In this issue: National Night Out – Save the Date, Urgent Care vs. Free Standing ER, City Manager to Speak at LGNA, Reclaim Richmond, and more.
At the next LGNA membership event on Tuesday, August 22, City Council member Philip Kingston will tell us about what’s going on at City Hall and how it is impacting the Lower Greenville area.
Kingston represents District 14 and is well known as an outspoken force in many public issues that affect, not only District 14 and Lower Greenville, but that shape the City as a whole. He’ll update us about developments and, if time allows, will hear our questions and concerns.
It should be an interesting and informative session – Tuesday, August 22, at 6:00 pm. Upstairs on the mezzanine at Slater’s 50/50, 2817 Greenville between Terilli’s and Dodie’s Reef.
In this issue: Awareness and Self-Defense, Top Ways to Prevent Wildlife Problems, LGNA Annual Meeting, Toy for Cops, and more.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebration on Lower Greenville will take place this year on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The City has coordinated efforts with the Dallas Police, neighborhood residents, special events office, code, sanitation, parking enforcement, event sponsors, Council Member 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.
Previously, LGNA had updated residents about the proposed development at the old Vickery Towers location at Greenville and Belmont. The owner of the senior’s home had intended to develop a residential community on the site. The 8 acre piece of land was too expensive for another senior’s facility and traditional residential was the only viable option. After demolishing the old building, Columbia Pacific Advisors released plans for a modern apartment community with a condo tower in the center and a ring a townhomes at the perimeter. As of now, they have sold the property to Trammel Crow Residential (TCR). Columbia specializes in senior care and this would have been a deviation from their business model. So it really makes more sense for everyone, including the neighbors, to have a local company that specializes in residential develop the site.
TCR has chosen to build virtually the same design that Columbia had submitted. However, they opted to re-design the exterior in a Craftsman-style which is more in keeping with our neighborhood than the modern design Colunbia had proposed. The Continue reading