TOP TEN FOR 2020-21

DESPITE COVID, YOUR LHDNO BOARD CONTINUED WORKING TO IMPROVE OUR BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC DISTRICT. HERE ARE OUR TOP TEN EXAMPLES:

  1. We survived 2020-2021 !

  2. Light Up Leinkauf: The Battery Heights lighting project bid was let and awarded, and the timeline is now in the hands of the awardee, Bagby and Russell. We hope Councilman Carroll will help us insure that project stays alive!

  3. LHDNO Improvements: New LHDNO historic markers were purchased from signage sales, and installed on interior streets across the district by the city.

4. Set future goals: We continued to build our modest bank balance to a place which would allow us to seek a small “matching funds” grant for a special project in Leinkauf. JOIN US TODAY AND GIVE US YOUR INPUT FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS!

5. Neighborhood Improvement: Your Board has worked on several zoning projects that impact quality of life in Leinkauf:

A. New apartments, Fernbank, at the corner of Everett and Monroe, renovated and recovered a Historic apartment building and returned it to an attractive addition to the area. Your LHDNO Board worked with the owner to gain his concessions and supported his project. If you recall, the Board opposed, and stopped, an earlier development at this site which would have offered cheap, short-term “studio” type

apartments without long term leasing.

B. Worked with Mr. Manzie, the Board gained his commitment for street and sidewalk repairs, and much work is being done now on Eslava toward that goal. Other streets were on the list, and our hope is that we will gain Mr. Carroll’s support for those.

C. The Board joined the Government Street Collaborative and ODWA to work with the Cindy Haber Center (see update in this newsletter) to insure their B1 rezoning for Offices serves the surrounding neighborhood well.

D. The Board again joined forces with the Government Street Collaborative to work with the new operator of The Pillars, Ms Rebekah Persekian, to gain her cooperation for a Voluntary Exclusions Covenant at her B1 business to exclude future uses in that location which could be inappropriate for the Leinkauf Historic District. We then supported Ms Persekian’s operational permitting for a Piano Lounge and Events

venue at that location, and we look forward to The Pillars rejoining the Leinkauf neighborhood.

6. COMMUNICATIONS: Website at ww.leinkauf.org. UTILITIZED Next Door posts; CONTINUED “LHNDNO Lamppost” Newsletter;

7. PUBLIC RELATIONS WITH OFFICIALS: The Board offered support to ODWA to host a Council campaign forum prior to

the election, and LHDNO funded refreshments for the event. Began planning other activities (more to follow).

8. BUSINESS: Sought an Ad Hoc Elections Chair and brought forward a slate for new Board & Officers, elected via email.

9. CONTINUED DONATIONS TO LEINKAUF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL from funds raised by LHDNO sign sales.

10. FUNDRAISERS: LHDNO Flag and commemorative signage sales.

11. Wrapped up 2021 AND PLANNED FOR 2022: The Board continued handling business from collecting dues to filling vacancies and keeping up with issues and developments impacting Leinkauf and advocating for our historic district.

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