Hello neighbors–The next general membership meeting of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association will be next Tuesday, August 13, beginning at 6:45 pm at the High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson. Hope to see you there.
Here is the current agenda: 6:45–Introductions; 6:55–Traffic Safety & Parking and Parks Committee updates; 7:00–Confirmation vote on BCNA support for crosswalk painting at South Congress & Gibson; 7:05–Discussion and vote on proposed resolution regarding CodeNext (aka land use code rewrite) –proposed resolution below; 7:20–Statesman site redevelopment presentation by Endeavor Real Estate Group; 7:50–Adjourn
Proposed resolution: BCNA opposes unequal zoning changes targeted at only certain current residential areas and instead supports equal treatment for all property currently zoned as “single family” throughout the City.
Austin had a long history of discriminatory treatment of certain areas that needs to stop.
Unequal policy will both exacerbate displacement of people in targeted areas and fail
to maximize affordability and environment protection in the other areas of the City.
Austin’s land use laws should promote affordability and walkability equally everywhere in all
Attached is the agenda for next Wednesday’s meeting. The Endeavor Group will be presenting their plans for the Statesman Site. The Statesman Site is technically in the South River City NP but whatever is built they will have an impact on BCNA. Hope you can attend.
Members: Stuart Sampley, Kris Hyatt, Patrick Ousey, Jeff Seiden, Ryan Gullahorn, Billy Weaver, Paul Strange
Jesse Moore ( ex officio )
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 exclude all persons except Committee Members and BCNA Officers from executive session.
6:45 – Previous business and agenda discussion
7:00 – Statesman PUD ( Endeavor Group )
• PUD Application for 19.3 acre Statesman Site
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?