[Chat] Fwd: RE: Re: trees

Dawna Cobb dawnacobb at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 13:22:43 CDT 2012


Hi all:  I live on Charles and 30th and am sad about the tree removal.  My
neighbors and I received a grant from Parks and People to plant 4 cherry
trees on our block in 1999 so you can imagine how we feel!  That being
said, after almost 10 years of negotiation and meetings, I am optimistic
that the result, which will include more trees than the number that  were
removed, will be lovely.

This project has been in the works since at least 1999.  This summer I have
been purging my house of stuff and recently recycled about a foot of paper
from all the meetings my neighbors and I attended about this project.
Please know that Charles Villagers, the Friends of Wyman Park Dell, and
other community members vociferously advocated for a pedestrian and
tree/plant friendly design going so far as to hire our own expert to give
input to the project.  We also advocated to keep Charles Street from
becoming a highway out of town and to preserve the buffer between the
street and the houses, buildings and park on either side.

There were community meetings where designs were presented and the
community gave input. ( I recall a large meeting at the Friends Meeting
House where three designs were presented and the community voted on the one
it preferred.) There was a stakeholders group that represented a variety of
interests (residents, churchs, condos on Greenway)  that met with the
planner from the City, DOT, JHU, and the engineering firm hired by the
City.  Notes from these meetings can be found at the website that Casey
sent around.

There were numerous Villager articles and even some Baltimore Sun articles
about the project.   This project nearly wore me out given how long it has
been going on.  Still, as a Charles Street resident I plan to monitor the
project as it progresses.

Dawna Cobb


On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 1:34 AM, judy <jdydee at verizon.net> wrote:

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> -------- Original Message --------  Subject: RE: Re: [Chat] trees  Date: Thu,
> 27 Sep 2012 19:41:44 +0000  From: Millspaugh, Tweefie
> <TMillspaugh at semmes.com> <TMillspaugh at semmes.com>  To: judy
> <jdydee at verizon.net> <jdydee at verizon.net>
>
> Ridiculous that CVCA has a monopoly on the information that affects us
> all.
> I read the Chaz Villager, and I dont recall seeing that - Nor was it ever
> mentioned
> on the discussion list  that I recall...
>
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* judy [mailto:jdydee at verizon.net <jdydee at verizon.net>]
> *Sent:* Thursday, September 27, 2012 3:36 PM
> *To:* Millspaugh, Tweefie
> *Subject:* Fwd: Re: [Chat] trees
>
>  fyi
>
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> -------- Original Message --------  Subject: Re: [Chat] trees  Date: Thu,
> 27 Sep 2012 19:22:10 +0000 (UTC)  From: Sharon L. Guida
> <guidahome at comcast.net> <guidahome at comcast.net>  Reply-To: The Charles
> Village Chat List <chat at charlesvillage.info> <chat at charlesvillage.info>  To:
> The Charles Village Chat List <chat at charlesvillage.info><chat at charlesvillage.info>
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>  Also the complete Charles Reconstruction plan is online at
> www.charlesvillage.net , was vetted at several CVCA membership meetings
> in the years leading up to its approval by the Dept of Transportation, and
> was the subject of many articles in the Charles Villager over those same
> years. Charles Village was fully represented by volunteers who attended
> many meetings during the process which took several years.  There was no
> other way to complete the planned improvements without removing some
> trees.  Hopefully, when the reconstruction plan is completed, we will see
> that the removal of trees was a small price to pay for the improvements
> realized.
>
>
>
> One way to keep abreast of what is happening in Charles Village is to read
> the Charles Villager, visit the CVCA website, join CVCA and attend CVCA
> General Membership meetings, and volunteer to participate in CVCA
> committees where issues are identified and resolved.
>
>
>
> Sharon L. Guida
>  ------------------------------
> *From: *"Casey Miller" <casey.e.miller at gmail.com><casey.e.miller at gmail.com>
> *To: *"The Charles Village Chat List" <chat at charlesvillage.info><chat at charlesvillage.info>
> *Sent: *Thursday, September 27, 2012 2:49:07 PM
> *Subject: *Re: [Chat] trees
>
> There is slightly more information here:
> http://charlesstreet.mdprojects.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=39&Itemid=74
>
>
>  Look under Landscaping and Beautification
>
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 2:44 PM, judy <jdydee at verizon.net> wrote:
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>> Why am I not surprised. How old are these trees? Makes no sense to me.
>> Thanks for responding.
>> Judy
>>
>> On 09/27/2012 01:14 PM, Joshua Fruhlinger wrote:
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>>> Judy, this is part of the rebuilding of Charles Street that will be
>>> happening over the next two years.  There was quite a bit of controversy
>>> over this aspect of the plan when it was rolled out.  New (though obviously
>>> not mature) trees are being planted in the redesign.
>>>
>>> jf
>>>
>>> On Sep 27, 2012, at 12:58 PM, judy <jdydee at verizon.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>  I have not seen this but was told that the trees in the 2900 Charles
>>>> have been cut down. Does anyone have any info on this?
>>>> Judy
>>>>
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Dawna Cobb
2943 N Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
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