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[00:00:04]

SIX.

OH FOUR, I THINK WE'VE DONE A SOUND CHECK WITH EVERYBODY HERE.

I'M GOING TO GO AND BRING THIS MEETING TO ORDER OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION JUNE 22ND.

[Determination of Quorum / Meeting Called to Order]

UH, WE DO HAVE A QUORUM AND, UM, IN A WAY, UH, ONE TO START WITH, UM, ROLL CALL, UM, JUST RAISE YOUR HANDS AND, UH, SAY HERE, UH, COMMISSIONER CZAR, UH, COMMISSIONER COX, COMMISSIONER FLORES, UH, VICE CHAIR.

HEMPEL UH, COMMISSIONER HOWARD, MR. MISH TODDLER.

UM, I THINK WE'RE STILL, UH, COMMISSIONER YONAS, POLITO, MR. SCHNEIDER, UH, COMMISSIONER SHEA, UH, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

AND I THINK, UH, JUST TO CHECK, UH, I THINK WE'RE STILL, I'M NOT SAYING COMMISSIONER PRACTICES AND COMMISSIONER, UH, KINDLY YET.

UH, NEITHER WILL JOIN US SOON.

UH, I DID NOT GET A REPORT THAT WE'D HAD ANYBODY MISSING THIS EVENING.

UM, AND, UH, BEFORE WE GO FURTHER, I THINK WE HAD, UH, WE WERE TRYING TO CONNECT SOMEBODY THAT WANTED TO SPEAK, UM, UNDER THE CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

IT'S BEEN AWHILE SINCE WE'VE HAD ANYONE.

SO, UM, ANDREW, DO WE HAVE SYNOVIA JOSEPH CHAIR COMMISSION LIAISON ADVER.

I DON'T HAVE HER SHOWING ON THE LINE, BUT MS. JOSEPH, IF YOU'RE ON THE TELECONFERENCE, YOU'LL SELECT STAR SIX.

OKAY.

UM, WHAT WE'LL DO IS, UM, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND I'LL, I'LL GET THROUGH SOME HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS, UH, AND MAYBE WE'LL BEFORE WE MOVE INTO THE CONSENT AGENDA, UH, UH, UH, COMMISSIONER CONNOLLY.

YOU WANT TO DO A SOUND CHECK REAL QUICK? I'M HERE.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT WORKED.

OKAY.

UH, YEAH, LET'S GO AND DO SOME HOUSEKEEPING AND I'LL GIVE, UM, IT'S A NOVIA JOSEPH ONE MORE TIME.

UM, IF WE CAN GET HER ON, ON THE LINE.

UH, SO, UH, JUST USE, I WOULD LIKE TO REPRESENT TODAY.

WE HAVE EXTRA OFFICIAL MEMBERS HERE WITH US.

UH, JUST INITIALLY JESSICA COHEN AND ARTSY SINGH, UM, ARE JOINING US TODAY, UH, JUST FOR A REMINDER TO HAVE YOUR GREEN, RED, YELLOW ITEMS FOR VOTING, UM, AND, UH, REMAIN MUTED WHEN YOU'RE NOT SPEAKING AND RAISE YOUR HAND TO BE RECOGNIZED.

AND, UH, PLEASE, UM, GO AHEAD AND UNMUTE, IF I'M NOT SEEING YOU RAISE YOUR HAND, UH, FOR PARTICIPANTS OUT THERE, UH, SELECT STAR SIX TO UNMUTE AND ITEMS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.

UH, YOU'LL GET A EMAIL WHEN WE'RE ABOUT 15 MINUTES OUT FROM THE ITEM.

UH, SO YOU KNOW, WHEN TO JOIN US.

SO, UH, JUST A QUICK NOTE TODAY, UH, WE HAVE A, UH, WHEN WE'RE REVIEWING THE, UH, URBAN RENEWAL PLAN AND THE NCDS FOR 11TH AND 12TH STREET, UH, IS YOU RECEIVED AN EMAIL, UM, FROM ANDREW, WE'RE GOING TO BE TRYING TO, UH, AGREE ON A SET OF, UH, SPECIAL RULES FOR DISCUSSION AND DEBATE.

UM, AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE HAD A WORKING GROUP OR HOLD TOGETHER AMENDMENTS THAT WE'RE GOING TO CONSIDER.

AND SO IT KIND OF WARRANTS, UH, UH, A BIT OF A CHANGE FOR OUR NORMAL DEBATE PROCEDURES, ESPECIALLY SINCE THERE'S BEEN SOME GAP BETWEEN THE TIME THAT WE HEARD THE, UH, THE STAFF PRESENTATION AND, UM, AND THIS TIME PERIOD.

SO, UM, I'LL BE GOING OVER THOSE, UH, PRIOR, PRIOR TO TAKING UP THE ITEM, UH, WE WILL GO THROUGH IN DETAIL, UH, MY PROPOSED, UH, PROCEDURES, AND THEN WE WILL DISCUSS AND VOTE ON THOSE.

UM, SO THIS WILL BE A GOOD WARMUP FOR THINGS LIKE THE TRAFFIC,

[00:05:01]

UH, UH, TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA, MANUAL, AND OTHER FEATURE, LAND CODE TYPE, UM, ISSUES WE MAY HAVE TO ADDRESS.

UH, SO IT'LL BE, UH, IT'LL BE GOOD FOR US TO GET FAMILIAR WITH DIFFERENT RULES FOR DEBATE.

SO, UM, ANYWAY, UH, THAT'LL BE COMING UP AND A LITTLE WHILE.

SO WITH THAT, UM, I'M GOING TO GIVE ONE MORE TRY FOR, UH, NOVIA JOSEPH STAR SIX, UH, UNDER CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

OKAY.

WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND

[Reading of Agenda]

SO ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AS, UH, WE HAD DISCUSSED LAST TIME TO TRY TO ACCELERATE THIS, I'M NOT GOING TO READ A LOT OF THE, UM, SO I'M GOING TO TRY TO GET THROUGH THIS A LITTLE QUICKER THAN USUAL.

UM, SO, UM, UNDER THE CONSENT AGENDA, WE HAVE THE APPROVAL OF MINUTES, UH, FOR THE 8TH OF JUNE.

DID ANY OF COMMISSIONERS HAVE ANY CHANGES, UM, THAT THEY'D LIKE TO SEE TO THOSE MINUTES? OKAY.

VERY NINE WE'LL.

UH, WE'LL PUT THOSE ON THERE AS THEY ARE, UH, UNDER SECTION B.

UH, WE HAVE, UH, B ONE PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 20 20 0 0 2.

THAT TURTLE ONE FAIR MARKET.

UH, THIS IS THE POSTPONE TIL, UH, JULY 13TH.

AND, UH, WE HAVE ITEM B TO C 14 DASH 20 21 0 0 6 1 FAIR MARKET.

UH, THIS ITEM REZONING ITEM IS POSTPONE UNTIL JULY 13TH.

WE HAVE ITEM B3 PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 2020 DASH 0 0 2 0 2 CENTRAL EAST.

UM, THIS IS ALSO, THIS IS AN APPLICANT POSTPONE UNTIL JULY 13TH.

UM, OKAY.

AND WE HAVE ITEM BEFORE REZONING C 14 DASH 20 21 0 5 5 8 DESK CENTRAL EAST.

THIS IS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TILL JULY 13TH, ITEM B FIVE.

UM, HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

OKAY.

RIGHT.

YEAH, YEAH.

MS. JOSEPH WON'T BE WITH US.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, SO I THINK I LEFT OFF ON B FIVE.

THIS IS A PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 2021 DASH ZERO ZERO SEVEN ZERO ONE TEN EIGHT ZERO SEVEN NEWMONT ROAD.

UH, THIS IS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

UH, ITEM B SIX, REZONING C 14 DASH 2021 DASH 0 0 7 9 DASH 10.

OH.

AT, UH, 10, 8 0 7 NEWMONT ROAD.

THIS IS ON CONSENT.

YEAH.

I'M N B SEVEN C 14 DASH 2021 DASH 0 0 1 9 AT 5,700 GROVER AVENUE AND 56 1 2 ROOSEVELT AVENUE.

THIS ITEM IS ON CONSENT AND A B EIGHT REZONING.

IT'S A STAFF POSTPONEMENT TILL JULY 13TH, C 14 DASH 20 21 0 0 4 7 MORRIS CROSSING FARMHOUSE, MAYBE GOING TO BE NINE REZONING CASE.

SEE 8 1 4 DASH NINE SEVEN DASH 0 1 1 FOR LEANDER REHABILITATION PUTT AMENDMENT.

UH, THIS ITEM IS ON CONSENT ITEM B 10 REZONING CASE NUMBER C 14 DASH 2021 DASH 0 0 7 8 SHEL CYCLE.

UH, THIS IS A DISCUSSION CASE WE'LL BE HEARING THIS EVENING.

UH, B 11 REZONING CASE NUMBER C 14 H DASH 2021 DASH 0 0 9 7 POSEY HOUSE BESIDE THEM IS ON CONSENT ITEM B 12 PLAN AMENDMENT.

YOU RP FOR EAST 11TH AND 12TH STREET, URBAN RENEWAL AREA MODIFICATION, NUMBER 12.

UH, JUST A REMINDER THAT THE PUBLIC HEARING WAS CLOSED.

SO WE WILL BE BEGIN DISCUSSION ON THIS CASE THIS EVENING.

[00:10:01]

UM, AND WE'LL TAKE THAT THIS UP WITH ITEMS B 13 AND B 14.

THE 13 IS REZONING A CASE NUMBER C 14 DASH 20 21 0 0 3 3 EAST 11TH STREET, NCCD AMENDMENT.

