Topic

historic preservation

332 petitions

Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Durham County Commissioners

SAVE THE CATSBURG COUNTRY STORE FOR DURHAM COUNTY

This petition is to demonstrate the community’s support for facilitating the purchase of land near Sandy Ridge Elementary School (a Durham Public School) to which to move the historic Catsburg Country Store that has graced this area for a hundred years and the necessary 6-12-month time frame to make this happen. (The building must be removed in the near future to make way for development of the land per the owner's wishes.) Once the county agrees to provide a historic and public-use conservation easement on the property and 50% matching funds for land donation (~$75K, perhaps with matching funds from Durham Open Space and Trails and elsewhere), board approval from the nonprofit *Unique Places to Save* will be sought to raise funds to move, renovate and rehabilitate the building into a community gathering place that will include environmental, historical, and animal and gardening education (hopefully to include a cat fostering and adoption program) as well as entertainment, refreshments, and a place to host community events. Your signature on this petition will demonstrate to Durham County Commissioners, staff, and taxpayers the community support for the county’s facilitation of this project in the aforementioned ways. I have left a comment on the petition (below) explaining how this project will benefit Durham Public Schools and other Durham organizations, particularly the students, teachers and staff at Sandy Ridge Elementary School. For more specifics about this community project and the numerous community and government organizations that have already demonstrated their support, please see the project proposal submitted to the developer's realtor and Preservation Durham on Friday, Aug 30, 2019 (you will have to cut and paste the url into your address bar): http://www.melissarooneywriting.com/blog/2019/09/proposal-to-save-the-catsburg-store-in-durham-nc/

Melissa Rooney
1,199 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Mayor Martin Walsh, Joshua McFadden, Boston Zoning Board of Appeals, Tim Czerwienski, Reay Pannesi

STOP 125 Warren Street Roxbury, MA

The Tommy's Rock Neighborhood Association (TRNA) stands in opposition to a proposed development at 125 Warren Street on the corner of Warren, Regent, and St. James Streets, next to the Boys and Girls Club. The overdevelopment of Roxbury is destroying the history and integrity of this diverse African-American community. We seek your support in stopping this destructive project. Please sign and leave a comment to go to the mayor and other decision makers. 125 Warren Street (which is directly across from a similarly tall and dense proposed development at 124 Warren Street) towers over existing homes - many historic homes. It also brings excessive density to the neighborhood, with the density at 2.9, 50% over the zoning limit. 125 Warren will create problems with parking, safety, and traffic. No infrastructure improvements are included in the plans for this development. This monolithic project is priced so that less that 16% of Roxbury residents can afford these units. This project does not provide housing for existing residents and will cause gentrification and displacement in Tommy's Rock and Roxbury. 125 Warren Street is part of a pattern of gentrification and overdevelopment in historic Roxbury. There are two related projects right opposite each other on Warren Street that exemplify the overdevelopment and gentrification occurring in our neighborhood: 124 Warren Street, next to the historic Warren House in the Historic Moreland Street neighborhood, and 125 Warren Street in the Tommy's Rock neighborhood. Both of these projects will require zoning variances and approvals. The Tommy's Rock Neighborhood Association asks you to join them in making known your opposition to 125 Warren Street and to the gentrification of Roxbury and the displacement of Roxbury residents. 

Rita Poussaint Nethersole
286 supporters