Monday, March 31, 2008

March 25th Meeting

One more post before the night is out. I had a request from one resident for minutes from our March 25th meeting. Official minutes will be recorded more formally going forward, but a brief summary will have to do this time around. Thanks for your patience.
  1. Charlotte Knights Update: Dan Rajkowski, Vice President & General Manager, was present with several representatives from Odell. The process so far has been one of "stops and starts" due to lawsuits from Jerry Reese. Presently the club expects construction to begin in late 2008 or early 2009, with the park opening in April 2010. This, of course, is contingent upon the speedy resolution of litigation. Mr. Rajkowski's Architect explained how the ballpark will be placed on the site, and noted several features to integrate its pedestrian walkways with Romare Bearden Park and surrounding parcels.
  2. Election: Please see your new Third Ward officers, at right.
  3. CMPD: A brief CMPD report was given. Overall, the basic recommendations continue: do not leave valuables in sight, in your car.
  4. Community Garden: A Community Garden work day is planned for Saturday, April 5 at 9am.

3W Agenda

Good evening. Please be aware that in coming weeks the 3W officers will be setting an agenda for the next two years. If you have particular questions or concerns for our neighborhood, please make them known by contacting me. Of course, if your passion for the neighborhood inspires you to volunteer, please let me know that too.

Thanks for reading,

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Third Ward Transitions

Welcome to Third Ward online!

On Tuesday, March 25th, elections were held for a new slate of Third Ward officers. I will be serving as your President for the next two years, with Beth Springston as Treasurer and Tony Marciano as Secretary. Our outgoing President, Eric Davis, deserves a round of applause for his efforts in service of the neighborhood over the past several years. Many thanks to Eric!

Across Third Ward, there are almost too many exciting things happening to list. The Neighborhood Association itself will mature to reflect this new reality. Over the next several months our organization will change to better reflect our growing population. Highrise condominum residents and those along the West Morehead Street corridor will join residents in "classic" Third Ward to together enhance the quality of life in our signature Uptown neighborhood.

Please visit this site regularly for updates on meeting times and locations. And if you have questions or are interested in becoming involved in Third Ward, please contact me via e-mail.

I look forward to working together over the next two years!

John Schwaller

Brookings Institution Considers Third Ward

I grabbed this off the automated news feed: New Kind of Growth Emerging for Charlotte.