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ZONING CODE, VERSION 3, RELEASED FOR PUBLIC INPUT:
The new Zoning Code, in development for about 3 years, is called the Unified Development Code or UDC. A Version 3 edition was released on May 28 for a 30 day public input period. All LHDNO residents were encouraged to become familiar with the new code, since it will determine commercial and residential zoning and development for decades into the future.
To see the Veersion 3 code:
Select Unified Development Code (blue bar)
To see video of summaries or the Code articles: Select the View Recorded UDC
The Version 4, and probably final, Code is due to be released in early fall.
LED STREET LIGHT PROJECT
The Mayor promises our street lights are to be upgraded to LED this year. The project has begun on parts of Goverrnment Street. The lighting upgrades are due to be concluded in 2021 according to the Mayor's announcement. This good news joins Mr. Manzie's continued confirmation that the Battery Heights reproduction antique lamps that were removed a number of years ago will be replaced and brought into service. These have been a major focus of your LHDNO Board for several years. After all the bad news of 2020, it's good to hear some good news.
LHDNO BOARD ELECTIONS COMMITTEE BEGINS WORK
Watch for communications in September about nominations for LHDNO Board and officer vacancies for the upcoming year.
LHDNO General Membership Meetings for 2020 have been suspended at this time due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The Board is working in committees on projects at this time. Watch for the Lamppost newsletters from the Board President. The Board hopes to return to membership meetings as early as CDC guidelines can be followed, and meetings will be held at First Christian Church, Government St @ Stocking Street.
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The LHDNO Mission is to honor the gift of our shared lives by elevating our Quality of Life, preserving historic properties, and nurturing the enduring legacy of our natural surroundings.
ELEVATE the Quality of of Life...
• PRESERVE AND RESTORE our historic homes and properties
• WORK FOR a neighborly, connected, safe, and clean District
• ADVOCATE for high quality commercial design
• WORK TO INFLUENCE nonresidential uses appropriate to our historic, residential character
• WORK TO PROTECT AND IMPROVE our natural greenways and built legacy
2019 YEAR-END REPORT OF ACTIVITIES FROM THE LHDNO BOARD
1. LIGHT UP LEINKAUF! Phase One is now in the 2020 City Capital Improvement Action Budget !! PROJECT: Formed an Ad Hoc lighting committee; Lighting Ad Hoc Chair, Tim Maness, hosted organizational meeting to kick off project to install antique lampposts where they have been dismantled by the city, upgrade electrical infrastructure to make future lighting installations possible, and expand antique lampposts in the District. By the October 25th membership meeting they announced the city’s commitment to move a 10-year-old lighting infrastructure upgrade project into the 2020 action budget, opening the door to future fundraising and grants to continue the project.
2. CONTINUED COMMUNICATIONS: Website at ww.leinkauf.org. UTILITIZED Next Door posts; CONTINUED “LHNDNO Lamppost” Newsletter;
3. LHDNO LEADING ON COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS: THE LHDNO BOARD successfully advocated against an overly-dense TEN UNIT apartment complex of short-term, studio sized units at the corner of Everett and Church Streets, then later worked with a new developer who initiated contact with the Board and attended an LHDNO membership meeting to present his plan and answer questions. This new proposal for a much improved complex of only SIX units and a more historically appropriate exterior promises to be a contributing housing option in our neighborhood. The new Stokley Garden Express work is progressing and will open this year. The LHDNO Board met with and welcomed The Spiffy Fox Pizzaria on Monroe. Realtors tell us housing in Leinkauf is appreciating and moving!
4. PUBLIC RELATIONS WITH OFFICIALS: A.Gained donations to host luncheon for Councilman Manzie about lighting. B. Board and volunteers represented Leinkauf in several meetings: Mr. Manzie’s District 2 VIA meeting, Planning Commission and City Council Meetings on development projects; C. Government Street Collaborative committee meetings with city officials about the Broad Street project.
5. REPRESENTED LEINKAUF IN THE COMMUNITY: Attended other historic district meetings as guests and presenters (ODWA, DeTonti, Govt St Collaborative); Encouraged increased communication and collaboration among other historic districts per the Gov’t St Collaborative goals, as well as among the various neighborhoods organized within Leinkauf (Porch Society, Flo Claire, Govt St Collaborative).
6. BUSINESS: Revised and Aligned By-Laws with current procedures. Brought forward a slate for new Board & Officers. Engaged guest speakers on topics of interest at several Membership meetings: Owner to present site plan of of proposed Ferndale Apartments at Church and Everett; Mobile Historic Development Commission director Paige Largue.
7. CONTINUED DONATION TO LEINKAUF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL from funds raised at LHDNO activities
8. FUNDRAISERS: 50/50 Raffle at the Annual Holiday Party in December to support LHDNO initiatives; LHDNO Flag and commemorative signage sales
9. ENGAGED MIDTOWN AND DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES IN SUPPORT OF LEINKAUF: Take your Business to these supporters and THANK them for supporting YOUR HISTORIC DISTRICT! The Pillars-Classic Events, Callaghan’s, Stokley’s Garden Express, Fresh Market, Starbucks on Govt St, Moe’s BBQ, Rooster’s, Cheese Factory, Butch Cassidy’s, Wintzell’s, Spot of Tea, Three George’s, Crescent Theater, Ashland Pub, Mobile Botanical Gardens The Artful Garden gift shop, MA Simon, Ashland Gallery, Expressions Gifts, Office Depot, LUSH, Zimlich, Guncles Pastry, Alabama Crown, Serda's, Southern Business Consultants, KandC Small Business Computer Services, The Spiffy Fox, and coming this year, Ferndale Apartments on Church Street.
10. CELEBRATED 2019 AND PLANNED FOR 2020: Decorated Government Street lampposts with festive red bows and silver snowflakes in preparation for the “Holidays at the Pillars” fourth annual holiday party for Leinkauf residents to celebrate a successful 2019 together and kick off an even better 2020!
FLY YOUR FLAG! THE LEINKAUF HISTORIC DISTRICT FLAGS HAVE SOLD OUT! IF AND WHEN THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST TO FRONT A RE-ORDER DOWNPAYMENT COST, WE WILL MAKE MORE FLAGS AVAILABLE.