Wednesday, April 9, 7:15pm, MUD building
We have invited Jerry Rustoven and Wendy Rhoades from the Planning and Development Review Department in the city of Austin to answer questions about potential re-zoning of the Marshall Tract (AKA: Horse Pasture), 38-acre lot at the top of Lost Creek Blvd. All Lost Creek residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. This meeting on the 9th is NOT a general membership LCNA meeting for voting on our "plan" nor a meeting for speaking opinions and stances. It is an educational meeting and we will keep it to questions and answers. You are encouraged to read the information and links below and then bring your questions to the meeting.
Marshall Tract (Horse Pasture) Development
The Lost Creek Neighborhood Association (LCNA) was approached by a potential developer/ buyer of the 38 acre tract, known as the "MarWe have invited Jerry Rustoven and Wendy Rhoades from the Planning and Development Review Department in the city of Austin to answer questions about potential re-zoning of the Marshall Tract (AKA: Horse Pasture), 38-acre lot at the top of Lost Creek Blvd. All Lost Creek residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. This meeting on the 9th is NOT a general membership LCNA meeting for voting on our "plan" nor a meeting for speaking opinions and stances. It is an educational meeting and we will keep it to questions and answers. You are encouraged to read the information and links below and then bring your questions to the meeting. shall Tract" at the top of Lost Creek Blvd. This land has been privately owned by the Marshall family for years, and we have been lucky it stood undeveloped for so long. The potential developer wished to start a dialogue with the neighborhood and reached out to us. They have no definitive plans other than to develop it as office space and at a high quality level. They seemed sensitive to issues about traffic and setback and the impact on our neighborhood. This included the idea of primary access through Las Cimas and not Lost Creek Blvd, as well as significant buffer zone between Lost Creek Blvd/Quaker Ridge residences and the development. Their tentative ideas also included a small portion of land to be sold and further developed by another entity. They designated that portion as a place for assisted living and memory care. Their stated approach to the overall development is called a PUD.
The land is currently zoned single family (SF2) and they would need to go through City of Austin for all zoning changes. Such zoning changes always involve public notice and hearings. Prior to any re-zoning, the city of Austin will want the developer to get the input from the neighborhood association. The developers will not be ready to present anything to our neighborhood for an estimated 2-3 months. When they are ready, we will post notices and send e-mails to inform the community of the time and place. We have not given the developer or city of Austin ANY approval or disapproval for these plans.
We anticipate that the need for Special Public Meetings will arise and we will communicate via LCNA.com, LCNA mailing lists and signage in medians and in front of park.
For more information including links to background information on PUDs and zoning, see http://lcna.com/PDF/MarshallTract.pdf.
LCNA Meeting Minutes Added for Residents
The front page of lcna.com now features the minutes from recent LCNA meetings for resident information. You have to log in to access the minutes. If you are a resident, but do not have a login to lcna.com, go to http://lcna.com/feedback.php and select "Need Login/Password (include street address!)" as the subject.
Recent Website Feature - Youth Job Listings
A youth job listings page has been added to the website. This page provides information about Lost Creek youths who are available to provide such services as babysitting, house sitting, and yard work. The new page is up for residents at http://www.lcna.com/youthjobs.php. Note: You must be logged in to lcna.com to view the page.
Tf you want to add your child to the youth job listings or change/remove the information for an existing listing, use the lcna.com Feedback page and select the subject "Add/Modify Youth Job Listing." Include the child's name and the job services the child wishes to advertise (babysitting, pet sitting, etc), a contact phone number, and any special information you wish to add (such as CPR or First Aid training). The child must be in the LCNA database, though the child could actually still be unlisted in the general LCNA directory. The website administrator will add the information to the Youth Job database at his earliest convenience.
About the LCNA Email ListWe maintain an email list for announcements that is separate from this web site. The list is “opt-in,” that is, you have to subscribe to the list to receive email notices from the LCNA. The email list is used for neighborhood news, neighborhood event announcements, and neighborhood association information. The neighborhood association sent 35 such emails to the list in 2011. The email lists have been shared with the Lost Creek MUD so that they can reach their customers for important MUD announcements, but the lists will never be shared with any other entity. If you ever decide that you do not want to receive the e-mails, each e-mail has an unsubscribe link at the bottom which can be used to automatically and immediately remove your address from future e-mails.
If you want to be added to the email list, you can send a request automatically by selecting the appropriate option from the Residents tab after logging on. Or, you can just click here.