Survey completed 3/24/15; report generated 4/9/15
501 Responses were allowed after NWACA "vetting" (12% of 4160 households)
The neighborhood overwhelmingly voted against the PUD rezoning (81%) AGAIN in this latest survey. In September of 2014, 86% of the area voted against the rezoning. Since September, 5% of the neighbors have changed heart. Not much ground gained, despite the $9M "trust fund offer" to the local neighborhood associations which would pay up in 2032. The funds would be usable by the neighborhood groups for what they want to help the local area. This figure has a few neighborhood leaders salivating, as control of such a large purse is attractive. The jury is still out on whether or not this "solution" of payment by the developer to the neighbors is legit.
Regardless, despite the clear message sent by the local community with both surveys, efforts continue to keep the project alive. The "updated" application for the PUD. Allandale is considering surveying its area next. Meanwhile, the city's ZAP Commission will review the case again on Tuesday, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo). We dont' know yet what the "updated" application has in it...but as soon as we know, we'll publish it here.
Meanwhile here are the Survey results as published by NWACA. The "comments report" from the survey which is attached after the main survey report below are an entertaining read. Enjoy!
Contact us to get your STOP the PUD yard sign if you haven't already. firstname.lastname@example.org
And CALL or WRITE to the Austin City Council (all of them) IMMEDIATELY and tell them we don't want 500% more traffic at the intersections of Spicewood Springs and Far West. Tell them to VOTE NO on the Austin Oaks PUD case. We need council to hear from even MORE citizens. We need council persons from across the city to VOTE NO on this, not just Councilwoman Gallo. Email and Call Mayor Adler too!
We need affordable office space that Austin Oaks provides NOW. Redevelopment will only DRIVE UP RENTS. No to the PUD REZONING. Conventional zoning only.