From the desk of John P. Kelly, P.E., MoPac 1 Project
Manager, DMJM Harris
TxDOT and the MoPac 1 project team have been committed to
making public involvement and participation a very high priority. That’s why, in addition to the two open
houses we held last September, we have met with numerous individuals from all
backgrounds and perspectives, as well as many neighborhood groups, community
organizations, and business organizations with various interests in Loop 1
Seems like it has been a long time since ANA held its special
Since that time, we’ve been very busy on the Northcross
meeting at Covenant Presbyterian Church and approved the following motion:
"ANA has the intent to file a lawsuit against the City based on advice of
legal counsel. ANA will begin immediately to raise money for a lawsuit. ANA
will actively pursue meeting with and if necessary, monetarily supporting like
organizations whether or not we pursue a lawsuit."
redevelopment project and our collective efforts are making a difference.
Thanks to all of the residents who have volunteered their time and expertise on
this project and to both the current and past ANA Executive Committee members for their work and support.
Based on Wednesday’s meeting with the City,
Lincoln Property and Wal-Mart’s representatives, technical staff, and consultants, they have addressed a number of
the concerns we submitted in writing back in January. These include truck
routes, acces to the development via Foster Lane,
hours of operation, design, truck idling, traffic at the intersection of Burnet
and Anderson, sidwalks, greenspace,
submitted by Tom Linehan
Here are my notes from yesterday’s meeting. It was held at the
offices of Armbrust & Brown from 11:00 to 1:30. Representatives
from Allandale, North Shoal Creek, Crestview and Brentwood
neighborhood associations and RG4N were in attendance as well as Laura
Morrison with the Austin Neighborhood Council, Laura Huffman, Assistant City
Manager, other City staff, a number of lawyers and Wal-Mart and Lincoln
Property experts. The room was crowded.
The purpose of the meeting
was to provide the neighborhoods with their response to the issues the
neighborhoods submitted to the City regarding
The following are Steven Zettner’s notes from a meeting held tonight with County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt and area neighborhood representatives regarding the future of the Farmers market property along Burnet Rd.
Travis County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt
has tentatively scheduled a public meeting on Wednesday, March 21 to present four
competing plans for redevelopment of the
Farmer’s Market property to area residents. Each
developer will have half an hour to present their plan. Confirmation of the date, time and place
will follow in the next few days.