Category Archives: City projects

Mabel Davis Park issue is front-page news

Today’s Austin American-Statesman has an article on page A1 about neighborhood reaction to a 1.6-acre fenced off-leash area (OLA) that has been proposed for Mabel Davis Park. Sarah Coppola’s article, Planned off-leash park runs afoul of neighbors, cites the need for dog parks in a … Continue reading

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Carlson Drive hearing postponed until late July

The Planning Commission hearing on Edgewick condominiums’ request to gate Carlson Drive has been postponed again until July 24. Wendy Rhoades of the City of Austin Planning and Development Review Department, the case manager, says the case had most recently been … Continue reading

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Urban rail plan would reach more parts of city

A proposed urban rail system would have another 10 miles of track and reach into more parts of the city under a plan offered by city transportation planners. The original plan proposed electric-powered rail on 16.5 miles of track from … Continue reading

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Mabel Davis off-leash area update

Representatives of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Dept. (PARD) met at Mabel Davis Park on April 10 to talk with residents about a 1.6-acre fenced off-leash area (OLA) that has been proposed for the southwest corner of the park. This is … Continue reading

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City Council will hear requests for changes at Mabel Davis Park

On Thursday, April 5, Austin City Council passed a resolution that will require their approval for changes to the way Mabel Davis Park is used. The decision stems from community response to a proposed off-leash area (OLA) at the park. Last … Continue reading

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Brush collection begins April 2

The city will collect large brush in our area starting April 2. Have brush out by 6:30 a.m., and observe the following guidelines: Stack unbound brush along the curb. The pile should be in one row no more than 4 … Continue reading

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Planning Commission hearing on Carlson Drive postponed to April 10

The Planning Commission hearing of Edgewick condominiums’ request to block public access to Carlson Drive has been postponed for a second time. It now is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the City Council chambers in City Hall, … Continue reading

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Off leash area at Mabel Davis Park approved

The Austin Parks and Recreation Board approved new off leash areas (OLAs) at Mabel Davis Park and Yett Creek Park at their meeting on Feb. 28. Ordinarily when a city board or commission votes on a project, it makes a recommendation, and … Continue reading

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Stripes are in vogue on Parker Lane

Austin’s Bike Route 59 got new lane markings in the 0.6-mile section at the south end of Parker Lane on Thursday. New stripes mark the boundaries of two bicycle lanes, one parallel-parking lane on the west side of the road, … Continue reading

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City plans to restore Norwood House, shrink dog park

The City of Austin is planning to restore the historic Norwood House at the corner of Riverside Drive and Interstate 35, according to a Feb. 15 story in the Austin American-Statesman. The property is seen as a gateway to the city … Continue reading

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