The minutes for the June 2014 meeting of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association have been posted. Topics discussed at this month’s meeting included projects the city has going on about 1) rules regarding “Granny Flats” (Accessory Dwelling Units), 2) CodeNEXT, and 3) Neighborhood planning; The State’s potential sale of the property at Bull Creek and 45th; The development going on at 38th and Lamar; The Rosedale 4th of July Carnival; and the Ramsey Park renovations project.
If you see people walking around Rosedale with stacks of paper, they’re just volunteers delivering the July 2014 Rosedalian, the semiannual newsletter of the neighborhood association. This newsletter, and back issues, are available online. This issue is being accompanied by a flyer with details of a program to help the Ramsey Park fund raising through the purchase of a custom engraved brick, perfect as a long term memorial, to promote a business, or just for fun.
Make plans now to join your neighbors at the biggest Rosedale event of the year: the July 4th Carnival in (and around) Ramsey Park. The schedule for the event is below. Given the event’s size and scope, donations and volunteers are crucial. To donate baked goods and sliced watermelon, please contact Felicia Adams at [email protected]. Volunteers are needed to help with carnival games, set up and clean up.
The City of Austin is working on rewriting our Land Development Code (CodeNext) and is also working on Neighborhood Planning in north Austin. As part of CodeNext, the City is requesting that neighborhoods participate in the “Community Character in a Box” activity. This activity can be a great way to get the neighborhood discussing what Rosedale wants to see in our Neighborhood Plan.
There will be a meeting of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association on Monday, June 23th, 2014. The meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. and typically is over by around 8:00. The meeting is held at the Yarborough Branch of the Austin Public Library. All are welcome to come! The agenda is below.
In case you missed it, overnight between June 12th and ‘Friday the 13th’ a major storm blew through Rosedale, felling trees and limbs, and cutting off power to many. While there may not have been the tornado that Burnet County endured, here in the neighborhood falling trees damaged at least one house and car. Power was out for some for over twelve hours. The Austin Energy web page for reporting and checking on outages showed scores of houses in the hood without power.
Back on May 11th a storm knocked down a major tree limb in Ramsey Park and damaged a bench. The city inspected those (and other) trees in the park, and identified three that need to come down (for safety sake) and others that need trimming. Starting June 9th the city was in the park to start that work. They say that with the number of trees needing to be trimmed and the work effort involved in taking down the three big trees, this trim work may take up to two weeks. The park is open and usable but the city asks that we steer clear where work going on.
It’s been hard to miss all the vacant businesses at the corner of 38th Street and North Lamar, until recently a strip mall with the quaint name of Lamar Village. As previously reported the exodus is part of a new vertical mixed-use project to be called Lamar Central.
With demolition set to begin June 16th, the developer, Highland Resources, wants to connect with surrounding neighbors and businesses to answer questions and ensure the lines of communication remain open during the year or so of construction on the project. Continue reading
[UPDATE: per a news item from June 9, Ramsey Pool is still planning to open on the 9th.] Ramsey pool is scheduled to open for the season Monday, June 9th at 11am. The delayed opening is the result of a lifeguard shortage. The City of Austin has a web page that details the dates and hours for the Rosedale neighborhood pool. The opening and closing dates for the pool were adjusted this year to coincide with AISD’s summer vacation.