Please join the City’s Public Works Department and Watershed Protection Department for a neighborhood meeting to discuss project updates and options for resurfacing methods as we move forward on the Allandale Storm Drain Improvement Project. The meeting will be held at Northwest Recreation Center on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 6:30 pm. Please forward the notice to those throughout the neighborhood who may be interested in attending.
White Horse Trail:
The street will be closed until approximately 11/21/11 from Bull Creek to Shoalwood Avenue. Crews will complete the 7×4 box culvert by Wednesday, 11/16, depending on the weather and if the creek stops draining. They will continue with the 36"storm drain line, working eastward toward the school. White Horse will be closed from Bull Creek to Shoalwood until early next week, then it will be closed from Shoalwood to Wynona until 11/23/11. Driveways on White Horse may be blocked for a day or two during this time.
Bull Creek Road:
Wastewater services continue to be installed and should be complete along the stretch from RM 2222 to White Rock Drive by 11/23/11. Flaggers continue being used to assist for one-way traffic until then.
Urban Patchwork (UP) was started in 2009 by Paige Hill (see photo). It partners with homes around the North Central Austin area to grow vegetables and eggs for its members, and in the process teaching members how to grow food in the city. UP currently operates farms in three neighborhoods: Crestview, Wooten, and Cherrywood.
The tour started at the first urban farm on Duval where we were introduced to the Urban Patchwork team, given a map of the other three farm locations, and sent on our way to tour the other sites. The four farms on the tour were close enough to ride a bike to but not to walk. Fortunately, the weather was good, a little warm for a mid-November day but suitable for the outdoor event.