West Austin Neighborhood Group

Preserving and Protecting West Austin

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    Neighborhood Plan

    Central West Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan

    The Central West Austin Combined Neighborhood Planning Area is bounded to the north by 35th Street and 38th Street, to the south by Town Lake (west of MoPac) and 24th Street (east of Mopac), to the east by Lamar Boulevard, and to the west by Lady Bird Lake. MoPac is the eastern boundary of the West Austin Neighborhood Group Planning Area (Tarrytown and Deep Eddy) and the western boundary of the Windsor Road Planning Area (Bryker Woods and Pemberton Heights).

    The neighborhood plan was adopted by City Council on September 23, 2010. Table T-1 in Appendix B shows proposed sidewalk and bike lane improvements.

    The Future Land Use Map for the Windsor Road Planning Area and West Austin Neighborhood Group Planning Area was adopted by City Council on September 23, 2010.

    April 23, 2016 CWANPCT Annual Meeting Agenda

    The agenda for the 2016 Annual Meeting of the CWANPCT is posted here.

    January 12, 2016 CWANPCT Letter of Support for PUD Ordinance Amendment to Protect Unzoned Land

    CWANPCT Letter to Planning Commisssion (PUD Zoning Amendment)

    CWANPCT Letter to City Council (PUD Zoning Amendment)

    April 20, 2015 CWANPCT Annual Meeting Agenda

    The following agenda is being provided for the 2015 Annual Meeting for our neighborhood plan contact team on Monday, April 20, at 7 pm at Howson Branch Library.

    1.  Officer Elections:  At the Annual Meeting, we are scheduled to hold our annual election for Officers.  Our current officers are Mike Cannatti (Chair), August Harris (Vice Chair), and Joyce Basciano (Secretary).  Please let me know if anyone is interested in filling or changing the officer positions.
    2. Minutes:  Review and Approve Minutes from previous meetings

    June 22, 2015 Letter to Planning Commission Concerning 1506 W. 34th St. FLUM Amendment

    CWANPCT Letter to Planning Commission (1506 W 34th Street)

    March 31, 2015 CWANPCT Meeting Agenda

    The Central West Austin Combined Neighborhood Planning Contact Team will meet on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (6:30PM) at Howson Branch Library to discuss the proposed Future Land Use Map (FLUM) amendment (NPA-2015-0027.01 (plan amendment) and C14-2015-0023 (zoning change)) for 1506 W. 34th Street.

    February 5, 2015 Central West Austin Neighborhood Plan Contact Team Meeting Agenda

    For the NPCT meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7 pm at Howson Branch Library, the meeting agenda is provided below:

    1.       NPCT Executive Committee replacement elections to replace at least Vivian Wilson, and to switch the positions for Craig Duewall (who is off the Pemberton Heights board) and Tina Weinberger, assuming Craig is qualified for the Windsor Road Planning Area Residential Property Owner position and that Tina is qualified for the Pemberton Board position.

    2.       Meet with Sheri Gallo (City Council District 10) to communicate with District 10 stakeholders, including specifically the neighborhood plan contact teams.

    3.       NPCT input re conflict between NP language (Land use recommendation L.2.1) and 2300-2304 Enfield Road Proposed Apartment Building (Michael Cannatti)

    4.       Consider amendment to bylaws to allow for email voting on matters where a public meeting is not required.  (Diane Umstead)

    5.       Report on Lone Star Rail District Public Meeting – January 21, 2015 (August Harris)

    6.       Public Dialogue Meeting on Walsh Boat Landing – January 13, 2015 (Blake Tollett)

    7.       Update report re Approved sidewalk fee-in-lieu payments and Henry/Exposition Boulevard sidewalk. (Blake Tollett)

    December 11, 2014 CWANPCT Letter to Council Concerning 1018 W 31st St. FLUM Amendment

    CWANPCT Letter to Council Concerning 1018 W 31st St. FLUM Amendment

    August 12, 2014 Central West Austin Neighborhood Plan Contact Team Meeting Agenda

    For the Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at 7 pm at Howson Branch Library (2500 Exposition Blvd), the meeting agenda is provided below:

    1.  Request to File Out-Of-Cycle Plan Amendment for 1018 W. 31st Street:  The Planning Contact Team Executive Committee (PCT) will meet with Applicant on their request to allow a plan amendment application to be filed outside of the regular open period (February) for amendments to our neighborhood plan.  For an out-of-cycle application, the PCT meets with the applicant and other neighborhood stakeholders to discuss the request, and votes whether to allow the application to be filed outside of the February open period.  At this meeting, there doesn’t necessarily need to be discussion regarding the merits of the request or whether or not the PCT will support the request, but simply to allow it to be filed or not.  If the PCT votes to allow the application to be filed, the City makes an appointment with the Applicant to submit the application.

    Background – This out-of-cycle request relates to a FLUM amendment to support a rezoning request by St. Andrews School for 1018 W. 31st Street to allow for mixed use/office at the site.  The current FLUM plan calls for Multi-Family.  According to information received, the purpose of the zoning/FLUM change is to be used for school use for a Kindergarten with 2 classes of approximately 15 students each, and the Sisters have indicated a preference for such use over either multi-family or group residential uses.

    2.  Discussion of Bylaws Amendment to Permit Email Decisions:  Discuss possible amendments to bylaws to facilitate decision making by the NPCT.

