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Land Development Code Revision Meetings Postponed

Land Development Code Revision Meetings Postponed

These are extraordinary times and public health is paramount. In response to the increasing concerns and fluidity of COVID-19 situation, the City of Austin has decided to postpone meetings and action related to the Land Development Code Revision, including the meetings scheduled for:

We are continuing to discuss options

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PLEASE HELP NORTH SHOAL CREEK KEEP ITS NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN ZONING

PLEASE HELP NORTH SHOAL CREEK KEEP ITS NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN ZONING

NSCNA’s Development Committee is fighting to keep our North Shoal Creek neighborhood plan intact in the revised Land Development Code. So far, our efforts haven’t paid off. Now, we’re asking that all North Shoal Creek residents email the Austin City Council, asking them to reinstate our neighborhood plan’s zoning for two areas: Buell Ave. Live/Work District and Rockwood south of Steck. Here’s an explanation of why we’re asking this and a sample letter you can use if you don’t want

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Schedule Set For LDC Third Reading

Schedule Set For LDC Third Reading

Land Development Code third reading council meetings will start Tuesday, March 31. See below for the full meeting schedule:

Public Comment
Tuesday, March 24 from 4pm -12am
Saturday, March 28 from 9am -12am

Third Reading Special Called Meetings
Tuesday, March 31 from 9am -12pm
Wednesday, April 1 from 9am -4pm
Thursday, April 2 from 10am -12am
Tuesday, April 7 from 9am -12am (if needed)

Third Reading Location:
City Hall Council Chambers 301 W 2nd Street
Or, you can watch live … Read More

8803 N. MoPac: Meetings Regarding Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Zoning Change for this property

8803 N. MoPac: Meetings Regarding Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Zoning Change for this property

Here is important info from Kenneth Webb, North Shoal Creek Contact Team Chair, regarding a rezoning request for the property at 8303 N. MoPac (currently the Ergon Asphalt Plant).

“A community meeting for a plan amendment to rezone the property at 8303 N. MoPac has been scheduled at the  North Village Branch Library, 2505 Steck Ave, on Monday, March 9, 2020. The meeting will be from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A copy of the meeting announcement is attached. For … Read More

Protest Buell’s Rezoning No Later Than Feb. 29

Protest Buell’s Rezoning No Later Than Feb. 29

What’s happening:
•Residences within 200 feet of Buell Avenue could be adversely affected by the proposed new zoning on Buell Avenue. The city’s proposed new zoning violates the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan and calls for massively dense redevelopment on Buell (MU5B-Q zoning) which is the most intense mixed-use zone and will allow residential, commercial, or mixed-use buildings up to 60 feet/5 stories, with an additional 30 feet/3 stories allowed with multifamily residences up to 5 to 7 or 8 … Read More

Protesting Your Property’s Proposed Zoning

Protesting Your Property’s Proposed Zoning

Council just passed Draft 2 of Austin’s revised Land Development Code. There’s still one more vote – to be held in late March or early April — to go. Here’s what happens to single-family housing in North Shoal Creek:

 

  • 26 homes on Rockwood, Boxdale, Firwood and Steck are rezoned to R4.
  • R4 is the least intense transition zoning and allows for up to 8 units per lot.
  • All other single-family homes in North Shoal Creek are rezoned to R2A.
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Council Member Pool’s Response to Passage of Draft 2 of Austin’s Land Development Code

Council Member Pool’s Response to Passage of Draft 2 of Austin’s Land Development Code

From Leslie Pool, Council Member, District 7
February 14 at 5:59 PM ·

At Second Reading last night, I voted against the Land Development Code rewrite, along with my colleagues CMs Alter, Kitchen and Tovo, because it remains unclear that the code will do what is intended and needed.

Austin must get this right. The new code, with all its parts, must work together.

My three colleagues and I urge an approach to the Code rewrite that includes planning to

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NSCNP CONTACT TEAM MEETING FEB 13

NSCNP CONTACT TEAM MEETING FEB 13

The North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan (NSCNP) Contact Team will meet:
• Thursday, February 13, 6:30 pm to 7:55 pm at
• First Texas Honda Dealership Conference Room, 3400 Steck Avenue.

Agenda for the meeting will include the following:
• Election of officers for unexpired terms.
• Property at 8703/7703 N. MoPac.
• Draft Land Development Code.
• Priorities of Neighborhood Plan actions.

You can become a member of the contact team if you:
• Own neighborhood property,
• Rent … Read More

Land Development Code (LDC) Update From NSCNA’s Development Committee

Land Development Code (LDC) Update From NSCNA’s Development Committee

• Wed., Dec. 11, 2019 — Austin City Council votes 7-4 to approve the LDC on first reading, with Alter, Kitchen, Pool, and Tovo voting no. Council Member Pool offers an amendment to recognize the right of property owners to protest LDC zoning changes. Her amendment fails 4-7, with Alter, Kitchen, Pool, and Tovo voting in favor.

• Thurs., Dec. 12, 2019 — A group of 19 homeowners sue the city, asking that Council’s approval of the rewrite be invalidated … Read More