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: Monday, May 9, 2022 6:00 PM at Howson Public Library Meeting Room, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin, Texas, 78703

    Please join us! All neighbors are invited to attend our monthly meetings. If you have an item for the agenda please send an email to:

    Contact WANG

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

    Neighborhood NEWS

    Read our latest E-Newsletter: WANG March / April E-News

    Eilers Neighborhood Park Ribbon Cutting

    Join Austin Parks and Recreation for the Eilers Neighborhood Park Ribbon Cutting on Friday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 401 Deep Eddy Ave. 

    https://www.austintexas.gov/news/eilers-neighborhood-park-ribbon-cutting-friday-may-6

    Homeless Strategy Division Hosting Two Virtual Community Meetings May 2-3
    Register to attend a Virtual Meeting
    First session: Monday, May 2, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Registration linkhttps://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-cdeOBG1R22RMYcq727Zmw
      Second session: Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Registration linkhttps://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TeLjqiDeSdClAPQgLOmdGQ 

    Good Shepherd Farmers Market

    The Good Shepherd Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 9:00a to 1:00p with all your favorite produce and products! Visit https://gsaustin.org/good-shepherd-farmers-market/ for more information.

    Austin Strategic Mobility Plan Amendments (from the City of Austin ASMP Team)

    “The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP) began its two-year update in 2021. In October 2021, the ASMP team began taking feedback on proposed new policies, and in November 2021 the City began asking for feedback on updates to the Street Network Table and Map. These amendments focused on aligning the Street Network with adopted City documents, engineering plans, and the newly updated Transportation Criteria Manual. 

    One concern that came up frequently in the fall was the change of Level 1 streets to Level 2 streets. Mostly, this change was proposed because the streets had bicycle facilities planned. But the concerns were based on a misunderstanding that the City would need to take private property to expand the roadway in order to make improvements.

    The City will not acquire right of way in established neighborhoods to build bicycle facilities or add parking. Any future improvements to established neighborhoods would be made within the existing pavement without acquiring additional right of way. The updated ASMP draft will keep street levels within established neighborhoods as they were adopted in 2019 in order to address the community’s concern. 

    The ASMP website has been updated to reflect our appearances at these board and commission meetings, and City staff have also uploaded more information on this process. This includes: “

    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. 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 during the zoning process. The City’s lease for Lions Municipal Golf Course continues on a rolling month to month basis with a five month notification of cancellation.

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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 savemuny.com to learn how MUNY can be preserved forever to serve our entire diverse Austin community, 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