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OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

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LET'S LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED EVERYBODY.

UH,

[CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL ]

IT IS 4:06 PM.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, 2021.

IT'S A REGULAR MEETING OF THE DESIGN COMMISSION.

COULD YOU CALL ROLL? YES, SIR.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS ART, SOMEWHAT RANDOM WITH THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT STAFF.

UM, BEGAN ROW CHAIRMAN CAROL PRESENT, UH, SHERIFF, I MEAN COMMISSIONER FRANCO.

WE'RE TRYING TO PROMOTE YOU.

THERE THERE'S ANY COMMISSIONER MINORS HERE, MR. .

MR. TANIGUCHI VERSUS COMMISSIONER WEAVER, COMMISSIONER RAWLINSON, COMMISSIONER COLEMAN HERE, COMMISSIONER WADLEY AND COMMISSIONER.

LUKINS.

YOU HAVE SEVEN FOR QUORUM CHAIR.

THANK YOU.

ANYONE SIGN UP FOR CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

THERE ARE NO CITIZENS COMMUNICATIONS, THEN WE'LL GO STRAIGHT INTO NEW BUSINESS.

UH, I'LL BE

[1.a. Discussion and possible action to evaluate and make recommendations regarding whether 80 Rainey, located at 80 Rainey Street, complies with the Urban Design Guidelines for the city of Austin; Amanda Swor Drenner Group; Gregory Klosowski Pappageorge Haymes; Chris Jackson TBG Partners; Scott Wuest Wuest Group.]

RECUSING MYSELF ON ITEM ONE, A SO COMMISSIONER TANNIC, GUCCI WILL ON THE SIDE.

OKAY.

WHERE THE PRESENTER'S GOING TO SIT HERE.

PRESENTERS WILL SIT UP HERE A LITTLE HARD TO HEAR OVER THERE.

LIKE THE HEAT I TRIED TO, I TRIED TO PUT THE AC ON.

I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU BUILDING.

WE DON'T HAVE MIKE'S EVERYBODY'S TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT LOUDER.

DOES IT? OKAY IF WE TAKE OUR MASKS OFF TO PRESENT AND THEN PUT IT BACK ON SO YOU CAN HEAR US A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

OKAY.

GO AHEAD.

GET STARTED.

WELCOME.

AND NEW COMMISSIONERS AGREED TO SEE ALL IN PERSON.

I'M AMANDA SWORE WITH BANNER GROUP, I'M GOING TO LET, UH, PAWEL INTRODUCE OUR PROJECT TEAM.

AND THEN, UM, WE WERE EXCITED TO PRESENT THIS PROJECT TO YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. CHAIRMAN AND COMMISSIONERS.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

THANKS FOR HAVING US TODAY.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO SEND AN AMAZING PROJECT TO YOU AND HOPEFULLY WE GET TO THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK.

I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE OUR PROJECT TEAM THAT WE BROUGHT WITH US AND AMANDA SWORE WITH RENTER'S OFFICE TO INTRODUCE HERSELF AND, UH, CHRIS JACKSON WITH CBG OR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, AND ALSO GREG SOFSKY FROM CHICAGO, FROM PAPA, GEORGE JAMES, OUR PROJECT ARCHITECT ON THE TEAM.

MY NAME IS PAUL HARDY.

I'M WITH INCOMM VENTURES AND THE OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY AND THE PROJECT.

AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT PRESENTING IT TO YOU.

I KNOW WE'RE LIMITED ON TIME.

SO WITH THAT, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO AMENDMENT.

I'M GOING TO RUN THROUGH SOME OF THE BEGINNING PRETTY QUICK.

AND THEN, UM, I SAID A LONG-TERM PROJECT TEAM TO RUN MORE SPECIFICALLY THROUGH THE GREAT STREETS IN THE OVERALL PROJECT.

SO THE 80 RAINY PROJECT, AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE SCREEN IS OUTLINED IN THE YELLOW STAR.

IT IS LOCATED ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF RAINY STREET, MID ABOUT MID-BLOCK THROUGH RAINY.

IT'S KINDA HARD TO SEE, BUT IT'S THE YELLOW OUTLINED BLOCK.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE 15 TO ONE AREA OF DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM AND ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANT PARTICIPATION, WHICH IS WHY WE ARE HERE WITH YOU ALL TODAY.

THIS PROJECT WILL SEEK AN FAR ABOVE 15 TO ONE, AND WE'LL BE GOING TO CITY COUNCIL CURRENTLY TODAY, THE PROPERTY IS USED.

IT'S FOUR LOTS.

UM, IT IS USED AT THE MIDDLE.

TWO IS A FOOD TRUCK COURTYARD FROM THE NORTHERN PROPERTY IS AN OFFICE BUILDING.

AND THE SOUTHERN PROPERTY IS AN EXISTING COCKTAIL LOUNGE.

TODAY.

ALL FOUR SITES ARE ZONED CBD WITHOUT A CONDITIONAL OVERLAY, WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM WITHOUT A REZONING REQUIREMENT, A COUPLE OF THE PROPERTY BACK.

SO 80 RAINY IS WHAT WE KNOW THIS ISN'T WHAT WE CALL IT.

IT ACTUALLY HAS FOUR ADDRESSES RAINING FROM 78 TO 84 MAIN STREET.

THE SITE IS JUST OVER HALF AN ACRE AT 0.66 ACRES.

THE RAINY STREET REQUIREMENT IS 40 FEET WITHOUT PARTICIPATION IN THE DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM.

WITH PARTICIPATION, WE ARE LOOKING AT A MAXIMUM HEIGHT FOR THIS PROJECT AT 546 FEET OR 49 STORIES.

AND THE MAXIMUM FAR OF 22 1 IS OUR REQUEST WITH THIS DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM.

I'M GOING TO SPEND A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FROM AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING PERSPECTIVE.

SO UNDER THE RAINY STREET REQUIREMENTS TO GET TO FAR OF EIGHT TO ONE, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE 5% OF YOUR UNITS AS RENT AS FOR RENT AT 80%.

AND WITH THIS PROJECT THAT EQUATES TO JUST UNDER 10,000 SQUARE FEET OR 9,787 NET RENTABLE SQUARE FEET TO GET EIGHT TO ONE.

OH GOSH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

YELL AT ME.

IF I GET OFF ONE, IT'S HARD TO JUST NOT SEE IT.

WHAT YOU'RE PRESENTING TO THE SECOND PIECE OF OUR

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DENSITY BONUS IS FOR THE AREA BETWEEN EIGHT TO ONE AND 15 ONE FOR THAT PORTION, WE ARE PROPOSING TO USE THE FEE IN LIEU THAT IS ALLOWED UNDER THE DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM FOR THIS PROJECT FROM EIGHT TO ONE TO 15 TO ONE EQUATES TO $720,350, UH, FOR THE AREA BETWEEN 15 TO ONE AND 20 TO ONE, WE ARE PROPOSING TO USE A HYBRID.

SO TO ACHIEVE HALF OF THAT ADDITIONAL SQUARE FOOTAGE WITH ON-SITE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND THE REMAINING PORTION WITH THE FAN LOO, WHAT THAT TOTALS? YEAH.

SO THIS IS THE BONUS PART.

IT TOTALS, UM, UH, AN ADDITIONAL FEE IN LIEU OF $331,923 IN ADDITIONAL ONSITE AFFORDABLE HOUSING OF 6,638.

SO FOR A TOTAL, THIS PROJECT WE'LL BE PROVIDING 16,435 SQUARE FEET OR 22 ON-SITE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS AND OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN FOR THE PROPERTY.

THE PROJECT IN THE DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS IS REQUIRED TO MEET THE GATES GATEKEEPER REQUIREMENTS.

THE GATE KEEPER REQUIREMENT FOR TWO STAR IS FOR TWO-STAR AGB.

THIS PROJECT IS PROPOSING TO MEET THREE-STAR AEB.

UM, IN ADDITION, UH, CJ, WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT GREAT STREET COMPLIANCE, BUT WE ARE PROVIDING GREAT STREETS ALONG THE ENTIRETY OF OUR PROPERTY.

WE ARE ALSO ENHANCING THE PEDESTRIAN REALM FROM A GREAT STREETS PERSPECTIVE TO THE PROPERTY, TO OUR NORTH.

AND THEN FINALLY, WE ARE REQUIRED TO MEET SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE WITH THE DOWNTOWN DESIGN GUIDELINES, WHICH IS A PART OF THE REASON WE ARE HERE IN FRONT OF YOU ALL TODAY.

WE DID RECEIVE A LETTER FROM THE WORKING GROUP THAT WE PRESENTED TO ON NOVEMBER 1ST, UH, INDICATING THAT THIS PROJECT MEET SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE.

WE WERE, UM, VERY PLEASED AND VERY EXCITED.

AND THIS IS THE THING, UM, THE WORKING GROUP HAD INDICATED THAT THIS PROJECT MEANT 10 OUT OF 10 OF THE AREA, WIDE GUIDELINES, 11 OF 11 OF THE PUBLIC STREET SCAPE GUIDELINES, UM, FIVE AND A HALF OF SIX APPLICABLE PLAZA AND OPEN-SPACE GUIDELINES.

AND THEN SEVEN OF SEVEN OF THE, UM, OF LIKE BUILDING GUIDELINES, UH, AND OVERALL INDICATED THAT THIS PROJECT DID SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE FOR THE URBAN DESIGN.

I WANT TO SPEND JUST A MINUTE TALKING TO YOU ABOUT THE LAYOUT OF THE PROJECT, AND THEN I'M GOING TO PASS IT ON TO ME.

THIS IS SUPER TOUCHY, UH, APOLOGIZE FOR THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES ON USER ERROR ON MY END.

SO I'M GOING TO WALK YOU THROUGH THE WAY THAT, UH, THAT WE SEE THE GROUND FLOOR LAYING OUT ON THIS PROJECT.

