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|UBC Neighborhood Plan (Approved by City Councl Aug. 2002. Map Bylaws (revised Dec. 3—, 2003) Planning Team (Jan. 2007)|
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== AGENDA (5/10 draft) ==
Please let me know if you have any other agenda items to add.
Streetcar route (Draft 4/27/06)
The Redeemer Agreement (Dec 14, 2006)
 Scott Way (an attorney living in the Chestnut area) writes:
I am happy to report to you that we reached a compromise last night at City Council which I believe is the best alternative given the situation with the Redeemer Presbyterian Church. First of all, let me recap our goals: to limit the height of Redeemer’s sanctuary, to locate the sanctuary on the site in a less prominent (read: intrusive) place, encourage Redeemer to divest of the Northern and Southern portions of their tract for future mixed-use development in accordance with the transit oriented plans. We were able to achieve the following:
• The Sanctuary only will be 60 feet in height, placed about as far as is possible from Alexander and further South on their site than originally planned. All other buildings can only be built to 40 feet.
Redeemer will likely be starting construction in the first half of next year. They have promised a world-class facility for choral and other concerts that they will open to the public. I believe we will be lucky to have them in our midst, and I urge you all to embrace them. To ensure that they live up to their promises, we should do our best to make them part of, and vested in, the community.
Finally, we have many people to thank for sticking with the neighborhoods. Councilmembers Kim and Martinez were strong supporters. We also had some help from Councilmembers Cole, Leffingwell and McCracken. In the background all of your support helped push Council in the right direction, especially Pastor Parker’s calls and encouragement to Council.
Scott E. Way
 Girard Kinney adds:
Q: Does this mean the entry to Redeemer will be from Alexander?
A: The short answer is yes. As you may know, the plan that was developed as a part of the Envision Central Texas worksop on that site, consistent with the neighborhood plan, broke the strip from MLK to Manor into several blocks; in those plans, and in the newly adopted Commercial Design Standards, there is a strong bias against "superblocks". The problem on this site, and for us on Manor, is that because of topography and the proximity to the RR, there is really no feasible way to have an entry to the site directly from Manor Road. So, the reality is that ANY development of the northern eight acres of the eleven acre site is going to be accessed from Alexander. Their original plans called for a single entrance, which would have been a nightmare, their revised plans treat their site more like traditional city blocks, with two internal drives perpendicular to Alexander, that function similar to City Streets; they will be tree-lined, have sidewalks, etc. The most northern of these "streets" will intersect Alexander several hundred feet south of Manor, and that entrance will probable serve both the church and the mixed use development along Manor from the rear, with the uses along Manor having only pedestrian entrances on Manor. Some scenarios would have one more entrance on Alexander, closer to Manor.
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1. RESIDENTIAL --- Takes effect Oct 1
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● Graphical edition by Clarion Associates of the “McMansion Ordinance” (Land Development Code, Subchapter F: Residential Design and Compatibility Standards (06Sep27). A recommendation that the City change how we measure height citywide for all uses is currently on hold.
● Powerpoint Presentation
These residential amendments change the rules to discourage very large homes built next to traditional and considerably smaller ones. We need to become familiar with them.
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These commercial amendments will apply for present and future transit corridors (MlK, Manor Rd, and Airport Blvd in 78722). UBC may “opt out” for selected commercial or multi-family properties in these corridors where we DO NOT wish them to apply. Also, UBC may “opt in” for other properties where we DO wish them to apply.
We will have UNTIL EARLY APRIL to opt either way...
06Dec2 Redeemer negotiation list .
|firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
BARBER Marian <email@example.com> 479-8168 (h), 743-7398 (w)
|(Gordon Bennett) firstname.lastname@example.org, (Amy Brotman) email@example.com, (Tammy Carter) firstname.lastname@example.org, (Bonnie Cullum) email@example.com, (Ora Houston) firstname.lastname@example.org, (Girard Kinney) email@example.com, (Stephen Kreger) firstname.lastname@example.org, (Leslie Lawson) email@example.com, (Bo McCarver) firstname.lastname@example.org, (Wade McElroy) WadeMcElroy@gmail.com, (Lavon Marshall) email@example.com, (Johnnie Overton) firstname.lastname@example.org, (Lex Dale Owens) email@example.com, (Ken Ronsonette) firstname.lastname@example.org, (Billy Thogersen) email@example.com, (Isaiah Tibbs) firstname.lastname@example.org, (Aurelio Torres) email@example.com, (Jay Velgos) firstname.lastname@example.org, (Desiny Villareal) Desinyv@grandecom.net, (Harold Cook) email@example.com, (Jack Newman) firstname.lastname@example.org, (Tom Wald) email@example.com, (Jim Walker) firstname.lastname@example.org, (Mark Walters) Mark.Walters@ci.austin.tx.us|
06Jan29 A general local neighborhood activists list (not specific to UBC)
|"Bonnie" <email@example.com>, "Stephen Kreger" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"Bonnie Cullum" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <JohnnieOverton@grandecom.net>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <Atorres9@msn.com>, "Valerie Romness" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Thor Harris" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Stacey" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Ronsonette@Grandecom. Net" <email@example.com>, "Pohlman, Joyce" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Marva Overton" <email@example.com>, "Walter Moreau" <Walter.Moreau@Foundcom.org>, "Mark Boyden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, "Lewis, Dianna" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, "Lea McCarver" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "KG Ensey" <email@example.com>, "Kendra Peters" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Kathy Tyler" <email@example.com>, "joseph mccormick" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "John Henneberger" <email@example.com>, "Joel G Martinez" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <JKMGoodman@aol.com>, "jane" <email@example.com>, <JackieKMG@aol.com>, "Isabelle Headrick" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Heather Way" <email@example.com>, "Harold Cook" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "graypanthers" <email@example.com>, "grant gurley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "GNDC" <email@example.com>, "Fred Fuchs" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Frank Fernandez" <Frank@peoplefund.org>, <email@example.com>, "Elizabeth Mueller" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <Dusty_McCormick@Dell.com>, "Dusty McCormick" <email@example.com>, "Dohn Larson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, "David Baird" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "daniel llanes" <email@example.com>, <LCMorrison@prodigy.net>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "GBennett" <email@example.com>, "Karen Paup" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com|
05Sep13 Team e-mail (including in the blue row, the new Austin Heights NA between the RR and Airport, between Manor and MLK)
|firstname.lastname@example.org, Stephen Kreger <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Mark.Walters@ci.austin.tx.us, firstname.lastname@example.org, Atorres9@msn.com, JohnnieOverton@grandecom.net, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Jack Newman <Jackjn@grandecom.net>, Harold Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Bryan Robison <email@example.com>, Emily Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Shelby O'Brien <email@example.com>|
05Aug28 Team e-mail
|Desiny Villarreal <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Ora Houston <email@example.com>, Stephen Kreger <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jay Velgos <email@example.com>, Lex Dale Owens < firstname.lastname@example.org>, Randall <email@example.com>, Gordon Bennett <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mark Walters <Mark.Walters@ci.austin.tx.us>, Leslie Lawson <email@example.com>, Aorelio Torres <Atorres9@msn.com>, Johnnie Overton <JohnnieOverton@grandecom.net>, Lavon Marshall <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Bonnie Cullum <email@example.com>, Bo McCarver <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Sarah Swanson <email@example.com>, CNA-SC <CNA-SC@YahooGroups.Com>, Stephen Kreger <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mark Walters <email@example.com>, Jim Walker <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Priscilla Boston <email@example.com>, Megan Woodburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
05Mar1 Team E-Mail
|"Bo McCarver" <email@example.com>, "Girard Kinney" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, "Desiny Villarreal" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Stephen Kreger" <email@example.com>, "Jay Velgos" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Lex Dale Owens" < email@example.com>, "Randall" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Mark Walters" <Mark.Walters@ci.austin.tx.us>, "Leslie Lawson" <email@example.com>, "Aorelio Torres" <Atorres9@msn.com>, "Johnnie Overton" <JohnnieOverton@grandecom.net>, "Lavon Marshall" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Bonnie Cullum" <email@example.com>, "Bonnie Cullum" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Sarah Swanson" <email@example.com>, "GBennett" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
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|From creating the Plan in 2002 ...|
Planning Team Minutes / Decision Record-2002
|#1 2000 Oct. 10||#2 Oct. 24||#3 Nov. 14||#4 Nov. 28||#5 Dec. 19||#6 2001 Jan. 9|
|#7 Jan. 23||#8 Feb. 13||#9 Mar 13||#10 Mar 27||#11 April 10||#12 April 24|
|#13 May 8||$14 May 22||#15 June 12||#16 June 26||#17||#18|
|#19 Aug 8||#20 Aug 14||#21 Aug. 21||#22 Aug. 28||#23 Sep. 11||#24 Sep. 25|
|#25 Oct. 9||#26 Oct. 16||#27 Oct. 23||#28 Oct. 30||#29 Nov. 6||#30 Nov. 13|
|#31 Nov. 27||#32 Dec. 4||#33 Dec. 11||#34 Dec. 18||#35 2002 Jan. 8||#36|
<> Planning Team Leader ~ Steve Kreger (Cherrywood) <email@example.com>
<> Co-Leader ~ Bo McCarver (Blacklands) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SURVEY of all residents, businesses, and property owners scheduled for mid-January
OF SPECIAL NOTE
| To clearly distinguish the 4-neighborhood Plan, the Team decided to refer to the Cherrywood Planning Area hereafter as the UPPER BOGGY CREEK PLANNING AREA (Blackland ~ Cherrywood ~ Wilshire Woods ~ Delwood-2)...
