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[Determination of Quorum / Meeting Called to Order]

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UM, WE HAVE A QUORUM AND WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

IT IS 6:04 PM.

UM, FIRST WE'RE GOING TO DO ROLL CALL, SO I WILL START WITH THOSE WHO ARE ON THE DYESS AND THEN I'LL CALL ON THOSE ATTENDING VIRTUALLY.

SO JUST SAY, AYE, OR RAISE YOUR HAND WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME.

SO IN CHAMBERS WE HAVE COMMISSIONER GREG ANDERSON.

UM, I'M HERE.

YOU'RE A VICE CHAIR.

HEMPEL AND WE HAVE COMMISSIONER THOMPSON AND VIRTUALLY WE HAVE COMMISSIONER COX, COMMISSIONER HOWARD.

MISSIONER SNYDER HERE AND A CHAIR.

UM, I'M NOT SEEING THAT VIDEO FEED FROM CITY HALL, JUST FYI.

OKAY.

IS ANYONE ELSE HAVING THAT ISSUE? UH, THEY'RE GOT THE WEBEX.

I CAN, I CAN SEE CITY HALL AB ONE.

OKAY.

WELL GREAT.

OKAY.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE WITH ROLL CALL COMMISSIONER PRAXIS AND COMMISSIONER FLORES.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

AND ABSENT TONIGHT IS CHAIR SHAW, UM, COMMISSIONERS, OUR COMMISSIONER, MUCH TALLER COMMISSIONER YON IS POLITO AND COMMISSIONER SHEA.

SO I'M NOT SURE IF THEY'LL SHOW UP LATER, BUT FOR NOW THAT IS OUR ACCOUNT.

AND I'D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE OUR EX OFFICIO MEMBER BOARD MEMBER, JESSICA KELLAN.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE ARE STILL DOING HYBRID MEETING, UM, AS APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND ALLOW THIS ALLOWS FOR A VIRTUAL QUORUM.

AS LONG AS THE COMMISSIONER SERVING HIS IS PRESENT IN CHAMBERS.

SO WE CAN HAVE COMMISSIONERS HERE IN CHAMBERS AND IN ATTENDANCE VIRTUALLY SIMILARLY SPEAKERS CAN PRESENT FROM THE CHAMBERS OR PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY IF YOU WISH TO WISH TO WAIT IN THE ATRIUM, THE LAND USE COMMISSIONS LIAISON, UM, WENDY RHODES TONIGHT WE'LL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE ATRIUM A FEW MINUTES BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION BEGINS THE PUBLIC HEARING.

FURTHERMORE, IF YOU'RE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, YOU'LL RECEIVE AN EMAIL ABOUT 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE COMMISSION TAKING UP YOUR ITEM TONIGHT.

I HAVE ASSISTANCE FROM WINDY ROADS IN ANNOUNCING THE SPEAKERS DURING THE PUBLIC HEARINGS.

AND, UM, COMMISSIONER FLORES IS GOING TO BE READING THE, UM, FIRST READING OF THE AGENDA FOR THOSE ATTENDING VIRTUALLY, PLEASE HAVE YOUR GREEN, RED, AND YELLOW ITEMS FOR VOTING.

AND FOR THOSE ONLINE, PLEASE REMAIN MUTED WHEN YOU'RE NOT SPEAKING AND RAISE YOUR HAND TO BE RECOGNIZED.

OF COURSE, IF I MISS YOU, JUST TRY ME AGAIN AND VERBALLY LET ME KNOW.

SO WE'LL

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION]

START WITH CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

I BELIEVE WE JUST HAVE ONE WENDY, IS THAT CORRECT? OKAY.

CORRECT.

MR. CONNOLLY, HELLO.

UM, FELLOW PLANNING COMMISSIONERS.

I JUST WANTED TO STOP BY REAL QUICK AND SAY, MY FAREWELL REMARKS TO THIS COMMISSION, UM, HAS BEEN A HONOR TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF AUSTIN ALONGSIDE ALL OF YOU.

I APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK AND OFTEN THE THANKLESS HOURS OF EFFORT AND DEDICATION THAT EACH OF YOU GIVE TO THIS COMMISSION.

AND I WANTED TO SAY THAT I HAVE LEARNED A LOT DURING MY TIME ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

AND I HAVE LEARNED THAT ALL TOO OFTEN, THIS COMMISSION BECOMES A PROXY SPACE FOR THE CITY'S UNRESOLVED POLITICAL TENSIONS BATTLES AND CONTRADICTIONS.

WE IMPOSE ON LAND USE AND ZONING REGULATIONS, A HERCULEAN, OR PERHAPS A SISYPHEAN TASK.

AND THIS COMMISSION'S ENDLESS ATTEMPTS TO DESIGN, MICROMANAGE, AND CONTROL THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT TO DESIGN, MICROMANAGE, AND CONTROL THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT.

UM, OFTEN REFLECT THIS UNTENABLE POSITION ALL TOO OFTEN IN THE THROWS OF OUR CONFIDENCE IN OUR OWN KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE, WE IGNORE THE FACT THAT THE CITY IS A LIVING PROCESS BIGGER THAN ANY OF US.

AND WE BECOME FORGETFUL OF THE UNEASY TRUTH THAT ZONING REGULATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES WERE FIRST AND FOREMOST, A TOOL OF EXCLUSION, A TOOL FOR LIMITING AND SEGREGATING ACCESS TO PUBLIC SPACE, GOODS, AND RESOURCES MOVING FORWARD.

I SINCERELY HOPE THAT THIS COMMISSION WILL CONTINUE TO REMEMBER THAT IT SERVES ALL THE PEOPLE OF AUSTIN, NOT ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE THE TIME AND LUXURY TO ENGAGE WITH THIS COMMISSION, REMEMBER THAT THIS COMMISSION SERVES WORKING CLASS PEOPLE OF COLOR AND RENTERS WHOSE

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RENTS HAVE JUST SKYROCKETED TO RECORD HIGHS THIS YEAR.

REMEMBER THAT THIS COMMISSION SERVES YOUNGER HOME BUYERS AND NEW FAMILIES WHOSE DREAMS OF EVER OWNING A HOME IN AUSTIN HAVE BEEN CRUSHED OVER THE PAST YEARS.

REMEMBER THAT THIS COMMISSION SERVES LGBTQ POPULATIONS AND SINGLE PARENTS, AND ALL THOSE WHOSE FAMILIES DO NOT FIT INTO THE STANDARD MOLD OF OUR SO-CALLED SINGLE FAMILY NEIGHBORHOODS.

REMEMBER THIS COMMISSION SERVES OUR UNHOUSED NEIGHBORS REMEMBERING THAT THERE'S A DIRECT CORRELATION BETWEEN CITIES WITH THE LARGEST UNHOUSED POPULATIONS AND THE MOST CONSTRAINED HOUSING SUPPLIES.

IT'S TRUE.

THIS COMMISSION DOES NOT HAVE THE POWER OF THE TOOLS TO FIX ALL OF THESE COMPLEX ISSUES, BUT IT MUST ASK ITSELF, IS IT WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE OF DEFENDING THE STATUS QUO? BECAUSE IF ALL WE CAN SUCCEED IN DOING IS DEFENDING THE STATUS QUO, THEN THESE POPULATIONS I HAVE LISTED WILL NOT STAND A CHANCE IN AUSTIN.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL OF THOSE FOR WHOM THE STATUS QUO IS ALREADY A LOSING PROPOSITION THAT DESERVE YOUR CONCERN AS WELL.

NOW, MORE THAN EVER.

I SINCERELY HOPE THIS COMMISSION WILL NOT BE THE BOTTLENECK FOR CHANGE AND INNOVATION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND GOOD LUCK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, COMMISSIONER CONNOLLY.

WE'LL MISS YOU.

UM, AND I KIND OF SKIPPED OVER OUR NEW COMMISSIONER OR NEW AGAIN, UH, COMMISSIONER ANDERSON.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS, WE WELCOME YOU TO THE COMMISSION.

THANK YOU.

I CANNOT FOLLOW THAT.

I GUESS SOMEONE HAS TO, UM, JP, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR YEARS OF SERVICE.

YOU'RE AN AMAZING PERSON.

I LOOK TO RE I THINK WE ALL LOOK TO LEAN ON YOU HEAVILY OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS AND FOREVER.

SO YES.

UM, YOU KNOW, I WAS HERE ONCE UPON A TIME.

IT WAS ABOUT 15 MONTHS AGO AND WE THOUGHT IT WAS DIFFICULT TO BUILD HOUSING IN AUSTIN.

THEN WE THOUGHT IT WAS DIFFICULT TO AFFORD HOUSING IN AUSTIN THEN, AND IT'S GOTTEN WORSE ON PRETTY MUCH EVERY METRIC THAT I FOLLOW.

SO I'M EXCITED TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO LEGALIZE A DIVERSITY OF HOUSING TYPES FOR DIVERSITY OF INCOME EARNERS AND KNOCK ON WOOD ONE DAY, REPLACE OUR 1984 LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, WHERE EXCLUSIONARY ZONING IS ALIVE AND WELL, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL MOVE

[A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

ON TO ITEM A, WHICH IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

UM, IF THERE ARE ANY PROPOSED EDITS, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

ARE WE GOOD WITH THE MINUTES AS IS SEEING NO CHANGES? WE'LL HAVE THAT ON THE CONSENT WITH NO CHANGES

[Reading of Agenda]

AND COMMISSIONER FLORES.

ARE YOU READY TO READ THE CONSENT AGENDA? YES, MA'AM ALL RIGHT.

YOU'RE GOOD NOW REAL QUICK.

