Committee Topics


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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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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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

Photos, Video of Steck Bridge Mosaics Ribbon-Cutting and Dedication Now Available on NSCNA’s Facebook Page

A photo album of the mosaics installed on the Steck Avenue Bridge is now available on NSCNA’s Facebook page at, along with a link to the City of Austin Public Works Department photos of the event and a link to the KVUE video that aired as part of its 10:00 p.m. news broadcast on December 14, 2019.

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NSCNA’s annual Luminaria Walk is Wednesday, December 18, from 6-8 pm at the Pillow Elementary School track. All North Shoal Creek residents are invited to come enjoy a beautiful luminaria walk followed by hot cocoa and cookies with your neighbors.

Arrive early (4 pm) to help set up, or stay late (8-ca. 8:45) to help take down.

Thank you to Austin Telco Federal Credit Union for sponsoring NSCNA’s 2019 Luminaria Walk!


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From NSCNA Beautification Chair Mary Jane Holland Wier:

“I would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers and neighbors who contributed to the success of the Steck Bridge Mosaic Project.

A heartfelt thanks to the following:
Karen Bodiford
Amelia and Brian Cobb
Patti and David Garing
Darlene and Steve Watson
Kenneth Webb
Jennifer Whaley
Kevin Wier
Allen Lea
Jenny Bailey
Sarah Brandon
Kate Brien
Suzanne Chaney
Sarah Cox
Nora Deram
Jeff Gore
Tina Huckabee
Valerie Hurlbert
Sharon Justice
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Dedication set for Steck Avenue Bridge Mosaics

Mark your calendar and be sure to come!
The dedication of the mosaics added to the Steck Avenue Bridge just west of the Steck/Daleview intersection will be held Saturday, December 14, from 10-11 a.m. at the bridge.

The mosaics were designed and created by a group of dedicated volunteers who worked on this project for months. Their hard work paid off, and the results are beautiful! Thank you to the Beautification Committee and to everyone who worked on this  beautiful … Read More

Come to North Shoal Creek’s Annual Luminaria Walk, 6-8 pm Wednesday, December 18

NSCNA’s annual Luminaria Walk will be Wednesday, December 18, from 6-8 pm at the Pillow Elementary School track. All North Shoal Creek residents are invited to come enjoy a beautiful luminaria walk followed by hot cocoa and cookies with your neighbors.

This event is possible only if neighbors volunteer to help out. About a dozen hardy and hard-working volunteers are needed to assemble and place the luminarias from 4-5:30 p.m. and to light them between 5:30-6 p.m. More volunteers are

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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