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UM, I GUESS IT'S STILL AFTERNOON.

WELCOME TO THE AUSTIN HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION.

THIS IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17TH, 2021.

I'D LIKE TO TAKE ROLE I'M TERRY MYERS.

I'M THE CHAIRMAN.

I'M PRESENT COMMISSIONER, SETH PRESTON REMOTELY.

OKAY.

ANNISA CASTILLO WIT FEATHERSTON.

OKAY.

UM, KEVIN COOK, CARLA ROCHE KELLY LIDL HERE.

TREY MCWHORTER HERE.

BLAKE TILLEK BETH FELONS.

WEELA HERE.

AND CAROLYN WRIGHT IS ABSENT.

THIS IS A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AGENDA.

UH, WE WERE MOVED, UM, FROM MONDAY NIGHT ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO, UH, TONIGHT.

[CALL TO ORDER]

I NOW CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER AND THERE'S A GAVEL HERE AND I'M GOING TO HIT IT.

I'VE NEVER SEEN SAID GAVEL BEFORE, BUT I CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

DO WE HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS? I AM HERE NOW.

MY CULTURE OFFICE PRESENT.

I'M SORRY.

OH, WHIP, FEATHERSTON WHIP.

FEATHERSTON IS HERE.

I SIGNED YOUR FACE.

OKAY.

WE DO NOT HAVE ANY SPEAKERS REGISTERED FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

OKAY.

SHOULD I GO THROUGH

[Consent Agenda: 1A, 3B1, 3B2, 3B4, 3C1, 3C4, 3D3, 3D4, 3D5, & 3D6]

THE AGENDA? AND, UH, FIRST TO PULL THE CONSENTED, UH, ITEMS. UM, FIRST ON OUR AGENDA IS APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE NOVEMBER 15TH, 2021, UM, MEETING IT'S OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER TWO PRESENTATIONS, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION.

A RECOGNITION OF STEVE SANDUSKI FOR SERVICE TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN, B PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS AND POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION REGARDING NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.

NOMINATIONS ON THE JANUARY 15TH, 2022 STATE BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING.

THESE INCLUDE CLEMENTS MEAT MARKET B TO CHAPEL FOR THE CHILDREN.

B3 PARK IS OUT OF GAZA.

NUMBER THREE, PUBLIC HEARINGS, A DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC ZONING.

WE HAVE NO SUCH CASES TONIGHT UNDER B DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS.

HOLD ON B 1 38, 10 DUVALL STREET THAT'S OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

BE TWO 1600 GASTON AVENUE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

B3 8 0 7.

BAYLOR STREET IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

MADAM CHAIR.

YES.

I DON'T WANT TO PULL THAT ONE, BUT I WANTED TO COMPLIMENT THE ARCHITECT'S O'CONNELL ARCHITECTURE.

THAT IS PROBABLY THE CLEAREST SET OF PLANS FOR AN ADDITION RENOVATION THAT WE'VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME.

THEY LINED UP THE BEFORE AND AFTER, IF YOU WILL.

UH, THEY SHOWED THE DEMOLITION CLEARLY THEY USE DIFFERENT COLOR KINKS.

UH, I REALLY HAVE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH A LOT OF THESE DRAWINGS QUICKLY AND TRY AND GET THE INFORMATION AND WE'LL, THERE'S OFTENTIMES A LOT OF DIGGING.

AND SO JUST ALLOW ME TO PASS ON THAT COMPLIMENT AND LEAVE THIS ON CONSENT.

OKAY, WELL I'M SURE THAT, UH, CONNELL ARCHITECTS WILL APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENT ON THAT AND I'LL BE SURE TO PASS IT ALONG.

UM, THANK YOU.

UH, THE, UH, THE LAST ITEM UNDER B IS BEFORE 38 0 5 RED RIVER STREET, WHICH IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

UM, ALL OF THESE ITEMS, BY THE WAY, UH, WENT TO THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE AND CERTAIN CHANGES WERE MADE IN RESPONSE TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE.

I JUST WANTED TO PASS THAT ON ITEMS, SEE DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS WITHIN NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICTS.

EXCUSE ME, MADAM CHAIR.

WE HAVE A SPEAKER IN THE AUDIENCE WHO WOULD LIKE TO PULL 8 0 7 BAYLOR STREET FOR DISCUSSION, REALLY? OKAY.

OKAY.

THAT B3

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WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM.

OKAY.

GOING ON TO ITEM C NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICTS, SEE ONE IS 1205 WEST 10TH STREET, WHICH IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

SEE, DID WE LOSE A C2? IT'S ON THE DISCUSSION.

OH, I'M SORRY.

C 2 9 0 6 EAST 14TH STREET WAS, IT WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM.

C3 1811 ALTAVISTA AVENUE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT, BUT I'D LIKE TO PULL IT FOR DISCUSSION.

SEE FOR 1107 GASTON STREET IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

C 5 18 0 8 WEST SIXTH STREET IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

UH, I SEE A HAND IN THE AUDIENCE.

UM, C5 1808 WAS SIXTH STREET.

THAT WAS, UM, 1808 IT'S C5.

YES.

YEAH.

UH, WE HAVE TWO SPEAKERS IN OPPOSITION TO PULL.

OKAY.

WELL THEY, UM, THAT WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM.

6 0 3 EAST 42ND STREET IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

D 4 23 0 7 LONG VIEW STREET IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT D 5 21 0 5 SOUTH S S L DAVIS AVENUE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT AND D 6 14 0 1.

HOLLY STREET IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

SO OUT OF THOSE, UH, WE HAVE TWO ITEMS PULLED THAT WILL GO ON THE DISCUSSION, WHICH IS C3.

I'M SORRY.

OKAY.

UM, SORRY ABOUT THAT.

MADAM CHAIR FOR, UM, THE LAST ITEM ON THE ONE ON WAS SIXTH STREET.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS INTEREST FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND A POSTPONEMENT OF THE ITEM.

UM, SO IT COULD BE TAKEN UP EITHER AS A DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT OR IS IT DISCUSSION CASE? CAN WE HAVE IT AS A DISCUSSION CASE AND THEN DECIDE WHETHER IT THAT'S ALWAYS AN OPTION? LET'S LEAVE THAT ON OUR AGENDA, UH, LIKE THAT CORE DISCUSSION.

CERTAINLY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THE OTHER ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION ARE C 2 9 0 6 EAST 14TH STREET, D 1 2500 ROSEWOOD AVENUE AND D 2 15 0 5 FOREST TRAIL.

MADAM CHAIR.

I BELIEVE A B3 WAS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION AS WELL.

THE 8 0 7 BAYLOR YOU'RE RIGHT.

OKAY.

SORRY, JUST TO BE ITEMS BEEF, UH, B3, C3 AND C5 HAVE BEEN PULLED FOR CORRECT.

ALONG WITH C TO D ONE AND D TWO.

THERE'LL BE HEARD IN THE ORDER OF THEIR ALPHA NUMERIC ON THE AGENDA.

SO ON OUR CONSENT AGENDA, WE HAVE B ONE B TWO B FOUR C ONE C FOUR D THREE D FOUR D FIVE AND D SIX SINCE NO ONE HAS PULLED THESE ITEMS, EITHER FROM THE COMMISSION OR FROM THE PUBLIC, UH, THESE ARE OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

DO I HEAR A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA? SO MOVED, WILL THE MINUTES BE A PART OF THAT? YES.

THE MINUTES ARE A PART OF THAT.

THANK YOU SECOND.

OKAY.

THAT WAS A MOTION BY COMMISSIONER, LITTLE AND A SECOND BY COMMISSIONER LAROCHE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE CONSENT AGENDA.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND AND SAY, AYE.

AYE, AYE.

ANY OPPOSED IT'S UNANIMOUS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAD ITEMS THAT WERE ON THAT CONSENT AGENDA, UH, YOU MAY CERTAINLY STAY AND JOIN US FOR THE REST OF TONIGHT'S ACTIVITIES, BUT YOU MAY GO, YOUR ITEMS HAVE BEEN APPROVED.

PLEASE CONSIDER THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY STAFF OR MADE BY COMMITTEE, UM, IN YOUR, UM, IN YOUR, IN GOING FORWARD.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER CASTILLO

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IS PRESENT AND WE'LL GO TO ITEM TWO PRESENTATIONS DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION.

MAY I GO AHEAD? ITEM TWO

[2.A. Recognition of Steve Sadowsky for his service to the City of Austin]

A IS AN ITEM FOR RECOGNITION OF STEVE SEDOWSKY FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN ON DECEMBER 2ND PRESERVATION, AUSTIN GAVE STEVE A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.

I'D LIKE TO SAY JUST A FEW WORDS, UM, BEFORE GOING FORWARD TONIGHT, IT'S NO SECRET TO ANYONE WHO HAS FOLLOWED THE LANDMARK COMMISSION LO THESE MANY YEARS THAT WE HAVEN'T ALWAYS SEEN EYE TO EYE HE AND DIED.

IN FACT, WE HAVE BUTTED HEADS BEFORE IN THIS VERY COUNCIL CHAMBER, AND I WAS GLAD THAT I HAD THIS HIGH BARRIER BETWEEN ME AND MR SEDOWSKY, BUT I NEVER QUESTIONED HIS COMMITMENT TO THE LARGER AIMS OF PRESERVATION OR HIS DEDICATION TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN PRESERVATION OFFICE OR TO THIS COMMISSION.

I REALLY BELIEVE THIS WAS THE FOCUS OF HIS LIFE.

AND WITH THAT SAID, I WOULD LIKE TO ENTERTAIN A MOTION FROM THE COMMISSION TO ADD OUR SENTIMENTS TO THOSE OF PRESERVATION AUSTIN AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN IN A LETTER, UM, WRITTEN BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS COMMISSION.

