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TownHome Development Proposed at E7th & Dawson

Rose Park Neighborhood Association has been noticed of a proposed Public Hearing scheduled at LB Planning Commission this month for development on the southeast corner of E7th & Dawson. We are including the formal notice below.

We invite residents, business and property owners to be informed and voice their considerations at the Q&A session scheduled for January 15th at noon. Please RSVP at to receive a zoom invite. We encourage everyone to please email their questions to

Many may know that RPNA and nearby residents are working with the owner, Matt Hamilton to create the ArtWall at The Friendship Corner at the southwest corner of E7th & Dawson. This community building project took weeks to develop and we hope for further actions in this space.

There are many things to consider. Our need for housing, as well as how we can facilitate improvements for E7th Street, including the walk-ability and pedestrian safety of the neighborhood. We look forward to your comments. In addition, please reach out to the planners listed in the permit. They are aware of our Q&A session and urge residents to submit their concerns to the Planning Commission as well.

MOSAIC INSTALLATION – Nears completion

Volunteers installed and grouted the mosaics at the Friendship Corner wall on Saturday, November 14th.

The installation is nearing completion! There was a terrific group of individuals and families who came and worked diligently while maintaining our safety protocols. This initial phase is expected to be done by Friday, November 20th (this is approximate).

We will continue to have call outs for completed mosaic kits! Please email if you have a completed kit and want drop-off information.

Next phase! We are working with two of our local schools to have our school age students and their families create a Daisy Chain. Please stay in touch!
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Our Friendship Corner community project gives individuals an opportunity to create something beautiful for the neighborhood. In October, a mural of roses was painted along the wall at 7th Street and Dawson Avenue; led by Rose Park resident and artist Cody Lusby and implemented with the help of many fantastic volunteers. Mosaic artist Dawn Mendelson created mosaic kits with the help of neighborhood volunteers to hand out to individuals and families to create at home and return for installation. The vibrant mosaic designs will accompany the mural of roses. Come by and help out (masks required) or stop by to see the revitalization of the open space come to life!
To volunteer or to receive a mosaic kit for the second round of installation in 2021 email Access the mosaic instructional video in English HERE and in Spanish HERE.
Friendship Corner Wall at the SW corner of Dawson Avenue and 7th Street. This photo is an example of the future project – currently in progress.