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    Hello from Dayton OH

    Hello Cyburbia, I am a neighorhood leader and found your site while looking for pictures to take to a meeting. A large developer contacted the neighborhood leaders in the area around his property to solicit input before proceeding with an expansion plan. (How great is that!) It would require rezoning w/ conditional uses & variances. He was favorable to upgrading the facade to brick! The pics/links here were helpful.

    I've made a lot of noise this last year in my city about writing a 'master plan' for my neighborhood. Our neighborhood council has had a half dozen meetings to talk out some of the ides. Now I need to put up or shut up and turn my crazy notes into a document.

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    Greetings from the sweltering Hoosier state, along the river named for your fair state.

    Sounds like you've gotten yourself in a pickle. Seriously, though, you might want to look for a book published by the APA entitled "Neighborhood Planning" by Bernie Jones. It'd be a great resource, and it's written for lay people.

    Thanks for registering and feel free to jump in (the forums, the river's kinda muddy right about now).

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post

    Sounds like you've gotten yourself in a pickle. Seriously, though, you might want to look for a book published by the APA entitled "Neighborhood Planning" by Bernie Jones. It'd be a great resource, and it's written for lay people.
    Off-topic:
    I've got a copy of that sitting on my desk right now...


    Welcome from the state that has "contempt for any other state that doesn't start with 'Tex' and end with 'as'"!

    What can I say, I'm a big fan of the Bud Light real men of genius!

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    got it

    Thanks for the recomendation. I just bought it (used) online! Dan

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    Greetings from the sweltering Hoosier state, along the river named for your fair state.

    ...you might want to look for a book published by the APA entitled "Neighborhood Planning" by Bernie Jones. It'd be a great resource,....
    Ditto on both points.

    Off-topic:
    Bernie Jones taught at the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD) when I was there, wish I had taken his class.

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    Welcome from Chicagoland!!!!
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Good luck and welcome from the Florida panhandle.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Ditto on both points.

    Off-topic:
    Bernie Jones taught at the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD) when I was there, wish I had taken his class.
    I was wise enough to take the last class he taught while at the University of Colorado at Denver......but it wasn't his neighborhood planning class.........it was his SOCIAL PLANNING CLASS! (has The One opened the flood gates for McCarthyism like attacks) I really enjoyed the class and the LOW student to faculty ratio of about 10 to 1 as I remember.

    Oh yeah....hello from Western Arizona.....
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    Welcome from Mid-Ohio to another Ohioan! Good luck with your plans.
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    Welcome from San Francisco! And good luck...

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    welcome from downeast Maine!

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    Welcome from a bedroom suburb of Toledo, just up the road a piece from you. Glad you have joined in. We look forward to your posts.

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    Hello, from Irving, TX!
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