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[00:00:03]

UH,

[Determination of Quorum / Meeting Called to Order]

LET'S GO AND BRING THIS, UH, FINALLY COMMISSION, UH, ON MARCH 23RD.

UM, TO ORDER IT SAYS 6:02 PM.

UM, QUICK ROLL CALL AND, UH, I WILL ACKNOWLEDGE OUR NEWEST COMMISSIONER COX IN JUST A MOMENT, BUT WE'LL JUST GO DO THE ROLL REAL QUICK.

UM, JUST RAISE YOUR HAND WHEN I STATE YOUR NAME.

UH, COMMISSIONER CZAR, UH, COMMISSIONER CONLEY, COMMISSIONER NEWEST MEMBER, COMMISSIONER COX, UH, COMMISSIONER FLORES, UH, COMMISSIONER HEMPEL, UH, COMMISSIONER HOWARD, UH, COMMISSIONER YANNIS, PALITO, UH, COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER, COMMISSIONER SHEA, AND, UH, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

ALL RIGHT.

AND HERE'S TRULY MR. SHAW.

AND THAT BRINGS US TO A TOTAL OF 11.

WE STILL HAVE, UH, TWO, UH, WELL, THEIR NEXT MEETING, WE MAY HAVE THE OTHER TWO COMMISSIONERS.

UH, SO WE MAY HAVE A FULL HOUSE NEXT TIME.

UH, OH, I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE, I THINK WE HAVE THAT.

YES, UH, ARE EX OFFICIO MEMBER, DON LAYTON BURWELL HERE WITH US THIS EVENING.

UM, AND WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME OUR NEWEST, UH, UH, PLANNING COMMISSIONER FROM, UH, UM, HERE AND JUST WELCOME COMMISSIONER COX.

AND, UM, I WOULD LIKE IF YOU, YES, UH, WE'RE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU, WE ALWAYS NEED, IT'S GOOD TO HAVE A FULL HOUSE.

UM, BUT I'D LIKE, IF YOU HAVE A FEW, ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE TO SAY, JUST INTRODUCTORY WISE, JUST, UM, THIS IS YOUR MOMENT.

NO PRESSURE, BUT, UH, YEAH, SURE.

UH, THANK YOU.

UH, I HAVE TO REMEMBER TO CALL YOU, UH, CHAIRMAN SHAW INSTEAD OF W WE LIVE IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO, UH, WE, WE SEE EACH OTHER AROUND QUITE A BIT, BUT, UH, BUT MY NAME IS, UH, GRAYSON.

UM, I AM THE, UH, PLANNING, UH, COMMISSIONER FOR DISTRICT 10.

I'M VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE WITH Y'ALL, UH, LOOKING FORWARD TO, TO ALL OF THE THINGS WE'RE GONNA GET OURSELVES INTO.

UM, JUST SO Y'ALL KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME.

I'M A, I'M A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER, CIVIL ENGINEER BY TRAINING.

I MANAGE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS WITH A SPECIALTY IN TRANSPORTATION AND AIRPORTS.

UM, I, UH, I WAS, UH, I KIND OF GOT MY STREET CRED WITH THE GROWTH PUD.

UM, ANYONE WHO'S BEEN HERE LONG ENOUGH FOR, OR KEEP TRACK OF CITY HALL LONG ENOUGH, UH, THEY KIND OF KNOW THE GROVE.

I LIVE ACTUALLY RIGHT NEXT TO THE GROVE.

UH, SO THAT KINDA GOT ME ALL THE EXPOSURE I EVER WANTED TO, UH, THE CITY'S ZONING PROCESS.

SO ANYWAYS, I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE, UH, AND LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING FORWARD TO EVERYTHING.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. COX.

AND, UH, WHAT I'LL DO IS I'LL SPEND A LITTLE MORE TIME, UH, COMMISSIONER CONSCIOUS FOR YOU KIND OF GOING THROUGH AS WE, LIKE, I LIKE TO EXPLAIN THE PROCESS BECAUSE IT IS CHALLENGING HERE, UH, DOING THIS VIRTUALLY.

SO FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE OUT THERE THAT ARE PART OF THE HEARINGS AND FOR YOU, I'LL KIND OF STEP THROUGH WHAT WE'RE DOING, AND PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, UH, THE FIRST OF ALL, AND I'LL GO THROUGH THE LIST OF JUST REMINDERS AND, UH, THIS IS IMPORTANT.

WE USE A COLOR CODED KIND OF, UM, THINGS TO VOTE.

EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN WAY OF SHOWING THEIR FLARE AND IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'VE GOT IT.

SO REMINDER THAT EVERYBODY, UH, HAD YOUR GREEN, RED, AND YELLOW ITEMS FOR VOTING, UH, REMAIN MUTED, UH, WHEN YOU'RE NOT SPEAKING AND RAISE YOUR HAND TO BE RECOGNIZED, UH, KEEP IT UP.

AND IF I TOTALLY MISS YOU, BECAUSE YOU GUYS ARE NOT NOW IDENTICAL ORDER, AND SOMETIMES IT'S HARD TO KEEP TRACK OF EVERYONE.

UH, JUST GO AHEAD AND USE YOUR MICROPHONE IF I'M JUST NOT SEEING YOUR HAND, UM, FOR THE PARTICIPANTS OUT THERE, STAR SIX TO UNMUTE.

UM, AND IF YOUR ITEM IS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION, UH, WE WILL, UM, YOU DON'T HAVE TO STAY ON THE LINE.

UH, YOU'LL GET AN EMAIL ABOUT 15 MINUTES OUT, UH, WHEN WE, UH, FROM WHEN WE TAKE UP THAT ITEM.

SO THE FIRST, UH, ACTIVITY, UH, FOR TODAY, UH, WE'RE GOING TO KIND OF, UM, VOTE, UH, DISCUSS AND VOTE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

AND BASICALLY, UH, IN THAT CONSENT AGENDA WILL INCLUDE THE MINUTES FROM THE LAST MEETING.

UM, AND WE'LL LOOK AT, UH, WE'LL LOOK AT A CONSENT, UM, THOSE

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PARLIAMENT AND NON-DISCUSSION ITEMS TO BE INCLUDED IN THAT CONSENT AGENDA.

UM, SO THAT'S, THAT'LL BE THE FIRST ACTIVITY, UH, THAT WE'LL TAKE ON TODAY.

SO WHAT I'M GOING TO START WITH IS IF THERE'S ANYONE THAT HAS, UH, ANY CHANGES TO THE MINUTES, UH, UPON REVIEW, ARE THERE ANY COMMISSIONERS WITH THAT, UH, HAVE CHANGES TO THE MINUTES? SO HEARING NONE, UH, WE'LL GO AND PUT THOSE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AS, UM, AS POSTED.

AND NOW I'M GOING TO,

[Reading of Agenda]

UH, ONE READ THROUGH EACH ITEM ON THE AGENDA, AND THIS WILL TAKE A LITTLE WHILE, SO, UH, WANT TO START WITH ITEMS, UH, PUBLIC HEARINGS ITEMS, B ONE, UH, THE ONE IS A PLAN AMENDMENT, AND THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

UH, THAT'S A NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONEMENT UNTIL APRIL 13TH.

IT'S THE FIRST REQUEST.

UH, THIS IS AN NPA 2021 DASH ZERO ZERO TWO ONE DOT OH ONE DOT S H PARKER APARTMENTS.

AND THIS WAS, UH, TO TAKE THAT, UM, PROPERTY FROM CIVIC TO MULTI-FAMILY.

UH, IT WAS RECOMMENDED IS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

WE HAVE B2, UH, WHICH IS THE COMPANION REZONING.

UM, AND AGAIN, THIS IS POSTPONED POSTPONE UNTIL, UH, APRIL 13TH.

AND, UH, THIS IS C 14 DASH 2021 DASH ZERO ZERO ZERO EIGHT.

THAT S H PARKER APARTMENTS.

THIS IS APPLICANT IS REQUESTING S3 NP TO END AT FOUR NPE STAFF RECOMMENDATION IS MP3 NP ITEM B3, UM, IS A DISCUSSION ITEM, UH, C EIGHT 14 DASH 2020 DASH OH ONE ZERO FOUR SPRINGDALE GREEN CODE.

AND THIS IS A T R M U C O N P AND R R NP TO PUD AND P IT IS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

AND AGAIN, WILL, THIS WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM, UH, BEFORE IS A REZONING IT'S ON CONSENT RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

SEE 14 2021 ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE THREE SEVEN ZERO SEVEN GOODWIN AVENUE.

AND THIS IS FOR CSM U N P TO CSM, UV AND P MOVING ON TO B FIVE.

THIS IS, UH, A PLAT VACATION IT'S ON CONSENT RECOMMENDED BY STAFF AND C EIGHT S DASH SEVEN TWO ZERO ZERO NINE.

UH, DAC IS THE WEST END EDITION RE SUBDIVISION OF LOTS TO A THROUGH FIVE, A IN THE RESIDENTIAL OF RE SUBDIVISION OF LOTS, ONE THROUGH 14 BLOCK, A, UH, VACATION.

AND, UM, AGAIN, RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

WE MOVE ON TO ITEM B SIX SITE PLAN COMPATIBILITY WAIVER.

WE ARE TAKING THIS UP FOR DISCUSSION IT'S SP 2020 ZERO THREE SIX FOUR C LESSON LANE, UH, VS.

AND, UM, WE'VE GOT, UH, THIS IS THE APPROVAL OF A COMPATIBILITY WAIVER FROM LVC 25, TWO ONE ZERO SIX THREE FOR DETENTION AND WATER QUALITY PONDS TO ENCROACH INTO THE TWENTY-FIVE FOOT SETBACK ON THE WEST PROPERTY LINE.

IT IS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS A DISCUSSION ITEM AND FOR ITEM D SEVEN, UM, I WANNA MAKE SURE I CAPTURED THE NOTE HERE.

