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SORRY TO IN ABOUT ANOTHER 30 SECONDS OR SO.

OKAY.

UH, HELLO

[CALL TO ORDER]

AND WELCOME TO THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION ON JUNE 1ST, 2022 AT 6:00 PM.

AT THE PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER EVENT CENTER AT ROOM 1 4 0 5 AT 6 3 1 0 WILHELMINA DELCO DRIVE, AUSTIN, TEXAS 7 8 7 5 2.

UH, LET'S START WITH ROLL CALL COMMISSIONER CRASHY COMMISSIONER SCOTT COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER SHIRA HERE.

COMMISSIONER BAIRD, BIXLER COMMISSIONER NICHOLS HERE, SECRETARY BRISTOL CHAIR RAMBERT.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

COMMISSIONER BRIMER HERE AND COMMISSIONER BEDFORD HERE.

UH, OKAY.

HAS EVERYONE HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THE, OH, EXCUSE ME.

UH, FIRST WE HAVE

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

COMMUNICATION AND WE HAVE CRAIG NASER.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS CRAIG NASER AND I'M HERE WITH THE SIERRA CLUB.

THIS CONCERNS THE Q2 STADIUM, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, AS NEW FACILITY UP AT THE EDGE BETWEEN DIFF DISTRICT SEVEN AND DISTRICT FOUR.

IT HAS BEEN BUILT UPON THE HEADWATERS A LITTLE WALNUT CREEK, UH, TO BUILD THAT STADIUM AND PUT SO MUCH IMPERVIOUS COVER.

THEY HAD TO PUT A FLOOD WATER, A STORM WATER DETENTION POND.

NOW THE PROBLEM WITH THE POND IS THAT IT DOESN'T DRAIN AS OPPOSED TO TRAIN FOR HOURS, BUT IT DOESN'T EVER DRAIN.

AND A WATERSHED IS WORKING ON THIS WITH THE STADIUM BECAUSE IT'S A, IT'S A REGIONAL POD HAS GOT TO WORK.

RIGHT.

BUT THERE IS AN ISSUE THAT I JUST WANT TO BRING POINT OUT TO YOU THAT THE POND, BECAUSE IT'S, IT HAS TO BE PRETTY BIG.

IT'S BUILT BELOW GRADE AND THERE IS A PUMP THAT PUMPS THROUGH THE BOTTOM AND PUMPS DOWN LITTLE WALNUT CREEK.

AND RIGHT NOW THE, THE, THE PUMP IS, UM, THERE THERE'S SOME BLOCKAGE IN THE, UH, THE OUTFLOW AND THEY'RE, THEY'RE PLANNING ON FIXING THAT AND IT'S LOOKS LIKE WE'RE HAVING A DRY SUMMER.

SO I DON'T THINK THERE'S A BIG PROBLEM, BUT IF YOU'LL PUT UP THE FIRST SLIDE, PLEASE, LET'S PAUSE THIS TIME WHILE WE'RE GETTING THAT.

YES.

OKAY.

THERE'S THE BLOCKAGE.

AND YOU CAN SEE IT'S A LOT OF LEAVES, BUT IF YOU LOOK WRAPPED UP IN THE LEAVES ARE A LOT OF SHEET PLASTIC.

AND I THINK THAT THE SHEET PLASTIC IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM THERE.

LET'S NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS LOOKING TOWARDS THE RAILROAD TRACKS.

NEXT SLIDE IS LOOKING BACK FROM UNDER THE RAILROAD TRACKS AND YOU SEE ALL THE PLASTIC.

IF YOU DIG THROUGH THERE, THERE'S A LOT OF SHEET PLASTIC IN THERE.

AND I THINK THAT, I THINK THE LEAVES WOULD WASH THROUGH MUCH EASIER, EASIER IF THERE WAS A SHEET PLASTIC, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WHAT THIS IS NOW DOING? THIS IS THE DETENTION POND.

YOU CAN SEE THE WATER IS BACK FLOWING.

SO THE PUMP IS PUMPING OUT FROM UNDER IT.

IT PUTS SARAH IN HIS, ALL THOSE LEADS AND SHEET PLASTIC AND FLOWS BACK INTO THE POND.

AND WHAT THIS MEANS IS WHEN IT DOES RAIN, THERE'LL BE MORE WATER IN THE POT.

IT ALSO MEANS THAT THESE PUMPS ARE WORKING A LOT AND THERE ARE VERY,

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THEY NEED TO WORK, YOU KNOW, AND THE MORE YOU USE THEM, THE SOONER YOU HAVE TO REPLACE THEM SOONER, THEY MAY GO OUT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

NOW HERE IS THE POND.

IT NEVER COMPLETELY DRIES.

AND BECAUSE OF THAT, IT'S MUDDY.

AND WHAT IT COLLECTS IN THE BOTTOM IS BIG PIECES OF SHEET PLASTIC, A LOT OF GARBAGE WITH SOME BIG PIECES SHEET PLASTIC, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HERE'S AT THE OTHER END, YOU CAN SEE MULCH BAGS, WHATEVER YOU MIGHT HAVE.

NOW, THIS STADIUM MAKES A LOT OF MONEY.

AND WHEN YOU GO IN THE STEAM, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL STADIUM.

AND WHEN YOU GO ON TO LOOK AT THE FIELD, IT'S SPOTLESS, THERE'S NO GARBAGE IN, IN THE STADIUM, THERE'S THEY, THEY, THEY, THEY PRESSURE WASH IT BECAUSE OF, OF COVID IT'S SPOTLESS EXCEPT IN THE DETENTION POND.