SO YES, UH, IT WOULD BE AN IMMENSE HONOR TO MAKE THAT MOTION, UH, TO, UH, RECOMMEND THE, UH, COMMENDATION OF STEVE SADOWSKY FOR HIS, UH, DECADES OF SERVICE TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

UM, AND I WILL SPARE YOU ALL THE STORIES OF THE YOUNG DAVE WHEN HE TOOK OVER FROM BETTY BAKER AND FILL SOME VERY BIG SHOES VERY QUICKLY.

WELL, I, UH, I'LL MAKE THAT MOTION.

OKAY.

UM, I D I HEARD SOMEONE ELSE MAKE A MOTION WITH THAT PERSON SECOND.

OKAY.

THAT'S UH, THE BEN HINDSIGHT'S MOTION TO APPROVE IS SECONDED BY, UM, COMMISSIONER VALENS.

SUELA I HAVE TO SAY, UM, I, I NEGLECTED TO SAY THAT STEVE HAS SERVED THE CITY AS PRESERVATION OFFICER FOR 21 YEARS.

I'VE BEEN ON THE COMMISSION FOR 14 YEARS.

SO A FEW MARRIAGES GO THAT LONG WITHOUT SOME HEADBUTTING, UH, HAPPENING.

AND, UM, I HAVE SEEN STEVE IN THESE VERY CHAMBERS STAND UP TO DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE SONS OF THE CONFEDERACY, UM, AND OTHERS WHO PROTESTED OR, UM, UH, OPPOSED CERTAIN ACTIONS THAT WE HAVE TAKEN.

AND I REALLY FEEL LIKE IS ALMOST LIKE A DEFENDER OF THE PRESERVATION PROGRAM HERE.

ARE THERE ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? OKAY.

HEARING NONE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE CHAIRMAN WRITING THIS LETTER, PLEASE SAY, AYE, AYE, AYE.

IT'S UNANIMOUS.

AND IF YOU WANT TO SHARE THOSE, UH, THOSE MEMORIES WITH ME, UH, IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING, UM, THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD.

I KNOW MY COMMENTS WERE BRIEF HERE, BUT I JUST WROTE THEM.

UM, AS IN MY MIND, AS I WAS DRIVING TO THE MEETING TONIGHT, UM, PLEASE, I WOULD, I WOULD BE GRATEFUL TO ADD YOUR COMMENTS AND YOUR APPRECIATION, UM, ESPECIALLY ON SPECIFIC ON SPECIFIC THINGS.

I, UM, JUST IN, IN FINALLY, UM, I'D LIKE TO SAY THAT STEVE WAS A STAUNCH ADVOCATE FOR HIGHLIGHTING HISTORIC PROPERTIES ASSOCIATED WITH UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES, ESPECIALLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND HISPANIC, LATIN X COMMUNITIES.

AND, UM, WE, ALL OF US WHO ARE ON THE COMMISSION NOW HAVE PROBABLY SEEN, UH, HIS ADVOCACY,

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UH, AND IN OPERATION.

SO WITH NO FURTHER ADO,

[2.B. Presentations, discussion, and possible recommendations to the Texas Historical Commission regarding National Register of Historic Places nominations on the January 15, 2022 State Board of Review agenda]

WE HAVE PRESENTATION ON THE, UM, UNDER B ONE PLUMMETS MEAT MARKET, WHICH IS BEING NOMINATED OR HAS BEEN NOMINATED TO THE NATIONAL REGISTER.

HI, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

THIS IS ELIZABETH FROM IT WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE.

I HAVE TO SAY THAT AS A HARD ITEM TO FOLLOW.

UM, SO WHAT WE HAVE TONIGHT ARE THREE DIFFERENT NOMINATIONS TO THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED THAT THE JANUARY STATE BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING.

AND SO THE COMMISSION HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TONIGHT TO REVIEW AND TO WEIGH IN ON THESE NOMINATIONS.

IF THERE ARE ANY COMMENTS THAT THE COMMISSION WISHES TO SEND FORWARDS FOR THE STATE BOARD OF REVIEW TO CONSIDER, YOU'RE WELCOME TO DO SO.

UH, YOU CAN ALSO SIMPLY INDICATE SUPPORT FOR THESE IMPORTANT HISTORIC PROPERTIES RECEIVING THIS, THIS, UH, DESIGNATION.

SO THE FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS CLEMENTS MARKET OR THE SPORT BAR NAMED FOR TWO LONG TIME TENANTS.

IT IS A LATE 19TH CENTURY BRICK COMMERCIAL BUILDING LOCATED IN AUSTIN'S EAST SIDE, ALONG A MAJOR COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR CONSTRUCTED IN 1892.

THE BUILDING SERVED VARIOUS TENANTS AND OWNERS LIKE EUROPEAN BAKERS.

ANGLO-AMERICAN BORN BUTCHERS, MEXICAN AMERICAN TORTILLA MAKERS, AND LEBANESE AND MEXICAN AMERICAN BAR OWNERS.

THIS DIVERSE HISTORY MIRROR, SOCIAL ETHNIC, AND COMMERCIAL TRENDS, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BROADER DEVELOPMENT, EXCUSE ME, AND HISTORY OF EAST AUSTIN.

THE BUILDING'S HISTORY IS INDICATIVE OF THE CHANGING SETTLEMENT PATTERNS IN EAST AUSTIN DURING THE PERIOD OF SIGNIFICANCE, THESE CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS OF EAST AUSTIN FROM A MIX OF EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS TO A LARGELY AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND HISPANIC NEIGHBORHOOD BROADLY COINCIDE WITH BENCHMARKS, SUCH AS THE INTRODUCTION OF THE RAILROAD IN THE 19TH CENTURY, THE 1928 CITY PLAN AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 35 AS A REFLECTION OF THE SIGNIFICANT ROLES, IMMIGRANTS AND UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES PLAYED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF EAST AUSTIN AND HOW THESE COMMUNITIES SUSTAIN AND SUPPORT IT THEMSELVES CLEMENTS MARKET, OR THE SPORT BAR IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES UNDER CRITERION A AND THE AREA OF ETHNIC HERITAGE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL OF SIGNIFICANCE INCLUDED IN THE 1985 EAST AUSTIN, MULTIPLE RESOURCE AREA.

THE BUILDING IS ALSO NOMINATED UNDER CRITERIA AND C AND THE AREA ARCHITECTURE AS AN EXAMPLE OF A LATE 19TH CENTURY COMMERCIAL BUILDING.

THE BUILDINGS PERIODS OF SIGNIFICANCE EXTENDS FROM 1892 IT'S YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION TO 1970 OR 50 YEARS AGO.

UH, DOES THE COMMISSION WISH TO DISCUSS ANY OF THESE INDIVIDUALLY OR SHALL WE MOVE ON TO THE NEXT NOMINATION? ACTUALLY HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS ONE FOR STAFF.

I KNOW THAT THEY WERE AWARDED A HERITAGE GRANT FOR A PROJECT AT THIS BUILDING.

IS THERE ANY UPDATE ON THAT? IS IT GOING TO HAPPEN? UM, IT WILL.

IT WILL.

THEY'RE ALSO SEEKING, UM, TAX CREDITS FOR THIS PROJECT.

AND SO THE NOMINATION IS MOVING FORWARD, THIS PART OF THE TAX CREDIT PROGRAM.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO PULL THIS ITEM FOR DISCUSSION? IF NOT, WE WILL ASSUME THAT WE ARE IN A AGREEMENT, BUT WE CAN TAKE A VOTE ON THAT.

WHAT SURE.

I THINK WE COULD VOTE ON ALL THREE TOGETHER AT THE END, UNLESS THERE WERE SPECIFIC COMMENTS THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS PROPERTY BY PROPERTY.

OKAY.

WELL, I JUST LIKE TO WEIGH IN ON THAT PROJECT, BUT BECAUSE, UH, I THINK WE'RE JUST LUCKY THAT IT STILL EXISTS.

UH, THERE ARE COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS FROM THAT, UH, ERA THAT, THAT AREN'T HERE ANYMORE.

AND THERE WERE A LOT OF AREAS, FABRICATOR EAST AUSTIN THAT WE'RE LOSING.

AND SO WE'RE SO FORTUNATE THAT, UM, THIS IS AN ANCHOR BUILDING THAT AS EVEN ALL THE TRANSITIONS THAT TAKEN PLACE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, UM, YOU KNOW, HATS OFF TO THE OWNERS AND DEVELOPERS WHO ARE GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS.

AND, UH, I REALLY SEE THAT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW, UH, OR SHOWCASE SOME OF THE HERITAGE, NOT ONLY IN THE AREA, BUT ALSO THE POTENTIAL FOR EVEN MORE OF THIS, UH, WITH SADLY FEWER COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.

UH, BUT AT LEAST CERTAINLY MANY OF THE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS THAT ARE STILL INTACT.

I'M GLAD TO SEE THE RETENTION OF THIS WOOD TECH GET A CANOPY.

UM, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I'VE SEEN IN THE LOWER RIO GRANDE AND SENDING NASCIO AND RIO GRANDY CITY.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, THIS MAY HAVE BEEN A REPLACEMENT FOR AN ORIGINAL ONE OR AN EARLIER ONE, BUT I THINK

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THAT IT'S CHARACTER DEFINING FOR THE BUILDING AND THE CORE, THE, THE ROOF LINE, THE KORBEL BRICK.

THESE ARE REALLY FABULOUS BUILDINGS.

THIS ONE AND THE NEXT AND A REALLY IMPORTANT PARK IS THE THIRD.

WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE TO, TO HAVE THESE THREE PROPERTIES MOVING FORWARD.

UM, SHALL WE MOVE ON TO THE SECOND? YES.

OKAY.

