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THEY, WE ENDED WITH ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, UM, SEVEN, WHICH GIVES US A QUORUM.

OKAY.

WELL THEN THAT BEING THE CASE, UM, I'M GOING TO NOW CALL

[CALL TO ORDER]

THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, A SPECIAL CALL MEETING ON MARCH 30TH, 2021 TO ORDER.

UM, WE, I WAS TAKING A MOMENT TO SAY, UM, HELLO TO, WELL, WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT.

I THINK ONLY ONE OF THEM IS HERE.

NATHAN, RYAN, DO YOU WANT TO GIVE A 30 SECONDS OF, UM, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT BEING IN, INVOLVED IN THIS? SURE, ABSOLUTELY.

UH, MY NAME IS NATHAN RYAN.

I AM REPRESENTING DISTRICT TWO FOR THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

NOW I'M SUPER EXCITED TO BE HERE THE LAST FEW YEARS.

I'VE GOTTEN QUITE INVOLVED IN TRANSPORTATION AND, UH, HOUSING RELATED ISSUES HERE IN AUSTIN.

IT'S REALLY CLOSE TO MY HEART BECAUSE I THINK IT'S KIND OF CONNECTED TO EVERYTHING RIGHT, WHERE YOU LIVE, HOW YOU GET AROUND, UM, THE ECONOMICS OF THAT MATTER.

UH, THE ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLINESS OF THAT MATTERS.

UM, JUST, IT, IT, IT, IT IS CORE TO, UH, EVERY OTHER DECISION WE MAKE, UH, AS A CITY.

AND SO I'M REALLY EXCITED TO BE ON THE COMMISSION AND WORKING WITH YOU ALL.

AND, UH, IF YOU HEAR MY DOGS BARKING IN THE BACKGROUND, I APOLOGIZE, BUT THAT IS PRETTY LIKELY THAT THEY BREAK IN AT SOME POINT, UH, AND HAVE OPINIONS, BUT THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

PUPPIES AND KIDS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

GREAT.

YEAH, NO SUPER EXCITED TO BE HERE.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

UM, SO WE WILL CALL THE ORDER.

I DID NOT SEE ON THE, OR I DO SEE ON THE AGENDA THE APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

I DID NOT GET A MINUTES, UH, IN THE PACKAGE OR IN THE BACKUP.

UM, I FEEL LIKE WE NEED TO SKIP THIS ITEM, IF THAT IS THE CASE.

DID ANYBODY ACTUALLY GET THE MINUTES? THEY WERE SORRY, THIS IS CASEY.

THEY'RE IN THE MEETING LINK.

SORRY.

MY MIC WENT OUT DURING THE MEETING LINK EMAIL WITH THE AGENDA ATTACHED.

OH, OKAY.

SORRY.

I WAS LOOKING AT THE UTC SITE ITSELF.

OKAY.

SO THEN HERE

[1. APPROVAL OF December 17, 2020 MINUTES]

ARE THE MINUTES.

UM, I HAVE NOT READ THROUGH THEM, BUT THEY'RE THANKFULLY VERY SHORT.

UM, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES? SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND AND I WILL SECOND THE MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

UM, A DISCUSSION ALL IN FAVOR.

RAISE YOUR HANDS THAT ARE ON CAMERA.

THE OTHERS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SPEAK UP.

THANK YOU MUCH.

OKAY.

SO, UM, CASEY, DID YOU GET THAT THERE WAS EIGHT OR ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN.

YOU ALSO CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER SO I CAN GET A TIME DOWN.

I DID.

IT WAS PROBABLY TWO MINUTES AGO.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, OKAY.

LET ME CLOSE THAT ONE, THEN GO BACK TO THE AGENDA.

OKAY.

WE HAVE, UM, CITIZENS' COMMUNICATION GENERAL.

SO THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SPEAK ON SOMETHING THAT IS NOT ON THE AGENDA.

UH, WE HAVE TWO PEOPLE SIGNED UP FOR ITEM THREE B, WHICH WE WILL DO AT THAT POINT.

UH, WAS THERE ANY LAST MINUTE CITIZENS COMMUNICATIONS ON THE GENERAL TOPIC? CASEY? NOPE.

JUST THOSE TWO.

OKAY, GREAT.

THEN WE WILL MOVE ON TO, UM, NEW BUSINESS.

UM, THE FIRST ITEM UP FOR DISCUSSION,

[3.A. Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of an Urban Transportation Commission member to the Project Connect Community Advisory Committee]

UH, ITEM THREE, A DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF A URBAN TRUST PARTITION COMMISSION MEMBER TO THE PROJECT CONNECT COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

AND I BELIEVE THERE WERE THREE PRESENTERS WHENEVER CITY HALL WANTS TO TAKE IT AWAY.

THERE WE GO.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

I'M TRYING TO UNMUTE MYSELF.

HI EVERYBODY.

UH, MY NAME IS JACKIE NIERENBERG AND I AM THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND INVOLVEMENT FOR THE NEW AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.

AND TODAY YOU'RE GOING TO BE SELECTING A DESIGNEE FOR THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

AND I'M GOING TO SHARE MY SCREEN IF I CAN IN JACKIE.

UH, THIS IS CHEYENNE, UH, FROM THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE.

I'M ALSO AVAILABLE TO ANSWER.

DID YOU HAVE SLIDES TO, UM, UM, HA I DID.

I HAD OUR SAFE, SO FOR IT, YES.

OKAY.

WELL, WE'RE ALL VERY EAGER TO BE HERE.

UM, UH, CHEYENNE CROWDY, I WORK, UH, CURRENTLY IN THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE SUPPORTING ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, JEAN OF BM DACA.

UM, I WILL APOLOGIZE.

I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR MY PRONUNCIATION AND SOUNDING SLURRED.

I HAD SOME DENTAL WORK DONE TODAY AND I AM STILL VERY .

UM, SO

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I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT, BUT WE'LL GO THROUGH THIS REALLY QUICKLY.

UH, JACKIE AND I, UM, YOU KNOW, HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER ALONG WITH THE NEGRO DAY OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS REGARDING THE PROJECT, THAT COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, UM, THESE SLIDES ARE JUST KIND OF TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH AND SET UP YOUR DISCUSSION, ULTIMATELY, WHO THE UTC APPOINTS IS VERY MUCH YOUR DECISION.

UM, AND SO WE HOPE THIS IS HELPFUL FOR YOU ALL FOR THAT, FOR, FOR FRAMING IT, UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE, UH, PROJECT CONNECT COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE WAS, UH, CREATED, UM, THE FRAMEWORK FOR IT WAS CREATED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD IN DECEMBER OF 2020.

UM, THEY, UH, AMENDED AN INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND CAPITAL METRO REGARDING PROJECT CONNECT AND ADDED JUST A VERY SIMPLE FRAMEWORK FOR THIS COMMITTEE.

UM, THE COMMITTEE WILL ADVISE THE CITY AND THE NEW AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP ON THE $300 MILLION ANTI-DISPLACEMENT INVESTMENTS, THE EQUITY ASSESSMENT TOOL THAT IS BEING CREATED TO HELP GUIDE THOSE INVESTMENTS, THE EQUITY, UH, KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, WHICH WAS A SEPARATE, UH, CREATED BY A SEPARATE COUNCIL RESOLUTION, UM, AROUND PROJECT CONNECT AND WANTING TO, UM, HAVE A FRAMEWORK FOR MEASURING OUR PROGRESS ON SOME EQUITY, UM, RELATED THINGS FOR PROJECT CONNECT AND EQUITABLE TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT STUDY THAT WE ARE JUST STARTING, UM, THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'LL FOCUS ON TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT AROUND PR PROJECT CONNECT AROUND THE ENTIRE SYSTEM.

UH, THE RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MUST BE HEARD BY EITHER THE CITY CAPITOL METRO OR THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.

SO THIS IS A THREE PARTY, UM, KIND OF WORKING RELATIONSHIP THAT WE HAVE ESTABLISHED SOME OF YOU.

AND JUST FOR CLARIFICATION, SINCE SOME OF YOU MAY, MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW, UM, WHEN PROJECT CONNECT WAS APPROVED BY VOTERS IN NOVEMBER, 2020, THE CITY AND CAPITAL METRO, UH, CREATED THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, WHICH IS AN INDEPENDENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT, UM, CORPORATION.

THEY HAVE THEIR OWN BOARD, UM, AND THEY, THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP IS ULTIMATELY THE RECIPIENT OF THE PROJECT CONNECT, UM, VOTER APPROVED TAX RATE.

THAT MONEY GOES TO THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.

THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP THEN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERING PROJECT CONNECT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY AND CAPITAL METRO.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO JUST, UH, IN TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP, THE PROJECT CONNECT COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE IS GOING TO BE 11 COMMUNITY, 11 COMMUNITY MEMBERS, SIX OF WHOM, UM, WERE INTENDED TO BE APPOINTED BY AN OAKLAND NAPA OPEN APPLICATION PROCESS.

AND I'LL GET TO MORE OF THAT IN A LITTLE BIT, UH, IN FIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS APPOINTED FROM WITHIN EXISTING CITY AND CAPITAL METRO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

UM, AND SO THAT WOULD BE THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, THE MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION ON THE CITY SIDE, AND THEN THE TWO CAPITAL METRO CUSTOMER, UM, CUSTOMER AND COMMUNITY COMMITTEES, UM, MEMBERS MUST BE A RESIDENT OF AUSTIN OR LIVE WITHIN THE CAPITAL METRO SERVICE AREA.

THEY CANNOT HAVE A CONTRACT FOR PROPERTY GOODS OR SERVICES WITH THE CITY CAPITAL METRO OR AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.

UM, THE MEMBERSHIP TERM IS INTENDED TO BE TWO YEARS WITH ANTICIPATED, UM, MONTHLY MEETINGS, YOU KNOW, AS ASTERISK ON THIS.

