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HERE CITY HALL ARE Y'ALL READY.

WE'RE READY.

AND CHAMBERS, IT LOOKS LIKE ATX SCENE IS READY.

I WOULD SAY NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS FROM THEM.

SO I THINK WE'RE READY TO GO.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

I'M GOING TO CALL THIS MEETING OF THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

[CALL TO ORDER]

TO ORDER AT 5:34 PM.

ON MONDAY, JULY 12TH, 2021.

IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE A QUORUM.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND CALL THE ROLL.

THOMAS EIGHTS.

YES.

BROOKE BAILEY.

YES.

ME JESSICA COHEN.

YES.

MELISSA HAWTHORNE.

YES.

BARBARA MACARTHUR.

YES.

RON MCDANIEL ROM IS OUT TODAY.

YEAH, I BELIEVE FERRING IS RON OR KELLY.

KELLY.

MICHAEL VAN OLIN.

ERIC DARRELL, PRUITT, AUGUSTINE AND RODRIGUEZ.

YES.

SOME HERE.

RICHARD SMITH IS AL NICOLE WADE.

YEAH.

KELLY BLOOM HERE AND CARRIE WALLER YEAR FOR RICHARD SMITH.

OKAY, AWESOME.

AND THAT'S THE ROLE? UH, JUST A FEW QUICK REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE.

SOME NOTES I GOT FROM THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE, UH, FOR THE BOARD, PLEASE REMEMBER TO RAISE YOUR HAND AND WAIT TO BE CALLED ON IF I DON'T CALL ON YOU QUICK ENOUGH, IT MAYBE BECAUSE YOUR VIDEO DROPPED OUT AND I'M NOT SEEING IT.

SO JUST UNMUTE IN AN EMPTY SPOT AND LET ME KNOW THAT YOU'RE WAITING.

I'M NOT GOING TO SKIP ANYBODY.

I'LL ASK A LOT AFTER IT GETS QUIET FOR A LITTLE BIT, UH, FOR THE AUDIENCE.

JUST A QUICK NOTE.

ONCE THE PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED, OPEN DISCUSSION FROM APPLICANTS OR OPPOSITION IS NOT ALLOWED UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ASKED A QUESTION BY ONE OF THE BOARD MEMBERS AND SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN FORGETTING.

I NEED TO ADMINISTER THE OATH TO EVERYONE.

WHO'S GOING TO BE SPEAKING TODAY.

UH, SO JUST A VERBAL OR YOU'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO AGREE TO THIS, BUT DO YOU SOLEMNLY SWEAR OR AFFIRM THAT THE TESTIMONY YOU WILL GIVE TONIGHT WILL BE TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE BY ACCEPTING THIS OR BY SPEAKING, YOU'RE ACCEPTING THIS OATH.

OKAY.

DID I MISS ANYTHING ELSE? OKAY, SO LET'S MOVE ON TO ITEM.

[A. DISCUSSION AND REQUESTED ACTION ITEM A-1 Staff requests approval June 14, 2021 draft minutes On-Line Link: Item A-1]

THE STAFF REQUEST APPROVAL OF THE JUNE 14TH, 2021 DRAFT MINUTES.

SO MOVED AND A SECOND.

I'M SORRY, WHO WAS THE MOTION MAKER? OKAY.

MELISSA.

MELISSA.

OKAY.

AND BROOKS, GIMMICK.

BROOKE'S GIVING YOU THE SECOND.

WE'RE FAST.

YEAH.

YEAH, THAT WAS, THAT WAS QUICK.

SO BOOK SO GOOD FIRST.

OKAY.

LET'S CALL THE ROLE.

TOMMY EATS.

YES.

BROOKE BAILEY.

YES.

JESSICA COHEN.

YES.

MELISSA HEARTBURN.

YES.

BARBARA MACARTHUR.

I WASN'T HERE.

OKAY.

YOU'RE GOING TO ABSTAIN.

YES.

WELL, MCDANIEL, HE'S NOT HERE.

SORRY, MICHAEL NOLAN.

I ACTUALLY WATCHED THE VIDEO TODAY, SO I'LL SEE.

YES.

PERFECT.

DARRYL PUT YES.

AUGUSTINA RODRIGUEZ.

YES.

NICOLE WADE.

YES.

HARRY WALLER.

YES.

KELLY BLOOM.

YES.

SUPER OF THE LANE.

MOVING ON.

WE HAVE SOME POSTPONEMENTS

[B. DISCUSSION AND REQUESTED ACTION ITEM B-1 Staff and Applicant requests for postponement and withdraw of items posted on this Agenda ]

AND WITHDRAWALS, UH, ITEM D ONE C 15 20 20 0 0 3 8, 4 14 OR NINE.

POSSUM TROT IS REQUESTING A POSTPONEMENT TO JANUARY 10TH.

ITEM D 22, SORRY, 20, 20 TO 2020, JANUARY 10TH, 2022 G.

AND THEN A 20 21 0 0 6 7 FOR 2003, RPL STREET REQUESTING A POSTPONEMENT TO AUGUST 9TH, ITEM E ONE C 15 20 21 0 0 2 7 IS REQUESTING THE POSTPONEMENT TO AUGUST 9TH AS WELL.

AND THEN

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ITEM D NINE C 15 20 21 0 0 7 2 4, UH, 28 0 6.

SPRINGWOOD AVENUE IS REQUESTING A WITHDRAWAL.

YES.

AND WE HAVE ONE MORE, UH, LATE REQUEST FOR POSTPONEMENT ITEM D FOR C 15 DASH 2021 DASH 0 0 6, 2 34 0 1 RIVER CREST DRIVE.

THEY'RE REQUESTING A POSTPONEMENT TO AUGUST 9TH, 20, 21 AS WELL.

OKAY.

OKAY.

DO I HAVE A MOTION OR DISCUSSION? OKAY.

MOVE APPROVAL.

SECOND.

DO WE NEED TO TAKE A D TWO SEPARATELY THEN? BECAUSE THEY WERE DENIED BY AUSTIN ENERGY, A CHAIR.

THIS IS LEE SIMMONS WITH A LOT OF DEPARTMENT.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN UP SEPARATELY.

OKAY.

CAN WE FRIENDLY AMENDMENT? I'D LIKE TO ADD D TOO, BECAUSE, UM, IT WAS, IT WAS OPPOSED BY AUSTIN ENERGY FOR THEM TO GET MORE INFORMATION AND GET THAT STRAIGHTENED OUT BEFORE THEY COME BACK TO US.

AND I WILL JUST POSTPONE UNTIL AUGUST.

I DON'T KNOW, UM, FROM THE APPLICANT, IF THEY NEED MORE TIME THAN THAT.

OKAY.

SO THAT'S D TWO C 15 20 21 0 0 5 6 FOR 3006 GLENVIEW AVENUE.

YES.

AND THAT'S POSTPONE TILL AUGUST 9TH.

WE DO HAVE SOMEONE TO SPEAK ON THAT IN OPPOSITION.

SO I THINK WE SHOULD HEAR THEM.

SO THEN I SAY, YEAH, WELL, SINCE, SINCE WE'VE MET THEM CHAIRS, SINCE WE POSTPONED IT AND IT'S AN AUSTIN ENERGY SITUATION, WHY DON'T WE JUST HAVE THEM COME BACK AND GIVE THEIR OPINION ON I'M OKAY WITH THAT.

IF EVERYONE ELSE'S WELL, I STILL DOUBT THEIR DESIGN IS GOING TO CHANGE.

SO IT WOULD BE HARD.

I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY HARM IN HEARING THEIR WORDS.

AND THEN BEING THAT THEY GO TO THE FRONT OF THE MEETING.

I MEAN, THEY MADE THE TIME TO SPEAK TO US.

I THINK WE SHOULD HEAR THEM AND JUST HEAR THEIR CONCERNS.

THE ONLY THING MELISSA IS, IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE THE, THE POSTPONEMENT, THE POSTPONEMENT.

IT'S NOT GOING TO CHANGE THE AUSTIN ENERGY DENIAL.

IT'S JUST POLITE.

SO, UH, W WHAT WOULD YOU STILL HAVE TO REHEAR THEM? I MEAN, THEY'RE STILL GOING TO HAVE TO COME BACK.

WE'LL HAVE TO REMEMBER WHAT THEY WERE SAYING WHEN THEY WERE OPPOSING IT.

AND IF THEY DON'T COME BACK FOR TWO OR THREE MONTHS, IF SOMETHING ELSE CHANGES ON THAT, I MEAN, I DON'T MIND HEARING THEM, BUT I JUST WANT THEM TO ALSO KNOW FOR THE RECORD THAT THEY WILL PROBABLY NEED TO COME BACK AND THE DESIGN COULD CHANGE BETWEEN NOW AND THEN I WANT TO REMEMBER WHAT I HAD FOR LUNCH.

SO, YEAH.

HANG ON A SECOND.

THE COUNCIL MEMBER MACARTHUR, OUR COUNCIL MEMBER, JESUS' BOARD MEMBER.

AND I WANTED TO ASK IF THE PERSON SPEAKS TONIGHT, WILL THEY BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK AGAIN ON THE DAY THAT IT STARTS? YES.

THANK YOU, LEE.

WHAT'S WHAT'S THE ORDER.

WE SHOULD DO THIS IN.

SHOULD WE DO THE POSTPONEMENT AND WITHDRAWALS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF AND THEN HEAR THE OPPOSITION AND THEN MOVE TO POSTPONE DO TOO.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE MOST APPROPRIATE MADAM CHAIR.

