The Zilker Neighborhood Association (ZNA) was established with the mission of protecting the character of our neighborhood and enhancing the quality of life for all of our residents. ZNA is a volunteer organization that works to ensure appropriate code enforcement, resolve traffic safety issues, maintain our historic and cultural resources, protect our environment and ensure that our neighborhood’s interests are heard at City Hall.
PUD Opposition -- In the past few years, the City Council has begun the process of over-developing our City without regard for the character and beauty that made Austin a world-class city. They have done this through (among other things) a process called a Planned Unit Development (a “PUD”). The use of the PUD has been overused. More information and a petition against overusing PUD zoning can be found here. (updated 17 Nov 2022)
Zilker Park Vision Plan -- The draft Zilker Park Vision Planis now available and there are two upcoming Community Meetings on Dec 7 and Dec 10. Click here for more information. (updated 06 Nov 2022)
Dougherty Art Center (DAC) Hearings -- The Parks and Recreation Department has submitted a site plan to the Development Services Department for the relocation of the DAC to Butler Shores. Click here for more details. (updated 17 May 2022)
South Lamar Corridor Improvements -- The Site Plan for Phase 1 (Riverside to Barton Springs) has been approved. The Site Plan Permitting for Phase 2 (Barton Springs to U.S. 290) is underway. Construction on Phase 1 is getting close to starting. See the latest information here.
Brodie Oaks Development -- A major development at the Brodie Oaks Shopping Center is planned. Although it is not within the boundaries of ZNA, it is of concern to the Zilker Neighborhood because it will impact traffic on South Lamar Blvd and will potentially impact the environment and water quality of Barton Creek. Click here to read about it.
Other Ongoing Development Projects -- The are a number of development projects going on in the Zilker neighborhood. Click here to read about them.
City Council Redistricting -- The City has changed the City Council District boundaries to reflect the 2020 census. It was certified on 27 Oct 2021. The portion of the ZNA area now represented by District 5 (currently Councilmember Ann Kitchen) has been transferred into District 9 (currently Councilmember Kathy Tovo). Read more about redistricting and see the maps.
Renew Your Membership -- The Zilker Neighborhood Association has a proud history of strong advocacy for our neighborhood. If you have not done so already, we encourage you to renew your membership for 2023 or join today and help keep Zilker the most wonderful neighborhood in town!