Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program Update

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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

Austin Energy Tree trimming

Austin Energy will be working in the Hancock Neighborhood pruning and, if necessary, removing potentially hazardous trees from nhigh-voltage electric transmission lines. Work planners will evaluate each property to determine if tree work is necessary and, if work is required. will make every effort to contact each property owner to discuss proposed work.

Contact: Carl Schattenberg, Utility Forester 512.322.6931 or Ray Henning, Line Clearance Superintendent 512.322.6930

Reminder: Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting May 20

The Hancock Neighborhood Association will meet this Wednesday, May 20, at 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center. At this month' s meeting, we will have the first of a series of presentations on whether there are options available to prevent the loss of single family homes in older neighborhoods. The Director of Preservation Austin and the Director of Austin Historic Landmark Commission will be our guest speakers. We are looking forward to discussing ways the Hancock neighborhood might work with their organizations to prevent the demolition of older homes and the continuing loss of the architectural and historic characteristics of our neighborhood.

The meeting agenda will also include a representative from Lee Elementary School, who will discuss traffic safety and calming ideas near the school, and a report on the latest demolition permit request for a 1930s home at 3213 Harris Park Avenue and the duplex and single family construction at 3207 Liberty and 3205 Liberty.

I look forward to seeing you this Wednesday, May 20th,

Mark Harkrider

Community Input - Budget in a Box - May 28

Hi all,

This is your opportunity to express your opinion regarding how the City of Austin should direct its budget dollars. Please join staff from City Hall on Thursday, May 28th at 6:00 PM at Hancock Recreation Center. RSVP required; to sign up or learn more, call 512-974-2324 or visit

Please consider participating because your input can help determine how the Parks and Recreation Department funds the facilities and programs you desire which helps determine the fees charged for community programs.


Jessica Gilzow
Recreation Supervisor
Hancock Recreation Center
811 E. 41st Street
Austin, Texas 78751
(512) 453-7765 - office
(512) 784-1980 – mobile

HNA Executive Committee Meeting May 12

The HNA Executive Committee, at its own request, will have a special meeting via a telephone conversation on Tuesday, May 12th. If you want to join, please contact Mary Sanger.

The Exec Committee will vote on whether the Exec Committee members will send a letter to new owners of 3213 Harris Park Avenue, a 1930s single family home of architectural and historic characteristics important to maintaining the character of the neighborhood. The letter is in support of neighbors to this property who oppose the demolition of the home.

Mary Sanger on behalf of Mark

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