Several new development projects are being proposed for our neighborhood
that will require altering or rewriting the development rules
for the Plaza Saltillo Transit Oriented Development area (“Saltillo TOD”).
This area runs roughly from East 7th Street to East 4th Street,
and from I-35 to Chicon.
Developers are asking to build taller and denser projects.
How our community decides to grow will influence
the character and spirit of the neighborhood we call home.
Tuesday June 6, 2017
Terrazas Library Meeting Room
Subject: Proposal by Council Member Renteria to change the Saltillo Area Regulating plan to add a third density bonus option allowing for added height in exchange for affordable housing.
All are welcome to attend.
Please join us Wednesday, May 17, at 6:00 PM for our monthly meeting. We meet at the Terrazas library, our draft agenda is included below.
Everyone is welcome.
The ECC NCT Historic Preservation Committee (HPC), led by longtime committee chair Amy Thompson has been working tirelessly to research, document, and advocate for preserving the history of the ECC Neighborhood. Because of the committee’s dedication and hard work, the City of Austin Historic Landmark Commission (HLC) voted in support of preserving the history of ECC in two separate and unanimous votes.
At Their April 24, 2017 meeting, the HLC initiate historic zoning for 1401 East Third Street (former home of Juan and Carmen Castillo – Mexican immigrants who settled in Austin following the revolution), and voted to direct the Austin’s Historic Preservation office to develop a local historic district for the properties on the 1400 block of East Third Street.
To learn more about the history of the Castillo home, the proposed historic district and the efforts of the ECC NCT Historic Preservation Committee, read the HPC’s April report (click the link below), or contact committee chair Amy Thompson.
The Waller Creek Conservancy and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department are inviting community members to view designs for the new Waller Creek Park.
Saturday, May 13
Metz Recreation Center
2407 Canterbury Street
Wednesday, May 17
Palm Door on Sabine
401 Sabine Street
Read more about this event at wallercreek.org