The linked document is the Memorandum of Understanding offered by MBA to our neighborhood as a commitment following our conversations since last fall. Many of you have been part of those conversations. This document has been executed by MBA and, after review by the Whitland Area Neighborhood Association Steering Committee, if approved, will be executed by our President. This document applies only to our neighborhood association. The people along Kippalong have a separate document.
The bill to allow MBA to go forward with the closure of Brighton has been introduced and is scheduled to be heard in second reading at the Metro Council on March 16th. Note that this is not a public hearing so Councilman Holleman would like to hear from us, and hopefully have the Memorandum of Understanding executed before then.
Thanks so much to our Councilman and all our neighbors who have labored to make this project beneficial to the neighborhoods as well as to MBA!
Neighbors gathered together on a Sunday afternoon in October to enjoy some great chili and cornbread and witness the dedication of the first granite bench installed in the neighborhood by the Whitland Area Neighborhood Association.
The association chose to honor Pat & Dan Burton for their longstanding support of our neighborhood and for their generosity and hard work, particularly when the community is welcomed with open arms each year at the 4th of July on Whitland celebration.
The granite bench is inscribed and the Burtons were grateful and honored by this gift. Enjoy a few pictures from the lovely day in October!
The 2007 Whitland Home Tour was a true success - - we were blessed with glorious weather, lots of happy visitors and smiling volunteers. We should all be very proud! A lemonade stand, capably manned by several neighborhood children even added to the bottom line this year. These generous kids donated a portion of their earnings to the Whitland Home Tour which ultimately benefits Habitat for Humanity by our gift of 10% of our overall total proceeds. That's the true spirit of Whitland - - opening our hearts & homes, giving, sharing and having a great time doing it! Thank you everyone for all the hard work! Enjoy a few photos from the weekend!
We were officially notified today by E. Patrick McIntyre, Jr. , Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer for the State of Tennessee that a portion of the Whitland Area Neighborhood has been listed on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES effective July 24, 2007.
The application for a portion of the Whitland Area Neighborhood being considered for listing in the National Register of Historic Places went before the State Review Board on May 16, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at the State Historic Preservation Offices on Lebanon Road. The Review Board unanimously approved our submitted application and it will now be submitted to the Keeper of the Register for listing. If you would like to read the 74 page application submitted for the Whitland Area, please click here. It contains the 1910 plan and descriptions of every historic home in the area. Also, to learn more about the National Register of Historic Places please go to their website: www.cr.nps.gov/nr
Mark Levine, Nashville photographer and location scout, visited the tree located on Whitland during May to take the great photos you are viewing here. As it turns out, the Eastern Screech Owl was a mother of three! Thank you Mark, for the outstanding shots and for sharing them with the neighbors!
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