NWACA Blog

  • Presentations from NWACA 2017 Annual Meeting

    Published on: May 12, 2017

    NWACA Annual Neighborhood Meeting Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM See the slide presentations from the meeting here: 2017-NWACA-Annual-Meeting-slides 2017-NWACA-Annual-Meeting-OakWilt...

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  • AISD Community Engagement Meetings – May, 2017

    Published on: May 9, 2017

    AISD Community Engagement - Designing our Future Schools! AISD Staff and FABPAC members are so grateful to everyone who has and is participating in the Facility Master Plan updates and now potential bond projects! We know that May is a...

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  • Traffic Survey Open through 5/30/2017

    Published on: May 3, 2017

    The NWACA Board is considering a project proposal from a NWACA member that would allow NWACA to hire a constable to patrol the entire neighborhood on a regular basis and to issue tickets for both moving and non-moving violations. There...

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  • Austin Oaks PUD Approved on April 13, 2017

    Published on: April 19, 2017

    At its meeting last week, the Austin City Council passed a PUD ordinance for the Austin Oaks site. After making several amendments, Council voted 8-2 in favor of the PUD. (Councilmember Pool was out of town.) For more detail about...

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  • 4th of July Float Contest – Get Started Now!

    Published on: April 17, 2017

    While the 4th of July is still in the distance, it's time to start thinking about what your group of neighbors would like to enter into the contest! Whether you put your float on a trailer or a truck or...

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  • 2017 Neighborhood Interest Survey Results

    Published on: March 10, 2017

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the annual survey of neighborhood interests. We're pleased to know that you prefer having us use North Hills Drive for the 4th of July Parade, so the Parade Committee will make it the...

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  • Austin Oaks on March 2 Council Agenda – recent discussions

    Published on: February 28, 2017

    In the last several weeks, members of the NWACA Board and of the Zoning Committee have met with the Mayor and members of City Council to discuss the plans for Austin Oaks. We have reiterated our support for the outcome...

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  • Murchison Playground Survey is Open

    Published on: February 27, 2017

    The NWACA Parks Committee is conducting a survey about the plans for a new playground to be constructed next to Murchison Pool. Please take the survey and give us your input by March 15. Murchison Playground Survey...

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  • Presentation from Jan 22 Town Hall on Austin Oaks PUD

    Published on: February 13, 2017

    Neighbors have asked that we post the presentation that was given at the NWACA Town Hall held on January 22, 2017. Please see the document here...

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  • 2017 NWACA Interest Survey Now Available

    Published on: February 8, 2017

    Our annual survey for NWACA is now available at this link, giving you the opportunity to give us guidance on where to run this year's parade and a whole host of other items. Please take the survey by the end...

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  • Area Crime Statistics for 2016

    Published on: January 19, 2017

    Thanks to Parker Blevins for attending the quarterly APD Commander's Forum for our area of Austin. He provided this summary document from APD, showing the crime statistics for 2016. Our area is in Region 1, Baker (the center columns of...

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  • Results Posted for December/January Austin Oaks Survey

    Published on: January 18, 2017

    During December, 2016 and early January, 2017, NWACA conducted a survey of the neighborhood regarding the final plans submitted for the Austin Oaks PUD. The survey asked about aspects of the proposed PUD and concerns about it, as well as...

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  • Austin Oaks PUD Town Hall on January 22, 2017

    Published on: January 10, 2017

    On January 22 NWACA Board members will host a town hall meeting to discuss the status of the Austin Oaks PUD proposal and to answer questions from the audience. We held such a meeting in December, and it was well-received....

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  • Austin Oaks Survey Available Now through January 9, 2017

    Published on: December 10, 2016

    Spire Realty, the owner of Austin Oaks, finalized its submissions to the City regarding the Austin Oaks Planned Unit Development (PUD) on December 7, 2016. NWACA is surveying NWACA residents for feedback on the alternatives that are now before City...

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  • Background – Hotel Proposed for Spicewood Springs Road

    Published on: November 30, 2016

    A landowner has submitted a site plan to the City of Austin for development of an 11-story hotel on Spicewood Springs Road. The property is in the City's ETJ (extra-territorial jurisdiction), so the City's rules about zoning do not apply....

