Sunday, March 20, 2011

55th Broadmoor Annual Meeting is Today

Broadmoor Property Owners’ Association/
Broadmoor Recreational Improvement District
March 20, 2011
1. Welcome and introductions
2. Consideration of 54th Annual Meeting minutes
3. Treasurer’s report
4. Neighborhood Watch report
5. Review of 2010-2011 accomplishments
6. Broadmoor Pool report
7. Broadmoor Lake report
8. Consideration of improvement district assessment
9. Consideration of 2010-2011 board members
10. Remarks by elected officials present
11. Remarks by incoming president
12. New, old, or other business
 13. Adjourn

Suggestions and concerns: Please list things you would like to help
the neighborhood accomplish in the next year on the provided cards and
return them before you leave today.

Please attend the Broadmoor Board meetings held on the first Thursday
of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse at 19 ½ Belmont. The
meetings are public.

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Helpful information
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Online 311:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Annual Neighborhood Meeting March 20

Annual Neighborhood Meeting March 20

All residents and property owners are invited to the:

Broadmoor Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting
2 p.m. - Sunday, March 20

Sharing the Road in Broadmoor

When the Broadmoor Addition was built in the mid-1950s, families moving here typically had one automobile. Television and air conditioning had not driven everyone permanently inside. People still got out and walked around.

Without the overwhelming volume of vehicle traffic, it did not really matter that the neighborhood did not have sidewalks.

Fast forward to today, EVERYBODY has a car. People zip up and down the street, most of the time on the phone and going too fast.

Here''s a website with some great examples of how we can cooperatively use our streets to drive, walk, bike, and stroll:

"First Ring" Suburbs Reading List

Suggestions on "first ring suburb" readings from Charlene Meeker, Principal, YU:ME Community Intelligence

First Suburbs Coalition--Mid-America Regional Council (truly a leader in the subject)
       Idea Book
       Green Idea Book

       Michigan Suburbs Alliance

       Ohio First Suburbs Consortium

       Brookings Institution (many papers/presentations)
       *Note: Bruce Katz is a strong leader on the subject of First Ring Suburbs>

       Book Recommendations
       "Halfway to Everywhere" Hudnut
       "Suburban Nation: The Rise and Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream" Duany
       "Retrofitting Suburbia" Dunham-Jones
       "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" Jacobs

       Financing Ideas

       Community Reinvestment Act

       Case Studies

Strategic Planning Meeting March 15 at the Clubhouse

The University District Development Corporation will hold a Strategic Planning meeting Tuesday, March 15 from 6 to 8 PM at the Broadmoor Clubhouse. 

If you want to have a snack before the meeting, please arrive early.

The clubhouse is only a short distance from University Ave., and parking is on street. If you live outside Broadmoor, there will be a car pool from the Bailey Center. Park in UALR Lot 13. 

This is part of an effort to develop strategic goals for development opportunities in the University District. A Homeowner's Guide to a Suburban Classic


The Ranch Style house has been around for a long time -- long enough to become an icon of mid-twentieth century culture. Returning soldiers, fresh back from the conflict in Europe and Asia at the end of World War II, set up house for the first time in new developments that featured the affordable and flexible style. More than a few kids in the Baby Boom generation learned to ride bikes and waited for schoolbuses on countless streets marked by their sameness -- detractors of the style in those early days complained about the "rubber stamp" quality of the new developments -- but over time, as the kids grew, the landscaping and trees did, too, and eventual additions and remodeling projects added the marks of individuality.

Whole populations grew and drifted; racial and demographic boundaries changed, and changed again, but the Ranch remained, and still does remain, a popular choice among builders and buyers, for the same reasons today as when the style was new: it's comfortable, flexible, affordable; and, for some of us, it's fun. The Ranch style is enjoying a revival, and we're glad to be a part of it with this website, a work in progress for homeowners who are discovering -- or rediscovering -- this suburban classic.