UH, THIS IS UNCONVINCED, UH, AND IT'S RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS AS NOTED IN THE BACKUP.

AND THIS IS RECOMMENDED, AS I SAID, BY STAFF IT'S ITEM C EIGHT, J 2020 ZERO ZERO ONE THREE WEST BELTS COMPLAINER.

AND, UH, AGAIN, THIS IS A PRELIMINARY PLAN, SO EVERYBODY HAS SOME, I'M SORRY, I'M HEARING SOMETHING.

NOPE.

OKAY.

UH, WE HAVE ITEM B EIGHT PART APPEAL.

UH, WE HAVE, UH, APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TILL APRIL 13TH.

IT'S A SP 2019 ZERO SIX ZERO ZERO C WILDER AND STAFF RECOMMENDS UPHOLDING THE DIRECTOR'S DECISION, BUT AGAIN, WE'LL HEAR THIS ON APRIL 13TH.

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SO THOSE ARE THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.

DO WE HAVE ANY RECUSALS THIS EVENING? UH, NONE.

OKAY.

UM, DO ANY COMMISSIONERS WISH TO PULL ANY OF THE ITEMS THAT I READ OFF FOR CONSENT? OKAY.

HEARING NONE.

UH, LET'S SEE.

AND I GUESS FOR A PARTICIPANT, UM, WE GIVE THE OPPORTUNITY, UM, I GUESS SOMETIMES IF THEY'RE OUT THERE AND, UH, WISH TO PULL AN ITEM FOR DISCUSSION, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT APPLIES HERE CAUSE WE'VE ALREADY, WE'VE LINED OUT OUR SPEAKERS FOR THE, FOR THIS TIME BEING, UM, LET'S SEE.

UM, I'M GOING TO GO AND GO OVER THE ITEMS ONE MORE TIME AND THEN WE'LL, UH, CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

UH, SO WE HAVE, UM, ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, WE HAVE THE APPROVAL OF MINUTES WE HAVE.

UM, HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

WE HAVE, UM, ITEMS, UH, B ONE AND P TWO ARE POSTPONED TILL APRIL 13TH.

WE HAVE DISCUSSION IS ITEM B3 CONSENT ITEM BEFORE CONSENT.

I'M GOING TO BE FIVE.

UH, THIS WILL TAKE UP FOR DISCUSSION ON A B SIX ITEM SEVEN B SEVEN IS ON CONSENT AND ITEM EIGHT IS, UH, POSTPONE TILL APRIL 13TH.

SO DO I HAVE, UH, WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS ALL AT ONCE.

DO I HAVE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA, INCLUDING THE MINUTES FROM OUR LAST MEETING? I SEE, UH, COMMISSIONER AZHAR AND A SECOND BY COMMISSIONER SHAY.

I'M SORRY.

YOU HAVE A LATE REQUEST TO PULL SOMETHING FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA.

OKAY.

LET'S BACK UP A LITTLE, WHICH ITEM ITEM BEFORE ON GOODWIN? UH, LET ME SEE.

OKAY.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

UH, LET ME SEE.

WE DO, WE DO HAVE SPEAKERS.

OKAY.

WE HAVE, UH, THE APPLICANT PRESENT.

UH, SO YOU WANT TO HOLD THAT ONE FOR DISCUSSION? OKAY.

SO WE WERE, WE, WE'RE GOING TO, UH, PULL ITEM BEFORE, UH, FOR DISCUSSION, UH, FOR COMMISSIONER YONIS PAULINA'S REQUESTS.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WITH THAT,

[Consent Agenda]

UH, CHANGE TO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

UM, GO AHEAD ONCE AGAIN.

UH, DO I HAVE A MOTION TO OKAY.

FOR THE MINUTES AND, UH, FRAME CONSENT AGENDA AND CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING.

OKAY.

UH, COMMISSIONER IS OUR SECOND BY COMMISSIONER SHEA.

LET'S GO AND VOTE.

UH, LET'S SEE.

THAT IS UNANIMOUS.

ALRIGHT, SO THAT CLEARS OFF THE CONSENT AGENDA AND WE

[B3. Rezoning: C814-2020-0104 - Springdale Green PUD; District 3]

WILL MOVE ON INTO, UH, PUBLIC HEARINGS NOW.

AND I GUESS, UH, UH, MR. RIVERA ARE OUR SPEAKERS READY? WE'LL BEGIN WITH THE STAFF PRESENTATION.

OKAY.

WE'LL START ITEM B3, UH, WITH STAFF PRESENTATION.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

THIS IS HEATHER CHAPMAN WITH THE PLANNING AND ZONING, I'M SORRY, HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

AND I'M TRYING TO GET BACK TO THE SCREEN WHERE I WAS READING, UM, ON THIS ITEM, IT IS C EIGHT 14 2020 ZERO ONE ZERO FOUR.

THIS IS MOON AS SPRINGDALE GREEN PUD.

THE REQUEST IS TO GO FROM G R N U C O N P AND R R M P TO P V N P.

IT'S ABOUT 30 ACRES AT BASICALLY THE INTERSECTION OF SPRINGDALE ROAD AND AIRPORT, AND ALSO SOME CAPITAL METRO RAIL LINE OF WAY STAFF IS SUPPORTING THE REQUEST FOR P P THE MP.

IN ADDITION TO THE SUPERIORITY HEADINGS OUTLINED IN THE ATTACHED EXHIBITS.

AND THEN ALSO, UH, THE LATER ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION, UH, RECOMMENDATION, UH, IS SUPPORTING THE REQUESTS WITH THOSE CONDITIONS,

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AS WELL AS THE PROHIBITED USES OF AUTOMOTIVE RENTAL REPAIR AUTOMOTIVE SALES, WASHING OF ANY TYPE DROP OFF RECYCLING COLLECTION, EQUIPMENT, REPAIR EQUIPMENT, SALES EQUIPMENT, EXTERMINATION SERVICES, FUNERAL SERVICES OF COMMUNITY GARDEN, AND SERVICE STATION.

UM, AS I STATED, THIS, UH, HAS GONE TO ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION.

THEY ADDED A COUPLE MORE, UH, RECOMMENDATIONS, WHICH ARE SUPPORTED BY CITY STAFF.

AND THEN ALSO THE APPLICANT AGREES TO WORK ON MEETING LEAD AND SUSTAINABLE SITES CERTIFICATION AND INCREASING THE MINIMUM STREET YARD TREES TO AT LEAST THREE CALIPER INCHES INSTEAD OF THE STANDARD TWO.

THIS WAS A UNANIMOUS THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION.

THIS PROPERTY IS KNOWN FOR BEING PART OF THE FORMER EAST AUSTIN TANK FARM, WHICH HISTORICALLY WAS AN AREAS USED FOR STORAGE OF PETROCHEMICALS FOR SEVERAL DECADES.

AND THEY WERE FINALLY REMOVED AND ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION OCCURRED.

THIS SITE WAS REMEDIATED IN THE NINETIES THAT NOT TO A LEVEL THAT WOULD ALLOW RESIDENTIAL LAND USES ON THIS SITE.

SO ONSITE RESIDENTIAL IS, IS NOT PERMITTED PER THE LEVEL OF REMEDIATION.

SO ONLY OFFICE COMMERCIAL LIMITED INDUSTRIAL LAND USES WOULD BE PERMITTED.

THERE ARE ALSO SIGNIFICANT CONSTRAINTS BECAUSE OF WATERWAY, FLOODPLAINS AND WATER QUALITY, BUT BUFFER ZONES.

THERE'S ALSO HERITAGE TREES ON THE PROPERTY.

THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING TO DEVELOP THE PROPERTY WITH MAINLY OFFICE, BUT ALSO SOME COMMERCIAL, UH, LAND USES LIKE GROUND FLOOR COMMERCIAL.

AS I SAID, IT'S EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF SPRINGDALE AND AIRPORT, UH, RAIN ROAD RIGHT AWAY.

PART OF CAP.

METRO RIDEAWAY IS THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE PROPERTY.

UH, IN THE MANY YEARS SINCE, UH, THE SITE WAS DECOMMISSIONED AS PART OF THE TANK FARM.

AND, UM, IT'S BEEN USED FOR RELIGIOUS ASSEMBLY AUTOMOTIVE SALES.

AND HAS THESE PRIMARILY VACANT AT THIS POINT SURROUNDING LAND USES IMMEDIATELY TO THE NORTH IS SPRINGDALE GENERAL, WHICH WAS APPROVED A FEW YEARS AGO FOR S C S C O N P ZONING.

IT'S A MIX OF USES.

THERE ARE, UM, RESTAURANTS, ART STUDIOS, PROFESSIONAL, UH, OFFICES, A WIDE RANGE OF USES IN THAT DEVELOPMENT FURTHER NORTH, UH, NORTH OF SPRINGDALE GENERAL IS A RESIDENTIAL AREA ZONED SF THREE NP IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF THE PROPERTY IS BEFORE YOU GET TO THE RAILROAD.

AND, UH, TO THE INTERSECTION IS, UH, A PROPERTY WITH AUTOMOTIVE SALES.

IT'S G R M U C L N P ACROSS THE RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY OUR PROPERTIES ZONED G R N U C O N P AND P U D N P.

THESE ARE, UH, PRIMARILY MULTI-FAMILY LAND USES, BUT THERE'S ALSO A FEW OFFICE COMMERCIAL AND SOME LIMITED INDUSTRIAL USES FURTHER SOUTH IS ALL THE NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS TO THE SOUTHWEST OF SPRINGDALE STATION, WHICH IS KIND OF SIMILAR TO SPRINGDALE GENERAL, UH, THE PUD AND P SITE TO THE WEST AND MORPH OUR PROPERTIES ZONE.

THE C S N U N P C S C O M P AND F THREE AND P.

THESE ARE, UH, PRIMARILY, UH, DEVELOPED WITH MULTI-FAMILY SOME LIMITED INDUSTRIAL AND SINGLE FAMILY LAND USES.