I'M GOING TO START SOUTH TO NORTH OR IN THIS PICTURE FROM LEFT TO, RIGHT.

SO THE TWO STANDALONE, UM, LEW BUILDINGS THAT YOU SEE THAT ARE INDICATED AS FAR ARE ACTUALLY THE TWO EXISTING BUNGALOWS ON THE PROPERTY.

SO THE BUNGALOW ON THE SOUTH, WE ARE MAINTAINING AND ITS CURRENT LOCATION, AND WE ARE PROPOSING TO MOVE THE BUNK ON THE NORTH.

SO THAT AREA BEHIND THE EXISTING BUNGALOW, IT'S THE SMALLER OF THE TWO REALLY TO CREATE THAT OPEN SPACE IN COURTYARD.

SO THAT ESSENTIALLY DOES, IS IT TAKES A THIRD OF THE FOLDABLE PROJECT IN PRESERVES, THE EXISTING, UH, THE EXISTING BUILDINGS, JUST TO THE, UM, TO THE NORTH OF THE EXISTING BUILDINGS.

YOU'LL SEE, UH, UH, AN EAST AND WEST PASEO THAT WILL PROVIDE A PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SECTION FROM RAINY STREET FURTHER TO THE ALLEY.

AND THEN FURTHER CONNECTING TO THE BACK AT THE END OF THAT VIDEO ON THE ALLEY SIDE IS ALSO WHERE THERE'S GOING TO BE A DROP-OFF LOCATION FOR UBER, LYFT, TAXIS.

THOSE TYPES OF ITEMS IS GOING TO BE ALONG THE ALLEY SIDE AND THEN CONTINUING TO THE NORTH.

YOU'LL SEE ALL OF THE AREAS IN BLUE ARE THE PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED SPACES.

THEY ARE THE RESTAURANTS, THE BARS, THE COFFEE SHOPS, THOSE ITEMS, THAT AREA THAT OUTLINED IN YELLOW IS THE SMALL AREA FOR THE LOBBY.

WITH THIS PROJECT.

IT IS ALSO CREATED A BASEMENT LEVEL THAT YOU, UM, THAT WE CAN TALK THROUGH MORE LATER, BUT THE BASE LEVEL IS GOING TO ALSO HAVE A PEDESTRIAN IN ITS SPACE WITH A SPEAKEASY, BUT THEY PUT ALL OF THE, THE MAIL ROOM, THE BICYCLE ROOM, THE OTHER DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES THAT YOU WOULD TYPICALLY SEE ON THE GROUND FLOOR ON THAT BASEMENT LEVEL TO ALLOW FOR FURTHER ACTIVATION OF THE GROUND FLOOR, AS WELL AS THE SECOND PART.

AND WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO PAUSE AND PASS IT ON TO CHRIS WITH TDG TO TALK THROUGH THIS.

OKAY.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, UH, YEAH, WE'RE, WE'RE ABLE TO GET FULL GREAT STREETS COMPLIANCE ON THIS PROJECT, UH, WHICH WILL BE A REALLY NICE RESPITE COMPARED TO, UM, A LOT OF RAINY STREET.

ONE OF THE BIG DIFFERENCES TOO, THAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO IS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF OUR SITE, WHICH IS TO THE RIGHT, UM, SOME EXISTING CONDITIONS.

THERE, THERE'S A SERIES OF SWITCHBACKS THAT ACTUALLY KIND OF ROLL YOU OUT INTO WHAT WOULD BE THE PARKING ZONE.

UM, AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE NEIGHBOR ON 86 RAINEY TO HELP US, UH, REALLY KIND OF CONSOLIDATE

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AND MAKE THAT MUCH MORE EFFICIENT.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW WE'RE WORKING ON THAT IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF SLIDES, UH, BEYOND THAT WE HAVE OUR TRADITIONAL EIGHT FOOT PLANTING ZONE, UM, AND ALSO FURNISHING ZONE.

AND THEN WE HAVE A 10 FOOT AUSTRIAN ZONE.

AND THEN IN ADDITION, THIS, UM, LIKE THE ACTIVATED GROUND LEVEL HAS SOME ADDITIONAL RELIEF THAT YOU CAN SEE BEYOND THE PROPERTY LINE TO ABOUT SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FIVE AND 10 FEET OUTSIDE OF SOME OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS.

SO IT'LL FEEL REALLY GOOD.

UM, PLUS THAT RELIEF OF THE PASEO THAT AMANDA MENTIONED.

SO THIS IS SPECIFICALLY THAT ZONE THAT WE MENTIONED THERE IN THE GRAY ON THE BOTTOM SIDE OF THE PAGE, THAT'S WHERE WE CONCURRENTLY KIND OF ROLL OUT INTO THE INTERSECTION.

AND JUST UPHILL OF THIS IS A MAJOR PINCH POINT OF PEDESTRIAN FLOW, WHERE THERE'S A SERIES OF RAMPS TO KIND OF HELP PEOPLE TRAVERSE THE CURRENT CONDITIONS.

AND IN OUR CASE, WE'LL BE ABLE TO PULL THAT BACK AND MAKE A FULL 10 FOOT CONNECTION DOWN INTO OUR SITE.

AND THIS IS WHAT THAT STARTS TO LOOK LIKE AN AXONOMETRIC FORM.

SO EXISTING CONDITIONS IN THE BOTTOM, AND THEN THE MODEL OF HOW WE'RE NAVIGATING THAT TERRAIN.

AND THEN HERE, YOU CAN START TO SEE HOW WE, UM, BECAUSE WE HAVE THOSE CONDITIONS IN THE IMAGE BELOW, UH, YOU CAN SEE THERE WHERE THERE'S, UH, THOSE WALLS BASICALLY ARE ABOUT 10 FEET FROM FACE OF CURB.

SO WE'RE KEEPING THAT 10 FOOT PEDESTRIAN ZONE.

WE WORKED THROUGH THIS WITH THE URBAN DESIGN TEAM, UM, TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO COME FLOAT DOWN.

AND THEN WE WORK OUR WAY BACK ON OUR SITE INTO THE TRADITIONAL GRADE STREETS FLOW.

WE'RE ABLE TO PUT OUR TREES, UH, 22 FEET ON CENTER, ALL THE NORMAL RHYTHM.

ONE THING WE DID TO KIND OF PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN REALLY THE PRACTICES OF RAINEY WAS TO DO CONTINUOUS PLANTING BEDS UNDER THESE NEW PROPOSED TREES AND AREAS THAT WE DON'T HAVE PLANTING, KNOWING THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF PEDESTRIAN FLOW AND TRAFFIC, WE HAVE DEDICATED ZONES TO WHERE PEOPLE COULD MOVE UP ONTO THE SIDEWALK TO ENGAGE THE SPACE.

AND WE ALSO HAVE A LITTLE SORT OF A, LIKE A PLANTING FENCE, UH, IF YOU WILL AROUND TO KEEP FROM GOING AND PEOPLE TRAMPLING THROUGH.

AND THEN ONE OF THE THINGS WE DID, UM, I WASN'T HERE FOR THE WORKING GROUP, BUT I KNOW THERE WAS DISCUSSION OF USING A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT STREET TREE TYPES.

WE'VE SINCE REDUCED TO ONE STREET TREE, BUT WE'D LIKE TO, WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE URBAN DESIGN TEAM AND ALSO THE, UH, CITY ARBORIST ABOUT GOING TO A BALD CYPRESS FOR THAT TREE VERSUS BALD, CYPRESS AND MEXICAN SYCAMORE.

SO THE OTHER NEW PROJECTS THEY HAVE, I BELIEVE RED OAKS.

SO THERE IS A, UM, INTENTIONAL CHANGE IN THAT.

AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT IN A LITTLE MORE DETAIL HERE AT THE END, A LITTLE MORE OF THAT DESIGN INTENT.

I THINK YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THIS ONE ALREADY, BUT IT SHOWS YOU KIND OF THE RANGE OF, UM, THESE DIFFERENT SPACES AND HOW THEY COME TOGETHER.

THEN THE OTHER PIECE OF THIS PROJECT IS PUBLIC ART.

SO WE HAVE, UM, TO BE DETERMINED, BUT SCALED APPROPRIATELY, THIS SORT OF GATEWAY PIECE, THAT'S, UM, A JUST AT THE BOTTOM HERE, UM, THAT'S AT THE ENTRY SAY, OH, UM, THEN WE HAVE AN BE IN THE BACK IS AN ART FEATURE WALL THAT ALSO BECOMES A BIT OF SORT OF A, UM, AN INTEREST POINT.

SO WHEN YOU COME AROUND THE CORNER AND YOU SEE THE , YOU'RE REALLY INTERESTED IN SEEING WHAT'S GOING ON BACK THERE FROM A FORM STANDPOINT, KIND OF SIMILAR TO WHEN YOU ENGAGE FROM THE STREET AND SAY NEW ORLEANS, WHERE YOU SEE IT BACK INTO A COURTYARD, AND YOU'RE CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON BACK THERE.

AND THEN THE LAST PIECE C IS A MURAL WHICH WILL BE ON THE RIDE SHARE DROP ON THE ALLEY SIDE, THAT DIMENSION.

SO THIS WORD, THIS JUST KIND OF WALKS YOU THROUGH THAT TO SAIL A LITTLE BIT.

THIS IS BACK UNDERNEATH TO PRESERVED, UH, PROTECTED SIZED TREES, WHERE IT WILL BE FLOATING A DECK OVERTOP USING, UM, EITHER LIKE EXPENSIVE JOYCE OVER THE HALF CRITICAL ROUTES ON OR A SIMILAR SYSTEM.

UM, AND THEN I DIDN'T FAIL TO MENTION EARLIER, WE ARE PRESERVING A SUPER HERITAGE TREE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE SITE.

THAT'LL BE INTEGRATED INTO THE STREETSCAPE, UH, AS WELL.

