CRUMP/GORDON PROPERTY REZONING: A LETTER FROM NSCNA’S BOARD EXPLAINING OUR OPPOSITION TO MF-6 ZONING AT THIS LOCATION

At NSCNA’s November meeting, the membership voted to object to rezoning the Crump/Gordon property at 8528 Burnet Road from CS (Commercial Services) to MF-6 (Multifamily, highest density).

On January 13, this zoning case came before Austin’s Planning Commission which approved MF-6 zoning.

Subsequent to the Planning Commission vote, the NSCNA Board proposed MF-4 level zoning instead, but this was rejected by the developer, Sackman Enterprises.

On February 12, the case came before the Austin City Council, which voted 7-4 to approve the MF-6 zoning on first reading. This means Council will need to vote two more times on this issue.

Currently, Development Committee Chair Kevin Wier and Sustainable Neighborhood’s founder Steven Zettner are meeting with council members in an effort to change two yes votes to no.

The NSCNA Board of Directors continues to view MF-6 zoning as too dense for this location for several reasons. The Board has written a letter explaining our association’s opposition to MF-6 zoning at this site. That letter has been posted at this link: NSCNA Board Letter

Please click on the link and read the letter. We think it will give you an understanding of the issues involved in this case.

This zoning case will be discussed at our Tuesday, March 3rd general membership meeting at the Pillow Elementary School cafeteria, 6:30-8:00 pm. We urge you to attend the meeting to discuss this issue, which we believe to be an important one to our neighborhood’s future.

Thank you.

 

 

NSCNA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, March 3, 2015

The next General Membership Meeting of the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association will be held:

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Where: Pillow Elementary School Cafeteria, 3025 Crosscreek Drive.

The agenda will include:

City Council Member for District 7 Leslie Pool and her staff and

Crump/Gordon MF-6 zoning change.

The normal meeting requirements will also be included.

REZONING OF CRUMP PLUMBING AND GORDON AUTO PROPERTY- UPDATE

Rezoning Case C14-2014-0157, for 8528-8600 Burnet Road/8647 Rockwood Lane (Crump and Gordon properties) was previously published on this site on October 26, 2014. An update was posted on December 3, 2014. The following new, revised and/or additional information is provided concerning this case:

This application was heard by the Planning Commission on December 9, 2014. At that hearing the applicant requested the hearing be postponed until January 13, 2015. Only 6 commissioners were present, making it necessary for all 6 to vote in favor for the case to be approved. Request for postponement was approved; the case was postponed until January 13, 2015.

At the Planning Commission hearing on January 13, 2015, the rezoning from CS to MF-6-CO was approved with the following conditions:
(1 That 15% of the dwelling units shall be reserved for SMART Housing for a minimum of 10 years.
(2 Limit the FAR on the site to 250,000 square feet.
(3 Limit the height on the property to 60 feet.
(4 Limit the number of units to a maximum of 300 residential units on the site.
The applicant had submitted an amended application with conditions (1, without the 10 year requirement, (3 and (4.

The case was scheduled to be heard by the City Council on January 29, 2015.
Due to the new 10/1 City Council assuming office, that hearing may be postponed until February 12, 2015. (Posting updated January 21)

NSCNA ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, JANUARY 6, 2015

The annual General Membership Meeting of the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association will be held:

When: Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Where: Pillow Elementary School Cafeteria, 3025 Crosscreek Drive.

In addition to normal business the agenda will include:

— Election and installation of officers and board of directors for 2015. Nominees selected by the Nominating Committee are:
President:  Lois McEvoy
Vice President:  Julia Menegay
Secretary:  Barbara Gaston
Treasurer:  Donna Eager
Directors:
1. Mike Blood
2. Levi Bullock
3. Amelia Cobb
4. Karen Denton
5. Ernie Garcia
6. Sharon Justice
7. Lauren Werchan

— Presentation about the upcoming NxNA Garden and Artisan Tour

— Committee Annual Reports

Minutes for the November 4, 2014 meeting are posted on this website under Minutes.

