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[Determination of Quorum / Meeting Called to Order]

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UH, SEVEN AND WE HAVE A QUORUM.

UH, WE'LL HAVE SOME OTHER, ANOTHER COMMISSIONER JOIN US SHORTLY, BUT WE'LL GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

UM, AND THIS IS THE, UH, NOVEMBER 9TH MEETING AT THE PLANNING COMMISSION HERE AT COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

AND WE'LL START WITH THE ROLL CALL ONE MOMENT.

UH, WE'VE GOT, UH, FOLKS WE GET TO BE ON SCREEN, UH, FOLKS ABOUT, UH, HERE IN THE CHAMBERS AND ALSO PARTICIPATING VIRTUALLY.

SO WE'LL, UH, ADDRESS BOTH.

YEAH, THERE WE GO.

UH, OKAY, SO HERE IN CHAMBERS, UH, WE HAVE, I'LL JUST GO DOWN THE ROW HERE.

WE HAVE COMMISSIONER SHEA, UH, COMMISSIONER CONLEY HERE.

I MENTIONED OUR MOTION TODDLER HERE.

UM, AND THE CHAIR HERE, TODD SHAW, UH, THE VICE CHAIR.

HEMPEL, UH, COMMISSIONER COPPS HERE AND COMMISSIONER THOMPSON HERE AND THEN VIRTUALLY WE HAVE, UM, UM, COMMISSIONER YANNIS, PALITO HERE AND COMMISSIONER HOWARD.

AND THAT'S ALL I'M SEEING ON THE SCREEN RIGHT NOW.

UM, YOU MAY HAVE OTHERS JOIN US IN A LITTLE BIT.

UH, ALSO WE HAVE EX-OFFICIO MEMBER, UH, COMMISSIONER COHEN HERE, JOINING US.

HELLO, UH, VIRTUALLY HI, I'M HERE.

WHAT'S HAPPENING? VIDEO PROBLEMS. OKAY.

UH, JUST A QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT.

THIS IS A HYBRID MEETING.

I LIKE TO SAID, WE HAVE FOCUSED UP HERE ON THE DIOCESE AND ALSO PARTICIPATING, UH, VIRTUALLY, UM, UH, SO I'LL BE TRACKING ACTIVITIES BOTH HERE AND ON THE SCREEN.

UH, AS WE'RE STILL KIND OF, YOU KNOW, DEALING WITH THIS PANDEMIC, UH, WE HAVE A FEW PUBLIC HEARINGS.

UM, YOU KNOW, IT IS PROBABLY BEST TO MAXIMIZE KIND OF SPACING IF, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU, UH, STAY IN THE CHAMBER OR OUT IN THE ATRIUM UNTIL YOUR ITEM COMES UP FOR DISCUSSION.

AND THEN, UM, ANDREW, YOU ALSO SEND, IS IT AN EMAIL OUT, UM, UH, ABOUT 15 MINUTES AHEAD OF TIME AND HE'LL ALSO GO OUT AND MAKE A, UH, AN ANNOUNCEMENT WHEN WE GET TO THE NEXT, UH, ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

SO, UH, NOT MANDATORY, TORI JUST SUGGESTION SUGGESTED.

SO HE KIND OF KEEPS THEM SPACING HERE IN THE CHAMBERS.

UH, PLEASE WEAR A MASK.

WE MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING WHILE YOU'RE HERE IN THE CHAMBERS.

AND, UM, SO MOVING ON TO THAT NEXT ITEM, UM, YEAH, I ALSO, MR. RIVERA WILL BE HELPING ME OUT.

UH, HE'LL BE ANNOUNCING THE SPEAKERS AS WE MOVE THROUGH EACH ITEM.

AND FOR THOSE OF YOU KIND OF IN, UH, ATTENDING VIRTUALLY JUST HAVE YOUR CARDS READY SO I CAN MAKE IT EASIER FOR ME TO COUNT VOTES.

AND, UM, I'LL TRY TO FIRST, UH, VOTE THE, UH, IN FAVORS BOTH HERE ON THE DIOCESE AND THEN I'LL MOVE TO THE, UH, THE SCREEN AND THEN WE'LL VOTE.

UH, I'LL TAKE, UH, UH, ACCOUNT FOR THOSE, UH, AGAINST, UH, ON THE DIOCESE AND ON THE SCREEN.

UM, SO, UH, THOSE ONLINE, UH, STAY MUTED UNTIL, UM, YOU WANT TO SPEAK, RAISE YOUR HAND AND IF I, UM, WHICH HAS HAPPENED, IF I DO NOT SEE YOU RECOGNIZE THAT YOU PLEASE, UH, SPEAK UP, UM, SO THAT I CAN, UH, TO GET MY ATTENTION.

ALL RIGHT.

UH,

[CITIZEN COMMUNICATION]

I THINK OUR FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS, UH, CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

AND I THINK WE HAVE MR. CANTU GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS MARIO CANTU.

I JUST WANTED TO BRING THIS TO YOUR ATTENTION.

UH, ON-SITE PET AREAS, UH, WITH RENTALS, CONDOS DEVELOPMENT, IT'S GOING TO BE ESSENTIAL TO HAVE THESE ON-SITE PET AREAS NEXT, PLEASE, AUSTIN CITY PARKS ARE BEING INUNDATED A LOT WITH OUR FAMILY MEMBERS.

UH, WE HAVE CHILDREN AND WE HAVE PETS AND PETS ARE TREATED LIKE CHILDREN AS WELL.

WE ALSO HAVE OFF-LEASH VERSUS ON LEASH AREAS AT THE IMPACT

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THAT IMPACT WITH OUR CITY.

IF YOU LOOK AT THIS IMAGE, YOU'LL SEE AN INDIVIDUAL, THIS IS A, IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE ON LEASH, AND WE HAVE TWO DOGS THERE THAT ARE KIND OF ROAMING AROUND PLAYING NEXT.

AND THIS IS JUST THE BASKETBALL COURT.

THAT'S JUST A LITTLE BIT AWAY FROM THAT FOR A SECOND IMAGE THAT YOU SAW THAT FIRST IMAGE THAT YOU CAN SEE THE GENTLEMAN KIND OF LOOKING WITH THE BASKETBALL KIND OF OFF TO THE LEFT THINKING, OKAY, WHAT'S GOING ON? AND THEN WE LOOK AT THE CHILDREN THAT ARE SITTING THERE WITH A LEASHED DOG.

THERE ARE LEASHED DOG, AND THESE ARE THINGS THAT WE REALLY HAVE TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION.

UH, WHEN THESE DOGS BECOME LOOSE AND CONDOS ARE IN DATA WITH INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE A LOT OF PETS, THEY COME OVER HERE AND HAVE FUN WITH OFF-LEASH DOGS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE LEASHED NEXT.

AND SO THIS IS AN IMAGE OF A CONDO, AND YOU'LL SEE THE PERSON THERE AT THE CENTER WITH A DOG THAT'S LEASHED, UH, GREEN SPACE TO YOUR RIGHT, WITH THE TREES, WITH THE BICYCLE AND THE LARGE TREE THAT SPACE CREATES A, UH, AREA FOR THE DOGS TO GO OUT AND KIND OF HAVE FUN, WHICH IS AN EASEMENT CITY EASEMENT, UH, UH, NO ON-SITE AREA HERE NEXT, PLEASE.

AND THEN LASTLY, UH, WHO DO, WHO DO WE NEED TO PROTECT? WE NEED TO PROTECT ALL CITIZENS, ESPECIALLY THE CHILDREN THAT ARE WITHIN AND USING THE PARKS AND OTHER PETS AND FAMILY MEMBERS.

WE HAVE TO TAKE INTO HIGH CONSIDERATION THAT CHILDREN ARE VULNERABLE TO, UH, PETS, LOOSE PETS, LOOSE ANIMALS.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF MANY OF YOU ALL, BUT I HAVE SEEN VERY MANY KIDS GET HURT, UH, MANED BY DOGS AS ACCIDENTALLY.

A LOT OF TIMES ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN.

AND THEN WHEN THIS HAPPENS, A LOT OF TIMES IT'S DONE TO THE FACE AND SHOULDERS.

AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS THERE, THEY HAVE TO GET A LOT OF SURGERY DONE AND THERE'LL BE, HAVE SOME CHANGES FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE.

UH, WE, WE AS INDIVIDUALS, NOT JUST MYSELF AS CITIZENS AND COMMISSIONERS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

AND I PLEASE ASK THAT, UH, WHEN YOU HAVE CONDOS DEVELOPMENT THAT YOU ASK AND MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THESE IN PLACE, BECAUSE, UH, WE'RE GETTING MORE PEOPLE HERE AND MORE PEOPLE OR MORE FAMILY MEMBERS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. CANTU.

IT'S NOW, UM, UH, ITEM ON OUR AGENDA APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

UM, IT'S THE FIRST ITEM ON OUR AGENDA? THE MINUTES FROM OCTOBER 26TH, 2021 WERE INCLUDED AS BACKUP.

DO WE HAVE ANY CHANGES TO THOSE MINUTES? OKAY.

UM, AND THEN, UH, GOING TO KIND OF INCLUDE THAT IN THE CONSENT AGENDA AND ROLLING INTO THE ITEMS THAT ARE ON CONSENT.

I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND DO A FIRST READING OF STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CONSENT AGENDA.