UM, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER CONLEY FOR YOUR REMARKS AND YOUR SERVICE, AND ALSO WELCOME TO COMMISSIONER ANDERSON.

UM, SO WE'VE GOT A APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

APPROVE THE MINUTES OF APRIL 12TH, 2020 TO BE ONE PUBLIC HEARINGS.

UH, OUR B PUBLIC HEARINGS BE ONE PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 20 21 0 0 0 5 0.02.

MONTOPOLIS MULTIFAMILY.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 24TH B2 PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 20 21 0 0 2 5 0.01 TO 90 WESTERN SCENIC, BROOKE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR APPLICANT INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT GAYATHRI PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 20 18 0 0 2 1 0.02 SKYLINE OLD TOUR MIXED USE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR APPLICANT INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT BEFORE PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 20 0 0 1 5 0.02 POINT S H 2011 AND 2015.

IAN FRANKLIN.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR DISCUSSION.

THE FIVE REZONING C 14 20 22 0 0 0 8 S H 2011 AND 2015 E M.

FRANKLIN.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR DISCUSSION BASICS.

REZONINGS C 14 20 22 0 0 2 TO 1106 SOUTH MEADOWS ITEM IS UP FOR CONSENT.

B SEVEN PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 20 21 0 0 21 0.02 OR TINO SIX TO 1506 PARKER LANE.

THIS ITEM IS A PER APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 24TH, B EIGHT, REZONING SEAPORT, TEEN 20 21 0 1 5 3 14 0 6 TO 1506.

PARKER LANE ITEM IS UP FOR APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 24TH, BENIGN REZONING C 14 20 21 0 1 9 0 3000 EAST CESAR CHAVEZ.

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THIS ITEM IS UP FOR APPLICANT INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT BEING 10 POINT AMENDMENT NPA 20 21 0 0 1 5 0.0 4 6667 0 2 67 0 4 AND 67 0 6 REGINA REGINA LAKE ROAD.

EXCUSE ME.

THIS ITEM IS UP PER STEP POSTPONEMENT TO MATE 10, B 11 REZONING SEAPORT TEAM 20 21 0 1 5 7 6667 0 2 67 0 4 AND 67 0 6, REGGIE AND LANE.

PARDON MY ALARM GOING OFF, BUT ALL IS GOOD.

UH, THIS ITEM IS UP FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 10TH, UH, B12 PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 20 21 0 0 1 5 0.0 360 6 0 3, REGINA UH, ROAD STAFF POST COLEMAN TO MAY 10 BEING 13 REZONING C 14 20 21 0 1 5 8 66 0 3, REGGIE AND LEE ROAD.

THIS ITEM IS ALSO A PRE-STEP POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 10, B 14 PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 20 21 0 0 2 5 0.0 2 77, 15 AND A HALF WEST STATE HIGHWAY 71 IS ITEM IS UP FOR CONSENT.

B 15 REZONING C 14 20 21 0 1 3 0 77, 15 AND A HALF WEST STATE HIGHWAY 71.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR CONSENT.

B 16 RESTRICTIVE COVENANT AMENDMENT C 1485 TO EIGHT, 8.23 RCA 77 15 1 N 77, 15 AND A HALF WEST STATE HIGHWAY 71.

THIS ITEM IS UP-FRONT CONSENT.

B 17 SITE PLAN COMPATIBILITY WAIVER REQUEST S P 20 21 0 1 0 2 C 1400 CEDAR AVENUE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR STAFF TO MAY 10TH, BE 18 SITE PLAN S P C 20 20 0 1 2 1 C 90 RAINY STREET.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR CONSENT.

80 19 FINAL PLAT VACATION SCENE 8 6 7 9 1 3 9.

VAC.

DEAN W PATRICK EDITION.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR THINGS CONSENT AGAIN.

EXCUSE MY CAR.

B 20 FINAL PLATFORM AN APPROVED PRELIMINARY PLAN, C H J 20 19 0 1 4 3 0.1 HOWARD LANE PHASE ONE.

THIS ITEM IS A REPORT CONSENT BEING 21 FINAL PLAT FROM AN APPROVED PRELIMINARY PLAN, C H J 20 19 0 1 4 3 0.28 HOWARD LANE PHASE TWO.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR CONSENT B 22 FINAL QUESTION FROM AN APPROVED PRELIMINARY PLAN CHA 20 20 0 0 1 3 0.38 WEST KELLER.

AS THEY SCREEN.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR CONSENT B 23 PRELIMINARY PLAN CAJ 20 21 0 0 6 6 WHISPER VALLEY MULTI-FAMILY PARCEL 65.

THIS ITEM IS A PER DISAPPROVAL FOR REASONS.

UM, AN ART THAT IS FIRST READING OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER FLORES.

SO DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMISSIONERS THAT NEED TO RECUSE THEMSELVES FROM ITEMS ON THE AGENDA? YES.

UH, AN ITEMS FOUR AND FIVE.

THE APPLICANT IS WORKING WITH HOMEBASE, WHICH IS OWNED BY AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, WHICH IS WHERE I EARN A MAJORITY OF MY SALARY.

SO ADAM, AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION.

I WILL BE RECUSING MYSELF ON THOSE ITEMS. THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER RECUSALS? OKAY.

DO WE HAVE ANY SPEAKERS, WENDY, UM, SIGNED UP TO SPEAK FOR ANY OF THE CONSENT ITEMS IN REQUESTING ITEMS BEING PULLED FOR DISCUSSION? NO, WE DON'T.

THEY'RE JUST ON ITEMS FOUR AND FIVE.

I DO NEED TO MAKE A COMMENT THOUGH ON ITEM NUMBER 16, THAT WAS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL BY THE, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION.

AND SO IT WOULD COME WITH A STAFF RECOMMENDATION PLUS THE CONDITIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION TO ALL RIGHT.

DID ANY COMMISSIONERS WANT TO PULL OF THE CONSENT ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION OR OTHERWISE HAVE QUESTIONS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA? DO WE NEED TO STATE WHAT THE REASONS FOR THE DISAPPROVAL

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IS THERE AN AMENDMENT OR ADDENDUM? I WAS WONDERING THAT WENDY ON B 23, IS THERE AN EXHIBIT THAT WE NEED TO REFERENCE WITH THE DISAPPROVAL FOR REASONS LET'S I WILL ASK JENNIFER BENNETT.

SHE'S UH, THE CASE MANAGER FOR THIS CASE, JENNIFER.

HI, THIS IS JENNIFER BENNETT, CITY OF AUSTIN.

UM, IT SHOULD BE AN EXHIBIT C IN THE BACKUP.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

WHEN I REREAD IT ALL, I'LL MAKE SURE THAT'S IN.

ALL RIGHT.

I DIDN'T SEE ANYONE WANTING TO PULL ANY OF THE ITEMS OR HAVE QUESTIONS.

SO I'LL REREAD

[Consent Agenda]

THE CONSENT AGENDA.

WE HAVE THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES AS IS B ONE IS, UH, APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 24TH B TO APPLICANT INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT, B3 APPLICANT, INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT B FOUR AND B FIVE WILL BE TAKEN UP TOGETHER FOR DISCUSSION B SIX IS ON CONSENT.

B SEVEN IS APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 24TH, B EIGHT APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 24TH, BENIGN APPLICANT, INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT B 10 AND B 11 AND B 12 ARE STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 10TH, B 13 STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 10TH, B 14, B 15, B 16 ARE ALL ON CONSENT.

B 17 IS POSTPONED B 18 B 19, B 20 B 21, B 22 ARE ON CONSENT.

AND B 23 IS DISAPPROVAL FOR REASONS PER EXHIBIT C.

ALL RIGHT, CAN I GET A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA, INCLUDING THE MINUTES? LET'S SEE MOTION FROM COMMISSIONER THOMPSON SECOND BY COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

THAT'S UNANIMOUS.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO OUR FIRST PUBLIC HEARING.

SO LET'S SEE.

THAT'S GOING TO BE, UM,

[Items 4 & 5]

MS. MEREDITH, ARE YOU PRESENTING ITEMS BEFORE AND B FIVE? YES.

MARINE MEREDITH HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT ITEM NUMBER BEFORE IS IN PA 20 20 0 0 1 5 0 2 S H 2011 AND 2015 M FRANKLIN.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 2011 AND 2015 M FRANKLIN AVENUE.

IT IS LOCATED WITHIN THE EAST MLK COMBINED NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AREA.

THE REQUEST IS TO CHANGE THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP FROM SINGLE FAMILY TO MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL AND NEIGHBORHOOD MIXED USE LAND USES.

IT IS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

IT IS NOT SUPPORTED BY THE EAST MLK NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN CONTACT TEAM, AND WE HAVE RECEIVED, EXCUSE ME, COMMUNICATION AND OPPOSITION, AND SUPPORT FOR THE CASES.

GOOD EVENING.

HEATHER CHAFFIN HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT WITH THE RELATED ZONING CASE, WHICH IS C 14, 20 22 0.008 DOT S H.

THE REQUEST IS TO GO FROM S F N P TO TWO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES, MF FOR M P AND L R M U N P.

THE LARGER TRACT, WHICH IS SHOWN AS TRACT.

ONE ON THE ZONING MAP IS 2.82 ACRES.

THE SMALLER TRACT, WHICH IS TRACK TWO ON THE ZONING MAP IS 1.2, ONE ACRES TOTALLING A LITTLE OVER FOUR ACRES.

UH, THIS PROPERTY IS AT 2011 AND 2015 M FRANKLIN AVENUE, UH, IN THE ISSUE SECTION AS OF THIS AFTERNOON, UH, I'VE RECEIVED A VALID PETITION.

THE PETITION EXCEEDS THE 20%.