NOW, MY QUESTION IS WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING THEM CLEAN THE DETENTION POND.

CAUSE I CAN'T A NUMBER TO CALL THEM, TO ASK THEM.

THERE'S NOT ALL I CAN DO IS BUY TICKETS.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHO THAT IS, BUT IT WOULD REALLY HELP.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

NEXT UP WE HAVE THE APPROVAL OF MINUTES,

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND ACTION]

UM, OF ALL THE COMMISSIONERS HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THOSE.

AND DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES I MOVE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES? SECOND, SECOND.

OKAY.

UH, I THINK, UH, UH, COMMISSIONER, BRIMER GOT IT RIGHT BEFORE YOU TIE GOES TO RUBBER SHOWS OUT, SO THAT'S GOOD.

THANK YOU ALL.

OKAY.

NEXT STEP.

UH, PUBLIC HEARINGS, UM, ITEM THREE B

[3b. Name: Sky Mountain, SP-2021-0079C]

FOR SKY MOUNTAIN.

UM, WE HAVE THE APPLICANT.

WELL, DO WE HAVE A SOUTHWEST? WE HAVE, UH, PAMELA AB TALI ON WEBEX.

THANK YOU.

OH YES.

SORRY.

WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE AGENDA AROUND A LITTLE BIT.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A THREE B FIRST AND THEN THREE D AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK TO TWO WAY AFTERWARD.

MISS AMY TALI.

WE HAVE THE PRESENTATION READY TO GO WHEN YOU ARE PAMELA, WE CANNOT HEAR YOU OR YOU POSSIBLY MUTED.

PAMELA, COULD YOU PLEASE TRY SPEAKING AGAIN? PAMELA, YOUR MIC IS NOT WORKING, SO WE WOULD ADVISE THAT YOU LEAVE THE MEETING AND COME BACK AND, UM, PAMELA, GIVE ME A THUMBS UP IF WE SHOULD GO AHEAD AND PROCEED TO HAVE THE APPLICANT'S PRESENTATION FIRST.

YES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO WAIT FOR MS. AMY TOLLEY TO RETURN FOR A MOMENT.

I APOLOGIZE FOR THE DELAY.

MY ACTUALLY, KAYLA, WE COULD PROBABLY USE HER SLIDE DECK.

I MEAN, IF YOU WANT US TO START TALKING ABOUT IT

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CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME NOW? YES, WE CAN.

AND IT'S THE, YEAH, WE CAN NOT WANT TO GO YET.

WE ARE PULLING UP HERE.

I COULD GO AHEAD AND GO WITH YOU.

HAVE, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GO NOW.

THANK YOU.

GOOD.

GOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

AGAIN, PAMELA, YOU'D BE TOLLING.

OH, CAN YOU HEAR ME? OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND UH, SO THIS IS FOR ACTUALLY, IF YOU COULD GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING, GO BACK ONE SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

FOR SKY MOUNTAIN.

THIS IS, UH, WHICH IS AT 87 22 WEST STATE HIGHWAY 71, CASE NUMBER S P 20 21 0 0 7 9 SCENE.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS PROJECT IS LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST OF AUSTIN OUT ON HIGHWAY 71.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HERE'S A CLOSER UP SHOT OF THE MAP.

YOU CAN SEE IT'S THERE BETWEEN HIGHWAY 71 IN SOUTHWEST PARKWAY IN THE FOR-PURPOSE JURISDICTION.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO DATA, THIS SITE IS IN THE WILLIAMSON CREEK WATERSHED, WHICH, UH, THIS SECTION OF THE WILLIAMSON CREEK WATERSHED IS CLASSIFIED AS BARTON SPRINGS ZONE, WHICH IS DRINKING WATER PROTECTION ZONE.

THE SITE IS IN THE FULL PURPOSE JURISDICTION IN COUNCIL DISTRICT EIGHT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE SITE CONSTRAINTS ARE TWO AREAS OF SLOPE BETWEEN FIVE AND 15% GRADE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

HERE'S WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE IN CLOSE UP.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND HERE'S WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE BEFORE THEY WERE THERE.

SO THESE WERE CREATED BY PHIL THAT WAS PLACED ON THE SITE AROUND 1980.

GIVE OR TAKE HERE'S A PICTURE FROM 1976 WHERE YOU SEE IT WAS JUST NICE FLAT LAND.

THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, BY 1984, THEY HAD ALL OF THIS FILL COMING IN.

UM, AND THIS WAS BEFORE THIS WAS IN THE CITY'S JURISDICTION.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, BY 1997, THEY'D KIND OF FINISHED UP AND IT WAS STARTING TO REVEGETATE.

AND NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TODAY.

SO THE FILL THAT WAS PLACED HERE WAS NOT COMPACTED AS IT WAS PLACED.

AND SO IT'S THEREFORE INFEASIBLE TO BUILD ON IT, JUST LIKE IT IS NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THEREFORE, THE APPLICANT HAS REQUESTED TO VARY FROM THE CUT REQUIREMENTS TO BE ALLOWED TO CUT OVER FOUR FEET DOWN TO 16 FEET.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HERE IS THE GRADING EXHIBIT.

ALL OF THE COLORS, THERE ARE GRADING A CUT MORE THAN FOUR FEET.

