Upcoming Neighborhood Team meetings / Reuniones del equipo del vecindario

Third quarter 2016 regular meeting is Monday, September 19 at 6pm. Location tbd / Tercer trimestre 2016 reunión ordinaria esta lunes el 19 de septiembre a las 6pm. Ubicaccion no esta determinada.

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.

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2016 Neighborhood Plan Amendments

Our current neighborhood plan was developed from 2007-10. A lot has changed since then! We’ve accomplished many things, and we know more about the things we still need to do. Over the summer, residents, business owners, and property owners will be working with government agencies and nonprofits to amend our plan. Get involved!

Nuestro plan vecindario se desarrolló a partir de 2007-10. ¡Hay muchos cambios desde entonces! Llevamos a cabo muchas cosas, y sabemos más acerca de las cosas que aún tenemos que hacer. Durante el verano, los residentes, gente de negocios, y dueños de propiedad estarán trabajando con las agencias gubernamentales y organizaciones no lucrativas para enmendar nuestro plan.

    Pretty close to done
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DRAFT minutes – Neighborhood plan amendment work sessions

Latest drafts of the neighborhood plan amendments

Neighborhood plan amendment work sessions. These were called meetings of the North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood plan contact team, open to the public:

  • Saturday, June 18, 9-11am, North Austin Community Center (YMCA), 1000 W Rundberg. DRAFT minutes. Flip charts.
  • Saturday, July 2, 9:30-11:30am, North Austin Community Center (YMCA), 1000 W Rundberg. DRAFT minutes
  • Thursday, July 14, 6:30-8:30pm, Little Walnut Creek Library, 835 W Rundberg. DRAFT minutes.
  • Tuesday, August 2, 6:30-8:30pm, Little Walnut Creek Library, 835 W Rundberg. DRAFT minutes. NHCD presentation
  • Wednesday, August 10, 7:00-9:00pm, North Austin Community Center (YMCA), 1000 W Rundberg. DRAFT minutes
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Our Neighborhood Schools / Nuestras escuelas vecinales

AISD preK registration August 10 All of our AISD elementaries offer free pre-K for four-year-olds. Guerrero Thompson and Barrington also serve 3-year-olds.

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Zoning, Land Use, and Site Plan applications

This is just a quick reference for our neighborhood planning areas. The most current information will always be available from the City of Austin, either through their permit database or by contacting the review manager.

Neighborhood Planning’s Guide to Zoning

Board of Adjustment Guidebook

110 Bolles Georgian Manor
August 4 City Council consents to Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) issuing bonds to finance the rehabilitation of all 94 units and does not object to HACA’s application to Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for financing
August 24 HACA board hearing
August 25 TDHCA board meeting on application for financing to rehab

8405 N Lamar La Pulga de Juan
temporary use permit June 5 – July 3
temporary use permit July 16 – Sept 4

9015 Capitol Dr
Application to rezone from SF-3 (family residence) to GR (community commercial).
May 12 City Council hearing approved SF-4A on first reading. Next hearing August tbd.

211 Beaver
Sub-division into three lots

9523 N Lamar Blvd
Permit review for remodel
Site plan exemption for Burger King demolition
Tree permit

700 Showplace Ln
Site plan exemption for construction of a new primary school building

10000 1/2 Brownie Dr
road extension (Brownie to Longspur)

502 Longspur Club Creek Apartments
September 28, 2016 Board of Adjustment hearing for playground equipment within compatibility setback
Parking variance approved by Board of Adjustment Dec 14, 2015

10601 N Lamar Blvd Marketplace Austin
Site plan for new buildings

11108 Georgian Dr
Site plan (remediation of code enforcement action)
Previous expired applications from March 2015, June 2015, September 2015, April 2016.

Objective Q.2: Recommendation 8: Adopt and apply those principles set forth by the Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) tool.
Objective Q.9: Preserve housing affordability.
Recommendation 23: Encourage the location of minority-owned and -run businesses.
Objective Q.10: Acknowledge the cultural diversity of the neighborhood.
Objective L.7: Establish Ferguson Drive as a neighborhood mixed use district.
Objective L.8: Preserve the largely commercial environment along the I-35 Corridor.

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Sudden Violent Death 2012-present


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Food for All: neighborhood food planning

July 27, 2016 Update: Food Access Recommendations

July 22, 2016 update: Inclusive Neighborhood Food Planning in North Austin complete report on the food system study. Specific recommendations for the FY17 city budget will be available in August.

June 1, 2016 update: Briefing to City Council on the food system study and recommendations

wordcloudA team from UT’s LBJ School and the City’s Office of Sustainability have been conducting a neighborhood food planning study in the area bounded by 183, Metric, Braker, and Dessau/Cameron, including the North Lamar and Georgian Acres neighborhood planning areas.

According to the study, neighborhood residents face four major challenges to accessing healthy food:

  • AVAILABILITY – people who live in this area are unable to find good quality, nutritious food in their neighborhood
  • AFFORDABILITY – residents are unable to afford healthy food given competing financial pressures, such as rent and transportation costs
  • AWARENESS – there is a lack of culturally appropriate information about healthy food, where to find it, and how to prepare it
  • ACCESSIBILITY– residents are unable to access food sources due to a lack of public transportation and safe sidewalks

Their recommendations include:

  • Improve Availability
    • Ensure higher food quality and safety through frequent inspections
    • Monitor Healthy Corner Store initiatives to support retailers with
    stocking fresh fruits and vegetables
    • Provide incentives for retailers to supply fresh produce and other
    nutritious foods
  • Improve Affordability
    • Ensure smaller retailers accept SNAP / WIC
    • Implement a Double Dollar SNAP / WIC program at food retailers
    • Advocate for higher citywide income and affordable housing
  • Improve Awareness
    • Develop community hubs to disseminate information about healthy foods
    • Facilitate information sharing through community partnerships
    • Provide information about food and SNAP benefits and enrollment in a
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  • Improve Accessibility
    • Require a food impact analysis for all new transportation projects
    • Improve and maintain transportation infrastructure, including bus stops,
    sidewalks, street lighting
    • Expand senior transportation programs

Food for All summary of results

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