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You can have your Porch, and setbacks too …

Will be interesting to see how this plays out in practice.

http://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2016/01/planning-commission-oks-porch-change/

The idea is that a house on a corner lot can’t easily have a wrap-around porch because of lot-size limitations, so now the encroachment into the front setback (an encroachment which everyone who’s ever enjoyed a conversation on a shady porch with a neighbor can probably support) can wrap around to the side setback as well, encouraging a more “connected” style of home much like the traditional homes of yore.

Overall this seems like a good thing. But “what defines a porch?” will likely become the question. What do you think?

First Roundabout has been replanted

Duke
Duke

The first Bouldin Roundabout has been replanted by the Parks Committee.  The roundabouts need mulch, and Duke (dog-in-charge) is asking for volunteers to pick up Xmas-tree mulch at Zilker Park on Thursday, January 23rd. If you can help,  please contact Catie Mohin, (Duke’s mom) 408-410-6907,  before Thursday morning.  Duke will thank you personally….

Roundabout at Gibson and Bouldin
Roundabout at Gibson and Bouldin
Close up of the new Roundabout
Close up of the new Roundabout

 

Important Information: Auditorium Shores Vote

BCNA_AudShores

 

Residents of Bouldin Creek,

An important time is upon us as the city prepares to vote on keeping our cherished Auditorium Shores a public parkland or re-establishing it as an events venue.

If you are interested in reading the Bylaws of the Parks and Recreation Board, click here.

Stay informed on the details be reading more on the topic:

12/08/13
Plan for Auditorium Shores, including a smaller dog area, heads to a vote
Austin American-Statesman
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/plan-for-auditorium-shores-including-smaller-dog-a/ncFjL/

The Austin parks department’s vision for a new, much smaller off-leash dog area at Auditorium Shores is generating a backlash ahead of two votes scheduled this week on the plan….

12/06/13
Council Preview: Only Reconnect
Austin Chronicle
http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2013-12-06/council-preview-only-reconnect/ 

12/06/13
Then There’s This: Turf Fight at Auditorium Shores
Austin Chronicle
http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2013-12-06/then-theres-this-turf-fight-at-auditorium-shores/

For a city that strives to be on the cutting edge of all things trendy, Austin lags behind a national shift toward creating more off-leash dog parks – what the Trust for Public Land has called the fastest-growing species of city parks in America, with Portland, Ore. leading the pack. Indeed, according to advocacy group Friends of Austin Dog Parks, Austin has steadily downsized its off-leash acreage while other cities have added more space. The shrinkage argument is amping up in advance of a Dec. 10 meeting of the Parks and Rec­re­ation Board, which is set to vote on a proposed redevelopment plan for Auditorium Shores. That plan calls for reducing the existing 18 acres of off-leash space to about four acres (up from the originally proposed three acres)….

10/18/13
Can Runners, Cyclists and Dogs Coexist on Auditorium Shores?
KUT.org
http://kut.org/post/can-runners-cyclists-and-dogs-coexist-auditorium-shores

Proposed changes to Auditorium Shores – and specifically, changes to the area available to dogs and their owners – have people talking….

10/07/13
Auditorium Shores lawn could soon be off limits to dogs
KVUE.com
http://www.kvue.com/news/Auditorium-Shores-could-soon-be-off-limits-to-dogs-226839261.html

C3, the company that puts on the Austin City Limits Music Festival every year, is giving the City of Austin more than $3 million to renovate Auditorium Shores. However part of the proposal, from the 1999 Town Lake Master Plan, includes getting rid of a large part of the leash-free dog park.

10/08/13
Frustration over plan to move Auditorium Shores dog park
KVUE.com
http://www.kvue.com/news/Anger-frustration-over-plans-to-move-dog-park-at-Auditorium-Shores-227000591.html

There were shouts of anger and frustration at a packed public input meeting Tuesday night. Dog owners are upset over the City of Austin’s plan to eliminate a section of the leash-free zone at Auditorium Shores….