SO THE GRAY GOES UP TO FOUR FEET AND OVER FOUR FEET, THERE'S ALL THOSE PRETTY COLORS.

YOU CAN SEE THE PURPLE IS UP THERE WHERE THE WORST OF THE STEEPEST OF THE, UM, OF THE FILL WAS.

AND NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO STAFF FIGURES THAT'S THE, UH, OR JUDGES THAT THE REMOVAL OF THE FILL AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE WILL REDUCE THE POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE EROSION ON THESE STEEP ARTIFICIALLY CONSTRUCTED SLOPES.

THEREFORE WE RECOMMEND THE VARIANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS THAT ALL GRADING OVER EIGHT FEET WILL BE CONTAINED WITH TERRACING OR ENGINEERED WALLS THAT AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE LIMITS OF CONSTRUCTION AND IN AREAS WHERE MORE THAN THREE FEET OF VERTICAL RISE IS PROPOSED ALL THREE TO ONE SLOPES FOR GREATER WE'LL HAVE EROSION CONTROL MATTING APPLIED IMMEDIATELY AFTER FINAL GRADE IS ACHIEVED TO REDUCE EROSION.

AND THE THIRD CONDITION IS THAT DISTURBANCE IN THE WATER IRRIGATION FIELDS WILL BE MINIMIZED BY RESTRICTING THE LOC OR LIMITS OF CONSTRUCTION AND ROUTING THE IRRIGATION LINES IN SUCH A WAY AS TO PRESERVE

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THE EXISTING TREES TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THAT'S BASICALLY THE GIST OF THE ARGUMENT AND, UM, I BELIEVE THE APPLICANT HAS A PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU, MISSIONERS.

MY NAME'S DANNY MILLER WITH LJA ENGINEERING, UH, REPRESENTING THE APPLICANT.

WE DON'T HAVE A FORMAL PRESENTATION MAINLY HERE TO ADD ANSWER QUESTIONS AND MAYBE ADD SOME, SOME COLOR TO PAMELA'S PRESENTATION.

UM, I, I WILL POINT OUT THAT, UH, WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH STAFF FOR A GOOD, GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME ON THIS PROJECT.

UH, STAFF'S BEEN VERY HELPFUL IN, IN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A SOLUTION FOR THIS.

THIS IS A SOMEWHAT UNIQUE, UH, SITUATION CIRCUMSTANCE IN THAT THE CODE DOESN'T REALLY ADDRESS HOW TO DEAL WITH CUT AND FILL WHEN YOU HAVE AREAS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY DISTURBED BEFORE THEY FELL UNDER THAT, YOU KNOW, UNDER THAT JURISDICTION.

AND SO, UM, YOU KNOW, WE WENT BACK AND FORTH WITH STAFF ON, ON A VARIETY OF OPTIONS AND SCENARIOS.

AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, FELT LIKE IT WAS JUST BEST TO CLEAN IT UP AND GO THROUGH THE VARIANCE PROCESS.

AND SO THAT'S, THAT'S REALLY THE PURPOSE OF US BEING HERE.

UM, UH, BUT LIKE PAMELA SAID, UH, THE PHIL'S BEEN THERE SINCE THE EARLY EIGHTIES, IT WAS PLACED IN AN UNCONTROLLED MANNER.

UM, THERE'S LOTS OF, I WOULDN'T SAY THERE'S, UM, UNSUITABLE MATERIAL, BUT IT'S JUST PLACED IN AN UNSUITABLE MANNER THAT THAT WOULD CAUSE US TO HAVE TO REMOVE REPROCESSED THE MATERIAL, REPLACE IT.

AND THAT CREATES A LOT MORE DISTURBANCE, UH, THAN, THAN WE REALLY NEED TO GO THROUGH.

AND SO WE'RE TRYING TO, UH, UH, WE CAME UP WITH THIS PARTICULAR GRADING PLAN IS PROBABLY OUR THIRD OR FOURTH GRADING PLAN.

UH, AND, AND IT'S ONE THAT STAFF, UH, FELT LIKE THEY COULD SUPPORT THE VARIANTS FOR.

SO, UH, IT'S A, IT'S A GRADING PLAN THAT MINIMIZES THE DISTURBANCE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE WHILE ALLOWING US TO FULLY BE ABLE TO UTILIZE, UH, THE SITE, UM, IN THE MANNER THAT WE'RE PROPOSING.

UH, THIS PORTION OF THE PROJECT IS, UH, COMPLYING WITH SOS.

UH, WE HAVE SOS WATER, QUALITY CONTROLS, UM, PLACE, OR THEY'RE NOT IN PLACE, BUT AS A PART OF THE PROJECT, OF COURSE, UH, AND, UH, THE REAR ARROGATION AREA THAT, UM, PAMELA MENTIONED, UH, RIGHT NOW, THE ONLY DISTURBANCE TO THAT AREA WOULD BE, UM, UH, THE MINIMUM AMOUNT NEEDED TO, UH, INSTALL THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM, THE DRAIN, THE IRRIGATION LINES, SPRINKLER HEADS, AND, UM, WHATEVER FRANK DELLA PLANE REQUIRES IN THE FIELD.

UM, IF Y'ALL KNOW, FRANK, HE SOMETIMES REQUIRES US TO, TO TRIM AND PRUNE VEGETATION SO THAT THE IRRIGATION OPERATES IN A MORE, UH, YOU KNOW, SUITABLE MANNER FOR HIS, HIS ACCEPTANCE PROCESS.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, WITH THAT, YOU KNOW, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY OTHER QUESTIONS YOU ALL MIGHT HAVE.