AND, AND I HEARD, I THINK JACKIE TRYING TO TRY THEM IN, UM, AS AN ASTERISK CALMNESS, I WILL NOTE, WE'VE GOTTEN QUESTIONS ABOUT, YOU KNOW, HOW LONG THE MEETINGS WILL BE AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND I THINK THAT YOU ALL THROUGH YOUR WORK AS COMMISSIONERS KNOW THAT SOME MEETINGS ARE REALLY QUICK, DEPENDING ON WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA AND SOME MEETINGS GO A LITTLE BIT LONGER, AND IT JUST DEPENDS ON KIND OF WHAT'S ON THE PLATE FOR THAT GIVEN MONTH.

THAT'S KIND OF WHAT I CAN TELL YOU AT THIS POINT, UM, WHEN SOMEBODY'S TRYING TO JACKIE, WHERE ARE YOU TRYING TO CHIME IN? NO, WASN'T ME.

OKAY, GREAT.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, IN TERMS OF THE OPEN APPLICATION SEATS, UM, WE POSTED AN APPLICATION ON THE PROJECT CONNECT WEBSITE FROM FEBRUARY 5TH, UM, ORIGINALLY SUPPOSED TO CLOSE AT THE END OF FEBRUARY, GIVEN THE WINTER STORM AND PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY LOSING A WEEK, ESSENTIALLY WE DID EXTEND IT TO MARCH 5TH.

UH, WE SHARED IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, JACKIE AND I, AND UNEEK, UM, PUSHED IT OUT TO OUR, UM, NETWORKS THAT WE HAVE EARNED THROUGH WORKING ON THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN, PROJECT CONNECT CAPITAL, METRO, UM, YOU KNOW, OUR OWN, UH, PERSONAL NETWORKING GROUPS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

WE SHARED IT WITH OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS, UM, WITH OUR PARTNER AGENCIES REALLY TRIED TO GET A DIVERSE GROUP.

WE ALSO OF COURSE, ASKED THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD AND CITY COUNCIL TO SHARE IT.

UM, WE HOPE YOU SAW IT, SAW IT IN YOUR COUNCIL MEMBERS, HIS NEWSLETTERS, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

UM, THEY, THE COUNCIL AND THE BOARD, UM, WANTED A DIVERSE GROUP OF PARTICIPANTS FROM A WIDE ARRAY OF TOPIC AREAS.

UM, THEY

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DIDN'T, YOU KNOW, YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WORKING IN TRANSPORTATION OR MOBILITY OR EQUITY ISSUES.

UM, THEY WERE INTERESTED IN PEOPLE WHO, UM, HAD LABOR EXPERIENCE, PEOPLE WHO MAYBE WERE PARENTS WHO USE THE CAPITAL METRO SYSTEM CURRENTLY, OR WOULD LIKE TO USE IT IN A DIFFERENT WAY WITH THEIR CHILDREN.

UM, PEOPLE WHO HAD MOBILITY EXPERIENCE, PEOPLE WHO HAD EXPERIENCE, UM, ON, ON OTHER TYPES OF ACCESS ISSUES.

SO VERY, VERY BROAD, UM, AND THEN NOT.

AND THEN THE FRAMEWORK THAT CREATED THIS COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED A NOMINATING COMMITTEE, WHICH REVIEWED THE APPLICATIONS AND MADE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE FULL CITY COUNCIL AND THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION, UM, OUR ROLE AS STAFF.

IT WAS ESSENTIALLY TO FACILITATE COLLECTING APPLICATIONS AND EQUIPPING THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE WITH THE ABILITY TO REVIEW THOSE APPLICATIONS, UM, AND MAKE A DECISION.

AND SO THAT'S KIND OF HOW WE, HOW WE FRAMED IT UP.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS HOW THIS IS THE LAY OF THE LAND CURRENTLY.

SO ON THE LEFT, YOU SEE, THESE ARE THE, UM, APPLICANTS THAT WERE NOMINATED BY THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE.

UM, YOU'LL SEE THAT IT'S, IT ENDED UP BEING EIGHT INSTEAD OF SIX.

UM, THAT WAS THE DECISION OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE, UM, AS THEY WERE REVIEWING, I APOLOGIZE.

I REALIZE I MUTED MYSELF.

THEY ALSO, UM, THEY, THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED EIGHT PEOPLE INSTEAD OF SIX.

THEY ALSO NOT RECOMMENDED AN EX OFFICIO MEMBER.

I BELIEVE MR. KARNER, UH, WORKS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS.

AND SO THAT WAS IDENTIFIED IN THEIR RECOMMENDATION.

AND I ADDED A NOTE HERE THAT BOTH MUST BE CONFIRMED BY THE COUNCIL AND THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD THAT HAS, UM, HAPPENED FROM MY UNDERSTANDING THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THEM LAST APPROVED AT SLATE LAST THURSDAY, AND THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD APPROVED THE SLATE ON MONDAY ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE, THESE ARE THE CURRENT STANDINGS FOR, FROM THE EXISTING BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND CAPITAL METRO COMMITTEES.

AND YOU CAN SEE WHERE YOU ARE HERE TONIGHT, OF COURSE, TO GET YOUR RECOMMENDATION.

WE ARE ALSO WAITING ON A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, WHICH IS ANTICIPATED THIS WEEK AND THE OTHER THREE COMMITTEES HAVE APPOINTED, UM, THEIR MEMBERS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, SO THIS IS WHERE WE ARE AT, UM, THE CHECK MARKS ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE, KIND OF DENOTE WHERE WE HAVE, WHERE WE HAVE GONE SO FAR.

UM, AND I SHOULD NOTE, OF COURSE NOW IT'S PAST THE 29TH.

I FINALIZED THE SLIDE LAST WEEK.

SO CAPITAL METRO DID APPROVE THE, UM, THE EIGHT NOMINEES FOR THE COMMITTEE.

UM, AND SO THE ONLY THING LEFT UNDONE IS THE APPOINTMENTS FROM THE TWO OTHER COMMITTEES.

AND THIS IS, THIS TIMELINE WAS SET UP WITH THE INTENTION OF POTENTIALLY HAVING THE FIRST MEETING IN APRIL, IN TERMS OF DATE, TIME, LOCATION, THOSE TYPES OF LOGISTICS.

UM, I WOULD IMAGINE THAT JACKIE AND I AND NIQUE WILL WORK TO IDENTIFY THE BEST DATE AND TIME AND LOGISTICS ONCE WE ACTUALLY HAVE THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO BE RESPECTFUL OF EVERYBODY'S SCHEDULE.

AND I BELIEVE THAT THAT WAS MY LAST SLIDE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, I WOULD ADD, AND I THINK JACKIE WOULD AS WELL, THIS IS NOT THE ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO GET INVOLVED WITH PROJECT CONNECT.

IN FACT, JACKIE CAN ELABORATE.

OF COURSE.

UM, IF YOU'D LIKE TO, UM, THERE ARE OTHER COMMITTEES BEING FORMED, UM, THROUGH THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE WHO EITHER WANTED TO PARTICIPATE OR JUST HEARING ABOUT THIS ANALYSIS OR WATCHING, ETC, TO PUT THEIR NAMES IN TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS THERE, I BELIEVE, BUT ALSO, UM, YOU KNOW, WE WANT THE COMMITTEE, THIS IS A COMMITTEE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

WE WANT PEOPLE TO PAY ATTENTION TO IT.

WE WANT PEOPLE TO, UM, GET INVOLVED IN PROJECT CONNECT AND STAY INVOLVED.

THIS IS, UH, UM, YOU KNOW, THERE'S THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BE EMINENT THIS YEAR.

THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO TAKE YEARS TO DELIVER, AND WE ARE EXCITED AND HOPE PEOPLE WILL BE INVESTED THROUGHOUT THAT WHOLE TIME.

AND SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO PUSH PEOPLE TO PROJECT CONNECT.COM.

THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE WEBSITE IS THERE, BUT PROJECT CONNECT.COM FORWARD SLASH FORWARD SLASH GET INVOLVED.

I HAVE A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE, NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF WHAT YOUR INTERESTS ARE.

UM, AND WITH THAT, UM, JACKIE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD, ADD ANYTHING? YEAH, I WILL JUST ADD THAT THE, UH, THERE ARE THREE, UH, TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO THE BOARD THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE LAUNCHING A, AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR NEXT WEEK.

UM, JUST TO EXPAND ON WHAT SHANE WAS SAYING ABOUT OTHER OPPORTUNITIES.

SO ONE IS GOING TO BE THE ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE, AND CONSTRUCTION, UM, COMMITTEE.

THERE'LL BE A FINANCE AND RISK COMMITTEE, AND THERE'LL BE A PLANNING, SUSTAINABILITY EQUITY AND DBE COMMITTEE AS WELL.

UM,

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EACH ONE WILL HAVE ITS OWN BOARD LIAISON, AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO HAVE SOME, EITHER LIVED EXPERIENCE OR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THOSE AREAS THAT FEEL THEY CAN CONTRIBUTE.

SO THERE ARE, IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE A NUMBER OF WORKING GROUPS THAT WE'LL BE DEVELOPING ALONG THE WAY AND POSSIBLY OTHER ADVISORY GROUPS AS WELL.

SO THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES TO PLUG IN.

YES.

UM, AND THEN WITH THAT, I GUESS JACKIE AND I ARE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

UM, YOU KNOW, I DID FRAME IT UP FOR YOU AT THE BEGINNING THAT THIS WAS REALLY A CONVERSATION AMONGST YOURSELVES ABOUT WHO IS INTERESTED AND HAS THE CAPACITY TO PARTICIPATE.

UM, UM, BUT WE'RE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE FOR US, LAURA YOU'RE YOU'RE MUTED.

