Neighborhood and City Topics

Steck Avenue Water and Wastewater Rehab Project

The City of Austin has contracted with Joe Bland Construction to upgrade a portion of the water and wastewater line on Steck.

Where: The project will start at the Steck/Daleview intersection and continue east to the Steck/Rockwood intersection. Then the upgrade turns north on Rockwood for about 400 linear feet to the box culvert on Rockwood.

When: Work on the Steck section begins May 9 and is expected to extend to the end of June. Work on the Rockwood section … Read More

Afternoon Traffic On Crosscreek At Pillow Elementary School

Pillow’s principal, Dinorah De La Torre-Salazar, attended NSCNA’s March 1 membership meeting and spoke about traffic congestion in the afternoons when school is dismissed and parents arrive to pick up children (from about 2:30-3:50 pm, with the worst between 2:55 and 3:50).

Children are now back in class and that, in combination with the safety features recently put in on Crosscreek by the City of Austin’s Safe Routes to School Program, means that there is less street parking for parents. … Read More


NSCNA’s next general membership meeting is Tuesday, March 1, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Due to Covid restrictions, this meeting will be held online using Zoom.

All NSCNA meetings are open to the public, and both members and non-members are invited to attend. The Zoom link and an agenda will be emailed to all NSCNA members prior to the meeting. Non-members, please email mediachair [at] nscna [dot] org to request that the link and agenda be emailed to you.

Posted by: NSCNA Media … Read More


New Permitting, Notification and Inspection Procedures Required for Demolition
The City of Austin Development Services Department (DSD) wants to ensure area contractors and demolition customers have the information and resources needed to comply with new project requirements, which went into effect October 1, 2021.
Please familiarize yourself with the new permitting procedures and notification requirements before proceeding with your demolition project(s).
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New NSCNA officers and directors elected for 2022

Here is a list of the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association (NSCNA) officers and directors for 2022. They were elected at the Association’s January 11 membership meeting. They will remain in office until the Association’s 2023 election, which will be held in January 2023. Their email addresses are included. Please don’t hesitate to contact them via email if you have questions about NSCNA.

2022 Officers:
President: Josh Conrad president [at] nscna [dot] org
Vice President: Adam Powell vp [at] nscna Read More

Zoom Meeting Dec. 9 About Redevelopment Of 8440 Burnet

Please join us Thursday, December 9 to learn more about the redevelopment of 8440 Burnet.

The North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association (NSCNA) will host a Zoom meeting with representatives from Armbrust & Brown, the law firm representing Endeavor Real Estate Group, owner of the Spectrum Center at 8440 Burnet Road. Endeavor plans to redevelop that center into a 60-foot tall apartment complex of 355 to 375 units.

The meeting will be held Thursday, December 9, beginning at 7 pm, and … Read More


Free shred day returns when Austin ARMA again hosts a FREE SHRED DAY for household documents.

Saturday, November 6, 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM, At Balcones Shred, 9301 Johnny Morris Rd.

This event is for private households to securely destroy their confidential information. Basic requirements are:

• Documents must be dry paper only and packed in cardboard boxes no larger than 24in x 24 in x 36in. Boxes must have fitted lids securely closed using box flaps (not taped). No … Read More

Corrections to October 2021 newsletter issue

I inadvertently used an out-of-date bio for Pam Ferguson’s article on page 12, “Tips on volunteering, donating.” Here’s the up-to-date one:

Pamela Ellen Ferguson, a longtime resident of Kerrybrook Lane, writes a column of observations about North Shoal Creek and the larger world for each issue. A dual-national British and American (Texan father, Cornish mother) Pam is the author of 11 books published internationally, the most recent being CROSSING LINES, an Austin and Border based mystery set at Halloween/Dia de … Read More