IT'S 20.08% AT THIS TIME.

AND THAT IS IN OPPOSITION TO THE REQUEST, THE PROPERTIES ON THE EAST SIDE OF M FRANKLIN AVENUE, ROUGHLY HALFWAY BETWEEN MLK AND MAYNARD ROAD.

THESE ARE BOTH IMAGINE AUSTIN ACTIVITY CORRIDORS.

THE PROPERTY IS OWNED SF THREE NP.

IT HAS A VACANT LOT AND A LOT DEVELOPED

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WITH THE DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATER NORTH OF THE REZONING PROPERTY ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD ARE LOTS THAT ARE DEVELOPED.

I'M SORRY.

ZONED L O M U N P C S M U C O N P G R N P M G R V N P.

THESE ARE CURRENTLY MIXED WITH, UH, A VARIETY OF LAND USES AND, UH, INCLUDING A VACANT CLUB OR LODGE RESIDENTIAL AND, UH, ACCESSORY BUILDINGS.

UH, THERE'S ALSO MEDICAL OFFICE AND RELIGIOUS ASSEMBLY FURTHER TO NORTH FOR THE PROPERTIES THAT ARE MIXED RESIDENTIAL AND UNDEVELOPED.

SO NOT INCLUDING RELIGIOUS ASSEMBLY AND MEDICAL OFFICE AND SUCH THOSE HAVE AN APPROVED SITE PLAN TO REDEVELOPED THAT MIXED RESIDENTIAL UNDEVELOPED AREA WITH 116 ATTACHED AND DETACHED RESIDENTIAL UNITS IMMEDIATELY EAST OF THE PROPERTY IS MORE WILLIAMS GOLF COURSE, WHICH IS OWN PNP.

A SMALL TRIBUTARY TRIBUTARY WITH FLOOD PLAIN IS LOCATED AT THE REAR OF THE PROPERTY BETWEEN THE SITE AND THE GOLF COURSE IMMEDIATELY.

SOUTH OF THE PROPERTY ARE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES ZONED SF THREE NP ACROSS M FRANKLIN TO THE WEST ARE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES AND SF THREE NP.

AND THEN ALSO ACROSS IAN FRANKLIN, A LITTLE FURTHER AWAY, OUR PROPERTIES ZONED C O N P AND L O M U N P NEEDS TO HAVE MULTIFAMILY DAYCARE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES.

UH, THIS IS A SMART HOUSING PROJECT.

THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING 160 MULTIFAMILY AND SINGLE FAMILY UNITS ON THE PROPERTY, 39 PER I'M SORRY, 30% OF THOSE, WHICH IS 49 UNITS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 80% MFI MEDIUM FAMILY INCOME.

THEY HAVE ALSO STATED THEIR INTENT TO DEVELOP A COFFEE SHOP ON THE SITE.

AS MAUREEN SAID, THERE HAS BEEN CORRESPONDENCE AND SUPPORT AND AN OPPOSITION AND STAFF IS SUPPORTING THE REQUEST BY ADDING AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY AND SINGLE FAMILY IN THIS AREA.

IT WILL INCREASE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES AND MEET THE GOALS OF THE STREETS, STRATEGIC HOUSING BLUEPRINT.

UH, LOWE'S LOCATING THESE CLOSE TO THE, UH, ACTIVITY CORRIDOR OF EAST MLK AND MAIN ROAD.

UH, ALSO REFLECTS SOME OF THE, UH, PLANNING, UH, PRIORITIES OUTLINED IN THE BLUEPRINT.

THIS WILL INCREASE THE DIVERSITY OF HOUSING TYPES AND OPTIONS, AND THE PROPOSED COFFEE SHOP COULD, UH, PROVIDE LOCAL SERVICES.

THIS IS CURRENTLY A STREET WITH A MIX OF USES AND THE RANGE OF USES THAT ARE EXISTING IN THE AREA REFLECT THE MIXED NATURE OF THE SITE, OR I'M SORRY, MIXED NATURE OF THE AREA.

AND I AM AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

NOW WE'LL HEAR FROM THE APPLICANTS, MR. KENNY, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

UM, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE TONIGHT.

AND THIS CASE IS, UH, WHILE THERE ARE A LOT OF ASPECTS TO IT AS ACTUALLY I THINK A RELATIVELY STRAIGHTFORWARD CASE ABOUT WHAT KIND OF DEVELOPMENT WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE AND ALLOW IN THE CITY AND WHAT KIND OF SIGNALS THAT WE WANT TO SEND TO DEVELOPERS WHO ARE LOOKING AT PARCELS OF LAND IN AUSTIN AND, AND WHAT THEY THINK, WHAT SIGNALS WE WANTED TO SEND TO THEM ABOUT WHAT KIND OF DEVELOPMENTS THAT THEY THINK THEY OUGHT TO BRING AND WHAT KIND OF ELEMENTS OF AFFORDABILITY AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS AND HOUSING TYPES THAT WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BE BRINGING, UH, HERE IN AUSTIN.

SO WHEN I RUN THROUGH, UH, SOME OF THE, UH, THE PROJECT CONCEPT AND SOME OF THE MAPS, AND THEN WE'LL TALK ABOUT WHAT SOME OF THE ARGUMENTS ARE.

SO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS IS THE, UH, THE SITE, UM, IT IS, UH, IN BETWEEN MLK AND MAINER ON M FRANKLIN IT'S WITHIN A QUARTER MILE OF BOTH OF THOSE.

IMAGINE AUSTIN CORRIDORS, UH, THE LARGER HALF MILE GETS YOU ALL THE WAY TO, UH, AIRPORT, AND YOU CAN SEE THE ABUNDANT AMOUNT OF BUS STOPS.

THIS IS, UM, ONE OF THE BEST TRANSIT AND PROTECTED BIKE LOCATIONS, REALLY IN TOWN THAT IS GREENFIELD.

THIS IS GREENFIELD.

THERE ARE NO CURRENT APPLICANT OR OCCUPANTS.

THERE WILL BE NO DISPLACEMENT AS A RESULT OF THIS DEVELOPMENT.

YOU ARE NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS IS THE CURRENT ZONING MAP AND THE CURRENT FLUM, WHAT YOU'LL NOTICE IS THAT THE NORTHERN HALF OF IAN FRANKLIN IS ALREADY ZONED FOR MIXED USE AND COMMERCIALS AND PRETTY INTENSIVE, UH, COMMERCIAL THERE ON THE NORTHERN END.

AND OUR, UH, OUR SITE ARE THOSE FIRST TWO YELLOW, LOTS ON THE EAST SIDE OF M FRANKLIN ON THE FLUM.

AND SO ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT DOING HERE IS PUSHING ELLO ONE MORE LOT DOWN, AND THEN CREATING A ONE LOT TRANSITION ZONE OF MULTIFAMILY BETWEEN THE COMMERCIAL MIXED USE

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AND THE SINGLE FAMILY ZONES.

THE NEXT LINE, UH, THIS IS A RENDER OF THE STREET ELEVATION.

AND WHAT YOU CAN SEE HERE IS THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT A VARIETY OF MISSING MIDDLE HOUSING TYPES.

UH, THE MOST, THE HIGHEST HEIGHT THAT WE WERE LOOKING AT FURTHEST AWAY FROM SINGLE FAMILY HOMES IS, UH, FOUR STORIES.

THE REST OF THE DEVELOPMENT WILL BE TWO AND THREE STORIES.

UH, SO THAT'S AN IMPORTANT POINT FOR US TO COME BACK TO IN TERMS OF THE HEIGHT ENTITLEMENTS ON THIS PROPERTY, THE NEXT SLIDE, UH, THIS IS MORE OF A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW, 143 UNITS IS WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT 30% AFFORDABLE FOR 43 OF THOSE UNITS.

THIS IS A 100% OWNERSHIP FOR BOTH THE MARKET RATE AND AFFORDABLE UNITS.

SO A LOT OF HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY, UH, AT THE REQUEST OF NEIGHBORS, WE ARE PLANNING A COFFEE SHOP.

THAT'S WHY WE HAVE THE LRS ZONING THAT ALLOWS THE RESTAURANT LIMITED SPACE.

UH, WE ARE PLANNING ON DEDICATING OR PUTTING THROUGH PUBLIC, UH, RECREATION EASEMENT ONE ACRE, WHICH IS FULLY 25% OF THE SITE THAT ARE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE THAT YOU SEE, UH, THAT, UH, JOINS THE CURRENT PARKLAND, UH, THAT IS CURRENTLY THE GOLF COURSE.

UM, IN AGREEMENT WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD, WE ARE, UH, SOME FOLKS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, WE WERE DOING NATIVE PLANTINGS ALONG THE CREEK.

UM, UH, IT'S BEEN REQUESTED FOR US TO PUT A DOG PARK IN THERE THAT IS PENDING, UH, WATER QUALITY PROTECTIONS, AND MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE NOT MESSING AROUND WITH THAT A CREEK BACK THERE.

AND THEN WE HAVE A PREFERENCE FOR DISPLACED OR AT RISK LOCAL RESIDENTS OF THE NEAR EAST SIDE.

AND WE HAVE A MARKETING CAMPAIGN, UH, FOR THAT.

AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT GOING TO NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS IS THE, UH, CURRENT AND PROPOSED ZONING.

AND THEN I ALSO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT WE HAVE A PROJECT CONCEPT THAT DOES NOT NEARLY UTILIZE ALL OF THE ENTITLEMENTS, UH, THAT, UH, ARE IN THE BASE REQUEST.

AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE THE CURRENT ZONING PROPOSED ZONING AND PROJECT CONCEPT.