UH, AND AGAIN, THE PUBLIC HEARING WAS CLOSED AND WE'LL BEGIN DISCUSSION THIS EVENING BEFORE 13, THIS CASE NUMBER C 14 DASH 20 21 0 0 37 EAST 12TH STREET NCCD.

UH, PUBLIC HEARING WAS CLOSED AND WE'LL TAKE THIS UP FOR DISCUSSION ON A B 15 FINAL PLAT FROM, UH, AN APPROVED PRELIMINARY PLAN, C H J 2008 DASH 0 1 7 6 0 1 DOT EIGHT EIGHT SUNSHADES SOUTH SECTION EIGHT.

THIS IS ON CONSENT ITEM B 16 PRELIMINARY PLAN WITH VARIANTS CASE NUMBER C EIGHT DASH 2020 DASH 0 0 3 1 SADDLE RIDGE AT WILD HORSE RANCH.

SO THIS ONE IS, UH, IT'S.

OKAY, LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT.

IT'S A LITTLE TRICKIER.

WE'RE A DISAPPROVAL OF THE LUMINARY PLAN FOR THE REASONS LISTED IN EXHIBIT C, UH, BUT W IT'S, UH, APPROVAL OF THE VARIANCES FOR THE REASONS LISTED IN EXHIBIT D.

AND SO, UM, YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT A DISAPPROVAL AGAIN FOR, UH, REASONS LISTED IN EXHIBIT C AND APPROVAL FOR THE VARIANCES FOR REASONS IN EXHIBIT D, UH, ITEM B 17 LONG RAIN, CRP PLANNING.

THIS ITEM IS CURRENTLY ON CONSENT.

UH, WE HAVE THE, UM, UH, THESE, UH, WE HAVE, UH, UH, COMMITTEE THAT, UH, REVIEWED THIS AND IS FORWARDED THIS ONTO US FOR APPROVAL.

UM, IT IS ON CONSENT.

THIS IS THE FISCAL YEAR 21 THROUGH 23 LONG RANGE CIP PLANNING MEMO UNDER THE CITY CHARTER, WHERE WE'RE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE THIS MEMO AS A PLANNING COMMISSION EACH YEAR.

UH, SO THIS FULFILLS OUR OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE CHARTER OR ONE OF THEM, UH, THAT'S CURRENTLY ON CONSENT.

UM, WHEN I LIKE TO DO, DO WE HAVE A MEMBER OF THE, UM, UH, COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING TEAM THAT WOULD LIKE TO JUST QUICKLY GIVE US A QUICK SUMMARY OF WHAT, UH, WHAT WENT INTO PRODUCING THIS LETTER? UH, CHAIR SHAW SPEAKING? UM, YES, WE HAD TO, SO WE HAD A VERY SHORT TURNAROUND TIME.

SO WE WORKED WITH STAFF, UM, TO SET UP TO A SPECIAL CALLED MEETINGS AND REVIEWED, UM, THE STAFF PART OF THE MEMO FOR US AND WALKED US THROUGH IT.

UM, AND WE HAD SOME VERY GOOD, ROBUST DISCUSSION ABOUT THE, THE ITEMS IN THE, UM, THE MEMO.

AND SO REST ASSURED OUR COMMITTEE DID THOROUGHLY REVIEW, UM, WHAT YOU HAVE TODAY, BUT BEFORE YOU TODAY.

SO, UM, I, I, UNLESS SOMEONE ELSE FROM THE COMMITTEE WANTS TO SPEAK, I, I DON'T THINK THAT WE NEED TO HAVE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ABOUT IT.

WE ARE REQUIRED TO GET THIS TO, UM, COUNSEL BEFORE THE 30TH.

SO, UH, WHICH IS WHY IT IS IT'S HERE ON OUR AGENDA, UH, COMMISSIONER COX.

YEAH, I WAS JUST GOING TO MENTION, JUST TO ELABORATE ON, ON WHAT COMMISSIONER FLORES SAID.

SO AT THE MEETING, WE STRENGTHENED THE LANGUAGE ABOUT RESILIENCY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, UH, AND MAKING SURE THAT THAT, THAT IS DONE IN AN EQUITABLE WAY ACROSS THE CITY.

UH, WE STRENGTHENED LANGUAGE ABOUT, UH, KIND OF SUPPORTING THE ART AND MUSICIAN.

AND THEN I REMEMBER WE STRENGTHENED LANGUAGE ABOUT THE CITY DEPARTMENT, ACTUALLY WORKING BETTER WITH EACH OTHER, UH, BECAUSE THEY'VE, THEY'VE GOT A LOT OF DISPARATE, UH, SYSTEMS THAT THEY USE, AND IT'S A BIT HARD TO MANAGE THE INFRASTRUCTURE ACROSS THE CITY AS A WHOLE.

SO THOSE ARE KIND OF THE THINGS THAT I REMEMBER THAT WE STRENGTHENED IN THE LANGUAGE, AND THAT SHOULD BE REFLECTED IN THE MEMO THAT WAS GONE.

THANK YOU FOR THAT SUMMARY.

UH, SO THEN ITEM, AS I SAID IS ON CONSENT AND THAT IS, I'M JUST DOUBLE CHECKING HERE.

THAT'S EVERYTHING WE HAVE.

UM, SO JUST TO SUMMARIZE THE DISCUSSION ITEMS THIS

[00:15:01]

EVENING, UH, WE WILL BE DISCUSSING, UH, ITEMS B 10, AND THEN AS A GROUP, WE WILL TAKE UP ISLANDS, B12 B 13 AND B 14.

UH, AND WE WILL START THAT OFF WITH A DISCUSSION OF THE RULES FOR DEBATE FOR THOSE THREE ITEMS, UH, WHEN THEY COME UP.

SO, UH, WITH THAT, DO WE HAVE ANY COMMISSIONERS THAT NEED TO RECUSE THEMSELVES FROM ANY ITEMS, UM, THIS EVENING? ALL RIGHT.

I'M NOT SEEING ANY, UM, SO JUST DO ANY COMMISSIONERS, UH, WANT TO PULL ANY OF THE ITEMS WE'VE GONE THROUGH FOR DISCUSSION, OR ARE WE GOOD WITH THE CONSENT AGENDA, UH, BY SHERIFF HUDDLE? UM, PULLING ANY ITEMS THAT I DID WANT TO NOTE THAT MS. JOSEPH IS ON THE LINE NOW, IF WE WANT TO HAVE IT.

YEAH, I THINK I CAN, UM, LET ME GO AND GET,

[Consent Agenda]

LET ME, UH, LET'S GO AND FINISH THE VOTING ON THE CONSENT AND THEN I'LL, I'LL GIVE, UH, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND TRY TO GET HER ON.

DOES THAT SOUND GOOD? OKAY.

WE'RE ALMOST DONE.

UM, AND, UH, SO LET'S GO ON AND MOVE FORWARD WITH, DO I HAVE A, UM, A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING APPROVE THE MINUTES AND THE CONSENT AGENDA.

I SEE COMMISSIONER COX ENDED BY COMMISSIONER SHEA.

UM, GOOD TO SEE THE GREEN.

ALL RIGHT.

1, 2, 3.

I'M TRYING TO JUST MAKE SURE I CAN COUNT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

YEAH, IT WORKED OUT.

I ONLY HAD 11 THE FIRST TIME I MISSED SOMEBODY COMMISSIONER MUSH, TODDLERS OFF, OFF THE DIAS.

SO YOU ONLY HAVE 11.

OH, OKAY.

NOW I STARTED CUTTING BACK ON.

I JUST SAID A DROP IN SIGNAL.

ARE YOU GUYS ALRIGHT? WE CAN'T SEE YOU, BUT YOU'RE VOTING GREEN.

WELL, CAN YOU, I CAN SEE HER.

CAN YOU NOT SEE HER? THAT'S WEIRD.

NO, I CAN'T SORRY.

SO IN MY VIEW, I CAN SEE ALL OF YOU EX SO, UH, THAT IS A BIT, UM, STAFF.

DO WE, DO YOU KNOW WHAT COULD BE GOING ON THERE? WHO CAN'T SEE COMMISSIONER MOOSE DOLLAR HUH? STAFF? ANY, UM, DO WE HAVE ANY, DO WE KNOW WHAT MIGHT BE CAUSING THAT? UH, SOUNDS LIKE IT'S JUST CONNECTION ISSUE.

UM, IF IT'S THAT SOME PEOPLE CAN SEE AND SOME PEOPLE CAN'T, IT WILL PROBABLY RESOLVE ITSELF OVER TIME.

IT'S PROBABLY JUST A SELECTIVE BANDWIDTH ISSUE.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, I'LL, I CAN SEE COMMISSIONER MITCH TODDLER, SO I'LL BE SURE TO COUNT YOUR VOTES.

OKAY.

AND I THINK THEY CAN HEAR YOU.

OKAY.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED.

THAT'S STRANGE.

OKAY.

UH, SO WITH THAT, LET'S GO, UH, WE'VE CLEARED THE CONSENT

[CITIZEN COMMUNICATION]

AGENDA.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND SEE IF WE CAN GET THE CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

SO IS NOVIA JOSEPH, IF YOU'RE THERE STAR SIX AND MUTE? NO VIA JOSEPH STAR SIX.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR MEMBERS, UMS AND OVERVIEW JOSEPH.

AND THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK OUT OF TURN.

I JUST WANTED TO CALL YOUR, TO YOUR ATTENTION, THAT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR CAPITAL METRO'S ORANGE LINE AND BLUE LINE.

THE DEADLINE IS TOMORROW TO SUBMIT SOME COMMENT.

SINCE I JUST THOUGHT THERE MIGHT BE SOME COMMISSIONERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN ENGAGING IN THE PROCESS, AS YOU MAY BE AWARE, CAPITAL METRO $7.1 BILLION RAIL SYSTEM IS CONTINGENT ON 45%, SOME FUNDING.

