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Weinland Park Community Civic Association

Housing Committee
Summary of Meeting of March 9, 2015
Matt Martin, chair of the Housing Committee, called the meeting to order at 6:09 p.m.
Erin Prosser, community relations director of Campus Partners, reported on her presentation to
the civic associations monthly meeting in February on residential properties remaining in the
Weinland Park Collaboratives portfolio. Steve Bollinger of Wagenbrenner Development said
crews are scheduled to complete renovation of the Grant Commons apartments at the end of May
and then could turn to rehabbing the two single-family houses and then later in the summer the
three four-unit apartment buildings in the WPC portfolio.
Ms. Prosser said the Weinland Park Collaboratives Housing Task Force would be reactivated to
consider strategies for the remaining duplexes and vacant lots.
Mr. Bollinger asked about a neighborhood welcome packet for new residents of Grant Park and
Grant Commons. Steve Sterrett said he will ask the WPCCA Steering Committee on Wednesday
about developing another welcome packet. The committee discussed the possibility of involving
students in neighborhood matters. Mr. Sterrett suggested it might be more effective to engage the
property owners.
Mr. Martin said the Housing Committee should consider housing goals for the neighborhood.
Mr. Sterrett explained Results-Based Accountability as it might be applied to setting goals,
indicators of success, and strategies related to housing in Weinland Park.
Mr. Martin suggested that the next committee meeting be focused on housing goals, indicators,
and strategies. Ms. Prosser and Mr. Bollinger discussed data on the neighborhood and the ability
to get information on what is underway. Committee members agreed to discuss goals, indicators,
and strategies at the next meeting.
Ms. Prosser said in the last two weeks she has found a company that is willing to study the
possibility of moving three houses from the south of Gateway site. Committee members
discussed the value of moving these houses to vacant lots in Weinland Park. In general, the
committee members supported moving the houses to vacant lots owned by Campus Partners and
permitting the new owners to be eligible for the full amount of the home repair grant. Laura
Bidwa suggested that Edwards Communities be asked to contribute to the move of the houses.

Mr. Sterrett said that a representative of The Barcus Company will attend the WPCCA Safety
and Mobility Committee meeting on Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. at the Northside
Neighborhood Pride Center. The Barcus Company manages project-based, Section 8 housing
units in Weinland Park owned by Veliko Ventures.
The committee discussed the Beer Barn property, which is up for sale. Mr. Bollinger said the
owner is asking more than the property appears to be worth.
Terry Althouse of Godman Guild asked for approval of the date of October 10 for the housing
fair in Weinland Park. The committee agreed.
The business of the committee being concluded, Mr. Martin adjourned the meeting about 7:10

Summary prepared by Steve Sterrett.

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