Royal Harbor Updates – 10/30/2013

OUR FLAG POLE AND FLAG  …We have a flag pole and flag at the entrance to Royal Harbor. The association has purchased large American Flags to fly there. Over the past year or so, someone is changing these out to other smaller flags. Someone is also lowering the flag at half staff for various reasons. We would like to know who this is so we can coordinate these efforts. Email me, please. You may have noticed the lights here were out. It seems the electrical box needed changed out and we are in the process of doing this.

 Royal Harbor continues to tear down and rebuild. Every week another older house is demolished and lots are leveled for new super homes to be built. This is causing the supply of (If I dare say affordable) homes to diminish from the market. Properties are now starting here in the $900,000 range and up from there. REALTORS I have spoken with all think this will be a great selling and buying season in this area.

Many of you followed the decision to purchase the land for the Gordon River Park. It is now reality and an architect has been hired to design it. He is asking for public input. I sat in on a meeting with him, and he mentioned a few ideas that I thought were good. These included having free dockage for boats along the waterfront. This would be for residents like us, in Royal Harbor, to take our boats to the park, tie up and have a picnic there. He also talked about an elevation feature where people could get a wide view of the river and the city. (Like a little mountain) Also a water feature like steps leading to the river where people could sit and kids could fish and so forth. This, along with rest rooms, a possible concession stand, picnic areas and walking paths with flowers etc. This will be a passive park. No ball fields, tennis courts, etc. Below are times for get-togethers to discuss the park and get ideas. Your input is requested.

 I have been getting many renewals. I will be sending out another application and request to those who have not responded next week. If you get the notice next week it will mean we have not logged in your payment. So if you cannot remember, just wait until next Tuesday and if you get a notice it should mean we have not received your check or application. No need to email me and ask if I got it.

Tomorrow is HALLOWEEN  and our annual block party. Those of you who are not on Snook and have no where to go I encourage you to do as we Forshier’ do. We take off and walk the street with our bag of candy and stop and give it to the kids as we pass them this way we see everyone and the decorated homes. So I hope to see you there. 5:30 to 7 pm

RE:  City of Naples Gordon River Park – A note from the Park Architect:

The Naples Gordon River Park Master Plan is officially under way.  City Council has recently directed that the park will be “passive” by nature and will focus on providing public access to the Gordon River.  The park now officially has a web presence at www.NaplesGordonRiverPark.com.  For information, please contact: info@NaplesGordonRiverPark.com or the Naples Community Services Department at 239-213-7120.  This website was designed to continually inform the public about the park as well as encourage the public to post input.

 The most important portion of the master plan is to receive ample participation and public input. This is a park for the people and without good attendance at the planning meetings known as charrettes, the process will be flawed.

 During the master plan process, there will be 15 separate meetings or design charrettes.  We encourage the public to show up and become a part of the process.  There will also be an opportunity for the park naming rights through the fundraising process.

 Below is a list of the upcoming park meetings, Please clip it for future reference or share it with friends and neighbors. All of the meetings will take place at Naples City Council chambers at City Hall, 735 Eighth St. S., across the street from Cambier Park.  The charrette meetings highlighted in “red” are the public charrette meetings where we highly encourage your input and interaction within the design process.

MASTER PLAN TIMELINE (SCHEDULE)

NOVEMBER 2013

November 8

Stakeholders Design Charrette Meeting (Park Program Discussion), City Hall, Council Chambers 4PM to 7PM

November 9

Open meeting for public Input (Park Program Discussion), City Hall, Council Chambers 10AM to 12PM

November 12

Community Services Advisory Board Master Plan Update, City Hall, Council Chambers 9AM

November 22

Public Input Design Charette #1 (Discussion of Initial Design Concept), City Hall, Council Chambers 3PM to 6PM

November 23

Public Input Design Charette #2 (Discussion of Initial Design Concept), City Hall, Council Chambers 10AM to 12PM

DECEMBER 2013

December 10

Community Services Advisory Board Master Plan Update, City Hall, Council Chambers 9AM

December 16

City Council / Community Service Advisory Board Joint Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers 8:30AM

 JANUARY 2014

January 14

Public Input Design Charette #3 (for Seasonal Residents), City Hall, Council Chambers 3PM to 6PM

January 14

City Council / Community Service Advisory Board Joint Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers 8:30AM

January 22

Preliminary Design Review Board Public Hearing, City Hall, Council Chambers 9AM

January 27

Community Services Advisory Board Review of Final Plan, City Hall, Council Chambers 9AM

 FEBRUARY 2014

February 11

Community Services Advisory Board Master Plan Update, City Hall, Council Chambers 9AM

February 12

Planning Advisory Board (Conditional Use Public Hearing), City Hall, Council Chambers 8:30AM

 MARCH 2014

March 5

City Council Public Hearing (Final Master Plan Approval), City Hall, Council Chambers 8:30AM

March 11

Community Services Advisory Board Master Plan Update, City Hall, Council Chambers 9AM

 

 

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