THANK YOU.

UM, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS WHEN THE COMMISSIONERS LET'S SEE ANYONE REMOTE? OKAY.

COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, DID YOU EXPLAIN WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO ABOUT THE BCCP? SO, UM, THE, UH, ONLY A PORTION OF THE SITE WAS, WAS FOUND TO HAVE POTENTIALLY SUITABLE HABITAT AND, UH, WE'RE CERTAINLY COMPLYING WITH THE, UM, INTENDING TO COMPLY WITH THE CLEARING LIMITATIONS.

UM, YOU KNOW, FROM BASICALLY NO CLEARING BETWEEN MARCH 1ST AND AUGUST 30TH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT SEPTEMBER 1ST.

UM, AND, YOU KNOW, OTHERWISE WOULD, WOULD BE, UH, PARTICIPATING IN THE BCCP.

UM, ALSO, COULD YOU EXPLAIN, UM, THERE ARE LISTS OF TREES HERE AND SOME OF THEM ARE MARKED THROUGH AND SOME OF THEM ARE NOT, SO I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT MEANS.

THE ON THE TREE LIST, THE TREES THAT HAVE A, A MARK THROUGH THEM, THOSE ARE TREES THAT ARE PROPOSED TO BE REMOVED.

OKAY.

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DO YOU HAVE ANY HERITAGE TREES? WE HAVE TWO OR THREE HERITAGE TREES, UM, AND WE'RE, WE'RE SAVING ALL OF THOSE HERITAGE TREES.

NO HERITAGE TREES ARE, ARE IMPACTED.

AND WE, UM, RECENTLY, UH, OBTAINED APPROVAL FROM THE CITY ARBORIST ON THIS PROJECT.

IS THERE ANY MITIGATION? YES, THERE'S THERE IS MITIGATION.

I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE QUANTITIES ARE, BUT YES, THERE'S, THERE'S TREE MITIGATION THAT SATISFIED THE ARBORS REQUIREMENTS.

WOULD THAT BE ON SITE OR DO YOU KNOW? YES, IT'LL ALL BE ONSITE.

AND THAT'S PART OF YOUR LANDSCAPE PLAN.

YES, MA'AM.

AND, UM, YOU'RE GOING TO USE THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA LIST OF TREES TO, OKAY.

YES, MA'AM THANK YOU.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

REMEMBER? YEAH.

THANKS.

UM, I JUST HAD ONE QUESTION.

I THINK YOU MAY HAVE, YOU MAY HAVE ASKED IT, BUT THAT LAST STAFF CONDITION DISTURBANCE ON THE STORM WATER IRRIGATION FIELDS WILL BE MINIMIZED TO BY RESTRICTING THE LOC AND ROUTING IRRIGATION LINES, PRESERVE EXISTING TREES TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE IS THAT IS THE INTENT OF KIND OF MEETING THAT IN ADDITION TO JUST KIND OF WORK WITH STAFF IN THE FIELD.

UM, AND I GUESS, YOU KNOW, ACCOMMODATE THEIR WISHES OR KIND OF HOW IS, HOW IS THAT GONNA HOW'S THE RUBBER HIT THE ROAD ON THAT CONDITION? YEAH, SO THE, THE, THE PLANS, UM, ON THE EROSION SEDIMENTATION CONTROL PLAN, WE DELINEATED THE LOC.

SO THAT'S APPROXIMATELY 10 FEET WIDE, UH, ALONG WHERE THE IRRIGATION LINES WILL BE LOCATED.

AND THEN, UM, WHAT FRANK, HISTORICALLY WHAT FRANK, UM, REQUIRES WHEN HE INSPECTS THESE AREAS.

HE, HE DOESN'T, HE DOESN'T REQUIRE US TO LITERALLY CLEAR TREES, BUT HE DOES SOMETIMES REQUIRE US TO PRUNE THE TREES SO THAT THE CANOPY IS LIFTED UP TO ALLOW THE IRRIGATION TO, TO SPREAD OUT MORE AND, UH, YOU KNOW, GET BETTER ABSORPTION INTO THE, INTO THE SOIL.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S GENERALLY HOW THAT PLAYS OUT.

OKAY.

NOT SURE IF I ANSWERED YOUR QUESTION, BUT I THINK YOU DID.

I MEAN, I THINK HE DID.

PAMELA, DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD THERE TOO, OR, OH, I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY THAT, THAT WHAT THEY'VE DONE IS REALLY SCOOCHED THE LIMITS OF CONSTRUCTION TO WHERE THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE, UM, DISTURBING ANY OTHER TREES THAT THEN EXACTLY.

AND THEY'VE REALLY WORKED TO GET IT SITUATED SO THAT THEY HAVE A ROUTE THAT DOESN'T BOTHER ANY TREES.

AND I MEAN, IT'S, IT'S AN EXEMPLARY PLAN IN THAT SENSE, TO THAT, TO THAT POINT, THE, THE EXISTING LIMITS OF CONSTRUCTION ON THE PLANS TO MEET THE STAFF CONDITION.

IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING? YES.

YES.

OKAY.

GREAT.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT WAS MY CONCERN.

JUST MAKING SURE IT WAS BAD, A WAY TO FLIP THE LOAD, SO, PERFECT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THAT WAS MY ONLY, UH, ONLY QUESTION.

THANK YOU.

ANY MORE QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS ON THE DIOCESE, SECRETARY BRISTOL.

UM, THANK YOU.

SO I'M LOOKING HERE AT THE BACKUP.

I DON'T WANT TO FOLLOW UP ON, UM, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON'S QUESTION.

UM, SO IT LOOKS LIKE Y'ALL HAD A, UM, A GOLDEN CHEEK WARBLER HABITAT, UM, SURVEY DONE.

IT LOOKS LIKE YOU DID IT OUT OF SEASON.

UM, AND SO IT LOOKS LIKE THERE PROBABLY SHOULD BE AN IN SEASON STUDY DONE IF I UNDERSTAND THAT CORRECTLY.

AND THEN IT LOOKS LIKE, IT LOOKS LIKE Y'ALL HAVE NOT APPLIED FOR THE PERMIT YET FOR THE BCCP.

IS THAT CORRECT? SO THE, THE SURVEY THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT WAS PERFORMED BY THE PREVIOUS OWNER OF THE PROPERTY, BUT, UH, OUR UNDERSTANDING IS WHEN YOU PARTICIPATE INTO THE BCCP, YOU'RE PAYING THE MITIGATION FEE AND THEREFORE YOU DON'T NEED TO PERFORM A SURVEY, EVEN ONLY DO THE SURVEY.

IF YOU'RE TRYING TO DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE HABITAT AND ARE TRYING TO THEREFORE NOT HAVE TO PARTICIPATE INTO THE BCCP.

OKAY.

CAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE YOU KIND OF BOTH.

YEAH, THEY DID.

THEY DID DO BOTH, BUT, UM, BECAUSE WE WERE IN A HURRY AND DIDN'T WANT TO SPEND THE TIME WAITING FOR THE BIRD SEASON TO COME AROUND AND ALL OF THAT, THEY ELECTED TO GO AHEAD AND PARTICIPATE INTO BCCP.

THEY HAVE YOU'RE CORRECT THAT THEY HAVE NOT APPLIED FOR THAT APPLICATION THAT IT WILL BE DONE BEFORE, YOU KNOW, BEFORE THEY BEGAN CONSTRUCTION.

OKAY.

CAUSE IT DOES HAVE A, UH, IT DOES HAVE A TIMELINE IN HERE WITHIN THREE WEEKS.

OKAY.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ANY MORE QUESTIONS FROM

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THE COMMISSIONERS? OKAY.

MOST OF THE CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

OKAY.

MOTION BY COMMISSIONER PRIMARY.

SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER.

ALL IN FAVOR.

OKAY.

NOW DO WE HAVE A MOTION? JUNE 1ST, 2022, SKY MOUNTAIN S P T DASH 2 0 2 1 DASH 0 0 7 9.

SEE, WHEREAS THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZES THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING A VARIANCE FROM LDC TWO FIVE DASH EIGHT DASH 3 4 1.

OR IS THAT 3 42? KAYLA, YOU HAVE A CORRECT.

3, 4, 1, 3, 4 1 TO ALLOW A CUT OVER FOUR FEET TO 16 FEET.

AND WHEREAS ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZES A SITE IS LOCATED IN THE WILLIAMSON CREEK, BARTON SPRINGS ZONE CLASSIFICATION, DRINKING WATER PROTECTED ZONE.

AND WHEREAS THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZES THAT STAFF RECOMMENDS THIS VARIANCE WITH THREE STAFF CONDITIONS.

HAVING DETERMINED, THE REQUIRED FINDING OF FACTS HAVE BEEN MET.

THEREFORE THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOMMENDS A VARIANCE REQUESTS WITH THE FOLLOWING STAFF CONDITIONS.

ALL GRADING OVER EIGHT FEET WILL BE CONTAINED WITH TERRACING OR ENGINEER WALLS AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE LIMITS OF CONSTRUCTION AND IN THE AREA WHERE THERE'S THREE FEET OF VERTICAL RISE IS PROPOSED THREE TO ONE RATIO SLOPES WE'LL HAVE EROSION CONTROL MATTING APPLIED IMMEDIATELY.

AFTER FINAL GRADE IS ACHIEVED AND DISTURBANCE IN THE STORM WATER IRRIGATION FIELDS WILL BE MINIMIZED BY RESTRICTING THE LOC AND ROUTING THE IRRIGATION LINES TO PRESERVE EXISTING TREES TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE.

AND IF WE HAVE ANY STUFF, CONDITIONS, WE CAN ADD THOSE IN A MOMENT.

OKAY.

THIS IS RAMBERT GUYS.

SECOND, UH, GO AHEAD.

REMEMBER JUST A SECOND PROMOTION.

NO ONE HAD, OKAY.

OKAY.

LET'S TAKE A VOTE ON IT.

ALL THOSE IN FAVORS.

RAISE YOUR HAND.

IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S UNANIMOUS PUSH AND PASSES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

YOUR COMMISSION.

IT'S.

THANK YOU FOR MOVING US UP AS WELL.

OKAY.

[3d. Name: Austin Ready Mix Wastewater Service Extension Request #5313]

NEXT UP ON THE AGENDA IS, UH, UNDER THE PUBLIC HEARINGS IS ITEM THREE D OR AUSTIN READY? MIX WASTEWATER SERVICE, EXTENSION REQUESTS, NUMBER 5, 3 1 3.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE A STAFF PRESENTATION AS WELL.

YES.

