Planning Process & Results from Community Meetings and Surveys

North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Planning Meeting One

Planning Process

The North Shoal Creek plan represents a new approach to neighborhood planning from the City of Austin. This approach ensures more residents stay engaged in the plan by reducing the duration of the process to 6-8 months, down from the 18-24 months that previous plans required. View a flowchart of the planning process. All meetings are scheduled to take place in the Pillow Elementary School Cafeteria.

Meeting #1: How Complete Is Your Community?

On October 1st over 45 residents attended the first meeting for the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan. At the meeting there was a presentation on the background of neighborhood planning and how it relates to Imagine Austin, an explanation of the process for the North Shoal Creek plan, and a brief overview of physical conditions and demographic trends for the area.

Here is a the complete presentation from the meeting. Residents participated in three exercises. First, they discussed what makes a Complete Community, and what North Shoal Creek needs to become more complete. Results from this exercise are available here. Next, participants drew maps of Existing Conditions, including traffic issues, code or crime concerns, flooding, and identifying neighborhood centers. Finally, residents drew maps of where change is expected or not expected. All of these maps are available to view on the plan’s Flickr site.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, please send your comments on the exercises to Jeffrey Engstrom. All written input from the meeting is available here.

Complete Community Survey

The survey closed on October 7th. A summary of the results can be found here.

Meeting #2: The Mobility and Land Use Connection

The second meeting took place on November 5th, 2016.  The slides from the meeting can be found here. Results from the exercises are posted to the plan’s Flickr site and written answers are available here. If you were unable to attend the meeting, please send your comments on the exercises to Jeffrey Engstrom.

Meeting #3: Envisioning Community Character

On December 3rd, city staff hosted a meeting about community character. The slides from the meeting can be found here. Results from the exercises are posted to the plan’s Flickr site. There are summary posters detailing results from the Character Visioning Exercise, Visual Preference Survey, and Character Corridor Boundary Exercise. If you were unable to attend the meeting, please send any comments on the exercises to Jeffrey Engstrom.

Meeting #4: Envisioning Community Character (Continued)

The discussion on community character continued at a neighborhood workshop on January 21st. The slides from the meeting can be found here and the Watershed Protection Department slides can be found here. .Results from the exercises are posted to the plan’s Flickr site. If you were unable to attend the meeting, please send any comments on the exercises to Jeffrey Engstrom.

Meeting #5

The fifth meeting for the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan was on Saturday, February 25th, 2016. This meeting presented information and held exercises on the community character districts, draft future land use map, and draft vision and policies for the neighborhood. The presentation from the meeting is available here.  Results from the Draft Future Land Use Map Exercise, Corridor Visions Exercise, Sidewalk Priority Exercise, and Transit Stop Opportunities Exercise are available on the plan’s Flickr site. Results from the Draft Goals and Priorities Exercise  are available here.. If you were unable to attend and would like to submit comments on the exercises, please send them to Jeffrey Engstrom.

Meeting #6

Staff hosted an additional meeting on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. At this meeting participants engaged in a large group discussion, where everyone was given a chance to express their ideas with the entire group. The presentation from the meeting is available here. Notes from the discussion are available on the plan’s Flickr site. Additionally, there was a request for clarification of the Redevelopment Potential Map, which is now available here. If you were unable to attend and would like to submit comments on the exercises, please send them to Jeffrey Engstrom.