City Council to Discuss Northcross Wal-Mart
The Austin city council will discuss the Northcross Wal-Mart at this Thursday’s meeting at 6:00 p.m. You can sign up to speak your mind at the meeting or just attend if you’re interested. The city council also posted documents relating to the Northcross redevelopment plan. And if you’re concerned about the current Northcross redevelopment plan, be sure to join Responsible Growth for Northcross in their rally at City Hall on Thursday at noon.
I saw some seemingly good news over on austinist: Wal-Mart is going to suspend development for 60 days. However, Lincoln Properties is the one with the actual authority to do so, and they haven’t suspended development. So it’s still critical that you make sure the city council knows how you feel; contact them, come to the rally, and come to the city council meeting.
From the Responsible Growth for Northcross press release: “Among other things, the site plan is illegal because it was approved by city staff administratively rather than going through a public hearing with the Zoning and Platting Commission (ZPC). Such a public hearing was required because the site plan includes a garden center which is not authorized under the current GR zoning. It would be up to the ZPC to decide whether a site plan was acceptable — after public notice and a hearing.”