Zilker Neighborhood Association
Austin, Texas 78704

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.

Potential New High-Rise at Sterzing and Toomey Adjacent to Butler Shores -- A developer is seeking to re-zone 1725 Toomey at the corner of Toomey and Sterzing to allow a 90-foot high-rise that will impact parkland and traffic. A hearing on First Reading at the City Council has been postponed until Thursday, November 18. Click here for more details and where to email your comments.

Potential New High-Rise at South Lamar and Dickson in the Barton Springs Zone -- A developer is seeking to re-zone 2700 South Lamar at the corner of South Lamar and Dickson to allow a 90-foot high-rise that has potential environmental, traffic, and affordability impacts. A hearing on First Reading at the City Council is currently scheduled for Thursday, November 4. Click here for more details and where to email your comments.

Alcohol Sales in Zilker Park -- A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) has been filed by the Parks and Recreation Department to sell alcohol at the Zilker Cafe in Zilker Park. On September 28, the Parks and Recreation Board voted decisively 8-1 to recommend denial of the CUP to sell alcohol. On October 26, 2021, the Planning Commission passed a motion to deny the CUP, 8-2 with 3 abstaining. We are waiting to see if City staff will appeal the PC decision to City Council. Click here for more details.

2010 South Lamar/Hether Water Issue -- For information on the constant presence of water at 2010 South Lamar Blvd and Hether St, visit this page. (updated October 22)

Zilker Park Vision Plan -- The Zilker Park master plan process is underway. Community Survey #4 is now open. More information with relevant documents and links can be found here. (updated October 28)

City Council Redistricting -- The City is in the process of changing the City Council District boundaries to reflect the 2020 census. The portion of the ZNA area now represented by District 5 (currently Councilmember Ann Kitchen) is proposed to be transferred into District 9 (currently Councilmember Kathy Tovo) if the draft plan is adopted. Read more about redistricting and see the maps.

South Lamar Corridor Improvements -- The site plan has been approved. Construction is getting close to starting. See the latest information here.

Dougherty Art Center (DAC) Hearings -- The City Council was scheduled to hold a hearing on Thursday, May 6, 2021 concerning the future of the DAC relocation to Butler Shores and a related resolution on making Butler Shores a cultural arts district but it was postponed. Click here for more details.

Other Ongoing Development Projects -- The are a number of development projects going on in the Zilker neighborhood. Click here to read about them.

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 2021 or join today and help keep Zilker the most wonderful neighborhood in town!