humans & others species being murdered tortured by the corrupt status qua system - now our great TREES being murdered in TREMONT

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 16:02.

image.png(update: spoke to great cory at twdc about recycling the trees - per my request he will mention it at tonites meeting - the trees will not be murdered till next week so we have time to recycle - cory explains what is happening very good) -The TremontGardeners do not support the loss of mature trees if any other options are available.If Frank Gehry can design an entire museum in Biloxi, Mississippi, around the mature trees that were on that site (he called it "dancing with the trees"), the Tremont Gardeners believe this new Professor streetscape can be accomplished using the same sensitivity to the existing, mature trees. Tremont is a neighborhood where old and new co-exist side-by-side; we think this ethic should apply to the streetscape, with the mature trees celebrated and embraced as part of the plan.

Hello Tom -

I own the art gallery at the corner of Professor and College in Tremont. Will you be at the meeting tomorrow night at Press Wine Bar (corner of Literary and Professor) at 6:00 pm at which Tremont West Development Co (TWDC) will answer residents questions regarding the street improvements along Professor Ave. which will begin next week. (see the initial NOACA 1/2011 announcement attached).

There is a controversy regarding not only the plan and but also the approval procedure; a) 17 mature flowering trees along Professor are marked with yellow dots to be cut down within days (including 3 at the Treehouse), b) not one business that I spoke with along Professor was aware that cutting down these trees was part of the "bumpout" plan and c) the meeting is supposed to be about information and comments from owners and residents, but actually the contracts and specs are already in place...with no community review that I am aware of. In fact, the final specs are substantially different than what was originally announced.

 

Many stakeholders, owners and residents along Professor want proper review and actual input...and that tomorrow night's meeting will not fall on deaf ears.

 

Hope to see you there.

 

Rob

 

Rob Hartshorn Studio & Gallery
2342 Professor Avenue
Tremont Arts District
Cleveland, OH 44113
http://www.hartshornstudios.com/
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The TremontGardeners do not support the loss of mature trees if any other options are available.

If Frank Gehry can design an entire museum in Biloxi, Mississippi, around the mature trees that were on that site (he called it "dancing with the trees"), the Tremont Gardeners believe this new Professor streetscape can be accomplished using the same sensitivity to the existing, mature trees. Tremont is a neighborhood where old and new co-exist side-by-side; we think this ethic should apply to the streetscape, with the mature trees celebrated and embraced as part of the plan.

We raise funds to PLANT trees in Lincoln Park. We never thought we'd have to try to safeguard the existing trees on Professor Street.

Thank you.

Sandy Smith
Lead Gardener
TremontGardeners

Subject: Re: Professor Streetscape Controversy - Meeting Thurs at 6:00
 
Rob
Those trees are the best landscaping asset we have on Professor. I have been trying to tell them that the owner of the properties have not been consulted but the President of the TWDC Board told me "It's a done deal" and the Director told me that information has been available and I could talk about it but the grant has been ok'd. Unfortunately it's not about what the property owners want, it's what TWDC thinks we want. I spent many years on the board in the past and we had better contact with property owners and only had 25% of the paid staff they have now. Sorry I can't make it but if you can move a rock you have my support.
Sincerely,
Mark LaGrange
Owner Edison's Pub, 2373 Professor, 2365 Professor, 2361 Professor, 2403 Professor & 2417 Professor
 
From: Jason Beudert <jasonbeudert [at] gmail [dot] com>
Date: April 11, 2013, 9:24:45 AM EDT
To: Tom Leneghan <tomleneghan [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Subject: Letter for Meeting
 

To whom it may concern,
 
Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the meeting tonight so please read this letter if the floor is open for comments. During my three plus years serving as co-Chair of Central Tremont Block Club the proposal for the Streetscape Project including bump outs never included the removal of significant landscaping or our precious trees. While the Block Club at the time was excited for the upgrade to our community these critical points of tree removal where never discussed. Landscaping is an important part of the charm of Tremont, and would in my opinion require layers of community vetting to satisfy the many residents and business owners affected. Which did not happen at the Central Tremont Block Club during my tenure as co-chair and hopefully will occur now
 
Thanks
 
Jason Beudert
 
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In a message dated 4/11/2013 10:19:18 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, HSENYAK [at] aol [dot] com writes:

Hello All:
 
Local businessman Tom Leneghan asked me to forward this email out to you all regarding a very important meeting tonight about the Professor Ave. Streetscape. See message from TWDC below.
 
As a person involved four to five years ago I do not recall any details mentioned about Tree removal. Again TWDC is basically a intermediary here and is nor responsible for the implementation of the plan or the money's this id county NOACA money utilized.
 
Cory had told me yesterday that 17 mature trees will be removed along Professor and then be replaced with over 40 smaller trees within the new streetscape. Hopefully detailed plans will be available this evening.
 
No matter what anyone's opinion over this is, I would hope you would attend and let your voices be heard. I feel this effects many stakeholders and residents in all of Tremont.
 
Regards,
 
Henry P. Senyak
Tremont Resident
 
 

Professor Avenue Streetscape Construction Timeline Public Meeting

 

Thursday, April 11th, 6pm at Press Wine Bar located at 2221 Professor Avenue

The City of Cleveland has announced a public meeting to discuss the construction schedule, expectations and to address individual concerns with the project team.
If you have any questions regarding this project's construction timeline or any other concerns, please call Cory Riordan at 216-575-0920, ext. 101.

 
From: tomleneghan [at] yahoo [dot] com
To: HSENYAK [at] aol [dot] com
Sent: 4/10/2013 9:55:42 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Fwd:
 

Henry Could you get this out to other residents and stakeholders in the community? Thanks Tom

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:
 
From: Robert Hartshorn <robert_hartshorn [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Date: April 10, 2013, 9:40:54 PM EDT
To: Tom Leneghan <tomleneghan [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Reply-To: Robert Hartshorn <robert_hartshorn [at] yahoo [dot] com>
 

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