SO THE 2011, IAN FRANKLIN LAW, WE'RE ASKING TO GO FROM SF THREE TO MF FOUR.

UM, WE DON'T NEED THE 150 UNITS THAT MFR WOULD ALLOW.

WE ONLY REALLY NEED ABOUT HALF OF THAT.

UH, WE DON'T NEED THE 70% OF IMPERVIOUS COVER ONLY NEED ABOUT 65.

DON'T NEED THE 60 FEET THAT MFR OFFERS ONLY NEED, UH, BETWEEN 35 AND 40.

WE'LL GET INTO THAT.

AND THEN A 20:15 AM FRANKLIN.

UM, THAT IS WHERE WE'RE PLANNING ON DOING AFFORDABILITY ON LOCKED.

UH, BUT SIMILARLY DON'T NEED THE IMPERVIOUS COVER THERE.

UH, AT 80% YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AND THIS SHOWS THE, UH, THE STEPPING DOWN IN HEIGHT.

AND THIS IS AS A RESULT OF AN AGREEMENT WITH, UH, THE HOA THAT WHO IS THE IMMEDIATE SOUTHERN NEIGHBORS, AND THAT THEY ASKED US TO STEP BACK THE HEIGHT BEYOND WHAT COMPATIBILITY REQUIRES AS WE TRANSITION TO THOSE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, THE A, AND WHAT YOU'LL SEE THERE.

AND WE CAN COME BACK TO THIS.

IF COMMISSIONERS ARE INTERESTED, IS THE STEPPING DOWN IN HEIGHT, YOU'RE ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SO WE THINK ABOUT THIS IN TERMS OF HOUSING GREEN SET BASE AND SUSTAINABILITY, NEXT SLIDE.

UM, THE AFFORDABILITY LEVELS HERE TO OWNERSHIP 30%.

UM, THE BASE PROPOSAL IS 20% AND AN ADDITIONAL 10% THE CITY WILL FUND THEM NEXT SLIDE.

UH, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON'T GET REZONING.

THE S THE LOT WILL BE SUBDIVIDED INTO 22 SINGLE FAMILY, LOTS WITH MCMANSION AND ADU ON EACH, UH, LOT, WHICH WILL BE A TOTAL OF 44 UNITS.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND WE HAVE A GREAT NATURAL EXPERIMENT OF A REZONING JUST TO THE SOUTH OF US THAT FAILED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO THAT SINGLE FAMILY SUBDIVISION IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN HERE.

IF THIS REZONING DOESN'T GO THROUGH, ALL OF THOSE HOUSES ARE NOW PRICED BETWEEN 650 AND $1.5 MILLION.

I'LL JUST WRAP UP THE LAST SLIDE REAL QUICK.

UM, AND SO WE HAVE ACTUALLY AN ANTI-DISPLACEMENT, UH, PROGRAM HERE, WHICH IS THAT WE'VE CONTRACTED WITH THE AUSTIN AREA, URBAN LEAGUE TO PROACTIVELY GO OUT AND MARKET THESE UNITS IN THE NEAR EAST SIDE TO TRY AND ACTUALLY REVERSE DISPLACEMENT THERE.

AND THEN ALSO IN THE COMMUNITIES OF DISPLACEMENT, LIKE MAINER AND PFLUGERVILLE THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISPLACED INTO.

UM, SO I AM AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS AND I'LL BE COMING BACK FOR A CLOSE AT THE END.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, MR. RHODES, ARE YOU HELPING ME WITH THE, UH, OUR FIRST PERSON IN IN-PERSON SPEAKER IS, UH, UNMOLD MYRA.

HE HAD THREE MINUTES.

HI, GOOD EVENING.

UH, MY NAME IS .

I LIVE ON 14TH STREET AND HE SAW AUSTIN JUST A MILE FROM THE PROPOSED SITE, AND I'M THE DEVELOPER OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT.

JUST WANTED TO INTRODUCE MYSELF, UH, HERE IN AUSTIN, I WORK ON RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH A SOCIAL IMPACT ELEMENT, UH, WITH A BIG FOCUS ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UH, BUT ALSO PROVIDING HOUSING FOR ARTISTS, FOR IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES FOR THOSE SEEKING TO STAY SOBER.

AND FOR THE HOMELESS, UH, THIS PROJECT ON IAN FRANKLIN WILL FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE-CLASS, UH, FOR THE TEACHERS, NURSES, JANITORS, MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, ARTISTS, FIRST RESPONDERS, AND AS WELL AS THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED OR ARE AT RISK OF BEING DISPLACED, UH, THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES WANT TO LIVE CLOSE TO WHERE THEY WORK AND NOT DRIVE AN HOUR INTO THE CITY, STUCK IN TRAFFIC AND HURTING OUR ENVIRONMENT.

TODAY.

THERE WERE ONLY TWO HOUSES FOR SALE UNDER $400,000 IN EAST AUSTIN FROM 35

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TO 180 3.

AND FROM TWO 90 TO TOWN LAKE, THIS PROJECT WOULD BRING 70 SMALLER HOMES THAT WOULD LIKELY SELL FOR UNDER $400,000.

BRINGING A DIVERSE GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES TO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE CURRENT ZONING IS CONNOR SAID, WHICH RESULTS IN LARGE, EXPENSIVE SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES LIKE THE HOME, JUST 300 FEET AWAY FROM THE SUBJECT PROPERTY THAT'S SELLING FOR TWO AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.

WE HAVE THE SUPPORT OF OUR IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORS AND HOPE THAT YOU WILL ALSO SUPPORT THE REZONING THAT WOULD PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED AFFORDABLE TRANSIT, FRIENDLY HOUSING TO THE AREA.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS SARAH WELCH.

SHE HAS THREE MINUTES.

OH MAN.

MY NAME IS SARAH WILSON.

I LIVE IN FRANKLIN GROVE AND MY BACKYARD ABUTS THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF MR. MAURICE PROPERTY.

I AM IN FULL SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT.

AND AS A REZONING, HE'S SEEKING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

MR. RAMIREZ PROPOSED AS ELEMENT BRINGS MUCH NEEDED HOUSING, ESPECIALLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT'S INCREASINGLY OUT OF REACH FOR THE AVERAGE AUSTINITE, THIS LEVEL OF MISSING MIDDLE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN A WAY THAT TRULY RESPECT NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTER, HE'S PRIORITIZED ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AND GREEN SPACE, UM, KEEPING WITH CURRENT NEIGHBORHOOD SCALE AND THE COMMUNITY VALUES THAT VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS HAVE SHARED OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF MANY WHO OPPOSED THE PROJECT DO SO BASED ON THE NUMBER OF UNITS PROPOSED.

AND YES, IT IS A HIGH UNIT COUNT ENTIRELY JUSTIFIABLY.

SO IN MY OPINION, BECAUSE WE KNOW IT'S A MARKET RATE UNITS THAT PAY FOR THE AFFORDABLE ONES AND THE LEVEL OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING MR. MATT HAS PROPOSED, AND THAT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD CLAIMS TO VALUE MORE THAN JUSTIFIES THE DENSITY IN THE MIDST OF AUSTIN'S RAPIDLY ESCALATING HOUSING CRISIS.

THE REALITY IS THAT EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD IS THE RIGHT NEIGHBORHOOD FOR THIS KIND OF THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED MISSING MIDDLE HOUSING AND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, ESPECIALLY AS WE'RE LESS THAN FOUR MILES FROM DOWNTOWN AND PROXIMATE TO SEVERAL I'LL IMAGINE OFTEN ACTIVITY CORRIDORS AND TO INCOMING RAPID TRANSIT ROUTES.

MY HUSBAND AND I MOVED TO FRANKLIN GROVE BECAUSE THE INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH AND A DYNAMIC PART OF AUSTIN, I PERSONALLY WELCOMED THE IDEA OF BRINGING SO MANY NEW NEIGHBORS TO THE AREA AND I FULLY SUPPORT THE REZONING.

MR. MARA IS REQUESTING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER ALSO ON THE TELECONFERENCE IS MATT.

WELL, SHE HAS THREE MINUTES.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS MATTHEW WELCH.

I ALSO LIVE ON CLARY WAY WITH THEIR WELCH AND, UH, OUR FENCE BACKS UP TO THE 2011 M FRANKLIN PROPERTY.

UH, IN ADDITION TO BEING A NEIGHBOR TO THAT PROPERTY, I'M ALSO THE PRESIDENT OF THE FREAK LEAGUE GROWTH HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION.

AND SO I'M HERE TO SPEAK AS BOTH A NEIGHBOR AND THE HOA PRESIDENT, AND I'LL DO MY BEST TO WEAR THIS HAT SEPARATELY.

UM, SO FIRST SPEAK AS THE HOA PRESIDENT, I JUST WANT TO COUNT SORT OF, UH, THE HISTORY OF ENGAGEMENT WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

UH, I'M ALL PROACTIVELY REACHED OUT TO US AND ENGAGE WITH US IN A GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO SHARE HIS VISION FOR THE PROPERTY AND SEE IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT, UH, WE, UH, AT THE FRANKLIN GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD COULD EMBRACE.

AND HE VISITED OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SEVERAL TIMES TO MEET WITH US AND HOST Q AND A'S ABOUT THE PROJECT.

HE LISTENED TO OUR QUESTIONS.

HE LISTENED TO OUR CONCERNS OR COMMENTS, UM, AND HE AGREED TO DO WHAT HE COULD WITH HIS PROJECT TO ACCOMMODATE THOSE CONCERNS AND COMMENTS AND, UH, ISSUES THAT WE SAW WITH THE PROJECT PROPOSING.

