7/11/11 - SN receives certificate of formation from Texas Secretary of State as a non-profit organization. This will make it easier for us to raise funds for our projects.
6/24/11 - SN submits application for a Keep Austin Beautiful grant to plant trees near Northcross. Results should be known at start of August.
6/22/11 - SN drops plan to submit a neighborhood matching grant. City of Austin staff were extremely helpful, but the program wasn't a good fit for this year's project.
6/10/11 - Volunteers implement twice-weekly watering of all Burnet trees planted since October, to offset the effects of the ongoing drought. Previously the trees were being watered once a week.
5/16/11 - Crossfit Central at 6205 Burnet has signed up to water trees to be planted this October.
5/2/11 - Sustainable Neighborhoods submits letter of intent for a City of Austin neighborhood matching grant to plant from 20 to 80 sidewalk trees along Burnet Rd. The initiative has the support of the Allandale Neighborhood Association. Not surprisingly, discussion with staff is around how to water the trees.
3/25/11 - Public Works fills in two small gaps on east side of Burnet between St Joseph and Anderson.
3/13/11 - SN and area neighbors plant 10 trees in vicinity of Farmer's Market, including at two bus stops.
3/13/11 - SN begins piloting Green Jug program to water street trees. Early results show it can have supplementary impact with relatively modest overhead.
3/10/11 - SN to investigate a neighborhood matching grant (in conjunction with Allandale, Crestview NA's) for irrigation of up to 20 trees at Burnet-Anderson MetroRapid station.
2/08/11 - Public Works includes 2222 sidewalk project in funded projects list for 2011-2012. No other Burnet Rd projects are funded. Staff said that more engineering work is required before sidewalks can be implemented. SN at Urban Transportation Commission meeting explains importance of other Burnet sidewalk gaps, in particular from Richcreek to Northcross Blvd, and from Northcross to Anderson where MetroRapid station will go.
10/09/10 - SN submits list of high-priority sidewalk projects around Burnet to Public Works, including sidewalk on south side of 2222 from Burnet to Arroyo Seco, west side Burnet from Richcreek to Northcross, four gaps on Burnet south of Anderson.
10/03/10 - SN, Jarrett Landscape Architecture, and area neighbors plant 11 trees at the NW corner of Burnet and 2222, on the grounds of Lamar Middle School.
10/02/10 - SN submits request to Public Works for reevaluation of Burnet sidewalks PIMS score, including special consideration points for MetroRapid stations not considered in Sidewalks Plan criteria. No response received.
9/23/10 - Burnet Sidewalks project listed as an example of a possible project for ADA Compliance fund. Staff subsequently explain that Burnet Sidewalks project has been removed from proposed bond package. Projects on Burnet will be prioritized like any other sidewalk projects around the City by Public Works, based on PIMS criteria in Sidewalks Plan (which has not been updated for several years).
6/17/10 - Strategic Mobility Open House shows Burnet Sidewalks in list of endorsed projects, to be funded from $10 million city-wide ADA Compliance fund. The fund will also pay for design studies of sidewalks on Lamar Blvd.
3/1/10 - Burnet Sidewalks between 45th and 183 officially included as "Group A" high priority gap project in the Strategic Mobility plan, with a score of 72. According to Transportation Department staff, Group A projects will be funded as part of the proposed Mobility Bond package. Bond package projects are intended to be distributed around the city - this is the only significant project near the Burnet Rd corridor south of 183.