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Planning Commission Revisions To North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan, June 12, 2018

Planning Commission Revisions To North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan, June 12, 2018

On a 10-2 vote, the Austin Planning Commission approved the following changes to our plan at its June 12 meeting:

1) Change zoning along Steck Avenue to allow missing middle housing (missing middle housing includes duplexes, bungalow courts, carriage houses, courtyard apartments, live/work, and small multiplexes)

2) Allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and duplexes throughout the neighborhood (currently, both SF-2 and SF-3 single family zoning exist in North Shoal Creek; ADUs and duplexes are allowed only on lots zoned SF-3; … Read More

2018 District 7 Budget Talk Tuesday June 19 6:30-8:00 PM NW Rec Ctr

2018 District 7 Budget Talk Tuesday June 19 6:30-8:00 PM NW Rec Ctr

2018 District 7 Budget Talk: Join Council Member Leslie Pool, City Manager Spencer Cronk, and your neighbors throughout District 7 for our Budget Talk! Come share your inputs and learn more about the next City Budget. We want you to help us make decisions by sharing what you would like to see in your community!

Tuesday, June 19th
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Dr.

The Budget Talk will be scheduled as shown:
Strategic Outcome Gallery
Welcome

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CONGRATULATIONS TO NSCNA, RECIPIENT OF THE SHOAL CREEK CONSERVANCY’S GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD!

CONGRATULATIONS TO NSCNA, RECIPIENT OF THE SHOAL CREEK CONSERVANCY’S GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD!

From the Shoal Creek Conservancy’s April 10, 2018 blog:

“In 2018, the Good Neighbor Award goes to the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association for developing the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan, which emphasizes walkability, connectivity, and access to green space.

The purpose of a Neighborhood Plan is to provide an opportunity for community members to shape the future characteristics of a neighborhood where they live, work, or own property.

The North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Planning Area is a one square-mile

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CODENEXT DRAFT 3 TO BE RELEASED FEB 12

CODENEXT DRAFT 3 TO BE RELEASED FEB 12

The City of Austin announced in CodeNEWS: Draft 3 Open House 2/12 that CodeNext Draft 3 will be released Monday, February 12, quoted below:

“Join the CodeNEXT team Monday, February 12 for the release of Draft 3! There will be an open house at Austin City Hall from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Learn about Draft 3, view the updated maps, and talk to code experts. Draft 3 will be available on our website February 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

“**Join … Read More

NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN SURVEY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 1

NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN SURVEY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 1

The following was received from Jeff Engstrom, AICP, Senior Planer , City of Austin Planning and Zoning Department:

We have extended the comment deadline for the Draft North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan.

Due to popular demand, we’re extending the time for everyone to review and comment on the draft North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan. The survey will now close on Monday, January 1st.

Check out the Draft North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan on the plan web page: www.austintexas.gov/northshoalcreek
If you … Read More

CODENEXT DRAFT 2: FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT

CODENEXT DRAFT 2: FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT

From Austin’s Planning Dept.: Public input on Draft 2 will be taken through Tuesday, Oct. 31. After that, staff will start working on their recommendation, which will be presented and considered for action by the Land Use Commission and the City Council.

We have one open house remaining: Southeast Austin: 10 a.m. to Noon Saturday, Oct. 28, at Dove Springs Rec Center, 5801 Ainez Drive. Children’s activities will be available. Language services will be available in Spanish.

We also have … Read More

FREE TREES AVAILABLE FROM TREEFOLKS

FREE TREES AVAILABLE FROM TREEFOLKS

October-March is tree planting season in Austin. While North Shoal Creek’s residential core has a pretty good tree canopy, overall our neighborhood needs more trees. If your yard can use one or more trees, you can probably get free ones from TreeFolks, a local non-profit that partners with the City of Austin to encourage tree planting and care.

There are two ways to get a free tree from TreeFolks:

  1. Sign up for their Tree Delivery service.
  • call TreeFolks at
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POP IN MEETING FOR BURNET ROAD CORRIDOR MOBILITY PLAN

POP IN MEETING FOR BURNET ROAD CORRIDOR MOBILITY PLAN

The following information is from a communication from Sara Behunek of the Corridor Program Office

The City of Austin’s 2016 Mobility Bond Corridor Program team will be popping up near your neighborhood to share information about the Corridor Mobility Program and the Corridor Mobility Plan for Burnet Road. We hope you’ll drop by to talk with us about potential improvements, ask questions, take a quick survey, and pick up a cool treat or two!

Date: Tuesday, September 19
Time: … Read More

HOSTS NEEDED FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BLOCK PARTIES AND SIMILAR EVENTS

HOSTS NEEDED FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BLOCK PARTIES AND SIMILAR EVENTS

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is our nation’s premiere crime prevention event. This year, it’s Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, from 7:00-9:00 pm. North Shoal Creek needs neighbors to step forward and host a block party or other related event for your street. The deadline to register your event is 5:00 pm, Friday, Sept. 15th

For info on registering your block party or other type of event online, go to http://www.austintexas.gov/page/national-night-out-registration#overlay-context=user

Registering early increases your chances of having police officers, firefighters, … Read More

NSC NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN DRAFT QUALITY OF LIFE ELEMENT UPDATED

NSC NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN DRAFT QUALITY OF LIFE ELEMENT UPDATED

The City Planning and Zoning Department (PAZ) released the Draft Quality of Life Element (QLE) on June 16, with a deadline of 10 days for comments. Due to the insufficient time for review of the element, plus numerous incorrect and/or objectionable items contained in the draft it was decided that NSCNA should request additional time and submit a revised QLE.

Representatives of NSCNA met with officials from PAZ, other City staff and Council Member Leslie Pool’s staff on July 12 … Read More