ZNEWS Archives for 1988
The Recats Development
The project planned for 1518 Barton Springs Rd includes the area east of Eats Cafe to Jessie St.on Barton Springs Rd. It goes back to Toomey Road. This is a 6.55-acre tract of privately owned land that is in the Town Lake Park Master Plan--in the Pecan Gardens section.
Currently Michael's Antiques and a mobile home park occupy the site. The zoning, "CS" Commercial Services and a small part of "CS-I" (which allows alcohol to be served), permits development of even greater density than the Recats International plans call for.
We need to hear the Recats presentation in order to:
1. Know what the plans are.
. 2. Advise the planners of any suggestions we think might result in a better project.
3. To consider the possibility of pressuring the City Council to buy the land to circumvent development. there will be
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Here's the proposed long-term plan:
Building I - a multi-level buildings with 1, 2 and 6 stories planned for restaurant, retail and office space.
Building II- 6 stories of which half the Ist floor is retail, the other half, parking. Second, third and fourth floors are parking, and the fifth and sixth floors are planned to be a health club.
Phase 2: Building III - 6-story office
Phase 3: Building IV - 8-story office The plan is to develop Phase 1 within the next 3 years, and the remaining phases at three year intervals. There are 271 trees on the lot now and the current plans will keep 128. Fifty-two trees protected under the tree ordinance would be saved, another 47 "protected"trees would be removed.
Index(ic hearing as this plan meets all ordinance requirements.).topic barton)
a meeting on May 11, 1988 of the Waterfront Advisory Board where this developmen
Monday, May 16, 1988
2111 Dickson, behind Kerbey Lane Cafe South on Lamar
1. Proposed ordinance to regulate parking within neighborhoods adjacent to Town Lake during big events. Presented by Larry Akers, Vice-President of Zilker Neighborhood Association.
2. Land Use Section of the Sector 12 part of Austinplan. Presented by Larry Akers, Sector 12 President.
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3. Mixed-use project at 1518 Barton Springs Rd. (see related article). Presented by Jerry Harris, attorney and Monica Schwanitz, planner and Vice President of Richardson Verdoorn, Inc., representing owner Recats International. If you have any concerns regarding neighborhood and/or neighborhood association happenings please call Glenna Balch
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