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Correction Re: Making Crosscreek One-way

Correction Re: Making Crosscreek One-way

The “School News” article on page 9 of our Fall/Sept. 2019 newsletter said that “One option being considered to solve the problem of morning and afternoon traffic jams on Crosscreek is to make Crosscreek one-way going east.” Pillow Elementary School principal Yvette Cardenas reports that is NOT an option Pillow is considering. The article also asked that feedback on the possibility be sent to safety [at] nscna [dot] org. The feedback we received was uniformly negative. To those who … Read More

Mixed-Use, Main Street, and Industrial Zones in North Shoal Creek Under the Proposed LDC

Mixed-Use, Main Street, and Industrial Zones in North Shoal Creek Under the Proposed LDC

MU5A: High-intensity multi-use residential, office, service, retail, and entertainment uses

MU5B: high intensity residential & commercial, including storage and auto-related businesses

  •             Minimum lot size: 5,000 sq. ft.  if multifamily; 48 dwelling units/acre + unlimited AHBP (Affordable Housing Bonus Program)
  •             Minimum lot size: 1,800 sq. ft. live/work or townhouse; 24 dwelling units/acre; no AHBP
  •            Setbacks from property lines: 5’ front – 5’ side street – 0’ side-0’ rear
  •             Compatibility setbacks <75’ wide lot: 5-5-15-30
  •                                                       >75’ wide lot: 5-5-20-30
  •             Height max. :
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An overview of multifamily zoning in North Shoal Creek under the proposed land development code

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

North Shoal Creek is zoned to contain 3 of the 5 zoning codes proposed for multifamily areas in the draft LDC. Please see the map below for the locations of our neighborhood’s multifamily zones.

RM2 (the triplexes and fourplexes on Mossrock & Dawnridge Circle):

  •             Min. lot size for a multifamily dwelling: 5,000 sq. ft.
  •             Min. lot size for a live/work dwelling or townhouse: 1,800 sq. ft.
  •             Number of dwelling units per acre: 24 base, with an additional 36/acre under
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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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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

Forum on Recently Revised Homelessness Ordinances

Forum on Recently Revised Homelessness Ordinances

The Austin City Council recently voted to ease restrictions on panhandling and camping in Austin. The changes, intended to decriminalize homelessness, went into effect July 1. The Austin Downtown Alliance is holding a forum on how Austin police will be interpreting and enforcing the new ordinances on Tuesday, July 23, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth Street. Attendance is open to all but those interested in attending must RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-safety-forum-tickets-64990622702Read More

North Shoal Creek’s 2019 July 4th Parade and Celebration a success

North Shoal Creek’s 2019 July 4th Parade and Celebration a success

Some 150 neighbors turned out for North Shoal Creek’s 19th annual July 4th parade and party. Attendees showed a lot of ingenuity and creativity decorating not only themselves but kiddos, pets, bikes, and strollers as well. If you came, you could cool off with iced coffee from Epoch Coffee while catching up with friends you haven’t seen in a while. The kiddos had Jim Jim’s water ice, face painting, games, and just having fun together for their entertainment. Local businesses … Read More