Report From the Historic Neighborhoods Coalition

By on 4 November, 2015 in Historic Midtown, Sandra Nickel with 2 Comments

It has been eight or nine months since we first wrote about fledgling efforts of Montgomery’s historic neighborhoods to form a coalition. We published a follow-up earlier this fall as the coalition began to focus in on some specific goals. Our roving correspondent Sandra Nickel attended last night’s Historic Neighborhoods Coalition meeting and filed this report for those unable to attend.

At the invitation of the Landmarks Foundation, a dozen residents of Montgomery’s locally designated historic districts met last night at Old Alabama Town to continue the formation of a coalition of historic neighborhoods. They agreed that the formal membership of the Coalition will be representatives of the City’s six locally designated residential districts and that other neighborhoods working toward designation will be invited and encouraged to attend.

Charlie Colvin of Cloverdale-Idlewild is the acting moderator of the Coalition. Others attending last night were Cindy Arshad, Richard Austin, Jeff Benton, Bob Chipman, Todd Kirk and Paul Miles from Old Cloverdale; Barbara and Chuck Anderson and Sandra Nickel from Garden District; Adam Vincent from Cloverdale-Idlewild; and Carole King from Capitol Heights. Not represented at the meeting but also eligible to join are the neighborhoods of Cottage Hill and Highland Park.

The next meeting of the Coalition will be an orientation, especially for new district residents, to the rules, function and makeup of the City’s Historic Preservation Commission and Architectural Review Board. Christy Anderson, Montgomery’s Historic Preservation Coordinator will be the featured speaker at the gathering Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 5:15 p.m. at Old Alabama Town (date subject to confirmation later). In addition, the group set their 2016 schedule to include another orientation; four business meetings; and two educational events that may be seminars, workshops and/or field trips.

Sandra Nickel has been listing and selling residential real estate for over 30 years, most with an intense focus on Montgomery’s Midtown neighborhoods. Sandra serves on the Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless, the Cloverdale Business Coalition, Historic Southview, the Volunteer and Information Center, Landmarks Foundation and her own neighborhood Garden District Preservation Association.

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  1. Dallas Hanbury says:

    What a great organization. My wife and I are moving to Old Cloverdale at the end of the month. Could someone please provide me with Charlie Colvin’s contact information?

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