There’s a new zone that encompasses the Eastside, called an Opportunity Zone. In a nutshell, it is about new development—think space for startups, housing stores, walk-bike connectors from downtown, etc. Here’s a link to an article by the Longmont Observer with a map: https://longmontobserver.org/featured/understanding-the-longmont-opportunity-zone/ So, what are the three most important things to know about … Continue reading The Opportunity Zone and the Historic Eastside
HENA has found itself inside an Opportunity Zone. Our zone appears to be about "future enhancements for Longmont and its river corridor." As HENA Co-Chair I know little about this, but you can read more here: http://standwithourstvraincreek.com/2019/01/29/advisory-panel-meeting-to-discuss-future-development-of-st-vrain-river-corridor/ There is a meeting about it on Friday February 15th (8:30-11:30 a.m.) now at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road. Please feel … Continue reading Want to know about the Opportunity Zone we are in? Find out more at Feb 15th meeting
HENA wishes to encourage neighbors to attend the Feb 6th meeting and take the survey. Public workshop: Wednesday, February 6, at the Parks building Sunset Campus, 7 S. Sunset Street, Longmont, CO 80501. Drop in from 5 - 7pm. Could you also take the survey? Online survey: Survey for public input will close Tuesday, Feb. … Continue reading City seeks input on Quiet Zones – Feb 6th meeting- save the date and do the survey!
Thanks everyone for showing up and speaking about a variety of topics yesterday (January 15th 2019). The topics included recycling, bettering communication from city council to HENA, opportunity zones that surround the East Side, and quiet zones for the Historic Eastside. The topic that got picked up by the Times-Call was about Parking from those … Continue reading Parking from Lower Downtown in the Historic Eastside now a hot topic for city council
This city council meeting is not in the usual format--here anyone who signs up to talk before 7pm can get up to 5 minutes (instead of the usual 3) to speak and also to get some real-time feedback from city council. HENA members will be addressing parking, quiet zones, communication with city council and short-term … Continue reading Come join us on Jan 15th for city council meeting by 7pm for opportunity to address city council about issues important to HENA for 2019
It's very important for Historic Eastside residents to show up for this, as this is our big chance to get the historic protections we’ve recently lost enshrined into the new Land Development Code. You may remember signing our petition for a Conservation Overlay (C-O) in the late summer of 2018. If you did, thank you! Since … Continue reading Support our conservation initiative–at City Council meeting on Tues Jan 22nd by 7pm.
After several meetings, Dido Clark, HENA Co-Chair, now has a verbal agreement with Joni Marsh, Head of Planning & Zoning, that they will move forward with amending the new Land Development Code to include the protections for historic character that were present in the earlier form of the code. Simply carrying over our current protections … Continue reading Conservation Overlay status update
Thank you everyone for coming! We had about 35 people, ate great food (thanks in part to the City's Neighborhood Activities grant) and got to hang out with each other. We also talked about the status of: our conservation overlay initiative the upcoming Neighborhood Improvement Grant (that could be worth about $6,500 for us in … Continue reading Great HENA annual meeting on Aug 25th
There have been unique efforts of the Supporting Action for Mental Health coalition to make costly mental health training available for free to Longmont residents. Unfortunately those efforts may end soon due to funding and everyone is encouraged to sign up for one of their FREE trainings or to host a training event as soon … Continue reading Mental Health First Aid Opportunities Ending Soon
The City of Longmont and the Longmont Housing Opportunity Team (LHOT) invite the public to attend a community conversation on ending homelessness in Longmont on Wednesday, August 29th, at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road. This round table dialogue will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and welcomes all community members to listen, engage in dialogue, and explore how … Continue reading Take One More Step Toward Ending Homelessness- Aug 29, Longmont Museum, 6.30 pm