ECNA Meeting Thursday May 26

posted May 25, 2016, 7:49 AM by Rachel Brekhus

There will be a special meeting of the East Campus Neighborhood Association on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be at Betty Wilson's house, 1719 University Ave.  The purpose is informational concerning the East Campus Urban Conservation plan and the city update of the zoning and subdivision codes.

No refreshments; just a short meeting.  Please come.

ECNA Meeting Sunday February 21

posted Feb 15, 2016, 8:31 AM by Rachel Brekhus

The East Campus Neighborhood Association will hold its annual meeting Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at 1719 University Ave. We will hear from the Columbia Mayoral candidates, collect dues, hold election of officers and mingle with neighbors.

Membership dues are $20 for individuals or $30 per couple. You may mail your check to Paul Sharp, Treasurer, at 1814 Cliff Dr., 65201 or bring cash or check to the meeting. You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting, but you do need to be a paid-up member to vote for officers.

All who feel moved to do so are invited bring food to share, and questions for the mayoral candidates.

Neighborhood Meeting This Sunday

posted Aug 20, 2014, 7:04 AM by Rachel Brekhus

Current and prospective members of the East Campus Neighborhood Association are invited to a business meeting at 4:00 p.m. Sunday August 24, to be followed immediately by a potluck social at 5:00 until 7 p.m.   Location is Betty Wilson’s house, 1719 University Avenue.

 Meeting agenda:

·        Fireworks update from Officer Jason Jones and 6th Ward City Council member Barbara Hoppe

·        Voluntary trash bin information from Office of Public Works

·        Parking update from ECNA Chair Janet Hammen and Public Works

ECNA will provide drinks and tableware for the potluck social following the meeting.

East Campus Gateway Sign Dedication AND Annual Meeting!

posted Mar 14, 2014, 6:07 PM by Rachel Brekhus

ECNA members and neighbors will meet this Sunday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m. at the corner of Cliff Drive and Ann Street to dedicate the hand forged sculptures marking points of entry into our neighborhood.  The sculptures were custom made by local metal artist Don Asbee.
Afterward, ECNA members and people wishing to join will convene at 4 p.m. at Betty Wilson's home, 1719 University Ave, for celebratory potluck refreshments and the Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting.  The order of business will be the election of officers.  We will celebrate until 6:00.
Please bring food to share and whatever you want to drink. Plates, glasses, napkins, and flatware will be provided. 
 membership goes by the calendar year, so if you did not attend the February 23 meeting and pay your dues at that time, please bring your dues ($20 for an individual, $30 for a couple living at the same address) so that you may vote in the election and other Association votes, and be added to the ECNA members’ listserv.
It is always nice to have an idea of the number who will attend, but come whether you have sent an r.s.v.p. or not.
Hope to see you Sunday!

East Campus Neighborhood RPPO March 19

posted Mar 3, 2014, 6:53 PM by Rachel Brekhus

The 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.

If 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

When: February 27, 2014 : 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Where: 701 E Broadway - Rooms 1A/B

East Campus Neighborhood Association Meets February 23!

posted Feb 18, 2014, 6:21 AM by Rachel Brekhus   [ updated Feb 25, 2014, 10:41 AM ]

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 McNab, 65201.

Hagan Academy Plans in East Campus Neighborhood

posted Jan 11, 2013, 10:07 AM by Rachel Brekhus   [ updated Feb 18, 2014, 6:19 AM ]

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.

ECNA Board Re-Elected

posted May 1, 2012, 7:39 PM by Rachel Brekhus

Your new East Campus Neighborhood Association officers are...

Janet Hammen, President
Kathy Love, Vice President
Rachel Brekhus, Secretary
Betsy Peters, Treasurer

East Campus Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

posted Apr 20, 2012, 6:12 AM by Rachel Brekhus

The East Campus Neighborhood Association annual meeting will be held on Sunday, April 29 4:30-6:30 at Betty Wilson's home, 1719 University Ave.

We 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!

Discussion on Enhanced Enterprise Zones (the "Blight" thing)

posted Feb 28, 2012, 9:57 AM by Rachel Brekhus

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

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