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[CALL TO ORDER]

[00:00:09]

THIS IS MARCH 22ND, 2021.

DO WE HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS? GOOD EVENING.

MADAM CHAIR AND COMMISSIONERS.

THIS IS ELIZABETH GROMMET WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE MEETING, REGISTERED FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

OKAY.

UM, OKAY.

WE

[1. A. January 25, 2021 – Offered for consent approval]

HAVE MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 25TH, 2021 MEETING.

IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY.

WHAT? WE'RE GOING TO CALL ROLL.

OH, THAT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA.

THANK YOU, BEN.

I'M SET.

PRESENT.

OKAY.

WILL FEATHERSTON NOT HERE? NOT YET.

NANCY.

JACOB, KEVIN KELLY.

LITTLE.

I SAW BETWEEN THE QUARTER.

I SEE ALEX POP-UP AND CELIA NOT HERE YET.

RIGHT? TO LET BETH KELLEN SUELA AND CAROLINE RIGHT PRESENT.

WE'VE JUST GOT MATTHEW, JACOB.

OKAY.

WE HAVE MATTHEW JACOB HERE.

HI.

HELLO? OKAY.

UM, I THINK WE HAVE THE JANUARY 25TH, 2021 MINUTES WILL BE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

OKAY.

WE'LL HAVE PRESENTATIONS DISCUSSIONS AND POSSIBLE ACTION COMING UP.

BUT IF WE GO THROUGH THE AGENDA, WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS OFFERED FOR CONSENT, UNLESS THERE'S ANYONE TO SPEAK TO THEM, OR IF ONE OF THE COMMISSION MEMBERS WANTS TO PULL THEM FOR DISCUSSION.

UH, THE OTHER ITEM THAT WE HAVE ON CONSENT AGENDA IS THE SEABORN SNEAD HOUSE.

WE WANT TO VOTE TO SEE IF WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO HAVE IT ON OUR AGENDA.

ITEMS OFFERED FOR CONSENT ARE B 2008 EAST NINTH STREET B3, 2005 HAMILTON STREET, BEFORE FIVE OH EIGHT DECENT MARY STREET.

I'D LIKE TO PULL THAT ONE MYSELF FOR DISCUSSION THE FIVE, EIGHT OH THREE PRESSLER B SEVEN 1515 MURRAY LANE, C4 15, 10 WEST.

IS IT 19 OR 24TH? THE, UH, IT'S SHOWING TWO DIFFERENT WAYS.

STAFF.

THAT SHOULD BE 15, 10 WEST 24TH STREET, WEST 24TH STREET.

OKAY.

ON THE, UM, CONSENT AGENDA NOTES THAT I HAD, IT SAID 14.

SO THAT'S ON THE WEST 24TH STREET.

UM, THEN WE HAVE C EIGHT 63 OF RAINEY STREET, THE SIX 34 OH FOUR, THE NINE 6,800 WOODROW AND CHAIR.

I'D LIKE TO FILL THAT OUT.

I'M SORRY.

I'D LIKE TO PULL THAT ONE.

YOU'D LIKE TO PULL THE WOODROW AVENUE.

OKAY.

STEP THAT 6,800 WOODROW AVENUE HAS BEEN PULLED FOR DISCUSSION ALSO ON THE, UH, OFFERED FOR, UH, CONSENT AS DEAN NINE.

I'M SORRY, D 12 SEVEN OH TWO FOUR D STREET.

WE HAVE SEVERAL ITEMS, UM, THAT 1308 TRAVIS HEIGHTS STEP THAT WASN'T ON MY, UM, ON MY CONSENT.

BUT, UH, WE HAVE THAT OFFERED FOR CONSENT ON THE MAIN AGENDA.

THAT IS, THAT IS NO LONGER CORRECT.

WE HAVE SOMEONE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK REGARDING THAT ITEM.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THAT WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT TO OUR ATTENTION COMMISSIONER HYDROSTAT.

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AND AS I'D MENTIONED BEFORE, THE SEABIRDS NEED HOUSE 1801 GNOMES DRIVE OR ALBERT FOR CONSENT TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THE CASE ON OUR AGENDA.

WE HAVE THREE CASES, UM, THAT WE MAY WANT TO HAVE POSTPONE THE NINE 1104 20TH STREET AS POSTPONEMENT REQUEST WAS REQUESTED FROM THE CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

TO HAVE MORE TIME TO LOOK AT THE PLANS, THE FIVE, FIVE OH THREE EAST ANNIE A NEIGHBOR HAS REQUESTED POSTPONEMENTS.

SO THAT WILL BE, UM, WE'LL TALK TO THE, UH, APPLICANT, IF THEY'RE ON THE LINE AND DEED 10 47, 14 ROOMINESS STREET.

THAT'S AN REQUESTED POSTPONEMENT IS THE APPLICANT HERE FOR 1104 12TH STREET.

WOULD YOU AGREE TO A POSTPONEMENT? GIVE US A MOMENT, PLEASE.

WE NEED TO UNMUTE EVERYONE ON THE LINE.

OKAY.

MADAM CHAIR, LOOKING AT THE LIST OF REGISTERED SPEAKERS.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE THE APPLICANT ON THE LINE FOR 1,104 TOYA ITEM C NINE.

OKAY.

WE SHOULD HAVE, UH, MARY REED FROM THE CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK TO WHY SHE WAS REQUESTING A POSTPONEMENT.

OKAY, GOOD.

AND I'M WANTING TO SAY SOMETHING.

IF YOU HAVE ALL THE FOLKS ON THE LINE WHO ARE WAITING TO SPEAK, UM, I NEGLECTED TO SAY THAT OUR ORDER OF BUSINESS ON, UM, ZOOM MEETINGS IS THAT WE WILL TAKE ALL OF THE SPEAKERS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING IN THE ORDER THAT THEY ARE, UH, LISTED IN THE AGENDA.

AND THEN WE WILL, WE WILL CONTINUE WITH THE AGENDA WITH THE DISCUSSION ITEMS. AND IF A COMMISSIONER, UM, HAS A QUESTION, YOU MAY STAY ON THE LINE, UH, YOU MAY BE CALLED ON, BUT IF YOUR CASE IS TAKEN CARE OF ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, THEN, UH, THAT ENDED VOTE TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THEN YOUR CASES DISMISSED AND YOU NEED TO STAY ON THE LINE STAFF.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD MENTION AT THIS POINT? HI, I THINK YOU'VE COVERED IT.

YEAH.

OKAY.

SHOULD BE GO AHEAD AND APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA BEFORE GOING ONTO THE POSTPONEMENT.

YES, I THINK THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE.

I'M SORRY.

UM, THE ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA I HAD PULLED BEFORE FIVE OH EIGHT EAST MARY, UH, BUT THE OTHER ITEMS ARE AS LISTED EXCEPT FOR 1308 TRAVIS HEIGHT THAT HAS ALSO BEEN PULLED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA.

UM, DO I HEAR A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA IF YOU DID YOU CALL UP, SEE TOO AS PART OF THE CONSENT AGENDA? NO, I DID NOT.

WHAT ABOUT AS PART OF THIS BEING OFFERED IT FOR CONSENT ON THE AGENDA? IF ONE IS BEING OFFERED FOR CONSENT ON THE AGENDA, C TWO A, THAT'S GOING TO BE A DISCUSSION ITEM BECAUSE SOMEONE FROM THE PUBLIC HAS ASKED SPEAK ON THAT ITEM AND THE OTHER ONE WAS F1.

DID YOU SAY IT'S A, UH, APPLICATION FOR TAX ABATEMENT? OKAY.

I'M SORRY.

YEAH.

F1.

UH, THIS IS A CASE ON, UH, ON THOUSAND EIGHT, UM, EAST NINTH STREET AND THAT IS ON OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

THAT WAS THE FIRST ITEM ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

I BELIEVE I HAVE IT AS B2 AS WELL.

UM, IT'S BOTH ITEMS B TWO IS FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE PROJECT FOR THE CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS.

F1 IS FOR THE TAX ABATEMENT APPLICATION.

OKAY.

THE, UM, OKAY, SO IT'S, IT'S ON THE CONSENT AGENDA TO APPROVE THE, UM, THE WORK THAT IS BEING DONE, UM, IS PROPOSED FOR THIS PROPERTY.

AND THEN IT'S ON OUR, UM, OFFERED

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FOR CONSENT ON F1, UM, TO APPROVE THE TAX ABATEMENT.

I BELIEVE THIS IS OUR FIRST TAX ABATEMENT PROJECT THAT WE'VE SEEN HERE, UM, FOR THE LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS.

AND THIS WORK WAS REVIEWED BY THE, UM, CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS COMMITTEE OF THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE.

UM, AND WE APPROVED, WE, UH, RECOMMEND THEIR, THEIR WORK.

IS THAT ALL? OKAY.

THEN I HEAR A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

OKAY.

A SECOND.

OKAY.

I HAVE A SECOND BY, UM, BETH, UH, MOTION BY KEVIN COOK.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED? NO, IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY ON THE POSTPONE ONCE I'VE GONE OVER THOSE, THE 1104 20TH, UM, POSTPONEMENT REQUESTS FROM CLARKSVILLE, THE APPLICANT ISN'T THE LINE.

