MWIA has adopted a process for all interested in requesting the association's support in their improvement projects.
To review the process and answer the required conditions, please download the MWIA Developer Guide and Questionnaire.
Covenants are documents made between MWIA and a land owner which further restricts possible uses of the land. These agreements stay enforce with new owners as well.
Following a public MWIA meeting in June 2017 and numerous hours spent by the zoning committee researching this issue, the MWIA voted to oppose the PUD. We submitted a letter reflecting our position on June 18, 2017 to the Mayor and City Council. MWIA opted not to participate in the lawsuit.
This project is not inside Mount Washington, but due to traffic concerns, the neighborhood wanted to discuss its impact with the relevant people which it did on June 13 at 9PM at the Mount Washington Conference Center, right after the annual meeting.
A PUD is a City Council bill. You can view its materials online and the actions to date at the city council legislative site
Here is the PUD itself, in the form it will take going into the 3rd reading on June 19th.
The developer also provided us with a fact summary from their point of view.
The Poplar Hill Association has provided us with some of their relevant documents so that we could understand their process:
Blue Ocean Realty is under contract to purchase 1700 South Road (St. John's church) to use as its office headquarters. They are requesting to rezone the Church to an O-R District and to have the 1976 Mount Washington Village Urban Renewal Plan to include the church.
In accordance with MWIA's process for considering zoning requests, the proposal is outlined in the questionnaire and plans.
The original proposal was presented by Blue Ocean at a community meeting and fully discussed on 3/2 at the Mt. Washington School Lower Building (the one on Smith Ave) in the gym.
There was another open community meeting on Wednesday, April 19th. The MWIA Board voted to support the proposal with the condition of a signed restricted covenant that includes what was in the proposal along with prohibiting medical office uses of any kind, as agreed upon at the meeting.
In the summer of 2018, Blue Ocean sold 1700 South Road. The buyer was Warschawski which is renovating the interior and intends to keep the exterior structure in a more traditional fashion than Blue Ocean was intending to do so. The last publicly stated plan for the stain glass windows was that they would be removed and sent to a new church in Nicaragua.
This is a request to allow acoustic guitar and singers to perform on the 2nd floor of the Mount Washington Tavern.
Community meeting, Tuesday, 4/23, 6pm, Mt. Washington lower school gym to discuss the proposed live music plan at the Mt. Washington Tavern. They have requested support from MWIA, but prior to doing this we need to have community input.
This is a request from the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital for a MWIA letter of support for a sign on hospital property that exceeds allowed size.
The owner of 1603 South Road, Ronald Lipman, wishes to add 25 parking spaces and a new house.