HEN Neighborhood Association Notes 1/9/22
Attendees: Alice Forrester, Bryce Hubner, Frank Zier, Kelly Collier, Jim D’Amato, Jenny Alexander, Jim Hoobler, Kristen Stenson
Non-attendees: Phil Hill, Bridget Lanford, Gracie Porter, Peter Greaves, Sam Ellis, Angela Wilson
Events: Excellent Neighborhood Party and Santa Event! Big congratulations and thank you to the Communication and Events teams! Outstanding turnout and exciting to see new and established faces turning out to recognize our special neighborhood. Let’s keep this momentum through the rest of the year!
Financials: HEN raised $100 with our book event and $450 in new memberships during the holiday. Currently, $1,777 in the HEN accounts
Communications: Determined that we’ll use Zoom meetings for the foreseeable future. Neighborhood meetings will be announced through social not mailers. Block captain system needed for the new brunch comers brunch. Sam & Jenny to connect on setting up events for zoom. Newcomers brunch to be held in April- add to agenda for next Board meeting
East Precinct Contact: Sergeant Eric Funk is our new representation. Let’s consider ideas in advance of the neighborhood meeting of how we can reach out and engage on behalf of HEN. Kelly will reach out to Eric Funk to see gauge interest in regular meeting with Association.
Tulip Street Church: Planning received a landmark status request for Tulip Street. Concerns raised that landmark status creates an ambiguous zoning status and expands commercial uses. Without it, Micah is limited to his options of use. HEN suggests inviting Micah to a board Zoom and hear his plans for the property. Our neighborhood does have input and can place conditions on zoning. Issues like pickup, drop-off, parking, noise need to be clearly understood as this will determine future uses of the property as well. HEN Board recommends investigating terms negotiated with other landmark buildings and invite Micah to a meeting with a small number of HEN residents in advance of the February 1 neighborhood meeting. Separately, HEN Board recommends a meeting with Brett to review uses of landmark buildings from his perspective.
Traffic Calming Application: HEN is not on the list. Deadline to file is 1/31/22, and Jim D’Amato is on it! A neighborhood survey to determine where trouble spots are needed. Brett suggests intersections for Fatherland and Woodland. Decisions are based on speeding tickets and traffic stops. But little police presence it is challenging to track and verify.
Eastbank: Kelly interested in advisory committee representing HEN and asked Brett for advance notice of meetings. Anne Grider Metro Planning’s Eastbank project rep, agreed to attend future Neighborhood association meeting.
Work on historic homes; Requires postal notices to addresses within 250 ft of the address. Jim will confirm with Lockland and East End
Titans Campus Enhancements: Titans CEO meeting left Bryce feeling that maintaining the current campus with improvements that would be authentic and useful to Nashville and residents not tourists. Better public transport, access to highway or suburanian parking structure. Bryce suggest quarterly call with the Titans. Consideration of enlarging the stadium to allow for bigger shows in consideration as other undefined considerations. A general comment regarding objective of the association for engagement in planning is to both ensure capture of neighborhood priorities for integration into planning decisions but also a remedy agreed should agreements /commitments to the neighborhood not be met.
Post meeting note: RPM Skyline has decide to put property on 10th & Fatherland (former Church) back on the market rather than develop.
With Best Regards,
Kelly & Frank
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