Friday, January 31, 2014

Commencement Building Converting to Condos

The News Tribune is reporting (article here) that the Commencement building with existing apartment leases is converting back to condos as originally designed. The project recently changed owners and the new group decided the market was strong enough. Point Ruston's new condo building is also highlighted in the article. All good signs for Ruston's future

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Fond Farwell

Dozens of residents old and new stopped by town hall today to wish Steve Tucker well in his retirement. Steve is a life-long resident of this area and will remain in town. So say hello and thank him for a career of service to Ruston. All the best to one half of the Steve and Steve duo!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Council Meeting Tonight

The meeting tonight will be at the Joyce Community Center (5219 N. Shirley Street) at 7pm. The agenda is below as well as minutes from the last two meetings, just in case you were curious what has been going on - including a special morning meeting right before Christmas. Just click on the image to enlarge. The background material for tonight's meeting is available here...

Monday, January 6, 2014

Steve & Steve No More

One of the most common reasons locals cite for strong community connections in Ruston is the friendly contact with the town maintenance crew of Steve Taylor and Steve Tucker. Steve and Steve travel our streets and alleys, greeting neighbors and welcoming new families. The time has come for Steve Tucker to retire after many years on the job. Steve has lived in the area most of his life and will still be a Ruston neighbor even after retirement.

A farewell gathering will be held at Town Hall on January 15th from 3 to 5pm (5117 N. Winnifred). Stop by and wish Steve well in his new adventure.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Waterwalk Closed Again

Growth often brings discomfort and Waterwalk regulars are about to experience that once again. After finally opening in November, the popular walking path is closed again. The closure is part of the next phase of development happening behind the playground, eventually spreading up to Ruston Way and north towards the Peninsula. This phase of work is scheduled to last until June 2015. The Waterwalk will re-open as soon as the environmental liner system is widened in this area to create a buffer between the new work and the public.