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Free pea gravel
posted by tinochrista on July 9th, 2020 12:59 AM
I have about half a cubit ton of pea gravel if anyone would like to use it for your gardens or landscapes. It's currently on a blue tarp, behind my garage, in the alley way at 2024 D Simond Ave. Feel free to come by and get as much as you want.
Need Bed Bath & Beyond Coupons
posted by Tino Nguyen on January 27th, 2019 9:56 PM
Does anyone have any Bed Bath & Beyond 20% off coupons that you're not using? We would love to use it to help pay for curtains for our kid's room. We live on Simond Ave. Please call or text Tino at (512)796-2129. Thank you much! tino
Transportation Committee meeting notes 18Nov2015
posted by Betsy on November 18th, 2015 4:32 PM
Transportation Committee Meeting notes18 Nov 2015- Phase 9a residential under construction (Zach Scott to Simond)- Start 9b (Simond to Philomena) - full buildout of Berkman - start next 60 days. Will also build Vaughan up to HEB- Finish Berkman late 2016- Ongoing work in Town Center continues. Roads around future theater will open in 30 days or so, but there may be intermittent closures due to adjacent building construction- Aldrich to 51st, Mueller to Philomena - finish about Spring 2016- Zach Scott extension to Manor is probably 2018 completion- Oct 2015 data compared to Dec 2013—- volumes increased from ~5000 to ~8500—- speed - <20% of people are complying with speed limit (30 mph), even on the southbound section south of Zach Scott where the roadside is fully developed.- 85% speed running about 35mph but no plans to change speed limit- Catellus not drawing final conclusions yet, still monitoring and using this data to anticipate what the needs might be in the future- Will continue working with group to see how to address issues- Northbound exhibiting more variation in the speeds, due in part perhaps to the interim conditions on the east side of Berkman- Talked about doing license plate studies to help discern origin/destination- Look at expanding use of bulbout islands (cycle track cuts through). Perhaps these could be rain gardens.- Concerns about exiting parked cars on Berkman - feels too close to traffic.- City may pilot the use of rectangular rapid flashing beacons at crosswalks - could be considered at select locations. (See http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/resources/techsum/fhwasa09009/ for more info)- Dynamic speed display signs (also collects data) - “Permanent installations” also may be piloted by the City. Idea is that the community pays fee to City and covers maintenance first two years. City maintains for years 2-3. If speeds aren’t dropping as a result of the installation, City may remove the sign. Pilot will help show whether these are effective when installed on a long-term basis.- Warrants for stop signs and signals were discussed at the Berkman meeting- Roundabouts - not off the table. Discussion about why not to do earlier? Catellus still thinks it’s premature. Girard wants to keep them on the table, but doesn’t want to preclude the possibility of rail going through it in the future. We’d lose the cycle track through the intersection if roundabouts are installed, but cyclists could merge with vehicular traffic or utilize the sidewalk - their choice.- Discussed other traffic calming tools that may be explored.- Anticipate keeping the working group in place for several years, as road evolves and conditions change.- Use of higher visibility crosswalk markings across Berkman was suggested.- Discussed whether cycle track could be extended southbound from Antone to Tom Miller? No… bike lane should be observed more after development goes in adjacent to Pecan Street office and on-street parking is utilized. The road narrows before Tom Miller and Catellus doesn’t believe there’s room for a cycle track.Aldrich roundabout - City looked at Catellus’ plans and says the money isn’t available to construct the design that was developed. They propose to make some interim improvements using striping and bumps to better channelize traffic. May allow parking along right curb on Aldrich as you enter Mueller to make the approach single lane. They’ll develop some drawings to review next meeting.Extending Lancaster bike lane - some previous opposition to getting rid of the parking. Public process would be required. Those parking spaces were counted in the number of spaces needed for the retail businesses, so Amica will talk to Nathan again to see whether removing them would even be possible. If it’s possible, suggestion to have public input process to consider removing parking and extending bike lanes.Signal going in on Barbara Jordan at Home Depot - poles up now and should be active within a few months.
Car stalking my morning walk
posted by Sean Michelle Buchner on September 27th, 2015 8:54 AM
As I was walking my dog this morning, a black Nissan Sentra with the liscence plate that starts with DWC was following me from Berkman to McBee down Mattie and turned on one way of Simond- the wrong way. He cut me off as I was on the sidewalk at the alley exit. I strarted screaming, and he drove away. I called the police, but I thought I should post something on her as well.
Transportation Committee Meeting notes 26 Aug 2015
posted by Betsy on August 26th, 2015 6:06 PM
Transportation Committee Meeting notes26 Aug 2015- Section 7c finished and builders underway- Working on infrastructure for phase one of Section 9 (bordered by Zach Scott, Berkman, Simond, Vaughan) Includes Berkman widening to from Zach Scott to Simond. (open early 2016)- Start phase 2 of Section 9 in next few months - that will finish out Berkman (open late 2016)- Town Center infrastructure - Aldrich to 51st, Philomena to Mueller, Robert Browning to Mueller, widen Mueller from roundabout to Philomena (finish Spring 2016)- John Gaines pool slowed due to Spring rains. Community garden should be available for Fall planting.- SE greenway (dogbone) not accepted from contractor yet. Contractor will have to replace dead vegetation prior to final acceptance. (Amika Bose - new City engineer covering our area) [She discussed items suggested for the meeting agenda and what she’s received via 311 requests]- Berkman speeding - Berkman not finished to create friction. Will monitor speeding - planning to collect data again this Fall. City engineers view 35 mph in a 30 mph zone as acceptable from a transportation engineering perspective. I conveyed that the community doesn’t find 35mph acceptable. Discussed that speed limit in Windsor Park is 35 and whether lowering that to 30 might set more consistent driver expectations. Girard mentioned that Pedestrian Advisory Council is recommending that raised crosswalks be provided to encourage lower speeds at intersections. Discussion about possibility of temporary speed humps to resolve issue until final road section is in place.- Zach Scott & Berkman - City will likely replace Yield signs with Stop signs- Berkman sight lines - 311 concerns at McCurdy from WFT residents. May look at parking modifications to improve sight distance. Talked about visibility in general and how best to keep people from parking too close to corners - bike corrals, striping out No Parking areas, possibility of physical obstructions, etc. Catellus will prioritize corrective action on Berkman with the City. Visibility needed both for traffic turning onto Berkman, and for traffic on Berkman to see cyclists when initiating a turn from Berkman. Discussed a larger problem throughout Mueller that the physical design of the curb, and the signage/markings, don’t send a consistent message to drivers about where parking is prohibited. In some cases, parking spaces are marked too close to the corner, in violation of state law. Amika will look into that. It was noted that this is true elsewhere in the City as well.- Requests to mark crosswalks on Berkman up toward the HEB (Garcia and Philomena, I think) - City seems inclined to do that.- Painting curb red at fire hydrants - maintenance issue for City in general so they are very reluctant. Only tend to paint in critical areas, like near the park.