Many community meetings have been held since 2022 regarding the proposed rezoning of the Pepper Square site at the southeast corner of Belt Line and Preston Rd. If you have not been able to attend any of them, we urge you to get acquainted NOW with what is being proposed. The zoning request will likely make it in front of the City Plan Commission before the end of the year. A rezoning of that site has the potential to dramatically change our area. Neighborhood input is required to bring about modifications to the development plan that allow for the revitalization of the shopping center without overwhelming our neighborhood. We have the potential to enact PD (planned development) conditions at the time of a zoning change approval that would implement restrictions on top of what's allowed by right. Below is a brief recap of the latest proposal presented by Masterplan, on behalf of Henry S. Miller: The developer is requesting a change in zoning from CR (Community Retail) to MU2 (Multi-Use 2) at the Pepper Square Shopping Center. Multi-Use development allows options such as retail stores or services on the lower floor, and apartments, condos, or offices above them. The height [...]
One of NHHA’s most popular member benefits, the Annual Shred Event, took place in early June. Over the span of three hours, NHHA Members lost thousands of pounds – pounds of paper and electronics, that is. Thanks to Action Shred, sensitive documents were shredded on-site, usually before the Member even drove away! They also collected old, broken, or unused electronics for recycling. Quite a few members were grateful to clear up closet space previously occupied by outdated computer towers and printers. With NHHA Board Members and volunteers directing traffic and unloading cars, the process for drop-off was quick and easy. Members undoubtedly saved time and money by utilizing this FREE service inside the neighborhood. NHHA enjoys offering this beneficial service to its members and appreciates those who participated. It's FREE for our members, thanks to our generous sponsors. If you are looking for a service provider inside the neighborhood, these sponsors are NWH residents, NHHA members, and have shown to consistently support our wonderful neighborhood: Mitra Shamsa, The Shamsa Group, Ebby Halliday Realtors Jeff Thompson, Ready Roofing & Solar Melinda Spence, Compass Real Estate Leslie Pulaski, Ebby Halliday Realtors Make sure your NHHA membership is current so you stay in [...]
The second weekend in April is the Annual April Alley Clean-Up. Since Bulk Trash pickup for Northwood Hills begins Monday, April 10, this is the perfect opportunity to tend to your alley and dispose of any brush or debris you clear out. Each homeowner is responsible for maintaining the area from their back property line to the center of the alley. That includes trimming bushes so they don't scrape cars or obstruct the alley. Trees that overhang the alley are required to be trimmed up 15 feet to allow clearance for garbage collection trucks. If trucks have to maneuver to avoid your branches, trash, or other debris, chances are they will cause damage to your alley in the process! Let's keep it clean.
The Northwood Hills Homeowners Association Annual Meeting took place on Tuesday, February 7th at the District 11 Council office at the Prism Center (5580 Peterson Ln, Suite 175). Doors opened at 6:30pm for snacks and fellowship, with the business meeting starting at 7pm. Council Member Jaynie Schultz was on hand to provide updates about our District and answer your questions. Details were provided on the Association's activities including Security, Beautification, and Membership Outreach/Benefits. The 2023 Budget was presented and approved by the members in attendance. The annual report with the recap of 2022 and a snapshot of what we hope to accomplish in 2023 can be found here. The presentation slides from the meeting can be found here.
District 11 Council Member Schultz has asked us to organize a list of capital improvements that we want addressed in our neighborhood, in anticipation of the 2024 Bond election. Examples would be street reconstruction, alley reconstruction, flooding issues, parks, or any places in Northwood Hills you believe the entire city should invest in to improve. Those neighborhoods that organize will have a much stronger opportunity to be included in the election because it is often a matter of voices represented. IF YOU ARE AWARE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT ISSUES THAT THE CITY HAS FAILED TO REMEDY DUE TO SIZE/COST, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THEM TO 311 FIRST AND THEN SUBMIT THEM here. We will compile the list for our neighborhood and present to our Council Member at the appropriate time this year.
It takes a village to pull off NHHA's signature event - the 29th Annual Independence Day Parade and Celebration on Monday, July 4th. We need tons of volunteers, and if we all pitch in a little, you won't miss out on any of the fun. Any time you are able to spare will be a big help in ensuring the success of the festivities. Please review the opportunities here and sign up for one or more spots! More instructions will be provided to volunteers as we approach the big day. Thank you to our sponsors! If the need arises, please consider using these service contractors, as they have consistently shown their support for Northwood Hills: The Shamsa Group, Ebby Halliday Realtors Traver Construction Leslie Pulaski, Ebby Halliday Realtors CSB Design The Redpath Team, Allie Beth Allman & Associates Van Wunnik and Marcum, CPAs Hiatus Spa Ready Roofing & Solar
We are excited to announce that we've secured an arrangement with Emporium Pies where they will deliver pre-ordered whole pies or individual slices on Saturday, June 18th to the circle drive at Northwood Hills Elementary. Pick-up can happen between 9:30am and 12pm that day. If you have any Father's Day plans that weekend, why not take care of the dessert now? To sweeten the deal, they'll also refund back 15% of your order cost after all orders are placed. Use this link for ordering. You can't change the delivery location or date, as those are locked as part of the deal. You must get your orders in by June 2nd.
The Northwood Hills Homeowners Association Annual Meeting took place on Tuesday, February 15th at Fretz Park Recreation Center (the building next door to Fretz Library). Doors opened at 6:30pm, with the business meeting starting promptly at 7pm. Council Member Jaynie Schultz was on hand to provide updates about our District and answer your questions. A Neighborhood Code Representative was also available to discuss code issues. Details were provided on the Association's activities including Security, Beautification, and Membership Outreach/Benefits. New Board Members were elected and the 2022 Budget was presented for member approval. If you weren't able to attend, please review the annual report for a recap of 2021 and a snapshot of what we hope to accomplish in 2022. You can also view the presentation slides from the meeting here: 2022 Annual Meeting Presentation.
Former NHHA Board Member and long-time Dartbrook resident John Joyce sat down with Bill Stanley, an original owner in Northwood Hills Estates. They discussed Bill's life prior to moving to NWH, the early history of our neighborhood and surrounding areas, some noteworthy stories about residents in the 1970s, and the appreciation he has for the neighborhood he has proudly called home for nearly 60 years. We hope you'll enjoy reading! You can find the article here.
Our Good Neighbor Day Celebration is coming up on Sunday, October 3rd. It's casual, there's free entertainment, it's open to everyone, and it's a great way to catch up with neighbors and celebrate our wonderful neighborhood. Find all the details below and reach out to us if you have additional questions. Invite your family and neighbors to join us! When: Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm Where: Northwood Hills Elementary School. The entertainment will be on the backside of the school, near the playground. The food trucks will be parked in the parking lot along Meandering Way. Entertainment: Pat Bywaters, Gateridge resident who entertained neighbors weekly with his "Tiny Porch Concerts" for the better part of the pandemic, has graciously agreed to perform live music for us. He will be joined by a lead guitarist and bass player. We will also provide a bounce house, an inflatable world of sports game, and a rock climb slide for our younger attendees. Food: Two food trucks are scheduled to attend, Munchies and Frios Popsicles. They will be offering items for purchase, so bring cash or card if you'd like to buy from them. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic or snacks. [...]