RNA Meeting — Jan. 23, 2016

Yarborough

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association will meet on Monday evening, January 23, 2016, at 6:45 pm at the Yarborough Library on Hancock.

  1. Discussion on the frequency and location of future RNA meetings.
  2. Report from the BCRC meeting
  3. Discussion on future RNA committees.
  4. Presentation by Waller Creek Conservancy.

Hope to see you at the library.

Dale Gray, RNA Co-President

Minutes for December 2016 Neighborhood Meeting Posted

The minutes for the RNA meeting on December 20th have been posted, read them here. December’s Rosedale Neighborhood Association meeting covered dues, election of the RNA 2017 officers and steering committee, treasurer’s report, Austin City Council member Leslie Pool’s report, and the Yarborough Library closure. Note that the RNA website maintains minutes for most RNA meetings from the past few years here.

December 2017 Rosedale NA Newsletter

screen-shot-2016-12-18-at-8-45-44-pmRead the December 2017 Rosedale NA newsletter announcing the annual meeting where we’ll be voting on Steering Committee members who have been nominated for 2017. The annual meeting will be: TUESDAY, December 20, 7pm, Cafe Express, 3418 North Lamar, Austin. Please join us Tuesday for what Jeff promises will be a short meeting. You can pay 2016 and 2017 dues by mail or online at the link below. Click on the Donate button $10 per household per year: http://rosedaleaustin.org/the-rna/membership-information/

Meeting To Elect Rna Officers And Steering Committee For 2017

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Dear Rosedale,

Had enough meetings and hearings lately? Well, I’d like to invite you to one more before 2016 finally ends. The Rosedale Neighborhood Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 7 pm at Café Express, 3418 N. Lamar (parking lot on the Medical Parkway side a block south of 38th Street). The library is not available for this meeting.

At the meeting, neighbors will elect Officers and Steering Committee members for 2017. All Rosedale residents are invited!! You must have paid your 2016 dues be eligible to vote. Dues for 2017 ($10 per household) can be paid at the meeting.

The nominees for RNA 2017 Officers and Steering Committee are:

Dale Gray, Co-President
Teresa Holmes, Co-President
Jeff Archer, Secretary
Karen McLinden, Treasurer

Vicki Almstrum
Allison Beck
Jay Carpenter
John Burgess and Sarah Cunningham
Sunitha Downing
Dauphin Ewart
Matt Haney
Bee and Robert Moorhead
Kim Mosley
Dianne Holley Mountain
Ryan and Kelly Pirkl
Mac Ragsdale
Richard and Kim Relph
Carl Reynolds
Nick and Megan Zappitelli

You should also receive a printed newsletter with this announcement delivered to your home by Sunday. Please note that current steering committee member Alison Alter, who was nominated to the 2017 steering committee, will be stepping down to assume other duties. You may have heard about that.

2017 promises to present Rosedale with many challenges and opportunities. Our steering committee, with direction from the neighborhood, provides the day-to-day backbone that helps make the RNA an effective voice for Rosedale. We hope to see you at the meeting.

Jeff Archer
RNA Co-President 2016

RNA Neighbor Meeting —Nov. 28, 2016

Yarborough

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association steering committee will meet on Monday evening, November 28, 2016, at 6:45 pm at the Yarborough Library on Hancock.

The agenda is pretty light, so the meeting may not take long. We will finalize a proposed slate for the RNA Steering Committee and officers for 2017 to be voted on at a subsequent meeting, so please attend if you’d like to volunteer or have a say in RNA’s leadership.

We will of course look at the current status of the Grove at Shoal Creek PUD proposal, for which negotiations are still underway.

We may also have a presentation on the Waller Creek restoration and improvement project from members of the Waller Creek Conservancy. I have not confirmed that just yet so please stand by.

Hope to see you at the library.

Jeff Archer, RNA Co-President

RNA Neighbor Meeting — Oct. 24, 2016

YarboroughDear Rosedale,

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association steering committee will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, October 24, 2016, at 6:45 pm at the Yarborough Library on Hancock.

While this meeting is not a formal candidate forum, local candidates for offices on the November ballot are welcome to briefly address the meeting regarding their candidacy and take a few questions. The president will allocate an equal amount of time to each candidate based on how many candidates appear.

The agenda will also cover the ongoing city council action on the Grove at Shoal Creek PUD proposal, and what Rosedale neighbors can do now to effectively influence the process.

We will also continue the nominating and selection process for the RNA steering committee and officers for 2017.

Please come to the library Monday night!

Jeff Archer, RNA Co-President

Please sign the petition: Austin, amend The Grove PUD

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In anticipation of the PUD for The Grove at Shoal Creek going before Austin City Council on September 22nd, the Rosedale Neighborhood Association strongly urges all Rosedale neighbors (and others) to consider signing the petition (copy below) to help preserve the quality of life in Rosedale and surrounding neighborhoods, and to have The Grove at Shoal Creek developed in a manner appropriate to the site. 

