4th of July Neighborhood Parade and Picnic!!

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On Thursday, July 4th at 10:00 am, the third annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic will be presented by the Hancock Neighborhood Association. Please join us for a fun-filled morning with Cupcake the Clown, Austin Fire Dept's Engine 3, and the Austin Police Department!!

In an effort to keep the cost down, each year we ask for help pulling the event together. If you plan to attend, please consider lending a hand to help make this a fun event for all of our families.

WISH LIST: (AKA: please bring them if you can!!)

* Folding Tables
* Trash Cans,
* Watermelon (already sliced even better!)
* Desserts like apple pie or cookies

We will also need volunteers to help set up, break down or prepare in the days before. Your help would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Melissa Linden at mkalinden (at) gmail.com

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 watermelon, lemonade, cold water, entertainment for the kids and more! Cupcake the Clown is confirmed to Face Paint and we have adjusted the time to 10AM in the hopes of having the #3 Fire Truck lead us out!!

Please dress up your pets, children, wagons, and bikes, bring a picnic and and join your neighbors in celebrating this festive occasion. We are planning to gather at 10, and parade at 10:30. Hope to see you then!

Happy 4th of July!!

Stealth Dorms Updates

Current updates on the Harris Avenue Duplex, rental registration, and duplex occupancy limits can be found at http://stopstealthdorms.com.

June 2013 Newsletter

Agenda for the May 15th Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Wednesday, May 15th
7:00 pm – 8:30pm
Hancock Recreation Center

AGENDA

  • Guest Speaker Presentation:
    Jonathan Tomko and Marti Bier
    Planners
    Neighborhood Housing and Community Development
    City of Austin
    Topic:  Affordable Housing. What Affordable Housing means for Austin, where we stand, and what discussion is generated by the rewrite of the Land Development Code. (30 minutes)
  • Guest Speaker Presentation:
    David Boston, National Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward
    Staryn Wagner, City of Austin Watershed Protection
    Topic: Habitat Plantings and Riparian Restoration for Hancock Golf Course. Possible habitat and esthetic plantings, use of new irrigation system, enhancement and engagement. (30 minutes)
  • Update: Harris Avenue Duplexes (15 minutes)
  • Reports and Announcements by HNA committees (15 minutes)
  • Adjourn

Board of Adjustment Hearing Re. Harris Avenue Duplexes Monday, May 13 at 5:30pm

There is a Board of Adjustment hearing about proposed dorm duplexes at 718, 720 and 722 Harris Avenue on Monday, May 13 at 5:30 to consider an appeal filed for an interpretation that the zoning code permits only one building to be constructed on that site -- not three. Residents of Central and North Central Austin are urged to attend, and show support; and to also let the City Manager, City Attorney and City officials know we want the duplex occupancy limits lowered. The hearing will be held at City Council Chambers.

Stop Stealth Dorms

A severe problem has been developing in Central and North Central Austin neighborhoods related to housing called "dorm-style duplexes" or "stealth dorms." The terms generally describe duplexes or houses rented to six or more unrelated people, usually students, who use them as dormitories or rooming houses. For the last eight years, college towns across the country have responded to the issue of stealth dorm duplexes in older neighborhoods by lowering occupancy limits of dorm-style duplexes. It’s time for Austin to do the same.

Stealth dorms and dorm duplexes are devastating neighborhoods and disrupting lives in Central and North Central Austin neighborhoods. Please take a minute to look at this website http://stopstealthdorms.com and ask the City of Austin to take emergency action to stop this plague in our neighborhoods.

Huffstickler Green Dedication on Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 am

The Hyde Park, Hancock, and North University Neighborhood Associations would like to invite you to attend the dedication of Huffstickler Green, honoring Albert Huffstickler (1929-2002).

The dedication will be held Saturday, May 4th at 10:30 am at the Green located on the northeast corner of 38th Street and Duval Street.

We will gather in gratitude for the new space created by the efforts of so many people and to honor Albert Huffstickler and his legacy of poetry. The Neighborhood Associations will note those who helped make this happen. Friends and fellow poets will share their memories and the poetry of our beloved Hyde Park poet.

Hope to see you there!

City of Austin Notice for Public Hearing on Perry Estate Historic Zoning

City of Austin Notice for Perry Estate Rezoning Application

The rezoning application itself can be found here: https://www.ci.austin.tx.us/devreview/b_showpublicpermitfolderdetails.js...

HNA Meeting Minutes for March 20, 2013

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