8/17/18 | Summer Porch Party

Porch Party
Friday, August 17th
 | 7-10 pm 
Home of Will Payne & Bonnie Hough
777 29th Ave N.

Come make the most of the hot weather with a cold drink at our next porch party! Hosted by Will Payne & Bonnie Hough, 7-10PM at 777 29th Ave N. Bring a side dish to share and your beverage of choice. CHNA will also be collecting donations for Daystar Life Center, so please consider bringing some non-perishable goods to donate to the food pantry during the sparse summer months.

We hope to see you there!

Friends of Woodlawn Elementary

Friends of Woodlawn Elementary

Crescent Heights, Crescent Lake, Euclid St. Paul, and Woodlawn Neighborhood Associations are all joining together to develop a way for residents and parents to support our local elementary school: Woodlawn Elementary.  A similar effort has helped Northshore Elementary transform into desired school (http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/The-comeback-at-North-Shore-Elementary-is-real-as-families-rediscover-their-neighborhood-school_162522638), and now this “Friends of” group is expanding their efforts to bring the same success to schools throughout Pinellas County.

The Neighborhood Association Presidents have had very productive meetings with the Woodlawn Elementary principal, and we are excited to roll out our own “Friends of” group this fall. The largest need identified by the school is volunteers to be mentors or help with reading skills.  We will be holding a one-hour workshop for interested volunteers in August at the TASCO building.  In particular, the school hopes to attract more male volunteers, so if you would like to sign up and help make a difference in the community and in the life of a child, please e-mail president@mychna.org.  We need 15 people interested in order to hold the August training.

7/12/18 | Road Construction Postponed on Dr. MLK Jr Street N

Road Construction Postponed on Dr. MLK Jr Street N

The City has postponed its work on repaving Dr. MLK Jr Street N. until further notice. There was objection to the City’s initial final plans to convert the street into three lanes of travel (one lane southbound and two lanes northbound). The City’s initial final plan included a bike lane with room for physical dividers so that bikers would be better protected from traffic. However, this proposal is being reconsidered to allow for two lanes of traffic in both directions and standard bike lanes without any dividers. The City will provide updates on the final approved proposal and traffic lanes shortly. There is no current ETA for when road work will begin.

7/11/18 | Church of the Beatitudes Update

Historic Sanctuary/Church of the Beatitudes Update

Here’s an update from the property developer:

We are proceeding with the two houses facing 29th. The designs are the same designs that I originally reviewed with you and CHNA.

I have not been able to move forward with the designation on the sanctuary at this time as I have not received the final comments on the church conversion from the city. The plans, after 3 months, are still with the City for approval! The City has performed the review however not completed the comments etc to be able to get them back to me. Once I get them back and re-submitted I will then work with the City’s Historic Preservation staff on the application for designation.

The plan is to still wait to perform any work on the church until the homes on 29th are very near completion. That will be at least 6 months from now. It has worked well as the congregation is still working in the building, and they have not moved everything out at this time.

I hope everyone is ok with everything. I am trying to stick to my word on all that I promised the CHNA. We have put up a fence to keep dust and any loose debris from hindering the neighborhood. I am on site daily, if anyone has any questions please let me know and I will answer best I can.

CHNA remains in contact with the developer and the City’s Historic Preservation staff and send updates as they are available.

5/21/18 | Bingo w/ Allendale Oaks Neighborhood Association

AONA Bingo Night
Monday May 21 | 6:30PM
First Unity Church | 460 46th Ave N

Please join your friends, neighbors and all other Allendale Oaks Neighborhood Association (AONA) members next Monday for a fun night of BINGO and socializing.  Bingo sheets will be sold 3 for $1 and we’ll do as many rounds as possible. There will be prizes (cash and others), BYOB and lots of fun to be had!

5/9/18 | Sunken Gardens Night w/ the Mayor

Crescent Lake, Crescent Heights, and Euclid-St. Paul Neighborhood Associations are hosting a Night with the Mayor at Sunkensunken-gardens-35427 Gardens for our residents. Our Mayor will discuss the State of the City and address any neighborhood concerns. Our Council Member, Darden Rice, will also be present.

UPDATE: Although previously confirmed with the Mayor’s office, the Mayor will not be able to make the event. However, our Deputy Mayor and City Administrator, Dr. Kanika Tomalin, will be attending on his behalf.

This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard on issues that you are passionate about.

Event Details:
  • Wednesday, May 9 | 6-8PM
  • Sunken Gardens
    1825 4th St. N
    St. Petersburg, FL 33704
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