AND THEN, UM, I KNOW ANDREW WILL BE MONITORING FOLKS SIGNING UP, UH, TO SPEAK.

AND IF ANY, COME UP FOR THE ITEMS THAT ARE ON CONSENT, WE MAY PULL THOSE AND AS WELL OF COMMISSIONERS WANT TO PULL ANY ITEMS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, UH, BEFORE WE, UH, CLOSE THE HEARING AND PUT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

[Reading of Agenda]

SO LET ME GO AND MAKE A READ THROUGH HERE.

AND SO WE'VE GOT, WE HAVE GOT, UM, I'VE GOT AN UPDATED VERSION HERE.

I KIND OF NEED TO READ BOTH.

LET'S SAY WE HAVE ITEM A B ONE, WHICH IS, UH, WE WILL TAKE UP, UH, WELL ITEM TO BE ONE NT, UH, B2.

THESE ARE THE ZONING CASE AND PLAN AMENDMENT.

AND THESE ARE FOR, UH, 6, 7 0 5 AND 6, 5 0 1.

UH, UM, AND I'M GOING TO MISS FOR ANALYSIS.

IT'S A RIGID ROUTINE XEN ROAD.

AND, UH, IF YOU ALL, UH, COMMISSIONERS RECALL, WE HAD, UM, WE HAD HEARD THE, UM, STAFF AND WE HEARD FROM THE APPLICANT AND WE POSTPONE THIS.

SO WE WILL, UH, PER TOMA.

WE NEED TO GO AHEAD.

AND IF THERE ARE SPEAKERS SIGNED UP, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND HEAR FROM THEM.

UH, BUT WE HAD ALREADY HAD OUR Q AND A SO THAT WE WILL MOVE RIGHT INTO DEBATE, UH, ON THE SIDE OF THEM.

SO IT SHOULD BE A LITTLE SHORTER THAN THE OTHER ONE.

UH, SO THOSE TWO WILL BE DISCUSSION AND THEN ITEM B3 BEFORE OUR CONSENT.

AND THEN WE HAVE ITEM THE FIVE AND SIX ARE APPLICANT INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT.

UH, THESE SEVEN IS APPLICANT

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INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT.

WE HAVE THE EIGHT AND B NINE.

UH, THIS WILL TAKE UP IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CONSENT AGENDA.

UH, IT'S A DISCUSSION PLUS MOMENT.

UH, NEIGHBORHOOD WANTS TO DELAY THIS TO DECEMBER 14TH AND THE APPLICANT IS NOT IN AGREEMENT.

AND THIS IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD'S FIRST REQUEST, WHICH WE TYPICALLY HONOR, UH, AT LEAST ONE REQUEST FOR POSTPONEMENT.

UH, THAT'S FOR A, B BOTH VA B NINE, A PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONING.

UH, WE HAVE , UH, WHICH IS AN NEIGHBORHOOD PLUS FOMENT UNTIL DECEMBER 17TH AND THE, UH, VIA 11, WHICH IS A REZONING CASE, ALSO NEIGHBORHOOD PLUS THOMAS TO DECEMBER, UH, 17TH.

AND, UH, THANK YOU, ANDREW.

I WILL GO BACK AND DO THAT.

SO, UM, SO THE, SO GOING BACK ON BEFORE, YES, I HAD FORGOT TO MENTION THIS ON BEFORE, WHICH IS A MAIN ROAD AND NORTHEAST DRIVE REZONING CASE.

UM, THERE ARE TWO ADDITIONAL PROHIBITED USES THAT I NEED TO MENTION, UH, THAT WE WANT TO INCLUDE IN THE CONSENT ON THIS CASE, UH, OFFSITE, ACCESSORY PARKING AND TEDDY CAB DISPATCH.

UH, SO I NEEDED TO MAKE THAT NOTE.

UM, OKAY.

SO ANDREW, DO WE HAVE ANY SPEAKERS FOR ANY OF THE CONSENT ITEMS? SURE.

COMMISSION LAYS ON HANDOVER.

THE, UM, CONSENT AGENDA IS AS RED WITH THE NOTED CORRECTION OF THE POSTPONEMENT DATE FOR B 10 AND B 11 WOULD BE DECEMBER 14TH.

OKAY.

SO BE 10 AND 11 ARE DECEMBER 14TH.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, SO COMMISSIONERS, UH, COMMISSIONER CONWAY QUESTIONS.

YEAH.

QUICK QUESTION.

I KNOW THAT WE ALREADY, UH, DID Q AND A FOR ITEMS B ONE AND B TWO.

AND SO YOU SAID WE'RE MOVING STRAIGHT INTO DISCUSSION.

WOULD THAT MEAN THAT WE WOULD NOT HAVE ANY OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD OR FROM THE, UH, APPLICANT AT ALL? UM, BECAUSE IT MAY BE THAT, UH, PARTS OF THE CASE HAVE, UH, CHANGED.

WE, ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE POSTPONED IT WAS SO THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE SOME MORE DIALOGUE AROUND IT AND IT MAY BE, UM, IMPORTANT FOR US TO HEAR FROM THEM AGAIN.

SO WE'LL GET TO HEAR FROM THOSE WHO ARE, UH, SIGN UP FOR OPPOSITION AND SPEAK IN FAVOR, AND THAT INCLUDES SOME FOLKS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE APPLICANT.

OKAY.

BUT WE WON'T BE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, VICE CHAIR.

OKAY.

SO ANY COMMISSIONERS WANT TO, UH, ON THE ITEMS ON THE SKIN, UH, THAT ARE ON CONSENT, WANT TO PULL FOR DISCUSSION OR HAVE QUESTIONS ON, OKAY.

I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND READ IT ONE MORE TIME AND, UH, THEN WE'LL GO AHEAD AND MAKE A MOTION HERE.

SO LET'S SEE, MOVING THROUGH, WE'VE GOT, UM, I'M AS B ONE AND, UH, B2.

UH, THIS IS A SIX US 6, 7 0 5 AND 6 5 0 1 REGINA ROAD.

AND WE'RE GOING TO, UM, AS WE SAID, MOVE INTO ACTION ON THOSE.

AFTER HEARING FROM THE SPEAKERS, UH, B3 BEFORE, UH, AROUND CONSENT, IT WOULD BE FIVE IS APPLICANT INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT, THESE SIX, UH, REZONING CASE APPLICANT, INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT, THESE SEVEN APPLICANT, INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT.

WE HAVE B EIGHT AND B NINE, UH, WHICH WE WILL TAKE UP TOGETHER AS A DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT CASE.

AND, UH, THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AS I SAID, IT'S OUR FIRST POSTPONEMENT REQUEST.

UH, THE NEIGHBORHOOD'S ASKING FOR THIS TO BE POSTPONED IT'S DECEMBER 14TH AND, UM, APOLOGIES.

LET'S SEE B 10, UM, AND B 11 NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONEMENT TO DECEMBER 14TH AND APPLICANT IN AGREEMENT.

AND I NEED TO MAKE A SLIGHT CORRECTION.

I DID IT AGAIN, UH, ON BEFORE IT'S A CONSENT ITEM AND I NEED TO MENTION THE TWO ADDITIONAL PROHIBITED USES, UH, OUR OFFSITE, ACCESSORY PARKING AND PETTY CAB DISPATCH.

SO, UH, WITH THAT,

[Consent Agenda]

UM, I HAVE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE

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PUBLIC HEARING AND APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM OCTOBER 26 AND THE CONSENT AGENDA C UH, COMMISSIONER OF US SHARON.

HEMPEL SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER COX.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND TAKE A VOTE.

THAT WAS ON THE DAYAS.

OKAY.

THAT'S COMMISSIONER COX.

OKAY.

AND THAT'S EVERYBODY.

AND THOSE, UH, VIRTUALLY ALL RIGHT.

IS THAT A GREEN CARD COMMISSIONER? OKAY.

IT'S OKAY.

UH, SO WE HAVE, UH, ONE, UH, THANK YOU.

UM, COMMISSIONER HOWARD, UH, VOTES IN FAVOR, AND WE HAVE, UH, ABSTAINING IS, UH, COMMISSIONING ON HIS PLUTO.

OKAY.

SO THAT WOULD BE 11 ONE.

OH, THANK YOU.

8 0 1.

OKAY.

UH, LET'S GO AHEAD AND MOVE INTO THE FIRST, UM, SORRY.

THAT WAS BECAUSE COMMISSIONERS AREN'T.

OH, THAT'S RIGHT.

SO ACTUALLY THAT'S 9 0 1 WITH COMMISSIONER AS ARE NOW HERE.

THANK YOU.

[Items B8 & B9 (Part 1 of 2)]

OKAY.

SO OUR FIRST ITEM THAT WE'RE GOING TO HEAR IS THE, UH, DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT ON ITEMS B EIGHT AND B NINE.

AND SO, UH, WE HAVE, UH, TWO MINUTES FOR THE PRIMARIES, UM, SPEAKERS THREE MINUTES AND THEN TWO FOR ANY OTHERS.

AND SO YOU HAVE THE SPEAKERS LIST, UH, MR. RIVERA, DO YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND BRING UP THE FIRST SPEAKER FIRST HEAR FROM MR. MARIO TO FOLLOWED BY MISSILE IN DAVIS.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS MARIO I'M CHAIR OF THE SOUTH CONGRESS CONTACT TEAM.

