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REMINDER FOR NORTH SHOAL CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN MEETING SAT, FEB 25

REMINDER FOR NORTH SHOAL CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN MEETING SAT, FEB 25

The  message from Jeff Engstrom is shown below.  Two direct links to related documents are:
Future Land Use Map
Character District Descriptions

Join us this Saturday to review elements of the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan!

Join us this Saturday to review elements of the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan!

Please join us on this Saturday, February 25th, for our fifth and final neighborhood workshop for the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan. At the workshop, we’ll be discussing the latest draft Future Land Use Map as well as the overall Goals and Priorities for the plan. We’ll also collect input on sidewalk priorities, transit stop areas, and refined corridor visions. If you want to get an early start, take a look at the Draft FLUM on this page.

We also want to let you know there will be a separate open house on this date to explain CodeNEXT. The CodeTEXT open house will be from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Lanier High School. Click here for more information.
Don’t worry, there will be more opportunities to review and give input on the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan. Over the next several weeks, we will send out updates as each plan element is released in draft form on the plan web site. When the entire draft plan is released there will be a final survey and an open house.

We hope to see you Saturday at 9:00 AM at Pillow Elementary School!

Sincerely,

Jeff Engstrom, AICP
Senior Planner
City of Austin Planning and Zoning Department
jeffrey.engstrom [at] austintexas [dot] gov
(512) 974-1621

 

CONVERSATION CORPS DIALOGUE FEB 20

CONVERSATION CORPS DIALOGUE FEB 20

The Conversation Corps Day of Day Dialogue is scheduled for Monday, February 20:

 

Our first ever Day of Dialogue is right around the corner, and we hope you’re planning to join us! On Monday, February 20 (Presidents’ Day!) our goal is to bring awareness to the importance of dialogue in addressing our community’s needs. Our challenge to you is to spend time listening to others – understand how issues impact the people around you, connect with them through shared values and build an understanding of different perspectives.

Visit ConversationCorps.org for a list of conversations throughout the day that you can join. And bring a friend!

Share about your dialogue experience on social media and tag #ATXDayofDialogue. Let’s change the way we talk in Austin and let’s start today!

I hope to see you out there on Monday,
Julie

Julie Smith
Program Manager
jsmith [at] leadershipaustin [dot] org
512-499-0435 x114

CODENEXT OPEN HOUSE MEETINGS

CODENEXT OPEN HOUSE MEETINGS

The following information was received by email:

You are receiving this email because your email address is listed as a contact for one or more Registered Organizations in the City’s Community Registry on the Open Data Portal. Please share this email with your respective neighbors, members, colleagues.

We will be hosting five open houses to roll-out the CodeNEXT draft. We have secured AISD venues throughout the city and we are inviting all Austinites to attend and participate. These open houses are not specific to Council districts but are conveniently located across Austin to facilitate attendance and participation. The purpose of these open houses is to learn about the draft code, speak to code experts who drafted portions of the draft, and provide feedback.

Please assist us in spreading the word to your networks, constituents, associations and networks by sharing the attached fliers and pointing folks to the links below.

Here is the link to the draft code which provides opportunities for public feedback. If the comments are provided by a board or commission member, I recommend they log into the online draft using their BC email address. Prior to reading the draft code, I suggest reading the information below:

1. Here is a link to education materials that help explain the new Draft Code.

2. Here is a video of a presentation as well as the presentation made to City Council explaining the draft code.

3. Here is a link to the online CodeNEXT survey – through the collaborative and comprehensive process of CodeNEXT, problems in the existing Land Development Code (LDC) were identified and solutions were developed to align the LDC with the values and vision of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. In the ongoing effort to solicit public input in the CodeNEXT process, this survey will ask you how well these solutions address the issues identified as problematic in Austin’s LDC.

In addition, there are a number of public engagement events that will be helpful to understanding the code.
The CodeNEXT Team will be hosting a series of open houses around the City:

1. Feb. 18, 2017
Crockett High School (5601 Manchaca Rd.)
Noon to 2 p.m.

2. Feb. 25, 2017
Lanier High School (1201 Payton Gin Rd.)
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

3. March 4, 2017
Lyndon B. Johnson Early College High School (7309 Lazy Creek Dr.)
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The CodeNEXT Advisory Group is hosting a meeting with various boards and commissions to discuss their interests and concerns about CodeNEXT. If your board or commission appointee would like to attend, please send one or two representatives. Here are the meeting details:
March 4, 2017
Lyndon B. Johnson Early College High School (7309 Lazy Creek Dr.)
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

4. March 25, 2017
Austin High School (1715 Cesar Chavez St.)
Noon to 2:00 p.m.

5. April 1, 2017 (Yet to be confirmed by RRISD)
Westwood High School (12400 Mellow Meadow Dr.)
Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Thank you for your assistance. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Ashley S. Greenstein, Planner II
CodeNEXT Team
City of Austin Planning & Zoning Department
505 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 974-2743
ashley.greenstein@austintexas. gov

COUNCIL APPROVED CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS CONSULTANT CONTRACT AWARD

COUNCIL APPROVED CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS CONSULTANT CONTRACT AWARD

On Thursday, Feb. 9, the Austin City Council approved an item at its regular meeting that allows staff to negotiate a contract with HDR Engineering to be the Corridor Improvements Consultant. The Consultant will work with City of Austin staff to conduct analysis and collect public input for the 2016 Mobility Bond Corridor Improvement Projects.
Details of the City announcement can be viewed at http://www.nscna.org/were-gettin-movin/

NORTH SHOAL CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN WORKSHOP FEB 25

NORTH SHOAL CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN WORKSHOP FEB 25

The next workshop for the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan will be held:

When: Saturday, February 25, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Pillow Elementary School cafeteria, 3025 Crosscreek Drive

The following is extracted from a recent email from Jeff Engstrom:

We want your input on the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Draft Elements!