AND WHILE I HATE TO SAY IT WAS A PARTISAN ISSUE, WE WERE ACTUALLY ABLE TO STOP THE TUNNEL BILL.

AND I HAVE THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS TO THINK.

I EXPLAINED TO THEM TITLE SIX OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, WHICH PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN.

AND IF THEY HAD PASSED THAT BILL, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLICIT IN THE DISCRIMINATION OCCURRING IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND PERHAPS THEY MAY HAVE JEOPARDIZED THEIR FEDERAL FUNDING.

SO I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT AFRICAN-AMERICANS WAIT 60 MINUTES FOR THE BUS.

AND IT'S SIX MINUTES AT METRO, RURAL CRESSEY'S DOWNTOWN AND TO THE HISPANICS AND THE SPRINGS.

SO BLACK PEOPLE WAIT 10 TIMES

[00:20:01]

LONGER FOR THE BUS.

AND ON AUGUST 7TH, 2020 CAPITAL METRO ACTUALLY PASSED A RESOLUTION TO MAINTAIN THE DISCRIMINATORY BUS NETWORK.

I JUST WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE CHAIRMAN WAY, COOPER, WHO IS A LAWYER ACTUALLY ACKNOWLEDGED THE DISPARATE IMPACTS JANUARY 28TH, 2019, AND THEN THE FOLLOWING MONTH, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2019.

HE RENAMED THE BOARDROOM AFTER ROSA PARKS.

AND SO IT IS DEEPLY DISTURBING, BUT I ALSO WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND, AS YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE ZONING AND YOU'RE LOOKING AT AFFORDABLE HOUSING, I DID PROVIDE, UM, THERE'S ACTUALLY A CHART THAT SHOWS THE PROGRAM YEAR 2019, LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT DEVELOPMENTS ARE ALL ONE TO FIVE MILES AWAY FOR TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT.

THERE'S ONE, ANOMALY ONE IS 0.4 MILES.

BUT WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT WHEN THERE'S NOT A BUS ROUTE WITHIN THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE AS THE CROW FLIES, THAT MEANS THAT PEOPLE WHO RELY ON METRO ACCESS ARE DENIED ACCESS TO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

THAT'S A WHOLE LOT OF INFORMATION, BUT I JUST LAUGHED AS MUCH.

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT THE MINORITIES THAT ARE NORTH OF US, 180 3, THE ORANGE LINE IS 24 TO 30 YEARS.

THERE WAS AN ELIMINATION OF THE METRO LAPSES BETWEEN SAMSUNG AND APPLE.

AND LASTLY, ON RIVERSIDE, THE BLUE LINE COUNCIL ACTUALLY REZONE THAT AREA, AS YOU'RE AWARE UNTIL THE 17 20 19, THE AUTISM, THE UPPER THIS STUDY SAID ON OCTOBER 23RD, 2019, THAT COUNCIL DIDN'T LISTEN.

BUT IF YOU LOOK AT ANY OF THE DOCUMENTS BEFORE YOU, MOST OF THE TIMES, YOU'LL SEE A POLLUTED QUOTE.

SO I JUST WANTED THAT TO BE A PART OF YOUR, UH, MAINLY AS YOU MOVE FORWARD.

AND TO JUST KNOW THAT FOR SOCCER GAMES, THE BUS RUNS EVERY 15 AND 20 MINUTES, BUT THE PEOPLE TRYING TO GET TO WORK, IT'S 45 MINUTES IN A 30 MINUTE TRANSFER.

AND SO IT'S JUST NOT RIGHT.

WE'RE ALL PAYING TAXES FOR PROJECT CONNECT, AND WE WILL PROMISE AN EQUITABLE SYSTEM.

LIKE THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO MAKE MY COMMENTS TO BEAR IN MIND.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL GLADLY ANSWER THEM AT THIS TIME.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR TAKING ADVANTAGE OF CITIZENS' COMMUNICATION.

UM, THEY, SOME OF US MISS THAT.

UM, SO, UH, I'M I SEE WE HAVE A COMMISSIONER PRACTICE HERE WITH US, SO I THINK THAT BRINGS US IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN TO, UH, YOU HAVE ALL THE COMMISSIONERS HERE THIS EVENING, UM, AND, UH, WE'VE, WE'RE GOING TO GO AND MOVE

[B10. Rezoning: C14-2021-0078 - Shoal Cycle; District 9]

INTO OUR DISCUSSION CASES.

AND THE FIRST ONE WE HAVE IS ITEM B 10.

I GO HERE THIS UP, UH, THIS IS, UH, ITEM D 10 REZONING, UH, C 14 20 21 0 0 7 8 SHELL CYCLE.

WE HAVE SOMEONE, UH, FROM STAFF TO, UH, GIVE US AN OVERVIEW.

GOOD EVENING.

EXCUSE ME.

GOOD EVENING.

CHAIR MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

I'M MARK RIM, SENIOR PLANNER IN HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

THE CASE BEFORE YOU IS SEE 14 20 21 0 7 8 CULTURAL CYCLE.

THE ADDRESS IS EIGHT 12 WEST 11TH STREET.

THE REZONING SITE IS LOCATED WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN PLAN IN THE NORTHWEST DISTRICT.

YOU'LL FIND A EXHIBIT C IN THE STAFF REPORT SHOWS THAT DOWNTOWN AUSTIN PLAN IS AN ELEMENT OF THE AUSTIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IN DECEMBER OF 2011.

AND THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN PLAN MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ZONING CHANGES, INCLUDING THE HEIGHT THAT ARE THE BASIS FOR STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION.

IN THIS CASE, YOU CAN LOOK AT EXHIBIT D IN THE STAFF REPORT.

THE SUBJECT REZONING TRACT HAS THREE ZONE DISTRICTS, ELLO, G O AND M F FOR THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN PLAN.

REMAPS THE ELO TO DMU 40 OR 40 FOOT HEIGHT.

THE G O AND M FOUR TO DMU 60 OR 60 FEET STAFF IS RECOMMENDING CONSOLIDATING THE ZONING TO DMU 60 FOR ALL THREE AREAS.

THE CHARACTER, THE NORTHWEST DISTRICT IS FOR THE TALLEST BUILDINGS TO BE 60 FEET IN HEIGHT.

THE NORTHWEST DISTRICT WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE ELIGIBLE AREAS FOR HEIGHT OR DENSITY EXCEEDING THE UNDERLYING ZONING.

AND THE, JUST NOTE THAT THE ADJACENT JUDGES HILL AREA EVEN FURTHER NORTH, UM, HAS SOME OF THE LOWEST HEIGHT BUILDINGS AND ALL THE DOWNTOWN PLAN, INSTEAD, THE HEIGHT AND DENSITY, UM, THE SYSTEM FOR SHARING EQUITABLY, SHARING HEIGHT AND DENSITY, WE'RE BUILT INTO THE DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS SYSTEM FOR THE OTHER DISTRICTS.

[00:25:01]

UM, LOOK AT EXHIBIT E TO SEE THE AREAS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL HEIGHT AND DENSITY.

SO, UM, STAFF IS RECOMMENDING CONSISTENT WITH THE DOWNTOWN AREA PLAN, UH, BUILDING HEIGHT OF 60 FEET AND SUPPORTING THE DMU CEO'S ZONING.

UM, THE, WOW, WE DID SOME ADDITIONAL ANALYSIS AND, UM, LOOKED AT A THOUSAND FOOT BUFFER AROUND THE REZONING SITE.

THERE WERE SIX, UH, 36 ZONING CASES IN THAT AREA FIELD WAS NARROWED TO 18 BY CHOOSING THE CASES THAT OCCURRED AFTER THE DOWNTOWN AREA PLAN WAS PASSED IN 2011, THERE WERE 18 LEFT, THEN LIMITED BY THE DMU ZONING CASES.

THERE WERE 12, WELL, THOSE EXPIRED BEFORE COUNCIL ACTION OF THE 10 REMAINING, THERE WERE EIGHT, THE RECEIVED EMU CEO WITH A 60 FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT, ONE THAT RECEIVED EMU CEO WITH A 40 FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT, AND ONE THAT RECEIVED DMU CEO WITH A 90 FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT.

THAT ONE WAS BASED ON A MAP AMENDMENT THAT MAPPED IT INTO A DIFFERENT AREA, WHICH WAS THE SHOAL CREEK AREA THAT PERMITS 90 FEET AND WAS ELIGIBLE FOR A DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS.

SO, UM, MY INTERPRETATION OF THAT IS THAT, UH, YOU'RE A HUNDRED PERCENT WITH THE, UM, RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA PLAN.

THERE ARE RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA PLAN THAT THE SPECIFIC AREA SHOULD BE SEEKING ADDITIONAL HOUSING, THAT IT WAS AT ONE TIME HOUSING, BUT ALL THE LITTLE HOUSES HAVE BECOME OFFICES.

AND, UH, IN THAT RESPECT, THIS PROPOSAL IS, UM, UH, CONSISTENT WITH THE IMAGINE AUSTIN PLAN.

UM, THAT CONCLUDES MY COMMENTS AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, YEAH, THE APPLICANT, UH, LET'S SEE, WE HAVE, UH, AMANDA SWORE GOOD EVENING CHAIR.

THIS IS AMANDA SWORE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME ALL RIGHT? YES, I CAN.

WONDERFUL.

IF SOMEONE COULD JUST LET ME KNOW WHEN MY PRESENTATION IS UP, I WOULD BEGIN.

AWESOME.

THANK YOU.

UM, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS AMANDA SWORE WITH DRAENOR GROUP AND I AM HERE THIS EVENING REPRESENTING THE EIGHT, 12 LEFT 11TH STREET PROJECT KNOWN AS SHELF CYCLE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS SITE THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TONIGHT IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPED WITH AN OFFICE COMPLEX THAT IS SHOWN ON THE TOP LEFT OF THE SCREEN.

