The Central District News blog appeared last fall, and is becoming a wonderful one-stop shopping site for all sorts of Central District neighborhood information. The two young men running it are programmers (the site showcases what the software can do) and neighborhood enthusiasts: an unbeatable combination. The site also lets YOU add your own pages, calendar events, pictures etc, and generates quite spirited conversations on many of the topics.
Here's what's caught my eye:
1) Neighborhood Redevelopment News:
- 23rd & Union Development: Design Approved
- First Look at 23rd & Madison Project
- 23rd and Union Official Design Review Reports available
- 23rd & Union Design Review Open Thread
- Where Do You Live? The Central Area?
- Central Area Neighborhood Plan (CANP) Updating
- Central Area Neighborhood Plan Stewardship
- Growth, Development and Quality of Life
- New Neighborhood Plan Land Use & Housing Committee
- The CD: Lots of Problems, Few Solutions
- An (almost) daily annotated transcript of the Police band scanner: here's an example.
- East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition meeting report
- A Divided Neighborhood?
In summary, they're covering most of the topics that I feel need publicizing (and for which I started this blog), and their lovely software makes it all very accessible with their integrated slide-shows, video segments, calendar etc. I encourage you all to check their site regularly, and to contribute news for the area.
Thanks, CD News: you'e made my job a lot less onerous!