Friends of Friendly - No ReZoning

Time is of the Essence: The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 PM at the Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St. Given the significant interest in this matter, we anticipate a full house, with the possibility of only standing room available at the back. To secure a seat and ensure you are comfortably settled in time for the proceedings, I urge you to arrive early.

Doors Open Early: While the meeting starts at 5:30 PM, the doors will open earlier. Arriving ahead of time will not only guarantee you a spot but also allow you a moment to connect with fellow community members and prepare for the meeting.

Your Attendance Matters: Your presence is more than just a show of numbers; it's a testament to the strength and unity of our community. Today, as we stand together to voice our concerns and hopes for our neighborhood, every single person counts.

Join us early at the Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St, at 5:30 PM. We're expecting a huge turnout!

A Quick Reminder:
Be respectful to all speakers.
Hold your applause till the end – our three neighborhood reps have only 10 minutes to make our case, and we don’t want to waste a second!
Feel free to show your support after our third speaker finishes.

A Note on Decorum: Please remember to maintain decorum and respect throughout the meeting. Let's ensure that our community is represented in the best light, showing solidarity and respect for all speakers and attendees.

If you can not attend the Zoning Board meeting in person, the City as a weblink for those who want to watch the meeting but do not speak, please feel free to share this link where they can watch the meeting live: starting at 5:30 PM Today.

This meeting is a pivotal moment for our neighborhood. It's an opportunity to make our voices heard on a matter that significantly impacts our community. Your attendance is not just appreciated – it's crucial.

Thank you for your time, support, and promptness. Together, we can make a significant impact.

Once upon a time, Friendly Avenue was a haven of tranquility, untouched by the clamor and congestion of high-density living. The charm of the old trees, the chirping of the birds, the laughter of children playing in the large backyards, the sense of space and community — these were the things that made our neighborhood home. However, today, this treasured landscape is under threat. A proposed rezoning seeks to replace the serenity we cherish with a multi-unit apartment complex, forever altering the character of our beloved avenue.

Watch the Fox 8 News coverage from Friday, August 11th, 2023 as the leading story for the community.

More news on Fox 8 News telling viewers that there are hundreds of concerned residents that will fight Glenn Drew’s proposed rezoning of West Friendly Avenue to multi-family apartments and want to keep the 70+ year neighborhood as it has been without large unwanted apartments that will only bring traffic issues, crime and change the look of the friendly neighborhood forever.

Please make a direct check donation to this fund (and help us avoid paying the 3% GoFundMe Service fees, please mail your check to:

Friends of Friendly
PO Box 10142
Greensboro, NC 27404

In the coming weeks, we will have other donation methods such as Zelle and Venmo. If you want to make a CASH donation, please call (336) [phone redacted] and leave us a message and one of our committee volunteers will come to your home and assist you.

Imagine Friendly Avenue teeming with new tenants, each fighting for parking spaces, adding to the noise, and disrupting the peace we've come to love. Visualize our children playing less freely due to increased traffic, and the loss of our once serene walks along tree-lined streets. The threat is real, and time is against us.

But amidst this, we, the community, have a voice, a chance to fight back, to preserve the quality of life we've worked so hard to cultivate. The Friends of Friendly Committee, a group of your neighbors, has taken up the mantle to represent our collective interests, seeking legal counsel, and tirelessly advocating for our community's preservation.

However, this battle requires more than just spirit. We need resources to put up yard signs, flyers, and advertisements, and host informative community meetings. Our GoFundMe page is a way for each of us to contribute and ensure our voices are heard, our rights defended, and our neighborhood preserved.

Donating to our cause is not merely a contribution; it's an investment in the future of our community. It's a stand for the preservation of our cherished way of life, a testament to our collective resolve to protect Friendly Avenue. Every dollar donated takes us a step closer to our goal, amplifying our voice, fueling our efforts, and giving us the means to fiercely contest this proposed rezoning.

Support us today by making a donation on our GoFundMe page. Be a part of our fight. Let's ensure that Friendly Avenue remains the peaceful, family-friendly neighborhood we all fell in love with, both for us and the generations to come. Together, we can safeguard our neighborhood's charm, preserving the essence of Friendly Avenue.

This Fund is managed and maintained by three of the Friends of Friendly Committee and your donation will be used to further promote our cause to stop this unwanted rezoning.

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