YOU'RE MUTED.

I THINK YOU'RE SPEAKING.

SORRY.

THANK YOU.

UH, JUST SAYING THIS IS LISTED FOR A DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION, SO WE CAN TAKE ACTION TODAY.

UM, I GUESS THE FIRST PART IS, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY BROAD QUESTIONS OR DETAILS THAT NEED TO HEAR FROM CHEYENNE OR JACKIE BEFORE WE START TALKING ABOUT MEMBERSHIP AND THE THING, AND ALLIE IS, I CAN'T SEE YOU.

YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO SPEAK UP IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION.

OKAY, WELL THEN LET'S MOVE INTO AN ACTION STAGE.

ARE THERE INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO SELF NOMINATE? UM, I'M DEFINITELY WOULD BE WILLING TO SELF-NOMINATE, I'D BE VERY INTERESTED IN SERVING.

UM, BUT I DON'T, YOU KNOW, I WOULD, WOULD YOU DROP OFF OR JACK, I GUESS I HAVE A QUESTION.

THIS IS IN ADDITION TO, UH, THE AMBASSADOR NETWORK, RIGHT? YES.

THERE'S ALSO THE PA THE PK IS STILL GOING TO BE GOING AND WE'RE, WE'RE ALWAYS WELCOMING FOLKS TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT ADVISORY GROUP AS WELL.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP, MARIO.

OKAY.

UM, SO DO OTHER, UH, COMMISSIONERS, ANYBODY ATHENA OR ALLIE, THEY CAN'T SEE YOU, BUT DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? DO YOU WANT TO SELF-NOMINATE NATHAN COMMISSIONER WENT TO BE, UH, WELL, I'M GLAD THAT, UH, SUSAN'S SELF NOMINATED CAUSE THAT'S WHO I WAS GOING TO RECOMMEND TO THIS.

I KNOW YOU HAVE A BIG BACKGROUND IN TRANSIT, SO THAT'S OKAY TOO.

UM, I HEAR A NOMINATION THAT UTC POINT, UH, COMMISSIONER SUMMERS TO THE CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

IS THAT WHAT IT'S CALLED OFFICIALLY COMMUNITY COMMITTEE? SORRY.

WOULD IT BE, I WOULD, I WOULD MAKE THAT NOMINATION.

OKAY.

IS THERE A SECOND? I'LL SEE.

DANIEL ALVARADO SECONDED, ANY DISCUSSION I WOULD LOVE TO SAY THAT.

I JUST THINK SUSAN'S THE ONE FOR THE JOB.

UM, I'M ALWAYS IMPRESSED BY HER KNOWLEDGE.

SO I THINK THIS IS A GREAT CHOICE.

THANKS FOR STEPPING UP, SUSAN.

OKAY.

UH, ALL IN FAVOR.

RAISE YOUR HAND OR SAY AYE FROM ATHENA I FROM LA.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, ALL OF THOSE, AND YOU HAVE TENSIONS IT'S UNANIMOUS.

CONGRATULATIONS SENTENCES.

AND THANKS FOR STEPPING UP.

ONE MORE THING TO ADD TO YOUR LIST.

WE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH THE NON, WITH THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE IN THE COMING DAYS.

UM, I THINK I OWE A LIST OF EMAILS TO JACKIE.

SO LOOK FOR THAT AND WE'LL BE IN TOUCH.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT, SUSAN.

THANKS.

OKAY.

MOVING

[3.B. 2209 S. 1st St Alley Right-of-Way Vacation Application]

ON TO ITEM THREE B, WHICH IS A RIGHT AWAY VACATION APPLICATION FOR 2,209 SOUTH FIRST, THERE ARE TWO, UH, CITIZENS WHO SIGNED UP.

THEY DON'T WANT TO SPEAK, BUT THEY DO WANT TO, TO EXPRESS THEIR SUPPORT.

UH, BRANDON ALLEN AND BRAD STEIN, BOTH ARE IN FAVOR OF THIS, UH, VACATION APPLICATION.

SO, UM, I GUESS CITY HALL TAKE IT AWAY.

OKAY.

SORRY.

A LITTLE NEW TO THIS.

HI, GOOD AFTERNOON COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS MICHELLE SMITH.

I WORK FOR THE LAND MANAGEMENT SECTION OF THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

OH, SOMEBODY'S DOING NOW.

I'M NOT DOING THAT COMING UP ON YOUR PRESENTATION.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, ITEM THREE, B IS FOR AN ALLEY RIGHT AWAY, VACATION OF AN UNPAVED ALLEY WAY.

GENERALLY A BUDDING 2209 SOUTH FIRST STREET.

UM, WE INTER THE CITY OF BOSTON'S FINAL NUMBER IS ONE OH TWO FOUR FIVE DASH

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1600.

THE OWNER IS REQUESTING THE VACATION OF A 4,357 SQUARE FOOT TRACT TO ALLOW A MIXED USE PROJECT WITH LIVE WORK UNITS AND MULTIFAMILY UNITS, ALL AFFECTED DEPARTMENTS AND PRIVATE UTILITY FRANCHISE STAKEHOLDERS HAVE REVIEWED THE REQUEST AND RECOMMEND APPROVAL SUBJECT TO THE CONDITIONS ON THE MASTER COMMENT REPORT.

UM, A PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT AND A DRAINAGE EASEMENT WILL BE RETAINED OVER THE ENTIRETY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY VACATION AREA.

THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR PER CODE SYNTHES TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND TO UTC THE APPLICATION.

I'M SORRY, THE APPLICANTS REPRESENTATIVE IS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT, AND I'M AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE RIGHT OF WAY BY PATIENT PROCESS ITSELF.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR THAT SUMMARY, FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW SOUTH AUSTIN, THIS IS WHERE INDIGENEITY USED TO BE AN ACROSS FROM WHERE ALL THE USED TO BS WERE FARE BEING USED TO BE.

UM, AND IT'S, UH, ESSENTIALLY, UH, AN EMPTY LOT OR IT'S 90.

IT'S A LOT OF, UM, KIND OF WAREHOUSE-Y LITTLE SPACES BEHIND, UM, A LITTLE BUILDING.

CAN YOU GIVE US JUST A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF WHAT WILL GO IN THERE WHEN YOU SAY MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT? JUST TO A 32ND, ONE MINUTE OVERVIEW? UM, I'D LIKE FOR THE APPLICANT'S REPRESENTATIVE TO DO THAT, UM, WHEN THEY PUT, WHEN THEY WROTE IN THE APPLICATION ITSELF, THAT'S KIND OF WHAT THEY SAID.

UM, SO I DON'T KNOW MUCH OF THE DETAILS AS FAR AS THE HEIGHT OR UNITS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

UM, I BELIEVE DAVE ANDERSON IS ONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS THAT CAN SPEAK TO KIND OF, AGAIN, THE MORE GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT ITSELF.

HAPPY TO DO THAT.

MICHELLE, CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME? OKAY, VERY GOOD.

MY NAME IS DAVE ANDERSON.

I WORK FOR JENNER GROUP AND I AM, UH, HERE TONIGHT, UM, COMMISSIONERS AND CHAIR TO, UM, ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE ON THIS ALLEY VACATION.

THIS PROJECT IS HOUSING PROJECT WITH LIVE WORK UNITS ON THE FIRST FLOOR.

I THINK WE'RE IN THE RANGE OF A HUNDRED TO 110, UH, HOUSING UNITS.

UM, UH, AND I THINK WHAT'S GERMANE TO THE DISCUSSION TONIGHT IS IT'S ON THE CORE TRANSIT CORRIDOR.

IT IS, UM, UH, GOT, GOT VERY CLOSE TO ACCESS TO BUS SERVICE.

IT, UH, IS REDUCING THE CURB CUTS.

UH, MARIO, YOU SEEM TO BE FAMILIAR WITH IT.

IT'S LIKE A GIANT DRIVEWAY, RIGHT? UH, SO WE'RE REDUCING 11 CURB CUTS TO TWO, WHICH REDUCES ABOUT 250 FEET OF, OF, UM, DRIVEWAY THERE.

IT WOULD HAVE TO, UM, HAVE STREET TREES AND, AND LARGE SIDEWALKS.

SO IT'S, IT'S GONNA TRANSITION THIS FROM A KIND OF SCARY SITUATION FROM A, UH, PEDESTRIAN PERSPECTIVE TO SOMETHING THAT'S A HECK OF A LOT SAFER.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, UH, THE PROPERTY BACKS UP ON THE EAST SIDE TO EAST BOULDIN CREEK AND, UH, IN WORKING WITH STAFF, UH, THE, UH, MY CLIENT IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO PUT, TO DEDICATE PARKLAND BACK THERE AND PUT A TRAIL ALONG THESE BOULDIN CREEK AND ALSO RESTORE THE RIPARIAN AREA BACK THERE.

SO, SO YOU'RE GETTING A MUCH SAFER PEDESTRIAN BICYCLE EXPERIENCE ON THE, ON SOUTH FIRST AND ONLINE BOOK.

SO ON THE WESTERN PORTION AND ON THE NORTHERN PORTION AND ON THE EASTERN PORTION OF SITE, YOU ARE GETTING WHAT A PART STAFF IS.

HOPES WILL BE, UH, YOU KNOW, UH, THE FIRST OR EARLY SEGMENTS OF WHAT COULD ULTIMATELY BE A TRAIL ALONG EAST BOULDIN CREEK, RUNNING NORTH AND SOUTH, THAT'S KIND OF IN THEIR LONG-TERM URBAN TRAILS PLAN.

SO, UM, THE ALLEY ITSELF IS NOT IT'S IN BAD SHAPE.

IT'S NEVER BEEN USED.

THE STRUCTURES THAT ARE ON THIS SITE ARE, UM, INSIGNIFICANT DISREPAIR.

