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East Austin historic resources survey is here

Monday, September 12, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

A newly completed draft of an East Austin historic resources survey, commissioned by City Council last fall, is now available for public comment through the end of September. The survey, completed by Hardy-Heck-Moore Inc., includes an inventory of 6,596 structures throughout East Austin, each evaluated for its eligibility as a historic landmark or district at the local or national level. “The project additionally entailed completion of a historic context of East Austin, via oral history and archival research, as well as a complementary historic context of the entire city of Austin,” according to a memo from Kalan Contreras of the Planning and Zoning Department. The survey is available online (along with a comment form) as well as at East Austin Parks and Recreation facilities and at the Terrazas, Cepeda and Carver branch libraries. It is scheduled for a public hearing at the Historic Landmark Commission on Sept. 26. Three public Q&A sessions will be held ahead of that meeting, beginning with two this week: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 4 to 5 p.m., at Terrazas Branch Library, 11015 E. Cesar Chavez St.; Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., at Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Road. The third session will be held next week, on Monday, Sept. 19, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., at Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina St.

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