- Mueller/Aldrich roundabout - At this time, City wants to monitor roundabout operations because crash history doesn’t rise to a priority level for the City. Discussions about whether it was included in the 2012 bond package. Jill Fagan at the City will do some research. City wants to wait to see IF traffic volumes increase. Pointed out that with Town Center going in, traffic WILL greatly increase, which will make reconstruction more difficult. - Lancaster bike lanes - Amika discussed with Nathan Wilkes (City bike program engineer). Needs further study by Catellus. Amika will take back to Nathan that there is strong community interest in bike lane there.- Driveway access to Speedy Stop at 51st/Berkman - City willing to discuss, but they’ve had their driveway access for a very long time. - Home Depot - Left outs onto 51st are problematic.- Karen Lorenzini is the new project manager- TxDOT now working more closely with City of Austin- Adding 3rd lane to upper level - have now finished working concept- Now working on specific corridor projects including 51st St roundabout at southbound I-35 frontage road is partially funded by the City. Environmental clearance nearly complete here and design will start. Remaining funding for roundabout not identified yet. Will finish design package early next year to have on shelf when funds available.- Now starting on more detailed design schematics for the overall project. We’re in the middle section from Riverside to US 183. $500M project. - Plans still include entrance and exits from south Airport Blvd to the upper deck to/from downtown. Need to work out details with Delwood 2 as it will impact their access. Lots of detail to work out re: bike/ped concerns. Delwood 2 working in conjunction with Mateo’s neighborhood group.- Philomena connection still under consideration - haven’t fully evaluated traffic impacts. Might worsen turbulence on northbound frontage road turning into Barbara Jordan. No decision made.I had to leave the meeting early (well, it was running over).
Music In The Park This Friday!
posted by Kathleen Malcom on April 8th, 2015 7:01 AM
The Mueller Residents Activity Committee (RAC) invites you for an evening of live music at the Lake Park amphitheater (near Aldrich & Simond) on Friday April 10th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Our good friends from Frost Bank will be there with free popcorn and bottled water while supplies last. Enjoy!
Free pallets for planting
posted by Sean Michelle Buchner on March 16th, 2015 12:29 PM
These half pallets are painted and have landscaping paper on the back. They can be used standing up or laying flat. They are behind 2016 Simond ave, in the alley way. Free.
Transportation Committee meeting notes 12 November 2014
posted by Mateo Barnstone on November 16th, 2014 2:12 PM
Standing in this quarter for Betsy HiltonMost of the meeting was spent discussing the Parking Transportation and Management District (PTMD) ordinance that will be going before City Council in December.City Engineering Department:_City is rearranging department so that engineers are assigned to districts. Lee Austin will be assigned to District 9 (and Mueller).PTMD (Catellus - City):-City has been working on developing a PTMD ordinance that will be implemented at Mueller as a pilot program for the city. -Boundaries will conform to boundaries of Mueller PUD-Based on Parking Benefit District (PBD) successfully in use on West Campus.-Will allow revenue share from revenue derived from meters to be used for community benefits. After the city recoups its expenses, 51% of the revenue profits would go for use within the PTMD. -PTMD will allow the city flexibility and responsiveness to use all the parking tools (already in use and some new innovative concepts) in Mueller to manage the intense demand for parking that is coming and balance competing priorities. -Initially there will be ~150 meters in the town center area.-Revenue share can be used in variety of ways including way-finding, park maintenance, power cleaning sidewalks, public art, beautification and other potential improvements.-Puts City/Catellus in a pro-active, rather than reactive state in dealing with parking issues and enables the city to anticipate and address problems before they arise. -PTMD tools include:paid parking w/revenue profit share, RPPs (see below), coordination of shared parking (office and retail), management for safety and visibility, monitoring and enforcement, paid short term parking, customer and commercial service zones, valet, car sharing, ground transportation and bus loading/unloading.-Additional tools might include: Special event parking and shuttle coordination, transportation/transit support, and trip reduction programs such as way finding and signage, care and bike share, bike corrals and bike parking, support for employer trip reduction and transit pass programs.-As part of initial implementation, there will be Residential Parking Permits (RPP) in use for residential areas experiencing spillover from commercial areas. Area under consideration for RPP in initial rollout is Simond to Philomena and Mattie to Berkman. -Meetings with residents will begin this month to discuss implementation of RPP._Lake Park parking lot. Surveys show 80-100% occupied all the time. Many non-park users of the lot (construction workers, Thinkery Visitors). POA has tried signage, and education. Also attempted enforcement with towing. Towing was problematic - difficult to discern who was proper user of lot and improper user of lot. The solution will be to implement paid parking in the Lake Park lot. - During development - the PTMD will be managed by PTMD Oversight Committee consisting of City of Austin Parking Enterprise, City of Austin Transportation Department, City of Austin Economic Development Department and Catellus with stakeholder input.-Post Development Catellus to be replaced by ECTC and Mixed Use POAs-Ordinance will go before Austin City Council on 12/11/2014An e-mail address has been established to send your parking questions or concerns. This will be the quickest way for you to get a response about your issue and allow it to be directed to the proper person. The email address is:parking@austintexas.gov subject: Mueller PTMDIf you would like to see the on-line slide presentations go here:http://www.muelleraustin.com/uploads/journal/ptmd-pilot.pdfOther Misc. Parking issues:-No parking signs now along Airport Blvd due to safety concerns and fire hazards.-Parking striping problem on Berkman has been fixed.Berkman Drive:-Dynamic driver feedback signs have been implemented in October. The temporary signs were used. These are rotated in per city policy for 1 week at a time. No word on when they will be cycled back. -More permanent driver feedback signs are being worked on but require a city ordinance which is in the works.-Re-striping of Berkman will be implemented in the interim condition to take some of the perceived road-width away from drivers. -Construction continues to move north. Aldrich Roundabout:Project has been delayed. Unclear when start date is. In the meantime Catellus has replanted landscaping that was previously removed in anticipation of work to be done.Intersection of McBee and Mattie:Concerns about this intersection due to the site-lines being blocked by the AMLI building. This intersection will be reconfigured to push the stop zone further out and allow for site lines not blocked by the AMLI. Crosswalks at Paseo:A suggestion has been made to Catellus to consider raised crosswalks (such as the one at the Thinkery) at all the cross streets along the Paseo. This is a new idea and Catellus will consider it.The meeting went long so were weren't able to get the following updates:-Construction updates-One-way alleys-51s Street Vision Plan
Transportation Committee meeting notes 12 November 2014
posted by Mateo Barnstone on November 16th, 2014 2:11 PM
