Category Archives: Neighborhood Development

BCNA General Association Meeting Tuesday 06/12/2018

BCNA General Membership Meeting Tuesday, June 12, 2018
6:45 P.M.@ The High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson Rd.

Agenda:                                                                                                                                        6:45-50 Introductions

6:50-7:05 Presentation by Capital Metro on route changes and Q&A

7:05-7:15 Presentation by Steffen Waltz, Dominion Advisors, on           development at former Treehouse Site                                                             (SW corner of Dawson & Barton Springs Rd.)

7:15-7:30 Vote on initiating West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt                      signage  plan following presentation on same by Matt                                 Coldwell, BCNA Parks Committee    See attached map

7:30-7:45 Presentation and update on neighborhood Community         Development Corporation by Ingrid Weigand, Director

7:45-7:50 Brief update on CodeNext by Jesse Moore,                                   BCNA  President

7:50-55. Brief Warren estate update by Jesse.                                                   Meeting adjourn

Steering Committee Meeting May 07, 2018

Steering Committee Meeting May 07, 2018

6:45pm  at The High Road, 700 Dawson Road

 Agenda:

6:45—review prior minutes

6:50—Parks Committee Update (Ingrid?)

6:55—Traffic Safety & Parking. update (if any?)

7:00—Communications. Update (Gary)

7:05—ANC & CodeNext update (Jesse)

7:10—Zoning Committee update (Paul)

7:15—Warren Wildlife Gallery

7:30—Waterfront (Statesman, any developments with Hooter’s                         PUD?)

7:40—Green Pastures

7:50—Oak Creek/Lucero

Minutes Here:

 

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?

Results of Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Historic Resources Survey *updated*

Early last year, Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association voted to commission an evaluation of our neighborhood’s housing for historical significance and eligibility for designation as one or more local or National Register historic districts. The survey does not obligate residents or BCNA to apply for or become a historic district.

Preservation Central, Inc., an Austin-based historic preservation consulting firm conducted the study and presented to BCNA at our October General Association Meeting. A spreadsheet of the inventory in a PDF file is below, along with a PDF containing a discussion of the results.

Prospective Historic Districs in Bouldin Creek Neighborhood

Bouldin Inventory March 6, 2016

Bouldin Draft Map March 6, 2016

Bouldin Survey Report_151211