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Neighbors start petition drive to save last green space

June 18, 2014

Residents in Circle C North are rallying to preserve the only remaining green space in their neighborhood, and have gathered over 800 signatures so far in a petition they plan to present to City Council.

Circle C neighbors want a parcel of land, located at Barstow Avenue and Davis Lane, to be used as a neighborhood park. But current city of Austin planning has the land slated to become a street extending Barstow to Deer Lane.

Circle C HOA member Ed Scruggs said the city’s decision came as a surprise to Circle C residents.

“All along the thought was we would have a park there,” Scruggs said.

Scruggs said when Circle C North was originally developed, there was a discussion as to whether to extend Barstow to Deer Lane, but traffic didn’t warrant the construction of the new road.

Scruggs said the Circle C HOA has been trying to address the lack of amenities in Circle C North for years.

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