Standing in this quarter for Betsy HiltonMost of the meeting was spent discussing the Parking Transportation and Management District (PTMD) ordinance that will be going before City Council in December.City Engineering Department:_City is rearranging department so that engineers are assigned to districts. Lee Austin will be assigned to District 9 (and Mueller).PTMD (Catellus - City):-City has been working on developing a PTMD ordinance that will be implemented at Mueller as a pilot program for the city. -Boundaries will conform to boundaries of Mueller PUD-Based on Parking Benefit District (PBD) successfully in use on West Campus.-Will allow revenue share from revenue derived from meters to be used for community benefits. After the city recoups its expenses, 51% of the revenue profits would go for use within the PTMD. -PTMD will allow the city flexibility and responsiveness to use all the parking tools (already in use and some new innovative concepts) in Mueller to manage the intense demand for parking that is coming and balance competing priorities. -Initially there will be ~150 meters in the town center area.-Revenue share can be used in variety of ways including way-finding, park maintenance, power cleaning sidewalks, public art, beautification and other potential improvements.-Puts City/Catellus in a pro-active, rather than reactive state in dealing with parking issues and enables the city to anticipate and address problems before they arise. -PTMD tools include:paid parking w/revenue profit share, RPPs (see below), coordination of shared parking (office and retail), management for safety and visibility, monitoring and enforcement, paid short term parking, customer and commercial service zones, valet, car sharing, ground transportation and bus loading/unloading.-Additional tools might include: Special event parking and shuttle coordination, transportation/transit support, and trip reduction programs such as way finding and signage, care and bike share, bike corrals and bike parking, support for employer trip reduction and transit pass programs.-As part of initial implementation, there will be Residential Parking Permits (RPP) in use for residential areas experiencing spillover from commercial areas. Area under consideration for RPP in initial rollout is Simond to Philomena and Mattie to Berkman. -Meetings with residents will begin this month to discuss implementation of RPP._Lake Park parking lot. Surveys show 80-100% occupied all the time. Many non-park users of the lot (construction workers, Thinkery Visitors). POA has tried signage, and education. Also attempted enforcement with towing. Towing was problematic - difficult to discern who was proper user of lot and improper user of lot. The solution will be to implement paid parking in the Lake Park lot. - During development - the PTMD will be managed by PTMD Oversight Committee consisting of City of Austin Parking Enterprise, City of Austin Transportation Department, City of Austin Economic Development Department and Catellus with stakeholder input.-Post Development Catellus to be replaced by ECTC and Mixed Use POAs-Ordinance will go before Austin City Council on 12/11/2014An e-mail address has been established to send your parking questions or concerns. This will be the quickest way for you to get a response about your issue and allow it to be directed to the proper person. The email address is:parking@austintexas.gov subject: Mueller PTMDIf you would like to see the on-line slide presentations go here:http://www.muelleraustin.com/uploads/journal/ptmd-pilot.pdfOther Misc. Parking issues:-No parking signs now along Airport Blvd due to safety concerns and fire hazards.-Parking striping problem on Berkman has been fixed.Berkman Drive:-Dynamic driver feedback signs have been implemented in October. The temporary signs were used. These are rotated in per city policy for 1 week at a time. No word on when they will be cycled back. -More permanent driver feedback signs are being worked on but require a city ordinance which is in the works.-Re-striping of Berkman will be implemented in the interim condition to take some of the perceived road-width away from drivers. -Construction continues to move north. Aldrich Roundabout:Project has been delayed. Unclear when start date is. In the meantime Catellus has replanted landscaping that was previously removed in anticipation of work to be done.Intersection of McBee and Mattie:Concerns about this intersection due to the site-lines being blocked by the AMLI building. This intersection will be reconfigured to push the stop zone further out and allow for site lines not blocked by the AMLI. Crosswalks at Paseo:A suggestion has been made to Catellus to consider raised crosswalks (such as the one at the Thinkery) at all the cross streets along the Paseo. This is a new idea and Catellus will consider it.The meeting went long so were weren't able to get the following updates:-Construction updates-One-way alleys-51s Street Vision Plan
scrap wood outback of 2016 Simond Ave
posted by Sean Michelle Buchner on October 25th, 2014 12:39 PM
I've finished a few projects around the hous and have lots of left over scrap wood available. I'll be taking it to the dump tomorrow. If you want any of it, come and get it. Thanks, Sean
Music in Lake Park this FRIDAY!
posted by Kathleen Malcom on September 10th, 2014 11:33 AM
The Mueller Resident’s Activity Committee is pleased to invite you to a free evening of MUSIC IN THE PARK! On Friday, Sept. 12th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM the Mount Pressmore band will be performing on the Lake Park Amphitheater Stage (Corner of Aldrich & Simond). Bring a blanket, a picnic, and the kids for a relaxing evening with neighbors! Candanosas Snowballs will also be available for refreshments and Frost bank will have a tent there with goodies... http://www.mountpressmore.com
Cars towed at Lake Park
posted by danx111 on August 28th, 2014 11:49 AM
There are three signs directing folks to free Thinkery parking in the garage: two on Aldrich, one on Simond.
Cars towed at Lake Park
posted by danx111 on August 28th, 2014 11:48 AM
There are three signs directing folks to free Thinkery parking in the garage: two on Aldrich, one on Simond.
Berkman Drive Public Forum Aug 14
posted by Rick Krivoniak on August 26th, 2014 10:49 AM
One of my Windsor Park neighbors asked the same question, so I wrote the following:Catellus hosted the August 14th meeting regarding Berkman and opened it to the general community. Representatives from the City of Austin's Transportation Department and Economic Development Department, Catellus, McCann Adams Studio - Mueller's master planner, HDR - Catellus' local traffic engineers, and GHD's Mark Lenters - a national traffic/roundabout consultant, shared information on Berkman Drive’s interim and final design, the road construction timeline, and current traffic data.This meeting was in response to concerns from the Mueller Transportation Committee (a Catellus-convened group of representatives from Mueller and surrounding neighborhoods, including two from Windsor Park, of which I am one), and from residents living on or near Berkman within Mueller. A June meeting for Mueller's residents only primarily yielded concerns about speeding and lack of visibility around some of the parallel parking.Berkman opened through Mueller in May of 2013. Last October, with schools and the HEB open for a few months, the City did traffic counts and recorded speeds in several locations along and near Berkman showing that 85th-percentile (a State standard) southbound traffic within Mueller was traveling around 44MPH, well above the posted 30MPH. (Don't hold me to the exact data figures - I'll share the Powerpoint presentation when it's available online. I do recall that for Berkman near Broadmoor/Greenbrook Parkway, 85th% was around 37, just 2MPH above the posted 35. Still too fast!). South of Manor Rd., E.M. Franklin was actually worse.HDR and Mark Lenters continue to insist that once Berkman is completed to its final design of a wide "transit median" with single traffic lanes, parallel parking and cycle tracks on each side, the "friction" will naturally slow traffic. A comparison was made to the completed portion of Simond Avenue, off of Berkman within Mueller, with a wide median and narrow traffic and parallel parking lanes. The traffic lane on Berkman will be 12 inches wider. Berkman is slated to be fully built-out by the end of 2015. It was noted that construction along the blocks from McCurdy Street to Philomena Street over the next 16± months would create its own