Upcoming Neighborhood Team meetings / Reuniones del equipo del vecindario

First quarter regular meeting is Thursday, March 21, 7-8:30pm, at the North Austin Community Center (YMCA), 1000 W Rundberg, to include officer elections.
La reunión regular del primer trimestre está jueves, 21 de marzo, 7-8:30pm, en el centro comunitario North Austin (YMCA), 1000 W Rundberg, incluir elecciones de oficiales.
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There are lots of smaller gatherings and project activities between quarterly meetings. Check out the calendar and the articles on our site for something that interests you, and join our email list.

Hay muchas reuniones de grupos pequeños y actividades en proyectos entre las reuniones trimestrales. Consulte el calendario y los artículos en nuestro sitio por algo que le interesa, y unirse a nuestra lista de correo electrónico.

As Austin’s most international district, the North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood plan contact team believes that every resident is a valued member of our community, deserves to be treated fairly and with respect, and that when some of our residents live in fear of contact with public officials it makes all of us less safe, and has a negative impact on our community.

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March 21, 2019 regular quarterly meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7pm-8:30pm
North Austin Community Center (YMCA), 1000 W Rundberg

Welcome and Introductions
Land Use – 711 W Powell neighborhood plan amendment application
Land Use – E Powell/E Wonsley apartment variance application
Update – Brownie area
Update – Collaboration with NACA contact team, small area planning pilot
Planning – Meeting with Councilman Casar on crime rate
Officer Elections

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Community meeting 711 W Powell future land use

On March 20, 2019 the City’s Planning and Zoning Department (PZD) convened a community meeting to discuss the application to change the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) for 711 W Powell from Mixed Use to Higher Density Single Family. This change was initiated by City Council, to be consistent with the zoning change City Council also initiated from CS-MU-V-NP (Commercial Services, Vertical Mixed Use) down to MH (Mobile Home).

Neither the property owner, property residents, or any property owner or utility account holders within 500 feet of the property attended the March 20 meeting.

PZD staff explained that two possible FLUM categories consistent with MH zoning are Higher Density Single Family and Multifamily. They chose Higher Density Single Family because it was less intense, even though it is further from our neighborhood plan’s current FLUM category of Mixed Use. They also explained that even though manufactured homes are single-family, MH zoning does not trigger the compatibility requirements (limitations on structures and uses of nearby properties) that SF zoning categories do. Changing the zoning to MH would impose additional setback requirements on adjacent properties.

Council staff described the intent of their FLUM change application was to provide a future decision point where Council could disapprove an application for a use for 711 W Powell which would not include mobile homes. Several other mobile home parks that were included in their application are much larger in area and in number of residents. Those also may include mobile homes owned by the residents, not rented as at 711 W Powell.

Staff confirmed that the City’s current tenant relocation ordinance would apply for residents of 711 W Powell under the current zoning and FLUM. Neighborhood team members raised the issues that the relocation ordinance still does not apply to other tenants, including the single family home across the street from this mobile home park, mobile homes on individual lots even when they were grouped together, and long-term motel residents.

Neighborhood team members noted that the property had been zoned general commercial for decades, with mixed use added in 2010. They described that the Future Land Use Map designation of vertical mixed use for the areas along 183 and N Lamar, including this property, was an intentional decision by neighborhood stakeholders during the neighborhood planning process. [Note: This density is also consistent with the City’s Strategic Housing Blueprint.] Neighborhood team members affirmed the desire for future additional housing, jobs, and commerce in this area, and expressed concern at spot zoning away from those goals.

The neighborhood team anticipates voting on a position on the application at their March 21 regular meeting, to be held 7pm at the North Austin Community Center (YMCA), 1000 W Rundberg.

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March 2 Brownie – It’s My Park Day / ¡Es Mi Parque!

DRAFT Minutes for the NINTH annual Brownie It’s My Park Day, Saturday, March 2 from 9am to noon, called meeting of the North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood plan contact team.
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Officers: Colin MacDougal, Lisa Hinely, Larry Reagan
Other members: Sherry Miller, Elaine Reagan
Guests: Dinuk Aleysinghe, Soummita Amand, Akhil Amin, Neha Bardhan, Casey Burns, Aramind Chandrankaran, Tiffany Jones, Soumika Karasala, Armon Kaviani, Manish Kolefi, Neha Kumar, Kara Lee, Corey Li, Ornab Masvel, Soumil Parikh, Anish Reddy, Islam Shah, Jessica Shah, Pranali Shah, Roma Shah, Anjuli Srivastava, Neil Srirastava

No business was conducted. A good time was had by all.impd bouncy

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Fairfield MetroRapid Free Block Party February 23

Capital Metro is celebrating the official opening of our Fairfield/Elliott MetroRapid station on North Lamar Boulevard this Saturday, February 23, from 11am-1pm. Join us at Lanier Village shopping center on the west side of North Lamar for music, food, and fun.

Capital Metro celebrará la gran inauguración de nuestra estación MetroRapid Fairfield / Elliott en North Lamar Boulevard este sábado, 23 de febrero, de 11 am a 1 pm. Únase a nosotros en el centro comercial Lanier Village en el lado oeste de Lamar para disfrutar de música, comida y diversión.

Texas Folklife Resources artist Revancha Huasteca will perform. There will be facepainting and balloon animals for the kids, tacos for everyone.

La artista de Texas Folklife Resources, Revancha Huasteca, actuará. Habrá pintura de la cara y globos de animales para los niños, tacos para todos.

Capital Metro CEO Randy Clarke and Austin City Councilmember Greg Casar will speak briefly at 11am, and stay to chat about transit and North Lamar Boulevard development.

Randy Clarke, Director Ejecutivo de Capital Metro, y Greg Casar, concejal de Austin City, hablarán brevemente a las 11 am y se quedarán para conversar sobre el tránsito y el desarrollo de North Lamar Boulevard.

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Little Free Libraries / Libros-Libres 2018-19

“Building community, Sparking creativity, Inspiring readers”
“Construir la comunidad, Estallar la creatividad, Inspirar a los lectores”

January 2019
Our newest little free library, shown here under construction, is now open on Oriole, one block south of Brownie Neighborhood Park.
Nuestro nuevo libro-libre, que se muestra aquí en construcción, ahora está abierta en Oriole, una cuadra al sur de Parque Brownie.

GANA is sponsoring a children’s book drive for the Barrington little free libraries.

December 2018:
Two more little free libraries at Barrington School Park, one by the playground and one by the outdoor classroom.
Dos más Libros-Libres en Barrington, una por el patio de recreo y otra por el aula al aire libre.Barrington

See more of our Little Free Libraries / Libros-Libres from 2013-18

Want to start your own little free library? Here’s videos, instructions and inspiring stories for how to do it.

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