BCNA General Association Meeting
October 10, 2017 6:45 PM
The High Road 700 Dawson Road
GAmeeting-notes-2017-10-10 Thanks all for a great meeting!
144 initials on the membership lists, (we can use that number as the vote count, since it was unanimous, except for 1 abstention, if memory serves) plus about 40 non-member sign-ins = 184.
Plus a few folks probably missed the sign-ins, so I would call it 195 to 200 in attendance.
I also got back 104 of the 112 Uno cards – just a fun fact, that I’m happy to report!
6:45 – 6:55 Introductions
6:55 – 7:00 Treasurer’s report
7:00 – 7:20 Updates:
BCNA Block Party Event—October 15
Garage Placement tool— Indefinitely postponed
Elections committee —Open spaces for December elections, voting eligibility
1400 Eva Street residents RPP application
PSW variance requests RC, approved by BOA
7:20 – 7:30 CodeNext Draft 2 Overview-Bobby Levinsky, JD, Former Aide to CM Laura Morrison
7:30 – 7:45 Warren Wildlife Gallery CUP application-Steven Rye, Jesse Ramel
7:45 – 8:00 Warren Wildlife Gallery CUP application BCNA discussion, vote. Letter to Planning Commission
8:00 – 8:15 425 Riverside Drive PUD Application -Paul Strange, SC position, vote. Letter to Mayor and City Council Members
8:15 – 8:25 CodeNext Resolution discussion, vote. Letter to Mayor and Council Members
8:25 – Adjourn
We will try to keep CodeNEXT information here as it becomes available.
CodeNEXT-Links and info 09/27/2017
Follow these steps-hope it helps! https://codenext.engagingplans.org/codenext-comparison-map
In “Select location” enter your address or just enlarge and point at a block, click on “0n Proposed Zoning”, here is your Zoning Scroll to the bottom >”To learn more about what is allowed under the proposed zoning categories, you can:” and click “See the proposed zoning code language”
Choose “Section D” and scroll down for your Zone information.
Permitted/conditional/minor use permits for R3C are in 23-4D-2030. You need to scroll through it to get all the uses. Parking is in 23-4D-2040. Both are found in Section D and you get to them prior to the individual zones. Once again, just click on it and it goes right to that subject matter.
Hi neighbors. As you’ve probably read, version 2 of the city Land Development Code proposed rewrite is out, and being avidly–if slowly–unpacked. Version 2.0 will be the topic of several upcoming open house meetings. Some include: 9/20, 3-4:30pm, Austin City Hall 10/16, 6-8pm, Austin High School The list of all open house meetings is here: https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Planning/CodeNEXT/All_Draft_2_Open_Houses.pdf
And here: https://codenext.engagingplans.org
This page has resources specific to draft version 2.0 https://www.austintexas.gov/codenext/draft2#overlaycontext
Home for the whole project is here: https://www.austintexas.gov/codenext
Current information from neighborhood sources:
BCNA General Association Meeting Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 6:45pm at the High Road, 700 Dawson Road
Talk CodeNext with Mayor Steve Adler
A successful gathering-168 folks signed in, plus ~20-40 squeezed in late, at the back and in the dinning area. Besides the Mayor we had Mayor Pro Tem/District 9 Council Member Kathie Tovo, her Senior Policy Advisor Joi Harden, along with former Council Member Laura Morrison and other ’04 neighborhood members.
The Mayor gave his talk, answered questions and was reminded:
City Mayor Steve Adler said in October 2016, “We can increase housing in our city without destroying neighborhood character, if we do it wisely.” But the first draft CodeNext blanketed Bouldin with “transect” zoning, converting single family residential properties to multi-family zoning, with up to six units on a single lot, and a variety of commercial uses.
A vigorous discussion is sure follow.
If you missed it (or if you want to relive it), you can watch the attached videos. Thanks to BCNA’s Ingrid Weigand for editing and meticulously breaking down and labeling each question or comment to make it easier to view.
As the Mayor said: stay engaged!
https://vimeo.com/229931529 01 Kathie Tovo Remarks
https://vimeo.com/229949633 02 Steve Adler Opening Remarks
https://vimeo.com/230167427 03 Q: High Rate of Demolitions
https://vimeo.com/230168478 04 CodeNext Support Comment
https://vimeo.com/230169559 05 Q: East Austin: Community Involvement
https://vimeo.com/230170537 06 Q: Parking, Watershed
https://vimeo.com/230171764 07 Q: Role Of Neighborhood Plans in Code Next
https://vimeo.com/230220126 08 Q: Affordability
https://vimeo.com/230221068 09 Q: SF3 Zoning, Singling Out Bouldin
https://vimeo.com/230352243 10 Q: Changing SF3 to New Zoning, Singling Out Bouldin
https://vimeo.com/230353496 11 Q: Infrastructure Upgrade Cost, Mobility Plan
https://vimeo.com/230354137 12 Q: Rising Cost of Housing, Mixed Income Housing
https://vimeo.com/230354573 13 Q: Closure of Neighborhood Pools
https://vimeo.com/230355185 14 Q: Property Values & Taxes
https://vimeo.com/230373581 15 Q: Complexity of Building Codes
https://vimeo.com/230373792 16 Q: Protection of Watersheds
https://vimeo.com/230374096 17 Q: Cost of CodeNext
https://vimeo.com/230374178 18 Q: Commercial Encroachment on Residential Zone
https://vimeo.com/230374476 19 Q: Neighborhood Plans as starting point
https://vimeo.com/230380791 20 Q: Why Density Before Infrastructure and Transportation?
We also had ~50-60 folks hanging out as the regular meeting started with a number leaving when the “tedium” of business started.
Approximately 40 folks stayed on for the PSW/Angel Funeral Home zoning agreement update.
35 voting-32 for, 2 against, 1 abstention.
Agreement has currently been postponed by Board of Adjustment(BoA). More info to follow.
We also need to give thanks to The High Road for hosting this gathering and Rick Gonzales for service beyond the call of duty-thanks folks!