UM, BUT IF THERE'S NO OBJECTION FROM, UH, THE OTHER SPEAKER, UM, MARY, UM, READ ON THE LINE, THAT'LL BE ON OUR POSTPONEMENT AGENDA ON D FIVE, FIVE OH THREE EAST ANNIE, A NEIGHBOR HAS REQUESTED A POSTPONEMENT.

IS THERE AN APPLICANT TO SPEAK TO THAT? YES.

OKAY.

UH, CAN IT FEEL ON THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA OR DO YOU WANT IT TO BE HEARD TONIGHT? I WOULD LIKE IT TO BE HEARD TONIGHT, PLEASE.

OKAY.

CAN I ASK, I CAN BE HEARD THIS IS MARY REED ON, UM, THE TORCH STREET PROPERTY.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO BE HEARD AS WELL STAFF, CAN WE GO AHEAD AND LET MARY STAY ON THE LINE? I THINK SHE COULD EITHER SPEAK NOW REGARDING THE CASE.

OKAY.

WELL, IF WE WANTED TO KEEP IT ON FOR DISCUSSION, THAT WOULD BE ANOTHER POSSIBILITY WHERE SHE COULD ADDRESS THE CASE.

MARY, DID YOU HEAR THAT? I COULDN'T REALLY, I'M NOT HEARING THINGS VERY WELL.

THE APPLICANT IS NOT ON THE LINE, SO WE WERE GOING TO PUT IT ON THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA.

ANYWAY.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO THAT? YES, I WOULD.

YEAH.

I SPEAK NOW.

GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

SO, UM, I'M, MY NAME IS MARY REED.

I'M THE PRESIDENT OF THE CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

WE'RE THE NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION FOR HISTORIC CLARKSVILLE, WHICH IS WHERE 1104 WEST STREET LOCATED 1,104 TORRES, UH, IS A CONTRIBUTING STRUCTURE TO OUR NRH DAY.

AND, UM, IT'S RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE MOST HISTORICALLY ICONIC, UH, PROPERTIES IN CLARKSVILLE, THE SWEET BAPTIST CHURCH.

AND IT HAS THE GUY, A HOSPITAL HOUSE.

UM, WE'RE ASKING FOR A POSTPONEMENT BECAUSE LAST TUESDAY, UH, TO CCDC MEMBERS, BOARD MEMBERS, AND I MET WITH LOUISA GOSA WITH PARTIES AND HOMES.

UH, OUR GOAL WAS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THERE WAS ANY WAY THAT WE COULD POSSIBLY SAVE, UH, 1104 FOR BEING, UH, DEMOLISHED, WHICH IS WHAT PARADISE HILL HOMES HAS ASKED TO DO GIVEN THE SYDNEY HISTORICALLY, BECAUSE THEY'RE BUILDING A HOUSE, OUR MEETING WAS VERY CORDIAL AND ALTHOUGH WE SYNDICATED AT PARADISE, IT WAS NOT INTERESTED IN IT AS RESTORING 1104, WHICH WE UNDERSTOOD BECAUSE 30 IS THE HOMES IS A BUILDER, NOT A RESTORATION COMPANY.

UM, WE CONTINUED TALKING AND KIND OF THROWING OUT DIFFERENT IDEAS AND, UM, EVENTUALLY PARODY DIESEL HOMES, OR AT LEAST LOUISA LOUISE.

UH, THERE A GHOST SAID, DON'T, WE MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN SAVING THE FRONT AND SIDES OF THE HOUSE, WHATEVER, HOWEVER MUCH WE WOULD HAVE TO SAY IN ORDER TO KEEP IT, UH, CONTRIBUTING.

AND, UM, AND YOU KNOW, AND SO YOU WOULD, YOU WOULD REACH, ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL AND WE WOULD ACHIEVE OUR GOAL BECAUSE THEN WE'D BE ABLE TO GO ON AND BUILD AND BUILD UP AND EVERYTHING.

LET ME INTERRUPT YOU.

UH, WE'RE JUST, WE'RE JUST VOTING NOW ON WHETHER YOU PUT THIS ON OUR AGENDA, NOT TO HEAR THE CASE.

I'M WHAT I'M HEARING IS THAT THIS IS A POSTPONEMENT BECAUSE IT'S WEDNESDAY,

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THIS COMING WEDNESDAY AFTER THE OUTCOME OF THIS CONVERSATION, UH, WAS THAT OUR, UM, THE ATTORNEY, THE ARCHITECT ON OUR BOARD, AUDREY CARTER, UH, AT LOUISA SUGGESTION SAID, WHY DON'T YOU COME AND TALK TO OTHER PARTIES, THE HOME STAFF, INCLUDING ITS IN-HOUSE ARCHITECTS ABOUT YOUR IDEA.

AND SO, UH, SO HE'S GONNA MEET WITH THEM ON WEDNESDAY.

SO IT MAKES SENSE TO DELAY ANY KIND OF RELEASE OF, UH, IN OUR MINDS ANYWAY.

AND THEY WILL RELEASE OF, UH, DEMO PERMIT BECAUSE RIGHT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE MAYBE WE WILL END UP KEEPING THE HOUSE MAY END UP MEANING THAT THERE'S A PARTIAL DEMO, NOT A FULL DEMO.

WE WILL KEEP THE HOUSE CONTRIBUTING, WHICH IS WHAT OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS.

OKAY.

SO THEN RIGHT NOW, UM, FOR OUR POSTPONEMENT AGENDA, UM, WE HAVE SEEN NINE 1104 20TH STREET AND D 10 47 14 ROOMINESS STREET, WHICH IS AN APPLICANT REQUESTED POSTPONEMENT.

UM, ITEM D FIVE WILL REMAIN AS A DISCUSSION ITEM.

UM, THAT'S TITLE THREE AND STANDING THE APPLICANT IS HERE TO SPEAK TO THAT WHEN WE GET TO THAT PART OF THE AGENDA.

UH, DO I HEAR A MOTION, UM, TO APPROVE THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA FOR SEEING NINE ON 20TH STREET AND D 10 ON ROWENA STREET, SOMEONE SOME LIVE, UH, COMMISSIONER STAFF MOVED AND MISSIONER COOK SECONDED, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE SIGNIFY BY RAISING YOUR HAND ANY OPPOSED.

OKAY.

IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THOSE ITEMS WILL BE POSTPONED TO OUR NEXT MEETING AND TO BE CLEAR FOR THOSE LISTENING IN THE NEXT MEETING IS ON APRIL 26 ON MONDAY AT 6:00 PM.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

BYE.

OKAY.

BYE-BYE THEN FOR OUR DISCUSSION ITEMS, UM, WE WILL HEAR FROM THE SPEAKERS IN THE ORDER THAT THEY'RE LISTED ON OUR AGENDA, MADAM CHAIR, BEFORE WE MOVE TO DISCUSSION ITEMS, COULD WE GO THROUGH THE THREE BRIEFINGS TO THE WEDGE? WE HAVE THREE BRIEFINGS ON THE AGENDA TONIGHT.

GO THROUGH THOSE BEFORE THE PUBLIC COMMENT, RIGHT? YEAH.

OKAY.

SORRY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

WE'VE GOT KARA BERTRAN IS ON THE LINE TO GIVE A PRESENTATION ON THE TRANSLATING COMMUNITY

[2.A. Presentation on the Translating Community History project.]

HISTORY PROJECT.

OKAY.

SARAH, ARE YOU THERE? HI COMMISSIONERS.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? OKAY, GREAT.

THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF A DELAY WITH UNMUTING.

I'M SO PLEASED TO BE HERE WITH YOU TONIGHT.

UM, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

UH, I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT A PROJECT FUNDED BY A NATIONAL PARK SERVICE UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES GRANT THAT WE'VE JUST WRAPPED UP.

UM, THOSE WITH YOU HAVE THE PRESENTATION UP.

YES.

OKAY, WONDERFUL.

CAN YOU GO TO THIS SLIDE TWO PLEASE? SO THE GOAL OF THE GRANT WAS, IS TO INCREASE LISTINGS ASSOCIATED WITH COMMUNITIES THAT ARE UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER.

WE WERE AWARDED FUNDING IN LATE 2017, UH, THAT YEAR 13 PROJECTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, UM, WERE AWARDED A TOTAL OF $500,000.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO IT'S BEEN VERY COMPETITIVE.

WE WERE VERY EXCITED TO GET, GET THE GRANT.

OUR PROJECTS FOCUSED ON EAST AUSTIN.

AS YOU KNOW, THIS AREA HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN HOME TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND MEXICAN, MEXICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES, PEOPLE WHO ARE UNDERREPRESENTED IN HISTORIC LANDMARKS, HISTORIC DISTRICTS, AND NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICTS.

THIS MAP AS NOTED AS FROM 2017 WHEN THE GRANT WAS AWARDED, UM, WE, WE NOW HAVE A COUPLE MORE LOCAL DISTRICTS IN EAST AUSTIN AND A FEW MORE LANDMARKS.