UH, BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD, UH, RESIDENTS OF COLONIAL TRAILS REGARDING THIS CASE.

UH, THIS WILL BE OUR FIRST REQUEST FOR A POSTPONEMENT, AS WELL AS THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHO IS REQUESTING A POSTPONEMENT.

UH, WE ARE REQUESTING AND WANT TO MEET WITH THE APPLICANT AND ALL PROJECT, UH, MEMBERS PRESENT FOR THE FINAL MEETING.

WE NEED TIME TO REVIEW STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD FEELS THEY DID NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT NOTIFICATION.

NOW THEY RECEIVE POSTAL NOTIFICATION, OCTOBER 30TH, AND THAT'S WHEN I RECEIVED MINE AS WELL.

UH, WE HAVE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED BY THE APPLICANT AND WITH THE FULL TEAM PRESENT.

AND THIS FINAL MEETING, WE DON'T WANT UPDATES.

WE WANT THIS MEETING TO BE FINAL CRYSTAL CLEAR AND ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS BASED ON PREVIOUS INFORMATION THAT WE RECEIVED.

THANK YOU.

I THINK YOU KNOW WHAT WE'LL HEAR FROM MS. DAVIS, MS. DAVIS YOU'LL HAVE TWO MINUTES.

GOOD EVENING.

CITY OF AUSTIN PLANNING COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS LYNN DAVIS.

I AM THE OWNER OF 4 0 8 COLONIAL PARK BOULEVARD.

I HAVE BEEN AN OWNER OF THAT RESIDENCE SINCE 2005.

UM, I THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SPEAK TONIGHT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

UM, W SOME OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD REASONS TO HUMBLY REQUEST A POSTPONEMENT OF THE HEARING OF THIS CASE.

UM, FIRST WE HAVE A NEIGHBOR WHO IS ELDERLY AND WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND TONIGHT.

UH, DRAKE MCKINNEY RECENTLY HAD PROSTATE SURGERY LAST WEEK AND IS CURRENTLY UNREST RESTRICTED MOBILITY.

NOW WE UNDERSTAND THAT INABILITY TO ATTEND DUE TO ILLNESS IS A VIABLE REASON FOR POSTPONEMENT.

AND WE HUMBLY ASK YOU TO CONSIDER THAT AS PART OF OUR REQUEST.

AND ALSO AS MARIO MENTIONED, THIS IS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD'S FIRST REQUEST FOR POSTPONEMENT.

WE WANT TO IMPRESS THAT WE ARE A COLLEGIAL AND WILLING PARTNER TO THIS DEVELOPER TO FULLY EXPLORE THIS CASE.

HOWEVER, WE DO WANT TO NOTE THAT THE DEVELOPER AND THE CITY HAVE SUCCESSFULLY POSTPONE THIS HEARING THREE TIMES FIRST ON MAY 25TH, SECOND ON JULY 13TH, THIRD ON AUGUST 24TH.

UM, FOR THIS REASON WE THINK IT'S REASONABLE, THIS BEING OUR FIRST TIME THAT WE REQUEST A POSTPONEMENT.

UM, WE HAVE ALSO NOT HAD TIME TO REVIEW SOME VERY LATE BREAKING STUFF, RECOMMENDATIONS WITH OUR

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NEIGHBORHOOD.

UH, THE RECENT WE RECEIVED NOTICE OF THIS MEETING, UM, ONLY ON OCTOBER 30TH, UH, WE HUMBLY HAVE ASKED THE DEVELOPER IF THEY WOULD CONSIDER A POSTPONEMENT POST-MOMENT GIVEN, THEY HAVE POSTPONED MULTIPLE TIMES, WHICH THEY DECLINED.

UH, WE HAVE NOT HAD TIME TO NOTIFY AREA COMMERCIAL, UM, UH, IN BUSINESSES, UM, AND RESIDENTS THAT WE HAVE A TOTAL OF 103 HOMES IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE HAVE NOT HAD SUFFICIENT NOTICE FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD OR AREA COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES.

UM, WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO MEET WITH THE DEVELOPERS WITH A FULL TEAM PRESENT.

UM, WE HAD A MEETING WITH THEM IN SEPTEMBER THAT WAS NOT, UH, FULLY ATTENDED.

AND WE ASKED THAT WE FIRST MEET WITH THE FULL TEAM.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANKS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL NOW HEAR FROM MS. ALICE GLASGOW, MS. GLASGOW YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSION MEMBERS, ALICE CLASSICO REPRESENTING THE APPLICANT.

I REACHED OUT TO MARIA ALMOST 18 MONTHS AGO, JUNE OF 2020.

I REACHED OUT TO MARIO CON TO THE CHAIR OF THE CONTACT TEAM ABOUT THIS PROJECT AND CASE.

AND I REACHED OUT TO ASK HIM IF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WOULD ALLOW US TO FILE AN OUT OF CYCLE APPLICATION.

SO WE HAVE BEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH THEM.

WE'VE MET FIVE TIMES WITH A CONTACT TEAM, AND THEN IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORS MET WITH MARIO COME TWO, THREE TIMES ONE-ON-ONE AND THEN THE CITY STAFF IS REQUIRED TO HOST A COMMUNITY MEETING WHEN THERE'S ENABLED PLAN AMENDMENTS.

SO MARINE MEREDITH AND MARK WALTERS HOSTED A MEETING, UM, IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR AND WAS ATTENDED BY ABOUT SIX OF THE NEIGHBORS.

AND, UM, WE HAVE PROVIDED A LOT OF INFORMATION AT EVERY MEETING THAT WE'VE HAD.

WE'VE HAD OUR ENTIRE TEAM, OUR CIVIL ENGINEERS, OUR ARCHITECTS, AND OUR APPLICANTS DEVELOPERS.

SO WE'VE PROVIDED A LOT OF INFORMATION.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE STAFF REPORTS, YOU WILL SEE ALL THE COMMUNICATION, A SUMMARY OF ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED AT THE CITY STAFF INITIATE A HOSTED MEETING THERE ABOUT FOUR PAGES OF Q AND A'S.

AND, UM, WE'VE ANSWERED EVERY QUESTION.

WE SEND THEM A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION HAD THERE'S ALL THE INFORMATION BY THE LAST MEETING THAT WE HAD ON SEPTEMBER 27TH.

WE DO NOT HAVE ANY MORE INFORMATION TO OFFER THE LAST AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SEPTEMBER 27TH MEETING, THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASKED US TO SEND THEM, UM, TO TELL THEM HOW MUCH WE'RE GOING TO PAY TO CONSTRUCT OUR SIDEWALKS THEN.

AND WE JUST SEND THAT INFORMATION LAST WEEK AND A COPY OF ALL OUR COMMUNICATION WITH THE GAS COMPANY, WE ARE PROPOSING TO BUILD 520 RESIDENTIAL UNITS, AND THOSE UNITS, SOME OF THEM WILL BE AFFORDABLE.

LONG-TERM AFFORDABLE UNITS.

SO THE SOONER WE CAN GET THROUGH THE PROCESS, WE CAN THEN BEGIN AT LEAST GETTING TO THE CYPRESS ON STAGE SO WE CAN START GETTING OUR CIVIL PLANS READY FOR, FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF DEVELOPMENT.

SO WE WOULD APPRECIATE TO HAVE A HEARING TONIGHT AFTER FIVE MEETINGS, WE BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE PROVIDED ENOUGH INFORMATION AND, UH, WE REALLY DON'T SEE THAT THERE IS ANY MORE INFORMATION TO BE OFFERED.

UH, YOU KNOW, AFTER A YEAR AND A HALF, WE HAVE DONE EVERYTHING.

WE CAN, WE DELAYED THE CASE BECAUSE THEY WANTED A TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS.

SO TO SEE THAT NOW, AS OPPOSED TO LATER.

SO ALTHOUGH STAFF HAD DEFERRED THE TIA TO THE SITE PLAN STAGE, WE WENT AHEAD AND VOLUNTEERED TO DO IT.

NOW WE'VE DONE THAT.

SO WE'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND BE HEARD SO WE CAN GO AHEAD AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD SOME HOUSING.

AND AGAIN, I SAID, SOME OF THOSE HOMES ARE GOING TO BE WE'RE VOLUNTEERING TO OFFER AFFORDABLE HOUSING LONG TERM, THE FOR SALE UNITS AND THE HOMES FOR RENT, UH, WILL BE AFFORDABLE AT LEAST UNDER THE AFFORDABILITY OPTIONS OF 10% FOR THE MULTI-FAMILY, UH, DEVELOPMENT AND FIVE AND FIVE.

SO IT WOULD LAP AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD SO WE CAN PROCEED AND, UM, GET TO THE NEXT STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS YOU.

SURE.

THIS CONCLUDES THE SPEAKERS.

OKAY.

UH, COMMISSIONERS.

WE'VE GOT, UM, QUESTIONS.

UH, WE'LL GO AHEAD.

AND WE DON'T NEED TO USE ALL EIGHT, BUT WE DO HAVE EIGHT SPOTS, FIVE MINUTES EACH, IF WE NEED THEM TO MAKE A DECISION COMMISSIONER COX, DO YOU WANT TO START US UP? YEAH.