REZONING OF CRUMP PLUMBING AND GORDON AUTO PROPERTY- UPDATE

Rezoning Case C14-2014-0157, for 8528-8600 Burnet Road/8647 Rockwood Lane (Crump and Gordon properties) was previously published on this site on October 26. The following new, revised and/or additional information is provided concerning this case:

Proposed Zoning Change:

From: CS – General Commercial Services district is intended predominately for commercial and industrial activities of a service nature having operating characteristics or traffic service requirements generally incompatible with residential environments.

To: MF-6-CO- Multifamily Residence (Highest Density) district is intended to accommodate multifamily
and group residential use. This district is appropriate for highest density housing in centrally located areas
near supporting transportation and commercial facilities, in areas adjoining downtown Austin and major
institutional or employment centers, and in other selected areas where highest density multifamily use is
desirable. CO- Conditional Overlay combining district may be applied in combination with any base
district. The district is intended to provide flexible and adaptable use or site development regulations by
requiring standards tailored to individual properties.

The applicant is proposing the following conditional overlay (CO) in this case: 1) to limit the height on the property to 60 feet, 2) to state that 15% of the multi-family dwelling units shall be reserved for SMART Housing
and 3) to limit the number of units to a maximum of 300 residential units on the site.

This application is scheduled to be heard by the Planning Commission on December 9, 2014. The
meeting will be held at City Hall Council Chambers, 301 West 2nd Street beginning at 6:00p.m.

This application is scheduled to be heard by the City Council on January 29, 2015 at City Hall Council Chambers, 301 West 2nd Street beginning at 2:00p.m.

In the November 4, 2014, the members present voted to object to this rezoning. Comments or recommendations concerning this case may be emailed to development [at] nscna [dot] org.

PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT REZONING NOV 4, AND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF NSCNA

North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association will host an OPEN PUBLIC MEETING, November 4, 2014, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, at Pillow Elementary School, 3025 Crosscreek Drive about two pending rezoning requests for neighborhood properties:

6:30 to 7:00 PM, Case Number: C14-2014-0156, 8611-1/2 and 8627 North Mopac Expressway. Rezoning from LO to GR was requested for two pieces of property near the current Shoal Crossing Events Center (formerly Harold’s Dress Barn and Red Barn) which is located at 8611 North Mopac. Notice of this rezoning was posted on this site earlier on October 25. A representative has agreed to be there to discuss the plans.

7:00 to 7:30 PM: Case Number C14-2014-0157, Project Name 8528 Burnet Road. Rezoning from CS to MF-6, two properties commonly known as:
Crump Plumbing, 8647 Rockwood Lane (Property ID 250015) and
Gordon Automotive, 8518 Burnet Road (Property ID 245987).
Notice of his rezoning was posted on this site on October 26 as rezoning of Crump Plumbing & Gordon Auto. A representative has been invited to attend.

The General Membership Meeting of the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association scheduled for November 4 will be convened after the Public Meeting, at approximately 7:30 PM.
The agenda will include consideration of the above rezoning cases and routine business.

REZONING OF CRUMP PLUMBING AND GORDON AUTO PROPERTY

Case Number C14-2014-0157, Project Name 8528 Burnet Road

Application was submitted for rezoning from CS to MF-6 the property commonly known as
Crump Plumbing, 8647 Rockwood Lane (Property ID 250015) and
Gordon Automotive, 8518 Burnet Road (Property ID 245987), shown on the following map:

Proposed Zoning Change:
From: CS- General Commercial Services district is intended predominately for commercial and industrial activities of a service nature having operating characteristics or traffic service requirements generally incompatible with residential environments.

