SCNA’s Neighborhood Concerns Committee Meeting, Wed., 2/26, 7pm to Discuss Curtis Park Village shrinking park proposal and other changes

CURTIS PARK VILLAGE’S SHRINKING PARK CHALLENGE  and MORE!

 Bring your perspective, solutions and let’s talk and listen.

 Let’s continue the neighborhood conversation about how to respond to the latest Curtis Park Village concern. Attend and Participate in SCNA’s Neighborhood Concerns Committee meeting on February 26, 2014 starting at 7:00pm in Curtis Hall.

We will also have brief presentations and discussion about other concerns including: the building of a street grid that was promised, size of  commercial tenant space,timing of the building the Village Green that was promised, Traditional Shopping Center Design and related issues.

City staff who can provide factual background on Quimby park requirements, stormwater detention are being invited. Councilmember Jay Schenirer has indicated he will attend

Thank you,

NCC Committee
ncc@sierra2.org

Announcement: SCNA’s Neighborhood Concerns Committee will meet this Wed., 1/22/14, at 7pm in the Garden Room at Sierra 2 Center

Neighborhood Concerns Committee Meeting January 22, 2014

The Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association’s Neighborhood Concerns Committee will meet this Wednesday, the 22nd, at 7:00 in the Garden Room at the Sierra 2 Center. We hope to see you there.

Election of NCC Chair/Co-chairs

We will determine who will be the 2014 Chair/Co-chairs of the Committee. This is always an exciting election and will take about 60 seconds.

Curtis Park Village

If you missed last week’s meeting with the developer and Councilperson Jay Schenirer, SCNA will be holding more meetings about the changes to the project. There will be an article in the February Viewpoint explaining the changes and announcements will be sent when the next meeting date is determined.

Palm Tree Removal at 21st Street and 2nd Avenue

At this week’s NCC meeting we will discuss our strategy to save three beautiful Canary Island Date Palm trees on 21st   Street near 2nd Avenue in front of Park Fine Art. They were posted for removal because of structural and safety problems from growing into the SMUD lines overhead. An appeal to the removal was filed by the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association and other residents of Curtis Park. The appeal was approved and will be reviewed by the Parks and Recreation Commission at a public hearing on February 6th at 7:00. The hearing will take place in the historic City Hall, 915 I Street, 2nd floor, in the Commission Hearing Room. Our position is that SMUD should move the power lines rather than cutting down the trees. We hope many of you can attend this meeting to show support for saving these wonderful palm trees.

William Curtis Park Cleanup Days 2014

Our first cleanup day of the year will be Saturday, March 8th, from 9 am to noon. We will be cleaning and planting in the garden area just north of the playground. Other projects this year will include filling in some of the holes/depressions around the park and doing a general cleanup before the Home Tour.

Noise from Hughes Stadium

We have received complaints about the very loud sound system at Hughes Stadium. NCC will do some research and see if we can convince the powers that be to turn down the volume.

Young Tree Pruning class at Sierra 2 Center, Saturday, Jan. 11, 9am-10:30am in the Garden Room

Your tree is an investment that helps save energy, produces oxygen, and improves the neighborhood in many ways. If you have a newly planted or young tree, it’s important to know how to train it.  Proper training during the first 10 years will ensure long term health for the tree.

Arborist Dan Pskowski will give a free, young shade tree pruning clinic on Saturday, January 11, 9am-10:30am in the Garden Room at Sierra 2 Center.  Pskowski, a SCNA board member and Curtis Park resident, will go over structural pruning, young tree care, and, weather permitting, give a hands-on pruning demonstration.

For more details, contact Dan Pskowski at danielpskowski@gmail.com or call 451-1033.

Announcement: Curtis Park Village update meeting, Wed., Jan. 15, 6:30pm in Curtis Hall at Sierra 2 Center

Meet with the Curtis Park Village developer, Paul Petrovich, City Councilman Jay Schenirer, and representatives from the City of Sacramento on Wednesday, January 15, at 6:30pm.  SCNA welcomes neighbors and interested parties to attend to ask questions, express concerns, and get information on the progress of the project.

 

 

 

 

SCNA Neighborhood Concerns Committee meeting, Wed., 6/26/13

The SCNA Neighborhood Concerns Committee will meet Wednesday, June 26th at 7:00 pm in the Sierra 2 Garden Room. Please attend to learn of issues happening in the neighborhood or to bring issues to the committee.

