Have you had a chance yet to enjoy the new restaurant on North Ave, Juniper 61? Would YOU like to be a part of helping bring more great businesses like this to North Avenue? The North Avenue Neighborhood Alliance which was instrumental in bringing Juniper 61 to Tosa is looking for neighbors to be a part of their Planning Task Force. The goal is to have at least 3 Pabst Park residents on the task force, so far we have one pair of interested neighbors from 67th street. If you have a desire to make a difference in East Tosa, please consider joining the task force via their website, http://easttosa.org/
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From Meg Miller and the North Avenue Neighborhood Alliance:
We need Pabst Park residents to help spend $40K!
The North Avenue Neighborhood Alliance (The Alliance) was awarded a $40K Block Grant to fund the development of a comprehensive, long-term master plan and corresponding tactics for implementation to support economic sustainability on North Avenue from 60th-76th Street. For a copy of the grant proposal, please visit http://easttosa.org/ The Alliance collaborated with East Town Business and Merchant’s Association, Inglewood Heights Neighborhood Association, Old Hillcrest Neighborhood Association, Pabst Park Neighborhood Association, Tosa East Town Neighborhood Association and Washington Highlands Neighborhood Association to develop and submit the grant.
In order to ensure our voice is heard, the board of the PPNA is seeking civic-minded residents from our neighborhood to represent us on the Planning Task Force.
What is the role of the planning task force?
The task force is charged with development and distribution of a planning proposal. The Task Force will then follow up with reviewing submitted proposals and decide to whom the proposal should be awarded. Representatives should be open to sharing progress of the task force and soliciting feedback from residents via association newsletters and/or listservs.
The task force will be facilitated by Wauwatosa resident Kevin Hardman. Kevin works to create economically sustainable, vibrant and diverse communities. As the President of Clonmel Partners, L.L.C. Kevin provides consulting services to towns and cities, planning and architectural firms, and developers to help them create walk able, viable, urban places. Clonmel also works with small businesses to help them maximize their entrepreneurial assets. Kevin is a frequent speaker and panelist at urban-development forums. He is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, an organization that promotes the urban form. He is also on the board of directors of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin and the Village of Wauwatosa Business Improvement District (BID). Kevin holds a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
What kind of time commitment will be required?
The Alliance had set aside 16 hours for task force meetings, proposal review, etc. between mid to late January and late August.
Please submit your name under “Interested in the Planning Task Force” at http://easttosa.org/. Be sure to note what times/days of the week work best for you. Once all interested parties have submitted their information, we will determine the meeting time based on what works best for most. We will then set the meeting dates and time and communicate this to those who expressed interest.
This is a great opportunity to help steer the direction of North Avenue in East Town to be vibrant and sustainable!