UH, THE PROPERTY IS, UM, AGAIN, THE RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY IS PART OF THE PROPOSED METRO GREEN LINE.

THERE ARE EXISTING CAP.

METRO BUS STOPS ADJACENT TO THE SITE ON SPRINGDALE ROAD.

THIS IS WITHIN AN IMAGINE AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER AND ALONE TO IMAGINE AUSTIN ACTIVITY, QUARTER CORRIDORS.

THE APPLICANT HAS STATED THAT THEY WILL COMPLY WITH ALL THE PURE ONE HUD DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS, WHICH IS REQUIRED.

AND THEN ALSO PROVIDE PURE TWO STANDARDS.

THESE ARE, THERE'S A, AN ATTACHMENT THE EXHIBIT D THAT SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT THEY ARE PROPOSING ARE SOME GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, THREE-STAR GREEN BUILDING RATING, EXTENSIVE REVEGETATION AND RESTORATION AS ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREAS.

THEY ARE PROPOSING TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PERMITTABLE IMPERVIOUS COVER FROM 90% TO 50% AND PROVIDE TREE MEDICATION MITIGATION AT 50% MORE CALIPER, ANCIENTS THAN REQUIRED BY CODE.

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UH, THE APPLICANT WILL PAY A FEE IN LIEU OF ON-SITE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BASED ON ANY INCREASED BUILDING SQUARE FOOTAGE.

SINCE THEY, THEY CAN'T PROVIDE ON-SITE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, THEY'RE GOING TO PAY INTO THE CITY'S FUND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

UM, THE CARBON IMPACT STATEMENT IS ATTACHED.

IT OUTLINES, UH, SOME OF THE BENEFITS I JUST DESCRIBED IN SOME OF THE WAYS THAT THE APPLICANT STATES THAT THEY'RE GOING TO MEET THEIR, THEIR GOALS.

THE PRIMARY REQUEST IS TO INCREASE THE BUILDING HEIGHT FROM 60 FEET, WHICH IS LOUD IN THE BASE FUNDING CATEGORY TO 93 FEET.

THAT'S THE MAIN CRUX OF IT TO THAT COMPATIBILITY STANDARDS WOULD BE RELAXED IN SOME CATEGORIES IN TERMS OF HEIGHT, SETBACKS.

AND THEN ALSO THERE WOULD BE MODIFICATION OF CRITICAL WATER QUALITIES AND REQUIREMENTS.

THE LADY'S PLAN IS ATTACHED A CHAISE, THE PROPOSED MOVING LOCATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL TEAM, AND, UH, MORE DETAILED, UH, CODE MODIFICATION.

THAT'S OKAY.

AS I SAID BEFORE, ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION ADDED A COUPLE ADDITIONAL ITEMS, BUT, UM, THAT IS INCLUDED IN THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION.

AND THE ASK HIM AGREES WITH THOSE, UH, STAFF SUPPORTS THE REQUEST.

UH, THE LAND USES THAT I LISTED NEAR THE BEGINNING OF THIS WAS PROHIBITING.

THOSE LAND USES WAS, IS INTENDED TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF LADY'S LAND USES THAT MAY CONTRIBUTE ADDITIONAL POLLUTANTS TO THE PROPERTY LIKE AUTOMOTIVE USES IT TO NOT MAKE IT, UH, CONTINUE TO BE POLLUTED ON THE SITE.

AND THEN ALSO, UM, MIXED USE, WHICH IS CURRENTLY ON THE SITE OFFICIALLY ONLY ALLOWS RESIDENTIAL.

SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMOVE THE MIXED USE, BUT WE ALSO WANT IT TO REMOVE SOME OTHER LAND USES THAT MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR SITE WITH THIS KIND OF BROWNFIELD HISTORY, COMMUNITY GARDENS, UM, AND ELSEWHERE, UM, ANIMALS, ANIMALS WOULD BE STORED OUTDOORS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

THE HEIGHT IS THE PRIMARY CHANGE.

AND YEAH, WELL, WHEN I WAS REVIEWING MY REPORT EARLIER TODAY, I REALIZED I MADE REALLY INACCURATE MEASUREMENTS IN MY NEXT SECTION REGARDING THE DISTANCE OF THE PROPOSED STRUCTURES TO THE NEARBY SINGLE-FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD.

I, I BELIEVE I WAS MEASURING THEM OFF OF, UH, ONE OF THEM OFF OF THE WRONG, UH, STREET DISTANCE FROM THE PROPERTIES TO THE NORTH, WHICH ARE THE ONES, THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES ALONG OUR AVENUE.

THOSE ARE SEPARATED FROM THIS SITE BY SPRINGDALE GENERAL, AND THEY ARE APPROXIMATELY 400 FEET FROM THIS PROPERTY.

SO THEY ARE NOT VERY NEARBY.

AND THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS, UH, STAFF FELT COMFORTABLE WITH THE INCREASED HEIGHT IS, UM, THEY'RE SEPARATED BY A WHOLE OTHER USE.

IT BASICALLY JUST AFFECT HOW TALL THE BUILDINGS WOULD BE.

THE MEASUREMENT TO THE EAST.

I MISTAKENLY MEASURED FROM BERKS WOOD AVENUE INSTEAD OF SOUTH STATUS STREET.

THIS SITE DOES, UH, UM, BASICALLY RIGHT UP TO THE SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTIES THAT ARE ON SOFT FADO.

I DO KNOW THAT THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT DRAINAGE ISSUES IN THE AREA CITY STAFF AND THE APPLICANT AND THE NEIGHBORS I KNOW HAVE HAD LOTS OF DISCUSSIONS.

AND, UM, SOME, I BELIEVE SOME OF THE GOAL OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS PROPOSED WITH THE PUD WOULD, UH, ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE FLOODING WITH THE SULFATE OF STREET RESIDENTS.

AND SO THEY ARE THE LETTER THAT'S ATTACHED SHOWS SUPPORT FROM RESIDENTS ON THAT STREET.

THIS PROPERTY IS IN AN IMPORTANT LOCATION IN TERMS OF BEING IN AN IMAGINE AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER.

AND ALONG TO IMAGINE, IMAGINE AUSTIN ACTIVITY CORRIDORS, IT'S NOT POSSIBLE TO BE RESIDENTIAL THERE.

SO A VIABLE OFFICE COMMERCIAL LAND USE IS, IS SOMETHING THAT A STAFF SEES AS APPROPRIATE FOR THIS LOCATION.

I ALSO HAVE, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL STAFF FROM WATERSHED PROTECTION

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AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS ON SOME OF THE MORE TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTIONS IF NEEDED.

AND THAT COMPLETES MY REPORT.

OKAY.

AND, UH, THANK YOU.

AND, UH, I, AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE, UM, THE APPLICANT'S PRESENTATION AND REAL QUICK, JUST BEFORE WE START CLOCK ON THE APPLICANT, UM, I SAID I WOULD DO THIS AND I FORGOT.

SO THE PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS JUST REAL QUICKLY, UH, WE HEAR FROM STAFF, UH, AND THEY HAVE, UM, SIX MINUTES.

WE THEN MOVED TO THE APPLICANT'S PRESENTATION FOR SIX MINUTES.

UM, AND THEN, UH, WE HAVE SPEAKERS THAT ARE IN FAVOR OF THE, UM, THE ITEM AND WE HAVE SIX SPEAKERS AT THREE MINUTES EACH AND THEN AN UNLIMITED AMOUNT AT ONE MINUTE.

AND THEN FOR THOSE OPPOSED TO THE, UM, ITEM, WE HAVE THEIR PRIMARY, PRIMARY OPPONENT.

THEY HAVE SIX MINUTES, AND THEN WE MOVED TO, UH, SIX SPEAKERS AT THREE MINUTES EACH AND THEN UNLIMITED AT ONE MINUTE.

AND THEN AFTER ALL THE FOREIGN AGAINST SPEAKERS, WE HAVE THE APPLICANT REBUTTAL.

THAT'S THREE MINUTES.

WE THEN VOTE TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

AND THEN WE GO TO THE ROUND, ROBIN Q AND A, WHICH IS EIGHT COMMISSIONERS WITH FIVE MINUTES EACH.

AND SOMETIMES WE HELP EACH OTHER OUT AND TRYING TO MANAGE THAT TIME AND GET ALL OUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

UM, AND, UH, LASTLY, YOU KNOW, WE DEBATE AND THEN, SO THAT'S KIND OF THE PROCESS ON EACH ONE OF THESE PUBLIC HEARINGS.

SO WITH THAT, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND START WITH THE, UH, APPLICANTS, UH, UH, PRESENTATION.

AND WE HAVE SIX MINUTES FOR THIS ITEM.

THANK YOU.

UH, SOMEBODY WILL LET ME KNOW WHEN THE SLIDE IS UP, PLEASE.

I CAN SEE THAT COVER.

YEP.

YEAH.

MICHAEL WHALEN ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT, OUR PROPOSAL WOULD ADDRESS THIS 30 ACRE SITES HISTORY AS A TANK FARM THROUGH AN AMBITIOUS PLAN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, SUSTAINABLE BUILDING, AND LANDSCAPING, AND OTHER KEY COMMUNITY BENEFITS IN ORDER TO DELIVER ON THIS VISION, WE ARE ASKING FOR PUDS ZONING, WHICH WOULD LOCK IN THESE COMMITMENTS THAT WE ARE MAKING IN AN ORDINANCE WHILE ALSO ALLOWING US TO PROVIDE AN OFFICE PROJECT THAT IS WITHIN AN IMAGINE AUSTIN CENTER.

AND AS YOU HEARD AT THE INTERSECTION OF TWO, IMAGINE AUSTIN CORRIDORS STAFF, THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION, AND THE CLOSEST NEIGHBORS ALL RECOMMEND THIS PROJECT.

AND WE WOULD ASK FOR A FAVORABLE PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION AS WELL.

BUT BEFORE WE GET INTO THE DETAILS, I WANTED TO DISCUSS THE SITE'S HISTORY.