Agenda topics

CurtisPark Village
Here are links to the revised Routing Packets for the CPV project which describes the proposed modifications (they may take a while to load) :

P13-033 Routing Packet
P13-033 Plans

The applicant is requesting to increase the number of single family homes and reduce the number of multifamily units and overall commercial square footage. Pages 10-11 of the Routing Packet include a summary of changes. Please email NCC@Sierra2.org and let us know what you think about the changes. We will send out notices if SCNA decides to hold another neighborhood-wide Curtis Park Village meeting.

 

Armed Robbery in Curtis Park
There was an armed robbery in Curtis Park in the early hours of June 13th. It happened around 12:15 am on 25th Street between Donner Way and 5th Avenue. The robber used a handgun and got away with the victim’s pants, shoes, cell phone and a small amount of money. The robbers (there were 2 other waiting in a car) were not apprehended.Here is a partial description from the Sacramento Police Department’s website:

“The victim was approached by a male Black in his late teens-early twenties who demanded the victim’s clothes. The victim complied and responding officers searched the area. “

There will be a report on this crime in the July Viewpoint. Please consider starting a Neighborhood Watch group on your block. The Neighborhood Concerns Committee can help you with information on how to get started. Email us at: NCC@sierra2.org.

Recycling Center at Mercado Loco
We have learned that the CVS corporation has no intention to keep a recycling center there if their project gets approved. There have been complaints lately about the steady stream of people carrying bags and pushing overloaded shopping carts to the current recycling center at the Mercado Loco. That center will go away when the CVS store is built. All of the cans and bottles will still be stolen out of our blue bins, but the migration of thieves will head a different direction.

William Curtis Park Cleanup Days
Thanks again to everyone who has participated in our William Curtis Park cleanup days. Our next park cleanup day will be Saturday, August 10th from 9-12. We hope to see you there.

Neighborhood Concerns Committee
Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association

Curtis Park Clean-up day, June 15–Volunteers needed

Adopt-a-Park Curtis Park – Come help out with the next clean-up of the season at Curtis Park – 3349 West Curtis Drive on Saturday, June 15th, from 9 – 12pm. Volunteers will pull weeds and mulch. Minimum age to volunteer is 12 accompanied by parent/guardian. Volunteers will meet north of the baseball field. Any questions or to sign up, contact John at ncc@sierra2.org or call the Sierra 2 Center office at 452-3005.

Join us this Friday for Best Friend Fridays Social Mixer at Sierra 2 Center

Join us this Friday at Sierra 2 Center for Best Friend Fridays Social Mixer.  Host Warmline Family Resources will be on hand with raffles, games and information about the great work they do. 

When: Friday, 5/10, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Where: Sierra 2 Center
                2791 24th St
                Garden Room & Courtyard
                452-3005

Admission: $5 includes hors d’ouevres

Beer, wine, soft drinks available for purchase

BBF Warmline flier

Announcement: Curtis Park Village Updates and Developer’s Change requests, Wed., April 24, 7pm at Sierra 2 Center

Curtis Park Village Update Meeting
April 24, 7:00pm
Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95818
Representatives from Petrovich Development will be presenting their latest proposed changes to the Curtis Park Village at the next meeting of the Neighborhood Concerns Committee on April 24 at 7:00 pm at Sierra 2 Center in Room 10. The number of changes is much smaller than the last round, but the changes are more substantive.
  
Petrovich Development will give more details at the meeting, but the general outline is that they are proposing to move the Senior Housing and Multifamily into what is commonly known as the Flex Zone, while what is currently zoned and planned as Multifamily would be rezoned and planned as single family homes. 
  
The end result would be that everything north of the Flex Zone would be single family homes. The Flex Zone would be Senior and Multifamily.
  
If you would like to see and hear the details of these proposed changes, please join us in Room 10 on April 24th.  There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and offer constructive feedback. These changes are tentatively slated to go to the Planning Commission in August, so there is time for multiple rounds of feedback; no votes will be taken, or decisions made, at this meeting.
 
Regards,
 
Eric Johnson
SCNA Board President

Curtis Park History Tour on a bicycle, proceeds to fund the Sierra 2 Center Heritage lights project

On Sunday, April 14, 9:30am, neighborhood historian Dan Murphy will lead a leisurely two-hour tour of Curtis Park’s historical hotspots as a fundraiser for the Heritage light fixture replacement project at Sierra 2 Center.  Participants will meet at the bike rack near the north 24th Street entrance to the center.  The cost is a $20 donation to the Sierra 2 light restoration project.  Participants need to bring their own bikes.  For more details, contact the Sierra 2 Center office, 452-3005, or Dan Murphy, murpete@comcast.net, 736-2456. 

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