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    Entries from September 18th, 2010

    Call to Action for Neighborhood Plan

    September 18th, 2010
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    The final City Council hearing for the Central West Austin Neighborhood Plan is next Thursday (September 23, 2010, beginning at 2:00 pm), and there are two glaring problems that need to be fixed.
    The first problem is the exclusion of the Brackenridge Tract from the Plan.  Details on the Brack Tract issue are posted here, but […]

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    Details Regarding “Neighborhood Mixed Use” Designation for Tarrytown Shopping Center in Neighborhood Plan

    September 18th, 2010
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    During first reading, Council approved a “Neighborhood Mixed Use” (NMU) land use designation for the property.  This needs to be changed because it would allow the property owner (Jeanne Daniels) to convert the entire property on both sides of Exposition to residential use (e.g., multifamily or residential).  To address this problem, the neighborhood stakeholders are […]

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    Providing Public Input on Neighborhood Plan

    September 18th, 2010
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    SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    To submit a letter to the editor, click:

    http://www.statesman.com/search/content/feedback/lettersubmit.html (Austin American-Statesman)
    http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Info/email_directory?mailto=mail&name=General_Email (Austin Chronicle)
    http://austin.bizjournals.com/austin/contactus/contact_editor.html (Austin Business Journal)

    CONTACT AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL AND STAFF
    Email all City Council Members using the page at http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/council/groupemail.htm
    Mayor: Lee Leffingwell, 974-2250, lee.leffingwell@ci.austin.tx.us Policy Director: Amy Everhart, 974-2250, amy.everhart@ci.austin.tx.us
    Place 1: Chris Riley, 974-2260, chris.riley@ci.austin.tx.us Policy Aide: Lewis Leff, 974-6055 […]

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    Neighborhood’s FLUM with Brackenridge Tract Included

    September 18th, 2010
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    Details Regarding Exclusion of Brackenridge Tract From Neighborhood Plan

    September 18th, 2010
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    After three years of hard work, negotiation and compromise, City Council considered on first reading the proposed Central West Austin Neighborhood Plan.  Although Council approved the neighborhood’s requested limitations on new development, Council decided to exclude the Brackenridge Tract, which includes the West Austin Youth Association and Lions Municipal Golf Course.
    This exclusion prevents us from […]

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    Realtor Contacts For Selling Your House Before Brack Tract Is Developed

    September 18th, 2010
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    If you are not concerned about UT’s plans for Brackenridge because you’re planning on selling your house when UT starts building out Brack, here is list of some excellent local real estate companies who can help sell your home before UT adds 12-15 million sq. ft of development with up to 9,900 residents in 6,645 […]

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    MoPac Expressway (Loop 1) Travel Study

    September 17th, 2010
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    The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) is studying options to improve mobility in the MoPac Corridor (Loop 1) between downtown Austin and Parmer Lane.  As part of that effort, a survey is being conducted of drivers who routinely use MoPac to help us better understand how they use MoPac.  The survey should require […]

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    MoPac News — Traffic Study Survey and Open Houses

    September 14th, 2010
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    [ October 6, 2010; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. October 7, 2010; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Traffic Study Survey:  As reported at http://www.ctrma.org/images/stories/downloads/MA_MoPac_Studies.pdf, CTRMA is running a traffic study Sept 12-30.  In addition, an online survey for drivers who have recently used MoPac between Parmer and Cesar Chavez is available at http://legacy.rsgsurvey.com/mopac/passworda.asp.  This survey will help planners determine what types of improvements offer the best opportunity to […]

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    Letter from Elliot Niashtat to UT Board of Regents Subcommittee re Brackenridge Tract

    September 12th, 2010
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    On May 10, 2010, State Representative Elliot Naishtat wrote to the Board of Regents Subcommittee to describe the significance of the Brackenridge Tract, both as a “lynch pin of the West Austin neighborhood” and as part of the City’s early desegregation history, and to recommend that the future of the Brackenridge Tract be considered in […]

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