GOOD EVENING.

COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME'S KAYLA CHAMPLIN AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT AND I'M GOING TO BE MAKING A PRESENTATION AND I HAVE TO SCREENING MOMENT.

GOODBYE PRESENTATION LOADED.

ALL RIGHT.

SO TONIGHT, UH, STAFF ARE REQUESTING THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION REVIEW AND MAKE A RECOMMENDATION ON THE AUSTIN READY-MIX WASTEWATER SERVICE EXTENSION REQUEST NUMBER 3 5 3 1 3.

OKAY.

SO SINCE WE HAVE A LOT OF NEW MEMBERS ON THE COMMISSION, I WANT TO GIVE Y'ALL A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON WHAT AN SCR IS AND WHY IT'S BEFORE YOU TONIGHT.

SO SERVE AS EXTENSION REQUEST OR AN SCR IS AN APPLICATION FOR CITY WATER OR WASTEWATER SERVICE FROM A PROPERTY OWNER OR DEVELOPER.

AN SCR IS REQUIRED WHEN THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED MORE THAN A HUNDRED FEET FROM AN ACCESSIBLE WATER OR WASTEWATER SYSTEM, OR WHEN EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE ISN'T ADEQUATE FOR THE PROPOSED PROJECT, DEMANDS SERVICE MAY INVOLVE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW LINE OR AN ASSOCIATED FACILITY OR UPGRADES TO EXISTING LINES OR FACILITIES.

THE APPLICANT PAYS FOR THE ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE AS OUTLINED IN THE SCR PER THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE STRS REQUIRE COUNCIL APPROVAL.

IF THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE DRINKING WATER PROTECTION ZONE AND OUTSIDE OF THE CITIES WILL PURPOSE JURISDICTION, THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION REVIEWS AND MAKES A RECOMMENDATION

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ON THE SCRS THAT REQUIRE COUNCIL APPROVAL.

ONE IMPORTANT DISTINCTION TO MAKE IS THAT NO CONDITIONS MAY BE PLACED ON YOUR STR RECOMMENDATION.

SO YOU EITHER HAVE TO VOTE FOR IT OR AGAINST IT, BUT YOU CAN'T PUT ANY ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION CONDITIONS ON IT.

OKAY.

SO, UH, THE APPLICANT IN THIS PROJECT IS REQUESTING A WASTEWATER SURFACE EXTENSION REQUEST FOR ATTRACT OF APPROXIMATELY 4.44 ACRES LOCATED AT 87 38 WEST US HIGHWAY TWO 90.

THE SITE IS IN THE SLAUGHTER CREEK WATERSHED, THE BARRED SPRING ZONE, THE EDWARDS AQUIFER CONTRIBUTING ZONE AND THE DRINKING WATER PROTECTION ZONE DECIDE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE SAVE OUR SPRINGS ORDINANCE.

THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING TO BUILD AN 82,000 SQUARE FOOT WAREHOUSE BUILDING WITH 21 L U E S OR LIVING UNIT EQUIVALENTS, WHICH IS THE TYPICAL FLOW THAT WOULD BE PRODUCED BY A SINGLE FAMILY HOME.

THE PROJECT DOES NOT CURRENTLY HAVE A DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION AND REVIEW WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

THIS IS THE LOCATION OF THE SITE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CITY'S FULL JURISDICTION.

THIS IS THE SITE LOCATION IN THE CONTEXT OF IMAGINE AUSTIN'S GROWTH CONCEPT MAP, AND IT IS NOT LOCATED NEAR ONE OF THE CENTERS OR CORRIDORS WHERE THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SEEKS TO DIRECT NEW DEVELOPMENT.

THIS IS A SITE LOCATION JUST SHOWING THAT IS IN A TWO MILE EXTRA TORAH, I'M SORRY, EXTRA TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.

AND THIS IS AN AERIAL VIEW OF THE PROPERTY OUTLINED IN RED.

UH, THE PROPERTY DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY KNOWN CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES.

IT DOES NOT HAVE ANY CREEKS OR CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE OR WATER QUALITY TRANSITION ZONE.

AND IT DOES NOT DRAIN TO KNOWN SALAMANDER HABITAT.

IT'S JUST A SUMMARY OF WHAT I JUST MENTIONED.

OKAY.

SO HERE'S A MAP OF THE PROPOSED WASTEWATER EXTENSION FOR SCR 5 3 1 3.

THE PROPOSED WASTEWATER IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE CONSTRUCTING APPROXIMATELY 810 FEET OF FORCE MAIN FROM AN EXISTING EIGHT INCH GRAVITY.

WHAT WAYS WATER MAIN LOCATED IN CIRCLE DRIVE? UM, THAT'S NEAR SOUTH AVENUE AND EXTENDS WEST ALONG CIRCLE DRIVE, AND THEN SOUTH IN WEST, ALONG SOUTH BEND AVENUE TO THE SUBJECT TRACT AS SHOWN ON THIS MAP, UH, THE APPLICANT IS NOT REQUESTING A WATER SERVICE EXTENSION REQUEST BECAUSE THERE IS ALREADY A 12 INCH WATER MAIN ONSITE TO CONNECT IN CIR CIRCLE DRIVE THAT MEETS THEIR FIRE AND DOMESTIC NEEDS FOR THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT.

OKAY.

SO OUR STAFF ALSO LOOK AT ALTERNATIVE WASTEWATER OPTIONS.