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  • Bull Creek Park Input Sessions

    Published on: October 11, 2016

    The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) will host two community meetings to present concepts for the Bull Creek Master Plan. The Plan will serve as a guide for future park renovations and development. Bull Creek District Park - Community...

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  • Bull Creek Park Survey Results

    Published on: October 11, 2016

    The Austin Parks and Recreation Department kicked-off the Bull Creek District Park planning process on September 17, 2016. Parks and Recreation Department staff conducted outreach and a park user survey in Bull Creek District Park. The survey was also made...

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  • Austin Oaks Summary Chart

    Published on: October 10, 2016

    This chart summarizes data about the proposed Austin Oaks PUD over the last two years. It shows the current state of the site and key elements of the proposed changes from three points in time. The first point in time...

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  • Local School Carnivals in October

    Published on: October 2, 2016

    October means falling temperatures, harvest decorations, and school carnivals in NWACA! Doss Elementary presents the H’Owl on Sunday, October 30th from 2-5pm Doss has grown – and so has the H’Owl. The entire campus will be covered with activities and...

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  • AISD Facilities and Bond Planning Bulletin 1

    Published on: September 28, 2016

    AISD provided the following information yesterday: Facilities and Bond Planning Bulletin #1 This bulletin is the first in a series that you will receive over the course of our planning process. Videos Explaining the Planning Process The district developed videos...

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  • NWACA Board Resolution on Austin Oaks Submission – 9/14/16

    Published on: September 22, 2016

    At its September 14, 2016 NWACA Board meeting, the Board adopted the following resolution regarding the Austin Oaks latest PUD submission (as of 9/1/16): RESOLUTION NO. 2016‐5 WHEREAS, on February 10, 2016, the Northwest Austin Civic Association (NWACA) Board of...

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  • Austin Oaks at Environmental Commission 9/21/16

    Published on: September 22, 2016

    The Austin Oaks PUD was discussed last night (9/21/16) in the first of the public hearings in the zoning process. The Environmental Commission considered the case, with testimony from the City, the applicant, and neighbors. The Commission decided to refer...

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  • Garage Sale Thanks and Photos

    Published on: September 21, 2016

    Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's NWACA Neighborhood Garage Sales. We've had reports of hundreds of dollars of goods sold... and nice clean garages afterward! See a few photos of the day in our Photo Gallery...

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  • Locations for September 17 NWACA Neighborhood Garage Sales

    Published on: September 11, 2016

    Here's where you'll find the garage sales on Saturday September 17th from 8am to Noon, as NWACA again promotes garage sales in our neighborhood: Addresses of Sales 1 4501 Autumnleaf Hollow 2 4907 Backtrail 3 4305 Bamford Drive 4 6213...

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  • September 10 Bull Creek District Park Master Planning Session

    Published on: August 31, 2016

    We received this announcement from the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department today, regarding upcoming improvements to Bull Creek District Park. Please come and give them your ideas. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department will kick off the Bull...

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  • 8/30/16 Update on Far West Construction

    Published on: August 30, 2016

    We got an update today from the City of Austin regarding the timing on the work on Far West Boulevard, which updates the message from August 25th. Here is their message: The Austin Water project to provide improved water pressure...

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  • 8/25/16 Update on Water Line Upgrade

    Published on: August 30, 2016

    (updated) We checked in with our contact at the City of Austin to get an update on the work being done in our neighborhood on the Spicewood Springs Pump Station improvements, and we received this information. The site locations #2...

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  • Doss Meet the Teacher August 19, 2016

    Published on: August 16, 2016

    Doss Elementary has a kickoff event this Friday, so be alert to the additional traffic you might notice, and be prepared to help the new families find their way to school. See the Neighbor_Business Letter for more details....

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  • Neighborhood Garage Sales Signups by Sept. 10

    Published on: August 16, 2016

    If you're planning to hold a garage sale as part of the 2016 NWACA Neighborhood Garage Sales, it's time to sign up. Use the form on this web site and sign up no later than September 10, 2016. See the...

