The HWEN Plant Swap and Composting Event is Saturday, May 5, 1:30-4:00 pm at 407 Chesterfield Avenue. This year there will be a representative from Metro Public Works with us to share ideas about backyard composting and to raffle away two composters. So, bring the plants you are ready to share, and go home with something new for your garden! You may be leaving with a brand new composter as well.
There's still 5 hours left to give during #BigPayback to Save Our Dragon at Fannie Mae Park!! Give what you can, $10 goes a long way!! Also please share with friends and neighbors. 🐲🐉🐲🐉🐲🐉🐉 Donate here: https://www.thebigpayback.org//SaveOurDragon
Join us for a Transit Forum **tonight** (Tuesday, March 27) at 6PM at Belmont Methodist Church, 2007 Acklen Ave. See you there!
A message from Burkley Allen - Metro Council District 18: Dear Neighbors, Vanderbilt University is piloting a bike share program beginning this week that will likely extend into the Hillsboro Village area. Unlike Metro's BCycle program where the bikes are returned to a kiosk like the one at the corner of 21st and Wedgewood, these bikes can be driven directly to a destination and parked anywhere. The program is run by ofo, the world’s largest dockless bike-sharing platform, with a fleet of more than 10 million bikes in more than 250 cities and 200 campuses across 21 countries. ofo strives to empower “anyone, anywhere” with access to sustainable, convenient, and affordable transportation options. The service is simple. Riders download the ofo app, scan the QR code on the bike to unlock and go, and park the bike at any bike friendly location such as a bike rack or in the furniture zone of the sidewalk (the space where a bench is). The program is largely for Vanderbilt students, but neighbors may be able to download the app and join as well. The designated area for the bikes will consist mostly of the Vanderbilt campus, but will also include areas frequented by students, so neighbors might start seeing ofo bikes around the area. This is a new concept, and we expect to learn as we go, so please let me know if you see issues that need to be addressed or if you just have observations and comments. Regards, Burkley Allen Metro Council 18th District 615-383-6604
**Village 21 construction** The final phase of the Village 21 Apartments project at the Corner of Wedgewood and 21st is underway. This involves the construction of a restaurant where the bank parking lot used to be. The work for the shell of the building will continue through mid-summer with a goal of opening the restaurant in October. The owner has agreed to accommodate parking for the labor forces within their parking garage during construction so there should be no negative impact on parking in the Village. The sidewalks on both 21st and Wedgewood will stay open full time during construction. It will be necessary to reduce the sidewalk widths in the immediate area surrounding the work. A permanent fence will be installed in areas where the sidewalk width will be reduced protecting the walking public from the work, and the bike racks and bus stop on Wedgewood will be moved slightly north during construction to assure they have the room to continue to operate properly. Thanks to Burkley Allen - Metro Council District 18 for this update.
Dear Neighbors, As a reminder, Representative John Ray Clemmons is holding an informational meeting about the planned resurfacing and expansion of I-440 this Thursday, Feb. 22. The meeting will be from 6 - 7:30 at Christ the King School, 3105 Belmont Blvd. Parking is available in the back. Thanks, Jenny Cheng HWEN Streets
It's not too late to have ice cream for breakfast!!
The Nashville Post reports that GBT Realty has approval to move forward on the next phase at their site already under construction at 21st and Wedgewood. Work will begin on a three-story mixed-use building that will house a two-level roughly 6,000sf restaurant overlooking the intersection.
Thanks for sharing this, Belmont-Hillsboro Neighbors. Public Meeting on I-440 February 22, 2018 Christ the King School, 3105 Belmont Blvd. 6:00-7:30pm
The Nashville Post reports that the building fronting 21st Avenue and once the headquarters of The Catholic Diocese of Nashville has hit the market for an undisclosed asking price. Built in 1957, the structure sits on 2.09 acres at 2400 21st S., and is being marketed as a Class B office building with about 23,520 square feet of space and on a site with office-residential zoning.
