Holt Park Neighborhood Association
In an effort to keep this a great and safe neighborhood to live in, I have worked with residents to establish neighborhood associations, and three new ones have been started or are in the works. The new Holt Park Neighborhood Association has drawn attendances of 80, 45, and 75 to its first three meetings. This association takes in the area from S. 20th St. to S. 14th St. from W. Oklahoma Ave. to W. Morgan Ave.
Holler Park Neighborhood Association
The neighbors in the area from S. 6th St. to S. 9th St. from W. Grange Ave. to Holler Park have joined together to unify their neighborhood as the Holler Park Neighborhood Association. This group formed after getting together to contest special approvals for two businesses in the area. The neighborhood now speaks with a united voice and won its first fight to keep a used car dealer from locating in a light manufacturing area. It also plans numerous social events for neighbors to get to know neighbors.
The Newest Neighborhood Association
The latest group to come together to improve its neighborhood met at the Child Development Center of St. Joseph at S. 16th St. and W. Oklahoma Ave. The yet unnamed group, covers the area north of W. Oklahoma Ave. to the railroad tracks and from S. 15th St. to S. 17th St.
S. 3rd St. and Uncas Playfield Updated
Work has been completed to update what had been the playfield with the second oldest equipment in the city, S. 3rd and W. Uncas St. The playfield was not ADA compliant, had equipment from 1972, and did not have a surface beneath the equipment to protect children. Neighbors complained to me and that started things in motion.
Southeast Side Plan
One of the accomplishments of the Airport Gateway Business Association was to have the city advance the city master plan for this district from last to the present. Two meetings have been held to get public input as to what this district should look like in the future. Call my office at 286-8537 if you wish to be notified of meetings or to represent your area on the plan committee.