SO IF YOU'RE WILLING TO WITHDRAW OUT OF LANDMINES, I'LL AMEND THE MOTION OR BROKER YOU AMENDING THEM JUST A MINUTE.

IT WAS MY, YEAH.

I'M WITHDRAWING THEM.

YEAH.

OKAY.

SO THEN THIS WILL JUST BE TO WITHDRAW D NINE AND POSTPONE D ONE D FIVE AND D FOUR AND E.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WHO WAS THE SECOND ON THAT? KELLY? HIS HAND TO THE GO KELLY.

SORRY, PUSHED HIM.

UM, IF WE'RE GOING TO HEAR AN OBJECTION TONIGHT, WHICH I'M SUPPORTIVE OF, SHOULD WE ALSO THE APPLICANT A CHANCE TO SPEAK AS WELL? IF THEY'RE HERE? YEAH.

AT LEAST SIMMONS WITH THE LAW DEPARTMENT.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE.

I AGREE.

WHY DON'T WE JUST HEAR THE KEYS AND THEN MAKE THE CHOICE ON WHETHER OR NOT TO POSTPONE? I MEAN, WE'LL HAVE TO DO IT AFTERWARDS BECAUSE IT'S AN IE DENIAL, RIGHT? SO I WANT YOU TO HEAR THE OPPOSITION FOR MEMBER ONE, MADAM CHAIR, AND ALL THE YEARS I'VE BEEN UP HERE.

WE'VE NEVER DONE IT THIS WAY.

IF IT'S AN A AND D DENIAL, WE'VE ALWAYS POSTPONED IT.

AND THEN WHEN IT COME BACK, BOTH TO PEOPLE WHO ARE FOR IT OR AGAINST IT, UH, THEY TESTIFY AS WELL AS THE APPLICANT FOR US TO HEAR IT FROM THE APPLICANT.

HE ALREADY KNOWS HE'S GOING TO GET POSTPONED AND THAT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COME BACK HERE AGAIN IN TIMES OF THE ESSENCE 10 O'CLOCK I'M OUTTA HERE.

CAUSE I'VE GOT A FOUR O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING FLIGHT.

I GOTTA CATCH.

SO I'M JUST SAYING FOR THE ESSENCE OF TIME, LET'S JUST HEAR THE CASE AT ONE TIME.

OKAY.

SO I'LL MAKE YOU MEET IN THE MIDDLE.

WHY DON'T WE MAKE THE MOTION ON THE ORIGINAL PLUS PULMONARY WITH DOLLS, AND THEN WE'LL DECIDE, UH, D TWO SEPARATELY, UH,

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VICE CHAIR.

I JUST, WE HAVE ONE PERSON TO SPEAK AGAINST THE CASE.

IT MIGHT BE INFORMATION OR A WAY TO CONNECT THE APPLICANT TO THE OPPOSING PARTY.

IF THEY, I MEAN, THEY SIGNED OUT IT'S, IT'S A FEW MINUTES.

IT'S ONE, ONE PARTY.

AND THEN IT'S AN AUTOMATIC POSTPONEMENT BECAUSE IT'S IT, IT'S GOT A NAVY DENIAL, BUT IN FAIRNESS, IF WE'RE GOING TO LET THE OPPOSITION SPEAK, WE NEED TO LET THE APPLICANTS SPEAK AS WELL.

SO, UM, THEY'RE, THEY'RE ALSO ASKING FOR POSTPONEMENT IN ALL FAIRNESS AT THE LAST MINUTE.

SO, AND MADAM CHAIR, IF I MAY, UM, I THINK THAT THE DISCUSSION SHOULD BE LIMITED TO THE POSTPONEMENT AND NOT TO THE MERITS OF THE CASE SINCE IT'S COMING BACK.

OKAY.

IS EVERYONE OKAY WITH THAT? JIMMY? WE STILL WANT TO HAVE OPPOSITION SPEAK IF THEY CAN ONLY DISCUSS THE POSTPONEMENT.

SO AMENDMENT WITHDRAWN.

OKAY.

OR DO YOU WANT TO KEEP THE AMENDMENT ON AND GO AHEAD AND POSTPONE IT? EVERYTHING AT ONCE.

SO LET'S JUST GO AHEAD AND PUT ON THE WHOLE THING AT ONE TIME.

I MEAN, NOBODY ELSE CAN SPEAK, I'LL SPEAK AND I'M ALL FOR POSTPONING.

IT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COME BACK.

ANYHOW.

THE OPPOSITION.

WELL, THEY, HE WILL KNOW HE'S GOT OPPOSITION NOW AND IT'S IN HIS BEST INTEREST TO CONTACT THEM.

THIS IS OPEN RECORDS.

ALL RIGHT.

AND TO THE OPPOSITION WHO WAS WANTING TO SPEAK ON A D TWO, THAT'S A JOYCE BUS.

CIANO I THINK, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME TODAY.

PLEASE DO COME BACK FOR WHEN THIS IS RESCHEDULED.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND CALL THE ROLE THOMAS EATS.

YES.

BROOKE BAILEY.

YES.

JESSICA COHEN.

YES.

MELISSA HALL FORM.

YES.

BARBARA MACARTHUR.

YES.

MICHAEL VAN ALLEN.

YES.

DARRELL PRUITT.

YES.

OBVIOUSLY TINA RODRIGUEZ.

YES.

NICOLE WADE.

YES.

TERRY WALLER.

YES.

AND KELLY BLOOM.

YES.

GREAT MOTION IS APPROVED REAL QUICK.

CHAIR.

WHO? SECOND THAT MOTION.

THAT WAS SECOND WAS, UH, BRETT.

THANK YOU WITH MICHAEL BY NOLAN MAKING THE MOTION SPEECH.

SORRY.

ALL RIGHT, SO LET'S GET INTO IT.

I'M GOING TO CALL THE FIRST KEY.

I'M SORRY.

LET ME SCROLL BACK UP A LITTLE HERE.

THIS WILL BE FOR NEW SUN

[C. NEW SIGNS PUBLIC HEARING C-1 C16-2021-0010 Leah Bojo for AISD 2309 Panther Trail On-line Link: Item C-1; PRESENTATION The applicant is requesting a sign variance(s) from the 1993 Land Development Code, Sign Regulations, Section 13-2-862 (G) (Signs Authorized in all Districts) from a) sign area 32 square feet (maximum allowed) to 260 square feet (requested) b) 6 feet height above grade (maximum allowed) to 33 feet (requested) in a “SF-3”, Single-Family zoning district. Note: The Interlocal Agreement between the City of Austin and the Austin Independent School District, as amended, states that the City of Austin’s ordinance and rules as they existed on January 1, 1994 shall apply throughout the term of the Interlocal Agreement. Section 13-2-862 (Signs Authorized in all Districts) (G) Information signs. These include bulletin boards, changeable copy directories, or signs relating soley to public, religious, or charitable institutions, intended for use by the institution on which the sign is located. A maximum of one information sign shall be allowed per institution. Maximum sign area of an information sign is 32 square feet; and maximum height is six feet above grade.]

VARIANCE.

THIS IS ITEMS C1 C 16 20 21 0 0 1 0.

UH, 2 3 0 9 PANTHER TRAIL.

AND THIS WILL BE LEAH BOHO AS THE PRIMARY SPEAKER I SPOKE OF YOU ONLINE.

MADAM CHAIR, I WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THIS CASE.

I'LL BE UNDERSTANDING STAINING.

YUP.

DID WE HAVE MS. BOHO ON THE LINE? GET HER ON MUTED.

THERE YOU GO.

HELLO COMMISSIONERS.

THIS IS LEAH BOGGIO.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? HELLO, JOE.

HI, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

HI, GREAT.

UM, I'M LEE VODA WITH JENNER GROUP HERE REPRESENTING THE APPLICANT AISD, UH, IN THE SCIENCE VARIANCE REQUEST FOR THE ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL FOR YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS CAMPUS.

UM, THE PRINCIPAL AT THE SCHOOL, CHRISTINA WATT IS ALSO HERE ON THE LINE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THE SCHOOL.

SO WHEN WE'RE THROUGH THIS PRESENTATION, UM, AND I FIRST WANT TO SAY, UM, AS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL FOR YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS, THIS IS AN APPLICATION THAT I'M PROUD TO PRESENT TO YOU, AS YOU ALL LIKELY KNOW THE ENRICHER SCHOOL FOR YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS IS AN ALL GIRLS PUBLIC SCHOOL.

AND GOVERNOR ANN RICHARDS WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN DEVELOPING THE SCHOOL'S VISION, WHICH WAS FOUNDED TO GIVE YOUNG WOMEN FROM ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS, THE SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE NECESSARY TO PURSUE COLLEGE EDUCATIONS AND CAREERS THAT NOW STANDS AS ONE OF THE SINGLE LARGEST SINGLE GENDER PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE NATION.

AND AS A TRIBUTE TO THE ENDURING LEGACY OF GOVERNOR RICHARD, UM, IT HAS A VERY LONG NAME WITH A LOT OF LETTERS IN IT.

UH, BUT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT, MAN.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THE ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL FOR YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS IS LOCATED OFF OF SOUTH LAMAR NEAR THE, OF BEN WHITE, BEHIND A STRIP OF COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES THAT FRONT ON THE MAR NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, UNDER THIS CLOSER VIEW OF THE SCHOOL, YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE ARE THE COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES

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TO THE WEST, AND THERE ARE MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS LARGELY SURROUNDING THE PROPERTY.

