Don't miss Monday's meeting... there are only two left this year! We do not meet on the 4th Monday in November and December due to the holidays. We will be reviewing what happened in the city budget and talk about the next steps for our Anderson Mill Rd Corridor Study. I'm also working on getting a speaker from CodeNext to give an update on the city's code re-write and its impact to NW Austin.
Where: Spicewood Springs Library
When: Monday, September 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462743534030072/ and be sure to invite your neighbors!
Staff had planned to recommend that the project be postponed until the Nov. 17 meeting of the Zoning and Platting Commission, but it changed its plans when the applicant, Twelve Lakes LLC, indicated it would be willing to engage in a “charrette” with neighbors. A charrette, in this case, is a collaborative land-use planning approach in which both the developer and stakeholders will participate.
Rusthoven suggested the commission postpone the project indefinitely while that process takes place. The commission ultimately followed his advice, voting 9-2 for indefinite postponement as well as a Nov. 3 briefing with staff and those engaged in the charrette. Vice Chair Jackie Goodman and Kiolbassa voted against the indefinite postponement.
Restore Rundberg is "the best neighborhood revival" in Austin. Those kind words are not ours, but the Austin Chronicle's. Austin's alternative weekly newspaper recognized our project as part of the 2015 edition of its highly-regarded Best of Austin special issue.
For the Austin Police Department Region 2 district representatives' commander, Donald Baker, who leads Restore Rundberg revitalization efforts as part of a team of 14 ambassadors of the Rundberg area, and in collaboration with different community organizations, City departments, and the University of Texas, this distinction is a recognition of the different stakeholders' "collective efforts, talents, and service to the community". Those "have made it possible to move the project from a vision to a true community driven revitalization effort, focused on improving the quality of life and reducing violent crime in the area," considers the APD official.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin and Denver have announced their plans to bring transportation into the future. In these cash strapped times, City Hall announced a new partnership. Six to eight researchers from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) will call Austin home.
RMI Managing Director, Jerry Weiland says they’ll focus on traffic data.
California consultant Transportation Management & Design Inc. and Pflugerville subconsultant Nancy Ledbetter & Associates will produce the plan, which will cost $466,000 and take 12 months to develop with input from the public.
The plan is intended to help Cap Metro develop and expand its fixed-route service through 2025 as well as increase ridership, connectivity, efficiency and more.
- See more at: http://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2015/09/cap-metro-hires-plan-consultant-despite-confusion/#sthash.B0N1v3Da.dpuf
North Austin Creatives, 7pm
Sept 12th - Grant AME / Leon Thomas Annex
The Northwest Pool will be getting some much-needed repairs. The city’s new budget includes funding to fix the cracked deck and other infrastructure issues.
Council Member Leslie Pool, who sponsored the initiative and chairs the Open Space, Environment, and Sustainability Council Committee, said she is “dedicated to continuing to push for further investments to fully repair Northwest in the future.”
Northwest Pool is one of Austin’s most-used pools. More than 15,000 Austin residents live within a mile of the pool.
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The Austin Parks and Recreation Department identified Northwest Pool as a “critical pool” that needs “major renovation” and is unlikely to survive five years without major repairs or replacement.
“For years, the city has underinvested in our pools, parks, and libraries,” Pool said in a statement. “This budget takes a strong first step towards fixing that and making Austin a city that works for all of our neighborhoods.”
These are the types of community assets we all grew up with,” Pool said. “I want to make sure we take good care of them so the next generation can grow up with them too.”
Mayor Steve Adler announced Thursday morning that he had some good news for District 6 City Council Member Don Zimmerman and people who have to travel on Parmer Lane. He said City Manager Marc Ott and Assistant City Manager Robert Goode found an unallocated $500,000 from the 2010 bond election.
They recommended that the city use the money in cooperation with Cedar Park to work on the Parmer Lane project. "I had been contacted by the mayor of Cedar Park asking if I would be willing to join with them" to work on the project, Adler said. Goode told Council that the Transportation Department would be able to move forward with such a project immediately.
Zimmerman had protested on Wednesday that District 6 was underfunded in transportation dollars, and he tried to get Council to reallocate money by district. As the Austin Monitor reported on Thursday, Zimmerman requested detailed project descriptions for transportation and public works spending for Fiscal Year 2015-16 by district. The resulting chart showed that District 6 would receive only $84,262 in transportation money, while most districts would receive between $1 million and $3 million.
Zimmerman said he was very pleased to get the funds for Parmer Lane, and he added that in addition to Cedar Park, Williamson County and the Texas Department of Transportation might also be able to come up with some funding for the project. Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell said, “As a neighboring community, we have spoken to the city of Austin and are pleased that they too see the importance of investing in the Parmer Lane corridor. The city of Cedar Park has already made several recent improvements to our section of Parmer Lane and look forward to working with the city of Austin as they study what potential improvements they can make to their section. Together, we can continue to improve quality of life for all Central Texans traveling along and living near this major highway." He also expressed his appreciation to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization for recognizing the importance of improving Parmer Lane.
NORTH AUSTIN INFLUENCERS™
Thursday, September 17, 2015
1830 Simond Ave
Austin, TX 78723
Price: $10.00 per person
The concert will take place from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Drive. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased through www.ctmorchestra.org/concert-season.