QUESTION FOR THE APPLICANT.

YOU MENTIONED, UH, THAT THE, THAT THE REQUIRED MEETING WAS HELD IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR.

IS THAT CORRECT? CORRECT.

THE CITY INITIATIVE MEETING, CORRECT.

HAS ANY, HAS, HAS THERE BEEN SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL SINCE THAT TIME? UH,

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THEY'RE NOT, NOT SUBSTANTIAL.

THE NUMBER OF UNITS HAVE REMAINED PROBABLY LESS.

WE STARTED OFF WITH A FEW WERE FIVE 20.

WE WERE PROBABLY AT A FIVE 70 AND, UH, THE HEIGHT, YOU KNOW, WE, WE RE REDUCED A HEIGHT.

WE WERE GOING TO PROPOSE 70 FEET.

WE'RE NOW AT 60 FEET BASED AT THE SAME ZONE THAT WE HAVE NOW, THE SITE IS ON CS AND CS ALLOWS YOU 60 FEET.

SO THE VOLUME, THE MASS OF THE BUILDINGS HAS NOT CHANGED AT ALL OTHER THAN JUST, YOU KNOW, THE HEIGHT.

AND SO YOU MENTIONED, YOU MENTIONED THAT TIA WAS PERFORMED, UM, WHEN, WHEN WERE, WAS THAT PROVIDED TO THE CONTACT TEAM AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND DO YOU KNOW WHEN THAT WAS PROVIDED? WE PROVIDED THE, UH, THE, THE LAST MEETING WE HAD WITH THEM WAS ON THE 27TH.

AND WE GAVE THEM A SUMMARY, A SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS OF THE MEMORY OF THE TIA 27TH OF SEPTEMBER, SEPTEMBER, SEPTEMBER 27TH.

YES.

OKAY.

UM, AND, AND JUST A FEW QUESTIONS FOR, I THINK THE LAST COMMUNITY SPEAKER THAT WE HAD JUST QUICK, A POINT OF ORDER WHILE WE'RE WAITING, UH, COMMISSIONERS, JUST REMEMBER, UH, WE'RE DISCUSSED THE MERITS OF THE POSTPONEMENT ONLY, NOT DETAILED, IS THAT THE CASE? SO I THANK YOU FOR COMING UP.

SO IF THE PLANNING COMMISSION WERE TO GRANT A POSTPONEMENT FOR EITHER TWO WEEKS OR FOUR WEEKS SPECIFICALLY, COULD YOU CONVEY TO US WHAT YOU THINK WOULD BE ACCOMPLISHED IN THAT TIME? ABSOLUTELY.

SO, UM, THE INFORMATION THAT WAS JUST SHARED WITH YOU IS NOT COMPLETELY CORRECT.

UM, UH, WE, FIRST OF ALL, THAT SEPTEMBER 27TH MEETING DID NOT HAVE EVERY REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE DEVELOPER ON THAT MEETING.

THERE WAS SOMEONE VERY IMPORTANT ON THAT MEETING.

IT WAS AN ENGINEER WHO COULD GIVE US VERY VALID DETAILS ABOUT THE MOVING OF GAS LINES THAT THAT PERSON WAS NOT PRESENT.

WE WERE NOT PROVIDED UPDATES FROM THE PR PERSON THAT WE NEEDED, THAT WE HAD REQUESTED BY THE DEVELOPER.

UM, WE HAVE, UM, ASKED ABOUT MOVING THE TWO CAT GAS LINES AND THEIR EASEMENTS AND REROUTING, AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED INFORMATION ON THAT.

WE'VE ALSO ASKED ABOUT DRAINAGE AND HAVEN'T RECEIVED INFORMATION ABOUT THAT AS WELL.

WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING IS TO MEET WITH THE DEVELOPER, TO GET ALL OF OUR OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS ANSWERED WITHIN THIS TWO WEEKS, TO BE ABLE TO MEET WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND BE ABLE TO COME FULLY PREPARED TO THE NEXT MEETING WITH OUR AGENDA.

SO IF, IF YOU DID HAVE SOME TIME, YOU FEEL CONFIDENT, CAUSE I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO SCHEDULE NEIGHBORHOOD INVOLVEMENT AND TRY TO GET EVERYONE IN THE SAME ROOM.

AND OBVIOUSLY THE DEVELOPER HAS TO GET 13 SCHEDULED.

YOU FEEL CONFIDENT THAT YOU COULD HAVE THAT MEETING ON YOUR END AND THAT Y'ALL WOULD BE AVAILABLE.

WE DO FEEL CONFIDENT THAT TWO WEEKS IS SUFFICIENT.

WE WILL BE FULLY PREPARED ON DECEMBER 14TH, GIVEN THE DEVELOPER IS OPEN TO MEETING US BETWEEN MEETING WITH US BETWEEN NOW AND THAT TIME.

YES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

LAST MINUTE I HAVE, I DON'T, DO WE HAVE ANYONE FROM STAFF THAT CAN EXPLAIN WHAT THE STAFF POSTPONEMENTS WERE IN REGARD TO CAUSE LIKE THE APPLICANT SAID THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED MANY TIMES AND TWO OF THOSE TIMES I THINK WERE STAFF POSTPONEMENTS GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS WENDY ROSE WITH THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

UH, THE STAFF POSTPONEMENTS IN THE SUMMER OR SUMMER OF THIS YEAR WERE FOR, UH, THE, THE APPLICANT SUBMITTED A TRAMP TRANSPORTATION STUDY.

I WANT TO SAY PERHAPS EARLY JUNE.

AND SO IT TOOK, UH, JULY OR JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST AND PART OF SEPTEMBER TO REVIEW THE APPLICANTS, TRANSPORTATION MEMO OR TRANSPORTATION STUDY AND PRODUCE THE MEMO THAT STATED THE 16TH OF SEPTEMBER.

OKAY.

SO THEY WERE LARGELY JUST BASED ON REVIEWING DOCUMENTS THAT THE DEVELOPER HAD SUBMITTED.

CORRECT.

THERE, THERE, UH, TRANSPORTATION STUDY REQUIRES REVIEW BY ATD ENGINEERING STAFF.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

UH, UH, COMMISSIONER SHEA, LET'S SAY I A, LET'S START WITH THE APPLICANT, SOME QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT.

SO I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND LIKE WHAT, WHEN WAS THE LAST SET OF INFORMATION THAT THEY ASKED FOR AND PROVIDED? I MEAN, YOU KNOW, LIKE YOU SAID, THAT ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT THEY HAD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED WHEN, WHEN WAS THE LAST EXCHANGE, THE LAST EXCHANGE WAS LAST, THE TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY WHEN THEY STAFF INFORMED ME THAT THEY, THE NEIGHBORHOOD WANTED A POSTPONEMENT AND THEIR REASONS FOR POSTPONEMENT WERE TWOFOLD.

ONE WAS THE, UM, THEY NEEDED TO MEET WITH US AGAIN.

AND, UM, BECAUSE WE HAD

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NOT ANSWERED THE TWO QUESTIONS THAT I ASKED FOR AND WHAT THE TWO QUESTIONS WERE.

AND I REPLIED BACK THE, UH, THE COST OF THE BOUNDARY IMPROVEMENT AND, UM, AND THE COMMUNICATION WITH OUR GAS COMPANY.

AND IT HAS ALL OF THAT.

THEY SEND THEM LAST WEEK, THEY HAVE ALL THAT INFORMATION.

AND BY THE WAY, WHEN WE HAD THE MEETING, THEN SEPTEMBER, OUR CIVIL ENGINEER WAS PRESENT IN THE CHAMBERS WAS AT THE, UH, THE ZOOM MEETING WE HAD WITH THEM ON SEPTEMBER 27.

SO WE HAD OUR ENTIRE TEAM PRESENT AT THAT MEETING.

OKAY.

SO IN ALL THE EMPHASIS, ALL THE INFORMATION THEY REQUESTED HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THEM, IT SOUNDS, YEAH.

YES IT HAS.

AND MOST INFORMATION THEY NEED ARE THINGS THAT CAN BE ADDRESSED AT THE TIME OF SITE PLAN.

EVEN THOUGH THE MEETING WE GET, IF THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT DRAINAGE, WE HAVE A DRAINAGE SHOWN WHERE THE DETENTION POND IS GOING TO GO ON THE SIDE FRONT THAT THEY'VE BEEN SEEING FOR THE LAST 18 MONTHS.

I MEAN, AND, AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT WE'RE, I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT DATA AND WHAT IT PERTAINS AS IT PERTAINED TO WHAT WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO OUR COMMISSION, WHEN IT HAS ALL OF THE PLANNING ASPECT VERSUS, YOU KNOW, OR THE QUESTIONS MORE SITE PLAN RELATED AT A LATER TIME, WHICH COULD CHANGE ANYWAY.

SO I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE TO SEE IF THOSE, IF THAT WAS WHAT THE QUESTIONS WERE ABOUT NOW, IF SO, W W W WHAT'S THE HARM IN WAITING TWO WEEKS, YOU KNOW, AND, AND THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND.

