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Minutes of July 21 NWSNA Meeting

Peter Dorfman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM virtually over Zoom. Alan Balkema, Bill Baus, Sandi Clothier, Sita Cohen, Olivia Dorfman, Peter Dorfman, Karen Duffy, Natalia Galvan, Jean Graham, Tom Payne, Jennifer Ryan, Jenny Stephens, Cheryl Sweeny, Angela van … Continue reading

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‘Blooming Neighborhoods’ Will Be a Virtual Celebration, September 28, 2020

The Bloomington office of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) is looking for help marking National Good Neighbor Day through its Blooming Neighborhoods celebration — an annual Bloomington tradition for over 20 years. This year HAND is planning a special virtual … Continue reading

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BLM B-town Juneteenth Celebration

Date: Friday, June 19 Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Rev. Butler Park (812 W. 9th St.) Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/747194146020521/ Join Black Lives Matter for the Juneteenth Celebration!  There will be speeches by BLM Core Council & other local black leaders, and music and … Continue reading

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Hospital Site Redevelopment

Below is an announcement regarding the first of four public engagement opportunities on the Hospital Site Redevelopment The City of Bloomington invites community members to participate in and learn more about the process of redeveloping the current site of IU … Continue reading

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Status of the Banneker Center

The Near West Side Neighborhood Association normally meets every third Tuesday evening at 7:00 in the first floor kitchen at the Banneker Community Center, 930 W 7th St. Like most public facilities, the Banneker Center closed because of the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Final Public Meeting: NWS Historic Designation Committee

The NWS Historic Designation Committee is preparing for its Final Public Meeting: June 28, 7 pm, Council Chambers, City Hall, 401 N. Morton St. Beginning at this June 28 public meeting, the committee will be conducting a vote among property … Continue reading

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Minutes of SPECIAL NWSNA Meeting May 2, 2019 on BCL Variance Petition

At the May 2 meeting, the NWS Neighborhood Association decided to send a letter supporting Bloomington Cooperative Living’s Variance Petition for the property at 921 W. 9th St.  Minutes of that meeting follow. In some cases I was not always … Continue reading

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SPECIAL NWSNA Meeting May 2, 2019 to Discuss BCL Variance Petition

The Near West Side Neighborhood Association is holding a special meeting to discuss Bloomington Cooperative Living’s Variance Petition for the property at 921 W. 9th Street — this Thursday, May 2nd, at 5 pm at the Banneker Community Center (in … Continue reading

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Feb. 28 Historic Designation Meeting — also on CATS tv

Hello, Neighbors! The Near West Side is considering seeking designation as a local historic or conservation district. We hope that you can join us, tomorrow night, (Thursday, February 28) at 7 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers, 401 N. … Continue reading

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Upcoming Meetings Exploring Historic Designation of the Near West Side

The Near West Side is considering seeking designation as a local historic or conservation district. Please join us at informational meetings to explore the what, why, and how of designation. Learn the facts, stay updated, and join the conversation! HERE’S HOW– … Continue reading

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