AS YOU KNOW, THIS WAS ONE OF THE TANK FARM SITES LOCATED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF AIRPORT IN SPRINGDALE, WHERE OIL COMPANIES STORED A NUMBER OF ENVIRONMENTALLY DAMAGING PRODUCTS.

THIS SITE, THIS IS THE SITE AS IT EXISTED IN 1940, JUST PRIOR TO BECOMING A TANK FARM, THOUGH, OVER THE SUBSEQUENT DECADES, IT WAS TURNED INTO A TANK FARM FOR OIL COMPANIES AND WAS STILL EXPANDING EVEN AS LATE AS THE 1980S, RIGHT HERE, I'LL DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO THE END OF SAUCIDO STREET, WHICH IS IN THE TOP RIGHT OF YOUR, OF THE AREA THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT.

THIS IS 1984.

AND IF WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, YOU'LL SEE THAT BY 1987, A LARGE NEW TANK HAS BEEN ADDED RIGHT NEXT TO THE NEARBY HOMES.

IN FACT, THE TANK FARM COMPANIES WERE POISED TO EXPAND YET AGAIN IN THE EARLY NINETIES, WHEN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS LAUNCHED A CAMPAIGN TO ADDRESS THESE ENVIRONMENTAL INEQUITIES, HEAD ON AND CLEAR OUT THESE DAMAGING CHEMICALS, THEY SUCCEEDED, AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, THE TANK FARMS ARE GONE TO THE SITE WAS IN PRETTY BAD SHAPE.

EVEN TODAY, AS MUCH OF THE SITE HAS BEEN REMEDIATED.

IT STILL STANDS AS THE LEGACY OF AUSTIN'S ENVIRONMENTALLY DAMAGING PAST.

I'VE GROUPED THE MAJOR ELEMENTS OF OUR PROJECT INTO THREE AREAS, ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, SUSTAINABILITY, AND OTHER COMMUNITY BENEFITS.

THIS WORK WILL BE SUPPORTED BY THE COMMERCIAL PORTION OF THE PROJECT TO SUSTAINABLY BUILT OFFICE BUILDINGS WITH STRUCTURED PARKING SPRINGDALE, GREEN WILL REMOVE THE REMNANTS OF THIS INDUSTRIAL PAST AND HELP RESTORE THE SITE'S NATURAL BEAUTY AND BIODIVERSITY.

WE WILL BE RESTORING 15 ACRES OF CREEK AND FLOODPLAIN AREAS WITH OVER 400 CANOPY TREES, OVER 2000 UNDERSTORY TREES AND SHRUBS, AND HER BASE HAS PLANTS.

AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT, THE SITE STILL HOLDS STILL HAS OLD PIPES AND CONCRETE REMNANTS FROM ITS TIME AS A TANK FARM.

AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, WE WILL BE CLEARING THESE OUT, HELPING AGAIN TO CORRECT THE SITE'S INDUSTRIAL PAST.

WE ARE ALSO COMMITTING TO A 50% IMPERVIOUS COVER LIMIT.

SPRINGDALE GREEN WILL ALSO BE ON THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATIVE LANDSCAPING TECHNIQUES PROVIDING ONE OF THE LARGEST USES OF SILVA CELLS IN THE CITY, SERVING 15 TREES.

OUR PROJECT

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WILL ALSO PROVIDE TREE MITIGATION ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT CODE OTHERWISE REQUIRES 50% ABOVE THE BASELINE.

AND THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE RESTORATION PLAN THAT I ALREADY REFERENCED.

THE NEXT THEME I'LL FOCUS ON IS SUSTAINABILITY IN TERMS OF OUR BUILDING PRACTICES, OUR LANDSCAPING AND OUR WATER QUALITY STRATEGIES.

SPRINGDALE GREEN IS PARTICIPATING IN MULTIPLE CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS THAT REQUIRE THE PROJECT TO MEET HIGH STANDARDS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES RELATED TO CONSTRUCTION, OPERATIONS, ENERGY USAGE, EFFICIENCY, AND MORE.

WE WILL BE ACHIEVING A THREE-STAR AUSTIN ENERGY GREEN BUILDING PROGRAM STANDARD, AS WELL AS LEADERSHIP AND ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN OR LEAD CERTIFICATION AND THE SUSTAINABLE SITES INITIATIVE.

WE WILL ALSO BE MEETING AT LEAST 50% OF ALL IRRIGATION NEEDS THROUGH CAPTURING RAINWATER AND AC CONDENSATE.

WITH THE USE OF LARGE SYSTEMS, WE WILL BE UTILIZING INNOVATIVE WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.

WE WILL BE MANAGING OUR ENTIRE WATER QUALITY VOLUME, 100% OF IT THROUGH THESE FORWARD LOOKING AND INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.

OUR LAST MAJOR THEME IS COMMUNITY BENEFITS.

THE VARIOUS WAYS WE ARE HELPING TO MEET IDENTIFIED NEEDS THROUGH THE, THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF THIS SITE'S PASS AS A TANK FARM, IT IS CURRENTLY RESTRICTED FROM PROVIDING ANY RESIDENTIAL USES.

SO THERE WILL NOT BE ANY HOUSING ON THE SITE.

AS MS. CHAFFIN JUST NOTED, WE WILL BE MAKING A $700,000 CONTRIBUTION TO THE CITY'S HOUSING TRUST FUND IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE, TO HELP ACHIEVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

EARLY ON, WE LEARNED THAT RESIDENTS WERE EXPERIENCING FLOODING PROBLEMS ON SOCIO STREET TO HELP ADDRESS THAT WE ARE PROPOSING AN INNER BASE AND TRANSFER FROM THE TANNAHILL CREEK TANNAHILL CREEK WATERSHED.

THAT WILL REQUIRE US TO ALMOST DOUBLE THE SIZE OF THE DETENTION FACILITIES IN ORDER TO ACCEPT ADDITIONAL STORM WATER, TO HELP RELIEVE THE FLOODING ISSUES IMPACTING RESIDENTS TODAY, URBAN TRAILS, THE CITY CURRENTLY HAS AN EXISTING URBAN TRAIL PROJECT.

THEY ARE WORKING ON JUST SOUTH OF THE, OF THIS PROPERTY.

WE WILL BE CONTRIBUTING $250,000 TO HELP THEM BUILD THAT OUT, TO BUILD OUT THAT PROJECT FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND FINALLY, WE WILL BE CONTRIBUTING $75,000 TO THE EAST AUSTIN CONSERVANCY TO HELP PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX ASSISTANCE FOR LONG TIME EAST AUSTIN RESIDENTS IN RETURN FOR THESE EXTENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS, WE ARE ASKING FOR SOME TARGETED CODE MODIFICATIONS.

THE MAJOR MODIFICATION, AS YOU'VE ALREADY HEARD IS THE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE 93 FEET OF HEIGHT WITHIN 140 FEET FROM THE CLOSEST TRIGGERING SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTY AND 70 FEET OF HEIGHT WITHIN 85 FEET OF THE CLOSEST TRIGGERING PROPERTY.

I BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE HERE THAT THE CLOSEST TRIGGERING PROPERTIES ON STREET HAVE WRITTEN A LETTER IN SUPPORT OF OUR PROJECT, WHICH YOU SHOULD HAVE IN YOUR BACKUP.

THE OTHER MAIN MODIFICATION WE ARE REQUESTING IS TO ALLOW FOR A LIMITED INCREASE IN THE WIDTH OF THE TRAIL ALLOWED WITHIN THE CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE.

FINALLY, WE ARE ASKING TO CODIFY SEVERAL ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS TO THE PROJECT.

WE ARE SIMPLY ASKING THAT THOSE BE CONFIRMED AND LOCKED DOWN IN THE PUTT ITSELF.

SO I BELIEVE THAT I PUT FORWARD A THOUGHTFUL PROJECT WITH EXTENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS TO HELP TAKE ANOTHER STEP TOWARD CORRECTING FOUR MAJOR MISTAKES FROM AUSTIN'S PAST THE CITY RECOMMENDS OUR PROJECT.

THE CLOSEST NEIGHBORS ON SOUTH SADO STREET HAVE WRITTEN TO YOU IN SUPPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION VOTED UNANIMOUSLY IN FAVOR OF IT.

WE WOULD REQUEST THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION ALSO TO RECOMMEND OUR PROJECT TO THE CITY COUNCIL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I GUESS, JUST FOR CLARIFICATION, I'VE GOT SOME NAMES HERE.

UM, AND I THINK, UH, UH, D ELLIA, UM, ARE YOU JUST, UH, HERE FOR QUESTIONS OR ARE YOU HERE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR? YES, I'M HERE.

I WOULDN'T MIND MAKING A FEW BRIEF REMARKS IF THAT'S, IF THAT'S ACCEPTABLE.

OKAY.

UM, HI, MY NAME'S JANETTE DALEA, UM, I'M THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR J PAUL COMPANY, WHICH OWNS THE SITE AND IS PUT FORWARD TO SPRINGDALE GREEN VISION.

YOU'VE HEARD FROM MICHAEL WEIL IN ABOUT THE DETAILS OF WHAT WE PUT FORWARD, BUT I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF HOW WE GOT HERE.

WE FOUND THIS SITE OVER A YEAR AGO, AND ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS WE LEARNED ABOUT IT WAS ITS HISTORY AS A TANK FARM AND THE WAY THAT HISTORY IMPACTED BOTH THE SITE ITSELF, AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY.

SO THAT WAS OUR STARTING POINT.

AND FOR, FROM EARLY ON, WE STARTED THINKING THROUGH WAYS WE COULD ADDRESS THE SITE HISTORY AND CHALLENGES TO PROPOSAL YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY IS A RESULT OF THAT EFFORT.

IT'S BEEN AN ITERATIVE PROCESS.

WE'VE WORKED CLOSELY WITH CITY STAFF, AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY.