THE 1961 CHAPEL FOR ALL CHILDREN NOW ALL FACE CHAPEL IS AN INTERFAITH HOUSE OF WORSHIP BUILT FOR THE SPIRITUAL EDUCATION OF YOUNG RESIDENTS AT AUSTIN STATE SCHOOL.

TEXAS IS FIRST PUBLIC INSTITUTION FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND THE POST-WAR ERA TREATMENT PRACTICES FOR PERSONS DIAGNOSED WITH INTELLECTUAL AND EMOTIONAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES EVOLVED AS MORE COMPASSIONATE ATTITUDES TOWARD AND ACTIVISM FOR THIS VULNERABLE POPULATION.

INCREASED NATIONWIDE PRACTITIONERS CAME TO SEE RELIGIOUS MINISTRY AS A FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENT TO IMPROVING THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.

IN 1956, REVEREND LUTHER HOLLOWAY JOINED THE AUSTIN STATE SCHOOL AS THE INSTITUTION'S FIRST FULL-TIME CHAPLAIN CHAPEL FOR THE CHILDREN WAS BUILT AS A RESULT OF HIS ADVOCACY AND THROUGH THE DONATIONS OF CITIZENS FROM ACROSS TEXAS, IT IS NOMINATED TO THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES UNDER CRITERION A AND THE AREA OF SOCIAL HISTORY, DISABILITY, HISTORY, AND CRITERIA, AND C, AND THE AREA OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL OF SIGNIFICANCE.

THE CHAPEL IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF POST-WAR POST-WAR MODERN, A-FRAME RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE, IT'S TRIANGULAR FORM STEEPLY PITCHED ROOF DOMINATING OVER BRICK SIDEWALLS SKYLIGHT GLAZE TO GABLE ENDS AND STEEL FRAME SUPPORTED GLULAM DECK INTERIOR CEILING, OUR DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TENT FORM STYLE THAT ENJOYED PERVASIVE YET BRIEF POPULARITY IN THE 1950S AND 1960S BUILT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, UH, BUILT BEFORE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES HAD LEGAL RIGHTS TO EQUAL ACCESS THE HUMAN SCALE OF THE INTERIOR PLAN, PRIORITIZED ACCESSIBILITY FOR ITS YOUNG CONGREGATION WITH WIDE ENTRANCES AND AISLES TO ACCOMMODATE THOSE WITH WHEELCHAIRS, THE BUILDING'S COLORFUL STAINED GLASS WINDOWS HAVE SIMPLE ABSTRACTED BIRDS, CHOIR LOFT, AND REAR ACOUSTICAL WALL REFLECT THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC AND GRAPHIC ARTS AND TEACHING RELIGIOUS CONCEPTS TO PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS.

CHAPEL FOR THE CHILDREN IS THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF ARCHITECT DAVID EFFORT TO RENDER SPIRITUALITY AND BUILT FORM EXPRESSES EXPRESSIVE OF FAITH, WARM AND EMOTIONALLY POWERFUL.

THE CHAPEL DEMONSTRATES GRAVERS ARCHITECTURAL ABILITY AND ENTHUSIASTIC DEDICATION TO THE PROJECT FOR WHICH HE DONATED HIS SERVICES TODAY.

THE NOMINATED BUILDING STILL SERVES AS A PLACE FOR SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS PRACTICES BY AUSTIN STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTERS, RESIDENTS, AND CLIENTS, FAMILY MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AND THE PUBLIC.

IT MEETS CRITERIA CONSIDERATION A FOR RELIGIOUS PROPERTIES BECAUSE THE CHAPEL FOR THE CHILDREN DERIVES ITS PRIMARY SIGNIFICANCE FOR ITS SOCIAL AND ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATIONS.

THE PERIOD OF SIGNIFICANCE IS 1961 TO 1972, REPRESENTING THE YEARS.

IT SERVED AS AN INTERFAITH CHAPEL FOR THE AUSTIN STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER STUDENTS THROUGH THE CURRENT 50 OR THRESHOLD FOR LISTING ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS ONE.

UM, LET ME ADD THE, UH, CONTRIBUTION OF DAVID GRAVER BECAUSE AT THE TIME THAT WOULD HAVE STILL BEEN A VERY EARLY PROJECT FOR HIM.

AND I THINK THE STANDARD WAS SET AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL AND CLEARLY INFLUENCED LATER, UH, ARCHITECTS WHO ALSO, UH, WORKED WITH SOME OF THE SIMILAR MATERIALS IN, IN CREATING A NUMBER OF MID-CENTURY MODERN CHURCHES THROUGHOUT AUSTIN.

BUT I THINK THIS WAS REALLY, UH, AT A, AT SUCH A HIGH LEVEL, EVEN THOUGH HE DIDN'T GO ON TO DO LOTS OF OTHER CHURCHES.

AND MY UNDERSTANDING IS, UH, IF I'M NOT MISUNDER, IF I'M NOT INCORRECT THAT HE ALSO DESIGNED THE LIGHT FIXTURES AND, UH, THE, UH, LITURGICAL ELEMENTS AS WELL, THE ALTER IN SOME OF THE PULPIT AND ALL OF THOSE INTEGRATED INTO ONE UNIFIED SPACE, IS THAT CORRECT? I BELIEVE SO.

IT'S, IT'S REALLY SUCH A FABULOUS BUILDING.

AND SO THE FACT THAT THAT'S ALL REMAINED INTACT OVER ALL THESE YEARS, UH, IT REALLY IS AN AMAZING CONDITION.

UM, I THINK THE OTHER PART, WHICH MAKES IT VERY INNOVATIVE IS EVEN THE ENTRY SEQUENCE AND THE IDEA OF A COMPOUND, A PLACE OF REFUGE, IF YOU WILL.

UH, SO A VISITOR COMES IN AND ACTUALLY GOES THROUGH A VERY, UM, MODEST, BUT VERY WELCOMING GATES INTO A GARDEN AREA.

THE

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CHAPLAIN'S OFFICE WAS ON ONE SIDE AND THEN, YOU KNOW, THROUGH THIS WONDERFUL SPACE THEN, UH, ENTERING INTO THE SPECIAL REALM, UH, I THINK IT WAS JUST, UH, IF HE HAD GONE ON TO BE, UH, NOT KNOWN FOR ANYTHING ELSE, I THINK WE'D STILL BE CELEBRATING THE CREATIVITY OF DAVID GRAVER BASED ON THIS, THIS PROJECT ALONE.

THANK YOU.

UH, ANY FURTHER COMMENTS, ALL THAT I'M THRILLED TO SEE THIS BUILDING.

I THINK IT'S A FANTASTIC ADDITION TO THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.

UM, IN ADDITION TO JUST BEING A MODERNIST GEM BY DAVID GRABER, DISABILITY HISTORY IS NOT AN OFTEN TALKED ABOUT ASPECT OF OUR UNDERREPRESENTED HISTORY, AND THIS IS SUCH A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THAT.

AND ALSO I WANT TO GIVE KUDOS TO THE AUSTIN STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER AND REVEREND PAUL KRAUSS FOR THEIR STEWARDSHIP OF THIS BUILDING AND BEING SO OPEN AND WELCOMING TO THE COMMUNITY TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO COME IN AND VISIT THE BUILDING AND HOLD EVENTS.

THERE THEY'VE BEEN GREAT STEWARDS OF THIS RESOURCE.

I'VE.

UM, I SO APPRECIATE SEEING THE INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE BUILDING.

UM, IF THIS IS A CASE FOR, UM, NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR INTERIORS, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS, THIS IS JUST AN EXQUISITE, UM, MODERNIST, UH, STAINED GLASS.

AND I W AND THE LIGHT FIXTURES ARE EXTRAORDINARY.

UM, IT'S, IT'S WONDERFUL THAT IT'S BEEN KEPT INTACT ALL THESE YEARS.

I COULD JUST SEE SOMEONE, YOU KNOW, ADDING ACOUSTICAL TILE OR SOMETHING HERE IN THE FURTHER COMMENTS.

OKAY.

LET'S GO ON TO PARK.

IS THAT A GROCER WITH THAT? I GET TO TURN THIS OVER TO CALLEN CONTROLLERS WHO WROTE THIS NOMINATION.

YEAH, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

THIS LAST PRESENTATION IS A BRIEFING ON PARQUETS ARCTIC COSA, WHICH IS A 15 ACRE PUBLIC PARK AT 26 0 8 CONSOLE IS, UH, OWNED AND MAINTAINED BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HERE'S A PICTURE OF THE HISTORIC BATHHOUSE, UH, SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT, AS A CITY OF AUSTIN RECREATIONAL AREA IN 1931, AFTER YEARS OF PETITIONING BY MEXICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY LEADERS PRACTICE THAT GOSA HAS CONTINUOUSLY SERVED AS A RECREATION SPACE FOR AUSTIN AS PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF MEXICAN AMERICAN AUSTINITES SUCCESSFUL ADVOCACY AGAINST INSTITUTIONAL RACISM.

THE PARK SYMBOLIZES THE POWER OF GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING AND PERSISTENCE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, THIS NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATION WAS COMPLETED BY THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE AND FULFILLMENT OF A NATIONAL PARK SERVICE UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES.

GRANT RESEARCH, MATERIALS AND ARCHIVES WERE GENEROUSLY SUPPLEMENTED BY COMMUNITY MEMBERS, UNIVERSITY, THE AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER AND PARKS AND RECREATION.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

NOPE, NO WORRIES.

THE PARKS PERIOD OF SIGNIFICANT STRETCHES FROM 1931 TO 1973, IT'S INTACT LAYOUT AND CONTRIBUTING RESOURCES SHOW HOW COMMUNITY ADVOCACY SHAPED EAST AUSTIN'S LANDSCAPE AND AUSTIN'S CULTURAL IDENTITY THROUGH THE 20TH CENTURY.