AND OUR REZONING REQUEST THIS EVENING IS TO RETURN THE PROPERTY TO DOWNTOWN MIXED USE WITH A 90 FOOT CONDITIONAL OVERLAY.

HIS STAFF MENTIONED THAT ALSO MENTIONED THEY ARE SUPPORTIVE OF A CONDITIONAL OVERLAY, BUT WANTING TO LIMIT THE HEIGHT TO 60 FEET, WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT YOU SUPPORT THE ZONING TO 90 FEET HEIGHT LIMITATIONS ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT OF THE SCREEN.

YOU WILL NOTE THAT THE PROPERTY IS DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO THE RECENTLY APPROVED THAT IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THE SITE IS ALSO LOCATED IN EXTREMELY CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE SHOAL CREEK TRAIL, SOUTH LAMAR, AUSTIN, COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AND MANY OTHER COMMUNITY ASSETS.

THE SHELF CYCLE PROJECT WILL MEET A WORKFORCE HOUSING NEED BY PROVIDING ALL THREE BEDROOM, TWO BATHROOM UNITS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO RENT BY ADULTS ON A PER BEDROOM BASIS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

MY CLIENT TOOK ON A GOAL OF PROVIDING MISSING MIDDLE WORKFORCE HOUSING.

THAT BOSTON IS CLEARLY LACKING AS PART OF THE SCHOOL.

THIS PROJECT IS ALSO LOOKING TO DEVELOP THE GREENEST POSSIBLE BUILDING WHILE ALSO PROVIDING FOR A MULTIMODAL TRANSIT OPTIONS AND AN AREA OF TOWN THAT A STAFF MENTIONED PER PLANNING IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF ADDITIONAL HOUSING OR HOUSING.

ONCE WAS NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE CONCEPT OF WORKFORCE HOUSING AND PROVIDING ROOMS THAT ARE RENTABLE TO ADULT ROOMMATES IS SOMETHING THAT HAS NOT BEEN TREATED YET IN THE AUSTIN MARKET BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENCE IN UNIT MIX.

AND NON-TRADITIONAL WAYS OF THESE THINGS ARE CONDUCTED.

WE HAVE GOTTEN A LOT OF RAISE EYEBROWS ALONG THE WAY WITH THIS PROJECT INFORMATION ON THE SCREEN IS ABOUT THE CAPITAL QUARTERS PROJECT THAT IS BEING DEVELOPED FOR OUR CLIENT.

JEN, WHO WILL TALK IN A MINUTE AND IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION WITH AN ANTICIPATED DELIVERY DATE OF JANUARY, 2020, THE CAPITAL QUARTERS PROJECT WILL PROVIDE THE FIRST CO

[00:30:01]

I'M SORRY, THE FIRST WORKFORCE TO LIVE IN HOUSING THAT OFTEN DESPERATELY NEEDS SHOWING THAT THIS TYPE OF A PROJECT CAN BE BUILT AND DONE SUCCESSFULLY.

THE CAPITAL QUARTERS PROJECT WILL ALSO BE THE FIRST MULTI-FAMILY PROJECT IN AUSTIN TO PROVIDE NO ONSITE PARKING NEXT SLIDE FOR YOU TO FOCUS ON THE SHORT CYCLE PROJECT.

IF GRANTED THE DMU 90 ZONING, THIS PROJECT PROPOSES TO CONSTRUCT 73 BEDROOM, TWO BATHROOM UNITS THAT WILL PROVIDE A TOTAL OF 210 BEDROOMS FOR RENT.

THE TERM WORKFORCE HOUSING IS OFTEN THROWN AROUND WORKFORCE HOUSING AT ITS CORE PROVIDES HOUSING FOR INDIVIDUALS MAKING BETWEEN 80% AND 120% OF THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME.

THIS IS OFTEN ALSO REFERRED TO AS MISSING MIDDLE HOUSING, BECAUSE IT IS JUST THAT THERE IS OFTEN LOW INCOME RESTRICTED HOUSING AND STANDARD MARKET HOUSING THAT INDIVIDUALS MAKING THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME CAN EITHER NOT QUALIFY FOR OR CANNOT AFFORD THE ABILITY TO FIND HOUSING FOR THESE INCOME BRACKETS THAT IS LOCATED IN THE URBAN CORE IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE.

THE PROJECT AGAIN IS DESI IS DESIGNED FOR ADULT ROOMMATES, WHERE EACH ROOMMATE WOULD PRAY AND PAY APPROXIMATELY $1,400 A MONTH FOR A ROOM WITHIN THE THREE BEDROOM UNIT.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE COMPARABLE ONE BEDROOM AND STUDIO UNITS IN THE AREA, WE STRUGGLED TO FIND ANYTHING OTHER THAN EXTREMELY OLD HOUSING STOCK THAT IS ANYWHERE NEAR TO $2,000 A MONTH FOR A STUDIO AND MANY ONE BEDROOM UNIT.

AND THE NEWER STUDIOS THAT START AT $2,500 UPWARDS OF $4,400 A MONTH, MAKING THOSE TYPES OF PROJECTS UNAFFORDABLE FOR ANYBODY IN THE WORKFORCE HOUSING CLASSIFICATION.

IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING WORKFORCE HOUSING, THIS PROJECT IS PURSUING SOME AMAZING SUSTAINABILITY TEACHERS, INCLUDING PURSUIT OF AUSTIN ENERGY GREEN BUILDER IN A FIVE STAR LEVEL.

THIS PROJECT IS ALSO PROVIDING SOLAR PANELS.

SO THIS IS THE PRODUCT CAN GENERATE ITS OWN ELECTRICITY AND GAS COGENERATION.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, TO WRAP UP THIS PROJECT WILL ALLOW THOSE MAKING THE MEDIAN INCOME IN THE CITY TO LIVE WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY, TO JOBS IN TRANSIT FOR THE ABILITY TO LIVE A TRUE CAR FLEET FREE LIFESTYLES, WITH THE ABILITY TO GET THOSE BICYCLES, INDUSTRIAL AND CLOSE WALKING PROXIMITY TO MANY JOBS AND SERVICES AS SUCH.

THIS PROJECT IS PROPOSING MORE BICYCLE PARKING THAN VEHICLE PARKING WITH 58 VEHICLE PARKING SPACES BEING PROPOSED, ALL OF THEM LOCATED BELOW GRADE AND ALL OF THEM DECOUPLED FROM UNIT.

THIS PROJECT IS ALSO PROPOSING A LEASEABLE GROUND FLOOR WITH, UH, ENHANCED SIDEWALK TREATMENTS ALONG 11TH STREET.

AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE FEATURES A HYDROPONIC VEGETABLE GARDEN IN THE STAIRWELL.

IT ALLOWS RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO PURCHASE THE VETS, THE VEGETABLE BASKET.

IN SUMMARY, WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR, FOR THE REQUEST IS SUBMITTED WITH DMU 90 VERSUS STAFF RECOMMENDATION OF CMU 60, WHICH IS BASED ON A DECADE OLD PLAN THAT DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE MORE RECENT PLANNING PRACTICES AND SUPPORT THE ABILITY TO HAVE WORKFORCE HOUSING ADJACENT TO A PROPERTY THAT IS ALREADY ZONED FOR WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO TRANSIT IN-SERVICES.

AND WITH THAT, I'M HAPPY TO STOP AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

AND I DO HAVE I'M JEN WEAVER WITH WEAVER BUILDERS THAT WILL FOLLOW ME AND ADDRESS SOME ADDITIONAL PIECES OF THIS PRESENTATION.

OKAY.

SO MOVING ON TO THE, UH, THOSE IN FAVOR, I GUESS, UM, WE HAVE JEN WEAVER, YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

HI, JEN WEAVERS HERE.

YOU GUYS HEAR ME? OKAY.

THREE CANS.

KAIA, CAN YOU HEAR US? WE CAN'T HEAR YOU.

OKAY, GREAT.

UM, THANKS.

UM, SO, UH, SLIDE SEVEN.

I'D LIKE TO TAKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEFINE WORKFORCE WORKFORCE HOUSING.

UM, TODAY PEOPLE ARE SPENDING MORE TIME ON THEIR EDUCATION OR CAREER EXPLORATION BEFORE CREATING FAMILY UNIT.

IF AT ALL, THEY MAY PURSUE GRADUATE SCHOOL FOCUSED ON EARNING PROMOTIONS OR FINDING THEIR ARTISTIC PASSIONS.

PEOPLE MARRY LATER, THEY SINGLE LONGER OFTEN WELL INTO THEIR THIRTIES.

BEING SINGLE AND FOCUSED ON WORK CAN CREATE LONELINESS.

SOCIETALY WE HAVE AN EPIDEMIC OF LONELINESS.

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THE GREAT HOUSING STOCK IS A PART OF THE PROBLEM IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN.

RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS DID NOT LARGELY UNTIL 2000 PAINTING IN CONDOS AND APARTMENTS HAD BEEN URBAN FEATURES, HAD URBAN FEATURES ON THE GROUND FLOOR OR BUILDING MAPPINGS, BUT THE UNITS THEMSELVES WERE SUBURBAN SCALED, LARGER SIZES CREATE MORE EXPENSIVE POTS TO RESIDENTS.

UNIT MIXES WERE LARGELY DEFINED BY WHAT THAT WOULD FIND YET STUDIOS AND ONE BEDROOMS WITH A FEW, TWO BEDROOMS AND MORE RECENT LUXURY BUILDINGS.

THERE ARE A FEW THREE BEDROOMS, BUT THE SIZE IS QUITE LARGE AND THEY RUN AT SIX TO 10,000 A MONTH.

