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Update on Concert in the Park

Uptown Update had this to say about our Concert in the Park on Thursday:

The Buena Park Neighbors Concert in the Park Thursday night may have been shortened by rain, but there was no lack of activities to enjoy.  Gene Tenner took photos of everything, which you are invited to view at https://www.flickr.com/photos/78559435%40N04/sets/72157645263335625/.

Gene says, “Despite the rain, I had multiple folks come up to me and thank me for doing this [the concert]. Although I had nothing to do with setting this up, it was heartening to see all the smiling faces, curious dogs and my neighbors enjoying a summer evening with music and friendly conversation.”  Well done, BPN organizers!

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Alderman Cappleman is asking for input from Buena Park residents with regards to a proposed Hookah Lounge at 4101 N. Broadway.

A meeting will be held Monday. The potential owner will be there to present his ideas and get our feedback.

Meeting: Monday, June 23rd
Time: 7 pm
Place: 4101 N. Broadway (across from Michael’s Pizza)
Subject: A Hookah Lounge proposal for 4101 N. Broadway

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BPN Concert June 2013

BPN Concert June 2013

Buena Park’s first Free Concert in the Park is June 19th at Buena Circle Park. RCM band returns this year to play classic rock covers with Latin flavor.

Bring the family for face painting, a bouncy house for the kids, and food trucks. We will be kicking off “Portrait of Buena Park”, a unique concept to capture the spirit of our community. Please join us for music, dancing and dinner and meet your neighbors!

Event Flyer

Event Flyer

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Ace Furniture

Ace Furniture

Around 35 residents attended the presentation from Akara Partners this past Monday to hear about their proposal to build 20 apartment units at 4027 N. Broadway where the Ace Furniture building now stands.

After the presentation the assembled group discussed the pros and cons of the plans presented and agreed on five issues for consideration and resolution:

  • There needs to be retail on the first floor
  • There needs to be a clearer plan for garbage disposal
  • There is concern about storm water run off since the new building takes up the entire lot
  • There should be a bike room to store bikes
  • There needs to be a clearer explanation for how they arrived at the mix of one, two, three and four bedroom units

The stated reason for lack of proposed retail space on the first floor is the number of parking spaces required by the city.  This requirement could be met by reducing the number of units, thereby reducing required parking and opening up space on the first floor. Mike Breheny, Chief Development Officer at Akara Partners, indicated that they are willing to reduce the number of apartments so that there would be room for retail on the first floor.

The proposal also raised concerns from neighbors that adequate space for garbage disposal was not planned. Apparent lack of consideration for where the refuse truck would park to collect dumpsters, where the dumpsters would be kept, and how top floors would access dumpsters raised concerns. Similarly, adequate planning for runoff from the building and bicycle parking and storage were matters of concern for neighbors.

Finally, the group wanted to know how Akara Partners determined the proposed mix of units, particularly the four bedroom units.  Concern was raised that the current demographics of Buena Park would not support such housing.

As mentioned above, BPN talked to Mike Breheny and it has been decided to have a second meeting this coming Monday at the same place and time as the last meeting.

Meeting to discuss the Akara Partners proposal
Place:  4101 N. Broadway
Time:  7 pm
Date:  Monday, June 9th


 

Update July 2, 2014: Akara Partners has provided the materials that were presented at this meeting.

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Buena Beach Cafe, formerly Razon restaurant, is under new management with a new menu offering classic American cuisine that includes salads, specialty hamburgers, pizza and more.

The June special is two for one. Buy one entree and get a second of equal or less value for free. This is for Buena Park residents. Tell your wait person that you are a Buena Park Neighbor and that’s all you have to do. This special will run through the entire month of June.

Dinner special at Buena Beach Cafe
4250 N. Marine Dr.

Buy one entree get a second of equal or less value for free
Any night from 5 pm to Midnight
All of June 2014

Don’t forget to tell them you are a Buena Park Neighbor.

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Lakeview Pantry Volunteer Day

(from our June 2014 newsletter)

BPN at Lakeview Pantry on February 8, 2014

BPN at Lakeview Pantry on February 8, 2014

Join your neighbors for volunteer day at Lakview Pantry. On June 21st Buena Park residents will gather at Lakeview Pantry 3831 N. Broadway to load grocery bags and deliver them in the surrounding neighborhood.

This is a great way to meet your neighbors and do some good at the same time. As you can see, children are welcome to join in. What better way to teach them volunteerism than taking part in this activity.

Lakeview Pantry Volunteer day
Saturday June 21st
9 am to Noon
3831 N. Broadway

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