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UM,

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SO WE'LL GO AHEAD.

UH, GET STARTED.

[CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL]

IT'S 5:40 PM.

DECEMBER 20, 2020.

IS THAT A REGULAR MEETING OF HIS DESIGN COMMISSION? DID YOU CALL THE LOCAL POLICE? OKAY.

GOOD EVENING.

THIS IS ART SOMEWHAT HONOR, WITH THE, UH, HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

UH, CHAIR COLE, CAROL PRESENT, VICE CHAIR, NAIL ROBLERO COMMISSIONER COLEMAN, COMMISSIONER FRAIL.

I'M HERE.

COMMISSIONER FRANCO, COMMISSIONER GONZALES, COMMISSIONER WALLISON COMMISSIONER MINORS HERE.

COMMISSIONER LOGINS, PRESIDENT COMMISSIONER ATTENDED GUCCI AND COMMISSIONER WATLEY PRESENT.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

UM, ITEM NUMBER ONE UNDER

[1a. Discussion and possible action to evaluate and make recommendations regarding whether 90 Rainey, addressed at 90 Rainey Street, complies with the Urban Design Guidelines, for the City of Austin. Amanda Swor Drenner Group; Carson Nelsen Nelsen Partners; Kim Harding Studio DWG.]

NEW BUSINESS IS DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION THROUGH A VALUE, MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS WHETHER 98TH STREET COMPRISES THE URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES.

UM, I'M GOING TO ACCUSE MYSELF FROM THIS ITEM AND COMMISSIONER WALLY WILL WE'LL TAKE OVER THIS ONE.

DO WE HAVE A, UH, PRESENTATION AND A GROUP TO PRESENT TONIGHT ON THIS ONE? YES, WE'LL BE MOVING IN EVERYONE AND LOADING THAT UP SHORTLY.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

I'M AMANDA SWORE.

I THINK THEY'RE LOADING IN THE REST OF OUR TEAM.

AND UM, IF AB STAFF, ONCE EVERYONE GETS IN, IF IT'S POSSIBLE TO PULL UP THE PRESENTATION HAS A BLACK BACKGROUND, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

YES MA'AM.

AND WHEN YOU GET STARTED, IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND JUST GOING BACK OVER THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS YOU'VE HAD WITH US FOR ALL THE COMMISSIONERS AND KIND OF GIVE US THE BACKGROUND OF HOW WE GOT HERE, WHERE WE ARE TODAY AND WHAT YOU'LL BE ASKING FOR FROM US.

OKAY.

OKAY.

OH, RIGHT.

IT LOOKS LIKE I'VE GOT A PRESENTATION AND I THINK THAT'S GOT, CAN SOMEONE JUST CONFIRM IF CARSON NELSON'S IN AS WELL? HE'S HE'S MIGHT TAG TEAMER.

OKAY, AWESOME.

UM, WELL COMMISSIONERS AGAIN, I'M AMANDA SWORE WITH 200 GROUPS HERE THIS EVENING TO TALK WITH YOU ALL ON THE 90, 92 RAINY STREET PRESENTATION.

I DO WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE PRESENTATION THAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THAT I'M GIVING ON THE SCREEN THIS EVENING IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WAS LOADED IN BACKUP.

WE WERE ABLE TO GET SOME ADDITIONAL RENDERINGS, UM, PRODUCED AS SO, UM, WHAT YOU SEE WILL INCLUDE THOSE UPDATED ITEMS. SO IT IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WAS IN BACKUP.

I DO HAVE ON THE LINE WITH ME, REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ARCHITECT TEAM, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, OWNER, AND ENGINEER, IF Y'ALL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AS WE GO THROUGH, OR, UH, WHEN WE WERE ABOVE THE I CAN'T ADDRESS.

AND THEN, UM, I KIND OF COVERED MY PRESENTATION, BUT I'LL COVER IT HERE BEFORE WE START.

SO THIS IS THE 1992 RAINY STREET PROJECT.

YOU ALL, AS A FULL COMMISSION, SAW THIS PROJECT LAST YEAR AND ACTUALLY MADE A RECOMMENDATION ON IT IN DECEMBER OF 2019, THAT IT MET SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE WITH A FEW ITEMS THAT YOU WANTED TO SEE ADDRESSED.

UH, FOLLOWING THAT 2020 HAPPENED, AND THE PROJECT HAS, UM, MADE SOME ADJUSTMENTS.

WHEN YOU SAW THE PROJECT LAST YEAR, IT WAS A HOTEL AND RESIDENTIAL PROJECT WITH GROUND FLOOR.

PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED USES THE PROJECT THAT IS COMING TO YOU TODAY IS A RESIDENTIAL OR LIGHT PROJECT.

UM, IT STILL DOES CONTAIN SIGNIFICANT TRAFFIC FOR PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED USES.

THIS PROJECT DID GO TO THE WORKING GROUP IN NOVEMBER.

AND, UM, WE ARE HERE TO PRESENT TO YOU.

SO, UM, WITH THAT, I WILL BEGIN THE PRESENTATION.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE REFRESHER, THIS IS THE 0.3 ACRE PROPERTY, AND IT IS LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF DAVIS STREET IN RAINY STREETS.

NEXT ONE IS OCCUPIED TODAY BY THE CONTAINER BAR, WHICH IS AT 90 RAINY AND THE BUNGALOW BAR AT 92.

RAINY, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AS I MENTIONED, THIS ITEM CAME TO THE FULL

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COMMISSION IN DECEMBER OF 2019 AND CAME OUT WITH A RECOMMENDATION FOR SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE WITH RECOMMENDATION.

THERE WERE FOUR ITEMS THAT THE COMMISSION WANTED TO SEE INCORPORATED INTO THE PROJECT.

AND THOSE REALLY INCLUDED THAT INCORPORATION OF A PEDESTRIAN SAFETY FOOD OPERATIONS, A PUBLIC WATER VOLATILE FILLING STATION, AND THEN PUBLIC STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS.

AND SO I DO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I MENTIONED THAT AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT HOW THOSE ITEMS WERE INCORPORATED INTO THE OVERALL PROJECT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

PROPERTY, AS I MENTIONED IN 0.3675 ACRES AND 16,000 SQUARE FEET IN ZONE CBD, UH, THE PROPERTY MAY DEVELOP UP TO AN FFR EIGHT TO ONE WITH UNLIMITED HEIGHT WITH THE PROVISION OF ON-SITE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AS REQUIRED BY THE RAINEY STREET DISTRICT.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE DOWNTOWN DNC BONUS PROGRAM.

THIS PROJECT IS FOR POSING AN FAR 32 TO ONE AND A HEIGHT OF 602 FEET.

UM, THE PROJECT WILL BE SEEKING APPROVAL FROM THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL TO ACHIEVE THE ADDITIONAL FAR ABOVE THE STANDARD 15 TO A ONE THAT IS ALLOWED ADMINISTRATIVELY AS PART OF THE RAINY STREET, UM, SUBSECTION OF THE DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE PROJECT WILL TOTAL 511,492 SQUARE FEET.

UM, OF WHICH THAT, UH, APPROXIMATELY 446 RESIDENTIAL UNITS WILL BE PROVIDED ALONG WITH, UH, JUST UNDER 12,000 SQUARE FEET OF PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED USES AND 267 PARKING SPACES.

SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE, I REALLY POINT OUT THAT THIS PROJECT IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ITS LOCATION IN THE RAINY STREET AREA, AND IT IS TAKING, UM, SIGNIFICANT PARKING REDUCTIONS IN PARKING AT THAT 267 PARKING SPOT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, UH, TO ACHIEVE THE DENSITY BONUS, UM, MENTIONED EARLIER, THE PROJECT IS PARTICIPATING IN THE DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM AT THE GATEKEEPER RETIREMENTS, WHICH INCLUDE THE TWO STAR GREEN BUILDER, GREAT STREETS COMPLIANCE, AND THEN SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE WITH THE DOWNTOWN DESIGN GUIDELINES.

THIS PROJECT IS ACHIEVING A THREE-STAR GREEN BUILDER, NOT JUST THE TWO STAR, WHICH IS ONE OF THE GATEKEEPER REQUIREMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

YEAH.

WHEN THIS PROJECT WAS PRESENTED TO WORKING GROUP, IT WAS PROPOSING TO PROVIDE THE RAINY STREET REQUIRED ONSITE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND PAY A FEE IN LIEU FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DENSITY BONUS SQUARE FOOTAGE, WHICH IS COMPLIANT WITH CODE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AS PART OF THE WORKING GROUP DISCUSSION, WE REALLY HEARD FROM THE COMMISSIONERS THAT THERE WAS A DESIRE FOR ADDITIONAL ONSITE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UM, AND FROM SOME OF THE COMMISSIONERS THAT THAT SHOULD BE ADDITIONAL SMALLER UNITS ONSITE, UM, VERSUS THE LARGER FAMILY.

SO AS A RESULT, THIS PROJECT IS PROPOSING TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL 9,358 SQUARE FEET OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WHICH ADDS APPROXIMATELY 13 ADDITIONAL ON-SITE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS FOR A TOTAL OF 20 ON-SITE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS.

UM, IN ADDITION, THIS PROJECT STILL WILL CONTRIBUTE, UM, JUST UNDER $1.3 MILLION, 1 MILLION, $289,000 TO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AS PART OF THE PROJECT, AS I MENTIONED, WE WENT TO THE WORKING GROUP ON NOVEMBER 19TH AND THE WORKING GROUP MEMO CAME OUT THAT THIS PROJECT IS COMPLYING WITH 10 OUT OF THE 11 AREA WIDE GUIDELINES, SEVEN OF THE 11 APPLICABLE PUBLIC STREETSCAPE GUIDELINES AND FIVE OF THE SEVEN BUILDING GUIDELINES.