    October 29, 2013 Central West Austin Neighborhood Plan Contact Team Statement and Proposed City Council Map to ICRC:

    CWANPCT Redistricting Map Letter

    September 26, 2013 Public Outreach Meeting To Discuss Neighborhood Plan Prioritization:

    The Central West Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (CWACNPCT) is inviting public input from our planning area to prioritize the capital improvement program (CIP) projects from our Neighborhood Plan for implementation.

    To discuss CIP prioritization, there will be a meeting on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm at Austin Java (Tarrytown Shopping Center) to rank the top 5 capital improvement projects and the top 5  non-capital improvement projects.  This prioritization process will be done for both the WANG Planning Area (west of MoPac) and the Windsor Road Planning Area (east of MoPac).  The listing of available CIP projects from our plan is posted as part of the online survey (at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NPCTPriorities), and our prioritization input will be used in the City’s ongoing Capital Improvement Program planning process to advance neighborhood-identified projects and programs.

    Please feel free to join us tonight or you can sent your prioritization recommendations by emailing mike@tcchlaw.com.

    All the best,
    Michael Rocco Cannatti
    CWACNPCT, Chair

    July 29, 2013 Meeting for Neighborhood Plan Contact Team:

    On Monday, July 29, at 8 pm at Howson Branch Library, the Central West Austin Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (NPCT) will conduct a Regular Meeting to address the following agenda items:

    1.         Request to File Out-Of-Cycle Plan Amendment for 2208 Lake Austin Boulevard:  The Planning Contact Team Executive Committee (PCT) will meet with Applicant on their request to allow a plan amendment application to be filed outside of the regular open period (February) for amendments to our neighborhood plan.  For an out-of-cycle application, the PCT meets with the applicant and other neighborhood stakeholders to discuss the request, and votes whether to allow the application to be filed outside of the February open period.  At this meeting, there doesn’t necessarily need to be discussion regarding the merits of the request or whether or not the PCT will support the request, but simply to allow it to be filed or not.  If the PCT votes to allow the application to be filed, the City makes an appointment with the Applicant to submit the application.

    Background – This out-of-cycle request relates to a FLUM amendment to support a rezoning request by Mark Vornberg (Dick Clark Architecture) for 2208 Lake Austin Blvd to allow for mixed use at the site.  The current FLUM plan calls for Neighborhood Commercial, and the current zoning is Local Office-Neighborhood Plan (LO-NP).  According to information received, the purpose of the zoning/FLUM change is to convert the current one story office building into a two-story building with a commercial use on the ground floor and a residential use above.  To do this, they would need to change their current zoning district from LO-NP to Local Office- Mixed Use-Neighborhood Plan (LO-MU-NP).  The FLUM would also need to be changed from Neighborhood Commercial to some type of Mixed Use category.  It is unclear if an impervious cover variance would also be requested.

    2.         Executive Committee Replacement Elections:  Replacement elections will be held to accommodate PHNA’s request that Diane Umstead and Betty Trent switch positions, so that Diane Umstead has the “one property owner” position and Betty Trent has the “PHNA board member/officer” position.  In addition, Pat Jobe has asked to step down from the Executive Committee, and I thank Pat for participating on the NPCT and throughout the neighborhood plan process.  In her place, Vivian Wilson has agreed to serve as one of the “WANG PA residential property owner” positions on the Executive Committee, so we will include Vivian in the replacement election part of the meeting..

    3.         Proposed Plan Amendment Ordinance:  Brief discussion of proposed plan amendment ordinance which would allow Planning Commission to initiate plan amendments.  Presentation of background information by Mary Ingle.  Consider submitting input to Council on proposed amendment.  Additional background information is included in the attached Planning Commission Backup document.

    4.         Parks Budget Input:  (Time permitting) In view of neighborhood plan parks projects, discuss possible input to Council in support of increasing parks budget to include an additional $4.75 million for the Austin Parks and Recreation (PARD) in the 2013-2014 City of Austin Budget.

    5.         Sidewalk Fund Update:  (Time permitting) Update on status of sidewalk fund projects and expenditures

    2013 Annual Meeting for Neighborhood Plan Contact Team:

    On Monday, April 29, at 7 pm at Tarrytown United Methodist Church (Room 711 in the Education Annex), the following business was conducted at the Annual Meeting for the Central West Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (PCT):

    A.  Replacement Election For Executive Committee:  Pursuant to the PCT Bylaws, the following Executive Committee members were elected:  Mark Nixon (WANG Planning Area residential property owner), Diane Umstead (PHNA representative) and Craig Duewall (PHNA representative).

    B.  Officer Elections:  Pursuant to the PCT Bylaws, the following officers were elected:  Mike Cannatti (Chair), August Harris (Vice Chair), and Joyce Basciano (Secretary).

    C.  Additional Agenda Topics:  The PCT discussed the following items:

    1.  Pursue sidewalk fee-in-lieu funds from the City to implement the sidewalk plan for our area.

    2.  Pursue speed mitigation funds from the City for application to the “Volume and Speed” and “Vehicle Safety” concerns noted in the Central West Austin Neighborhood Plan.

    3.  Pursue grant opportunities relating to Central West Austin’s neighborhood plan recommendations, including Austin Parks Foundation Parks Grant Program  (Due date: May 30, 2013) and Keep Austin Beautiful Neighborhood Beautification Grants (Due date: July 1, 2013)