AND THEN NOW I'LL TURN IT OVER TO MR. GREG, RIGHT? AND I THINK IT'S WORTH TO MENTION THAT.

OF COURSE, THE ART IS GOING TO BE SOURCED FROM LOCAL ARTISTS.

YOU HAVEN'T DECIDED YET, BUT WE DO HAVE SOME KIND OF COMPETITION PROGRAM.

MAYBE WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT LATER.

UH, THANKS, CJ.

UH, AS MENTIONED EARLIER, I'M GREG KLOSOSKI, I'M A SENIOR ASSOCIATE WITH PUPPETRY TEAMS, PARTNERS, OR THE ARCHITECTS FOR THE PROJECT, AND I'M EXCITED TO GET SOME INSIGHT INTO THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THAT WE CAN SEE FOR THE SITE OR RENDERINGS THAT YOU'RE SEEING RIGHT NOW ARE BOTH TAKEN FROM RAINY STREET.

THE VIEW ON THE LEFT, THE VIEW FROM THE SOUTH EAST, AND YOU CAN SEE THE EXISTING 70 RAINY ON THE LEFT, THE VIEW ON THE RIGHT ROTATES, THE BUILDING AROUND IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER.

YOU CAN STILL SEE 80 RAINY A LITTLE BIT THERE, AND, UH, KINDA MENTIONED HOTEL VANZANT, BUT IT'S HIDDEN BY THE DESIGN COMMISSION RIGHT

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THERE.

SO CAN POINT YOU JUST A LITTLE BIT, UM, JUST AS A QUICK OVERVIEW FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, UH, TO WALK YOU THROUGH THE BUILDING, AND THEN WE'LL LOOK AT EACH PIECE IN A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL AT THE BASE, UH, WHERE IT'S ALL LIT UP.

YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE TWO STORIES OF RETAIL.

IT'S LARGELY RETAIL.

THERE IS A SMALL, UH, RESIDENTIAL ENTRANCE AT THAT LEVEL POPPING UP ABOVE THAT IS THE PARKING LEVELS THAT'S COVERED IN LEASE RATES AND GOING INTO EMBEDDING THERE A LITTLE BIT.

UM, ANOTHER SORT OF LIT UP AREA JUST ABOVE THAT IS, UH, THREE STORIES OF AMENITY THAT WE'LL WALK THROUGH AND THE PUBLIC PARK, UH, THE RESIDENTIAL PORTIONS OF THE BUILDING RISE UP ABOVE THAT ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP, WHERE WE HAVE A PENTHOUSE AND ANOTHER AMENITY LEVEL AT THE TOP.

AND THAT'S KEPT BY A SCULPTURAL CROWN NETWORKS I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT AS WELL.

UH, THE OTHER THING THAT'S INTERESTING TO SEE FROM, UH, THESE TWO RENDERINGS IS, UH, WHAT AMANDA TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, WE REALLY ARE TAKING ALMOST A THIRD OF THE ASSIGNMENTS ARE PULLING THE BUILDING BACK TO SAVE SPACE FOR THOSE BUNGALOWS IN THE PASEO.

AND THAT'S ALLOWING TOWER TO BE MORE SLENDER, UH, AND SHOULD HAVE A NICE SLENDER PROPORTION ON THE SKYLINE.

AND ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING IS REALLY IMPLEMENTING SORT OF A MODERN TAKE ON THE CLASSIC IDEA OF BASE MIDDLE AND TOP TOWER.

HOPEFULLY I GET THIS KEY RIGHT HERE.

SO STARTING DOWN AT THAT PEDESTRIAN SCALE DOWN LOW A LITTLE BIT, UM, WHAT WE'VE DONE IS WE'VE MADE A PRETTY IMPORTANT DESIGN DECISION.

AND WHAT WE'VE DONE IS WE'VE REDUCED THE FOOTPRINT OF THE BUILDING.

THESE FIRST TWO LEVELS.

WE'RE PULLING IN THE WALLS ON RAINY STREET AND ALONG THE SAIL TO ALLOW THE BUILDING TO TOUCH DOWN A LOT MORE CLEARLY, UH, ON THE GROUND.

AND THIS IS GOING TO BE REALLY IMPACTFUL FOR THOSE TWO TO FIRST, THAT'S GOING TO ALLOW US TO HAVE TALL EXPANSES OF STOREFRONT, UM, OVERSIZE, SLIDING WINDOWS, UH, ROLL UP DOORS, AND IT WILL HELP ACTIVATE THE FACADE AND CONNECT THE GENEROUS, UH, INTERIOR SPACES FOR THE RETAIL THROUGH THE RAINY STREET EXPERIENCE.

BUT THIS RENDERING WHERE WE PULL IN EVEN A LITTLE BIT CLOSER TO WHERE THE SAO IS, AND YOU CAN SEE THE BUNGALOW IN THE LEFT.

UM, THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY SEE WHERE THIS TURNS THE CORNER WE'VE GOT THIS REALLY POOREST CONDITION REALLY OPENED BETWEEN THESE INTERIOR SPACES AND, UH, THE PASEO, UH, THAT'S RUNNING ALONG THE MIDDLE OF THE DRAWING THERE, AND THAT'S GOING TO HELP DRAW THAT RAINY EXPERIENCE INTO OUR SITE.

AS WE START TO MOVE ALONG THE BASE OF RAINY, UH, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A PALLET OF POOL, INTERESTING FINISHES.

WE REALLY WANT TO ENHANCE THE PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE AS YOU'RE WALKING ALONG RAINY.

WE WANT TO INVITE THE PUBLIC INTO THESE SPACES, AND WE DEFINE THE ELEVATED BRANDING OF THIS MIXED USE BUILDING.

THE INTENT IS THAT WE WOULD HAVE A SMALL RETAIL, OR I'M SORRY, THAT RETAIL RESIDENTIAL LOBBY FOR THE RESIDENTIAL PORTION OF THE BUILDING, BUT EVEN THAT WILL BE AGGRAVATED BY A COFFEE SHOP PROGRAM.

AND THEN THERE'LL BE A SEPARATE DISTINCTIVE ELEVATOR LOBBY.

THAT WOULD BE REALLY UNIQUE TOWARD THE PART OF THAT.

SUDDENLY THE 11TH FLOOR THAT'S PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE AND ABOVE THIS SPACE, UH, WE'D BE CREATING A SCREEN THAT RUNS ALL THE WAY AROUND ALL FOUR SIDES OF THE GARAGE PARKING MODELS.

THIS WILL BE A MASONRY CONSTRUCTION.

OUR INTENT WOULD BE TO WORK WITH SOME LOCAL MASONS TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT'S SCULPTURAL AND INTERESTING SO THAT IT LOOKS FANTASTIC FROM THE STREET BELOW, BUT ALSO SERVES TO ACT AS A SCREEN.

SO THAT SCREENING THE VIEWS OF THE CARS AND THEIR HEADLIGHTS FROM THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORS.

AND FROM THE LARGER NAME IN GENERAL, AS YOU COME UP ABOVE THE GARAGE LEVELS UP TO THIS AMENITY, THE LEVEL THAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, THIS WOULD BE FLOORS 11 THROUGH 13.

UH, THIS IS AN ARCHITECTURAL BETWEEN BASE AND THE RESIDENTIAL.

UH, THIS WOULD BE HIGHLY, UH, PLANTED A LOT OF VEGETATION, REALLY LUSH THIS.

WE START TO ACTUALLY COME DOWN AND HAVE IT PARTS OF THE SCREEN OF THE GARAGE AS WELL, SO THAT YOU REALLY GET A SENSE OF THAT VEGETATION.

UH, NOT ONLY FROM THE STREET BELOW, FROM, BUT FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE CITY AND BEYOND.

AND THIS IS REALLY GOING TO BE ARGUABLY THE MOST DRAMATIC PART OF THE DESIGN.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THESE COOL SORT OF TERRACING FLOORS THAT STEP UP, UH, 11 THROUGH 13 AND OVERLOOK AT EACH OTHER AND SHIFT IN UNEXPECTED WAYS AS THEY MOVE UP.

AND WHAT'S, UH, WHAT WE THINK IS REALLY COOL ABOUT THIS BUILDING, WHAT WE'RE ACTIVELY TAKING, WHEN YOU CAN SEE OUTLINED IN CARE, THIS IS THE 11TH FLOOR TAKING A BUNGALOW SIZED BAR AND MOVING IT UP TO THE 11 FLOOR WITH A OUTDOOR SPACE.

THAT'S SIMILAR TO THE OTHER BARS.

AND WHAT THIS IS DOING IS IT'S ELEVATING THAT BAR UP SO THAT IT CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BREEZES THAT YOU GET HERE IN AUSTIN USE TOWARDS THE LAKE.

AND IT ALSO WOULD BE A REALLY UNIQUE VANTAGE POINT TO TAKE, TO TAKE IN THE ENERGY OF RAINY STREET DOWN BELOW THE IMAGES THAT YOU'RE SEEING HERE ARE SOME PRECEDENT IMAGES, BUT THEY'RE INTENDED TO SHOW THE DESIGN INTENT FOR THE WIDE RANGE OF SEATING ARRANGEMENTS.

WE'RE PLANNING TO HAVE THE AMENITIES FOR THE RESIDENTIAL TENANTS AND ALSO, UH, THE OVERLOOK THAT YOU GOING TO BE HAVING FOR THE PUBLIC AT THE SPACE.

AND THEN MOVING BACK OUT AGAIN TO THIS PAIR OF RENDERINGS, YOU CAN NOW SEE.

SO WHERE WERE THOSE, UH, YOU KNOW, 11, 12TH AND 13TH FLOOR AMENITIES YARD.

IT REALLY IS A BREAK BETWEEN PART OF THE BUILDING ON THAT UPPER PART.

THE UPPER PART ARE WHERE THEY'RE ALL THE APARTMENT UNITS WOULD BE.