AND THAT THE CLOSET AND OPEN SPACE GUIDELINES WERE NOT APPLICABLE.

WE DID HEAR FROM THE WORKING GROUP THAT THERE WAS A DESIRE FOR ADDITIONAL STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS, PUBLIC SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AND DESIRE FOR THE GROUND FLOOR USES TO BE ACTIVATED DURING THE DAY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO A SUPER HIGH LEVEL SUMMARY OF THINGS THAT HAVE CHANGED FROM THE WORKING GROUP THAT WE, WE HAVE INCORPORATED, AND, AND I'LL HIT THESE IN MORE DETAIL, BUT WE, EXCUSE ME.

UM, THE ENHANCEMENTS INCLUDE TRIPLING THE AMOUNT OF ON-SITE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROVIDING CAFE STYLE SEATING OUTSIDE OF THE RESTAURANT AREA THAT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC INCLUSION OF BOLLARDS ALONG THE DROP-OFF AREA ON DAVIS STREET, AND THEN PROVIDING SEATING UNDER THE MURAL ON DAVIS STREET.

UM, WHAT HAS ALSO INCLUDED THAT WAS AT THE WORKING GROUP OF WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HIGHLIGHT HIGHLIGHT IS THE INCLUSION OF THAT WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATION.

AND THEN ITEMS THAT DIDN'T GET ON HERE IS THAT THE OWNER HAS MADE THE COMMITMENT FOR DAYTIME USES IN THE COMFORT AREA.

AGAIN, I'LL HIT ON THAT AS WE GO THROUGH THE PRESENTATION, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, I'M STARTING HERE, I'M GOING TO PASS IT TO CARSON AND LET HIM TALK THROUGH SOME OF THE OVERALL DESIGN CHOICES WITH YOU.

AND THEN I'M GOING TO HIT A LITTLE BIT ON THE GROUND FLOOR.

AND THEN PERSONALLY, I'LL TEXT HIM THROUGH THE RENDERINGS TO CARSON.

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I'M GOING TO TALK THROUGH THE CHANGES TO THE BUILDING AND, AND COMPLAINTS.

UM, I THINK YOU ALL HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE, UH, AND I'LL POINT OUT A COUPLE THINGS THAT ARE RELEVANT HERE.

THIS CONVERSATION, UM, WE'LL START AT THE TOP OF THE BUILDING, BUT, UH, WE ARE, UH, CREATING A DISTINCTIVE TOP THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE WATER WATER FUND OVERLAY DISTRICTS, AS WELL AS, UH, URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES TO SCREEN YOUR MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT FROM THESE, FROM OTHER POTENTIAL BUILDINGS THAT MIGHT BE TALLER.

UM, WE ARE USING HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS FOR, UH, THE WHOLE TOWER FROM, FROM BASE TO TOP, UM, INCORPORATING SOME, UH, SOME VERTICAL GREENING OCCURRING, UH, LOW ON THE GARAGE PODIUM, NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

UM, AND THEN INTO THE STREETSCAPE, UM, WE HAVE INCLUDED A LARGE AMOUNT OF DOWN FOR USE TO KEEP AN ACTIVE EDGE, UM, AND THAT STRAIN USES LONG RAINY STREET, DARKER RED, SOME AREAS THAT ARE PATIO SPACES AND THE OUTDOORS, AGAIN, EXTENDING THAT PUBLIC EXPERIENCE, UH, VISUALLY, UM, FROM, FROM, YOU KNOW, THESE RETAIL SPACES OUT TO THE STREETS, EXTENDING THAT ACTIVITY OUT TO THE STREET EDGE.

UM, AND THEN OF COURSE, UM, MAKING VERY CLEAR ENTRY POINTS, UH, THAT HAD BOTH HUMAN SCALE TO THE PROJECT AS WELL AS IDENTITY, UM, AND KIND OF THE SIGNS THAT ARE ARE NECESSARY.

UM, IT'S CREATING A BUILDING THAT HAS MIXED USE TWO OF THE OTHER THINGS I'D WANT TO REALLY MAKE SURE THAT WE POINT OUT THAT WERE REALLY LARGE CHANGES BETWEEN THE PROJECT THAT THE PREVIOUS COMMISSION SAW IN THIS ONE IS THAT THE PROJECT, WHEN IT WAS A HOTEL IN A RESIDENTIAL USE HAD CURB CUT AND ALL ITS GARAGE ACCESS OFF OF DAVIS STREET, HEARING THE COMMISSION'S COMMENTS WITH A DESIRE TO REALLY PROVIDE THAT PEDESTRIAN SAFETY.

WHEN THIS PROJECT SWITCHED TO AN ALL RESIDENTIAL PROJECT, ALL OF THE ACCESS, WHICH TO THE ALLEY.

SO THIS PROJECT WILL NO LONGER HAVE A CURB CUT ALONG DAVIS.

IT WILL, IT WILL HAVE ALL OF ITS LOADING AND, UH, GARAGE ACCESS ON THE ALLEY.

AND THE OTHER THING I WOULD JUST WANT TO POINT OUT ON THIS IS THAT THE PROJECT WORKED, UM, TO REALLY SHRINK WHAT WOULD BE A GROUND FLOOR LOBBY SO THAT THEY COULD PROVIDE PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED USES ALONG THE ENTIRETY OF RAINY STREET, WRAPPING THAT CORNER WHERE SO MANY TIMES YOU SEE A RESIDENTIAL PROJECT WITH A LARGE LOBBY THAT WOULD TAKE UP A LOT MORE SPACE WITH THIS NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, CARSON, I CAN HIT THIS ONE REAL QUICK AND THEN TOSS IT BACK TO YOU FOR THE RENDERINGS.

OKAY.

SO THE OTHER THING THAT YOU'LL NOTICE IS THIS IS ACTUALLY A BASEMENT LEVEL.

SO IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO SHRINK THAT LOBBY AND PROVIDE THE ADDITIONAL PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED SPACES, WE PUT A LOT OF THE ITEMS THAT YOU WOULD USUALLY SEE IN A FIRST FLOOR AREA IN THE BASEMENT.

SO THE YELLOW AREA IS THE BICYCLE STORAGE AND IN BICYCLE AREA, YOU'VE GOT THE MAIL ROOM AS WELL AS THE, SOME OF THE ELEVATOR AREAS.

BUT WHAT YOU ALSO SEE IS THE INCLUSION OF A SECONDARY PEDESTRIAN SPACE IN THE GROUND LEVEL.

SO TO INCORPORATE BOTH THOSE USERS, THE CONTAINER BAR AND THE BUNGALOW BAR, WE REALLY WORK TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT'S, THAT'S UNIQUE FOR AUSTIN, AND THAT YOU'VE GOT THE GROUND LEVEL PEDESTRIAN AREA, BUT YOU ALSO HAVE AN ENTRANCE ON THE GROUND LEVEL THAT TAKES YOU DOWN AND SEEKS A SECONDARY DESTINATION IN THE BASEMENT.

AND SO CARSON IS GOING TO ADD ANYTHING HERE.

OTHERWISE WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE AND RUN THROUGH THE RENDERINGS ALIGN.

I'M GOING TO TALK ON THIS ONE.

UM, SO I'M GOING TO THIS SITE REALLY OUTLINES A LOT OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE SUGGESTED BY WORKING GROUP THAT WERE INCORPORATED INTO THE PROJECT, UM, CAFE SEATING ALONG RAINY STREET PLANTS, ADDITIONAL PLANTERS, UM, ALONG DAVIS STREET, ADDING SEATING ALONG THE MURAL ON DAVIS STREET.

UM, ADDING THAT WATER ROTATION, I'M GOING TO SHOW THESE TO YOU MORE AND RENDERINGS, BUT THERE'S SOMETHING THAT I JUST, I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE POINTED OUT AT THIS POINT AS WE ARE, AS WE'RE GOING FORWARD IN THE INCLUSION OF THE BOLLARDS ALONG DAVIS STREET.

NEXT SLIDE.

ALL RIGHT, PICKING OUT A FEW GROUND LEVEL HERE.

UM, WE, FROM THE COOP, FROM THE WORKING GROUP, WE MADE OUR RENDERINGS MAYBE A LITTLE LESS, UH, UH, UH, CONCEPTUAL, I WOULD SAY MAYBE A LITTLE BIT MORE REALISTIC ADDING OUT HOW BINDS MIGHT GROW FROM THESE PLANTERS UP THE COLUMNS, UH, KIND OF OUR PLAN FOR CLEANING THE BASE, THIS BUILDING.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, I THINK YOU CAN ALSO IN THE, THE INCLUSION, UM, AND SUGGESTION OF SOME PEDESTRIAN LIGHTING LIGHTING OCCURRING AT THIS GROUND LEVEL.

UM, HERE, WE'RE LOOKING AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE RESIDENTIAL

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IN THE FOREGROUND, UH, THE DROP-OFF WITH THE BOLLARDS, UM, CREATING PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, UH, IN, IN THE RIFLE.

WHAT, WHAT I WILL NOTE ON THIS IMAGE, UM, IS THAT THIS IS THE ONE THAT WE DID NOT GET, UH, UPDATED IN THE RENDERING TO SHOW THE BENCH IN THE SEATING THAT WILL BE INCORPORATED IN THE BUILDING ALONG THE MURAL.

THAT COMMITMENT IS THERE, AND IT WILL BE SHOWN AS IT IS IN THE, IN THE PLAN VIEW.

BUT I WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, THAT PIECE THERE AHEAD, AMANDA.

UM, NEXT SLIDE HERE, WE'RE SEEING THE RAINY STREET FRONTAGE, UM, WITH THE INCORPORATION OF CAFE SEATING.