AS WE ACKNOWLEDGED THE STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS OF MEXICAN AND MEXICAN AMERICANS IN OUR CITY'S HISTORY, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO HONOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR CIVIC, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT.

THE PARK EXEMPLIFIES THESE CONTRIBUTIONS AND IS ELIGIBLE FOR LISTING IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER UNDER CRITERION A AND THE AREAS OF ETHNIC HERITAGE AND SOCIAL HISTORY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE DISTRICT IS BOUNDED BY NEIGHBORHOODS TO THE NORTH PLEASANT VALLEY TO THE EAST COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS TO THE SOUTHEAST, AND SELL A STREET TO THE SOUTH AND PINELLAS TO THE WEST.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, OH, THESE ARE SOME AERIAL PHOTOS THAT SHOW THE AREAS TRANSITION, UH, FROM MINIMALLY DEVELOPED LAND IN 1940 AND THAT TOP PHOTO TO A GREEN CITY OASIS IN 1977, UH, WHICH APPEARS ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

THIS IS AN L-SHAPED PROPERTY BISECTED BY BOGGY CREEK, AND IT COMPRISES A LARGE PARCEL TO THE NORTH AND A SMALLER ONE TO THE SOUTH MATURE OAK SHADE.

GREENSPACE TO THE NORTHEAST.

THE NORTHWEST QUADRANT CONTAINS IN 1933 POOL AND 1941 HOUSE, BOTH CONTRIBUTING ELEMENTS THAT RETAIN INTEGRITY, A PLAYGROUND BAND, STAN BASKETBALL COURTS AND VOLLEYBALL COURTS LIVE ROUGHLY IN THE PARK CENTER.

THE SOUTH PARCEL INCLUDES A BASEBALL FIELD BLEACHERS IN A MODERN RECREATION CENTER TO STEAL FOOTBRIDGES SPAN THE CREEK.

WELL, A CONCRETE BANDSTAND ERECTED DURING THE EARLY 1970S OCCUPIES THE SITE

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OF AN EARLIER WIND BAND STAND DONATED FROM EAST AVENUE PARK IN THE LATE 1930S.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, THIS IS JUST A BRIEF TIMELINE THAT SHOWS THAT THE EARLIEST OFFICIAL CONSTRUCTION IN THE PARK TOOK PLACE DURING THE 1930S AND FORTIES.

AND MORE INFORMATION ON THE PARKS TIMELINE CAN BE FOUND IN THE NOMINATION.

NEXT SLIDE, OKAY, IS THAT OUR COSA HAS PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE CIVIC AND CULTURAL LIVES OF AUSTIN'S MEXICAN AMERICAN RESIDENTS SINCE AT LEAST 1931, WHILE MOST FAMOUS AS THE SITE OF EARLY CINCO DE MAYO AND DESSIE STAYS CELEBRATIONS.

THE PARK HAS HOSTED COUNTLESS SMALLER GATHERINGS THAT HAVE SHAPED AUSTIN'S CULTURAL IDENTITY AND OUR SENSE OF PLACE AS A LOCAL SPACE FOR RECREATION, CIVIC, ENGAGEMENT, AND HEALTH ADVOCACY, THE PARK ALSO FACILITATED ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES FOR THE HISTORICALLY UNDERSERVED CITIZENS.

MOST OF ALL, THE PARK HAS PROVIDED A PLACE WHERE MEXICAN AMERICAN VOICES COULD BE HEARD.

PARQUET STATA COSA IS A PHYSICAL REMINDER OF MEXICAN AMERICAN AUSTINITES RESILIENCE.

UM, AND THE NEXT SLIDE, UM, WE CAN SEE THAT THIS IS A SPACE, UM, THAT STARTED AS A SPECIFICALLY MEXICAN AMERICAN SPACE, UH, IN SEGREGATED AUSTIN.

AND IT NOW SERVES THE CITY AS A TESTAMENT TO THE STRENGTH OF THEIR VOICES IN THIS FACE OF SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION, IT'S FOUNDERS, ADVOCATES, AND VOLUNTEERS ENSURED THAT PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A PLACE TO CELEBRATE AND PRESERVE THEIR CULTURAL IDENTITIES THROUGH THE SEGREGATION ERA AND BEYOND THE COMMUNITY REPEATEDLY PETITIONED THE CITY FOR PARK IMPROVEMENTS, MAINTENANCE AND PROGRAM FUNDING.

FOR YEARS AFTER THE PARKS FOUNDING, DESPITE THE CITY'S HISTORICAL APATHY TOWARDS EAST AUSTIN, ART ADVOCATES SUCCEEDED IN IMPROVING THE PARK THROUGHOUT THE 20TH CENTURY, EVEN WHEN THEY HAD TO RELY ON VOLUNTEER LABOR AND FUNDRAISING FROM WITHIN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES, THE PARKS CENTRAL LOCATION, NESTLED WITH MAJORITY MEXICAN AND MEXICAN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOODS AND SURROUNDED BY SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES, AND HOMES MADE IT AN IDEAL VENUE FOR FORMAL AND INFORMAL GATHERINGS, INCLUDING POLITICAL RALLIES DURING THE 20TH CENTURY.

THUS, THE PARK IS AS INGRAINED IN LOCAL FAMILIES, HISTORIES, AND CITY AND STATE LEGACIES ALIKE.

AND I JUST HAVE A FEW HISTORIC PHOTOS.

UM, PARKING PSYCHOSIS CONTRIBUTING BATHHOUSE WAS CONSTRUCTED AROUND 1941 BY A COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS AND THE NATIONAL YOUTH ASSOCIATION PROGRAM MEMBERS WITH PARKS DEPARTMENT SUPPORT.

AND SO THERE IT IS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.

AND ON THE NEXT SIDE, YOU CAN SEE IT, UM, KIND OF COME TO FRUITION.

UM, AND THE NYA WAS A SUBSIDIARY OF THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS FOR TEENAGERS AND YOUNG ADULTS SEEKING WORK.

IN ADDITION TO ITS BASIC FUNCTION AS A RESTROOM, SHOWER AND CHANGING AREA, THE BATH HOUSE WAS AT TIMES USED AS THE PARK CARETAKERS RESIDENTS, AND ALSO AS AN ALL-PURPOSE COMMUNITY CENTER, ITS CHARACTER DEFINING FEATURES INCLUDE EXPANSIVE HORIZONTAL WINDOWS, LOW RELIEF, BRICK, HOPING, AND WINDOWSILLS LONG AND LOW MASSING AND POINTED ARCH ENTRANCES ON THAT WALL FACING ELEVATION.

AND THESE NEXT SLIDES JUST SHOW SOME PICTURES OF THE PARKS FUNCTIONS AS A RECREATION SPACE.

UH, THERE'S A USO FUNCTION ON THE LEFT, UM, UH, A REGULAR DAY, THE PARK ON THE RIGHT, UM, UH, THAT, UH, BASKETBALL AND THE SWIMMING POOL ON THE LEFT AND THE PARK ALSO HOSTED A CHILDREN'S ARTS AND CRAFTS AS WELL AS ADULT EDUCATION COURSES, UH, IN THAT COMMUNITY CENTER AS WELL TODAY, THE PARKS HISTORIC BATHHOUSE AND POOL ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR REHAB, BUT THE NEW RECREATION CENTER AND GROUNDS REMAIN OPEN.

AND, UH, THIS IS THE LAST SLIDE, UH, WHICH CONCLUDES THIS BRIEFING, UH, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THIS NOMINATION MOVE FORWARD AT THE STATE BOARD OF REVIEW.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

CALEN, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, UM, FROM THE COMMISSION, I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO SUPPORT NOMINATION OF ALL THREE OF THESE, UH, RESOURCES TO THE NATIONAL REGISTER.

SO MOVED.

OKAY.

I HAVE A MOTION BY COMMISSIONER.

LITTLE SECOND BY COMMISSIONER LAROCHE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND, SAY AYE.

AYE.

ALL OPPOSED.

NONE IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

I'M REALLY GLAD THAT THESE NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATIONS ARE COMING, UH, TO THE COMMISSION, UM, FOR, UH, FOR US TO TAKE A LOOK AT THEM.

UM, SOMETIMES WE DON'T SEE A LOT OF PROGRESS WHEN WE HAVE SO MANY DEMOLITION REQUESTS ON OUR AGENDA, SO IT'S NICE TO SEE, UM, THESE, UH, EFFORTS GO FORWARD.

OKAY.

GOING ON TO OUR FIRST, UM, POLL

[3.B.3. HR-2021-166282 – 807 Baylor St. – Consent (postponed November 15, 2021) Castle Hill Local Historic District Council District 9]

DISCUSSION ITEM, THAT'S B3

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8 0 7 BAYLOR STREET.

THIS IS, UM, A BUILDING IN THE CASTLE HILL, LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICT.

IT'S ALSO IN THE WESTLINE NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICT AS A CONTRIBUTING BUILDING.

OKAY, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS.

I'M BACK.

UM, THIS IS AN APPLICATION FOR A PROPOSAL TO REPAIR HISTORIC AGE WINDOWS, REPLACE A RETAINING WALL, RESTORE ORIGINAL WOOD SIDING PORCH AND TRIM AT THE SOUTH WEST AND NORTH ELEVATIONS.

REPLACE THE ROOF, REMOVE A ONE-STORY ADDITION AND REPLACE WITH THE TWO-STORY ADDITION, REPLACE THE REAR BALCONY WITH A SCREENED PORCH.

THIS IS A ONE STORY FOOT VICTORIAN HOUSE WITH A WINGING GABLE PLAN, A PARTIAL WITH PORCH WITH TURNS POSTS TWO OVER TWO WINDOWS WITH THREE OVER ONE AND FOUR OVER ONE SCREENS, AN ORIGINAL ENTRY DOOR WITH A TRANSOM WINDOW AND A FISH SCALE SHINGLES AT THE GABLE END.

