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The civic association for the area bound by Hague Ave on the west, Valleyview on the north, I-70 on the east, and Sullivant Ave on the south
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Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting at the library last evening and shared your thoughts with city planners. Numerous things were asked for: (1) clearing out and restoring the lower level of Glenwood Park, (2) alley improvements, including better lighting, throughout the entire Highland West community, (3) curbs and other infrastructure improvements, including speed reduction on Hague Avenue, (4) a reduction of speed on W. Broad Street between I-70 and Whitethorne Avenue back down to 35 since many cars are traveling it in excess of 55 mph and it presents a danger to pedestrians on the sidewalk and children crossing the street between Rhodes and Glenwood Parks, (5) reallignment of the the one way streets on the north side of Broad to match the direction of their counterparts on the south of Broad, (6) bicycle boulevards between Sullivant Avenue and Steele Avenue, allowing all our residents to make use of the boulevard and trail system, as well as adding a few east/west…Continue
Posted by Highland West Neighbors on February 7, 2014 at 12:55pm
Signups for the Highland West Community Garden will be coming up in April, so now is the time to start thinking about it!! In addition to gardening, there will be other opportunities throughout the Spring and Summer for volunteers to do other tasks as we complete the social area in the back portion of the garden. So keep watching for more information regarding our organizational meeting to be held in April!
Posted by Highland West Neighbors on February 7, 2014 at 12:19pm
"The Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund (UIRF) was established in 1992 by Mayor Michael B. Coleman to address capital improvement needs in central city neighborhoods. Since its beginning, UIRF has funded over (or about) 400 projects. At present, 392 projects have completed construction. UIRF has provided over $60 million for the rebuilding of Columbus’ older neighborhoods.
An updated process is now being used to identify UIRF projects that replaces the current application cycle with lists of city- and area commission-approved projects that can be implemented on an ongoing basis. This will increase the number of projects that can be constructed with cost savings due to these efficiencies. It also creates a stronger connection between adopted city neighborhood plans and other city initiatives, and strengthens coordination among city departments......."
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Posted by Rick M. on February 6, 2014 at 11:36am
The time has come for the City to collect our thoughts on the new proposed rec center for Glenwood Park. It is essential that all residents attend this meeting to share what you would like your new center and park to be, as the current one still in use is the original one built in 1916 and needs a bit of updating! It is especially important for those of you who grew up in and around this park be there to make sure the wonderful place you remember growing up is still there to pass on down to our children for them and future generations to enjoy. The park and rec center have fallen on some very bad times over the past 15 years and this is OUR OPPORTUNITY to make it the great place that it was, once again! ATTACHED IS A SURVEY they just gave us for residents to fill out ... please fill it out whether or not you use the Rec Center and whether or not you have children. Parts of the survey talk about "activity areas" such as picnic shelters with tables the like. A park is more…Continue
Please click on the link below for a full color version. There were difficulties with the post office in delivery on some of the routes so they will be a bit late and for that we apologize. We are addressing this issue with the carrier division. In the meantime, enjoy!!! (On this one you can also set the type-set to whatever you might want it to be for easier reading!Continue
Newsletter is great Idea. We need better communication & this is a step in the right direction. Wondering who are the writers, editor, etc? Contributors? Ways to contribute? Is it possible to get a larger font? Make it easier to read PLEASE!
It’s time to get out the lights and deck the halls of our neighborhood, and create a holiday wonderland! No one does the holidays better than the residents of Highland West. We are the envy of the entire hilltop, if not the whole city, so let’s show our community pride and spirit, making this year the best ever.
So please join us in decorating the outside of your homes for the holidays and leaving the
decorations up through January 6th. Get together with your neighbors and make your street the BEST street!! Nothing is more enjoyable around holiday time than driving or walking through the neighborhood, seeing everyone’s outside displays. Whatever the HOLIDAY you celebrate, PLEASE decorate!!
We will post pictures of the very best on our website throughout the…Continue
Last night at the GHAC meeting, it was mentioned by an audience member, that "WODA has secured funding for the Wheatland Project through OHFA." Just to recap:
" The WODA Group LLC is looking to purchase the land from the city and was looking for a zoning change recommendation from the GHAC Zoning Committee. They are requesting a change from NE(Neighborhood Edge)/NG(Neighborhood General) to a PUD-8. PUD-8 means a Planned Urban Developement at 8 units per acre. A total of 135 units are planned for this 3 phase, 20 acre development.
Phase 1 is a 3 story senior complex with 60 units that would be built beginning in the spring of 2013. The building would be for folks age 55 and over with an income of 50% or less of the median income for our area. There would be 1 and 2 bedroom units available." Unfortunately the GHAC, at that time voted for the project to continue. The project never got off the ground due to lack of funding. Personally, I would like to see more mixed income…Continue
Here's what goes in the blue cart:
Aluminum and steel cans - and lids.
Flattened cardboard and pizza boxes (free of food and grease).
Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, computer paper, cereal and other dry food boxes and phone books.
Glass bottles and jars.
Cartons and juice boxes.
Here's what doesn't:
No trash or yard waste. The blue cart is for recyclables only.
No plastic bags.
No hazardous materials, such as oil, pesticides, paints, cleaners or batteries.
No electronics or light bulbs.
No window glass, mirrors, dinnerware, ceramics or pots and pans.
No buckets or butter tubs.
No foil juice pouches.
No sorting required. Put all recyclables in the blue cart.
Lids, caps and labels can be kept on recyclable containers.
Do not place dirty recyclables, like un-rinsed jars, in the cart.
Reference the graphic on the lid of your blue cart if you are unsure whether or not an item is accepted.
The recycling cart should be set out for collection in the same location as trash is collected. So, if a household's trash is collected in the alley, the blue recycling cart should be placed in the same location used for collection of the green 90 or 300-gallon trash container on the designated recycling collection day. If a household's trash is collected at the curbside in front of the home, the blue recycling cart should be placed at the curbside.