MOST OF THE APARTMENTS WERE, ALL OF THE APARTMENTS WOULD BE FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS, AND THOSE ARE GOING TO BE BROKEN UP BY SOLAR PANELS THAT YOU CAN SEE PATTERNING.

UH, THOSE SOLID PANELS ARE GOING TO REPRESENT

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BREAKS BETWEEN PARKING UNITS, FROM UNIT TO UNIT OR BREAKS WITHIN ROOMS WITHIN THE UNIT THAT IS PATTERNING.

UH, SO IT'S, IT'S RANDOM AND PLAYFUL LOOKING, BUT IT FUNCTIONALLY CORRESPONDS TO WHAT'S GOING ON INSIDE.

AND EACH ONE OF THESE SOLID PANELS WOULD ACTUALLY BE AN INSULATED RAIN SCREEN ASSEMBLY.

IT'LL BE AN ACTUAL WALL ASSEMBLY.

WHAT THAT'S GOING TO DO IS HELP WITH, UH, INSULATIVE VALUE OF THE OVERALL THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF THE ENVELOPE.

IT WILL HELP REDUCE, UM, GLAZING AND THEREFORE SOME OF THE GLARE AND ALL OF THAT WILL HELP US ACHIEVE THE AUSTIN ENERGY GREEN BUILDING THREE STAR RATING THAT WE'RE GOING FOR ON THIS PROJECT.

AND THE PATTERN ALSO WILL START TO DISSOLVE EFFECTIVELY, GET A BIT MORE GLASS HERE AS IT GETS TO THE TOP.

AND THEN AT THE VERY TOP, IT'S A LITTLE BIT HARD TO SEE FROM THIS ANGLE, BUT IT STEPS IN, UH, AT THE VERY TOP LEVEL SO THAT YOU GET THE, WITH TERRACES AT THE TOP, BUT IT'S NOT JUST FOR THE PENTHOUSE UNITS AT THE TOP.

AT TOP OF THE WALL ALSO HAVE US IN THE AMENITIES FOR THE RESIDENTS SO THAT EVERYBODY IN THE TOWER COULD ENJOY THAT TOP LEVEL WILL BE A CLUB ROOM AND, UH, AN OUTDOOR DECK THAT HAS AN ADDITIONAL, AND THEN ALL OF THAT FUNCTION AT THE TOP, WHICH WILL SERVE UNDULATING IN AND OUT.

IT'S GOING TO BE KEPT BY A ROOF UP THAT CANNULATORS OUTWARD.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN INTERESTING, HIGHLY VISIBLE ARTICULATION THAT WILL ACT AS A, AS A CROWN, A SCULPTURAL CROWN.

UM, SO ANY WE'VE WE WORKED COLLABORATIVELY WITH OUR CLIENTS AND ALL THE SIGNERS ON OUR TEAM TO CREATE A TOWER THAT WE THINK CAPTURES THE FUN AND ECLECTIC SPIRIT OF RAINY STREET WHILE HOPEFULLY BECOMING A CENTERPIECE OF THE REMARK OF THIS REMARKABLE TRANSFORMATION, UH, DOWNTOWN AUSTIN AS WELL.

SO BACK TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THIS PROJECT WHERE WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF WHERE IT IS TODAY, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANSWERING ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

COMMISSIONER, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS PRESENTERS, ONE QUESTION, UM, HOW MANY TOTAL UNITS FOR AFFORDABLE IT'S 22? WELL, THERE'S NO POINT I'VE ALWAYS GOING TO RE UM, I WAS GOING TO ACTUALLY ADD ONTO THAT AS FAR AS THE 22 AFFORDABLE UNITS.

I KNOW YOU SAID THE OVERALL SQUARE FOOTAGE, ARE THEY 1, 2, 3? UM, SO THE FIRST PART IS DUE TO THE ABOVE, TAKE IT TO ONE.

I CAN PUT THAT ON THE SECOND AT 5% IS REQUIRED TO BE A MIX OF UNIT.

SO IT'S REQUIRED TO BE A PROPORTIONATE MIX OF ONES, TWOS AND THREES, THE AREA ABOVE THAT CAN BE EITHER.

SO IT CAN ONE BEDROOM, OR IT CAN BE A PROPORTIONATE MIX.

I THINK RIGHT NOW WE'RE ANTICIPATING THAT THAT'S MORE ONE BEDROOMS IN THAT AREA.

YOU'LL SEE BOTH, YOU'LL SEE A MIX, WHICH FOR ABOUT HALF OF IT, AND THEN THE SECOND HALF WILL BE OKAY.

WELL, YEAH, I MEAN, I THINK THIS PROJECT IS EXEMPLARY OF URBAN DESIGN AND IT DOES EXACTLY WHAT I THINK THE CITY OF AUSTIN NEEDS IN TERMS OF BRIDGING PAST, YOU KNOW, PAYING ATTENTION TO THE HISTORICAL VALUE OF THOSE HOMES IN RAINEY, LOOKING AT THE CURRENT USE WHERE IT'S A VIBRANT NIGHTLIFE DISTRICT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE AS WELL.

I AM BLOWN AWAY BY THIS PROJECT.

AND I DO THINK THAT, UM, IT, IT SETS A VERY HIGH BAR, UM, UH, PARTICULARLY COMPARED TO A LOT OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE'VE SEEN LATELY IN DOWNTOWN, WHERE THEY SEEM TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE DRAW THAT PEOPLE HAVE MOVED HERE FOR.

UM, I SAW A TWEET THE OTHER DAY THAT REALLY RESONATED WITH ME WHERE, UM, SOMEONE, UH, POSTED ON TWITTER, UM, SOMETHING THAT GOT RETWEETED THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF TIMES, OR THEY SAID, UM, AUSTIN, TEXAS IS FAST BECOMING KNOWN AS THE CITY THAT BULLDOZED ITS CULTURE AND CHARACTER TO MAKE ROOM, BUILD CONDOS FOR THE PEOPLE THAT WERE DRAWN TO THE CULTURE AND CHARACTER.

AND I THINK Y'ALL HAVE BEEN AMAZING STEWARDS OF JUST COMMUNITIES NEEDS.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE NOT SITUATING THAT SAME CONCERN THAT SO MANY AUSTINITES HAVE.

SO I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS.

THANK YOU.

WELL, I GUESS WITH REGARDS TO THE CULTURE, I WOULD SAY, UM, YOU'RE, YOU KNOW, A HUNDRED YARDS AWAY FROM THE MAC AS, UH, REALLY APPRECIATE ALL OF THE ART PROGRAMMING THAT YOU ARTWORK THAT YOU GUYS HAVE THERE.

WHAT'S THE THOUGHT OF PROGRAMMING THAT GOES, ESPECIALLY BEING SO CLOSE TO THE MAC AND SO CLOSE TO ESSENTIALLY BE THE MECCA FOR LATINO ART CULTURE.

AND IN AUSTIN, WE'LL TALK TO PROGRAMMING ON IT, BUT I WILL SAY THAT WAS A BIG FOCUS ON THAT.

PASEO WAS SO IMPORTANT, LIKE CREATING THAT CONNECTION.

CAUSE RIGHT NOW RAINEY HAS THE ALLEY.

THAT IS JUST THE, BUT THAT GOES TO THE WEST.

AND SO THE VERY FIRST MEETING THAT WE HAD, THE PROJECT TEAM SAID, LET'S CREATE, LET'S CONNECT IT AND CREATE IT.

UM, PAVELLE DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT? YEAH, I'LL BE HAPPY DOING EXACTLY THAT THE FIRST, WHEN WE LOOKED AT THIS AND I'M GOING TO ECHO EVERYTHING YOU SAID, BECAUSE WE FEEL PERSONALLY THE SAME WAY.

WE DON'T WANT TO GO THE DIRECTION THAT SOMEBODY WAS SUGGESTING WE'RE GOING.

SO WHEN WE LOOKED AT THAT KIND OF HOLISTICALLY, WE SAID, WE JUST DON'T WANT TO DROP A HIGH RISE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BLOCK, CORRECT? LIKE, IS THERE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMETHING ELSE, RIGHT.

CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN INDUSTRIES, THE FACT THAT WE'RE MID-BLOCK, YOU KNOW, AND WE KNOW RAINY VERY WELL, ALL OF US, YOU KNOW, GO AND DINE THERE AND PARTY THERE AND WORK THERE

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AND WALK AND ALL OF THAT.

SO WE HAVE A GOOD FEEL AND UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE COMMUNITY NEEDS AND WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES.

SO WE SAID, YOU KNOW, CONNECT CONNECTIVITY IS ONE, UH, YOU KNOW, PROVIDING SOME ADDITIONAL SPACE FOR PEDESTRIANS ACTIVATING ALL THOSE LEVELS FROM BASEMENT 11, BUT ALSO, YOU KNOW, MAKING THIS ART AND THE WEIRDNESS OF AUSTIN, PART OF THE PROJECT AND RESPECT, CORRECT.

AND JUST BANK RESPECT FOR ALL THOSE ELEMENTS AT THE SAME TIME, YOU KNOW, MAXIMIZING THE VALUE OF OUR PROPERTY.

OF COURSE, CORRECT.

WE WOULD REALLY WANT TO DELIVER, YOU KNOW, A QUALITY HOUSING PRODUCT THAT HAS VARIETY OF DIFFERENT SIZES AND PRICE POINTS WITH A SUBSTANTIAL AND MATERIAL AFFORDABLE COMPONENTS.

SO, SO OUR APPROACH FROM THE VERY BEGINNING WAS LET'S, LET'S TRY TO, YOU KNOW, WE CREATED THE VERY LONG LIST OF THINGS WE WANT TO DO IN THIS PROJECT.

