West Austin Neighborhood Group

Preserving and Protecting West Austin

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    Who We Are

    The West Austin Neighborhood Group (WANG) is a non-profit organization of residents with the shared goal of preserving West Austin and protecting it from deterioration. WANG is concerned with community development, ecology, safety, and any other matters that indirectly and directly affect the quality and character of the neighborhood and the City of Austin.

    WANG Meetings

    Next Monthly Meeting: VIRTUAL on November 8, 2021 6:30 PM via Zoom

    Please join us! All neighbors are invited to attend our monthly meetings. You can register for this meeting using the link below. If you have an item for the agenda please send an email to:

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tc-CvrD8iHNG1vCZTRoqEjst6sfCyHPKd

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting on November 8 at 6:30 PM.

    Contact WANG:

    Let us know about neighborhood issues and concerns! You can reach us at

    City of Austin Zoning UT Owned Brackenridge Tract

    The University of Texas has asked the City of Austin to initiate zoning on four tracts of their land. The City of Austin Housing and Planning Dept. has sent letters of notification of a zoning change to surrounding neighbors and neighborhood stakeholder groups.  Parts of the Brackenridge Tract to be zoned are Lions Municipal Golf Course (MUNY) and the West Austin Youth Association (WAYA,) the Town Lake Tract, The Deep Eddy Tract, and the HEB tract. City Staff have not yet made recommendations for zoning, and have requested input from the public, prior to and during the zoning process, per a City Council Resolution which was approved in Dec. 2020.

    The Brackenridge Development Agreement between the University of Texas and the City of Austin remains in effect on a rolling month to month basis with a five month notification of cancellation.

    Please read our latest E-Newsletter for more information.

    Latest Issue: WANG October 2021 E-Newsletter

    Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP) at Margranita Crescent

    From our Neighbors on Margranita Crescent:

    After many months of perseverance by the neighbors of Margranita Crescent, we’re excited to announce that we’ve officially signed an agreement with the City of Austin’s Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP) to install new sidewalks along the west side of Margranita Crescent and to build a Pedestrian Island and Crosswalk to Tarrytown (Triangle) Park at the north intersection of the park.
    Margranita Crescent is a heavily trafficked pedestrian walkway, with many people walking in the street to access Triangle Park, Casis Elementary, Littlefield’s, and more. It is also oftentimes a busy thoroughfare for cars during rush hour traffic – with blind curves and a street narrowed by parked cars. The safety of people walking, dogs, and children accessing the park has been an ongoing concern – so we’re thrilled to be able to have a safe sidewalk available all the way from Bland to the new crosswalk at Tarrytown Park.
    This partnership with the NPP allows our community to work together with the city to bring enhancements that benefit the neighborhood. The partnership requires the neighborhood to raise 30% of the funds necessary to commence with the project. For the Margranita sidewalks & Triangle Park crosswalk project, the community share is $44,370. We are excited to work with WANG to start raising funds, so that we can get these much needed safety measures in place. If you would like to help contribute or for more information, please contact Mark Stover () or Holly Reed (

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    Save Muny Update:

    With the City of Austin preparing to make a zoning recommendation for Lions Municipal Golf Course, it is essential that we join together to voice our support for the preservation of all 141 acres of historic MUNY, to the Mayor, City Council members and to the University of Texas. If MUNY is zoned commercial, the University will develop the land, and we will lose one of the last beautiful tracts of open green space in Austin. Once it’s gone, we can’t ever have it back. Please visit the Muny Conservancy website at https://www.themunyconservancy.com/ to learn how MUNY can be preserved forever to serve the diverse Austin community, both golfers and non-golfers alike.

    “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone? They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.” -Joni Mitchell