AND WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE ONLY THREE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ALONG THIS PORTION OF PEACH DRIVE AND THAT THE TOWN AND COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL ALSO FRONTS ON KEEP STRIVE.

UM, THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING TO PUT THIS SIGN ON THE NORTHERN FACADE STACEY PANTHER TRAIL, AND THIS PROPOSED SIGN IS SMALLER THAN THE SIGN THAT HAD EXISTED ON THE, ON THE PRIOR AND RICHARDS SCHOOL FACADE BEFORE IT WAS REBUILT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, FOR SOME BACKGROUND HERE, WE'RE ALSO LOOKING BACK TO THE CODE THAT WAS APPLICABLE ON JANUARY 1ST, 1994, BECAUSE AISD HAS AN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN REGARDING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS.

UM, THE PROVISIONS AT ISSUE HERE ARE, ARE SUBSTANTIVELY SIMILAR TO THOSE THAT ARE IN THE CODE TODAY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, UNDER THE 93 CODE IN SECTION 13 TO 8 61, THE SCHOOL FINDS ITSELF AT A LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL SIGNED DISTRICT.

THIS MEANS THAT THE SCHOOL IS LIMITED TO PROVIDING ASSIGNED TO THOSE PERMITTED IN ALL DISTRICTS PER STATE LAW, UH, PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE GENERALLY PERMITTED IN ALL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS.

THERE IS NOT LIKELY ANOTHER SITE IN THIS SPECIFIC SITUATION, WHICH IS DEVELOPED WITH A SCHOOL AND IN A RESIDENTIAL SIGNED DISTRICT YET SURROUNDED ON THREE SIDES BY COMMERCIAL AND MULTI-FAMILY USES NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO PER SECTION 13 TO 8 62 G OF THAT OLD CODE ARE SIGNED, WOULD BE CONSIDERED AN INFORMATION SIGN AS IT RELATES TO PUBLIC RELIGIOUS OR CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS INTENDED FOR USE BY THE INSTITUTION ON WHICH THE SIGN IS LOCATED.

THUS, THE MAXIMUM SIGN AREA IS 32 SQUARE FEET, AND THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT IS SIX FEET ABOVE GRADE.

UM, HERE ON THE SIDE, YOU CAN SEE WE'VE INCLUDED WHAT A PICTURE OF A SIX FOOT TALL SIGN THAT IS 32 SQUARE FEET IN SIZE WOULD LOOK LIKE.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THE RESULTING SIGN IS SO SMALL THAT IT'S REALLY NOT FUNCTIONAL.

IT'S THERE.

UM, KIND OF JUST TO THE LEFT OF THE CENTER ON THE, ON THE SCHOOL.

UM, SO THEREFORE STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF THIS PROVISION PREVENTS A REASONABLE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE SIGN.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HERE, YOU CAN SEE OUR PROPOSED SIGN.

YOU CAN SEE THAT IT'S PROPORTIONAL TO THE SCHOOL FACADE AND THAT IT CLEARLY DISTINGUISHED AS THE ENTRANCE LOCATION.

ADDITIONALLY, IT'S IMPORTANT TO THE SCHOOL THAT WE'D BE ABLE TO INCLUDE THE ENTIRE THOUGH SOMEWHAT LENGTHY NAME OF THE SCHOOL.

AS I DESCRIBED EARLIER, THE NAME IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE SCHOOL'S PURPOSE IN EDUCATING AND WOMEN.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, HERE, YOU CAN SEE THE MORE DETAILED SIGNED PLANS.

NEXT SLIDE.

YOU CAN SEE WHERE ON THE SIGN WE'RE ON THE SITE.

THE SIGN IS PROPOSED TO BE OVER THE FRONT DOOR ALONG PANTHER TRAIL.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, HERE, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE SIGN IS ON THE BOUNDARY OF A COMMERCIAL SIGN DISTRICT WITH MOST NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES, HAVING LARGE FACADE SIGNS.

IF WE WERE IN A COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, OUR SIGN WOULD BE EASILY COMPLIANT.

UM, AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES DO HAVE SIGNS THAT ARE LARGER THAN TWO SQUARE FEET, WHICH IS WHY WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE REQUESTED SIGN WOULD IMPACT THOSE NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE HAMILTON APARTMENTS ON THE TOP LEFT WILL FACE OUR SIGN, UH, AND THE TREMOR AT CREEK VILLAGE AND THE BOTTOM LEFT IS ALSO NEARBY AND ADJACENT.

THEY BOTH HAVE SIZABLE SIGNS AND THEN THE TOWN AND COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL ALSO NEARBY OUR SIGN LOCATION LOOKS LIKE THEY COULD ACTUALLY BE TRYING TO RESOLVE A VISIBILITY PROBLEM WITH THEIR SIGNS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HERE, YOU CAN SEE SOME PICTURES OF NEIGHBORING WALL SIGNS IN THE COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO THE WEST.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, A LARGER SIGN IS NECESSARY HERE ALSO TO DESIGNATE THE FRONT DOOR AS COMPARED TO OTHER ENTRANCES AND EXITS.

UM, THIS LAYOUT IS IN LINE WITH WHAT WE'VE HEARD FROM NEIGHBORS GIVEN THE TIME CONSTRAINTS.

I'LL JUST SAY THAT I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT OR GO INTO MORE DETAIL IF YOU'D LIKE.

UM, I'LL ALSO SAY THAT, UM, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PICTURE TO THE RIGHT, THE SCHOOL HAS A FEW DIFFERENT ENTRANCES FOR REASONS.

I'M HAPPY TO EXPLAIN.

UM, BUT WITHOUT THE REQUESTED WALL SIGN, IT'S UNCLEAR FROM THE APPEARANCE, WHICH ENTRANCE IS THE MAIN ENTRANCE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, THE SCHOOL DOES HAVE A HIGHER DRAW, UH, THAN TYPICAL SCHOOLS AS FAR AS NUMBERS OF VISITORS COMPARED TO OTHER COMPARED TO OTHER EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, AND ADDITIONALLY, THE SCHOOL HAS JOINT USE POLICIES SUCH THAT PERMITTED, UM, BY NON-SCHOOL COMMUNITY GRIP GROUPS, UM, FOR USE BY NON-SCHOOL COMMUNITY GROUPS, WHICH MEANS THAT AGAIN, THERE'S GOING TO BE AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF NON-REGULAR VISITORS TO THE SCHOOL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE FINALLY, UM, GRANTING THIS VARIANCE WILL NOT CONFLICT WITH THE PURPOSE OF THE SIGN ORDINANCE WHILE THE 93 CODE IS NOT EXPLICIT PURPOSE.

THE CURRENT CODE DOES STATE A PURPOSE THAT IS RELEVANT, AND WE BELIEVE THAT DENYING THE EXPERIENCE, UM, REQUESTS WOULD IGNORE THE PURPOSE OF SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY AS IT WILL RESULT IN A PUBLIC SAFETY HAZARD CAUSED BY PARENTS, STUDENTS IN A WIDE ARRAY OF AS HAVING DIFFICULTY FINDING THE SCHOOL AND INCREASING THE LIKELIHOOD OF DRIVERS HAVING TO CIRCLE THE BLOCK THROUGH AN INTERSECTION WITH LIMITED VISIBILITY, WE'LL COME BACK AROUND AND USE THE RIGHT TIME.

SO IF YOU COULD JUST FINISH IT UP REAL QUICK FOR ME, PLEASE.

ABSOLUTELY.

ABSOLUTELY.

I'LL JUST GO ONTO MY FINAL SLIDE THEN.

UM, AND I'LL JUST SAY THAT I, I WOULD LIKE TO REITERATE THAT ANN RICHARDS LEGACY OF EMPOWERING GIRLS AND WOMEN LIVED ON THROUGH THIS FACILITY.

UM, IT IS A VERY LONG NAME AND THAT MAKES IT EVEN HARDER TO FIT IN AT 32 SQUARE FEET.

UM, WHICH IS WHY UNDER CURRENT

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CODE, THE PERMITTED SIGN IS NOT EFFECTIVE.

UM, BUT WE BELIEVE THAT OUR YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS DESERVE A PROPER SIGN AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

SO WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING BOARD MEMBERS.

SO LET'S SEE A BOARD MEMBER OF ONE NOLAND CAME, HANG ON JUST ONE SEC.

OKAY.

I DON'T KNOW.

OR REMEMBER BAILEY SECONDS.

NO, NO, NO, NO.

I ACTUALLY SUPPORT MEMBER BAILEY IN A MINUTE.

SO, UM, MY PROBLEM WITH THIS IS THEY SAID THEY NEED IT FOR VISIBILITY, BUT THEY'RE PUTTING IT IN THE BACK OF A U THERE'S WALLS ON BOTH SIDES.

YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SEE IT FROM ANYWHERE FOR DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF IT.

IT WOULD SEEM LIKE A GROUND MOUNTED MONUMENT SIGN WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER OPTION THAT PEOPLE COULD ACTUALLY SEE FROM THE STREET BECAUSE WHERE IT IS ON THE WALL, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU'RE RIGHT UP ON IT.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL IT IS.

SO FEEL BY SAYING IT'S FOR VISIBILITY.

I DON'T BUY IT BECAUSE YOU'RE IN A, YOU, YOU LOOK WHERE IT'S LOCATED IN THE BUILDING WALLS AROUND IT, IT'S AT THE VERY BACK OF A YOU AND YOU CAN'T SEE IT FROM A LAVAR.

YOU CAN'T SEE IT FROM ANY OF THE MAJOR STREETS AT ALL.

SO I'M NOT UNDERSTANDING THE, THE REASONING ISN'T WORKING FOR ME.

AND, UM, SO TH THE HARDSHIP DOESN'T WORK BECAUSE IF IT'S FOR VISIBILITY AND PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO FIND THE ENTRANCE AND FIND THE SCHOOL, UM, THIS SIDE'S NOT GOING TO DO IT.

YEAH.

YEAH.

SORRY, GO AHEAD, MS. BECCA.

I'D LIKE HER TO EXPLAIN BEFORE I MAKE MY COMMENT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO, SO THERE, THERE IS, I DON'T THINK THE ISSUE IS WITH PEOPLE FINDING THE SCHOOL CAMPUS OVERALL.

I THINK THE ISSUE IS WITH THEM FINDING THE FRONT DOOR AND FINDING SPECIFICALLY THAT DRIVEWAY.

IF YOU LOOK AT SLIDE THREE, UM, WHICH SHOWS KIND OF AN OVERVIEW OF THE CAMPUS, YOU CAN SEE THAT IF SOMEONE WAS COMING OFF SOUTHWEST AND THEY TURNED ON PANTHER TRAIL, UM, THERE, THEY'RE GOING TO SEE THAT THE SCHOOL IS THERE, BUT IT'S HARD TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THE FRONT DOOR IS.

AND WITH THE LOCATION, IF YOU'RE DRIVING DOWN PANTHER TRAIL, AS YOU COME, AS YOU COME TO THE SCHOOL, THE, THE SIGN VERY CLEARLY DESIGNATES THE FRONT DOOR AND THEN DESIGNATES THAT THAT DRIVEWAY IS WHERE IT WOULD TURN IN TO ACCESS, PARKING, AND ACCESS TO THE FRONT DOOR.

SO I THINK IT'S A LITTLE BIT MORE SPECIFIC.

UM, SO COULD YOU PULL UP SLIDE THREE, PLEASE? UM, BUT WHEN YOU BE PAST THAT FRONT DRIVE, BY THE TIME YOU SAW THE SIGN, WOULDN'T IT BE BETTER TO HAVE THE TIME, OR YOU COULD HAVE A DIRECTIONAL SIGN.

THERE, THERE IS A MONUMENT SIGN ON THE CORNER THAT FACES OUT SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE FACILITY'S OVERALL LOCATION, BUT THE SIGN OVER THE DOOR, UM, REALLY SHOWS YOU WHERE THE, AGAIN, THAT THAT'S THE FRONT DOOR AND WHERE THE ENTRANCE IS, WE WENT OUT AND ACTUALLY, MAYBE SLIDE SEVEN IS A BETTER ILLUSTRATION OF THAT.

IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND PULLING THAT UP.

SO IT REALLY DOES SHOW IF YOU'RE DRIVING DOWN PANTHER DRIVE, UM, YOU SEE THAT BIG SIGN OVER THE DOOR, YOU SEE THAT FRONT TREATMENT THERE, YOU KNOW, AND THEN YOU SEE THE DRIVEWAY AND YOU CAN, AND YOU CAN GO RIGHT IN THERE WITHOUT HAVING TO GO ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BLOCK AND THEN COME BACK MADAM CHAIR.

AND THAT'S WHERE I WAS GOING, KEEPING THAT SLIDE ON THERE.

AND IT'S THE SAME AS YOU CAN SEE IT, IT STANDS OUT PRETTY GOOD.

A MONUMENT SIGN WOULD BE SO BIG WOULD HAVE TO BE SO BIG AND IT WOULD BE SO ENCUMBERSOME AND THERE IS ONE THERE.

SO AGAIN, I'LL, I'LL STICK WITH MY MOTION TO APPROVE.

YEAH, I AGREE THAT BECAUSE IT'S IN THAT U SHAPE, IT'S NOT AS VISIBLE AS IT MAY BE.

IT WOULD LIKE TO BE.

SO I DON'T REALLY HAVE AN OBJECTION TO MAKING IT A LARGER SIGN IN ORDER TO DESIGNATE OR TO DENOTE THAT IT IS A MAIN ENTRANCE, BUT I DO QUESTION THIS, THE EXTENT OF THE VARIANCE THAT'S BEING ASKED FOR IS THIS SIGN, THE OPTIMUM SIZE OF SIGN IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THAT FUNCTION OF A SIGNIFYING, THAT THIS IS THE MAIN ENTRANCE, OR COULD A SLIGHTLY SMALLER SIGN AND THUS A SMALLER VARIANCE ASK ALSO ACCOMPLISH THE SAME THING.

AND I THINK IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE, WHAT IS THAT SIGN THOSE LETTERS YOU'RE BACK IN IT AS WELL, WHICH I KNOW DURING THE 12 O'CLOCK NOON DOESN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BUT, YOU KNOW, IF YOU READ INTO THE DETAILS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SIGN, IT'S ALSO BACK AT SIGNED LETTERS.

YES, THAT'S, THAT IS CORRECT.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, WE, WE DESIGNED THE SIGN SIZE TO FIT ON THE FACADE, UM, IN THE WAY THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN SEE AGAIN ON SLIDE SEVEN, BUT IT'S NOT, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT TAKING UP THE ENTIRE FACADE AREA, BUT WE WANTED IT TO BE BIG ENOUGH TO READ EACH LETTER CLEARLY AND READ THE WHOLE NAME, YOU KNOW, THE ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL PORTION, BUT ALSO THE SCHOOL FOR

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YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS PORTION AS WELL.

UM, I WILL SAY THAT THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW DIFFERENT WAYS OF CALCULATING THE SIGN SIZE, AND WE WENT WITH THE MOST CONSERVATIVE OBVIOUSLY TO COME BEFORE YOU.

SO I THINK THAT THE MEASUREMENT OF IT WILL ACTUALLY PROBABLY BE A LITTLE BIT SMALLER, BUT WE DIDN'T WANT TO RISK ASKING YOU FOR A VARIANCE AND THEN FINDING OUT THAT WE NEEDED IT TO BE DOCUMENTED DIFFERENTLY.

SO I THINK THE NUMBER MIGHT BE A LITTLE MISLEADING, I GUESS, IS WHAT I SAY, BUT I THINK THIS EXHIBIT SHOWS CLEARLY HOW IT WILL FIT ON THE SIDE.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? REMEMBER FOOT? YEAH.

I HAD A QUESTION, UM, I GUESS FOR THE APPLICANT AND THEN ONE FOR LEGAL.

I MEAN, IF WE'RE TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO DO A SIGN THAT SAYS, YOU KNOW, THE ENTRANCE, UM, I'M NOT SURE WHAT HAVING THE ENTIRE NAME OF THE SCHOOL ON THE BUILDING DOES FOR YOU.

YOU COULD HAVE SOME TYPE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A MONUMENT SIGN ALREADY AT THE CORNER, YOU CAN HAVE SOMETHING THAT JUST SAYS, YOU KNOW, MAIN ENTRANCE OR, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO I'M NOT REAL SURE ABOUT WHAT THAT W W WHY THE FULL NAME OF THE SCHOOL IS REQUIRED.

AND THEN THE OTHER QUESTION I HAVE FOR, FOR LEGAL IS IF THIS IS, IF THIS WAS DONE AS PART OF AN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT, AND PART OF THE INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT IS THAT THEY WOULD COMPLY WITH ALL OF THE CITY, UH, CODES AND REGULATIONS.

IS IT EVEN, IS IT A VIOLATION OF THAT INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT, EVEN COMMON ASKED TO BE EXCUSED FROM THESE VARIOUS RULES AND REGULATIONS SUCH THAT IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT THIS BOARD CAN EVEN GRANT BOARD MEMBER LEE SIMMONS WITH A LOT APARTMENT.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WOULD VIOLATE THE INNER LOCAL, I THINK, UH, THE INNER LOCAL, UH, CONTEMPLATES THAT EXPLICIT THAT THE BOARD DOES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO GRANT CERTAIN VARIANCES FOR SIGNS IN THIS CASE, AND OTHERWISE COMPLIANT WITH CODE.

IF I COULD REPLY TO THE FIRST QUESTION ONE SECOND.

DID YOU ALSO WANT TO HEAR FROM THE APPLICANT I WANTED? YEAH.

I WANTED TO HEAR ABOUT THAT.

I CAN TELL YOU I'VE BEEN, I'VE BEEN BY THE SCHOOL AND, AND I DO THINK IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO FRONT TO FIND THE FRONT DOOR, UM, YOU KNOW, WITHOUT GOING AROUND THE BLOCK TWO OR THREE DIFFERENT TIMES.

UH, I'M JUST, I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, YOU KNOW, IF, IF WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS, IS SHOW PEOPLE WHERE THE FRONT DOOR IS, WHY IS THE ENTIRE NAME OF THE SCHOOL NEED TO BE ON THERE? I THINK THERE'S TWO, TWO PARTS OF THAT RESPONSE.

THE FIRST ONE IS THAT THOSE SIGN REGULATIONS WOULD APPLY TO THE SCHOOL NO MATTER WHERE WE PUT THEM.

SO EVEN IF WE WERE TO TRY TO PUT A SIGN ON A DIFFERENT PLACE ON THE SCHOOL, IT WOULD STILL HAVE TO MEET THAT 32 SQUARE FOOT AREA AND SIX FOOT HEIGHT OFF THE GROUND, WHICH IS, WHICH IS VERY SMALL, I THINK, UM, IS TO MAKE IT HARD TO IDENTIFY, UH, THE SCHOOL, WHEREVER THAT, WHEREVER THAT THAT SIGN WOULD GO.

