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[Call to Order]

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NINE MEMBERS.

GOOD EVENING.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE ON YOUR PHONES, YOUR DISEMBODIED VOICES SOMEWHERE, WE CAN'T SEE YOU, BUT WE WILL GIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR WHEN YOU MAY SPEAK.

AND ON THE ORDER OF BUSINESS, THIS IS THE MEETING OF THE AUSTIN HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION, DECEMBER 14TH, 2020.

I'M THE CHAIRMAN TERRY MYERS.

AND I'LL CALL THE ROLE IN HIND.

SETH IS HERE, YOUR FEATHERSTON, MATTHEW, JACOB, NOT YET.

KEVIN COOK IS HERE.

KELLY LIDL IS HERE.

TREY MCWHORTER.

TREY IS HERE, ALEX.

PAPA.

VASILIA NOT YET BLAKE TO LET YOU'RE HERE.

BETH FELONS VILLA IS HERE AND CAROLINE, RIGHT? OKAY.

WE HAVE A QUORUM.

THE FIRST ITEM ON

[Consent Agenda: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, C10, C11, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10, D11, D12, D13, E1]

OUR AGENDA IS CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS.

IF SOMEONE IS HERE TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM THAT IS NOT ON THE AGENDA TONIGHT, THAT'S NOT ON THE AGENDA THAT MAY BE RELEVANT TO PRESERVATION.

IN SOME WAY YOU MAY ADDRESS THE COMMISSION.

IS THERE ANYONE HERE TO SPEAK AT CITIZENS COMMUNICATION? OKAY.

UM, WE HAVE A PRESENTATION THIS EVENING, BUT I'M GOING TO FIRST, UM, GO THROUGH THE AGENDA AND WE WILL, UH, PULL ITEMS. UM, WE'LL SEE WHICH ITEMS ARE ON CONSENT.

PULL SOME ITEMS, WHICH ONES ARE ON POSTPONEMENT.

AND THAT WILL INCLUDE THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM NOVEMBER 16TH.

THAT IS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA ON PUBLIC HEARINGS UNDER A, UM, WE HAVE ONE ITEM UP, UM, FOR COMMISSION INITIATED ZONING THAT UNDER B ON D ONE, WE HAVE AN APPLICATION THAT WAS APPROVED BY THE STAFF NO FURTHER, UM, NO FURTHER ACTION AS REQUIRED.

I'M WONDERING IF IT SHOULD BE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA OR IF, OR REALLY NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED.

MR. SADOWSKY.

YES.

MADAM CHAIR.

UH, NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED, SO IT DOES NOT NEED TO PASS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THE NEXT ITEM D TO THE JACKSON NOVI KELLY HOEY HOUSE AT 24 SIX HARRIS BOULEVARD.

UH, THE APPLICANT HAS REQUESTED A POSTPONEMENT TO JANUARY 25TH.

ITEM B3.

THE MAVERICK NOLLER HOUSE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT AND WE'LL LEAVE IT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

UNLESS SOMEONE WANTS TO PULL IT.

THEY HAVE CHANGED THEIR PLAN, SOMEWHAT REVISED THEIR PLAN SOMEWHAT AFTER MEETING WITH THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION.

THAT IF ANYONE WANTS TO PULL THOSE, PLEASE SAY SO NOW.

RIGHT? OKAY.

WE MOVE ON TO ITEM BEFORE THE MAYFIELD, UM, GUCCI HOUSE AND GARDENS AT 35 OH FIVE WEST 25TH STREET.

THIS ITEM IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

YES.

OKAY.

I'M INVOLVED WITH MAYFIELD PARK.

I'VE SUBMITTED THE APPLICATION.

OKAY.

PLEASE NOTE THAT COMMISSIONER TELE HAS RECUSED HIMSELF FROM THIS ITEM AND IT IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

THE NEXT ITEM D FIVE IS ALSO OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

THIS IS FOR, UH, THE BERN REED HOUSE AT 14, 10 RIO GRANDE.

IT WAS A HERITAGE GRANT FUNDED, UH, REPAIR AND STABILIZATION PROJECT ITEM B SIX IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

THE METROPOLITAN AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH IS ANOTHER HERITAGE GRANT FUNDED PROJECT TO REPAIR THE BELFRY AND RELOCATE THE BELL

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ITEM D SEVEN PEACE PARK IS ALSO OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

THIS IS ANOTHER HERITAGE GRANT FUNDED PROJECT TO REHABILITATE THE TUTOR COTTAGE ON THE PARK ITEM B EIGHT IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE THAT THE CONSENT IS FOR THE REPAIR, THE WINDOWS AND DOORS AS DISCUSSED IN THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE, BUT NOT THE ROOF CHANGE.

WE GO ON TO SEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS AND NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICTS.

ITEM C.

ONE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT, 1406 ETHERIDGE AVENUE.

IF ANYONE WANTS TO PULL THIS, PLEASE SAY SO NOW THIS WAS FOR A FRONT YARD MODIFICATIONS.

UM, AND THEY HAVE REVISED THEIR PLAN SOMEWHAT.

THEY'RE IMPLEMENTED IN THE, IN THE PLANS THAT WE HAVE IN OUR BACKUP ITEMS. SEE TWO, FIVE OH SIX CONGRESS AVENUE AND SIX, 10 BROWSES STREET.

THIS WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM.

ITEM C3 EIGHT 16 CONGRESS AVENUE HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT.

NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.

ITEM C4 IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

THIS IS FOR 1601 WOODLAWN BOULEVARD TO DEMOLISH A NON-CONTRIBUTING BUILDING AND CONSTRUCT A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE OFFERED FOR CONSENT ITEM.

C6 1406 WEST 29TH STREET IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT APPROVAL.

UH, UH, I'D LIKE TO NOTE, THIS IS TELLING, UM, THE CASE MANAGER ON THIS, THE APPLICANT HAS REQUESTED A POSTPONEMENT FOR THIS ITEM, UH, TO JANUARY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THIS ITEM WILL BE, UM, WE WILL TAKE THIS UP UNDER POSTPONEMENTS ITEMS, C5 JANUARY.

OKAY.

UM, ITEM C6 32 19 FUNSTON STREET TO DEMOLISH A NON-CONTRIBUTING HOUSE AND CONSTRUCT A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE.

THIS IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT ITEM C SEVEN HAS BEEN, UH, THE APPLICANT HAS REQUESTED A POSTPONEMENT TO JANUARY 25TH.

SO WE WILL TAKE THAT UP UNDER THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA ITEM C EIGHT 16, 15 WATERSTON AVENUE.

THIS IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

HAS ANYONE ASKED TO PULL THIS ITEM? CHRONIC CLIENTS? OKAY, I'M GOING TO PULL IT.

THIS IS ITEM C EIGHT 16, 15 WATERSTONE AVENUE IN THE WEST LINE HISTORIC DISTRICT.

I HAVE PULLED THAT ITEM FOR DISCUSSION.

I AM SEEING NINE 15, 17 MURRAY LANE.

THAT IS GOING TO BE A DISCUSSION ITEM ITEM C 10 32 OH SEVEN FUNSTON STREET, DEMOLISH A CONTRIBUTING BUILDING.

THIS IS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

UNLESS SOMEONE PULLS UP ITEM C 11, 15, 10 PALMA PRO PLAZA.

I THINK THERE'S SOMEONE HERE WHO WANTS TO PULL THAT ITEM.

SOME OUTSIDE SPEAKERS, UH, ASKED TO PULL THAT ITEM.

SO IT WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM UNDER A SECTION D DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON APPLICATIONS FOR DEMOLITION OR RELOCATION ITEM D ONE 47, 14 ROWENA STREET.

IT POSTPONE THAT HAS BEEN REQUESTED TO MARCH 22ND, 2021.

THAT'S TENTATIVE RIGHT NOW, BUT IT'S, IT'S NOT GOING TO BE ON OUR AGENDA TONIGHT.

THEY HAVE ASKED THIS ITEM TO BE POSTPONED JUST TO SATISFY THAT REQUEST COMES FROM THE OWNER.

I DON'T KNOW IT DOESN'T SAY ON OUR YES, I'M SORRY.

IT DOES.

IT'S THE PROPERTY OWNER HAS REQUESTED THAT.

YEAH.

GOING ON TO ITEM

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D TWO 1400 DRAKE AVENUE, THERE IS SOMEONE WHO IS ASKED TO PULL THAT ITEM.

SO THAT WILL BE UP FOR DISCUSSION.

I'D HAVE EIGHT, 15 WEST 11TH IS A DISCUSSION ITEM ITEM D FOR FIVE 14 ACADEMY DRIVE.

AND, UH, THAT'S BEEN PULLED FROM THE AGENDA.

SO THAT WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM NUMBER D FIVE MIC FAILS FLOORS.

IT'S SIX OF FIVE BUTTONS SCREENS.

I'M SORRY.

