Thursday, August 28, 2008

Counselors of Real Estate Visit

A national organization of real estate professionals, the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) is providing a $20,000 grant to underwrite the expenses of five CRE volunteers who will spend several days here analyzing commercial real estate conditions in the University District and making recommendations for commercial revitalization.

Consulting Corp team members are:
-Barton DeLacy (team leader), Managing Director, Chicago office of Cushman & Wakefield
-Byron Koste, Director, University of Colorado Real Estate Center
-John J. Wallace, Principal, Wallace & Steichen, Inc., a real estate consulting, brokerage, appraisal and economics firm in Palo Alto , CA
-James R. (Randy) Harper, President, The McGorrisk Group, Inc. - Austin, TX
-Woodward Hanson, President, Hanson Real Estate Advisors, Inc., Ft. Myers , FL.

The CRE Consulting Corp team will be here the week of September 8 and will be meeting with key stakeholders during the week to learn about factors influencing development in the University District.
For more information on the University District, go to http://ualr.edu/universitydistrict

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Emergency Preparedness Fair September 13

Come out and enjoy a time of free fun, food, and information at the Emergency Preparedness Fair. It will be held Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 13901 Quail Run Drive in Otter Creek. The fair is sponsored by a variety of organizations, both public and private.

Public Hearing on MacArthur Park Use

The City of Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department will host a public hearing to seek community input for the redevelopment of MacArthur Park Monday, September 8, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. It will be held at the Arkansas Arts Center Lower Lobby, 501 East 9th Street. For more information call 371-4770 or go to http://macarthurpark.pbwiki.com.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Committee meetings Thursday evening

All Broadmoor residents are welcome to attend a meeting of the Clubhouse, Park, Lake, and Dam Committee and Quality of Life Committee Thursday, August 21 at the clubhouse. We will start at 6 p.m. and adjourn at or before 8 p.m.

We will discuss:
-New equipment for little kids playground
-Park signage
-Park fencing
-Lake pathway condition
-Park mowing
-Removing vegitation from dam

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss these issues between our monthly board meetings, when we are less pressed for time.

See you at the clubhouse Thursday.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Certify your Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Turn your backyard into a wildlife-friendly habitat! Help wildlife wherever you live! Whether it's a backyard, a community garden, a schoolyard, a rooftop garden or a business site you can create a habitat that will attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife. It's easier than you may think. The National Wildlife Federation's Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program gives you all the information you'll need! To get started, visit http://www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife/ today.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Get involved!

Our neighborhood association board of directors, which also serves as the board of commissioners for the Broadmoor Recreational Improvement District, meets monthly on the first Thursday at 7 p.m. We meet in the clubhouse, a hunting lodge built by Raymond Rebsamen when he owned land where our neighborhood now stands. The clubhouse is at 19 1/2 Belmont Drive. Look for the sign and follow the sidewalk into the park.

We have plenty of volunteer opportunities to help manage our park, lake, dam, and clubhouse. We are very active in UALR's University District and other efforts that make our area the most pleasant and convenient place to live in Little Rock.