August 10 Candidates Forum

Attention!  Requesting input….your review is important….

“As we discussed in the July 13th FSNA Monthly Meeting, we are requesting the assistance of FSNA Members who are interested in working with Peggy King, Andrea Wieder, and me on the August 10 Candidates Forum.  Specifically, we invite you to review our list of items presented and shared with City Council at the May 2011 “town meeting” and offer additional items and feedback on the following list by Tuesday, July 19th:

1.  ensure that there are written requests from neighborhoods and neighborhood associations in the comprehensive plan,
2.  ensure actions are taken to support those businesses at, on and near the intersection of Fontaine Avenue and JPA,
3.  prioritize safe walking routes on all connector roads and routes to schools with sidewalk on both sides of the street with the minimum standard width of 5 feet, and include bike lanes and shade trees placement if and when possible,
4.  commit to begin construction of OLR improvements in 2011,
5.  downzone our properties in our neighborhood south of the RR tracks in our neighborhood to R1U,
6.  change the unrelated rule from 4 to 3 in our neighborhood,
7.  purchase adjacent land to protect and expand Azalea Park,
8.  purchase and also reprogram land within our neighborhood for additional pocket parks, bird sanctuaries and quiet spaces,
9.  improve the intersection of JPA/Cleveland/Sunset with a resident-involved design to make crossing safer and to slow traffic,
10.  fully fund and begin improvements to Azalea Park on schedule,
11.  ensure Azalea Park is secured every night with an automatic closing gate system,
12.  proactively act on our neighborhood’s behalf to protect us from county commuter traffic affecting our quality of life,
13.  make the Sunset-Fontaine Connector a priority and reality,
14.  study a UTS/CATS shuttle from UVA to Albemarle County Office Building Site,
15.  modify the Trolley route to come the 1/2 mile to the FSBC to serve our entire neighborhood,
16.  create a slower-speed, lower-volume, resident-involved design of the JPA extended-Harris Road corridor with sidewalks on both sides (the minimum standard width of 5 feet) and include bike lanes and shade trees placement if and when possible,
17.  create a slower-speed, lower-volume, resident-involved design of Stribling Avenue with sidewalks (the minimum standard width of 5 feet) and include bike lanes, proper visibility and shade trees placement if and when possible,
18.  reduce the density and do not allow any further increases in density in our neighborhood as it changes our character,
19.  improve Shamrock Road from Cherry to JPA with sidewalks on both sides (the minimum standard width of 5 feet) and bike lanes if possible with safe train track crossings,
20.  improve the Fontaine Avenue Entrance Corridor to enhance that area’s pedestrian/bicycle and shopping opportunities.

As always, thank you for your involvement and participation in our Neighborhood community.

Hardy Whitten
FSNA President
FSNA.President@gmail.com
434-207-8630
http://avenue.org/fsna

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