Something stirring in Bouldin?

Saturday saw the streets blocked, not by parking for Polvos, or South Congress, but for the Austin Home tour. Ok, that wasn’t A change; but it at least it was at least different from the normal clogged streets, if you live in close proximity.

Change is in the air though. Turns out that iconic Bouldin Creek coffee shop will be moving sometime over the summer. According to the latest Bouldin bulletin, the newsletter of the neighborhood that proudly claims “weird starts here”, Bouldin Creek Coffee is moving to the long vacant Big G tire store location on the corner of S 1st and W Mary. Just up the street really, but it will be interesting to see how they handle the move.

Real change though is at Becker Elementary school on W Milton. Long a neighborhood corner stone, the small South Austin public elementary school is going dual language. What this means is that on top of the already excellent classes provided at the school, now the children will work together in English and Spanish. As someone who has long admired the ability of the Dutch to speak better English than many Brits and Americans, they do exactly this in their elementary schools. This is a massive opportunity for elementary age school kids.

Becker is having an open evening on Tuesday 2nd between 5-6:30pm, open to kids and parents. Come see what the school can offer your family. Becker is one of four AISD elementary schools chosen to pilot this program.

Next change for Bouldin Creek neighborhood, is that its’ neighborhood associations Annual General Meeting is moving to Austin City Hall on the 9th at 6:45pm. All residents from the West side of Congress to the East side of S Lamar, from Barton Springs to Oltorf are welcome and encouraged.

In fact, if you’ve ever been to a Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (BCNPCT) meeting before, at least one, then you are strongly encouraged to come to their meeting on Wednesday 3rd from 6-7pm at Morning Star on South 1st. BCNPT will be discussing and voting on two key ordinances, front and side parking, and Mobile Food vending. Arguably, the neighborhood has more mobile food vending than any other neighborhood in Austin.

They will also be electing officers, in order to vote on either of the ordinances or the elections, you need to have attended at least one prior meeting on the BCNAPT according to its’ rules. Even if you’ve not previously attended, this could be your first, and you’ll be able to vote at a future meeting.

3 Comments so far

  1. Tim Rotunda (unregistered) on February 1st, 2010 @ 9:42 am

    One correction for you.

    The BCNA Annual General Meeting is actually a bi-monthly meeting (occurring every two months on even numbered months). It occurs 6 times in a year. The venue change is for this one meeting only and is for the express purpose of supporting the opposition effort of the Park PUD, a.k.a. Pico-PUD.

    The February BCNA General Association meeting and the Planning Commission meeting, where the Pico-PUD is to be discussed, fall on the same evening. The venue change will allow all of our members to voice their opposition to the passing of this egregious use of the PUD. We are just trying to keep the COA focused on the definition of a PUD available at:

    Tim Rotunda
    Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association,
    Austin, Texas, 78704

  2. Hemel Hempstead Plumber (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2010 @ 5:37 am

    This is really good news for Bouldin Creek Coffee

  3. Nicholas Massey (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    Nice read.

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