New Chauncey Rezone off to the APC and City Council

Have you seen the rezone signs around our neighborhood? Wondering what they are all about?

Here is a quick overview regarding the rezone signs you have seen around our neighborhood.  This request is an update to the zoning for our neighborhood:

New Chauncey Rezone Exhibit V

This rezone is a byproduct of the Land Use Plan we created for the New Chauncey neighborhood.  The latest map (pictured above) was was approved at the June 3rd Ordinance Committee meeting:

The APC will hear the Ordinance Committee’s recommendation at their July 15th meeting, with the West Lafayette City Council expected to hear it at their August 3rd meeting:

Z-2619 AREA PLAN COMMISSION – New Chauncey Neighborhood (R1, R1B, R1U, R2U, R3U, NBU, and CBW to R1, R1B, R1U, R2U, R3U, NBU, and CBW):

Petitioner is requesting rezoning of the New Chauncey Neighborhood, approximately bounded by Northwestern Avenue, Fowler Avenue, North River Road, Kingston Drive and Meridian Street in West Lafayette, Wabash 17 & 18 (S1/2) and 19 & 20 (N 1/2).

Patton-Vectren Gas Line Replacement Greenspace Damage in New Chauncey

UPDATE:  Thanks to Leadership Team Member, Shelley, you can read this FAQ from Vectren about the process.

A significant amount of damage has been done to the sidewalks, greenspace, and yards.

Members of the Neighborhood Leadership Team (others are welcome) are trying to get the latest information regarding the gas line replacement project in our neighborhood.

In my initial conversation with Patton construction, they stated that the sand filler is being used for expedience and that the next round would be with top soil.

More as we get it.  If you have any information, please feel free to contact us and we will update our web site.

If you haven’t walked around Salisbury or Stadium, here are a few pictures from our neighborhood.

Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale: May 9th

Due to inclement weather, the Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale has been postponed.

 

One of our fellow neighbors in Salisbury Heights organized a community wide garage sale for Saturday, May 9, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

If you would like to participate and have a Nextdoor account, please add your name to the post here. If you are not on Nextdoor, feel free to shoot us an e-mail via our contact form. (It appears our contact form plugin is down, please leave a comment on this post if you would like to participate. Thank you!)

We are working with Salisbury Heights to create a map of the participating neighbors.

More information on Nextdoor.

City of West Lafayette announces “Spring Clean” Events

West Lafayette, IN –April 29, 2015– The City of West Lafayette will provide multiple “Spring Cleaning” related services to West Lafayette residents. In addition to providing roll-off dumpsters in select areas near campus, the City will offer document shredding and erecycling services provided by Eco-Shred and the Oscar Winski Company. As part of their “Donation Days” campaign, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana will also provide pick up services on May 9 and 10. The program and its components are designed to help manage an overabundance of household items, rubbish and assorted debris left over as a result of spring move out period.

“Each year we continue to offer these services to make it convenient for West Lafayette residents to donate and properly dispose of items no longer needed. It’s a win-win for the city and the residents,” said Rick Walker, West Lafayette Neighborhood Resource Team. Roll-off containers will be placed at the following locations from Friday, May 1 through Tuesday, May 26:

Vine at Pearl St.
Vine at Stadium Ave.
Williams at Chauncey Ave.
Lutz at Salisbury St.
Grant at Harrison St.
Garfield at Evergreen St.

Prohibited items for the roll off containers include refrigerators, freezers, humidifiers, explosives, hazardous waste, tires, paint, grass, dirt, brush, gravel, sod, brick, concrete, antifreeze, fertilizer, pesticides or flammables. Persons may contact the West Lafayette Street/Sanitation Department at 765-775-5242 to report problems.

The document shredding and e-recycling event will be hosted at the Morton Community Center located at 222 N. Chauncey from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday May 9. Participants should enter the Morton Community Center lot from North Street.

Please note that depending on the type and size of the electronic item, a collection fee of $10.00 to $40.00 may be required by the Oscar Winski company.

Donations to Goodwill can be arranged by calling 1-855-GWPIKUP (1-855-497-4587) to schedule a pick up or by visiting online at www.goodwillpickup.com.

For additional program information, contact Rick Walker with the West Lafayette Neighborhood Resource Team at 765-775-5238 or by email at rlwalker@westlafayettepd.us

New Chauncey Land Use Plan Update Meeting with APC

I just received this information from Ryan O’Gara at the Tippecanoe Area Planning Commission:

Please join the staff of the Area Plan Commission and the New Chauncey Neighborhood Steering

Committee for two meetings:

• Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7pm at the West Lafayette Public Library: this meeting will serve as an introduction to the rezone proposal.

• Wednesday, April 1, 2015, following the Executive Committee meeting at 4:30 pm, in the Tippecanoe Room of the Tippecanoe County Office Building, 20 N. Third Street, Lafayette: Staff will present the proposed zoning map to the Ordinance Committee of the Area Plan Commission in a public hearing format.

From their letter:

On behalf of the Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County and the New Chauncey Neighborhood Steering Committee, we are pleased to present a new zoning proposal based on the adopted 2013 New Chauncey Neighborhood Plan. A copy of both the existing zoning and the proposed zoning for the neighborhood is enclosed.

