The Seventh Avenue Neighborhood Association (SANA) whose boundaries are 6th -8th and Downing to CO Blvd will be holding a vote to determine the official position of SANA. This is important because the position of Registered Neighborhood Organizations (RNOs) is influential to Councilmembers. Details are below. If you live within the boundaries please attend and vote to let them know we’re not interested in public financing for a WalMart or other big box in our neighborhood. And please pass this on to other neighbors within the area!
The Seventh Avenue Neighborhood Association will hold a special meeting on Thursday, September 27, to discuss the latest development proposal for the former University Hospital campus site at East 9th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 600 Elizabeth Street.
A development proposal before the city calls for a Wal-Mart at the site, along with other retail, office and rental apartments.
The necessary zoning for the project is already in place. However, the developer is also asking the city for tax subsidies through tax-increment financing, which will require approval by the City Council. Input from SANA and other area neighborhood associations will be an important part of the council’s review process.
Representatives of the developer, Atlanta-based Fuqua Development, and Wal-Mart will be present at the meeting and provide an overview of the project. Following their presentations there will be an opportunity for residents to ask questions and provide input.
We urge all neighborhood residents to attend the meeting. SANA’s official position at the project will be determined by a vote of those in attendance.