UH, THESE WILL BE MOVABLE SEATS AND CHAIRS, UM, THAT I THINK NEED TO BE FLEXIBLE, UM, AND THEN KIND OF OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

UM, NEXT SLIDE HERE, IS THERE ANY STREET FRONTAGE AGAIN, BUT, UM, LOOKING THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION I'M LOOKING SOUTH, UM, AND WE'RE SEEING THE ENTRY TO THE BUNGALOW BAR, WHICH TAKES YOU BACK TO THAT LOWER, UH, LEVEL SPACE.

SO WE, WE SEE THIS AS KIND OF THE POINT OF ACTIVATION, UM, A PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO GATHER, YOU KNOW, BEFORE AND AFTER SHOWS.

UM, AND WE DO THINK THAT THIS WILL HAVE A VERY GOOD IMPACT ON THE STREET FRONTAGE, UH, AND THE PEDESTRIAN ACTIVITY THAT MAY OCCUR, UM, KIND OF EBBS AND FLOWS OF ACTIVITY, UM, FROM THE VENUE NEXT, PLEASE.

UH, I THINK FROM HERE, YOU CAN SEE KIND OF THAT WE'RE PROVIDING A LOT OF VARIETY, A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY FOR, UH, INTERACTION WITH THE BUILDING AT THE END OF THE SCALE, THE SEATING, THE PLANTERS, UM, THE RHYTHM OF, OF SOME OF THESE SIDES, UM, AND THE SCALING WITHIN THOSE, UH, THAT STARTS TO BREAK DOWN INTO, UH, ENTRANCES AND DOORS, UH, WHERE YOU CAN COME INTIMATE WITH THE BUILDING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND WITH THAT ALL, UM, I'LL TAKE BACK OVER AND JUST TALK THROUGH WHERE WE, UM, THE ITEMS THAT THE WORKING GROUP FELT THAT IT WASN'T IN COMPLIANCE, UM, AND FOR THE AREA WIDE GUIDELINES, THIS WAS REALLY THE EXISTING BUILDING, SOC THE WORKING GROUP DETERMINED THAT THE PROJECT MEANT, UM, 10 OUT OF THE 11 GUIDELINES.

AND ALTHOUGH THE EXISTING STRUCTURES ARE NOT BEING INCORPORATED INTO THE PROJECT, UM, THAT WAS AT ULTIMATELY AT THE DIRECTION OF THE COMMISSION FROM THE FIRST, FROM THE FIRST TIME THAT THIS WENT THROUGH, THERE WAS INITIAL THOUGHT ABOUT INCORPORATING THE EXISTING STRUCTURES OR PIECES OF THEM INTO THE BUILDING.

AND IT WAS REALLY DETERMINED THAT THAT WAS NOT APPROPRIATE.

AND THIS, UM, SO WE ARE, UM, THAT IS THE REASON THAT WE ARE IN THIS LOCATION AND WE ARE WHAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT MAKING SPACE FOR BOTH OF THOSE USES TO CONTINUE TO OPERATE AND ACTUALLY OFFER ADDITIONAL SERVICES WITH THE MODIFICATIONS THAT ARE GOING TO BE PROPOSED ON THE, ON THE GROUND LEVEL, WHERE THERE WILL BE DAYTIME, NOT JUST A NIGHTTIME BAR, BUT A DAYTIME INCLUSION OF, UM, YOU KNOW, COFFEE SERVICE, ONCE OPTIONS, ET CETERA.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THERE WERE FOUR PUBLIC STREET SCAPE GUIDELINES THAT THE WORKING GROUP FELT THAT THE PROJECT DIDN'T MEET AND I'M GOING TO HIT THOSE ONE BY ONE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE FIRST OF THOSE IS PROTECTING THE PEDESTRIAN WHERE THE BUILDING MEETS MEETS THE STREET.

AND THIS WAS REALLY HANDLED IN TWO WAYS.

THE FIRST WAS ADDING BOLLARDS ALONG THE DROP-OFF AREA THAT YOU CAN SEE IN THE, IN THE DARKER GRAY WHERE THE, WHERE THE CARS COULD COME IN HERE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THE BOLLARDS IN THE, IN THE RENDERING, BUT IN ADDITION, THERE WAS MENTION OF, YOU KNOW, LOWER AWNINGS CANOPIES THINGS ALONG THAT NATURE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PROTECTION TO THE PEDESTRIAN.

AND THAT WAS MENTIONED IN THE, IN THE FIRST ITERATION.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THE PROJECT TEAM REALLY WORKED THROUGH AND TRIED INCORPORATING INTO THE PLANS, BUT ULTIMATELY BECAUSE OF THE GREAT STREETS TREES, THE LOWER AWNINGS WERE NOT DEEMED COMPATIBLE WITH GREAT STREETS AND THEREFORE WE'RE ABLE TO BE INCORPORATED INTO THE BUILDING, BUT WITH THE PROJECT DID SETBACK, UM, AT THE, AT THE FIRST LEVEL SIX FEET FROM THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, I APOLOGIZE YOUR VOICE.

UM, AND AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, REINFORCING PEDESTRIAN ACTIVITY WAS REALLY THE MAIN DRIVER, UM, AND CHANGES THAT WERE MADE FOLLOWING THE WORKING GROUP.

UM, THE PROJECT, AGAIN, WE'LL INCORPORATE CAFE STYLE SEATING, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ALONG THE SIDEWALK AREA.

THIS WILL INCLUDE APPROXIMATELY 10, UH, 10 TO TOP TABLES THAT WILL RUN, UH, OUTDOOR SEATING.

SO ESSENTIALLY YOU'LL HAVE THE INDOOR AREA, YOU'LL HAVE AN OUTDOOR SEATING AREA THAT IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE,

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WITH THE CONTAINER BAR USE.

AND THEN ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE, OF THE PLANNING AREA, THAT'S REALLY REQUIRED FOR TABC STANDARDS.

YOU'LL SEE THOSE ADDITIONAL TO, UM, TEND TO TOP TABLES AS WELL AS THREE, FOUR TOP TABLES, UM, THAT THESE TABLES ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH GREAT STREETS AND THE GREAT STREETS STANDARDS WILL STILL BE THERE.

AND THE PROJECT WILL ALSO INCORPORATE A WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATION AND A BENCH SEATING AREA NEAR THE PUBLIC ART PIECE.

AND THIS IS REALLY TO ENSURE THAT A PEDESTRIAN CAN ENJOY THE STREETSCAPE WITHOUT HAVING TO BE A PATRON OF THE ESTABLISHMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS WILL ALSO ALLOW US FROM A REINFORCED PITCH ACTIVITY.

ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS WE HEARD FROM THE WORKING GROUP IS THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE JUST A BAR IN HERE THAT WOULD ONLY BE OPEN AT NIGHT WHERE YOU WOULDN'T HAVE ANY INTERACTION DURING THE DAY.

SO THE DAY, SO THE OWNERSHIP HAS MADE THE COMMITMENT THAT THE CONTAINER BAR USE THAT'S IN HERE WILL HAVE A DAYTIME FUNCTION, UM, COFFEE, LUNCH, THOSE TYPES OF ITEMS. IT WILL NOT BE JUST A NIGHTTIME, UM, COCKTAIL LOUNGE, AND THOSE, THOSE TABLES WILL BE ABLE TO BE UTILIZED BY ANYBODY THAT IS IN THE AREA.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

UM, I'M SORRY.

I THINK I WAS ONTO THE NEXT ONE.

THAT WAS FUN.

AND THEN CARSON, I'M GOING TO TOSS THIS TO YOU TO LET YOU TALK ABOUT LIGHTING FOR A SECOND.

SURE.

YEAH.

THIS IS ANOTHER COMMENT WE JUST RECEIVED, UH, JUST ABOUT THE SCALE LIGHTING.

UM, SO THIS, UH, DIAGRAM HERE IS JUST SHOWING THE LEVELS OF LIGHTING, UM, WITH, YOU KNOW, OUR, OUR STREETLIGHTS INITIALLY, THEN WE HAVE, UH, LIGHTING AT GRADE AT THE TREE OF EACH STREET TREE.

UM, WE ALSO HAVE SOME, SOME LOWER LEVEL LIGHTING.

UH, THERE WERE INDICATED THAT THE COLUMNS, AS WELL AS, UH, THOUGHT THAT WE HAVE THESE LINEAR EXPRESSIONS, UH, UP AT THE SOFFIT.

SO WE THINK ALL THREE OF THOSE THINGS, UH, REALLY START TO ADD A PEDESTRIAN SCALE LIGHTING TO THE SIDE.

UH, NEXT SLIDE.

I THINK THAT'S JUST THE NEXT LIGHTING PICTURE.

KRISTEN I'LL EDIT.

UM, AND THEN WRAPPING UP THIS SECTION REALLY GOES BACK TO PROVIDING, UH, PROTECTION FROM THE CARS AND, UH, PROMOTING CURBSIDE PARKING.

AND AGAIN, THIS PROJECT HAS INCORPORATED, UM, THE BALLERS THAT ARE SHOWN IN THE DARK GRAY, UH, NEXT SLIDE JUST AS, OKAY.

ANOTHER LARGE PART OF CARS IS THE FACT THAT WE, WE LOCATION OF THE ACCESS TO THE GUARDIAN IN GALILEE THAT WE'RE GETTING CARS, UH, IN THE PUBLIC, BY THE WAY.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

I HAVE THE PLAZA AND OPEN-SPACE GUIDELINES WERE NOT APPLICABLE FOR THE MEMO.

NEXT SLIDE, AND WRAPPING UP, UM, GOING INTO THE BUILDING GUIDELINES AS WE COULD SHOW THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

UM, THE WORKING GROUP DETERMINED THAT THE PROJECT MET FIVE OUT OF THE SEVEN BUILDING GUIDELINES, UM, HITTING, UH, EXCUSE ME, UM, BUILDING GUIDELINES FOR ENVISIONING OF LOCAL CHARACTER AND THEN HUMAN BUILDING SCALE.

