purpose of this meeting is to further discuss earlier comments and
concerns surrounding the proposed Residential Parking by Permit Only
program for the East Campus Neighborhood.
City staff will present materials and answer questions and comments from interested parties.
you can not attend the meeting and wish to speak with someone
concerning the RPPO program, please contact Mr. Richard Stone at (573) 874-7250 or via email at PubW@GoColumbiaMo.com
When: February 27, 2014 : 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Where: 701 E Broadway - Rooms 1A/B
A meeting of the East Campus Neighborhood Association will take place at 1719
University Ave. (northwest corner of University and Rock Hill) this
Sunday, February 23 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Phoebe
LaMar, attorney for the owner of 1517 Ross
St will speak to the group. There will also be a short
discussion about parking permits (how many per dwelling unit), plans for College
Ave, and a by-laws change.
ECNA members new and ongoing should bring to the meeting or send dues, $20 for singles and $30 for couples residing at the same address, to Treasurer Betsy Peters, 305
Executive summary of the presentation to ECNA members of 1/10/2013 by Mark Farnen, developer, Diane Lynch, President of Stephens College and Dan Hagan of the Hagan Fellowship Foundation in Stamper Commons, Stephens College
Stephens has been evaluating it properties and has decided to sell some of the less-notable properties (Hillcrest Hall on the north side of Broadway and the Natatorium building on the south) in order to invest in further historic preservation of its historically most valuable properties such as Hickman Hall. Stephens is in good financial shape, the best it has been in decades, in fact, so this is not a "fire sale." In December, Stephens acquired the properties around Dorsey Street that had been owned by the Altis family. Stephens has been approached by multiple developers, including developers of hi-rise student housing, about the properties. The current R3 zoning would allow for hi-rises, but Stephens was reluctant to sell its land for such use. When Stephens was brought into communication with the Hagan Foundation, who was interested in building a free, two-year residential academy for scholarship recipients from rural backgrounds (see the Hagan Scholarship website
for more information on its current college scholarship program, of which the Academy will be an offshoot), the trustees were in favor of the lower-density, institutional use of the property as a good long-term decision for the college, in terms of having stable neighbors. In order to make this happen the property must be rezoned from R3 to 01. 01 zoning allows uses that neither Stephens nor ECNA would find appropriate (halfway houses, veterinary hospitals, etc.), but Stephens has conditioned the sale of the two parcels on deed restrictions that will only allow either the Academy or professional office buildings to be build on the site for the next 99 years
Timeline: the immediate plan is to get through Planning & Zoning and City Council by April, for Stephens to retain use of the properties until June 2013, and for construction to begin and the academy to be ready for use by summer 2015. The academy, which will consist of buildings in a unified design, built around a central courtyard and surrounded by a grass setback and an iron fence, will be built north of Broadway on the current Hillcrest site; the Natatorium area will be kept as green space for the next 2-3 years at which time the Academy will decide whether to expand the Academy itself or build professional office buildings which will be income-producing properties for the Foundation.
Action: Stephens, Farnen, and Hagan are looking for a letter from the ECNA supporting this use of the land parcels before they bring the rezoning request before P&Z, so by the end of January. The PowerPoint from the presentation is attached below. Please contact Janet Hammen for further information and to share any concerns. The meeting was sparsely attended by East Campus neighbors, but the general feeling of those present seemed to be in support of the project, contingent on the deed restrictions written in by Stephens College.
Your new East Campus Neighborhood Association officers are...
Janet Hammen, President
Kathy Love, Vice President
Rachel Brekhus, Secretary
Betsy Peters, Treasurer
The East Campus Neighborhood Association annual meeting will be held on Sunday, April 29 4:30-6:30 at Betty Wilson's home, 1719
will use the occasion to meet and
greet neighbors; get updates on neighborhood items, city news and Clyde
Wilson Memorial Park; and we'll elect officers for the upcoming year.
Please bring finger food to share. Dues are $20 for individuals and $30 for couples.
Please put this on your calendar and also tell your friends and neighbors
in the neighborhood.
This notice on our web page and the email sent out to members on our listserv will serve as the official notification of our annual meeting. Hope to see you there!
Citizens will have an
opportunity to ask questions about a recently authorized economic development tool at a
public session scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, in the City Council Chamber, from 5-7 p.m.
According to Mike Brooks, president of REDI Inc., Carole Shoemaker, the Missouri Department of Economic Development's Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) program coordinator, will be the featured speaker. "Mayor McDavid will open the session and, after Carole describes the EEZ program, she'll respond to questions from those attending," Brooks said.
Because of wide interest in the issue, the session also will be taped and broadcast live over the City Channel, available to those who subscribe to video services through Mediacom, Charter Communications and
The Office of Neighborhood
Services, in conjunction with Unite 4 Healthy Neighborhoods and University
Extension, are holding the final Neighborhood Organizing Workshop of the year
on Wednesday, November 16. Participants will learn about civic engagement and
getting their neighbors involved in important local projects. The workshop will
be held at the Walton Building, 300 S. Providence Road, from 6 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. To learn more and to RSVP, call (573) 874-7248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Neighborhood Association has purchased a Shrubbuster, aka Honeysuckle Popper. Right now the machine is at 703 Hilltop Drive (corner of Hilltop & Cliff, west side of Hilltop). Here is our plan for putting the popper to use.
1) Initially, we will hold a little gathering during which we will put the popper together, watch the video and read the instructions out loud together, and go try the popper out. Look for an email soon if you're on the ECNA list.
2) After this initial gathering, an online signup sheet will let folks know where the popper is and who is using it.
3) The instruction sheet and illustrative, entertaining DVD will be kept in a plastic bag and will travel with the popper. We ask that anyone who signs out the popper also take the time to view the DVD and read the instructions, to avoid incorrect use of the popper.
We have moved the annual East Campus Neighborhood Association meeting
back a week to Wednesday April 27, 6:30-8:30 PM, at Betsy Peters' house, 305 McNab, in accordance with our bylaws, which state that our annual
meetings must be announced at least 10 days in advance. An agenda will
The purpose is to
greet our neighbors, update news, elect officers and collect dues ($25/single, $30/couple).
The annual meeting of the East Campus Neighborhood Association will be at Betsy Peters' house, 705 McNabb from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Wednesday April 20. The purpose is to
greet our neighbors, update news, elect officers and collect dues.