THE CASTLE HILL DESIGN STANDARDS WERE USED TO EVALUATE PROJECTS WITHIN THIS HISTORIC DISTRICT AND THE PROJECT MEETS MOST OF THE APPLICABLE STANDARDS OF THE APPLICANT HAS AMENDED THE DESIGN IN RESPONSE TO COMMITTEE FEEDBACK.

THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION FOR THIS PROJECT IS TO APPROVE THE APPLICATION, ENCOURAGING THE APPLICANT TO FURTHER REDUCE THE HEIGHT AT THE ADDITION.

SECOND STORY, HIPPED ROOF.

WHAT WERE THE, UM, THE CHANGES THAT THE APPLICANT COMPLETED AFTER? I BELIEVE THE APPLICANT PULLED BACK AT THE PROPOSED ADDITION.

UM, LET'S SEE.

OKAY.

I BELIEVE THE ARCHITECT IS HERE.

ALSO CAN ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS TOO.

THAT'S THE ARCHITECTURE.

YEAH.

WELL MISS O'CONNELL, DID YOU HEAR THE ACCOLADES GIVEN TO YOU BY COMMISSIONER? I'M SAD.

I DID.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

COMMISSIONER HOMES OUT THERE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

I HADN'T SEEN YOU IN THE, IN THE AUDIENCE RIGHT THERE, AND I WISH I WISH MORE PEOPLE WOULD TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AS A REFERENCE.

SO, WELL, THANK YOU.

YEAH, I APPRECIATE IT.

WOULD YOU GUYS MIND GOING TO SHEET A TWO 20 THAT'S BEEN UPDATED SINCE I LAST PRESENTED TO THE COMMISSION AND SUBCHONDRAL PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE HELLO.

MY NAME IS, MY NAME IS TERRY O'CONNELL WITH O'CONNELL ARCHITECTURE.

I'M REPRESENTING OWNERS, TOM AND SAM GOPEL, UH, WHO HAVE PURCHASED THE HOME AT 8 0 7 BAYLOR HERE IN AUSTIN.

SO YOU HAD ASKED ABOUT THE CHANGES TO THE, TO THE DESIGN SINCE WE MET WITH THE CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATE IN HIS COMMITTEE, UH, LAST MONTH.

AND IT IS PRIMARILY IN FENESTRATION.

YOU'LL SEE, ON THIS DRAWING.

UH, WE HAD SOME GOOD SUGGESTIONS FROM COMMISSIONER, UH, COMMISSIONER COOK AND COMMISSIONER VALANCE, LAYLA, UH, ABOUT THE, UH, FENESTRATION PATTERN.

AND, UH, SO WE HAVE WORKED WITH THAT AND, UM, I'M MUCH HAPPIER WITH WHERE WE ARE NOW.

UM, THAT'S THE PRIMARY CHANGE ON HONESTLY IS THE FINISHED RATION PATTERN ON THE ALLEY SIDE AND THE REAR OF THE BUILDING.

UM, WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO GIVE YOU ANY MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT OVERALL OR I'M, I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE, THE SPEAKER HAS, WHO MIGHT BE OPPOSED TO THE PROJECT.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE, I DON'T KNOW, BUT IF YOU WOULD REMAIN IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF FOR, AND IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS THAT COME UP.

ABSOLUTELY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS OF MS O'CONNELL? YEAH, LET ME ASK STAFF AS REFERENCE.

UM, SHE SHOWED THE VERY SHEET THAT DOESN'T ILLUSTRATE THE POINT.

I'M TRYING TO MAKE THE SHEETS.

SO THIS SHOWS THE EXISTING FABRIC VERY CLEARLY SEPARATED FROM WHAT IS BEING WORKED WITH.

AND THEN MORE IMPORTANTLY, I THINK THIS IS VERY TELLING PRIOR COMMISSIONER HAIM, SETH, WE JUST LOST YOU THERE FOR A SECOND.

OH, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? THE ONE JUST BEFORE IF YOU COULD.

YEAH.

SO NOW, YOU KNOW, THE QUESTION ALWAYS IS, WELL, WHAT ARE YOU KEEPING? WHAT ARE YOU NOT KEEPING? WHAT WILL, HOW WE RELATE TO THE EXISTING? ALL OF THOSE ARE ANSWERED IN TWO SHEETS, VERY CLEARLY DELINEATED, AND, YOU KNOW, WE COULD AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH SOME OF THE SPECIFICS, BUT, UH, I JUST HAVE TO SAY THAT THAT, THAT I WOULD LOVE IT IF ALL OUR PROJECTS CAME IN, EVEN CLOSE TO THE STANDARD.

SO AGAIN, THAT'S THE NATURE OF MY COMPLEX.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS? OR, UM, FROM ANYONE.

OKAY, MS. O'CONNELL, IF YOU WOULD STAY, UH, IN THE MEETING, IS THERE A QUESTION FROM THE AUDIENCE? CAN YOU PLEASE, THE PERSON WHO'S RAISING THEIR HAND, CAN YOU PLEASE COME DOWN TO THE PODIUM,

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STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD AND THEN, UM, MAKE YOUR COMMENTS OR, UH, ASK YOUR QUESTION.

OKAY, SURE.

UM, HI, MY NAME'S BRENT HUMPHERYS.

THANKS FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO, UH, ASK THESE QUESTIONS.

AND FIRST I'D LIKE TO SAY THAT I DON'T NECESSARILY KNOW THAT I'M OPPOSED TO THE PROPERTY, TO THE DESIGN AT ALL.

I JUST HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS.

UM, SO I OWN A PROPERTY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE, UH, FROM THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY.

AND SO MY QUESTIONS ARE, IT WAS MENTIONED THAT THE PROPERTY MEETS MOST OF THE APPLE APPLICABLE STANDARDS FOR THE HISTORIC DISTRICT.

AND I GUESS JUST WHERE ARE WE ABLE TO GET A SIMPLE LISTING OF ANY EXCEPTIONS, JUST SO WE COULD SEE WHAT THE EXCEPTIONS ARE THAT HAVE BEEN, THAT HAVE BEEN GRANTED.

YOU GO TO THE COMMISSION'S, UH, HOMEPAGE YOU'RE, THERE'S AN AVENUE TO VIEW AGENDA ITEMS, AND YOU GO DOWN THE LIST TO FIND THIS NUMBER B3 FOR, UH, THIS ADDRESS ON BAYLOR STREET.

AND THERE IS BACKUP.

THE BACKUP IS PRESENTED BY STAFF AND IT, UM, AND IT DETAILS, UH, ALL ASPECTS OF THE PROPOSED CHANGES RELATIVE TO THE CASTLE HILL DESIGN STANDARDS.

AND THEY END STAFF STAFF, UH, RENDERS AN OPINION AS TO WHETHER THEY MEET OR DO NOT MEET THE DESIGN STANDARDS.

GOT IT.

AND WOULD IT BE APPROPRIATE FOR THE ARCHITECTED BRIEFLY SUMMARIZE WHAT THOSE CHANGES? JUST TO, JUST SO WE KNOW IT'S KIND OF A BMI QUESTION.

AND THEN, UH, AND THEN SECONDLY, UM, WAS THERE ANY CONSIDERATION, UM, IS THE BUILDING, UH, RECEIVING A, AN EXCEPTION TO THE HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS IS THE BUILDING IS NOT RECEIVING ANY, UM, IT'S, IT'S NOT AN EXCEPTION TO THE HEIGHT, UM, STANDARD FOR THE, UM, FOR ZONING OR FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

UM, PERHAPS STAFF COULD BETTER ANSWER, UM, WHAT ITEMS YOU WERE CONCERNED ABOUT OR, UM, AGAIN, I'M NOT NECESSARILY CONCERNED AT ALL.

I JUST WANT TO, I JUST TRY TO UNDERSTAND, AND I THINK, YEAH, AND I GUESS AGAIN, SO THIS DOES NOT, WHAT I'M MAINLY CONCERNED ABOUT IS JUST MAKING SURE THAT THE HEIGHT WALNUT OBSTRUCT FROM THE VIEWS FROM THE OWNERS OF THE PROPERTIES ACROSS THE STREET.

AND I DON'T EXPECT THAT TO BE THE CASE, BUT I JUST WANT TO UNDERSTAND IF THAT'S BEEN CONSIDERED, UM, OR AGAIN, IF YOU'RE SAYING THERE'S NO EXCEPTION, BECAUSE I THOUGHT THAT YOU MADE A POINT THAT ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS WAS TO LOWER THE HEIGHT OF THE BUILDING.

AND SO WAS THAT TO BRING IT IN LINE WITH THE, UM, REQUIRE? NO, IT WAS JUST, IT WASN'T NECESSARILY TO BRING IT IN LINE.

IT WAS JUST THAT IT IS VISIBLE ABOVE THE, ABOVE THE ONE-STORY, UM, FO VICTORIAN COTTAGE.

UM, IS THAT THE, IS THAT THE, SOME OF YOUR, UM, OF YOUR INCHES BECAUSE I CAN CALL THE ARCHITECT? SURE.

YEAH.

I THINK THE SUM IS JUST IN ANY MAJOR DEVIATIONS TO THE HISTORICAL STANDARD, IF THEY, IF THEY, IF THEY COULD BE SIMPLY SUMMARIZED AND, BUT MAINLY JUST, JUST WHAT EFFECT THIS WOULD HAVE ON THE HEIGHT, IN THE VIEW OR THE VIEWS OF THE PROPERTY OWNERS THAT LIVE ACROSS THE STREET THAT VIOLENTLY CONCERNED.

OKAY.