AND SO, UM, IT'S YEAH, I THINK THAT'S A GENERAL SUMMARY OF KIND OF, UH, OF THE REQUEST, THE ALLEY ISN'T BEING USED.

AND WE WANT TO REPLACE WHAT'S THERE WITH, WITH THE PROJECT I DESCRIBED.

THANK YOU FOR THAT, THAT SIGNIFICANT DISREPAIR, I THINK IS A, UM, BUT YES, IT IS NO KNOWN AS WELL.

I THINK COMMISSIONER, WHETHER IT BE MINE OF THAT.

WELL, CAUSE HE'S THE THING NEIGHBORHOOD.

UM, YEAH, SO, OKAY, SO THIS IS, UM, AVAILABLE FOR US AND IT'S GOT IT.

ARE THERE ANY MORE QUESTIONS BEFORE WE MOVED INTO, UM, SOME ACTION?

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OKAY.

WELL, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS, UH, ALLIE VACATION APPLICATION WENT TO ONCE TO BE THE FIRST DAY I'D MAKE THAT MOTION.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT WAS COMING FROM APPLIED.

IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND, SECOND PITCH.

JUST SPEAK IT OUT, NATHAN.

ALL RIGHT.

SO IT'S SECONDED BY ATHENA.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION OF QUESTIONS? OKAY, WELL THEN LET'S TAKE A VOTE ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THIS APPLICATION.

RAISE YOUR HAND.

IF YOU'RE A HORSE, EMILY, PLEASE SAY, AYE.

I AM FROM ATHENA, RIGHT? WELL THAT IS EVERYBODY, BUT I'LL JUST RUN THROUGH IT.

ANY OPPOSED? ANY ABSTENTIONS? ALRIGHT.

UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

ALL RIGHT.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK.

THANK YOU.

QUESTIONNAIRES FOR SERVICE.

GOODNIGHT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

MOVING RIGHT ALONG AND WE'LL GET TO ITEM THREE.

WOULD WE SWELL IT? AM I USED TO BE DAYLIGHT? UH, THREE C CHALMERS

[3.C. Chalmers Ave Right-of-Way Vacation Application]

AVENUE RIGHT AWAY INDICATION APPLICATION.

UM, IT WILL TAKE MAYBE THE SAME SPEAKERS OR ONE OF THE THINGS WE HEAR.

SO WHENEVER YOU'RE READY.

I'M SORRY.

DO YOU HAVE OUTSIDE SPEAKERS OR YOU'RE LOOKING AT TO MICHELLE? YEAH, THE CHALMERS STEPHANIE RORY, MICHELLE SMITH.

MATT GREENFIELD, TIM CHRIS HERRERA.

OKAY.

YEP.

SORRY.

SO, UM, STEPHANIE ROY, UM, IS IT'S NO LONGER WORKING ON RIDER OR VACATION.

SO AGAIN, MICHELLE SMITH.

HELLO.

UM, ITEM THREE C IS THE STREET VACATION OF CHALMERS AVENUE, WHICH IS A PAVED AND FUNCTIONING STREET BETWEEN THIRD AND FOURTH STREET.

THE FINAL NUMBER IS ONE OH TWO FOUR FIVE DASH TWO ZERO ZERO TWO.

HOUSING AUTHORITY.

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAKA IS REQUESTING THE VACATION OF AN APPROXIMATELY 0.39 OF AN ACRE TRACT.

HAKA IS ASKED BY LOCATION VACCINATION WITH ANNETTE AND THE VACATION TO FURTHER ENHANCE THEIR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT, PROVIDE A MORE CONTIGUOUS PLAY AREA FOR THE CHILDREN AND INCREASED PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE CONNECTIVITY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

HAKA IS TEARING DOWN THE OLDER BUILDING BUILDINGS AND INCREASING THEIR UNIT COUNT FROM 158 TO 398.

UM, ALL EFFECTED DEPARTMENTS AND PRIVATE UTILITY FRANCHISE STAKEHOLDERS HAVE REVIEWED THE REQUEST AND RECOMMENDED APPROVAL SUBJECT TO THE CONDITIONS ON THE MASTER COMMENT REPORT, A PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT AND ACCESS EASEMENT.

THEY WILL BE RETAINED OVER THE ENTIRETY OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY VACATION AREA.

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR PER CODE, SINCE THIS TO PLANNING COMMISSION AND TO UTC, HOK HAS REPRESENTATIVE IS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT.

AND I'M AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE RIGHT OF WAY VACATION PROCESS.

UM, AND I WROTE THAT UP EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON AND I WAS SURE THAT WAS GOING TO BE DOING A PRESENTATION, BUT I DON'T SEE HIM AS BEING ONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS.

UM, CASEY D DO YOU KNOW IF ANYBODY SIGNED UP FOR CHALMERS? NO, WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYBODY SIGN UP FOR THAT ONE.

THE ONLY PEOPLE I HAVE LISTED, UM, ARE MEG GREENFIELD AND THEN PHIL.

YEAH, I THINK, UM, MEG GREENFIELD IS WITH, UM, LIKE, YEAH, I'M SURPRISED SHE'S NOT ON THE LINE SO I CAN ANSWER, UH, YOU KNOW, KIND OF WHAT I READ AS FAR AS WHAT THEY'RE DOING, WHAT, WHY THEY'RE WANTING THE VACATION AREA, UM, IS, UH, WAS ON THE APPLICATION.

SO I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT ITSELF, BUT AGAIN, I CAN CERTAINLY ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE PROCESS.

IT WAS SOME CONTENT IN OUR BACKUP, UM, THAT TALKED ABOUT BROADLY, UH, OCCASIONAL, WHETHER IT BE WHEN YOU WERE ABOUT TO SAY SOMETHING.

YEAH.

I WAS JUST GOING TO ASK A QUESTION.

I NOTICED, UH, THE BLOCK JUST NORTH OF THERE.

IT LOOKS LIKE THE ALLEYWAY WAS VACATED THERE AS WELL.

AND IT'S HARD TO TELL I HAVEN'T BEEN THERE ON STREET AND LOOKED AND IT LOOKS LIKE THERE'S SOME SORT OF A PASSAGE WAY, BUT I CAN'T TELL IF THAT'S A BIKE PATH OR WHAT IT BOUGHT DATE.

IS THIS A CONTINUUM THERE SOMEWHERE INTERESTING WAS INTERESTING ABOUT IT.

YEAH, WHAT'S SO INTERESTING ABOUT THAT IS THAT RIGHT AFTER THIS, THIS APPLICATION CAME IN, I HAPPENED TO BE IN THAT AREA AND I SAW WHAT YOU'RE SEEING ON GOOGLE MAPS OR WHATEVER.

AND I, AND I IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE OFFICE AND SAID AND SAID, OH, THEY'VE ALREADY, I DIDN'T EVEN GO THROUGH THE APPLICATION.

THEY ALREADY BOOKED IT.

YOU KNOW, I WAS ALL UPSET.

THEY, YOU KNOW, THEY STARTED AROUND THE PROCESS.

WELL, EXACTLY RIGHT.

SO THEY'RE DOING THIRD TO FOURTH NOW THEY'VE ALREADY DONE FOURTH TO FIFTH, UM, YEARS AGO.

UM, IT'S ACTUALLY A VERY ATTRACTIVE, UM, KIND OF COMMUNITY AREA.

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YOU CAN, YOU CAN WALK, YOU CAN BIKE YOU, YOU KNOW, THEY, I THINK THERE'S TIMES THAT THEY, THEY KIND OF EVEN CLOSE IT OFF AND THEY DO COMMUNITY EVENTS, YOU KNOW, FOR PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE UNITS, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THEY'RE GOING TO, IT'S KIND OF A PHASED PROJECT WHERE THEY SAY BUILD SOMETHING, THEY MOVE PEOPLE IN.

THEY TEAR DOWN THE OLD UNITS.

ONCE THEY BUILT THE NEWER UNITS, THEY MOVED THOSE PEOPLE BACK IN AND THEY TEAR DOWN ANOTHER.

SO IT'S, YOU KNOW, HOCK HAS DONE A REALLY NICE JOB OF MAKING THOSE.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, JUST MY OPINION, OBVIOUSLY, UM, YOU KNOW, MAKING, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF PROPERTY THAT THEY'VE OWNED FOR A LONG TIME.

AND, AND AGAIN, THEM GOING FROM 158 UNITS, THE FORDABLE HOUSING TO ALMOST 400 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS JUST FABULOUS.

IT'S EVERYTHING THAT AUSTIN WOULD WANT IT TO BE.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, AGAIN, EAST, EAST, BUT NOT VERY FAR EAST.

SO IT, IT DOES, IT DOES, IT IS ON, YOU KNOW, THE, THE CAP METRO, IT WILL BE MUCH MORE, UM, USER-FRIENDLY AS FAR AS BIKES AND PEDESTRIANS, I'VE HEARD A COUPLE OF PEOPLE SAY IT'LL BE SAFER FOR THE CHILDREN THAT ARE WALKING TO THE SCHOOL, WHICH IS VERY, FAIRLY CLOSE TO THIS AREA.

UM, SO YEAH, I, I AGREE WITH YOU.

I THINK IT'S GOING TO PROBABLY MEET HER WHAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE THAT YOU'RE SEEING ON GOOGLE OR RIGHT.

THANK YOU, MALCOLM.

OKAY.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? COMMENTS.

OKAY, WELL THEN LET'S MOVE THIS INTO ACTION.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS VACATION, NATHAN, NOW CHANCE ALLIE, IS THAT ATHENA? OH, SORRY.

THIS IS ALLIE.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND? THERE WE GO.

OKAY.

UM, ANY FINAL DISCUSSION? ALL RIGHT.

AND THEN LET'S MOVE TO VOTE ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE VACATION TREMORS AVENUE.

