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All the News that Fits 2017

Hello Neighbors,
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.
Cheers,
Cory BCNA Prez
1701 Bouldin

Here’s the link to the city site for all things CodeNext: https://www.austintexas.gov/codenext

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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.
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Palmer Heavy Traffic July 2017 here
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:
LONG CENTER
http://thelongcenter.org/events/
PALMER AUDITORIUM
https://beta.palmereventscenter.com/calendar/

 

 

CodeNext Information

We will try to keep CodeNEXT information here as it becomes  available.

Current information from neighborhood sources:

http://www.communitynotcommodity.com
http://www.communitynotcommodity.com/codenext-information/

 More information from our neighbors at Zilker Neighborhood:
http://zilkerneighborhood.org/codenext.php
http://zilkerneighborhood.org/z-news-2/

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CodeNEXT Draft Comments to Date

Submitted by Susan Moffat, CAG Appointee May 2, 2017

Read more here:

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Maps and Documents:

Proposed_Zoning_District_9_South-2017-05-09.pdf

ALDC_ZoningMapHandout2017-04-17.pdf

 

 

Special Events RPP Proposal Info-2017-05-12.

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.

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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?