UM, STAFF, IS IT APPROPRIATE TO HAVE MS. O'CONNELL COME BACK AND ADDRESS THAT? YES, PLEASE.

MS. O'CONNELL, COULD YOU PLEASE, UH, APPROACH THE PODIUM? WELL, INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, UH, I RESTORED THE BUILDING DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THIS, AND I DON'T KNOW MR. HUMPHREYS, BUT, UM, 8 0 6 BAYLOR.

I HAD INFORMATION ON WHAT THE VIEW, BECAUSE I RESTORED THAT HOUSE.

I HAD INFORMATION ON THE HEIGHT OF THE SECOND FLOOR PORCH AND WHAT THEIR VIEW WOULD BE.

AND I ACTUALLY DID A STUDY OF THAT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE VIEWS WOULD NOT BE OBSTRUCTED FROM THAT HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET.

AND I DIDN'T BRING THAT WITH ME.

I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT WOULD BE A CONCERN, BUT, UH, WE HAVE LOOKED AT IT AND THERE'S AN ENORMOUS OAK TREE BACK BEHIND THE HOUSE THAT WILL OBSTRUCT MORE VIEW THAN THIS BUILDING WILL.

UM, SO I KNOW THAT FOR A FACT, AND I'D BE GLAD TO SHARE THAT WITH MR. HUMPHREYS.

OKAY.

YEAH.

JUST TO BE CLEAR THAT THAT'S A SECOND FLOOR OBSTRUCTION ANALYSIS.

I'M CONCERNED MR. HUMPHREY, I'M SORRY, BUT YOU'LL HAVE TO COME BACK TO THE PODIUM.

SURE.

WELL, THE BOTTOM LINE IS WHERE WE'RE NOT SURE ABOUT THE RESTRICTIONS ANYWAY, RIGHT? YEAH.

UNDERSTOOD.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

PERHAPS, UM, PERHAPS THE TWO OF YOU COULD, UH, FURTHER DISCUSS THAT, UM, IN THE LOBBY OR AT SOME OTHER TIME, IS THAT OKAY, MR. O'CONNELL? I THINK WE ALSO HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVE HERE IN SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR THAT.

OKAY.

I'M SORRY.

I DIDN'T SEE.

UM, MS. MIRIAM,

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MISS MARIAN, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD AND MARY MARY, AND I'M CHAIR OF THE OWANA ZONING COMMITTEE.

UM, WE HAVE MEMBERS ON OUR COMMITTEE WHO DID OUTLINE THE, UM, UM, HOW DO YOU SAY THE RESTRICTIONS ON THE REDOING ON BLANCO, THEIR LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICT? SO THEY WERE THERE, UM, WE RAN THEM, TERRY MIGHT SAY WE RAN THEM THROUGH A GAUNTLET.

WE MET WITH THEM SEVERAL TIMES TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY FIT IN WITH THOSE RESTRICTIONS, UM, THAT THE, UM, HISTORIC DISTRICT REQUIRED.

AND IF HE WANTS A COPY, HE CAN EMAIL ME AND I, OR GIVE ME HIS EMAIL AND I CAN EMAIL HIM THE, YOU KNOW, THE PRESENTATION THAT WE DID, IT BECAME A LOCAL DISTRICT.

SURE.

THAT WOULD BE, UM, THAT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA.

UM, ANY QUESTIONS, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MS. MIRIAM? I THINK WE KIND OF BYPASS THE PROPER ORDER OF THINGS HERE IN TERMS OF, UH, SPEAKING IN FAVOR OR OPPOSED.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THIS? I'M ASSUMING THAT THE AWANA STEERING COMMITTEE WAS IN FAVOR? YES.

YEP.

OKAY.

THEN IS THERE ANYONE ELSE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR? OKAY.

ANYONE TO SPEAK OPPOSED AS, OKAY.

SO MR. HUMPHREY, UH, SAID THAT HE WAS NOT NECESSARILY OPPOSED, BUT PERHAPS CAN GET, UH, FURTHER INFORMATION FROM THE ARCHITECT.

DO I HEAR A MOTION TO, UM, AND THE PUBLIC CLOSED THE PUBLIC HEARING? SECOND, SECOND.

OKAY.

THE MOTION WAS MADE BY COMMISSIONER CUT, SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER LITTLE, ALL IN FAVOR OF CLOSING THE PUBLIC HEARING, PLEASE SAY, AYE, RAISE YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED THE MOTION PASSES.

UM, IS THERE A MOTION ON THE CASE I'LL MOVE TO APPROVE THE APPLICATION AS, OKAY.

DO I HEAR A SECOND? SECOND, SECOND.

I HAVE A SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER WITH HIS GOOD ARM.

D ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF, OF PASSING THIS, UH, OH, OH YES.

LET'S DISCUSS IT.

I JUST WANTED TO NOTE REAL QUICK.

UH, IF YOU DO GO TO THE BACKUP AND GO THROUGH THE DETAILS, IT GOES THROUGH THE DESIGN STANDARDS LINE BY LINE AND SHOWS HOW THEY COMPLY AND IT IS WITHIN THE APPROVED HYPE.

UM, THE ONLY COMMENTS WERE, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE TOP HEAVY.

SOME OF THESE GET VERY SUBJECTIVE.

I DON'T THINK IT'S TOP HEAVY.

I THINK THE ROOF LINE IS WELL PROPORTIONED.

IT'S SET VERY FAR BACK.

UH, THE 3D RENDERING, JOE'S OFF A VERY MODEST, ORIGINAL HOUSE WHILE STILL GETTING A LOT OF PROGRAMS IN THE BACK WITHOUT, UH, OVERWHELMING THE HOUSE, WHICH IS, WHICH IS PRETTY REMARKABLE.

UH, AND THERE'S A COMMENT ABOUT THE ROOF LINE FROM THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE, WHICH YOU WOULD HAVE TO GO DOWN THE SIDE YARD TO SEE.

SO AGAIN, THE STREET PRESENCE, I THINK IT WAS VERY MUCH IN LINE WITH THE DESIGN STANDARDS.

UM, SO I, I DON'T HAVE ANY HESITATION IN, IN APPROVING THIS, THE, THE ONE COMMENT ASKING TO FURTHER REDUCE THE HYPE IS ASKING THE APPLICANT TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND THE DESIGN STANDARDS, UM, WHICH SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR COMMENTS TO MAKE WHEN, WHEN PROPERTIES ARE VERY MUCH IN LINE WITH THE DESIGN STANDARDS.

AND THAT WAS ONE THAT WAS PROBABLY JUST THE ONLY ONE TO OFFER.

UH, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THIS COMPARED TO MANY OTHER TWO-STORY ADDITIONS TO ONE STORY HOUSES, I THINK THIS IS VERY WELL DONE.

AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE ADDITIONAL HEIGHT IS ABOUT SEVEN FEET ABOVE THE EXISTING PEAK.

AND IT'S SET PRETTY FAR BACK AND LOOKING AT THE ELEVATION DIFFERENCES ACROSS THE STREET.

UH, EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT IN THE PER OUR PURVIEW, I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A CONCERN.

AND, UM, I APPRECIATE THE ARCHITECT AND, AND PROPERTY OWNERS, UM, UH, CONSIDERATION ON THE FENESTRATION, UH, ON THE HOUSE TO W WHICH, UM, SEEMED A LITTLE OUT OF CHARACTER AND NOW, UH, APPEARS TO BE VERY MUCH IN LINE WITH THE HISTORIC FENESTRATION OF THE HOUSE.

ANYTHING FURTHER, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? OKAY.

DO I, UM, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE APPLICATION, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND, SAY AYE.

OKAY.

IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS ITEM C TO

[3.C.2. HR-2021-180207 – 906 E. 14th St. – Discussion Swedish Hill National Register District Council District 1]

9 0 6 EAST 14TH STREET.

THIS PROPERTY AS A CONTRIBUTING RESOURCE IN THE SWEDISH HILL NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICT.

ONE OF OUR VERY

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EARLIEST, ONE OF OUR VERY FIRST NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICTS.

UM, AND AUSTIN, NO WORRIES JUST HAD TO PERFORM A LITTLE NAME TAGS, WHICH HERE, UM, THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO PARTIALLY DEMOLISH THE REAR AND SIDE OF A ONE-STORY HOUSE TO CONSTRUCT A SECOND FLOOR ADDITION WITH A ROOF DECK, UH, THE NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICT INVENTORY IDEAS, THIS BUILDING AS A ONE-STORY FOLK VICTORIAN HOUSE WITH BORDEN BATTEN SIDING AND A FULL-WIDTH PORCH, UM, SCALLOP SIDING, ADORNS THE FRONT-FACING GABLE END, ACCORDING TO THE SWEDISH HILL NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC DISTRICT NOMINATION.

THE FRONT IS LOCATION HAS BEEN ALTERED.

THIS HOUSE WAS BUILT AROUND 1887.

ITS FIRST OCCUPANT WAS WIDOW.

SUSAN GAINS.

THE HOMES EARLY YEARS WERE FRAUGHT WITH RESIDENT TURNOVER AND ITS OCCUPANTS INCLUDED A WOOD DEALER, A HORSE TRADER CARPENTERS AND LABORERS, A TEAMSTER AND A SALES WOMAN BY THE EARLY 1920S, OSCAR E AND FLM THREE PURCHASED THE HOUSE AND IT REMAINED IN THEIR FAMILY UNTIL AT LEAST 1959.

OSCAR WAS A PRINTER AND A LINE OF TYPE OPERATOR WHO WORKED FOR THE TEXAS POSTER PUBLISHING COMPANY.

THE NATE PRINTING COMPANY, THE VON BECKMAN JONES COMPANY, THE AUSTIN DAILY TRIBUNE, THE AMERICAN PUBLISHING COMPANY, AND THE MEN STAFF HAS EVALUATED THE PROPERTY AND DETERMINED THAT IT DOES NOT MEET TWO CRITERIA.