HAPPY THOSE OF YOU HAVING HAPPY HOUR.

WOULD YOU PLEASE MUTE YOURSELVES? THANK YOU.

ITEM D FIVE, MAKE FAILS FLORES.

THAT WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM.

AS I SAID, NUMBER D SIX, 14, 14, ALAMEDA.

THAT'S BEEN PULLED FOR DISCUSSION 10 16 AVONDALE ROAD, FOLD FOR DISCUSSION NUMBER D A 31 OH SEVEN DANCY STREET.

THAT'S UP OFFERED FOR CONSENT APPROVAL ITEM DENYING 2102 ALTA VISTA AVENUE.

THAT'S BEEN PULLED FOR DISCUSSION ITEM D 10 1402 DRAKE AVENUE.

THAT'S BEEN PULLED FOR DISCUSSION ITEM D 1156 13 RANCH ROAD.

UM, THAT WAS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

I AM PULLING THAT FOR DISCUSSION ITEM D 43 10 ROSEDALE AVENUE.

THAT'S A DISCUSSION ITEM, AN ITEM D 13 2011 TILLOTSON AVENUE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT AND THAT'S A RELOCATION ALSO ON THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEM E ONE, THE SEABORN SNEAD HOUSE AT 1801 GNOMES DRIVE.

NO NEW UPDATES ARE ON THAT.

THAT'S OFFERED FOR CONSENT TO BE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AS, UM, ARE THE, UH, THE MINUTES FROM THE LAST MEETING NOVEMBER.

OKAY.

I WANT TO REITERATE FOR THE SPEAKERS WHO ARE ON THE LINE.

IF THE CONSENT AGENDA IS PASSED AND YOUR ITEM IS ON THAT CONSENT AGENDA HAS NOT BEEN PULLED FOR DISCUSSION YOU, YOUR ITEM WILL HAVE BEEN APPROVED.

HOWEVER YOU WILL NEED TO FOLLOW THE STAFF'S RECOMMENDATIONS TO PREPARE IS CITY OF AUSTIN DOCUMENTATION PACKAGE FOR ARCHIVING AT THE AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER, WHICH INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALL FACADES, UM, DIMENSION SKETCH PLAN, AND A NARRATIVE HISTORY.

THIS WILL BE ARCHIVED AT THE AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER.

UM, IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER STIPULATIONS OF BY STAFF, THOSE SHOULD BE, UM, UH, SEATED TO AS WELL.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF PASSING OF APPROVING THE CONSENT AGENDA, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? OKAY.

I'D LIKE TO NOTE THAT, UM, MR. UH, JACOB AND DID MR. COME IN? NOT YET.

OKAY.

MR. P MR. JACOB HAD MATTHEW.

JACOB HAS JOINED US.

OKAY.

FOR THOSE OF YOU ON THE LINE.

SORRY, THIS IS ANGELA.

COULD YOU CLARIFY IF, UH, THERE WAS A SECOND FOR THAT MOTION? I CAN SECOND IT, CAN WE, DO WE NEED TO TAKE THE VOTE? SURE.

OKAY.

SURE.

OKAY.

UM, IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED TO PASS THE CONSENT AGENDA AS READ ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE SIGNIFY BY RAISING YOUR HAND, ANY OPPOSED ARE NONE OPPOSED.

OKAY.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE WAITING, OUR ORDER OF BUSINESS IN, IN THESE, UM,

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ONLINE MEETINGS IS TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THE SPEAKERS IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR ON THE AGENDA.

SO IF YOUR ITEM WAS UP FOR DISCUSSION OR PULLED FOR DISCUSSION, PLEASE GET READY TO SPEAK.

I WOULD LIKE TO, UM, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT IF RATHER THAN REITERATE WHAT A SPEAKER BEFORE YOU HAS SAID, IF THERE ARE MULTIPLE SPEAKERS, PLEASE KEEP IT SHORT.

MAYBE ONLY THAT YOUTUBE, UM, OPPOSE OR SUPPORT A PARTICULAR ITEM BEFORE WE GO TO THOSE ITEMS. YES.

COMMISSIONER.

YES.

YOU'RE ABOUT TO GET THERE.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DO THE POSTPONEMENTS.

I WASN'T ABOUT TO GET THERE.

I WAS GOING UP, I WAS MOVING ALONG TO THE, OUR, UH, TO OUR PRESENTATION.

OKAY.

SO WE HAVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

LET'S SEE.

WHAT DO WE HAVE FOR POSTPONEMENT D TWO 24, SIX HARRIS POSTPONE TO JANUARY 25TH.

ANYONE CAN HELP ME HERE.

C5.

C5 POSTPONE C7 IS POSTPARTUM.

YEAH.

IS POSTPONE, WAIT.

NOPE.

CA WAS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.

OH, FOR DISCUSSION.

SORRY.

I THINK WE HAD AT LEAST ONE MORE D ONE 47, 14.

ROWENA IS POSTPONED TO MARCH 22ND.

YEAH.

BUT THERE WAS A REQUEST FOR POSTPONEMENT, BUT YOU SAID IT WAS JUST PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.

YEAH.

UM, DEFOUR HAS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.

YEP.

OKAY.

SO I THINK THAT WAS IT.

I THINK THAT'S IT.

OKAY.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF POSTPONING, THOSE ITEMS SEVEN, I WOULD.

COULD YOU REPEAT THAT? UM, D SEVEN IS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION 10, 16 AVONDALE ROAD DOES NOT ON THE CONSENT OR THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WELL, WE'LL DISCUSS IT TONIGHT IN THE ORDER THAT IT APPEARS ON THE AGENDA.

OKAY.

SO JUST WAS IN YOUR NUMBERS WHEN YOU WERE CALLING IT.

I WANTED TO MAKE IT WASN'T NO, IT'S IT'S WE WILL DISCUSS IT TONIGHT.

OKAY.

UH, DO I HEAR A MOTION TO APPROVE THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA? THAT WAS A MOTION BY COMMISSIONER HOMESTYLE.

SECOND BY COMMISSIONER COOK.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THAT'S UNANIMOUS.

NO ONE IS OPPOSED.

OKAY.

NOW, UM, I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY THAT WE'LL TAKE THOSE SPEAKERS ON THE DIFFERENT ITEMS AS THEY COME, BUT FIRST WE HAVE A PRESENTATION

[2A. Presentation on the Austin Central Fire Station #1 – 401 E. 5th Street]

AND POSSIBLE ACTION.

THE PRESENTATION IS ON THE AUSTIN CENTRAL FIRE STATION.

NUMBER ONE AT FOUR OH ONE EAST FIFTH STREET ON BRIDGE SQUARE WITH THE O HENRY HOUSE AND THE SUSANNA DICKINSON HOUSE.

SO DO WE HAVE, UM, SOMEONE TO SPEAK TO THAT ITEMS AND WHEN MAKING THE PRESENTATION? MADAM CHAIR? YES, WE DO.

OKAY.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS ROB ROBBINS.

I AM THE DESIGN DIRECTOR AT WEB DESIGN GROUP HERE IN SAN ANTONIO.

WE ARE THE ARCHITECTS OF RECORD FOR THIS PROJECT SLIDE TWO.

UH, IT'S CONTEXT WAS GONE OVER ALREADY.

UH, THIS IS AT FOUR OH ONE EAST FIFTH STREET.

IT'S ON A BLOCK OWNED BY THE CITY WITH THE O HENRY HOUSE AND IS COORDINATED WITH THE BRUSH SQUARE PROJECT BUILDING.

THE ORIGINAL BUILDING WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1938.

SLIDE THREE.

THE ORIGINAL BUILDING WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1938 BY ARCHITECTS.

CRISEL IN BROOKS UNDER THE WPA AND WAS PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES IN THE YEAR 2004 IN 1962, UH, AN ANNEX WAS ADDED BY EUGENE BOOT CASH.

YOU CAN SEE THAT ON THE LEFT HERE IN THE SLIDE, SLIDE FIVE

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IN THE EIGHTIES, THE HISTORIC WINDOWS WERE REPLACED WITH, UH, NON HISTORIC WINDOWS.

AND WE'LL BE GETTING TO THAT LATER.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PRECEDENT PRESERVATION, SLIDE SIX, THE HISTORY OF THIS BUILDING IS, UH, THAT IT IS A MODERN STYLE BUILDING OFTEN CALLED THE STREAMLINED MODERN.

THERE'S A SIMPLICITY AND ORNAMENTATION, WHICH YOU CAN SEE IN THE PLAIN BLOCKINESS OF SOME OF THE MAPPING SLIDE SEVEN.