WE DON'T HAVE MUCH OLDER THE LINKS DOCK TO BE CONVERTED INTO LOCKS FOR REALLY CARE, LIKE THE SHOW FRIENDS, WHICH IS COMMON IN OLDER CITIES, 7, 7 0 1 HOLDS THE MOST EXPENSIVE RESIDENTIAL RENT IN THE STATE.

FOR EXAMPLE, NEW MICRO UNIT, ONE BEDROOMS AND STUDIOS START AT 2,500 A MONTH.

SHE'LL CYCLE IS A PART OF THE SOLUTION TO HOUSING AUSTIN'S WORKFORCE FOR A FULLY OCCUPIED THREE BEDROOMS. EACH ROOMMATE RENT WOULD BE 1400 A MONTH.

THE ILLUSTRATION SHOWS THAT IN OUR URBAN SCALED THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT UNIT, ALL THE ROOMMATES CAN HANG OUT AND EAT AT THE KITCHEN, ENJOY A TV SHOW IN THE LIVING ROOM OR SPEND TIME ALONE AND THEIR OWN BEDROOMS. EACH BEDROOM IS LARGE ENOUGH FOR IT THAT A CLOSET AND A QUEEN BED WITH A NIGHTSTAND RENTERS COULD BE THREE ROOMMATES OR TWO ROOMMATES AND A HOME OFFICE, OR A COUPLE IN TWO SEPARATE OFFICES BY NOT OVERDESIGNING THE YOUTH, OUR RESIDENTS CAN DECIDE HOW THEY WANT TO UTILIZE THEIR SPACE BY NOT OVERSIZING.

THE SPACE WE REMIND RESIDENTS, THE CITY IS THE LIVING ROOM LIGHT AGE.

THE VISION IS PLACEMAKING IN THE RIGHT OF WAY.

WE SEE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLACEMAKING WITH ART STREET FURNITURE AND PROGRAMMING TO CREATE A DESTINATION FOR OUR STAKEHOLDERS.

WE'RE HOLDING CONVERSATIONS WITH TOLL CREEK CONSERVANCY AND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATES.

AND TO GUIDE OUR OFFERINGS, WE WANT TO BUILD AMENITIES THAT WILL BE USED.

SLIDE NINE TREE DONATION.

WE HAVE A 38 33 AND HERITAGE TREE ON OUR SITE THAT WE WILL DONATE THE SHOAL CREEK CONSERVANCY, PULLMAN AND ASSOCIATES IS COORDINATING PLACEMAKING AROUND YOU SURROUNDING THE TREE, LIKE AN OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DINING AREA, OR, UM, PLAY TIME.

THE VISION, THE CITY IS THE LIVING ROOM TO BE THE MOST LIVABLE CITY IN AUSTIN NEEDS TO OFFER A RANGE OF HOUSING TYPOLOGIES DOWNTOWN.

SO CYCLE IS JUST A PIECE OF THAT SOLUTION, BUT IT'S AN IMPORTANT PIECE.

STATE EMPLOYEES, INTERN, BARTENDERS, TEACHERS, WAITER, IT'S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS, ARTISTS, LIBRARIANS, AND FIFE FIREFIGHTERS ARE VITAL OPERATORS IN OUR URBAN CORE.

AND RIGHT NOW THERE ARE FEW OPTIONS FOR THEM TO LIVE IN OUR URBAN FOREST SOUL CYCLE PROPOSAL, 210 SPOT FOR OUR VITAL CITY OPERATORS AND A LOCATION WHERE THEY CAN WALK AND RIDE THEIR BIKES TO WORK THE LIBRARY.

UT AT THE CAPITOL RESTAURANTS, CONCERTS AND PARK CITY IS THE LIVING ROOM RATHER THAN LEASING BY FATALITY ON PARKING GAS AND CAR PAYMENTS RESIDENTS OF SHORT CYCLE CAN SPEND THEIR TIME AND MONEY ENRICHING DEADLINES AND ALL OF OUR LIGHTS AND OUR CITY'S GREAT GREATEST ASSET, THE COMMUNITY THAT WE CREATE TOGETHER.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, NEXT WE HAVE, UM, CAROLINE BAILEY AND, UH, YOU'LL BE GIVEN SIX MINUTES.

OKAY.

STAR SIX CENTIMETERS.

OKAY.

SHARE.

THIS IS AMANDA SWORE.

I BELIEVE THAT CAROLINE WAS, IS CURRENTLY STUCK ON THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD WITH PEOPLE TO SWITCH OVER THIS SUMMER.

WE WORKED IT OUT.

WE HAD MS. BAILEY ON THE LINE F SHELLAC STAR SIX, OR ALSO MUTE ON MUTE.

UM, I I'M HERE, BUT THE HEAR ME NOW.

YES.

OKAY, GREAT.

UM, HI, MY NAME IS CAROLINE DAILY.

UH, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

I'M THINKING TO GIVE MY ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORT IN FAVOR OF GRANTING DMU NINE, GET THE SHELF STABLE.

I'M A BOARD NUMBER OR A LOCAL URBAN IS OPPOSITE THE ORGANIZATION.

AND REMEMBER THE CITY PEDESTRIAN VIJAY COUNCIL, BUT I'M JUST SPEAKING FOR MYSELF TONIGHT.

UM, IF YOU WANT TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT TACKLING A HOUSING CRISIS OUT OF HOMELESSNESS CRISIS AND CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS, AND PLEASE GET CHOSE BY CALLED DMU

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90 DONATING, WE CAN'T KEEP WATERING DOWN.

OR DO YOU THINK THE DEVELOPMENT OF THAT ODD ONE OF THIS DILUTION, JOHN MULTIPLE CRISES, I WOULD LOVE TO WORK IN A DEVELOPMENT LIKE THIS, BUT THEY WEREN'T AVAILABLE.

I WOULD LOVE TO LIVE DOWNTOWN IN A PLACE WHERE I COULD ACTUALLY AVOID THE EVENT.

UM, I CURRENTLY LIVE NEAR THE TROLL PATRIOT ENTRANCE ON 38TH STREET.

AND I THINK WE SHOULD BE PUTTING AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN NEXT TO THE TRAIL BECAUSE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE SHOULD BE, SHOULD HAVE ASKED US TO A TRAIL WITHOUT HAVING TO DRIVE.

UM, I USED TO LIVE OFF THE TAIL NEAR 20 BOYS STREET AND I WOULD FREQUENTLY WALK DOWN THE TRAIL TO DOWNTOWN MORE PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

SO I ASKED THEM MULTIPLE BUS LINES NEARBY AND MULTIPLE, UM, AMENITIES TO WALK BY.

WELL, WE'LL TAKE IT TO WELL HOUSING NEAR TRANSIT AND WIN MORE HOUSING IN A HIGH OPPORTUNITY AREA IS A WIN.

WHAT HOUSING IN GENERAL IS A WIN.

HOW DID THE COMMUNITY BENEFIT IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS? THERE'S ONLY ONE SINGLE FAMILY HOME THAT IS BEING USED FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES.

IT SEEMS BACKWARDS TO LIMIT THIS DEVELOPMENT DAYS ON THAT ONE HOME WHEN THIS DEVELOPMENT WOULD PROVIDE BOOMI MORE HOME FOR SO MANY MORE PEOPLE, I'M A RENTER.

AND IT'S REALLY DISAPPOINTING TO SEE THIS CONSTANT INSTITUTIONAL BELIEF FROM THE CITY AND OTHERS.

THE APARTMENTS ARE INFERIOR TO SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, I THINK WILL BE ONLY HOME TO BE PROTECTIVE WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

SO A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD NEVER OWN A HOME WELL, WHO MAY NEVER BE ABLE TO AFFORD TO BUY A HOME AND THEY SAY IT'D BE CONSIDERED LESS IMPORTANT THAN HOMEOWNERS I MAKE BETWEEN 50,000 TO $60,000 A YEAR.

AND THIS DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLY TARGETED TOWARDS PEOPLE IN MY INCOME BACK.

IT IS AUSTIN.

FINALLY, THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN PLAN CALLS THEM ONE OF ACCIDENT IN THE NORTHWEST IS A GREAT WAY TO BRAIN TO DISCUSS IT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION TODAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, NEXT I HAVE MARSHALL GEIER UH, YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

CAN HEAR ME.

YES, I CAN'T NAME IS MARSHALL GUYER AND I STRONGLY SUPPORT FULL CYCLES REZONING TO DMU 90 TO CREATE MORE WORKFORCE HOUSING DOWNTOWN.

UM, SO MY FIANCE AND I ACTUALLY ARE HOMEOWNERS OF A CONDO UNIT DIRECTLY NEXT DOOR TO SHOW SHUL CYCLE, UH, AND THE TERRORIST ON SHOAL CREEK BUILDING.

AND WE'VE DIRECTLY EXPERIENCED THE NUMEROUS BENEFITS OF LIVING ON THIS STREET, UH, IN A WALKABLE COMMUNITY LIKE THIS.

UM, SO IN GENERAL, I'M PAINFULLY AWARE OF HOW DIFFICULT THAT CURRENTLY IS FOR MANY OTHERS IN AUSTIN TO OPTIMIZE THEIR HOME AND WORK LOGISTICS, TO HAVE A CAR-FREE LIFESTYLE LIKE WE DO.

UM, BUT I THINK DOWNTOWN IS THE BEST PLACE TO DO THIS.

AND SO BECAUSE OF THIS, I'M ALWAYS THRILLED TO SEE MORE ATTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS CREATED ANYWHERE IN DOWNTOWN.

UM, BUT PARTICULARLY IN AREAS LIKE WEST DOWNTOWN THAT HAVE LONG BEEN PLAGUED BY OBSTACLES LIKE PHONING RESTRICTIONS, PARKING GARAGES, AND SURFACE LEVEL PARKING LOTS.

UM, SO BECAUSE OF ALL OF THIS, I'M SUPER EXCITED TO SEE THIS PLAN FOR THE ALMOST ABANDONED LOT NEXT DOOR TO US THAT WOULD DEEPLY ENRICH THE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

UH, BE A BIG FORCE IN THE MOVEMENT AWAY FROM CARS AND AUSTIN, UH, HELPED FIGHT THE ALARMING HOUSING CRISIS THAT IS REALLY HARMING AUSTIN RESIDENCES FOR AUSTIN RESIDENTS AND CONTINUING TO GET WORSE, UH, PROVIDE SUSTAINABLE HOUSING, PROVIDES SUSTAINABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR WORKING CLASS FOLKS, ADD SOME USEFUL RESELLS TO THE AREA AND ULTIMATELY EXTEND ALL OF THE PRIVILEGES THAT WE HAVE ENJOYED LIVING ON THE STREET TO A LOT MORE PEOPLE.

AUSTIN CAN'T RETAIN ITS CHARM.

IF THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE THE CITY GREAT CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO LIVE HERE.

UM, I CAN'T IMAGINE THIS REZONING WOULD CAUSE MANY REASONABLE ISSUES FOR THE SINGLE RESIDENTIAL HOUSE ON THE STREET, BUT EVEN SO IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THAT COSTS WOULD BE HEAVILY OUTWEIGHED BY THE SUBSTANTIAL LONG-TERM HOUSING RELIEF.

THIS DEVELOPMENT WOULD PROVIDE AUSTIN RESIDENTS WITH WITHOUT PROGRESSIVE PLANS LIKE SOUL CYCLE BEING ALLOWED TO INNOVATE THE AREA.

UM, THIS NEIGHBORHOOD IS, IS DOOMED TO CONTINUE ITS HISTORIC HOUSE TURN LAW OFFICE, UM, AREA W THAT, THAT IS IN A LOT OF WAYS, THE VOID OF OPPORTUNITY, DENSITY AND COMMUNITY, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING CITIES IN THE COUNTRY.

UM, AND FOR ALL THOSE REASONS, I THINK REZONING SHE'LL CYCLE TO DME WOULD BE A FANTASTIC MOVE TO CONTINUE CONVERTING OUR NORTHWEST DOWNTOWN STREET FROM MORE OF LIKE A HISTORIC RELIC AREA INTO MORE OF A COMMUNITY.

THANKS SO MUCH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, NEXT WE HAVE DAN SIT, UH, YOU SAID

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YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES STAR, SIX, 10 MEET.

OKAY.

THIS IS AMANDA FOR AGAIN, I JUST RECEIVED A TEXT FROM DAN THAT HE GOT DISCONNECTED AND IS TRYING TO CALL BACK IN AND ASKED IF I WOULD LET YOU KNOW, OKAY.

CHAIR COMMISSION, LIAISON.

ANDREW, IF WE JUST HAVE A MINUTE, JUST LET IT GET SITUATED BACK INTO THE ROOM, MR. CASSETTE, IF YOU'LL A NOW SELECT STAR SIX AND PROCEED WITH YOUR REMARKS.

HI, THIS IS DAN CASHIER.

I'M NOT SURE IF YOU'VE HAD ON ME AND I GOT DISCONNECTED IN JUST BEING, YEAH, YOU'RE PERFECT TIMING.

WE'RE READY FOR YOU.

GREAT, PERFECT.

SO I AM A NEIGHBOR OF THE PROJECT.

I LIVE ABOUT FOUR BLOCKS OVER.

I WALKED BY REGULARLY AND WITH MY DAUGHTER AND MY EARLY MORNING WALKS.

UM, IT'S A FANTASTIC PLACE TO LIVE.

UM, I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE PEOPLE I'VE MENTIONED, IT'S CLOSE TO A MILLION RESTAURANTS, A MILLION JOBS, UM, THE SHOAL CREEK TRAIL TAKES YOU RIGHT TO THE LIBRARY.

UH, IT TAKES YOU RIGHT TO A BILLION, YOU KNOW, OTHER THINGS TO DO GO DOWN TO THE RIVER.

I, AND, BUT IT DOESN'T, YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE IN THE 34TH FLOOR IN ORDER TO LIVE HERE.

UM, BUT THE BIGGEST DOWN, UM, THE BIGGEST ISSUE THAT WE HAVE AS A NEIGHBORHOOD IS, UH, YOU KNOW, AS A STAFF MEMBER, I HAD MR. GRAHAM BROUGHT UP THAT THIS WAS BUILT AS A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE THAT MANY RESIDENTS.

UM, THERE'S A TON OF THE OLD BUILDINGS HERE THAT WERE BUILT AS RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO OFFICE.

AND SO IT WAS ONCE A THRIVING, RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY WITH PEOPLE WALKING AROUND IS NOW LIKE A DRIVE IN LOW, LOW SLUNG OFFICE PARKS.

AND I THINK THAT THIS KIND OF DEVELOPMENT WOULD DO SO MUCH TO BRING NEW NEIGHBORS, NEW LIFE, NEW ACTIVITY INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WHEN I'M WALKING AROUND, I CAN SEE PEOPLE WAVE HI, HAVE NEIGHBORS HAVE PEOPLE TO CHAT WITH AND, YOU KNOW, MEET AT THE PARK.

AND I, I JUST, HOW, YOU KNOW, HOW MUCH PROJECTS LIKE THIS REALLY FULFILL THE VISION, IF NOT THE LETTER OF THE DOWNTOWN OF THE DOWNTOWN PLANS, NORTHWEST DISTRICT.

SO I REALLY HOPE YOU VOTE FOR IT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, NEXT, UH, AND I MIGHT NEED A LITTLE HELP GETTING THE SAME, RIGHT, KATE, UH, IS THAT NETSCAPE NICE SKI START, SIX, 10 MEET.

I WAS JUST TAKING A FEE.

I'M JUST A MEMBER OF THE APPLICANT TEAM AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

UH, YEAH, THANKS FOR POINTING THAT OUT.

SO WE HAVE, UH, I'M GOING TO READ THE LIST.

I THINK THESE ARE ALL MEMBERS OF THE APPLICANT'S TEAM.

UH, LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK.

WE HAVE SHELLY MITCHELL, MARISSA MCKINNEY, JONATHAN PEARSON, KATIE STEWART.

UH, DO ANY OF YOU WISH TO SPEAK OR JUST BE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS? UH, JUST LET ME, UH, JUST SAY YOUR NAME AND IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK AND, UH, WE'LL GIVE YOU TIME.

SURE.

AMANDA, WE, WE ARE WITH OUR PRESENTATION.

EVERYONE ELSE IS ON TO ANSWER, PLEASE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR THAT CLARIFICATION.

I'M PRETTY SURE IT IS.

WE NEED TO GO AHEAD AND CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

DO YOU HAVE A MOTION? UH, COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER COX.

UH, WHEN CHAIR, COMMISSIONER, THERE WAS AN OPPOSITION SPEAKERS.

UM, THE APPLICANT HAS THREE MINUTES.

OH YES.

THANK YOU.

UH YOU'RE RIGHT.

THE REBUTTAL.

I APOLOGIZE.

UM, I MET, UH, THIS WARD.

DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR THREE MINUTES? UM, NO, THANK YOU CHAIR.

WE APPRECIATE ALL THE CITIZENS TAKING THE TIME TO SPEAK.

WE'RE COMFORTABLE WITH EVERYTHING THEY SAID.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

OKAY.

I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

UH, LET'S GO AND TRY THAT AGAIN.

UH, MOTION TO CLOSE THE HEARING, UH, COMMISSIONER

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UNDER SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER COX.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, I'M LOOKING AROUND THE ROOM.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, COMMISSIONER YANNIS, POLITO.

UH, OKAY.

LET'S DO, UH, COMMISSIONER CODDLEY.

I'M LOSING PEOPLE NOW.

I'M SORRY.

THERE WE GO.

ALL RIGHT.

WE GOT THEM ALL.

IT'S UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, UH, QUESTIONS FROM COMMISSIONERS, UH, COMMISSIONER COX.

DID I SEE ANOTHER HAND ASK COMMISSIONER MR. TODDLER? UH, ALL THOSE CONDITIONER TRUNKS.

YEAH, I CAN'T BE MR. AND MRS. CALLER AND COMMISSIONERS ARE NOW KIND OF WEIRD, BUT, UH, ANYWAYS, UM, I WAS CURIOUS IF THIS IS FOR THE APPLICANT, I GUESS.

UM, I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE EXISTING USE IS THE REPORT VISITED OFFICE, BUT THAT IT'S ALSO ZONED AND IT LOOKS LIKE AN APARTMENT BUILDING.

UM, D DO YOU KNOW IF WE HAVE ANY EXISTING RESIDENTS LIVING IN THAT APARTMENT BUILDING RIGHT NOW? UH, THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION, COMMISSIONER.

IT IS CURRENTLY AN OFFICE BUILDING.

THERE ARE NO RESIDENTS THERE.

THIS WOULD NOT CAUSE ANY DISPLACEMENT.

THE ZONING IS JUST THREE SEPARATE CATEGORIES THAT KIND OF CRISSCROSS ACROSS THE SITE, BUT IT IS OCCUPIED AS AN OFFICE.

THEY NOT RESIDENTIAL.

PERFECT.

AND THEN ONE THING I NOTICED WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT THE STREET VIEW, I THINK IT'S SO EMBARRASSING THAT WE'VE GOT AREAS OF DOWNTOWN.

THAT'S STILL LACKS SIDEWALK.

UM, I KNOW IT'S A LITTLE BIT EARLY AND THIS IS TYPICALLY DONE DURING SITE PLAN, BUT DO YOU INTEND TO BUILD OUT FOUR OR FIVE WALKS ALONG THIS, ALONG THE EDGE OF YOUR PROPERTY? YES, SIR.

