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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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    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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    Helpful Links List

    May 13th, 2009
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    Neighborhood Planning Information Central West Austin Combined Neighborhood Planning Area Website West Austin Neighborhood Group “Neighborhood Plan” (Adopted May, 1986) Survey Results re Proposed Development of Austin State School Property (January, 2005) Survey Results of West Austin Neighborhood re Residential Compatibility Standards (aka “McMansion Ordinance Survey”) (April, 2006) Brackenridge Tract Development Agreement Neighborhood Planning Library […]

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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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    Local Historic Districts FAQ

    April 3rd, 2009
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    I’ve heard or read something about city historic districts for Austin neighborhoods. What’s going on? In December 2004, the Austin city council passed an ordinance allowing groups of homes to come together to form “local historic districts” (LHDs). The stated purpose of these LHDs is to preserve the areas. The neighbors in a LHD will […]

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    Guiding Principals for a Local Historical District

    April 3rd, 2009
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    Every LHD is intended to conform to the values and desires of the neighborhood it applies to. If we had an LHD, what should it look like? Based in part on the work done by the Pemberton Heights Neighborhood Association, WANG has defined the following set of Guiding Principals for what we think our neighbors […]

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    Steps required to make a Local Historical District in WANG

    April 3rd, 2009
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    Some of the detailed requirements are still in flux, but based on what we know now, this is the process we think we would follow if we were to become an LHD. 1. We complete an LHD Nomination Form, which must include: · Maps, detailed building inventory, photographs · Final Preservation Plan (i.e. design standards. […]

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    Consideration of a Local Historical District for WANG

    April 3rd, 2009
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    Consideration of a Local Historical District for West Austin Neighborhood Group West Austin is composed of stable, quiet, inner-city neighborhoods which contain traditional residential development and park land shaded by a wealth of beautiful trees. The many qualities of our neighborhood that attracted many of us to move here continue to create demand for this […]

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