ALTHOUGH THE BUILDING DOES HAVE SOME DECORATION, MOSTLY USING BUILDING MATERIALS WITH SUBTLE PATTERNING BRICK COURSING, AND ON EACH OF THE TWO MAJOR FACADE SYMBOLIC TOWERS, AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, AND SOME RATHER BEAUTIFUL NICKEL FINISHED LIGHT FIVE, EIGHT RADICAL ISSUES OF THIS BUILDING AT A TIME WAS THE CORNER ENTRY, WHICH IS FRAMED BY THIS CURVED CORNER SLIDE NINE ONE OR THE OTHER CHARACTERISTICS THAT DEFINES THIS BUILDING OF THE LAYERING OF THE DIFFERENT PLANES AND ELEMENTS THAT CREATES INTEREST AND THE FACADE.

YOU CAN ALSO SEE HERE, HOW THE ASYMMETRY KIND OF PLAYS OFF OF THE CEMETERY THAT YOU SEE AT THE CORNER SLIDE 10, THERE PRESERVATION EFFORT THAT IS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROJECT.

AND ONE OF THE MAIN PRESERVATION ISSUES IS MAINTAINING THE ORIGINAL INTENTION YEARS, FIVE 11 PRESERVATION, ONE OF THE WINDOWS BY REPLACING THE NON HISTORIC WINDOWS WITH WINDOWS THAT ARE BOTH ENERGY EFFICIENT AND FAR MORE IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE ORIGINAL DESIGN INTENT SLIDE 12.

OKAY.

THERE'S ALSO CONSIDERABLE DEGRADATION OF THE BUILDING, WHICH IS PROPOSED TO BE REPAIRED, INCLUDING CLEANING THE BRICK, REPLACING, FAILING A STUCCO LENTILS SLIDE 13.

SO THE, FOR THIS IS TO SET THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EMS DEPARTMENT UP FOR THE FUTURE.

AND THERE WERE TWO MAJOR THINGS THAT THEY NEEDED.

ONE WAS THE ACCOMMODATION OF MODERN VEHICLE SIZES.

IN ONE OF THE BAY, YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENTIAL HERE AND THE RED LINES, AND ALSO THE FACT THAT THIS IS NO LONGER A MALE ONLY PROFESSION AND THAT THERE'S GENDER EQUITY IN THE DEPARTMENT THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED.

AND THE SLEEPING QUARTERS, YOU CAN SEE THE DORM STYLE ON THE LEFT AND THE MORE PRIVATE SLEEPING QUARTERS ON THE RIGHT SLIDE, 14, THE HAVE OBJECTIVES AS WELL WITH, UH, IMPROVED LIFE SAFETY AND PROVED AS ACCESSIBILITY, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AND MAINTAINING THE BUILDINGS, INCLUSION ON THE NATIONAL HISTORIC REGISTRY SLIDE 15.

I WANT TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THE CHANGES THAT WE'RE PROPOSING, STARTING WITH THE PLAN YOU CAN SEE IN GREEN HERE, THAT THIS IS THE CHANGE TO EXISTING AND THE BLUE IS THE ADDITION.

THE MAIN THING TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS SLIDE IS THAT THESE CHANGES AND ADDITIONS ARE NOT ON THE TWO PRIMARY FACADE OF FIFTH STREET AND TRINITY STREET, WHICH ARE REALLY THE KEY SEMINOLE FACADE TO, UH, THE HISTORIC NATURE OF THIS BUILDING.

BUT RATHER THAN ON THE BACK SIDE, WHICH FACES TOWARDS THE PARKING LOT, SLIDE 16, THIS IS THE SECOND FLOOR SHOWING MUCH THE SAME WHERE THE, THE CHANGES TO THE EXISTING AND THE CONDUCT AND THE ADDITION ARE ON THE BACKSIDE FIVE 17.

SO WE WANT TO BE, BE VERY OPEN ABOUT THE CHANGES TO THE HISTORIC FABRIC.

THIS IS EAST FIFTH STREET, AND YOU CAN SEE THE GREEN IS THE X DENT OF THE CHANGE TO THE HISTORIC FABRIC.

THE BLUE IS AN ADDITION, BUT IT IS WAY BACK IN PLAIN AND WILL NOT BE VISIBLE FROM THIS STREET LOCATION, SLIDE 18, THE OTHER PRIMARY FACADE OUT OF TRINITY STREET.

ONCE AGAIN, YOU CAN SEE IN GREEN THE CHANGES TO THE HISTORIC FABRIC AND THEN IN BLUE, THE ADDITION THAT ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS SIGNIFICANTLY BACK AND PLAYING SLIDE 19.

THERE'S ALSO SOME SIGNAGE CHANGES.

YOU CAN SEE THE MAIN SIGN HERE INCORPORATING THE FACT THAT EMF IS THERE.

SLIDE 20, THERE'S A SIGN SCHEDULED TO GO AWAY.

AND ANOTHER ONE THAT'S SCHEDULED TO BE ADDED ALL IN THE SAME COLOR, VEIN TEXT, AND FONT SLIDE 21.

SO WE HAD SEVERAL OBJECTIVES WITH THE ADDITION.

THE PRIMARY ONE THAT WE SET OUT WAS TO MINIMIZE IT TO WHAT WAS ABSOLUTELY PROGRAMMATICALLY NECESSARY.

THIS ADDITION REPRESENTS A 4.3% INCREASE TO THE GRID SQUARE FOOT OF THE PROJECT.

SO OBJECTIVE NUMBER ONE WAS KEEP IT SMALL

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SLIDE.

22.

ANOTHER IDEA WAS TO KEEP IT SEPARATE.

WE DID NOT EMULATE MATERIAL.

WE DID NOT EMULATE STYLE.

AND THERE WAS A CLEAR DELINEATION BETWEEN WHAT WAS OLD AND NEW.

THERE'S NO TRICKERY AS TO WHAT IS THE RETURN AND WHAT HAS BEEN ADDED SLIDE 23.

OKAY.

ONE OF THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE ORIGINAL BUILDING WAS THE PROMINENCE OF THAT FRONT DOOR ENTRY.

AND WHAT A MAJOR STATEMENT THAT MADE IN 1938, THERE IS AN ADDITION, UH, ADDITIONAL, UH, ENTRY THAT'S ADDED WITH THE ADDITION ON THE BACKSIDE TO THE PARKING LOT, BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT IT IS SMALLER.

IT IS SHORTER, IT IS RECESSED AND IT IS DARK AND IT DOESN'T CALL A LOT OF ATTENTION TO ITSELF.

AND THE IDEA IS FOR THIS TO BE DEFERENTIAL TO THE IMPORTANCE AND THE HISTORICAL NATURE OF THE ORIGINAL ENTRY SLIDE 24, THE ADDITION IS ALSO MEANT TO PULL TOGETHER THE MAPPING OF THE ORIGINAL BUILDING AND THE ANNEX, UH, ON THE BACK.

THE ANNEX IS A PRETTY FLAT AND UNADORNED FACADE.

SO WE KEPT WITH THE BLOCKY, UH, NATURE OF THE TWO BIG MASSES ON EITHER SIDE REPRESENTING SCALE AND HEIGHT TO PULL IT ALL TOGETHER AS A MULE AND ADMIRABLE, UH, COMPOSITION FOR THE BACKSIDE, GOING TO SLIDE 25, THE IDEA WAS TO KEEP BOTH THE OLD AND THE NEW VISIBLE TOGETHER.

SO YOU CAN SEE HERE WHERE TRANSPARENCY ALLOWS YOU TO FEED THROUGH A MODERN, TO THE ORIGINAL FABRIC OF THE BUILDING THAT IS PRESERVED ON THE INTERIOR, THEREBY TYING THE TWO CENTURIES TOGETHER, SLIDE 26.

ONE OF THE OTHER MAJOR ELEMENTS OF THE ORIGINAL BUILDING HAVE A VISION OF AUSTIN AS A MODERN AND PROGRESSIVE CITY.

AND WE SEE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES AS ONE OF THE WAYS TO CONTINUE THOSE ASPIRATIONS.

AND THE BUILDING WAS DESIGNED TO INCORPORATE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES IN A GRACEFUL MANNER, SLIDE 27, THAT'S OUR PRESENTATION.

AND I'M AVAILABLE TO ANYONE FOR QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

IT WAS REALLY A NICE PRESENTATION THAT COVERED MOST OF THE ASPECTS.

I THINK THAT WE DO IN LOOKING AT NEW CONSTRUCTION AND ADDITIONS TO HISTORIC BUILDINGS, COMMISSION MEMBERS.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? UM, LET ME JUST ASK YOU, YOU SAID POSSIBLE ACTION.

UM, OBVIOUSLY THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN VERY WELL THOUGHT OUT AND HAS, UH, A LOT OF MERIT AND I REALLY HAVE TO APPLAUD ALSO THE CLARITY FOR THE, FOR GETTING A LOT OF INFORMATION TO US AND A VERY FINE PRESENTATION.

UM, W W DO WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION NOW AND IF NOT, UH, WILL IT BE COMING BEFORE A SHORTLY WE'RE REQUESTING NO ACTION.