RAISE YOUR HAND OR SAY AYE, OR SAY I DREW THAT RIGHT.

WELL THEN A FORMALITY, ANY OBJECTIONS? ANY ABSTENTIONS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'M MICHELLE AND I'M VERY MUCH.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY,

[3.D. Dougherty Arts Center Replacement Project]

NOW ONTO WHAT WILL BE PROBABLY A LONGER PRESENTATION.

UM, THIS IS ITEM THREE D THE DIRTY ART CENTER PROJECT.

UM, THE PRESENTER IS KEVIN JOHNSON.

AND IF I CAN ASK YOU ONE FRAMING QUESTION, KEVIN, WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR PRESENTATION, I LOOKED AT THE DOCUMENTS, BUT MAYBE YOU CAN GIVE US A 30 SECONDS OR A MINUTE ON WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF THIS PRESENTATION TONIGHT FROM US.

SURE.

YEAH, THAT'S, I THINK THAT'S A GREAT WAY TO START THE CONVERSATION AND HELLO TO ALL THE COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS KEVIN JOHNSON WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT.

UM, THIS IS A PRESENTATION THAT WE'VE TAKEN TO QUITE A FEW BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS WE'RE IN A PRELIMINARY DESIGN PHASE FOR OUR DIRTY ARTS CENTER PROJECT.

UM, WE'VE BEEN GIVEN SOME DIRECTION BY CITY COUNCIL TO LOOK AT A FEW ALTERNATIVES FOR THIS, UH, PROJECT.

AND THAT INCLUDES HOW WE'RE ADDRESSING ISSUES OF TRAFFIC AND PARKING AT THE PROPOSED SITE.

UM, SO WE WOULD, YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN SEEKING THE RECOMMENDATION OF OUR PREFERRED SCENARIO FROM OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

UM, IF YOU ALL FEEL LIKE YOUR FOCUS IS A LITTLE BIT MORE SPECIFIC ON THIS PROJECT, THEN WE WOULD JUST WELCOME A STATEMENT FROM UL THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO SHARE WITH COUNCIL AS THEY CONSIDER HOW WE'LL MOVE FORWARD INTO THE DESIGN PHASE ON THIS PROJECT.

DOES THAT SOUND REASONABLE? I GUESS THINKING VERY MUCH THERE'S A LOT HERE.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF COMMENTARY THEY WERE LOOKING FOR.

YEAH, NO, I THINK THAT'S, I APPRECIATE YOU ASKING THAT UPFRONT.

AND I DID WANT TO SAY, YOU KNOW, I I'M AWARE OF THAT AND WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO GET THROUGH THE PRESENTATION FAIRLY QUICKLY, SO WE CAN MOSTLY OPEN IT UP TO QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AT THE END.

UM, BUT I WILL ADD THAT I'M JOINED BY MY COLLEAGUES, ROBERT BURNS, HE'S THE PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT, THE STUDIO EIGHT AND BOW BACK TO RUNNING A TRAFFIC ENGINEER AND PRINCIPAL WITH BO CONSULTING.

SO, UM, THEY'LL ALSO TAKE A SHORT PORTION OF THIS PRESENTATION AND JUST TO SET A LITTLE BIT MORE CONTEXT FOR THOSE OF YOU UNFAMILIAR WITH THE DOHERTY ART CENTER PROJECT.

THIS IS A FACILITY THAT THE PARKS DEPARTMENT HAS LONG BEEN SEEKING A NEW HOME FOR.

AND A FEW YEARS AGO, WE INITIATED A FEASIBILITY STUDY TO MOVE THE EXISTING SITE TO THE PARKLAND SIDE OF BUTLER SHORES AND FOLLOWED THAT UP WITH A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PLANNING PHASE, UM, AND ULTIMATELY WENT TO COUNCIL IN THE SPRING OF 2019, AND THEY APPROVED THE RELOCATION OF THIS FACILITY TO BUTLER SHORES.

AND, UH, THAT APPROVAL CAME WITH, UH, SOME ADDITIONAL INTERESTS IN HOW WE WERE ADDRESSING ISSUES OF PARKING,

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HOW THE BUILDING FOOTPRINT WAS SORT OF FACILITATING, UM, YOU KNOW, VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE SITE.

AND SO THEY ASKED THAT WE LOOK AT A FEW ALTERNATIVES AND TONIGHT'S PRESENTATION IS REALLY GEARED TOWARDS, UM, THE RESPONSE TO THAT FEEDBACK THAT WE GOT, HOW THESE FOUR SCENARIOS KIND OF ALL CONSIDER DIFFERENT CRITERIA THAT COUNCIL GAVE US.

THERE ARE A LOT OF CONSTRAINTS ON THIS SIDE AND A LOT OF MOVING PARTS AND PIECES TO THE PROJECT.

UM, BUT WE'LL TRY TO MAKE IT FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD, UM, FOR YOU GUYS.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, EACH OPTION PROVIDES A DIFFERENT, UH, PROPOSED PARKING SOLUTION.

UM, I'M SORRY, I'VE GOT A WINDOW OF NOTES HERE THAT, THAT JUST WENT AWAY.

UM, BUT I THINK THAT'S SUFFICIENT CONTEXT TO GET US STARTED.

I DID JUST WANT TO REITERATE THAT WE'RE IN, IN PRELIMINARY DESIGN STATE FOR OUR PROJECT RIGHT NOW.

UM, BUT WE PLAN TO GO BACK TO COUNCIL FOR A BRIEFING NEXT WEEK, AND THEN WE EXPECT THAT THEY WILL TAKE ACTION ON THE ITEM AT THEIR FINAL MEETING IN APRIL.

UM, AND THAT WILL BEGIN A PROCESS FOR SCHEMATIC DESIGN, UH, IN WHICH WE CAN REALLY ADDRESS A LOT OF THESE ISSUES MORE FULLY.

SO, UM, I THINK, YOU KNOW, AS YOU'LL SEE IN THE PRESENTATION, OUR DEPARTMENT HAS A PREFERRED SCHEME.

AND LIKE I SAID, IF YOU ALL FELT COMPELLED TO MAKE A MOTION OF SUPPORT, WE WOULD WELCOME THAT.

UM, AND, AND WE'LL ALSO JUST LEAVE TIME FOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AS WE GET THERE.

SO NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

YES.

SO LET'S LOCATE OURSELVES WITHIN THE CITY.

THIS MAP SHOWS BOTH THE CURRENT DOHERTY AND OUR SITE AT DAWSON ROAD IN BARTON SPRINGS, AS WELL AS THE NEW SITE FOR THE FACILITY AT BUTLER SHORES UP IN THE CENTER OF THE SCREEN.

UM, THE USES ON BUTLER SHORES CURRENTLY CONSISTS OF THREE LITTLE LEAGUE BALL FIELDS THAT ARE ON THE WESTERN MOST EDGE.

THOSE WILL REMAIN PROGRAMMED BY SOUTH AUSTIN LITTLE LEAGUE.

UH, THERE ARE TWO SOFTBALL FIELDS IN THE CENTER OF THE SITE THAT ARE ORIENTED IN THE NORTHEAST DIRECTION.

UH, THAT'S REALLY THE PROJECT SITE FOR THE DOOR TO YARD CENTER IS THE CENTRAL AREA OF THE SITE HERE.

UM, A COUPLE OF OTHER KEY COMPONENTS OF THE PROJECT SITE ARE THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENTS, MAIN OFFICE JUST ABOVE THE PROPOSED WORD ON THIS MAP.

AND THEN OBVIOUSLY THE ZACH SCOTT THEATER COMPLEX KIND OF ANCHORS THE EASTERN EDGE OF THIS SITE.

SO, YOU KNOW, WE'RE REALLY EXCITED FOR, UH, THE CULTURAL ARTS, UM, NEIGHBOR THAT WE'LL HAVE AT THIS SITE.

AND JUST THE, YOU KNOW, THE VISIBILITY FOR THE CULTURAL ARTS SEEING, UM, THAT CONVERGENCE OF ARTS FUNCTIONS REALLY OCCURRING ON THIS SITE AND REALLY EXTENDING ALL THE WAY INTO BUTLER PARK.

THAT INCLUDES THE OTHER CULTURAL ARTS FACILITIES, UH, THE LONG CENTER IN THE PALMER AUDITORIUM.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO I SPOKE A LITTLE BIT TO THE COUNCIL DIRECTION.

UH, THE RENDERING YOU'RE SEEING ON THIS IMAGE THAT CAME OUT OF THE PLANNING PROCESS FROM 2018 AND 2019, UH, TO ORIENT YOU TO THAT THE NEW DOOR YARD CENTER IS INDICATED IN PURPLE SORT OF ALONG THE TUMI ROAD FRONTAGE.

OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A VERY CONCEPTUAL AND SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM, BUT WE HAD INDICATED THAT THERE WOULD BE A PARKING STRUCTURE THAT SUPPORTS THIS FACILITY ACCESS BY BOTH RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND TUMI ROAD.

AND THAT THE PART MAIN OFFICE, WHICH IS INDICATED IN BLUE, THERE WOULD REMAIN ON THE SITE, UM, IN MAY OF 2019, WHEN THEY DID APPROVE THIS, THEY HAD ASKED THAT WE CONSIDER WHAT ESSENTIALLY BOILS DOWN TO THESE THREE ALTERNATIVES.

AND SO THEY'RE LISTED WITH A NUMBERS ONE THROUGH THREE HERE, AND THAT TIES TO LATER IN THE PRESENTATION, AS WE HAVE SOME NUMBERING CONVENTION FOR THE OPTIONS THAT WE'RE SHOWING YOU.

BUT, UM, OPTION ONE IS BASICALLY THAT THE, THE NEW DOOR YARD CENTER WOULD SIT ON THIS SITE AND THE EXISTING PART MAIN WOULD REMAIN AS IT IS TODAY.