OUR APPLICATION REALLY EMPHASIZED THE EAST AUSTIN HISTORIC RESOURCES SURVEY, WHICH WAS COMPLETED THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

AND IT IDENTIFIED A WEALTH OF POTENTIAL HISTORIC RESOURCES IN CENTRAL EAST AUSTIN, UM, WITH NOT, NOT A TON OF FOLLOW-UP AT THE TIME.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO OUR PROJECT HAD A FEW GOALS.

MOST OF WHICH WERE FOCUSED ON HOW WE COULD REACH OUT TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

UM, MOST OF WHOM MAY NOT HAVE PRESERVATION AS A, AS A TOP PRIORITY AND HOW WE COULD TALK ABOUT PRESERVATION TOOLS IN A WAY THAT WAS RELEVANT TO THEIR PRIORITIES.

WE KNEW NATIONAL REGISTER LISTS

[00:20:01]

AND WOULD NEED TO BE AN OUTCOME, A CONDITION OF THE GRANT.

AND WE HOPED THAT THE NOMINATIONS WOULD GIVE NEIGHBORHOODS A HEADSTART IN COMPILING APPLICATIONS FOR LOCALLY DESIGNATED HISTORIC DISTRICTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO OUR PROJECT HAD THREE PARTS, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, HERITAGE PROJECTS, AND NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATIONS.

NEXT SLIDE.

I'LL GO THROUGH THOSE, UM, BRIEFLY NOW.

SO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WAS THE FOUNDATION OF THE PROJECT.

WE KNEW THAT WE AS CITY STAFF COULDN'T DO HIGHLY EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT ON OUR OWN.

UH, YOU KNOW, WE'RE JUST NOT, WE'RE JUST NOT PART OF THOSE COMMUNITIES.

UM, AND THERE'S LONGSTANDING, UM, ISSUES OF, OF TRUST WITH BETWEEN THE CITY AND IN MANY FOLKS IN EAST AUSTIN.

UH, SO WE, BECAUSE OF THAT, WE ENLISTED A BROAD RANGE OF PARTNERS IN TOOTH COMMUNITY, STAKEHOLDER GROUPS, NEXT SLIDE.

SO THESE STAKEHOLDER GROUPS MET SIX TIMES OVER ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF TO HELP SHAPE THE PROJECT IN SOME REALLY FUNDAMENTAL WAYS.

THEY SELECTED THE TWO FOCUS AREAS, ONE HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT AFRICAN-AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD AND ONE HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT MEXICAN-AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD.

THEY PROVIDED EARLY FEEDBACK ON OUTREACH MATERIALS.

THEY OUTLINE THE SCOPE FOR THE HERITAGE PROJECT, AND THEY ADVISED US ON ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES TO THE BROADER FOCUS AREAS THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO WAS A PHOTO OF THE FINAL MEETING OF THE STAKEHOLDER GROUPS, WHICH WAS A JOINT MEETING LAST MARCH, WHERE THE GROUPS MET WITH THE HERITAGE PROJECT CONSULTANTS, WHO EXPLAINED WHAT THEY WOULD BE DOING NEXT SLIDE, UH, THREE NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS AND EACH FOCUS AREA IN SUMMER AND FALL OF 2019, BUT SIX MEETINGS TOTAL MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE MEETINGS.

HOUSTON TILLOTSON WAS VERY GENEROUS AND LETTING US USE CAMPUS SPACES FOR THE COLLEGE HEIGHTS MEETINGS WHILE SOUTHEAST AUSTIN MEETINGS NEXT COULD THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD.

THEY WERE HELD IN CENTRAL HEALTH AND THE THERESE BRANCH LIBRARY, BOTH RIGHT NEXT TO THE FOCUS AREA ON EAST CESAR CHAVEZ.

ONE OF THE BEST PARTS OF THE MEETINGS WERE STORIES FROM LONGTIME RESIDENTS THAT OPENED THE FIRST TWO MEETINGS AND MADE IT ALMOST ALL OF THE THIRD MEETING.

IT WAS VERY COOL BECAUSE WE, YOU KNOW, WE, AS STAFF DIDN'T NEED TO TELL PEOPLE HOW IMPORTANT THESE PLACES WERE OR WHY THEY WERE IMPORTANT.

THEY ALREADY KNEW.

AND THEY, THEY BROUGHT THESE REALLY RICH STORIES TO ILLUSTRATE THAT IMPORTANCE BY PRESERVATION SHOULD BE CONSIDERED.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO FOR EACH FOCUS AREA, WE CREATED A LARGE TIMELINE AND A MAP THAT WERE BROUGHT TO ALL THREE COMMUNITY MEETINGS.

PEOPLE WERE ENCOURAGED TO WRITE BITS OF PERSONAL HISTORY ON STICKY NOTES AND TO ADD THOSE TO THE TIMELINES.

AND WE INVITED A COMMUNITY ARCHIVIST AND THE AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER TO BE AT ALL THE MEETINGS TO RECORD ORAL HISTORIES THAT PEOPLE WANTED TO SHARE.

AND ALSO JUST TO TALK ABOUT, OR TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THEIR PROGRAMS, IF PEOPLE WEREN'T READY TO SHARE RIGHT THEN, BUT COULD GET IN TOUCH LATER.

UM, I WANT TO GIVE SOME BIG KUDOS HERE TO, UH, STEVE SADECKI AND KELLEN CONTRAREZ WHO RESEARCHED AND WROTE THE FOCUS AREA HISTORIES.

THEY PULLED OUT ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR THESE TIMELINES AND THEY PROVIDED SUMMARIES OF THESE AREA HISTORIES, THAT MEETINGS, THEY DID A LOT OF REALLY IMPORTANT GROUNDWORK THAT HELPED US GO IN KNOWING WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT.

NEXT SLIDE, I TEACH PROJECTS WHERE THE SECOND PART OF TRANSLATING COMMUNITY HISTORY AND THE GOAL HERE WAS TO KNIT TOGETHER THE PAST AND THE PRESENT IN A COMPELLING WAY, UH, CONNECTING ARCHIVAL RESEARCH AND PHOTOS AND STUFF THAT WE'RE ALL VERY FAMILIAR WITH IS PRESERVATIONISTS, UM, WITH PEOPLE'S LIVES AND THEIR STORIES TODAY.

SO BASICALLY WE, WE KNEW THAT MOST PEOPLE WERE NOT GOING TO SIT DOWN AND READ A 70 PAGE NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATION.

AND WE WANTED TO, TO, UH, FIGURE OUT WHAT, WHAT THEY WOULD LOOK AT, WHAT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO THEM.

SO WE HIRED A TEAM OF TWO TEAMS OF LOCAL ARTISTS, THE PROJECTO AND OPEN CHAIR, UH, WHO PHOTOGRAPHED AND SPOKE WITH LONG-TIME LOCAL RESIDENTS OF BOTH FOCUS AREAS.

AND THIS COOL THING WAS THAT THIS CONTINUED AND EXTENDED AN EXISTING PROJECT THAT THEY WERE ALREADY WORKING ON AROUND LOCAL HERITAGE OF BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO THE ARTISTS USE THESE, UH, PORTRAITS THAT THEY TOOK ON PUBLIC BANNERS AND EAST AUSTIN, INVITING PEOPLE TO CHECK OUT THE PROJECT, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WHO, WHO AREN'T REGULARLY CHECKING THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE WEBSITE, THEY COULD, THIS IS A DIFFERENT WAY OF INVITING FOLKS TO BECOME ENGAGED NEXT SLIDE.

AND THEY ALSO CREATED TWO CATALOGS THAT INCLUDED PORTRAITS STORIES, HISTORIC PHOTOS, AND HISTORIC NARRATIVES.

THIS IS A SPREAD FROM THE COLLEGE HEIGHTS AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE CATALOG.

COLLEGE HEIGHTS IS I'LL SHOW YOU A MAP IN A MINUTE, BUT IT'S, IT'S JUST, UM, PART OF THE BLACK SHEER PROSPECT HILL NEIGHBORHOOD, JUST NORTHEAST OF HOUSTON TILLOTSON.

[00:25:02]

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AND THIS IS SPREAD FROM THE SOUTHEAST AUSTIN MEXICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE CATALOG.

YOU CAN SEE THERE'S A REAL DIVERSITY OF SOURCES, UM, AND A REAL WEALTH OF INFORMATION IN A COOL AND INVITING NEXT SLIDE.

FINALLY, THE ARTIST DEVELOPED TWO SHORT VIDEOS WITH A BIT OF PROJECT INFORMATION AND THE VOICES OF LONG-TIME RESIDENTS TALKING ABOUT MEMORY AND CHANGE.

IT'S ALL STUNNING AND IMPORTANT WORK.

AND I HOPE YOU'LL CHECK EVERYTHING OUT ON THE PROJECT WEBSITE, WHICH IS ON THE AGENDA FOR THE MEETING AND ALSO LISTED HERE, AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV FORWARD SLASH PAGE FORWARD SLASH CURRENT DASH PROJECTS.

IT'S REALLY, REALLY INCREDIBLE WORK.

OKAY.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT THE FOCUS AREAS.

THEY'RE OVERLAID ON A MAP OF RECOMMENDED HISTORIC DISTRICTS FROM THE EAST AUSTIN SURVEY STAFF.

WE PUT TOGETHER A SHORT LIST OF POTENTIAL FOCUS AREAS IN COLLABORATION WITH TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION STAFF FROM THE 24 RECOMMENDED DISTRICTS.

AND THEN AS I MENTIONED, THE COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDER GROUPS SELECTED THE FINAL FOCUS AREAS FROM THAT LIST.

SO THESE AREAS ARE WHERE WE FOCUSED OUTREACH HELD NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS AND DID INITIAL HISTORIC RESEARCH.

AND YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THESE AREAS AND THE HERITAGE PROJECT CATALOG ONLINE, NEXT SLIDE.

SO THAT'S IT.

WE ENDED UP COMPLETING NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATIONS FOR A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT SITES WITH SIGNIFICANT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.

THE GRANT REQUIRED 100% WRITTEN SUPPORT FROM ALL PROPERTY OWNERS, WHICH WE KNEW WOULD BE A STRETCH.

SO WE SHIFTED FROM NATIONAL REGISTERED DISTRICTS TO INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL REGISTER LISTINGS, UM, UH, PROMINENT SITES OWNED BY SUPPORTIVE PARTNERS, HOUSTON TILLOTSON, AND, UM, PANCAKES THAT ARE GOSA NEXT SLIDE, HOUSTON TILLOTSON UNIVERSITY IS AUSTIN OLDER OLDEST INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING.

UH, SHE MAY KNOW, BUT MAY NOT KNOW IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1875.

AND, UH, OUR ONLY HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT PIERCE BURNETT HAS BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT.

AND WE'VE BEEN REALLY LUCKY TO PARTNER WITH THEM, UM, FROM THE BEGINNING.

NEXT SLIDE TALK THAT IT GOES TO IS, IS ONE OF THE HEARTS OF THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY.

UH, IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1931 AFTER MEXICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY LEADERS HAVE BEEN PETITIONING THE CITY FOR YEARS, AND IT'S SERVED THE COMMUNITY EVER SINCE WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS REALLY LEADING THE WAY AND CHAMPIONING IT, CHAMPIONING IT AND MAINTAINING IT NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AND THAT'S IT FOR MY FORMAL PRESENTATION.

I HOPE YOU WILL CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE AGAIN.

UM, IT IS QUITE WONDERFUL AND YOU CAN ALSO READ THE NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATIONS, UM, ON THE, ON THE WEBSITE, WE, WE WILL BE SUBMITTING THOSE FORMALLY TO THE PARK SERVICE, UH, FOR REVIEW BY THEIR GRANTS DIVISION IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO WITH OUR FINAL GRANT REPORTS.

AND THEN AFTER THAT, WE'LL BE SUBMITTING THEM TO THE TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION TO GO THROUGH THE REGULAR LISTING PROCESS.

UM, YEAH.

THANK YOU.

ANY NEW QUESTIONS? WHAT A GREAT PROJECT, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT TO US.

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT THE COMMISSION CAN DO TO SUPPORT YOU? NOT, I THINK NOT AT THIS TIME, BUT WHAT, WHAT WAS REALLY EXCITING ABOUT THIS PROJECT IS THAT IT GAVE US A CHANCE TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, YOU KNOW, AND HOW WE WERE TALKING TO PEOPLE AND HOW WE WERE COLLECTING STORIES.

SO I THINK, UM, IN THE FUTURE, THINKING ABOUT, ABOUT, UM, WHAT MIGHT GET FUNDED IN A, IN A LESS BUDGET STRAPPED YEAR, THIS MAY BE AN INTERESTING MODEL TO CONSIDER, UM, YOU KNOW, CHAMPIONING AS, AS, UH, A MORE CONSISTENT INITIATIVE OR PROGRAM, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO IT BECAUSE WE HAD THIS GRANT, BUT WE USUALLY DON'T HAVE RESOURCES FOR THIS FIRST KIND OF THING.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING BACK.

UH, AND SPEAKING TO THE OLD GAME, TARA, THAT WAS MY PLEASURE.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

WE'LL CHECK OUT YOUR WEBSITE.

DO WE HAVE, UH, A

[2.B. Presentation on recently completed historic resource surveys: Historic Resources Survey for Old Austin Neighborhood Association (2020) Historic Building Survey Report for North Central Austin: West Campus, North University, Heritage, Bryker Woods, and North Hyde Park (2021)]

PRESENTATION ON THE RECENTLY COMPLETED HISTORIC RESOURCE SURVEYS? HEY, ANDREW, WHAT DO YOU MEAN COMMISSIONERS? SORRY.

UM, LEARNING HOW TO UNMUTE MYSELF.

UH, MY NAME IS ANDREW RICE.

I'M WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE, AND I WILL BE PRESENTING THE RESULTS OF THE DOWNTOWN AND NORTH CENTRAL HISTORIC RESOURCES

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SURVEYS.

UM, AND I WILL BEGIN TO SHARE MY SCREEN.

UH, SO FIRST I'LL BEGIN WITH THE DOWNTOWN HISTORIC RESOURCES SURVEY COMPLETED BY HARDY MORE INCORPORATED, A AUSTIN BASED CONSULTING FIRM.

UH, HERE'S A GENERAL TIMELINE OF THE SURVEY.

UM, THE OLD AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, ALONG WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN RECEIVED A CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT FROM THE TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION.

ADDITIONALLY, THE OLD AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION RECEIVED FUNDING FROM PRESERVATION, AUSTIN AND PRIVATE DONORS.

VOLUNTEERS AIDED IN THE RESEARCH EFFORTS AND HHM PROVIDED PRO BONO VAPOR.

UH, HERE ARE THE SURVEY BOUNDARIES FOR THE DOWNTOWN SURVEY, UM, BOUNDED BY THE NORTH SIDE, UM, ON 15TH STREET, NORTH OF MAREN SHOAL CREEK ON THE WEST SIDE, FOURTH AND FIFTH STREET ON THE SOUTH SIDE AND COLORADO STREET TO THE EAST.

UH, THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS SURVEY WAS TO LOCATE, IDENTIFY AND PHOTOGRAPH POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES, SITES, LANDSCAPES, AND OBJECTS, AS WELL AS POTENTIAL AS WELL AS POTENTIAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS WITHIN THE SURVEY AREA.

ADDITIONALLY, TO INCLUDE BOTH POTENTIAL LOCAL DESIGNATION RECOMMENDATIONS AND POTENTIAL NATIONAL REGISTER AS A NATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS, UH, THE SURVEY EFFORTS WERE COMPREHENSIVE AND DOCUMENTED ALL RESOURCES, REGARDLESS OF CONSTRUCTION DATE.

UM, THE ELIGIBILITY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALLY RECOMMENDED PROPERTIES.

UM, UH, THEY, THESE RECOMMENDATIONS DO NOT CHANGE ZONING OR INITIATE REZONING PROCESSES, UM, AND ALL APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC ZONING WILL BE SUBJECT TO FURTHER RESEARCH BY THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE AND HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION.

JARED, THE RESULTS OF THE DOWNTOWN SURVEY, UH, THE SOTO RESULTED IN 132 INDIVIDUAL RESOURCES RECOMMENDED FOR NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, DESIGNATION, UH, 65 RESOURCES RECOMMENDED FOR LOCAL DESIGNATION.

THERE'S, THERE'S ONE MISSING FROM THIS LIST THAT WAS, UH, LATER, UH, FOUND, UH, AS WELL AS TWO HISTORIC DISTRICT RECOMMENDATIONS, UH, THE BRENDAN BLOCK HISTORIC DISTRICT AND THE DOWNTOWN, I'M SORRY, THE WEST DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT.

UH, AGAIN, THESE ARE JUST RECOMMENDATIONS AND DO NOT AFFECT THE ZONING OF PAY AREA SURVEYS.

OKAY.

HERE'S THE, UH, RECOMMENDED HISTORIC DISTRICTS, UM, AREA OUTLINED BY RED AND GREEN LINES OUTLINED THE RECOMMENDED DOWNTOWN WEST DOWNTOWN AND RHD AND LHD, UH, AND THE, UH, AREA IDENTIFIED BY THE TEAL AND GREEN LINES, UH, OUTLINED THE RECOMMENDED PRE-MED RECOMMENDED BRAMAN BLOCKS AND RHD AND LHD IN THE AREAS OUTLINED IN BLUE ARE EXISTING, UH, ENTER HD BOUNDARIES.

UH, THE SURVEYS CAN BE USED IN, UH, IN MANY WAYS.

UM, CITY STAFF WILL USE THESE LOOSER, THESE SURVEYS TO RESEARCH, UM, PROPERTIES AS THEY ARE APPLIED FOR, UH, THROUGH VARIOUS PERMITS.

UH, THE PUBLIC CAN ALSO USE THESE SURVEYS, UM, AS A, UH, A TOOL TO APPLY FOR LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS, UM, USING THE, UH, INDIVIDUAL SURVEY FORMS SUPPLIED BY HHM, UH, OR TO SIMPLY MAKE MORE INFORMED DEVELOPMENT DECISIONS.

THE SURVEY WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE.

UM, AND, UH, AS SOON AS THE AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER REOPENS A FESTIVAL COPY, WE'LL BE ABLE TO BE VIEWED THERE AS WELL.

SO I'LL JUST CONTINUE ON TO THE NEXT SURVEY, WHICH IS THE NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN SURVEY.

UM, ALSO COMPLETED BY HARDY HAD, UH, ALREADY HAVE MORE, THIS SURVEY WAS FUNDED BY HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX FUNDS, UM, AND ALSO USED HHM TO COMPLETE THE FIELD WORK PORTION AND RESEARCH, UM, PORTION OF THE SURVEY IN ORDER TO PROMOTE HERITAGE TOURISM AND HELPS

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TO, UH, THE SURVEY BOUNDARIES ARE, UH, MADE UP OF VARIOUS, UM, NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AREAS, UH, INCLUDING HYDE PARK, HANCOCK PARTS OF NORTH AND WEST UNIVERSITY AND THE NORTHERN SECTION OF WINDSOR ROAD.

AGAIN, THE OBJECTIVES WERE TO LOCATE, IDENTIFY AND PHOTOGRAPH POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES, SITES, LANDSCAPES, AND OBJECTS, AS WELL AS POTENTIAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS WITH THE SURVEY AREA.

UM, THE SURVEY, UH, EFFORTS WERE CONCENTRATED ON RESOURCES BUILT PRIOR TO 1974, DUE TO THE SIZE OF THE SURVEY AREA, UH, INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH, AS WELL AS BROADER HISTORICAL CONTEXT WERE PRODUCED BY THE SURVEY.

AND AGAIN, THE RECOMMENDATIONS, UM, FOR ELIGIBILITY DOES NOT AFFECT ZONING CHANGE OR INITIATE REZONING PROCESSES.

AND ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE UNDER FURTHER RESEARCH INTERVIEWED BY HISTORY BY THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE.

AND WE'LL START WITH THAT MARK CONDITION.

UH, SO THIS IS THE RESULTS OF THE PRIMARY RESOURCES FOR NATIONAL REGISTER ELIGIBILITY.

UM, OUT OF 3061 RESOURCES SURVEYED, UH, 2,530 WERE PRIMARY RESOURCES AND OF THOSE PRIMARY RESOURCES, 2,129 ARE LOCATED WITHIN POTENTIAL NRH DS.

UH, JUST OVER 58% OF THE TOTAL PRIMARY RESOURCES SURVEY WERE RECOMMENDED CONTRIBUTING TO A POTENTIAL MARRIAGE DEED DISTRICTS.

UH, ADDITIONALLY, UH, 531 SECONDARY RESOURCES WERE SURVEYED WITH 450.

ONE OF THEM BEING RECOMMENDED CONTRIBUTING TO A POTENTIAL NR DISTRICT.

I HEAR THE LOCAL ELIGIBILITY RECOMMENDATIONS, UH, RECOMMENDATIONS WERE SIMILAR WITH 2,129 PRIMARY RESOURCES FALLING WITHIN A POTENTIAL LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICT.

UM, W WHAT WAS THE WORD DISTRICTS DO NOT INCLUDE SECONDARY RESOURCES, WHICH IS WHY THEY WERE NOT, UH, THERE WERE 11 POTENTIAL, UH, HISTORIC DISTRICTS FOUND, UH, IN, IN THE INTEREST OF TIME.

I WON'T LIST THEM.

UM, BUT YOU CAN SEE HERE, UH, THE, THE LAYOUT OF THE POTENTIAL DISTRICTS, MANY OF WHICH OVERLAPPING WITH EXISTING LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS THAT WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SURVEY, UM, AS PART OF THE FUNDING, UM, INVOLVED HERITAGE TOWARD HERITAGE TOURISM RECOMMENDATIONS, UH, POTENTIAL HERITAGE TOURISM SITES WERE GAUGED BY THE RELATIONSHIP TO TOURISM IN TAGS IDENTIFIED BY VISIT AUSTIN.

AND YOU CAN SEE THOSE HERE.

UM, ADDITIONALLY, UM, CIVIL IN THE, TO THE DOWNTOWN SURVEY, UM, THAT'S CERTAINLY WILL BE USED BY CITY STAFF AS A RESEARCH TOOL, UH, BY THE COMMUNITY AS A TOOL TO INITIATE LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS, IF REQUESTED BY THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

UM, AND FOR GENERAL INFORMATION GATHERING TOOLS FOR LAND DEVELOPERS, HISTORIANS, OR ANYONE INTERESTED IN AUSTIN'S DEVELOPMENT WORK HISTORY.

AND AGAIN, THIS SURVEY WILL BE ABLE TO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AS WELL AS IN THE HISTORY CENTER, ONCE IT IS REOPENED AFTER COVID.

UM, UH, SO I'M HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY, UH, ALSO, UH, EMILY PAINE IS ON THE LINE WITH HHM TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY, UH, JUST IN CASE IF THERE'S ANY SURVEY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS THAT THE COMMISSION MIGHT HAVE, ANDREW, THIS IS CONDITIONER MYERS, WHAT'S THE STATUS, THE NORTH CENTRAL SURVEY DONE BY CUPS, UH, THAT, UH, THAT SURVEY IS STILL, UM, PENDING, UM, UH, HOW TO MOVE FORWARD WITH, UM, WITH THE, THE CONTRACTS, UM, THAT THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION BETWEEN, UM, CONSTANT MCCLAIN AND THE CITY OF BOSTON ON HOW TO MOVE FORWARD, UM, WITH THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THAT SURVEY.

UM, SO THE DEADLINE IS NOT CLEAR AT THIS TIME, UM, BUT WE HOPE TO HAVE A CLEAR PATH AND THEN THE FOLLOWING MONTH.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

I, I SHOULD ADD THAT THAT'S, THAT'S HELD UP ON OUR END.

UH, COX MCCLAIN HAS DONE EVERYTHING VERY SATISFACTORILY TO HOLD UP THEIR END OF THE CONTRACT.

SO WE, UM, UH, THERE WAS JUST

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A MINOR ADDITION THAT WE WERE HOPING TO DO, UM, TO THEIR SCOPE OF SERVICES, AND WE'RE HOPING TO WORK FOR BEING ABLE TO DO THAT.

UM, SO WE DO HOPE TO BE ABLE TO BRING THAT PROJECT TO YOU WITH A SIMILAR PRESENTATION SOON COMMISSIONER.

YES, ANDREW, THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

I APPRECIATE WITH LIMITED TIME YOU JUST GIVE US AN OVERVIEW.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WERE AWARE, BUT ABOUT, GOSH, IT'S PROBABLY BEEN A YEAR NOW, OR MAYBE, UH, UH, AT THE END OF THE SUMMER, WE ASKED FOR AN INVENTORY IN THE CENTRAL AUSTIN OF A, UM, ANALYSIS THAT WOULD GIVE US THE PROPERTIES THAT WERE HISTORIC, BUT ON, UM, VERY PERMISSIVE ZONING DISTRICTS OR WITHIN VERY PERMISSIVE ZONING, UH, UM, DESIGNATIONS WITH THE INTENT OF, OF INDICATING A HIGH LEVEL OF POTENTIAL RISK FOR THOSE PROPERTIES.

HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO DIRECT SOME OF THAT INFORMATION? UH, I KNOW THIS, THESE SURVEYS WERE ONGOING AND IT'S NOT SPECIFICALLY WHAT YOU ADDRESS, BUT IT DOES SEEM LIKE A RATHER CRITICAL PIECE OF INFORMATION.

THIS WOULD, MIGHT BE AN APPROPRIATE PLACE TO START INTEGRATING THAT.

ABSOLUTELY.

AND, UH, WE, OUR OFFICE HAS BEEN, UM, EVALUATING THAT AND, UH, WITH FAIRBAIRN BERJON REALLY LEADING THAT EFFORT TO, TO ANALYZE, UM, UH, THOSE KINDS OF SENSITIVE AREAS, UM, SINCE HER LEAVING OUR OFFICE, UM, THAT HAS STALLED OUT, BUT IT IS DEFINITELY STILL HER.

YEAH, WELL, I GUESS IT WAS A GOOD EFFORT AND IT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING WITH, WHILE WE'RE FOCUSING SO MUCH ON THE STATUS OF THESE PROPERTIES, UM, THE, THE ZONING DESIGNATION OF THE LAND THEY'RE SITTING ON IS GOING TO BE, UH, I, I'M RATHER CERTAIN AS IMPORTANT IF NOT MORE SO THAN JUST ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE AND SOME OF THESE CASES, UH, AND, UH, AND, AND YOU, AND I CAN FOLLOW UP, UH, WITH THE, UH, PRONUNCIATION OF THE VERMONT BLOCK.