We are approaching the final meetings for the North Shoal Creek neighborhood plan. We invite every resident, business, and property owner in the neighborhood to join us for the upcoming workshop on Saturday, February 25th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Pillow Elementary School cafeteria. Please join us for refreshments and a conversation with your fellow residents about your neighborhood. At the meeting we will discuss the draft Future Land Use Map, draft Visions and Policies, and application of CodeNEXT. After the February workshop there will be at least one more public meeting to comment on the draft plan prior to the formal adoption process.

In addition to the upcoming meetings, please visit the North Shoal Creek Plan web page for more information about the neighborhood and the planning process. The page is your hub for everything that has been going on with the plan since we began last October.

Please plan on attending and sharing your vision for the North Shoal Creek neighborhood!

Sincerely,

Jeff Engstrom, AICP
Senior Planner
City of Austin Planning and Zoning Department
jeffrey.engstrom [at] austintexas [dot] gov
(512) 974-1621

FIX-IT CLINIC SAT, FEB 11

FIX-IT CLINIC SAT, FEB 11

The following was received from Alejandra Duarte, Reuse Programming Intern.
Austin Resource Recovery & Economic Development Department l City of Austin:

My name is Alejandra Duarte and I’m with the City’s Austin Resource Recovery department. Our first Fix-It Clinic of the year is coming up soon on Saturday, February 11th and we would greatly appreciate your help spreading the word! Last year, Austin Public Library ‘s bookstore Recycled Reads, and Austin Resource Recovery diverted over 350 lbs. of material from the landfill by hosting Fix-It Clinics. We match volunteer repair coaches with folks interested in repairing rather than discarding their broken household items.

A draft newsletter document related to this notice can be viewed at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kd-HGtnhHn85xCSrhM4EsOhFMxOHYVVwxzRIH-xc8jk/edit
The clinic will be held:
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 12:00PM to 3:00PM at
Habitat for Humanity – 500 W Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Please let us know if you could add information to your next community email, Facebook pages, or add a sidebar to your next newsletter.

Note:
Meanwhile, please send us any graphics, articles and Facebook posts you would like promoted via Facebook/AustinRecycles for your next events.

Thank you so much for your promotional support!

Best,
Alejandra

Alejandra Duarte
Reuse Programming Intern
Austin Resource Recovery & Economic Development Department l City of Austin
alejandra.duarte [at] austintexas [dot] gov

RELEASE OF DRAFT LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE FEB 1

RELEASE OF DRAFT LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE FEB 1

Celebrate Draft Land Development Code Release on February 1st
Communications & Public Information from City of Austin:

CodeNEXT is a rewrite of the City of Austin’s land development code, which dictates what you can build and where. The City of Austin’s current land development code was written in the 80s, and overdue for a rewrite to match today’s Austin.

The CodeNEXT team will release a new draft code next week and wants feedback from the public to ensure that we are building the best Austin for all its residents.

This kickoff event is scheduled for February 1st at the Palmer Event Center (900 Barton Springs Road) from 4p.m. to 6 p.m. The event is a celebration of the release of the new code. It starts with an open house at 4 p.m. and a call to action from the Mayor at 5. The event will be followed by a Code Advisory Group meeting at 6:30 p.m.

For more information or for other outreach opportunities, please visit ausintexas.gov/codenext

WATER FORWARD PUBLIC WORKSHOP FEB 8

WATER FORWARD PUBLIC WORKSHOP FEB 8

This notice is from the City of Austin Public Information Office:

Austin Water is developing a water plan for the next 100 years. The plan will identify future water needs and strategies to meet those needs such as conservation, technological innovation, and additional supply options. As an Austin Water customer, your feedback and input on this plan is very important to us and will help make sure the plan reflects our community’s values.

We would like to invite you to an upcoming workshop where you can learn more about the Water Forward plan and give your input.

Water Forward Public Workshop #2
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6pm – 8:30pm
AISD Performing Arts Center
Multipurpose Room
1500 Barbara Jordan Boulevard
Austin, TX 78723

If you have questions regarding this meeting, please feel free to email or call me. For more information about Water Forward or to sign up for our eNewsletter, please visit austintexas.gov/waterforward. We look forward to seeing you – and feel free to bring a friend!
An RSVP to the email below is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Ginny Guerrero
Community Engagement Specialist
City of Austin | Austin Water, Public Information Office
geneva.guerrero [at] austintexas [dot] gov

UPDATE FOR ROCKWOOD/STILLWOOD TRAFFIC CIRCLE

UPDATE FOR ROCKWOOD/STILLWOOD TRAFFIC CIRCLE

The LATM project for the traffic circle at the intersection of Rockwood Lane and Stillwood Lane is now expected to be completed by the end of summer this year. This information has been received from Michael J. Gaudini, Policy Advisor for Council Member Leslie Pool.

The City of Austin Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) is commonly referred to as Traffic Calming.

NSCNA ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, JANUARY 10, 2017

NSCNA ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, JANUARY 10, 2017

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

When: Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Where: Pillow Elementary School Cafeteria, 3025 Crosscreek Drive.

Activities at the meeting will include:
1. Presentation of grant award for community garden from Austin Parks Foundation.
2. Annual Committee Reports
3. Sign up for this year’s committees: chairs, volunteers, work groups
4. Election and installation of officers and board of directors for 2016. Nominees selected by the Nominating Committee are:

President: Amelia Cobb
Vice President: Sarah Brandon
Secretary: Barbara Gaston
Treasurer: Lois McEvoy

Directors:
Tara Lane Bowman
Connor Finnigan
Sharon Justice
Kenneth Webb
Kevin Wier
Jeri Wines
Michael Yetter