Petition to Kristie Leshvosky, Joel Paulsen
Save historic and residential neighborhoods in Moorhead!
Background: Moorhead's Arts and Culture Framework for Development includes the following statements "We Envision Moorhead Becoming...a city that builds community cohesion through nurturing connections among people and organizations; one that celebrates our life together, both through development of downtown as a core place of connection, as well as a --community that embraces its unique neighborhoods." "[We will] work with neighborhoods, each with its unique cultural identity gathering locations, to develop a strong sense of neighborhood, ensuring that arts and culture are integrated as a key vehicle for defining neighborhood identity...Moorhead will be known for its cohesive and attractive neighborhoods that offer unique ways in which communities gather." As residents in the Comstock Historic Neighborhood we assert: o Parking lots, multi-unit developments, and sterile, incompatible architecture degrade residential areas and put the lie to the idea that "Moorhead is or can become a vibrant city of charming, livable neighborhoods." o Urban renewal has all but wiped out the vestiges of this town's historic character. Historic structures that have survived should be preserved, restored and protected without placing undo burdens on property owners. o "...studies show that Historic Preservation tends to improve and/or preserve property values, stimulate economic activity, create jobs, and reduce environmental impacts and costs associated with demolition and construction. This seems reasonable since many buyers place a value on environmental and architectural amenities that can be threatened by rapid development and poor land use practices. __ Robert McCullough. Historic District Econometric Literature Review. 2016 We hereby petition our elected City Council and appointed PLANNING COMMISSION representatives and staff to: 1. Rescind the permits for parking lots at 412 7th St S. and 603 9th St S and (815 6th Ave S) until the neighboring property owners, elected and appointed representatives and general public can assess the environmental, historical and economic impacts of parking lots in residential neighborhoods. 2. Place an immediate moratorium on demolition and construction in Residential Low Density areas and contiguous properties, until existing codes, permitting processes and infill requirements can be reviewed by elected and appointed representatives and staff together with citizens and property owners of affected properties and neighborhoods. 3. Revise Zoning and building codes to protect residential history, sense of place, aesthetics, livability, property values, sustainability, and civic engagement. Establish clear standards for infill development near historic structures and residential neighborhoods. 4. Provide timely and sufficient prior notice to homeowners about planned development that may affect their property values and the quality of life of their families and neighborhoods.
Petition to The Moore Family, State College Borough Planning and Zoning
Stop the demolition of our historic homes (706 North Allen)!
The Moore family is proposing to demolish an historic contributing property to the National Registry of Historic Places, College Heights Historic District. Our neighborhood, steps away from Penn State is a critical piece of State College and the University's history. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE DISTRICT The contributing home was built (~1925) and lived in for nearly 50 years by Fred and Mary Garner (nee Krumrine) and their children. Mary was the daughter of the Krumrine family whose historic farm home (built in 1852) is just steps away. The Krumrine farm was converted into College Heights, a neighborhood that is intimately coupled to Penn State's history. The home is sound and could be renovated, but the plans submitted to State College's Design Review Board are to demolish the building and replace with a one story modular home. Information provided to the historic review board can be found here: http://www.statecollegepa.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/1750?fileID=3971 Demolition is planned for May 10th or soon thereafter unless we can convince the Moore family to reconsider. The historic homes are a critical element of the important social history and visual narrative of our community. Our homes and families are contributing to new stories and new memories. We Are...Community members that urge the Moores to reconsider! We Are...Concerned citizens that appreciate historic properties and shared community heritage! We Are...Neighbors that wish to influence positive change in our community!
Petition to Downingtown Post Office
Allow Our Mailman to Give Out Doggie Treats!
