October is already here, which is clearly felt with the turn to fall weather this week. That means we can look forward to autumn walks in the neighborhood, admiring the beauty of the leaves turning into vibrant colors. This is a great time of year in North Avondale, despite having to haul away the mountains of leaves later…
For general interest … the neighborhood boundaries of North Avondale, as one of the 52 neighborhoods in Cincinnati, have been in existence for a very long time. They were confirmed in the 1948 Cincinnati Master Plan (view map), the 1974 North Avondale Master Plan, as well as in NANAs by-laws of 1960. Please see the attached NANA communication to the City and our community partners regarding the boundaries and appropriate communication related to development activity and other major city initiatives Click here to view the letter. There are significant, and some very exciting, developments on the way and on-going in our city, and NANA wants to make sure the appropriate communication channels are in place to stay informed and engaged when it involves our neighborhood.
The NANA October general meeting on Tuesday October 13th will have a revised agenda following the Chief of Police transition in Cincinnati. Instead of Blackwell being our guest in October, we will have the new interim Chief of Police Eliot Isaac on the agenda in December. The Police Department is a critical community partner for our neighborhood, so we are looking forward to the discussion with Mr. Isaac, who is very familiar with our neighborhood as District Four Commander from 2007 to 2012.
I would also like to plug a reminder that Mayor Cranley will be our guest speaker at the NANA meeting on November 10th. Please come to our meetings to get informed and be a voice of the neighborhood. It is of mutual benefit to provide strong community input to the city’s top officials.
Hanne Loken Larsen