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BCNA General Association meeting 06-11-2019

 BCNA General Association meeting 06-11-2019

Hello neighbors–The next general membership meeting of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association will be next Tuesday, June 11, beginning at 6:45 pm at the High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson. Hope to see you there. Here is the currently envisioned agenda:

6:45–introductions
6:55–Update on City Hall developments
7:00–South Central Waterfront presentation, discussion, & vote (see proposed resolution below)
7:30–South Congress parking study update
7:35–Parks Committee Update
7:40–adjourn

Proposed South Central Waterfront Resolution

Resolution:

  1. The City Council should not approve any new entitlements above existing base zoning or those entitlements outlined in existing PUD ordinances for the Statesman tract or any other properties in the South Central Waterfront plan area until the Council has implemented the regulatory and financial measures needed to ensure that the Austin community may realize the full public benefits outlined in the South Central Waterfront Vision Plan.

Background Facts:

  1. In June 2016 the Austin City Council adopted the South Central Waterfront Vision Plan, which envisions more affordable housing, connectivity, green spaces and great streets as the waterfront is developed.
  2. Three years later the Council has not implemented the development, financing, and regulation frameworks outlined in the vision plan and needed for the Waterfront Plan to become reality.
  3. Other developers working in the South Central Waterfront area are currently lobbying for similar PUDs and extraordinary entitlements above base zoning in the near future, and the framework for the Waterfront Plan is still not in place.

Thanks & have a good weekend–Jesse, BNCA Prez

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

Steering Committee Meeting May 07, 2018

Steering Committee Meeting May 07, 2018

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

 Agenda:

6:45—review prior minutes

6:50—Parks Committee Update (Ingrid?)

6:55—Traffic Safety & Parking. update (if any?)

7:00—Communications. Update (Gary)

7:05—ANC & CodeNext update (Jesse)

7:10—Zoning Committee update (Paul)

7:15—Warren Wildlife Gallery

7:30—Waterfront (Statesman, any developments with Hooter’s                         PUD?)

7:40—Green Pastures

7:50—Oak Creek/Lucero

Minutes Here:

 

Garage Placement Tool Exhibits

The following PDFs have been added to the Bouldincreek.org media library to facilitate discussion at Tuesday’s meeting related to the intention and benefits of adopting this tool.

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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?