THEY'RE MUN BLACK.

ALL RIGHT.

BUT AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS, COMMISSIONER CHECK.

YEAH.

I JUST WANT TO THANK THE STAFF FOR ALL THEIR GOOD WORK ON THIS.

SEEING THESE SURVEYS COME IN AND REALLY FLESH OUT THE, THE SURVEY WORK THAT THAT'S BEEN NEEDED IN THE CITY IS GREAT TO SEE, AND THAT WITH THE HISTORIC CITY-WIDE HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS, UM, COUPLED TOGETHER REALLY FOR THE FUTURE OF LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS JUST LEAVES, UH, FOR, FOR NEIGHBORS TO GET THE WILL AND GET THE PEOPLE ON BOARD.

THE HARD WORK IS REALLY, REALLY DONE.

THE TOOLS ARE THERE THERE'S SO MUCH, SO MANY MORE TOOLS TO LEVERAGE.

NOW.

I REALLY ENCOURAGE THE PRESERVATION COMMUNITY TO GET OUT THERE AND START WORKING ON MORE LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS.

ANYONE ELSE? WELL, THANK YOU, ANDREW.

THANKS FOR THIS.

AND, UM, THANKS TO EMILY.

PAYNE IS, UH, ON THE LINE.

UM, IT LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF GOOD WORK.

A LOT OF HARD WORK WENT INTO THIS, AND WE WILL APPRECIATE THIS, UM, IN THE COMING MONTHS AND YEARS AS WE GONE HERE.

UM, IF THERE'S NOTHING FURTHER, UH, WE HAVE A PRESENTATION

[2.C. Presentation, discussion, and possible action to seek a recommendation to City Council for the Parks and Recreation Department’s preferred design scenario for the Dougherty Arts Center Replacement Project.]

AND DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION, UM, FOR RECOMMENDATIONS TO CITY COUNCIL ON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENTS, PREFERRED DESIGN FOR THE DOHERTY ARTS REPLACEMENT PROJECT.

DO WE HAVE SOMEONE TO SPEAK ON THAT KEVIN JOHNSON OR JONATHAN PEARSON ON THE LINE? PRESENTLY, CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY? YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, GOOD EVENING TO THE COMMISSIONERS.

THIS IS KEVIN JOHNSON.

I'M A PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, AND I'M JOINED BY MY COLLEAGUE FROM STUDIO ARCHITECTS, JONATHAN PEARSON.

UM, I DID WANT TO START AS WE WAIT FOR THE PRESENTATION TO COME UP ON SCREEN, JUST TO, UM, MENTION THAT THIS IS THE PRESENTATION WE'VE TAKEN TO A HANDFUL OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS SO FAR.

AND WE ANTICIPATE THAT THE INTEREST, UH, FROM THIS COMMISSION WILL BE FOCUSED ON ONE MORE SPECIFIC ASPECT OF THE PROJECT.

SO WE AIM TO MOVE PRETTY QUICKLY THROUGH THE MATERIAL, BUT ARE HAPPY TO ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS THAT COME UP.

UM, SO FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE UNFAMILIAR UNFAMILIAR WITH THE HISTORY OF THE JORDY ARTS CENTER, THE PARKS DEPARTMENT HAS LONG BEEN SEEKING A NEW HOME FOR THIS FACILITY.

UM, FOR MULTIPLE REASONS, A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, OUR DEPARTMENT COMPLETED A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND PLANNING PHASE THAT EXPLORED MOVING THE DECK ABOUT A HALF MILE AWAY ACROSS LAMAR BOULEVARD TO BUTLER SHORES.

AND FOLLOWING THAT PROCESS.

AND IN SPRING OF 2019 CITY COUNCIL APPROVED OUR DEPARTMENT TO PROCEED, UH, WITH THE RELOCATION.

BUT WE WERE ALSO ASKED TO STUDY A FEW ADDITIONAL ASPECTS OF THIS PROJECT

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BEFORE PROCEEDING INTO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.

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

SO THE PRESENTATION TONIGHT IS GEARED TOWARD HOW OUR PROJECT TEAM, UM, ADDRESS THOSE QUESTIONS.

AND IN RESPONSE, WE'VE DEVELOPED A SERIES OF DESIGN SCENARIOS, WHICH WE'LL EXPLAIN AS WE GET THERE, BUT OF THE MOST INTEREST TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION IS THAT THIS PROJECT SITE IS VERY NEAR THE EXISTING PART MAIN OFFICE.

AND SOME OF THE ALTERNATIVES THAT COUNCIL ASKED US TO EXPLORE WERE GEARED TOWARD POTENTIALLY REPURPOSING OR REMOVING THIS EXISTING BUILDING FROM THE SITE.

UM, SO WE WANTED TO BRING IT IN FRONT OF YOU AND GET YOUR FEEDBACK, AND WE'LL GIVE A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN WORK IT'S BEEN COMPLETED TO DATE.

UM, BUT WITH THAT IN MIND, WE'RE GOING TO KEEP THE OVERVIEW PRETTY QUICK, AND WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO STAY FOCUSED ON, ON THE PURVIEW OF THIS TEAM.

UH, SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

I WANT TO MENTION THIS PROJECT REMAINS IN A PRELIMINARY STATE, UM, BUT FOLLOWING APPROVAL FROM COUNCIL WHO WE PLAN TO GO BACK TO IN LATE APRIL, WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH A SCHEMATIC ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN.

WE'LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ADDITIONAL, UM, PUBLIC INPUT AT THAT POINT.

UM, SO OUR PART TEAM DOES HAVE A PREFERRED SCENARIO THAT YOU'LL SEE, AND IF THE COMMISSION FELT COMPELLED TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION OF SUPPORT OR A STATEMENT ABOUT ANY OF THE PRINCIPLES OF THE PROJECT, WE WOULD CERTAINLY WELCOME THAT AS WE HAD TO COUNSEL IN LATE APRIL.

SO I BELIEVE YOU'RE SEEING THE SITE MAPPING CONTEXT SLIDE.

IT SHOWS THE EXISTING AND PRO AND A NEW SITE FOR THE DOOR TO THE ART CENTER ON THEIR SHORES.

UM, THE PROJECT AREA IS REALLY THE CENTER OF THIS SITE, THE TWO BALL FIELDS THAT ARE ORIENTED IN THE NORTHEAST DIRECTION.

AND FOR THOSE UNFAMILIAR, THE PARDON MAIN OFFICE, IT'S RIGHT UNDER THE WORD PROPOSED ON THIS MAP.

UM, JUST SOUTH OF THE RIVERSIDE DRIVE RIGHT AWAY.

WE ALSO HAVE THE ZACK THEATER COMPLEX ANCHORING THE EAST END OF THE SITE.

AND WE'RE EXCITED FOR THE PARTNERING OPPORTUNITIES THAT COME WITH BOTH OF THESE CULTURAL ARTS FACILITIES, SIDEBAR, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AS I MENTIONED, AND THE, UH, PREVIOUS COUNCIL DIRECTION CAME IN SPRING OF 2019 AND THE, UM, THE SITE WAS APPROVED FOR US TO STUDY FURTHER.

AND THE ALTERNATIVES THAT WE WERE ASKED ARE ENUMERATED HERE, ONE THROUGH THREE, AND THESE, THESE ONE THROUGH THREE, IT'S KIND OF ALIGNED WITH THE OPTIONS THAT JONATHAN WILL WALK YOU IN JUST A MINUTE, BUT, UM, TO GIVE A QUICK OVERVIEW, THERE ARE TWO SCENARIOS FOR OPTION ONE IN WHICH THE NEW DOHERTY ARTS CENTER AND THE EXISTING PART MAIN OFFICE WOULD REMAIN ON SITE AS IT IS TODAY WITH AN ALLOWANCE FOR POSSIBLE RENOVATION OR EXPANSION IN THE FUTURE.

THE SECOND SCENARIO WE WERE ASKED TO LOOK AT WAS THAT THE PARDON MAIN OFFICE WOULD BE DEMOLISHED AND RECONSTRUCTED AS A PART OF THIS PROJECT, ALONG WITH THE NEW DOOR ARTS CENTER TO CREATE KIND OF A PART OF CAMPUS WITH THESE TWO FACILITIES.

UM, THE DEPARTMENT IS NOT FUNDED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW MAIN OFFICE.

AND THE THIRD SCENARIO IS THAT THERE WOULD BE A NEW, DIRTY ARTS CONSTRUCTED ON SITE, BUT THAT THE PART MAIN OFFICE WOULD BE REMOVED OR RELOCATED TO AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SITE, UM, WHICH WOULD FREE UP THE EXISTING FOOTPRINT FOR, UM, THE DECK FACILITY TO OCCUPY.

