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
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!