traffic calming.With all adjacent property now platted, no changes are anticipated for Berkman's ultimate design. Currently, the 4-way stop at Barbara Jordan Blvd. and Berkman is the only planned traffic control between 51st and Manor. Roundabout consultant Mark Lenters showed two roundabout sketches that could be built within the existing Berkman right-of-way, but they force cycle-track bicyclists onto the sidewalks or into traffic lanes, and are not being considered for the build-out.As for visibility when turning onto Berkman from the many Mueller streets with adjacent parallel parking, the City of Austin is reviewing those intersections on a case-by-case basis and may removed some parking for better visibility. It was also found that the parking spaces were striped too narrow, so they will be re-striped very soon.I personally asked about stop signs on Berkman at Zach Scott, which will ultimately be a straight-shot street from Airport Blvd. though Mueller to Manor Rd. Initially, only traffic on Zach Scott will be stopped, but it's possible that will be a a 4-way stop intersection later on. State laws prohibit using stop signs and traffic signals for traffic mitigation, and require certain triggers to be met for virtually all traffic controls.On another note, traffic signals should be in place on E. 51st at Mueller Blvd. by the end of September.I hope this helped.Rick Krivoniak
Transportation Committee meeting notes 20 Aug 2014
posted by Betsy on August 20th, 2014 6:03 PM
Transportation Committee Meeting notes20 Aug 2014-Continuing construction on Section 7 (East of Wildflower Terrace) and will deliver 1st phase to builders next month-Greenway and neighborhood park - const starting next month-Deliver 2nd phase lots to builders in Decemberincludes widening Berkman to ZS-Section 9 construction (Zach Scott to Philomena) start by end of year-Several thanked Catellus for the action taken since the last committee meeting-Several parking spaces removed on Berkman to improve sight distance-Catellus held meeting with Berkman residents on June 18 and with the larger community on Aug. 14th.-Hired consultant to look at roundabout and presented preliminary sketches at Aug. 14 meeting. He’s also advising on speed management/traffic calming.-Catellus will post presentation online (and I will post link when Catellus provides it)-Path forward: —— Take feedback, look further at roundabouts and other devices—— Pull together small working group to look at alternatives—— Catellus will do survey to get additional community input—— There are some time pressures since Berkman construction is underway, but Dee and Carl emphasized that construction now doesn’t preclude changes in the future.— City economic development office has been meeting regularly to develop recommendations to Council. How to define and develop PTMD. Potential ordinance being drafted. Need to develop general policies/processes (revenue sharing rules, etc) before they can work on the specifics for a Mueller PTMD and a Mueller implementation plan. — At the same time, they are coordinating on specific problem areas—— Set up customer service loading/unloading area at Thinkery (on Simond). Parking restricted on alley as well.—— Removed some parking spaces on Berkman to improve sight distance—— No parking on ROW signs will be added along Airport from ZS to fire station (safety and fire hazard) - people need to use garage. Enforcement of new restrictions was discussed.-City is working to obtain needed permits-Contractor has to prepare cost estimate-Plantings removed for work to begin, but construction may not start until late this year.- Draft preliminary engineering report is undergoing internal review- Once updated, City will begin public process:—- meet with adjoining owners—- re-engage working group—- open house- Still looks like the vision plan will be possible given all other constraints- City stated that money for both design and construction was included in the 2012 bond package.— Traffic Signals - late Sept for signal installation at 51st/Mueller— Airport Blvd Bike/ped crossings - no update available— Capital Metro routes - nothing in the immediate future regarding route changes through Mueller. Prior presentations to PIAC mentioned possible rerouting of one route (don’t know what number) to come through Mueller via Berkman.
Dresser for sale
posted by Alex Long on July 5th, 2014 3:05 PM
I live at Berkman and Simond. Can help load and even unload if it’s nearby or if you can drop me back off after (I don’t have a car). Like new $150 dresser, asking $40. http://austin.craigslist.org/fuo/4554254319.html
Transportation Committee meeting notes 21 May 2014
posted by Betsy on May 21st, 2014 5:12 PM
- Section 7c - 274 lots near WF Terrace (Tilley to ZS) including full buildout of Berkman up to Zach Scott.--1st phase lots (southern) to builder in July, 2nd phase in Dec.--Includes ‘dogbone’ part of greenway. Start that and next park/pool in September with completion expected in mid-2015.In design on Section 9 - North of Zach Scott and west of Vaughan up to Philomena. Includes the rest of Berkman buildout. Start late this year and complete end of 2015.-AISD PAC should open late this year-AMLI complete end of 2014 with people moving in 1st quarter of 2015-Torchy’s projecting a September opening (currently in permitting)- City/Catellus collected data last fall - 85% speeds were about 34-35mph and some cars clocked at 40-45 mph. Catellus looking at how to manage in interim and ultimate. - Traffic patterns will continue to change as more of the street grid is constructed. For example, when - Tilley is constructed from Manor to 51st, it may relieve some of the traffic volume on Berkman.- Speeding issues were discussed. Catellus thinks the ultimate design with the median will ‘handle’ the speed issue. There was a lot of discussion about whether this theory of ‘street friction’ substantially slowing traffic would actually be realized. Responsible drivers will slow but they wouldn’t be driving 45mph now either. Catellus was asked to take a ‘hard look’ and ‘soon’ at options for the ultimate buildout to reduce the potential for speeding. They were specifically asked to look at full-size roundabouts at key intersections (Zach Scott, Simond, and possibly Philomena) without disrupting already-built structures (homes). Catellus (Dee Desjardin) agreed to:---Look at full roundabouts as an option on Berkman along with other options. --- Share information with the Transportation Committee and with residents. They may look at setting up a stakeholder working group. It was stressed that this is a critical issue needing community involvement and that involved residents could help communicate the reasons for future decisions to our neighbors.- Regarding interim improvements, we discussed having the City remove one parking space on the northwest corner of each intersection to improve the sight distance to the left as you pull out of the development on the west side of Berkman. The City has agreed to look at each intersection with me. The degree of improvement to be expected from removing one space will depend on the curvature of Berkman near the intersection. Please discuss on this forum or send me a PM with specific suggestions/ideas. I need all information by .- Catellus plans to arrange a meeting with residents on Berkman, and others interested in issues associated with Berkman, in mid-June.- Status of reconstruction - in permitting process at City. Construction may start in about 2 months. - Traffic impacts during construction - at least one lane of traffic will remain open per the City. Primary work to be done 9-4. Night construction not planned.- City looking at bike signal grant to improve bike crossing of Airport at Aldrich. - City will ask their bike program staff for ideas on how to improve the crossing of Airport at Zach ScottCherrywood reps reported that some at Mueller NA have started a discussion with Cherrywood NA to discuss whether it would be possible/acceptable to remove the longhorns on Airport. Discussions have just begun.