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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

CodeNext Information

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

CodeNEXT-Links and info 09/27/2017

Follow these steps-hope it helps! https://codenext.engagingplans.org/codenext-comparison-map

In “Select location” enter your address or just  enlarge and point at a block,  click on “0n Proposed Zoning”, here is your Zoning               Scroll to the bottom >”To learn more about what is allowed under the proposed zoning categories, you can:”                                                  and click “See the proposed zoning code language

Choose “Section D”  and scroll down for your Zone information.

Permitted/conditional/minor use permits for R3C are in 23-4D-2030. You need to scroll through it to get all the uses. Parking is in 23-4D-2040. Both are found in Section D and you get to them prior to the individual zones. Once again, just click on it and it goes right to that subject matter.

From Kevin

  Hi neighbors. As you’ve probably read, version 2 of the city Land Development Code proposed rewrite is out, and being avidly–if slowly–unpacked.                                                                                                                    Version 2.0 will be the topic of several upcoming open house meetings. Some include:                                                                                                    9/20, 3-4:30pm, Austin City Hall                                                                               10/16, 6-8pm, Austin High School                                                                       The list of all open house meetings is here:                       https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Planning/CodeNEXT/All_Draft_2_Open_Houses.pdf 

                                                                                                                                        And here:                                                                                                                     https://codenext.engagingplans.org

                                                                                                                                           This page has resources specific to draft version 2.0                                        https://www.austintexas.gov/codenext/draft2#overlaycontext

                                                                                                                                    Home for the whole project is here:                              https://www.austintexas.gov/codenext

                                                                                                                                 Current information from neighborhood sources:


 More information from our neighbors at Zilker Neighborhood:




BCNA General Association Meeting 2017/08/08

BCNA General Association Meeting                          Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 6:45pm                             at the High Road,  700 Dawson Road

Talk CodeNext with Mayor Steve Adler

A successful gathering-168 folks signed in, plus ~20-40 squeezed in late, at the back and in the dinning area. Besides the Mayor we had Mayor Pro Tem/District 9 Council Member Kathie Tovo, her Senior Policy Advisor Joi Harden, along with former Council Member Laura Morrison and other ’04 neighborhood members.
The Mayor gave his talk, answered questions and was reminded:
City Mayor Steve Adler said in October 2016, “We can increase housing in our city without destroying neighborhood character, if we do it wisely.” But the first draft CodeNext blanketed Bouldin with “transect” zoning, converting single family residential properties to multi-family zoning, with up to six units on a single lot, and a variety of commercial uses.
A vigorous discussion is sure follow.

If you missed it (or if you want to relive it), you can watch the attached videos. Thanks to BCNA’s Ingrid Weigand for editing and meticulously breaking down and labeling each question or comment to make it easier to view.
As the Mayor said: stay engaged!

https://vimeo.com/229931529  01 Kathie Tovo Remarks
https://vimeo.com/229949633  02 Steve Adler Opening Remarks
https://vimeo.com/230167427  03 Q: High Rate of Demolitions
https://vimeo.com/230168478  04 CodeNext Support Comment
https://vimeo.com/230169559  05 Q: East Austin: Community                  Involvement
https://vimeo.com/230170537  06 Q: Parking, Watershed
https://vimeo.com/230171764  07 Q: Role Of Neighborhood Plans      in Code Next
https://vimeo.com/230220126  08 Q: Affordability
https://vimeo.com/230221068  09 Q: SF3 Zoning, Singling Out               Bouldin
https://vimeo.com/230352243  10 Q: Changing SF3 to New Zoning,      Singling Out Bouldin
https://vimeo.com/230353496  11 Q: Infrastructure Upgrade                     Cost,  Mobility Plan
https://vimeo.com/230354137  12 Q: Rising Cost of Housing,                   Mixed Income Housing
https://vimeo.com/230354573  13 Q: Closure of Neighborhood            Pools
https://vimeo.com/230355185   14 Q: Property Values & Taxes
https://vimeo.com/230373581   15 Q: Complexity of Building Codes
https://vimeo.com/230373792   16 Q: Protection of Watersheds
https://vimeo.com/230374096   17 Q: Cost of CodeNext
https://vimeo.com/230374178   18 Q: Commercial Encroachment        on Residential Zone
https://vimeo.com/230374476   19 Q: Neighborhood Plans as                  starting point
https://vimeo.com/230380791   20 Q: Why Density Before                           Infrastructure and Transportation?

We also had ~50-60 folks hanging out as the regular meeting started with a number leaving when the “tedium” of business started.
Approximately 40 folks stayed on for the PSW/Angel Funeral Home zoning agreement update.
35 voting-32 for, 2 against, 1 abstention.
Agreement has currently been postponed by Board of Adjustment(BoA). More info to follow.
We also need to give thanks to The High Road for hosting this gathering and Rick Gonzales for service beyond the call of duty-thanks folks!


BCNA CodeNext flier

City of Austin CodeNEXT Multi-Family,
High-Density Zoning Targets Bouldin

CodeNEXT flier is linked here with current mappings.
How this all plays out will  be decided with your help.
Hopefully this is just a first draft.

 Change in Property Values
 Change in Neighborhood Character
 Increased Density (and related issues
of: noise, traffic, street parking,
pedestrian safety, infrastructure costs)
link here:

Of importance:                                                                                                                  Attend CodeNEXT Zone Mapping Open House
City Council District 9 (CM Kathie Tovo)
When:  Saturday, June 3rd, 10:00 am – Noon
Where: Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St.

More info at http://www.communitynotcommodity.com/