UM, I'LL ADDRESS BOTH OF THOSE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

CARSON, CAN YOU HIT THIS FROM YOUR MOUTH? LIKE I PROBABLY MENTIONED IT A MOMENT AGO.

UM, JUST THAT THE ENTRIES, UM, THE DOORS, THE SCALING, UH, THAT OCCURS AT THESE ENTRIES, THE PLANTERS, UH, THERE'S SEVERAL ELEMENTS WORKING TO, UH, ADD A SENSE OF HUMAN SCALE, UH, TO THE BUILDING AT THE BASE JUST TO SUMMARIZE.

AND, UM, WE CAN, THE REST OF THESE ARE, UM, ALSO INCLUDE THE, FROM THE LOCAL CHARACTER PERSPECTIVE.

ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT WE REALLY WORKED TO DO WAS INCORPORATE THOSE ADDITIONAL PLANTINGS ALONG THE BUILDING, IN ADDITION TO WHAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE REQUIRED BY GREAT STREETS.

AND THOSE ARE, UM, GOING TO BE UTILIZED WITH THE NATIVE PLANTINGS AS SHOWN IN THIS IMAGE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, CARSON TOUCHED ON THE, THE HUMAN SCALE ASPECTS OF THIS, AND I WOULD JUST, UM, I WOULD JUST WRAP AND APPRECIATE AND TAKE THE TIME TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND REALLY, UM, THANK YOU FOR LETTING US PRESENT THE PROJECT AS YOU THINK.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

90 92 TEAM.

UH, IT WAS VERY CLEAR PRESENTATION, UM, UH, COMMISSIONERS, WHY DON'T WE START OUT WITH SOME QUESTIONS YOU ALL MIGHT HAVE AND THEN WE CAN GET INTO DELIBERATIONS.

I THINK THE PRESENTATION WAS FAIRLY CLEAR ON WHAT'S CHANGED SINCE THE WORKING GROUP MEMO THAT WAS ISSUED IN NOVEMBER, WHICH FOUND THE, UH, PROJECT TO NOT BE IN SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE WITH THE URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES.

I THINK THEY'VE HIT THOSE POINTS, BUT IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THOSE OR THE PROJECT IS ALL, UM, I'LL GO AHEAD AND TAKE THOSE QUESTIONS NOW.

YES.

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COMMISSIONER COLEMAN.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

UM, CAN YOU POINT OUT WHERE THE BENCH OCCURS IN PLAN VIEW? JUST SO IT'S CLEAR TO ALL THE COMMISSIONERS AND THEN SECONDLY, THE BUNGALOW, THE BUNGALOW SPACE OF AR IS THAT OPERABLE DOOR SYSTEM TO THE STRUCTURE, OR IS THAT TENANT SPECIFIC? IF WE COULD PULL THE PRESENTATION BACK UP, I CAN PROBABLY ANSWER THAT FROM WHERE WE STOPPED A BIT STILL CUTE, RIGHT.

WAS I WOULD SAY IT'S PROMINENT TO THE BUILDING AND IS A KIND OF A REPEATED, UM, ELEMENT, UH, THAT'S SHARED WITH RESIDENTIAL ENTRY.

THANK YOU, CARSON.

AND IF YOU COULD JUST GO TO SLIDE 40 ON THE PRESENTATION, I CAN ANSWER, I CAN ANSWER IT CONTEXTUALLY AND THEN SHOW YOU ON THE, ON THE RENDERING WHEN IT'S UP.

SO ESSENTIALLY THE, THE MURAL IS LOCATED TO THE WEST OF THE RESIDENTIAL ENTRANCE ALONG DAVIS STREET.

SO IT REALLY GOES FROM THAT RESIDENTIAL ENTRANCE TO THE, TO THE ALLEY LOCATION.

AND THAT AREA HAS THE WATER FILLING STATION.

AND IT'S ALSO ANTICIPATED THAT THERE WE WERE AT HER ADDING THE BENCH AND I CAN, YOU CAN GO TO THE, THE WHITE PICTURES, THE ONE I'M LOOKING FOR THAT HAS THE TREES ON IT, KEEP GOING THAT, UM, THANK YOU.

SO WHERE DO YOU REALLY SEE IT? UM, SO THERE'S THE BUILDING AND TRANSPLANTS IN, IN THE DARK GRAY, AND THEN THERE'S SOME PLANNERS, BUT THAT AREA HAS THE URINAL.

AND SO THE BENCHING WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE MURAL AREA CONNECTED TO THE BUILDING.

AND THAT ALSO HAS THE WATER BOTTLING STATION TO IT WELL BETWEEN THE COLUMN.

AND THEN IT GOES WEST THE HALF, HALF OF THAT LENGTH, IS THAT CORRECT? NOT THE FULL WAY BETWEEN THE DOOR AND THE END OF THE BUILDING, THE PATH LENGTH OR HALF BINGE.

IF WE CAN GO BACK ONE SLIDE, I CAN SHOW IT TO YOU, PROBABLY EASIER THAT WAY.

SO THAT'S WHERE IT IS IN PLAN VIEW.

AND THEN WHERE ARE THE, SO YOU SEE THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND THE PLANNING AREAS I MENTIONED IN THE, WHERE THE MURAL IS, UH, IS WHERE THE BENCH WILL BE.

SO BETWEEN THE LAST TWO CALLS, SO THERE'S TWO SEGMENTS TO AN INTERRUPTED BY A CALL JUST TO MAKE SURE IT GOES BACK FULL NEURAL LIGHT.

IS THAT CORRECT? YES.

MA'AM, IT'S INTENDED TO BE PLANTING PLANTS OR HAPPENS BATCH.

WE HAVE, WE HAVE THE LEAST AT 30 FOOT LONG BENCH.

YES.

SO WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE ARE WALKING IN? THE BACKGROUND IS WHERE THE BENCH GOES, CORRECT? CORRECT.

OKAY.

AND THE FOREGROUND WHERE THE CAR IS OBSTRUCTING IS PLANTER, RIGHT.

OKAY.

AND AGAIN, THE BUNGALOW WITH THE OPERABLE WINDOWS THAT ARE REALLY PERMEATE YOU'LL MAKE THERE MAKES A REAL NICE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE STREETSCAPE AND THE INTERIOR OF THE BUILDING IS PERMANENT.

SO WE'LL ALWAYS SEE THOSE OPERABLE DOORS.

IS THAT RIGHT? YES.

MA'AM.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONERS.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS, IF I MAY.

YES.

GO AHEAD.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO BY THE WAY, I WENT TO THE DENTIST EARLIER TODAY AND HALF OF MY FACE IS STILL A LITTLE NUGGET HERE.

UM, BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT YOU'VE DONE.

I APPLAUD THE ADDITIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

WE SEE SO MANY DEVELOPERS SKIRT AROUND THAT, AND WE KNOW WHAT THE NEED IS.

I WENT DOWNTOWN TODAY TO THE DENTIST AND I MEAN, IT'S JUST OBVIOUS THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH AFFORDABILITY.

UM, SO, UH, AS FAR AS THE PARKING MOVING INTO THE ALLEY, I THINK THAT'S A BIG WIN AS WELL.

THE REDUCTION OF THE LOBBY IS GREAT.

I WILL TELL YOU THAT WHEN THIS PROPOSAL FIRST CAME TO US, I, I, I DID SAY THAT IT WAS COMPLIANT WITH THE STANDARD.

UM, WAS IT SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLIANT FOR ME? NOT REALLY.

I REALLY, UM, FELT MOTIVATED TO APPROVE THE PROJECTS BECAUSE KEVIN, YOU KNOW, AS A, UH, RESIDENT OF DOWNTOWN AND THE STAKEHOLDER, UM, SOMEONE WHO VERY FAMILIAR WITH RING THESE STREETS T PROVIDED A VERY IMPASSIONED, UM, COMMENT ABOUT, YOU KNOW, HIM WANTING TO ENSURE THAT THIS FITS IN WITH AUSTIN.

SO THAT REALLY SOLD ME.

BUT I HAVE TO SAY, I MEAN, RAINY STREET IS ONE OF THOSE AREAS WHERE, UM, I JUST FEEL LIKE, YOU

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KNOW, WE KNOW THAT IT WAS ZONED CBD FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD AND THEN ALL THESE BARS CAME, RIGHT.

AND NOW WE'RE SEEING, BECAUSE THERE'S INTEREST IN THESE BARS AND THAT CBD ZONING THAT OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO, UM, NOT ONLY KIND OF CAPITALIZE ON WHAT RAINY STREET IS, BUT ALSO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT.

UM, THE ISSUE FOR ME IS JUST, UM, I FEEL LIKE IN SOME PIECES WE'RE, WE'RE TAKING AWAY FROM, FROM THE SPIRIT OF RAINY, IT'S BECOME, UM, IF YOU GO ANYWHERE IN THE U S YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FIND A BAR MADE OUT OF CONTAINERS, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FIND, UM, A LOT OF PLACES WHERE THEY'LL TAKE A BUNGALOW AND REHAB IT AND TURN IT INTO A BAR AND HAVE PATRONS SITTING IN WHAT WAS THE BACKYARD.

SO FOR ME, I GUESS, UM, I JUST WANT UNDERSTAND, UM, UM, HOW IS THIS TAKING A STEP CLOSER TO, I GUESS, EMBRACING MORE OF WHAT RAMY CURRENTLY IS, BECAUSE AS FAR AS I SEE, YOU KNOW, IN THE, IN THE PREVIOUS, UH, RENDERING OR THE PREVIOUS PROPOSAL, YOU HAD A SECOND FLOOR THAT WAS A BALCONY FOR BUNGALOW, UM, WAS, UM, ACCESS TO THE POOL FOR THE PUBLIC.

SO IT KIND OF HAD THAT OPEN FEEL TOO GOOD.

UM, I DON'T KNOW, I'M A REALLY HARD TIME FEELING TOLD THAT THIS CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF RAINY STREETS.

SO I'M JUST WONDERING WHAT IS IT THAT, THAT SHOULD COMPEL ME TO FEEL LIKE THIS IS MORE ON MARK WITH THAT? SURE.

I'M SO SORRY.

UM, KEVIN IS, UH, THIS YEAR HAS GOTTEN ME, SO YOU'VE GOT THE DENTIST AND I'VE GOT THE CEDAR.

SO BETWEEN THE TWO OF US, I'M A HOT MESS.

I APOLOGIZE.

I DO HAVE KEVIN ON THE LINE.

I BELIEVE THAT, UM, IF 80 COULD UNMUTE HIM AND HE COULD HELP WITH US AS WELL.

KEVIN, YOU THERE.

YES, YOU EVERYONE.

UM, SO AS FAR AS THIS, UH, IN THE SPIRIT OF, UM, RAINY STREET AND RAINY STREET EVOLVING, I WAS ADAMANT AND PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT I STILL PUT, UM, YOU KNOW, THE BARS IN THE GROUND FLOOR AND BASEMENT SPACE.

UH, ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE'RE PUTTING THE BUNGALOW BAR IN THE BASEMENT IS THERE'S A REAL NEED FOR MUSIC VENUES.

I THINK AS THE WORLD TURNS BACK ON A LOT OF OUR LIVE MUSIC VENUES, UH, HAVE DIED IN THIS PANDEMIC.

AND I PUT IN A MUSIC VENUE IN THE BASEMENT.

IT'S GONNA FOR A LOT OF POINTS TO BE MADE WITHOUT NEGATIVELY IMPACTING ALL OF THE RESIDENCES IN CLOSE PROXIMITY, NOT JUST IN THIS, BUT THE RESIDENTS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET AND DOWN THE STREET, THIS PROPERTY, UH, YOU GUYS APPROVED OTHER PROJECTS IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN THAT REALLY DON'T EVEN HAVE ANY KIND OF TRUE RETAIL ON THE GROUND FLOOR, BUT INSTEAD, UM, GALLERY SPACES AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE THAT MIGHT BE TURNED OFF, TURNED OFF IN THE FUTURE, UH, SUCH AS THE 84 EAST AVENUE PROJECT.

SO I'VE BEEN, ABINET ADAMANT ABOUT ENSURING THAT WE HAVE A GREAT PEDESTRIAN USE OF MINIMIZE THE LOBBY SPACE.

I'VE ELIMINATED ALL CURB CUTS TO THE STREET, WHICH I I'LL BE ONE OF THE ONLY TOWERS, ESPECIALLY THIS SIZE TO NOT HAVE ANY CURB CUTS TO THE STREET.

THERE'S A HUGE DEMAND FOR HOUSING IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, ESPECIALLY HOW CLOSE PROXIMITY TO, UM, THE, UH, CORNERSTONE OF NEW TRANSPORTATION IN AUSTIN.

AS WE ALL KNOW THERE WAS A 7 BILLION, I BELIEVE, $7 BILLION, UH, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BOND THAT WAS JUST PASSED.

AND THE, UM, THE HUB OF ALL OF THAT TRANSPORTATION WAS JUST GONNA BE A FEW SHORT BLOCKS AWAY FROM HERE.

SO IN THE SPIRIT OF GOOD DESIGN, PUTTING AS MUCH DENSITY AS POSSIBLE WITHIN A COUPLE OF MONTHS, WALK OF THAT, UH, MASS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, UH, AND SHRINK THE AMOUNT OF THIS PROJECT, UH, AND IN A PREVIOUS WORLD WOULD HAVE CALLED FOR APPROXIMATELY 600 PARKING SPACES.

SO I'M TAKING HUGE RISKS, HARMLESS PROJECT, REDUCING MY PARKING COUNT DOWN TO THE 267 PARKING SPACES.

UH, SO, YOU KNOW, WE'RE TRYING TO DO, I'VE LISTED, LISTEN TO MY TEAM IS ALL OVER THE COURSE OF THE PAST YEAR, UH, TRY AND CREATE SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE TRULY SPECIAL FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THE WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATION.

UH, I'M COMMITTED TO BEING OPEN, UH, DURING THE DAYTIME, BUT WHICH HISTORICALLY, UH, BOTH OF THESE BUSINESSES HAVE NOT BEEN OPEN DURING THE DAYTIME EXCEPT FOR, UH, SUNDAYS DURING THE DAY AND SATURDAY AFTERNOONS.

SO WE'RE TRYING TO REALLY IMPROVE THE SITE IN THAT REGARD.

IT IS CBD.

WE HAVE

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RECEIVED A DEMOLITION PERMIT TO THE BUNKER POINT.

SO I'M, I FEEL LIKE I'M DOING EVERYTHING I POSSIBLY CAN TO CREATE A GREAT PROJECT FOR DOWNTOWN.

UH, I DON'T KNOW REALLY WHAT I CAN DO.

UM, CAUSE YOU KNOW, IF, FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE CHOP THE TOP 20 STORIES OFF OF THIS, IT WOULD STILL LOOK THE SAME ON THE GROUND LEVEL, RIGHT? WITH A SCIFEST SMALL, WE DID EVERYTHING WE COULD TO ACTIVATE THE GROUND FLOOR, ABSOLUTELY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

AND THAT THOSE EXTRA STORIES ON TOP OF THIS BUILDING ARE WHAT PROVIDE THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND WHAT PROVIDES THE, UM, THE ADDITIONAL, UH, FEE IN LIEU DOLLARS TO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOUNDATION.

IF YOU GUYS DON'T REMEMBER, BUT THERE'S ALSO, WE'RE GIVING A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE TRAIL FOUNDATION FOR ADDITIONAL TREE PLANTING AND THE NEW WALLER BEACH PARK THAT'S BEING BUILT AT ON THE SOUTH END OF THE TRAIL.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

UH, COMMISSIONERS, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, UH, YOU KNOW, I GUESS, UM, I JUST REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

I WILL SAY THAT I HAD, UM, A VERY VISCERAL REACTION WHEN I FIRST LEARNED OF THIS PROJECT AND AFTER I ALMOST BEGRUDGINGLY SAID, UH, THAT I WOULD APPROVE IT, UM, IMMEDIATELY I, YOU KNOW, I FOLLOW LOCAL MEDIA CONSTRUCTION AND WHATNOT, AND THERE WAS DEFINITELY A HUGE BACKLASH FROM, UM, YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE OF AUSTIN THAT THERE WERE, THERE WERE REALLY LOSING SOMETHING.

SO I JUST THINK THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A LOT OF, UM, EYES ON THIS PROJECT AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, WE'RE REALLY INTERESTING THAT YOU'RE GOING TO HELP TO, TO ENSURE THAT YOU DO CARRY ON THAT SPIRIT OF RAINY IN THIS PROJECT.

SO, UM, WITH THAT, UM, ALL YIELD, IF I MAY, I WANT TO SPEAK TO COMMISSIONER MINORS, UH, QUESTION QUICKLY, UH, YOU KNOW, HOW ARE WE REPLACING, UM, KIND OF THE BELOVED CORNER OF OUR CITY THAT, THAT IS RAINY STREET, UM, OR WHAT WE'VE KNOWN IT AS JUST KIND OF, UH, VERY BLUSH, UM, AMAZING STREET OF BACKYARD BARS, UM, WHERE WE CAN GO WITH NO LIVE MUSIC AND ENJOY YOURSELF.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, I THINK ABOUT THAT.

AND WHAT, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN WHEN YOU START TO ADD TO THE DENSITY IS IT'S REQUISITE AT THIS POINT, UM, WITH, WITH THE WAY THE WORLD IS, UH, WE NEED TO, WE NEED TO, YOU KNOW, IN ALL CASES THAT SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT, UH, IN OUR CITIES, UM, AND, AND HOW WE HOLD ON TO CULTURE, HOW WE HOLD ON TO THE THINGS WE LOVE.

UH, I THINK THAT COMES ACROSS, UH, HERE ON THIS PROJECT SPECIFICALLY, UH, THAT THE LUSHNESS OF THE PLANTERS THAT THE GROUND FLOOR, RAJ, UM, THE STREET TREES, THE, THE ADDED SOILS FOR STREET TREES FOR EVEN GREATER CANOPY TO BE CREATED.

UM, I THINK THAT'S A MAJOR PLAYER HERE, THE MURAL, UM, INCORPORATING LOCAL ART, UM, AND, AND A BASEMENT THAT CAN, UH, YOU KNOW, LIBERAL LIFE MUSIC AND NOT, UH, UPSET NEIGHBORS.

I THINK ALL, ALL THOSE THINGS, UH, WE ARE REPLACING, UH, THE SPIRIT OF AUSTIN AT THIS CORNER.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

AND I FORGOT, I HAVE A QUESTION RELATED TO COMMISSIONER MINER'S ONE, UM, AND IT'S A SECOND FLOOR, UH, CAN Y'ALL DESCRIBE, UH, THE PARKING, UM, AND ONCE WE GET UP ABOVE THE FIRST FLOOR LEVEL, UH, WHAT USES OR WHAT ASPECTS ARE ON THAT SECOND FLOOR AND, UM, WHAT DID WE SEE KIND OF UNDERNEATH THE COLONNADE, IF YOU WILL.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF THERE'S A TWO STORY SPACE IN THE FIRST FLOOR, JUST EXTRA TALL, OR IF THERE IS, UM, OR IF WE JUST HAVE GARAGE THAT'S AT THE TOP OF THAT COLONNADE.

YES.

OKAY.

WE DO ONLY HAVE A, A HIGH VOLUME.

OKAY.

UM, ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS WHO HAVE QUESTIONS? COMMENTS, PLEASE COMMENT.

YEAH, I THINK WE HAD A COMMISSIONER ROLLISON FIRST AND THEN, UH, COMMISSIONER LUKINS.

THANK YOU.

UH, I JUST WANTED TO SAY I'M SO EXCITED FOR THIS PROJECT.

UM, I LOVE RAINY STREET.

UM, FOR MANY OF THE SAME REASONS THAT COMMISSIONER MINORS WAS SAYING, UM, EXISTING CHARACTER IS A TOTAL GEM IN THE CITY, BUT I AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROJECT.

I THINK, UH, THE, THE PARKING RATIO IS A SUPER EXCITING, THE BIKE RACKS ARE EXCITING.

THE STRONG CAN LOBBY IS, YOU KNOW, SHOWS AN AMBITION ABOUT HOW WE INHABIT THE FIRST FLOOR THAT I REALLY APPRECIATE.

UM, THE, THE LIVE

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MUSIC VENUE IN THE BASEMENT IS A WONDERFUL IDEA.

AND, UH, IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

THE MURAL AND THE, AND THE BENCH I THINK IS A GREAT INCORPORATION.

UM, EVERYTHING LIKE JUST THE WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATION.

I THINK ALL THESE LITTLE DETAILS MAKE UP A PROJECT REALLY MEANINGFUL FOR, FOR A CITY.

IT MIGHT SEEM LIKE LITTLE DETAILS THAT THE DESIGN COMMISSION IS ASKING FOR, BUT IT, IT EXCITES ME.

SO, UM, YEAH.

THANKS FOR A GREAT PRESENTATION.

GREAT DESIGN.

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE, UH, THE DENSITY COME TO OUR CITY AND APPRECIATE YOUR RESPONDING TO ALL THE LITTLE THINGS THAT THAT WE ASKED FOR.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

LUKINS YOU GOT ANYTHING? YES, I DO.

YOU KNOW, THIS STUFF GREAT.

THIS PROJECT, IT'S A REALLY GUTSY MOVE TO HAVE THE, UH, PARKING RATIO THAT THEY'RE DOING IS THAT IT'S, IT'S A REAL, UM, TO A GUTSY MOVE.

IT'S A GREAT PROJECT, BUT I DO WANT TO POINT OUT ONE THING AND THAT'S, UH, AT SOME POINT, UH, AND THIS MAY BE AS WE WORK TOWARDS YOUR URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES AND MAYBE EVEN DISTRICT PLANNING AND THE PART OF THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

AT SOME POINT, WE REALLY NEED TO HAVE ACTUAL MIXED USE PROJECTS.

AND I'VE LIVED IN, IN HIGH DENSITY, UH, UH, AREA ACTUAL MIXED USE BUILDING.

AND IT'S NOTHING QUITE LIKE WALKING DOWNSTAIRS AND GETTING A LOAF OF BREAD IT'S DOWNSTAIRS TO OPPOSED TO GETTING IN AND DRIVING SOMEWHERE A MERE, REAL MIXED USE.

AND I KNOW THAT THAT WE'RE ON FIFTH STREET.

THERE ARE THOSE THINGS AND LOOK AND SAY, WELL, YOU'VE GOTTEN RIGHT THERE, BUT, UH, IT WOULD BE, AND IT'S NOT THE DEVELOPERS ISSUE BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE'D EVER COULD POSSIBLY ASK FOR HIM.

BUT, UH, AT SOME POINT AS THE COMMISSION AND, UH, AS THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, AS A PLANNING DEPARTMENT, SHOULD REALLY THINK ABOUT HOW THEY ENCOURAGE AN ACTUAL MIXED USE BUILDING WITH, UH, RETAIL, AS OPPOSED TO JUST ANOTHER GREAT PLACE TO DRINK, AS IMPORTANT AS GETTING ANOTHER GOOD, GREAT PLACE TO DRINK, MAYBE SO GREAT PROJECT AND A GOOD WORK.

THANK YOU.

GREAT.

WELL, COMMISSIONERS THE AFRICANS ASKING US FOR A LETTER A, THAT WE FIND THE PROJECT TO BE IN SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE WITH URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES.

IS ANYBODY HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS OR WISH TO MAKE A OFFER OF MOTION? I'LL MAKE A MOTION.

I'M SORRY.

DO WE HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION? YEAH.

SORRY.

I JUST WANT ONE QUESTION.

I MEANT TO ASK IT, BUT I WENT ON A, A LITTLE BIT OF A RANT THERE.

UM, I'M JUST CURIOUS WITH THE, UH, THE SEATING IN THE PLANTERS.

UH, WAS THERE A CONSCIOUS DECISION DECISION TO PUT THE PLANTERS AGAINST THE BUILDING VERSUS LIKE CREATING A BUFFER? I MEAN, I WAS WONDERING LIKE, YOU KNOW, IS IT GOING TO BE CHAOTIC FOR THE EXPERIENCE OF SOMEONE WHO IS SITTING THERE? ARE THEY GOING TO BE, UM, BOTHERED BY, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW SOMEONE ASKING THEM FOR MONEY OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES, WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE LIKE, HOW, HOW, UM, IS THERE KIND OF SEPARATION FOR THE PATRON? SO THE, THERE IS A, UH, PATIO SPACE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLANTERS FOR THE PATRONS OF THE BAR OR, AND, UM, ON THE SIDEWALK SIDE, THOSE ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

SO ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO SIT DOWN AND USE THOSE, UH, CAFE SEATS, THAT THE IDEA IS DURING THE DAYTIME, UM, WE DON'T, AS THAT AREA HAS MORE DENSITY, IT WILL ALLOW TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A CELL COFFEE AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE DURING THE DAY.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S A GOAL OF MINE AND SOMETHING THAT I'M, I'M CHALLENGING THE CONTAINER BAR TEAM TOO.

IT'S NOT JUST, YOU KNOW, THAT'S, THAT'S WHERE WE'RE TRYING TO CREATE MORE OF A DAYTIME SPACE AS WELL.

UH, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE BEEN TO THE CODEPENDENT ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE INDEPENDENT.

YEAH.

SO THAT'S, I DID THAT DEAL AND I PUT FORTH A LOT OF ENERGY AND EFFORT TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT THAT IS A THIRD SPACE FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND WORK AND, AND, UM, HANG OUT DURING THE DAYTIME.

UH, SO, YOU KNOW, THE IDEA IS THAT THAT WE'LL HAVE MORE OF THAT KIND OF USE DURING THE DAY, UH, FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD AS THE NEIGHBORHOOD DENSIFIES.

SO, BUT YEAH, SO THAT THERE'LL BE PUBLIC SEATING AND THEN THERE'LL BE PRIVATE SEATING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THEM PLANTERS.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

WHAT COMMISSIONERS, WHAT DO WE THINK I'LL MAKE A MOTION? DID YOU BEAT ME?

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YOU BEAT ME.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT THIS, UH, MEETS THE, UH, MEETS COMPLIANCE WITH THE DESIGN GUIDELINES.

OKAY, COOL.

OKAY, GREAT.

WE'VE GOT A, WE'VE GOT A MOTION THAT WE HAVE SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE SERVANTS SIGNED GUIDELINES.

I GOT A SECOND.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION, IF NOT, WE CAN, WE CAN CALL THE QUESTION.

OH YEAH.

WELL, HANG ON.

UH, YEAH.

UH, COMMISSIONER COLEMAN FINALLY, AMENDMENT THAT THE BENCH IS INCLUDED IN THE FINAL SOLUTION.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER MINORS.

YOU'VE FOUND THAT FINDLAY AMENDMENT.

YES.

OKAY.

THAT'S COMMITMENT ON THE RECORD AS WELL.

OH, GOOD.

UM, I GUESS SINCE WE'RE HAVING DISCUSSION, UM, DO YOU ALL HAVE A SENSE OF THE MURAL? LIKE WHAT YOU'RE ANTICIPATING? IS THERE AN RFP OR HOW IS THAT GONNA WORK? UH, WE'LL, WE'LL PROBABLY GO THROUGH AN RFP, YOU KNOW, I'LL, I'LL WANT IT TO BE A LOCAL ARTIST, UM, THAT DOES THIS, UH, AND I'M, I'M, OPEN-MINDED, I'VE LEARNED THAT I'M NOT AN ARTIST.

I APPRECIATE GREAT ART, BUT I'M NOT AN ARTIST.

YOU KNOW, I I'LL LOOK AT, UM, ARTIST IDEAS AND THE ONE THAT REALLY KIND OF STANDS OUT TO THE TEAM WILL PROBABLY BE WHAT WE GO WITH.

DO YOU WANT YOU DOING IT YOURSELF? FOR SURE.

THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT I DO, BUT, BUT I DID NOT DO HIS PAGE.

IT'S AN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER THERE TOO.

I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE OUR NEIGHBOR AND THEY, YOU KNOW, FEEL A CERTAIN TYPE OF WAY ABOUT ALL THIS NEW DEVELOPMENT.

SO, UM, I APPRECIATE THAT.

YEP.

CORRECT.

WELL, COMMISSIONER IS BACK TO THE MOTION ON THE TABLE.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT? IF NOT, WE CAN CALL THE QUESTION, UM, ALL IN FAVOR.

HOW ARE WE DOING THIS? WE SAY AN EYE ARE WAVING OUR HANDS OR, UH, WELL, MAYBE WE'LL DO BOTH.

UH, LET'S SAY I AM.

UH, YEAH.

YES.

UH HUH.

THANK YOU, JARED.

WE'LL ACTUALLY NEED TO DO A COUNT.

OKAY.

I'LL DO A ROLL CALL.

YEAH.

WE'LL PREFER A ROLL CALL.

WE CAN ASK A STAFF LIAISON, GO THROUGH THE ROLL CALL.

IF YOU PREFER CHAIR THAT WAY WE CAN, THERE WILL BE NO QUESTION AS TO THE VOTE.

YES, PLEASE.

LET'S DO THAT.

THANK YOU.

IF YOU DON'T MIND DOING THE ROLL CALL AND THEN WE CAN TAKE THE BOAT AND THANK YOU.

HAPPY.

UM, CHAIR CLO CAROL HAS RECUSED HIMSELF, SO I'LL LEAVE HIM OUT.

UM, COMMISSIONER WALLY? YES.

COMMISSIONER COLEMAN, COMMISSIONER MINORS.

A LOT OF TRUST.

AND YOU KEVIN? YES.

I WILL SAY COMMISSIONER LOCK-IN YES.

BY COMMISSIONER ROLISON COMMISSIONER FRAIL COMMISSIONER FRANCO.

YES.

AND THAT IS EVERYONE THAT IS IN THE MEETING.

SO THE MOTION PASSES.

THANKS GUYS.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

THANKS FOR COMING TO US AGAIN AND ALL DAY, PROBABLY COMMISSIONERS.

I GUESS I CAN TURN THIS OVER TO CHAIR CAROL.

NOW AGAIN, THESE HERE.

I'M READY.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER WILDLY.

I APPRECIATE YOU STEPPING IN AT THE LAST MINUTE THERE.

SURE.

UM, WE

[1b. Discussion and possible action to evaluate and make recommendations regarding whether City of Austin EMS Stations, addressed at 3616 South First Street, 1330 E. Rundberg Lane, and 5710 N. Lamar Blvd complies with the Urban Design Guidelines, for the City of Austin; Owen Harrod MWM Design Group.]

WILL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS.

IT IS ITEM ONE B DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO EVALUATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING WHETHER CITY OF AUSTIN EMS STATION AT 36, 16 SOUTH FIRST COMPLIES WITH URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES, AFRICAN READY FOR THAT ITEM.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

GREAT.

IT.

SO, UH, I HAD ACTUALLY THREE PROJECTS AND THE ISSUES TO DISCUSS ARE GOING TO BE PRETTY COMPARABLE FOR ALL OF THEM.

SO IF YOU DON'T MIND, UH, I COULD DISCUSS THE BASIC, UH, SCOPE OF WORK, UM, FOR ALL OF THEM TOGETHER.

THEY ARE THREE EXISTING FIRE AND EMS STATIONS THAT WE'RE RENOVATING ON BEHALF OF THE AUSTIN, TRAVIS COUNTY EMS DEPARTMENT.

UM, THE FIRST DUES EMS STATION ONE, WHICH IS LOCATED AT SOUTH FIRST AND CENTER STREET.

UH, THE SECOND IS EMS

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STATION FIVE, WHICH IS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF 22, 22 AND, UH, NORTH LAMAR.

AND THE THIRD IS EMS STATION 13 FIRE STATION 33, WHICH IS LOCATED ON LUNBERG.

IN EACH CASE, WE USE OUR EXISTING BUILDINGS THAT ARE BEING IMPROVED IN ORDER TO BASICALLY BRING, UH, 40 YEARS OF DIFFERENT MAGNETS UP TO DATE.

UH, WE'RE EXPANDING AND IMPROVING THE FACILITIES FOR, UH, FIRE AND EMS AFFIDAVITS, UH, UPDATING THE LIVING QUARTERS TO, UM, ADDRESS GENDER EQUITY AND, UH, CERTAINLY MODERN STANDARDS, UM, OF, UH, ACCOMMODATION TO MAKE THE STATIONS FULLY ACCESSIBLE AND TO BRING IN ALL CASES ARE VERY EARLY 1980S STANDARDS, UH, LEVEL OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE, UH, UP TO A LEAD GOLD MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR EACH OF THE THREE STATIONS.

SO OUR GOALS ARE, UM, AMBITIOUS, UH, AND FAIRLY TECHNICAL IN CONTENT.

UM, ALL OF THESE STATIONS ARE LONGSTANDING ELEMENTS OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN WHICH THEY ARE LOCATED.

SO OUR GOAL IS TO PRESERVE, UH, THE CLEAR IDENTITY OF THE EXISTING STATIONS, UM, TO IMPROVE THE MAINTAINABILITY AND DURABILITY OF THE MATERIALS TO IMPROVE THE ENVELOPE, TO LEAVE.

UM, REALLY NO QUESTION IN TERMS OF PUBLIC PERCEPTION THAT THESE ARE, UH, CONTINUITY OF THE STATIONS THAT WERE ALREADY EXISTING ON THESE SITES.

UM, SO THAT'S OUR GOAL.

ALL OF THESE, AS I SAID, ARE RENOVATIONS OF EXISTING BUILDINGS.

UH, THEY ARE ALL, UH, EXISTING, FULLY DEVELOPED SITES AND ARE BEING APPROVED UNDER EITHER EXEMPTIONS OR HAD MOST SITE PLAN REVISIONS.

SO THERE ARE EXISTING, FULLY DEVELOPED PROPERTIES.

UM, AND OUR BUILDING RENOVATIONS ARE, UM, NO MORE IN ANY OF THESE CASES, THEN ABOUT A THIRD OF THE TOTAL AREA OF THE EXISTING STATION.

SO REALLY, REALLY PRETTY MINOR OVERALL.

ALTHOUGH WHEN WE'RE DONE, WE LEFT WITH, UM, FROM AN OPERATIONAL STANDPOINT AND A NEW BUILDING.

UM, ERIN, IF YOU, IF YOU DON'T MIND PUTTING UP THE SLIDE OF THE FIRST STATION, THE FIRST FEW, SO THIS IS THE EXISTING, UH, EMS STATION ONE, UM, AT THE CORNER OF SOUTH FIRST AND, UM, UH, CENTER STREET.

UM, THE NEXT SLIDE IS WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING.

AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THE FACT THAT MY COLLEAGUE MADE THE STATION LOOK BIGGER.

UH, IT'S ACTUALLY NOT SIGNIFICANTLY LARGER THAN PRESENT.

IT'S ONE ADDITIONAL VEHICLE BAY THAT'S BEING HEADED, UH, PROVIDING A NEW ENVELOPE FOR THE VEHICLES, UM, NEW FOUR-FOLD DOORS, WHICH ARE THE CURRENT STANDARD FOR THE STATION, UH, COMPLETELY REBUILDING THE LIVING QUARTERS, BUT ENDEAVORING TO PRESERVE THE, UM, THE HERITAGE OF THIS EXISTING STATION, WHICH IS, UH, A PART OF THE COMMUNITY.

UM, IN TERMS OF OVERALL COMPLIANCE WITH DESIGN, WE, UM, ARE SOMEWHAT LIMITED IN WHAT WE'RE STARTING WITH, BUT WE'VE ENDEAVORED TO COMPLY, UH, AS FULLY AS WE'RE ABLE WITH THE INTENT, UH, PARTICULARLY WITH THE, UM, IMAGINE AUSTIN OBJECTIVES TO, UM, REALLY MAKE THESE THINGS WORTHY, UM, ADDITIONS TO THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN WHICH THEY'RE LOCATED.

SO HERE THERE WERE TWO VEHICLE BAYS, UH, EXISTING, UH, WE'RE ADDING A BAY, UM, AND INCREASING THE HEIGHT AND CLEARANCE ON THE VEHICLE BAYS.

UM, BECAUSE THIS IS THE, UM, THE CORE FUNCTION OF THE STATION.

THE NEW VEHICLE BAYS ARE REALLY THE, UM, THE MOST REASONABLY OBVIOUS COMPONENT OF THE BUILDING, RESIDENTIAL CORRIDORS, WHICH WRAP AROUND TO THE SOUTH AND WEST OF THE STATION, UM, ARE BEING, UH, RE-SKINNED AND REROOFED, UM, BUT WILL REMAIN, UM, EXTERNALLY, UH, VERY MUCH CONSISTENT WITH, UH, WITH THEIR EXISTING CONDITION.

AND THE LIVING QUARTERS ARE NOT REALLY GETTING MUCH BIGGER THAT THE, UH, STREET FRONTAGE ON CENTER STREET, UH, AND THE EAST SIDE AND THE SIDE THAT ARE ALL REMAINING AND IN LINE WITH THEIR CURRENT CONFIGURATION, THE SITE IS ZONED P IT'S PART OF AN OVERALL COMPLEX.

UM, IT'S MOSTLY DOMINATED BY THE RESERVOIR AUSTIN WATER'S RESERVOIR DOWN ON SOUTH FIRST.

SO IT IS A, UM, A CITY FACILITY THAT INCLUDES THE RESERVOIR.

THE EMS STATION, UM, INCLUDES A STORAGE BUILDING FOR EMS. IT INCLUDES OFFICE BUILDINGS AND,

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UH, OFFICE SHOP AND VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITIES FOR IN AUSTIN WATER.

SO IT'S, UH, IT'S GOT A QUITE DIVERSE RANGE OF, UH, CIVIC USES EXISTING ON THIS ONE PROPERTY.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S, UH, IF IT'S WORTH GOING THROUGH IN MUCH DETAIL WHAT WE'RE DOING IN THE PLAN, I'VE GOT, UM, EXISTING PLANNING, UH, IF IT'S RELEVANT TO DISCUSS, ALTHOUGH AGAIN, THE PROGRAM, THE PROGRAM IS EMS STATION.

NOW IT'S GOING TO REMAIN EMS STATION, UM, ON THE KEY, YOU KNOW, KEY SCOPE OF OUR IMPROVEMENTS IS, UH, TO MAKE IT A MODERN EMS STATION.

ARE YOU DONE WITH YOUR PRESENTATION? UH, I THINK IT WAS IN AS MUCH AS YOU GUYS WANT THIS ONE.

UH, I THINK THERE WAS A, IS A SIMPLE THING, AND I DON'T WANT TO, I DON'T WANT TO BURDEN YOU WITH, UH, MORE EXPEDITIONS.