IF THE SER IS NOT GRANTED, THE FIRST THING WE USUALLY LOOK AT IS AN ONSITE SEWAGE FACILITY OR O S S F IN THIS CASE, AN OSS F WOULD NOT BE A FEASIBLE ALTERNATIVE BECAUSE OF THE MSE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF FLOW THAT'S REQUIRED FOR THIS SITE.

UM, TRAVIS COUNTY IS THE ONE WHO WILL, UH, WHO WOULD REGULATE THE OSS F AND THEIR RULES STATE THAT IT CANNOT EXCEED 5,000 GALLONS PER DAY.

AND THIS SITE IS ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 7,000 GALLONS PER DAY.

SO THIS IS AN VIABLE OPTION FOR THIS SITE.

SO THE OTHER ONE THAT THEY COULD HAVE AN OPTION TO DO IS A SUBSURFACE AREA.

DRIP DISPERSAL SYSTEM ALSO CALLED ASSADS PERMIT, WHICH IS REGULATED BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.

AND THIS WOULD REQUIRE ABOUT 1.91 ACRES FOR THEM TO PUT OUT FOR THEIR SUBSURFACE DISPERSAL FIELD ONSITE STORAGE AND AN ONSITE TREATMENT PLAN.

AND THAT ACREAGE THAT 1.9 ACRES WOULD BE DUCTED FROM BRIT, BE DEDUCTED FROM THE NET SITE AREA CALCULATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR IMPERVIOUS COVER LIMITS FOR THE SITE, FOR THE DEVELOPMENT.

I MEAN, UM, HOW OUR, THIS IS REALLY NOT A PREFERRED OPTION FOR WATERSHED STAFF BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF TREES AND LAND SERMONS THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO CLEAR THE LAND FOR THE, UH, SUBSURFACE DISPERSAL FIELD.

AND, UH, THAT WOULD NOT OTHERWISE BE REQUIRED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT.

SO THIS REASON WE DON'T SUPPORT THIS ALTERNATIVE WASTEWATER, UM, OPTION.

SO OUR STAFF CONCLUDED THAT BASED ON THE ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS AND THAT THERE ARE NO SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS TO EXTENDING SERVICE TO THE SITE THAT WE SUPPORT THIS SERVICE EXTENSION REQUEST.

AND, UM, I'M HAPPY

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TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

WE ALSO HAVE STAFF FROM AUSTIN WATER HERE, AND, UH, MICHAEL WHELAN IS HERE ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, SHALL WE LISTEN TO THE APPLICANT? OH, OH, I'M SORRY.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS DANNY MILLER AGAIN, UH, WITH LJ ENGINEERING REPRESENTING THE APPLICANT AND HERE'S MICHAEL WAYLAND.

UM, AGAIN, JUST TO ADD A LITTLE BIT MORE, UH, TO STAFF'S PRESENTATION, UH, RIGHT NOW THE, THE OWNER DOES NOT HAVE A DEVELOPMENT PLAN PROPOSED YET.

UH, THEY WANT TO GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS, MAKE SURE THAT THEY CAN OBTAIN WASTEWATER SERVICE BEFORE THEY START SUBMITTING DEVELOPMENT, DEVELOPMENT PLANS, ET CETERA.

UM, RIGHT NOW THE, THERE IS AN EXISTING USE ON THE PROPERTY.

IT'S REALLY JUST A ONE OR TWO MAN OFFICE BUILDING THAT'S IN A SINGLE FAMILY HOME.

UM, AND THEY ARE CURRENTLY ON SEPTIC.

UH, SO THAT WOULD OBVIOUSLY ONCE THEY DEVELOP, THAT WOULD BE REMOVED AND THEY WOULD BE PUT ON THE CENTRALIZED SYSTEM POINT TO UNDERSTAND IS BECAUSE THIS WILL BE A FORCE MAIN.

UM, THE, THE INTENT WOULD BE THAT, UH, I THINK AWS STAFF WOULD NEED TO CONFIRM THIS, BUT, UM, BECAUSE IT'S A FORCE MAIN, THERE'S REALLY NOT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR OTHER DEVELOPMENTS AND OTHER PROJECTS TO BE ABLE TO UTILIZE THIS LINE.

SO WHETHER THERE'S NOT A RISK OF, YOU KNOW, ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT BEING, BEING SPURRED BY THIS, UM, THE FORCE MAIN, I THINK IT'S A TWO INCH FORCE MAIN, SO IT'S A PRETTY SMALL FORCE MAIN, UH, WHICH IT'S REALLY THE MINIMUM SIZE THAT AWS ALLOWS FOR FORCE MAINS.

UH, OTHER THAN THAT, I'M HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

OKAY.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS LET'S SEE ON THE REMOTE ISDN? OKAY.

WHAT ABOUT THE PRESENT DIAS COMMISSIONER PRIMER? SO WHAT IS THE PURPOSE? THE PURPOSE OF THIS SCENE IS MAKE SURE I CAN GIVE IT A SHOT.

UH, SO WHAT THE PURPOSE OF THE, UH, SITE AND WHAT WHAT'S, WHAT'S GOING TO BE THERE IN THE END, UH, WITH THE SCR, THE, THE OWNER WAS, IS PROPOSING ABOUT AN 80,000 SQUARE FOOT WAREHOUSE, WHICH IS A LOW INTENSITY USE.

UH, DOESN'T, DOESN'T CREATE A LOT OF TRAFFIC, UM, 80,000 SQUARE FEET.

