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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

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?