Welcome to the Brentwood Neighborhood Association website

Brentwood is a neighborhood in north central Austin, Texas. The area is bordered by Burnet Road on the west, Lamar Blvd on the east, 45th Street on the south and Justin Lane on the north. The City of Austin annexed most of the neighborhood in 1946 and purchased the land next to Brentwood Elementary to establish the neighborhood's Brentwood Park in 1951. Running through the middle of the area is a tree-lined street named Arroyo Seco which follows a creek of the same name. This is the site of an annual holiday luminaria presentation.

Brentwood is now a trendy and popular area that is home to gorgeous tree-lined streets and established homes. Many of the homes are bungalow style homes, normally one story, and have a low to medium pitched roof and simple, rectangular shapes. Many were originally two bedrooms and were purchased by GIs who wanted to start families following WWII. The combination of original residents who never left the 'hood and a growing number of young professsionals have built a strong community which fits perfectly with the style of Austin.Welcome to Brentwood, y'all!!!

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Arroyo Seco Project Survey


Take the survey now: http://goo.gl/forms/58NtJ1DE7T

The Arroyo Seco Project is a collaboration between the City of Austin Neighborhood Partnering Program and the Brentwood and Crestview neighborhoods.  The scope of the project includes providing a safe, dedicated shared bicycle/pedestrian lane along both sides of the median of Arroyo Seco from Koenig Lane to Woodrow Avenue, along with benches and pet waste stations along the greenbelt.  

The first phase of the installation, the striping of the dedicated lanes and adding the initial safety features required for the installation, began in early May. Since that time, there has been a good deal of commentary on various listserves and community forums expressing both positive and negative reactions to aspects of the project. Representatives from the Neighborhood Partnering Program led discussions at the June meetings of the Brentwood and Crestview Neighborhood Associations.

Based on all of this great feedback and engagement, we have created a survey that will help us consider what improvements or changes could be made to the project to assuage concerns and also ensure that the project meets the stated goals – a safe, dedicated shared-use space for pedestrians and bicycles along the right-of-way on both sides of Arroyo Seco. The survey will first solicit feedback on which neighborhood people live in and how people are currently choosing to use the trail as part of their daily and weekly routines. These responses will help us determine whether the trail actually serves as a multimodal pathway, as envisioned. In addition, we will ask you to consider a series of possible changes/modifications to the trail.  

We appreciate your time and consideration. Follow the link below to start the survey.

http://goo.gl/forms/58NtJ1DE7T

 

Property Tax Appraisal Forum May 19

Be sure to mark your calendars for the next Property Tax Appraisal Forum. If you have any question or concerns you would like addressed at the forum, please email CommissionerPct2@traviscountytx.gov

PROPERTY TAX
APPRAISAL FORUM

This forum will provide information on the current status of tax appraisals and the efforts underway to ease the burden. Our speakers will address concerns and provide additional information that you may need for appeals, exemptions, and current legislation.

Speakers Include:
Brigid Shea, Travis County Commissioner in Pct. 2
Steve Adler, City of Austin Mayor
Kathie Tovo, City of Austin Mayor Pro Tem
Bruce Elfant, Travis County Tax Assessor
Marya Crigler, Travis Central Appraisal District
Dick Levine, Center for Public Policy Priorities

When: Tuesday, May 19th, 6pm-8pm
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church,
4700 Grover Avenue, Austin, Tx 78756

For more information, please email: CommissionerPct2@traviscountytx.gov

 
You may also want to check out the Facebook event page at: 
 

Council Member Pool to Host Town Hall - May 16

Council Member Leslie Pool is hosting a Town Hall event this Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 12041 Bittern Hollow.

While discussion will be focused on issues important to District 7, all Austin residents are invited to attend and participate. The event will be the first of a series of town hall events for the North Austin community, and will offer residents an opportunity to be updated on City Council activities.

Representatives from the City’s Budget Office, Capital Metro, and First Responder teams will also be on hand.

Council Member Pool will also reserve time at the end of the Town Hall to respond to questions from residents.

For more information, contact Council Member Leslie Pool’s office at 512-978-2107 or District7@austintexas.gov.

Violet Crown Festival

Violet Crown Festival
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
10AM to 5PM


The beloved Violet Crown Festival returns this Saturday! Please visit their Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/VioletCrownFestival?ref=hl

The Festival features live music, the finest of Austin artists and craftspeople, and activities for children and families, as well as information about community resources.

Admission is free! The festival is May 2 from 10-5 and is being held this year in the parking lot behind Brentwood Elementary School at 6700 Yates.

Proceeds from refreshment vendors and artisan booth rentals benefit projects underway in the Brentwood and Crestview community.