Happy Spring! Although things are still gray, the weather is warming and it is almost here!
We didn’t hold a meeting last month. Other than during our regular summer break, I don’t remember that ever happening before. Our board had too many conflicts and it prevented us from holding a General Membership meeting. Even so, your community council continued to work on improving our community. We have applied for and been approved for several grants: the usual Neighborhoods Support Program grant and Neighborhood Business District Support Fund grant, as well as the Neighborhood Activation Fund grant have all been received. These grants are used for beautification and events in the community. We are also the co-applicant with Price Hill Will for a large infrastructure Neighborhood Business District Support Grant, and are planning to apply for additional grants this spring. We are working with the Department of Transportation and Engineering to bring new traffic calming projects to Warsaw Avenue. Our Events Committee and Quality of Life Committee have been busily planning for the spring. While we continue to work diligently, we very much need your help to make great things happen in our community: citizen engagement and volunteer effort are the input and energy that inspires and drives us toward a bright future. We recently suffered the tremendous loss of two of our most committed and engaged board members and are seeking to fill vacancies on our board. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in serving on our board, any of our committees, or as a community volunteer.
Now that winter is breaking, we will be talking about community events! One of the first on the calendar is the Eggstravaganza, which will be held at Wilson Commons on April 9th between 1:00 and 2:30. This event for 3-10 year olds is always a fun first sign of spring! Bring your littles and celebrate the season!
East Price Hill recently had the groundbreaking for the Warsaw Avenue Creative Campus, which is the restoration and commercial redevelopment of the commercial buildings in the 3100 block of Warsaw Avenue to be a youth and family centric business node that includes the newly renovated Price Hill Library, the Recreation Center, Dempsey Park and the ARCO Event Center. This exciting project will be transformative for our business district and community. We look forward to new businesses in these spaces!
Our community recently weighed in on an important zoning density issue for our city. Proposed legislation would have either doubled density or remove square footage minimum requirements in all zones allowing residential uses except single family zones. Our General Membership determined the proposed ordinance would have unintended negative consequences and would not achieve any of the stated benefits for our community and voted to oppose it as it was written. Board members attended the Equitable Growth and Housing Committee to express the community’s concerns and opposition to this ordinance. The ordinance was voted down, but now the work begins to develop a plan that addresses the many needs of our city from available housing to affordable housing. If you have a passion for equitable development, housing, and the future of our neighborhood and the city, please contact me to get involved!
Our next General Membership Meeting will be MARCH 21st at 6:30 PM via Zoom. We will be discussing getting back to holding in-person meetings! I hope to see you on this Zoom call so we can discuss meeting in person, among other things!
Topic: EPHIA General Membership Meeting
Time: March 21, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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