- No Parking signs have been installed in front of the Elements apartments where people were parking in the travel lane- No Parking signs will be added on Berkman between McBee and Simond because the roadway is too narrow for parking there (during this interim position) and due to ongoing violations by people parking in the cycle track.Mueller Parking Study and Recommendations (Jill - COA)- Catellus/city (transportation, parking management, economic development departments) been working on parking management to be proactive at Mueller, instead of reacting laterCatellus engaged Nelson/Nygard consultants (experts in parking management)- Workshop held last summer and have had focus group meetings with residential and commercial stakeholders- Now have study recommendations---- Create parking and transportation management district (PTMD)---- Mechanism to look at issues from all angles together & sets up geographic area and toolkit of solutions to address parking issues (pay parking, residential parking program, etc). Also looks beyond the PTMD geography at how parking at Mueller impacts surrounding neighborhoods.---- Looking at options for long-term stakeholder input---- Councilman Riley proposes (tomorrow’s agenda) to direct City Manager to formalize district here and proceed with drafting guidelines.---- Timeline - may have process in place by end of this year. Dee will send link to PowerPoint presentation given to PIAC recently.---- PTMD would be 1st in Austin so Mueller would be a pilot---- May also include something similar to a Parking Benefit District so that part of income would stay in Mueller for funding other amenities. This would be one item of discussion in creating the PTMD.Atkins Engineering is preparing a preliminary engineering report to sort out specifics of Vision Plan. So far is looks like the concepts in the plan will work within the ‘real world’. More info/drawings anticipated by late summer to share with larger stakeholder meeting and possibly reconvene small workgroup in July or August.- Safety concern Airport & Aldrich going NW (outside of curve in front of Mosaic on Airport, between Aldrich and the fire station) - Cars hit curb (hydroplane or not paying attention) and there have been several close calls with pedestrians. City/Catellus look at chevrons, etc. as options.- Traffic Signals at 51st & Mueller - Signal installation is planned... City is looking at 51st St vision and City will update us on whether/when they’ll move forward.
COYOTES
posted by Alex Long on May 11th, 2014 3:43 AM
Had run in Tuesday night/Wednesday morning around 2 am. Was walking east on Berkman from Simond, we were almost to Robert Browning St when my 42 pound mutt suddenly stopped and crouched down. I looked over across the road and there it was. Crouched down as well, definitely pondering a bull rush. I started yelling loudly and picked up my dog and carried her all the way home in my arms. Coyote followed us along her side of the road for at least part of it. Definitely very serious. I will call 311 and report. Any advice on how to handle confrontations. Has anyone seen them at Lake Park or only on the undeveloped side of Berkman? I work late nights and walk the dog about 3, 4 am across Lake Park. -Alex
Mueller House Condo for Lease on SImond Ave.
posted by Maria Rivera on May 1st, 2014 4:10 PM
My beautiful Standard Pacific 2/2 Mueller House Condo will be listed on May 15th for $2225. Square footage: 2022. It was built in 2011. Open concept, spacious and airy. Feel free to call me at 512-619-2667 with questions. :-)
Free Bag of Compost
posted by Sean Michelle Buchner on April 8th, 2014 8:51 AM
My wife and I have compost bin that produced a fairly decent load. We have a large bag and a smaller one out back. Full of organic materials (some egg shells in the compost- great for putting under tomatoes) and rich nutrients. Free for the taking. I only ask that you bring the bags back so that we can fill them up again. Recycle, Reduce, Reuse! Out back of 2016C Simond Ave.
Free Fitness Saturday
posted by Mateo Barnstone on March 28th, 2014 11:08 AM
Just quick clarification - The parking lot near where the group meets is the small one for Lake Park on Simond, not the Thinkery parking lot. Brian is a great Boot Camp leader and can vouch for the effectiveness of his workouts. If you want a fun, challenging way to start your weekend, check Synergy out on Saturday.
Any book collectors? Moby Dick 1937
posted by Theresa Holland on March 25th, 2014 6:14 PM
Hi Joan, It's value is $450. I am just looking to get a fair price. Its in great condition and just sits in a drawer so...375-400?. I am at work until 9 tonight, I work at the library. 361-537-5838. I am on Simond and you are welcome to come over a check it out anytime. Thanks, Theresa
Macbook 2009 for sale
posted by Sean Michelle Buchner on March 17th, 2014 9:28 AM
I sent you a pm. My wife and I are interested. $250 sounds very reasonable. Text or pm me for a time to pick it up. I'm just on Simond. 512-565-9791. Thanx, Sean
wandering dog seen at McBee and Berkman
posted by Karen_Zab on March 12th, 2014 8:13 PM
Was out walking and saw a loose dog wandering. He/she wouldn't let me get very close but didn't see a collar. Strangest dog I've ever seen, fur on its head and tail but none on its body and a mottled brown and white color on its body. Looked well cared for. Small to middle size dog - short legs. Saw it first at Simond in the bit grassy median and started following it but didn't have a phone to get a picture and couldn't get it to come to me. Last seen headed north on Berkman at the corner of McBee and Berkman on the west side of the street about 8pm.
APD invites residents to the Commander's Forum - opportunity to speak to our Region's Police Commander
posted by danx11 on January 27th, 2014 4:46 PM
Hello All, WHAT: Region III Commanders Forum WHEN: Monday, February 3, 2014 TIME: 6:30pm-8:00pm WHERE: Thinkery –The New Austin Children’s Museum - 1830 Simond Ave. - Austin, TX 78723 Thank you for your participation and support of Region III Command. 512-974-8106 CE 512-974-5902 SC
That ugly concrete structure at McBee and Mattie
posted by danx11 on January 20th, 2014 11:03 AM
Stop in at the construction office - trailer between Thinkery and AMLI site. Lots of pictures. Briefly, the apartments will wrap around the garage. The blank walls facing Simond and McBee will have condos ala Greenway Lofts.
May I borrow 9-10 foot stepladder?
posted by Theresa Holland on December 8th, 2013 9:07 AM
I yhave one you can borrow. I am on Simond.Theresa361 537 5838
Car break-in suspect apprehended at corner of Simond and Berkman this morning
posted by Julie Schell on November 16th, 2013 9:48 AM
A car break-in suspect was apprehended between 4:30-5:00 AM this morning in front of our house. The police said something about a GPS being the item taken out of the car. The police mistakenly thought it was our car, but it was our neighbor's car. They said the neighborhood is getting hit very hard. When we said "did you get the person" the police said "we got one of them." I am not sure what that means. But, FYI. Not sure if even locking car doors is a deterrent.
House Painters (interior) - any recommendations?
posted by Theresa Holland on November 13th, 2013 7:22 PM
Have you found anyone yet? If not I know of a young man-he painted my kitchen cabinets and a friends condo. Did a great job, I have him coming back to do the rest of my place on Simond. I arrives on time, calls you back and he is very professional. His name is Sergio, works for a paint company then works for himself on weekends> Sergio 512 939-2916 Let him know that I referred you.Theresa
Free Seed Starting/Plant Sharing Containers, Plastic Window Boxes, and Metal Window Box Holders
posted by Claire T. on November 10th, 2013 12:30 PM
In the course of moving everything around in the garage, I found out that I've been saving all the pots from plants we've purchased over the years. If you like to start seeds or share plants, please come help yourself to all of the pots we've got behind the garage today. There are also some long, plastic window boxes and some adjustable metal window box holders. We used these along the fence inside our yard and it looked really nice having some plants along the fence. The hooks are adjustable so you can hang them on rails of different sizes. Everything is behind the garage at 4436 Camacho St. We're in the alley between Camacho, Simond, Berkman, and Mattie.
