Priorities for FY2012 City budget

August 23 update: Two of the items originally prioritized for north of Rundberg have already been completed. An email consensus was reached to replace them before the priority list was submitted to the City.

Priorities submitted for FY2012 City budget

Map of priority locations

Priorities – North of Rundberg
1. Construct new sidewalks along: the south side of Applegate Drive, between North Lamar Boulevard and Brownie Drive.
2. Construct new sidewalks along: the north side of West Grady Drive, between North Lamar Boulevard and Georgian Drive.
3. Construct new sidewalks along: either side of Turner Drive, between West Grady Drive and West Applegate Drive.
4. Construct new curbs and gutters along: Turner Drive, between Grady Drive and Applegate Drive.
5. Conduct a traffic-calming study to determine possible design changes to the NLCNPA street network to facilitate traffic flow and reduce hazards throughout the neighborhood. If warranted, implement the recommendation(s) from the traffic-calming study. Special emphasis should be placed on the following thoroughfares:
–Grady Drive
–Masterson Pass-Diamondback Trail
–Powell Lane
–Georgian Drive, between US Highway 183 and Rundberg Lane
–East Drive
–Beaver Street
6. Incorporate into the park’s design a gazebo or other performance-type venue that will allow for a variety of culturally related performances, including music and dance. (Park land donation adjacent to Brownie Playground)
7. Consider the placement of “Right Turn Only” lanes at major intersections along North Lamar Boulevard. (Rundberg and Braker)
8. Plant hardy, long-lasting, and drought-tolerant trees along Rundberg Lane, between North Lamar Boulevard and I-35.
9. Install streetlights at: East end of Longspur Boulevard.
10. Identify intersections where stop signs may be appropriate, including: Masterson Pass-Diamondback Trail at Doc Holliday Trail

Priorities – South of Rundberg
1. Construct Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps at all intersections with sidewalks.
2. Construct new sidewalks along: the entire north side of Powell Lane.
3. Construct new sidewalks along: the south side of East Wonsley Drive, between Georgian Drive and the I-35 frontage road.
4. Install drinking fountains at Barrington Park.
5. Install pedestrian refuge islands, such as raised medians, along North Lamar Boulevard. (Study completed by TTI. Prioritize areas already striped to exclude vehicle traffic.)
6. Where appropriate, place shelters and hard surfaces (not benches at this time) at Capital Metro bus stops.
7. Find and allocate land for a new park (CentralHealth tract on Wonsley)
8. Provide better pedestrian lighting at or near Capital Metro bus stops.
9. Examine flooding issues at: Intersection of Shepard Drive and Cooper Drive.
10. Plant hardy, long-lasting, and drought-tolerant trees between multifamily housing and I-35, between Braker Lane and US Highway 183.


  • Aug 2011 – Planning Department will send ranking to the implementing departments or outside agencies. Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) will be reviewed separately for consideration into the 5-Year capital improvement plan. Other projects will be considered for annual business planning.
  • Sept-Oct 2011 – Departments review
  • Nov-Dec 2011 – Budget Office prepares information
  • Jan 2012 – Planning Department notifies us on status. Planning Commission CIP subcommittee kick-off meeting
  • Feb 2012 – Departments work on CIP plan
  • Apr 2012 – CIP plan submittals from departments go to Budget Office
  • Jun 2012 – CIP plan is recommended by Planning Commission
  • Sep 2012 – Capital budget approved by City Council
  • Nov 2012 – Planning Department sends us a summary of the items included in the CIP plan, and any other of our priority items which were addressed

About nlct

The North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood is a diverse and connected mixed-use area bounded by 183, North Lamar, Braker, and I-35. The "North Lamar/Georgian Acres contact team" (NLCT) works to achieve our vision of a safe healthy neighborhood for residents, property owners, and businesses.
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