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    Entries from April 6th, 2009

    Neighborhood Planning in Tarrytown

    April 6th, 2009
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    The Tarrytown Neighborhood, along with the Bryker Woods and Pemberton Heights Neighborhoods, are officially going through the City’s “Neighborhood Plan” process as part of the Central West Austin Combined Neighborhood Planning Area.  The Neighborhood Planning Process will address a number of important issues, including, Parks & the Environment, Transportation, Urban Design/Neighborhood Character, and Land Use […]

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    Deed Restriction Tool for Protecting Neighborhood

    April 6th, 2009
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    At our May board meeting, Nikelle Meade, a partner with the Brown McCarroll law firm, presented information on how deed restrictions can be used as an effective tool for like-minded neighbors to protect their local neighborhood from over development.  WANG will work toward setting up a program to help small groups of neighbors (perhaps a […]

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    Taming the Teardown Trend

    April 6th, 2009
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    Across the nation and throughout our neighborhood, there are growing concerns that teardown trends are irreparably changing historic neighborhoods as fine historic homes are demolished to make way for much larger, new houses.  Too often, these oversized structures disrupt the architectural and historic character of the existing neighborhood, diminishing livability and destroying the amenities that […]

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    Local Historic Districts to be Established

    April 6th, 2009
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    New Historic Preservation Ordinance Allows Local Historic Districts To Be Established:  On June 22, 2006, the Austin City Council passed an ordinance allowing for the establishment of local historic districts (“LHDs”) by providing rehabilitation incentives for properties in such districts.  The stated purpose of these LHDs is to preserve the areas.  The neighbors in a […]

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    APD Suggestions for Crime Prevention

    April 6th, 2009
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    APD Suggestions for Crime Prevention:
    According to Officer Kelly LaHood (APD Central West District Command Kelly.LaHood@ ci.austin.tx.us, 974-5788), there are many scams going around at the moment, so APD recommends that you be sure to call and verify any business cards given out. For example, there have been reports of thefts associated with folks in a […]

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    Family Clean Water Festival

    April 6th, 2009
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    [ April 6, 2009; 3:00 am; ] Sarah Richards
    Program Coordinator
    Colorado River Foundation
    Family Clean Water Festival: The Colorado River Foundation is holding its Family Clean Water Festival on Wednesday, March 18th, 10 am- 2 pm at Redbud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, on the grounds outside. The Festival provides a day of fun, FREE learning about the Colorado […]

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    West Austin Police Reports

    April 6th, 2009
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    Police Reports for West Austin: The City’s Crime Report Database has been out of commission for quite a while, but we did obtain from our APD Representative Evers a database listing of the data for June-September, 2003, which is available by clicking here. (Please be patient with the attached link since it does take […]

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    Tarrytown Shopping Center

    April 6th, 2009
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    News 8 Austin Article Regarding Tarrytown Shopping Center: Click here to see an article entitled “Strict rules drive businesses out of shopping center,” describing recent developments about the Tarrytown Shopping Center.

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    Crime Information

    April 6th, 2009
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    Crime statistics in the city of Austin are available from the Austin Police department, and can be accessed by clicking here and following the instructions. Our neighborhood statistics are noted in the West Austin Neighborhood Group selection. This is a useful site containing a variety of crime related information.

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    Construction Awareness Information System

    April 6th, 2009
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    The City of Austin Construction Awareness Information System is available to provide information about on-going construction projects that may affect your travel through the City. At the City’s web site: www.cityofaustin.org/ca, click on the map to get project information and the latest news and meeting dates. You can obtain construction information about Central […]

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