March Meeting – A True Irish Experience

“Hooley in the Highlands”

*Saturday, March 13th*

IHNA is switching it up a bit in order for the neighborhood to celebrate our March membership meeting together in traditional Irish fashion. Instead of our usual Wednesday night meeting, we will hold a small meeting before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and then join in the festivities.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 13, 2010

(Rain or shine)

Meet at Phoenix Hill Tavern Parking Lot – 2:00 PM

The whole neighborhood is invited to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Hooley means “party” to the Irish and that is just what we plan to do!! So…

  • Wear your craziest green outfit – IHNA will furnish some beads and St. Patrick’s Day accessories. But your creativeness is appreciated
  • Gather your family and friends – Wagons and strollers are fine
  • Bring some wrapped candy to pass out along the route – IHNA will accept candy donations, please contact us to pick up if you are unable to attend the parade

Contact the IHNA via email (irishhill@techemail.com) if you have any questions, to volunteer or to let us know you would like to donate some candy to pass out along the parade route.

Take the Green Triangle Survey

The Green Triangle began formation in September of last year as a way to encourage the Ninth District to participate in sustainable activities. The idea for the name comes from the 9th District being somewhat shaped as a triangle. Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh invited neighborhood folks from Clifton, Clifton Heights, Butchertown, Irish Hill and Crescent Hill to come together and discuss their interest in green initiatives they would like to see implemented or duplicated in the Ninth District. The group met a few times in 2009 as a large group and in December, volunteers stepped up to form a “design team” to guide the process of creating a Green Triangle vision. The Design Team has been working to develop a plan to gather resident and business input about sustainability in the district, with the goal of developing a sustainability vision.
The Green Triangle Survey is designed to allow 9th District residents to communicate their perceptions, current efforts, and future desires for sustainability practices in their local area. Your opinions will help guide future sustainability efforts and initiatives near your home.
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! The survey is available online at www.louisvilleky.gov/metrocouncil, and click on “Tina Ward-Pugh.” To request a paper version, contact 574-1109 TODAY! Survey is open from February 15th through Monday, March 1st.

Mediative Urbanisms a Big Success

IHNA and Urban Design Studio hosted the last public display at this location of Mediative Urbanisms’ International Design Competition entries on Friday, February 5 during the First Friday Trolley Hop.
In spite of the bad weather, the event was attended by 25 – 30 people. And although a panel of experts has already officially judged the contest and awarded the prizes, we afforded the visitors an opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice” design. Once again, Patrick Piuma, Director of the Urban Design Studio, went “above and beyond” for us and created a computerized voting system for tallying the People’s Choice ballots. The People’s Choice winners were:
  • First Place (tie) – 106/conFluence, 119/Louisville Railroad District
  • Second Place (tie) – 109/Beargrass Bike Park, 128/Beargrass Grown
  • Third Place (tie) – 100/Walk the Line, 110/A Scenic Walkway Between City and Nature
While IHNA hopes to display the entries in the future at another location, plans have not yet been finalized. Any future plans will be announced in our Newsletter and on IHNA’s website. In the mean time, you can view the entries online by visiting www.irishhillneighbors.org and clicking on the Mediative Urbanisms link at the top. Pictures from the event is also available (see below).
This event has been a tremendous success and has brought visibility to Irish Hill. We could not, however, have done it without Urban Design Studio and Director Patrick Piuma, who so graciously offered us space and welcomed the display, making these incredible entries available to the public.