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This year’s Independence Day Celebration

This year’s Independence Day Celebration

NSCNA isn’t hosting its usual Independence Day Parade this year, but NSCNA’s Social Committee has decorated the fence on the south side of the Pillow campus (the Stanwood side). Decorations will be up from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5.

We had planned to do more, as the photo below shows. Sadly, heat, a lack of people power, and the setting sun all conspired to limit what we could do.

If you find yourself on Stanwood, take a look

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Fence Decorating Project at Pillow Elementary School

Fence Decorating Project at Pillow Elementary School

To celebrate Pillow Elementary’s 50th anniversary, art teacher Suzy Swingle is spearheading a project to decorate the fence around the school. Any individual, family or group may design and decorate a panel, starting at the Rockwood-Crosscreek corner and proceeding along Rockwood. To ensure social distancing, Swingle has designated every other panel to be decorated; those panels are marked with pink tape. Participants will provide their own designs and materials; anything goes except for paper, cardboard and plastic cups. For now, … Read More

Online Austin Public Testing Enrollment Form Now Available: press release from the City of Austin April 23, 2020

Online Austin Public Testing Enrollment Form Now Available: press release from the City of Austin April 23, 2020

Austin, Texas – The Austin Public Testing Enrollment Form that allows the community to complete an online assessment for COVID-19 testing is now live on AustinTexas.gov/COVID19.

The new tool allows the public to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms without having to see a physician. The form will use an algorithm based assessment to evaluate whether or not an individual should be referred to a free testing site.

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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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