State land purchaser opens online survey to solicit input

surveyRosedale residents, and others, are invited by the purchaser of the 75 acre tract of land at 45th Street and Bull Creek Road to participate in an online survey to provide input on how that land should be developed. The survey, opened by MileStone Community Builders on January 23rd, is essentially the same information being solicited by MileStone in the two vision workshops they’re hosting on January 21st and 28th. The survey, either online or via one of the vision workshops, is a good way for future neighbors of the property to Continue reading

RNA Meeting – January 26

Yarborough LibraryThe Rosedale Neighborhood Association will hold its first monthly meeting of 2015 on Monday evening, January 26, 2015, at 6:45 pm at the Yarborough Library on Hancock. There’s a lot going on in the area and the city. All are welcome to participate!

Agenda highlights include:

- Leslie Pool, District 7, will introduce her staff
- Ramsey Park project update
- The Bull Creek at 45th St. state property purchase
- Rosedale Neighborhood Planning/CodeNEXT update
- Austin Neighborhood Council

You are cordially invited to attend.

Dale Gray
RNA President

State land buyer seeks input via open vision workshops

state landThe buyer of the state land at 45th St. and Bull Creek Road, just west of the Rosedale neighborhood, invites local residents and other interested parties to participate in one of two upcoming “Vision Workshops”.

This invitation letter was posted on the Rosedale listserv electronic bulletin board:

Community Meeting Notice about Bull Creek Vision Workshops

MileStone Community Builders invites you to attend an upcoming Vision Workshop, where we seek to gain Continue reading

Road closures for Jan. 25 half marathon to affect Rosedale

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The 21st annual 3M Half Marathon comes through Rosedale January 25th and with it will come runners and road closures. Starting in far north Austin at 7a.m. the race is scheduled to close parts of Shoal Creek Blvd. and 45th St. from 5:45 a.m. to around 11:20 a.m.  Details are available online for traffic and parking info,  road closure specifics and race route. The run benefits Girlstart and is a Continue reading

February target for state land sale close; final plan still TBD

The sale of state land between Rosedale and MoPac is expected to close in February, per an article in last month’s Statesman. The buyer, Milestone Community Builders, is Austin’s largest locally owned homebuilding firm. They say plans for use of the land will evolve over time but will involve some single-family dwellings.  The company intends to “work closely with the neighborhood associations around the Bull Creek site and with the city of Austin to collaboratively identify the best use for the tract and build an incredible project together”, according to Garrett Martin, Milestone president and CEO. They expect discussions with neighborhoods to start “very shortly.” Read the entire article (note: there may be a paywall).

Ramsey Park renovation committee update

Dear Neighbors,

If you haven’t been out to Ramsey Park lately, I encourage you to visit this weekend. The transformation is really coming together. Some paths are open, the basketball court shade is back up, and the play structures are beginning to rise. Over the next few weeks it will be very exciting to see Phases II and III finish.

The park committee met with PARD on Monday and we are on track to complete Phases II and III by Continue reading

Omelettry space ‘mystery deal’ sign of hot local eatery climate

omlettrynov2014You’d have to be on a hunger strike not to be aware of the growth in popular new eateries skirting the northeast corner of Rosedale. Some more established favorites, such as Gusto, Blue Plate, Apothecary, and Pint House Pizza have recently been joined by neighboring newcomers including Fork and Taco and Noble Sandwich. Now an Austin Business Journal article cites speculation about possible interest in the large parcel of land just to the north that is the site for the ‘not long for this hood’ Omelettry restaurant. Given all this, plus other new restau’s in the Lo-Burn corridor, might we be in for yet another hot, local eatery?

Rosedale November 2014 newsletter delivered

newsletter_nov_2014The second 2014 RNA newsletter has gone out. Residents should have had one delivered to their homes, and anyone can always check out this issue, or previous issues, on this site. This newsletter looked back at the 2014 July 4th celebration, and looks forward to 2015 recognizing next year’s  RNA officers and at-large steering committee members. There’s also Ramsey Park updates, plus thanks to all donors and a special list of those at $500 and above. Included are ways to pay your 2015 RNA dues and one last chance to buy a Ramsey Park paver.

Read the newsletter →

Movie Night at Ramsey Park: Get Hooked Nov 8th

hookintheparkMovie Night in Ramsey Park is happening again Saturday November 8th! Movie Night is paying tribute to the late Robin Williams in a perfect role for him, as a grown up Peter Pan looking to recover his lost Peter Pan-ness! Dustin Hoffman makes a dastardly Captain Hook!
Come join in! Bounce houses will be going at 5:00 p.m. and the movie will start a little after 6:00. Gusto Italian Kitchen will be there with some yummy fare and Midtown Church will be giving away popcorn.

The RNA would like to thank Allison Allen for organizing, and thanks to the businesses/organizations above and to all of the  sponsors for helping make this movie night possible: The Draught House Pub, Pathway to Fitness Personal Training, Mike Robertson – Vista Lending, and Allison Allen – Realty Austin.