One of the highlights of living in the Downingtown Area is that it is such a dog-friendly area. The people and animals are lovely, including the people who help to maintain the bright atmosphere of the community. A favorite among neighbors is our lovely mailman, John, who is kind enough to give out adorable tiny dog treats to our beloved furry family members that he sees in the yard while he delivers mail. He will even leave a treat in the mailboxes of those houses where he knows a dog lives, even when the dog isn't outside at that time. If my dog is inside when John comes with the mail, we will find a teeny little treat slipped in with the mail, secured a rubber band. John's love for the dogs is so heartwarming, and it makes his job much easier for him to do. His passion and love for the dogs is what makes his job something he loves doing, as well as a delight for the neighbors and our pets. However, as of less than a week ago, after years of John doing this for the dogs, a resident in the Downingtown Area complained to John's boss about him giving out the treats, and as a result he is no longer allowed to do this at all. Everyone in the Downingtown area was deeply saddened and devastated upon hearing this news; dogs who have waited anxiously for the return of their favorite mailman after he was on medical leave for a few months will now be so disappointed and confused when they see John give their owners mail without a treat waiting just for them. He has even been leaving personalized notes in mailboxes for people in around the area to apologize and say that he won't be able to give out the dog treats anymore. This is something that John did out of the goodness of his heart, with his own expenses paid for the treats, and this was something he so genuinely enjoyed. He loves meeting the dogs, and carrying out this small act of kindness gives him so much joy while he does his job to help all of the Downingtown community to function in their every day lives. He deserves to be able to keep doing this; one complaint from a resident should not ruin the experience for the entire community: dogs, residents, and mailmen alike. Please sign this petition so we can convince the Downingtown Post Office to let John continue to give out the dog treats, as they have brought so much joy to so many people and their pets. It would be easy enough to simply skip the house of the person who reached out instead of ruining the experience for the Downingtown Area as a whole. Let's help our dogs give John a warm welcome back to work after his leave to continue this act of kindness that he loves so much!!
Petition to Warrick County Area Plan Commission
Oppose Rezoning of Combs Land to C3
Residents in the proximity of Asbury-Cemetery And Fisherville Rd enjoy a peaceful, rural neighborhood. Most of us reside in subdivisions with covenants. The proposed re-zoning of the parcel from agricultural to C3 is cause for many concerns. 1. The area is residential and agricultural. 2. Asbury-Cemetery and Fisherville are not highways or major arteries. 3. The roads in these neighborhoods deteriorate quickly with the current light residential traffic. 4. Heavy equipment and commercial activity will be a nuisance negatively impacting the beauty, peace and quiet in this residential area Update 20 Aug 2018: Adding this language to clarify as we do not intend obscure the truth. The APC Executive Director has provided a response indicating there are conditional uses of the property: 1. commercial landscaping business 2. contractor's shop and office Although these conditions may give appearance of care and concern for the residents, it is still commercial activity and it is still permitting storage of heavy construction equipment. Mr. Combs owns and operates a home construction business. Apparently the expectation is that this is a done deal. The building is under construction and significant grading work has been performed. In speaking with a neighbor on Sunday it was said that "Boonville is all politics." Does this mean we do not stand a chance? I hope not!
Petition to City of Tulsa
Sonoma-Midtown Neighbors Confront Another Request for Parking Lot
Petition re-opened for signatures. As with previous Tulsa BOA Case 22099, a request for a parking lot in RS-3, which was denied, the Latter Day Saints have once again applied for expanded parking within the heart of Sonoma-Midtown (RS-3). We remain opposed to a parking lot in RS-3 based on the following: Similar application denied in 2016 as injurious to area. Per the zoning code, it is NOT allowed by right in residential (RS-3) Surrounded by RS-3 Existing Neighborhood/Area of Stability Existing parking lot is rarely full Removal of mature trees & affordable housing substantially altered valued character of the area Addition of concrete to this open space will destroy a critical food source for midtown's treasured barred owls. REMAIN opposed or opposed for the first time. Help us preserve what's left of the valued character of our neighborhood & ensure parking lots don't become the norm in RS-3 neighborhoods across Tulsa. First timers sign, if signed before & remained opposed affirm opposition as opinion/comment. Neighbors of Sonoma-Midtown
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Stop City of Los Angeles from Building the Temporary Homeless Shelter on 682 S. Vermont
Let the City of Los Angeles and its affiliated government officials know that you oppose their plans to build Temporary Homeless Shelter on 682 S. Vermont Ave.(the heart of Koreatown) This plan is clearly not the best solution to resolve the homeless problem in Koreatown. But more importantly, the announcement/decision was made without hearing the true voices of the community residents and those who work in the community. Please join this petition so that we can make our voices heard!