The Clarksville Community Development Corporation is hosting a series of free “Community Conversations” over the next several months. Each Conversation will focus on an important issue affecting Clarksville and other central Austin neighborhoods, and will provide the opportunity for participants to learn from experts, dialogue with one another, and share ideas.
There was a standing room only crowd at Community Conversation #1, "CodeNEXT-Rezoning," which took place at St Luke Church on July 26th. Our presenters, Laura Morrison, Karen McGraw and Mary Sanger did a great job explaining the ins and outs of CodeNEXT and its likely impact on Austin's Central Austin neighborhoods.
In case you missed our event, you can watch it here, https://youtu.be/MSRbzJDUxEE
- Learn more about CodeNEXT
- Find out how CodeNEXT proposes to rezone your property and others nearby
- Read the CCDC’s CodeNEXT position paper (Download PDF)
Community Conversation #2: Preserving neighborhood character, adding diversity, managing density
When: October 3 from 7PM-9PM
Where: St Luke Church on West Lynn
Who: John Henneberger is a 2014 MacArthur Fellow and a nationally known advocate for affordable housing. John co-founded the Austin-based, nonprofit Texas Low Income Housing Information Service, or Texas Housers, in 1988.
John began his work engaging in and supporting grassroots housing advocacy in 1974 as a volunteer in Clarksville. Later, he co-authored Housing Patterns Study: Segregation and Discrimination in Austin, Texas (1979) for the City of Austin's Human Relations Commission. John has served as an adjunct instructor in Disaster Recovery Housing in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, has led several community development corporations and is a former board member of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
Two articles written by John relating to the topic of October's Community Conversation are: Austin for everyone: Building an inclusive, diverse city begins in every neighborhood and Austin’s proposed development codes and building the inclusive community.
Come join the conversation!!!!!
Community Conversation #3. The Local Historic District: Facts and Fallacies
Attend the CCDC's next Community Conversation to learn all about the local historic district (LHD), one of the best tools available to residents of Austin's historic neighborhoods when they want to save their neighborhood's historically contributing homes and preserve its historic look. Find out what an LHD can and cannot do, its benefits, and the process for establishing one.
At the event, you'll also learn about the proposed new Clarksville Buass-Martin LHD. It will encompass all of historic Clarksville as well as Patterson, Theresa, Frances and Augusta.
Presenters will be Cara Bertron, Deputy Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Austin and Alyson McGee. A former Deputy Historic Preservation Officer for the City, Alyson is a past president of Preservation Austin's board of directors and currently serves as the board's secretary.
Community Conversation #3 will take place on January 23rd from 7-9PM at St Luke Church on West Lynn.
Hope to see you!!