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BDHOA receives Grant to Band Trees

BDHOA has received a $3,000 matching grant from the City’s Neighborhood and Business Services to help defray the cost to band our trees this year. Information on how you can sign-up to receive a grant will be sent out shortly. Grants will be on a first come basis to paid HOA members first.

Colony Apartment Rezoning- Community Meeting

Synco Properties is holding a Community Meeting to share their rezoning proposal and answer any questions you may have about the Rezoning Petition. Synco’s rezoning request will be identified as Rezoning Petition 2015-034. It is scheduled for a public hearing before City Council on May 18, 2015.

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 24th at 6:30pm
Where: Myers Park Baptist Church
Heaton Hall
1900 Queens Road

2015 Board Elected

Thanks to our new board members who have volunteered their time for the betterment of our neighborhood.

Anna Wilder- President
Meghan Lluberas- Treasurer
Jenny Hitt- Community Watch
David Taylor- Community Watch
Bernie Gesing
Rebecca Fant
Jason Rericha

Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting will be held on Monday, March 9th in the auditorium at Selwyn Elementary School. In addition to electing a new board, we will hear updates from our city and county representatives about projects that impact our neighborhood. CMPD officers also we be available to answer questions about neighborhood crime and activity. The following businesses or residents have donated door prizes that will be given out at the meeting: Nakato’s Japanese Steak House, Toscana Ristorante, Whole Foods, Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant, Georges Brasserie, Taco Mac, Moffett Restaurant Group- Barrington’s, Good Food on Montford and Stagioni and MBFit- personal trainer

The Colony Apartments Rezoning

Synco Properties Inc. and Schlosser Development Corp. have filed a rezoning application for a mixed-use development at the site of The Colony apartment complex on the corner of Colony and Sharon Rds.

If approved, the zoning change of this 27-acre site would allow Synco and Schlosser to develop up to 1,100 residential units in three phases, a 250,000 square feet, 10 story office building and 300,000 square feet of retail space that will include destination retailers, a grocery store, several restaurants and a boutique hotel with up to 350 rooms.

While we are waiting on additional details regarding the final site plan and design, the developer has indicated that the project would include the following:

  • A two-acre plaza at the center of the development as well as retaining the majority of the existing tree canopy. The plaza will include a variety of seating, gardens and event space.
  • A meandering path for running and biking that runs along Colony Rd. and Roxborough.
  • An extension of Rexford Rd. connecting Roxborough and Sharon Rds., a new connection between Morrison Boulevard and Colony as well as connectivity throughout the site for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

If you have specific questions or concerns, please let us know so we can get the answers from city staff or the developers involved in the project.

Developer’s Update

Synco’s rezoning request will be identified as Rezoning Petition 2015-034.

As with most rezonings, we expect that the rezoning plan will evolve throughout the rezoning process as we respond to feedback from City Departments, neighboring property owners and community groups.  The list of written “Development Standards” will expand and become more detailed as the design progresses to a degree that allows us to make more specific commitments.   We plan to host another large community meeting within the next month or two, to update the community on our progress with regard to the site plan.

Also, we have launched a website dedicated to this rezoning petition and plan to use it to distribute information about the rezoning:

http://www. thecolonyredevelopment.com/

The_Colony_-_Rezoning_package

Time to Band Trees

It is time to band our trees. By applying a glue barrier to the tree trunk, the wingless cankerworm moths are trapped as they climb the tree. For best results, trees need to banded over the next 2 weeks. As cankerworms can move from tree to tree, we strongly encourage you to ask your adjacent neighbors to join you in banding our trees.

Steps to band trees:

    1. Install a two inch strip of cotton or fiberglass insulation around tree- 3 ft from ground and lowest limb.
    2. Position a band of roofing felt over strip and attach with glue gun. Use electrical tape for smaller trees.
    3. Using disposable gloves and putty knife, apply film of Tanglefoot on band, approx. 1/8 in.
      thick.

Don’t want to do this yourself? Contact Silver Duck Tree Banding Services at 704-779-6476

Woodfield Construction Update

Several of our neighbors have been dealing with some sleepless nights due to night-time construction such as concrete pours, truck noise and industrial lighting. After contacting our city councilman, Kenny Smith, we have some resolution. He initiated meetings with the developer, affected neighbors, the Assistant City Manager and himself. The developer has
agreed to make some concessions to make the process more tolerable to those directly affected. Our HOA will continue to stay informed and support our neighbors as needed.

Large Crowd Attend Annual Meeting

Over 100 residents turned out Tuesday night to attend the HOA annual meeting.

In addition to electing a new board, members heard important updates from Board members on recent rezoning requests, planned improvements for Barclay Downs and an update on the Woodfield Apartment Project. Members also heard from Kenny Smith (City Council), Matthew Ridenhour (County Commission), Principal Folk (AG Middle) and Officer  Wing (CMPD). Several residents won door prizes from area businesses. Please make sure to let these businesses know that we appreciate their support of our HOA.

South Park Mall
Jimmy Johns (Sharon Road)
Chuy’s at SouthPark
Nikato Japanese Steakhouse (Pineville-Matthews Rd)
Whole Foods

Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes