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AUGUST.

THIS IS DAVID GOMEZ.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, DAVID, I SURE CAN.

AND GOOD TO SEE YOU.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR BACK AND STUFF.

AT LEAST I CAME IN AT THE END OF THAT, UM, OVERUSED THEN BEING A BROKEN DOWN OLD WAR HORSES.

NOT DONE ME ANY FAVORS, BUT, BUT YOU'RE STILL KICKING AND THAT'S GOOD.

UH, SUNNY SIDE UP BABY SUN, SUNNY SIDE UP, UH, CHAIR HARRIS.

APPARENTLY YOU ARE NOW LIVE AND YOU ARE AT QUORUM FOR THE MEETING.

ALL RIGHT.

WONDERFUL.

WELL,

[CALL TO ORDER]

WE WILL GO AHEAD AND PROCEED.

I'LL CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER.

UH, THIS IS THE DOWNTOWN COMMISSION MEETING OF MARCH 17TH, 2021.

UH, THE TIME IS FIVE 35 AND WE ARE IN SESSION.

UH, THE FIRST TIME I'VE BEEN IN BUSINESS IS THE CALL TO ORDER.

UH, WILL YOU HANDLE THAT FOR ME, PLEASE? OKAY.

YES.

AND PLEASE, EXCUSE MY HESITATION.

THIS IS MY FIRST TIME, UM, LIAISON TO THE MEETING WHILE I'M AT CITY HALL IN THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ROOM.

SO LOGISTICALLY I'M JUST, I'M JUST GETTING, UH, REUNITED WITH MY SURROUNDINGS.

UH, OKAY.

UH, COMMISSIONER SCHEER IT, COMMISSIONER REIGN, AND PLEASE, UH, PRESS.

AND LET ME KNOW IF I'M PRONOUNCING YOUR NAME CORRECTLY.

COMMISSIONER CANOPY.

UH, COMMISSIONER GOMEZ IS COMMISSIONER GOMEZ.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

THANKS DAVID COMMISSIONER LEHMAN.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER TEMPLETON PRESENT.

THANK YOU.

UH, COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER MEISENBACH CHAIR HARRIS.

DEAR COMMISSIONER HINDSIGHT HERE.

COMMISSIONER KEATON, KEY COMMISSIONER LEVITIN HERE, HERE.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

MELISSA.

THANK YOU, MELISSA.

UH, COMMISSIONER WEATHERBY AND COMMISSIONER RAMIREZ I'M HERE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CHAIR BACK TO YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, THE NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS IS CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

WELL, BEFORE WE GET ON TO CITIZEN COMMUNICATION, UH, I'D LIKE TO HAVE OUR TWO NEW COMMISSIONERS INTRODUCE THEMSELVES AND STATE SAY A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THEMSELVES.

UM, COMMISSIONER TEMPLETON.

I'M GOING TO START WITH YOU AND WELCOME.

WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND IT'S A PLEASURE TO JOIN ALL OF YOU.

I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT MY TENURE, UH, YOU KNOW, FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS, AT LEAST.

UH, AND I WAS APPOINTED BY, UH, MACKENZIE KELLY WHO REPRESENTS DISTRICT SIX.

AND THIS IS MY FIRST MEETING, OBVIOUSLY I'M BRAND NEW.

SO, UM, I THINK I'M JUST GOING TO OBSERVE TODAY AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

NICE TO MEET ALL OF YOU WISH IT WAS IN PERSON AND COMMISSIONER RUNNY.

HI.

YEAH, THANK YOU.

IT'S A IT'S RAN, BUT NOBODY EVER GETS IT RIGHT.

UM, YEAH.

SO MY NAME IS PRESTON I'M FROM DISTRICT TWO.

I WAS APPOINTED BY VANESSA FONTEZ, COUNCILWOMAN, VANESSA FONTEZ.

UM, I'M ALSO EXCITED.

I'VE NEVER DONE ANY TYPE OF PUBLIC ROLE BEFORE.

UM, AND SO I'M EXCITED TO, YOU KNOW, LEARN A LOT.

I LIKE THE SCOPE OF THIS COMMISSION WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT WHAT TO APPLY TO YOU.

SO I'M JUST, UH, YEAH, HOPING TO LEARN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU ALL, BOTH AND WELCOME.

UM, THE NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS.

OH, AND AGAIN, FORGIVE ME, UH, IF YOU'LL NOTICE WE'RE ONE SHORT AND THAT IS BECAUSE, UH, VICE-CHAIR BRISTOL HAS MOVED ON, I BELIEVE TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION.

AND SO, UM, THE LAST MEETING WAS HER LAST MEETING WITH US AND WE'LL HAVE AN AGENDA ITEM AND A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OFFICERS, UH, BUT, UM, SHE WAS SUCH A VALUABLE PART OF, OF THIS COMMISSION AND, AND I HOPE THAT SHE'LL STAY ACTIVE, BUT WE ARE CERTAINLY HAPPY THAT SHE'S, UH, DOING MORE WORK ON BEHALF OF THE FOLKS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON.

OKAY.

UM, THE NEXT ITEM IS THE SYSTEM COMMUNICATION.

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WE HAD ONE SPEAKER, I BELIEVE THAT HAD INITIALLY PLANNED TO SIGN OUT, UH, CHAIR.

WE DO HAVE, UM, A CITIZEN SIGNED UP, BUT SHE'S HAVING DIFFICULTY GETTING INTO THE MEETING.

SO WE MAY HAVE TO CIRCLE BACK TO CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

WE'RE TRYING TO GET HER IN, RIGHT.

OKAY.

THAT'S FINE.

JUST GIVE ME A HEADS UP WHEN SHE IS AVAILABLE AND WE'LL MOVE BACK TO CITIZENS COMMUNICATION IF THAT'S FINE WITH EVERYBODY.

UH, THE

[1. Approval of Minutes of the December 16, 2020 Meeting Minutes]

NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS IS THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE DECEMBER 16TH, 2020 MEETING.

UH, I HOPE EVERYBODY HAS HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW THE REVISED MINUTES THAT CAME OUT TODAY.

UM, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR CORRECTIONS THAT ANYBODY HAS NOTED TO THE MINUTES SEEING NOTHING? DO I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED? I MOVE? WE APPROVE THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED AND A SECOND, SECOND, I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND ALL IN FAVOR, PLEASE SAY AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

OPPOSED HEARING NONE.

THE MOTION CARRIES.

ALRIGHT.

NEXT

[2a. Officer Nomination: Discussion and possible action regarding the nomination of the Downtown Commission Vice Chair.]

ITEM OF BUSINESS.

UM, AS I MENTIONED, UM, VICE-CHAIR BRISTOL HAS MOVED ON IN HER CITY SERVICE AND WE NOW HAVE AN OPEN VICE-CHAIR POSITION.

UM, MONA OR CHRISTINE.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD ON THIS PARTICULAR ITEM? NO.

UH, YOU CAN JUST TAKE IT UP FOR VOTE IF YOU'D LIKE.

OKAY.

WELL, SO, UH, THE NEXT QUESTION IS WHO AMONGST YOU WOULD LIKE TO, UH, VOLUNTEERED AND I BELIEVE IT'S JUST ELIGIBLE FOR VOTING MEMBERS, UH, WHO AMONGST YOU WOULD LIKE TO STEP INTO THE VOID AND BECOME THE NEXT VICE-CHAIR OF THE, I SEE A HAND UP OR ARE WE GOING TO HAVE COMPETING CANDIDATES? I'VE SEEN NOTHING.

UH, COMMISSIONER, CAN I PEE OR YOU'RE UH, NOT VISIBLE NOW.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE ANXIOUSLY RAISING YOUR HAND, TRYING TO VOLUNTEER OR NOT.

YEAH.

SORRY.

MY PANTIES.

NO, I'M SORRY.

NO, WELL, UH, COMMISSIONER LEHMAN HAS, UH, OFFERED TO STEP INTO THE VOID, UH, AND, UH, SEEING THAT THERE ARE NO OTHER CANDIDATES TO COMPETE.

UH, WE, I DON'T THINK WE CAN DO THIS BY A CLAIM, BUT, UH, ALL IN FAVOR OF, UH, HAVING, UH, THE COMMISSIONER LEHMAN, UH, ASCENDED TO THE THRONE OF VICE CHAIR OF THE DOWNTOWN COMMISSION, PLEASE SAY, AYE.

HI, OPPOSED HEARING NONE.

WELCOME.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND I AM AWARE THAT COULD HAVE GONE VERY DIFFERENTLY.

UH, STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS WAS NOBODY RIGHT IN CANDIDATE.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, NOW YOU GOTTA THANK YOU FOR STEPPING UP AND IT LOOKED FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU.

ALRIGHTY.

UM, THE

[2b. Doughtery Arts Center Project: Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation to City Council of the preferred design scenario for the Dougherty Arts Center Replacement Project. (Kevin Johnson, Parks and Recreation Department, Barbara Austin, RVi, Jonathan Pearson, Studio - 15 minutes)]

NEXT ITEM IS, UH, THE JORDY ARTS CENTER PROJECT.

UH, AND I KNOW, UM, RECEIVED SOME COMMUNICATION ABOUT THIS AS WELL.

UM, DO WE HAVE STAFF TO DISCUSS THIS PARTICULAR ITEM? YES.

SORRY ABOUT THAT CHAIR.

UM, KEVIN JOHNSON WITH THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE LEAD CITY STAFF PRESENTING AND I'LL, UH, INTRODUCE KEVIN AND ALLOW HIM TO INTRODUCE HIS TEAM GOOD EVENING TO THE COMMISSION.

AND THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR MAKING SOME TIME TO LET US PRESENT ON THE JORDY ARTS CENTER PROJECT.

UM, WE HAVE A PRESENT, UH, PRESENTATION, WHICH I IMAGINE IS COMING UP, BUT WHILE IT IS, I'LL INTRODUCE MY COLLEAGUES.

I'M JOINED BY JONATHAN PEARSON AND ARCHITECT WITH STUDIO EIGHT ARCHITECTS, A LOCAL AUSTIN FIRM.

AND BACK TEHRANI A TRAFFIC ENGINEER WITH BEAU CONSULTING WHO IS ON THIS PROJECT AS WELL.

UM, AND WE WANTED TO JUST TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE YOU ALL A PRELIMINARY DESIGN PHASE UPDATE.

AND I'LL START BY JUST GIVING A LITTLE BIT OF CONTEXT, UH, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE HISTORY OF THE DECK PROJECT, OUR DEPARTMENT, THE PARKS DEPARTMENT HAS LONG BEEN SEEKING A NEW HOME FOR THIS FACILITY.

UH, THE CURRENT SITE SITS WITHIN THE 25 YEAR FLOOD PLAIN AND FOR A

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HANDFUL OF OTHER REASONS IS UNSUITABLE FOR REDEVELOPMENT.

AND SO A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, UM, THE PARTS DEPARTMENT COMPLETED A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PLANNING PHASE THAT EXPLORED MOVING THE DOOR TO THE CENTER TO A NEW SITE AT BUTLER SHORES PARK.

UH, IT'S ABOUT A HALF MILE AWAY FROM THE CURRENT SITE, JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAMAR, RIGHT ON LADY BIRD LAKE.

AND WE CAN SHOW YOU THAT AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

BUT, UM, FOLLOWING IN THE SPRING OF 2019 CITY ACCOUNTS, CITY COUNCIL APPROVED OUR DEPARTMENT TO PROCEED WITH THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THIS FACILITY AT THAT LOCATION.

UH, BUT THEY ALSO ASKED US TO STUDY A FEW ADDITIONAL ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT BEFORE PROCEEDING FULLY WITH DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.

AND THOSE REQUESTS HAD TO DO WITH THE BUILDINGS PLACEMENT ON THE SIDE AND THE WAY THAT, UH, VEHICLES AND PEOPLE COULD ACCESS THE SITE.

SO THAT'S REALLY WHAT OUR PRESENTATION IS GEARED TOWARD TONIGHT.

UM, TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS WE RECEIVED.

AND IN RESPONSE, WE DEVELOPED A SERIES OF OPTIONS AND ALTERNATIVES, WHICH I'LL EXPLAIN, UH, AS WE GET INTO THE PRESENTATION JUST BED.

BUT I DID WANT TO STRESS THAT WE, THE PROJECT REMAINS IN A PRELIMINARY DESIGN STATE.

UM, WE WILL GO BACK TO COUNCIL IN APRIL AND AFTER THAT POINT, WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH, UH, ARCHITECTURAL AND SITE DESIGN, UH, IN THIS COMEDIC PHASE.

SO, UM, OUR PART TEAM DOES HAVE A PREFERRED OPTION OF THOSE THAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT.

AND IF THE COMMISSION FELT COMPELLED TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION OF SUPPORT, WE WOULD WELCOME THAT.

UM, OR IF YOU HAD ANY OTHER THOUGHTS THAT YOU'D LIKE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER AS WE PRESENT TO THEM IN APRIL, UM, YOU KNOW, WE'RE HERE TO SEEK FEEDBACK AND MAKE SURE THAT THE PROJECT'S REPRESENTATIVE OF, UH, ALL THE INTERESTS IN THE CITY.

SO, UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO HERE'S THE SITE MAP THAT PROVIDES SOME CONTEXT FOR THE CURRENT LOCATION AND THE PROPOSED SITE.

UM, FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH BUTLER SHORES, IT'S, IT'S REALLY THAT PARKLAND PARCEL.

THAT'S BOUND BY BARTON CREEK ON THE WEST, UH, LADY BIRD LAKE ON THE NORTH TUMI ROAD ON THE SOUTH AND ANCHORED BY, UH, LAMAR AND THE ZACH SCOTT THEATER COMPLEX ON THE WEST SIDE, OR I'M SORRY, ON THE EAST SIDE, UH, ON THE FAR WEST SIDE OF THE SITE, THERE ARE THREE LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL FIELDS THAT WILL REMAIN IN OPERATION.

THOSE ARE PROGRAMMED BY, UH, SOUTH AUSTIN, LITERALLY.

AND SO THE PROJECT SITE FOR THE DOOR TO YARD CENTER IS REALLY RIGHT SMACK IN THE CENTER.

IT'S THOSE TWO SOFTBALL FIELDS THAT ARE CURRENTLY PROGRAMMED BY AISD.

THOSE WILL BE RELOCATED TO ANOTHER SITE.

UM, AND THAT'S REALLY WHERE THE DOOR YARD CENTER BUILDING WILL BE LOCATED JUST NORTH OF THAT IS THE PART MAIN OFFICE ALONG THE RIVERSIDE DRIVE FRONTAGE.

AND LIKE I MENTIONED, THE ZACH SCOTT THEATER WILL BE, UM, DECK'S NEIGHBOR TO THE EAST.

WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE SYNERGY OF CULTURAL PROGRAMMING THAT'S TAKING PLACE AT THIS SITE.

AND ALSO JUST THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP THIS ARTS COMPLEX IN A PARKLAND SETTING.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO TO PICK UP ON THAT PREVIOUS DIRECTION FROM CITY COUNCIL, LIKE I MENTIONED, IT WAS IN SPRING OF 2019 THAT THEY APPROVED THE REDEVELOPMENT AT THE SITE.

THE GRAPHIC YOU'RE SEEING HERE IS THE IMAGE THAT CAME OUT OF THAT PLANNING AND FEASIBILITY PHASE, WHICH IS REALLY JUST TO INDICATE THAT, YOU KNOW, THE PROGRAM OF THE DORTY, UH, AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE ASSOCIATED WITH IT COULD, COULD FIT WITHIN BUTLER SHORES.

UM, BUT THE DIRECTION THAT I MENTIONED WE RECEIVED TO CONSIDER SOME ALTERNATIVES IS LISTED HERE AND IT'S LISTED ONE THROUGH THREE.

WE HAVE SOME, SOME OPTIONS THAT WE'LL SHOW LATER THAT CORRESPONDS TO THIS NUMBERING CONVENTION.

SO IF YOU CAN REMEMBER, IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL, BUT WE'LL, WE'LL WALK YOU THROUGH IT.

UM, THE FIRST OPTION IS TO, UH, PROPOSE A NEW DOOR TO THE ARTS CENTER AND THAT THE EXISTING PART MAIN OFFICE, WHICH IS SHOWN ON THIS GRAPHIC AND BLUE WOULD REMAIN ON THIS SITE.

AND THERE ARE TWO SCENARIOS THAT CAME OUT OF THIS OPTION.

UM, OPTION TWO WAS TO EXPLORE A NEW DOHERTY ARTS CENTER AND A NEW PART MAIN OFFICE REBUILT TOGETHER AS PART OF THE SAME PROJECT.

I DID JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THE PARKS DEPARTMENT IS FUNDED THROUGH THE 2018 BOND TO BUILD A NEW TO ARTS CENTER, BUT WE ARE NOT FUNDED TO CONSTRUCT A NEW OFFICE AT THIS POINT.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE EXPLORED, BUT, UM, IF COUNCIL DIRECT INVEST TO PROCEED IN THAT, IN THAT WAY, IT'S, IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD NEED TO IDENTIFY FUNDING FOR.

THE THIRD OPTION IS SIMILAR IT'S THAT THE NEW DOHERTY ARTS CENTER WOULD BE CONSTRUCTED ON THIS SITE AND THAT THE EXISTING PARDON MAIN OFFICE WOULD BE RELOCATED, UM, ELSEWHERE ALTOGETHER WOULD, WOULD BASICALLY VACATE ITS SITE HERE.

AND THAT'S ALSO AN UNFUNDED REQUEST FOR THE SAME REASON.

UM, CONNECTED TO THAT.

WE WERE ASKED TO LOOK AT A CONSOLIDATED PARKING SOLUTION FOR THIS SITE THAT MIGHT MEET THE NEEDS OF THE ENTIRE ARTS DISTRICT.

SO THE, THE PROGRAMMING AT THE ZACH SCOTT THEATER AND, AND THE ADJACENT USES THAT THE BALL FIELD AS WELL, UM, LISTING THAT AS A PARTIALLY UNFUNDED

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REQUESTS, BECAUSE IT'S JUST AN EXPANSION OF, OF, UM, YOU KNOW, THE PARKING INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE REQUIRED TO SUPPORT THE ARTS CENTER.

BUT ALONG THOSE LINES, WE WERE ASKED TO STUDY ALTERNATIVE FINANCING MECHANISMS, UH, TO DELIVER SOME OF THE UNFUNDED ELEMENTS OF THIS PROJECT AND ALSO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY TO SEEK AN INTEREST IN PHILANTHROPY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE REQUEST TO LOOK AT POTENTIALLY MOVING OR REMOVING THE ARDEN MAIN OFFICE FROM THIS SITE KIND OF WARRANTED A CLOSER LOOK AT ITS HISTORIC CONTEXT.

UM, THE BUILDING WAS ORIGINALLY CONSTRUCTED IN 1959 AND IT SERVED AS THE FIRST PERMANENT HOME FOR THE PARKS DEPARTMENT IN AUSTIN.

SO, UH, IT ALSO HAS A HIGH DEGREE OF ARCHITECTURAL INTEGRITY, UH, FOR THAT REASON AND FOR ITS CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THIS LOCATION, IT'S ELIGIBLE FOR LISTING ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER.

AND THAT'S OBVIOUSLY A CONSTRAINT THAT WE TOOK INTO ACCOUNT WHEN PREPARING THE OPTIONS.

UH, WE WERE ASKED TO CONSIDER A LOT OF ALTERNATIVES.

WE, WE DID JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR.

AND, UM, WE ALSO PLAN TO PRESENT TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION NEXT WEEK TO GET THEIR FEEDBACK AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS A SNAPSHOT OF THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WE'VE DONE JUST IN THE MOST RECENT PHASE OF THE PROJECT, WHICH REALLY KICKED UP IN FALL OF 2020.

WE HOSTED A SERIES OF ONLINE, UH, AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS FOR THIS PROJECT, BOTH A CITYWIDE AND ALSO SOME MORE TARGETED SMALL GROUPS.

THE DOOR TO YARD CENTER, YOU KNOW, HAS KIND OF A MEDLEY OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS THAT THEY OFFERED TO THE COMMUNITY.

AND OUR TEAM WANTED THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH ALL OF THEM TO REALLY UNDERSTAND HOW THEIR, THEIR PROGRAMS TICK TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CAN RESPOND TO THEIR SPECIFIC NEEDS.

ALSO, I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT, WE'VE BEEN COORDINATING WITH, UH, PARTNERS, BOTH NONPROFIT AND, AND WITHIN THE CITY LIKE ZACH SCOTT THEATER, THE TRAIL FOUNDATION, AND, AND WITH ALL THE INTEREST IN THE PARKING SOLUTION FOR THIS PROJECT, WE'VE BEEN MEETING REGULARLY WITH THE AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, OUT OF THAT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS CAME A MISSION STATEMENT, WHICH REALLY SEEKS TO KIND OF MERGE THE MISSIONS OF THE DOHERTY ARTS CENTER, WHICH IS TO SUPPORT ARTS ACCESS FOR ALL WITH THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, WHICH IS TO CREATE COMMUNITY.

SO THE DECK IS A GREAT, UH, IS A GREAT ICON TO DO THROUGH THE ARTS.

AND WE ALSO HAVE JUST FIVE PRINCIPLES OF THE BUILDING THAT WE WANT THE FINISHED PRODUCT TO REPRESENT SHOWN HERE, JUST TO PICK OUT ONE SPECIFIC, WE DO HAVE SOME HIGH SUSTAINABILITY GOALS FOR THIS PROJECT.

UM, IT'S PURSUING BOTH THE LEAD GOLD CERTIFICATION AND ALSO A WELL CERTIFICATION.

UH, IT WOULD BE THE PARTS DEPARTMENTS FIRST WELL CERTIFIED BUILDING, WHICH IS REALLY ORIENTED TOWARDS THE HEALTH OF THE OCCUPANTS, UH, CREATING QUALITY HEALTHY SPACES ON THE BUILDING INTERIOR.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND WE DO HAVE A LOT TO GET THROUGH.

I'LL TURN IT OVER TO JONATHAN AT THIS POINT TO TALK TO YOU THROUGH THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE SITE.

AND THEN HE'LL, HE'LL JUMP INTO THE FOUR OPTIONS THAT CAME OUT OF OUR PROCESS.

THANK YOU, KEVIN.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS JONATHAN PEARSON.

I'M A STUDIO AT ARCHITECTS, UH, AND I'M EXCITED TO KIND OF SHOW YOU GUYS WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING SO FAR.

DO YOU WANT TO SAY THAT THIS IS ALL MASTER PLANNING? SO THERE'S NOT SPECIFICS DIALED IN SO MUCH AS THERE'S GENERAL IDEAS THAT ARE REPRESENTED ON THE SCREEN.

UM, I'M ALSO GOING TO SHOOT YOU THROUGH THIS REALLY QUICK.

SO IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT THE END, UH, WE'RE HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN THEM, BUT I'M GOING TO TRY AND BE, UH, VAGUE AND QUICK AND POSED TO DIALED IN AND SPECIFIC.

UH, THE THING THAT WE NEED TO START WITH IS THE SITE CONSTRAINTS MAP AND WHAT YOU'RE SEEING ON YOUR SCREEN.

THERE'S A, A SERIES OF KIND OF SHADED AREAS.

THE GREEN CIRCLES REPRESENT HERITAGE TREES THAT ARE, UH, MOSTLY OAKS, UM, AND THEY'RE KIND OF BEAUTIFUL AND INTEGRAL TO THE SITE.

THEY CLUSTER AROUND MOSTLY THE PART OFFICE, BUT THERE'S A FEW OTHERS ONSITE.

THE, UH, DASH LINES THAT DON'T HAVE A FILL ARE COTTONWOODS THAT ARE MORE TOWARDS THE END OF THEIR LIFE, HOWEVER, ARE STILL SIGNIFICANT TREES.

AND WE WANT TO TAKE THEM INTO ACCOUNT WITH OUR DESIGN PROCESS, UH, OR WE'RE TRYING TO SAVE AS MANY TREES AS POSSIBLE.

THERE'S ALSO SOME SOLID CIRCLES WITH NO FILL.

THOSE ARE, UH, NOT QUITE PROTECTED TREES, BUT STILL THERE ARE TREES ON SITE AND WE WANT TO, YOU KNOW, PROVIDE A DEFERENCE TO, TO ANYTHING THAT'S ALREADY GROWING AND IN PLACE, THE, THE BIGGER CONSTRAINTS REALLY ARE THE PURPLE AND PINK FILLED AREAS THAT YOU SEE.

SO THE, THE PURPLE ONES GOING NORTH SOUTH THROUGH THE SITE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A JOG IN IT, THAT'S AN EXISTING DRAINAGE EASEMENT THAT COMES FROM BARTON SPRINGS ROAD.

UH, IT'D BE REALLY HARD FOR US TO BUILD OVER TOP OF IT, ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE WE COULD MOVE IT, BUT THAT WOULD COST A LOT IN A PROJECT BUDGET.

IT'S EASIER TO TRY AND WORK AROUND IT, THE DARKER PURPLE PINK THAT YOU'RE SEEING TO THE SOUTH SIDE ALONG TUMI ROAD.

THOSE ARE A LARGE TRANSMISSION LINES.

THEY'RE A WATER AND WASTEWATER EASEMENTS.

WE CANNOT BUILD

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OVER TOP OF THOSE.

WE CANNOT MOVE THEM THEY'RE IN PLACE AND THEY VERY MUCH AFFECT THE WAY THAT WE CAN SITE THE POTENTIAL BUILDING ON THE SITE.

UH, THE THIRD ONE, THE LIGHTER PINK LINE, THAT'S KIND OF CUTTING UP AT AN ANGLE, UH, IS ALSO A WASTEWATER TRANSMISSION LINE COMING FROM DOWNTOWN, UH, INSIGNIFICANTLY DEEPER THOUGH, AS YOU CAN SEE, IT GOES UNDER LADY BIRD LAKE.

AND SO, UH, IT'S ABOUT 50 TO 60 FEET UNDER THE SERVICE OF THE PARK.

AND, UH, IT IS POSSIBLE TO BUILD OVER TOP OF THAT.

IT'S NOT GREAT, BUT IT'S POSSIBLE.

UH, OUR EVIDENCE FOR THIS IS, AND WE'VE TALKED TO AUSTIN.

WATER IS, UH, THE CENTRAL LIBRARY BUILT OVER THE VERY SAME EASEMENT.

UM, YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE GRAY BUILDINGS EXISTING ON SITE, THREE OF WHICH ARE PART OF THE ZACK LEASE, UH, AND THE EXISTING PART FACILITY, UH, THE ORIGINAL 1959 BUILDING AS WELL AS THE 73 EDITION.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO AS KEVIN MENTIONED, THERE'S FOUR OPTIONS, ONE, UH, A ONE D RESPOND TO LEAVING CARD MAIN IN PLACE, OPTION TWO AND OPTION THREE CONSIDER REMOVING THEM.

UH, I THINK THE, THE THING TO NOTE HERE IS OPTION ONE.

A'S KIND OF WHAT WE STARTED WITH IN OUR ORIGINAL MASTER PLANNING, UH, BEFORE COUNCIL GAVE US, UH, SOMETHING TO RETHINK ABOUT BY ADDING THESE OTHER OPTIONS.

UM, AND WE ALSO WENT THROUGH A CHARRETTE PROCESS WITH DOHERTY STAFF AND PARKS STAFF TO KIND OF GO THROUGH THIS.

AND SO WE KIND OF SEPARATED OPTION ONE A AND A ONE A AND ONE B, AND REALLY WHAT THAT'S ABOUT IS, UH, DANCING AROUND ALL THOSE CONSTRAINTS THAT WE CAN'T REALLY BUILD OVER TOP OF.

UH, THE, THE INTERESTING THING IN OPTION TWO, AS KEVIN MENTIONED, AS PART GOES AWAY, PARDON MAINS OFF THIS GOES AWAY AND THERE'S NO, UH, REAL FUNDING OR DIRECTION ON THAT.

IT'S JUST AN IDEA THE COUNCIL HAD FOR US TO PLAY WITH.

UM, SAME THING FOR OPTION THREE, EXCEPT FOR WE'VE KEPT THE ORIGINAL BUILDING WAS TORN DOWN THE 73 EDITION, UH, AND INTEGRATED THE NEW DOHERTY BUILDING INTO THAT, THAT ALLOWS THE BUILDING TO KIND OF SUCK UP ON-SITE.

SO IT'S NOT SO PUSHED DOWN THE TUMI ROAD, UM, AND KIND OF GET MORE TOWARDS RIVERSIDE.

UH, ANOTHER DIRECTION WE GOT FROM COUNCIL AND FROM BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS PREVIOUSLY WAS TO NOT PROVIDE A FRONT DOOR SO MUCH ON TO ME, BUT TO GET MORE TOWARDS RIVERSIDE.

AND THAT, THAT TIES INTO THE IDEA THAT WE HAVE, THAT THIS IS REALLY AN ARCH PARK, AND THIS IS THE END OF THE ARTS DISTRICT.

SO IT'S KIND OF THE END OF THE AXIS, UH, THAT STARTS ALL THE WAY OVER AT PALMER AUDITORIUM.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO WE'LL SHOOT THROUGH THESE REAL QUICK OPTION ONE, A, LIKE I SAID, JUST KIND OF, IT'S THE ORIGINAL ONE.

WE'VE REALLY LIGHTLY DASHED IN THE LINES THERE.

UH, THE ONE THING I DO WANT TO POINT OUT, YOU CAN KIND OF SEE SOME DASH LINES ON THE WHITE SPACE, WHICH IS THE BUILDING THOSE REPRESENT IN ADDITION, WHICH WOULD BE ADDITIONAL FUNDING THAT'S MADE PRESENT NOW THAT WE COULD GROW THE FOOTPRINT A LITTLE BIT.

UM, SO WE, WE HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT GROWTH NOW, UH, FUTURE GROWTH WOULD, WOULD PROBABLY BE LIMITED, UH, BASED ON THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE SITE.

UH, THE, THE INTERESTING THING IS ABOUT THIS IS THAT WE'VE, YOU KNOW, PONDERED THAT THE ARTS DISTRICT PLAZA THAT GOES UNDER THE CURRENT ZACK PARKING LOT.

UH, SO, UH, THE, THE DISTRICT WOULD BE SERVED BY THAT PARKING LOT NOW.

UH, AND SO THE MAIN ACCESS WOULD BE OFF RIVERSIDE DRIVE WITH SOME DROP-OFF AND SOME LESSER PARKING, UH, OFF OF, TO ME, NEXT SLIDE ASLEEP, TWO, ONE B, WHICH I WILL SAY IS THE PREFERRED OPTION FROM PART AND THE DAC STAFF.

UH, IT DOES PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A, UH, VISIBLE BUILDING.

IT'S NOT SO MUCH TUCKED AROUND IN THE LIBRARY OR BEHIND, UH, PARTS, EXISTING BUILDING, UH, BUT IT'S REALLY OUT ON ITS OWN.

UH, AND SO IT HAS A VISIBILITY FROM, YOU KNOW, THE CORNER OF RIVERSIDE AND LAMAR, OR EVEN MAYBE FROM DOWNTOWN.

UH, SO IT DOESN'T FEEL SO, SO HIDDEN.

THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS THAT WE'VE GOT A PARKING GARAGE THAT'S IN THE PARK SPACE, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE BURIED.

SO WE'D HAVE GREEN ROOF, UH, OR PARK SPACE OVER TOP OF THAT GARAGE.

UM, AND, AND THAT'S WHAT YOU SEE THE KIND OF THE TWO SQUARES THAT ARE FLOATING OUT IN SPACE, JUST SOUTH OF THE EXISTING CARD.

UH, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S GOT THAT, THAT GIANT TRAFFIC CIRCLE.

WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT LATER.

IT'S NOT AS IMPOSING OR NOT AS MUCH DEDICATED TO TRAFFIC AS IT LOOKS.

WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO, DO YOU FOLLOW THE KIND OF SINEW IN SIDEWALK THAT CONNECTS FROM THE ZACK TO THE DOOR, TO HIS FRONT DOOR? UH, IT'S KIND OF COMES INTO SEMI CIRCLE.

THAT'S REALLY WHAT THE EXPERIENCE IS ABOUT IS THE DISPLAY OF PUBLIC ART OUTDOORS THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO CREATE THIS PARKWAY LIGHT CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO, UH, THE ZACK AND THE DOHERTY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO OPTION TWO AND THREE ARE BASICALLY THE SAME.

THE REAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO IS THAT OPTION TWO HAS A NEW PART FACILITY LOCATED ON THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE SITE, BUT WE TEAR DOWN THE EXISTING BUILDINGS AND, UH, BUILD A NEW TWO-STORY 20,000 SQUARE FEET, GIVE OR TAKE A FACILITY THAT FRONTS THE PARK.

AND, UH, ALSO TO, TO ME, AGAIN, THE IDEA IS TO PUSH THE DOOR TOWARDS RIVERSIDE BECAUSE IT IS THE MORE PUBLIC CIVIC BUILDING, UH, BUT THEN PART STILL MAINTAINS A WONDERFUL PRESENCE ON THE PARK, UH, AND IS SOMEWHAT ACCESSIBLE TO THE FOLKS THAT NEED

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TO COME THERE.

UH, YOU CAN SEE THAT IN THIS DESIGN, THE GALLERY BASICALLY TAKES THE PLACE OF WHERE PART'S BUILDING IS NOW.

THAT'S BECAUSE IT IS THE PRIME REAL ESTATE ON THE SITE.

UH, IT'S THE MOST ICONIC LOCATION, AND IT'S THE MOST POTENTIAL FOR, UH, VISIBILITY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

EXCELLENT.

SO THEY'RE, THEY'RE THE SAME.

THIS WILL JUST PART IS, IS GONE.

I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THIS ONE, YOU'RE SEEING A DASH LINE UNDER THE BUILDING, UH, IN BOTH OPTIONS, TWO AND THREE, WE PONDER THAT IF WE COULD, NOT THE PARKING UNDER THE CIVIC PLAZA BETWEEN ZACK AND THEIR EXISTING PART, THAT WE'D HAVE A PARKING GARAGE THAT'S UNDER THE BUILDING.

UH, SO THAT WOULD BE ACCESSED FROM, TO ME, I DO WANT TO POINT OUT AND THEN GO BACK.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS A LITTLE MORE.

IS THAT OPTIONS ONE, TWO AND THREE ARE REALLY, YOU KNOW, PREGNANT, PRIMARILY ACCESS FROM ONE STREET, WHEREAS OPTION ONE D IS OFF ACCESS FROM BOTH RIVERSIDE.

AND TWO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO WITH THAT, I'LL HAND IT BACK.

HI, EVERYONE.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

JUST UNMUTING ALL THE DIFFERENT BUTTONS.

SO MY NAME IS BARBARA TERRANI WITH BOTH CONSULTING TRAFFIC CONSULTANTS FOR, UH, THIS PROJECT.

CAN WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE? I SEE SLIDE 13 ON MINE.

THERE WE GO.

SO, UM, JUST QUICK OVERVIEW AND I'M GOING TO FLY THROUGH THIS TOO, BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT THE END, WE CAN ALWAYS GO BACK.

SO AT THE DIRECTION OF THE OFFICE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, WE REALLY WANTED TO LOOK AT THIS AS, FROM A HOLISTIC VIEW.

WE JUST, WE DIDN'T ISOLATE THE NEW DOHERTY ARTS CENTER ON ITS OWN.

WE REALLY LOOKED AT THIS AS A, UH, YOU KNOW, EMERGING ARTS DISTRICTS AS JONATHAN ALLUDED TO.

SO, SO BETWEEN THE VARIOUS ACT ABUSES AND THE ZACK THEATER, AND NOW WITH THE DAC GOING IN THIS AREA, WE WANTED TO EVALUATE WHAT WE CAN DO HOLISTICALLY AGAIN, AS OPPOSED TO JUST ISOLATED, ESPECIALLY WITH THE DIRECTION THAT WE WANT TO GO AS A CITY AND LOOKING AT REDUCING THE NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES AND DOING MORE SHARED ANALYSIS.

UH, THAT'S DEFINITELY AN TDM AND THAT'S DEFINITELY WHAT WE DID HERE.

SO FIRST STEP WAS, UH, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE EXISTING INVENTORY OF SPACES AVAILABLE, AND THAT'S WHAT YOU SEE HERE.

AND SO I LIKE TO FOCUS ON, UH, THREE LOCATIONS.

SO, UH, WHAT'S CALLED OUT AS A, UH, THAT LOCATION, UH, WHICH IS CURRENTLY A SURFACE LOT PORTIONS OF THAT SURFACE LOT WILL GO AWAY WITH THE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS.

AND SO THAT 140 CHANGES, UH, OBVIOUSLY, UH, SOME OTHER ONES CHANGED WITH THE ADDITION OF THE DAX, UH, SECTION OR PART G, UH, CALLED OUT FOR RIVERSIDE DRIVING.

THERE'S ALSO SOME, UH, CHANGES IN THAT ONE.

AND THEN, UH, AREA D WHICH IS THE POD, IF YOU FOLLOWED THAT CASE, THAT THAT RECENTLY WRAPPED UP, UH, THE, WE WERE ABLE TO, WE, THE CITY OF AUSTIN WAS ABLE TO SECURE AN AGREEMENT WITH THAT DEVELOPER TO OBTAIN, UM, 80 SPACES, UH, FOR USE BY THE DOHERTY ART CENTER, SOME DURING THE DAY SOME AT NIGHT.

AND SO THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO, UH, UH, DAT GOERS ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO UTILIZE THAT SPACE AND, AND WALK OVER, UH, UH, FOR PARKING.

SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE ARE, Y'ALL SEEING A NEW SLIDE.

14.

CAN WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE? AVD STAFF.

THANK YOU.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

UH, SO AS FAR AS LOOKING AT A SHARED PARKING MODEL, WE LOOKED AT THREE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS BEFORE WE MOVED FORWARD.

FIRST SCENARIO WOULD BE A BASELINE, UH, LOOKING AT JUST YOUR TYPICAL EIGHT TO FIVE, WHAT'S GOING ON DURING THAT TIME OF DAY, UH, WITH THE VARIOUS USES ON SITE, UH, SCENARIO TWO WOULD BE YOUR TYPICAL EIGHT TO FIVE, PLUS YOUR EVENING EVENTS OR EVENING CLASSES EVENING SHOWS, AND THEN SCENARIO THREE IS WEEKEND EVENT, UH, THAT WOULD COINCIDE WITH SOME OTHER LARGE SCALE EVENTS IN THE AREA.

UH, AS FAR AS WHEN THESE OCCUR, OBVIOUSLY SCENARIO ONE OCCURS ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS.

SCENARIO THREE OCCURS MUCH LESS FREQUENTLY, UM, PERHAPS A FEW TO A HANDFUL OF TIMES A YEAR, BUT SCENARIO TWO, AS WE, UH, TALKED AND DISCUSSED WITH ZAC STAFF, THE STAFF, AND WHAT KIND OF PROGRAMMING THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE AT THESE FACILITIES, IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT, UM, A WEEKDAY EIGHT TO FIVE, WHICH IS EVERY DAY AND THEN AN EVENT AT NIGHT, WHETHER IT'S CLASSES OR AN ART SHOW OR A THEATER PERFORMANCE, UH, IS ACTUALLY FAIRLY COMMON.

SO SCENARIO TWO MADE THE MOST IN TERMS OF TRYING TO PLAN FOR HOW MUCH PARKING WE NEED TO HAVE OUT HERE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND SO WHEN WE LOOK AT SHARED PARKING, UH, IT'S IT'S MULTI-LEVEL, AND AGAIN, WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS RIGHT-SIZE THE PARKING STRUCTURE FOR MULTIPLE REASONS.

UM, NUMBER ONE IS FUNDING.

UH, WE

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WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE USING THE CITY DOLLARS AS EFFICIENTLY AND AS EFFECTIVELY AS POSSIBLE.

AGAIN, I THINK THE DAYS OF BUILDING A SINGLE PARKING SPACE FOR EVERY SINGLE PERSON FOR EVERY SINGLE LAND USER, OR HOPEFULLY LONG BEHIND US, AND WE'RE LOOKING HOW TO INTEGRATE, UM, UH, DIFFERENT USES.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, THE ACTIVE USERS IN THE AREA OUR WEEKEND USES AND, AND LIKE SATURDAY MORNINGS, WHEREAS THE OFFICE SPACE OR THE EIGHT TO FIVE, AREN'T GOING TO BE THERE ON SATURDAY MORNING.

SO THERE'S EFFICIENCY THERE.

AND THEN FROM A TDM PERSPECTIVE, IT'S HOW DO PEOPLE GET THERE OUTSIDE OF THEIR OWN VEHICLE? THE CITY OF AUSTIN STAFF ALREADY PARTICIPATE IN TRANSIT PASSES, UH, SO THAT, THAT CAN BE EXTENDED TO EMPLOYEES AND THE, THAT, UH, PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO RIDE, UH, BICYCLES, METRO BIKES, UH, WALK, WHATEVER IT MAY BE.

AND THEN AS FAR AS THE NEW BUILDING'S CONCERNED, WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT DIFFERENT MEASURES INTERNALLY TO PROMOTE, UH, USING ALTERNATIVE MODES OF TRANSPORTATION.

SO, UH, ONE OF THE, SOME OF THE FEEDBACK THAT WE GOT FROM OUR STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENTS WAS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE LUG AROUND A LOT OF STUFF.

ARTISTS HAVE A LOT OF GEAR, A LOT OF EQUIPMENT.

AND SO WE'RE LOOKING AT POTENTIALLY ADDING SOME STORAGE INSIDE THE NEW DECK THAT WILL ALLOW THEM TO LEAVE THEIR, UH, ITEMS IN THE, IN THE BUILDING SO THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO LUG THEM AROUND FROM HOME AND BACK AGAIN.

AND SO THAT WILL HOPEFULLY ENABLE THEM TO UTILIZE, UH, OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO GET THERE.

AND SO ALL THESE THINGS TOGETHER BETWEEN TDM AND, UH, SHARED PARKING, AND THEN ALSO THE PROJECT CONNECT AND THE SOFT LAMAR CORRIDOR PLAN AND IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE GOING ON THE ENHANCED TRANSIT, WE'RE GONNA HAVE A BUS STOP AND ENHANCED, UM, SOUTH LAMAR BUS STOP RIGHT AT OUR FRONT DOOR AT TWO METERS RIVERS ARE TO ME IN SOUTH LAMAR.

SO ALL THOSE THINGS COMBINED IS WHAT WE CONSIDER TO BE TDM AND HOPEFULLY REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF SINGLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLES THAT ARE COMING TO AND FROM THE FACILITY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO WHEN IT WAS ALL SAID AND DONE, UH, EACH OPTION HAD A DIFFERENT PARKING NEED.

AND AGAIN, WE LOOKED AT THIS AS A DISTRICT DISTRICT LEVEL PARKING, UH, SO THIS ISN'T GOING TO BE JUST PARKING FOR THE DECK.

THIS IS GOING TO BE PARKING FOR THE ACTIVE USES FOR THE ZACK, FOR THE DECK, EVERYONE OUT HERE.

AND SO WITH THE INVENTORY THAT WAS ALREADY AVAILABLE, UH, THAT IS SLIGHTLY IMPACTED BY THE NEW DECK.

WE'RE LOOKING AT A, FOR OPTION ONE A, WE NEED TO ADD 232 SPACES TO GET TO A TOTAL OF 449 TO BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE ALL THE DIFFERENT USES IN THE AREA AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE DAY WEEKENDS AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

UH, OPTION ONE B IS 222 NET NEW PARKING SPACES, AND THEN TWO AND THREE, I WON'T, I WON'T REGURGITATE THEM.

BUT SO THE IDEA IS THAT WHEN WE'RE BUILDING A PARKING STRUCTURE, UH, FOR THE NEW DASH, THE PARKING STRUCTURE ITSELF WILL BE WHAT'S.

UH, THE PARKING STRUCTURE ITSELF WILL, UH, PROVIDE THE NET NEW PARKING SPACES AND THEN THE REMAINDER OF THE TUMI LAW, FOR EXAMPLE, AND THE RIVERSIDE SURFACE, UH, ON-STREET PARKING, OR THE ZACK PARKING IN THE SLOTS, THESE BARS, THOSE WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE.

IT'S JUST THE NET NEW PARKING THAT NEEDS TO BE CONSTRUCTED AS PART OF THE STRUCTURED PARKING.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, SO CONTENT, IS THIS BACK TO YOU OR IS THIS STILL ME? OH, I'LL JUMP IN AND WRAP THINGS UP.

I KNOW WE'RE PROBABLY SHORT ON TIME HERE, BUT I'LL, I'LL JUST CONCLUDE BY SAYING LIKE JONATHAN MENTIONED OPTION ONE, B IS THE PROJECT TEAM'S PREFERRED SCENARIO, UH, WHEN TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE OPERATIONAL NEEDS OF THE DECK, THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OPPORTUNITIES OF THIS SITE, AND WHEN WEIGHING THE POTENTIAL RISKS TO THE PROJECT AS WELL.

UM, AS JONATHAN DESCRIBED EARLIER, THIS IS A UNIQUE OPTION AND THAT IT'S THE LOAN ONE THAT POSITIONS THE BUILDING TO THE WEST OF SOME OF THOSE SITE CONSTRAINTS.

AND IT GIVES IT A NATURAL, UH, STRONG RELATIONSHIPS.

IF I CAN BIKE TRAIL, IT ALSO HAS A PROMINENT SIDING THAT OUR TEAM FEELS IS WORTHY OF A CULTURAL ARTS CENTER IN THIS CITY.

UH, AND THEN LIKE, BOBACK WAS JUST SPEAKING TO, IT OFFERS A PARKING SOLUTION THAT DOES NOT ENCROACH WITHIN THE ZAC LEASE BOUNDARY AND MEETS THAT COUNCIL DIRECTION TO PROVIDE ACCESS BOTH FROM RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND TO ME ROAD.

SO WITH THAT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, WE'VE GOT JUST A COUPLE ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS THAT GIVE A BETTER SENSE OF HOW THE BUILDING MIGHT SIT ON THE SITE.

THIS IS A SITE SECTION LOOKING EAST BACK TOWARD DOWNTOWN.

UH, ONE THING I JUST WANTED TO CALL SOME ATTENTION TO IS THE VEGETATED BUFFER AT THE TRAIL AT THIS CONDITION.

THERE W THERE WERE SOME QUESTIONS THAT WE GOT ABOUT THE BUILDING'S RELATIONSHIP TO THE TRAIL.

AND I THINK WHAT THIS SECTION ILLUSTRATES BETTER THAN THE SITE PLAN IS THAT FIRST OF ALL, THERE'S A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT GRADE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PARK SITE AND THE TRAIL OF ABOUT 25 FEET.

UH, AND THERE'S ALSO A VERY VEGETATIVE SCREEN, UM, TO GO ALONG WITH THAT GRADE DIFFERENCE.

SO THE PRESENCE OF THE BUILDING WHILE ON THE TRAIL WOULD BE, WOULD DEFINITELY BE VEILED, UH, AVAIL TO EXPERIENCE.

AND THEN THE SECTION ALSO SHOWS THE RELATIVE HEIGHTS OF SOME OF THE OTHER BUILDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN, UH, EITHER RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED

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OR APPROVED FOR CONSTRUCTION.

AND THE DECK OBVIOUSLY SITS MUCH LOWER THAN THAT AT A TWO TO THREE STORY BUILDING AT THE MOST.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND NEXT SLIDE, HERE'S A SCHEMATIC SITE, UH, RENDERING THAT JUST SHOWS THE, YOU KNOW, THE ENTRY CONDITION OFFER THAT RIVERSIDE DRIVE RIGHT AWAY.

LIKE JONATHAN MENTIONED THAT ENTRY IS KIND OF A PRIME LOCATION FOR THE DISPLAY OF PUBLIC ART OR A PROMINENT ENTRANCE TO THE FACILITY.

AND ALSO, UM, YOU KNOW, AN ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURE COULD BE AS STORM WATER TREATMENT, UH, RAIN GARDEN, UH, JUST HIGHLIGHTING THE SUSTAINABILITY GOALS OF THIS PROJECT.

AND I THINK WE CAN END WITH THE NEXT SLIDE, WHICH IS JUST A DESCRIPTION OF SOME JUSTIFICATION, UH, SOME FURTHER SUPPORT FOR WHY OPTION B REALLY MEETS SOME OF THE CRITERIA THAT COUNCIL ASKED US TO LOOK INTO AND, AND THAT OUR TEAM FEELS, UH, WOULD REPRESENT THE NEEDS OF THE DOHERTY, UH, IN THE BEST WAY.

I DID WANT TO POINT OUT JUST A COUPLE OF SPECIFIC EXAMPLES ON HERE SPECIFICALLY, THE IMPACT IS ZACK'S ONGOING OPERATIONS OPTION.

ONE B DEFINITELY GIVES A MORE BREATHING ROOM AND A BETTER SPATIAL RELATIONSHIP TO THE EXISTING ZACH THEATER COMPLEX, AND THEN THE PROPOSED PARKING SOLUTION, UH, WOULD THAT OPTION ONE B IS DECOUPLED FROM THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND IN EARLY MEETINGS WITH OUR CONSTRUCTION MANAGER, THEY POINTED OUT THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT COULD BE A BIG ADVANTAGE TO REDUCING THE OVERALL PROJECT DURATION AND THAT HASN'T DIRECT IMPACT ON THE PROJECT COSTS AS WELL.

UM, WE SPOKE TO A LOT OF THESE OTHER POINTS, SO I WON'T READ THEM.

I THINK WE COULD OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS AND IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO, UM, LEAVE OPTION ONE B UP ON THE SCREEN IF OTHERS WANTED TO, TO VIEW IT A LITTLE BIT FURTHER, BUT WITH THAT, I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER.

THANK YOU, KEVIN, AND, UH, YOUR TEAM FOR BRINGING THIS TO US.

UM, BEFORE I OPEN UP THE FLOOR TO QUESTIONS, UH, WHO, WHICH COMMISSIONS HAVE YOU PRESENTED THIS TO THUS FAR, WE PRESENTED TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION, PARKS, BOARD ARTS COMMISSION, DESIGN COMMISSION, AND PLANNING COMMISSION.

UH, AND WE HAVE, BECAUSE OF THE, THE WINTER STORM EVENT, WE HAD A COUPLE OF OTHERS POSTPONED, BUT WE PLAN TO ALSO GO TO THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION.

AND, UM, OH, I MIGHT BE LEAVING ONE OFF OF THIS LIST, BUT THEN WE'LL GO BACK TO COUNCIL FOR A BRIEFING ON APRIL 6TH, A PARADE OF STARS, UH, UH, COMMITTED COMMISSIONERS.

UH, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE TEAM? YES.

I SEE COMMISSIONER HEIM STAFF.

UH, LET ME JUST START OUT BY, UM, SAYING HOW REALLY, I APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE BOLD STEP OF MAYBE DOING SOMETHING THAT IS A LITTLE BIT OUT OF THE BOX.

I REALLY UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF THAT PLACEMENT AND WHAT IT AFFORDS FOR, NOT JUST THE, UH, HEALTH OF THE ACTIVITIES IN THE GORDY HEART CENTER, BUT AS YOU ALLUDED TO, UM, THE REST OF THE COMPLEX, IT REALLY STARTS EXPANDING, UH, WHAT'S POSSIBLE ON THE COMBINED SITE.

UH, NOT THE LEAST OF WHICH IS THE PARKING.

UH, I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUICK QUESTIONS AND THEN I JUST HAVE, UH, YOU KNOW, JUST A QUICK STATEMENT.

UM, CAUSE I DO THINK THERE'S ONE RECOMMENDATION I'LL MAKE, BUT, UM, UH, FIRST WHEN IT COMES TO THE, UM, PARKING GARAGE, YOU'LL HAVE ACCESS NOW FROM BOTH TO ME AND FROM, UH, SOUTH OMAR, IS THAT CORRECT? IT'S PLACE SO THAT IT CAN BE ACCESSED FROM BOTH FROM TUMI AND RIVERSIDE DIRECTLY FROM TOMI IN RIVERSIDE DIRECTLY.

YEAH, NO, I SEE SOUTH LAMAR OFF OF RIVERSIDE.

YES.

OKAY.

BUT, AND THE OTHERS, THE OTHERS WOULD JUST BE OFF THE RIVERSIDE.

UM, IS THERE GOING TO BE CONNECTION INTERNALLY THROUGH THE PARKING GARAGE FROM ONE TO THE NEXT, IT'S NOT A DIRECT CONNECTION BETWEEN THOSE RIGHT OF WAYS THAT, I MEAN, IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO PERVERSE THROUGH THAT PARKING GARAGE TO GET, YOU KNOW, FROM ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER, BUT BECAUSE OF THE WAY IT WILL BE OPERATED, THERE'S NOT A REAL, YOU KNOW, THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE AN INTUITIVE WAY FOR CARS TO MOVE, YOU KNOW, AS IF IT WAS A CONNECTED STREET GRID, YOU KNOW, AND I'M JUST SAYING THAT BECAUSE THERE MIGHT BE A VALUE IN HAVING AT LEAST SOME WAY OF CONNECTING IT AS A STREET GRID AND THAT, THAT WOULD ALLOW THE, UM, THE TRAFFIC CIRCLE IN THE FRONT PERHAPS TO ALSO TAKE ON A DIFFERENT SHAPE.

UH THAT'S MY ONLY CONCERN IS I THINK THAT IT, IT IT'S CEREMONIAL ENTRANCE IS WITH THAT FORM IN PLACE.

UH, SO, SO AUTOMOBILE CENTRIC, UH, I THINK IT, IT REALLY IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR WHAT YOU'RE ACTUALLY DOING ON THE SITE AND ALL THE REST OF IT.

IF THERE WAS A WAY THE AUTOMOBILES COULD BE MORE INTEGRATED AND, UM, THAT WHOLE AREA NOT FEEL LIKE A TRAFFIC CIRCLE.

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I THINK YOU, YOU YOU'D HAVE A BIG IMPROVEMENT, BUT I KNOW YOU'RE STILL IN THE EARLY STAGES.

AND SO I THINK THAT JUST ALL THE IDEAS OF WHAT'S GOING ON THERE, UH, ARE WELL-REPRESENTED.

I DO THINK THAT THE TRAFFIC RIGHT NOW IS, IS GIVEN PROMINENCE.

IT DOESN'T DESERVE.

AND, AND WHEN YOU BALANCE IT, I THINK YOU'LL PROBABLY DISCOVER THAT AS WELL.

BUT, UM, UH, OTHERWISE I'D SAY, UH, JUST A COUPLE OF QUICK STATEMENTS WHEN WE SEE YOU ON MONDAY.

UH, I'M SURE THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION WILL HAVE THE SAME OPINION I WILL, WHICH IS THE OPTION THAT REMOVES THE, UH, TH THE, THE BUILDING FOR PARTS OFFICES IS, IS A NON-STARTER, UH, THAT IS A VERY IMPORTANT BUILDING AND NOT THE LEAST OF WHICH, BECAUSE IT'S ASSOCIATED WITH BEVERLY SHEFFIELD.

AND THEN THE LAST STATEMENT I LIKE TO MAKE IS TO CALL ON HIS MEMORY BECAUSE, UH, I KNOW YOU'VE ALREADY BEEN IN FRONT OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

WHO'VE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT GETTING TOO CLOSE TO THE RIVER, OR MAYBE ENDING TOO MUCH OF THE EXISTING LANDSCAPE.

AND WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT ONLY A COUPLE OF GENERATIONS AGO, UH, THAT LANDSCAPE DIDN'T EXIST.

THAT'S ALL THERE BECAUSE BEVERLY SHEFFIELD BASED ON HIS VISION, UH, PUT TOGETHER USING SOME OF THE BEST LANDSCAPING, UH, DESIGN IDEAS OF, OF, OF HIS TIME, UH, PUT, TO PUT TOGETHER THIS WONDERFUL LEGACY, BUT IT'S NOT NATURAL IT'S, IT WAS DELIBERATE.

IT WAS DESIGNED AND WE CAN APPRECIATE THE WISDOM OF HIS DESIGN.

AND SO MY, MY COMMENT WOULD BE THE REAL ARGUMENT FOR WHY YOU NEED TO REALLY PUSH FOR ONE V IS MUCH THE SAME, UH, THAT, THAT GOOD DESIGN CAN BE ENHANCED AND EXPANDED UPON BY OUR NOW BEST USE OF OUR DESIGN ABILITIES, BOTH FOR BUILDINGS AND LANDSCAPE AND TWEAKING A VERY SUCCESSFUL LANDSCAPE TO MAKE IT BETTER IS NO HARM DONE.

JUST LIKE THERE'S NONE WITH BUILDING.

UM, BUT, BUT TRYING TO FREEZE THE LANDSCAPE JUST BECAUSE NOW SOME 50 YEARS LATER, WE DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO CHANGE I THINK IS, IS, UM, IS NOT THE BEST STEWARDSHIP OF THAT PROPERTY WHATSOEVER.

SO, UM, I REALLY DO THINK THAT YOU'LL HAVE AN A, I KNOW YOU'LL HAVE A, A TOUGH ARGUMENT TO MAKE, BUT I DO THINK, UM, UH, SHEFFIELD MADE IT IN HIS DAY AND WAS QUITE SUCCESSFUL AND WE'RE ALL THE BENEFICIARIES FOR IT.

AND YOU SHOULD STICK WITH YOUR GUNS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH OTHER COMMISSIONERS.

YEAH.

I'D LIKE TO GOMEZ.

I FELT I HAVE, UH, IT'S AN OPTION TOO.

UM, THAT KEEPS THE OLD PART BUILDING THERE AND IS, IS THE PLAN TO INTEGRATE THE OLD BUILDING INTO, UH, THE ART CENTER, THE DAC, AND HAVE IT BE PART OF THAT AS OPPOSED TO PART, AND THEN BUILD SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR PART CLOSER TO, TO ME.

UM, IT HAS THAT BEEN TALKED ABOUT, YES.

I THINK YOU'RE COMBINING ASPECTS OF TWO SCHEMES, ALTHOUGH IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE IN AN OPTION TWO TO DO WHAT YOU'RE SUGGESTING AS WELL, WHICH IS KEEP THE HISTORIC 1959 PORTION OF THE PART MAIN OFFICE, INTEGRATE THAT INTO THE DOOR TO THE ARTS CENTER.

SO THAT WOULD BE PROGRAMMED AS ART CENTER SPACE AND THEN CONSTRUCT A NEW PART MAIN OFFICE ON THE TUMI FRONT END.

OKAY.

WELL, I WOULD SUGGEST SOMETHING THINKING ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BECAUSE I THINK HAVING PART, HAVING A PRESENCE THAT CLOSEST TO LOCAL PARK IN, IN, IN THE HIKING BIKE TRAIL AND THE REST OF THE STUFF IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

THE OTHER THING IS THAT, THAT I, UM, MENTIONED OFTEN IS, YOU KNOW, LADY BIRD LAKE IS RIGHT THERE.

AND, UH, AND I'VE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF USING IT AS A WAY TO TRANSPORT POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS, UM, TO VENUES.

AND SO IT'S, IF THERE WAS PARKING ACROSS THE LAKE AND A WATER TAXIS OR A FERRY THAT WOULD BE ABLE TO BRING PEOPLE ACROSS THE RIVER, WHICH FOR PEOPLE COMING INTO THE CITY, THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING REALLY NICE TO BE ABLE TO DO.

YOU'RE GONNA GO SEE A PLAY AND YOU PARK ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE, OF THE LAKE, AND THEN YOU GET INTO A BOAT, MAYBE EVEN EAT DINNER ON THE BOAT OR SOMETHING AS YOU'RE COMING OVER, BUT I GUESS THE DEAL WOULD BE WHERE WOULD IT LAND AND HOW WOULD PEOPLE GET OUT WITHOUT DISTURBING THE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL.

BUT I DON'T WANT US TO NOT THINK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF WATER TAXIS.

UM, SO, SO FOR YOU THAT, UM, THE, THE LAST THING IS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WITH THE PRESENT, UH, PROPERTY WELL, THAT THAT BUILDING SITS WITHIN THE FLOOD PLAIN, AND IT'S ALSO, UM, A TAPA LANDFILLS.

SO THERE ARE, THERE ARE SOME ISSUES WITH IT, BUT ONCE THE NEW DORDY ARTS CENTER IS, UH, PROGRAMMABLE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, THE EXISTING DECK WILL BE DEMOLISHED.

AND THAT SITE WILL BE RESTORED AS, AS PART OF BUTLER PARK.

OKAY.

AND, UH,

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THERE USED TO BE A SOFTBALL FIELD THERE, UM, JUST ACROSS THE STREET FROM, FROM THE PERSON ALREADY ARTS.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO MOVE SOME SOFTBALL FIELDS SOMEWHERE.

WHERE ARE THEY GOING? WELL, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF SITES BEING DISCUSSED CURRENTLY.

UM, THE PART PROGRAMS, THE CREEK SOFTBALL COMPLEX RIGHT OFF PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD, THERE ARE ALSO ADDITIONAL FIELDS THAT, UM, COLORADO RIVER PARK, ROY G. GUERRERO PARK.

SO THOSE, THOSE TWO LOCATIONS ARE IN DISCUSSION.

RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

PERFECT.

UH, COMMISSIONER AN HOUR OF LADO.

THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH.

UM, I MISSED THE DESIGN COMMISSION MEETING LAST WEEK, SO I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS FOR Y'ALL PLEASE.

AND IT IS RELATING TO SLIDE 16, WHO DOESN'T LOVE TO TALK PARKING, HEY MAN.

AND WHAT MY TWO QUESTIONS ARE, UM, BOW BACK.

SO GOOD TO SEE YOU AS WELL IS, UM, IT'S REGARDING NUMBER TWO.

AND WHAT I'M WONDERING IS, ARE YOU GUYS, ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE TO CHARGE FOR PARKING IN THIS PARKING LOT, WHATEVER AMOUNT OF PARKING SPACES THERE ARE? I BELIEVE I'M NOT A HUNDRED PERCENT SURE, BUT I THINK AT THE MAC RIGHT NOW, YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR PARKING.

AND, UM, WHAT DISTURBS ME ABOUT THIS IS ABOUT AN, UH, JUST THE EQUITY OF IT, ECONOMIC EQUITY, AND WE'RE PAYING FOR PARKING EVERYWHERE.

AND SOME PEOPLE ARE STILL GONNA SHOW UP IN CARS, FAMILIES, OR INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE, BUT I REALLY HOPE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR ALL OF THE PARKING.

AND THEN JUST THE SECOND AS A COMMENT TO REMEMBER, LIKE YOUR AUDIENCE, THAT WE ARE CIVILIANS AND A BOBACK TDM, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TDM STANDS FOR.

SO IF THAT COULD JUST BE A WRITTEN OUT, THAT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL.

YEAH.

Y'ALL DON'T MIND IF I RESPOND, GO AHEAD.

SORRY.

I'M MELISSA.

GOOD TO SEE YOU TOO.

UM, YEAH, SO TDS, SORRY, EVERYBODY.

I WAS GOING THROUGH THIS SO FAST AND SOMETIMES I FORGET THAT ENGINEERS TALKING TO ACRONYM, UH, TO TRAVEL TO MAD MAN IS WHAT TDM STANDS FOR.

UH, THAT IS A, A BIG TICKET PHRASE IN OUR INDUSTRY THESE DAYS TO WAIT FOR AN ALL, TO GET PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR OWN CARS, BUT MELISSA'S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

SO, UM, WHERE WE ARE TODAY IS VERY MUCH PRELIMINARY PLANNING.

AND SO ONCE WE GET TO THE SITE DEVELOPMENT STAGE AND THEN THE CITY PARKING ENTERPRISE, UH, GETS INVOLVED, UH, I'M SURE THAT THERE WILL BE SOME KIND OF A SOLUTION THAT CAN BE, UH, CONJURED UP THAT, FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU'RE COMING TO THE BACK AND YOU'RE PARKING THERE PERHAPS THE FIRST HOUR OR TWO HOURS, OR IF YOU SIGNED UP FOR AN EVENT OR CLASS THAT YOUR PARKING CAN BE CREDITED OR SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT, BUT IF YOU'RE COMING THERE TO GO, UM, DO ANYTHING ELSE, PERHAPS THERE'S AGAIN, MAYBE THE FIRST HOUR OR TWO HOURS, UH, IS COMP AND THEN ANYTHING AFTER THAT.

SO THERE ARE A WHOLE HOST OF DIFFERENT, UM, SOLUTIONS THAT CAN BE, UH, BROUGHT, BROUGHT UP FOR THAT PARKING GARAGE.

BUT ULTIMATELY I THINK THAT'S A CONVERSATION WE'RE GOING TO HAVE DURING THE SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT PROCESS WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN PARKING ENTERPRISE, UH, DEPARTMENT.

UH, BUT YEAH, SO THAT'S, THAT'S, UH, WHAT WE'RE, WHAT'S GOING ON THERE.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

UH, OTHER COMMISSIONERS, ONE QUICK QUESTION.

UH, I JUST WANTED TO ASK HIM, SORRY IF THAT CAME UP ALREADY, BUT WITH THE, UM, TREES THAT COULD BE IMPACTED AS THE PLAN TO REPLANT THEM, OR IS THAT JUST A CASUALTY? LIKE HOW DOES THAT WORK? IT DEPENDS ON, AND AGAIN, IT DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF TREE AND THE SIZE OF IT IN GENERAL, IF IT'S A HERITAGE STREET AND WE, WE PROBABLY CAN'T TOUCH IT, OR WE WOULD HAVE TO RELOCATE IT ON SITE, UH, ANYTHING THAT'S LESS THAN THAT WOULD BE PROTECTED OR SMALLER.

AND SO THERE'S, UH, MITIGATION REQUIREMENTS BY THE CITY, BUT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE, WE'RE, YOU KNOW, AT THE MAXIMUM, YOU KNOW, ONE OR TWO OF THESE PROTECTED TREES, UM, SO WE'RE, WE'RE TRYING OUR BEST TO KEEP AS MANY AS WE CAN AND WE SHOT AS WELL.

THAT OPTION ONE B IS, IS ALSO UNIQUE IN THAT IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY IMPACTS TO HERITAGE TREES ON THE SITE.

SO ANOTHER ADVANTAGE OF THAT LOCATION FOR THE BUILDING FOOTPRINT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER TEMPLETON.

YES.

I HAVE A QUESTION, KEVIN, THANK YOU.

AND YOUR TEAM SO MUCH FOR ALL THIS VERY IMPRESSIVE WORK.

UM, I JUST HAVE ONE QUESTION.

WHAT KIND OF A DIRECTION THAT THE STUDY COUNCIL GAVE YOU FOR THIS PROJECT, OR DID THEY GIVE YOU ANY AT ALL? THEY DID.

I, THE, THE PREVIOUS,

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WHEN WE WERE ON THE AGENDA IN 2019, OUR ITEM WAS THAT JUST TO, TO RECEIVE APPROVAL, TO RELOCATE THE DIRTY ARTS TO BUTLER SHORES.

SO THAT'S WHAT THEY WERE VOTING TO APPROVE THE CLAUSES THAT THEY ASKED US TO INVESTIGATE, OR KIND OF WHAT WE WENT OVER AT THE FRONT END OF THAT PRESENTATION, IN WHICH WE CONSIDER SOME VARIOUS SCENARIOS FOR THE PARD MAIN OFFICE AND THE INTEREST IN DOING THAT WAS TO, YOU KNOW, TRY TO PUSH THE MASSING OF THE BUILDING IN THE PROJECT TOWARD RIVERSIDE.

SO WE COULD ALLEVIATE ANY TRAFFIC IMPACT ALONG TO ME ROAD, OR AT LEAST BETTER BALANCE THAT BETWEEN THE TWO RIGHTS OF WAY.

UM, AND THEN THE OTHER DIRECTION THAT WE RECEIVED WAS TO, UM, LOOK FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PARKING SOLUTION THAT WOULD INVESTIGATE SOME ALTERNATIVE FINANCING MECHANISMS. SO WE COULD FREE UP ALL OF THE BOND FUNDING THAT WAS APPROVED IN 2018 FOR THE PROGRAMMABLE SPACE, BUT THEN THE DOHERTY, UM, AND SEEKING ANOTHER WAY TO FUND THE PARKING GARAGE.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

MEISENBACH WELCOME, PLEASE.

GO AHEAD.

YOU'RE MUTED.

THANK YOU.

UM, I'M SORRY, I MISSED SOME OF YOUR PRESENTATION.

HOWEVER, I DID READ WHAT WAS SENT TO US BY MONA SANCHEZ AND, UH, I HAVE SEVERAL QUESTIONS.

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE DOHERTY SITE? THE OLD DOHERTY, RIGHT? WHAT IS HAPPENING TO IT? THAT BUILDING WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE UNTIL THE NEW DAC IS COMPLETE.

AND AT THAT POINT, THE OLD DOOR YARD CENTER WOULD COME DOWN AND THAT PARKLAND WOULD BE RESTORED AS PART OF A BUTLER PARK.

SO IS THERE ANY OPTION TO SELL IT? UM, I, I DON'T THINK THAT THE PARKS DEPARTMENT WOULD MOVE FORWARD WITH SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

ANY, UM, VACATION IN PARKLAND WOULD REQUIRE A CITIZEN VOTE AS I UNDERSTAND IT.

SO I DON'T BELIEVE THAT'S SOMETHING THAT OUR DEPARTMENT WOULD LOOK INTO.

OKAY.

UM, COULD I ASK ANOTHER QUESTION ARE, HOW DID THE PARKS DEPARTMENT BUILDING GET ADDED TO THIS PROJECT? IT WAS AT THE INTEREST OF COUNCIL FOR US TO CONSIDER, YOU KNOW, SOME ALTERNATIVE FOOTPRINT LOCATIONS FOR THE DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER.

UM, YEAH, BUT THAT'S THE CONCISE ANSWER.

OKAY.

UM, WERE YOU ASKED TO DO A TRAFFIC INPUT STUDY, A TRAFFIC IMPACT STUDY? EXCUSE ME.

YEAH.

AND ACTUALLY GO BACK, SPEAK TO THAT IF WE STILL HAVE THEM ON THE LINES.

YEAH.

SO LIKE COMMISSIONERS, SO WE, WE ARE REQUIRED TO DO A TIA OR A TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS.

TYPICALLY THAT, THAT TIA IS AS WITH ANY OTHER DEVELOPMENT PROCESS OR PROJECT IN THE CITY, UH, IS DONE DURING THE TIME OF LIKE PLANNING, UH, FOR THE PERMIT.

UH, WE, WE HAVE STARTED THAT PROCESS, UM, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A FINAL FOOTPRINT IN DESIGN FOR THE BUILDING.

IT HAS NOT BEEN COPED OR COMPLETED, BUT WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH CITY CHAP.

UH, PART OF THE PRELIMINARY WAS THE SHARED PARKING AND TRAVEL DEMAND MANAGEMENT, UH, ANALYSIS THAT WE DID.

UH, AND SO THEN IN THE SECOND PHASE OF THIS PROJECT, ONCE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED A LAYOUT, THEN WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THE FULL PIA PROCESS AND APPROVALS, UH, WHICH IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO THE RELEASE OF THE SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT.

YEAH.

I UNDERSTAND THAT USUALLY THE, UH, IMPACT STUDY OF TRAFFIC IS DONE AT THE SITE PLAN, BUT I, I THOUGHT THE CITY COUNCIL HAD ASKED FOR THIS STUDY TO BE DONE ON THE FRONT END AND WE HAVE PERFORMED THE PRELIMINARY VERSION OF IT, UH, THAT, THAT IS BEING CURRENTLY REVIEWED BY CITY STAFF.

UM, BUT WE CAN'T, WE CAN'T PRODUCE THE FINAL STUDY BECAUSE THE FINAL LAYOUT HAS NOT BEEN DECIDED UPON, BUT WE ARE, UH, WORKING WITH THE AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT TO PREPARE THE PRELIMINARY DIA AND THAT HAS PORTIONS OF IT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE CITY AND WE'RE CURRENTLY IN, IN, YOU KNOW, BACK AND FORTH MOST OF THEM.

AND WILL YOU ALSO DO A TRAFFIC DEMAND MANAGEMENT PLAN AS THE CITY ASKED YOU, DOES COUNCIL ASKED FOR YES.

MA'AM, UH, THAT, THAT'S ABSOLUTELY PART OF OUR ANALYSIS.

WE USED TO BE SPOKE ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT EARLIER.

IT'S DISCUSSING SLIDE DECK, IF YOU HAVE THAT.

OKAY.

UM, SO YEAH, I'M SURE THAT THERE'S THE WAY YOU CAN REACH OUT TO ME OR KEVIN, IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ON IT, BUT WE ABSOLUTELY DID TAKE INTO PDM, UH, TRAVEL, DEMAND MANAGEMENT AND SHARED PARKING IN OUR ANALYSIS.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU,

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COMMISSIONER RAMIREZ.

I BELIEVE YOU HAD A QUESTION.

OKAY.

OH YES.

ACTUALLY JUST HAD A COUPLE OF QUICK POINTS.

ONE.

I THINK IT'S A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION FOR THE DIRTY ART CENTER, UM, TO THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT IT DOESN'T HAVE ITS PAIN POINTS.

UM, OF COURSE WAS JUST TO ADDRESS MORE OF THE TRAFFIC, UM, ISSUES.

UM, I'D LIKE TO HEAR MORE AND IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE NOW, BUT OVER, OVER TIME, I'D LIKE TO SEE, I'D LIKE TO SEE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHOICE TO NOT CONNECT RIVERSIDE INTO ME.

UM, JUST IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, TRAFFIC FLOW AND ADDRESSING THAT AREA AS A WHOLE REVERSE SIDE, UM, AND MOVING THE PRIMARY INPUT TO THE AREA TO RIVERSIDE, UM, AND LAMAR, UM, JUST PUTS IT REALLY CLOSE TO THE BRIDGE AND THAT IS ALREADY SUCH A CLUSTER.

UM, SO THAT'S JUST, YOU KNOW, AN AREA OF CONCERN, UM, AS SOMEBODY THAT LOVES TO BE ROAD AND THE ACCESS THAT TO THE TRAIL.

UM, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME, LITTLE FAVORITE AREA.

MY DAUGHTER USED TO GO TO SCHOOL AT, UM, PARKSIDE WHEN IT WAS AT CASA, UM, PRESERVING AS MUCH OF THE WALKABLE FEEL OF THAT SMALL AREA IT'S BEEN DETERIORATING OVER TIME ALREADY.

UM, BUT I KNOW THAT IT PROVIDES SAFE ACCESS AND THOSE PARKING LOTS PROVIDE SAFE ACCESS TO THE TRAIL FOR FAMILIES IN PARTICULAR.

AND SO JUST SURE THAT THAT'S MAINTAINED, UM, ONE BY WAY OF AFFORDABILITY, UM, OF PARKING AND TO, UH, JUST ADDITIONAL ACCESS, UM, THE YEAR ROADS AND STUFF.

SO THAT WAS IT.

IT'S MORE OF A COMMENT, NOT A QUESTION.

YEAH.

UM, IT'S GOOD IF IT'S OKAY.

IS IT OKAY IF I RESPOND? SO WE BRING UP SLIDE 18? I BELIEVE IT WILL.

YEAH, THERE WE GO.

UH, SO VERY EARLY ON AND EVEN, I MEAN, EVEN AT COUNCIL DIRECTION, ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS WAS ALLOWING A QUOTE UNQUOTE CUT-THROUGH THROUGH THE PROPERTY BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND TO ME, UH, THAT WAS VERY WELL, UM, EXPRESSED BY, UH, NEIGHBORS AND NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS THAT THEY DID NOT WANT TO SEE THE ABILITY FOR SOMEBODY TO UTILIZE RIVERSIDE AND THE DRIVEWAY THROUGH THE PROPERTY TO GET THE TUMI ROAD AND, AND VICE VERSA.

AND SO WE TOOK THAT TO HEART IN OUR DESIGN, WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE NOT CREATED A DIRECT CONNECTION BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND TOOMEY ROAD, BECAUSE THAT WAS, UM, A BEATING DRUM.

IF YOU WILL, OF COMMENTS THAT WE GOT IN TERMS OF THE, THE RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND, AND WHY IT'S MORE OF A PREDOMINANT ENTRANCE.

THE PROGRAMMING OF THE DECK TODAY, UH