KC Outlook present at May Board meeting

Dr. Faris Farassati and architect James Scott came before the Board and neighbors to present their proposed project, The KC Outlook, at the May board meeting. The printed materials provided can be viewed below.

 

 

Minutes from the meeting will be available at a later date.

Alhaven Development Meeting

On October 3, 2018, Missouri Housing Development Commission approved an allocation to fund Alhaven in the amount of $9,160,000.00. Alhaven will be located at 3116 Harrison, as part of the SAVE, Inc., campus. Alhaven will consist of 50 units of affordable housing, with 12 units dedicated to transition age youth. It is anticipated that SAVE, Inc., will break ground on Alhaven in May of 2019, with construction being complete by May of 2020.
SAVE, Inc. and their development partner, Vecino Group, will hold a public meeting to provide an overview of the project and answer questions from the community on January 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at SAVE, Inc.’s Silverleaf building, located at 911 East 31st Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Blaine Proctor, Chief Executive Officer of SAVE, Inc. at 816.531.8340 or bproctor@saveinckc.org.

New Board members elected at annual meeting

The following Board members were elected on November 13, 2018:
  • President: Allan Halquist
  • 1st Vice President: Derek Moore
  • 2nd Vice President: Troy Batson
  • Recording Secretary: Rosalyn Wilson
  • Historian: Patrick Alley
  • North Hyde Park Representative: Lauren Sobchak
  • Central Hyde Park Representative: Jerry Jones
  • South Hyde Park Representative: Alex Mallet
  • South Hyde Park Representative: Chris Koch
To learn more about all 2019 HPNA Board Members, including photos and bios, visit this page of our website.
In addition to Board elections, the HPNA membership present at the November 13 meeting voted to approve the 2019 budget. You can view the budget in the last blog post.

HPNA Annual Meeting and Elections Nov. 13

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, our annual meeting and elections will be moved up one week to Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7pm at Central Presbyterian (3501 Campbell).

All neighbors are invited to join in on this meeting! Neighborhood Association members will vote on candidates for open board positions as well as the 2019 HPNA budget. Members must be in good standing at least 30 days prior to the meeting to participate in the vote. The proposed budget and nomination committee’s recommended slate of candidates are included for your review below.

HPNA Board Elections

The nominating committee has recommended a slate of candidates to fill the open Board positions. Nominations may also be made from the floor.

Open positions and nominating committee recommendations:

  • President
    • Recommendation: Allan Halquist
  • 2nd Vice President
    • Recommendation: Troy Batson
  • Recording Secretary
    • Recommendation: Rosalyn Wilson
  • Historian
    • Recommendation: Patrick Alley
  • North Hyde Park Representative
    • No recommendation
  • Central Hyde Park Representative
    • Recomendation: Jerry Jones
  • South Hyde Park Representatives
    • Recommendation: Chris Koch

 

Proposed 2019 HPNA Budget

Proposed developments from Mac Properties

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) was formed to improve the quality of life of those living, working, or attending institutions within Hyde Park, and it is with that mission in mind that the Board has received input on the Mac Properties developments at Armour and Troost and at 520 E. Armour.
Allan Hallquist, HPNA president, formed a committee of neighbors to discuss the proposed development with Peter Cassel of Mac Properties. Allan has also met with Mac’s attorney, Charles Renner; representatives from the Troost Coalition and Center City Neighborhood Council; and discussed the project in a more casual context with many neighbors. In addition to these discussions, neighbors have given comments and concerns to other Board representatives. Allan has been most sensitive to the comments of homeowners in the 3400 and 3500 blocks of Locust, Cherry, Kenwood, Holmes, Charlotte, Campbell and Harrison and those who live along 36th street, as they will be impacted the most by Mac’s proposed development. Article IX, Section A of HPNA’s Bylaws states that the Association shall support compliance with current zoning ordinances unless the majority of Nearby Neighbors (those property owners whose property is located within 185 feet of the lot boundaries of the property in question) expressly disapprove.
At the HPNA meeting held on May 15, neighbors discussed the proposed development, and Allan heard a consensus saying that the development is desired, but to negotiate some reasonable changes, particularly with regard to the amount of off-street parking. With that in mind, and Charles Renner’s suggestion that Allan submit proposed changes to the plan, Allan wrote an email to Charles offering his understanding of what the majority of Hyde Parkers would support. This was meant to start a dialogue and negotiations to reach mutually acceptable compromise prior to the June 5 City Planning Commission meeting. This email reached some others, and concerns have been expressed regarding the email. The HPNA Board would like to make it clear that this email was not meant to slow down or stop the development, but was sent with careful consideration of the needs and desires of the neighbors most affected.
Those who are interested in learning more about the proposed development may attend a meeting with Mac Properties, the Troost Coalition, and other neighbors tonight, May 30, 7pm at Central Presbyterian Church (3501 Campbell).
As always, HPNA represents neighbors first and will continue to strive to preserve the unique community of our historic neighborhood.
Lydia DeMonte
Corresponding Secretary
Hyde Park Neighborhood Association