AND THEN THE SECOND THING I WOULD GET BACK TO AGAIN, IS ABOUT THE CULTURE OF THE SCHOOL AND ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT THE NAME IS TO THE SCHOOL.

AND I THINK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR THESE YOUNG WOMEN TO BE REMINDED EVERY DAY OF THE SCHOOL THAT THEY GO TO AND WHO IT WAS NAMED AFTER AND WHO THAT LEADERSHIP IS.

AND I THINK IT'S, IT'S TYPICAL FOR A SCHOOL TO HAVE THE NAME OVER THE FRONT DOOR.

AND I THINK THAT IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, THESE, UM, YOU KNOW, THESE YOUNG WOMEN SHOULD HAVE A SIMILAR OPPORTUNITY THAT I'M SURE I SEE YOU.

OKAY.

TWO THINGS.

NUMBER ONE, THAT'S WHAT THIS BOARD IS CREATED FOR IS TO GRANT VARIANCES FROM SOME OF THESE, UH, RESTRICTIVE, UH, ZONING LAWS AND ISSUES THAT WE HAVE.

SO THAT'S WHAT THAT'S OUR WHOLE PURPOSE IS TO PASS.

SO WE DO HAVE, I AGREE WITH LEE, WE HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO DO THAT.

THE DISTRICT SUED OVER THE BERGER CENTER OVER A SIMILAR SITUATION AND THEY WON.

SO, AND IT'S NOT, THAT'S NEITHER HERE NOR THERE ON THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE.

MY FEELING IS, IT'S NOT A BIG ASK.

IT'S NOT, YOU KNOW, DRIVING UP IN THERE.

IF YOU GO TO SEE 1 35, YOU'LL SEE WHAT THAT MONUMENT SIGN LOOKS LIKE.

AND IN THE SCALE OF THE SIGN COMPARED TO THAT BUILDING, IT'S, IT'S NOT, IT'S REALLY NOT.

YOU COULD BARELY SEE IT IN HAVING THE NAME ABOVE WHERE IT'S AT RIGHT NOW, I THINK IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE SCHOOL IT'S IN THE SCALE OF THE SCHOOL.

SO I'D LIKE TO GET, HOPEFULLY GET A SECOND AND GET SOME SUPPORT FOLKS.

THIS ISN'T A, I MEAN, WE'RE, WE'RE NOT ON IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA OR A NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE SOMEBODY IS GOING TO BE BOTHERED BY A BACKLIT SIGN.

UH, I MEAN, THAT'S THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THIS BOARD.

UM, MS. BOZO, DID I HEAR THAT MS. WALL IS ONLINE TO SPEAK? YES, ON THE LINE THAT YOU'VE CLOSED THE PUBLIC HEARING, BUT I CAN ASK HER A QUESTION.

YOU CAN ASK HER A QUESTION, BUT I GUESS YOU WERE JUST SAYING, DID YOU WANT TO SPEAK? OH,

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NO.

I WAS SAYING IF SHE WAS ONLINE TO SPEAK.

OKAY.

SO A PRINCIPAL.

WELL, COULD YOU TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS ON, ON HOW THIS TIME WILL MAKE YOUR SCHOOL BETTER, PLEASE? JARED, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR CHRISTINA? UH, W OR WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR? CHRISTINA? W GIVE ME ONE SECOND.

I THINK THEY'RE MUTE AND GAVE ME ONE MINUTE OF LOOK THEM UP.

YOU DIDN'T.

THANK YOU, PRINCIPAL WALL.

YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR ME.

YES.

MA'AM.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? OKAY.

SORRY.

I THINK WE HAVE DONE A REALLY EXCELLENT JOB EXPLAINING HOW IMPORTANT OUR NAME IS, UM, TO OUR SCHOOL.

AND IT'S NOT JUST THE ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL, BUT IT IS THE N RICHARD SCHOOL FOR YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS.

SO, UH, THAT'S THE FIRST THING FOR ME IN PARTICULAR, WE HAVE BEEN GRANTED THIS BEAUTIFUL BUILDING WITH THESE THREE ENTRANCES AND PEOPLE REALLY ARE CONFUSED AS TO WHICH IS THE MAIN ENTRANCE.

AND SO SECURITY IS, UH, THE MAIN ISSUE FOR ME, PEOPLE WANDERING AROUND THE BUILDING, TRYING TO GET INTO DIFFERENT ENTRANCES, WHERE WE COULD PUT A SIGN SAYING, THIS IS THE FRONT DOOR.

THIS IS THE ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL.

THIS IS WHERE YOU'RE COMING.

SO THOSE ARE THE TWO BIGGEST ISSUES FOR, FOR ME.

THANK YOU.

MA'AM I APPRECIATE IT.

UH, I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND SECOND.

OKAY.

UH, SO NO, YOU'RE FINE.

BOARD MEMBER WALLER BUTTS UP A SECOND.

UM, I'M ALSO FOR THIS, SO I THINK THIS IS NOT THAT BIG AN ASS, BUT WE DO HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE FROM BOARD MEMBER ON OLIN WITH THE SECOND FROM BOARD MEMBER WALLER.

SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND CALL THE ROLL.

THE FINDINGS OF FINDINGS.

YEP.

SORRY.

I'M PULLING THEM UP HERE.

I'M WORKING ON TWO SCREENS.

SO, AND ADD THAT TO MY NOTES.

OKAY.

THE BOARD MUST DETERMINE THE EXISTENCE OF SUFFICIENCY, OF, AND WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE AFFORDING THE FINDINGS DESCRIBED BELOW IN ORDER TO GRANT YOUR REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE.

THE BOARD MUST FIRST MAKE ONE OR MORE OF THE FINDINGS DESCRIBED UNDER ONE, TWO AND THREE BELOW, AND THE BOARD THEN MUST MAKE THE FINDING DESCRIBED IN ITEM FOUR BELOW ONE.

THE VARIANCE IS NECESSARY BECAUSE STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF THE ARTICLE PROHIBITS ANY REASONABLE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE SIGNS ON THE SIDE.

CONSIDERING THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE SITE, SUCH AS DIMENSIONED, LANDSCAPING, OR TYPOGRAPHY, BECAUSE OF IT'S SOD OF THE NEW BUILDING IS RAISED AND ON A HILL SUCH THAT A 32 SQUARE FOOT SIGN IS NOT READABLE AT ANY REASONABLE DISTANCE FROM THE BUILDING.

ADDITIONALLY, THE UNIQUELY NOW A NAME OF THE SCHOOL MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO FIT IN SUCH A SMALL SPACE TO GRANTING IS VERY UNUSUAL, WILL NOT HAVE SUBSTANCE SUBSTANTIALLY ADVERSE IMPACT UPON NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES BECAUSE THE PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL FACILITY USE THAT THE PROPERTY DEMANDS ADEQUATE SIGNAGE FOR THE FREQUENT VISITORS.

IT WILL RECEIVE THE GRINDING OF THE VARIANTS WILL NOW SUBSTANTIALLY CONFLICT WITH THE STATED PURPOSE OF THIS SIGN ORDINANCE, BECAUSE THE FIRST PURPOSE OF THE SIGN, OR WHEN IT WAS JUST TO PROTECT HEALTH SAFETY IN GENERAL, LAWYER FOR WELFARE OF THE CITY AND ITS RESIDENTS, AND IS MEANT TO ENSURE THAT THE DESIGN AND LOCATION OF SCIENCE DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH TRAFFIC SAFETY AND STRICTLY ENFORCING THE SIGN OR A NICHE AS TO THE SCHOOL IS A HAZARD THAT WOULD CONFLICT WITH YOUR BOOK PROVISION GRANTING OF ERRANDS WOULD NOT PROVIDE THE APPLICANT WITH A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE, NOT ENJOYED BY ALL OF THESE SIMILARLY SITUATED OR POTENTIALLY SIMILARLY SITUATED BECAUSE SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT AUSTIN ARE TYPICALLY PERMITTED TO HAVE ADEQUATE SIGN IS SO THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS CAN FIND THEIR SCHOOL FROM ENTRY.

THE ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL FOR YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS PLACEMENT IN A LOW DENSITY, RESIDENTIAL SIGN DISTRICTS SHOULD NOT PART STUDENTS FROM RECEIVING THESE NORMAL PRIVILEGES.

ALL RIGHT.

THOMAS EIGHTS.

YES.

BROOKE BAILEY.

YES, BUT I DO THINK THEY COULD HAVE MADE IT SMALLER.

I THINK IT WAS A MORE OF AN ASS THAN WHAT WAS NEEDED.

JESSICA KLEIN.

YES.

LISA HAWTHORNE IS ABSTAINING BARBARA MACARTHUR.

YES.

MICHAEL NOLAN.

YES.

THE OUTPUT I'M GOING TO ABSTAIN.

UM, I JOINED A NEW LAW FIRM A COUPLE MONTHS AGO, AND I KNOW THAT THEY REPRESENT THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT ON VARIOUS MATTERS.

AND CERTAINLY NOT ON THIS MATTER BECAUSE THE DRAINER GROUP IS REPRESENTING BILL.

BUT I THINK THAT I, UM, UH, SHOULD ABSTAIN FROM VOTING ON THIS MATTER.

OKAY.

AUGUSTINA RODRIGUEZ.

YES.

NICOLE WAYNE.

YES.

CARRIE WALLER.

YES.

KELLY BLOOM.

YES.

SO THAT IS NINE TO TWO, TWO ABSTENTIONS NINE.

IT'S A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF MADAM CHAIR.

