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    Entries from October 30th, 2009

    MoPac Expansion Update from MoPac Neighborhood Associations Coalition

    October 30th, 2009
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    At the MoPac Neighborhood Associations Coalition (MoNAC) meeting on October 21, 2009, an update presentation was made by representatives of TxDOT, CTRMA, the City of Austin and Cap Metro concerning on the status of the MoPac expansion plans for adding a managed lane and sound barriers on MoPac (Loop 1).

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    Forest Trail & Stamford Way, Elton Lane & Griswold Lane – Street Reconstruction and Utility Adjustment Project

    October 26th, 2009
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    GROUP 8 STREET RECONSTRUCTION AND UTILITY ADJUSTMENT PROJECTS
    City of Austin Contact      Randy Harvey, Public Works Department Project Management Division randy.harvey@ci.austin.tx.us  Office – 512-974-1585  Mobile – 512-964-3040
    Design Consultant             Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, Inc.
    Group 8A – Forest Trail and Stamford Way – Street Reconstruction and Utility Adjustment  COA Sub-Project ID – 7531.006
     Full depth street reconstruction of [...]

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    AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESMAN LIST OF ARTICLES CONCERNING FUTURE OF BRACKENRIDGE TRACT

    October 26th, 2009
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    The Austin-American Statesman reports that the recommendations from Cooper, Robertson & Partners LLP (CR&P) for the redevelopment of the Brackenridge tract call for denser construction than City of Austin rules would generally allow. Resolution of the conflict between the City’s rules and the development proposals will have a significant impact on the character and quality of West Austin as efforts are made to encourage growth without destroying the established West Austin neighborhood.

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    The Central West Austin neighborhood planning workshop will meet on Monday, November 2nd (6:30pm to 9:00pm) at The Sanctuary, 2600 Exposition Boulevard in the chapel.

    October 19th, 2009
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    [ November 2, 2009; 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Next Neighborhood Planning Meeting:
    The next Central West Austin neighborhood planning workshop will occur on Monday, November 2nd (6:30pm to 9:00pm) at The Sanctuary, 2600 Exposition Boulevard (we will be meeting in the chapel).

    Topics:  First, we will examine the possibility of changing the current zoning of the condominiums located at 3111 Windsor Road (known as Tarry [...]

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    Cost of Brackenridge Tract Development Proposals — $5,139,882

    October 19th, 2009
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    The University of Texas System Board of Regents is spending $5.1 million for the Brackenridge tract development proposals by Cooper, Robertson & Partners LLP and its subcontractors….

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    Lions Municipal Golf Course Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony (October 28, 2009, at 10 a.m.)

    October 19th, 2009
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    [ October 28, 2009; 10:00 am; ] A Dedication Ceremony for the Lions Municipal Golf Course Historical Marker will be held On Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Lions Municipal Golf Course. The Dedication Ceremony is open to the public, and there will be refreshments after the dedication…

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    City of Austin Comprehensive Plan Being Created — Get Involved!

    October 19th, 2009
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    The City of Austin is creating a new Comprehensive Plan for Austin which will set forth the city’s policies for growth and development. Find additional information at http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/compplan.

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    WANG’s Guidelines for Variance and Zoning Requests

    October 5th, 2009
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    WANG’s has developed guidelines for addressing variance and zoning change requests. These guidelines are not intended to list all possible variance scenarios that can arise. However, they do address areas of primary concern for our neighborhood, and we want to be sure that you are aware of these guidelines in case you are considering developing your property. For further information about WANG and your rights and responsibilities as a property owner, please see our March 2003 newsletter at www.deepeddy.com/wang/newsletter/Mar_2003_%20Newsletter.pdf.

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    October 2nd, 2009
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    [ October 2, 2009 2:00 pm to October 7, 2009 11:59 pm. October 2, 2009 2:00 pm to October 7, 2009 11:59 pm. ] TDHCA – Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP)
    Survey for Stakeholders

     The Texas State Legislature has appropriated funding for services that prevent or address homelessness in Texas cities. The City of Austin Health and Human Services Department (HHSD) is seeking your feedback about the areas that can make the most difference in addressing needs of the homelessness. [...]

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