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

CODENEXT, LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE REVISION HEARINGS

The following information is extracted from an October 16 email from CodeNEXT:

“Next week, two important public meetings will determine the next phase of the CodeNEXT project.

On Monday, Oct. 20, the Code Advisory Group will recommend which of the three approaches for revising the City of Austin’s land development code it supports.

The meeting will take place 4 p.m. at the Carver Branch Library (http://goo.gl/6Y4bgS) (1161 Angelina Street).

Then, on Thursday, Oct. 23, the City Council will conduct a public hearing and make a decision on the code approach, allowing the consultant team to begin work on more detailed outlines and specific content.

The Council hearing will begin at 4 p.m. at the Travis County Commissioner’s Court (http://goo.gl/Xtl75T) (700 Lavaca Street).

Each meeting offers an additional opportunity to voice your opinions.

Still not clear on the three code approach alternatives? Here are a few links to help you.

Read the full report, Code Approach Alternatives & Annotated Outlines. (http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Planning/CodeNEXT/ALDC_CodeApproachesReport_090314_small.pdf)

The Code Approach handout (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/fe47628c8da1adddfe82b32a4/files/CODENEXT_APPROACH_FINAL_11x17_SINGLEPAGE.pdf) examines each of the three approach alternatives, highlighting the differences based on three elements: code format and organization; development review; and development standards. The document also details why the CodeNEXT team thinks “Approach 2: Deep Clean & Reset” is the best option.

You can also listen to Opticos’ Dan Parolek (http://youtu.be/7Qg_9XYQf6Y) explain why Approach 2 works best for Austin.

Review the CodeNEXT approach alternatives (http://austintx.swagit.com/play/10022014-507) presentation (Item 75) from the Oct. 2 City Council meeting.

http://austintx.swagit.com/play/10022014-507″

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CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS 7 AND 4 CANDIDATE FORUMS SEPT 11

The following was extracted from a communication from the City of Austin:

The City of Austin in partnership with the City’s Ethics Review Commission and the League of Women Voters will conduct a series of candidate forums for the November 2014 single-member district election.
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District 7 and District 4 Candidate Forums
Sept. 11, 2014
-District 7 forum start time: 6 p.m.
-District 4 forum start time: 7:30 p.m.
Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive.
For more information, visit www.austintexas.gov/10-ONE or call 3-1-1.

CODENEXT PUBLIC EVENT FOR CODE APPROACH ALTERNATIVES SEPT 4

The following information was received from the City CodeNext team:

The CodeNTEXT team invites the public to attend “From Here to There: Setting a Path for Austin’s Code,” taking place from 6 pm to 8:30 pm, Sept. 4 at the University of Texas’ Thompson Conference Center (http://goo.gl/5nGzo9) (2405 Robert Dedman Drive).

Attendees will learn more about the “Code Approach Alternatives & Annotated Outlines” document which identifies options to guide the revision of the code.

Dan Parolek of Opticos Design and others from the CodeNEXT team will present their recommended approach for helping Austin get where it wants to go. The event will be a chance for Austinites to ask questions about the three possible frameworks or approaches to revamping our code, and analyze how each might perform on key elements such as:
* How it is formatted and organized?
* How it is used to evaluate and approve permits for development projects?
* What kinds of development standards (types of regulations) are used?

http://www.utexas.edu/ce/tcc/files/forms/TCC_Parking_Map.pdf

NSCNA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, Sep 2, 2014

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

When: Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Where: Pillow Elementary School Cafeteria, 3025 Crosscreek Drive.

The agenda will include:

Austin Oaks PUD application (Spicewood Springs and MoPac) could set a precedent for downtown-sized buildings along Mo-Pac.

Floodplain and related issues explained by a City of Austin representative.

Upcoming event: City Council candidate forum to be held Sept 26th at St Louis Church.

Austin District 7 council candidates personal introductions.

Election of Nominating Committee.

Minutes for the March 4 and May 6 meetings are posted on this website under Minutes.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT OCT 7

National Night Out Registration Deadline Friday, Sept. 13:

This year, National Night Out (NNO) is Tuesday, Oct. 7, but the registration deadline for hosting a NNO block party is Friday, Sept. 13. Parties need to be registered to receive a visit from APD, AFD, EMS or Code Compliance. To register online, go to www.nnoaustin.org. To get an application through the mail, call 512-974-4900.

After you register, you’ll be told via either mail or email where to pick up a NNO bag which contains crime prevention information, posters, party invitations, and other items for use at your party.

National Night Out Austin asks that you also register with the national office at www.natw.org. Texas has hosted the most NNO parties of any state for the past 18 years, and organizers of this year’s event want that streak to continue.

In 2013, Austin held over 480 NNO block parties, making Austin #3 for the number of NNO parties held in cities with populations over 300,000. Only San Antonio and Minneapolis held more. Get to know your neighbors, have fun, and promote crime prevention and crime prevention awareness all at the same time by hosting a National Night Out party.

Once you’re registered, please email your name and address to Roger Wines, Chair of NSCNA’s Safety Committee at safety [at] nscna [dot] org. Roger will be keeping a list of block parties in our neighborhood to be posted on our website on or about Oct. 1.

For more information on NNO, please go to www.nnoaustin.org or www.austintexas.gov/nno.