YEAH, IT'S SIX, BUT SO THE SIGN VARIANT IS APPROVED NUMBER.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S MOVE ON TO DEAN

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ONE C 15 20 20 0, 0 3 8.

DID I PASS UPON THIS ONE? WE'LL SKIP THAT TWO POSTPONED

[D-3 C15-2021-0058 Robert & Jennifer Carson 1209 Choquette Drive On-line Link: Item D-3; PRESENTATION The applicant is requesting a variance(s) from the Land Development Code, Section 25- 2-492 (Site Development Regulations) from setback requirements to decrease the minimum front yard setback from 25 feet (required) to 16 feet (requested) in order to maintain a Carport in a “SF-3-NP”, Single-Family Residence-Neighborhood Plan zoning district. (Brentwood Neighborhood Plan)]

T3 C 15 20 21 0 0 5.

EAT FOR 1, 2 0 9 CHOCOLATE DRIVE.

AND THIS IS GOING TO BE, UH, JENNIFER CARSON AS THE PRIMARY SPEAKER.

UH, LET'S GO AHEAD AND OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

CARSON, ARE YOU ONLINE? THIS IS THE AB TECH GAVE ME A MINUTE TO BRING THEM UP.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR, WHILE WE'RE WAITING.

DO WE HAVE ANY OPPOSITION FOR THIS? NO, THERE WAS ONLY ONE OPPOSITION.

IT WAS ON A POSTPONED CASE.

OKAY.

JENNIFER CARSON, ARE YOU ON THE LINE? YES, I AM.

OKAY.

YES.

BEFORE SHE GETS STARTED, IF EVERYBODY DID THEIR HOMEWORK ON THIS ONE HERE, IT'S PRETTY SLAMMED ON IT ASKING FOR A $10 DIFFERENCE TO THE CAR PORT.

THAT'S BEEN IN PLACE SINCE 2003, 18 YEARS, BUT I ALSO NOTICED SOMETHING THAT THE REASON THAT THEY'RE ALSO ASKING FOR IT IS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BUILD A PORCH THAT IS ALSO GOING TO GO WITHIN THAT SAME SPACE.

SO I WANTED TO ASK THE APPLICANT IS, YOU KNOW, IS, IS THAT PORCH BASED ON THE DRAWINGS I SAW IN THIS PACKET IS NOT GOING TO EXTEND PAST THE END OF THE CAR PORT.

RIGHT.

AND IF IT'S NOT, WHEN WE GRANT THE CAR PORT, THEY DON'T HAVE TO COME BACK FOR ANOTHER VARIANCE FOR THAT.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? YES.

OKAY.

SO, SO THAT'S WHERE I'M GOING WITH THIS IS, IS THIS A TWOFER, THE CAR PORT, AND THEN THEY ALSO WANT TO BUILD THE PORCH APPLICANT.

THAT'S A QUESTION FOR YOU.

THAT IS CORRECT.

THE, THE PROPOSED PORCH WILL NOT EXTEND PAST THE CURRENT.

IF THAT IS THE CASE OF MADAM CHAIR, THEN WHAT I WILL DO WITH THAT CAVEAT, I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE, UM, BECAUSE THE CAR PORT IS STILL, IT'S ALREADY BUILT IN AND IT'S, I'VE BEEN THERE FOR 18 YEARS.

AND JUST NEXT TIME, I THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER IF THE POSTING IS A LITTLE BIT MORE CLEAR TO INCLUDE THAT PORCH AS WELL.

I KNOW YOU COULD HAVE GOTTEN IT FOR THE HOUSE, SO TO SPEAK, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE THE OTHER WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU THE VARIANCE FOR, FOR THE, UH, CAR PORT, HOPEFULLY, BUT IT'S, IT'S BETTER TO BE FORTHCOMING WITH ALL THE INFORMATION, CAUSE WE'LL PICK IT UP ON THE DRAWINGS, UH, BOARD MEMBER MACARTHUR.

I BELIEVE THE ZONING ORDINANCE CHANGED IN THIS AREA AND THAT'S PERMIT A PORCH TO EXTEND INTO THE 25 FOOT SETBACK BY 10 FEET.

SO I THINK THE PORCH HAS MOVED IN THIS CASE.

GOOD CATCH.

OKAY, GREAT CATCH.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY BOARD MEMBER, BON OLIN, AND A SECOND BY VICE CHAIR HAWTHORNE.

IS THERE ANY OTHER DISCUSSION FINDINGS? HE'S PULLING IT UP AMS PER YEAR.

WE DIDN'T WANT THE PRESENTATION OF IT.

UM, I THINK WE'RE JUST GOING TO SKIP THE PRESENTATION AND GO STRAIGHT TO A MOTION TO APPROVE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WE'RE NOT, WE'RE NOT VOTING TO APPROVE ANY, ANY TOWARDS SPAN AT THIS POINT.

IS THAT RIGHT? OKAY.

CORRECT.

REASONABLE USE THE ZONING REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO THE PROPERTY DO NOT ALLOW FOR REASONABLE USE BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL HOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1957, INCLUDED A CARPORT OR PARTS OR COMMON FEATURES IN THE AREA.

HARDSHIP.

THE HARDSHIP FOR WHICH VARIANCES REQUEST IS UNIQUE TO THE PROPERTY.

AND THAT EACH LOT IN BEL-AIR SECTION WAS DEVELOPED INDEPENDENTLY SITE PLAN, LAYOUTS AND FLOOR PLANS DIFFERENT FOR EACH LOT, THE PROPERTY LOT ELEVATION SLOPE FROM FRONT OF THE PROPERTY TOWARDS THE HOUSE.

SO THEY RUN IN WATER, RUNNING OFF THE ORIGINAL ROOF, FELL DIRECTLY INTO THE DRIVEWAY IN FLORIDA, FLOWED INTO THE HOUSE AND TOLD IN THE ORIGINAL CAR PORT AREA HARDSHIP IS NOT GENERAL TO THE AREA, WHICH COULD CAUSE FLOODING BECAUSE YOUR HARDSHIP, THE HARDSHIP IS NOT GENERAL TO THE AREA IN WHICH THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED BECAUSE EACH LOT ON A BEL-AIR SET SECTION ONE WAS DEVELOPED INDEPENDENTLY AREA CHARACTER.

THE VARIANCE WILL NOT ALTER THE CHARACTER OF THE AREA ADJACENT TO THE PROPERTY WILL NOT IMPAIR THE USE OF THE ADJACENT CONFORMING PROPERTY AND WILL NOT IMPAIR THE PURPOSE OF THE REGULATIONS OF THE ZONING DISTRICT IN WHICH THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED BECAUSE THE CARDBOARD HAS BEEN IN PLACE SINCE 2003, AND THEY SIMPLY WANT TO MAINTAIN IT AS, AS IS OPEN

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ON THREE SIDES AND ONLY ONE STORY TALL.

SO IT DOES NOT PRESENTLY DOES NOT PRESENT ANY ADVERSE EFFECT TO THE NEIGHBORING PROPERTY.

THAT'S IT? MADAM CHAIR.

OKAY.

IT'S CALLED THE ROLL.

TOMMY EATS.

YES.

BROOKE BAILEY.

YES.

JESSICA COHEN.

YES.

MELISSA HEARTBURN.

YES.

BARBARA MACARTHUR.

YES.

MICHAEL VAN ALLEN.

YES, SIR.

YEAH, I'LL PUT NO, I'M A SENIOR RODRIGUEZ.

YES.

NICOLE WANED.

YES.

CARRIE WEILER.

YES.

AND KELLY BLOOM.

YES.

OKAY.

MOTION IS APPROVED 10 TO ONE.

YOU'VE GOT YOUR VARIANCE.

AND WE, WE WERE AWARE OF THE NEW CODING IN TERMS OF FRONT PORCH BEING ALLOWED.

THAT'S WHY WE DIDN'T INCLUDE THE DRAWING THE SAME WAY.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH.

OKAY.

MOVING ON TO ITEM D FIVE C 15 20 21 0 0 6 7 FOR 2003, AARP DALE STREET.

UH, THAT ONE'S ALSO A POSTPONEMENT.

IS THAT A POSTPONE TO THEM BEFORE THEY'RE DUE FOR WAS POSTPONED? YES.

45 45.

SO SIX

[D-6 C15-2021-0068 John Hussey for Berry Shawn Cox 1411 Gaston Avenue On-line Link: Item D-6; PRESENTATION The applicant is requesting a variance(s) from the Land Development Code Subchapter F: Residential Design and Compatibility Standards, Article 2, Development Standards Section 2.1 (Maximum Development Permitted) to increase the F.A.R from 40% (required) to 52.79% (requested) an additional 753 square feet, in order to add an addition to an existing single family residence in an “SF-3-NP”, Single-Family- Neighborhood Plan zoning district (Windsor Park Neighborhood Plan) Note: per Ordinance 20060727-084, this property was allowed to exceed the 40% and was granted 46.07%]

C 15 20 21 0 0 6 8 1 4 1 1 GASTON AVENUE.

UM, WE HAVE, UH, BJ CORNELIUS AS THE PRIMARY SPEAKER.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR B CORNELIUS CHERISH.

I KNOW BJ CORNELIA.

SO ARE YOU WITH US? YES, I AM.

I'M SORRY.

I THINK I SAID HE, MY APOLOGIES.

OKAY.

CAUSE CORNELIUS, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

IT'S GOING TO BRING UP FOR PRESENTATION PLEASE.

YES.

OKAY.

UM, I'M ASSUMING I'M THEY CAN HEAR ME.

YEAH, WE CAN.

