The second quarter General Membership Meeting was held on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at University Christian Church. The guest speakers were Melissa Opheim and Jeff Salavarria of Leadership Fort Worth Class of 2016. They presented the details of their project to install the city’s first micro-park. The Magnolia Micro Park was dedicated on May 18th. This is a great idea and learning about the process was very informative.
The Board of Directors met on Monday, May 9, with ten members present. We had five guests with a presentation on Micro Parks. It is a project of Leadership FW 2016, Near Southside, Inc, and TSG Designs. The installation of the first Micro Park, the culmination of this project, can be seen at Henderson and Magnolia.
We discussed ZC-16-096, a zoning case to allow a concrete recycling facility on the east side, near E. 1st and Oakland. We decided to take a position against this for many reasons.
The board met on Monday, April 11, with thirteen members present.
At the April 5th meeting, the City Council voted eight to one to accept the smaller of two proposed historic district outlines for the Stockyards.