AND WE SAID, HOW MANY OF THIS, WE CAN, WE REALLY IMPLEMENT THIS AT 20%, 30% OR 50%? AND WE SAID, WELL, WHY DON'T WE TRY TO DO ALL OF IT? AND I DON'T THINK WE'RE ABLE TO DO ALL OF IT, BUT AT LEAST 90% OF OUR INITIAL IDEAS ACTUALLY ENDED UP IN THIS PROJECT.

SO, AND YOU ADDRESS A LITTLE BIT SPECIFICALLY THE QUESTION ON THE ART, AND IT'S HOW WE PLAN ON PROGRAMMING, THE ART, YOU KNOW, THE ART NEEDS TO BE RESPECTFUL.

WE SAID, OF COURSE, WE'RE GOING TO USE LOCAL ARTISTS AND W WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE, WE'RE GOING TO BE ART DIRECTORS.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE THE ART CREATORS.

CORRECT.

SO WE WANT THE ARTISTS TO HAVE A VISION AND HAVE AN IDEA AND BRING SOME IDEAS COLLECTIVELY.

AND OF COURSE WE'RE GONNA, YOU KNOW, REALLY LEAN FORWARD TOWARDS, YOU KNOW, HISPANIC ART AND SO FORTH, AND THE CULTURE OF AUSTIN AND THE CONNECTIVITY TO MAC AND PAY RESPECT TO IT.

SO FROM THAT ANGLE, WE'RE ABSOLUTELY GOING TO SUPPORT THE DIRECTION.

YEAH, I GUESS I'M MORE CURIOUS TO KNOW WHAT THE APPROACH IS TO GETTING THAT PROGRAMMING, UM, ABSOLUTELY SUPPORT THE PROJECT.

I THINK IT'S AMAZING, BUT I GUESS WHAT I WANT TO BRING UP IS THERE'S A LOT OF LATINO ARTISTS IN TOWN THAT DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO SOME OF THESE MAINSTREAM, UM, ART FACILITIES, I GUESS, UM, ART IN PUBLIC PLACES IS AMAZING AND THEY DO GREAT WORK, BUT A LOT OF LATINO ARTISTS JUST DO NOT HAVE THAT ACCESS FOR MULTIPLE REASONS.

SO I GUESS MY, I GUESS WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY IS DOING KIND OF OUTSIDE OF THE BOX, UM, OUTREACH ARTISTS IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.

ABSOLUTELY.

POINT TAKEN.

YEAH, WELL TAKEN.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS OR SUGGESTIONS, WE'LL BE HAPPY TO TALK TO YOU OR ANY OF YOUR COLLEAGUES, HOW TO REACH OUT TO THOSE ARTISTS.

WE ALREADY REACHED INTO MAC.

WE ALREADY HAD A CONVERSATION WITH THEM.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE TRYING TO GET THEM ENGAGED IN THIS PROJECT AND MAKE THEM AT WORK OF OUR PROJECT AS WELL.

SO IT'S GOING TO BE COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS FOR SURE.

SO THANKS FOR YOUR SUGGESTION.

OKAY.

TO MOVE THIS ON A COMMISSIONER COVE WITH THE, DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE TREE PALLET AT ALL? HOW DID YOU KNOW GREAT PROJECT, FIRST OF ALL, THE SUPER HERITAGE TREE ALONG THE STREETSCAPE IN FRONT OF THE BAR, HOW IS THAT BEING PRESERVED? THAT THE CONSTRUCTION TO CREATE THIS GREAT STREETS, IT LOOKS AMBIGUOUS, FLY DOWN.

SURE.

YOU HAVEN'T GOT AN IDEA OF HOW TO DO IT, BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO DRIVE THAT THROUGH.

YEAH, THERE WE GO.

UM, THIS IS PROBABLY BEST.

SO IT'S UPSIDE OF WORKING THROUGH PEDESTRIAN, UM, LIKE PEOPLE FLOWING DOWN THE STREET RIGHT THERE, UH, THAT, THAT, UH, BAR ON THE BOTTOM THERE, THAT EXISTING ENVELOPE WILL STAY IN PLACE.

UM, SO EVERYTHING THERE CAN PRETTY MUCH STAY INTACT.

SO OUR, OUR FENCING CAN GO AROUND.

WHAT WOULD BE PROBABLY CLOSER TO THE FULL DRIP LINE, LET ALONE THE HAVE CRITICAL.

YEAH.

SO THIS STAYS, AND THEN THIS IS THE TREE.

AND SO THERE'S, THERE'S GOING TO NEED TO BE, UM, THE PULLING UP OF THE EXISTING CONCRETE RIGHT HERE.

AND THE WAS GRANTED AND THE PLACEMENT OF THE NEW PAPERS, UM, OUTSIDE OF THAT, WE'RE ABLE TO THAT RECTANGULAR LANDSCAPE, THE RIGHT WORK WITH THE TRUNK OF A TREE.

NOW THAT RECTANGULAR LANDSCAPE RIGHT THERE, THAT, THAT WHOLE THING.

YEAH.

SO FOR THIS AREA, ALL WE CAN DO IS WE CAN ONLY WORK WITHIN, WELL, WITHIN THE HALF CRITICAL, WE CAN ONLY WORK WITHIN FOUR INCHES OF THAT SOIL.

UM, WITH THE OTHER THING WE CAN DO IS BECAUSE IT'S A PECAN AND IN THIS PART OF TOWN, THE ROOT STRUCTURE LIKELY IS TO GO MUCH DEEPER.

SO WE CAN AIRSPACE TO GO AND PUT STUFF IN THERE, EVEN TO THE ARBORIST THAT WE COULD ENCROACH IN THAT SPACE.

THE TRUNK HITS RIGHT HERE.

IT'S IN THE, IT'S ACTUALLY ABOUT THREE FEET.

THE CENTER POINT IS ABOUT THREE FEET OFF THE FACE OF THE CURB AT THE MOMENT, TECHNICALLY A RIGHT-AWAY TREE TRUNK, THE TRUNK IS IN THE RIGHT AWAY.

OKAY.

SO STAYING IN THAT CONDITION.

YES, MA'AM GOT IT.

OKAY.

THAT WAS ONE QUESTION, CAUSE I KNEW IT WAS IN DIRT NOW.

I COULDN'T TELL .

OKAY.

SO, UM, THERE WAS ANOTHER COUPLE OF LARGE CIRCLES THERE AND IT GOT SMALLER CIRCLES.

SO THEY, THAT THE REMAINDER OF THE

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TREES ARE ALZHEIMER'S.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT.

REGARDLESS OF THE SIZE OF THE CIRCLE AND WE TO JUMP IN THERE, WE ARE PROPOSING TO LARGER BALD CYPRESS IN THOSE ZONES.

SO THAT DAY ONE, WE CAN HAVE GREAT PAPERS OVER TOP OF THEM, UM, AND EVERY FORM AND THEN HAVE ENOUGH OF A CLEAR HEIGHT SO THAT PEOPLE HAVE, YOU KNOW, KIND OF ALL DIMENSION CAN GET UNDERNEATH THAT.

UM, AND SO WE'RE PROPOSING TO DO THOSE TWO, A LITTLE BIT TALLER AT THE BEGINNING AS COMPARED TO THE REST AND ARE THESE GOING TO BE THE ONLY BALD CYPRESS TO CAUSE THE RAINY STREET DISTRICT IT'S BEEN VAGUE TO ALL OF US AT THE COMMISSION BECAUSE ALL OF THE OTHER STREETSCAPES ARE PRESCRIPTIVE IN THE GREAT STREETS PROGRAM AND RAINY STREET IS NOT PRESCRIPTIVE.

SO WHAT IS THE GENERAL TREE STRATEGY FOR THIS SITE AS IT RELATES TO THE OTHER SIDE? YEAH.

GREAT.

SO, UM, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE LOOKED AT IS THE ACTUAL ADOPTED PLAN OF GREAT STREETS THAT LIKE 120 PAGE VERSION.

AND THERE'S A LOT OF PIECES IN THERE THAT EXCLUSIVELY CALL OUT THOSE AREAS THAT ARE SPECIAL DISTRICTS, WHICH THIS IS ONE THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

UM, THE GOAL WAS TO USE THE SAME REPETITION AND, UM, HORIZONTAL DIMENSIONING AT 22 FEET ON CENTER THAT RHYTHM AND THAT SPACING TO GO WITH THE TREE THAT IS MORE COLUMNAR, ALSO PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CREEK AND THE RIVER BEING THE BALD CYPRESS AND THE COLUMNAR FORM, AND ALSO THE TEXTURE AND THE COLOR OF THE LEAVES WE THOUGHT FROM AN EXPERIENTIAL STANDPOINT, PRESERVING THE BIG PECANS AND THEN JUXTAPOSING WITH A TREE HAS A VERY DIFFERENT FORM AND A DIFFERENT COLOR AND TEXTURE.

WE THOUGHT COMPLIMENTED THOSE VERY WELL.

SO YOU COULD SEE LIKE ONE VERSUS THE OTHER.

AND THEN ALSO, UH, I'M NOT GONNA BE ABLE TO SEE THIS.

MAYBE YOU'LL APPRECIATE IT.

UM, WE WERE, I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT THIS ARCHITECTURE AND HOW WE WENT BACK TO THOSE FIRST COUPLE LEVELS FOR ALL THAT PROGRAMMING AND THE SHAPE OF ABOUT CYPRESS COMPLIMENTS THAT BUMP OUT SO THAT AS THE CANOPY MATURES, WHICH WE ARE DOING AND YOU AS A PLANTER PLANTING BEDS AND A THOUSAND CUBIC FEET PER SOIL FOR EACH OF THESE TREES THAT THIS FORM WOULD MATURE AND GROW UP IN A WAY THAT WHEN YOU'RE IN THESE SPACES DOWN LOW, YOU CAN S YOU CAN ENJOY THIS ACTIVATED EDGE VERTICALLY.

AND THEN THE PLANT, THE TREE ITSELF DOESN'T COMPETE WITH THAT FACADE AND SORT OF GROW AWAY OR NEED CUT.