AND WE'RE LOOKING AT YOUR PRESENTATION.

OKAY, GREAT.

UM, MY COMPUTER'S A LITTLE BEHIND, SO I'M GOING BACK AND FORTH.

MY NAME IS BOBBY JOE CORNY THIS AND I'M THE OWNER OF SITE-SPECIFIC.

WE ARE HERE TONIGHT REPRESENTING MR. SEAN COX, OWNER OF 14, 11 DESTIN AVENUE.

MR. COX IS AVAILABLE TONIGHT TO SPEAK AND IS SIGNED UP IN CASE YOU NEED TO TALK TO HIM.

BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE ARCHITECT, JANE GINA INJURY TO REPRESENT THE OWNERS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, UH, EXHIBIT ONE IS OUR STREET VIEW OF THE PROPERTY.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY ABOUT THE PROPERTY BEFORE WE GET INTO THE VARIANCE REQUESTS.

MR. COX PURCHASED THIS HOME IN 2013, SEAN COX IS A FULL-TIME ARTIST AND WORKS OUT OF HIS HOME WHERE HIS FAMILY LIVES.

HE DISCOVERED DURING COVID THAT THERE WERE QUICKLY OUTGROWING THEIR SPACE AND HIS PROFESSION WAS TAKING OFF AT THE SAME TIME.

HE HIRED, UH, CGS TO HELP HIM WITH THE DRAWINGS, TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO USE HIS HOME AND FOR HIM TO KEEP BOTH THIS, UH, WORKING STUDIO THERE AND HIS HOME.

UH, EXHIBIT TWO IS THE SITE PLAN.

THE HOUSE WAS CONSTRUCTED BY PREVIOUS OWNER IN 2006, 2007.

THE PREVIOUS OWNER HAD REQUESTED AND RECEIVED APPROVAL TO CONSTRUCT A 3,998 SQUARE FEET HOME, WHICH INCLUDED 534 SQUARE FEET GARAGE APARTMENT AND THE PARTIAL SECOND FLOOR FINISH OUT.

THEY DID NOT COMPLETE THE SECOND FLOOR AS REQUESTED ON THEIR PERMIT.

THEREFORE THERE IS 642 SQUARE FEET OF THE SECOND FLOOR THAT WOULD STILL BE ALLOWED TO BE FINISHED OUT.

MR. COX, REQUESTING A VARIANCE TO FINISH THE APPROVED 642 SQUARE FEET ALONG WITH AN ADDITIONAL 753 SQUARE FEET OF THE EXISTING SECOND FLOOR SPACE.

EXHIBIT THREE IS THE FRONT ELEVATION.

OKAY.

THE HOUSE HAS TWO EXISTING DORMERS AS SHOWN IN THE FRONT ELEVATION.

THE PROPOSED REMODEL PERMIT THAT MR. COX IS REQUESTING WOULD NOT CHANGE THE FRONT ELEVATION IN ANY WAY ON EXHIBIT FOUR IS THE EXISTING REAR ELEVATION.

THE EXISTING REAR ELEVATION TO SHOW, UM, DOES NOT HAVE ANY DORMERS IN IT AT THIS TIME.

AND IT'S, AS YOU CAN SEE, THE WHOLE SECOND FLOOR

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IS ROOF BECAUSE THERE'S A 45 DEGREE ANGLE SLOPE ON THE ROOF THAT CREATES THE LARGE ROOF.

EXHIBIT FIVE IS OUR PROPOSED REAR ELEVATION.

THIS SHOWS TWO NEW DORMERS MATCHING THE FRONT DORMERS, THE WINDOWS AND THE PROPOSED DORMERS ARE NEEDED TO QUALIFY FOR FIRE EXITS.

THESE TWO DORMERS ARE THE ONLY ADDITION THAT ALTER THE EXTERIOR OF THE EXISTING HOUSE.

THEN WE MOVE ON TO EXHIBIT SIX, WHICH IS A PROPOSED FLOOR PLAN FOR THE SECOND FLOOR, FINISH OUT AND WE'LL OCCUPY THE SPACE UNDER THE CURRENT ROOF.

THIS SPACE WILL CONSIST OF MR. COX'S STUDIO, A GUEST BEDROOM AND HIS DAUGHTER'S BEDROOM GOING ONTO HARDSHIPS.

THE HARDSHIP FOR THIS VARIANCE IS UNIQUE TO THE PROPERTY.

AS THE OWNER OF THE HOME ALSO HOUSES HIS ART STUDIO AND BUSINESS.

MR. COX HAS DIVERSIFIED BOTH HIS WORK PRODUCT AND THE SIZE OF HIS WORK TO ACCOMMODATE GALLERY AND COLLECTOR DEMAND WITHOUT ADDITIONAL SPACE.

HE WILL BE FORCED TO FIND AND LEASE ALTERNATIVE SPACE TO CREATE HIS WORKS.

ALLOWING MR. COX TO CONTINUE WORKING FROM HIS HOME, ALLOWS THE FAMILY, THE ABILITY TO MAINTAIN ITS CURRENT LIVING AND WORKING ARRANGEMENTS.

THE, UM, THE PARENTS IS NOT GENERAL TO THE AREA.

THE VARIANCE FOR THIS ADDITIONAL SQUARE FOOTAGE WILL NOT AFFECT ANY OF THE NEIGHBORS BECAUSE THE VOLUME IS ALREADY IN PLACE.

THEY ARE ONLY PROPOSING TO FINISH OUT THE EXISTING VOLUME.

THE LIVING AND WORKING ARRANGEMENT OF THE FAMILY IS ALSO LIKEWISE UNIQUE SUPPORT AND NOT, UH, OBJECTIONS.

EXHIBIT SEVEN AND EIGHT ARE SUBMITTED LETTERS FROM THE NEIGHBORS ON BOTH SIDES OF 14, 11 GASTON AVENUE, 14, 13, AND 1407 THAT APPROVED THE VARIANCE REQUEST.

WE HAVE ALSO SEEN TWO MORE APPROVALS GENERATED BY THE CITY'S NOTIFICATION FROM THE OWNERS OF 14, 12, AND 14, 14 GUESTS AND AVENUE ACROSS THE STREET.

EXHIBIT NINE IS THE OWNER.

SEAN COX SUBMITTED AN AFFIDAVIT CONTAINING THE STEPS HE TOOK TO CONTACT NEIGHBORS AND THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION.

BEFORE WE SUBMITTED THIS APPLICATION, WE'VE ALSO SEEN ONE OBJECTION LETTER IN THE LATE BACKUP GENERATED BY THE CITY'S NOTIFICATION FROM A RESIDENT AT 1406 PRESTON AVENUE.

PRESTON AVENUE IS THE NEXT STREET TO THE NORTH OF GASTON.

THE HOMEOWNER SITES INCREASING IMPERVIOUS COVER WILL AGGRAVATE DRAINAGE PROBLEMS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THIS VARIANCE REQUEST IS NOT ADD ANY IMPERVIOUS COVER TO THE EXISTING SITES.

THE ADDITIONAL FINISHED SPACE IS ALL UNDER THE EXISTING ROUTES AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONSIDERATION.

ALL RIGHT, GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND DISCUSSION ONE MEMBER OF ON OLIN.

MADAM CHAIR.

I DON'T, I KNOW THEY'RE JUST GOING TO ADD A COUPLE OF GARMENTS.

IT'S NOT GOING TO INCREASE THE IMPERVIOUS COVER.

AND WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN AT CHINA ASKING FOR A FAR FROM 40% TO 52, 7% IN FRONT OF THIS BODY HAS ALWAYS BEEN LIKE PULLING HEN'S TEETH.

UM, I DO, UH, I DON'T REALLY SEE THAT MUCH HARM WITH IT, BUT I STILL, THE HARDSHIP IS NOT THERE AND WHAT THEY HAVE SUBMITTED IN THEIR DOCUMENT FOR A HARDSHIP.

ISN'T GOING TO GET US THERE BASED ON WHAT THIS BODY NEEDS TO INTERPRET.

UH, I'M ALL WILLING TO GRANT THE, UH, THE ADDITIONAL 642 SQUARE FEET THAT THEY DID NOT BUILD.

THEY DID NOT BUILD UNDER THE VARIANCE IN 2006, 0 7, 2 7.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, I THINK MELISSA AND I, AND POSSIBLY EVEN BORE, UH, VOTED ON THAT.

BUT, UM, CURRENTLY RIGHT NOW THAT HIS HARDSHIP, THE HARDSHIP, THE WAY IT'S WRITTEN, I CAN'T GET THERE.

I'M ALSO WILLING TO POSTPONE AND LET THEM GO LOOK AT THEIR HARDSHIP.

IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO MAKE ME DO THAT, YOU KNOW, I DON'T WANT TO BUST THEIR CHOPS COMPLETELY, BUT WE JUST CAN'T GET HERE WITH WHAT THEY PRESENTED.

LET ME JUST MAKE A MOTION TO POSTPONE AND SEE IF WE'VE GOT A SECOND.

WE CAN GO FROM THERE.

AT LEAST THERE'S A MOTION ON THE TABLE.

OKAY.

NO, I AGREE.

I DON'T REALLY SEE THE HARDSHIP HERE READER AND THE PLANS I'M LOOKING AT.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE APPLICANT'S BUILDING OUT THE SECOND FLOOR, BUT WHAT THEY'RE BUILDING ON THE SECOND FLOOR IS NOT JUST AN ART STUDIO, WHICH TELL A MAJOR EXPANSION OF OTHER FEATURES AND COMPONENTS OF THE HOUSE, WHICH TO ME ALSO DOES NOT SUPPORT THE HARDSHIP, UM, ARGUMENT AT ALL, UM, BOARD MEMBER BAILEY.

