BCNA has reserved the High Road July 5, from 6 to 8 pm for a workshop on reviewing the CodeNext zoning on your property and commenting on the maps before the July 7 deadline. Bring your laptop. Meet your neighbors. I know this is short notice, and I’ll post more details as they solidify, but for now please mark
your calendar and join us–especially if you’ve not yet commented on the City’s CodeNext map.
Cory BCNA Prez
Here’s the link to the city site for all things CodeNext: https://www.austintexas.gov/codenext
Parkland Events Task Force meeting
In response to City Council Resolution 20170202-046 related to implementation of the Parkland Events Task Force recommendations, the
Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is seeking public input to inform a draft event parking program consistent with those recommendations. The goal of this program would be to improve mobility, safety and parking management
near locations that host major events.
ATD is inviting you, along with other stakeholders and residents, to an open
house meeting to request feedback about issues related to parking in residential areas during major events as well as potential solutions.
What: Open House Meeting – Draft Event Parking Program
When: Thursday, July 13, 2017, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Austin Energy Town Lake Center Assembly Room, 721 Barton Springs Rd.
EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
Whether you’re interested in avoiding traffic, parking issues, or strolling to a good time, here are the websites to discover the goings-on of which to be aware:
BCNA Special Event Parking Proposal 2017-05-12
Affected Neighborhoods Plan
While still in its formative stage, this program is intended to replace the existing barricade system. The objective of Special Event RPP, like the barricades, is to prevent over parking in the neighborhood during special events. It has the additional benefit of keeping Dawson and Bouldin open to all traffic and will be extended to Mary Street which helps address the over parking that was occurring South of the barricades on Gibson Street.
Just wanted to alert y’all to this item up for City Council vote this Thursday. It’s a small part of the grand South Central Waterfront Redevelopment Initiative that’s been presented at BCNA meetings a couple of times over the past two years. This “plaza” closes off that dedicated right hand turn off Southbound South Congress Avenue onto Barton Springs Road. It’ll now require a sharper right onto Baron Springs Road at the Bat sculpture. (If the links work on the item pasted below, they’ll get you to ordinance language and a drawing specifically showing plaza area) This area had been similarly closed off during SXSW and City Traffic Dept. was reviewing for traffic impacts. They”ll do the same with this “pop-up plaza” for about 12 months before determining whether or not to make it permanent. Lee Austin is City Traffic Dept. reviewer who’ll be monitoring this effort.
Cory on Bouldin BCNA Prez
- Approve an ordinance relating to the creation of a temporary plaza in the South Central Waterfront Area; and waiving certain code requirements and associated fees.
( Notes: SPONSOR: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo CO 1: Council Member Delia Garza CO 2: Council Member Ellen Troxclair CO 3: Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria )
26th Annual Creek Cleaning was held March 4, 2017
in conjunction with the Austin Park Foundation’s
15th annual “It’s My Park Day” celebration.
We had one of our most successful creek cleanings in years this last Saturday.
Thank you to everyone who participated! Also, a big thank you to Fair Bean Coffee whose donation got us started in the morning, as well as breakfast bars from Austin Parks Foundation/ Wheatsville Coop and finished with El Mercado’s tacos and Lucy’s fried chicken – our reward after the work was done.
About 80 people, neighbors and community volunteers, met at 8:30 am just as the rain was letting up. Together, we pulled over 200 bags of trash plus a few mattresses, card board boxes, etc., out of the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt, Ricky Guerrero Park and Nicholas Dawson Park. We finished about 30 minutes before the rain started up again for good.
This is the cleanest our parks have been in a while and we would like to keep it that way. A suggestion – when you go for a walk in any of our green spaces, take a small bag and collect just a few pieces of trash along the way. It does not sound like much, but it really, really helps.
Note: We are planning a Trail Completion Celebration in a few weeks.
BCNA Parks Committee
IT’S MY PARKS DAY
Ingrid Weigand – BCNA Parks Committee
26th Annual Creek Cleaning – March 4, 2017
New Meeting Place!
The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association’s Annual
Creek Cleaning will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017
in conjunction with the Austin Park Foundation’s “It’s My
Park Day” celebration. (Rain date: March 11).
Our meeting place will be at 1200 South 6th Street this
year, one of the two official trail-heads of the greenbelt.
We’ll meet at 8:30 am for coffee and snacks provided by neighborhood restaurants, then send teams of people to
different parts of the creek. And yes, if your heart is set on
working in East Bouldin, you may of course do so.
We’ll meet up again around 11:30 am for lunch, also
courtesy of our business friends.
Since 1991, neighbors have met once a year to collect
trash in both East and West Bouldin Creek. While we no
longer pull out large appliances, mountains of tires or huge
pieces of construction materials, the cleanups are still
necessary due to the incredible amount of bottles, cans,
plastic bags and Styrofoam containers that are left behind
by inconsiderate visitors or washed down the creeks with
each rain. And then, of course, there is the debris from
This year, we’ll concentrate on cleaning up the West Bouldin
Creek Greenbelt. The new trails (see info below) and the
new rock hop will make it much easier to access the area
and to haul items out. We are planning a Trail Completion
Celebration a few weeks later and want the green belt to
look its best!
Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Please dress
in long sleeved shirts and long pants to guard against
possible contact with poison ivy and wear sturdy shoes.
Be prepared to get muddy and dirty and have a very good
time. Kids, dogs and family friends welcome.
You can register on the Austin Parks Foundation’s site
for our creek cleaning.
It’s not required, but it helps us in planning and you’ll get a t-shirt
if you do. Register here
A little bit of history