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Highlights from the June Civic League Meeting

Highlights from the June Byrd Park Civic League meeting: Ms. Hicks representing the new Assisted Living facility at Winthrop Manor announced that the zoning permit expired since the building was vacant for more than 26 months and they are in the process of applying for rezoning. At this time they do not have an expected date to open. Eventually they will hold an open house and invite the residents of Byrd Park to attend. TBA Mr. Scott Jones from Sally Bell's was welcomed to the neighborhood and gave a little background into the process that lead the 80yr old business to expand in Byrd Park. The neighborhood was encouraged to support their business. A motion was passed to offer a $50.00 prize to the winner of the Byrd Park Neighborhood Logo contest. Entries must be received by August 15th, 2010. Email BPCLRVA@gmail.com to request information. A few Bylaw ammendments were passed. Membership dues will now apply for a calendar year instead of July to June. NNO will be held at the Roundhouse on August 3rd from 6-8 p.m. There will be food, door prizes, and activities provided for the residents of Byrd Park Neighborhood. Plans are in the works for the community garden. Residents who would like to support the effort are encouraged to contact Mary Jewell and ask for his support to use a vacant city lot on Idlewood. A neighborhood inspection will be conducted June 23rd by the zoning committee. They will be identifying unsafe conditions and reporting the houses in question to CAPS. Residents were invited to submit addresses of homes that need attention.

June Civic League Newsletter

This might be a one-time thing. I got my graphic designer wife to convert the PDF version of the June 2010 Byrd Park Civic League newsletter into a JPG so you could see it as a picture. If you want to get on the their email list and receive this in an easier to read […]

Two Speakers at Tuesday’s Byrd Park Civic League Meeting

From the Byrd Park Civic League (full detailed agenda after the jump): BPCL Meeting: June 8th 7:00 pm at the Roundhouse Additional Guests: Scott Jones from Sally Bell’s Ms. Celestine Hicks from Winthrop Manor Assisted Living Facility (Idlewood) Comments are coming in about Sally Bell’s arrival at Fountain Lake (sorry for my persistent butchering of […]

New Duplex Planned for Lakeview. Meeting on Monday.

A new duplex is set to be built next to 2000 Lakeview Ave.  Members of the Byrd Park Civic League (BPCL) took an interest in the planning process and will be continuing their communication with the developer, Mr. Gordon Estrada, at an open meeting at the Roundhouse on the Monday, March 15th, at 6:30 p.m. […]

Weighing Community Garden Options

Here”s a progress report from Leslie Hartman, a Byrd Park neighbor who’s been working with the community to establish a public garden. This is NOT the same effort as the one that is getting off the ground at the Virginia Home with the help of the Byrd Park Civic League.  Leslie does a great job […]

Highlights from the Past BPCL Meeting

35-40 people attended the most recent Byrd Park Civic League meeting, but only 15 people signed in.  For future notice, membership is not required for attendance and attendees who sign in get added to the BPCL email list (very very low traffic – not an email burden at all). Here are some highlights of the […]

Graffiti and Community Gardens at 2/13 BPCL Meeting

The upcoming meeting of the Byrd Park Civic League (BPCL) will feature two guests.  Sherry Williams from The Virginia Home will talk about community garden possibilities and there will also be someone on hand to talk about graffiti removal.  In addition to these topics, there will be updates from those who attended Marty Jewell’s 5th […]

Bus Barn Ideas & NO Update at 2/13 BPCL Meeting

Residents of Byrd Park have been on the edge of their seats for some time about the future of the old Bus Barn at Robinson and Cary.  Now that RRHA has control of the property, it is expected that there will be some public and/or governmental deliberation before a private entity purchases it for their […]

Letter from BPCL President

The Byrd Park Civic League met last night. Here is a letter from BPCL president, Kim Mullooly: Hello Neighbors, Last night the board of the Byrd Park Civic League met to get started on the business facing the new board… We hope to have more information to come but first of all we know that we […]

The Byrd Park Civic League NEEDS YOU at the Oct. 10th Meeting

A letter by the outgoing Byrd Park Civic League president, posted below, calls for an influx of participation and new membership to resuscitate the organization after a recent hiatus. At the October 10th BPCL meeting, officers need to be elected to continue the organization’s mission of  “addressing issues affecting our unique and special neighborhood in […]

Byrd Park Civic League

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