower Greenville block party, the Upper Greenville parade, and all associated events will this year be on Saturday, March 19. For more details, see other posts on this site.
Since December, Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association volunteers have been working with City staff, the Dallas Police Department, other neighborhood associations, and local businesses to lessen the negative impact on our residential area.
Temporary no-parking signs will be posted by neighborhood volunteers on Thursday evening, March 17, but enforcement will not begin until Saturday morning.
If you normally park on the street, plan ahead because no-parking signs will be posted on one side of the street. Police make no exceptions for residents, and folks on several blocks have had difficulty parking in front of their own residences in previous years.
Don’t forget about businesses on Lowest Greenville south of Belmont. The City has promised that sidewalks will remain undisturbed until after St. Pat’s, so please consider patronizing the businesses on Greenville south of Belmont. The massive construction has negatively impacted every business, so why not make an effort to go by and get a pizza, sandwich, t-shirt, or a nice meal over the weekend. Or maybe spend the afternoon strolling and shopping. These businesses supported the Lower Greenville area when they took a chance to open a business in the area. Let’s help them out.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebration on Lower Greenville will take place this year on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The City has coordinated efforts with the Dallas Police, neighborhood residents, special events office, code, sanitation, parking enforcement, event sponsors, Councilmember Philip Kingston, and others to limit the impact of these events on our Lower Greenville neighborhoods. LGNA included a special flyer with details about the event in its newsletter delivered recently.
This map shows where the “No Parking” restrictions will be in place. Temporary “No Parking” signs will be installed on one side of neighborhood streets. While temporary signs will be posted on Thursday, enforcement will not begin until Saturday. Resident Parking Only is in effect all day Saturday. On streets with Resident Parking Only (RPO), those with the appropriate RPO placards will be allowed to park any time.
Tow trucks will be queued to tow according to the following priority: blocked intersections, blocked driveways, no parking zones. **Please note that ANY vehicle parked in a No Parking, No Standing zone or one that is creating a safety issue will be subject to towing at owner’s expense. Parking enforcement will be patrolling 9am-2am.