THERE WERE SOME OTHER, UM, ASPECTS THAT COUNCIL WANTED US TO LOOK INTO, INCLUDING PROVIDING A PARKING SOLUTION THAT MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE DISTRICT ALSO BY CONSOLIDATING SOME SURFACE PARKING ON THIS SLOT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

SO SPEAKING TO THE EXISTING PART MAIN OFFICE, LIKE I MENTIONED, UM, THE REQUEST TO SORT OF PUT THIS SITE IN PLAY WARRANTED SOME FURTHER STUDY OF ITS HISTORIC CONTEXT ON THE ORIGINAL BUILDING WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1959 BY EARL DILLARD.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? I CAN HEAR YOU.

OKAY.

UM, I'M STILL HERE.

I'LL PROCEED.

UM, SO I THINK YOU'RE SEEING THE SLIDE WITH THE HISTORIC CONTEXT FOR THE PARDON MAIN OFFICE.

UM, IT DOES HAVE A HIGH DEGREE OF ARCHITECTURAL INTEGRITY.

THERE WAS AN ADDITION, UM, A TWO STORY ADDITION ADDED ONTO THIS BUILDING IN 1976.

UM, BUT THE FACT THAT IT WAS THE FIRST PERMANENT HOME FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN PARKS DEPARTMENT, UM, REALLY MAKES IT ELIGIBLE FOR LISTING ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.

IT'S ALSO OBVIOUSLY IMPORTANT TO THE IDENTITY OF THE PARKS DEPARTMENT TO BE LOCATED CENTRALLY ADJACENT TO THE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL AND ZILKER PARK, AND JUST SO MANY ASPECTS OF THE PARK SYSTEM WITHIN THE CITY.

SO ART HAS AN INTEREST IN MAINTAINING ITS PRESENCE ON THIS SITE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS A QUICK SNAPSHOT OF THE STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT WE'VE DONE JUST AS A PART OF THIS PROJECT PHASE.

SO WE HAD MANY

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FORUMS, INCLUDING SOME SMALL GROUPS TO REALLY DIVE INTO THE SPECIFIC USERS THAT THE DOOR TO YARD CENTER, UM, BOTH FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS, UM, USERS AND ORGANIZATIONS.

WE'VE ALSO BEEN COORDINATING WITH PARTNERS WITHIN THE CITY AND OTHERS LIKE THE TRAIL FOUNDATION AND THE ZACH SCOTT THEATER.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UH, MISSION STATEMENT CAME OUT OF THIS PROCESS THAT REALLY EMERGES THE MISSION OF THE DECK TO SUPPORT ARTS ACCESS FOR ALL WITH THAT OF THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, WHICH IS TO CREATE COMMUNITY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, HERE, YOU'RE SEEING AS SITE CONSTRAINTS MAP FOR THAT CENTRAL AREA ABOUT THEIR SHORES.

UM, THE TWO BALL FIELDS THEY'RE SORT OF GHOSTED ON THIS.

UNDERLAY DID JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THE SOLID GREEN CIRCLES YOU'RE SEEING HERE ARE HERITAGE TREES, MOSTLY OAKS, UM, AND THERE THERE'S SOME WONDERFUL TREES THAT SURROUND THE PARD MAIN OFFICE THAT OBVIOUSLY WE ARE INTERESTED IN PROTECTING AND, AND CELEBRATING AS A PART OF THIS PROJECT.

UM, THERE ARE ALSO SOME VERY SIGNIFICANT COTTONWOODS ON THIS CHART ON THIS SITE, SOME OF WHICH ARE TOWARD THE END OF THEIR LIFE, BUT, UM, WE, WE WANT TO DESIGN AROUND THOSE TREES, THAT PINK AND PURPLE LINES THAT YOU'RE SEEING THAT SORT OF TRANSVERSE THE SITE ARE VARIOUS UTILITY EASEMENTS.

AND SO YOU GET AN INDICATION THAT THERE ARE KIND OF TWO NATURAL FOOTPRINTS TO BUILD IN THIS AREA THAT ARE RELATIVELY FREE OF CONSTRAINTS.

ONE IS TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST EDGE OF THE SITE, KIND OF TUCKED UP AGAINST THE ZACH SCOTT THEATER.

THE OTHER IS MORE IN THE NORTHWEST DIRECTION, A LITTLE BIT CLOSER TO THE TRAIL AND LAKE.

AND WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO HAND IT OFF TO JONATHAN TO QUICKLY WALK YOU THROUGH THE FOUR SCENARIOS THAT CAME OUT OF THIS CRIME, JONATHAN.

WELL, IT SEEMS WE MAY HAVE LOST THEM.

I CAN, I CAN JUMP IN FOR HIM HERE.

UM, AND IF YOU DON'T, IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY PLEASE MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE, THAT'S TITLED FOUR OPTIONS.

IT'S NUMBER EIGHT.

UM, THIS IS KIND OF A SNAPSHOT OF EVERYTHING THAT WE WERE SHOWING IN MORE DETAIL.

WE HAVE OPTION ONE A AND ONE B SHOWN BOTH OF WHICH PRESERVED THE PART MAIN OFFICE, AS I MENTIONED, I'M SORRY, I'M JUST GETTING A NOTE FROM JONATHAN HERE THAT HE'S HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE MUTE BUTTON, BUT, UM, OPTION ONE EIGHT SORT OF KEEPS THE NEW DECK FACILITY TUCKED TO THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF THE SITE WHILE OPTION ONE B LIKE I HAD MENTIONED ON THE CONSTRAINT SLIDE MOVES IT FURTHER TO THE NORTHWEST UP AGAINST THE TRAIL EDGE.

OPTION TWO IS GRADING THE PARDON ME AND INTO THE NEW DECK CAMPUS, UM, TO THE RECTANGLE ON THE BOTTOM PORTION OF THIS SLIDE IS PROPOSED TO BE A NEW PART OF MAIN OFFICE, JUST SOUTH OF THE DAC, WHICH APPROACHES THE RIVERSIDE DRIVE RIGHT AWAY.

AND THEN OPTION THREE IS ONE IN WHICH THE 1959 STRUCTURE THAT'S CURRENTLY THE PARDONING OFFICE IS REPURPOSED AND INCORPORATED IN A PART OF THE DOHERTY ARTS CENTER, UM, THAT YOU SEE IS ABLE TO SLIDE UP VERY SIMILARLY TO OPTION TWO TOWARDS THE RIVERSIDE DRIVE RIGHT AWAY.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION ON THIS SLIDE, INCLUDING ALL OF THE OTHER CRITERIA THAT WERE, UH, CRITERIA AND CONSTRAINTS THAT WE'RE WORKING AROUND ON THIS PROJECT.

BUT WE'LL SHOW YOU THOSE IN A LITTLE MORE DETAIL.

JONATHAN, ARE YOU THERE? YEAH.

CAN YOU ALL HEAR ME NOW? YES.

YES.

UH, THANK YOU.

I'M GLAD YOU CAN.

UH, SO W IF WE CAN, WE'LL JUST SHOOT THROUGH THE OPTIONS REAL QUICK.

UM, IF WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE WE'LL SHOW OPTION ONE A, WHICH IS VERY SIMILAR TO THE 2019 MASTER PLAN, UH, THAT WAS APPROVED BY COUNCIL.

AND REALLY THEY JUST APPROVED THE MOVE TO THE PUBLISHER'S LOCATION.

THEY DIDN'T NECESSARILY APPROVE, AS KEVIN HAS SAID, THE, UH, THE BUILDING ROUTE NECESSARILY, AND THEY CHALLENGED US WITH, UH, SOME OTHER ALTERNATIVES FOR HOW TO INCORPORATE THE EXISTING PART OR NOT, UH, OPTION ONE A AND I DO WANT TO POINT OUT IN ALL OF THESE, THERE'S THE SAME COMPONENTS, AND IT'S GENERALLY ABOUT THE SAME, UH, AREA FOR THE BUILDING.

IT'S JUST DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENTS, UH, BASED ON THE TREES AND WORKING AROUND THOSE EASEMENTS THAT KEVIN MENTIONED.

UM, BUT OPTION ONE A AS THE, THERE'S THE KEY THING IN IT IS THAT WE'VE GOT A BELOW GROUND PARKING UNDERNEATH THE CURRENT ZACK STOP PARKING LOT.

UH, AND THAT WOULD BE THE MAIN PARKING THAT SERVES THE DISTRICT.

UH, SO ZACK DAC, UH, AND THE PARTS.

SO, UH, EVERYONE WOULD KIND OF ACCESS IT FROM RIVERSIDE.

THERE'D BE SECONDARY ACCESS FROM, TO ME, WHICH WOULD KIND OF SERVE THE SCHOOL AND BE BACK OF HOUSE FOR THE THEATERS.

UH, IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, AND I BELIEVE KEVIN

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MENTIONED THAT OPTION ONE B IS THE PREFERRED OPTION FOR CARDS.

THIS IS THE ONLY OPTION THAT MOVES TO THE WEST SIDE OF THE EASEMENTS.

I, IT GIVES US A LITTLE MORE WORKING AREA, UM, AND LET THIS KIND OF GET CLOSER TO, UH, RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND BE AN END TO THAT ACCESS THAT SERVES THE, WE LOOK AT AS A WHOLE ARTS DISTRICT GOING ALL THE WAY BACK TO, UH, VIA PALMER AUDITORIUM OR WHILE USED TO DEPARTMENT AUDITORIUM, UH, AND, UH, THE EXISTING APPLICATION THAT THE INTERESTING THING AND OPTION ONE B IS THAT WE'RE PROPOSING AN UNDERGROUND PARKING GARAGE, UH, THAT'S UNDERNEATH THE EASTERN MOST SOFTBALL FIELD.