OPTION TWO IS ONE IN WHICH THE EXISTING PART MAIN OFFICE WOULD BE DEMOLISHED AND RECONSTRUCTED AS A PART OF THIS PROJECT, UH, TO REALLY CREATE KIND OF MORE OF A CAMPUS FEEL.

AND LIKE I MENTIONED, THAT INTEREST WAS COMING OUT OF BY PUTTING THE FOOTPRINT OF THE PARDON MAIN OFFICE IN PLAY, MAYBE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PULL THE MASSING OF THE BUILDING NORTHWARD A LITTLE BIT.

THERE WAS SOME CONCERN ABOUT, UM, POSSIBLE CONGESTION AND OVERLOADING OF FUNCTIONS ALONG TO ME ROAD.

AND SO THERE WAS INTEREST IN SEEING HOW WE COULD POTENTIALLY ALLEVIATE SOME OF THAT.

UM, SOME OF THAT TRAFFIC AND THE THIRD OPTION IS RELATIVELY SIMILAR IT'S THAT THE NEW DOHERTY ARTS CENTER WOULD BE RELOCATED OR I'M SORRY, WOULD BE REBUILT ON THE SITE.

AND THE EXISTING PART MAIN OFFICE WOULD BE RELOCATED OFF OF THIS SITE ALTOGETHER.

NOW, BOTH OPTIONS TWO AND THREE, AS IT RELATES TO OUR MAIN OFFICE, THOSE ARE NOT FUNDED.

UH, IT'S SOMETHING WE EXPLORED, UH, AT, AT COUNSEL'S REQUEST, BUT JUST DO WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT, YOU KNOW, OUR DEPARTMENT WAS NOT FUNDED THROUGH THE BOND, UM, TO BUILD A NEW MAIN OFFICE.

WE WERE FUNDED THROUGH THE BOND TO, UM, DELIVER A NEW DOHERTY ARTS CENTER.

SOME ADDITIONAL FEEDBACK THAT WE HEARD WAS TO

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APPROACH PARKING, UH, IN A COMPREHENSIVE FASHION ON THIS SITE TO CONSOLIDATE EXISTING SURFACE PARKING AND REALLY PROVIDE AN UNDERGROUND SOLUTION THAT MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE DISTRICT.

UM, I DID WANT TO POINT OUT THAT'S SORT OF A PARTIALLY UNFUNDED REQUEST AS WELL BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE LARGER DISTRICT WAS NEVER TIED TO THE FUNDING REQUEST FOR THE DORY, BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'VE EXPLORED AND THE TEAM CERTAINLY WANTS TO PUT FORWARD KIND OF THE BEST PLANNING SCENARIO FOR THIS PROJECT AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

AND THEN TO ADDRESS THE UNFUNDED REQUESTS, WE WERE ASKED TO SEEK ALTERNATIVE FINANCING MECHANISMS AND INTEREST IN PHILANTHROPY.

UM, BOTH CONVERSATIONS THAT OUR DEPARTMENT HAS STARTED WITHIN THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND WITH SOME EXTERNAL PARTNERS AS WELL.

SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THE REQUEST TO RECONSIDER WHETHER OR NOT THE PART MAIN OFFICE WOULD BE A PART OF THIS, UM, SITE AND PROJECT SORT OF WARRANTED A LOOK AT ITS HISTORIC CONTEXT, I'LL JUST POINT OUT QUICKLY THAT, UM, THIS IS A HISTORIC BUILDING IT'S ELIGIBLE FOR LISTING ON A NATIONAL REGISTER.

WE PRESENTED TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION AND ALSO RECEIVED SOME INTEREST FROM THE PRESERVATION COMMUNITY.

UM, OBVIOUSLY THAT'S A SIGNIFICANT CONSTRAINT ON THE SITE AND SOMETHING THAT WE WANT TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WITH THE OPTIONS THAT WE'RE PUTTING FORWARD.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, A SNAPSHOT OF OUR STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT JUST AS A, WITHIN THE MOST RECENT PHASE OF OUR PROJECT.

WE'VE, WE'VE HAD A, OF VIRTUAL FORUMS, UM, FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROJECT, BOTH CITY-WIDE AND ALSO WITH SMALL GROUPS, UM, WE'VE ENGAGED THE VERY TARGETED ARTISTS COMMUNITIES THAT USE THE DOOR YARD CENTER.

UM, YOU KNOW, IT SUPPORTS BOTH FINE ARTS AND PERFORMING ARTS, AND WE WANTED TO BE SURE THAT OUR TEAM HAD A REAL THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT MAKES ALL OF THOSE PROGRAMS FUNCTION, UM, COLLECTIVELY IN THIS SPACE.

SO WE WERE DESIGNING THE FACILITY WITH ALL OF THAT IN MIND.

UH, WE'VE ALSO BEEN COORDINATING WITH PARTNERS LIKE THE ZACK THEATER, THE TRAIL FOUNDATION, UH, WITHIN THE CITY, THE AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, AND MANY, MANY OTHERS, EXCUSE ME, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND OUT OF OUR ENGAGEMENT PROCESS, A MISSION STATEMENT HAS, HAS COME TOGETHER FOR THIS PROJECT.

IT'S REALLY SEEKING TO COMBINE THE MISSIONS OF THE DOOR TO THE ARTS CENTER, WHICH IS TO SUPPORT ARTS ACCESS FOR ALL WITH THAT OF THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, WHICH IS TO CREATE COMMUNITIES.

SO THIS IS KIND OF A NATURAL CONVERGENCE OF AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE COMMUNITY THROUGH ART.

UM, WE ALSO HAVE FIVE PRINCIPLES OF THE BUILDING.

THIS IS TIED TO OUR ARCHITECTS DESIGN PROCESS, SORT OF SETTING BENCHMARKS THAT WE CAN CHECK IN ON AS WE MOVE THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.

UH, WE DO HAVE SOME AMBITIOUS SUSTAINABILITY GOALS FOR THIS PROJECT AND IT'S LOCATION SEEKING A LEAD GOLD CERTIFICATION, AND THEN ALSO A WELL CERTIFICATION AT THIS FACILITY, WHICH WOULD BE PART'S FIRST WELL CERTIFIED BUILDING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, HERE'S A QUICK SNAPSHOT OF THE SITE CONSTRAINTS.

NOW, WHAT, WHAT THIS ESSENTIALLY INDICATES IS THAT ON THIS MAP, THERE ARE KIND OF TWO NATURAL FOOTPRINTS FOR A BUILDING ON THE SITE, BOTH IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER, UM, TO, TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PURPLE AND PINK LINES, AND ALSO TUCKED INTO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER, UM, UH, MORE ADJACENT TO THE ZACK THEATER, UH, THE, THE PURPLE AND PINK LINES THAT SORT OF TRANSVERSE THE SITE ARE VARIOUS UTILITY EASEMENTS.

AND, UM, BUILDING IS ESSENTIALLY NOT ALLOWED ON THERE.

THERE ARE ALSO SOME AMAZING HERITAGE TREES ON THE SITE THAT WE WOULD NATURALLY LOOK TO DESIGN AROUND, UM, BOTH SURROUNDING THE PART MAIN OFFICE AND ALSO A COUPLE IN THE VICINITY OF THE ZACK THEATER COMPLEX, WHICH IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN.

AND I DID WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THE ZACK THEATER LEASE IS INDICATED BY THIS ORANGE DASHED LINE.

UM, THERE ARE SOME OPTIONS THAT YOU'LL SEE LATER THAT, UM, JUST BECAUSE OF THE PROXIMITY TO THE SITE WOULD REQUIRE SOME INTERVENTION WITHIN THAT ZACK LEASE BOUNDARY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO ROBERT BURNS OUR ARCHITECT FROM STUDIO EIGHT TO WALK THROUGH THE FOUR OPTIONS THAT CAME FROM THIS PROCESS.

THERE WE GO.

GREAT EVENING.

UM, THANKS KEVIN.

SO I WANTED TO WALK THROUGH THE, UH, SIDE PLANNING SCENARIOS THAT WE CAME UP WITH.

SO AGAIN, THERE ARE THREE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS WE LOOKED AT, UM, OPTION ONE, WE ACTUALLY HAVE TWO DIFFERENT OPTIONS FOR OPTION ONE, SO I WILL START THERE.

UM, ONCE WE GET FURTHER DOWN, BUT AGAIN, A LOT OF WHAT KEVIN JUST SAID,

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YOU KNOW, WE ARE LOOKING AT, UM, PRESERVATION OF HERITAGE TREES ON THIS SITE AND HOW TO WORK AROUND THEM, UM, HOW THIS BUILDING RELATES TO THE ZACH SCOTT COMPLEX, UM, WHILE STILL HAVING ITS OWN IDENTITY, UM, YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT HOW TRAFFIC EVOLVES AROUND THIS SITE, WHERE PICKUP AND DROP OFF HAPPENS, WHERE, UH, LOADING HAPPENS FOR THE THEATER ACTIVITIES.

UM, YOU KNOW, AS KEVIN MENTIONED TO THE, UH, EXISTING PARDON MAIN OFFICE IS A HISTORIC.

SO, UM, OBVIOUSLY WE WANT TO BE SENSITIVE TO THAT.

UM, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE LOOKED AT SOME SCENARIOS WHERE, UH, THAT MAY GO AWAY OR, UH, BE MODIFIED IN A, IN A CERTAIN FASHION, AND WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEREVER THIS GETS PLACED, YOU KNOW, IT HAS A CIVIC PRESENCE AND IDENTITY AND REINFORCES THIS, UH, ARTS DISTRICT, UH, FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO I'LL START WITH OPTION ONE, A, THIS IS AGAIN WHERE THE EXISTING PART MAIN OFFICE REMAINS, UH, IN PLACE.

AND WE BUILD A NEW DIRTY ARTS CENTER.

