We are very pleased to announce that the Historic Uptown Neighborhood Plan won approval and adoption in City Council by a unanimous vote, which was teed up by words of appreciation, encouragement, and commitment by several City Council members. More to come soon on what will likely be our first official project effort stemming from the plan.
We’d like to extend a big thanks first to you, our active and invested neighbors - many of whom showed up tonight. We’d also like to thank our partners at Renaissance Group, who facilitated the process in development of the plan and of course Susan Ajoc and the Neighborhood Partnership for re-engaging the neighborhood for update of the plan and providing important historical perspective.
The minutes from the 11/12/13 monthly meeting with guest speakers from Domain Homes have been published here:
We welcome the 2014 Board of Directors:
Just a friendly reminder that since today is election day, the meeting that would normally be scheduled for tonight was moved to November 12th.
Our agenda for the next meeting will include a guest speaker, Kevin Robles, from Domain Homes. Domain Homes is engaged in a significant amount of development in our neighborhood, which so far appears to be appropriate and potentially beneficial. We’re looking forward to hearing more about their plans and allowing you all to ask some questions.
When seated, our 2014 board will consist of the following members (alphabetical):
St. Anthony’s Hospital Classroom D
Tuesday November 12
6:30 PM Crimewatch
Great news! The Historic Uptown Neighborhood Plan was unanimously accepted by the City Planning Commission. It’s adoption means the inclusion of our neighborhood plan into the St. Petersburg City Master Plan, which opens the door for some good things to happen in Uptown as long as we stay engaged, proactive, and prioritized in our efforts. We were one of the two first to be accepted (Old Southeast was the other) in the city’s re-engagement effort. Next steps: City Council working session on Oct 31 then City Council public hearing in Dec. We’ll keep you guys posted.
Special thanks to the neighbors who came out in good numbers to show support. Also special thanks to Susan Ajoc and Renaissance Planning Group for their facilitation of the plan.
Minutes from last night’s city- sponsored meeting have been posted here. Be sure to check them out if you missed the meeting.
The biggest news is that we did formally adopt the neighborhood plan, which can be found here. It is a lot of info and we’re working with the city to get a more readable / printable version for you guys and hope to have something very soon.
Bungalow Hop is October 19th!
As a reminder, you can pre-pay for the Saturday, October 19th Bungalow Hop via Paypal and save a couple bucks per person. 3 cool hosts at 3 cool houses - only $15 a piece in advance ($17 at the door) gets you food and some drinks for the night. If you have a favorite beverage, you are encouraged to bring it along. More information here.
Seeking new Board Members
We’re on the hunt for a few new board members for 2014. If you would like to be a candidate, we need to know of your interest by October 8th in order to get you on the ballot (you must also be a paid member as of Oct 8). Please email email@example.com ASAP to express interest or if you have any questions. If you unsure of your association membership status, we can easily check that out for you.
Just a few more days left to RSVP for the Saturday October 19th Bungalow Hop!
RSVP deadline is Wed, Oct 16th.
This is the Uptown version of a progressive ‘dinner’ party. We move from house to house as a group and spend 90 minutes at each house. Each hosting house prepares food for the guests.
There will be 3 lovely homes participating. We’ll rally at the first house at 6PM. If you choose not to pre-pay, please be prepared to pay $17 per person at the first location, which is 541 8th Ave N.
Thornsberry Residence: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Hurtak Residence: 7:30-9pm
Strauss Residence: 9pm till ??
$15 per person in advance
$17 at the door
Cost includes food. soft drinks and limited alcoholic beverage. Strongly encourage you to bring your favorite tasty, frosty beverage.
Your contribution covers food and drink and remaining proceeds will go to HUNA as a fundraiser.
RSVP ASAP (or pay in advance by clicking the image at the top of this web page) - space is limited
Can’t wait to see you then! This is a FUN way to meet your neighbors and see some of the fabulous homes in the neighborhood. Invite your friends!
St. Anthony’s Hosptal Classroom D @6:30PM
Hi, tonight we’re going to have a quick review of the neighborhood plan so people are prepared to vote yes to ratify the plan at next month’s city sponsored event. We’ll also have our Codes officer in to discuss progress on our Top-10 Problemed Properties list. We’ve seen some progress and look forward to sharing.
You can review the plan here (attached to the article as a PDF)
You can review the most recent update of the Codes Top-10 here
Historic Uptown Association Membership is only $12.50 per person, which can be paid onine via credit card or in cash/check at one of our meetings.
Our crime watch event originally scheduled for Tuesday Aug 6 (in place of our normal meeting) is canceled in order to give everyone a chance to tune into the mayoral debate (details below). We encourage everyone to make time to get informed on the candidates’ positions.
August 6th 7-8pm
The Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9 will partner to produce a live, televised St. Petersburg mayoral debate before the August primary.
Following the Aug 27 primary, the news organizations again return to the Palladium to host a second, general election mayoral debate in October. Dates and ticket availability will be announced later.
Both events will be moderated by Times political editor Adam Smith and Bay News 9 senior anchor Al Ruechel in a special edition of the show Political Connections.
Just a reminder that we have a Monthly Crime Walk scheduled for this Wednesday night at 7:30 PM. Meet at the Round Lake Gazebo and bring a flash light if you have one handy. Plan on about an hour and don’t forget to wear your HUNA crime watch t-shirt if you have one. We really hope to see you there.
The minutes from our monthly general meeting (CPTED and Council Member Karl Nurse) are posted here.
Location: St. Anthony’s Hospital Classroom D
6:30PM: SPPD will be present to discuss crime reports and updates.
7PM: Chip Wells from the SPPD will give a presentation about CPTED. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design is an approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design.
7:30PM: Karl Nurse, City Council reprensentative for District 6, will be in attendance to meet HUNA residents and address questions and concerns related to HUNA.