THIS IS MORE OR LESS FOR, UM, FOR US TO LOOK AT, TO THINK ABOUT AND I'LL COME BACK IN THE FUTURE FOR ACTION.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR APPROVAL IN CONCEPT? THIS IS REALLY A COMMUNICATION EXERCISE THIS EVENING.

UM, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT BUILDING FOR AUSTIN AND, UH, WE FEEL VERY HONORED TO BE ABLE TO BE A PART OF THE PROJECT.

AND, UH, WE JUST BELIEVE THAT, UH, OPEN COMMUNICATION AND IS THE WAY TO GO.

AND FOR ME PERSONALLY, IF IT DOESN'T COME IN A LITTLE BLUE BOX FROM TIFFANY, I DON'T REALLY LIKE SURPRISES.

AND I KNOW THE CITY OF AUSTIN DOESN'T EITHER.

SO THIS IS REALLY ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT THE PROJECT IS VISIBLE AND THAT Y'ALL ARE DIALED IN ON THIS.

AND, UH, AS FUTURE ACTION MAY BE NEEDED, UM, THAT YOU'RE NOT CAUGHT OFF GUARD BY WHAT WE'RE DOING.

THANK YOU.

UM, KEVIN COOK, YOU'VE HAD A QUEST PATH, UH, I WANT TO REITERATE, IT'S A GREAT PRESENTATION.

UH, I'VE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB WITH THE COMPLICATED PROGRAM.

THE ONE THING THAT CATCHES ME IS THE EXPANSION OF THAT BAY AND HEIGHTS, WHICH I'M SURE IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO THE PROGRAM.

I WOULD JUST ASK THAT YOU LOOK AT THE PATTERN OF THAT DOOR TO POSSIBLY TRY RECAPTURE THE, UH, THE PATTERNS ON THAT FACADE AND NOT JUST MAKE IT A BIGGER, BIGGER OPENING, MAYBE SOMETHING ALONG THE TOP OF THAT THAT REFLECTS THE BRICK WORK THAT USED TO BE THERE WITH SOME STAIRS.

SO A LITTLE DECORATION HERE, UM, LOSING THAT BRIDGEPORT.

THERE'S UNFORTUNATE.

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I JUST TAG ONTO THE LAST COMMENT.

DID THAT SORT OF LIKE AN EXPRESSION OF THE HEADER, YOU KNOW, OF THE STRUCTURE THERE, UNTIL THAT PRESENTATION, THINGS CAN BE A GREAT PROJECT.

EXCUSE ME, WOULD THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE ON THE LINE, PLEASE MUTE YOURSELVES.

WE CAN HEAR ALL THE WRECK US IN THE BACKGROUND, AND WE CAN'T HEAR THE PRESENTATION THAT MIGHT'VE BEEN MY KIDS.

WOULD YOU MUTE THOSE KIDS ALL THE TIME? TELL THEM COMMISSIONER MEYER'S SENSE OF, OKAY.

I HAVE TO, I JUST HAVE TO CHECK THIS ALONG.

I THINK, I THINK A LOT OF US ARE, WE'RE REALLY PLEASED WITH THIS PRESENTATION.

SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, WE DO GET HIT WITH THINGS OUT OF THE BLUE AND THE PRESENTATION DOESN'T REALLY, UH, TEAR THINGS UP FOR US ANYMORE, BUT THIS WAS, I THOUGHT A REALLY GOOD PRESENTATION GIVES US THE, THE NUTS AND BOLTS, BUT I HAVE TO SAY I'M NOT OVERLY FOND OF THE ORANGE, UH, ART IN PUBLIC SPACES.

UM, I'M HOPING THAT THAT'S JUST, UH, A PLACEHOLDER IN, YES, MADAM CHAIR.

THAT IS A PLACEHOLDER.

THAT'S A, ESSENTIALLY A FAKE JOEL SHAPIRO.

UH, JOEL SHAPIRO WAS CHOSEN AS THE ARTIST FOR ONE REASON.

AND ONE REASON ONLY, UM, HE IS EASY TO REPLICATE AND REV IT FOR MODELING PURPOSES.

BUT, UH, I DO KNOW THAT THE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES, UH, COMMISSION, UH, GOES THROUGH A VERY RIGOROUS PROCESS WITH THIS.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO ENGAGING WITH THEM AND MAKING SURE THAT THE ARCHITECTURE AND THAT THE ART AND THE SENSE OF PLACE ALL COME TOGETHER.

THANK YOU.

WE APPRECIATE THAT.

IS THERE ANYTHING FURTHER YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY OR ANYTHING FOR THEM? I CAN MENTION.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND WE'LL BE SEEING YOU IN THE FUTURE TIMES.

WE WILL GO AHEAD WITH THE PUBLIC HEARINGS AND, UH, SO IT'S NEW FLOOR, UH, VAPING ONLINE.

WE'LL TAKE THEM IN THE ORDER THAT CAME ON THE AGENDA AT THE THIRST

[A1. HDP-2020-0440 – 416 W. 12th Street – Discussion]

IS FOUR 16 WEST 12TH STREET.

THIS IS THE PROPOSAL.

UH, THE COMMISSION INITIATED HISTORY ZONING OF THE NATIONAL REGISTER, LISTED DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY BUILDING.

UM, WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE TO SPEAK ON THIS.

PLEASE ORGANIZE YOURSELF YOURSELVES SO THAT WE CAN MOVE, UM, EFFICIENTLY THROUGH THOSE NUMBERS.

NOW, SINCE THIS IS THE PROPOSAL IS COMMISSIONED INITIATED ZONING.

UM, DO WE HAVE ANYONE IN FAVOR OF ZONING ON THE LINE RIGHT NOW? HEY, TERRY, THIS IS ANGELA GOT THAT THEY WILL BE HAPPY TO MODERATE THE LIST OF SPEAKERS.

SO I WILL CALL YOU OUT BY NAME AND WE'LL START WITH MICHAEL WHALEN.

MR. WHELAN.

THANK YOU, CHAIR, VICE CHAIR, COMMISSIONER MICHAEL WHALEN ON BEHALF OF THE DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY.

INTERNATIONAL.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE A SLIDE PRESENTATION THAT SHOULD BE OUT THERE.

UH, I'M SORRY.

UH, ANGELA, UH, DID WE HAVE NO SPEAKERS, UH, IN FAVOR OF THE, UM, AN OF INITIATING HISTORIC ZONING ON THE LINE? ANGELA? YES.

SORRY.

I WAS CLARIFYING A, UH, YOUR QUESTION WITH, UM, MY COWORKER.

DOES THE APPLICANT NEED TO GO FIRST? WELL, THE APPLICANT IS THE, USUALLY WE HAVE THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE APPLICATION AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE APPLICATION IS OUR, UM, INITIATED ZONING OF THE NATIONAL REGISTER LISTED BUILDING.

YES, THAT'S CORRECT.

SO ANYONE SPEAKING IN FAVOR OF HISTORIC ZONING, THIS PROPERTY SHOULD GO FIRST.

OKAY.

I APOLOGIZE.

IN THAT CASE, WE DO HAVE ONE SPEAKER SIGNED UP IN FAVOR, ROBERT BASS.

YEAH.

ROB WAS BASS SUPPORT RECOMMENDATION.

UH, MY NAME IS ROBERT BASS.

I AM A PARTNER WITH ALISON BASS

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AND BIGGIE, WHICH OFFICES IT'S BUILDING AND THE AOL WATSON HOUSE, JUST TO THE EAST OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AT FOUR 16.

WE'RE IN SUPPORT OF THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION FOR HISTORIC CLASSIFICATION.

WE BELIEVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD WOULD BE BETTER SERVED WITH RETAINING THAT STATUS.

A L WATSON HOUSE ITSELF IS HISTORIC, UH, BUILT IN 1896.

IT'S DESIGNED BY A L WATSON WHO IS DESIGNED SEVERAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS, BOTH IN AUSTIN AND AROUND THE STATE THAT CONTINUE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC AND PASS THESE FROM SCHOOL BUILDINGS TO HISTORICAL COURTHOUSES.

AND WE JUST FEEL THAT THIS, UH, PROPOSAL TO KEEP THE, UH, KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY, UH, AS A HISTORIC STRUCTURE SHOULD BE HONORED.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SIR.

UH, NOW IF WE HAVE NO MORE SPEAKERS IN FAVOR, WE CAN GO AHEAD WITH THOSE OPPOSED TO THE INITIATIVES.

ONE MORE.

OKAY, ALISON.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

MY NAME IS JIM ALLISON.

UH, I'M THE CO-OWNER OF THE PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO FOUR ONE SIX, AND I'M PLEASED TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION OR HISTORIC ZONING OF FOUR 41 SIX WEST 12TH STREET.