UM, FULL SIDEWALKS AND, AND LARGER SIDEWALKS THAN WHAT YOU WOULD NORMALLY SEE IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA, GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF, UM, FOOT AND BICYCLE TRAFFIC WE ANTICIPATE IN THE AREA.

OKAY, PERFECT.

UH, AND THEN, I GUESS LAST QUESTION FOR YOU IS I SAW A THING IN THERE ABOUT 70 OVER BICYCLE SPACES, WHICH, UH, I GUESS EQUALS ONE PER UNIT, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE PLANNING TO DO THIS SIMILAR TO KIND OF LIKE STUDENT APARTMENT HOUSING.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO LIKE A LEASE PER BEDROOM.

UM, AND IF THAT'S THE CASE POWER, IS, IS THE BICYCLE PARKING JUST BASICALLY FIRST COME FIRST SERVE? OR ARE YOU DEDICATING THAT OR GIVING, UH, GIVING IT UP SOMEHOW? UM, I CAN LET ME TAKE A STAB AT IT.

AND THEN IF SOMEONE ON THE ARCHITECT TEAM WANTS TO CORRECT ME, UM, I'LL, I'LL LET THEM DO THAT.

SO THE 70 BICYCLE SPACES WILL BE COVERED AND PART OF THE PROJECT, BUT THERE ALSO WILL BE, AND THAT'S WHAT'S WITHIN THE GARAGE, BUT THERE ALSO WILL BE OTHER SPACES, UM, ALONG THE BUILDING THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR ADDITIONAL BICYCLE PARKING.

OKAY.

UM, SO, SO THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL BICYCLE PARKING, IF MORE THAN ONE BEDROOM PER UNIT NEEDS THE PARK, A BICYCLE AT THE APARTMENT COMPLEX CALLED SHELF CYCLE.

HI, THIS IS JEN, THE DEVELOPER.

UM, YEAH, SO YOU'RE VERY EXPENSIVE BICYCLES PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, THAT ARE MORE THAN A $500.

I IMAGINE THAT THOSE PEOPLE WOULD WANT TO TAKE THEIR BICYCLES TO THEIR UNIT JUST BECAUSE THE BICYCLE FAST IS AN ISSUE.

UM, AND, AND ANYONE WHO'S RIGHT PROTECTIVE OF THEIR BIKE WOULD, WOULD DO THAT.

BUT SOMEONE WHO HAS MORE COMPLETE COMMUTERS STYLE BIKES, LIKE IN THE $500 RANGE WOULD PROBABLY KEEP IT AS A RESIDENT STORAGE THAT'S COVERED.

AND THEN WE HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHT AWAY, UM, PARKING FOR PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE USING THE COMMERCIAL SPACE IN THE RIGHT OF WAY.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT CLARIFICATION.

UH, AND THEN I'VE GOT ONE QUESTION FOR STAFF, WHICH IS ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN PLANNING DOCUMENT THAT GUIDED, UH, THE RECOMMENDATION.

UM, IT ALWAYS BOTHERS ME, UM, WHEN, WHEN IT, WHEN WE'VE GOT THESE PLANNING DOCUMENTS, BUT, UM, BUT NOBODY FROM STAFF SEEMS TO WANT TO FOLLOW THEM.

AND SO I GUESS MY QUESTION IS, UH, YOU KNOW, 10 YEARS UNFORTUNATELY, IS, IS A LIFETIME, UH, AND IN AUSTIN'S RECENT HISTORY.

UM, DO YOU KNOW IF THERE'S A PLAN UPDATE TO THAT DOWNTOWN PLAN ANYTIME SOON? OH, MARK GRAHAM STAFF.

I DO NOT KNOW OF A PLAY AND UPDATE.

UM, YES, THE PLAN WAS WRITTEN IN A VERY DIFFERENT ERA AND, UM, KIND OF HAMSTRINGS US FOR OUR RECOMMENDATION.

NO, I'M LOOKING, SORRY.

I'M LOOKING AT, UH, EXHIBIT E, WHICH APPEARS TO BE SHOWING NIGHTCAP OR,

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OH, THAT'S NOT PART OF THE DOWNTOWN PLAN.

THAT'S PART OF THE DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM.

NEVERMIND.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS HIGH CAP RECOMMENDED IN THE PLAN.

UM, BUT THAT'S HIGH CAPTURE ON EXHIBIT C.

OKAY.

YEAH.

I WOULD JUST RECOMMEND THAT IF, IF I, I HAVE A FEELING THAT IS GOING TO GET APPROVED AND I WOULD HOPE THAT WE'RE, WE'RE PLANNING TO UPDATE THAT PLAN SOMETIME SOON.

OKAY.

THAT'S ALL THE QUESTIONS I HAVE.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER, MR. KELLER.

THANK YOU.

I, UM, MS. WEAVER, I JUST WANT TO SAY THIS IS, THIS IS TERRIFIC.

THIS IS JUST THE KIND OF THING, YOU KNOW, I THINK THE COMMISSION WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE OF, UM, THE S THE CHOSEN SITE IS GREAT.

UM, I DON'T HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT, YOU KNOW, IMPACTING EXISTING RESIDENTS AND NEIGHBORHOODS AND COMMUNITIES.

AND OBVIOUSLY WE'RE HEARING FROM THE AROUND IN COMMUNITY THAT THEY'D LIKE TO SEE IT REVITALIZED A BIT WITH SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

AND, YOU KNOW, I WAS JUST LOOKING AT THE, THE AERIALS AND EVERYTHING, AND WE'RE FIVE OR SIX BLOCKS FROM THE STATE CAPITOL.

SO THE WALKABILITY AND THE TRANSIT AND EVERYTHING IS, IS REALLY GREAT.

SO, UM, MY COMPLIMENTS ON THE PROJECT, UM, AND I UNDERSTAND THANK YOU STAFF FOR EXPLAINING HOW YOU WERE A LITTLE HANDICAPPED TO BE ABLE TO GRANT THEM THE, UM, UH, TO GO UP TO THE 90 FEET IN HEIGHT THAT THEY'RE ASKING FOR ON THIS PROJECT, UM, IS ON THE PRICING MODEL.

SO IF I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY, WHEN WE DO OUR ZONING, IF WE APPROVE A PROJECT LIKE THIS, NONE OF THAT GETS TIED TO OUR, UM, ZONING AUTHORIZATION IN.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF WE APPROVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS, HOW WE KNOW FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION THAT THAT'S GOING TO GET EXECUTED THAT WAY, YOU KNOW, THROUGH THE END OF THE PROJECT.

MY OTHER CONCERN IS JUST DOING A LITTLE BIT OF RESEARCH AND WHAT'S AROUND AND WHERE PEOPLE MIGHT WORK AND THAT KIND OF THING.

I'M JUST CONCERNED THAT USING THAT $60,000 FIGURE FOR A ROOM IS STILL A LITTLE BIT HIGH FOR A LOT OF EARNINGS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE'S WAGES DOWNTOWN.

SO, UM, MY, MY ASK IS IF THERE'S A POSSIBILITY TO GET EVEN SOME MORE AFFORDABLE UNITS IN THERE, IF THE PLANNING COMMISSION WILL GO UP TO 90 FEET IN HEIGHT, BECAUSE I THINK IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY.

UM, UM, AND I UNDERSTAND THERE SOME VERY EXPENSIVE STUFF COMING AROUND, BUT IF WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO GET WORKFORCE HOUSING, I JUST, I KNOW A LOT OF FOLKS THAT WORK IN MY LINE OF BUSINESS THAT THEY'RE NOT COMING NEAR 60 K.

HI, THIS IS JEN AGAIN.

UM, SO THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

UM, AND IT'S, IT'S REALLY, YOU KNOW, IT'S A HUGE PROBLEM, AND THIS WAS JUST ONE PIECE OF THE SOLUTION, RIGHT? UM, MY PROJECT IS NOT, THIS, THE STRUCTURE IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM, CAPITAL, A AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS. I CAN'T PARTICIPATE IN ANY VOUCHER PROGRAMS, UM, BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT ROOMMATES ARE NOT RECOGNIZED AS HOUSEHOLDS BY HUD.

UM, I TALKED TO TEXAS HOUSING COMMISSION AND TEXTED T SHOCK.

WE'VE GONE IN REALLY FUN THE WHEELS, UM, ON HOW TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

AND SO, UM, YOU KNOW, IF I'M, IF I'M NOT ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCING, THEN WHY WOULD I COMMIT TO A RENT RESTRICTION WHEN I'M HAVING TO GO GET MARKET RATE HOUSING? UM, I THRIVE MARKET RATE FINANCING, YOU KNOW, I'VE GOTTA BE ABLE TO ADJUST WITH THE FINANCING THAT I HAVE TO TAKE THAT I HAVE TO GET FOR THE, THE, TO MAKE THE SORT OF HOUSING SOLUTION.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? I WOULD JUST ADD, I, AND I WOULD JUST ADD THAT THE PROJECT HAS TAKEN, YOU KNOW, 60,000 IS KIND OF THE, THE ROUGH NUMBER THAT WAS THROWN OUT, BUT SOME OF THE MECHANISMS THAT THIS PROJECT HAS TAKEN WILL REALLY ALLOW THOSE NUMBERS TO POTENTIALLY GO MUCH SLOWER.

UM, THE ABILITY TO TRULY HAVE A CAR-FREE HOUSEHOLD, LESS, THE, UH, YOU KNOW, IT CHANGES THE AMOUNT OF RENT THAT YOU'RE ABLE TO, TO SPEND SO THAT THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF OPTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

SO 60,000 IS THE NUMBER THAT WAS THROWN OUT, BUT IT COULD REALLY GO TO LOWER NUMBERS THAN THAT AS THINGS GO THROUGH.

