This was originally published on January 15, 2006, but it is just as important as it was then:
In Sean Kirst’s open letter to Walgreens, he says, in reference to the Drake University neighborhood’s design criteria worked out with Walgreens, “The neighbors made a stink, and your people sat down and worked it out. You moved the entrance of the store up to the street, so shoppers could walk in the front door. You selected a brick for the exterior that matched nicely with nearby college buildings. While many neighbors were opposed to a drive-through, you put it in the back, where it was out of sight.”
A walkable Rite-Aid:
Continue reading Walgreens works with those who persist
Urban planner and former Eastwood resident Maureen Harding sends this in with permission to publish here:
The Planning Commission must find by the evidence on the record that the proposed action does not impair the public’s general health, safety and welfare. The burden of proof falls on the applicant to show that it does not.
Incompatible uses can impair the public’s general health, safety and welfare.
Here are principles of compatibility that will inform decision making:
Continue reading The burden of proof
Eastwood is a tight knit community and there’s no greater evidence of this than when folks need support. Early this evening we walked the few blocks in a cold, penetrating rain from our house to 272 Burns Ave. Well before we got to that block we saw cars lining the streets, a few families walking toward us, and a couple news trucks. As we passed a damp mother and her preschool-age children, we heard a a sob. Continue reading Neighbors come together at scene of fire
How’s it going with the reusable grocery bags, folks? Some time ago, I started blithering about the switch from plastic to something safe and reusable. It was oh so hard to remember to carry the danged things into the grocery store. Sometimes I even forced myself to walk twenty yards back out to the parking lot – in the snow! – to fetch them. Oh my. Continue reading The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is going to bite us.
It’s that time of year again! Eastwood youth play a variety of sports… but you, dear reader, must tell me about it. Here are a couple that came in today:
Eastwood Little League – Team rosters have been put together; you’ll be getting a call from your coach soon. Check the website for more . . . → Read More: Eastwood Youth Sports