Burrrr the cold weather of November arrived and so rudely kicked us into winter mode. On the bright side, Thanksgiving Holiday week we saw the return of our lovely fall weather. Many were able to celebrate with family and friends outside again. December is a time of giving and we ask all of our friends, families and members to consider North Avondale Neighborhood Association when giving this season. NANA supports many areas of our neighborhood, from beautification and litter pick up, to law and safety and zoning issues. This year NANA Vice President, Liz Tye-Bristol joined the North Avondale Montessori School Local School Decision Making Committee (LSDMC). We can find some common ground to share volunteers and other resources inside our neighborhood schools. All of these areas require people and resources, so please consider giving to our neighborhood association.
In November and December, the Law and Safety and Zoning Committees continued their hard work. Carolyn Gillman was successful adding a stop sign at Wedgewood and Dickerson to slow down the traffic and keep our NAM students and residents safe. The Zoning Committee is busy researching the proposed Victory Vistas development at Victory Parkway and Asmann Ave. Chinedum Ndukwe, from Kingsley and Company, along with members of Paddock Hills Assembly and North Avondale neighbors living near the proposed development attended the November NANA Executive Board meeting to discuss the proposed development. Representatives from Kingsley briefly spoke and were available to answer questions. In two days NANA was notified by Paddock Hills Assembly that there was a variance hearing. Upon further research NANA determined that there was in fact a variance hearing that we were not notified of by Kingsley or the City Zoning Department. Kingsley and Company have requested multiple variances on their parking lots position, additional on street parking and non-conforming setbacks of the building along the property lines. Paddock Hills and North Avondale attended this hearing and opposed the variances based on the following: 1) Environmental concerns of the property soil studies were shown to be contaminated. 2) The property is considered part of a Hillside Overlay District which requires additional soil testing and additional building requirements and 3) Asmann and Ledgewood streets cannot tolerate any additional on street parking. These issues will be discussed in greater detail at the December 13, NANA General Body meeting. Please join us for this discussion.
There are so many ways to get involved in our neighborhood. Please consider giving back and volunteering a few hours each month. NANA also asks that each of you add us to your yearly gift giving by visiting the NANA website and making a donation. We need your support to continue making our neighborhood a better place to live and raise our families.