UH, AS BOB NOTED, UH, WE HAD PURCHASED, UH, OUR PROPERTY ADJACENT TO THIS, UH, OVER 20 YEARS AGO AND IN LARGE MEASURE, UH, IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE HISTORIC NATURE OF BOTH OF THE BUILDING THAT WE OCCUPIED OWNED, BUT ALSO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH WEST 12TH STREET WEST OF THE CAPITAL, UH, WE'RE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE A NUMBER OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES, UH, ON THAT STREET PRESERVED.

UH, WE WERE, WERE HONORED TO, UH, PARTICIPATED IN THE CITY'S HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROGRAM FOR OVER 20 YEARS, UH, AND FRANKLY, UH, UH, HISTORIC ZONING FOR THE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS IMPORTANT AS IS CERTAINLY FOUR 16 WEST 12TH STREET IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO US.

WE AGREE WITH THE STAFF THAT THAT STRUCTURE IS DESERVING OF HISTORIC ZONING.

AND FRANKLY, UH, IF WE DO NOT MAINTAIN THAT BUILDING, IF IT IS REPLACED BY 30 STORY, RESIDENTIAL TOWER AS IS PROPOSED, UH, EXPECT TO SEE AN EXODUS OF THOSE OF US THAT HAVE SPENT OUR TIME AND MONEY PRESERVING HISTORIC STRUCTURES ALONG WEST 12TH STREET.

UM, I THINK THIS IS A BELLWETHER ACTIVITY AND PROJECT.

UH, WE URGE YOU TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER AND MAINTAIN THE HISTORICAL STRUCTURES THAT ARE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD BY APPROVING THE RECOMMENDATION FOR STORAGE ZONING FOR FOUR ONE SIX WEST WEST STREET.

WE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, MR. ELLISON, IS THERE ANYONE, DOES ANYONE HAVE QUESTIONS OF THE SPEAKER THEN WE'LL GO AHEAD WITH THE, UM, OPPOSITION, WE'LL START WITH MICHAEL WHALEN.

THANK YOU, ANGELA.

IS THAT PRESENTATION UP? GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU.

UH, AGAIN, MICHAEL WHALEN ON BEHALF OF DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL, AS YOU KNOW, WE ARE HERE TODAY TO DISCUSS THEIR CURRENT BUILDING AND THEIR PLAN USE OF THAT PROPERTY TO HELP REVITALIZE DELTA KAPPA GAMMA AND KEEP IT WORKING FOR WOMEN EDUCATORS.

IF WE CAN GO TO SLIDE TWO, PLEASE, TODAY, YOU WILL HEAR FROM A VARIETY OF SPEAKERS ABOUT DELTA KAPPA GAMMA'S WORK, THEIR LEGACY AND THEIR PROPOSAL FOR THE SITE.

AT THE CORE OF THIS TESTIMONY WILL BE DELTA KAPPA GAMMA'S REQUEST FOR THE CITY TO CHOOSE DOWNTOWN MIXED USE ZONING INSTEAD OF HISTORIC ZONING.

THERE ARE TWO KEY REASONS FOR THIS REQUEST.

FIRST DELTA KAPPA GAMMA'S OFFICE SITE IS ONE OF THEIR MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCES AND IS CRITICAL TO THEIR PLAN TO REVITALIZE THE ORGANIZATION IN ORDER TO ENSURE IT CAN CONTINUE TO DELIVER ON ITS MISSION.

DMU ZONING WOULD EMPOWER THEM TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON THAT PLAN WHILE HISTORIC ZONING WOULD FORCE THEM TO DIVERT CRITICAL RESOURCES TO BUILDING MAINTENANCE INSTEAD OF THEIR MISSION.

WE ALSO BELIEVE THAT THIS REQUEST IS BOTH APPROPRIATE AND NEEDED FROM A CITY PLANNING PERSPECTIVE WHILE DOWNTOWN IS THE OLDEST PART OF THE CITY.

IT IS ALSO ONE OF THE AREAS IN WHICH THERE IS A BROAD CONSENSUS THAT WE SHOULD DIRECT GROWTH AND INCREASE HOUSING IN ORDER TO MEET THE NEEDS OF CURRENT AND FUTURE RESIDENTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE SLIDE THREE.

OUR TESTIMONY WILL ALSO ILLUSTRATE THESE THREE KEY FACTS.

FIRST, THE CASE IS NOT JUST ABOUT AN OFFICE STRUCTURE.

IT IS ABOUT AN ACTIVE ORGANIZATION WHOSE PROGRAMS AND GRANTS, SUPPORT WOMEN,

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EDUCATORS, AND STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD.

THIS CASE WILL HAVE A DIRECT AND MEANINGFUL IMPACT ON THEIR HEALTH AND STABILITY AS AN ORGANIZATION WHILE DELTA KAPPA GAMMA HAS ENJOYED THEIR TIME IN THIS OFFICE STRUCTURE, IT DOES NOT DEFINE WHO THEY ARE.

DELTA KAPPA GAMMA'S LEGACY IS ONE OF WOMEN EDUCATORS WHO ORGANIZED TO SUPPORT OTHER WOMEN EDUCATORS.

THEY FILLED A CRUCIAL ROLE, PARTICULARLY AS MOST OTHER INSTITUTIONS, EITHER DICTATED TO WOMEN EDUCATORS OR IGNORED THEM.

DELTA KAPPA GAMMA STORY PREDATES THE SITE.

WE ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT TODAY.

THEY WERE NOT FOUNDED AT THIS SITE.

IT WASN'T THEIR FIRST LOCATION OR EVEN THEIR SECOND LOCATION OR THEIR THIRD LOCATION OR THEIR FOURTH LOCATION.

THIS IS DELTA GAP KAPPA GAMMA'S FIFTH LOCATION, AND THEIR FOUNDER DIED OVER A DECADE BEFORE THEY RELOCATED HERE TODAY.

DELTA KAPPA GAMMA FACES A NUMBER OF CHALLENGES.

MEMBERSHIP HAS DECREASED SINCE ITS PEAK IN THE 1990S AND THE OFFICE BUILDINGS AGE, BUT PREVENTS THEM FROM RETROFITTING IT FOR NEWER TECHNOLOGIES AND IS FORCING THEM TO DIVERT CRITICAL RESOURCES TO MAINTENANCE.

HISTORIC ZONING WOULD LOCK IN THESE DISADVANTAGES AND STRIP DELTA KAPPA GAMMA OF THE FULL USE OF ONE OF ITS MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCES AT THIS CRITICAL, CRITICAL MOMENT IN THEIR LIFE.

NEXT SLIDE, SLIDE FOUR.

I'M NOW GOING TO TURN IT OVER THE PRESENTATION TO MICHAEL GARDENY.

WE HAVE EVERYBODY IN ORDER CHAIR SO THAT WE CAN MOVE QUICKLY THROUGH THESE PRESENTATION.

WHEN YOU COME ON TO STATE YOUR NAME AND THEN GO READ INTO IT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

UH, MICHAEL GALVIN, YOU ON BEHALF OF DELTA KAPPA GAMMA, AS WAYLON WAS SAYING, UH, DELTA KAPPA GAMMA'S LEGACY IS MORE THAN JUST THEIR CURRENT OFFICE BUILDING DR.

ANDY WEBB, BLANTON FOUNDED DELTA KAPPA GAMMA IN 1929 ON THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CAMPUS.

AS A WAY TO ORGANIZE WOMEN EDUCATORS, TO FIGHT GENDER DISCRIMINATION ADVOCATE FOR PRO-EDUCATION LEGISLATION AND SUPPORT OTHER WOMEN EDUCATORS THERE, DR.

BLANTON PASSED AWAY OVER A DECADE BEFORE THEY RELOCATED TO THIS SITE.

IF THIS LOCATION NEXT SIDE, PLEASE SIDE FIVE TODAY, AS YOU KNOW, FOUR 16 WEST 12TH STREET HAS NATIONAL REGISTER STATUS IN ARCHITECTURE STUDENT TOOK ON THIS EFFORT FOR CLASS PROJECT AND DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SAW IT AS A NATURAL FIT WITH THEIR MISSION TO EMPOWER WOMEN, STUDENTS, AND EDUCATORS.

THEY ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT THIS SITE IS A KEY RESOURCE FOR THEIR ORGANIZATION AND WANTED TO ENSURE THAT NATIONAL REGISTER STATUS WOULD NOT END UP RESTRICTING YOUR PROPERTY.

THEY WERE TOLD THAT IT WOULD NOT IMPOSE ANY SUCH RESTRICTIONS THOUGH TODAY, THAT STATUS IS NOW A KEY JUSTIFICATION FOR DOING JUST THAT BY IMPOSING A HISTORIC ZONING DESIGNATION THAT WE TETHERED DELTA KAPPA GAMMA TO THEIR EXISTING OFFICE BUILDING.

AND NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE SLIDE SIX.

ULTIMATELY, WHEN LOOKING AT THE TWO DIFFERENT VISIONS FOR THIS SITE, WE BELIEVE THAT DOWNTOWN MIXED USE PROVIDE BETTER OUTCOMES, BOTH FOR DELTA KAPPA GAMMA AND FOR THE CITY.

