Discussions and actions included:
- Discussion of amending the neighborhood plan to incorporate the other planning and initiatives which have taken place in the North Lamar/Rundberg area since 2010. We decided to continue exploring. LisaH and Colin will meet with city staff to talk in more detail about a possible process. There was a general sense that any update should include and highlight the need for safe routes for children.
Very preliminary draft for neighborhood plan amendment application
- Resolved: The NLGACT supports our neighborhood plan Future Land Use Map (FLUM) designation for 601 W Applegate as LO-MU, which allows for affordable housing. The NLGACT does not agree to an out-of-cycle neighborhood plan amendment application to change the FLUM designation to CR in order to allow the property to be rezoned for boat storage. We also encourage Austin Code Department to pursue enforcement of zoning and other city regulations applying to the property.
- Resolved: The NLGACT has recognized that participants in our neighborhood planning process did not clearly understand the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) designation of C Civic, believing it was the appropriate designation for all religious facilities, rather than for “major religious facilities … that are of a different type and scale than surrounding uses [emphasis added]. We value the presence of civic institutions as part of a complete community, and support a zoning that remains in scale with the adjacent single-family and religious uses. The NLGACT also calls attention to Capitol Dr’s status as an unimproved two-lane rural road, despite its proximity to the interstate and to the urban core, and to the lack of stormwater infrastructure in the immediate area..
- There was general agreement that we were not prepared to decide on support for the adoption of the Vision Zero workplan, but would like to be. Let Daniela know if you have comments.
- Discussion of response to Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) Phase II