This first of two steps in achieving the future land use vision recommended by the Plan would bring the neighborhood, utilizing existing zoning districts available in the Unified Zoning Ordinance, into closer conformity with the neighborhood land use plan. If this first step is adopted by the West Lafayette City Council, step 2 will follow creating “form-based” zoning applied as an “overlay” on the zoning map adopted in step 1. Step 2 will bring the neighborhood into complete conformance with the adopted land use plan. More details on this second step will follow later as this zoning process unfolds.

Additional Ordinance Committee meetings may be necessary and if so, meeting times will be decided at the end of the April 1st meeting. If you are unable to attend either meeting, please contact the APC office for information regarding future meetings. You may also send written comments to the APC office or via email to apc@tippecanoe.in.gov.

The Ordinance Committee members will review the proposed map, take public comment, work out any necessary compromises, and then send a zoning proposal for the neighborhood to the full Area Plan Commission at a public hearing. APC’s vote at that hearing will serve as a recommendation to the West Lafayette City Council, which ultimately decides zoning issues. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

New Chauncey Land Use Plan Proposal IV

New Chauncey Land Use Plan Existing Zoning

New Chauncey Land Use Plan – Letter to New Chauncey Property Owners

New Chauncey Land Use Plan (Full Document)

PSA: Host Families Needed for Colombian Students in Purdue International Friendship Program

Good evening all. This is a PSA from one of our neighbors:

This June 15, a new group of 49 Colombian students will arrive at Purdue for 6 months of study. Local families and singles are being sought to host one or more students in their homes. Past host families have found the commitment to be very rewarding. One IFP family said having their Colombian student was one of the best things they had done that year! Families whose children studied Spanish in school really enjoyed the educational and social enrichment brought to them by having a native speaker in their home. The Colombian students without exception said that their experience with their friendship partner/family was THE HIGHLIGHT of their time here.

If you or a friend or neighbor are interested in learning more about being matched with a Colombian student, please promptly contact Beth Tucker, Coordinator of International Friendship Program, at friendship@purdue.edu.

9th Annual Soup ‘n Dance

UPDATE: Thank you everyone who made it out last night! What a great assortment of soups and desserts to share with friends, family, and neighbors.

Tami does a magnificent job each and every year organizing the event, The Bum Ditty Barn Dance Band brings the house down with their music, and Barry keeps us all in line (or in circles) with his calling. See you out in the neighborhood.

Join friends, family, and neighbors January 30th, 2015 from 6-8PM at the Morton Community Center’s auditorium.

The entertainment will include LIVE MUSIC and family-oriented square dancing for all. You don’t have to square dance if you don’t want to, but we know we’re going to have fun at it (even though most of us are only beginners)!

The cost is $5 per individual/$15 per family OR bring (soup), (bread/butter/cornbread/rolls), (a fruit/veggie tray), or (dessert) to serve 10 people.

Drinks and paper goods provided. Along with power strips for the soup (if you’re bringing a crockpot).

Map of New Chauncey: A Historical West Lafayette Community

I had the pleasure of working with Purdue’s Stacy Nall and her English 108 class this past Fall and Winter.  The output of this semester’s course was an interactive map titled, New Chauncey: A Historical West Lafayette Community.  The students covered a wide variety of topics; CSO events to the Paula R. Woods Park to Little Free Libraries.


(this map was created in collaboration with the Stacy Nall’s 2014 Fall Semester English 108 class)

We will be posting future articles that contain the information that the students from the course researched and provided for us to use, discuss, and reference.

The students presented their map and research at the West Lafayette Public Library on December 10th.

English 108 - Nall - WLPL Presentation 2014

Another wonderful example of what makes New Chauncey in West Lafayette, Indiana a incredible place to live.

2014 is closing fast!

On behalf of the New Chauncey Neighborhood Association, we want to wish everyone in New Chauncey and Greater Lafayette a happy and safe holiday season!

Next year will be here before you know it.

Don’t forget, our annual Soup ‘n Dance will be held on Friday January 30 from 6-8PM at Morton Community Center.

April 2015 marks two years since our New Chauncey Land Use Plan was created by the APC and adopted by the City a month later.

What components of the strategic plan should we focus on, as a individuals? As neighbors? As a neighborhood?

Download a copy of the New Chauncey Strategic Plan.

If something sparks in your mind, let someone know. 2015 is also the local municipal election and should prove to be an amazing year for #greaterlala!

Cheers.

2014 Halloween Parade

UPDATE:  Thanks to everyone who participated and donated items for the event.  We all had a great time and hope to see you next year.

Join the tradition of our Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 26th, 2014 from 2:50 – 4PM!

Kids, adults, household companion animals are all encouraged to don their favorite costume and parade from the corner of Rose and Lincoln to Lincoln Park.

Halloween Parade Map 2013

Goodie bags, awards and snacks will be available.  It’s a great time whether you are a participant or a spectator.

Come Join us!

Parade steps off at 3:00 pm, please arrive at Rose and Lincoln at about 2:50 to “sign in”.

If you would like to donate goodies for the event, please bring around 50 of a specific item so all can enjoy!

The NCNA supports the ongoing sustainability and historic preservation of the New Chauncey Neighborhood in West Lafayette Indiana