DRAFT Minutes Special Electronic Meeting regarding 711 W Powell future land use May 2019

The neighborhood team held a special electronic meeting relating to the 711 W Powell neighorhood plan amendment initiated by City Council, to change the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) for 0.8 acres from Mixed Use to Higher Density Single Family.

The meeting was announced by individual and group email, and facebook. Votes were accepted by email, voice, and text. Thanks everyone for your participation!

May 15-22 Vote to NOT SUPPORT the change was announced by Vice Chair Colin MacDougal.

Objective L.2: Maintain a balanced residential character throughout the planning areas.
Recommendation 130: Encourage developers to take advantage of the
incentives to provide affordable housing in new mixed use developments.
Objective L.10: Establish a mixed use district at the southern end of the planning areas.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Please review the summary and reply back whether you support this change or not.  You can also call / text me at 512 xxx-xxxx. [Electronic voting is open for one week.]

Colin MacDougal
vice chair, North Lamar Georgian Acres Contact Team

The Austin City Council has initiated an amendment to the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) for 711 W Powell, from Mixed Use to Higher-Density Single Family.

This property is about 0.8 acres. It has been a mobile home park for more than 30 years, with seven mobile homes, owned by the park. The current Future Land Use designation is Mixed Use, just like almost all the rest of the properties along 183 and N Lamar Blvd. The mixed use and commercial area surrounding this property is about 100 acres.

The existing mobile home use is grandfathered. The mobile home park has been licensed since 2007, with annual renewals and inspections. The tenants are covered by the City’s tenant relocation ordinance. Whether City Council changes the future land use or the zoning, the owner and the residents can continue to do exactly what they’re doing now.

City Council did not initiate any FLUM change for the two small residential properties next to the mobile home park, 618 W Powell (one single family) or 619 W Powell (eight apartments).

Higher-Density Single Family is generally up to 15 units/acres. (The new condos on the east end of Oertli are an example of higher-density single family.)

Change the Future Land Use  for 711 W Powell Ln from Mixed Use to Higher-Density Single Family:
Yes, I support.
No, I do not support.

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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