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Rosedale Neighborhood Association

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

RNA neighbor meeting – Monday, July 25

YarboroughDear Rosedale,

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on all things Rosedale on Monday evening, July 25, 2016, at 6:45 pm at the Yarborough Library on Hancock.

This month’s agenda will include:

  1. Upcoming Events: Pool Party, Ramsey Park Pool, Saturday, August 20, 2016—Richard & Kim Relph
  2. Upcoming Events: Commanders Forum, Thursday, July 28, 2016. The meeting will be held from 6:30-8:00pm at the Cornerstone Church, 1101 Reinli Street
  3. Ramsey Park—paver status from Mindy?
  4. The Grove—update from Chris & Gina
  5. Shoal Creek Blvd Bike Safety Improvements—discussion with Miller Nuttle, Bike Austin

You are welcome to bring up anything else of interest to the neighborhood and to participate in the discussion.

Hope to see you there!

 

April RNA Meeting Cancelled!

YarboroughThe Rosedale Neighborhood Association meeting scheduled for Monday, April 25, 2016 has been cancelled. The City of Austin is using the room for the local election. The next meeting will be May 23, 2016.

RNA neighbor meeting – Monday, March 28

YarboroughDear Rosedale,

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on all things Rosedale on Monday evening, March 28, 2016, at 6:45 pm at the Yarborough Library on Hancock.

This month’s agenda will include:

  • Grove BCRC updates
  • AC noise abatement efforts

We welcome discussion of anything else you are interested in bringing up… surprise us!

Please attend if you want to be in the know or participate in the discussion.

Hope to see you there!

Jeff Archer

RNA Co-President

RNA neighbor meeting – Monday, February 22

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The Rosedale Neighborhood Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on all things Rosedale on Monday evening, February 22, 2016, at 6:45 pm at the Yarborough Library on Hancock.

This month’s agenda will include:

  • A presentation introducing the city’s Smart Trips Program, by Becky Moriarty, Community Services Program Manager for the City of Austin. The program promotes alternate transportation to better manage congestion and contribute to a healthy environment. A brochure describing the program is attached. There will be an Open House for the program at the Yarborough Library (how convenient is that!) on Tuesday, February 23, from 6 pm to 7 pm.
  • An update on doings at Ramsey Park, including follow-up tree mulching planned for It’s My Park Day, Saturday, March 5, from 9 am to 1 pm. Think volunteer opportunity! See https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/15963-Ramsey-Park-Mulch-our-trees%21
  • Ongoing discussions regarding The Grove, including the current status of the proposed development, reports of recent meetings, and plans for a pedestrian-bicycle bridge over Shoal Creek.
  • A couple of pending or upcoming zoning matters, including a Board of Adjustment (BOA) Special Exception case for 1200 W. 39 1/2 St. and BOA variance case for setbacks/impervious cover for “The Village at Triangle Ave.” in the Triangle.

We welcome discussion of anything else you are interested in bringing up… surprise us!

Please attend if you want to be in the know or participate in the discussion.

Hope to see you there!

Jeff Archer

RNA Co-President

Rosedale honored by mayor at November RNA meeting

IMG_9950The minutes for the November meeting of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association are now available. The meeting was held on November 23rd at the Yarborough Library. As always all were welcome to attend.  The November meeting is also the RNA’s annual meeting, and as such included the Treasurer’s report and the nomination and voting for Steering Committee members and officers for the coming year. Also in this month’s meeting were details of recent and planned enhancements to Ramsey Park. Zoning news included a schedule change to an important Grove PUD meeting and the city’s adoption of changes to the ADU ordinance. City Council Member Sheri Gallo participated and presented the association with a proclamation from the mayor recognizing the recent tree planing day in Ramsey Park. As always this site contains the minutes for this month’s meeting plus minutes of many prior meetings and information on how to attend future meetings. Note that there will not be December meeting due to all the holidays. The next scheduled meeting is January 25, 2016.

Rosedale November 2015 newsletter delivered

november2015newsletterThe second 2015 newsletter of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association has gone out. Newsletters are hand delivered, but you can always check out this issue or previous issues on this site.

This issue reviewed the Rosedale 4th of July Carnival, including highlights and thanks to all who helped to make this year’s celebration such a success. The newsletter includes a number of items about Ramsey (and other) parks. There’s an update on what’s been added to Ramsey Park recently and what’s still to come. There are details about the fun ‘art in the park’ that we’ve been enjoying. An item called for help for an event planned (now past) to plant an additional 30+ trees in the park, and an open letter is included from the Greater Austin Parks (GAP) coalition to the Austin City Council expressing a desire that the council update the Parkland Dedication Ordinance. In RNA business, the newsletter announced the annual RNA meeting, along with the officer and steering committee member nominations for 2016. There’s a reminder call for us to pay our 2016 dues ($10 per household) to help continue the association’s work to keep Rosedale a nice place to call home.

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