Take Action Against Crime
posted by cmick on November 10th, 2013 7:41 AM
He was here to do traffic control over by Mattie and Simond-Camacho where there was a camera crew filming.
Garden Court/GC I vehicle burglary from carport
posted by carablossom on November 3rd, 2013 5:40 PM
Just fyi, our SUV parked in our carport was stealthily burglarized last night after we returned from a quick out-of-town day trip. We figure that we may have accidentally left the car unlocked after getting the kiddos into bed, so at least there wasn't car damage -- Ours is the alley right next to Zach Scott, and my husband remembers seeing a red, old Jeep Cherokee cruising slowly really late in the night recently through the alley. Pair this with the Simond Ave carport burglary earlier reported today, and just be extra mindful. And we've also filed a police report -- has anyone had any luck with the police response after filing a report? I generally hate to be a "nuisance," but my previous experience in filing 2 reports with the APD leaves me less than confident that anything will actually happen unless I get actively involved, and I'm not too sure how to go about that. Don't get me wrong, I heart the APD, and as a former city prosecutor, 98% of the officers I've dealt with and whose work I've had the opportunity to observe are fantastic, we are darn lucky to have them. But man, being on the other end of crime and post-reporting hasn't lived up to the expectations set up by my previous work.
Simond Ave theft-car was parked in my car-port
posted by Theresa Holland on November 2nd, 2013 10:12 AM
Person or person(s) went through my car and found an old checkbook. Then they came back and went through my trash. Since then they have tried to cash at least 7 checks. By looking at what items they purchased, roofing materials, one would think they were a construction worker. Police are working on the case. I am sure they will find them because the brazen person when into a branch and cashed a check so, most likely there are pictures of the thieves.
Indecent Exposure Incident on 9/10/13
posted by MCCLOSKEY5 on September 24th, 2013 8:24 AM
We saw him yesterday morning around 6:15 - 6:20ish. We were running down Simond, from Berkman towards Lake Park. He was driving north on Mattie Street. After we turned south down Mattie, he circled back, driving south on Mattie, then turned left on Simond. He was driving slowly, obviously wandering the neighborhood. What on earth is this guy up too? We got the creeps, and will probably discontinue our early morning runs until this gets resolved.
New Neighbors with an African Barkless Dog Who Like Golf and Yoga
posted by Julie Schell on September 9th, 2013 7:02 PM
Hi everyone - we are Julie, Laura, and Rusty and we live at 2024 Simond. We are recent transplants from New York City, where we lived for 12 years. I just started a new group on the Groups tab for Amateur Golfers - if anyone is interested in casual golf outings - to the driving range, putting around, or fun/casual rounds of golf, join the group or please let me know! We have a beautiful course 45 seconds from Mueller with very reasonable prices. (To play a round of golf on the course you should be able to hit the ball at least 100 yards).
Neighbor lawn services
posted by Jess Eiesland on September 8th, 2013 8:53 PM
Greetings fellow Muellerites, I have a new yard services business that includes mowing, edging, trimming and exterior window washing. I can also provide additional services on an as needed basis. I am very environmentally friendly - I only use a reel mower (no motor) and manual edger. I am very dependable and detailed and will not leave clippings all over your sidewalk and driveway. I took care of many yards growing up and take great pride in my work. My prices are very low so please contact me if you would like to take advantage of my services! I have lived on Simond Ave for about six months. I look forward to hearing from you! Jess Eiesland 512.595.6561
Construction Noise
posted by danx111 on August 29th, 2013 11:03 AM
Walking around the newest part of Mueller (North of Simond Av) at 8:00PM yesterday I noticed a number of contractors still using loud power tools. They could be heard for three blocks. Attached is the Catellus Builder Guide that requires contractors to stop loud noise at 7:00PM.
Transportation Committee meeting notes 8/28/13
posted by Betsy on August 28th, 2013 5:08 PM
---- 60 lot subdivision just West of HEB (last on west side of Berkman) - lots will be turned over to builders in December-- Section 6 building underway - sales are good. AVI working with City on building permits to start soon.-- Paseo construction continues next to Thinkery - Simond is now open with raised crosswalk. Paseo will open in about 1.5 months. Thinkery opening in December.-- AMLI under construction - no completion date provided-- Parking garage open in November (different levels may open in phases)-- Section 7 (next residential around Wildflower Terrace) - framed by Zach Scott & Tilley. Will be constructed in 2 phases - about 260 lots. Deconstruction of old airport infrastructure is done. Catellus will start construction next month with first lots to builders next May. The first phase is bounded by Tom Miller/Berkman/Tilley/Sorin. The 2nd phase is bounded by Berkman/Zach Scott/Tilley/Sorin and will include the 2nd pool and some multi-family sites near the Tower. The Tower remains an open block for now.-- Design of SE Greenway is underway. Section between Berkman and Tilley will be constructed with this phase, as will part of the detention pond to the east. -- AISD goal is to open Fall 2014-- Elements at Mueller (Mosaic 2) - leasing soon... opening in phases starting in about a month.-- Striping of bike lanes on 51st East of Berkman will be done in next couple of weeks-- Berkman will be completed as the full section from Philomena to 51st by end of the year.Tom Wald (Cherrywood NA rep and BikeAustin director) discussed interim conditions and safety. Problems seen - -- NB on Mueller odd at AISD property because it ends suddenly due to construction. Has been coned off now until construction is complete.-- Trucks parking in cycle tracks at construction sites. Construction debris in cycle tracks. Need better communication to builders to keep them clean. These should be treated as roadways open to traffic. Catellus and City working on education of subcontractors through builders. Catellus plans to give flyers to builders that they can provide to subcontractors. Tom will get help from City bike staff to develop flyer.-- City looking at placing some kind of channelizing device at the ends of cycle track curbs to improve visibility. These will be a temporary installation.-- Concerns about how close cars park to corner that compromises ability for cars to see cyclists. Looking at ways to better communicate parking limitations. Don’t assume parking is permitted the entire length of the cycle track curb. Parking restrictions under state law about proximity to intersections still apply.-- Concern about people walking in cycle tracks where sidewalks are available. Tom to develop materials and provide to Jessica. She will provide to reps from adjacent neighborhoods to share with their communities, and POA will share with Mueller residents.-- Catellus mentioned that a 2-way Cycle track is planned on future sections of Zach Scott, but that existing sections would remain the same.-- Speeding on Berkman - APD doing enforcement and our off-duty officers are also watching.-- Cap Metro - Made presentation at PIAC about modifying the #20 route to serve Berkman from Manor to 51st. Extensive public involvement is required so it’s a lengthy process. Encourage those who want this service to contact Cap Metro.-- 4-way Stop installed at Barbara Jordan at Mueller. City doing traffic counts and signal warrant study in next 2-3 months to see if a signal is warranted.-- Bike facilities on Barbara Jordan - Bike path planned on north side of Barbara Jordan (concrete) - from Berkman to Lancaster. Catellus may put interim decomposed granite trail in on South side.