SO THAT'S A, THAT'S A RANGE OF THE, UM, THE THOUGHT BEHIND THAT SPECIES OF TREE.

AND THEN LAST THING ON, UM, YEAH.

EXISTING ON BANGERS.

YEAH.

THOSE ARE PECANS AND ADVOCATED.

THE CONS.

I'M JUST STRUGGLING WITH THIS CONCEPT DOWNTOWN, WHERE THE TREES ACROSS THE ROAD CREATE THIS UNIFIED CANOPY AND WE'RE STARTING TO PIECE MEAL READY? I'LL LEAVE IT AT THAT.

I DON'T, I HAVE NO OPINION ON CYPRESS STANDUP, BEAUTIFUL TREE AND THE ONLY THING, BUT I FOUND OUT RECENTLY, AND IF IT HAS NO BEARING ON DESIGN, BUT WE, WE ARE WORKING ON A PROJECT RIGHT NOW ON AUSTIN AND THE CLIENT IS PUTTING A 12 FOOT FLAT, THE SIDE, THE EXISTING POLICY FOR US BECAUSE WHEN HE DID ON THE HOUSE, THAT WAS THERE, YOU'RE ROOTED INTO THE SLAB.

CAUSE THOSE CYPRESS KNEES ARE SO BLOODY.

SO SORT OF PONTE CYPRUS UP ALZHEIMER'S IT WAS NEW TO ME, CHRIS 40TH YEAR.

I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING.

I'M NOT TRYING TO DISSUADE.

YOU JUST REALLY WAS EYEOPENING AWAKE.

YEAH.

THAT'S THING.

WE WILL HAVE OUR, WE WILL HAVE OUR ROOT BARRIERS AND THEN WE ARE DOING THE CONTINUOUS AND THE THOUSAND CUBIC FEET OF SOIL WHEN 25% SHARED BETWEEN TREES.

SO WE THINK THERE'S ROOM FOR THOSE ROOTS TO GO, UM, FOR, YOU KNOW, THE SPAN OF SUBSTANTIALLY LONGER THAN AN AVERAGE STREET TREAT.

LAST QUESTION, I SEE SIX, SEVEN TABLES ALONG THE STREETSCAPE FOR THE AVERAGE AREAS.

IS THAT ACTUALLY GOING TO BE HOW MANY OR THERE'S MORE? AND I NOTICED THAT THERE'S A LITTLE GREEN STRIPS BETWEEN THE TABLES AND THE PAVERS.

SO THOSE LANDSCAPES, AS I SHOW YOU THE PRETTIER PICTURES.

SO, SO IT'S JUST REPRESENTATIVE IS THE SMALL ANSWER.

WE ARE ANTICIPATING TO ACTIVATE AS MUCH AS WE CAN.

SO WE'LL HAVE ALL OF THE GREAT STREET REQUIREMENTS THERE.

AND THEN BACK BEHIND THAT, WE ANTICIPATE PUTTING, AS, YOU KNOW, KIND OF AS MANY TABLES AS WE CAN FUNCTIONALLY FIT WITH IN THAT AREA.

IS THERE SUPPOSED TO BE A GREEN BARRIER BETWEEN THE SIDEWALK AND THEY HAVEN'T BEEN SPACES, THERE'S A GREEN LINE BEING SHUT UP, GOT IT.

EVEN AT THE BACK OF THE SIDEWALK, GREEN SPACE IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

I HAVE A PRESENTATION BY NOW THAT BIT MORE OF A PLAN

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WHERE YOU GUYS ZOOM THAT OUT ON THE TABLES, THERE'S GREEN BONDS, RIGHT? THERE IS THAT TO CREATE SEPARATION A LITTLE BIT OF GREAT TO NAVIGATE IN THE AREAS WHERE THERE AREN'T ACCESS POINTS.

AND SO WE'RE LOOKING AT SOME SORT OF A GREEN INTERVENTION TO NAVIGATE THAT, OR IT'LL BE IN, YOU SAW ONE OF THE RENDERINGS OF THE COPIES THAT WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT AN ALTERNATIVE VERSION, WHICH WOULD BE A LOW BAR THAT PEOPLE COULD SIT AND KIND OF LOOK OUT ON PROSPECT.

SO WE'RE A LITTLE BIT TO BE DETERMINED AND ALIGN.

ALL THOSE SPACES WILL BE VERY ACTIVATED IN THE FURNISHINGS BECAUSE THOSE SPACES ARE NOT YET IDENTIFIED AS TO WHO THAT IS.

THAT'S STILL VERY MUCH, I'M JUST LOOKING AT THE SPATIAL LIMITATION BY ADDING THE RING.

IT'S JUST TIGHT, BUT JUST THAT'S.

MY ONLY COMMENT IS MORE ACTIVATION.

THE BETTER JUST PEOPLE WALKING OVER THOSE SHRUGS AND GROUND COVERS CAUSE RAINY IS CRAZY.

AND THAT'S DEFINITELY THE INTENT IS TO ACTIVATE THIS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE WHILE STILL ADDRESSING THE GRADE CHANGES THEN OKAY.

AND ALLOW THE PROJECT TO BE LIKE VERY ABSORPTIVE FOR AN INUNDATION OF, AND JUST PAY FOR THOSE SPACES, FEEL WALLED OFF.

I MEAN, I KNOW YOU WOULD NEVER GET THAT, BUT THAT'S THE ONLY COMMENTS.

SO THESE ARE NOT, SO THESE ARE NOT TABC WALLS, I GUESS, WHICH WE'VE SEEN IN THE PAST WHERE THERE'S A, THERE'S AN INTENT TO CREATE A WALL.

THAT'S NOT THE INTENT OF THIS IS TO CREATE THE NECESSARY SAFETY MEASURES.

BUT OTHER THAN THAT, IT WILL BE POOREST.

THAT'S ACCURATE.

THE THINGS WE'RE DOING TOO IS BECAUSE WE'RE HISTORY DOES HAVE A SLIGHT SLOPE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH.

WE ARE STEPPING UP THE SLABS ALONG WITH THAT TOO.

SO THERE'S NOT A BIG, GREAT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS.

MY LAST ARCHITECTURAL QUESTION IS WHAT IS THAT ARCHITECTURAL MATERIAL THAT'S PROVIDING THE WAITER, DARK GRAY LOOK AT THE GARAGE.

WHAT IS THAT? WELL AT THE GARAGE ITSELF, WE'RE LOOKING AT DOING ACTUAL BASIS.

SO IT WOULD BE, IT WOULD BE PROBABLY WE'RE LOOKING AT A DARKER SORT OF NEUTRAL COLOR, BUT MAYBE SOME VARIATION BETWEEN THEM.

SO THE LAYERING IS ALL MASONRY.

OKAY.

SO I JUST LIKE TO READ MY COMMENTS THAT I GAVE IT TO WORKING GROUP MEETING.

AND I THINK WITH THE MAXING OUT THE RETAIL BY PROVIDE OR PROVIDING THE POST-SALE AND THEN BY EXTENDING THE MASTER THE RIGHT STREETS TO THE ADJACENT PROPERTY, I THINK THIS PROJECT DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB OF ENGAGING THE PEDESTRIAN AND ACTIVATING RAINY STREET, WHICH IS KIND OF THE POPE, YOU KNOW, LOOKING THESE PROJECTS.

I THINK Y'ALL DID A REALLY GOOD JOB.

DOES ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR YOU'D LIKE TO SAY ANYTHING? HOW ABOUT JUST TO PIGGYBACK ON, UM, COMMISSIONER SAMWELL? I LOVE THE IDEA OF A ROTATIONAL ART SPACE TO WHERE MAYBE EVERY SOMETHING IS NOT PERMANENT SO THAT IT COULD MAYBE EVEN BECOME ITS OWN DESTINATION LIKE ON OUR EAST AUSTIN, EAST, WEST STUDIO.

BUT THEN THAT WAY THAT HAS A VERY STRONG CONNECTION TO THE MAC AND MAY GIVE SOMEONE THAT OPPORTUNITY THEN THAT MAY NOT TYPICALLY.

SO THEN I THINK THAT REALLY COULD BRING THAT GENUS LIST SIDE, THAT SENSE OF PLACE TO, UM, WHAT RAINY STREET USED TO BE RESIDENTIAL.

AND THEN NOW HOW IT'S GROWN.

ABSOLUTELY THE GREAT POINT AND THE PIECES OF ART THAT CHRIS TALKED ABOUT ARE JUST THE THREE.

THOSE ARE LIKE THE BIG ONES THAT BEAT THE BOX.

THERE'S GOING TO BE ART ON THE 11TH.

THERE'S ART ALL THROUGHOUT THIS PROJECT, JUST GIVEN ITS CULTURAL LOCATION, BUT THAT'S A REALLY GREAT POINT AND SOMETHING THAT WE'LL LOOK INTO INCORPORATING WELL ALONG THOSE LINES, SORRY.

I WOULD IMAGINE IT WON'T BE ACCESSIBLE FOR THE MOST PART, RIGHT? UNLESS YOU LIVE IN THE PLACE, IT'S NOT REALLY ACCESSIBLE, BUT THE OUTSIDE IS DEFINITELY ACCESSIBLE.

AS YOU SAID, NAVIGATING THAT, YOU KNOW, BRINGING IN PEOPLE INTO RAINY STREETS.

YEAH.

THE SOCIO AND THEN THE 11TH FLOOR ACTUALLY IS COMPLETELY OPEN TO OPEN.

IT WILL HAVE HAPPEN.

IT'LL HAVE SIGNAGE TO GET EVERYBODY THERE.

IT WILL BE, UM, A PUBLIC SPACE.

UH, BUT SO WHEN I SAY 11TH FLOOR, THAT IS PUBLIC SPACE TO COMPLETELY AGREE THAT THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE PASEO TO CREATE OTHER ARTISTS.

TOTALLY.

