Category Archives: NCNA Events

2016 Meet and Greet Event

Help welcome new student renters to the New Chauncey neighborhood by volunteering for the annual Meet and Greet.

It’s 60 minute activity that has you walking through New Chauncey, knocking on doors, and handing out information about West Lafayette and the surrounding area.

Join us on Tuesday August 23, 5:30 PM @ Graduate Student Center (RM 105).  It is located at 504 Northwestern Avenue inside the Northwestern parking garage.

The Meet and Greet event is sponsored by the West Lafayette-Purdue Community Partnership Team, a group that meets throughout the year to discuss areas of common interest.

If you would like to participate in this fun event, please show up on August 23rd.

Hope to see you there.

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NEWS RELEASE
August 15, 2016

Purdue, West Lafayette to welcome students living off campus WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – For the 17th consecutive year, volunteers from Purdue University and the city of West Lafayette will go around the New Chauncey and Northwestern Heights neighborhoods on Tuesday (Aug. 23) evening to meet students living off campus and welcome them to West Lafayette and Purdue.

“Each year, thousands of Purdue students live off-campus and are an integral part of the Purdue and West Lafayette communities. We want to welcome our students into their neighborhoods and provide them with resources for living in the community,” said Frank Dooley, vice provost for teaching and learning and chair of the Purdue Community Partnership Team.

Volunteers will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Graduate Student Center, room 105, at 504 Northwestern Avenue. Each volunteer will get a gold Meet and Greet T-shirt, a street map of the near-campus neighborhoods showing
student residences, and door hangers with information about Purdue and West Lafayette that they will leave at each residence they visit.

Volunteers will then divide into small teams and walk around the neighborhoods to make their visits. Meet and Greet is arranged jointly by the Purdue University and West Lafayette Community Partnership teams. “The main purpose of the teams is to work together to build on the strong relationship between Purdue and the city of West Lafayette,” said Beverly Shaw, chair of the West Lafayette team and marketing and grants administrator for West Lafayette.

“Those of us already here know that West Lafayette and Purdue are great places to be,” Mayor John Dennis said. “We want to share that sense of pride in our community with students who may be new to West Lafayette.” Meet and Greet is open to any West Lafayette resident and Purdue community member who wants to volunteer.

Writer: Brian Zink, 765-494-2080, bzink@purdue.edu
Sources: Frank Dooley, 765-494-0615, dooleyf@purdue.edu
Bev Shaw, 765-775-5161, bshaw@westlafayette.in.gov
John Dennis, 765-775-5100, mayor@westlafayette.in.gov

Spring Cleaning and BoilerBlast: April 9th, 2016

It’s that time of year to get your yard and house ready for spring.  This year’s BoilerBlast will be held on April 9th, 2016 from 8am – 12pm.

BoilerBlast

If you are unfamiliar with this program, it is an opportunity for residents and Purdue students to work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods, parks, and around our homes.

Some example activities include:

  • Light yard work
  • Raking
  • Garage cleanout
  • Window cleaning
  • Garden care
  • Gutters (if ladders are provided)

If you would like to work with Purdue students to help you prepare for spring, please signup online.  Availability is on a first come, first serve basis so sign-up now.

We are also working with the Civic Engagement and Leadership Development group to also help clean-up our streets, sidewalks, and parks.

You can also visit the BoilerBlast 2016 web site for more information.

10th Annual Soup ‘n Dance

Update:

Here are some photos from the event.  If you took pictures, please send them to us so we can include them here and on our Facebook page.

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NCN will be holding it’s 10th annual Soup and Square Dance on Friday, Jan. 29 from 6 to 8 pm at Morton in the large multipurpose room (with the stage).

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).

Please let us know if you will bring food, be paying, and if you can help set up at 5.

For those of you that are on our e-mail list, you should have recieved an evite to the event.  Please RSVP by January 27 (so we have an approx. # attending).  If you are not on our e-mail list, please sign-up and we can get one sent out to you.

16th Annual Halloween Parade

Thanks to everyone who came to this year’s Halloween Parade! It was a wonderful turn out and a great way to meet families, make new friends, and enjoy the neighborhood.

A big thank you to Paul, on the New Chauncey Leadership Team, for putting this altogether.


 

Come join the FUN of the 16th Annual Halloween Parade! Everyone is invited to this event. This is your chance to see our neighborhood kids in their awesome costumes! We will parade on Lincoln St. from Rose St. to the Park. This will allow for great photo shoots!

Once we arrive at the Park, the 48 youngest kids in costume will be introduced to the crowd one-by one, and will receive Goodie Bags with small toys and candy. Hot Chocolate will also be available to all. Hope you and your children can make it!

NCNA Halloween Parade'15

Volunteers Needed: 16th Annual Meet and Greet

The 16th Annual Meet & Greet is looking for neighborhood volunteers to help introduce the new Purdue students to the community. Walk around with your friends and neighbors on Monday August 24, 2015 from 6-7pm (or longer if you like) handing out packets of information, striking up conversations, and welcoming new people to the City.

The group will meet in the MSEE Foyer on Northwestern Ave:

MSEE-Meet and Greet

Parking available in Northwestern Garage after 5:00 p.m.

This event is sponsored by Purdue University and the City of West Lafayette Community Partnership Team.

For more information: contact Ashley Darnell at 496-1841 or adarnel@purdue.edu

2015 Labor Day Picnic

Labor Day Picnic 2015 - Firefighter SlideUPDATE:  We would like to thank everyone who came out to this year’s Labor Day Picnic and making it a huge success.  We are excited to do it again next year.

Here are some photos from the event. If you have any photos you would like to share, please send them our way:

Labor Day Picnic Header 2015

It is that time of year again and the New Chauncey Leadership team is planning this year’s annual Labor Day Picnic:

Monday September 7th
5:00 p.m. @ Lincoln Park

An evite will be sent in a bit, but we wanted to get the information on the web site. As usual, NCNA will provide burgers and dogs (meat and non-meat options), along with water and lemonade. We ask that everyone bring their own table service and something to share.

Please help spread the word!

To get you excited for this year’s event, here are some pictures from last year’s event:

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.

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)