UM, AND THE PROJECT MEETS SOME, BUT NOT ALL OF THE APPLICABLE STANDARDS, UM, FOR THE CITYWIDE DESIGN STANDARDS RECOMMENDATION IS TO CONSIDER REFERRAL TO THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE.

BUT IF THE COMMISSION DECIDES NOT TO COMMENT ON AND RELEASE THE PLANS, THANK YOU ON, UH, DO YOU HAVE, UH, DO YOU HAVE, UH, DRAWINGS FOR THE, UH, FOR THE EDITION THAT ARE OF CONCERN FOR, UM, WE DO, UM, THEY SHOULD BE IN THE BACKUP.

YES.

WE HAVE THEM IN THE BACKUP.

OKAY.

HERE WE GO.

YEAH.

I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT SHEET A TWO, THAT'S PROBABLY THE ONE THAT RIGHT.

I SEE IT NOW.

OKAY.

SO STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION IS TO CONSIDER POSTPONEMENT TO JANUARY 24TH AND REFERRAL TO THE ARCHITECTURE REVIEW COMMITTEE, UM, OTHERWISE COMMENT ON AND RELEASE THE PLANS.

UM, ARE THERE ANY, UH, QUESTIONS FOR MS. CONTRERAS? OKAY.

WE'LL HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC.

IS THERE ANYONE HERE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THIS APPLICATION, PLEASE COME DOWN AND STATE YOUR NAME? HI, MY NAME IS CHELSEA SHARVACK WITH SHARVACK WORKSHOP.

I'M THE ARCHITECT FOR THIS PROJECT AND, UM, THE OWNERS ARE HERE AS WELL.

UH, ROCHELLE AND AL OF OUR SHUTTLES WORTH.

UM, I WANTED TO ADDRESS, UH, THE COMMENTS THAT WERE MADE, UM, REGARDING WHERE THE ADDITION HAPPENS.

UM, THIS HOUSE HAS AN ORIGINAL FRONT PORTION THAT, THAT, UM, WE'RE KEEPING THAT HAS, IT'S KIND OF AN L-SHAPED PLAN.

AND THEN IT WAS ADDED ON, UM, LATER, UH, THE, THE KITCHEN AND CURRENT PRIMARY BEDROOM WERE ADDED ON AND BATHROOM.

AND THEN AT THIRD EDITION WAS DONE, UM, FOR THERE FOR A SECOND BATH AND LAUNDRY.

AND, UM, WE HAVE THIS LAW IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT.

THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF ROOM TO ADD.

AND SO, BECAUSE WE WERE LIMITED IN, UM, FIRST FLOOR ADDITION SPACE, WE WENT UP AND, UM, POSITIONED THE ADDITION OVER THE NEWEST, UM, ADDITION SO THAT THE FRONT, THE ORIGINAL HOUSE WOULD BE MAINTAINED WITH, UM, THE S THE SLIGHT THERE'S LIKE A CUT THROUGH THE, THE ROOF LINE OF THE, OF THE BACK OF THE HOUSE TO ALLOW FOR A STAIRCASE TO COME UP TO, UM, ONE BEDROOM AND BATHROOM UP THE TOP.

UM, AND THEN I'M TRYING TO THINK IF THERE'S THE OTHER, I THINK THE OTHER COMMENT, OH, THE OTHER THING I WANTED TO ADDRESS WAS THAT THE SIDING THAT WE WERE PLANNING TO USE IS A STANDING SEAM METAL SIDING THAT WE WERE PLANNING TO USE WHITE, UM, TO MATCH THE EXISTING BOARD AND BATTEN SIDING, WHICH IS ALSO KIND OF A VERTICAL PATTERN.

SO THE IDEA

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WOULD BE THAT IT WOULD, UM, IT WOULD FIT THE CHARACTER AND PROPORTION OF THE EXISTING SIDING, BUT BE DIFFERENT.

UM, AND I, I THINK THAT, UM, THE SHUTTLE'S WORKS HAVE SPOKEN WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS ABOUT THE PROJECT AND WANTED TO, UM, MAKE SOME COMMENTS TOO, BUT I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

DOES ANYONE ON THE COMMISSION HAVE A QUESTION, UM, FOR THE ARCHITECT? OKAY.

UM, MAY I HEAR THE, MAYBE WE HEAR THE NEXT SPEAKER IN FAVOR OF THE APPLICATION.

HELLO, MY NAME IS OLIVER SHUTTLESWORTH.

I'M THE PROPERTY OWNER.

UM, I JUST WANT HER TO SAY THAT WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLE APPRECIATION FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WE LIVE IN.

UM, WE BOUGHT THE PROPERTY BECAUSE OF ITS HISTORIC VALUE.

UM, AND RECENTLY THERE WAS AN A D OR, UM, AN ADU ERECTED BEHIND OUR HOME THAT WAS ESSENTIALLY A SPEC HOME THAT REALLY KIND OF REINFORCED OUR DESIRE TO CREATE SOMETHING.

WHEN WE KNEW THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO ADD ON THAT HELPED MAINTAIN THE HISTORIC INTEGRITY OF THE HOME.

UM, AND BOTH OF OUR NEIGHBORS WHO ARE LONG-TIME RESIDENTS OF SWEDISH HILL, WHO VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE PROJECT, UM, REALLY APPRECIATE THE LINKS THAT WE WENT TO, TO CREATE A DESIGN THAT WAS UNOBTRUSIVE, THAT BLENDED IN WITH AND RESPECTED THE HISTORICAL INTEGRITY OF THE HOME.

AND I BELIEVE THAT THOSE, UM, THAT THE PAPERWORK IN FAVOR OF THAT, UM, SHOULD BE ARRIVING TO YOU SHORTLY.

UM, BUT BOTH OF THEM, UM, WERE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE WORK THAT WE PUT IN TO CREATE THE DESIGN THAT WE DID.

OKAY.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OF THE APPLICANT COMMISSIONER COOK, UH, WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO ACCEPT A POSTPONEMENT TO COME TO THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE AND GET SOME ONE-ON-ONE FEEDBACK? UM, I, UM, I LIKED THE APPROACH PERSONALLY.

IT'S OBVIOUSLY SENSITIVE TO THE HOUSE.

I THINK THERE'S SOME ISSUES WITH THE HEIGHT AND THE ROOF LINE THAT MIGHT MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT LESS OF A DRASTIC CONTRAST POSITION WITH THE ORIGINAL HOUSE.

UM, SO I MEAN, I PERSONALLY WOULD LIKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO, TO INTERACT A LITTLE BIT AND MAKE A FEW COMMENTS.

I TEND TO HESITATE TO DO THAT WHEN THERE'S BEEN AN OBVIOUS ATTEMPT TO RETAIN THE ORIGINAL HISTORIC HOUSE.

AND THERE'S AN OBVIOUS SENSITIVITY ON THE OTHER HAND, IT KIND OF ENCOURAGES ME TO DO SO BECAUSE WHEN AN OWNER DOES SHOW AN INTENT TO DO THE RIGHT THING, I, I, UH, LIKE TO ENCOURAGE A LITTLE MORE INTERACTION.

I'M JUST INTERESTED IN YOUR, AS FAR AS YOUR TIMELINE WOULD AN ADDITIONAL MONTH BE OKAY IF YOU COULD INTERACT WITH US AND, UM, TAKE A LITTLE MORE DETAILED FEEDBACK IN AN IDEAL WORLD ONLY BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY INCLEMENT WEATHER BEGINS TO START PLAYING A MORE PROMINENT ROLE IN AUSTIN, IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET STARTED SOONER THAN LATER THAT SAID I WOULD BE OPEN TO RECEIVING FEEDBACK ALONG THE WAY AND SEEING IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT WE COULD DO, UM, TO FALL FURTHER IN LINE WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN AN IDEAL WORLD, WE CAN MOVE FORWARD TODAY.

UM, AND THEN TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION.

UM, THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETS THE SECOND MONDAY OF JANUARY.

UM, SO IT'S NOT, IT'S NOT WAITING UNTIL, AND IT'S POSSIBLE THAT A RESOLUTION CAN BE MADE AT THAT MEETING THAT CAN THEN, UM, BEAT PASSED TO THE LANDMARK COMMISSION.

UH, WE HAD SEVERAL THINGS EARLY IN OUR AGENDA THAT PASSED ON CONSENT BECAUSE THEY HAD MET WITH THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE.

UM, AT, AT THIS POINT I HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE HEIGHT AND ABOUT THE ROOF FORM OF THE ADDITION.

SO I, UM, I'M INCLINED TO, UM, ASK YOU TO, TO MEET WITH THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE.

OKAY.

UM, ARE THERE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS OF THE APPLICANT? OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH AT A COMMENT, BECAUSE I GUESS, UM, AS MUCH AS THE ARCHITECT IS AN OWNER AND WE REALLY APPLAUD THEIR SENSITIVITY PIMPING AND MAINTAINING THE HOUSE IN TACT AND THEN MAKING THIS, UH, IN TERMS OF THE FUNCTIONS, IT CERTAINLY IS A SENSITIVE ADDITION.

UM, I THINK WHAT WE'RE, WHAT I'M REACTING TO IS JUST SIMPLY THE USE OF THE MATERIAL.

UH, W IT MAY HAVE SOME RELATIONSHIP TO THE BOARD AND BATTEN SIDING, THE WAY IT'S DETAILED OR WAY IT APPEARS TO BE DETAILED.

IT MAKES IT LOOK LIKE IT'S A VERY MASSIVE UNDIFFERENTIATED TYPE OF BLOCK, AND THAT'S IN KEEPING WITH THE, UH, CHARACTER AT ALL, UH, IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO IT MAY BE SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS THAT, THE WAY THIS IS DETAILED,

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UH, IT IS KIND OF INVENTED TO, TO USE THAT MATERIAL.

