Open House for Proposed San Jacinto Blvd. Project July 8

The Open House for the proposed San Jacinto Boulevard project Dean Keeton Street to Speedway is scheduled for Wednesday July 8, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E 41st Street.

We hope to see you there.

HNA Zoning Committee Meeting July 6

HNA Zoning Agenda

July 6, 2015 

Time: 6:45pm         Location: Hancock Recreation Center basement


  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Approve minutes from June 8, 2015
  3. Action Item: Discuss, revise, and review the proposed SF3 Zoning Ordinance Resolution and any revisions or modifications to the SF3 Zoning Ordinance Resolution.
  4. Action Item: Proceed with recommendations to the HNA membership regarding the SF3 Zoning Ordinance Resolution as an action item for adoption by the HNA Membership at the July meeting.
  5. Neighborhood Communication-Three minutes to address any zoning item.
  6. New Business-Future agenda items
  7. Adjourn

HNA Zoning Committee Minutes for June 8, 2015

HNA Zoning Committee Minutes: June 8, 2015

  1. Approval of Minutes from May 4,2015. Vote: 6-0
  2. Action Item #3: approve proposal on SF3 Zoning changes to the Duplex category
    in the Land Development Code. Vote: 6-0
  3. Action Item #4: approval to present SF3 Zoning changes and make recommendation to the HNA membership at the July meeting regarding the specific revisions to the Duplex category in the Land Development Code. Vote 6-0
  4. ZC member, James Harkrider, informed the ZC of a new tool to search permits.
    This link will be sent all the ZC members in order to download on personal computers.
  5. Meeting Adjourned at 8:09pm.

4th of July Parade and Picnic!

Dear Neighbors,

On Saturday, July 4th at 10:00 am, we will enjoy the the 5th annual Hancock Neighborhood Association 4th of July Parade and Picnic at the Lee Elementary playground. If you plan to attend, please consider lending a hand to help make this a fun event for all of our families.

We are asking neighbors to bring the following items to make this an enjoyable event for all. Please let me know if you can bring any:

  • card tables or outdoor tables so that we can serve food
  • a pickup truck or van to pick up tables and coolers from neighbors who can't bring them in small cars
  • large trash cans to collect trash and recycling
  • a large cooler to hold ice and water
  • donations of food and beverages (watermelon, chips, water, lemonade, hot dogs and condiments, desserts)
  • paper plates, napkins or cups

We will also need volunteers to pull the event together. Please let me know if you can help with any of the following:

  • putting yard signs around the neighborhood the week before the parade (20 minutes)
  • putting flags in yards along the parade route (8 blocks, 20 minutes)
  • setting up tables and putting out food the morning of the parade (30 minutes)
  • removing flags and signs from around the neighborhood after the parade (30 minutes)
  • removing tables and decorations after the event, helping neighbors pack their cars

Your help would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Melissa Linden at mkalinden (at)

All families and pets are invited to participate in the parade or to cheer on the participants along the route. The parade route will begin at the Lee Elementary School parking lot on Harris Avenue and travel west on Harris Avenue, north on Woodrow Street, west on Texas Avenue, south on Montrose, and then follow Harris Avenue back to Lee Elementary. At the school we will enjoy snacks, watermelon, lemonade, cold water, entertainment for the kids and more!


CoA Planning Commission to Consider Parkland Amendment June 23

Public hearing will be held to consider a proposed amendment to Austin's Land Development Code. The proposed amendment will consider an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-1 relating to Parkland Dedication and associated Parkland fees. The Planning Commission will consider the amendment on June 23, 2015 at 301 West 2nd Street (City Hall) beginning at 6:00 pm. Members of the public will be heard during the public hearing. Call Ricardo Soliz at Parks Dept for more information: 512.974-9452.

Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program Update

Information provided by "Alan Hughes, P.E." <>

Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program

Draft Recommendations Coming This Fall

Traffic congestion and road safety are concerns shared by most Austinites who live, work, and play along "The Drag.” Improving conditions along the Guadalupe corridor could take some stress out of commuting, or just make it easier to drop in for lunch. To address these challenges, last November the City of Austin launched the Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program, to help identify short-term to long-term transportation improvements to enhance mobility, safety, and quality of life along one of Austin's most treasured urban landscapes.

Finding the right solutions means hearing straight from those who navigate the corridor. Since the launch, the City has continued to gather community input and make progress on developing improvement recommendations. In February, the project team held a series of small-group meetings with area stakeholders. Among the discussions, participants considered priorities, constraints, and ideas for all modes of travel along the corridor.

Throughout the project, the City of Austin has listened to the community and encouraged input on how to enhance the Guadalupe corridor for pedestrians, bicycles, public transportation, and vehicles. Opportunities have included an Online Survey and an Open House Meeting on December 3, 2014. More than 780 participants took the survey from November 15, 2014 to February 6, 2015, and 81 attended the Open House Meeting (see pictures). The complete Online Survey results and Open House ‘Thought Wall’ Comments are now available for download.

Later this fall, the City will host a Public Meeting and Business Open House to share the identified solutions and listen to public feedback. The program recommendations are expected to be completed this winter.

To read more, please see

HNA Zoning Committee Meeting June 8

HNA Zoning Agenda

June 8, 2015 

Time: 6:45pm         Location: Hancock Recreation Center basement


  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Approve minutes from May 4, 2015
  3. Action Item: Discuss and review the proposed SF3 Zoning Ordinance draft and make recommendations related to specific revisions and modifications to the SF3 Zoning Ordinance
  4. Action Item: make recommendations to HNA Executive Officers and HNA membership regarding amended SF3 Zoning Ordinance changes to the Duplex category in the Land Development Code
  5. Discuss permit notification tool
  6. Neighborhood Communication-Three minutes to address any zoning item
  7. New Business-Future agenda items
  8. Adjourn

zoning June 2015.docx
zoning June 2015.pdf

June 2015 Newsletter

Austin Resource Recovery Begins Storm Cleanup


Call 3-1-1 to request pick up of large limbs from flood.

Austin Resource Recovery crews began responding to customer requests for storm debris removal early Monday. Customers should call 3-1-1 to request pick up of large limbs or household items damaged by flooding.

Customers should place items at the curb for collection. Items should be separated into three piles: 1. Brush and yard debris, 2. Bulk items such as furniture and 3. Household Hazardous Waste, such as paint, cleaners or pool chemicals.

Due to the significant impact from the weekend storms, it likely will take a few weeks for crews to complete the removal. Staff is working to complete the clean up as soon as possible, including seeking help from contractors. Staff is prioritizing areas that were impacted most heavily by the storms. Please, only request a pick up if your property was affected by the storms.

To find the schedule for biannual Large Brush and Bulk collection and other collection information visit this link.

Perry Estate / HNA Escrow Agreement

Escrow agreement between Perry Estate LLC (Clark Lyda, Manger) and Hancock Neighborhood Association

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