IF HE CAN HELP, HELP US UNDERSTAND, LIKE, UM, YOU KNOW, CAUSE AS YOU HEARD, WE HAVE A COURTESY, BUT I JUST WANNA UNDERSTAND LIKE, UM, YOU KNOW, THE RAMIFICATIONS OF A TWO WEEK DELAY, WELL, W OBVIOUSLY WITH ANY, WITH, WITH A HEARING, WE CAN AT LEAST HAVE AN, UH, AN INDICATION OF, YOU KNOW, WHERE THE COMMISSION STANDS AND IT HELPS US MOVE FORWARD IN AT LEAST MAINTAINING OUR, UH, OUR FUNDING, OR WE HAVE INVESTORS INVESTING IN THE PROPERTY.

SO, YOU KNOW, TH TH THE DELAYS CLAUSE UNCERTAINTY, AND THAT WAS REALLY, THAT'S ONE OF, ONE OF THE REASONS OF CLOSE THE SOONER WE HAVE SOME IDEA WE CAN BEGIN, UH, PLANNING ON THE NEXT, THE SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT, AT LEAST, YOU KNOW, AND IN TWO WEEKS, IS THAT A, IS THAT A CONSENT ITEM? THAT'S IN OUR CONSENT ONE, IS IT, OH, IT IS.

THAT IS THE SUB 17TH BELIEVE.

OH, SO WE CAN'T EVEN DO TWO WEEKS.

OH, WOW.

OKAY.

YEAH, IT TAKES, OKAY.

THEN, DOES THAT THROW YOU OFF FOR COUNCIL AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN COUNCIL? SO I'M LOOKING AT IT DOES, IT DOES THROW US COUNCIL WEEKEND.

WE CAN'T MAKE AN UNDERSTAND FOR THE COUNCIL MEETING.

THE LAST MEETING IS DECEMBER 9TH, SO WE WERE THROWN OFF.

IT'S NOT SCHEDULED FOR COUNSEL AT THIS TIME.

OKAY.

I SEE.

UM, I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS SOMEBODY FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD CAN COME UP SO WE'RE HERE TONIGHT TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, SHOULD WE HEAR IT TONIGHT? OR SHOULD WE WAIT? AND YEAH, WE'RE TRYING TO DECIDE, IS THIS NEW INFORMATION, CAN IT CHANGE, UM, HOW WE APPROACH, WHAT SHOULD GO THERE? UM, SO THE QUESTIONS THAT ARE YOU NEEDING, IS THAT, IS THAT SPECIFIC YOU THINK TO THE FORM OF THE BUILDING AND TRAFFIC, OR IS IT MORE INFRASTRUCTURE? I MEAN, MY, MY CONCERN IS, YOU KNOW, IS IT, IS IT STUFF THAT'S GOING TO HAVE TO GET RESOLVED LATER? AND RIGHT NOW IT'S STILL CONCEPTUAL.

UM, AND THAT'S KIND OF HELPING US, CAN WE, YOU KNOW, TO DECIDE IF WE CAN HEAR IT NOW VERSUS LATER, IF YOU CAN KIND OF GIVE ME, UM, UH, WHAT, WHAT INFORMATION YOU THINK NEW INFORMATION IS GOING TO ACTUALLY CHANGE AFTER FIVE, SIX LOOKS LIKE HE HAD ALMOST SIX, SEVEN MEETINGS ALREADY.

NOW YOU SAID WE HAD SEVEN MEETINGS, THERE'S AT LEAST FIVE.

I THINK THERE WAS FIVE.

AND THEN THERE'S A COUPLE OTHER ONES.

IS THAT RIGHT? ANYWAY, BUT AROUND FIVE FOR SOME MEETINGS, RIGHT? THE QUESTION, UH, INITIALLY, UH, WHAT I HEARD WAS THAT IN THE VIRTUAL MEETING, THE INFORMATION THAT WE RECEIVED AT THAT TIME IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT FOR WHAT WERE WE HEARD ON THE 27TH? SO YOU'RE THE AUNT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, LIKE YOU'RE SAYING, OKAY, WELL, IS IT MOBILITY? IS, IS IT WITH THE, THE DEVELOPMENT? IS IT WITH THE STREETS, ET CETERA? IT'S A COMBINATION.

OKAY.

OKAY.

IT'S A COMBINATION OF THINGS.

I THINK ONE VITAL THING THAT I WANTED TO PASS ON IS THAT THE ENGINEER WAS NOT PRESENT AT THAT LAST MEETING.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT.

UH, COMMISSIONERS WITH ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.

I DON'T KNOW.

UH, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR THE APPLICANT HI.

SO IF, UM, IT SOUNDS LIKE THE COUNCIL DATE

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IS TO BE DETERMINED AND IT MAY LIKELY PUSH INTO NEXT YEAR, 2022, UH, MAYBE THE JANUARY 27TH MEETING.

DOES THAT, HOW DOES THAT AFFECT YOUR TIMELINE IF THIS WERE TO BE DELAYED OR HEARD TONIGHT? WELL, AS I INDICATED EARLIER WITH A DEVELOPMENT THAT HAS BEEN ONGOING FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS NOW, YOU KNOW, YOU, YOU LINE UP YOUR, YOUR, YOUR, YOUR FUNDING, YOUR INVESTOR.

SO TH THAT'S REALLY THE, UH, JUST AS THE POTENTIAL, OBVIOUSLY YOU DON'T HAVE CONTROL OF THE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA AND UP PREVIOUS DELAYS, BUT IT JUST HAS THE POTENTIAL OF, UM, OF LOSING FUNDING, BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS.

SO WE'LL DO WHATEVER THE, THE PLANNING COMMISSION DECIDES TO DO.

IT'S.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT.

ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS OR THREE AND MAKE A MOTION? UH, COMMISSIONER COX I'LL MAKE THE MOTION THAT WE APPROVE THE NEIGHBORHOODS, UH, POSTPONEMENT REQUESTS TO DECEMBER 14TH.

UH, I SEE A SECOND, LIKE MR. ZAR, UH, DO YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO YOUR MOTION? YEAH, I MEAN, WE TYPICALLY HONOR FIRST POSTPONE REQUESTS FROM NEIGHBORHOODS.

UM, THERE, THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED A LOT, BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT'S BEEN POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IT'S BECAUSE OF STAFF REVIEW, UH, APPLICANT GETTING THEIR DOCUMENTS TOGETHER, THAT SORT OF THING.

SO I DON'T SEE A REASON WHY NOT TO RESPECT THIS FIRST PO POSTPONEMENT REQUEST FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

OKAY.

ANY COMMISSIONERS WISH TO SPEAK FOR AGAINST OR LET'S? UH, GO AHEAD, MR. UH, LAST YEAR I'LL SPEAK AGAINST, I, I UNDERSTAND THE NEIGHBORHOOD WANTING TO MEET, UM, BUT I ALSO UNDERSTAND THE TIMELINE OF HAVING BEEN OVER 18 MONTHS AND JUST WANTING TO KEEP THIS MOVING FORWARD.

UM, THE NEED FOR HOUSING UNITS AND AT LEAST TO HAVE THE DISCUSSION ABOUT IF THE ZONING CHANGE IS APPROPRIATE.

SO THAT'S WHY I'LL BE VOTING AGAINST, UM, COMMISSIONERS.

ARE, DID YOU HAVE YOUR HAND UP SPEAKING ON PAPER? UM, SURE.

SO I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY, I THINK IT WAS GOING TO AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER COX.

I THINK IT'S, IT'S SORT OF UNFORTUNATE TIMING THAT IT SLIPS THROUGH THE CRACKS IN THE END OF THE YEAR BETWEEN COUNCIL MEETING AND THE COMMISSION MEETINGS AND OUR, UM, YOU KNOW, POST DATA, HOW WE ARE GOING TO GO FORWARD WITH THE ALL CONSENT AGENDA.

BUT HAVING SAID THAT, I DO WANT TO HONOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD'S REQUEST CONSIDERING THIS IS THEIR FIRST FORMAL REQUEST, UH, COMING TO SHAY.

YOU WANT TO SPEAK? UH, YEAH, I MEAN, THIS IS A TOUGH ONE.

I THINK IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THE CONSENT, UM, AGENDA FOR THE NEXT TIME, I THINK I'D BE FINE WITH IT, BUT THROWING INTO DECEMBER AND THEN TRYING TO GET INTO COUNCIL AND WITH THEIR SCHEDULE, IT'S, IT'S PRETTY DIFFICULT.

AND IT SOUNDS LIKE WITH SO MANY MEETINGS, THEY'VE HAD A LOT OF INFORMATION GOING BACK AND FORTH.

I'M THINKING THAT ACTUALLY, IF IT WAS HEARD TONIGHT, IT MIGHT ACTUALLY HELP THE NEXT STAGE BEFORE IT GOES TO COUNCIL.

UM, IT'LL, IT'LL BRING UP MORE QUESTIONS AND THEY CAN EVEN HASH THAT OUT.

AND THAT ALSO DOESN'T KEEP US FROM SAYING, HEY, NO, WE NEED MORE INFORMATION.

WE COULD POSTPONE IT AS WELL.

SO THAT OPTION IS THERE.

AND WE ENDED UP BEING A VESSEL TO BE ABLE TO ASSIST THEM IN THE PROCESS.

LIKE I SAID, IF WE HAVE TO DELAY IT, WE CAN ACTUALLY EVEN POSTPONE IT OURSELVES.

SO THAT MUST BE AGAINST IT.