UH, SO HE CAN YOU SEE THE SOUTH PART OF THE SITE, UH, THAT WOULD ALL BE GREEN SPACE AS IT, UH, BUFFERS TO ME ROAD.

AND THE BUILDING WOULD REALLY BE MORE, UH, AT THE END OF RIVERSIDE DRIVE.

UH, THE TRAFFIC SURGERY WAS SEEING, UH, ALTHOUGH IT DOES LOOK LIKE IT'S IMPRESSIVELY FOR CARS, IT'S NOT ACTUALLY, UH, THE IDEA WOULD BE TO MAKE IT A MORE, UH, COMFORTABLE SPACE FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS AND MAKE THE CAR THAT KIND OF TERTIARY PART OF THAT.

UH, WE JUST HAVE TO PROVIDE SOME LEVEL OF ASSET TO THE BUILDING FOR DROP-OFF AND, UM, UH, ACCESS TO THE PARKING GARAGE, UH, NEXT BY FLEET OPTION TWO, AS KEVIN MENTIONED, UH, YOU KNOW, CARS ITSELF AROUND THOSE COURTYARDS, BUT IT DOES GET RID OF THE EXISTING PART BUILDING.

THERE WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO KEEP, UH, THE EXISTING BUILDING AND OPTION TWO WITH SOME RECONFIGURATION THE SITE.

HOWEVER, UH, IT PUTS A LOT OF PRESSURE ON THE DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS TUMI ROAD.

AND AGAIN, WE, WE ONLY HAVE SO MUCH SPACE BECAUSE OF, IS A UNDERGROUND UTILITY EASEMENT.

SO IT WOULD PROBABLY FORCE US TO MAYBE LOOK AT EVEN PUTTING A NEW FOR OUR FACILITY ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE V UH, THE NORTH SOUTHEAST MYTHS AND FIGURING OUT HOW TO RECONFIGURE, UH, POTENTIAL GARAGE ACCESS OFFICE TO ME, IF WE COULD DO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, OPTION THREE, UH, DOES INCORPORATE THE EXISTING PART BUILDING.

IT WOULD CONSIDER TEARING DOWN THE 1971 EDITION, UH, BUT WE DO WANT TO KIND OF HONOR THE EXISTING 1959 BUILDING AND CELEBRATE AS MUCH AS WE CAN WHILE INTEGRATING IT INTO THE BUILDING.

UM, THE ROOMMATES WE SEEN EXACTLY HOW WE WOULD DO THAT, BUT WE THINK IT'S POSSIBLE.

AND WE THINK IT WOULD PROVIDE KIND OF A FRONTAGE TO THAT.

UH, IF WE DIDN'T DO A PARKING GARAGE UNDERNEATH HIS ACCESS PARKING, WE THINK THAT AT LEAST THE CIVIC CLOSET WANTS TO GO THERE.

SO WE WE'D REMOVED THE SURFACE PARKING THAT'S THERE AND THEN COME BACK WITH A CIVIC PLAZA.

AND BY THE WAY, I THINK THAT'S POSSIBLE IN ALL OF THESE OPTIONS.

SO IT'S NOT JUST TIED TO OPTION THREE.

UM, THIS ONE HAS, WOULD HAVE UNDER AN UNDERGROUND PARKING GARAGE ACCESS OFF TO ME THAT WOULD THE UNDER THE NEW DOC FACILITY, UH, WHICH YOU CAN SEE IS KIND OF INTEGRATED INTO PARD.

AND, UH, IT'S MAKING ITS WAY AROUND THE TREES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, AS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT ACCESS A LOT, IT'S BEEN VERY IMPORTANT TO KEY STAKEHOLDERS IN THIS, UH, PROCESS.

UH, WE KIND OF WANTED TO INCLUDE A DIAGRAM THAT SHOWS HOW YOU GET TO THE PARKING, WHERE THE POTENTIAL PARKING IS.

SO THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE SEEING AND, UH, THE KIND OF BLUE SHADED AREAS, IF THE UNDERGROUND PARKING, UH, WITH PAINT BEING, I THINK BASSLINE BEING THE PRIMARY ACCESS TO IT, UM, OPTIONS TWO AND THREE CONSIDERED IT, THE UNDERGROUND GARAGE COULD BE EITHER UNDER THAT EXISTING ZACK SCOTT PARKING OR UNDERNEATH THE BUILDING.

UH, IT'S KIND OF AN EITHER OR SCENARIO, BUT NOT THE, UM, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO WITH THAT, IT TAKES US AGAIN, BACK TO PARTS PREFERRED OPTION, WHICH IS OPTION ONE B UH, THERE'S MERIT TO ALL OF THESE, OF COURSE, BUT WE THINK THAT OPTION ONE B PROVIDES THE MOST FLEXIBILITY AND THE LEAST AMOUNT OF IMPACT TO THE EXISTING BUILDING AND THE EXISTING TREES ON SITE.

UH, IT ALSO DECOUPLES THE PARKING FROM THE BUILDING AND KIND OF GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO STREAMLINE THE DESIGN, THE CONSTRUCTION THERE, UH, AND AS WELL, IT MAINTAINS ALL OF THE EXISTING TREES ON SITE LETTER, UH, HERITAGE OR PERSPECTIVE.

UH, SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES WITH IT, UM, AND LOOK FORWARD TO KIND OF DISCUSSING SOME OF THE OTHER OPTIONS OR OTHER THINGS THAT ARE WITH IT.

SO WITH THAT, I'LL TURN IT BACK TO KEVIN, UH, NEXT SLIDE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

YOU JONATHAN, I'LL JUST SUMMARIZE AND WRAP UP BY SAYING WHEN CONSIDERING THE OPERATIONAL NEEDS FOR THE DECK FACILITY AND THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OPPORTUNITIES THAT JONATHAN JUST SPOKE AND WHEN ALSO WEIGHING POTENTIAL AND HOW WE'RE MEETING THE COUNCIL, UM, CRITERIA THAT, THAT THIS PROJECT IS SUBJECT TO THE TEAM FEELS THAT OPTION ONE D IS THE STRONGEST CANDIDATE FOR THIS.

UM, IT'S UNIQUE IN THAT IT'S THE LOAN OPTION THAT HAS A STRONG RELATIONSHIP TO THE HIKING BIKE TRAIL.

UM, AND IT HAS A PROMINENT SIDING THAT OUR TEAM FEELS WOULD BE WORTHY OF A CULTURAL ARTS COMPLEX WITHIN THE CITY.

AND OF COURSE IT IS ALSO ONE OF THE TWO OPTIONS THAT PRESERVES THE PARDON MAIN OFFICE INTACT.

SO, UH, ULTIMATELY IF THE, IF THE COMMISSION IS IN AGREEMENT WITH THE MERITS OF THE SCHEME, WE'D BE LOOKING FOR A RECOMMENDATION TO PROCEED WITH THIS DESIGN SCENARIO, BUT WE'RE

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HAPPY TO OPEN IT UP TO ANY QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS COMMISSIONER.

YES.

UM, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE PRESENTATION.

THIS IS ACTUALLY, AND THE SECOND TIME I'VE SEEN IT, UH, THE DOWNTOWN COMMISSION GOT AN IN-DEPTH, UH, PRESENTATION EARLIER.

AND, UM, AS I SAID, THEN THE, UH, LACE MY OWN OPINION IS THAT THE OPTION TWO IS A NONSTARTER DEMOLISHING THAT BUILDING, UH, THAT'S A LEGACY FROM, UM, BEVERLY SHEFFIELD AND HIS, UH, STRONG VISION IN MAKING, UH, WHAT WE NOW APPRECIATED HIS TOWN LAKE, HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THAT, UH, WHOLE AREA, UH, TO, TO SEE THAT BUILDING GO, UH, WOULD BE, I THINK WE CAN QUICKLY SAY THAT THAT'S A NON-STARTER, UM, I DO FEEL AND RESPONDED TO THE DOWNTOWN COMMISSION THAT, UM, THE BEST OPTION IS IN FACT, THE RECOMMENDED ONE B UH, IT CERTAINLY, FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE DOES THE MOST TO NOT ONLY PRESERVE THE BUILDING, BUT ITS IMMEDIATE SURROUNDING ENVIRONS.

SO THEY WOULD BE QUITE RECOGNIZED, UH, AND RECOGNIZABLE TO THOSE PEOPLE WHOSE VISION MADE THAT ALL POSSIBLE.

UM, THE FURTHER YOU GO AWAY FROM THE BUILDING, UH, AND INTEGRATED INTO A COMPLEX OF OTHER ACTIVITIES, I THINK THE MORE APPROPRIATE IT IS FOR THAT OVERALL STATEMENT OF THAT ZONE IN THAT AREA.

BUT I'M