I'M NOT RULING IT OUT, BUT, UH, THE OTHER THING THAT WOULD PERSUADE ME IS, UH, TO ALSO KNOW IF THEY'VE DONE THREE-DIMENSIONAL STUDIES OR COULD PROVIDE THOSE, UH, BECAUSE IN FACT, IF THIS IS NOT REALLY VISIBLE AT ALL FROM THE STREET, THEN I WOULD BE LESS CONCERNED, BUT I THINK THERE ARE WAYS TO, UM, TO DO BOTH, TO HAVE SOME OF THE MASS, UH, I DON'T THINK THE HEIGHT CAN BE ADJUSTED A WHOLE LOT AND, AND, UH, STILL HAVE THE FUNCTIONAL SPACE THAT THEY ARE THEY'RE NEEDING.

UH, BUT I DO THINK THAT THE WAY THAT YOU WENT ABOUT THE DETAILS COULD MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN HOW THAT EXTRA HEIGHT, UH, DOES HAVE A BETTER RELATIONSHIP TO THE HOUSE, UH, EVEN KNOW IN USING MODERN MATERIALS.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER HAIM, SETH, ANYTHING ELSE? IS THERE ANOTHER SPEAKER IN SUPPORT IN FAVOR OF THE APPLICATION? OKAY.

UM, YES, NO, I SAY ONLY WHITE HUMAN ALREADY.

OKAY.

UM, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME.

DO YOU WANT ME TO RUN UP TO THE PODIUM? HI THERE.

MY NAME IS ROCHELLE SHUTTLESWORTH, AND I'M THE OTHER OWNER OF THIS HOME.

AND I DO OBVIOUSLY SUPPORT THIS RENOVATION, UM, AND BACK, BACK UP, EVERYTHING THAT THEY HAVE ALREADY SAID, I DO BELIEVE THAT OUR ARCHITECT DOES HAVE, UM, 3D THE 3D DRAWINGS.

UM, ANYWAY, SO WE DO HAVE THAT INFORMATION IF THAT'S HELPFUL WITH MAKING THIS DECISION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY.

IS THERE ANYONE TO SPEAK IN OPPOSITION TO THE APPLICATION? OKAY.

HEARING SEEING THAT THERE IS NO ONE OPPOSED.

DO I HEAR A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING? SO I MOVED, UH, THAT WAS COMMISSIONER LAROCHE.

SECOND, SECOND BY COMMISSIONER COOK, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF CLOSING THE PUBLIC HEARING, PLEASE SAY, AYE, RAISE YOUR HAND.

ALRIGHT.

UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES, IF WE WERE ALL ON THE DIAS OR ALL VIRTUAL, UM, I MIGHT NOT ASK FOR BOTH HAND OR, AND VOICE, BUT, UM, IT HELPS WHEN WE'RE HYBRID HYBRIDIZED LIKE THIS.

OKAY.

UM, THE MOTION PASSES AND, UH, DO I HEAR A MOTION ON THE CASE? I'LL MOVE TO POSTPONE THE CASE TO OUR JANUARY 24TH MEETING AND INVITE THE APPLICANT TO ATTEND THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING.

I'LL UP.

OKAY.

THE MOTION IS MADE BY COMMISSIONER CUTS, SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER LAROCHE.

ANY DISCUSSION WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADDRESS YOUR EYE? YOU'VE ALREADY SPOKEN TO IT AT SOME, RIGHT.

I, I, I THINK THERE'S, UM, THE DETAILS WE'LL BE DISCUSSING KIND OF IN LINED OUT, IF YOU CAN BRING THE 3D RENDERINGS SPECIFICALLY, OUR CONCERN WILL BE, UH, THE VIEW FROM AVERAGE PEDESTRIAN EYESIGHT FROM THE STREET.

UM, I THINK THAT THAT'LL HELP INFORM AND, UH, YEAH, MY PARTICULAR INTEREST IS GOING TO BE, UH, THE ROOF SLOPES.

UM, ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO LAY IT BACK TO, TO MAKE IT STAND OUT AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE FROM, FROM THE STREET.

BUT I, AGAIN, I THINK THE OVERALL APPROACH IS CORRECT.

I'M VERY SENSITIVE.

I THINK IT'S AN ISSUE OF DETAILING AND SOME MINOR ISSUES THAT WILL BE GOOD TO SEE.

UH, AND I APPRECIATE IT.

YES, COMMISSIONER LAROCHE.

I ALSO, UM, HAD AN ISSUE WITH THE WAY THE MATERIAL IS PRESENTED AND THE ROOF PITCH ON THE NEW CONSTRUCTION.

SO I APPRECIATE COMMISSIONER COOK'S REMARKS.

I, I AGREE.

I, WHEN I WAS REVIEWING THIS, I COULD, IT'S OBVIOUS THAT THEY'VE MADE AN ATTEMPT TO RESPECT THE HISTORIC HOMES, INTEGRITY AND MAKE THE ADDITION SECONDARY AND COMPATIBLE YET DIFFERENTIATED.

I AGREE THAT THERE'S TWEAKING OF SOME DETAILS THAT COULD TAKE THIS AND MAKE IT A MUCH MORE ELEVATED, MORE COMPATIBLE PROJECT.

THANK YOU.

IF THERE ARE NO FURTHER COMMENTS, UM, LET'S TAKE A VOTE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF POSTPONING, THE ITEM TO THE JANUARY MEETING AND, UH, RE INVITING THE APPLICANTS TO THE, UM, FIRST ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING, UH, OF THE NEW YEAR.

PLEASE SAY, AYE, RAISE YOUR HAND.

OKAY.

IT'S UNANIMOUS.

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OKAY.

[3.C.3. HR-2021-190012 – 1811 Alta Vista Ave. – Consent Travis Heights – Fairview Park National Register District Council District 9]

THE NEXT ITEM THAT WAS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION IS C3 1811 ALTA VISTA AVENUE, A CONTRIBUTING BUILDING, AND THE TRAVIS HEIGHTS FAIRVIEW PARK NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICT.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS ITEM C THREE IS A PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT A SECOND FLOOR ADDITION TO A ONE-STORY HOUSE, UH, DEMOLISH AN EXISTING NON-CONTRIBUTING ADU REPAIR WINDOWS AND REPLACE THE ROOF WITH A STANDING SEAM METAL OR A COMPOSITION SHINGLES AND MODIFY DORMERS AND THE ROOF LINE AT THE MAIN FACADE, UH, REMOVING THE CHIMNEY AND REPLACING THOSE DORMERS WITH ONE LARGE ONE.

THIS IS A ONE-STORY COLONIAL REVIVAL INSPIRED HOUSE WITH BRICK CLADDING, A SIDE GABLED ROOF WITH GABLED DORMERS, AND EIGHT OVER EIGHT AND SIX, OVER SIX WOOD WINDOWS.

THE FRONT STOOP INCLUDES TURNED COLUMNS AND AN OPEN PEDIMENT ABOVE A DECORATIVE ARCH, AS WELL AS MULTI PANE SIDELIGHTS, A TOP DECORATIVE WAINSCOTING, A DENTAL AIDED CORNICE, AND A SIMPLE FREEZER VISIBLE BELOW THE SHALLOW EVE'S INSIDE ELEVATIONS FEATURE.

TRADITIONAL CORNICE RETURNS.

THE HOUSE AT 1811 ALTAVISTA WAS BUILT BETWEEN 1931 AND 1935 OR ROBERT E. LEE JR.

AND WILLARD NITSKY ROBERT NITSKY, WHO WENT BY ED WORK TO SALESMEN FOR THE JOHN VERMONT COMPANY.

HIS WIFE WILLARD WAS A SCHOOL TEACHER, AND SHE WAS WELL-KNOWN IN AUSTIN AS A MEMBER OF AN EARLY PIONEER FAMILY IN CENTRAL TEXAS, AS WELL, AS FAR AS HORTICULTURAL AND LANDSCAPING KNOWLEDGE.

IT WAS A CHARTER MEMBER OF BOTH THE MEN'S GARDEN CLUB AND THE AUDUBON SOCIETY CHAPTER IN AUSTIN, AND SHARED HIS EXPERTISE AND HIS YARD WITH THE CITY'S ASPIRING GARDENERS, THE PROPERTY NEAT, SOME BUT NOT ALL OF THE APPLICABLE CITYWIDE DESIGN STANDARDS.

UH, STAFF HAS EVALUATED THE PROPERTY AND DETERMINED THAT IT'S NOT MEET TWO CRITERIA FOR LANDMARK DESIGNATION.

UM, ALTHOUGH IT IS ASSOCIATED WITH ROBERT NICHE KEY, UM, IT APPEARS THAT MOST OF NICHE HE'S LANDSCAPING, UM, IS NO LONGER EXTENT ON THE PROPERTY.

THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION THEREFORE, IS TO COMMENT ON AND RELEASE THE PLANS.

THANK YOU.

UM, QUESTION, ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY.

IS THERE, UM, IS THERE ANYONE PRESENT TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THIS APPLICATION, PLEASE COME DOWN.

IF THERE, UH, OTHER SPEAKERS, PLEASE READY YOURSELVES TO COME DOWN TO THE PODIUM, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME.

AND, UM, THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR, I'M PHILLIP REED, UH, WITH KOTERA REED ARCHITECTS.

I AM THE ARCHITECT ON THE PROJECT.

I'M ALSO DEVELOPING IT, UH, WITH MY WIFE, LOIS, AND WE LIVE DOWN THE STREET FROM THE PROJECT AND TRY TO SITES AND HAD BEEN THERE FOR 25 YEARS.

SO I'M REALLY JUST HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT IT, UH, ADDRESS ANY CONCERNS