AS A WHOLE, DMU IS A KEY COMPONENT IN DELTA KAPPA GAMMA STRATEGY TO REVITALIZE THE ORGANIZATION AND STRATEGICALLY TARGET THEIR RESOURCES.

IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE A DOWNTOWN PROJECTS THAT HELPS THE CITY MEET ITS HOUSING GOAL OF 135,000 NEW UNITS BY 2027.

AND IT WOULD DO SO TRUE TO DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM, WHICH THE CITY UTILIZES TO HELP FUND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR SOME OF BOSTON'S AND ITS VULNERABLE RESIDENTS.

CRITICALLY.

THE PROJECT WOULD PROVIDE THIS ADDITIONAL HOUSING ALONG AN EXISTING METRO RAPID BUS LINE.

AND ALONG THE FUTURE, ORANGE AND BLUE RAIL LINES, THE TYPE OF TRANSPORT, A PROJECT THAT IS NEEDED TO ENSURE A ROBUST AND HEALTHY PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEM, DMU SUPPORTS ALL OF THESE ASPIRATIONS AND GOALS WHILE HISTORIC SENDING WOULD MAINLY SUPPORT THE STRUCTURAL PRESERVATION OF DELTA KAPPA GAMMA IS EXISTING OFFICE AND TETHERED THEM INTO ITS EXISTING BUILDING COSTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE SLIDE SEVEN.

UH, THIS IS JUST TO RECAP, DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SUPPORTS WOMEN, EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD, BUT FACES A NUMBER OF CHALLENGES, INCLUDING THE INABILITY OF THE EXISTING STRUCTURE TO BE EASILY RETROFITTED FOR MODERN TECHNOLOGIES, AS WELL AS ITS ESCALATING MAINTENANCE COSTS TO ADDRESS THESE CHALLENGES.

DELTA KAPPA GAMMA HAS REQUESTED DMU ZONING, WHICH WOULD ALLOW THEM TO REVITALIZE WHILE ALSO HELPING THE CITY NEED ITS HOUSING AND TRANSIT GOALS, HISTORIC ZONING, HOWEVER, WOULD RESTRICT THIS IMPORTANT RESOURCE AND LOCK IN LONG-TERM COSTS THAT THREATENED DELTA KAPPA GAMMA, HIS ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO DELIVER ON ITS MISSION.

I THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND NOW I WILL TURN IT OVER TO CLAIRE WEINBERG WHO WILL DISCUSS THE PROJECT IN MORE DETAIL.

GOOD EVENING.

I'M CLAIRE WEINBERG PRINCIPAL WITH SCB ARCHITECTS ON THE SCREEN.

UM, LET'S SEE.

SLIDE ONE CONTEXT OF THE EXISTING BUILDING.

OUR VISION FOR THE PROJECT BEGINS BY UNDERSTANDING AND BEING INSPIRED BY THE DK MISSION OF COLLECTIVE GROWTH OF WOMEN, EDUCATE WOMEN, EDUCATIONAL LEADERS AND THE ASPIRATION OF THE MID-CENTURY MODERN STRUCTURE THAT SOUGHT SIMPLICITY AND FUNCTION AS

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ITS ETHOS, AS A MOD MODEST AND QUIET LARGELY ONE-STORY BETWEEN BUILDING ABOVE GRADE, THE CURRENT BUILDINGS ARCHITECTURE FOCUSED ON ITS INTERNAL FUNCTIONS, BUT LITTLE ENGAGEMENT WITH ITS NEIGHBORS OR CONTEXTS.

OUR VISION FOR THE SITE BEGINS BY OPENING UP ANY NEW PROGRAM ELEMENTS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND TO CREATE A RESPITE OF THE SELECTION FOR THOSE WHO COME TO VISIT WHERE DKG HAS BEEN HOUSED, A SOFT GARDEN AND PLAZA SPACES TO PROVIDE FRIENDLIER CORNER OF ACTIVITY TO THE EXPANDING RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD, OR JUST ONE OF THE FEW OF THE FEATURES THAT WE'RE SEEKING ON PAGE TWO, YOU'LL SEE JUST SOME IMAGES OF INSPIRATION OF THE MID-CENTURY MODERN, A LANGUAGE THAT WE'RE SEEKING THE GRACIOUSNESS OF BEAUTIFUL MATERIALS THAT OPEN UP TO THE SOFT GARDENS PLACES FOR GATHERING THAT LEADS TO THE ACTIVATION OF THE STREET GROUND FLOOR AND NEIGHBORHOOD, A ACTIVE GROUND FLOOR NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMEMORATIVE DK, COMMEMORATING PTQ MISSION AND HISTORY.

ON PAGE THREE, YOU BEGIN TO SEE, AND AT OUR ILLUSTRATION OF THE NEW PROGRAM FUNCTIONS, HOW THEY'RE ORGANIZED TO ALLOW FOR THIS NEW ENGAGEMENT WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD WE'RE SEEKING THE RESIDENTIAL ENTRY ON THE SAN ANTONIO SIDE, IT DISCREETLY DOING DROP OFF NEXT TO THE LOBBY AND THE LOADING AREA AND BACK OF HOUSE AREAS OFF THE ALLEY, ALLOWING FOR THE FOCUS ON BOTH SAN ANTONIO AND 12TH STREET TO REMAIN ON THE PEDESTRIAN ALONG 12TH STREET.

THERE'S ALSO THE INCLUSION OF THE DKG COMMEMORATIVE GARDEN NECESSARILY WITHIN GREEN WITH AN INGREDIENT PLANTED AREA.

IN ADDITION TO THE COMMEMORATIVE GARDEN OUTDOOR ROOM.

ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT OF THIS PLAN IS THE REUSE OF THE EXISTING BUILDINGS MATERIAL THAT HAD BEEN INTEGRATED INTO THE NEW DESIGN, THE RED LINE WITHIN THE PLAN, THOSE STRAITS, THE EXTENSIVE USE OF THE EXISTING MASON RATES WITHIN THE PROMINENT AND PUBLIC AREAS OF THE NEW PROJECT.

THE EXISTING TEACHERS ARE CELEBRATED AND ARE A DEFINING FEATURE OF THE PUBLIC AND RETAIL SPACES.

ON PAGE FOUR, THE RENDERINGS BEGIN BEGIN TO SHOW PRIMARILY FIRST ON 12TH STREET, PICKING UP THE LANGUAGE OF THE DKG BUILDING, BUT THEN EMPHASIS ON HORIZONTAL ALIGNMENT WITH THE WALL AND OVERHANG, AND ALSO A GLAZED ENCLOSURE THAT ALLOWS US TO HIGHLIGHT THE REUSE OF THE EXISTING MATERIALS AND BROADCAST AND FOOD BACK TO THE OUTSIDE.

LASTLY, ON PAGE FIVE, YOU SEE THE, THE SAN ANTONIO SIDE WITH IT, EIGHT CASCADING NEIGHBORHOOD, COMMEMORATIVE STEPS, GARDEN AREAS, AND GRACIOUS RESIDENTIAL ENTRY FOR THE FEATURE RESIDENTS HERE.

YOU ALSO SEE THE CONTINUITY OF THE GARDEN, THE MALLS FROM 12TH STREET AND AN OVERHANG, UH, MAINTAINING THE DESIGN CONTINUITY FROM 12TH STREET TO SAN ANTONIO.

LASTLY, YOU SEE JUST AN OVERALL, UM, MASSING ILLUSTRATION OF A BUILDING, BUT THEN I TURN IT OVER TO THE OTHER SPEAKERS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

ARE THERE OTHER SPEAKERS BLEND UP HIGHLY AVAILABLE? I BELIEVE KELLY IS AVAILABLE FOR ANSWERING QUESTIONS LATER ON.

OKAY.

PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND GO AHEAD.

YES, THIS IS MELISSA AS ONE.

UH, AND GO AHEAD AND REQUEST THAT YOU PLEASE PLAY THE MARTIN VIDEO.

THANK YOU.

I'M CANDACE MARTIN.

I AM FROM THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND, UM, I AM A RETIRED HEALTH AND WELLNESS TEACHER.

AFTER 35 YEARS.

I ALSO SPENT ABOUT SEVEN OF THOSE YEARS, COACHING GIRLS, BASKETBALL AND TRACK AND FIELD.

AND, UH, IN MY RETIREMENT, I HAVE FOUND MYSELF DOING, UH, QUITE A BIT OF VOLUNTEER WORK.

I BELIEVE THAT A CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION OR EDUCATORS IS BY EXTENSION A CONTRIBUTION TO ONE'S COMMUNITY.

I LIVE IN A RURAL STATE AND, UH, SO WE HAVE MANY, MANY SMALL SCHOOLS AND TOWNS AND COMMUNITIES THAT YOU KNOW, THEIR SCHOOLS OR THEIR HEARTBEAT.