I MEAN, I'M GOING VOTE AGAINST IT.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS SPEAKING IN FAVOR? COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, NEUTRAL.

NEUTRAL.

OKAY, GO AHEAD.

I GUESS I'M GOING TO ABSTAIN FROM THE VOTE BECAUSE MY, MY INSTINCT IS TO PROVIDE THE NEIGHBORHOOD, UH, DELAY.

I DO FEEL LIKE THIS IS GOING TO GET DELAYED, YOU KNOW, MORE THAN A MONTH BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ANOTHER TIME FOR THEM TO COME ON.

AND THEN THAT'S GOING TO PUT THEM, YOU KNOW, IN LATE DECEMBER GOING TO COUNCIL.

SO IT'S GOING TO DELAY THE PROJECT, YOU KNOW, UH, WHO KNOWS HOW LONG UNTIL THAT GETS DONE.

AND IT SEEMS TO ME LIKE THE APPLICANT HERE HAS BEEN MOVING IN GOOD FAITH AND TRYING TO REACH OUT AND TRYING TO ACT.

AND I THINK WE'RE, WE'RE FAILING AS A CITY IF WE CAN'T BOTH HONOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND ALLOW THEM SOME TIME TO, TO HEAR FROM THE APPLICANT, BUT ALSO HONOR THE APPLICANT AND, AND MOVE FORWARD.

SO I, I'M NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO VOTE EITHER WAY.

OKAY.

UM, SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND VOTE ON THIS MOTION.

UH, JUST SO THAT THE COMMISSION HAS A INFORMATION BEFORE, PRIOR TO TAKING A VOTE DUE TO INTERNAL DEADLINES, THIS ITEM WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE SCHEDULED

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FOR THE DECEMBER 9TH MEETING.

IT'S LIKELY THAT IT WILL GO INTO THE JANUARY 27TH MAYBE.

IS THAT COUNCIL OKAY, SO SORRY, JUST FOR CLARIFICATION.

SO IT WOULD GO, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE DISCUSS IT OR NOT, IT WOULD BE POSTPONED.

I MEAN, IT WOULD, WOULDN'T BE HURT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

UH, LET'S GO AND VOTE ON THE MOTION.

UM, SO LET ME FIRST, THAT WAS ON THE DYESS, UH, IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION BY COMMISSIONER COX, SECONDED BY CHEMISTRY, BIZARRE TO POSTPONE THIS TO DECEMBER 14TH, BOTH ITEMS, HOLD ON, UH, THE ITEMS B EIGHT AND B NINE.

UH, THOSE IN FAVOR.

OKAY.

THAT'S FIVE.

AND THEN LOOKING SIX AND THE NOSE AGAINST, LET ME SEE YOUR HANDS ON THE DYESS.

ONE, TWO, AND THEN, OH THREE.

AND THE, THOSE, UH, NEUTRAL OR FEIGNING.

I'M SORRY.

UH, WE HAVE ONE, SO THAT MOTION FAILS.

UM, SO I GUESS THE ONLY OTHER OPTION IS WHAT, UH, I GUESS WE HAVE TO GO AND VOTE ON, WE TAKE UP THE HEARING.

IS THAT OKAY? ALL RIGHT.

SO WE'LL TAKE THIS UP FOR DISCUSSION THIS EVENING.

ALL RIGHT.

[Items B1 & B2]

UH, LET'S GO AHEAD AND MOVE INTO THE FIRST DISCUSSION CASE.

AND WE HAVE SPEAKERS, UH, FOR ITEMS A B ONE AND B TWO, UH, GREG ANDERSON'S CLASS.

IS HE HERE? UH, ONE MOMENT, UH, MR. RIVERA, DO WE HAVE, UH, IS, UH, GREG ANDERSON HERE? OKAY.

WE'LL RECOGNIZE HIM.

AND, UH, THE STUDENTS FROM UT RIGHT HERE AND WHEN HE GETS HERE, UH, SHOULD WE GO AND PROCEED WITH SPEAKERS? OKAY.

SURE.

COMMISSIONER LANES ON A UNIVERSAL PRIOR, BEFORE TAKING THE SPEAKERS ON THIS, THIS ITEM IS THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED.

THE COMMISSION CAN DECIDE ON, ON THE NUMBER OF MINUTES OF PER THE SPEAKERS, AS YOU RECALL, UNDER THE TOMA RULES, ANYONE WHO'S REGISTERED TO SPEAK ON A CLOSED PUBLIC HEARING IS STILL ALLOWED TO SPEAK, BUT THE COMMISSION HAS, UM, COMMONLY PROVIDED TWO MINUTES PER SPEAKER, ANY, UH, BUT HE WANT TO THAT'S I THINK TWO MINUTES SHOULD BE ADEQUATE.

UH, HOW MANY SPEAKERS DO WE HAVE SIGNED UP? SEVEN, TWO MINUTES EACH.

OKAY.

UH, I THINK WE'VE, I DON'T SEE ANYBODY OPPOSED.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND DO WE NEED TO VOTE ON THAT MR. RIVERA? WE DO.

OKAY.

SO WE'RE GONNA, UM, THIS AGENDA, WE ARE VOTING TO THIS IT'S A RULE SUSPENSION OR CHANGE.

OKAY.

NO, IT'S JUST, UM, PROVIDING THE PUBLIC THE, UM, KNOWLEDGE AT THE TIME.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO LET'S GO AND VOTE ON TWO MINUTES.

UH, FIRST SPEAKER, UH, THOSE IN FAVOR.

LET'S SEE.

IT'S EVERYBODY HERE ON THE DAYAS IN FAVOR AND THOSE ON THE SCREEN.

LET'S SEE.

HONEST, PALITO COMMISSIONER YANEZ.

PLAY-DOH AND MR. HOWARD.

OKAY.

THAT'S UNANIMOUS.

SO TWO MINUTES PER SPEAKER, CHAIR, COMMISSIONER, LIAISON, AND VERUS OVER PROCEEDING TO THE SPEAKERS.

WE'LL NOW HEAR FROM MISS ALIA BOZO FOR TWO MINUTES.

HELLO, COMMISSIONER EMILIYA BOGGIO WITH JENNER GROUP HERE, REPRESENTING THE APPLICANT.

WE DO HAVE A QUICK PRESENTATION TO GIVE YOU.

THANK YOU.

SO I WOULD, UH, I JUST WANNA GIVE YOU A QUICK REFRESHER ON THIS CASE.

UM, THE SITE BEFORE YOU TONIGHT IS APPROXIMATELY 16 ACRES OF ENTIRELY VACANT LAND LOCATED ON 180 3 ADJACENT TO THE FUTURE GREENLINE CORRIDOR AND THE WALNUT CREEK TRAIL.

WE HAVE BEEN IN DISCUSSIONS WITH CAP METRO ABOUT THE FUTURE STATION LOCATION, AS WELL AS WORKING WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT TO ENSURE CONNECTIONS TO THE WALNUT CREEK TRAIL.

UM, THE PROJECT ISN'T INTENDED TO BE A MIXED USE HUB, DEDICATED AUSTIN'S CREATIVE COMMUNITY AND GOALS.

OOPS.

UM, IN ORDER TO FULFILL THAT VISION, WE'RE

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REQUESTING AN LAPD, A ZONING SCENT, WHICH IS SUMMARIZED HERE ON THE SLIDE.

THE NOTABLE PIECES ARE THAT, UM, WE'RE ADDING AS PERMITTED USES RESIDENTIAL AND BREWERY WITHIN 50 FOOT SETBACK OF ANY RESIDENTIAL USE, NOT JUST SINGLE FAMILY AS THE CODE SAYS TODAY.

UM, AND WE ARE PROHIBITING THE INTENSIVE INDUSTRIAL USES THAT ARE PERMITTED ON THE SITE TODAY, INCLUDING BASIC INDUSTRY RESOURCE EXTRACTION, GENERAL WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION AND RECYCLING CENTER.

WE'RE ALSO REQUESTING TO INCREASE THE HEAT, THE HEIGHT TO 275 FEET ON THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE SITE.

WE CAN AGREE TO THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION OF ONE 20 ALONG THE EASTERN PART, ADJACENT TO THE SITE TO THE NORTH.

UM, BUT IT FEEL THAT, UM, GIVEN THE UP TO 400 FEET WAS RECENTLY APPROVED UNDER THE STATE TO THE NORTH.

WE ARE REQUESTING 2 75 FOR THE PORTION ALONG WHEN YOU DO THREE.

UM, WE HAVE THROUGH THIS PROCESS, WE HAVEN'T MADE SEVERAL IMPORTANT COMMITMENTS.

AND I THINK YOU'VE HEARD A LOT ABOUT THESE, SO I WON'T SPEND TOO MUCH TIME ON THEM.

UM, UH, THESE ARE COMMITMENTS TO THE PROJECT THAT WE'VE MADE WITH IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EAST MLK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

UM, WE'VE BEEN MEETING WITH I'M SORRY, NEIGHBORHOOD CONTACT TEAM.

WE'VE BEEN MEETING WITH THEM SINCE AUGUST OF 2020, AND WE HAVE WORKED HARD TO GET TO THIS POINT.

UM, ALL THREE OF THESE REQUESTS HAVE COME FROM THE TEAM.

UM, THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING REQUEST WAS IN PLACE WHEN I TALKED TO YOU LAST A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.