AND THOSE RELATE TO THE CREEK THAT RUNS NEAR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, WHICH IS REALLY NEAR AND DEAR AND TUNE THIS NEIGHBORHOOD'S HEART.

AND, UH, THERE WAS THREE CONCERN OVER THE PROXIMITY TO THE HOMES ON CLARY WAY, WHICH HE ALSO AGREED TO ADDRESS AND, UM, NUMBER OF OTHER ITEMS. AND, UH, AFTER THIS DEDICATED EFFORT, BY ON TO BUILD CONSENSUS WITH OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, WE VOTED AND VOTED 17 HOMES TO ONE, UH, TO SUPPORT THE PROJECT, UM, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS RELATED TO THOSE CONCERNS THAT I MENTIONED FOR, UM, PROVIDED THAT THOSE CONDITIONS ARE REDUCED TO A RESTRICTIVE COMING IN.

SO WE'RE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF DRAFTING THAT RESTRICTIVE COVENANT, UH, BUT ARMANDO ALREADY BEGUN TO FULFILL HIS OBLIGATIONS TO, AND WE REMAINING FOR IN SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT.

UM, SO NOW I'M SPEAKING BRIEFLY AS A NEIGHBOR.

I COULDN'T BE MORE THRILLED TO HAVE THIS PROJECT COMING TO LIFE BEHIND MY HOME, UH, FROM EDINA SIDNEY'S INTO MY BIKE MENTIONED.

UM, I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE ON MOST GENUINE AND GOOD FAITH EFFORT, UH, AND APPROACH TO BUILDING THIS PROJECT.

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, I JUST THINK THE PROJECT IS GREAT FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

UH, I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN MY MIND IS WHAT IT CAN DO FOR THE PORTABILITY THAT WE'RE ALL SEEING IN THE CITY.

UH, WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSING CRISIS.

UM, WITH WE KNOW THAT HOMELESSNESS ISSUE

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HAS ONLY GOTTEN WORSE, UM, BECAUSE IT'S PROJECTS WILL DELIVERING SIGNIFICANT, SIGNIFICANT PORTABLE HOUSING.

IT'S REMARKABLE.

I MEAN, MY WIFE AND I ROUTINELY SEE PEOPLE SLEEPING IN THEIR CARS AT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PARK.

UM, YOU KNOW, OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS ARE BEING FORCED OUT OF THE CITY AND WE KNOW OUR SUPPORT WORKERS ARE GETTING PUSHED FURTHER AND FURTHER FROM THE CITY THEY SERVE.

SO, UH, NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT THIS PROPERTY NEXT TO US IS AN EMPTY LOT, SO THAT WILL BE NOTED, BUT I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT.

AND THE LAST POINT I'LL MAKE THAT WE KNOW THE EXISTING ZONING IS PRODUCING HOMES WELL OVER A MILLION DOLLARS, AND THAT'S NOT HELPING MUCH OF ANYONE IN THE CITY RIGHT NOW.

SO, UM, I WALKED IN THERE.

OUR NEXT, UH, PERSON IN FAVOR IS BETHANY CHANG.

SHE HAS ONE MINUTES AND SHE'S ON THE TELECONFERENCE.

HI, MY NAME IS SEXY CHAIN.

I LIVE ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE POST SITE AT FREQUENT COMMON.

UM, I ON THE STREET REGULARLY, I'M IN FAVOR OF THE PROJECT AS PROPOSED AND THINK CAREFULLY DESIGNED TO PROVIDE HOUSING, THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE INCREASED DENSITY, WHICH WILL ALLOW INCREASED OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, TEACHERS SEE WORKERS AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS LIKE MYSELF TO ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO LEAD TO THIS COMMUNITY.

THE SITE OWNER HAS BEEN THOUGHTFUL AND GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND TO ENGAGE WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND I LOVE THE RESILIENCE PROJECT THAT THEY'VE ALSO INCLUDED ON THE SITE.

UM, IN CONTRAST, IF YOU NEED OTHERS, THE NEIGHBORHOOD TURNING, UM, LOTS INTO MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES.

CURRENTLY, THERE'S A LOT BEHIND MY HOUSE ON GREENWOOD THAT LISTED FOR TWO LOTS, FOR 2.5 MILLION AND 3.4 MILLION A PIECE OR SINGLE FAMILY HOME, UM, ON OUR STREET ITSELF, A HOUSE JUST SOLD FOR OVER 1.2, 5 MILLION FOR THREE BEDROOM HOUSE, THE FRANKLIN COMMON TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE UNITS, NIGHTLY SUPPORTING DIGS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON OUR STREETS IS A KEY WAY TO BE GOOD NEIGHBORS.

BUT NOW, AND IN THE FUTURE, THANK YOU.

THE NEXT PERSON IS SEAN GARRETSON HE'S.

I BELIEVE HE'S ON THE TELECONFERENCE.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN PLANNING COMMISSIONERS? MY NAME IS JOHN HARRISON.

I'M A LONG TIME LAST NIGHT, AND I'M A NATIONAL EXPERT IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

RECENTLY BEEN AT DISSIPATE IN THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PANEL IN BOISE, WE ADDRESS THEIR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS.

THEY HAPPENED TO BE THE MOST OVERINFLATED HOUSING MARKET IN THE UNITED STATES.

OFTEN A SECOND ON THAT LIST, WE ALL KNOW AUSTIN IS NOT LESS AFFORDABLE.

UM, IT'S BECOMING MUCH, MUCH, MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

I'M SPEAKING TONIGHT THOUGH, AS THE BOARD PRESIDENT AT THE CHEST, THAT NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION CORPORATION, WE ACTUALLY DEVELOPED AN OWN FRANKLIN OR FRANKLIN GARDENS, WHICH WAS AT THE CORNER OF FRANKLIN AND MLK, JUST DOWN THE ROAD WITH THE 22 UNIT SENIOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT.

I'VE COME TO KNOW THE SENIOR PERFORMANCE VERY WELL.

THIS IS A FOUR MINUTE MS PROJECT AND MANY OF THE RESIDENTS THAT EXPRESSED INTEREST IN BEING ABLE TO WALK THERE WITH CUP, FOR COFFEE, OR TO HAVE SOME OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS LIVE THERE.

IRONICALLY, THIS PROJECT WAS SUPPORTED BY THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND WE ARE IN MULTI-FAMILY ZONE PROPERTY.

ONE OF THE NEIGHBORS, UH, HELPED THEM FIND IT.

I HOPE THAT YOU APPROVE THIS PROJECT AND SUPPORTING STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THE NEXT REGISTERED SPEAKER IS CHASE, RIGHT? HE IS IN PERSON ONE MINUTE.

HAS HE HAS ONE MINUTE? ALL RIGHT, GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS CHASE, RIGHT? I'M THE PRESIDENT AT THE SPRINGDALE PARK NEIGHBORS.

UH, WELL I WORK WITH, UH, ADDRESSING THE HOMELESS CRISIS THAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING IN EAST AUSTIN.

UH, I LIVE AT TOOL TO GREENWOOD, WHICH IS MAYBE A ONE MINUTE WALK FROM THE PROPOSED SITE TONIGHT.

AND AT THIS CURRENT TIME I AM A FATHER OF TWO.

UH, MY GRANDMOTHER AND I, I WAS RAISED UP IN EAST AUSTIN.

I'VE BEEN THERE FOR 30 YEARS, SPECIFICALLY IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND I DO ALSO DREAM THE BONE IN THE HOUSE OVER THERE ONE DAY, AS OF NOW, I'M BEING OUT PRICED, UM, HIGH RENTERS INSURANCE, DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT, UM, THAT THESE DEVELOPERS WERE BRINGING IN AT ONE POINT OVER THE LAST YEARS, UH, TO GET US TO MOVE UP ABOUT IT THERE.

UM, IT WASN'T UNTIL I CAME ACROSS THE, IN FRANKLIN PROJECT WHERE THE DEVELOPERS WERE THINKING OF, UH, NATIVES LIKE MYSELF, WHO'S BEEN IN THAT AREA FOR YEARS.

UH, AND FOR THEM TO HAVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AS A PART OF THEIR PLAN, AS WELL AS WORKING WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE AUSTIN URBAN LEAGUE TO IDENTIFY,

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UH, PEOPLE AT HIGH RISK OF BEING DISPLACED, UH, THAT SAYS A LOT.

AND WE DEFINITELY APPRECIATE DEVELOPERS LIKE THAT.

UM, JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

AND I AM HIGHLY IN FAVOR OF THIS PROJECT.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT, UH, REGISTERED SPEAKER IS ALAN POWELL.

HE IS ON THE TELECONFERENCE THAT HAS ONE MINUTE.

PLEASE GO AHEAD.

UH, I WANT YOU TO THINK THREE AND FRANK THAT IS ZONED.

UH, I, UH, THE DEALER VENTURES AND LEE, UH, ADRIAN MISCHLER, WE RUN THE BUSINESS AND OUR BUILDING IS BEHIND THE MS. WALL X, THE CARE THAT THE BUILDING WITH THE MOVE PLOTS AND THE, I THINK IT'S BIG MACRO PERSPECTIVE.

WE HAVE A UNIQUE SITUATION, BOTH THE DOOR STORY AND ON MALL MARKING IN OUR OFFICE.

FIRST DAY.

BILL STARTED MR. POWELL.

YES.

WE'RE HAVING TROUBLE HEARING YOU.

CAN YOU, IS THERE A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN GET A BETTER SIGNAL? I'LL LET YOU START OVER.

I'M SO SORRY.

IT'S JUST BETTER.

THERE'S A LOT OF ECHOES.

SO I WAS KIND OF SAYING I CAN ONLY GET MYSELF BETTER.

I'LL TRY TO IGNORE THE, THE ECHO.

