7.07.2016

June 2016 Meeting Recap


Here is a recap of our June meeting at Tricycle Gardens headquarters: 

Welcoming remarks by Interim President John Gerner included encouraging folks to sign in and provide their email address if they wished to receive UHCA communications. John explained the purpose of the meeting as an effort to develop a simple and less time/effort consuming approach to sustaining the UHCA’s community’s voice. 

He then introduced a document “One Possible Organizational Model for UHCA” which he and Mary Field had written based on input from other community organizations. The contents of the document were discussed. Suggestions regarding changes, refinements, etc. were voiced and are reflected in the revised version. Click here for the Current Organization Model

There was general consensus that this approach seemed workable if leadership could be identified. Those with ideas/ comments or willingness to assume some leadership responsibility were encouraged to contact John (johngerner@gmail.com) or Mary (fieldmn@gmail.com). 

Although a potential special meeting in July was discussed, none are currently planned. The next regular meeting is on Wednesday September 7, 2016. 

Issues Discussed: 

1. The BHC housing project planned for the Citadel of Hope and surrounding area. Everyone interested is encouraged to attend the June 28, 2016 Commission on Architectural Review (CAR). This project will be on the conceptual agenda. There appears to have been significant changes to the original concept as originally presented to UHCA. Ms. Lynne McAteer, VP of BHC, is agreeable to attending any UHCA meeting for the purposes of making a presentation of the project plans.

2. Public safety on Venable Street. This issue will be placed on the agenda of our September meeting when we plan to have our next police update. 

3. Mike Onsel noted an increase of bike thefts and the need for increased vigilance in securing bicycles. He highly recommended that they be stored inside residences.

Announcements:

1. Lt. McRoy of Sector 111, First precinct provides the latest crime statistic and helpful safety tips in his April 16, 2016 Newsletter at Johnny.McRoy@richmondgov.com

2. Communications with Mike Sawyer, City Traffic Engineer indicate that additional signage to facilitate traffic flow on Jefferson Avenue will not occur until after the new fiscal year because there is currently no funding for that effort. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:45. The conversation continued at the Union Market where Happy Hour prices were in place for those attending the UHCA meeting.

5.16.2016

Wednesday June 1, 2016 Union Hill Neighborhood Meeting

Our next Union Hill Meeting will be Wednesday June 1, 2016, 6:30pm, at Tricycle Gardens Hqtrs, 2314 Jefferson Avenue. Everyone is welcome. Send your agenda items to Mary Field at fieldmn@gmail.com.

4.04.2016

Monthly Meeting: Wed April 13, 2015

The next general membership meeting of the Union Hill Civic Association will be Wednesday April 13, 2015, 7pm, at the Family Resource Center, 2405 Jefferson Avenue.

Agenda items can be sent to the current UHCA President, Marc Anderson, manderson3252@gmail.com.

The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. This is a great way to catch up with your neighbors and learn more about the community we all share.

12.07.2015

Wednesday December 9, 7pm General Membership Meeting UPDATED

Our December meeting is this Wednesday December 9, 2015 at 7pm. Everyone is welcome!

We will meet at the East District Family Resource Center, 2405 Jefferson Ave. 

On the agenda:
- City Traffic Engineer Michael Sawyer to discuss UH traffic issues 
- New Year's Police Appreciation Project with Ann Wortham & Nancy Lampert
- Rescheduling UH Progressive Dessert/Holiday Celebration to January
- Nikia Lemaire's term as President is ending December 31. Marc Anderson has agreed to serve as acting President, unless there is an interested person to assume the role. 

If there are any other topics you think should be on the agenda, please let Nikia know at Nikia.Lemaire.RVA@gmail.com

11.04.2015

Monthly meeting is Wed Nov 4 @ 7pm.

Get to know your neighbors at the monthly UHCA meeting on Wednesday November 4 @ 7pm. 

This month, we will meet at the Tricycle Gardens Hqtrs, 2314 Jefferson Ave. 

Agenda items include plans for the annual Holiday Progressive party, neighborhood clean ups, food and clothing drives, and more. 

Please join us and bring a friend. The meeting is open to all. 

10.03.2015

Monthly Meeting: Wednesday October 7, 2015.

What: UHCA Monthly General Membership Meeting
When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7:00 pm.
Where: East District Family Resource Center, 2405 Jefferson Avenue


Join your neighbors for lively discussion regarding all things Union Hill!  

The agenda includes: 

-Virginia House of Delegates Representative Jennifer McClellan. She'll give us an update on legislative issues concerning the Commonwealth and the 71st House District.

Other agenda items include:

-Better Housing Coallition's rehabilitation and new construction at 2230 Venable Street. Lynn McAteer will review plans for the renovation and improvement of the property known as "The Citadel of Hope".

-2100 block of E. Leigh Street. Should it become one-way heading west? Bill Conkle is seeking neighborhood input.

-Progressive Dessert 2015. Selection of a date and general logistics.

Please bring your thoughts, ideas, and a neighbor. Join us for a great meeting!   

Questions? Please contact Nikia Lemaire at:  Nikia.Lemaire.RVA@gmail.com

9.01.2015

Neighbors' meeting Wed Sept 2 @ 7pm, TricGdn Hqtrs.

Please join your neighbors Wednesday September 2nd at 7pm for an hour of discussion and presentations. Meeting at 2314 Jefferson Avenue, Tricycle Garden headquarters.

Agenda includes a presentation about new construction proposed for 2325 Venable Street. Developer is seeking a Special Use Permit beyond the R63 zoning for Union Hill.

Socialize afterwards with a drink, snack or dinner at the Union Market. See you there!