UH, IN THIS CASE, IT IS LOCATED JUST TO THE SOUTH OF THE PARDON MAIN OFFICE BUILDING.

UH, YOU CAN SEE THE MAJOR BUILDING BLOCKS THAT MAKE UP THE DIRTY PROGRAM, UH, WHICH ARE THE GALLERY, THE THEATERS, THE ADULT STUDIOS, AND THE YOUTH PROGRAM.

THE YOUTH PROGRAM WILL HAVE PICKUP AND DROP OFF, UM, FOR STUDENTS AT VARIOUS TIMES OF THE DAY.

UM, OBVIOUSLY THEATERS HAVE, UM, SHOWS THAT REQUIRE, UH, PATRONS TO, UH, YOU KNOW, COME VISIT THE SIDE.

AND ALSO BACKLOADING OF THE THEATER AREAS.

UM, IN THIS CASE, LOCATING IT IN THIS, IN THIS PLACE, WE ARE LOOKING AT THE POSSIBILITY OF CREATING AN ARTS DISTRICT PLAZA AND A PRIMARY, UM, POINT OF ENTRY OFF OF RIVERSIDE DRIVE.

SO THE IDEA BEHIND THIS WOULD BE THAT WE'RE CREATING THIS LOOP DRIVE AROUND THE CENTRAL PLAZA, POTENTIALLY THERE COULD BE UNDERGROUND PARKING UNDER THIS PLAZA, SO PEOPLE COULD BE DROPPED OFF AND THEN PARK UNDERNEATH AND GO DOWN THE ARTS PROMINENT.

UH, YOU CAN SEE IT THERE BETWEEN THE DIRTY ART CENTER AND THE, UH, PART OFFICE BUILDING TO THE MAIN ENTRY TO THE BUILDING.

UM, THE YOUTH PROGRAMS WOULD BE PRIMARILY ACCESSED OFF TO ME ROAD, UH, AS WOULD, UH, THEATER LOADING, UH, AND, UM, YOU KNOW, DROP OFF, UH, PEOPLE COMING TO USE THE ADULT STUDIOS.

UM, THERE IS PARKING ALONG TO ME ROAD THAT EXISTS TODAY.

WE WOULD BE TAKING UP A PORTION OF THAT, UM, PRIMARILY IN FRONT OF WHERE THE NEW 30 YARD CENTER WOULD BE.

UM, AND THIS IS, UH, IN, UH, PARTIAL COMPLIANCE WITH A SUB CHAPTER YOU REQUIREMENTS.

UH, THE REMAINDER OF THE SITE WOULD BE PARKLAND.

UM, YOU KNOW, IT WOULD BE A COMBINATION OF OPEN PASSIVE SPACE AND PERHAPS SOME, UM, MORE FOCUSED, UH, UH, PROGRAM AREAS.

UH, WE MAINTAINED SOME CONNECTIVITY THROUGH THE SITE, TO THE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL.

THERE'S ACTUALLY AN EXTENSION OF THE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL THAT RUNS, UH, ADJACENT TO THE, UH, RESIDENTIAL UNITS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF TAMMY.

AND THAT GOES UP TO BARTON SPRINGS ROAD.

UM, SO IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT LINE, SO OPTION ONE B AGAIN, THE PART OFFICE BUILDING REMAINS IN PLACE, BUT IN THIS CASE, WE'VE LOCATED IN THE NEW DIRTIER CENTER IN THE NORTHWEST QUADRANT OF THE SITE.

UM, AGAIN, IT WOULD BE ACCESSED OFF THE TUMI ROAD.

UM, IN THIS CASE, WE HAVE, UH, CONTEMPLATED A DISTRICT PARKING GARAGE, UH, THAT WOULD BE, UH, ESSENTIALLY LOCATED TO THE SOUTH OF THE PART OFFICE BUILDINGS.

THIS GARAGE COULD BE ACCESSED OR WOULD BE ACCESSED FROM RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND ALSO FROM TIMMY ROAD.

SO TWO POINTS OF ACCESS FOR THIS.

THIS IS AN UNDERGROUND GARAGE THAT WOULD HAVE PARKLAND OVER TOP OF IT.

UM, AGAIN, WE'RE CONTEMPLATING THE CIVIC ARTS PLAZA, UH, LOOP DROP-OFF THAT WOULD PRIMARILY ACCOMMODATE THE ZACK, UH, THEATER.

UM, THIS WOULD ELIMINATE THE SURFACE PARKING IN THAT LOCATION.

UM, WE DO HAVE A, UH, KIND OF REAR ENTRY POINT AND A REAR LOADING AREA FOR THE THEATERS THAT WOULD BE ACCESSED OFF TIMMY ROAD THAT RUNS UP THE WEST SIDE OF THE SITE.

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AND YOU CAN SEE THE MAJOR BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE PROGRAM WITH GALLERY, THE STUDIOS THEATER AND THE, UH, UH, YOUTH PROGRAMS. LET ME MAKE A POINT TO THAT, UM, WITH, UH, WELL, ACTUALLY, I'LL GET TO THAT LATER ON WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PARKING, GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO AN OPTION TWO, THIS IS WHERE THE EXISTING PART OFFICE MAIN BUILDING IS DEMOLISHED, AND THERE IS A NEW PART OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED ON THE SITE.

SO WE'VE LOCATED THE DIRTY ARTS CENTER ESSENTIALLY, UH, IN THE AREA WHERE THE EXISTING PART OFF HIS BUILDING IS.

UM, IT WORKS AROUND THE LARGE, UH, OAK TREES IN THAT LOCATION AND CREATE SOME REALLY NICE COURTYARDS PRIMARY ACCESS TO THE DIRTY IN THIS SCENARIO WOULD AGAIN BE OFF RIVERSIDE DRIVE.

UH, THERE WOULD BE A LOOP DRIVE THAT WOULD ALLOW PATRONS TO BE DROPPED OFF.

UM, AND THEN, UH, THE NEW PART OFFICE BUILDING WE HAVE LOCATED JUST TO THE SOUTH OF THE NEW DORDY ART CENTER.

AND AGAIN, THERE WOULD BE A LOOP DRIVE, UM, OFF OF TIMI ROAD.

I WOULD PROVIDE ACCESS TO THAT AS WELL AS LIMITING FOR THE THEATER.

UM, THERE'S POTENTIAL TO PUT, UM, DISTRICT PARKING UNDERNEATH THE BUILDING STRUCTURE.

YOU CAN KIND OF SEE IT DASHED IN THERE.

UH, AND IN THIS CASE IT WOULD BE ACCESSED OFF OF TIMMY ROAD AND THE PARK IS FAIRLY WELL SIMILAR TO THE OTHER SCENARIO, MOSTLY, YOU KNOW, OPEN PASSIVE SPACE TRAIL SYSTEM THAT RUNS THROUGH IT AND PROVIDES CONNECTIVITY AND THEN SOME PROGRAM AREAS WITHIN THE PARK AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE FINALLY, OPTION THREE.

THIS IS WHERE OUR MAIN OFFICE BUILDING ESSENTIALLY, UM, GOES OFFSITE SOMEWHERE ELSE.

AND IN THIS CASE, WE'RE CONTEMPLATING RE-PURPOSING AND INCORPORATING THE ORIGINAL 1959 BUILDING, UM, INTO THE DIRTY YARD CENTER AND SEE IF THERE'S THAT KIND OF L-SHAPED, UH, UP IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER, UH, PRETTY SIMILAR SETUP TO PREVIOUS OPTION.

AGAIN, PRIMARY ACCESS OFF RIVERSIDE DRIVES, UH, POTENTIAL FOR AN UNDERGROUND GARAGE UNDERNEATH THE BUILDING AND, UM, ACCESS FOR, UH, SCHOOL PICKUP AND DROP-OFF AND THEATER LOADING, UH, OFF OF TUMI ROAD, UH, IN THIS CASE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE PARKING SCENARIOS, UM, THE WAY WE'VE GOT THIS SET UP, SO OPTION ONE B WE'RE SETTING UP TO WHERE WE WOULD EXPECT A PARKING GARAGE TO BE UNDER THE ARTS DISTRICT PLAZA.

YOU CAN SEE IT THERE, UH, SHADED IN, IN THE BLUE, AGAIN, THIS WOULD BE SOLELY ACCESS OFF OF RIVERSIDE DRIVE.

AND THEN, UH, AGAIN, LOADING AND PICKUP, UH, OFF OF, TO ME, OPTION ONE, B HAS THE UNDERGROUND GARAGE, UM, LOCATED WHERE YOU SEE THE BLUE BLOCK, UH, IN THAT DIAGRAM.

THIS IS, UH, REALLY ONE OF THE ONLY OPTIONS THAT PROVIDES US ACCESS FROM RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND TIMMY ROAD FOR THE PARKING GARAGE ITSELF AND OPTION THREE AND OPTION TWO.

UM, THERE ARE REALLY TWO DIFFERENT SCENARIOS WE COULD DO GARAGE IN EITHER LOCATION, EITHER UNDER THE ARTS DISTRICT PLAZA OR UNDERNEATH THE BUILDING.

UH, AGAIN, IT'S, YOU KNOW, UNDER THE PLAZA IS ACCESS SOLELY FROM RIVERSIDE DRIVE UNDER THE BUILDING IS ACCESS TO SOLELY FROM TIMMY ROAD.

I WILL MAKE A STATEMENT THAT, UM, THE UNDERGROUND GARAGE, UH, UNDER THE ARTS DISTRICT PLAZA, THERE ARE TWO HERITAGE TREES, UM, ON EITHER SIDE OF THE PERIMETER OF THAT, THAT WOULD LIKELY BE IMPACTED, UM, BY THAT, UM, CONCEPT AND WOULD HAVE TO BE RELOCATED ONSITE SOMEWHERE ELSE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, UM, WE'RE GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT PARKING, UH, ON SITE AND I BELIEVE WE HAVE BO BACK, UH, ON, THEN HE CAN SPEAK TO, UH, THE TRAFFIC ANALYSIS.