Some new participants joined the effort this time...
A Planning Team Leader will be chosen in about a month, and a Memorandum of Understanding signed laying out what the City and us neighbors respectively will undertake to contriubute...
The process began sloppily, as it must ~ a few minutes of brainstorming to reveal items we would like to see included in the Plan yielded a diverse list (everything from a Stop sign at one intersection, to a Vision of the residential character of this whole area in 25 years, and how we would like to relate to Smart Growth)...
This list, after some deliberation, will inform a neighborhood survey to factor in first responses from folks in general...
Then further distillation...
Until the Planning Team creates its own communications channel, you may email suggestions of items you might favor to City Planner Gina Copic <email@example.com>....
Future meetings will occur every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6:30p at the School. The next one will be Oct. 24...
20 very interested neighbors attended this time, the core I presume of the Neighborhood Planning Team (NPT) ~ 2 from Blackland, 1 from Wilshire Wood, and 17 from Cherrywood ~ plus 3 City Planning staff (who appeared to be shell-shocked from the contentious nature of previous NPTs ~ they will quickly appreciate this group is different...
Occasionally productive discussion dwelled on how to proceed, how to insure the NPT is sufficiently representative, communications, and what to call the 4-neighborhood planning area...
My vote for the most philosophically interesting conundrum ~ whether neighborhood homeless should be represented...
Attendees were optimistic that participation would grow as tasks become more tangible. The next meeting should choose an NPT; decide on a name; articulate main issues in the three areas of land use, transportation, and "urban design;" and perhaps set up an adjunct process to handle problems with existing remedies, not requiring planning as such. If all goes as scheduled, a draft plan should emerge next May and be ready for a general vote in July.
Michael McClendon started the ball rolling by volunteering to deliver to every local business an invitation to join the discussion
Mailings to the whole planning area will be infrequent. Notices by mail or email to the 100 or so people who signed the roster will be regular. Visit the web site anytime at <cherrywood.org> | Neighborhood Plan...
Stay tuned ~ while the beginnings have been amorphous, this project will soon take shape...
THE PRINCIPLES OF NEW URBANISM
The principles of New Urbanism can be applied increasingly to projects at the full range of scales from a single building to an entire master-planned development.
4. MIXED HOUSING
5. QUALITY ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN
6. TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD STRUCTURE
7. INCREASED DENSITY
8. SMART TRANSPORTATION
10. QUALITY OF LIFE
1.How do I organize a neighborhood association?
2.How do we register our neighborhood association or
report a change of our association officers?
3.What is neighborhood planning?
4.How can I start a Neighborhood Watch group?
5.What can our neighborhood do about graffiti?
6.How do I get a junk car removed from my neighbor's
7.How do I get an abandoned car removed from my street?
8.I am interested in having a block party in my
neighborhood. Can you tell me what I need to do to block
9.How can our neighborhood organize a neighborhood
10.Who do I call to have a vacant lot or my neighbor's yard
11.How can our neighborhood get more streetlights?
12.Who do I call to replace a burned out streetlight?
13.How can I get a bus stop moved or added in my
14.Can my neighborhood get a residential parking permit
15.How can I get speed humps on my street?
16.Who should I call to report a broken traffic signal?
17.Who do I call to report a missing stop sign?
18.My neighborhood needs a stop sign installed. Where do
19.How can we have a 'children at play' sign installed in our
20.Who do I call to repair a pothole on my street?
21.What can be done when plants or trees block the visibility
at an intersection or are hanging in the street?
22.Who do I call to trim the tree growing into my power line?
Bo McCarver, Girard Kinney, and José Marerro representing Blacklands, Cherrywood, and Wilshire Wood met Nov 9 ~ Scott White representing Delwood-2 added comments later by email ~ the purpose was to discover how much common ground our four areas share on traffic issues...
| Academy, 4103 North IH 35
Aikido of Austin, 5501 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin Outdoor Gear and Guidance, 3411 North IH 35
Calabash Caribbean Restaurant, 2015 Manor Road
Eastside Cafe, 2113 Manor Road
Fiesta Mart, 3909 North IH 35 (in Delwood Center)
Hancock Recreation Center staff, 811 East 41st Street
Hollywood Video, 1000 East 41st Street (in Hancock Shopping Center)
Hoover's Cooking, 2002 Manor Road
Monarch Food Mart, 1402 East 38½ Street
MusicMania, 3909 North IH 35 (in Delwood Center)
Newman Associates, www.jackjoseynewman.com
Pato's Good Tacos, 1400 East 38½ Street
Quizno's Subs, 1000 East 41st Street (in Hancock Shopping Center)
Royal Touch Cleaners, 1406 East 38½ Street
Stubb's Bar-B-Q, 801 Red River Street
Transformative Wellness, www.utransform.com
UT Wranglers Paul Andrews
Maplewood PTA Fright Fest 2000 committee member
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