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  • 2016 Project Funds Available

    Published on: August 6, 2016

    The NWACA Board is making funds available for special projects in our neighborhood. If you have a proposal for a project that could benefit the neighborhood, please put together your application by August 31. For more information, please see this...

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  • Austin Oaks PUD TIA Updated July 27

    Published on: July 27, 2016

    Spire submitted and updated Traffic Impact Analysis today. The documents are available on the Austin Oaks Charrette page....

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  • Burning Banned in City Parks – Wildfire Concern

    Published on: July 22, 2016

    On July 15, the Parks and Recreation Department issued a Parks Burning Restriction within all City parkland that took immediate affect. Smoking, open fires and grilling (with the exception of propane grills and stoves) are not allowed on all City-owned...

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  • Bacteria at Bull Creek District Park – July 22

    Published on: July 22, 2016

    The City of Austin is asking people not to swim at Bull Creek District Park due to high levels of bacteria being detected. This bacteria may cause illness, so swimming and contact with the water are not recommended. See this...

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  • Austin Oaks PUD Update 4 Submitted on July 13, 2016

    Published on: July 13, 2016

    Today Spire Realty submitted Update 4 to the Austin Oaks PUD application, responding to the set of comments from City staff on July 1. You can read and/or download the files on the Austin Oaks Charrette web page...

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  • Last T-shirt Pickup – July 3

    Published on: July 2, 2016

    Last t-shirt pickups and sales before July 4 will be Sunday, July 3. 1:00-3:00 - in front of Austin Emergency Center on Far West 6:30-7:30 - in the Doss parking lot Still have shirts for sale in these sizes: Adult...

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  • City Comments on PUD Application Published

    Published on: July 1, 2016

    Today, the City published its Master Comments Report on the April Update #3 for the Austin Oaks PUD. This report includes all the comments from City staff in their various specialty areas. To read the report or download it, go...

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  • Calling All 4th of July Floats!

    Published on: May 25, 2016

    It's time to get your float ideas together for the 4th of July Parade! See the parade float rules and guidelines Take part in the float contest by completing this July 4th Parade Float Contest Entry Form - 2016 in...

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  • 2016 4th of July Parade Route

    Published on: May 21, 2016

    Because of the water system work that is being done on Far West Boulevard this summer, we've had to change the route for the 4th of July parade this year. See the details here: NWACAJuly4parade_2016 route. These are the key...

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  • NWACA Annual Meeting – May 5, 2016

    Published on: April 15, 2016

    The Annual NWACA Neighborhood Meeting will be held Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. All residents of NWACA are invited to attend. Dell Jewish Community Campus Community Room 7300 Hart Lane Agenda: 7:00 Welcome - Chris Hajdu,...

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  • NWACA Board Resolution on Austin Oaks Charrette

    Published on: February 19, 2016

    At its February 10, 2016 monthly meeting, the NWACA Board of Directors passed this resolution endorsing the charrette process and supporting the outcome of the Austin Oaks charrette....

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  • City Plan for Restriping on Mesa

    Published on: February 18, 2016

    The City's Traffic Engineer has decided that parking will remain on both sides of the street on Mesa Drive between Far West and Cat Mountain Drive, that the bike lane will be widened from 6 feet to 9 feet (narrowing...

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  • Summary of the Austin Oaks Charrette

    Published on: February 10, 2016

    A summary of the January 25-29, 2016 Austin Oaks Charrette has been posted to the charrette web page. Please see the Summary of the Charrette tab here....

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  • Tuesday Charrette Design Alternatives Posted

    Published on: January 27, 2016

    The design alternatives generated on Tuesday are now available, as part of the presentation that was given Tuesday night to about 100 neighbors who came to participate in the pin-up review sessions. See those designs and their descriptions, as well...

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  • Monday January 25 Charrette Posting

    Published on: January 26, 2016

    The charrette web page now has a summary of the first day of the charrette, as well as copies of the updated OSMs from this morning's discussion and copies of all the presentations of the day. Go to Charrette Page...

