Annual LGNA Meeting – Tuesday May 15

Mark your calendar for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15. The annual meeting of the Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association will be held at the exciting new Sundown at Granada, 3520 Greenville. Come and sample selections from their menu courtesy of LGNA and Sundown at Granada.

As well as providing a forum for news and discussion of recent changes on Greenville and Skillman, including an update on the new Walmart planned on Lowest Greenville, the Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association annual meeting also includes election of two Board of Director posts. Both candidates are nominated for reelection to the board.

Ken Lampton has served on the LGNA board since 2010. Ken lives on Llano and is well-known for his support of our area’s community projects and for his knowledge of zoning matters. He’s ever ready to offer support and energy to improving our neighborhood.

Patricia Carr has served on the LGNA board for nine years. A resident on Vanderbilt, Pat served as treasurer for four years, and has held the post of president since 2008.

Ballots have been mailed to LGNA voting members. At least one-third of the membership must vote, so each ballot is important. Promptly marking and returning your ballot to PO Box 720067, Dallas 75372 will be appreciated.

A more indepth discussion about the Walmart development will take place at the meeting, but for those unable to make it, Pat Carr provides this update:

In March LGNA asked for your opinions and received responses from 150 of our area’s residents, including 68 residents within three blocks of the location. Thank you!  We’ve been meeting with our sister neighborhood associations along Greenville Avenue – Lowest Greenville West, Belmont, Greenland Hills, and Vickery Place. Led by Melissa Kingston, a resident of our area, the presidents of the five neighborhood associations are working to negotiate with Walmart.  

We met with Walmart representatives last month to review their plans and discuss neighborhood concerns and how their store will affect our residents.  Neighborhood concerns were centered on landscaping, lighting, traffic, noise, and security.  We made specific requests regarding those issues.  Walmart is currently evaluating our requests and doing cost analysis.  We are expecting to have the next level of discussions this month.  

This is a slow process, and we don’t really have anything definite yet.  As soon as we have more information, we’ll certainly let you know.  We appreciate your interest and welcome your thoughts and concerns.  Please know that LGNA and the other neighborhood associations are working diligently to get the best results we can on this matter.