To: MF -6- Multifamily Residence (Highest Density) district is intended to accommodate multifamily and group residential use. This district is appropriate for highest density housing in centrally located areas near supporting transportation and commercial facilities, in areas adjoining downtown Austin and major institutional or employment centers, and in other selected areas where highest density multifamily use is desirable. MF-6 zoning permits construction up to 90 feet high.

The case file reflects that 300 apartment units are planned, 195 one bedroom, 75 two bedroom and 30 three bedroom units.
No hearings have been scheduled at this time. The case is under review by the City Staff.
This rezoning is now being considered by the NSCNA Development Committee (email to development [at] nscna [dot] org), and will be considered at the November 4 general membership meeting at Pillow Elementary School.

You can find more information on this application by inserting the case number at the following Web site: https://www.austintexas.gov/devreview/a_queryfolder_permits.jsp.
If you have any questions concerning the zoning change application, please contact the case manager, Sherri Sirwaitis, at 512-974-3057 or via e-mail at sherri.sirwaitis [at] austintexas [dot] gov and refer to the case number. The case manager’s office is located at One Texas Center, 5th Floor, 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas. You may examine the file at One Texas Center between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:45p.m, Monday through Friday.

The case file can also be viewed directly at:

https://www.austintexas.gov/devreview/b_showpublicpermitfolderdetails.jsp?FolderRSN=11214846

REZONING OF 8611-1/2 & 8627 NORTH MOPAC

Case Number: C14-2014-0156

Application was made for rezoning of property at 8611-1/2 and 8627 North Mopac Expressway.
The property consists of two pieces of property near the current Shoal Crossing Events Center (formerly Harold’s Dress Barn and Red Barn) which is located at 8611 North Mopac Expressway. One is a strip of land between the events center property and the railroad currently used as a parking lot. The other is the driveway and parking area immediately south of the events center. They are currently zoned as LO, and are shown below:

This rezoning is currently being reviewed by the NSCNA Development Committee and will be considered at the November 4 general membership meeting at Pillow Elementary School. Comments may be submitted by email to development [at] nscna [dot] org.

Proposed Zoning Change:
From: LO-Limited Office district is intended for offices predominately serving neighborhood or community needs, which may be located within or adjacent to residential neighborhoods.

To: GR – Community Commercial district is intended for office and commercial uses serving neighborhood and community needs, including both unified shopping centers and individually developed commercial sites, and typically requiring locations accessible from major traffic ways.

Shoal Crossing property is currently zoned GR with CS-1 overlay for the building. NSCNA has been informed that the owners plan to demolish the events center building, consolidate the three parcels into one site and construct a new office building. GR zoning permits construction height to 60 feet. Activities permitted under GR Zoning can be viewed on pages 46 and 47 of the City of Austin Zoning Guide. An extract of those pages can be viewed at:
http://www.nscna.org/committees/development/GR_Zoning.pdf

Hearings for Case Number C14-2014-0156:
This application was scheduled to be heard by the Planning Commission on October 28, 2014 at One Texas Center (Conference Room 325) 505 Barton Springs Road beginning at 6:00p.m. On October 28, the hearing was postponed until November 12.

This application is scheduled to be heard by the City Council on November 20, 2014 at City Hall Council Chambers, 301 West 2nd Street beginning at 2:00p.m.

You can find more information on this application by inserting the case number at the following Web site: https://www.austintexas.gov/devreview/a_queryfolder_permits.jsp. If you have any questions concerning the zoning change application please contact, Sherri Sirwaitis of the Planning and Development Review Department at 512-974-3057 or via email at sherri.sirwaitis [at] austintexas [dot] gov and refer to the Case Number. The case manager’s office is located at One Texas Center, 5th Floor, 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas. You may examine the file at One Texas Center between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:45p.m., Monday through Friday.

The case file can also be reviewed at the link: https://www.austintexas.gov/devreview/b_showpublicpermitfolderdetails.jsp?FolderRSN=11214834

The Zoning Change Review documents of the Planning Commission can be viewed at: http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=219036