Zilker Neighborhood Association
Austin, Texas 78704

Zilker Cafe in Zilker Park

alcohol sales area shown in red/pink (click to enlarge)


This site is in Zilker Park near Barton Springs Pool and is addressed as 2133 William Barton Dr.
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Conditional Use Permit (Case 2021-058117 SP; Reference File Name SPC-2021-0131A)

This is an application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the sale and consumption of alcohol at Zilker Cafe (2133 William Barton Dr) in Zilker Park next to Barton Springs Pool between the bathhouse and the children's playground. The City case manager is Jeremy Siltala (jeremy.siltala@austintexas.gov; 512-974-2945). At its July 26, 2021 General Membership meeting, ZNA passed a resolution opposing the CUP and the sale and consumption of alcohol at Zilker Cafe.

Public Hearings and Meetings

Note: Although PARB had a quorum when they passed their motion opposing the CUP, there is some question as to whether the PARB vote constitutes a valid recommendation since Article 7, Paragraph (H) of the PARB bylaws requires a minimum of 6 affirmative votes for any board action. Two of the PARB members that were not present and were unable to vote have also expressed their opposition to the CUP in an email according to an Austin Monitor article. It is unclear whether the Planning Commission can take action on the CUP without a valid recommendation from PARB under Paragraph (E)(4) in LDC §25-2-625 regarding Public District Regulations.

Case Information

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