Since the neighborhood vote back in March that moved the proposal toward implementation, the POD Village in Kenton, currently being called the Kenton Women’s Village, hasn’t appeared to make much progress: Passing by the site at 2221 N Argyle St. today offers the same experience it did back in March of an empty lot.
But looks can be deceiving.
The project is still happening, and progress is being made; it’s just taking longer than originally expected to make the village a reality. How long exactly? Current speculation points toward June.
In particular, here are a few of progress the KNA has been made aware of:
- Identifying potential village residents. It appears that 9 residents have been identified from the Kenton area but are still going through background checks, etc. The search might have to broaden geographically to find further residents.
- Determining and lining up the best options for common facilities and site utilities. We don’t know yet what decisions exactly have been made on infrastructure, facilities, etc., however.
- Recruiting for the Village Manager position. Interviews are currently underway for the position, so the position will hopefully be filled soon.
On the Good Neighbor Agreement (Partnership Agreement), the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI)
is still awaiting some signatures, but the KNA Board has approved the agreement and will sign pending ONI obtaining the outstanding signatures. has completed the agreement, and all parties have signed it, including the KNA.
As always, please contact us if you would like to be involved with the KNA’s committee on the village and/or if you have questions, concerns, etc. All Kenton residents are eligible to participate in committees.