Entries by Dan Lorentz

New Website is Part of Final Push for Boulevard Woods

Take a look at our new website! We’ve come a long way in our efforts to create Boulevard Woods. After gathering neighborhood input, designing a concept plan, gaining initial ACC approval, winning a $75,000 grant, and starting the official review process, we decided it was time for a new website to help take us across the finish line.

New Website Coming Soon

The Boulevard Woods park project will be getting a new website soon. As we gear up to finalize our plans, move them through ACC’s plans review process and raise some more needed money, we figure it’s a good time to build a site that’s better suited to accomplishing those tasks. Krysia Haag, a member of […]

Boulevard Woods Gets $75,000 Grant

Boulevard Woods, our community-driven effort to create a distinctive neighborhood park on a long-vacant lot owned by the county, got word today that it would be given $75,000 from a foundation with a history of making contributions to Athens. The lot, at 289 Barber Street., is situated at the junction of Boulevard, a beautiful broad […]

Survey Work is Complete

The property lines have been staked, the slopes have been measured and the major trees on the upper level have been located–and all that data nicely drawn on a crisp plat at 20 feet = 1 inch scale. The survey work was done by Athens-based Chandler Surveying & Engineering. (That’s Brett Chandler in the photo […]

We’ve Got the Green Light!

At its July 3 regular session meeting, ACC's Mayor and Commission voted to give us the go-ahead to create Boulevard Woods.   Specifically, they voted to:  1. Designate the main parcel–the 1.79 acre parcel at 298 Barber Street–for use as a passive park;  2. Approve our concept plan for the park.  3. Authorize staff to develop […]

Boulevard Woods Vote is Today!

Hi Everyone: The Mayor and Commission is voting on Boulevard Woods today. (Starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at City Hall.)  With the July 4 holiday coming up lots of folks are out of town, but we still need to show strong support for our park at the City Hall. So, if you're in […]

Talking Points

The Mayor and Commission are scheduled to vote on a plan that would allow us to move forward with creating Boulevard Woods at its regular session meeting this coming Tuesday, July 3, beginning at 7 p.m. at City Hall.   We'll definitely need folks to come out, speak up and show support at this meeting.  […]

M&C Will Take Up Boulevard Woods July 3

At its agenda-setting meeting last night, the Mayor and Commission decided to put Boulevard Woods on its regular session agenda for July 3.  There was clearly a lot of good will and support for our proposal from the Mayor and Commission, though there were a couple reasonable questions and concerns expressed as well.  There is […]

Show Support for Boulevard Woods

At its agenda-setting meeting tonight (Thursday, June 21), the Mayor and Commission will be deciding on whether to include the Boulevard Woods proposal on its regular session agenda for July. We need to your voice (or at least your presence) at this meeting to show that’s there’s strong community support for Boulevard Woods. The meeting […]

Action Alert: Agenda-Setting Vote Coming Up, June 21

Some very good news to report: ACC staff have recommended that the Mayor and Commission give us a green light to move forward with Boulevard Woods. They're recommending that ACC designate the largest parcel of our Boulevard Woods site for use as a passive park and give staff permission to develop an agreement with us […]