Simpson Payground Closure Tops the Northwood Civic List

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Simpson Playground

At the Northwood Civic Association meeting on Tuesday, March 19th, residents expressed concern at the problems at the Simpson Playground at Orthodox and Castor Avenue.  The building has been closed for months surrounded by a fence.  Blocked by the fence are also the outdoor attractions for the little kids.  Joe Krause, President of the Civic has not been able to get any answers regarding when repairs to the building will be made.  Questions about the use of the swimming pool this summer were raised since there are no rest rooms now available.

In other news:

  • The owners of 5260 Castor Avenue who were seeking a variance for a beauty shop got a continuance.  The Civic sent of letter of opposition to that use for the property.
  • Bandit signs continue to be a plague on the neighborhood.  Residents are urged to report them to 311.
  • The cleanup at Northwood Park on Saturday, March 16th was not well attended but the weather was not good either.  Another attempt will be made in the future.
  • The Neighborhood Security Patrol is still on the job.
  • There were no crime issues for the Northwood Town Watch this month.
  • Zoning variance for construction of an adult day care facility at 4501 Castor Avenue has been approved.  It is located next to the newly built Dialysis facility.  The variance was needed for proximity to the creek.  This falls into the Juniata Park neighborhood but they consulted with the board of Northwood Civic who gave their approval.
Future site of a new Adult Day Care Center

Future site of a new Adult Day Care Center

The next meeting of the Northwood Civic Association will be held on April 16th at 7PM at St. James Lutheran Church at Castor Ave. and Pratt St.