What is the effect of scrunching eight tall, skinny houses where two, small single-story bungalows stand? Recently, the BHNA joined with Levy Park and a number of other in-town neighborhoods to claim that the effect is a significant detriment to neighborhood character and vibrancy.
The question came up in a variance request to reduce the required distance between the proposed houses on Green St. in Levy Park neighborhood. The Board of Adjustments and Appeals denied the request following a well-structured presentation on neighborhood impacts by concerned residents. Also, the applicants did not convince the board of any inherent evidence of practical difficulties or financial hardships that necessitated the variance.
The City of Tallahassee is closely monitoring the changing weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. The largest threat to our area is heavy rainfall, which could cause localized flooding. To assist citizens with preparing for heavy rainfall and potential flooding, the following Betton Hills sandbag location will be open on Friday, May 25:
- Winthrop Park 1601 Mitchell Avenue
There will be gunshot-sounding noises this week coming from the substation construction project at TMH. Here's the notice we received:
When: Your choice from March to June
For $50 reimbursement from BHNA, tell us how many people attended, send us a picture from your party, and include your name and address. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll send you the check.
Over the next two weeks, Betton Hills Neighborhood Association is celebrating Earth Day (which is April 22nd). We’ve organized various activities to focus on sustainability here in Betton Hills. Please come out and join us! Learn, share, and celebrate what we can do to live more harmoniously with the earth and our neighbors.
Notice some large orange trucks driving our thoroughfairs?
Get hungry and come celebrate Springtime with your Betton Hills neighbors at our 1st Food Truck Night on Tuesday, April 17, 6-8:30pm! It will be held at the north end of McCord Park, at the Armistead Road/Armstrong Road entrance.
Looking for some good neighbors who will help Betton Hills prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms!
We hope you will join us on TUESDAY, APRIL 10 as we continue to implement the PREP program in Betton Hills. We will meet at Willis Dairy Barn (1609 Centerville Road). Refreshments will be served.
At 6:30-7:30pm we will present PREP to neighbors who are new to this program.
Join me for a moment in entering a dream state. Imagine living in a city in which the vast majority of people say that they live in good health and with enough energy to get things done daily; engage in and enjoy their social, cultural, and natural environments; feel safe; take pride in their community; know they are connected with family, friends, and organizations; like what they do and are motivated to achieve their goals; and, can manage their economic life to reduce stress and increase security.
Imagine, if you will, the effects of that lifestyle on the crime rate, school success, healthcare costs, racial distrust and animosity, civic engagement, and . . . . happiness on personal, neighborhood, and city levels.
It's that time of year again! We'll celebrate Arbor Day this Saturday at 9am, by planting trees and sprucing things up at McCord Park. This is always a fun event and there are chores for all ages and strengths.