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  • OSM Final Draft Posted

    Published on: January 22, 2016

    In the Vision and Values workshops, many neighbors joined with the Charrette Working Group to contribute input to the Objectives, Strategies, and Measures (OSMs) that will be used at next week’s Austin Oaks Charrette Design Workshop. Hundreds of comments have...

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  • BCA Meeting January 19, 2016

    Published on: January 14, 2016

    The Balcones Civic Association invites all neighbors to join them for their quarterly meeting: Tuesday, January 19 7-9 PM St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Room B18 and B19 8134 Mesa Drive See presenters and agenda here...

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  • Agenda for Jan 12 Austin Oaks Vision and Values Workshop

    Published on: January 9, 2016

    A detailed agenda has been developed for the Vision and Values Workshop next Tuesday, January 12. The session is from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Austin Board of Realtors Building at 4800 Spicewood Springs Road. All neighbors are...

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  • Update on OSMs for Austin Oaks Charrette

    Published on: January 8, 2016

    Development of the Objectives, Strategies, and Measures (OSMs) for the Austin Oaks charrette is continuing to move forward as we approach the charrette date. At this point, there is a draft OSM list created by the Charette Working Group (the...

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  • Austin Oaks Visions and Values Workshop – Dec 16

    Published on: December 11, 2015

    All residents of the neighborhoods surrounding Austin Oaks are invited to attend the Vision and Values Workshop, to learn more about the upcoming charrette and to provide your input on what you would like to see at that site. Results...

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  • Results of 2015 Neighborhood Interest Survey

    Published on: December 9, 2015

      Results are now available for the 2015 NWACA survey of Neighborhood Interests and Concerns. A summary of all responses to the questions:  2015 NWACA Interest Survey Results and a list of the comments provided for the final open question:...

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  • Austin Oaks Charrette Neighborhood Update

    Published on: November 19, 2015

    Save the Date: During the week of January 24-29, 2016, the owner of the Austin Oaks site and the neighborhood stakeholders surrounding the site will participate in a design charrette in a collaborative effort to create a consensus-based design for...

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  • BOPA event is setting up

    Published on: November 7, 2015

    Since we don't see a dounpour (at least not just now) at 7 AM, we'll be setting up at Doss for today's BOPA event. Come bring your old batteries, oil, paint and antifreeze!...

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  • 10/27/15 Meeting about Austin Oaks Charrette

    Published on: October 29, 2015

    On Tuesday, October 27, the group of neighborhood representatives met again with Michael Whellan and Jon Ruff, to begin the planning for the neighborhood charrette for Austin Oaks. Ben Luckens, one of our neighbors who is a City Planning consultant...

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  • COA Restricted Front and Side Yard Parking

    Published on: October 27, 2015

    NWACA received this notice from the City of Austin regarding off-street parking. The link internal to the message indicates that our area has already been "opted-in" to this parking restriction ordinance. This is passed on to the community as an...

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  • October 27 Planning Commission to Consider STR Type 2 License Suspension

    Published on: October 24, 2015

    The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a code amendment to suspend the issuance of new Type 2 short term rental (STR) licenses at its next meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 27,...

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  • Wildfire Prevention Tip # 24: Virtuous Firewise Pyramid

    Published on: October 21, 2015

    NWACA is a neighborhood with families occupying more than 4,000 homes, and we have some of the most beautiful trees and vegetation in the State of Texas. However, NWACA is also designated as one of the most potentially dangerous urban...

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  • Austin Drainage Charge Calculation

    Published on: October 21, 2015

    The City of Austin has a web page dedicated to information about the City’s Drainage Charge: www.austintexas.gov/drainagecharge The site now contains a map-based tool that should be useful to everyone who is interested in how the fee will affect that...

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  • Email: Whellan and City Staff on pause in rezoning application

    Published on: October 8, 2015

    From Michael Whellan on Thu 10/8/2015 11:44 AM: Please see Tori Haase’s response to my inquiry regarding work on the zoning application and my response to her inquiry of me. Thanks. MJW. From: Whellan, Michael Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2015...

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  • Locations of Garage Sales on October 3

    Published on: October 1, 2015

    Here's a link to a map of locations for Saturday's NWACA Garage Sales: http://tinyurl.com/NWACA2015GarageSales. Zoom in or click on a bubble to see the address for each one. Here's a list of all of the addresses, in case that's easier...

