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When: SUNDAY, August 10, 5-7pm
Where: Swift’s Attic, 315 Congress Avenue, 78701 (map | transit)

DANA Letter Regarding Proposed Amendment to COA Code 9-2-21


June Education Forum Recap: Pease Park Master Plan


Mr. McGovern presented a program on the Pease Park Master Plan being organized by Pease Park Conservancy and PARD for historic Pease Park in a true successful public private partnership. The Pease Park Conservancy, Chaired by Richard Craig, has raised over $250,000 for the Master Plan that will emphasize the natural beauty of the park and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt, just off of downtown.

The new park infrastructure and support structures will allow for additional park programming in Pease Park. The Master Plan team will design a network of trail systems connecting the different areas/regions of Pease Park, as well as connecting to the Shoal Creek Greenbelt that will allow the flow for pedestrian and bicyclists to and through Pease Park, connecting the park to downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. There will be a number of B-cycle stations in the plan that will service Pease Park.

The Pease Park plan recognizes the need to promote optional modes of transportation to and through the park from our growing density of downtown and central Austin.

Once the Pease Park Master Plan is approved by City commissions and Austin City council, Pease Park Conservancy will begin fundraising for the implementation of the plan and developing a Pease Park Operational/Maintenance Plan. The emphasis of the Pease Park Master Plan is retaining the natural beauty of centrally located historic Pease Park, while bringing modern elements of design and functional infrastructure to make Pease Park the modern and sustainable park for future generations to enjoy.

Interested in learning about important happenings in the neighborhood?  Our monthly Educational Forums are a great way to stay informed and get access to decision makers.  They happen on the 3rd Monday of each month, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Details for July’s forum will be published in the next two weeks.

DANA Transportation Forum

You’re Invited!
DANA Transportation Forum
Monday, July 28, 2014 – 6:00pm-7:30pm
Malverde, 400-B W 2nd Street (map | transit)

Urban rail is one of the most important issues affecting Downtown Austin.  Come visit Malverde, one of Austin’s swankiest event venues, and hear presenters from two sides of this issue so that you can make the most informed decisions about what’s happening in YOUR neighborhood.  An open Q&A session to follow presentations.

danamalverdeThis event is FREE and open to the public, and cash bar and complimentary light appetizers will be available.

6:00pm – Doors Open
6:15-6:30pm – Presentation by Project Connect
6:30-6:35pm – Response
6:35-6:50pm – Presentation by AURA
6:50-6:55pm – Response
7:00-7:30pm – Q&A


Policy Forum Tonight at 6:30


The Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA) holds a monthly policy forum. This month’s forum is tonight, and you’re welcome to attend! (Please RSVP to info@downtownaustin.org so we know how many to expect!)

WHAT: DANA Policy Forum
WHEN: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Austonian (200 Congress), 10th Floor Conference Room

Just tell the folks at the front desk that you’re there for the DANA meeting, and they’ll guide you.

We have a few special guests.

Mitchell McGovern, past DANA president, will present on the Pease Park Master Plan and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt.

Michael McGill and Greg Anderson, both from Council Member Sheryl Cole’s office, will be present to discuss and field questions concerning recent and future policy issues regarding transportation, micro-units, and point towers, and how they affect downtown.

Tentative agenda:

  1. Pease Park Master Plan and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/pease-district-park-master-plan).
  2. Transportation, including Capital Metro bus service downtown.
  3. Household affordability, housing supply, accessory dwelling units, and micro-units.
  4. Point towers.

More topic ideas are welcome, but the meeting will end no later than 8 pm.

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