AND, UM, ANY SUPPORT THAT DKG CAN GIVE THAT WILL KEEP AN EDUCATOR IN EDUCATION THAT WILL, THAT WILL JUST ENCOURAGE AN EDUCATOR, THAT THEY CAN DO THAT, THAT EXTRA THING THAT MAYBE THERE'S

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NO FUNDS FOR.

IF THEY CAN GET THAT GRANT THAT WILL PUSH THEM OVER THAT HUMP OR THAT SCHOLARSHIP TO GET A HIGHER DEGREE TO BETTER THEMSELVES AND THEIR STUDENTS, YOU KNOW, OUR COMMUNITIES BENEFIT FROM THAT IN NO SMALL WAY.

IT FEEDS BACK INTO THE COMMUNITIES OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE RECIPIENTS OF THOSE THINGS THAT WE OFFER, WHETHER IT'S LEADERSHIP OR GRANTS OR SCHOLARSHIPS OR SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES OR WHATEVER IT IS, ANYTHING THAT, THAT ENRICHES THE LIFE OF A TEACHER OR A STUDENT IS GOING TO ENRICH THE LIFE IN THAT COMMUNITY.

WHEN YOU GO BACK ALL OF THE MAY MAJOR, WHEN WE WERE FOUNDED IN 1929, MANY, MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED, BUT WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO AN INCREDIBLY LONG WAY TO GO.

AND I DO BELIEVE THAT THE KG IS STILL VERY RELEVANT.

UM, SO I HOPE THAT OUR FUTURE LOOKS LIKE CHANGE GROWTH AND CONTINUED FOCUS ON MEMBERS AND THE SUPPORT OF EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AROUND THE WORLD.

OKAY.

DO WE HAVE ANOTHER SPEAKER? HELLO? MY NAME IS HEATHER VULCANS.

I'D LIKE TO REQUEST THAT YOU PLEASE PLAY THE HEALTH IDEAS AND MARCIA KIRKLAND VIDEO.

YES, I AM, UH, BORN AND RAISED IN MEXICO IN MONTERREY, MEXICO.

I MOVED TO THE AUSTIN AREA WITH MY HUSBAND IN 2006 IN AUGUST, 2007.

I GOT MY FIRST TEACHING POSITION IN, UH, AUSTIN ISD AT WALNUT CREEK ELEMENTARY.

WHEN I LEARNED ABOUT THE DKG SUPPORT FOR EARLY CAREER PROGRAM MENTORING, UH, WAS, UM, MY VERY FIRST YEAR AT WALNUT CREEK, HAVING THE SUPPORT OF VACATE G ALLOW ME TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT I WAS ABLE TO DO.

I HAD ACCESS TO FEATURES THAT HAVE BEEN TEACHING FOR MANY YEARS, AND THAT WERE ABLE TO SHARE WITH ME INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES THAT I COULD USE WITH MY STUDENTS SO THAT, YOU KNOW, HELPED ME BE SUCCESSFUL AT MY JOB.

AND, AND I DON'T THINK THAT MY CAREER WOULD HAVE TAKEN OFF THE WAY THAT IT DID, IF IT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN HER THAT, SO HAVING THAT SUPPORT SYSTEM ALONG THE WAY THAT VERY FIRST YEAR WAS CRUCIAL FOR ME TO, TO, YOU KNOW, LIKE TO BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE ACHIEVED SO FAR BEING PART OF THE EKG HAS HAD AN AMAZING PERSONALLY IMPACT ON ME BECAUSE LIKE I SAID BEFORE, I MOVED TO AUSTIN IN 2006, SO I DIDN'T HAVE ANY CONNECTIONS.

I DIDN'T KNOW ANYBODY.

UH, SO THE EDUCATION WORLD BECAME PART OF MY FAMILY.

THAT WAS KIND OF LIKE MY GIRL.

THAT'S HOW I STARTED GETTING TO KNOW PEOPLE.

SO WHENEVER I STARTED BEING PART OF THIS GROUP AND, AND, AND IT GAVE ME THAT NETWORKING THAT I WAS NOT EVEN EXPECTING.

I MEAN, IF YOU ASK ME RIGHT NOW, I HAVE MET PEOPLE THAT I NEVER THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE ABLE TO MEET.

AND, AND NOT JUST ME THAT, OH, I SAW THEM ONCE.

IT'S PEOPLE THAT I HAD ACTUALLY MADE CONNECTIONS.

AND, YOU KNOW, THAT HAS HELPED ME FEEL THAT THERE'S, YOU KNOW, DECIDING TO MOVE FROM MEXICO TO THE UNITED STATES WAS WORTH IT.

THAT'S WHY WE STARTED THIS.

THE IDEA WAS WHY ARE THESE TEACHERS QUITTING? WELL, BECAUSE NOBODY HELPS THEM.

THE PRINCIPAL DOESN'T HAVE TIME.

THE COUNSELORS DON'T HAVE THAT.

SO LET'S ALL OF US, YOU KNOW, EXPERIENCED TEACHERS START OUT.

ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS THAT THE C PROGRAM HAS DONE, THE SUPPORT HAS MADE THOSE TEACHERS FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE SOMEBODY BEHIND THEM AND IF THEY CAN MAKE IT, IF YOU MAKE THOSE FIVE YEARS, WE SUPPORT YOU FOR FIVE YEARS, THEN YOU GOT, WE HAVE ANOTHER VIDEO COMING UP.

YEAH.

YES.

THIS IS KEVIN SUITS.

PLEASE PLAY ANNENBERG.

YOUR DAUGHTER'S VIDEO.

MY NAME IS AND I'M A TEACHER FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND, 72 OF THE DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT AND MATHEMATICS FROM CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY AND MAYBE ON GRADE 76.

AND THAT DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE FROM UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND, 87.

SO I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN IT, EDUCATION ALL MY LIFE.

I WAS SO LUCKY TO BE OFFERED A PLACE IN THE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR.

THAT'S THE KIND OF WORK ON MY HOLES EVERY SECOND YEAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS IN AUSTIN.

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AND IN THE TWO WEEKS COMPACT COURSE, MY LIFE CHANGED.

I THEN DECIDED I WOULD DO EVERYTHING I COULD TO HELP THIS ORGANIZATION TO GROW AND ACCOMPLISH THEIR GOALS, TO EMPOWER YOUNG WOMEN, TO GROW AND BE BETTER LEADERS.

THIS IS SO VALUABLE.

I'M THE FIRST STEP FOR SO MANY WOMEN TO GET THIS OPPORTUNITY TO STRENGTHEN YOUR SELF-ESTEEM.

YOUR CONFIDENCE IS VERY EMPOWERING SEEING Y'ALL OR WOMEN ANY AGE IN FURTHER EDUCATION, RECEIVING GRANTS AND GIVING BACK TO EDUCATION WORLDWIDE MAKES ME PROUD SEEING HOW MUCH MONEY WE SPEND ON THE MAINTENANCE OF THE HEADQUARTERS.

BAITING WAS MAUREEN OR THE FUTURE OR OUR SOCIETY.

WE EXIST ONLY ON DUES AND DONATIONS.

ALL OUR MONEY IS SPENT ON MAKING DIFFERENCE TO THE LIVES.

DECA G IS MORE THAN A BUILDING AND WE, THAT WE SHOULD TRY TO MOVE TO A MORE APPROPRIATE HOUSING.

WHAT I HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF PPG IS THAT WE CAN CONCENTRATE ON OUR VISION AND OUR GOALS AND ENCOURAGING WOMEN AND EMPOWER THEM, HELPING EDUCATE THIS TO MAKE THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION, PRIDE AND PROSPEROUS WORLDWIDE.

AND WE HAVE ONE MORE VIDEO.

HELLO, THIS IS CLINTON FARES.

PLEASE PLAY THE WHITNEY SIMON VIDEO.

SO MY NAME IS WHITNEY SIMON, AND I'VE BEEN WITH UNICEF USA FOR THE PAST, ALMOST SIX YEARS.

PART OF OUR ONBOARDING IS THAT THE ORGANIZATION WORKS WITH THE INITIATIVES THAT THEY'RE MOVING FORWARD AND TO BKG WAS PRESENTED IN THAT ONBOARDING TRAINING.

UM, WEEK ONE WITH UNICEF USA, SIX YEARS AGO, THEIR INVESTMENT HAS BEEN USED TO SUPPORT ACTIVITIES, MAINLY IN THE AREAS OF LEARNING, UM, ACCESS TO RETENTION AND QUALITY PRIMARY SCHOOL, EDUCATION AND EMERGENCIES.

UM, AND IT'S SUPPORTED, YOU KNOW, THAT'S WORKED TO BUILD SCHOOLS, FURNISH THOSE SCHOOLS, TRAIN TEACHERS, FACILITATE SCHOOL ACCESSES FOR DISTANCE DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, UM, PROVIDE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER, AND THEN ALSO PROVIDE THE SUPPLIES THAT THE CHILDREN NEED TO GO TO SCHOOL AND BE SUCCESSFUL IN THAT SPACE.

