Congratulations - Our Own Cathy Wolfe Newly Elected President of BCCA!
Posted on Nov 29th, 2009
Mr. Hope is credited with forming the group, and at the meeting, people spoke of the many accomplishments the group has seen over the years, especially given all the development in Buckingham.
Not the smallest accomplishment was producing the 2006 Buckingham Neighborhood Conservation Plan, which serves as a blueprint for improvements to be made in the community. Part of the planning included a huge survey of hundreds of Buckingham residents, English- and Spanish-speakers alike.
Having an NCP gives a community access to county funds that they otherwise would not be able to use. Pedestrian improvements to the N. Thomas Street at N. Henderson Road intersection were paid for through those funds. Other intersections along N. Thomas, N. Carlin Springs Road and N. Park Drive are priorities in the plan.
Also, the BCCA was instrumental in creating the Buckingham Plaza at the corner of N. Henderson Road at N. George Mason Drive. The small park across the street from K.W. Barrett Elementary School was a tough project to complete since the county and the schools had to be brought to the same page with little incentive to do so.
But what he is most proud of is “building a relationship with the people that live in the rental units…and people in the Latino community.”
“I think the future of Buckingham is bright,” he said. “I’m so proud to be a Buckinghamster!”