SO, UM, IF I STILL HAVE SOME TIME LEFT, THEN I'D LIKE TO THROW A QUESTION AT OUR STAFF AND IT MAY BE A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FOR ME.

UM, WHY, UM, IS IT ZONING OR WHAT'S HOLDING US BACK FROM BEING ABLE TO, TO USE AFFORDABLE OPPORTUNITIES WITH THIS PROJECT? LIKE THEY'RE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE DENSITY NOTICE AND THINGS LIKE THAT IS THAT BY ZONING OR W WHERE ARE WE GETTING STUCK ON THIS? SO THE, THE DENSITY BONUS, UM, IT'S BECAUSE

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IT WAS MAPPED AS AN AREA THAT'S NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE DENSITY BONUS.

UM, I DON'T KNOW THAT YOU'RE, THERE ARE OTHER PROGRAMS SUCH AS AFFORDABILITY AND LOCKED, BUT I BELIEVE WHAT I JUST HEARD, UM, WAS THAT THEY'RE NOT ELIGIBLE BECAUSE OF THIS, UH, LEASE BY BEDROOM ARRANGEMENT.

AND I DON'T HAVE ANY FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE OF THAT.

ALTHOUGH I HAVE YEARS OF WORKING WITH PLANNING AND HOUSING PROGRAMS, UM, IT SOUNDS LIKE A REAL OBSTACLE, UM, TO THE FINANCING.

AND MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE PURSUED ALONG THOSE LINES TO PARTNER WITH HER AND, AND ADVOCATE FOR THIS TYPE OF HOUSING, IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL SOLVE HER HOUSING.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, COMMISSIONER, JUST A QUICK REMINDER IN A COMMISSIONER, SHAY, YOU HAVE THE NEXT QUESTION, BUT, UM, I THINK I POSTED THIS LAST TIME.

WE ARE DESPERATELY NEEDING TO, YOU KNOW, USE OUR TIME WISELY.

AND I KNOW WE, ALL OF US HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW DO WE GET MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THE GROUND.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO EVERYONE, BUT, UH, FOR THINGS THAT ARE KIND OF OUTSIDE OUR SCOPE AND PURVIEW, UM, YOU KNOW, I WOULD JUST PLEASE ASK YOU TO TRY TO FOCUS ON WHAT WE CAN CONTROL WITHIN, WITHIN OUR, WITHIN THE, UH, YOU KNOW, OUR CHARTER, UH, WHAT WE CAN DO AND WHAT WE CAN'T DO.

UH, BUT ALL GOOD QUESTIONS.

UM, BUT, UH, PLEASE LET'S TRY TO USE OUR TIME WISELY.

UH, LET'S GO.

AND, UH, COMMISSIONER SHEA.

OKAY.

UM, WELL, FIRST OF ALL, LET ME, AND I WANT TO DEFINITELY THANK THOSE THAT, UH, CAME OUT TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF IT, ESPECIALLY TALKING ABOUT WHAT THE AREA WAS ONCE BEFORE, LIKE WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT HOUSES AND A LOT OF RESIDENCES, AND WE ARE HAVING LOTS OF THAT.

SO I DO SEE THE BIG BENEFIT OF IT.

I THINK, I THINK IT'S GREAT.

MY, MY KIDDOS, THEY SKATE MY KIDS' SKATEBOARDS AT HOUSE PARK, AND I FIND GOING ALL THE WAY DOWNTOWN.

SO I KNOW FROM THAT LOCATION, YOU COULD GET ANYWHERE, NOT EVEN WITH A BICYCLE.

SO I THINK IT'S, IT'S, IT'S WONDERFUL, BUT, UM, BUT THEN TALKING ABOUT THE PEDESTRIAN ASPECT OF IT.

SO BEING THAT THIS IS GMU, WHAT TYPE, I MEAN, ARE YOU REQUIRED TO DO ANYTHING LIKE THE GREAT STREETS ARE COMMITMENT TO TYPE OF, I MEAN, YOU KNOW, COMMISSIONER COX TALKED ABOUT JUST THE SIDEWALKS, BUT THERE ARE, THERE IS LEVELS OF QUALITY OF WHAT THAT PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE.

I KIND OF WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE DOING TO CREATE THAT PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE FROM THE, YOU KNOW, THE ACTIVATED STREET FRONT, YOU KNOW, THAT POTENTIALLY WE COULD GET, OR, YOU KNOW, GREAT STREETS TYPE, UM, UH, YOU KNOW, LIKE STRUCTURE AROUND, I MEAN, IS THAT ANY OF THE PLANS THAT'S GOING TO BE HELPING THE AREA THAT IT'S IN, UH, IN THE CONCEPT? WELL, AGAIN, UH, AGAIN, CHRISTIAN, LET ME TAKE A STAB AT IT.

AND SOMEONE ON THE APPLICANT TEAM WANTS TO CHIME IN.

UM, BUT YES, THE, THE PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN HIGHLY FOCUSED ON, UM, IT WILL BE FULLY COMPLIANT WITH SUBCHAPTER E IT WILL HAVE INTEGRATED, UH, GROUND FLOOR USES.

SO THE GROUND FLOOR AREA HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO BE LOOSELY LEASEABLE AS, UH, AS A PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE.

AND AS A PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED USE, UH, THERE WILL ALSO BE OUTDOOR SEATING AREAS, BICYCLE AREAS, SCOOTERS, CHARGING STATIONS.

THERE'S A BIG EMPHASIS ON A GREEN BELT ENVIRONMENT ON THE GROUND FLOOR.

OKAY.

AND THEN I'M GOING TO KIND OF, SO WHAT, YOU KNOW, MY, MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS, LET'S SAY WE GET YOUR ID EMU 90, AND THEN YOU TURN AROUND AND YOU SELL THE PROJECT.

SOMEBODY ELSE JUST DOES SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

I MEAN, WHAT, WHAT IS THE TYPE OF COMMITMENT THAT WE CAN GET THAT YOU CAN PUT FORTH FOR US TO SUPPORT THIS, YOU KNOW, COUNCIL SUPPORTED THAT, UM, THAT CAN HELP US REALLY GET TO THIS? CAUSE I FEEL LIKE THE COMMUNITY WANTS A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT THIS.

SO I MEAN, WHAT, WHAT TYPE OF COMMITMENT IS IN PLACE, UM, THAT YOU COULD SHOW US OR, YOU KNOW, OR PUT TOGETHER FOR US EVEN, YOU KNOW, EVEN BEFORE COUNCIL, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

THAT'S A GREAT, ANOTHER GREAT POINT AND SOMETHING THAT WE ACTUALLY HAD A HIGH LEVEL CONVERSATION WITH A COUPLE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, UM, MEMBERS ON KIND OF MAKING SURE JUST THAT EXACT POINT, THINGS WITH REGARD TO PARKING, TO USE, TYPE, TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S RESIDENTIAL AND THAT SOMEONE DOESN'T COME IN AND BUILD A 90 FOOT OFFICE IN THE AREA.

AND, UM, WE COMMITTED TO THEM TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN NOW AND CITY COUNCIL.

UM, JUST LIKE THE OTHER DMU 90 PROJECT TO THE NORTH THAT, UM, WILL LIKELY ENTER INTO A PRIVATE, RESTRICTIVE COVENANT FOR THOSE THINGS THAT CANNOT BE INCORPORATED INTO A ZONING ORDINANCE.

OKAY.

AND YOU'LL HAVE THAT READY BEFORE COUNCIL, IS THAT CORRECT? OKAY.

UM, I THINK THAT'S IT FOR MY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

YES.

THANK YOU.

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UM, I WAS JUST, I WAS ON THE, UM, THE WORKING GROUP FOR THE DOWNTOWN, UM, UH, PART OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE WHEN WE WERE DOING THIS BACK IN 2019.

AND SO I PULLED UP MY NOTES BECAUSE I REMEMBER THIS AREA WAS, UM, OF, UH, SOMETHING THAT WE DISCUSSED.

UM, YOU KNOW, THAT IT'S VERY NOTICEABLE, THAT THE NORTHWESTERN AREA OF DOWNTOWN IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS.

AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE AMENDMENTS THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION WAS MOVING FORWARD, UM, TO COUNCIL IS, YOU KNOW, AT A MINIMUM INCLUDE THIS AREA AS PART OF THE DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS.

UM, AND THAT, THAT WORKING GROUP WAS ALSO RECOMMENDING THAT THE, UM, THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN PLAN, UM, BE UPDATED OR, OR AT LEAST FOR EXHIBIT UPDATED TO BE IN LINE WITH HOW DOWNTOWN IS GROWING.

SO IF THAT COMES BACK BEFORE US, I JUST WANT TO, UM, KNOW THAT THAT THERE'S A LOT OF DENSITY THAT COULD BE HAD WITHIN DOWNTOWN THAT IT COULD BE CAPTURING HERE.

UM, SO MY QUESTION IS FOR THE APPLICANT AND JUST, JUST ASKING THE QUESTION, THE, WHAT IF THIS WAS LIMITED TO 60 FEET, WHAT DOES THAT DO FOR NUMBER OF UNITS AND AFFORDABILITY? IF YOU COULD TALK THROUGH THAT SCENARIO, THANK YOU FOR, THANK YOU FOR ASKING THAT QUESTION.

SO WITH A REDUCTION TO 60 FEET, IT HAS A REALLY SIGNIFICANT IMPACT THAT YOU ESSENTIALLY WOULD LOSE, UH, 30 BEDS, WHICH IS 90 UNITS, UM, 90 AFFORDABLE UNITS, IT'S 90 MORE CARS ON THE ROAD.

UM, SO IT WOULD, IT WOULD BE A REDUCTION OF 30 BEDS IN 90 UNITS IF THE PROJECT WERE LIMITED TO 68.

AND, UM, MAYBE THIS IS A QUESTION FOR