AND WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF WHAT WAS PUT FORWARD.

WE HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE TAKING ON COMPLICATED

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PROJECTS, BUT WITH SPRINGDALE GREEN, I ALSO BELIEVE THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO TURN A NEW LEAF FOR THIS SITE AND TO DO SO IN A WAY THAT'S SENSITIVE TO THE COMMUNITY'S NEEDS.

WE STARTED MEETING WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE SURROUNDING RESIDENTS VERY EARLY ON TO GET THEIR FEEDBACK.

AND WITH PEDS ZONING, WE'D HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD THAT NEIGHBORHOOD FEED BACK DIRECTLY INTO THE PROJECT, ESPECIALLY WITH HELPING IMPROVE THE PRE-EXISTING FLOODING ISSUES THAT OUR NEIGHBORS ALONG SOFRITO STREET HAD BEEN FACING.

SO I'M VERY PROUD OF THE PROJECT AND WHAT WE'RE PRESENTING TO YOU TODAY.

IT'S BEEN A COMPLICATED PROJECT TO WORK ON, BUT ALSO A COMPELLING ONE.

AND I APPRECIATE YOUR CONSIDERED FEDERATION.

THANK YOU, CHAIR, VICE CHAIR AND COMMISSIONERS.

OKAY.

AND I THINK, HELLO.

HI HEARING PEOPLE WHO IS THIS? YES, THERE WAS THIS STAR SIX CHAR YOU JUST HEARD FROM MS. ELLIA.

YES.

OKAY.

UM, SO I THINK, I, I DIDN'T KNOW IF, UH, WE HAD THE NEXT SPEAKER SPEAKING YET.

UH, SO MICHAEL GOT DANNY IS AVAIL FOR QUESTIONS NOW.

I THINK WE'LL MOVE TO DANIEL WOODRUFF, STAR SIX AND MUTE CHAIR.

THIS IS MICHAEL WHALEN.

I DON'T BELIEVE HE'S HERE TONIGHT.

OKAY.

UH, I HAVE NEXT, UH, HARRISON HUDSON, ARE YOU AVAILABLE? THIS IS HARRISON.

I'M AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS AS THE CIVIL ENGINEER ON THE PROJECT.

I'M ALSO HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY ENVIRONMENTAL OR ENGINEERING QUESTIONS AS NEEDED.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THAT, THAT HELPS.

AND NOW, UM, LET'S GO AHEAD AND MOVE TO THE, UM, LIST OF THOSE OPPOSED.

WE HAVE OUR FIRST AND ONLY SPEAKER, UM, BEN RAMIREZ, UH, STAR SIX TO UNMUTE.

ARE YOU THERE MR. RAMIREZ? HELLO.

OKAY.

WE HEAR YOU.

OKAY.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS BEN RAMIREZ AND I'M A MEMBER AND REPRESENTATIVE OF GO VALLEY JOHNSON, TURF NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, CONTACT TEAM, AND ALSO A MEMBER OF THE SPRINGDALE AIRPORT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORTS THE PROPOSED PUD FOR 10, 11, AND 10 17 SPRINGDALE ROADS AT THE CURRENT ZONING HEIGHT OF 60 FEET AND OPPOSES THE PROPOSED HEIGHT CHANGE TO 93 FEET.

WE, THE COMMUNITY FEEL THE ADDITIONAL HEIGHT IS, UH, INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE SURROUNDING LAND USES.

THERE IS NOTHING REMOTELY CLOSE TO THE HEIGHT ANYWHERE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

WE ARE CONCERNED THAT APPROVING A 93 FOOT STRUCTURE WILL SET AN UNWANTED PRECEDENT FOR FUTURE DEVELOPERS AT THIS HEIGHT OR HIGHER.

THIS PROJECT IS ALSO AN OFFICE DEVELOPED AND NOT HOUSING, WHICH OUR COMMUNITY DESPERATELY NEEDS.

THERE ARE CURRENTLY FOUR OFFICE PROJECTS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAVE EITHER BEEN RECENTLY COMPLETED AND ARE IN CONSTRUCTION.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE COMMUNITY BENEFIT OFFSETS THE DAMAGE THAT IT WILL CREATE ON OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS WITH THIS TYPE OF PRECEDENT BEING SET, WHICH IS WHY THE PLANNING COMMISSION RECEIVED EMAILS OF OPPOSITION TODAY FROM PETE RIVERA, REPRESENTING SAUNA, UM, THE GO VALLEY JOHNSON PISS NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, CONTACT TEAM, GILBERT RIVERA FROM ROAD, THE ROSEWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD AND MICHAEL FLOYD AND OFFICER FROM SANA HAVE ALL WRITTEN OPPOSITION LETTERS TO THE COMMISSION OPPOSING THE 90 FOOT HEIGHT INCREASE.

I ALSO WANT TO NOTE THAT MICHAEL WHALEN ALSO PRESENTED TO THE EAST MLK CONTACT TEAM AND HAS PRESENTED NO SUPPORT LETTER FROM THEM.

AS I UNDERSTAND IT, HE HIKED IS A MAJOR ISSUE FOR THE MAJORITY, NOT THE MINORITY.

I ONLY SEE A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE FROM SALSEDO STREET AND, AND PETE RIVERA WROTE A PERSONAL LETTER ASIDE FROM SAUNA IN SUPPORT OF THIS.

I AM HERE REPRESENTING THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE AND NOT AN INDIVIDUAL OPPOSING THE HEIGHT INCREASE TO ABOUT TWICE AS HIGH AS THE HIGHEST BUILDING IN THE VICINITY.

WE STRONGLY URGE THAT THIS PROPOSAL BE APPROVED ONLY IF IT RETAINS THE 60 FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT AND OPPOSED THE PROJECT AT THE PROPOSED 90 FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT.

THERE HAS TO BE ANOTHER WAY OR SOME TYPE OF ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS OR ENTITY TO HELP OR PARTNER WITH THE DEVELOPER IN ORDER TO CREATE A GOOD USABLE SPACE AND RESTORE THE AREA ENVIRONMENTALLY WITHOUT SETTING

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THIS TYPE OF PRECEDENT.

I, THIS IS SHORT BUT SWEET, BUT I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND YOUR SERVICE TO OUR GREAT CITY.

I AM HERE TO REPRESENT THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS AROUND THIS PROPERTY.

AND I SAID, WE ARE THE MAJORITY, NOT THE MINORITY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND YOUR TIME.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? UH, LEILA, WE MAY, WHEN WE DO OUR CNA, UH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, AND NOW WE'LL, UH, HAVE, UH, THREE MINUTES FOR THE APPLICANT REBUTTAL.

THANK YOU.

UH, MICHAEL WHALEN ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT.

AND, UM, I WANT TO CALL SO PUBLICLY THANKED, UH, MR. RAMIREZ, YOU KNOW, HE, AND I HAVE OBVIOUSLY TALKED ABOUT THIS AND I APPRECIATE THAT BECAUSE I THINK THAT'S, UH, MAKES FOR A HEALTHIER, UH, UH, EFFORT ALL AROUND.

UM, AND I KNOW THAT THE EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING IS I THINK, UH, FAVORABLE FROM, UH, MR. RAMIREZ PERSPECTIVE, UM, AND, UH, EXCEPT FOR THE HEIGHT, WHICH, UH, IS BEING REQUESTED IN PART TO, UH, ALLOW FOR THE, UH, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL ECOLOGICAL, UH, AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS THAT ARE BEING ADDRESSED AND, UH, PROVIDED FOR THE, UH, A SUGGESTION THAT WE COULD DO RESIDENTIAL HERE.

AND IT MIGHT, I MIGHT NOT HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB BEFORE OF SHARING THE DEED RESTRICTIONS AND THE TCQ RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO THE PROPERTY, BUT ONLY COMMERCIAL AND OFFICE USE ARE ALLOWED.

UH, RESIDENTIAL, AGRICULTURAL AND GROUND WATER USES ARE NOT ALLOWED, UH, ON THE PROPERTY.

AND, UM, IN TERMS OF SETTING A PRECEDENT, I WOULD KNOW THAT THE, SIR, WE'VE GOT A RAILROAD TRACKS TO THE EAST.

I KNOW THERE'S A NEIGHBORHOOD ON THE OTHER SIDE, GOT AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF FLOODPLAIN, UH, TO THE SOUTH OF US, BETWEEN US AND, UH, THERE'S AN AUTO SALES AND THEN WHICH IS PRIMARILY FLOODPLAIN AND THEN AIRPORT BOULEVARD ACROSS THE STREET.

YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR IN A MOMENT, UH, YOUR AGENDA FOR IS GOING TO IS A VERTICAL MIXED USE PROJECT ACROSS SPRINGDALE.

AND THEN WE HAVE SPRINGDALE GENERAL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF US.

SO SINCE WE'RE IN AN IMAGINE AUSTIN CENTER, UH, AND WE ARE REALLY, UH, LEANING INTO CHANGING AND BREAKING FROM THE ENVIRONMENT, THE TANK FARM HISTORY IN A MEANINGFUL WAY, UH, TO ALLOW FOR THE HEIGHT, UM, TO ACHIEVE THESE BENEFITS, ALL OF THESE BENEFITS, UH, I THINK, UH, IS, UH, JUSTIFIED.

AND I DON'T THINK WHEN YOU SET THE BAR AS HIGH AS WE HAVE, THAT YOU ARE IN ANY WAY, SETTING A PRECEDENT THAT IS GOING TO, UM, UH, BE FOLLOWED, GIVEN ALL THAT WE'VE DONE.

AND BASICALLY HEIGHT IS THE MAJOR ASK.

IT'S THE ONLY MAJOR ASK AND NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE AT JUST 60 FEET.

WE ALREADY HAVE 60 FEET.

UM, AND IMPORTANTLY, THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IMMEDIATELY IMPACTED IT.

