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The February 2012 Allandale Neighbor

February coverI hope most of you have received the February issue of the Allandale Neighbor by now. Thanks to all of the contributors (see photo). I must say I am extremely pleased with the mix and quality of the articles in this issue. The lead article is by Allandale resident David Serrins who delved into the 2010 census data to look at the demographic changes in the neighborhood. There have been a lot of changes in Austin over the last 10 years. Is the same true about Allandale?

Newsletter contributors 02.12Speaking of changes, a number of new restaurants and shops have opened in the area and two of our resident writers took the time to visit a couple of them and share their experience. Angela Caras introduces us to Sparkle Kids, a recycled children's clothing store in Rosedale Village and Cara Wade provides an excellent review of Pho Taison, a vietnamese restaurant on Anderson Lane near Sun & Ski.

Storm Drainage Project Update – 02.16.12

Construction photo 02.17Good afternoon!  Please find below the status of work for the Allandale Storm Drain Improvements

Completions Prior Week:

  • Water lines connected on Nasco and White Horse 
  • Finished sewer lines on Nasco
  • Curb inlets installed on White Horse
  • Traffic Control set on Bull Creek
  • Rain Days:  Friday, February 10, Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12.   Schedule below does NOT take into account rain delays this week.

Upcoming:

Nasco

  • Installation of 15’ curb inlet at 2600 White Horse (a residential address at the corner of White Horse and Nasco).  Work is currently scheduled to occur on the Nasco side of the street beginning Monday, February 20 through Wednesday, February 22.  Work will require a full closure on Nasco immediately North of White Horse.  Due to the President’s Day holiday, no work is planned on Monday, February 20.
  • Installation of an 8” water line on Nasco immediately north of White Horse.  Work is currently scheduled to occur on Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24.


SN Meeting 2/16 – Burnet bonds + where housing should go on Burnet and Anderson

Burnet Rd facing north accross from Lamar Middle SchoolIf you are interested in the future of Burnet Rd and Anderson Ln, please come out this Thursday, 2/16, for the Sustainable Neighborhoods meeting.  We will be discussing two vital topics:
 
1. Should we organize to secure $20 million in bond funding for proposed sidewalk, bike lane and safety improvements on Burnet?
 
2. Should the City offer more than one definition of a mixed use corridor like Burnet or Anderson?
 
Probably most people in our area would support a vision for a Burnet Rd that is safer and more attractive for walking, biking and transit.  Such steps help to reduce car congestion and make it easier for residents to reach neighborhood-friendly businesses. But there are some questions that SN raised about the details of such projects, based on a recent Burnet corridor study.  We'll discuss the latest information about how the projects would be implemented, and decide whether to push ahead with a campaign to obtain funding fot the projects.