I HEAR YOU.

IT'S JUST LIKE, YOU KNOW, IT'S LIKE THE WHOLE FOODS AND PLUS IT'S LIKE HOW MANY LATINOS WALK IN THE HALLS? IT'S YEAH, NO, I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE WALKING ON THE 11TH FLOOR.

YEAH.

UNDERSTOOD.

AND I'M GLAD YOU ALL ADDRESS THE RIDE.

SHARE PARKING.

THANK YOU LIKE TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION.

I MEAN, EMOTION.

UH, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS IN THE WORKING GROUP.

IT'S BEEN A MINUTE.

UH, ARE THERE BICYCLE SHOWERS FOR MAINTENANCE STAFF THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE? I THINK THERE WAS DISCUSSION ABOUT MEV.

YES, WE DEFINITELY, I APOLOGIZE.

I DIDN'T ADDRESS THAT AS PART OF THE PRESENTATION, BUT YES, THERE, THE QUESTION WAS RAISED AT THE WORKING GROUP IS, WAS, WILL THERE BE SHOWERS FOR, YOU KNOW, EMPLOYEES, ET CETERA THAT ARE IN THE AREA? AND THE ANSWER IS YES, THEY WILL SHOWERS.

THANK YOU FOR PROMPTING ME.

IS THERE A MOTION I'LL MOTION TO

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APPROVE THE PROJECTS COMPLIES WITH DESIGN GUIDELINES.

SECOND WE'LL PUT, PUT IT TO A VOTE ALL IN FAVOR.

ALRIGHT.

LOOKS LIKE ANIMUS ABSTAINING OR REFUSING THE SELF.

WE GREATLY APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

GREAT JOB.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

JOHN SALINAS OR YOUR JOB SALINAS.

YOU GUYS CLEAR THE ROOM.

THANK YOU.

FORCED TO BE HERE CARGO.

OKAY.

WE'LL GO TO

[1.b. Discussion and possible action to evaluate and make recommendations regarding whether City of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport AUS Cargo Development East located at 9402 Freight Lane, complies with the City Design and Sustainability Standards for the City of Austin; David Smythe-Macaulay Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.]

ITEM ONE, B DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO EVALUATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING WHETHER THE CITY OF AUSTIN BERGSTROM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CARGO DEVELOPMENT EAST LOCATED AT 9,402 FREIGHT LINK COMPLIANCE WITH THE CITY DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

UM, MY NAME IS DAVID SMITH MCCAULEY.

I'M A PROJECT MANAGER WITH THE AVIATION DEPARTMENT AND I'M HERE TO PRESENT THE, UH, CARGO FACILITY.

AND BASICALLY THIS FACILITY IS A WAREHOUSE THAT'S USED TO TRANSFER GOODS FROM TRUCKS TO AIRLINES OR TO AIRCRAFT AND VICE VERSA.

AND, UM, WE, UH, BASICALLY HAVE A 90,000 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY THAT, UH, UH, EXPANDS THE EXISTING CARGO APRON, UM, CAPACITY.

UM, DURING COVID ONE OF THE ONLY BUSINESSES OR OPERATIONS OF THE AIRPORT THAT WAS GROWING WAS, UH, CARGO, UH, BECAUSE OF EVERYBODY SHOPPING ONLINE AND ORDER AND STUFF.

AND SO WE WERE RUNNING OUT OF SPACE AND UH, CAME UP WITH THIS PROJECT AND THAT, UH, CAPACITY.

UH, SO BASICALLY, UH, AS A SPACE FOR NEW TRUCKS, LOADING DOCKS AS A PARKING SPACE FOR 158 EMPLOYEES, UH, IT IS MEAT IN THE AUSTIN ENERGY GREEN BUILDING, THREE STAR RATING, UH, AND, UM, UH, IT WILL HAVE A DETENTION LANDSCAPE IN SIDEWALKS.

UH, IT WILL BE ENERGY EFFICIENT, UH, AND THERE'S A REDUCTION IN WATER USE BOTH ON THE IRRIGATION SIDE, AS WELL AS, UH, IN THE OFFICES ON THE BUILDING.

AND WE HAVE, UH, SPACES FOR ELECTRIC CHARGING VEHICLES, UH, AND THE EMPLOYEE PARKING LOT.

AND ALSO ON THE AIR SIDE FOR GROUND SERVICE EQUIPMENT.

UH, WHENEVER FUTURE TENANTS START CONVERTING THEIR EQUIPMENT TO ELECTRIC.

UM, WE ALSO HAVE REDUCED THE, UH, HEAT ISLAND, UH, UH, FOR THAT SITE AND, UH, THERE'S ACCESS TO QUALITY DRINKING WATER AND, UH, ALL OF THE OTHER, UH, LOW EMISSIONS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT, UH, UM, ARE INCLUDED WITHIN THE PROJECT.

AND SO, AS YOU CAN SEE, UH, THE AIRPORT TERMINAL IS AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN.

UH, AND THE CARGO FACILITY, THE SITE IS, UH, JUST AROUND THE CORNER OF THE SOUTH SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE, UH, CARGO APRON ALONG FREIGHT LANGUAGES TO THE SOUTH AND CARGO AVENUE, WHICH IS TO THE EAST OF THE FACILITY.

AND SO THE ENTRANCE TO THAT FACILITY WILL BE OFF OF 71

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AND A SPIRIT OF TEXAS DRIVE AND ALTA FREIGHT LANE.

AGAIN, THIS IS THE OVERALL SITE THAT USES UP ABOUT 20 AND A HALF ACRES OF, UH, UH, CONSTRUCTION.

AND THE CONSTRUCTION IS BASICALLY THE CONCRETE APRON ON THE AIR SIDE, THE 90,000 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING AND THE TRUCK LOADING DOCK AREA, WHICH IS IN FRONT.

AND IT HAS TWO ENTRANCES AND EXITS, NOT YOUR QUALITY WATER QUALITY, UH, DETENTION POND AND THE EMPLOYEE PARKING LOT OFF OF A CARGO AVENUE.

AND THESE ARE IMAGES OF THE, UM, THE BUILDING ITSELF, UH, AND WHERE YOU SEE THE BLUE LINE IS THE ACTUAL ENTRANCE, UH, TO THE OFFICES ON THE EAST SIDE OF, UH, OF THE BUILDING.

AND THIS BUILDING WAS DESIGNED TO, UH, UH, UM, ACCOMMODATE UP TO FOUR DIFFERENT TENANTS.

AND, UM, AT THIS POINT IT'S A SPECULATIVE BUILDING AND WE'VE DESIGNED IT, UM, WITH ONE TENANT TAKEN UP ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF THE SPACE.

SO THAT'S A CLOSEUP VIEW OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON THE EAST SIDE.

AND THEN YOU HAVE THE, UM, ALTERNATE ENTRANCE AND ALSO FOR THE TRUCK DRIVERS, UH, HA HAVE AN ENTRANCE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

ALSO, I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT THE WHOLE BUILDING HAS A FOREFOOT, UH, SKIRT, UH, CMU SKIRT, UH, UH, AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE BUILDING.

AS I SAID BEFORE, UH, BASICALLY YOU HAVE THIS, UH, ABOUT 75,000 SQUARE FEET OF TRANSFER SPACE AT AROUND CLOSE TO A 10,000 SQUARE FOOT OF OFFICE SPACE ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

AND WE HAVE SOME MORE SPACE FOR FUTURE EXPANSION.

UH, IF, UM, IF WE HAVE ANOTHER TENANT OR THE EXISTING TENANT, ONE SMALL SPACE, THIS IS THE CURRENT, UH, UH, OFFICE SPACE THAT WE HAVE DESIGNED, UH, AND INCLUDES YOUR BASIC OFFICE SPACES AND CONFERENCE ROOMS, THE DRIVER LOUNGE OF THE VR OF THE SOUTH ENTRANCE.

UH, WE ALSO HAVE A HUGE BREAK ROOM.

THIS FACILITY, UM, EMPLOYS ABOUT 150, UM, EMPLOYEES ON THREE SHIFTS.

AND SO WE'VE GOT THE BREAK ROOM FOR THEM, UM, AND, UM, UM, RESTROOMS, UH, FOR THE EMPLOYEE AND THEN GOING ON TO, UM, LANDSCAPING, ALL OF THE LANDSCAPING ON THE AIRPORT IS, UH, FAA COMPLIANT, UH, AND, UH, REQUIRED OF SAFETY REASONS.

AND THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS DID A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF INCLUDING, UM, LANDSCAPING IN THE EMPLOYEE PARKING LOT.

WE ALSO HAVE TWO BREAK AREAS.

THERE'S ONE IN THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING NORTHEAST SIDE OF THE BUILDING, WHICH IS UP IN THAT CORNER, UH, FOR EMPLOYEES.

UH, AND THEN I'LL SHOW YOU THE NEXT ONE.

AND THE NEXT SLIDE.

UH, ALSO THE CHARGING STATIONS, FUTURE CHARGING STATIONS WOULD BE LOCATED, UH, ALONG, UH, THAT'S, UH, THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE EMPLOYEE PARKING LOT.

AND THEN ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE EMPLOYEE PARKING LOT, WE'VE ALSO GOT A LANDSCAPED ENTRY COURTYARD.

UH, WE'VE GOT, UH, A SHELTER, UH, THAT'S LANDSCAPE AND USE FOR EMPLOYEE BREAK AREA.

UH, ALSO, UH, NOT SHOWN ON THIS DRAWING, BUT WE HAVE, UH, THREE LOCATIONS ALONG THAT LANDSCAPE, UH, AREA THAT FOLLOWS THE SIDEWALKS BACK FROM, UH, CARGO LANE ALL THE WAY BACK TO FREIGHT LANE FOR, UH, ART IN PUBLIC PLACES.

AND THAT IS THE END OF OUR PRESENTATION.

AND I KIND OF OPEN UP FOR QUESTIONS.