SO I SAY TO THOSE RESIDENTS THAT ARE CLOSEST HAVE IN FACT WRITTEN A LETTER OF SUPPORT INDEED BECAUSE OF THE MEANINGFUL, UH, UH, EFFORT THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE BRINGING TO MANAGE AND ALLEVIATE, UH, SOME FLOODING THAT IS OCCURRING ON SAUSALITO.

UM, BUT WITH THAT, I'M ALSO AVAILABLE AS OUR, AS YOU HEARD SEVERAL OTHER PEOPLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

SO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, SO DO I HAVE A VOTE TO CLO, UH, MOTION TO CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING, UH, COMMISSIONER NFL SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER ON, UH, SHOW ME YOUR CARDS, WHATEVER YOU HAVE ARE, UH, UH, THAT'S UNANIMOUS.

OKAY.

NOW WE MOVE ON TO, UM, OUR ROUND ROBIN.

SO WE HAVE EIGHT, EIGHT SPOTS, UM, AND FIVE MINUTES EACH FOR THOSE EIGHT COMMISSIONERS THAT HAVE QUESTIONS, UH, JUST A QUICK REMINDER, UH, LET, UH, THE AUDIENCE KNOW WHO YOUR QUESTION IS FOR WHETHER IT'S STAFF, THE APPLICANT OR, UM, NEIGHBORHOOD, UH, JUST BE CLEAR ON WHO YOU WANT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THAT WAY WE CAN, UH, USE THE FIVE MINUTES, UM, USE IT WELL.

SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

WHO, UH, FIRST COMMISSIONER WITH A QUESTION I'M LOOKING AROUND, UH, COMMISSIONER, UH, COPS.

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YEAH, MY FIRST QUESTION, UH, I THINK IS PROBABLY FOR STAFF.

UM, AND I'M JUST CURIOUS, I WAS TRYING TO LOOK UP AND DOWN AIRPORT BOULEVARD TO SEE WHAT THE OTHER NEWER BUILDINGS LOOK LIKE.

AND THE TALLEST THING I COULD FIND WAS ACTUALLY IN MUELLER, WHICH WAS FOUR STORIES.

AND I'M CURIOUS IF STAFF KNOWS OF ANY OTHER DEVELOPMENTS OR ZONING ALONG AIRPORT BOULEVARD, OR JUST IN THE VICINITY OF THIS PROJECT THAT HAVE A 90 FOOT HEIGHT ALLOWANCE ON IT.

SURE.

HEATHER CHAFFIN HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT DOES, THERE ARE NO OTHER, UH, BUILDINGS IN THE 90 FOOT RANGE BECAUSE MOST CITY OF AUSTIN ZONING CATEGORIES TOP OUT AT 60 FEET.

UM, SO THE, THERE ARE A FEW CATEGORIES HIGHER THAN 60 FEET, UM, , WHICH IS HIGH DENSITY MULTI-FAMILY AND THEN CBD DMU DOWNTOWN AREA, UM, MAJOR INDUSTRIAL IT'S HEIGHTS ABOVE 60 FEET ARE PRETTY MUCH THE CAP, UM, UH, CROSS MOST OF THE CITY.

THE CLOSEST I CAN THINK OF TO THIS IS A VERY DIFFERENT SITE IS, UH, SOME OF Y'ALL KNOW IT AS THEN GARDEN.

IT'S THE FORMER MOTOROLA SITE ON THE EAST SIDE OF ONE 83 IT'S IT'S NOT REALLY COMFORTABLE.

AND IT WAS RECENTLY APPROVED FOR VERY, VERY SIGNIFICANT HEIGHTS.

IT'S A REDEVELOPMENT OF THE, OF AN OFFICE INDUSTRIAL CAMPUS FROM A LONG TIME AGO.

NO, THERE, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE ANYTHING ABOVE 60 FEET FOR, FOR QUITE A WAYS AROUND HERE AND, AND ALSO FOR STAFF, UM, FROM WHAT I CAN TELL IN THE RESTORATION PLAN AND OPEN SPACE PLAN THAT ACTUALLY SHOWS THE LAYOUT OF THE BUILDING, BUILDING B IS ONLY BETWEEN 102 HUNDRED FEET, UH, FROM, FROM THE NEAREST RESIDENCE, IS THAT CORRECT? AND BUILDING B IS STILL SLATED FOR SIX STORIES TALL.

UH, THAT IS WHERE I HAD MADE MY MATH ERROR ON MEASURING THE DISTANCE ON THAT.

BUT, UM, I THINK MR. WAYLON HAS A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL.

HE, THEY, IN THE, IN THE REQUEST AS I'VE BEEN PROCESSING, IT WAS TO MODIFY THE COMPATIBILITY STANDARDS TO ALLOW UP TO THE 93 FEET IN HEIGHT.

BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE, UH, THE APPLICANT IS NOW NOT REQUESTING THAT GRADE OF HEIGHT AT THAT LOCATION.

I BELIEVE HE SAID, UM, 75 FEET OF HEIGHT AT THAT LOCATION, BUT I'M NOT SURE I'D HAVE TO DEFER THAT TO HIM, BUT YES, THEY, THEY ARE IN PRO ABOUT A HUNDRED, SOME ODD FEET AWAY FROM BUILDING B.

YEAH.

WELL, I GUESS THAT, THAT, THAT GOES INTO THE, UH, THE, A GOOD SEGUE INTO MY QUESTION FOR THE APPLICANT, WHICH IS, UM, ARE ALL THESE BUILDINGS INTENDED TO BE SIX STORIES TALL? OR ARE YOU GONNA STEP IT UP IN HEIGHT AS YOU GET CLOSER TO SPRINGDALE ROAD AND FURTHER AWAY FROM THE RESIDENCE, UH, MICHAEL WHALEN ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT.

THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION, UM, AS IS REFLECTED IN THE SAUCE CEDA RESIDENCE LETTER, WHICH IS NEAR THE VERY BACK OF THE, UH, STAFF BACKUP.

THE, IT IS A STEP UP FROM THERE A PARTICULAR LOCATION IT'S AT FIVE STORIES, AND THEN AT FIVE STORIES WITHIN 85 FEET OF THEIR PROPERTY, THE CLOSEST TRIGGERING PROPERTY, RIGHT ON RIGHT AT THE CORNER THERE, AND THEN STEPS UP TO SIX STORIES AT 140 FEET AWAY FROM, UH, THE CLOSEST NEIGHBOR, UH, AND WILL BE SIX STORIES AND BUILDING A SIX STORIES SINCE IT'S MUCH FURTHER AWAY FROM THOSE RESIDENTS AND, UH, THE RESIDENTS THAT ARE, UH, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF SPRINGDALE GREEN AND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RAIL RAILROAD TRACKS TO THE EAST, HOW TALL IS BUILDING BE THE SAME, IT'S BUILDING BE THE ONE THAT'S CLOSEST TO, SO I'D SAY TWO IS 75 FEET AT EIGHT, WITHIN 85 FEET OF THE CLOSEST TRIGGERING PROPERTY.

AND THEN AT 140 FEET AWAY, IT BOUNCES UP TO THE 93 FEET TO SIX STORIES.

AND THEN MY LAST QUESTION IS, UM, I, I'M LOOKING AT THE OPEN SPACE PLAN, WHICH LOOKS LIKE IT HAS THIS PRETTY NEAT SPROUT SYSTEM RUNNING THROUGH THE, THE RESTORED PART OF THE SITE.

UM, BUT I DON'T SEE ANY TRAIL CONNECTIONS AT ALL TO THE ADJACENT NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND I'M JUST WONDERING WHY THAT IS.

AND IF, IF THERE'S A PLAN TO ACTUALLY CONNECT UP THE NEIGHBORHOODS TO THAT, THEY'VE GOT ACCESS TO THIS OPEN AREA, UH, MICHAEL WHALEN ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT, THE, UM, BECAUSE

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UNDER THE TCQ STANDARDS, NO RESIDENTIAL IS ALLOWED THAT INCLUDES NO PUBLIC PARK LAND, UH, WHICH IS WHY THERE IS NOT THAT CONNECTION.

UM, WE HAD ALSO HOPED THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO DO A TRAIL ALONG THE RAILROAD TRACKS, AND THAT TOO WAS REJECTED BECAUSE OF THE RESTRICTION BY THE TCQ, WHICH IS WHY WE MADE THE $250,000 TO HELP FROM BOMB ROAD TO AIRPORT, UH, UH, ON THE URBAN TRAILS.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

OKAY.

SO I HAVE A QUESTION, I GUESS I'LL START WITH, UH, MR. WAYLAND.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, A LOT, YOU KNOW, AND WE HEARD A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT AND, BUT I WANT IT, YOU KNOW, I'D LIKE TO GET A BETTER PICTURE OF WHAT THE ALTERNATIVES ARE, RIGHT.

SO WHAT IS, IF WE DIDN'T GET THIS HUD ZONING, WHAT IS IT THAT COULD BE PLACED THERE? RIGHT.

CAUSE I HEARD SOMETHING WITH THE, UM, YOU KNOW, WITH THE 60 FOOT HIGH, BUT AT THE SAME TIME THE IMPERVIOUS COVER IS, I GUESS, I DUNNO W I FORGOT WHAT YOU MENTIONED, BUT IF YOU CAN TELL ME, TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT COULD BE PLACED THERE RIGHT NOW.

AND, UM, IF, IF WE, IF YOU DIDN'T GET THIS, WHAT WOULD SOMEBODY BUILD THERE AND WHAT WOULD WE POTENTIALLY LOSE OUT ON? UM, YOU KNOW, IF YOU CAN TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT, JUST SO WE CAN KIND OF LIKE W WHAT WE'RE, WE'RE ACTUALLY PICKING.

YEAH.

UM, MICHAEL WHALEN ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT.

UH, SO THE BASELINE, WHICH IS USED TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH, UH, AFFORDABLE HOUSING DOLLARS WILL BE USED IS GR BASED ZONING.

THAT'S THE BASE ZONING.

