2017 ACL Festival Neighborhood Information


The following information was provided by the City of Austin and C3 Presents to help our neighborhood prepare for the upcoming Austin City Limits Music Festival:

ACL Music Festival will take place over two consecutive weekends: Friday, October 6th at 11am to Sunday, October 8th at 10pm and Friday, October 13th at 11am to Sunday, October 15th at 10pm. Please see the map on the following page for closures. Preparatory closures are beginning the Friday before and will remain in place until the Monday after the festival. Go to www.austintexas.gov/parkevents for interactive park access maps.

Barton Springs Pool is open at all times during normal hours. During festival days parking is protected at the south gate lot off Robert E. Lee for pool swimmers. In addition, Auditorium Shores will be open at all times for general and off-leash use.

Zilker Park, and all Austin parks, are non-smoking venues. Festival patrons will be directed to smoke outside the festival gates on the street. All passholders will be allowed to exit and re-enter the Festival grounds during the event. If you choose to smoke outside of the Festival, be mindful and responsibly discard cigarettes.

SCHEDULED CLOSURES
Barton Springs Road will be closed on festival show days to all vehicle traffic starting at Robert E Lee Street. Cars will be able to make a u-turn on Barton Springs Road OR turn right onto Sterzing Street and be directed to South Lamar Blvd. This closure will reduce the amount of vehicles allowed into the neighborhoods and will create a safe crossing for pedestrians at Robert E Lee and Barton Springs Road.

ZILKER PARK GREAT LAWN
Sept. 25 – Oct. 28, closed to the public Oct. 20, festival load out ends
Oct. 21 – 27, park maintenance

STRATFORD DRIVE
at Nature Center Dr & Barton Springs Rd
Sept. 27 & 28, 7:00am – 10:00pm daily Oct. 6 12:01am – Oct. 9 6:00am
Oct. 13 12:01am – Oct. 16 6:00am Oct. 17 & 18, 7:00am – 10pm daily

ROBERT E LEE STREET
at Barton Hills & Barton Springs Rd
ROADS REOPEN OCT. 9-12
During this time, a portion of the areas in and surrounding Zilker Park will be accessible to the public including Barton Springs, Rugby Field and the Botanical Gardens and Austin Nature and Science Center.

BARTON SPRINGS ROAD
at Sterzing St & Rollingwood Dr
Sept. 30 3:00am – 7:00am
Oct. 6 12:01am – Oct. 9 6:00am Oct. 13 12:01am – Oct. 16 6:00am

ROADS REOPEN OCT. 9-12
During this time, a portion of the areas in and surrounding Zilker Park will be accessible to the public including Barton Springs, Rugby Field and the Botanical Gardens and Austin Nature and Science Center.

PARKING
Due to the increase in restricted parking areas, appropriate signage will be installed earlier, as well as allowing for time for corrections prior to the event commencing. These signs are valid upon installation. Please adhere to the signage. The restricted parking area signage will stay UP between weekends. They remain valid during this time period.

DROP OFF ZONE
Drop off zone near Austin High.

SHUTTLES
Free festival shuttles run from downtown at Republic Square Park to the site! 2017 features a dedicated entry gate for shuttle riders.

Shuttles are ADA compliant! Limited ADA parking first-come first-served is available via the Mopac side. All cars must have current valid ADA plaquards displayed.

BIKING / HIKING
Bike racks are located in the park at both event entry area. Bring your own lock! Make sure your bike has reflectors/ and to wear reflective gear.
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/bicycle
http://www.austintexas.gov/page/trail-directory

NIGHT CLOSURES: OCT 6-8 & 13-15
Between the hours of 9pm – 12am on event nights, the following roads will be closed to all vehicle access:
Barton Springs Road (between Lamar & Sterzing)
Sterzing Street (between Barton Springs & Toomey) Toomey Road (between Sterzing and Lamar)
Residential traffic will be allowed to exit the neighborhood on Robert E. Lee, East Bound onto Barton Springs from 12:00am – 11:59am on event days.
Oct. 6 12:00pm – Oct. 9 12:00am Oct. 13 12:00pm – Oct. 16 12:00am