YOU SPOKE COMMISSIONERS FOR SURE.

MINDED.

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I'M JUST CURIOUS HOW, UH, FOLKS WHO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSIT.

WE KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO EXTEND THE LIGHT RAIL OUT THERE.

UM, HOW WOULD THEY ACCESS THIS BUILDING, UM, FOR FOLKS THAT TAKE TRANSIT? OH YEAH.

THANK YOU.

FORGOT ABOUT THE MOUSE.

THERE IS A BUS STOP, UH, RIGHT HERE AND IT'S LESS, IT'S LESS THAN HALF A MILE, UH, WALKING THERE'S, THERE'S ACTUALLY SIDEWALKS, UM, FROM THIS BUS STOP, UH, ALL THE WAY UP TO TWO RIGHT HERE.

UH, AND THEN THEY CROSS THE ROAD AND ENTER THE FACILITY.

UH, AND FROM THIS POINT, UH, THERE'LL BE A NEW SIDEWALKS THAT LEAD YOU BACK TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE FACILITY.

WE'RE ALSO WORKING WITH CAP METRO, UH, AT SOME POINT IF THE CAPACITY OF THIS APRON AREA INCREASES, UM, WE'VE TALKED TO THEM ABOUT EXTENDING THEIR BUS ROUTE DOWN FREIGHT LANE AND, AND COMING BACK OUT, UH, UH, ON RENTAL CAR.

UM, BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE THAT CAPACITY.

SO WE'LL JUST KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THAT.

YEAH, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT JUST AS THERE IN THAT DESIGN PHASE THAT YOU CONSIDER HOW I'M TALKING TO KEN.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

FIX YOUR CAR.

WILL YOU PLEASE EXPAND ON WHAT THE OUTDOOR SPACES ARE LIKE? I SEE THEM ON THE HARD LINE, BLACK AND WHITE PLANS, BUT I HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING AN IDEA, THE SHELTER SIZE FOR THAT MANY EMPLOYEES AND WHAT'S IN THOSE LOCATIONS, WHAT MAKES IT COMFORTABLE AND MEANINGFUL FOR? YES.

SO THE, THE, THE FIRST ONE TO THE SOUTH, THE ENTRANCE, UH, IS BASICALLY ONE OF YOUR, UH, WHAT DO YOU CALL IT? UM, PORTABLE, UH, SHELTERS.

UM, AND NOW, UH, I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T INCLUDE A PICTURE OF THAT, UH, IN THIS SLIDE.

UM, BUT IT'S YOUR BASIC, UM, PREFABRICATED, UM, UH, SHELTER AND IT MEASURES, I THINK 10 FEET BY 15 FEET.

SO WE'RE AROUND THERE.

UM, AND IT'S, UH, THAT'S THE ONE TO THE, UH, AT THE SOUTH ENTRANCE, UM, FROM THE BIG TRUCKING, UM, LOADING AREA AND THEN THE ONE TO THE NORTH BY THE EMPLOYEE PARKING LOT, UH, IS MORE OF A, UH, SCOTT PUNCHES AND, UM, UM, CONCRETE TABLES OR, OR PICNIC, UM, UM, PICNIC TABLES, UM, THAT'S, UH, OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE SIDEWALK AND THIS NICE, UH, ENCLOSED AREA, UH, LANDSCAPED, UH, ALCOVE.

IS THAT COVERED AS WELL ON THE NORTHWEST? YES.

UM, LET ME SEE IF IT'S, IF YOU CAN SEE IT, UM, AND IN THIS AREA RIGHT HERE IS WHERE THE, UM, THE, UH, EMPLOYEE BREAK AREA WOULD BE, AND THAT'S WHERE WE'RE GOING TO PUT, UM, BENCHES AND TABLES IN THAT AREA.

YEAH, IT LOOKS WEST-FACING AND THOSE TREES ARE GOING TO BE VERY YOUNG.

SO, UM, I WOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE COMFORT LEVEL THERE ON THAT WEST SIDE, YOUR TIME, PLUS THEY'RE OVER THERE LOOKING OUT OVER A BIT OF ATTENTION, SO IT'S NOT AN OVERLY EXCITING SPACE.

AND THEN THE, UH, THE OTHER SHELTER, I MEAN, THAT SHELTER IS SMALLER THAN A PARKING SPACE.

WOULD THAT BE EMPLOYEES? I THINK OVERALL, I WOULD SAY THAT IN MY OPINION, AS A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE ENOUGH QUALITY OUTDOOR SPACE WHERE YOUR VOICE THAT'S COMFORTABLE AND ACCOMMODATING.

THAT'S A LOT OF PEOPLE FOR THAT SMALLEST SQUARE FOOTAGE KIND LIGHTLY AND ENTICED FOR SHADE AND COMFORT AND BREAKS.

I KNOW THERE'S NO REQUIREMENT FOR IT THAT IT'S, IT'S SMALL, SMALL AREAS FOR THAT.

YEAH.

WE'LL DEFINITELY TAKE THAT, UH, LOOK AT THAT, SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.

IT'S GOT A ROOF RIGHT IN, WAS THERE ANY CONSIDERATION INTO RAINWATER STORAGE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT? HOW IS RUNOFF GOING TO BE TREATED, HOW THAT YOU TRUTH? AND THEN HE HAS SO MUCH IMPERVIOUS OVERALL OVER THE OTHER PLACE.

YOU KNOW, THAT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST DESIGN DECISIONS WE CAME UP AGAINST,

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AND IT IS SO HUGE THAT IT WOULD BE ASTRONOMICALLY EXPENSIVE TO CAPTURE THAT WATER, UH, AND, AND HOLD IT, UH, FOR ANY OTHER USE.

AND ALSO IT BECAME, UH, AS I SAID BEFORE, THIS, UH, THIS WAS A FAST TRACK PROJECT AND GET IN AUSTIN WATER TO AGREE ON HOW TO REUSE THAT WATER FOR LANDSCAPING OR FOR PORTABLE, UH, UH, WELL, NOT PORTABLE, BUT FOR TOILET FLUSHING IN, UH, AND SO ON WOULD HAVE BEEN A BATTLE TO CLIMB, UH, AND, UH, AGAIN, BUT THE BIG THING WAS THAT IT JUST TAKES TOO MUCH PLACE TO PULL THEM THAT AMOUNT OF WATER.

UH, AND IT DIDN'T MAKE ECONOMICAL SENSE TO THEM.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE STORED SOMEPLACE RIGHT IN FRONT OF, AND THE PARKING LOT.

I MEAN, ALL THERE'S A LOT OF, UM, MAJORITY OF IT WILL BE TREATED IN THIS POND AND IT FLOWS OVER INTO, LET ME SEE IF THERE ARE, THERE IS A HUGE POND, UH, PATIENT TO THAT SITE, AND WE'RE ACTUALLY, UM, GONNA INCREASE THE HEIGHT OF THAT POND TO ACCEPT THAT, UM, THAT RUNOFF.

YEAH.

SO, YEAH, SO WE'VE GOT TO, WE BOUGHT THE NEW ONE THAT WE'RE GOING TO BUILD, UH, AND THEN THAT FLOWS INTO THIS BIGGER ONE THAT WE'RE GOING TO INCREASE THE CAPACITY, I GUESS, TO EVAN'S POINT, I GUESS MY QUESTION WOULD BE, AND I APPRECIATE, YOU KNOW, THERE'S, I'M SURE IT'S NOT EASY TO DEAL WITH THE GRAPHICS SOMETIMES, BUT WHY WOULD WE HOLD THE CITY TO A DIFFERENT STANDARD? UM, I KNOW YOU SAID IT'S DIFFICULT.

IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT IN THIS PROJECT WAS FAST TRACKED TO BE ABLE TO REUSE SOME OF THAT WATER, WHETHER IT'S FOR TOILET FLUSHING OR WHATEVER IT MAY BE.

UM, WE, WE WANT AND EXPECT OUR DEVELOPERS TO DO THAT.

WHY WOULD WE NOT EXPECT THE CITY TO DO THAT? THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

UM, AND, UH, I DON'T REALLY HAVE A REALLY GOOD ANSWER FOR YOU RIGHT NOW ON, ON, YOU KNOW, ON THE REQUIREMENTS OF THAT.

UM, BUT I CAN DEFINITELY RESEARCH IT AND GET BACK TO YOU GUYS ON REUSING.

AND THEN MY OTHER QUESTION WOULD BE, I KNOW YOU MENTIONED, UM, ASA GREENSTAR AND LEVEL THREE, IS THAT WHAT IT WAS, FORGIVE ME.

YOU CAN JUST RESTART.

CAN YOU START, CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME INPUT OR CLARIFICATION AS FAR AS WHAT THAT IS LIKE TO EVAN'S POINT THERE'S A LOT OF WAYS TO CAPTURE, NOT JUST WATER, BUT GINORMOUS ROOF.

I DON'T SEE ANY SOLAR PANELS ON IT EITHER.

UM, WE'RE NOT PUTTING SOLAR PANELS, UH, IN THIS, UH, PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION ROOF IS, UM, AND THAT'S PART OF OUR CODE.

UH, IT IS, UM, DESIGNED TO ACCEPT, UH, SOLAR PANELS ON THE ROOF AND WE HAVE THE CAPACITY WITHIN THE, UM, UH, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ADD THE SOLAR PANELS AND MAKE USE OF THAT ENERGY.

WHAT'S THAT CONSIDERING SOLAR READY? YES.

WHAT'S THE TRIGGER POINT THERE WHEN YOU GUYS WOULD ACTUALLY DO THAT THOUGH? THERE IS NO TRIGGER POINT, UH, RIGHT NOW, UM, IT'S JUST GOTTA BE ON AS NEEDED BASIS.

UH, THE AIRPORT ALREADY HAS A HUGE, UH, SOLAR PANEL ARRAY, UM, ABOVE THE