Front page error puts former state land in Rosedale

Community compromise helps shape developmentIf you did a double take when the most recent issue of the Central Austin edition of the Community Impact newspaper arrived in the mail, you’re not alone. A front page article on the Grove at Shoal Creek development, planned for the former state land at 45th and Bull Creek, has the development in the Rosedale neighborhood rather than in Ridgelea, its true home. Rosedale’s top spot in terms of responders to the developer survey regarding possible plans for the land may have contributed to the misunderstanding. Ignoring that error, the article provides some great graphics and helpful information about the project. [Subsequent note: The city recognizes Continue reading

Resurfacing underway 45th at Burnet, elsewhere in Rosedale

roadwork45thburnet2Travel on Burnet, just south of 45th Street, will be tricky as that stretch of road is resurfaced. The work was in high gear early Saturday morning, April 18th. The city public works department site provides a list of streets in Austin that will be maintained through September, 2015.  The PDF is searchable and also lists the current work going on between 40th and 41st on Ramsey. It includes the type of work being done with an explanation of each. The site also includes maps (including Rosedale’s Districts 7 and 10) showing road conditions and priorities for future improvement.

Parks Foundation Offers $100 Lifeguard Hiring Incentive

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The Aquatic Division and Austin Parks Foundation have partnered to offer the first ever Lifeguard Hiring Incentive program. Over 750 lifeguards need to be hired for the summer season in order to safely operate Austin’s municipal pools. The goal of this partnership is to provide an incentive for the first 500 lifeguards that are hired, trained and work the first week of the summer swim season. The incentive is a $100 bonus that will be paid to lifeguard employees in the form of Continue reading

Benefit garden/art tour in the district coming up

nxnaThe North by North Austin Garden and Artisan Tour, scheduled for May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include tours of 17 private gardens and three community gardens, and will feature over a dozen artists. Get more information and buy tickets here. Tickets proceeds will go to Walnut Creek Metro Park and McBee Elementary School. The tour will include gardens going north starting at 45th Street in Rosedale.  

Coyotes in Rosedale: Be aware, prepared, and call them in

Coyote3There was a report on the Rosedale Yahoo Groups listserv of an injured cat and other encounters that suggest coyotes may be in the Rosedale area. Greenbelts, like Shoal Creek, are known to be attractive to the animal. The city says coyote sightings happen throughout the county and ask that we report them to help authorities know where to place traps. This brochure and the city’s page on the subject provide information, including dos and don’ts on how to avoid and help deal with this Texas native. Please read and call 311 if you see a coyote.

The Mosquitoes are Coming

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I know what you are thinking,“already”? Sadly, yes. It is finally nice enough to enjoy the outdoors and normally we have at least a few weekends before they get out of control. Yesterday, however, we went out to dump the
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Developer plan for ‘The Grove at Shoal Creek’

Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 5.12.23 PMThanks to Alison Beck, a RosedaleNA Steering Committee member who attended the presentation last night, we have the following update on Milestone’s plans for the vacant land. Please take a moment to read through her notes and visit the websites listed. We need input to take back to the developers before they finalize their plans with the City. If you have any questions you can contact me directly at [email protected] for more info.

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RNA Meeting Minutes for March 2015 posted

rnameetingnotesThe minutes for the Rosedale Neighborhood Association meeting on March 23rd have been posted. Highlights include: A couple of special guests from Austin’s code enforcement department; Reports on the It’s My Park Day and the ribbon cutting ceremony held for all the work on Ramsey Park; A variance request for a unique home/lot in the neighborhood; New moderators for the listserv; The temporary closure of one block of 39th Street; A flood mitigation resolution from the ANC; and an upcoming meeting to be hosted by Milestone to introduce an initial master plan concept for the previous state land at 45th and Bull Creek. This site maintains minutes for many of the RNA meetings from the past few years, including these minutes for the March 2015 meeting.

Invitation to review BullCreek at 45th conceptual master plan

conceptreviewThe developer of what was state land at 45th and Bull Creek has announced a meeting to review a conceptual master plan. Details of the planned meeting are on the main page of milestonebullcreek.com, and in an email sent out by the developer. The meeting will be Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm in the Smith Auditorium at Congregation Beth Israel (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd). The invitation indicates that MileStone will review the Conceptual Master Plan for the development of the site.