friends and North River Fronts Neighbors and Businesses!
Things are moving and shaking in a good way in our
little piece of Eau Claire. Phoenix Parkside is
booming! Businesses are filling up and there are
waiting lists for apartments and condos.
landlords are investing in some of our rental properties
and home owners are encouraging each other to take
pride in their properties.
lot of these advances have been possible because
we have an active and interested neighborhood association.
Store - Gallery
205 N. Dewey St.
North River Fronts Neighborhood hosted
our first meeting for 2017!
It's going to be a busy year!
to the Neighbors, Gardeners, Veterans, City Police
and Parks Staff for coming out to discuss the possibility
of having our neighborhood Green Space on Forest
St. adopt a Veterans Tribute hiking and biking trail
that would connect Phoenix Park and the High Bridge.
to order at 6:35 Introductions of all attending.
- Forest St. Bike Trail - Todd Chwala
City Parks Supervisor basically said that
the planned trail may be coming together earlier
than anticipated after 13 area Veterans groups
expressed interest in completing the Greenspace
- Veterans Memorial - Mark Beckfield
talked to the group about the interest that
veterans have brought forward to underwrite
the bike trail with tribute "stations"
representing each of the wars Americans have
been part of. He stated that each of the tributes
may have a gardening component associated
with each marker and a veterans group that
would take care of maintaining the gardening
said they are pulling the costs together so
that the City and the Veterans would know
what they have to raise to make it possible.
He also stressed that the trail should be
an overall win for all those involved. Gardeners
and neighbors asked what would happen to the
access to garden plots if a bike trail stops
vehicle traffic on the gravel pad that exists
now. Mark, Todd, and Jeff said that we are
in the early stages of planning and want a
solution that works for everyone.
with the trail would come Phoenix Park like
lamp posts and electricity. The trail would
end with flag polls and a tribute "labrynth"
next to a completed City/Memorial parking
lot that would also have a rest room. Old
Huyssen St. would most likey be paved and
handicap and regular parking would be added
to access the flag poles.
- Forest St. Gardens - Tami Schraufnagel
started the discussion about access to the
garden plots and shared gardens. City staff
said that we are early in discussions but
that if the bike trail happens access by vehicle
would not be possible. Andrew Werthman pointed
out that not having vehicle access to the
gardens would be healthier for the produce.
He would like to work with the city to have
limited vehicle access for large drop off/pick
up needs. Tami pointed out that Owen Park
has vehicle access to the bike trails. Maybe
we could develop a similar memo of understanding.
Joe Mauer thanked folks for bringing this
forward early in the process. He said he would
like to be part of the planning as we move
forward and noted that he has helped us get
to where we are with the Pavilion and storage
- Neighborhood Policing - Tim Golden
introduced himself and had other north district
officers introduce themselves as well. He
talked about new scheduling of shifts for
officers with 4 days on and 4 days off with
10.5 hour days. He noted the trouble we are
having with homeless and shared how officers
are working with the population to hopefully
have better outcomes. Phoenix Park neighbor
Diane Luder asked if it is wise to have a
memorial trail in an area that does have conflict.
Mark Beckfield said that he hopes that the
Memorials will bring out the better side of
- Neighborhood Plan Update - Tami mentioned
that Ned Noel is working on the plan and we
will be scheduling meetings soon to discuss
updates from 2004.
- Other - Tami encouraged citizens
to take advantage of the free sand provided
at city shops on Forest St. She also confirmed
with Todd the day of the Eau Claire Cleanup
which is April 22nd from 9:00 until noon.
Do we have projects that we would like to
take care of during this event?
Adjourned - 7:56
Volume One Expose about neighborhoods
article about the apartments and lifestyles of folks
in the new apartments.
Bike Fix It Station
In Phoenix Park by stand alone water fountain
were lots of people in the neighborhood
on Friday, May 2nd, 2015!
to all that participated!
Habitat is touching the lives of more and
4:45 the skies opened up and it poured until
There were sirens blaring and cars lining
up on the street.
We caught a break and were able to do the
ribbon cutting! Thanks everyone!
the team that raised funds to build the pavilion
and the union members and M&J staff that
built it for us!
Andrew for visioning the 2012 Gardens!
area is beautiful and so full of energy! Thanks
to the rental plot gardeners - the partnership
for pollinators - UW-Extension and Americorp
Vista and to the oodles of friends and neighbors
who have helped this area grow and provide
food for many in the Chippewa Valley!
One - Phoenix Gardens to Get Swanky Pavilion
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