UH, THE RR WOULD BE PART OF OUR SITES, SO THAT DOESN'T TRIGGER COMPATIBILITY BECAUSE IT'S WITHIN OUR SITE, THE RR PORTION, THE, AND ITS FLOODPLAIN, WE DETERMINED THAT APPROXIMATELY 674,000 SQUARE FEET COULD BE BUILT ON THE SITE, IN THE AREA THAT'S OUTSIDE OF THE FLOOD, PLAIN.

AND, UH, UH, IT WOULD BE GREATER THAN 50% IMPERVIOUS COVER.

I'M NOT SURE THE EXACT AMOUNT WE CAN GO UP TO 90%.

UH, BUT THE FLOODPLAIN AREA IS YOU CAN SEE IS FAIRLY LIMITING IN TERMS OF WHERE YOU CAN BUILD.

SO WE'D BE UP WHERE WE ARE NOW, BUT IT WOULD, UH, YOU KNOW, BE A, A SHORTER BUILDING, OBVIOUSLY, UH, FIVE STORIES AND 674,000 SQUARE FEET.

OKAY.

BUT THEN WE WOULDN'T HAVE ANY OF THE RESTORATION.

SO IT'S, I MEAN, SO IT SEEMS LIKE IMPERVIOUS COVER MIGHT GO UP A LITTLE BIT.

I'M SORRY.

I'M SORRY.

I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION.

YEAH.

SO THAT'S OUR CURRENT ZONING.

SO WE WOULD JUST GO AND DO THAT RIGHT NOW.

THERE WOULD BE, WE WOULDN'T DO ANY AT ALL.

EVERY, EVERY MY ENTIRE PRESENTATION WOULD NOT EXIST.

IT WOULD JUST BE A ZONING.

WE WOULDN'T EVEN BE SEEKING ZONING.

WE DO A 60 FOOT TALL BUILD OFFICE BUILDING, UH, WITH REGULAR STORMWATER DETENTION.

UH, AND THERE'D BE NO NEED TO DO THE RESTORATION PLAN OR ANY OF THE OTHER THINGS WE MIGHT DO SOME OF IT, UH, UH, BUT WE WOULDN'T, UM, I DON'T, I DON'T, I DON'T WANT TO DO THE, THE THING I'M REALLY WE'RE OFFERING.

OKAY.

AND THEN WE WOULDN'T GET ANY OF THE FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND FOR THE CONSERVANCIES.

AND, UM, ANY OF THOSE THINGS NOW, UM, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR STAFF.

SO, UM, CAN YOU TELL US, IS THERE, I MEAN, USUALLY LIKE WHEN WE SEE, IMAGINE AUSTIN QUARTERS, LIKE, YOU KNOW, COME TO AN INTERSECTION, WE'VE ALWAYS LOOKED AT THOSE AS LIKE HUBS, RIGHT.

DIFFERENT PLACES FOR THE CITY.

WHEN, WHEN TWO OF THESE MAJOR THINGS COME TOGETHER, THEY'RE OPPORTUNITIES TO CREATE, UH, LIKE COMMERCIAL CENTERS AND DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT.

UM, IS, IS THERE ANYTHING PLANNED FOR, THIS IS, THIS IS THIS AREA, HAS THIS AREA BEEN IDENTIFIED SINCE IT IS AN INTERSECTION OF TWO, YOU KNOW, AS AN, AS AN EMPLOYMENT CENTER AND ALSO THE INTERSECTION OF TWO MAJOR, IMAGINE AUSTIN CORRIDORS, UM, IS THERE ANY PLANNING OR SHOULD THERE BE, IS IT ONE THAT, UM, SHOULD BE CONSIDERED? I MEAN, WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THINGS LIKE THIS? BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW IT SOUNDS LIKE IF WE HAVE, IMAGINE AUSTIN, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE TRYING TO DO, BUT THEN WE HOLD OURSELVES TO, WELL, CODE JUST SAYS, YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE STUCK AT 60 FEET.

THEN WHAT'S THE POINT OF ALL THIS PLANNING AND EVEN TALKING ABOUT QUARTERS, IF WE'RE GOING TO BE JUST HELD AT THE, YOU KNOW, AT, AT, AT THE, THE THING THAT'S PULLING US BACK VERSUS CONTINUING TO ENVISION, LIKE IMAGINE AUSTIN, UH, WANTS US TO, SO STAFF, CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THAT, THAT PROCESS? AND IS THIS ONE THAT, YOU KNOW, POTENTIALLY IS ONE THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED, UH, HEATHER CHASON HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

I CAN'T

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REALLY SPEAK TO ANY PROPOSED FUTURE PLANNING EFFORTS, AS HE SAID, THIS IS IDENTIFIED AS A NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER IN IMAGINE AUSTIN, AND THERE IS TEXTS.

AND IMAGINE AUSTIN DESCRIBING THE INTENT FOR THAT BEING AN AREA WITH, UH, YOU KNOW, CONNECTION AND COMMUNITY AND EMPLOYMENT AND THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.

AND AGAIN, THE ACTIVITY CORRIDORS, SIMILARLY HAVING GOODS AND SERVICES AND, UM, TRANSIT AND VARIOUS OTHER CONNECTIONS IN THE AREA.

BUT THIS, THE CITY IN RECENT YEARS, WE HAVE DONE NEIGHBORHOOD PLANS.

WE'VE DONE CORRIDOR PLANS.

WE'VE DONE, UM, ALL SORTS OF LITTLE, UM, FOCUSED PLANNING EFFORTS.

I DON'T KNOW OF ANYTHING THAT IS ON THE BOOKS FOR THIS AREA RIGHT NOW, JUST THAT, UM, WE ARE FOCUSING ON TRANSIT AREAS AND CORRIDORS FOR FUTURE PLANNING EFFORTS.

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF REZONING IN THIS AREA RECENTLY, UM, DIAGONALLY ACROSS THE STREET TO THE SOUTHWEST IS A CASE THAT JUST RECENTLY HAD A FEE ADDED TO IT.

AND, UM, AS YOU ALL ARE ALL AWARE, THE AREA IS CHANGING A LOT.

AND, UM, AT THIS POINT, AS YOU SAID WITH CODE, WE DON'T HAVE AN AVENUE TO GO GREATER IN HEIGHT, UH, IN THIS AREA EXCEPT FOR TIME.

OKAY.

SO, UH, UH, THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE, UH, COMMISSIONER HEMPEL.

DID YOU PHRASE YOUR HAND EARLIER? NOPE.

OKAY.

SO WE HAVE A THIRD COMMISSIONER WITH QUESTIONS, UH, COMMISSIONER AZAR, THANK YOU, CHAIR, STAFF.

AND I FEEL LIKE THIS QUESTION IS FOR YOU, CAUSE I THINK YOU MENTIONED IN YOUR PRESENTATION, CAN YOU PLEASE TELL US WHAT IS THE ALLOWABLE IN BURMESE AROUND THE SITE TODAY? I'M SORRY, COULD YOU REPEAT THAT? SURE.

WHAT IS THE ALLOWABLE IMPERVIOUS COVER ON THE SITE? THE ENERGY YARD.

90%.

OKAY.

SO THAT'S NICE.

YEAH, YEAH.

THAT DOESN'T TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE FLOOD PLAIN AND CRITICAL WATER QUALITIES ON AREAS, BUT YES.

UP TO 90% UNDER GR YEAH.

OKAY.

THAT'S HELPFUL.

AND THEN I ALSO HAVE A, UM, A QUESTION FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHO PRESENTED, OH, I'M SO SORRY.

I'M GOING TO FORGET YOUR NAME.

UM, I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

SO I'M LOOKING AT IT AND, UH, WE HAVE, UM, DOES SAUCIDO A NEIGHBORHOOD FOR INSTANCE, ON SENSITIVE STREET, THEY'VE WRITTEN US A LETTER AND SUPPORTING IT.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE THE FOLKS WHO ARE MOST CLOSEST TO THE SITE AND IN SOME WAYS WILL BE MOST IMPACTED BY COMPATIBILITY AND DOCTOR ISSUES.

AND I'M WONDERING IF YOU PUT IN THEIR POSITION ON THIS VERSUS YOUR POSITION, WHY THERE'S A DISCREPANCY THERE, CONSIDERING THAT THEY'RE THE ONES LIVING NEXT TO THE SIDE.

AND I THINK YOU WERE ASKING FOR MR. RAMIREZ.

YES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

COULD YOU REPEAT THAT QUESTION REAL QUICK? ONE MORE TIME YOU WERE BREAKING DOWN.

SORRY.

I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

UM, SO MR. WHERE'S THE ASSOCIATES, UH, STREET NEIGHBORHOOD, ESSENTIALLY THE FOLKS WHO ARE CLOSE TO THE SITE SENT US A LETTER SAYING THAT THEY'RE SUPPORTING THIS INCLUDING THE HEIGHT.

AND I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHY THERE'S A DISCREPANCY IN WHAT YOU'RE SAYING AND WHY YOU'RE SUPPORTING IT, CONSIDERING THAT THEY'RE CLOSEST TO THE SITE.

WELL, THEY, THEY OWN PROPERTY IN A FLOOD PRONE AREA.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY, I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY UNITS THAT ENTAILS, BUT I THINK IT'S LIKE TWO OR THREE.

I THINK THERE WAS A TOTAL OF MAYBE SIX PEOPLE ON THAT LETTER.

UM, I, I, MY POSITION COMES, WE WORK WITH DEVELOPERS ALL THE TIME.

I'M ON THE CONTACT GAME.

I GET INTO SUBCOMMITTEES, I JUMP HEAD FEET, HEAD FEET, JUMP FEET FIRST IN AND TWO REPRESENTED IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS.

AND I TALKED TO THE COMMUNITY.

I CONSTANTLY WALK MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

I HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH EVERYBODY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, AS WELL AS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS.

AND THE SPRINGDALE IS THERE TOO, BECAUSE I ACTUALLY LIVE IN THE GO VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO I UNDERSTAND THEIR CONCERN.

