Leinkauf Under the Oaks

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Broad Street Tiger Grant Targets Live Oaks

At the Febv. 19th Tree Commission meeting, citizens who have followed the Broad street project from its initial “Bring Back Broad” days, were stunned to learn, for the first time, that 55 trees, including almost 50 mature Live Oaks, are targeted for removal, and not only that, this is the SECOND GROUP of trees, the first group having already received approval, apparently without a fully public process since the Tree Commission website shows no meeting agenda with the case. The surprises continued a week later at the Feb. 26th Council meeting when the Mayor revealed, when asked, that the total number of trees to date approved for removal is 160, and 67 are live oak, of which 15 are deemed unh

New Zoning Ordinance: 2 days after Mardi Gras is Deadline for your Input - March 8th

A meeting for residents of all of midtown's historic districts with city Planners about the Proposed Zoning Ordinance (Unified Development Code or UDC) was held Feb. 13 at the Main Branch of the Library. About 40 attendees were able to receive a broad overview and ask questions.THE FEEDBACK PERIOD ENDS MARCH 8!very important. If we fail to advocate for what we like, others may advocate successfully to get those elements removed! The main points were: A. For historic properties and downtown, the MHDC, ARB procedures remain in place and the DDD standards remain for downtown. HIstoric district signage standards remain in place. B. The new code focuses more on DESIGN and SITE PLAN standards

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