Most people don’t realize that the Hyde Park area is split into what’s essentially two completely different and distinct neighborhoods. The original Hyde Park neighborhood is located south of 45th St and is simply referred to as Hyde Park (234 acres) or sometimes South Hyde Park. The neighborhood that’s north of 45th St is referred[…]
The Friends of Hyde Park board, representing the largest neighborhood association serving Hyde Park, voted to endorse Mayor Steve Adler for Mayor in Austin’s upcoming November 2018 election. Friends of Hyde Park appreciates Mayor Adler’s continued support for the CodeNEXT process and his desire to see more housing available throughout Austin in order to address[…]
Planning Commission Meeting: March 13 Case Number: C14-01-0046.02 Project Location: 3908 Avenue B Planning Commission, Friends of Hyde Park is concerned that Alamo may have no intention of ever building any housing on the property, which is a requirement for them in order to qualify for the purchase of the property from AISD. We are[…]
Planning Commission, Friends of Hyde Park requests that the rezoning for the property located at 3908 Avenue B as CS-HD-NCCD-NP be denied. Instead, we request the zoning of the property be approved as CS-HD-NP with the same requested entitlements or that this rezoning case be delayed until after the adoption of CodeNEXT. The only difference[…]
CodeNEXT Draft 3 incorporates some minor improvements over Draft 1, Draft 2, and our current land development code. However, the latest draft still falls far short of the changes that are needed in order to address affordability, transportation, and social equity in a meaningful way. Draft 3 will continue to push new development into gentrifying[…]
Most people think that Hyde Park is full of what’s called missing middle housing or middle income housing. This may have been true at one time, but that’s no longer the case. According to information obtained from the Travis County Central Appraisal District there are only 9 triplexes and 7 fourplexes that remain in Hyde[…]
When It Comes to “Calcutta,” Words Matter Comments expressed in KUT’s article “A Word About Your Responses To Our CodeNEXT Language Story” have no place in our civic discussion, especially when the specter of Jim Crow still lives on in Austin’s land development code. Friends of Hyde Park (FOHP), the largest neighborhood association in Hyde Park[…]
In November of 2015 the Austin City Council voted to approve a city wide change to allow ADUs (accessory dwellings units – also known as garage apartments, granny flats, tiny homes, or secondary homes) on all SF-3 zoned lots as small as 5,750 sqft in every neighborhood in Austin and to reduce burdensome parking requirements that can prevent ADUs[…]
Is Hyde Park “Exclusively for White People” Again? Austin City Council and CodeNEXT Staff Must Answer Questions In CodeNEXT, Neighborhood Conservation Combining Districts (NCCDs) creating de-facto zoning barriers to class and race is not a zoning code. It’s a betrayal of Austin values. Friends of Hyde Park, the largest neighborhood association in Hyde Park, has unanswered[…]
Thank you to all of the Friends of Hyde Park volunteers and to everyone that participated in Bike to Work Day today in Hyde Park. And a special thank you to Quack’s for providing the refreshments!
In one of the largest stakeholder processes in Hyde Park’s history, Hyde Park residents voted overwhelmingly to support a new land development code to replace the existing land development code in Hyde Park as part of the CodeNEXT process. The neighborhood association Friends of Hyde Park held the vote, allowing anyone that lives in the[…]
Friends of Hyde Park recently voted on 3 resolutions and our 2017 board elections. I’ve included the voting results below. 101 people voted total out of our 372 members. The full voting results and full text of all resolutions can be found here: http://friendsofhydepark.atxfriends.org/record-of-votes/ Relaxing Quack’s and Neighborhood Business Parking Requirements: Passed with 91 out[…]
Friends of Hyde Park and Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN) are co-hosting a CodeNEXT Q&A with Paul DiGiuseppe (Principal Planner at Austin Planning and Review Department) and Jorge Rousselin (Austin Planning and Zoning Department). If you’re curious about what the CodeNEXT test areas are all about, how to get involved in the CodeNEXT process, or[…]
One of the most commonly heard concerns from ADU detractors seems to be off-street parking. It is a valid concern, and one that should be taken into consideration when making important decisions regarding ADU regulation. There are two issues to consider when talking about off-street parking and ADUs: How many cars will be added to[…]
Friends of Hyde Park has partnered with Bike Austin, Quacks and JuiceLand to create our own fueling station here in the hood for those participating. For those of you that don’t know, Bike to Work Day will be happening on Friday, May 15th. There will be fueling stations all across the city providing food, drinks[…]
We encourage our members to promote Friends of Hyde Park. Here’s an Outreach Flyer that you can download, print, and pass out!