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 Adjacent to Butler Shores -- A developer is seeking to re-zone the corner of Toomey and Sterzing to allow a 90-foot high-rise that will impact parkland and traffic. A hearing before the Planning Commission is currently rescheduled for July 27 and before the City Council on July 29 (but City staff is requesting postponement of the City Council hearing until August 26). Click here for more details and where to email your comments.

Alcohol Sales in Zilker Park -- A Conditional Use Permit has been filed by the Parks and Recreation Department to sell alcohol at the Zilker Cafe in Zilker Park. A hearing before the Planning Commission to issue the permit has tentatively been set for August 10, 2021 but could change. Click here for more details.

2010 South Lamar/Hether Water Issue -- For information on the status of this issue caused by the constant presence of water at 2010 South Lamar Blvd and Hether St, visit this page. (updated July 14)

General Meeting -- Our next quarterly General Meeting will be on Monday, July 26, 2021, 6:30-8:30 (currenly planned at Umlauf). The meeting agenda is TBD but it will include a vote on proposed bylaw changes and a resolution concerning the sale of alcohol at Zilker Cafe in Zilker Park.

Zilker Park Master Plan -- The Zilker Park Master Plan process is underway. More information can be found here. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is encouraging people to take a survey which will guide the planning process.

South Lamar Corridor Improvements -- The site plan is in review. 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!