AND I STILL THINK THERE ARE WAYS FOR US TO HELP THEM.

AND THERE'S OTHER WAYS FOR THIS DEVELOPMENT TO BE SUCCESSFUL OTHER THAN SETTING THE PRECEDENT.

LIKE HEATHER SAID, I, HOW, HOW MANY MILES AWAY NEAREST 90 FOOT BUILDING DOWNTOWN? THERE'S NOTHING

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AROUND OUR AREA.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

I JUST HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME.

SO I'M SORRY.

I'M JUST TO UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE OF GRANDPA.

AND MY UNDERSTANDING IS YOU'RE SAYING THAT THAT AT LEAST THOSE SIX NEIGHBORS, IF NOT MORE, ARE FACING SIGNIFICANT FLOODING ISSUES AND THIS FRAUGHT, THIS DEVELOPMENT WOULD ACTUALLY RELIEVED THEM OF THOSE FLOODING ISSUES.

AND THAT IS WHY THE SUPPORT TO THIS IS THAT A, DID I HEAR THAT CORRECTLY? I, I ASSUME, I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW THE PEOPLE ON SALSEDO STREET.

I DON'T KNOW THEIR ACTUAL POSITION.

I HAVEN'T RESEARCHED THAT STREET PARTICULARLY, AND I DON'T KNOW THEIR FLOODING, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHAT, HOW FAR FARTHER IN TO THE FLOOD ZONE THE WHOLE PROPERTY IS IN THE FLOOD ZONE.

SO I DON'T KNOW THAT THE PEOPLE ON IT, ALL I KNOW IS WHAT, WHAT, WHAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS WHEN YOU THAT, AND I'M SORRY, JUST TO GET THIS CORRECTLY.

SO YOU HAVE NOT HAD A CONVERSATION WITH THOSE.

SO CEDAR STREET NEAR WHERE NEIGHBORS AT ALL, IS THAT CORRECT? I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY, I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY OF THIS INFORMATION.

I HAVEN'T, I JUST NOW HEARD I WASN'T IN CONTACT.

I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THIS.

I DID A LAST MINUTE 11TH HOUR, UM, PUSH FOR EVERYBODY THAT HAD A POSITION IN THIS TO ACTUALLY VOICE THIS.

UM, YOU KNOW, THAT INCLUDES OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

THAT INCLUDES OUR CONTACT DEANS.

THAT INCLUDES THE NEIGHBORING CONTACT TEAMS. THAT IT'S MORE THAN SEVEN PEOPLE.

UM, OKAY.

, I'M GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE ON TO A QUESTION FOR STAFF.

UM, I HAVE THIS OTHER QUESTION FOR MS. STAFFING.

CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN FROM MY UNDERSTANDING, I THINK IN RECENT TIME WE'VE HAD, WE HAVE REZONED TWO PROPERTIES AROUND SPRINGDALE TO VMU.

CAN YOU PLEASE SPEAK TO WHAT, WHAT HEIGHT WILL THOSE DEVELOPMENTS HAVE CONSIDERING THAT WE WOULD REZONE THEM? AND I'M NOT SURE WHERE THEY, HOW THEY WENT THROUGH COUNCIL OR NOT.

BUT MY UNDERSTANDING IS WE NOW HAVE SOME VMU SITES ALONG SPRING DAM.

AND CAN YOU PLEASE SPEAK TO THE HIGH ARGUMENT HYDRO DOWNSTAIRS? YES.

HEATHER CHECKING POINT HOUSING AND PLANNING AGAIN, VM DOES NOT ALLOW INCREASED IN HEIGHT.

IT ONLY ALLOWS A RELAXATION OF SOME OF THE SITE DEVELOPMENT STANDARD, UH, SETBACKS REDUCED PARKING REQUIREMENTS, UH, FAR THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO IT DOES NOT AFFECT THE HEIGHT.

THERE IS A V VMU SITE THAT IS, UM, LIGHTLY NORTHWEST OF THIS THAT WAS APPROVED A FEW YEARS AGO.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THIS AGENDA IS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET.

IT'S A REQUEST TO ADD VI TO AN EXISTING CFMU SITE.

AND THEN, UM, SOUTHWEST ACROSS AIRPORT, WE RECENTLY DID A, THE CASE LONG GUNTER, 1135 GUNTER, UM, THAT, WELL, I GUESS IT'S MORE EAST OF THE PROPERTY, BUT ACROSS, UH, AIRPORT BOULEVARD, IT'S, UH, IT SHOWN AS CFC, OH, ON THIS MAP RIGHT NOW.

BUT, UM, I GUESS THIS MAP WAS PRINTED BEFORE THAT CASE WAS APPROVED AND THAT WAS APPROVED BY COUNCIL.

UM, I THINK IN JANUARY EFFECT TYPE.

OKAY.

I THINK, I THINK, UH, WE, UH, SO WE HAD THE FOURTH, FOURTH COMMISSIONER WITH QUESTIONS, UH, COMMISSIONER YANA, SPOLETO.

THANK YOU.

I BELIEVE THIS IS A QUESTION FOR STAFF, BUT IT MIGHT BE A PARTIAL QUESTION FOR MR. WAYLON AS WELL.

UM, IT'S JUST A QUESTION OF WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE PROPERTY FALLS INTO FLOODPLAIN AND CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE.

I MEAN, EVEN JUST APPROXIMATELY, AND REALLY WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR IS THE DIFFERENCE AND IMPERVIOUS COVER ASSOCIATED WITH A 60 FOOT PROJECT VERSUS A 90 FOOT PROJECT GIVEN, UH, THAT FLOODPLAIN IN CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE.

OKAY.

HEATHER, KATHERINE HOUSING AND PLANNING, WE DON'T HAVE, OR I DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO A CALCULATION THAT SAYS EXACTLY HOW MUCH IS INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE DIFFERENT, UH, ZONES.

THERE ARE SOME EXHIBITS THAT SHOW IT GRAPHICALLY.

UM, THAT'S THE BEST INFORMATION I HAVE.

IF YOU LOOK AT PAGE 39 OF 54, UH, IT'S ONE OF THE ATTACHMENTS THAT WAS PRESENTED TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION.

I THINK THAT SHOWS VERY CLEARLY HOW MUCH OF THE SITE IS INUNDATED.

AND, UM, PRESUMABLY THE NIGHT, THIS IS PRESUMABLY THE 90% AS IMPERVIOUS COVER THAT IS ALLOWED, COULD THEN HAPPEN ON THE AREAS THAT REMAIN ON THE SITE REMAIN UNENCUMBERED ON THE SITE, BUT NOT AN ACTUAL CALCULATE.

I DON'T HAVE AN ACTUAL CALCULATION OF WHAT THAT, I'M SORRY, MS. CHAFFIN, CAN YOU REPEAT THAT LAST SENTENCE? I DIDN'T QUITE GET IT.

IT WAS KIND OF STUMBLING.

UM, I DON'T

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HAVE A CALCULATION FOR WHAT THE REMAINDER OF THE LAND IS.

THE REMAINDER THAT IS NOT ENCUMBERED WITH THE FLOOD PLAIN OR COLD WATER QUALITY ZONE.

SO, BUT I'M PRESUMING THAT THAT LAND AREA COULD THEN CONTAIN THE 90% OF IMPERVIOUS COVER.

CAN JUST BE SQUASHED DOWN INTO THAT AREA.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

THEN MAYBE I COULD FOLLOW UP WITH MR. WAYLON AND JUST ASK, WHAT WOULD THAT DIFFERENCE IN IMPERVIOUS COVER BE? DO YOU THINK, I MEAN, PR PRESUMING YOU CAN'T ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL WAYS TO DO THE SAME RESTORATION STUFF.

YEAH.

I'M GONNA ASK, UH, OUR ENGINEER HARRISON HUDSON DONE MUTE MICHAEL WHALEN ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT.

UM, HE, I THINK HE'S GOING TO TELL YOU THAT LIKE TWO THIRDS IS OUTSIDE OF THE FLOODPLAIN.

SO IT'D BE A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE, ESPECIALLY AS YOU GET CLOSER, YOU KNOW, WHERE WE'RE GOING TO PUT OUR STORMWATER FACILITY, UH, AT THE END OF SAW SADO, THAT ALL IS OUTSIDE OF THE FLOOD PLAIN.

SO YOU COULD BUILD ALL THE WAY BACK, UH, BACK THERE, OBVIOUSLY COMPATIBILITY WOULD IMPACT YOU.

BUT, UM, ANYWAY, I'LL LET, I'LL LET, UH, HARRISON GIVE YOU THE FIGURES.

YEAH.

SO THE SITES, YOU KNOW, FORTUNATELY 30 ACRES OR SO, AND I BELIEVE ABOUT 12 TO 15 ACRES IS IN THE FLOOD PLAIN.

I DON'T HAVE THE EXACT NUMBER IN FRONT OF ME.

UM, BUT LIKE MICHAEL SAID, THERE'S A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE TRACT IN THE SOCIO AREA.

THAT'S OUT OF THE FLOOD PLAIN THAT CAN BE DEVELOPED.

AND THERE'S ALSO A LOT OF AREA ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE CREEK.

THAT'S OUTSIDE THE FLOOD PLAIN THAT COULD BE DEVELOPED FOR IMPERVIOUS COVER PURPOSES.

THANK YOU.

I THINK THAT'S ALL I HAVE RIGHT NOW.

OKAY.

GOOD COMMISSIONER WITH THE QUESTIONS.

UM, I HAVE A QUESTION, UH, FOR THE APPLICANT AND IT'S KIND OF FOLLOWING UP ON COMMISSIONER, UH, YANNIS POLLITOS QUESTION.

UM, UM, I'M JUST TRYING TO GET A BETTER PICTURE HERE.

SO THE, THE SENSE THAT I'M GETTING IS THAT, IS THERE ANY KIND OF PERCENTAGE NUMBER BREAKDOWN THAT WE