“No Bus Barn” cake brought by Tracy Lewandowski Reno; photo © Jamie Lang.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz; photo © Jamie Lang.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz arrived unannounced at our Scenic Foothills Community Council October 5th. The Municipality of Anchorage had hatched a plan to move 120 diesel school buses next to Totem Theatre onto land reserved for an elementary school in our quiet, residential neighborhood – a big health and safety issue for us.
What were they thinking?
We had quickly organized protests on social media, sent e-mails and letters, made lots of phone calls to public officials and testified at public meetings, to which most of us hadn’t officially been invited. It worked. Our Scenic Foothills neighborhood was saved.
The mayor came to our community council meeting to tell us they had heard us and would make a different plan. SFCC President Jamie Lang invited the mayor to share a piece of “no bus barn” cake that one of our neighbors had brought to the meeting. He did. Way to go, neighbors! You rock!
Mayor Withdraws Plans for 120 school buses beside Totem Theatre
Muldoon Farmers Market features Alaska-grown fresh farm produce, locally baked or cooked food, high quality crafts from local artisans and live music. September 30, was our last Muldoon Farmers Market for 2017; we’ll re-open in June at Muldoon Town Square in Chanshtnu Muldoon Park.
It’s official! The Anchorage Assembly approved a name – Chanshtnu Muldoon Park – for our community park July 25, 2017. Chanshtnu (pronounced CHANSH-nu), meaning “grass creek,” is the Dena’ina word for Chester Creek, which winds through the park at 1301 Muldoon Road.
The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service announced a grant of $750,000 to the city toward development of Phase 2 of the park last week in July. Map: Continue reading
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Formal presentation 6:15 p.m. Wayland Baptist University, 7801 East 32nd Avenue (access via Old Muldoon Road off 36th Avenue).
The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) Project Management and Engineering Department (PM&E) is in the preliminary design phase to improve the roads and drainage in Pleasant Valley Subdivision (between 32nd & 36th Ave. from Muldoon Road to Shamrock St.)
Improvements will include street reconstruction with curb and gutter, pedestrian facilities, piped storm drain and street lighting.
You are invited, and encouraged, to participate in a community meeting to review and comment on proposed alternatives, and see how it may affect your property.
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 24 – September 23
at Begich Middle School, 7440 Creekside Center Drive
Muldoon Farmers Market features Alaska-grown or caught fresh farm produce and seafood, locally baked or cooked food, crafts from local artisans and live music.
Muldoon Farmers Market is a not-for-profit, grassroots, all-volunteer effort to bring Alaska-grown and farmed produce to East Anchorage. Please come join the Muldoon community THIS SATURDAY!