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OH, BACK, ARE YOU THERE? I THINK HE'S MUTED THE POSSIBLE TO MAKE, GO BACK TO RONNIE AND PANELIST IF HE'S NOT ALREADY GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

UM, BABAK TORONTO ERODE, BOTH CONSULTING TRAFFIC CONSULTANTS FOR THE DIRTY ART CENTER PROJECT.

UM, I'M GOING TO TRY TO BLOW THROUGH THIS A LITTLE BIT SO WE CAN GET TO THE MEAT OF IT, BUT BASICALLY OUR TEAM WAS BROUGHT ON BOARD, UH, TO EVALUATE, UH, PARKING AND TDM OPPORTUNITIES, AS WELL AS A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT, UH, ON THE SURROUNDING SYSTEM.

AND SO WHAT YOU SEE HERE IS KIND OF AN EXISTING INVENTORY OF THE PARKING THAT'S CURRENTLY IN PLACE, AS IT HAS BEEN MENTIONED BEFORE, UH, WE WERE IN COORDINATION WITH, UM, UH, ATD AT THE VERY ONSET OF THIS STUDY.

WE DEFINITELY, EVERYONE WAS IN FAVOR OF LOOKING AT THIS FROM A DISTRICT PERSPECTIVE.

AND SO W GIVEN THE FACT THAT THE ZAC DATA IS ALREADY THERE, THESE ACTIVE USES ARE IN PLACE, OR IS ALREADY HERE, UH, WITH THE ADDITION OF THE DOHERTY ART CENTER AND THIS EMERGING, UH, CULTURAL DISTRICT.

IT MADE SENSE TO LOOK AT EVERYTHING, LOOK AT EVERYTHING HOLISTICALLY, AS OPPOSED TO ANOTHER ISOLATED PROJECT, UH, THAT WOULDN'T BENEFIT OTHER USES IN THE AREA AS WELL WHEN WE'RE TALKING PARKING AND SUCH.

SO, UM, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THE SCENARIOS THAT WE LOOKED AT, AND THESE WERE DEVELOPED THROUGH EXTENSIVE CONVERSATIONS WITH DAK STAFF AND THEIR EXISTING PROGRAMMING AT THEIR EXISTING FACILITY AND THE ANTICIPATED PROGRAMMING WITH THEIR PROPOSED FACILITY.

SO SCENARIO ONE WAS KIND OF OUR BASELINE IN TERMS OF A TYPICAL WEEKDAY, UH, EIGHT TO FIVE 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM.

AND THEN SCENARIO TWO WAS A TYPICAL WEEKDAY 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM, BUT THAT ALSO INCLUDED, UH, EVENTS AND SHOWS AND OTHER THINGS THAT WOULD GO ON IN THE EVENING HOURS.

UH, AND THEN SCENARIO THREE IS A WEEKEND, UH, SCENARIO WITH MULTIPLE EVENTS CONVERGING AT THE SAME TIME.

AND SO WHEN WE EVALUATED, WHICH SCENARIO WOULD MAKE THE MOST SENSE FROM AN ANALYSIS PERSPECTIVE AND A PLANNING PERSPECTIVE, AND THEN AN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PERSPECTIVE SCENARIO TWO MADE THE MOST SENSE BECAUSE SCENARIO TWO IS LIKELY TO BE KERING ON A MORE FREQUENT BASIS.

AND SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT EVENTS, I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT LARGE SCALE KIND OF EVENTS.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A, UH, AFTER HOURS ART GALLERY OR A THEATER EVENT, UH, THAT WOULDN'T BE GOING ON AFTER 5:00 PM, WHICH WOULD OCCUR MORE THAN A NIGHT OR TWO EVERY WEEK OR EVERY OTHER WEEK.

UH, SCENARIO THREE IS A COUPLE OF TIMES A YEAR, UH, SCENARIO.

SO IT DIDN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ANALYZE THAT.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, HAVE THE CITY INVEST IN INFRASTRUCTURE THAT THAT WOULD ONLY BE NEEDED FOR A COUPLE OF TIMES A YEAR.

SO THAT'S WHY WE LANDED ON SCENARIO, TUBING ANALYSIS, UH, SCENARIO THAT WE MOVE FORWARD WITH.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO, UM, SHARED PARKING IS WHAT WE EVALUATED.

AND SO THERE'S VARIOUS WAYS TO GET TO A SHARED PARKING NUMBER THAT MAKES SENSE, UH, LEVERAGING VARIOUS, UH, USES, WHICH IS WHY WE LOOKED AT IT AT A DISTRICT LEVEL.

UM, YOU HAVE YOUR OFFICE USES DURING THE DAY, YOU HAVE YOUR EVENT AND ACTIVE USES ON NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS, AND, UH, SO ON AND SO FORTH FROM A SHARED PARKING PERSPECTIVE.

UH, YOU'LL SEE THE SCHLOCKY PUTT IDENTIFIED, UH, PREVIOUSLY AND NOW IN, IN HERE IN THE, UH, A COUPLE OF SLIDES AND A FEW TRIES.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT, UH, THE SCHLOTZSKY'S REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT, UH, AS PART OF THEIR PUD, UH, ZONING APPROVALS, UH, W THE CITY OF AUSTIN WAS ABLE TO NEGOTIATE, UH, 80 PARKING SPACES THAT, THAT DEVELOPMENT WILL MAKE AVAILABLE TO PARK, UH, AS PART OF THE OVERALL AREA.

UH, AND SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE LEVERAGING THOSE SPACES AS WELL AS PART OF OUR ANALYSIS, UH, TRAVEL DEMAND MANAGEMENT, UH, AS PROBABLY ALL OF Y'ALL ARE, MOST OF Y'ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH IS SOMETHING THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN DEFINITELY WANT US TO EVALUATE AND INCORPORATES.

THEY'RE CURRENTLY UTILIZING SOME TDM MEASURES AT THE EXISTING FACILITY, UH, AS IT RELATES TO TRANSIT PASSES AND SOME OTHER ITEMS, BUT WE'RE ALSO ENHANCING THAT WITH THIS NEW, UH, DOHERTY ART CENTERS, SUCH AS, UH, UM, UH, CUBBIES AND SOURCE SPACES FOR PEOPLE'S ART SUPPLIES, SO THAT THEY'RE NOT HAVING TO LUG IT AROUND, THEREFORE THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE DECISIONS ON WHETHER OR NOT CAPITAL METRO OR BICYCLE OR OTHER MOBILITY OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO THEM.

UH, AND THEN BUILDING ALL BRAND NEW PARKING, WHICH, UH, I WOULD, I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT IT'S, THAT WE DON'T WANT TO BUILD A HUNDRED PERCENT PARK OUT HERE, UH, BECAUSE WHEN YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME.

AND SO WE DON'T WANT TO BE IN A SITUATION WHERE WE'RE ENCOURAGING EVERYBODY TO JUST DRIVE THEIR CARS, BECAUSE WE'RE JUST PARKING EVERYBODY.

UH,

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SO WITH THE OPTIONS THAT WE EVALUATED, UH, AGAIN WITH TDM SHARED PARKING, UH, ONE THING I WANT TO MAKE CLEAR AS TO WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT ON THE SCREEN HERE IS THERE WAS A 10% BUFFER ADDED TO THE, THE, THE NUMBERS THAT WE CAME UP WITH FROM A NET NEW PARKING SPACE REQUIREMENT TO ADDRESS THE DISTRICT.

AND SO IT'S OPTION ONE, A, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 232 NEW SPACES, UH, WITH THE, UH, EXISTING INVENTORY THAT WOULD BE SLIGHTLY MODIFIED BASED ON THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE AREA.

UH, THAT WOULD BE A TOTAL OF 449 PARKING SPACES IN THE DISTRICT.

AND SO THE PARKING DRAWS IS THAT WERE ALLUDED TO EARLY, EARLIER IN OPTION ONE, A WE'D BE TALKING ABOUT 232 SPACES IN THAT PARKING STRUCTURED TO COMPLIMENT AND SUPPLEMENT WHAT'S CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN THE OTHER LOTS AND AREAS WITHIN THIS DISTRICT, A ONE B 222 SPACES, OPTION TWO TO 40 OPTION THREE TO 12.

UH, I BELIEVE THAT'S MY LAST SLIDE, BUT ONE THING I WANTED TO, UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, JUST TO MAKE SURE.

OKAY.

SO I WANT TO DIVE INTO OPTION ONE B A LO A LITTLE BIT MORE IN DEPTH, BECAUSE THAT IS THE PREFERRED OPTION FOR US.

SO AGAIN, THE PARKING STRUCTURE THAT IS IDENTIFIED OPPORTUNITY ROAD IS A BELOW GRADE STRUCTURE.

AND SO, LIKE, FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU'RE IN THAT SURFACE LOT, THAT'S OFF THE, TO ME, YOU'D BE ABLE TO GET OUT OF YOUR CAR AND WALK ONTO THAT, UH, THAT GREEN SPACE WITHOUT HAVING TO GET INTO AN ELEVATOR OR STAIRWAY, OR WHAT HAVE YOU, UH, FROM THAT SIDE OF THE ROAD, PARKING IS ACCESSIBLE FROM, TO ME AND THEN OFFER RIVERSIDE.

UM, UH, THERE IS NO PARKING STRUCTURE IMMEDIATELY OFF, BUT WHEN YOU, UH, THERE IS ACCESS, UH, FROM THAT COLOR TRAFFIC CIRCLE INTO THAT PARKING STRUCTURE, IT NEEDS TO BE NOTED THAT WE WERE VERY TARGETED AND NOT PROVIDING DIRECT CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND TO ME, UH, THROUGH