UM, MY NAME IS ALAN POWELL AND I AM IN FAVOR OF THE ZONING CHANGE.

I REPRESENT UNIT FEE A 21 TO 3:00 AM.

FRANKLIN THAT IS OWNED BY BLUE HEELER VENTURES AND LEAST BUY FIND WHAT FEELS GOOD.

I'M EMPLOYED BY ADRIAN MISHLER.

AND WE USE THIS SPACE TO RUN THE BUSINESS SIDE OF OUR COMPANY.

OUR BUILDING IS BEHIND THE MOOSE LODGE.

WE ACTUALLY SHARE THE BUILDING WITH THE MOOSE LODGE AND OUR PROPERTY IS BOTH THE STORYVILLE DEVELOPMENT AND ON MALLS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT.

I'VE BEEN WORKING IN OUR OFFICE FROM THE FIRST DAY.

THE STORY BUILT START STARTED CLEARING THE LAND FOR THE GEORGE.

IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS DEFINITELY CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT THAT DEVELOPMENT WOULD HAVE ON US.

UM, BUT, UH, I'VE BEEN SURPRISED AT HOW LITTLE DISRUPTION I'VE EXPERIENCED WHILE WORKING THERE AND EVERYONE WHO THINKS IT'S GOING TO BE NOISY, BUT AFTER SEEING ALL THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT, BUT MY OFFICE HAS BEEN A PLACE WHERE I CAN FOCUS.

UM, SINCE WE ARE ENCOURAGED BY THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROVIDER, THE PLAN, AND WE HAVE GROWN TO TRUST ON VAULT ITSELF, I BELIEVE THE FINISHED PRODUCT WOULD BE AMAZING FOR THE STREET.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS JENNIFER LONG.

SHE HAS ONE MINUTE.

HI, MY NAME IS JENNIFER LONG AND I'M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER IN ELA SHELTER FOR IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES IN EAST AUSTIN ON MALL.

FIRST CAME TO US FIVE YEARS AGO.

HE APPROACHED US ASKING HOW HE COULD HELP.

HE HAS PROVIDED US WITH HOUSES EITHER BELOW OR AT NO COST FOR OUR RESIDENTS TO LIVE IN.

HE'S CURRENTLY HELPING US DEVELOP A PROJECT OF TWO NINE BEDROOM HOUSES IN EAST AUSTIN, WHERE IT'S ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ANY HOUSING THAT WE CAN AFFORD ANYMORE.

I AM A HUNDRED PERCENT IN SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT.

I CAN SPEAK VERY HIGHLY TO HIS CHARACTER, AND I'M EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR HIS EFFORTS TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

THEY STOCKTON.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS BILL MCKAMEY.

HE IS IN PERSON AND HAS ONE MINUTE.

THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

MY NAME IS BILL MCKENLEY.

I LIVE AT 5 1 1 1, DOLORES.

I COME TO YOU IN SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT FOR TWO REASONS.

NUMBER ONE, I'M A NEIGHBOR AND I'M A CYCLIST.

I SORRY FOR COMING BEFORE YOU IN SHORTS.

BUT I BIKED DOWN HERE TODAY AND THE BIKE LANES ALONG 12TH, MLK AND MAINER ARE SUPERB.

I ACTUALLY TAKE, UH, IAN FRANKLIN TO GO SHOP AT THE HEB ON 51ST STREET.

THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR DENSE DEVELOPMENT FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO CYCLE AND NOT HAVE A CAR.

THE SECOND REASON I COME AND SUPPORT THIS IS I MOVED HERE LAST JUNE FROM NEW MEXICO, WHERE I WAS THE SECRETARY OF LABOR FOR THE STATE.

AND AS YOU HEARD FROM NUMEROUS PEOPLE FOR YOU, I WILL ECHO THE FACT THAT IT WAS DEEPLY INGRAINED IN ME THAT FOR TEACHERS, COPS, JANITORS, MUSICIANS, ALL THE FOLKS THAT WE RELY ON IN OUR COMMUNITIES, IF YOU DON'T HAVE TRANSPORTATION HEALTHCARE, AND EXCUSE ME, TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING, AND CHILDCARE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WORK.

THIS PROJECT DOES A GREAT, GREAT JOB OF SOLVING HOUSING DIRECTLY.

AND BECAUSE OF THE GREAT POSITIONING WILL HELP WITH IT'LL HELP MORE WORKERS LIVE BETTER LIVES IN THIS CITY, AND I REALLY URGE YOU TO VOTE FOR IT.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

I APPRECIATE Y'ALL'S TIME.

THE NEXT PERSON, UH, SIGNED UP TO SPEAK BY WAY OF THE TELECONFERENCE IS CHRIS GANNON.

HE HAS ONE MINUTE.

HI.

HI.

UH, MY NAME'S CHRIS GANNON.

I LIVE, UM, ON,

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UH, IN FRANKLIN.

ALL RIGHT.

THERE'S A BAD ECHO.

UM, I LIVE ACROSS THE STREET AND A LITTLE TO BE THE SPOUSE.

I LIVED IN AUSTIN FOR 21 YEARS.

AND A THIRD OF THAT TIME I LIVED ON FRANKLIN.

I AM HIGHLY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS PROJECT.

UM, AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS FOR SURE THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE THAT WE'RE FACING IN AUSTIN RIGHT NOW.

IT TOUCHES ON EVERYTHING FROM SAFETY AND, AND HOMELESSNESS, UM, DISPLACEMENT AND, UH, AND TRAFFIC AND EVERYTHING, UM, IS, UH, IS PRODUCT.

I THINK, ADDRESSES A LOT OF THESE ISSUES AND I THINK HE'S DONE A GREAT JOB ADDRESSING THE NEIGHBORHOOD, LISTENING TO US.

HE MET WITH US SEVERAL TIMES, UM, AND WE HAVE A WONDERFUL NEIGHBORHOOD AND I THINK THIS IS A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT CAN SUPPORT A LOT MORE DENSITY AND, UH, NEIGHBORS WHO, WHO, UH, WHO CAN'T AFFORD THE $2.1 MILLION HOUSES, UH, YOU KNOW, THE OTHER DEVELOPMENT THAT'S COMING INTO THE STREET.

UM, I AM ONE OF THE ONLY PEOPLE ON THE STREET WHO ACTUALLY HAVE, BUT, UH, UH, MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT.

I HAVE, UH, FRANKLIN GARDENS IN MY BACKYARD.

UM, I'M LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW AND THEY ARE IT'S, IT'S A, DEFINITELY A BENEFIT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

UM, MR. GANNON, I WOULD RECOMMEND, YEAH.

FINAL THOUGHTS PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, WELL THAT'S, UM, I SUPPORT IT.

THAT'S GREAT.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS JOAN DEUCE.

SHE'S IN FAVOR AND HAS ONE MINUTE.

AND AS ON THE TELECONFERENCE, MS. DEUCE, ARE YOU ON THE TELECONFERENCE? SIX TO UNMUTE.

OKAY.

UH, MR. RIVERA IS NOT SURE THAT SHE HAS THAT SHE'S ON THE TELECONFERENCE.

SO I WILL CALL THE NEXT SPEAKER CHRIS BAKER.

HE IS IN FAVOR IN HIS IN-PERSON.

HEY FRIENDS.

MY NAME IS CHRIS.

I'M THE FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE OTHER ONE'S FOUNDATION.

WE'RE A LOCAL, UH, HOMELESSNESS SERVICE NON-PROFIT AND, UH, I'M HERE ON BEHALF OF MYSELF.

AND I THINK MUCH OF THE HOMELESS SERVICE COMMUNITY TO SAY THAT ANYTHING THAT IS GOING TO BRING US MORE DENSITY AND MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS GOOD.

WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUPPORT THIS PROJECT.

UM, I DON'T NEED TO TALK ANY ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS TO THE CRISIS THAT WE'RE FACING IN TERMS OF THE HOMELESSNESS SPACE.

BUT I WILL SAY THIS, UM, EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS INTEGRATED AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND AN ENGAGED COMMUNITY.

THERE'S A LOT AFFORDABLE.

HOUSING IS NOT THE ONLY THING THAT CAUSES HOMELESSNESS.

UM, ONE OF THE BIG CAUSES OF THE, OR THE, THE CAUSE OF HOMELESSNESS IS THE INTERSECTION OF A GREAT MANY SOCIETAL ILLS.

AND, UH, THERE IS NOT A SINGLE SOCIETAL ILL THAT, UH, WILL STAND A CHANCE AGAINST AN ENGAGED COMMUNITY.

AND MY FRIEND, MAN MALL OVER THERE IS THE EMBODIMENT OF ENGAGED COMMUNITY.

HE'S BEEN HELPING US WITH OUR DEVELOPMENT.

WE'RE VERY, VERY EXCITED TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LETTING ME SAY MY PIECE AND, UH, MICHAEL BRENNAN.

HE IS ALSO IN, IN FAVOR AND IN-PERSON AND HAS ONE MINUTE MR. BRENNAN.

OKAY.

IT SOUNDS LIKE WE MAY HAVE JOAN DEUCE ON THE REMOTE, ON THE TELECONFERENCE LINE.

MS. DUES, ARE YOU ON THE LINE? OKAY.

I BELIEVE WE DON'T HAVE EITHER A SPEAKER IN PERSON OR BY WAY OF THE TELECONFERENCE.

SO NOW WE WILL BEGIN WITH THE OPPOSITION.

THE FIRST SPEAKER IS LIZ JOHNSON.

SHE IS IN PERSON AND HAS A TOTAL OF FIVE MINUTES.

THAT'S GOOD.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS LIZ JOHNSON.