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  • New Austin Oaks PUD Lawyer

    Published on: October 1, 2015

    We’ve received a notice from Michael Whellan from the law firm of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody that he is replacing Drenner Group as the representative for Spire Realty for the Austin Oaks property. He has called a meeting of...

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  • STRs an Issue in Barcelona, too

    Published on: October 1, 2015

    A neighbor on tour in Baracelona, Spain recently was intrigued to learn what was going on at one of the City squares, where there was a large crowd gathered, protesting some concern. Getting closer, he found they were focused on...

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  • Austin Oaks Educational Impact Statement available

    Published on: September 21, 2015

    The AISD Educational Impact Statement is now available. It was intended to be in the Drenner Group submission published earlier by the City staff, but the wrong file was included....

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  • Wildfire Prevention Tip #23: Financial Reasons to be Firewise

    Published on: September 16, 2015

    NWACA’s Wildfire Prevention Committee continues to encourage the neighborhood to be aware of the risks of wildfires to the whole neighborhood. With the ongoing drought, our landscapes and green spaces become excellent fuel for fires that might be triggered from...

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  • Bond Election Forum October 6 7-9 PM

    Published on: September 15, 2015

    This November, Travis County voters will be asked to approve the issuance of $287,275,000 in bonds to pay for a new Civil and Family Courts Complex. Proponents claim this is desperately needed because of the unsafe and overwhelmed conditions of...

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  • Sign up Now for Neighborhood Garage Sales

    Published on: September 1, 2015

    Saturday, October 3 from 8AM to Noon, there will be garage sales held by neighbors throughout NWACA. Each participating family holds the sale in their own garage or front yard, or perhaps joins a neighbor to hold the sale. All...

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  • July and August Austin Oaks PUD Updates

    Published on: August 28, 2015

    Seven items have been added to the Library materials for the Austin Oaks PUD, a consolidated set of comments from the City Planning and Zoning Department regarding the April update from Drenner Group: 2015 07 16 Staff Comments and the...

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  • Community Meeting on Austin Oaks PUD Sept. 8

    Published on: August 22, 2015

    Community Meeting for all Area Neighborhoods Tuesday September 8 – 7:00 – 8:30 Austin Board of Realtors Building 4800 Spicewood Springs Road Hosted by Balcones Civic Association; everyone welcome. City Staff from Zoning and Planning will talk about the Austin...

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  • Wildfire Prevention Tip #22: Insuring Valuables

    Published on: August 16, 2015

    A previous article addressed using home insurance policies to cover your valuables so that their value would be documented and your investment protected through your insurance company and/or the use of fire-rated safes. Much of the contents in your home...

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  • Sign up now for October 6 National Night Out

    Published on: August 7, 2015

      National Night Out 2015 in Texas is Tuesday, October 6th, with neighborhood parties from 7 PM to 9 PM. National Night Out (NNO) is a great opportunity for neighbors to get to know one another and to strengthen neighborhood...

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  • Second Plan for Parking and Bike Lanes on Mesa Drive

    Published on: July 23, 2015

    Based on public input the Austin Transportation Department has revised its plans for parking restrictions as they restripe Mesa Drive between Cat Mountain and Far West. This is the new parking plan: See this link for more information: 2015 Mesa...

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  • Wildfire Prevention Tip #21: Protect Your Valuables with a Fireproof Safe

    Published on: July 20, 2015

    The NWACA Newsletter has provided articles for about two years on how to protect your home and property from urban wildfires…however, there are times when you can’t stop fate and your home is destroyed by fire. So how do you...

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  • Summer Vacation – Crime Prevention Tips

    Published on: June 30, 2015

    July and August are two of the most common months for family summer vacations, and, unfortunately, for burglaries. The links below have great tips for preventing burglary while you are away on vacation. Chief among the tips are these: Make...

