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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Leaf and Yard Waste Pickup

In an effort to keep the neighborhood looking great, please be mindful of when your leaf pickup times are.

Leaf-Pickup-2014-10-18Area C & F
October 21 – 23
November 11 – 13
December 9 – 11

Area D & E
October 7 – 9
October 28 – 30
November 18 – 20

A few things to note:

  • All leaves are to be raked 12 inches away from the curb line in a windrow (heaped mound).
  • Please keep catch basins free of leaves. Do not place sticks or other debris in with the leaves.
  • Please have your leaves raked out by the first day of the posted time to avoid missed pick up.
  • We will also pick up leaves in rigid containers on your scheduled yard waste pick up day.
  • This is the only time we pick up leaves that are raked to the curb.
  • Any other time, they need to be put out in rigid containers on your regular yard waste pick up day.

From the West Lafayette Street and Sanitation web site:

Leaf Season is quickly approaching! We will pick up leaves that are raked out to the curb during your scheduled leaf collection days. Leaves should be raked in a windrow (heaped mound) 12 inches from the curb to allow for proper drainage. Please keep catch basins free of leaves. Do not place stick or other debris in with the leaves. You can also put leaves in rigid containers for collection on your yard waste collection day.

Branches should be no more than 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet long. They should be stacked in easy to manage piles at the curb. Leaves and other small yard waste items, excluding grass clippings, should be placed in rigid containers for collection on your yard waste day.

Land Use Plan – Form Based Code Update

At last night’s City Council meeting, Councilor Gerry Keen told the public that an upcoming meeting the Ordinance Committee of the APC where the form based code for the New Chauncey neighborhood will be discussed.

We followed up with Ryan O’Gara, Assistant Director of the APC, and he stated that no dates have been set, but that all neighborhood property owners will be notified well in advance via a mailing.

If you are interested in attending these meetings and would like to help organize the neighborhood, please let us know.

We will keep you posted if we hear anything.

2014 Annual Meeting, Thursday October 9th

Meet neighbors, learn about neighborhood events, and how you can volunteer and help continue to make New Chauncey a community of choice among residents.

Thursday, October 9th 2014
Morton Community Center
Room 106
7PM – 9PM

We are also organizing to get City Officials there to answer questions, discuss projects, and engage our community.

If you have any agenda items, please let us know.

2014 Labor Day Picnic a Success!

We wanted to thank all of our 80+ neighbors and friends who visited, brought food, and shared in the hospitality this past Monday for our annual Labor Day Picnic celebration at Lincoln Park.  Good times were had by all.

The New Chauncey Neighborhood Association would also like to thank the West Lafayette Fire Department for their attendance.  The fire truck tours are always a big hit with the children.

Thank you again and take care

We will do it again next year!

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Don’t forget, we will have our annual meeting:

October 9th
7:00-9:00 pm
Morton Ctr Rm 106.

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