UM, THE AIM OF THE PROGRAM REALLY IS TO CREATE SYSTEMIC SUSTAINABLE CHANGE, UM, FIGURE THAT EDUCATION PATHWAY FOR CHILDREN ACROSS AFRICA, AND IT TARGETS VULNERABLE GROUPS SO THAT NO CHILD GETS LEFT BEHIND.

AND SO IT DKG HAS HELPED MOBILIZE THIS PROGRAM TO ACHIEVE THE VISION THAT IT HAS, WHICH IS ACCESS TO EQUITABLE EDUCATION ACROSS AFRICA.

WHAT'S BEAUTIFUL ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP WITH DKG IN PARTICULAR IS THAT IT ILLUSTRATES THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE IMPACT WITH SUPPORT FROM THOUSANDS OF DKG MEMBERS FOR THIS PROGRAM, WE'VE REALLY BEEN ABLE TO BE THERE FOR COMMUNITIES WHEN IT'S NEEDED THE MOST.

UM, AND THAT'S ESPECIALLY TRUE THIS YEAR WHEN MILLIONS OF STUDENTS ACROSS AFRICA HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF THE CLASSROOM WITHOUT THAT CONSISTENT SUPPORT THAT THE EKG HAS PROVIDED OVER THE COURSE OF THE PAST DECADE AND THOSE STUDENTS AND THEIR TEACHERS AND THEIR SCHOOLS AND OUR EDUCATION SYSTEMS MORE BROADLY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE THE SEAMLESS TRANSITION THAT THEY MADE TO REMOTE LEARNING, ESPECIALLY IN THE CONTEXT IN WHICH THAT TRANSITION HAS BEEN MADE THIS YEAR.

UM, SO IT'S REALLY, IT'S REALLY STRENGTHENED COMMUNITIES IN A WAY THAT, UM, THAT IS SUSTAINABLE.

AND, AND WE'RE HOPING TO SEE THAT CONTINUED SUSTAINABLE IMPACT ON THE LINE AS WELL.

MOVING FORWARD.

I HOPE THAT EKG AND UNICEF CONTINUE TO, TO PRIORITIZE THAT SHARED COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION, TO SUPPORTING TEACHERS AND ENSURING AN EQUITABLE ACCESS ACCESS FOR STUDENTS ACROSS AFRICA.

UM, I HOPE THAT WE CAN CONTINUE THAT WORK FOR YOU FOR DECADES AND WORTH OF FROM UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT WE'VE ALREADY HAD IN DECADES PRIOR.

UM, THE WORST ORGANIZATIONS CAN BE WELL POSITIONED TO ACHIEVE THAT SHARED VISION AND GOALS FOR THE CHILDREN GLOBALLY.

NEXT, WE HAVE NITA SCOTT, GOOD EVENING.

I'M BECKY SEBASTY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL, WHICH IS HEADQUARTERED HERE IN AUSTIN.

AND IT'S THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AT FOUR 16 WEST 12TH

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STREET.

WE'VE BEEN LOCATED HERE SINCE 1956.

I WILL START THE PRESENTATION AND THE NEXT SPEAKER NITA SCOTT WE'LL CONCLUDE FIRST SLIDE, PLEASE.

OUR HISTORY GOES BACK QUITE A BIT FURTHER THAN THE BUILDING WE'RE DISCUSSING TODAY, ALL THE WAY TO 1929.

WHEN DR.

ANNIE WETLAND A PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, ONLY THE THIRD FEMALE PROFESSOR EVER AT UT CALLED TOGETHER WOMEN EDUCATORS OF ALL TYPES TO FORM DELTA KAPPA GAMMA TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER AND WOMEN EDUCATORS EVERYWHERE.

DR.

BLANTON WAS ALREADY A TRAILBLAZER HAVING ONE STATEWIDE ELECTIVE OFFICE, THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER DO SO AS SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND RUNNING FOR CONGRESS IN 1922, JUST TWO YEARS AFTER WOMEN RECEIVED THE RIGHT TO VOTE, ALTHOUGH SHE WAS NOT ELECTED, SHE WAS SATISFIED BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO SET AN EXAMPLE THAT WOMEN SHOULD RUN FOR ALL PUBLIC OFFICES.

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THE FIRST MEETING OF THE DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL THEN CALLED DELTA KAPPA GAMMA, AND NOW CALLED DKG WAS HELD IN SECRET AT 26, 10 WITNESS NEAR THE UT CAMPUS, WHICH WOULD BECOME THE FIRST HOME OF THE ORGANIZATION.

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AND ATTENDANCE WERE SEVERAL WOMEN, OTHER WOMEN FROM AUSTIN, AS WELL AS OTHER PLACES ACROSS TEXAS.

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THESE WOMEN WERE EDUCATORS AT ALL LEVELS OF EDUCATION, WHICH WAS INTENTIONAL BECAUSE DR.

BLANTON WANTED TO SUPPORT EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AT ALL LEVELS.

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THESE WOMEN BECAME ALONG WITH DR.

BLEND, THE FOUNDERS OF THE ORGANIZATION.

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AT THIS FIRST MEETING AT 26 10 WITNESS, THE FOUNDERS PASSED DELTA KAPPA GAMMA'S FIRST CONSTITUTION.

THIS CONSTITUTION CALLED FOR THE GROUP TO AMONG OTHER THINGS, PROMOTE COOPERATION AMONG WOMEN EDUCATORS AND FOR DISTINCTIONS SECURE LEGISLATION FOR BETTER SCHOOLS AND JUST CONDITIONS FOR WOMEN SECURE, EQUAL REPRESENTATION AND RECOGNITION AND GIVE FINANCIAL AID TO WOMEN, PREPARING THEMSELVES TO BE TEACHERS.

THESE HAVE BEEN THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES OF DKG EVER SINCE.

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AFTER THAT INITIAL MEETING, DR.

BLANTON PUT OUT A CALL TO OTHER WOMEN EDUCATORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BUT SHE ASKED HIM TO KEEP IT SECRET.

AND SHE EVEN USED A SYNONYM AND A PO BOX TO HIDE HER IDENTITY.

YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT AT THIS TIME, IN MANY STATES, IF A FEMALE TEACHER MARRIED, SHE WOULD BE LET GO FROM HER JOB.

AND EVEN THOUGH SUFFRAGE HAD BEEN WON LIMITATIONS ON THE ROLES OF WOMEN CONTINUED BY HABIT AND CUSTOM DESPITE THIS, OR MAYBE BECAUSE OF IT, THE GROUP GREW QUICKLY HOLDING ITS FIRST NATIONAL CONVENTION.

ONLY A YEAR LATER IN 1930, I'M NITA SCOTT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY.

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NUMBER EIGHT, OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS AS THE ORGANIZATION GREW, IT MOVED TO A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT LOCATIONS ACROSS AUSTIN.

AS MENTIONED EARLIER, IT WAS THE FIRST HEADQUARTERS AT 20.

IT WAS FIRST HEADQUARTERED AT 26 10 WITH US.

IT THEN MOVED ALONG WITH DR.

BLANTON TO 1909 CLIFF DROP.

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THE HEADQUARTERS THEN MOVED INTO AN OFFICE AT THE LITTLE FIELD BUILDING, WHICH WAS ONE OF AUSTIN'S FIRST, A RISE BUILDINGS.

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IT THEN MOVED TO 1309 RAZA STREET.

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DURING THIS TIME, THE ORGANIZATION'S MEMBERSHIP AND REACH CONTINUED TO GROW.

IT GAINED MEMBERS FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND AT ITS 1952 CONVENTION.

IT AMENDED ITS CHARTER TO BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL NONPROFIT AND ON JUNE 12TH, 1953, IT LEGALLY BECAME INTERNATIONAL IN SCOPE.

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AND I THINK 56, DKG MOVED INTO ITS NOW CURRENT LOCATION AT FOUR 16 WEST 12TH STREET.

THIS WAS OUR FIFTH HEADQUARTERS LOCATION.

UNFORTUNATELY, DR.

BLANTON HAD PASSED AWAY A NUMBER OF YEARS BEFORE AS HAD MOST OF THE OTHER FOUNDERS.

A FEW OF THEM DID ATTEND THE DEDICATION OF THE BUILDING AND FOUNDER LALA M ODOM HANDED THE KEY TO THEN PRESIDENT EDNA BOYD AND A CEREMONIAL PASSING OF THE TORCH TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF DKG LEADERS.

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NONE OF THE FOUNDERS EVER OFFICE AT WHAT IS NOW OUR HEADQUARTERS.

SO AS YOU SEE MOST OF WHAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED THE HISTORY OF THIS ORGANIZATION HAPPENED PRIOR TO OCCUPYING THE 12TH STREET