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  • Wildfire Prevention Tip #20 – Water is Crucial

    Published on: June 22, 2015

    In the Sunday June 7, 2015 Austin American-Statesman, there was a front-page article entitled “Will Quenching Last?” It spoke in-depth to the rainfall and floods of the month of May, asking if those had stopped the drought. The short answer...

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  • Drenner PUD Survey Results Report

    Published on: June 17, 2015

    Littlefield Consulting has published a results report of the phone survey conducted throughout District 10 for Drenner Group on May 17-18, 2015, regarding the Austin Oaks PUD. Read the report here: Littlefield Report...

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  • June 16 ZAP Hearing Canceled

    Published on: June 16, 2015

    We have received a message from Patricia Seeger, Vice-chair of the Zoning and Platting Commission that tonight's hearing has been canceled. The Austin Oaks PUD item will be rescheduled to a future ZAP meeting....

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  • NWACA Board Resolution on Austin Oaks PUD Issued

    Published on: June 16, 2015

    At its June 10, 2015 meeting, the NWACA Board of Directors reviewed the status of the rezoning request for the Austin Oaks property at Spicewood Springs Road and Mopac, considered input from the neighborhood, and discussed next steps the Board...

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  • Wildfire Prevention Tip #19 Debunking Wildfire Myths

    Published on: June 15, 2015

    A myth is defined as “a widely held but false belief or idea, a misrepresentation of the truth, an exaggerated or idealized conception of a person or thing.” With the ever-increasing wildfire events around the United States and local fires...

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  • Transportation Department Open House June 24 – Mesa Drive Changes

    Published on: June 10, 2015

    The City will host an open house concerning the restriping of Mesa Drive between Far West Boulevard and Cat Mountain Drive, for parking and bicycle lanes: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Old Quarry Branch library 7051 Village Center Drive In the...

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  • June Newsletter error and fix

    Published on: June 8, 2015

    Page 7 of the June NWACA Nwsletter has an article about affordability help, but it gives the wrong phone number to call. Instead of 311, please call 512-494-9400 to talk with a City representative about the utlity bill....

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  • Neighborhood Association Leaders Met on 5/30/15

    Published on: June 3, 2015

    On Saturday, 5/30/15, leaders from the 4 neighborhood associations surrounding the  Austin Oaks property (NWACA, Balcones Civic Association, Allandale Neighborhood Association, and North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association) again met to talk about the Austin Oaks PUD. We discussed: • the...

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  • Austin Oaks TIA Report Released

    Published on: May 29, 2015

    We received a paper copy of the latest Austin Oaks Traffic Impact Analysis yesterday - a 40-page report with a 3-inch binder of appendices. The Executive Summary and two key exhibits have been scanned and put online, so that you...

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  • Background Information Added for Austin Oaks PUD

    Published on: May 28, 2015

    To help with questions from the neighborhood, we've added several documents to the Resource Library. What is the timeline for decision-making on the PUD? Timeline for AO PUD - v2 What is possible under current zoning on the Austin Oaks...

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  • 2015 Annual Meeting Files Posted

    Published on: May 21, 2015

    For those who were unable to attend the May 14, NWACA Annual Meeting, you may want to review the presentations and handouts from the meeting. See these files for the details: Slides: 2015 05 14 NWACA Annual Meeting slides Handouts:...

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  • Wildfire Prevention Tip #19 – Avoid the Myths

    Published on: May 21, 2015

    A myth is defined as “a widely held but false belief or idea, a misrepresentation of the truth, an exaggerated or idealized conception of a person or thing.” With the ever-increasing wildfire events around the United States and local fires...

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  • Key Points about NWACA and the Austin Oaks PUD

    Published on: May 13, 2015

    To clarify for everyone what the NWACA Board and the Ad Hoc PUD Committee have been and are doing with respect to the Austin Oaks PUD, the Committee has put together the key points below. At the Annual Meeting tomorrow...

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  • Recent Meetings about the PUD

    Published on: May 4, 2015

    Neighbors, Based on authorization from the NWACA Board upon reviewing the results of the latest survey, members of the NWACA Ad Hoc PUD Committee and a NWACA Zoning Co-chair have had two meetings regarding the PUD over the last four...

