Curtis Park. On June 11th, in a very late night/early morning meeting, the Planning and Design Commission voted 8-3 to approve the Conditional Use Permit for the fueling center being proposed in Curtis Park Village (CPV). An appeal of the decision would likely be heard by the full Council in late July.
Also in Curtis Park, my office is actively working on a range of issues, including responding to requests from neighbors to ensure the health and safety of our heritage oak trees as water meters are installed, organizing an active neighborhood watch meeting to get after the uptick in crime in the area, and working with our traffic folks to look at the possibility of a road diet and bike lanes along 24th between 2nd Ave and Broadway.
Oak Park. We continue to work with the police department and neighbors to ensure the safety of all residents who use McClatchy Park. This includes installing additional cameras and beefing up patrols within the area.
Hollywood Park: We’re continuing to work with the neighborhood on the creation of a sign that will recognize the unique neighborhood heritage of the neighborhood.
We’re also working to address some of the traffic-related challenges in the neighborhood, including adding a left turn yield sign to Virginia. These are all ongoing efforts, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if have any comments or concerns.
Colonial Park: We’re working with the neighborhood association to address proposed changes to the park, and to also host a Music in the Park event in August. We’re very excited for the event, and look forward to seeing all of you there!
Freeport Manor: A group of neighborhood leaders are organizing to revive the neighborhood association, and we are excited to help! Please reach out to us if you’re interested in becoming a member of the association, and we’ll connect you!
New Children’s Playgrounds: On Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th, we had the pleasure of celebrating the grand (re)opening of Lawrence Park and Colonial Park's children's playgrounds.
Both parks have received upgrades in playground equipment, including statues of park animals, benches and new structures.
Bike racks: As mentioned in our newsletter last month, we’re continuing to install Jason Silva’s beautiful three-dimensional bike racks around District 5.
In addition to his council duties, Jay works as an independent consultant and policy advisor on education reform and youth policy and strategies.