Please follow this link: http://tiny.cc/nogrovepud and submit the petition. Also, consider contacting your neighbors to encourage them to do so, as well.

We have worked to welcome reasonable mixed-use development to the parcel of land at 45th St. and Bull Creek Road since 2012, but developer Milestone/ARG wants greater entitlement on the land that the site can support.

We ask that the City Council work on our behalf to scale back the project to reduce impacts on traffic and flooding and to create an opportunity for more quality park space and affordable housing. We support the efforts of the Bull Creek Road Coalition and its member neighborhoods in trying to bring Common Sense to this approval process. We ask that you address the following concerns in hope that we can arrive at a Win-Win outcome for this PUD:

  1. We support a reduction in the number of homes priced at over one million dollars and a greater emphasis on Affordable and “Missing Middle” housing on the site. Milestone promised 180 units of Affordable Housing for nearly a year, but has fallen back to just 87 units, according to the latest City staff estimate.
  2. We support a 50,000 s.f. reduction in the Retail use from the 150,000 s.f. proposed to diminish Regional traffic demand and support walkability.
  3. We support a 100,000 s.f. reduction in the Office use from the 215,000 s.f. proposed to diminish Regional traffic demand and support walkability.
  4. We support Superior on-site stormwater detention for the project to ensure that no new stormwater will be discharged into Shoal Creek, rather than “fee in lieu.”
  5. We support a 4 acre increase in usable Park space to accommodate the large number of people who will live on the site and the parks-deficient neighborhoods that surround it.
  6. We support a requirement for on-street bicycle lanes on Bull Creek Rd., extending through the intersection of 45th/Bull Creek, rather than the dangerous “multi-use” trail proposed.
  7. We support a 7,500 s.f. reduction in Cocktail Lounge use from the 15,000 s.f. proposed, along with a noise mitigation plan to ensure that the bars are compatible with the neighborhood context.
  8. We do not support any use of 2627 w. 45th St. (aka “The Road House”) as a street or entrance to the PUD.
  9. We support construction of a pedestrian/bike bridge over Shoal Creek, connecting to the Shoal Creek hike/bike trail, fully funded by the developer, rather than the taxpayer-subsidized bridge proposed.
  10. We support a “belt and suspenders” approach to flood prevention along the Idlewild Rd. portion of the site, preferably via a “Greenway” that creates better park access and an opportunity for flood prevention.

Thank you for your time and attention! Rosedale Neighborhood Association This petition will be delivered to: Austin City Council

Critical: Please Write City Council About The Grove Before September 22nd

Howdy Neighbors,

As most of you know, there is a large development proposed in our hood called “The Grove” that has been looming over our heads/the listserve for months and months. I know we are all sick of hearing about it, well most of us, but don’t throw in the towel just yet! It is finally coming to a head on September 22nd in front of the City Council (mark your calendars). WOO HOO!

You have just until September 22 to pick a topic, any topic, and PLEASE WRITE THE FOLKS
BELOW letting them know that you would like for them to hold the developers
accountable and build a better project for Austin.

  • The Grove’s entitlement request is for… 1,515 Residential Units and 683,000 sf of commercial/civic development and allows 19,442 new trips per day.
  • If the Grove was granted the same entitlements as Mueller, they would get to build… just 698 Residential Units, 577,000 sf of commercial/civic development and 25 hotel rooms and allow 8,003 new trips per day.
  • If the Grove had the same development intensity as Crestview Station, they would build… just 1,363 Residential Units, 11x LESS commercial development, and allow 9,404 new trips per day at a Transit Oriented Development adjacent to rail.

If you are short on ideas, see bcrc-amendments-table for more inspiration or a simple email with a subject line on your position and location works too.

The “Mailing List” link will email all the appropriate names below:

Mailing List

Or you can click on these names individually if you’d like.

Steve.Adler@austintexas.gov
Ora.Houston@austintexas.gov
Delia.Garza@austintexas.gov
Sabino.Renteria@austintexas.gov
Greg.Casar@austintexas.gov
Ann.Kitchen@austintexas.gov
Don.Zimmerman@austintexas.gov
Leslie.Pool@austintexas.gov
Ellen.Troxclair@austintexas.gov
Kathie.Tovo@austintexas.gov
Sheri.Gallo@austintexas.gov
Amy.Everhart@austintexas.gov
Joi.Harden@austintexas.gov
CJ.Hutchins@austintexas.gov
Katherine.Nicely@austintexas.gov
Ashley.Richardson@austintexas.gov
John.Lawler@austintexas.gov
Donna.Tiemann@austintexas.gov
Louisa.Brinsmade@austintexas.gov
Taylor.Smith@austintexas.gov