Thursday, January 29, 2009
1) City Council Presentation: BANC's President, Doug Overlock, gave a slideshow presentation to the Spokane City Council recently that gives an overview of the BANC activities and the neighborhood in general. This wonderful presentation is a great overview, and Doug will give the presentation at this meeting as an introduction for new attendees.
2) Friends of the Falls (pending): We have scheduled a presentation by Friends of the Falls on the aspects of the overall Spokane River Gorge Project that relate to residents of Browne's Addition.
3) Second Harvest: As part of an ongoing effort to introduce those service organizations supported by the BANC, Second Harvest will discuss their activities and introduce opportunities for volunteers. We plan to have other organizations give similar presentations at later meetings.
Please plan to attend this meeting and help us make Browne's Addition a better place to live. We look forward to seeing you there!
Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council Executive Committee
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
A few anouncements from the January Neighborhood council Meeting:
- Christine White will be the coordinator for the summer 2009 concert series.
- The goal for the coming year is to focus the monthly meetings on high interest topics
- Envision Spokane is a neighborhood community group that wants to revise the city charter. Information about their plan is available to pick up after the meeting. They might be presenting at a later date.
The neighborhood also had amazing presentation from Sherry Pratt Van Voris. Here is the background:
The landscape architects, Sherry Pratt Van Voorhis, were contracted by the Parks Department to prepare a plan that addresses the Overlook Park area. They presented some ideas and design concepts and asked for feedback from the neighborhood residents. This is not a construction document but just a design. It’s part of the public process to get input from the neighborhood.
The Overlook Park and West Bluff area is part of the Great Gorge master plan. The gorge plan has not been adopted by the city but this design sets the groundwork for adopting and developing this area. There is some talk about the economic development of the gorge such as a golf course, a dog park, and a white water park. Two concepts for the development of the park at the top of the ridge were presented.
- Formal Design: There would be a main path with fingers to viewpoints and a trailhead marked by pavers. An irrigation system would be automatic to keep down the maintenance. Keep the existing trees. This design includes benches, garbage cans, cigarette disposal, doggie doo-doo bags, etc.
- Informal Design (sustainable design): Use drought tolerant grass which doesn’t have to be mowed as often. It can grow to about 12 inches in height. This design shows a more curved path with native conifers. It also includes benches, garbage cans, cigarette disposal, doggie doo-doo bags, etc.
Look for a followup post with more media and details from the presentation to make your own decision. The final design will be developed and presented to the neighborhood in March.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The first Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council gathering of 2009 will take place tomorrow (Wed, Jan 7) at 6:30 pm at the MAC.
Topics will include the West Bluff Park project (this should prove very interesting!), snow removal, and whatever is on your mind.
We will finish by 8:00.
See you there!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
OK...We have Browne's Addition plowing scheduled for Tues and Wed. Tues for North-South streets, Wed for East West.
You must have your vehicle off the road or you will be towed.
Off street parking is available both nights in the COVERED areas of the MAC parking lot, Level 1 and Level 2. Do not park on the uncovered areas as they will need those clear for plowing.
Plowing will commence at 9am.
Tell your friends. Please.