I'M CURRENTLY PRESIDENT OF THE JJ SEABROOK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

WE'RE LOCATED SOUTH OF THE MUELLER EAST OF AIRPORT BOULEVARD, NORTH OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR BOULEVARD IN WEST OF MORRIS WILLIAMS GOLF COURSE, JJ SEABROOK, NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS, VISION AND VALUES CENTER COMMUNITY.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD INCLUDES YOU CAN START TURNING SLIDES.

WHOEVER DOES THAT? CAN I DO IT? YOU'LL JUST SAY NEXT.

SORRY, I HAVEN'T DONE THIS BEFORE.

VIRGIN VOYAGE.

UM, THERE YOU GO.

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THERE WE ARE.

I THINK WE CAN DO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THERE WE ARE.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD INCLUDES OVER 170 DEEPLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS.

AND AS SOON YOU CAN SEE NEXT AND AS SOON TO INCLUDE AND GO THE NEXT OVER 370 DEEPLY AND PERMANENTLY SUPPORTIVE HOUSING UNITS AT THE CORNER OF THE BLOCK OF THIS PROPOSED ZONING REZONING, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

ALSO, WE CAN STAY FOR A SECOND VALUES.

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS HOME TO TWO CREEK BRANCHES, ONE RESTORED THROUGH CLOSE NEIGHBORHOOD COLLABORATION WITH LOTS OF CITY DEPARTMENTS.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS A HIGH PRIORITY TREE AREA WHERE CITY PLANTING OF SHADE TREES NEEDS TO CONTINUE TO BE PRIORITIZED.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ALSO VALUES GREAT INFRASTRUCTURE.

FOR EXAMPLE, WE HOST SEVERAL DEDICATED BIKE LANES.

AS YOU'VE HEARD, WE HOPE TO INCREASE PROTECTIONS FOR THEM ALL.

THERE ARE STILL MANY BUSY THROUGH STREETS WITH ZERO AND INTERMITTENT SIDEWALKS.

YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

NEXT.

WE'D WANT TO CLOSE THESE GAPS.

NEXT SLIDE OF THE SIDEWALKS FOR OUR NEIGHBORS WHO USE WHEELCHAIRS, CANES, WALKERS, MOTORIZED SCOOTERS, AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD TOO.

I WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION IN JANUARY OF 2021.

UP TO THIS POINT, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD HAS TAKEN THE DEVELOPER AT HIS WORD AND WORK TOWARD A CONSENSUS WITH THAT IN MIND, THE DEVELOPERS HELD IN FORMAL AND INFORMAL MEETINGS WITH OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSORED TWO NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE SURVEYS.

THE FIRST YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, THERE'S OUR NEXT PERFECT FIRST INVITED COMMUNITY FEEDBACK ON WHAT THE DEVELOPER COULD CONSIDER, INCLUDING ALTERNATIVE FEATURES.

A SECOND INVITED NEIGHBORS TO VOTE IN FAVOR OR OPPOSITION TO THE DEVELOPER'S FINAL PROPOSAL.

WE DISTRIBUTED THIS SURVEY TO ALL RESIDENTS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ONLINE IN PERSON IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH IN PAPER TO PEOPLE WHO WANTED IT, INCLUDING TO THE DEVELOPER WHO OWNED THE PROPERTY IN THE FINAL SURVEY, 79 RESPONDENTS VOTED, THE RESULTS ARE DISPLAYED HERE.

MORE NEIGHBORS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ARE OPPOSED TO THIS PROPOSED MOVE FROM SF THREE TO MF FOUR.

AND LRM USE ZONING.

THEN IN FAVOR WITH THIS IN MIND, I'M GOING TO REVIEW A FEW POINTS THAT NEIGHBORS HAVE RAISED AND SHARED WITH THE DEVELOPER CITY COUNCIL AND COMMISSIONERS IN PAST LETTERS.

I THINK WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

I'M NOT SURE.

I CAN'T REMEMBER.

THERE WE GO.

THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 1,178 RESIDENCES UNDER DEVELOPMENT IN THE JJC BROOK NEIGHBORHOOD.

ABOUT 200 OF THE FUTURE.

RESIDENCES WILL BE ON THE CORNER OF THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AND ADDITIONAL 116.

NEXT SLIDE, WE'LL BE ON THE NORTHERN END OF THE BLOCK AS WELL.

THIS DEVELOPMENT PROPOSES AN ADDITIONAL 143 UNITS.

IT SOUNDED LIKE 160 IN THE BEGINNING ON A MID-BLOCK PROPERTY WITH ONE INGRESS AND ONE INGRESS, EXCUSE ME.

ONE IN GREASY AGGRESS, THE DEVELOPER POINTS TO THE GEORGE, WHICH IS THE PROPERTY UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT THE NORTH END OF THE BLOCK IS A PRECEDENT FOR MID-BLOCK DEVELOPMENT.

IT HAS A MUCH LONGER FRONTAGE ALLOWS FOR MULTIPLE INGRESS AND EGRESS IS IN FRANKLIN AVENUE IS ALREADY A FAIRLY BUSY STREET DURING RUSH HOURS.

CARS CUT THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD FROM MLK TO MAINER AND WEST AIRPORT BOULEVARD EAST TO 180 3 OR NORTH TO MUELLER.

NEIGHBORS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE QUANTITY OF TRAFFIC COMING IN AND OUT OF PROPOSED PROPERTIES.

WE REQUEST THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONSIDERS THE TRIPS GENERATED THROUGHOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY UNDERWAY, BUT YET TO BE INHABITED, CITY DEPARTMENTS HAVE ACTUALLY HEARD OUR CONCERNS ABOUT THE WAYS THE CURRENT PROCESS FOR REZONING CAN SIDE STEP, A HOLISTIC VIEW OF TRAFFIC AS DEVELOPERS SUBMIT PROPOSALS ONE AT A TIME OR RELY ON OLD TRAFFIC DATA.

THE BACK OF THE PROPERTY RUNS ALONG A BRANCH OF THE CREEK.

YOU'LL HEAR OTHER NEIGHBORS TALK ABOUT THAT WHILE THE DEVELOPER HAS OFFERED SETBACKS AND RESTRICT REDUCTIONS IN BUILDING HEIGHT AND OFFERED NOT TO BUILD ON ALREADY UNBUILDABLE AREAS OF THE CREEK EMPHASIS HAS REMAINED ON RETAINING AND OR INCREASING THE PROPOSED ZONING AND UNIT COUNTS.

ULTIMATELY, I ASKED THE COMMISSION TO SEE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AS A WHOLE, AS OPPOSED TO ONE SINGLE APPLICATION OF A REZONING.

AND I ASKED THE COMMISSION TO CONSIDER ALL OF THE JJ CBRE COMMUNITY PRIORITIES.

THIS IS A COMMUNITY THAT HAS A HISTORY OF ACCESSIBILITY WHILE RENTS AND PROPERTY VALUES HAVE SOARED.

THIS HAS NOT PRODUCED A NEIGHBORHOOD AT POSTED DENSITY OR AFFORDABILITY.

NEIGHBORS HAVE OFFERED AN ALTERNATIVE PROPOSAL FROM SF THREE TO MF ONE AND LMU.

AS THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, I WORKED REALLY HARD TO GET A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WERE ADAMANTLY OPPOSED TO THIS, TO THE TABLE TO TALK AND ALSO SURVEY DATA.

SO THEY LOOK AT IT.

I'M GOING TO FINISH THIS BECAUSE OF THE STUFF IN THE BEGINNING WITHOUT MOVES TO THE MIDDLE AND COMPROMISES ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS TABLE, EXTENDED ENGAGEMENT PROCESSES, LIKE WE'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN WITH VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY, ORGANIZING TO WORK WITH DEVELOPERS THROUGH LEGITIMATE CITY, GENERATED GROUPS LIKE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS AND CONTACT TEAMS RUN THE RISK OF EXHAUSTING AND DISILLUSIONING.

THE VERY CITIZENS WHO LIVE AND HAVE LIVED

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IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WE ALL REPRESENT.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT PERSON TO SPEAK IN OPPOSITION IS DIANA DEAN.

SHE IS ON THE CONFERENCE TELECONFERENCE.

THAT HAS THREE MINUTES.

MS. DEAN, I DON'T THINK DIANA'S AT LEAST SHE TOLD ME SHE WASN'T A FIELD CAUSE SHE'S CONSULTING.

SO MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE WENT TO THE THREE MINUTES.

UH, THE NEXT PERSON IN PERSON IS LAUREN STANLEY.

SHE ALSO HAS THREE MINUTES.

HI, I'M LAUREN STANLEY.

I'VE LIVED 17 YEARS ON IAN FRANKLIN.

I'M AN ARCHITECT AND VERY ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY.

THIS IS TANNAHILL CREEK BRANCH, TWO BETWEEN MLK AND MAINER, CLOSE TO WHERE WE LIVE.

IT'S FED BY SPRINGS AND HOME TO FOXES, OWLS AND HAWKS.

I'M MAKING A PLEA FOR MODERATION AND BALANCE.

AS WE GROW AUSTIN, IF WE PRIORITIZE DENSE NEW HOUSING ABOVE ALL ELSE, WE WILL TURN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS INTO BEDROOM COMMUNITIES AND SAY, WE DID WHAT WE COULD FOR A CITY OUTGROWING ITSELF, BUT WHAT WILL BE LOST? HUMAN CAPITAL, NATURAL CAPITAL, THE WISDOM EXPERIENCE AND VALUE OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED HERE FOR 10, 20 YEARS, WHO DISCOVERED SPRINGS TO BE DOCUMENTED AND STARTED GREEN STREETS LIKE I DID, WHO TEND AND MAINTAIN AND SHOW UP.