-- Numerous crashes at this location. City has tried several solutions without success. Next steps include:------ Interim proposal (by October) - City will install devices to prohibit left out from both sides (Home Depot and Wells Fargo) and straight through travel between the parking lots will be prohibited. ------ Long term - signal (privately funded) that will re-instate all movements. Funding uncertain - maybe retail developer and Catellus shared cost. -- No changes proposed in immediate future.-- Section 7 folks will likely enter/exit Mueller via Manor Road-- Pershing will be reduced to one lane in each direction.-- City will do more counts on Pershing to see the impact of Berkman opening and HEB opening.-- Signal at Zach Scott will be installed next 2-3 months-- Signal at Mueller/51st, Barbara Jordan/Mueller and Berkman/Barbara Jordan - traffic signal warrant studies in next 3 months-- Urban Rail - Announcements/meetings/public workshops should be coming up this Fall. Effort is to select which corridor is 1st priority. First public meetings planned for 9/25-27 and Oct 2 and a webinar on 9/27. Briefing Urban Transportation Commission on Sept 10. City is also available to meet with POA or MNA, or both.-- Aldrich roundabout - Catellus meeting with City tomorrow to review design drawings. No markings proposed in central circle. Granite curb in middle not being touched (nor is tree). Project is funded but not sure when construction will begin.-- Curve warning signs on Airport behind Mosaic (at Aldrich) - City looking at whether signs are needed. Some northbound vehicles running over the curb periodically, especially if road is wet.-- Signal at 51st/Old Manor will remain (was going to be temporary).-- Status of NO PARKING sign removal - Dipti will check with Peter Marsh-- Parking near mailboxes - Dipti will check with Peter Marsh about whether City can paintcurb red in front of mailbox clusters.Next meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 26th. (may be moved to week prior due to Thanksgiving)
Found keys on Simond Ave.
posted by tinochrista on August 23rd, 2013 1:24 PM
Somebody dropped your keys on Simond Ave. You can call me with a description of your keys. 512.773-4640
Garage Apt/ Carriage House
posted by Maria Rivera on August 7th, 2013 12:02 PM
Hello!I know this was posted a while ago, but I am currently looking for a Mueller rental, and I was hoping to find out if your garage apartment is currently available, or if it will be in a month or so?I own a Mueller House Condo on Simond street that I will be moving out of next week in order to lease it. After 8 years teaching at UT, I am moving into a new career, and thus lowering expenses. I would love to find out about the availability of your space.Thank you!I can also be reached at 512-619-2667.All the best,Maria Rivera
Mueller 4th of July Agenda
posted by Kathleen Malcom on July 2nd, 2013 8:37 AM
Mueller 4th of July Agenda: #1. The parade marchers will line up at Lake Park near the restrooms at 9:30AM. We will depart at 10:00AM in the following order: Banner, Corvette, Drill team, walkers, wagons/strollers, bikes, scooters, electric cars. #2. The parade route for marchers & spectators will be: Simond, right on Mattie, right to Pinckney, left on Antone and left on Mendez ending at the BB courts in Ella Wooten Park. #3. The MNA will be providing watermelon and refreshments, and Frost Bank has donated ice cream from the Melting Cone truck for your enjoyment. #4. Neighborhood swim party begins. *** Please note, there is no food allowed in the pool area, and there will be no lifeguard on duty prior to 1:00PM.***
Thank you, neighbors!
posted by Jess Eiesland on June 14th, 2013 8:40 AM
Hi Mary,I signed up for Sunday NYT and after a missed delivery on the 10th (my first delivery day) and contacting customer service they have told me that my address isn't served by delivery (I'm on Simond). Are you getting your Sunday NYT?? Thanks!P.S. I hope everything worked out ok with the little accident...
Mysterious pooper on Simond.
posted by Sean Michelle Buchner on June 1st, 2013 10:21 PM
So I've noticed a random dog poo ending up in the green space on Simond. But now its made its way to the front of our condo. Residents please keep your eyes open. My shoes are tired of getting continually washed and my patience is beginning to run thin. Thanks. Sean
Mueller 4th of July Parade & Yool Party!
posted by Kathleen Malcom on May 30th, 2013 4:42 PM
You are invited to attend the 5th annual Mueller fourth of July Parade & Pool Party! Date: Thursday, July 4th 2013 Time: 10:00AM to 12:00 PM The parade will line up and begin by the restrooms at Lake Park at 9:30 AM Location: The parade will march down Simond Ave, then turn right on Mattie down to the Pinckney side of Ella Wooten Park. Pool Party with refreshments will begin upon arrival. Details: EveryONE and everyTHING that can be decorated is invited to march in the Mueller Parade! Please bring the entire family and display your partiotic spirit by decorating your bodies, bikes, wagons, scooters, strollers, dogs, & cats. The more the merrier! Those not marching are invited to watch along the parade route and meet at Ella Wooten Park for the Pool Party. **The MNA will be providing complimentary watermelon, cookies, water, snacks, & treats in Ella Wooten Park when the parade concludes! **
Need your help: More local business, Improve citicite and Ensure a great Town Center
posted by David Neider on May 23rd, 2013 11:35 PM
Hello Neighbors- We are seeking to accomplish some goals that I think you will find are important to our neighborhood. Your participation is invited. 1. Work to increase the % of local business in Mueller both in current and future development 2. Work to ensure that Town Center develops in a way that is consistent with the desired uniquely Austin character of the neighborhood 3. Improve the Citcite website At the risk of being redundant I have re-posted this as the first time I posted this message it did not show up correctly in the daily digest. To add some context, I'll introduce myself. I'm Dave Neider. I live on Simond Ave. I have lived in Mueller for two years. I as well as some of our neighbors (Ani & Dennis) have volunteered to lead the Neighborhood Enhancement Subcommittee. It’s a committee of the Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA), the organization of residents. We are looking for volunteers interested in any of these goals. We will be treating them as separate projects, so you need only be involved in those you have interest in. You need no prior experience, and you can choose what level of time you wish to commit (from working on small defined tasks to strategizing to all points in between). The only requirement is your interest. Here are some additional details: 1. Work to increase the % of local business in Mueller -Local businesses are unique and interesting. They add character. Think about your favorite businesses in town. Are they local or national? Imagine Mueller Town Center with only national chain establishments. The current goal is for only 30% of Town Center to be local businesses. -Local business keeps money local, employs locals and increases surrounding property values. Local business return over three times the dollar amount to the local economy than chains. -There are many other benefits of local business. Please help us identify them and work towards a higher local presence. 2. Ensure that Town Center is developed in a way that is consistent with the desired uniquely Austin character of the neighborhood -Town Center will be the center of our community. Not only will it serve us and the community at large, but it will represent our neighborhood to visitors. -Now is the time to engage while plans have fluidity 3. Improve community website (Citicite) -Citicite serves as a primary communication tool in Mueller, improvements are needed. -Security, privacy and neighborliness concerns Email me at neider.dave@gmail.com if your are interested in helping to accomplish these goals. Thanks! Dave
Need your help: More local business, Improve citicite and Ensure a great Town Center
posted by David Neider on May 20th, 2013 9:36 AM
Invite for SubCom volunteers

