Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com Train crossing reconstruction is planned this summer for Atwood St. on 3rd and Longs Peak Aves, as well as on 9th and 17th Aves, and is already underway at 1st and Emery St. This is the first phase of crossing upgrades to allow the train to stop blowing its … Continue reading Train Silencing Update
Meeting to talk about the impact of Longmont’s new grant for Quiet Zones on the Historic Eastside TONIGHT March 1 7.30s at Wibby’s. Please join us! Longmont just got a huge grant for quiet zones, so why does the Historic Eastside still have to reduce it accessibility and walkability? Especially near a school zone? Here … Continue reading Meeting to talk about the impact of Longmont’s new grant for Quiet Zones on the Historic Eastside TONIGHT March 1 7.30s at Wibby’s. Please join us!
The Historic Eastside is not a place designated for idling of trains, and the city does not seem to know about it. But we know it happens. If you could call BNSF at 1-800-832-5452 option #3 and leave a message. Put that number in your contacts! A bunch of people calling is better. They also … Continue reading Please report train idling that blocks our East-West access 1-800 832 5452 #3
As many of us know the City of Longmont is working to implement “Quiet Zones” along the BNSF rail lines that run through the City. This seems like a welcome respite from the train horns that seem to get louder and more frequent as time goes on. But, a “Quiet Zone” does not mean the … Continue reading Opinion Piece: Crossings Not Closures
Here is the link to tonight's agenda. http://webapp.ci.longmont.co.us/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=1076&doctype=AGENDA My concern is that the data on voting on street closure is not completely accurate. The Kensington Park neighborhood had no input on any street closures. Also, at that meeting it was stated that the City wanted to create east/west corridors. Presently HENA has 5 east/west corridors: … Continue reading Quiet Zone and street closures on the agenda for tonight’s (6.25.19) City Council meeting
Public Input Opportunity Focused on Historic Eastside Neighborhood Post Date: 05/13/2019 6:00 AM This will be a third open house for the Railroad Quiet Zone Project. City staff anticipates that one street crossing in the Historic Eastside Neighborhood will need to be closed to successfully implement the citywide Quiet Zone Project (4th, 5th or 6th Avenue). This … Continue reading Railroad Quiet Zone Project Open House, May 20, 2019
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