Meet the new Waller Creek!

You're Invited to Meet the New Waller Creek

The Waller Creek Conservancy invites you to learn about the exciting transformation coming to Waller Creek!

We're hosting a series of informational meetings around the city. These events are free and open to the public and we hope you will join us.

WCC staff, City of Austin staff, and consultants will be on hand to provide a project overview, answer questions and hear your thoughts about the Waller Creek project. Whether you're curious to learn about Waller for the first time or have been involved along the way and are looking for an update, these meetings are for you.

Wednesday, August 5th, 6 PM - 8 PM
The Thinkery
1830 Simond Ave.

Thursday, August 6th, 6 PM - 8 PM
Ann Richards School
2206 Prather Ln.

Wednesday, August 19th, 8 AM - 9:30 AM
Waller Ballroom
700 E. 6th St.

Wednesday, August 19th, 6 PM - 8 PM
ACC Eastview Campus
3401 Webberville Rd.

Please RSVP to

If you'd like to get acquainted with the project before attending, we encourage you to visit our website at If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 512-541-3520 or email us at

HNA Executive Committee Meeting August 5

The HNA Executive Committee will meet at 6:30 pm on August 5 at the Hancock Recreation Center. Agenda items include interview with potential HNA historian and discussion of items for HNA regular Sept meeting.

HNA Zoning and Development Committee August Meeting Cancelled

The HNA Zoning and Development Committee has cancelled the August 3rd meeting due to lack of any agenda items.

IH-35 plans, Deck and Riverside

Hi all,

For distribution to HNA website and maybe newspaper.

Below is a link to a Community Impact article on the latest TxDOT proposals and some initial reactions that came out today. The print version is slated for distribution later this week. Thought it would be of interest to some folks in HNA.

Also, I attended the 7/21 Community Meeting that TXDOT put on at Martin Middle School for the planned IH-35 Improvements from Holly Street to Oltorf.

Those plans can be found on Click on Austin, then the blue planned projects and click on Riverside blue dot, then downloads for the schematics to see what's up.

IH-35 bridge must widen on both service roads/pedestrian paths. The current vertical up and down creating blind curve just south of riverside will be greatly smoothed out and curve radius increased. NB Service road can go under Riverside avoiding the traffic light.


Jim Rankin
HNA Transportation Committee

HNA Resolution on Duplex Development July 15, 2015

Note from HNA President Mark Harkrider to City Council Member Kathy Tovo July 23, 2015:

Council Member Tovo:

On July 15, 2015, the Hancock Neighborhood Association passed the attached resolution asking the City Council to disallow duplex developments within the HNA boundaries. As District 9 Council member and as a resident of a nearby neighborhood, you understand the development challenges facing central Austin's older single-family neighborhoods. In the Hancock neighborhood, the new occupancy limits for unrelated adults, along with the rise in property values and taxes, have helped prevent the demolition of large numbers of single family homes to be replaced by stealth dorm duplexes. However, in recent months, we have seen investors from Houston to Midland buy single-family residences with the intent of replacing them with duplexes. At the same time, our neighborhood is also attracting young families with small children who are buying what is available. More single-family homes would be available if duplexes were not allowed in SF-3 zoning, and the Hancock neighborhood would retain its single-family characteristics which will, in turn, support our elementary school, parks and other services.

In passing this resolution, HNA members agreed with the City of Austin's Planning Commission,which in an action to stop the misuses of single-family zoned property, unanimously passed a recommendation on February 15th, 2015, for the City Council to create a new zoning category called “multi family lite” which would encompass duplexes, fourplexes. and sixplexes.

The Hancock Neighborhood Association understands the requested amendment to the SF zoning might be addressed within the CodeNext process, but at this time, HNA members ask that you convey this resolution to appropriate City staff, to the Mayor and Council Members in a manner you deem appropriate.

Best regards, Mark Harkrider
President, HNA

HNA Treasurer's Report for July 15, 2015

HNA Regular Meeting Minutes for July 15, 2015

San Jacinto Realignment: Dean Keeton to Speedway Striping

Map courtesy of Aleksiina Chapman, Active Transportation Planning and Design, City of Austin Transportation Department

Click to download the extra-wide PDF:

Reminder: Hancock Neighborhood Association meeting this Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Hancock Recreation Center

The Hancock Neighborhood Association will meet on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center. The Zoning Committee will present a resolution on SF3 Zoning changes and make recommendation to the HNA membership at the meeting regarding the specific revisions to the Duplex category in the Land Development Code.

HNA Zoning Committee Minutes for July 5, 2015

HNA Zoning Committee Minutes: July 5, 2015

1. Approval of Minutes from June 8,2015. Vote: 5-0-1

2. Action Item #3: motion carried: approved amended resolution on SF3 Zoning changes to the Duplex category in the Land Development Code. Vote: 5-0-1

3. Action Item #4: motion carried: approved amended resolution on SF3 Zoning changes to the HNA membership at the July meeting regarding the specific revisions to the Duplex category in the Land Development Code. Vote 5-0-1

4. Meeting Adjourned at 7: 59 pm.

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