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  • Wildfire Prevention Tip #18 – Using the Plan

    Published on: May 1, 2015

    Over the last two years, two plans have been developed that help residents and homes of NWACA prepare to survive a wildfire. Each plan is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The overarching CWPP was developed by a joint task...

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  • Sign up for your Free Wildfire Risk Assessment

    Published on: April 20, 2015

    The NWACA Wildfire Prevention Committee is working the Austin Fire Department's Wildfire Division to establish Firewise Communities throughout NWACA, enabling local residents to make their homes fire-adapted and resistant to the threat of wildfire.To get a free risk assessment for...

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  • March 2015 Austin Oaks PUD Survey Results

    Published on: April 9, 2015

    During the month of March, 2015, NWACA ran a survey for the neighborhood to respond to changes proposed by the developer in December 2014 to the PUD zoning application for the Austin Oaks property. See the following documents for the...

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  • Updates to the Overlook at Spicewood Springs

    Published on: April 3, 2015

    Attached are two files that reflect updates to the plans under discussion for the Overlook at Spicewood Springs (4920 Spicewood Springs Road). One is a subdivision plat, showing the property that is the subject of a rezoning request, along with...

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  • Wildfire Prevention Tip #17 – What to Do When the Wildfire Comes

    Published on: February 23, 2015

    First, you should have already done all of the fire-damage prevention to your home talked about in the previous tips. Those “tips” helped you harden your home against urban wildfires and their deadly embers, by working on the landscape and vegetation-intense...

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  • Safety Tip: Secure Your Garage Door

    Published on: February 18, 2015

    A very vulnerable part of a home is the garage door. Those with glass panels or windows can show the thief just what we have; those with a common type of garage door opener can be compromised by a thief...

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  • Wildfire Prevention Tip #16 – Be Sure Your Home Is Not a Source of Fire

    Published on: January 27, 2015

      NWACA has been diligent over the past few years in getting the Austin Fire Department, the Texas Forest Service, the City of Austin, Travis County and others to educate all of us in the dangers of urban wildfire. We’re...

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  • Front Yard Fridays – Try it!

    Published on: December 23, 2014

    Front Yard Fridays - Try it! NWACA neighbors on Glen Ridge Drive have started a fun way to meet the neighbors. They call it "Front Yard Fridays." NWACA Board member Shannon Meroney created the concept and started it with a...

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  • Map of APD Patrol Boundaries

    Published on: December 18, 2014

    On December 17, 2014, the APD changed the boundaries of its patrol areas, and now all of NWACA is covered in the Baker area of Region 1. Attached is a map of the new APD sectors, so that you see...

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  • Doss Murchison Traffic Study Update – November 7, 2014

    Published on: December 5, 2014

    Attached is a November 7, 2014 report and findings from a Traffic Study conducted by the City Transportation and Public Works Departments. These are the key observations: "The street network cannot accommodate the existing traffic demand during peak school periods...

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  • Austin Oaks PUD – Official Update – Nov. 24, 2014

    Published on: November 24, 2014

    NWACA wishes to assure you that we continue to proceed exactly as communicated to our community regarding this matter: To date, we have: Conducted a Community Forum on the Austin Oaks (AO) PUD. Conducted a survey to get the community's...

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  • Wildfire Prevention Tip #15: Fire Embers and Snowflakes

    Published on: October 27, 2014

    It is generally acknowledged by firefighters and fire experts that embers from a wild fire are more dangerous to homes and structures than the actual flames from the wildfire. Why is this? Well, the flight characteristics of fire embers are...

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  • Changes to City of Austin Roles Regarding Deer

    Published on: October 21, 2014

    The City of Austin has now changed some of the roles responsible for matters relating to deer in our neighborhoods, responding to recommendations of the Deer Working Group. Effective 10/1/13, enforcement of the Intentional Feeding of Deer Ordinance (Chapter 10-8)...

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  • Results of 2014 Survey of Issues

    Published on: September 29, 2014

    In late August and early September, 2014, NWACA conducted a survey of all households in the NWACA boundaries, gathering opinions about the proposed Austin Oaks PUD and asking for ratings on topics of interest for NWACA’s work in the coming...

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