WE ARE OBSERVANT, COMMITTED, AND VISIONARY.

WE ARE THE ONES WHO WERE MAKING THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WHAT IT IS.

WE ARE NOT TRYING TO STOP CHANGE, BUT WE KNOW IT'S A MAP.

I'VE SAID THIS SINCE THE START, THIS PROJECT IS SIMPLY TOO MUCH FOR THIS LOCATION.

IT'S ELEGANT, BUT IT'S TOO MUCH FOR THIS PARTICULAR PLACE.

WHY ONE, A HUGE INFLUX OF HOUSING UNDERWAY IN THIS AREA, MUCH OF IT DEEPLY AFFORDABLE TO CONGESTION AT A MID-BLOCK SITE WITH NO OTHER OUTLETS THAN THE ARTERIALS THAT EITHER END THREE IMPERVIOUS COVER AND HUMAN PET IMPACT ON A WOODLAND CREEK AND A PART OF TOWN WITH A HISTORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL INEQUITY FOR SETTING A PRECEDENT FOR DOMINO MF, FOR DEVELOPMENT INSIDE THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

IS IT SMART TO ACCEPT AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT 80% MFI PACKED INTO A MID-BLOCK GREENFIELD WITH NOTHING ELSE TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY THAN A COFFEE SHOP? WHY WOULD WE WANT TO ADD TO OUR URBAN HEAT ISLAND EXACERBATE HOUSEHOLD DEPENDENCE DURING A SNOWPOCALYPSE OR DETERIORATE A RARE PERENNIALLY FLOWING CREEK? THE VALID PETITION CIRCULATING ENVISIONS SMALL CLUSTERED HOUSING NESTED WITH COMMUNITY AMENITY SF THREE TO .

THE OWNER KNEW WHAT THE ZONING WAS WHEN HE PURCHASED.

SO HE COULD HAVE AT LEAST TAKEN A SHOT AT A DEFAULT PLAN, EVEN CLOSE TO THE CURRENT ZONING.

WE NEVER HEARD ONE, NOT EVEN CLOSE TO IT.

OUR JOB IS NOT TO SOLVE A PROFORMA NOR THE CITY'S HOUSING TARGET, BUT TO MAKE WISE CHOICES THAT ARE WINS FOR MORE OF US, NOT JUST A FEW.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IN PERSON IS GAIL BORST AND SHE HAS THREE MINUTES.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

I DIDN'T THINK I WAS GOING TO GET THREE MINUTES, BUT, UM, LAUREN SAID SO MANY OF THE THINGS I SHOULD FIRST SAY THAT, UM, I'M ON 1604 DELONE STREET, WHICH IS NOT TECHNICALLY IN THE AREA OF CONCERN.

I DIDN'T GET ANY KIND OF NOTICE, BUT I LIVED DOWNSTREAM AND I MOVED TO THE EAST SIDE EIGHT YEARS AGO BECAUSE I, I MOVED THERE FOR THE CREEK.

I LOVE THIS CREEK.

IT'S IT'S NOT A DRAINAGE DITCH.

IT'S A LIVE CREEK THAT FLOWS ALL YEAR LONG.

AND I WATCH THE GREAT BLUE HERONS FEED IN THERE.

I SAW CRAYFISH THE OTHER DAY.

WE HAVE WONDERFUL WILDLIFE IN OUR, IN OUR AREA, REALLY APPRECIATES THE WILDLIFE.

BUT, AND, AND WE, WE UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR MORE HOUSING, AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND MORE DENSITY.

I GET IT.

BUT DOES IT HAVE TO BE DONE ALL AT ONCE AND ALL ON THE EAST? ON THE EAST SIDE, IT SEEMS LIKE WE'RE TAKING THE BRUNT OF IT.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE THOSE OF US THAT HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A LONG TIME, AREN'T BEING CONSIDERED.

SO, UH, I I'M FEEL LIKE, I FEEL LIKE I'M ON THE VERGE OF MOVING OUT BECAUSE MY NEIGHBORHOOD IS BECOMING SOMETHING THAT IT WASN'T ORIGINALLY SUPPOSED TO BE.

AND I'M NOT AGAINST PROGRESS.

I'M NOT, NOT AGAINST DENSITY, BUT LIKE LAUREN SAID THAT THIS IS JUST NOT THE SITE TO OVERDO THINGS ON.

SO I'M, I'M HERE TO SPEAK SELFISHLY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF MY CREEK AND MY WILDLIFE WHO ARE

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VOICELESS IS THERE.

THEY'RE BEING SQUEEZED OUT, JUST LIKE I FEEL LIKE I AM.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT PERSON IS ON THE TELECONFERENCE AND HIS NAME IS ROB SHOE WORK.

MR. SHOER, GO AHEAD PLEASE.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS ROB SHORT AND I'M SPEAKING ABOUT POSITION TO THE EPISODE.

THIS APPROACH WAS A FOUR STORY BUILDING A TOP OF PARKING GARAGE UP TO 150 HUMID EXPRESS 3.8 ACRES.

THAT INCLUDES A CREEK DELIVERING POTABLE WATER TO DOWNSTREAM.

WHILE THE MID-BLOCK DEVELOPMENT WILL HAVE ONLY A SINGLE HEAT GRAPH, IT WOULD BE BETWEEN 47 AND 53 UNITS PER ACRE, ON THREE DEVELOPABLE MAKERS, FAR DONE SERVING THE GEORGE HAD ELEMENT DOWN THE STREET, EVEN THOUGH THOSE DEVELOPERS HAD A GREATER ENTITLEMENT WHEN THEY MADE THEIR DEVELOPMENT PLANS THAT ALLOW THEM TO GET THE CAPITAL BECAUSE THE CITY STAFF OPPOSES DOWNING STEPPED DOWN, BUT BECOMING THE DENSEST CONGLOMERATION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE IS NOT A SET DOWN ALL NEIGHBORS ACROSS FROM THIS DEVELOPMENT AND OTHERS ON THE BALLOT PETITION ALLOWING MS. LINE WITH LOW LOL THIS REASONABLE COMPROMISE AND STILL MAKE IT TO DEVELOPMENT ON THE BLOCK, NO GOALS, PLANNING, COMMISSIONERS TO EVALUATE REZONINGS AND ESTABLISH PRINCIPLES AND STAKEHOLDER FEEDBACK.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION POLL SHOWED THAT THE MAJORITY OF HOST THIS LEVEL OF DENSITY, THIS BLOCKBUSTING DEVELOPMENT CAN BREAK THE NEIGHBORHOODS, BUT IT CAN'T BREAK THE FEVER.

THAT IS THE AUSTIN HOUSING MARKET, WHICH IS FUELED BY REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS.

AND THOSE WHO HAVE FUNDED THEM THAT ARE EAGER TO PROFIT ON THE HOUSE.

IN SOME SENSE, IT MAY ALSO ENCOURAGE IT TO ALLOW THIS KIND OF SPOT.

SO WE RECOGNIZE THE CITY NEEDS FOUR UNITS PUTTING, YOU KNOW, THE 80 UNITS, WHETHER WITH ONE IS A FAIR AND REASONABLE COMPROMISE.

THANK YOU.

UH, THE NEXT, THE NEXT SPEAKER IS JUSTIN CANARD.

HE IS IN PERSON AND DO BECAUSE MS. DEAN WAS NOT HERE.

HE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK FOR UP TO THREE MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

I WROTE THIS LETTER.

I TRIED TO READ IT AS FAST AS I CAN, SO IT'S MY IT CRAZY AT THE END.

UM, MY NAME IS JUSTIN MENARD.

I WAS BORN IN AUSTIN.

I GREW UP HERE, EDUCATED HERE, GREW UP IN SECTION EIGHT, HOUSING IN NORTH AUSTIN OFF WHISPERING VALLEY.

I'VE LIVED WITH MY WIFE.

WHO'S AN AISD TEACHER AND OUR TWO CHILDREN.

ONE OF WHICH WAS BORN AT OUR RESIDENCE ON NAMED FRANKLIN FOR 12 YEARS.

I WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO PAY TRIBUTE TO STEVE.

SEDOWSKY THE LONG TIME, UH, CITY OF AUSTIN, HISTORICAL PRESERVATION OFFICER WHO PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY.

STEVE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND HE ENCOURAGED ME TO SPEAK MY VOICE ABOUT THIS PROJECT AND OVERALL TRAJECTORIES OF DEVELOPMENT AND AUSTIN.

THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT ON IA FRANKLIN IS AN EGREGIOUS ZONING REQUESTS THAT WILL NEGATIVELY AFFECT THE RESIDENTS SURROUNDING IT.

UH, THE VAST MAJORITY OF WHICH OPPOSE WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT, IT'S ALL ABOUT MAXIMUM UNITS, MAXIMUM PROFIT, WITHOUT ANY REAL REGARD TO WHAT THE SCALE OF WHAT THEY'RE PROPOSING TO BUILD WILL DO TO THE SURROUNDING AREA.

A DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SIZE IS NOT COMPATIBLE TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF M FRANKLIN WITH ONLY ONE PROPOSED ENTRANCE AND EXIT.

THIS DEVELOPER HAS BEEN STEADFAST IN HIS REQUEST AND IS UNINTERESTED IN ANY REAL NEGOTIATIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THE SIZE AND SCALE OF HIS SEASONING OF HIS DEVELOPMENT ON THE STREET WITH HIS NUMBERS REGARDING UNITS AND SALES PRICES, HE STANDS TO MAKE TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN PROFIT AT AN UP ZONE.

ANY IDEAS ABOUT DOWN ZONING SIZE AND SCALE OF DEVELOPMENT HAVE ONLY BEEN MET WITH A