Local brewery and Hillsboro Village merchants team up to save our dragon! Local craft brewery Honky Tonk Brewing Co. and Hillsboro Village merchants are teaming up to raise funds for Nashville's beloved dragon in Fannie Mae Dees Park (aka: Dragon Park). From now until May 1, for every can of Honky Tonk's West Coast IPA that you purchase from participating merchants, $1 will go to restore the dragon. (Drafts not included.) Plus, Honky Tonk Brewing Co. will donate 10% of total case sales to the cause. That's a cool double-win for the dragon! Why Honky Tonk's West Coast IPA in a can? Its colorful dragon label is a natural reminder that Nashville's unique mosaic dragon sculpture — an iconic local landmark — is sadly closed and needs our help. Not to mention, it's one great beer. Dry hopped for big flavor, West Coast IPA is powerfully refreshing with a smooth, dry, citrusy taste. Next time you venture into any of the Hillsboro Village establishments listed below, be sure to ask for Honky Tonk's West Coast IPA — in the dragon-labeled can — and drink the dragon to save the dragon! This fundraiser is brought to you by Honky Tonk Brewing Co., Hillsboro Village merchants, and Hillsboro West End Neighborhood Association to benefit the Save Our Dragon campaign. Please donate by visiting GoFundMe.com/SaveOurDragon. Your participating Hillsboro Village merchants: Lead Merchants: • Kay Bob's Grill and Ale • Pizza Perfect Other participating merchants: • Belcourt Theater • Cabana • Double Dogs • Fido • H-Cues Upstairs Poolroom • Hopdoddy Burger Bar • Jackson's Bar and Bistro • McDougal's Chicken Fingers and Wings • Sportsman's Grille • Village Wine & Spirits - buy by the six pack! • The Villager Tavern About Honky Tonk Brewing Co. Founded in 2014 by owner and master brewer Scott Swygert, Honky Tonk Brewing Co. was named for its hometown connection and as a reminder to not take itself too seriously. The brewing facility and tap room are located in Metro Center at 240-B Cumberland Bend. Honky Tonk’s line of craft beers includes American wheat, amber ale, hoppy West Coast IPA and other regular and seasonal recipes available on tap and in cans in restaurants, bars and venues throughout Davidson County. For more information: www.honkytonkbeer.com About Nashville's Dragon Nashville's dragon sculpture was commissioned by Metro Parks and installed in 1981 as the centerpiece of a new park in Hillsboro Village. It was the result of a community project led by renowned national artist, the late Pedro Silva, and involved hundreds of volunteers of all ages coming together to create the colorful mosaic facade. The dragon has been fenced off and closed for much needed repairs since May 2016. Now let's come together again and Save Our Dragon. For more information: www.gofundme.com/SaveOurDragon About Hillsboro West End Neighborhood Association HWEN, a 501-c3 nonprofit organization, was founded in 1975 to build community, preserve historic character and promote engagement. The neighborhood comprises Hillsboro Village, Fannie Mae Dees Park (aka: Dragon Park), and the historic residential district between West End Ave. and 21st Ave./Hillsboro Rd. inside I-440. HWEN, in partnership with Metro Parks, is spearheading the fundraising and restoration of the dragon, a highly visible Nashville landmark and popular Hillsboro Village attraction. For more information: www.hwen.org
The Nashville Post reports that Atlanta-based development company Summit Management Corp. has landed a permit for its $37 million mixed-used project — including a Moxy Nashville/Vanderbilt Hotel — in Hillsboro Village. To rise six stories, the building will be located on the southeast corner of Belcourt and 20th avenues. Designed by Nashville-based Manuel Zeitlin Architects and Bounds and Gillespie Architects of Memphis, the building will offer 130 Moxy hotel rooms, 47 rental residences, a 200-car garage and ground-floor retail fronting 20th Avenue South.
The HWEN Annual Meeting is Thursday, Nov. 9 from 7–8:30 p.m. at Belmont United Methodist Church (2007 Acklen Ave., Hillsboro Village) This a great way to meet your neighbors, enjoy refreshments and door prizes will be given away. Come hear speakers update the neighborhood about important topics that affect all of us. Learn more about various projects HWEN is working on to improve our neighborhood.
Calling all tree lovers! The fabulous, annual HWEN Tree Sale is up and running and taking orders now! Year after year, as a community service, HWEN neighbors volunteer to bring you trees and shrubs at low, low prices for your planting pleasure! Select from varieties, such as Flowerings: crape myrtles, Yoshino cherry; Edibles: paw paw, American persimmon; Natives: witchhazel, sweetbay magnolia; and Drought Resistants: serviceberry, red maple--and more! Prices range from $30 to $85. All stock is nursery-propagated in Middle Tennessee and freshly dug before the sale. Trees will be available for pick up on Saturday, November 18th, from 8-10 AM, at the Martin Center south of Dragon Park. Order Online by Nov 13 at http://groupspaces.com/HWEN/item/1140269 or order in Person at the HWEN Annual Meeting: Blakemore Church of the Nazarene, 2800 Belcourt Avenue, November 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Stay green and spread the word! The HWEN Beautification Committee