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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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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

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

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

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

District 7 Town Hall Tuesday June 11, 6:30-8pm, Northwest Rec Center

District 7 Town Hall Tuesday June 11, 6:30-8pm, Northwest Rec Center

Mark your calendar: District 7 Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, June 11, 6:30-8pm, Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Dr.

The town hall will focus on the city’s 2020 budget, with Budget Director Ed Van Eenoo presenting and taking questions from the audience. Council Member Pool will also introduce our new Fire Chief, Joel Baker, and our new District 7 Austin Police Department representatives.

The Town Hall will also feature an Open House format before and after the budget presentation, with representatives … Read More