WHEN IS THAT AS NECESSARY? WELL, I WOULD SAY GO AHEAD AND GO THROUGH THE SLIDES THAT WERE PROVIDED IN THERE.

SURE.

SO, UH, IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT NEXT LINE, SO THIS IS A COPY OF THE AMENDMENT TO THE EXISTING SITE PLAN, AND YOU CAN SEE, UM, THE, THE HATCHED AREA IS THE COMPARATIVELY SMALL ADDITION TO THE EXISTING STATION.

SO THE LARGER TANGLE ABOVE THAT IS THE FOOTPRINT OF THE EXISTING BUILDING.

UH, AND THEN TO THE SOUTH IS THE NEW VEHICLE BAY THAT WE'RE ADDING TO THAT, UM, TO THAT EXISTING FOOTPRINT, THE, UM, AREA OF PAVEMENT THAT'S SHOWN HERE IS REALLY MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR.

MOST OF THAT IS ALREADY PAVEMENT.

IT'S JUST BEING BROUGHT, UM, UH, BROUGHT UP TO A, UH, A NEW CONDITION IN TERMS OF THE, IN TERMS OF THE PAVEMENT.

UM, AGAIN, THE BUILDING AND ITS UTILITIES ARE ALL REMAINING EXACTLY AS THEY ARE.

UM, THE NEXT SLIDE, THE, UM, UH, THE NEW, UH, FLOOR PLAN, UM, BASICALLY EVERYTHING WITHIN THIS FOOTPRINT, THE ENVELOPE IS STAYING, BUT THE, UM, THE STATION IS BEING RECONFIGURED TO MEET CURRENT OPERATIONAL STANDARDS.

SO RATHER THAN, UH, COMMON DORMITORIES, IT'S NOW, UM, INDIVIDUAL SLEEPING ROOMS FOR, UH, FOR STAFF MEMBERS, IT'S SINGLE USER RESTROOMS, UM, EVERYTHING, UH, IS BEING BROUGHT UP TO CURRENT, UH, CURRENT OPERATIONAL STANDARD.

THE FIRST THE, UM, VEHICLE BAYS ARE, UM, BEING IMPROVED TO MEET THE SIZE REQUIREMENTS OF A, OF A MODERN HANDGUNS.

UM, NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

THE ELEVATIONS OF THE EXISTING BUILDING, AGAIN, THERE WAS A SHIFT IN THE RENDERING OF THE FECAL BAY IS REALLY THE MOST PROMINENT ELEMENT OF THE BUILDING.

THAT'S THE WAY THE EXISTING BUILDING IS.

UH, WE'RE MAKING IT, UM, MORE CONSISTENT WITH THE INCREASINGLY URBAN FACTOR OF, UH, SOUTH FIRST STREET, UM, BUT REALLY, UH, VERY MUCH CONSISTENT WITH THE CHARACTER OF THE EXISTING BUILDING AND THEN THE MATERIALS AND SHAPES OF THE RESIDENTIAL PORTION WRAPPING AROUND ON THE SOUTH AND EAST, UM, ARE VERY MUCH AS THEY CURRENTLY ARE JUST A NEW WINDOWS, NEW ENVELOPE, UH, IN THE NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF LANDSCAPING, BUT MOST OF THIS IS, UH, STAYING EXACTLY AS IT IS.

UM, MOST RELEVANT HERE IS THE SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF TREES EXISTING ON THE SITE THAT WE ARE STAYING WELL CLEAR OUT.

UH, SO WE ARE PRESERVING THE EXISTING, UH, CHARACTER AND THE JUST VEGETATION ON THE SIDE AND, UH, DROPPING IN OUR, OUR LITTLE ADDITION WITHIN EXISTING CHARACTER OF THAT, UH, OF THAT LANDSCAPING.

THAT, THAT IS PRETTY MUCH MY DESCRIPTION.

ANY QUESTIONS FROM COMMISSIONERS? HI, THIS IS JUST FOR COMMISSIONER ROLES.

UM, I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE LANDSCAPING AND, UM, UM, PERHAPS ANY KIND OF INDOOR OUTDOOR KIND OF FEEDING OFF FOR THE, FOR THE FOLKS WHO ARE SPENDING A DECENT AMOUNT OF TIME THERE.

UM, BUT AS WELL AS, UM, THAT MIGHT MAKE YEAH, SO TH SO THOSE GUYS, UH, ACTUALLY DO SPEND QUITE A BIT OF TIME OUTSIDE.

SO, UM, AND I'M SORRY IF YOU CAN GET BACK TO THE PLAN.

SO WE ACTUALLY DESIGNED THE DAY ROOM, UH, AND

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AN ENTRY TO THE LIVING QUARTERS, SO THAT IT OPENED RIGHT ON TO THE, UM, THE YARD AREA.

THAT'S IN THE SHADE OF THOSE BIG HERITAGE TREES.

SO ALL OF THIS STATION AND ALL OF THEM, WE'VE TRIED TO PROVIDE, UH, OUTDOOR, OUTDOOR DINING, OUTDOORS DRILLING AREA.

THE, UH, FINALLY THE INVESTORS ARE BIG FANS OF, UH, UH, BARBECUE, UM, AND THE SPACE THAT IS READILY ACCESSIBLE FROM, UH, THE LIVING QUARTERS, UH, WITHIN, UM, HEARING RANGE OF THEIR, UM, YOU KNOW, THEIR ALARM ALARMS, BUT DO, UH, ENCOURAGE THE USE OF THE, OF THE SITE.

SO I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT MENTIONING THAT, BUT THAT'S, UM, IS DEFINITELY A FOCUS OF ALL OF THESE STATIONS AND IT'S SOMETHING WE'VE DONE.

WE'VE DONE A LOT OF THESE.

SO WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH THE CREWS AND LISTENED TO THEM ABOUT KNOW WHAT THEIR ACTUAL PRIORITIES ARE AND TRIED TO PROVIDE, UM, AS WELL AS WE COULD BE AMENITIES AND FEATURES THAT WILL MAKE, UH, MAKE THEIR LIVES EASIER BECAUSE THOSE GUYS HAVE A, UH, IT WAS A ROUGH JOB AND ANYTHING THAT WE CAN DO TO, UM, TO MAKE THEIR LIFE, UH, MORE PLEASANT.

UH, WE'VE GONE TO THOSE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND THEN MY OTHER QUESTION IS, UM, FIRST STREET STUFF STREET HAS A PRETTY ABYSMAL PEDESTRIAN ENVIRONMENT, UM, AND, UH, FEEL SUPER UNSAFE A LOT OF THE TIME FOR ANYBODY TRYING TO WALK OR BIKE OR ANYTHING ALONG THAT ROAD.

I'M JUST WONDERING IF THERE'S ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO HELP MAKE FIRST STREET MORE, UM, PLEASANT UNSAFE TO, I KNOW THERE'S A BIG RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX ACROSS THE ROAD.

UM, AND SO IT'S DEFINITELY A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE, UM, SHOULD BE ENJOYING WALKING.

YEAH, IT'S, IT'S TOUGH.

SO THIS, THIS, THIS ONE IS QUITE A BIT HIGHER THAN THE SITE THAT WAS BUILT ON THESE VERY S UM, SO THE SIDEWALK AT THAT INTERSECTION IS ACTUALLY NOT TOO BAD BY FIRST STREET STANDARDS, AND IT IS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM A BUS STOP ON THE, UH, ON THE EAST SIDE.

SO, UM, I THINK THERE ARE THINGS THAT COULD BE DONE.

IT WAS NOT IN OUR MANDATE, UM, BUT WE DID TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

AND, UM, AS FAR AS, AS FAR AS SOUTH FIRST IS CONCERNED, LIKE THIS BLOCK IS HARDLY, UH, IS CERTAINLY NOT THE WORST ONE.

YEAH, I'M SURE.

UM, I FEEL LIKE I RECALL SEEING THAT THERE'S A BIG LIGHT POSTS RIGHT.

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SIDEWALK ALONG THE FRONT OF THE EMS STATION.

IS THAT NOT THE CASE? I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO EVEN REMEDIATE, BUT, UM, IF THERE IS THROUGH, I DUNNO WHETHER IT'S LANDSCAPING OR, UM, ADDING ADDITIONAL WAY FOR PEDESTRIANS, UM, THAT COULD BE NICE.

UH, WE CAN CERTAINLY TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.

WE'RE, AGAIN, WE'RE CONSTRAINED BY OUR MANDATE, UH, BUT IF WE CAN FIND A WAY TO IMPROVE, UM, WE CERTAINLY WILL.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS THERE? THANK YOU.

UM, OH, AND, UM, COUPLE OF HOUSEKEEPING THINGS I NOTICED THAT THE LIMIT OF CONSTRUCTION LINE IS GOING THROUGH THAT LARGE TREE SOUTH OF THE, UH, ADDITION, JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT TREE IS PROTECTED BECAUSE WITH THE LOC BEING WHERE IT IS, IT'S IT BEGS ME TO ASK THE QUESTION.

YEAH.

WELL, I ADJUST THAT TO YOU.

SO THE, THE LLC, THESE ARE PRELIMINARY PLANS AT THE MOMENT.

YEAH.

AND IT DOES RUN RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF IT.

SO, UM, I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

THAT IS NOT THE WAY THE FINAL ONE WILL BOOK.

UM, SO, SO WE, WE DEFINITELY WILL, UH, HOLD THAT LIMITS, UH, WELL BACK, UM, AND BE SURE THAT THAT TREE IS, UH, HE'S NOT HARMED BY OUR, OUR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES.

UM, THE, UH, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, THE PEOPLE THAT WE'RE MOST CONCERNED ABOUT ARE, UM, GATTON WHO WANT TO BE STRINGING THE FIBER ALL THROUGH THERE.

SO WE'RE DEFINITELY WORKING AGGRESSIVELY TO PROVIDE THEM WITH