friends and North River Fronts Neighbors and Businesses!
Things are moving and shaking in a good way in our
little piece of Eau Claire. Phoenix Parkside is
booming! Businesses are filling up and there are
waiting lists for apartments and condos.
landlords are investing in some of our rental properties
and home owners are encouraging each other to take
pride in their properties.
lot of these advances have been possible because
we have an active and interested neighborhood association.
Photo of Chippewa River Sunrise
- by Cheryl Apfel Wise
haven't met much this year as there has not been
much that we need to meet about.
The discussion of creating the Bottlery has stopped
- but Developer John Mogenson is still interested
in seeing it happen.
The Veterans Trail is still raising money to build
the trail in the green space gravel road off of
Forest St. is still slated for a complete rebuild
are lush and produce is bountiful!
would like to schedule a ice cream social.
Folk, We will be getting back on the 2nd Wednesday
of the Month as needed.
Wednesday September 12th - 6:30 p.m. - Forest
Ice cream social and neighborhood update.
Presentation of the Veterans Trail
Project at the March 14th neighborhood Assn. meeting.
River Fronts Neighborhood Meeting- Summary
Stella Blues (Upstairs
306 Madison St, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 7:00p.m.
- Rental Registration and Inspections - Here
are the Eau Claire City/County Rental Registration
All rental properties need to register and be prepared
to have inspected appx. every 5 years. Objective
- to ensure safe and secure rental properties in
the City of Eau Claire.
Veterans Tribute Trail - Mark Beckfield and
Bill Boettcher showed a video that depicts the Forest
St. Tribute Trail.
Neighborhood Steering Committee -Tami told
attendees that the neighborhood is past due in electing
neighborhood representatives. We will hold an election
at the next meeting that we have at least 10 neighborhood
members in attendance.
Industrial Rezoning (Bottlery) - Bob summarized
a joint meeting between John Mogenson (developer),
visionaries from Work With Odd, and the City of
Eau Claire Planning department. The City advised
that John prepare an initial plan for the Bottlery,
and Serena and Elle work with the neighborhood to
host a meeting that would garner approval for the
Bottlery project. A meeting is being planned to
inform neighbors and the neighborhood as a whole.
This meeting is anticipated in early May of 2018.
Neighborhood Police - There has been a concerted
effort to reduce drug trafficking in the neighborhood
and city as a whole.
Wednesday, November 15th 2017
Tempo Coffee House
had the neighborhood meeting on Wednesday and
got a good discussion going on severals subjects:
We talked about rezoning a Industrial block
to something that would allow retail /residential/performance.
The group agreed that this type of zoning would
complement the good things that have happened
on North Barstow, the High Bridge and the Cannery
District. We voted to start the re-zoning process
and to meet with City Staff to start making
We passed around the Tribute Trail animation
for all to see. Everyone agreed that there is
way more trail in the video than there is land
in those three blocks, Folks want to see the
trail develop and compliment the activities
that are happening now.
We announced the availability of FREE sidewalk
sand at the City Shops - bring your bucket and
use to keep sidewalks free of ice this winter.
We learned that Jim Southworth will be taking
Tim Golden's place as the North Side police
officer liaison when Tim retires this spring.
(Thanks Tim! Welcome Jim!)
We agreed that the Neighborhood meetings should
take place Quarterly or as needed. New steering
committee members are welcome and an election
should happen at the next quarterly meeting...Feb/March?
We talked about where to meet and decided to explore
the Owen Rust Community Room - The Local Store
- The Forest St. Pavilion weather permitting -
Adjourned at 7:58!
to all that joined us on a beautiful August evening!
Thanks to the Veterans for providing the grill and
Beckfield and Jeff Pippinger answered questions
about the future Tribute Trail.
we didn't see any plans - The city and FEMA are
going back and forth. Looks like they are planning
on construction in 2019. Gardening should go as
is for one more season.
Veterans, and Neighbors met to talk about
the Tribute Trail. Vets presented the neighborhood
with a US flag and stand - we'll make sure
it gets placed in a great place.
Volume One Expose about neighborhoods
article about the apartments and lifestyles of folks
in the new apartments.
Bike Fix It Station
In Phoenix Park by stand alone water fountain
were lots of people in the neighborhood
on Friday, May 2nd, 2015!
to all that participated!
Habitat is touching the lives of more and
4:45 the skies opened up and it poured until
There were sirens blaring and cars lining
up on the street.
We caught a break and were able to do the
ribbon cutting! Thanks everyone!
the team that raised funds to build the pavilion
and the union members and M&J staff that
built it for us!
Andrew for visioning the 2012 Gardens!
area is beautiful and so full of energy! Thanks
to the rental plot gardeners - the partnership
for pollinators - UW-Extension and Americorp
Vista and to the oodles of friends and neighbors
who have helped this area grow and provide
food for many in the Chippewa Valley!
One - Phoenix Gardens to Get Swanky Pavilion
Telegram Article on Rain Barrels