Pullen Park Neighborhood,
COME CELEBRATE SUMMER!
Saturday, June 15
Flynt Place closed to car traffic.
$5/person for keg.
Bring a dish to share with everyone; grilling will start around 5.
If you have a child in attendance, could you plan one group activity for about 10-15 kids? Already planned:
(1) water balloons
(2) paint balloons to pop onto canvases.
Friends welcome to join the fun!
Great opportunity to interact with our school district rep if you’ve got issues. 6:30 pm today at Athens Drive High School.
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Lynn Edmonds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: ‘Paul Shannon’ <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2013 3:51 PM
Subject: Town Hall with Jim Martin
If I remember correctly, you’re in Jim’s district. Can you please send this to your neighbors? It’s short notice, but we need help getting the word out.
Dear Constituents and Friends of District 5, Wake County Public Schools,
Several constituents have asked for more information about facilities, budgets and Board of Education representation so they can be more informed in light of current discussions in our community. I have decided to hold a Town Hall Meeting to provide information and listen to your questions or concerns.
The meeting will be held in the auditorium at Athens Drive High School, starting at 6:30 pm on Monday March 25. I apologize that this announcement was not made sooner, but I feel it important to meet before traditional-school spring break.
Please feel free to share this announcement with anyone who may be interested. And thank you for your interest in the Wake County Public Schools.
Wake County Board of Education, District 5
2 cars were robbed Wednesday night/Thursday morning on Ashe and Flynt Place. One car was on a parking pad behind the house, and the other was on the street; both cars were unlocked so no damage was done to the cars. Thanks to Ben’s quick and clever investigative work and the police responding well, he not only caught the guy trying to fence the stolen goods to a Pawn Shop, he got the stolen items back! YAY! Let’s not make PPN an easy target for crooks – please lock your cars day and night!
Also, the city leaf pick-up for our neighborhood is scheduled the first business day after December 31. So I would read this as Jan 2, unless the city takes this date as a holiday, then Jan 3. The sooner we get PPN’s leaves picked up, the less that blow around and make raking/blowing/collecting a job for everyone. Thanks!
Last post today – I promise! I am going to spearhead the Cameron Park Education Committee with full disclosure that I am in Jim Martin’s district, while CP is in Christine Kushner’s district. What this means is that I will attend School Board and committee meetings (with subs for me as needed) to understand the decisions that affect our neighborhoods. Obviously, I have a personal interest, but I also want facts to drive family’s decisions on school choice and assignment. So let me know if you want me to post my summaries on this web site, or if you are on the CP listserve or attend their meetings and don’t need duplicate reports.
Tim and I met with Jon Mills on Friday, 12/7/12 to get an understanding of the Y’s future plans. The houses that they own currently will go before the YMCA Triangle’s Board in 1st Q 2013 to determine if the project will go before their Master Planning Committee in 1st Q 2013. Jon anticipates that it will go to the Master Planning Committee but is determined on Y’s priorities in the Triangle. From that point, a needs assessment is done to determine what would best serve the Triangle’s needs and the Alexander area’s needs. From that, it is determined what financing is needed, including the possiblity of a capital campaign. Jon wants to include the neighborhood on how the look and feel of whatever they do(held his cards tightly on this point) has a neighborly feel. For example, I specifically mentioned that I am personally not interested in looking at a chain link fence around the entire property.
So with the holiday season upon us, I feel that we need no action now. But come January, we need to get together a couple of times to discuss the ideas of what the neighborhood wants, prioritize items, how to present, etc. If anyone feels differently about a course of action, please speak up. But in the meantime, love on your family and enjoy the season!
All: The Fletchers and Lietzes are seeking stop signs at Ashe & Flynt and Park & Flynt and will go before city council on Dec 18 to make such a request. City Council can override what the traffic department has denied at these intersections. The objective is to make the neighborhood safer for pedestrians and we’ve been advised by government officials to not use the language of stop signs for traffic calming. FMW and the YMCA are writing letters of support and if you want to see those letters when completed, let me know and I can email them to you. We may want the Brittles to write a support letter, too, since they live on Flynt. Thoughts?
I spoke to Sam Olin Wed night. He confirmed that he is selling his house at 213 Cox Ave to the YMCA. Closing date is Nov 30. According to the Wake Co Real Estate deeds website, the YMCA now owns the complete block of Cox ave and Park ave south of Flint St.
We are at a crucial juncture for our neighborhood. We need to let the YMCA know that we intend to be a stakeholder in how they develop this block in the center of our neighborhood.
Reply to this post, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 919-649-7587 if you are interested in helping.
212 Cox Ave.
The Lietzes invite all Pullen Park homeowners to our home on Wednesday, September 5 at 6:30 to fully understand FMW’s current thoughts and direction surrounding Phase II. Architect Ted Van Dyk and attorney Mack Paul, for FMW, will make a short presentation and then be available for questions and concerns.
Cocktails and light appetizers will be served.
Please rsvp either via my cell, email, or comment here, if you plan to come.
Pamela Lietz (email@example.com)
120 Ashe Avenue
I attended the special HCAC meeting last night and information was presented by attorney Mack Paul and architect Ted Van Dyk on their rezoning proposal for the second phase of the FMW project in our neighborhood. This phase involves the parcel bounded by Park, Hillsborough and Ashe (IHOP block). In a nutshell, the proposal involves a modernizing and moving of the IHOP to the corner of Ashe/Hillsborough, student housing fronting Park, increased ground floor retail on Hillsborough, and residential townhomes fronting Ashe. Their proposal to add this parcel into the existing FMW zoning will be voted on at the September HCAC meeting. Mack Paul has reached out to our neighborhood and offered to talk/present on details of this plan at our convenience. If you have concerns/questions about this Phase, and are interested in attending a show and tell and Q&A type meeting, please respond asap, as time is of the essence. I will be the contact person for setting up a meeting with Mack and Ted if there is enough interest. (and, if a PPN’er is willing to host such a meeting at their house in the next 3 weeks, please respond here or to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
A coffee shop has opened up in YMCA. It’s called Benelux and is a satellite of their main shop downtown. Same menu but they offer protein shakes too. You do NOT have to be a member of the YMCA. Outdoor/Indoor seating and WiFi. You can also buy a $20 purchase card for $18.
Looking forward to see what the FMW project brings us in terms of retail too!