Kickoff Meeting: 100 Labor Apartments

Before we begin the design of 100 Labor we would like to share with the community a review of the process of development to date of Victoria Commons.  Our plan is to walk the community through the historic progression of decisions made on Victoria Commons with particular emphasis on decisions relevant to the development of the 100 Labor apartments.  We will share thoughts about the site and will take questions relevant to our project and it’s development.

San Antonio Housing Authority, Franklin Development & Alamo Architects
Thursday February 15, 2018, 6:00-7:30pm
Refugio Place Meeting Room
Refugio Place Apartments
300 Labor Street

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December 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

Dec 5, 2017

Called meeting at 6:30pm, Home of Cherise Rohr-Allegrini 133 Devine St, 78210

Treasurer Report: $10,807.11

Note that check #151 was mistakenly written to David Lopez, Bonham Robotics in the amount of $1496.49. This should have come from the Friends of Bonham account. Treasurer, Cherise Rohr-Allegrini mixed up the check books. Two checks (#139 – $1469.49 and #141 $27) have been deposited into the LNA account to reimburse this error.
The 2018 treasurer will be Vik Gudi, who will be added to the Frost Account.
Cherise Rohr-Allegrini will the 2018 President and will remain on the Frost Account.
Selsa Gonzalez will be President Emeritus and will be removed from the Frost Account.

January 10th General Meeting at St Joseph’s Hall 420 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd 6-8:30pm.

Short Term Rentals and vacant properties

Jen Morey, King William resident and STR I owner representative to the STR Task Force provided an overview of the proposed STR ordinance. Board will review ordinance and make suggestions. Selsa will contact John Stevens to discuss vacant properties ordinance.

Spring Fundraiser

Joan Carabin provided an update on the fundraising meeting hosted at her house on Monday, Dec 11. Our overall goal is to raise $30,000 which will cover the cost of lighting at Labor St Park. Seeking sponsorship has been discussed. Vik and Cherise will work on sponsor letters. Selsa will determine if we can put up signs with sponsors’ names.

Also discussed was a possible bingo/loteria night. Other potential fundraisers are medal sales, t-shirts, and bumper stickers.

Neighborhood Plan

Nic Melde is going to meetings on the Neighborhood plan for downtown. He will bring up public health issues and trains to the city planners

Next Year’s Board New Members

Vik Gudi, Treasurer
Douglas Mendizabal, Director of Communications
Nic Melde, Planning
Secretary is vacant
Cherise Rohr-Allegrini, President
Selsa Gonzalez, President Emeritus

Other thoughts

We will begin inviting KWA board member to come to our meetings and vice versa to keep current with each other

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National Night Out Postponed to Wednesday October 11th!

Due to impending rain, we have decided to postpone tonight’s festivities to next Wednesday October 11th, same time and place. 6-9:30pm at Labor Street Park. We will still have a movie, music, and food available! See you there!

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National Night Out

Please join us on Tuesday October 3rd from 6-9:30pm at Labor Street Park for this year’s National Night out! We will have live music, food, and will be screening the movie “Home Alone” Courtesy of Slab Cinema.

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LNA MEETING TUESDAY AUGUST 15th Freetail Brewing Company 2000 S. Presa

Agenda as follows

  1. Call to Order – Viva Lavaca!
  2. SAHA President and CEO David Nisivoccia – to speak about Victoria Commons
  3. 1226 S Presa (corner Labor/Florida/Vance)– a presentation from the Developer
  4. MOVE – voter Registration
  5. A word from our elected officials


  1. Parking Update
  2. Updates on Community Center (Tim O’Sullivan and Jan Golden)
    1. Chair of the Community Center Committee: Joan Carabin
  3. Joan Carabin: Save the Date for National Night Out! October 3rd 2017. Movie this year: Home Alone
  4. Treasurer Report
  5. Communications Director Vacancy on our Board
  6. Historic Homeowners Fair Saturday August 26th at Pearl Stables
  7. Anything else?
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Parking Plan Update

The City of San Antonio presented the following parking proposal on Thursday, April 6th.

This plan includes Resident Only Protected Parking (RPP) and does reduce certain streets to ONLY one-sided parking for residents only. Refer to page 2 of the PDF link (above) to see how your street is affected.

Lavaca board members did raise issue at the meeting on how this will impair some residents. The City did agree these restrictions must make allowances for visitors (family/friends) and commercial vehicles (contractors, repair trucks, etc).

Please click here for a link to the proposed plan.

The city will host a second meeting NEXT Thursday, April 13th at 6pm at the DSD building located on 1901 South Alamo.

Please attend if you have questions, concerns, support, or comments for this plan.

If you cannot attend, your Lavaca Neighborhood Association will be collecting your comments and feedback through the month of April. Please be on the lookout for more updates after the second parking meeting.

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2017 Board Meeting Minutes for Review

A draft copy of the board meeting minutes have been posted. These minutes are still under review and will be approved at the next board meeting. If you have any questions, please email To view the minutes click the links provided below:

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Annual General Meeting Overview January 2017

Thank you to all of the neighbors and friends who joined us for our Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner on January 17, 2017!

Extra special thank you to all who contributed the yummy side dishes, desserts. We’d also like to thank to B&D Ice House for the delicious barbecue and St. Joseph’s Society Hall for hosting our assembly.

2017 Board of Directors
We are happy to announce the following who were elected or appointed to serve on the Lavaca 2017 Board of Directors:
Selsa Gonzalez, President
Darryl Ohlenbusch, Vice President
Cherise Rohr-Allegrini, Treasurer
Elizabeth Ball, Secretary
Laurel Smyth, Membership Director
Melissa Joy Turner, Communication Director
Joan Carabin, Fundraising Director
Billy Lawrence, Parking and Public Safety Director
Curtis Bowers, Zoning and Historic Preservation Director
Miles Donnelly, Non-resident/Southtown Business Owner (La Frite Belgian Bistro)

2016 Highlights
Labor Street Park: Lavaca was awarded a grant from KABOOM and neighbors gathered in April to build the playground together

Reinstated a Zoning and Historic Preservation Committee

National Night Out at Labor Street Park: More than 200 people attended/voter registration

Joint parking committee/studywith King William Association and City of San Antonio

Guest Speakers
We also appreciate our guest speakers who joined us to make community announcements.

In addition, the following were presented during the meeting:
Lavaca General Meeting Jan 2017 presentation (pdf)
LNA Parking Counter Proposal Jan 2017 Report (pdf)
Narrow Streets Report Jan 2017 (pdf)
Hemisphere Redevelopment Jan 2017 (ppt)

A copy of the meeting minutes will be available at a later date.

Viva Lavaca!

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Sign up to be a Block Captain!

Be a Block Captain

Be a Block Captain!

At the General Meeting, held on January 17th, the board introduced establishing “Block Captains” to represent each street or section of a particular street. The Block Captains would assist supporting two-way communication within our neighborhood by distributing and collecting information, when required (typically once a month, maybe). This is especially crucial when hot topics arise that require ALL residents to be informed and have a voice in the matter.

To become a Block Captain, please email to the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Which blocks will you cover on your street (from street to what street)?
  • Contact preference: call / email / text / all of the above
  • Are you a current Lavaca Association member?

Currently the following streets do NOT have a Block Captain yet. (This list will update daily).

  • Biering
  • Boerne
  • Carolina
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Garfield
  • Indianola
  • Labor
  • Leopold
  • Lotus
  • Kearney
  • Presa
  • Riddle
  • Staffel
  • Vance
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January 2017 Board Meeting Notes

For a copy of the January 2017 Lavaca Neighborhood Association Board Meeting notes, please click here.

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