8.04.2015

2-n-1 Meeting: FJOP & UHCA. Tues Aug 11, 7pm

Friends of Jefferson Park and Union Hill Civic Association--everyone welcome!

Join your neighbors Tuesday, August 11th at 7pm, for a combined meeting with the Friends of Jefferson Park and the Union Hill Civic Association.

Matt and Alicia Conrad have graciously invited us to gather at their home, 2002 Princess Anne Avenue.

See you there!

5.26.2015

Jefferson Avenue Public Planning June 9-11, 2015

Greening America’s Capitals: Progress, Preservation, and Opportunity on Jefferson Avenue

The City of Richmond was recently selected as one of five cities to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greening America’s Capitals technical design assistance to help green the public spaces along the Jefferson Ave corridor.

Please join us to help envision how Jefferson Avenue can 

-be an inviting street that is safer for pedestrians and bicyclists,

-be a more vibrant street with thriving local businesses,

-manage stormwater runoff with the addition of green infrastructure,

-honor its history as a gateway to some of Richmond’s oldest neighborhoods.

Everyone is invited to join us on the following days/times:  

Project Introduction June 9, 2015, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Public Open House, June 11, 2015, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM


Family Resource Center Family Resource Center, 2405 Jefferson Avenue.


Come help us design this important community space!

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact: 
Jakob Helmboldt, Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trails Coordinator
(804) 646-7141 or jakob.helmboldt@richmondgov.com


http://www2.epa.gov/smart-growth/greening-americas-capitals

5.12.2015

Meeting May 13, 2015, 7pm Union Market

Our May meeting is this Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm at the Union Market!  

WHEN - Wednesday, May 13th at 7pm
WHERE - Union Market

Hello Neighbors!  We will be holding our May UHCA gathering @ the  Union Market.  This will be a very relaxed and social gathering to welcome the coming summer.  

Your UHCA leadership realizes that it is time to regroup and reorganize, and we would like your input.  Instead of a formal, structured meeting, your UHCA Board Members will be on hand to initiate a round-table style discussion and brainstorming session.  Some topics that will be on the table:
  • A Summer Picnic 
  • Potential Focus Projects 
  • Other Events Coming Up
  • Neighborhood Issues
 
We hope you will join us at Union Market for a beverage and a lively conversation.
For questions or more information contact: Nikia.Lemaire.RVA@gmail.com

4.22.2015

Proposed development at 1903 E Marshall Street

Learn more about a 180-unit apartment building slated for the 1900 block of E. Marshall Street (the vacant lot at the bottom of Jefferson Park, between 20th and Cedar Streets, across from the Montessori School.)

WHEN: Thursday, April 23rd at 5:30pm
WHERE: Jefferson Park Bandstand
TOPIC: Development at 1903 E. Marshall Street
The developers of 1903 East Marshall will meet with UHCA, Friends of Jefferson Park, and the Church Hill Association to discuss their application with the City of Richmond Board of Zoning Appeals for special exceptions to the current zoning regulations for the property. The developer would like to initiate discussion with neighbors on the specifics of their request for clarification purposes. Please join us in Jefferson Park to learn more about the project and how it will impact our neighborhood.

For questions or more information contact: Nikia.Lemaire.RVA@gmail.com

4.18.2015

Aprill 22 meeting is a potluck social!

We hope you will come and join us to officially "Ring In Spring!"  Please indicate if you are planning to attend our UHCA Spring Potluck, and note what you will bring in the comments section of the RSVP.  This will help ensure that everyone will bring something different, and will allow for a tentative head count.  Invite your friends, all are welcome!

DATE: 4/22/2015 (Wed 5:00PM - 8:00PM)

LOCATION: Tricycle Gardens: 2314 Jefferson Avenue


Go here to sign up for the Aprill 22 members potluck: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4da4af2fa0fa7-theuhca

3.22.2015

March Meeting--all are welcome!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
Meeting: 7:00 PM
Social: 7:45 PM

Spring brings to mind thoughts of renewal and new growth, fresh air and fun times.  Let's spring into action by coming together to make Union Hill a beautiful and fun place to be this Spring.

We will be holding our next UHCA meeting on Wednesday, March 25th at 7pm.  This month in honor of Spring, our meeting will be held at the Tricycle Gardens office on Jefferson Ave. 

At 7:45pm, we will head over to Union Market for our UHCA Social.  Please join us for our informational meeting & Social and help us swing into Spring.

Tricycle Gardens
2314 Jefferson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23223

Union Market
2306 Jefferson Avenue

For more information: 804-399-3016

3.10.2015

UNION HILL COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
Beginning at 8:45 AM

Take pride in our community and help beautify Union Hill. Volunteers are needed to help pick up debris from Jefferson Park and the streets and sidewalks of Union Hill. Pickers, gloves, and bags will be provided. The group will meet at the Jefferson Park park house at 8:45 AM. Bring a friend, or a team of friends!

For questions, call 804-322-3016  or email fojp.rva@gmail.com.    

2.23.2015

Monthly UHCA Meeting: Wed Feb 25

What: February UHCA Meeting 
When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:00pm
Where: The East District Family Resource Center, 2405 Jefferson Avenue 

Followed By: Social Hour @ The Union Market, 2306 Jefferson Avenue, 8:00pm 


From our UHCA President, Nikia Lemaire:


Come one, come all to the February UHCA Meeting!  Bring your neighbors and friends, and get the scoop on all the cool projects and interesting happenings in Union Hill.  Since our January meeting was postponed, our February agenda will packed with tons of info. We will certainly have some great conversation points to discuss during the UHCA Social Hour, so come and join us!