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An overview of residential zoning in North Shoal Creek under the proposed land development code

An overview of residential zoning in North Shoal Creek under the proposed land development code

Existing single family zoning in North Shoal Creek becomes R2A zoning, with this exception: single-family houses along Rockwood between Steck and Anderson become R4. R4 is the least-intense missing middle zone in a transition area.

What can be built in an R2A zone? A maximum of 2 dwelling units, although a home qualifying for a preservation incentive could build a total of 3 units

  •           On a 5,000 sq. ft. lot: 1 single-family home, a duplex, or a single-family home with
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Opportunity to Provide Input on Draft Land Development Code Revision

Opportunity to Provide Input on Draft Land Development Code Revision

Planning Commission

Community Interest Announcement

Land Development Code Revision Working Groups Workshop Monday, October 14, 2019 at 6-9:00 p.m.

Austin City Hall

301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, Texas

Planning Commission Working Groups invite the public to participate in discussion regarding the Land Development Code Revision.

 

6:00 p.m.

Affordability Working Group – City Hall, Atrium Downtown Working Group – City Hall, W. 2nd Street Entrance Lounge

Process / Admin Procedures Working Group– City Hall, Room 2003

7:30 p.m.

Residential Working Group … Read More

From the Beautification Committee: Help keep our sidewalks and right-of-ways clear

From the Beautification Committee: Help keep our sidewalks and right-of-ways clear

Hi Neighbors!

It has been brought to the attention of the Beautification Committee that not everyone is following the City of Austin’s guidelines about keeping grass and weeds in yards properly trimmed and keeping sidewalks and streets free from nearby vegetation. Here’s a link to the City’s website where you can see what those guidelines are: https://austintexas.gov/cleartherow

The website includes a very helpful brochure which you can download yourself, or pick up a copy of at NSCNA’s general membership meeting … Read More

Final Reminder Re: Fall Festival

Final Reminder Re: Fall Festival

North Shoal Creek’s Fall Festival is Saturday, Oct. 5, 9-11 a.m. at the community garden on the Pillow Elementary School campus. All are welcome & all current dues-paying members of the neighborhood association can take home a free decorative pumpkin. Anyone who’s not yet a member is welcomed to join & also claim a pumpkin as a new dues-paying member 🎃

There’s free food & drink donated from Cover 3 and KTonic Kombucha. BYO reusable water bottle or beverage of … Read More

Curbside Composting Collection comes to North Shoal Creek

Curbside Composting Collection comes to North Shoal Creek

Beginning the week of September 23, Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) will expand curbside composting collection to 53,000 additional homes, including those in our North Shoal Creek Neighborhood. This program collects food scraps, yard trimmings and food-soiled paper, which is turned into compost, and is part of the City of Austin’s Zero Waste goal to divert 90 percent of materials from landfills by 2040.

Green carts will be delivered to our homes, and a guide will be mailed to us. Our … Read More

Link to Transition Zone Map

Link to Transition Zone Map

Here’s a link to a map that lets you see what proposed transition zones may look like in your neighborhood. It was developed by one of North Shoal Creek’s contact team members (Tanner Blair), and he posted it at this link for anyone who wants to to use:

https://tannerblair.github.io/austin-transition-zone-vizualizer/

He based it on information presented by staff to the city council on August 28.

We hope it will help folks visualize what we think transition zones may look like applied

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Water Forward Task Force Working To Develop A 100-Year Water Plan For Austin

Water Forward Task Force Working To Develop A 100-Year Water Plan For Austin

With Four Million People and Climate Change, Where Will Austin’s Water Come From?
by Robert E. Mace

The drought of 2008 through 2016 was a wake-up call for Austin. As levels in the Highland Lakes—Austin’s sole source of water—dwindled to near-record lows, the city enacted drought restrictions that threatened landscapes and businesses. As lake levels continued to decline, Austinites worried that the city would run out of water. Fortunately, the rains returned; however, the ever-present threat of drought remains for … Read More