Directors Election for Lost Creek Limited District, November 8
An election to select two directors for the Lost Creek Limited District will take place on November 8, 2016 (see ballot). The candidates shared their views and goals for the Limited District with Lost Creek residents in this Candidate Statement article.
Marshall Tract (Horse Pasture) Development
The owner of the 38-acre Marshall Tract (AKA: "Horse Pasture") adjacent to Lost Creek Boulevard is planning to develop office buildings on the property.
The current Marshall Tract Development Team is being led by the property's owner, Dan Marshall. L.M Holder III is the Architect. The 350,000 SF proposal includes two 3-story office buildings and a 5-story parking structure, which includes one level below grade. The office building closer to Quaker Ridge Drive also includes two levels of parking below grade. The locations of the structures can be viewed on the attached site plan. The site is currently zoned SF2, so the proposal would include rezoning portions of the site to LO and GO. All traffic is proposed to enter and exit via Las Cimas, however, the owners would like to maintain the option of egress via Loop 360 if it becomes a highway with access roads one day. No structures are planned along Lost Creek Blvd.
Cedar trees are currently being removed where the proposed building would be built, so a more detailed survey can be completed. The majority of the perimeter trees will remain to provide a buffer. Over 20 acres of the site along Lost Creek Blvd. and behind Quaker Ridge are proposed to remain undeveloped in perpetuity. The development team is planning to submit the site plan concurrently with the rezoning application later this year. The City of Austin site plan permitting process typically takes around 6-7 months. The LCNA is currently gathering neighborhood feedback about the proposal. Representatives of the LCNA and neighboring residential properties toured the Marshall Tract with the architects on Sept. 19.
For more information, photos, and diagrams of the project, visit http://lcna.com/marshallinfo_lcna.php. Note: The original proposal as represented on that page shows one of the buildings as being a 4-story, 60 ft tall building. That part of the proposal was changed on May 8, 2015.
Previous Proposed Development by Cousins Properties:
In March, 2014, the Lost Creek Neighborhood Association (LCNA) was approached by a potential developer/ buyer of the Marshall Tract. The developer had proposed to develop the property under a PUD (Planned Unit Development) zoning designation to support office buildings and more on the tract. The LCNA opposed the rezoning as residents had many concerns about its impact on the neighborhood. The collective efforts of many residents helped stop the Cousins development from moving forward.
In February, 2015, The Marshall Tract contract with Cousins Properties expired and the Marshalls chose to not renew it.
The front page of lcna.com now features the minutes from recent LCNA meetings for resident information. You have to log in to access the minutes. If you are a resident, but do not have a login to lcna.com, go to http://lcna.com/feedback.php and select "Need Login/Password (include street address!)" as the subject.
Recent Website Feature - Youth Job Listings
A youth job listings page has been added to the website. This page provides information about Lost Creek youths who are available to provide such services as babysitting, house sitting, and yard work. The new page is up for residents at http://www.lcna.com/youthjobs.php. Note: You must be logged in to lcna.com to view the page.
If you want to add your child to the youth job listings or change/remove the information for an existing listing, use the lcna.com Feedback page and select the subject "Add/Modify Youth Job Listing." Include the child's name and the job services the child wishes to advertise (babysitting, pet sitting, etc), a contact phone number, and any special information you wish to add (such as CPR or First Aid training). The child must be in the LCNA database, though the child could actually still be unlisted in the general LCNA directory. The website administrator will add the information to the Youth Job database at his earliest convenience.
About the LCNA Email ListWe maintain an email list for announcements that is separate from this web site. The list is “opt-in,” that is, you have to subscribe to the list to receive email notices from the LCNA. The email list is used for neighborhood news, neighborhood event announcements, and neighborhood association information. The neighborhood association sent 35 such emails to the list in 2011. The email lists have been shared with the Lost Creek MUD so that they can reach their customers for important MUD announcements, but the lists will never be shared with any other entity. If you ever decide that you do not want to receive the e-mails, each e-mail has an unsubscribe link at the bottom which can be used to automatically and immediately remove your address from future e-mails.
The mailing list is for residents only, so you will need to have a login to lcna.com before you can request access to the mailing list. You may request a login by selecting the "Need login/Password" option at http://lcna.com/feedback.php , providing your name and address in the message box. Mailing list details will be visible after you log in.