I have had the pleasure of serving as BPNA Board for 3 years.
Originally from Louisiana, my husband Phil& I moved to Bryan Place in 2012. You will frequently spot us walking our dog Gaston in Exall Park. We enjoy spending time with our Bryan Place Family and cheering on LSU & New Orleans Saints.
The Bryan Place Neighborhood Association is privileged to have an expert webmaster, Phillip Bryan, our neighbor. Sharon Smith created the initial static website in 2008. Phillip began migrating the web in 2010 to a dynamic site using a content management system. He describes our sites as “a work in progress” because the underlying technologies continue to change and improve.
Phillip strives to keep pace with the changes so our membership can easily access neighborhood information regardless of what they use to connect to the web i.e., a tablet, a phone, or a computer.
Our public website is supported by the Association and can be accessed at www.bryanplace.org. It provides an on‐going stream of neighborhood‐
specific information for anyone to see. He has organized this site to provide a glimpse of current information on the home page with links that take you to the expanded content on that subject. He changes the home page content as new information becomes available. The Association’s monthly newsletter is linked to the homepage to provide convenience for the web reader. The reader can use the dropdown lists on the homepage to access a wide variety of information as shown in the following diagram:
Yard of the Month
All upcoming Events
In the Neighborhood
In the Area
Permits and Forms
Pets and Strays
In the Area
About Bryan Place
The Swimming Pool
The public website provides people moving to within Dallas means to learn about our neighborhood and what a great place it is for living near downtown.
In the last year Phillip has begun the building process for a members‐only site available to paid members of the Bryan Place Neighborhood Association. When you join the Association, you are automatically enrolled in the member‐only portion of the website. Important information is posted in this space relating to the Association’s Board, Board minutes of our meetings, historical documents. You can participate by submitting an article or document you believe would be of interest to other members. You can also update your profile or renew your membership on this
site. The message board provides you the tools to discuss issues with other association members.
Phillip deserves our heartfelt congratulations for an excellent web presence for the Bryan Place Neighborhood Association.
On the evening of October 23rd, the Bryan Place Neighborhood Association had its Fall General Meeting, and approximately 50 neighbors attended. Two presentations were given.
Trinity Watershed Management Department
The first presentation was by the City of Dallas’s Trinity Watershed Management Department on the future of storm water flood relief in our neighborhood and the associated underground construction. Unfortunately, this Mill Creek flood project is not slated to provide Bryan Place with additional flood protection for several years, likely not until 2019.
A New Dallas
The second presentation was by local urban planner Patrick Kennedy on his project “A New Dallas.” He has proposed the demolition and removal of I‐345, which is the short freeway connecting I‐45 and I‐75 on the edge of Bryan Place, in order to allow the associated 64 acres to be redeveloped into urban‐friendly uses.
The new 2014 Bryan Place Neighborhood Association held their first monthly board meeting for this year on Monday, January 6th.
The Board began the process of setting the calendar of events for the coming year. Issues impacting the neighborhood were discussed including crime, zoning, and landscaping. The board delayed the approval of the 2014 budget until the February 3rd meeting at 7pm at the pool clubhouse at 3030 Adolph Street.
Thanks to all who came and made it a good turnout for the fall General Meeting last month.
Speakers and presentations were interesting and brief, followed by a question and answer session with District 14 Councilman, Philip Kingston. He encouraged residents to contact his office directly with comments and suggestions at Philip Kingston or dallasscityhall/District14.
J.W. Ray Elementary
We have received several requests for additional information about volunteer opportunities at J.W. Ray Learning Center, our local elementary school.
Principal Onjaleke Brown gave an outline of recent achievements at Ray, along with a description of volunteer opportunities, at the BPNA Fall General Meeting on October 17th.