Monday, March 26, 2012

City of Austin Redevelopment Plan for 11th and 12th Street

To learn more about the City of Austin's plan for redevelopment along 11th and 12th Street:

The Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office has published a new report to its Web site. Please find the East 11th and 12th Street Development Strategy at

Upcoming NPCT Meeting - April 2nd


I've schedule our next Spring Quarterly NPCT Meeting and I wanted to send notice to everyone with the details.

The Chestnut Spring Quarterly NPCT Meeting will be on Monday April 2nd, 2012 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the David Chapel portable building.

Here is our tentative agenda. If you would like to add an item to the agenda, please send me an email and I will add it to our agenda.

- A presentation by the people who want to open a cocktail lounge at MLK and Chicon.
- An update on the Jeff Lewis garage apartment case.
- An update regarding the CNRC mixed-use development at 13th and Chicon.
- Electing a NPCT member to represent us on the CNRC's project advisory board.

I hope to see everyone there. Best wishes and cheers,

Greg Goeken
Chestnut NPCT

SFC Farmers' Market in East Austin Now Open!

SFC Farmers’ Market East
Open Year-Round, Rain or Shine

Tuesdays, 10 am to 1 pm

51st and Hwy 183 - YMCA East Communities Branch - 5315 Ed Bluestein
Plenty of free parking in the Y Parking lot and overflow parking near the golf center.

This market -- and only this market – has a Double Dollar Incentive Program/Doble Dolares Programa. Come purchase $10 in fruits and vegetables with your SNAP – Lone Star Card, or your WIC Lone Star Card cash benefits f/v, and the Market Information booth coordinator will give you $10 DDIP / Doble Dolares money to spend on more fruits and vegetables. We will match your fruit and vegetable purchases every week!

There will be at least 10 fruit and vegetable farmers at this market on a regular basis, along with meats, eggs, cheese, honey, plants, and breakfast/lunch food vendors for a quick coffee and scone, or healthy lunch.

East Austin Historical Tour

Take a tour of the Austin Historical Survey Wiki!
Learn how to view, collect and share information
about East Austin's historic places

Austin Public Library-Carver Branch
March 28, 2012
6 pm - 7:30 pm

Austin Historical Survey Wiki Users:

We've recently added new features to the Wiki.

  • You can do an Advanced Search on the Find A Place page and see all of the places that meet your criteria. Search the Wiki by architect, text search, construction date, architectural style, place type, survey effort, and designation.

  • Check out the edit all fields button on historic place pages. This is a new way to enter lots (or even just a little) information for a historic place all at once.

We will have wiki tours next Wednesday, March 28 from 6:00-7:30 at the Carver Branch Library. Feel free to stop by!

There are 1,071 places in the Wiki so far. Visit to search historic places and add more!

Questions or comments? We'd like to hear from you. Send us a message through the contact form or e-mail Jenni Minner at
jminner [@]

The UT Wiki Team