UM, THE AFFORDABLE COMMERCIAL SPACE HAS CHANGED A LITTLE BIT PER THOSE DISCUSSIONS, BUT, UM, SO WE'RE GUARANTEEING 10,000 SQUARE FEET OF AFFORDABLE COMMERCIAL SPACE.

AND THEN THE WORKERS DEFENSE BETTER BUILDER PROGRAM, UM, WAS A COMMITMENT THAT WE HAD MADE LOOSELY BEFORE, BUT WE HAVE FINALIZED WITH A PLEDGE AT THIS POINT.

UM, SO I'M VERY HAPPY TO PRESENT THOSE COMMITMENTS TO YOU.

UM, I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT, UM, WHILE WE'VE NOT BEEN ABLE TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT ON ALL OF THE NEIGHBORS REQUESTS, WE, WE HAVE MADE GREAT STRIDES AND THE DOOR IS STILL OPEN TO FURTHER CONVERSATIONS, UM, AS ITS OWN TODAY, THE SITE I'LL TRY TO WRAP UP REALLY QUICKLY.

UM, AS THIS ON TODAY, THIS SITE CAN INCLUDE SINGLE FAMILY USES, UM, ON THE PORTION CLOSEST TO 180 3, AND THEN ALL THOSE HEAVY INDUSTRIAL USES THAT I MENTIONED A MINUTE AGO.

UM, WE'RE PROPOSING TO PROHIBIT THOSE, BUT KEEP CERTAIN CLEAN INDUSTRIAL USES SO THAT ARTISTS AND CREATIVE CAN USE THOSE SPACES TO MAKE THINGS LIKE CERAMIC FOR CERAMICS, FURNITURE, JEWELRY, AND OTHER THINGS THAT SOMETIMES REQUIRE HEAVIER EQUIPMENT.

UM, AND THEN I JUST WANT TO SORT OF END BY POINTING OUT THAT, UM, THIS IS NOT WORKING.

WE NEED TO GO AND WRAP IT UP.

OKAY, THERE WE GO.

UM, THAT CENTRAL AUSTIN MANAGEMENT IS A LOCAL DEVELOPER WHO CREATES PLACES FOR AUSTIN CREATIVES AND HOLDS ONTO THEM CONTINUING TO MANAGE AND MAINTAIN THEM.

UM, TWO OF THEIR VERY WELL-KNOWN PROJECTS ARE SPRINGDALE GENERAL AND CANOPY.

THESE ARE VERY RESPECTED DEVELOPMENTS.

UM, AND I BRING THIS UP SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE AUSTIN LEADERS HAVE BEEN TALKING FOR A REALLY LONG TIME ABOUT MAKING SPACES FOR US SINCE CREATIVE COMMUNITY AND KIND OF NOT BEING ABLE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO IT.

AND I THINK THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YES, SIR.

THANK YOU.

WELL, NOW, NOW, UM, I UNDERSTAND ONE SPEAKER MAY NEED TO LEAVE EARLY.

I DO HAVE A LIST OF OUR WE'RE MOVING TO THE OPPOSITION, OR ACTUALLY, UH, IS JUSTIN GASH SPEAKING.

OKAY.

MR. MR. GUS YOU'LL HAVE 10 MINUTES.

UH, MY NAME'S JUSTIN GASH.

I'M A MEMBER OF THE ARCHITECTURE TEAM.

UM, I'M HERE IN FAVOR OF THE PROJECT AND HAPPY TO CLARIFY OR SUPPORT IN ANY WAY THE NECESSARY, BUT I DON'T NEED TO SPEAK.

THANK YOU, SIR.

NOW WE'LL MOVE TO THE OPPOSITION.

SO WE HAVE A SPEAKER WHO MAY HAVE NEED TO LEAVE.

DOES, UH, UM, IT'S JANUS AND BOOKOUT WANT TO GO FIRST? OKAY.

LET'S PICK OUT, YOU'LL HAVE TWO MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

UM, FIRST OF ALL, I JUST WANTED TO SAY, YOU KNOW, IT'S EASY TO THINK ABOUT LAND AS A COMMODITY, BUT IT'S NOT.

IT'S ALSO A COMMON PROPERTY.

I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE PUT THAT IN CONTEXT AND ALSO IN REFERENCE TO A 60 MFI 60 MFI IN AUSTIN IS $59,340 A YEAR, WHICH IS ABOUT $30 AN HOUR FOR A SINGLE FAMILY EARNER IN 7 8 7 2 1, WHICH IS WHERE THIS PROPERTY IS BEING PROPOSED.

THE MFI IS JUST UNDER 47,000, WHICH MEANS THEN THAT PROPERTY, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS AFFORDABLE HOUSING, THOSE AFFORDABLE UNIT UNITS ARE ACTUALLY DESIGNED FOR A HIGHER INCOME THAN WHAT'S ACTUALLY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO IT'S REASONABLE FOR THE COMMUNITY TO EXPECT CERTAIN ACCOMMODATIONS AND A REWARD BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.

THE, UM, UH, EAST MLK CONTACT TEAM HAS ASKED ME TO TALK ABOUT ONE OF THOSE POSSIBLE BENEFITS, WHICH IS CENTRAL TEXAS ALLIED HEALTH.

THERE ARE MANY, AND THEY CAN REFER TO THEM, BUT I'VE WORKED WITH THIS GROUP.

UM, CENTRAL TEXAS ALLIED HEALTH IS LOCATED IN 7, 8, 7 2 1.

THEY, UM, OFFER A THREE-PART, UM, SYSTEM OFFERING EQUITABLE TESTING IN VACCINATIONS, BUT ALSO WRAP AROUND SERVICES.

AND THEN THEY BUILD A TRUSTED MEDICAL WORKFORCE OF BLACK AND HISPANIC, LATIN X WORKFORCE.

IT'S ALSO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTION.

UM, AND, AND IF YOU CAN SEE THERE, THE RESULTS THAT THEY'RE GETTING WITH VACCINATIONS AND TESTING IS OUTPERFORMING MANY OTHER, UM, SORT OF STANDARD OPERATIONS.

UH, 54% OF THEIR VACCINATIONS HAVE GONE TO THE HISPANIC, LATINO COMMUNITY AND 15% TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY,

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UM, 8% ASIAN AND ONLY 20% WHITE, WHICH IS WHAT WE WANT TO SEE, UM, IN EAST AUSTIN AND IN PARTICULARLY 7, 8, 7 2 1.

SO, UM, I JUST STRONGLY, UM, SUPPORT, UH, LISTENING TO THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY AND WHAT THEY'RE ASKING FOR AS AN OFFSET TO THE POTENTIAL HARM DONE BY THIS DEVELOPMENT COMING INTO THIS COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

OKAY.

NOW WE'LL HEAR FROM MS. DEANNA DEAN, MS. DEAN YOU'LL HAVE 10 MINUTES.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS DIANA DANE AND I'M CO-CHAIR OF THE EAST MLK CONTACT TEAM AND OUR VISION FOR THE REGINA RURAL COMMUNITY BENEFITS.

I WANT TO START OUT WITH THE TWO MEETING SPACES.

THIS MEETING SPACE WILL BE USED FOR, I'M GOING TO SAY IT IN EXISTENCE, A REGINA COMMUNITY, UH, UH, UH, NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, THE EAST MLK CONTACT TEAM AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS WITHIN THE CONTACT TEAM.

THERE ARE 12 NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS WITHIN THE CONTACT TEAM.

THIS WILL BE A PERFECT MEETING SPACE.

SO FOR THOSE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS OR THE MLK CONTACT TEAM AND THE REGIME NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION TO ME TO TALK ABOUT DEVELOPMENT ISSUES, UH, GREEN SPACE, TRAFFIC ISSUES, AND DIFFERENT ISSUES, THAT'S GOING TO BE ON SITE ALREADY.

SO THAT'LL BE A GREAT SPACE FOR THAT.

AND ALSO THIS IS GOING TO BE A MASSIVE PROJECT, A CITY WITHIN A CITY.

SO IT WILL BE HELPFUL TO HAVE THAT MEETING SPACE.

AND ALSO THE TECHNOLOGY ON THE MEETING SPACE HYBRID MEETING, YOU KNOW, TO UPDATE THE TECHNOLOGY WOULD BE GREAT SO THAT THE CITY CAN ENGAGE WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AND THE EMAIL K CONTACTING SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE MORE IMPACTFUL MEETING.

UH, SECONDLY, UH, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT, UH, SITE USAGE AS A COMMUNITY BENEFIT, AND I WANT TO GIVE YOU A, UH, SHARED STORY AND LIVE A LIVED EXPERIENCE AS A PREGNANT TEENAGER IN HIGH SCHOOL.

UH, I GRADUATED AT, UH, AT 18.

I WAS ABLE TO WORK FULL TIME AT NIGHT AND GO TO SCHOOL FULL-TIME BECAUSE THE CCMS PROGRAM HELPED ME WITH THE AFFORDABILITY PIECE FOR MY CHILD.

I GRADUATED AT 20 YEARS OLD FROM AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FROM, UH, AS A LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE.

