TUESDAY, September 5, 2023 


SRCC: See the future. Shape the future.


1. SRCC Welcomes Members and Guests.

Presenter throughout unless otherwise noted: Noah Balch, SRCC President 

Reminder: please state your name when presenting or seconding a motion

The Meeting began at 7:03

Verification of Quorum

2. Treasurer’s Report

Presenter: Will Andrews, SRCC Treasurer 

All reports available upon request:

3. Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Presenter: Chris Phillips-Frishman, SRCC Secretary 

SRCC EC MEETING MINUTES of Tuesday, August 1, 2023 were submitted for feedback and approval; published on August 29th, 2023

Minutes were  approved unanimously

Upcoming Meetings: 

GENERAL MEETINGS: September 19th, October 17th, November 21st, December 19th


4. Membership Report & Voting:

Presenter: Mary Janecek-Friedman, SRCC Membership

There was an update on the Ad Hoc Committee that has been working to create procedures for Hybrid Meetings and ensuring we are clear on Membership and Voting.

5. Standing Committee Updates re: Events/Goals/Issues

Presented by Committee Chairs: 

a) Planning & Zoning

Anita Tschurr gave updates on the Alpine Development. 

It was suggested that we should vote on 2105 South Congress, but we are going to table this until Spring 2024, when they have to submit their final plans. 

Upcoming projects include a new tower at the Hyatt.

b) Historic Preservation

Susan Armstrong Fisher talked about 1801 Kenwood (who have filed for a demolition permit); there is no protest and it probably will be granted. 

2101 Travis Heights is applying for National Historic status. 

512 E Monroe has been on the demolition list for 6 months and it appears that they may be doing unpermitted work (which has been reported).

The Norwood House will be discussed later; we will be looking to form an Ad Hoc Committee.

c) Finance 

no additional updates

d) Mobility

no additional updates

e) Public Safety

no additional updates 

checkout for ZIP CODE specific crime statistics

f) Parks & Environment (Zilker Vision Plan Update)

David Todd gave an update about the South Austin Triangle Park (Live Oak and South Congress), the 2nd smallest park in the city, which has been continuously neglected.

Heritage Oaks has had issues recently with drug activity. 

Blunn Preserve’s next regular monthly meetup is 8:30am on Saturday the 8th.

g) Schools

Gretchen Otto and David Todd updated us on joining the CAT (Campus Architectural Team), a varied and diverse group of people providing input for the redesign/rebuild of Travis Heights School, a $160M project. These two will serve for us to not only give input but also be able to give us real time updates on the overall project and its elements.

h) Communications 

no additional updates

6. Additional Updates from Representatives and Coordinators


no additional updates


no additional updates


no additional updates

d) ANC

no additional updates

e) SCC

no additional updates

f) South Central Waterfront

no additional updates

g) St. Ed’s

Noah has been contacted by two students from St Edwards regarding security concerns around an empty lot adjacent to St Edwards, across from the Home Depot. They’d like to know how to get involved and work with SRCC on helping to mitigate potential issues.

The property on the South side of Woodward adjacent to Home Depot is City property, per a negotiation that we participated in, so we do bear some responsibility in helping cleanup this area.

h) S. Central Affordable CDC

no additional updates 


7. Mobility

Presenters: Mark Thompson, SRCC Mobility Chair; Noah Balch, SRCC President

Mark Thompson gave updates on the PTMD process; the metering on Congress will begin September 11th, and continue south, installing signs and kiosks. 

After South Congress is done, the neighborhood will be next. There will be a soft-rollout in order to allow employers, employees and others in the area to adapt and make choices. 

The University of Texas has an interest in a “Capping Project” on I-35, to bridge between the campuses from Dean Keeton to 15th, and they have the money to invest into it, so it’s likely that they’ll be a player.

8. Planning & Zoning

Presenter: Anita Tschurr, SRCC Planning & Zoning Chair 

covered above

9. Possible Nomination to SCWAB

Presenter: Noah Balch, SRCC President 

Ken Burnett, current SRCC Co-Vice President requested nomination to South Central Waterfront Advisory Board.

Discussion and nomination has been tabled.

10. Ad Hoc Committee re: Bylaws and Norwood House

Presenter: Noah Balch, SRCC President 

We will form a committee to analyze SRCC’s Bylaws and propose amendments. Bylaws Section 5 has several statements regarding meetings and locations and voting. 

David Swann suggests that some of the Pandemic accommodations put us at risk regarding our Bylaws. We should use this time to fine-tune and ‘future proof’ the Bylaws. We would have to propose the Ad Hoc Committee to the General Meeting Membership, and then have them come back with written amendments and corrections. We can present the Sections that would need to be amended and that can serve as a blueprint for the Ad Hoc Committee.

It is the Board’s current understanding that we are in compliance with 2017 Texas Statutes BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS CODE TITLE 2 – CORPORATIONS CHAPTER 22 – NONPROFIT CORPORATION but we desire to amend the bylaws to clarify that.

Norwood Park Foundation is dissolving and has terminated their relationship with APR, because they have been unable to create adequate funds. Currently no one is responsible for Norwood House, but budgeting is coming up in the future and funding could be reacquired. 


Community Not Commodity – interesting blog and organization with Austin preservation goals:

The Meeting adjourned at 8:40

SRCC’s NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH program is always looking for more participants. Anyone interested should contact Tom Groce, SRCC Public Safety Chair at

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The next General Membership meeting is September 19, 2023.

The next Executive Committee meeting is October 3, 2023.

Frequently used acronyms:

ACF: Austin Community Fund

ANC: Austin Neighborhood Council (

BoA: Board of Adjustment

CDC: Community Development Corporation

EROC: East Riverside/Oltorf Combined Contact Team

FLUM: Future Land Use Map

GSRC NPCT: Greater South River City Neighborhood Planning Contact Team

NCCD: Neighborhood Conservation Combining District

NHPA: National Historic Preservation Act

NPCT: Neighborhood Planning Contact Team

PC: Planning Commission

PUD: Planned Unit Development

SCC: South Central Coalition of neighborhood associations

SF: Single Family zoning category

ZAP: Zoning and Platting

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