Cannon/FtIndep Supportive Housing

FIPNA BNN comments on Koppell and Urban Pathways

As you may know, Council Member Oliver Koppell was a guest on BronxTalk on Monday night when FIPNA members were appearing before the Land Use Committee of CB8 on the issue of our community becoming an Historic District. Since we could not comment at the time, we posted these comments correcting parts of the Council […]

Latest news: Daily News 3-30-2010

Here is the latest article from the Daily News. UP Daily News 03302010

Koppell Trade off — Historic District for Homeless Project

FIRST KOPPELL FIGHTS HIS OWN CONSTITUENTS … THEN HE THREATENS THEM! On Monday, March 8 members of the Fort Independence Park Neighborhood Association (FIPNA) were shocked to hear Councilman Oliver Koppell express unwavering support for a project they vehemently oppose. He then held hostage his support for a proposed Fort Independence Historic District in a […]

Top 10 Reasons

Ten Reasons Van Cortlandt Village Residents Oppose Plan by Urban Pathways:  Supportive Housing Proposal is too big for 3469 Cannon Place – and its Prospective Residents The following paper explains some of the reasons why residents in Van Cortlandt Village are opposed to the proposal by Urban Pathways to build a 74-unit supportive housing facility […]

DataCannonPlace

use these links Petition – 1013 signatures on 149 pages – Cannon Place Petition0001 PHOTOS of the neighborhood – http://gallery.me.com/stevem23#100220 SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND SPECIAL NEEDS FACILITIES REPORTS These reports geographically identify the distribution of the 148 supportive housing developments and 422 Special Needs facilities located throughout the borough by community district.  Borough President Diaz has […]

In the NYTimes: City not allowing homeless in center …. hmmm

Note: KHCC is one block south of Fort Independence Street on Kingsbridge Terrace. February 5, 2010 City to Bronx Community About a Homeless Shelter: ‘Not in Your Backyard’ By SAM DOLNICK In the perpetual battle against homelessness in New York, the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center in the Bronx was only a bit player, with about […]

Breaking News: Community Advisors Suspend Board, January 31, 2010

Today, we learned that the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for the proposed project by Urban Pathways at 3469 Cannon Place voted to suspend activities, based on the a.k.a. 3482 Ft. Independence Street, met and voted unanimously to agree to suspend its activity. Copy of the letter is here: CAB_suspension_letter (PDF)

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Presentation

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Presentation

“It is clear that Olmsted’s intent in providing neighborhoods like Kingsbridge Heights with narrow, curvilinear streets was to assure that they would maintain their residential character, discourage inappropriate development, and preserve their existing natural beauty.” (See VI below) This is a power point:  Fort Independence Historic District This is a pdf of the power point:  […]

Position Paper on Supportive Housing and other statements

This will be the place we will put the comments from the community. If you spoke out and what to send us the statement, we will upload. Email to fipna@fipna.org. Thank you Position Statement on the Proposed Urban Pathway Statement Contextual Design Citywide Statement of Need page 11, 12 and 17

Looking at the Urban Institute Study, can we compare Denver with Bronx CB 8? Absolutely!

Economic & Demographic Data http://bit.ly/4viDXQ Denver County At A Glance Square Miles   …………………… 156.0 Population  ………………………  544,759 Median Age  …………………….   33.4 yrs. Households  …………………….. 240,181 Labor Force   ……………………   312,283 Number of Jobs   ………………..  425,692 Average Wage   …………………   $45,880 Student Enrollment (K-12)   ……  72,489 Denver Labor Force Total Labor Force:  Denver – 312,283, Denver Metro – 1,294,086 Employed:  Denver […]

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