Showing posts from September, 2013

The Future of the UHCA

UHCA has played a significant role in making Union Hill the diverse, vibrant and safe community in which we live.  A small corps of committed individuals has with great skill and dedication provided UHCA leadership since its inception. This summer it became apparent that the future of the organization depends on engaging more of our neighbors and on Identifying new leadership.  With that in mind, the September 17, 2013 meeting was focused on reaching consensus as to the future course of the organization.
Please take a minute and look at the summary of that meeting. Everyone is encouraged to join the dialogue.  Send your thoughts and comments to

This is a "work in progress" with the only goal being an organization that meets the needs of the community.
During this period of transition, staying in touch will be particularly critical.  Please feel free to use the address to identify any issues that need immediate UHCA attention or to share …

New House Plans for 22nd Street

Plans for a new home on N. 22nd Street were presented at last nights UHCA meeting.  If you have any questions about the plans, contact Tom O'Kelly at

Next Meeting: Wed Sept 18 @ 7pm

Location: home of Inas El-Amin 705 N. 24th Street

This month our main agenda item will be to discuss and decide upon how the Union Hill Civic Association will function in the future. Items to discuss include: 

- How often will the organization meet? - Main function(s) of the organization - How committees will function - Membership - Social events, including the Progressive Dessert Christmas Party

We want this organization to be for everyone in the neighborhood, whether you own a home or are a renter. 

Please come on out and join the meeting. Everyone in the neighborhood is welcome! 

Coming soon: a new Union Hill business.

Thursday,  September 12, 2013 at 7pm, Union Hill residents are invited to learn about the soon-to-open market and sandwich shop at 2306 Jefferson Avenue.

From the business owners:

Dear Union Hill neighbors, We, Hunter Robertson, Gillian Field, and Shawn Tunstall, are excited to announce that we will be opening a new business in the commercial space at 2300-2306 Jefferson Avenue (formerly Johnson’s Southern Comfort). 

As residents of the neighborhood, we are seeking to fill what we believe is a much-needed service for the community: a safe and reliable high-quality market and sandwich shop. While we currently have a Special Use Permit (“SUP”) in place permitting operation as a restaurant, we will need to apply for a text-only amendment to the SUP in support of the market portion of the business. We would like to invite all of our neighbors in Union Hill to come learn more about our concept and the amendment we are proposing. Please join us at the space at 2300-2306 Jefferson Ave. on Thursda…