Neighbors First for Bywater was started in 2013 by a group of active citizens and friends that felt Bywater needed a new organization to help represent residents and protect the things that make the neighborhood we love unique. Our mission is to preserve the historic architecture and character of the Bywater neighborhood, to promote green space and parks, and to give neighbors a voice in land use, density, zoning and any other issues that affect the quality of life in Bywater. We are in favor of maintaining our current medium density environment, limiting the heights of new construction and controlling changes in zoning that could have a negative impact on immediate neighbors while welcoming development that falls within these guidelines.We encourage you to attend one of our monthly meetings or take a look around our web page to get an idea of what we’re about. You can read about our mission and how we run the organization in the bylaws, read minutes from our meetings, and check out the latest news we feel is important to share. There is also a page with lots of helpful links and useful phone numbers. If you love Bywater and like what we do we hope you will become a member and get involved!