Category Archives: Zoning and Permits

BCNA Zoning Committee April 16, 2018

BCNA Zoning Committee April 16, 2018
The Zoning Committee serves in an advisory role to the Steering Committee and its votes do not bind the BCNA. All meetings are open to the general membership and public at large. The Zoning Committee will convene in executive session and shall exclude all persons except Committee Members and BCNA Officers from executive session.
Members: Stuart Sampley, Kris Hyatt, Patrick Ousey, Jeff Seiden, Ryan Gullahorn, Gail Armstrong, Paul Strange, Jesse Moore ( ex officio )

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

6:45 – Previous business and agenda discussion                                                 • 1710 Bouldin                                                                                                                     • 1605 S. 3rd Street
7:00 – 1310 S. Lamar ( Brett Denton representing Ardent                        Residential )
• Seeking compatibility variance for VMU Project from BOA
7:30 – Discussion and vote
8:00 – Adjourn

BCNA General Membership meeting April 10, 2018

The agenda is simple for the BCNA general membership meeting Tuesday April 10 starting at 6:45 at the High Road on Dawson.

We’ll begin with introductions and a few announcements.

7:00 we will commence a hopefully informative discussion regarding draft 3 of CodeNext and the BCNA’s position on that. I hope to have some information and a brief PowerPoint to start with. The steering committee has made a recommendation for BCNA’s position, which is below. However, this recommendation was not unanimous and all voices are welcome and will be heard before voting on the BCNA’s position. Thanks–Jesse


Here is the BCNA steering committee’s recommendation.  It is a moderate position that does not oppose CodeNext in its entirety and supports many aspects of the current draft.

1)  BCNA supports putting CodeNext on the ballot before being adopted.

2)  BCNA supports delaying the finalization of CodeNext until at least the end of summer, with extended public input and at least one interim rounds of  changes, and BCNA demands that the underlying data and analysis be immediately shared by the City with the community.

3)  BCNA supports the following aspects of the current draft of               CodeNext:
a) BCNA supports the overall reductions in land use restrictions resulting potential increases in housing  supply in the current draft, except for the specific  problems stated below.
b)  BCNA supports reducing unfair treatment of Bouldin and other older SF-3 neighborhoods by treating Bouldin and other such neighborhoods on a more equal  basis than current law.
c)   BCNA supports the increased freedom for home occupations, but some aspects of this increased freedom threaten to reduce affordability and are  inappropriate, as stated below.

4)  BCNA opposes the following aspects of the current draft of                CodeNext, and requests:
a)   The fee-in-lieu loopholes in affordability standards should be closed.
b)   One on-site parking space per housing unit should be required.
c)   BCNA requests some limits for visitor traffic for home occupations to be  maintained, and believes the new accessory uses and signage permitted for  residential areas go too far.
d)  The permit process changes that reduce public input and remove accountability by elected officials are not acceptable.
e)  The single-family attached loophole should be closed, and the treatment proposed for duplexes should be applied to single-family attached housing.
f)  The fee-in-lieu loopholes for sidewalk construction should be closed.

BCNA Steering Committee meeting April 2nd, 2018

BCNA Steering Committee meeting                              April 2nd, 2018                                                                        6:45pm at the High Road,  700 Dawson Road

 BCNA Steering Committee Minutes


Multifamily outreach:
  • Neighbors @ Wilson between Live Oak and Oltorf will report problems with trash not getting picked up to President of tenants association.
  • Newsletters and signs are going out for GA meeting.
  • Not moving on this as it’s a project for the Summer.
Parks committee
  • Saturday, April 14 will be a work day to widen the trail and spread the mulch. Parks committee will call for volunteers.
Zoning committee
Hooter’s PUD/SCWAB update:
  • South Austin Coalition CDC (SACCDC) is applying for 501C3 status. Then they intend to apply for grant money from the Downtown Alliance to allocate some affordability funding towards South Austin activities, particularly low income housing.
  • Each of the seven (7) SACCDC neighborhoods are invited to have a seat on a board involved with this issue. For more info on the PID and CDC involvement, see discussion from Kathy Tovo in “item number 82” on the last City Council meeting minutes.
  • BCNA will tentatively discuss CDC in June.
Warren CUP update:
  • Pink zone provided a write-up on their position regarding BCNA/Warren negotiation.
  • Robert to discuss the possibility of a subcommittee with the ad hoc group of immediate neighbors. If subcommittee is formed and a compromise is proposed, subcommittee would evaluate, then steering committee would evaluate if a GA vote is warranted.
Green Pastures update:
  • Green Pastures does not currently plan to apply for a music permit, They do plan to put an independent survey in neighbors’ mailboxes. If plans to apply for music permit change, they will comply with CoA application rules.
1603 S. 3rd variance:
  • ZC recommends supporting the 1603 S 3rd St variance application. Steering committee voted in favor of supporting the variance.
GA meeting planning
  • Next meeting will be focused on CodeNext.
  • CoA composting and recycling will have some time.
  • Add announcement regarding Austin Mobility call for feedback.


BCNA CodeNext

Resolution Draft:
– Modifications and additions were proposed and integrated into the draft.

  • Steering committee put to a vote to adopt this position:  2 opposed, 11 in favor. Position was adopted.

8:30  motion to adjourn was passed






BCNA General Association Meeting 2018-02-13

BCNA General Association Meeting
February 13 , 2018 6:45 PM
The High Road 700 Dawson Road


6:45-6:55 Introductions

6:55-7:10 Auto Theft Prevention presentation—Natalia Lee, neighborhood liaison, Austin
Police Department auto theft division

7:10-7:25 East Bouldin Creek sewage spill update—City of Austin Water Dept.

7:25-7:30 Parks Committee Update
–March 3: mulching trails in West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt                    for Citywide “It’s My Park Day” clean-up effort

7:30-7:35 Traffic Safety & Parking Committee Update
–City expected to move forward with implementing Special Event Residential Parking Permit program
instead of barricades sometime in 2018, more information and public input opportunities will be provided

7:35-7:50 Zoning Committee Update
–Schultz Tract/Hooter’s PUD update
–Warren Wildlife Gallery CUP update
–soccer stadium update
–Green Pastures update

7:50-8:00 Brief CodeNext version 3 update


Minutes HERE-when available.

BCNA General Association Meeting 2017/10/10

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