The Neighborhood Approves
Something very important happened recently. We attended the Westside community meeting to discuss our goals for 85 Nunan Street. These meetings happen once a month and for anyone who has the time to attend such meetings, we highly suggest you do so. Not only is it a good way to meet others who live in the area but there is a comforting undertone to the meetings. There is this unspoken respect people have for one another simply for being there and caring about the community. As a result, the meetings can take on that ‘us against the world’ feeling. Most people are in good spirits so the conversation is always fun but productive. There is definitely a sense of family at these meetings.
In any case, we wanted to gauge our neighbor’s feelings towards our proposal. Most residents in this area have deep family ties to the Westside neighborhood. Many have lived, or even been born, in the same homes they occupy now. So, it was important that we were accepted by our neighbors before we took this plan any further.
Fortunately, we received overwhelming support. Some neighbors were legitimately excited. It was great to see and it made us really appreciate this area even more.