NEIGHBORHOOD INFO
Neighborhood Call-In Line — 512-806-7906
Noise Complaints — Call the neighborhood call-in line, or 311.
Festival Questions —

General Violations

Examples of what to call in….
o Parking within 30′ of the approach to a stop sign.
o Parking or blocking within 15′ of a fire hydrant.
o Parking left wheel to curb. (cars parked facing against traffic).
o If a car blocks YOUR driveway. Some neighbors may permit people to block their OWN driveway.
o Illegal vending/sales questions in the immediate festival area.
o REMINDER: Make a quick note of the vehicle’s color, make and model before you call!

LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT
FAA aircraft information.
The San Antonio Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) is the office that would take complaints about safety violations. That number is (800) 292-2023.

The FAA does not, however, take calls regarding nuisance complaints. Nuisance/aircraft noise complaints would go to the Aviation Department. Stephen Dick () would be the point of contact for those. Number is (512) 530-5541.

Downloads:
ACL 2017 Neighborhood Letter
311 Tips
Alternate Bicycle and Pedestrian Routes
TNC / Bicycle Access, Street Closure Map
Barton Springs Pool Access Map
Zilker Park Area Schedule at a Glance

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Greetings Barton Hills,

Please come out on the 4th of July morning to participate in the annual Barton Hills Independence Day Parade and after party. Family, friends and visitors are certainly welcome !!!

We will be assembling at the Barton Hills Market at 8:30am. The parade will begin at 9am, with the procession led by Austin Fire Department Station 11 fire truck, and we will conclude at Barton Hills Elementary for the after party.

Our parade marshal this year will be Barton Hills resident Stefan Pharis. Stephan did all the design for the Barton Hills park which is in the transformative stages now.

Our great Greenbelt Guardians, Brownie Troop 2543, and Cub Scout Pack 14 will be in the parade.

The Parade after party will be emceed by long time Barton Hills ambassador and previous BHNA executive board member Kay Killen.

We encourage everyone to wear their Red, White and Blue !!!!
We will be having a contest for the kids!

There will be prizes for the TOP 3 in the following categories:

– Decorated Bicycles
– Wagons/Carts
– Most Patriotic Pooch
– Home made cookies

If you have a classic car, sports car, monster truck or fancy Harley we welcome you to join the procession. Please feel free to decorate your vehicle. If you want to make a float please do!

Of note, this is a family event and we are not allowing commercial advertising on vehicles and/or floats. We can all live without advertising and commercials for a few hours.

After parade party will be held at Barton Hills Elementary. Please see all the details below:

• Star Spangled Banner sung by Barton Hills resident Laurie Mechler
• Watermelon and Cookies (and home made cookie contest)
• Parade Contest winners announced
• Vendors: Jim Jim’s Ice and Amy’s Ice Cream
• Finger Printing by Constable’s Office Precinct 3

Hope to see you there!

David Poisson
President
Barton Hills Neighborhood Association

 

CodeNEXT impact on Barton Hills

Dear Neighbors,

As a sneak preview: the changes will be most significant in the areas closest to S. Lamar: The Westforest area and the area along Rae Dell east of Barton Skyway.

As you know, a new Land Development Code, called Code NEXT, is under review. You can read the proposed new Land Development code that was released in January at the link below. The zoning categories are described in chapter 23-4.
https://codenext.civicomment.org/

Here is the link to the zoning map that was released a month ago. You can move the map around and zoom in and zoom out.
https://codenext.engagingplans.org/codenext-comparison-map

There will be essentially two zoning codes. The Transect Zone will see significant changes In Barton Hills, these are the four Wests close to S. Lamar and Rae Dell east of Barton Skyway.

You also can use the link above to enter your feedback. You can comment on the code or you can comment specifically on the zoning of your property, You can enter your street address in the box to get your property.

Please submit your feedback on the code by June 7. You can comment on the proposed zoning map until July 7. The BHNA, as well as other organizations, are asking for an extension for the comment period, but we are uncertain whether this will be granted.

Best, Peter Hess
BHNA Area Development Coordinator

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