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 and neighborhood might take. The Board agreed to issue the resolution at the link below, and is sharing it with the NWACA neighborhood, surrounding neighborhood association leaders, Councilmember Sheri Gallo and all other Council members, City Staff in the Planning and Zoning Department, and the Zoning and Platting Commissioners.
The resolution reaffirms the NWACA Board opposition to the current PUD rezoning proposal, reflecting the results of neighborhood surveys and other neighborhood feedback. Neighbors overwhelmingly oppose the current rezoning request. The resolution also requests that the City host and the developer fund a charrette process, recognizing the interest expressed in the surveys and in community discussion about working together to ensure there is responsible development of this property that is consistent with neighborhood character and needs. The community would like a say in how that development is done. The requested charrette process has been used successfully for collaboration on other land use projects in the City of Austin and throughout the country.
Read the resolution here: NWACA Board Resolution June 10 2015
For more information on charrettes, see this article: What is a Charrette Process