AND THIS IS 45 YEARS LATER.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO PULL IN THAT THE REGINA COMMUNITY DAYCARE OR THE PRESCHOOL THAT'S GOING TO BE DEVELOPED THERE, I'M JUST CALLING IT INTO EXISTENCE WOULD BE VERY IMPORTANT IF THEY COULD HAVE SPOTS FOR CCMS, FOR THE, NOT ONLY THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE THERE, BUT ALSO FOR THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY, BECAUSE A LOT OF TIMES, YOU KNOW, IN OUR, UM, THEY'LL NERVOUS HERE, BUT A LOT OF TIMES IN THE COMMUNITIES, WE HAVE THESE SPECIALIZED DAYCARES POPPING UP, BUT THERE'S NOT AFFORDABLE FOR THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE THERE ARE IN THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL NOW HEAR FROM MS. NADIA BARBEAU HELLO, COMMISSIONERS.

NADIA BARBEAU ECM.

OKAY.

CONTACT TEAM.

UM, CO-CHAIR THANKS AGAIN FOR THE EXTRA TIME.

UM, AND THE TWO WEEK DELAY LAST TIME.

UM, AND FOR THE LAST MEETING, WE REALLY LEARNED A LOT FROM ALL OF YOU.

UM, IN THAT LAST MEETING I MET WITH THE DEVELOPERS TEAM AND I'VE COME TO, UH, HAPPY THAT THEY'VE, WE'VE COME TO AN AGREEMENT ON THE BETTER BUILDER PROGRAM, AS LEAH SAID.

UM, AND THAT IT WILL BE APPLIED TO BE APPLIED TO MANY OF THE LARGE BUILDINGS ON THE PROJECT.

THIS WAS A BIG CHANGE.

WE UNDERSTAND, UM, FOR THEM.

AND WE APPLAUD THE DEVELOPER FOR UNDERSTANDING THAT WE NEED THAT COMMITMENT, UM, WITH TRUSTED ENTITIES IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO THAT WAS, THAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US.

UM, AND AT THE, AFTER THE LAST MEETING, UM, AND DOING ADDITIONAL CALCULATIONS TO UNDERSTAND THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF THIS PROJECT, UM, WE FEEL DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS.

AND YOU HEARD A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT FROM, UH, JANICE, OUR FIRST SPEAKER, AND THEN DIANA, OUR SECOND SPEAKER, UM, WITH, UM, 500,000 TOTAL SQUARE FEET OF COMMERCIAL AND 350 TO 750 APARTMENTS.

UM, YOU KNOW, I'M NOT, I'M NOT AN EXPERT IN REAL ESTATE STUFF.

IT SEEMS LIKE THIS PROJECT COULD STAND TO GENERATE EASILY 20 MILLION TO $30 MILLION ANNUALLY.

UM, AND AS WE SAID, LAST TIME, WE CREATED A CUSTOMIZED FRAMEWORK OF COMMUNITY BENEFITS AND THE DEVELOPER CONTINUES TO NOT COUNTER OR AMEND THE PROJECT, UM, IN ANY WAY, UM, AS A RESULT.

UM, SO WE ARE ASKING AND WE BELIEVE THE COMMUNITY DESERVES A SMALL PORTION OF THE INCREASED VALUE.

THE DEVELOPER WILL RECEIVE WITH THE ADDITIONAL HEIGHT AND THE ADDITIONAL USES THAT THIS REZONING ALLOWS.

UM, WE THINK YOU SHOULD DENY THIS UNTIL THERE ARE BETTER INVESTMENTS FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR THAT ARE LEFT IN THIS AREA, IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AREA.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

IT WILL NOT HEAR FROM MS. MELANIE HOUSE DIXON.

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GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS MELANIE HOUSE DIXON, AND I SERVE AS CO-CHAIR FOR THE EAST OF MARTIN LUTHER KING CONTACT TEAM AND PRESIDENT FOR THE MARTIN LUTHER KING NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

I AM HERE TODAY TO SPEAK IN OPPOSITION TO THE ABSORBING FOR THE REGIME ROAD DEVELOPMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS.

AUSTIN CENTRAL EAST SIDE IS, IS THE FERTILE GROUND FOR THIS VAST DEVELOPMENT AT WHICH COMPANIES, UM, HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING, UH, UH, AND, UH, UM, HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING, UM, THESE, THESE LARGE DEVELOPMENTS AT THE DETRIMENT OF THE COMMUNITY WHILE I AM NOT OPPOSED TO THE DEVELOPMENT.

THE DEVELOPER IS RELUCTANT TO PROVIDING SUFFICIENT BENEFITS, ASKED FOR BY THE COMMUNITY.

THIS REGIME DEVELOPMENT FOR FUTURE INVESTMENTS WILL PROFIT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE AUSTIN RESIDENTS.

WHEN WE LOOK AT ALL OF THE, OF THE INVESTMENT INCENTIVES PROVIDED TO THE DEVELOPMENT, IT IS NOT UNFAIR OR UNJUST TO EXPECT ADMIN AMENDMENTS GIVEN, EXCUSE ME, OR DEMANDS GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.

SINCE THIS PROJECT IS OF SUCH MAGNITUDE.

I ASKED THE COMMISSION NOT TO APPROVE THE SINCE THE DEVELOPMENT REFUSED, SINCE THE DEVELOPER REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE THE WILLINGNESS OF THE CONTACT TEAM AND THE COMMUNITY TO WORK OUT TERMS AND CONDITIONS PRESENTED BY, BY ALL, I DON'T FEEL A POSTPONEMENT IS NECESSARY AND WHAT WOULD BE, AND WHAT SET ASIDE THE REQUEST OF THE COMMUNITY.

SO I ASKED THE ZONING NOT BE APPROVED.

I THINK YOU WILL NOT HEAR FROM MR. GREG KELLER UM, I'M GREG KELLER.

I AM, UH, UH, THE LANDOWNER OF THE, ON A LARK CENTER WHERE SITAR, HE CURRENTLY WORKS.

SO IT WOULD JUST HAVE THAT BIAS, UH, OUT ON THE TABLE HERE, BUT, UM, I'M HERE IN OPPOSITION, UM, AND I'LL USE THE TIRED, OLD METAPHOR ABOUT RISING BOATS, UM, OR RISING TIDES LIFTING ALL BOATS.

UH, GENTRIFICATION FROM THIS PROJECT WILL HARM MANY OF THE EAST SIDE NEIGHBORS BOATS.

AGAIN, UH, OUR CITY HAS A HISTORY OF DOING THIS.

DEVELOPERS SHOULD HAVE A DIRECT HAND IN FIXING SOME OF THOSE BOATS.

AND SO THE TIDE DOES NOT SWAMP THEM ALL OUT OF AUSTIN.

SO TAHI ITSELF HAS GRADUATED THIS YEAR, 110 STUDENTS WHO OTHERWISE WOULD NOT HAVE ACCESS TO LIVING WAGE JOBS WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY PROTECTING UNDESERVED, UH, UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.

UH, THE CENTRAL TEXAS ALLIED HEALTH INSTITUTE HAS BUILT TRUST THROUGH WRAPAROUND SERVICES AND COMMUNITIES, UH, ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHO KEEP EAST WHO KEEP THESE SIDES SAFE AND LIVABLE FOR OLD AND NEW RESIDENTS.

UM, REALLY THE SPIRIT OF EAST AUSTIN PROJECT BACK IN 2015, STARTED A CONVERSATION.

THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO GET REAL ABOUT SHARING THE BOUNTY OF THIS LAND AND MAKING SURE THAT WE MAKE IT EQUITABLE ON THE EAST SIDE FOR COMMUNITIES AS THESE DEVELOPMENTS COME IN.

UM, I OPPOSE, UH, MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS UNTIL THE BENEFITS FOR THE COMMUNITY, UH, EQUAL, UH, YOU KNOW, EQUAL THE COSTS THAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE COMMUNITY AS THAT GENTRIFICATION RIPPLES THROUGH AND FORCES THINGS TO CHANGE FOR EVERYONE ON THE EAST SIDE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL NOW HEAR FROM MR. CLIFTON BAILING FOLLOWED BY ANGELA GARDEN.

BENEVIDEZ HELLO COMMISSION.

UM, I'M NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON TO TALK WITH GLAMOROUS WORDS AND MAKE IT PRETTY AND SOUND GOOD TO MAKE PEOPLE LIKE ME.

I COME UP HERE TONIGHT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT KING KONG HIP'S KILLING AUSTIN, TEXAS, LOOK AT ALL THE CONDOS AND ALL THE BUILDINGS YOU SEE IN AROUND WHO ON OUR SIDE, THE PEOPLE LIVE A COMMUNITY COMMISSION.

I KNOW Y'ALL WORK HARD, BUT LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE THAT SAY, I KNOW Y'ALL JOB IS NOT WHERE WE VOTED YOU IN LIKE THE CITY COUNCIL, AND THEY NEED TO BE AWAKE.

THANKS FOR WHAT Y'ALL DO.

DELIVERING THEM THE GOODS.

I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I'LL OPPOSE IT.

FIRST OF ALL, I HAVE SEEN I'VE BEEN IN THIS CITY 45 YEARS, THIS LITTLE BLACK I'M IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

IT IS NOT GOOD FOR THE PEOPLES OF BOSTON.

Y'ALL HAVE FELLAS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND WE

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ARE SICK AND TIRED WHEN Y'ALL GONNA LISTEN TO US, THEY'LL PLAY WELL.