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Room to Live

Latest information on our initiative for a Minimum Open Space Requirement for Austin's mixed use districts.
 
You can contact us with questions or suggestions at info@snaustin.org
  • See our PDF presentation (attached below) on the importance of open space in mixed use districts.
  • See our draft motion (attached below)  to neighborhood associations asking City Council to support minimum open space.
 
 

Our Proposed Changes to Parks Dept Plan

Sustainable Neighborhoods on April 29 submitted a letter to the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) requesting changes to their Long-Range Plan to better support VMU districts with open space.

Thanks to the 120 people who signed the letter in the last week of April. 


The North Central Austin Candidate Forum on April 13 drew over 130 people, making it one of the largest forums of the election. Candidates were asked two questions - on how to close the open space gap for North Central Austin's mixed use districts, and what vision they have for a transit corridor like Burnet Rd in the coming years.

Candidate questionnaire responses now available.

 

 
 
Allandale passes open space motion
 
(January 24)  The Allandale Neighborhood Association at a meeting of the Executive Committee January 22 voted to approve the Sustainable Neighborhoods motion in support of open space in mixed use districts like on Anderson Ln.

Allandale chose to remove an appendix from the motion listing possible mechanisms for obtaining the open space.

Highland Neighborhood Association will consider the motion in March.  
 

North Shoal Creek, Crestview pass open space motion.

(December 8)  The North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association at a meeting of the full membership December 1 voted to approve the Sustainable Neighborhoods motion in support of open space in mixed use districts like on Anderson Ln.

The full membership of the Crestview Neighborhood Association followed suit in an unanimous vote a week later.
 
North Shoal Creek in its version removed an appendix describing possible mechanisms for achieving the Minimum Open Space Requirement.


Wooten Neighborhood Association passes open space motion.
 
(November 10)  The Wooten Neighborhood Association at a meeting of the full membership this evening voted to approve the Sustainable Neighborhoods motion in support of open space in mixed use districts like on Anderson Ln.
 

Sustainable Neighborhoods launches "Room to Live" initiative
 
(November 3) Sustainable Neighborhoods in 2009 will be reaching out to our neighbors and to City of Austin leaders to build consensus for a Minimum Open Space Requirement for mixed use districts like Anderson Ln.
 
 
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Steven Zettner,
Nov 23, 2008, 12:06 PM
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Steven Zettner,
Jan 25, 2009, 8:22 PM
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