AND I JUST WANT TO ADD ONTO THAT BECAUSE I AGREE WITH BOTH OF THOSE PERSPECTIVES, IT, THEIR PLANS ALSO SHOW A STUDIO.

THE WHOLE SECOND FLOOR OF THE GARAGE IS A STUDIO.

SO WHAT IS THAT

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STUDIO NAME USED FOR AND WHAT DOES HE NEED A SECOND STUDIO? UM, THAT'S ABOUT THE SAME SIZE AS THE ONE OVER THE GARAGE.

SO I I'M I'M WITH, UM, BOARD MEMBER VINYL AND I DON'T SEE THE HARDSHIP, BUT I AM WILLING TO, UM, GRANT THE, THE ORIGINAL VARIANCE.

UM, BUT NOT THE ADDITIONAL BOARD MEMBER MACARTHUR.

I THINK THAT THIS IS AN EXCESSIVE WITH NO HARDSHIP AND, UM, I CAN'T SUPPORT IT.

BOARD MEMBER WALLER.

UM, IT SOUNDS LIKE WE'VE MADE ME MOVING TOWARD A POSTPONEMENT AND I WOULD RECOMMEND THE APPLICANT THAT THEY PROVIDE A PLAN SHOWING THE, UH, THE CURRENTLY ALLOWED VARIANCE, THE THE 642 SQUARE FEET THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED AND WHAT WOULD BE PROVIDED TO THE APPLICANT WITH THAT EXPANSION.

UM, THERE MAY BE ROOM TO EXPLAIN THE HARDSHIP THAT ALLOWANCE WOULD NOT GET THEM WHERE THEY NEED TO BE.

BUT, UM, I AGREE THAT IT'S HARD FOR ME TO, TO CONCEIVE OF A TRUE HARDSHIP IN THIS, IN THIS SCENARIO.

ANY OTHER DISCUSSION WITH A BOARD MEMBER BAILEY I'LL SECOND THE POSTPONEMENT REQUEST.

OKAY.

MELISSA, ARE YOU DONE ANY OTHER DISCUSSION OR MEMBER WAIT, I CAN'T SEE YOUR VIDEO SO SORRY.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED.

YOU'RE FINE.

IT'S PROBABLY JUST, YOU KNOW, IT'S TECHNOLOGY.

UM, NO DISCUSSION FROM MY END.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THEN WE HAVE A MOTION TO POSTPONE TO AUGUST 9TH BOARD MEMBER BOTTLING, RIGHT? I WANT TO GO TO AUGUST 9TH.

YES, THAT'S FINE.

SO WE HAVE A MOTION TO POSTPONE TO AUGUST 9TH BY BOARD MEMBER OF ON OLIN CIRCUIT IN BY VICE-CHAIR HAWTHORN.

LET'S CALL VOTE.

TOMMY AIDES.

YES.

BROOKE BAILEY.

YES, BUT I WANT TO ASK ELAINE, UM, IF WE'RE AT OUR MAX ON, ON CASES FOR AUGUST, SO NOW WE CAN ONLY HAVE SO MANY CASES.

NO, WE CAN ONLY HAVE SO MANY NEW CASES.

POSTPONEMENTS, I THINK IS THE ROLE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

LET ME GUESS JESSICA COHEN.

YES.

MELISSA HOTLINE.

YES.

BARBARA MACARTHUR.

YES.

MICHAEL NOLAN.

YES.

YEAH.

I'LL PUT YES.

I WAS SEEING HER RODRIGUEZ.

YES.

NICOLE WANED.

YES.

CARRIE WALLER.

YES.

AND KELLY BLOOM.

YES.

OKAY.

SO WE ARE GOING TO POSTPONE THIS TO THE AUGUST 9TH MEETING.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE LIEN.

THANK YOU.

[D-7 C15-2021-0070 Frank & Jeannine Clark 904 Avondale Avenue On-line Link: Item D-7; PRESENTATION The applicant is requesting a variance(s) from the Land Development Code Section 25-2- 492 (Site Development Regulations): a) to decrease the minimum Lot Size requirements from 5,750 square feet (required) to 5,292 square feet (requested) and b) to decrease the minimum Front Yard Setback requirements from 25 feet (required) to 17 feet (requested) in order to remodel and addition of a Covered Front Porch in a “SF-3-NP”, Single-Family-Neighborhood Plan zoning district (South River City Neighborhood Plan).]

MOVING ON TO ITEM D SEVEN C 15 20 21 0 0 7 0 4 9 0 4 AVONDALE AVENUE.

UH, SPEAKER'S GOING TO BE JEANINE CLARK.

JANINE, ARE YOU ON THE LOAN MADAM CHAIR? YES.

IS THERE ANY OPPOSITION TO THIS, UH, TO THIS PARTICULAR CASE? I DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF THEM KNOW.

I HAVEN'T HEARD IT YET, SO THAT'S FINE.

IT'S PRETTY, SELF-EXPLANATORY IN OUR PACKET, BUT THAT'S FINE.

IF WE WANT TO GO TO HAVE HIM HERE, LET'S GO FOR IT.

I MEAN, I, I SPENT A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT PUTTING THIS TOGETHER.

WE DEFINITELY WANT TO HEAR YOU.

SO WE'RE PULLING UP YOUR PRESENTATION NOW AND OKAY.

YOUR PRESENTATION IS UP.

YOU'VE GOT FIVE MINUTES.

OKAY.

UH, MY NAME'S JEANINE CLARK.

I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF MY HUSBAND, FRANK CLARK AND MYSELF.

WE ARE THE HOMEOWNERS.

UH, WE PURCHASED THIS HOME TO BE OUR RETIREMENT HOME.

IT'S VERY SMALL 594 SQUARE FEET.

AND WE INHERITED SOME CHALLENGES ON, UH, ON THIS LOT, BUT WE LOVE IT.

AND WE'RE RESTORING IT TO HOPEFULLY ITS ORIGINAL 1949 CHARACTER.

AND UH, WE'RE GOING TO LIVE HERE SO, AND HOPEFULLY NOT KILL EACH OTHER.

SO IT'S A SMALL SPACE, BUT A SMALL FOOTPRINT AND ALL THAT.

UM, SO OUR, OUR GOAL IS THAT, UH, IF YOU WANT TO ACCEPT SLIDE, ONE IS JUST SORT OF THE INTRODUCTION.

WE'RE APPLYING FOR A VARIANCE FOR OUR SCREEN PORCH TO BE ADDED AT THE EXISTING PAVED PORCH AREA, WHICH IS NOT COVERED AND NOT SCREENED CURRENTLY.

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UH, IF YOU LOOK AT SLIDE TWO, YOU'LL SEE THE LOCATION.

THIS IS ASSUMED TO BE A HISTORIC DISTRICT IN TRAVIS HEIGHTS.

AND UM, SO THERE'S NO SMALL LOT, UH, AMNESTY IN THIS LOCATION, WHICH IS WHY WE'RE, WE'RE GOING THROUGH THIS.

WE'VE GOT A 5,300 SQUARE FOOT LOT.

AND UM, THAT'S A FEW HUNDRED FEET SHORT.

I THINK 5,700 OR SOMETHING IS, IS THE MINIMUM LOT SIZE IN THIS LOCATION.

UM, SO WITH THAT, IF YOU GO TO SLIDE THREE, YOU'LL SEE AN EXISTING PICTURE OF THE HOUSE IN THE TOP LEFT.

UM, YOU'LL SEE THE AREA OUTLINED WHERE WE'D LIKE TO ADD OUR NEW FLINT SCREENED PORCH.

IT'LL BE EIGHT FEET BY 13 FEET.

UM, WE'RE ALSO MAKING OTHER IMPROVEMENTS TO THE HOUSE TO UPDATE IT WITH THE CHARACTER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD BY ADDING SHINGLES, BUT WE ARE NOT ADDING ANY, UH, NEW SQUARE FOOTAGE TO THE INTERIOR OF THE HOME.

IF YOU LOOK AT SLIDE NUMBER FOUR, YOU CAN SEE THAT, UH, WE INHERITED SOME CHALLENGING, UM, FIGHT ISSUES HERE.

UM, WE'RE WE HAVE A VERY LIMITED BUILDABLE SITE AREA AND THERE'S QUITE LITERALLY NOWHERE ELSE THAT WE CAN, UH, PUT A SCREEN PORCH.

SO YOU CAN SEE THAT RED TRIANGLE IS THE AREA OF ENCROACHMENT, UH, THAT ENCROACHES INTO THE 25 FOOT REQUESTS.

THAT BACK NUMBER FIVE, UH, SLIDE NUMBER FIVE, UH, IS OUR HARDSHIPS SUMMARY.

UM, WE'VE GOT REALLY FOUR.

ONE IS AN UNUSUAL SHAPE OF THE LOT.

YOU'LL NOTICE THAT OUR BACKYARD IS ABOUT FIVE FEET DEEP.

SO WE'VE GOT KIND OF, UH, AN UNUSUAL ORIENTATION OF THE HOUSE ON THE SITE, UH, DECIDES THE LOT ITSELF IS FALL.

UM, WE'VE GOT THREE LIVE OAK HERITAGE TREES, UM, ON THE LOT, WHICH IS REALLY WHY WE BOUGHT THE HOUSE.

WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE TREES AND UH, WE'RE, YOU KNOW, LOOKING FORWARD TO PRESERVING THEM.

UM,