Hello Neighbors-

We are seeking to accomplish some goal that I think you will find are important to our neighborhood. Your participation is invited.

  1. Work to increase the % of local business in Mueller both in current and future development
  2. Work to ensure that Town Center develops in a way that is consistent with the desired uniquely Austin character of the neighborhood
  3. Improve the Citcite website

To add some context, I'll introduce myself.

I'm Dave Neider. I live on Simond Ave. I have lived in Mueller for two years. I as well as some of our neighbors (Ani & Dennis) have volunteered to lead the Neighborhood Enhancement Subcommittee. It’s a committee of the Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA), the organization of residents.

We are looking for volunteers interested in any of these goals. We will be treating them as separate projects, so you need only be involved in those you have interest in. You need no prior experience, and you can choose what level of time you wish to commit (from working on small defined tasks to strategizing to all points in between). The only requirement is your interest.

Here are some additional details:

1. Work to increase the % of local business in Mueller

  1. Local businesses are unique and interesting. They add character. Think about your favorite businesses in town. Are they local or national? Imagine Mueller Town Center with only national chain establishments. The current goal is for only 30% of Town Center to be local businesses.
  2. Local business keeps money local, employs locals and increases surrounding property values. Local business return over three times the dollar amount to the local economy than chains.
  3. There are many other benefits of local business. Please help us identify them and work towards a higher local presence.

2. Ensure that Town Center is developed in a way that is consistent with the desired uniquely Austin character of the neighborhood

  1. Town Center will be the center of our community. Not only will it serve us and the community at large, but it will represent our neighborhood to visitors.
  2. Now is the time to engage while plans have fluidity

3. Improve community website (Citicite)

  1. Citicite serves as a primary communication tool in Mueller, improvements are needed.
  2. Security, privacy and neighborliness concerns

Email me at neider.dave@gmail.com if your are interested in helping to accomplish these goals.

Thanks!

Dave

suspicious truck in Mattie St. alley 5/20 around 8:00am
posted by Brent Palmer on May 20th, 2013 8:29 AM
A white and grey Ford F150 turned into the alley in front of me this morning. The vehicle immediately was suspicious. 1. I didn't recognize the vehicle 2. The driver was using turn signals in the alley (who does that, right??) 3. The vehicle had...um...distinct markings (La Ley 95.7 bumper tickers, rear window decals) I followed the vehicle and snapped these 2 pictures with my iPhone. The driver eventually parked on Simond in what I believe to be getting out of the truck for a job site. I think it goes without saying we should take extra precautions with all the new construction in the neighborhood.
Aldrich and Simond
posted by shellrose on April 17th, 2013 2:48 PM
I'm sure this will be really unpopular, but here it goes:What about closing Simond from Aldrich to the restrooms by the playscape? We would lose a few parking spots, but the small parking lot by the restroom would still be available and accessible from the Mattie end of Simond and from the street that comes down the east side of the Children's Museum. This one block already has lots of people/kids getting in and out of cars, crossing the street, etc. - this will just increase when the museum open. So, why not make it pedestrian only.
Aldrich and Simond
posted by Mateo Barnstone on April 17th, 2013 12:24 PM
Well, as town center grows that particular intersection I'm describing will be used more often. So I'm not sure that I agree that the issue disappears upon opening of Barbara Jordan, though of course that will provide an alternative route for many trips.
Aldrich and Simond
posted by C. Frimire on April 17th, 2013 7:37 AM
Perhaps it has already been stated, but it is likely that once the joining of Barbara Jordan and Berkman is completed and opened for use, the stress on the Aldrich and Simond intersection will be significantly diminished.The problem Mr. Barnstone has described exists now, because we are using as a main thoroughfare, what will eventually be (and has been designed to be) a smaller residential and retail side street.Drive safe and be patient. Everything is going to work out.
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