AND THE ANCILLARY PARKING AREA, UH, IS ABOUT ALL THE IMPERVIOUS COVER THAT THEY CAN PUT ON THE PROJECT BECAUSE OF, OF THE SOS REGULATIONS AND THE PURPOSE OF THE WAREHOUSE.

UH, NOPE, NO, NO SPECIFIC PURPOSE YET AGAIN, THEY'RE WANTING TO LOCK IN THEIR ABILITY TO OBTAIN WASTEWATER SERVICE BEFORE, BEFORE THEY START MARKETING THE PROJECT, SO TO SPEAK.

SO THEY DON'T HAVE AN END-USER YET.

IT PROBABLY, THE, MY GUESS WOULD BE THAT IT WOULD BE LIKE WAREHOUSE.

THEY WOULD LEASE TENANT, YOU KNOW, WAREHOUSE SPACE OUT OF THE BUILDING, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT FOR SURE.

OKAY.

UH, SO IT'S YOUR, THE INTENTION IS TO GET THE PERMIT APPROVED AND THEN ONCE THAT'S APPROVED, THEN GO, UH, DEVELOP A SITE PLAN SUITABLE FOR THE, YOU KNOW, THE TERRAIN AND THE, THE, THE, WHATEVER IT IS, THE SITE AND ALL THAT OTHER KIND OF FUN STUFF, AND THE AMOUNT OF WATER AND WASTEWATER THAT YOU'RE DOING THERE, AND THEN GO OUT AND MARKET IT TO THE PEOPLE IN THE AREA THAT NEED WAREHOUSE SPACE FOR WHATEVER WAREHOUSE SPACE THEY NEED FOR.

SO IT'S REALLY UNDETERMINED IT'S AT THIS TIME.

YEAH.

I WOULD JUST SAY TWO THINGS.

ONE, A LIMITATION ON IMPERVIOUS COVER IS GOING TO BE A BIG ELEMENT IN TERMS OF WHAT CAN BE DONE THERE OBVIOUSLY.

AND, UH, THE, YOU KNOW, HAVING OUR SPACE OBVIOUSLY REDUCES SOME WAY IN TERMS OF TRIPS BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO GO AS FAR IF THERE IS SOME WAREHOUSE SPACE, AT LEAST IN THAT PARTICULAR AREA.

SO I THINK THOSE WOULD BE THE ONLY TWO THINGS I DIDN'T HAVE.

OKAY.

WELL, I GUESS THE REASON I'M ASKING IS, UM, ABOUT THE, THE NATURE OF THE WAREHOUSE IS THAT A LOT OF TIMES, YOU KNOW, YOU, YOU STORE RUBBER DUCKIES OR, YOU KNOW, STUFF THAT'S RELATIVELY A KNOCK.

WAS THERE ANOTHER TIME

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DO YOU STORE AND WAREHOUSE WITH OTHER THINGS THAT ARE A LITTLE BIT LESS, YOU KNOW, MORE INNOCUOUS OR WHATEVER THE WORD IS NO MORE DANGEROUS AND EVERYTHING.

SO, UH, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE END USE RELATIVE TO ANY ENVIRONMENTAL SITUATIONS THAT MIGHT COME UP, YOU KNOW, AT A LATER DATE.

SO THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING WHAT THE END USE OF IT IS IF IT JUST, YOU KNOW, STACK PAPERS AND, AND, AND, UH, YOU KNOW, THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT'S ONE THING, BUT IF YOU'RE STACKING, YOU KNOW, LIKE FORMIDABLE MATERIAL AND OTHER THINGS, THEN IT BECOMES MORE OF AN, I, YOU KNOW, A DIFFERENT TYPE OF PROBLEM COMMISSIONER BREMMER, IF I MIGHT JUST ADD THAT, JUST A REMINDER THAT, UH, THE SCR ARE NOT ULTIMATELY TIED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF YEAH.

AND SO WE CAN'T CONDITION THE YOUTH JUST ASKING HIM.

ABSOLUTELY.

THERE'S GOING TO BE NO, NO, I'M NOT ATTEMPTING TO, UH, ATTACH A CONDITION ON IT.

I'M JUST TRYING TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF WHAT'S GOING ON.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

THANK YOU.

ANY MORE QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS? OH, FAIR BRISTOL.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO I'VE TWO QUESTIONS.

UM, AND FIRST OFF I WANT TO ECHO, UM, COMMISSIONER REIMER'S, UM, SENTIMENT THAT IT IS HARD FOR US TO VOTE ON SOMETHING.

WE DON'T HAVE A CLEAR PICTURE OF EXACTLY WHAT THE END USE OF THIS PROPERTY IS.

AND SUPPLYING SUCH A HUGE FORCE WATER MAIN.

I MEAN, THAT'S A, THAT'S A, A FAIR AMOUNT OF WATER THAT'LL BE COMING THERE.

SO, YOU KNOW, IT IS OUR DUTY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE APPROVING SOMETHING THAT IS, IS, UM, THAT WE HAVE A GOOD IDEA WHAT'S GOING TO BE USED FOR.

SO, UM, THERE'S THAT PART NEXT TO THE PROPERTY? IT LOOKS LIKE, UH, THERE'S SOME, UH, AN ADDITIONAL LOT.

UM, ARE THERE PLANS, IS THAT ALSO PLANNING ON BEING PURCHASED OR BROUGHT INTO THE, UM, ARE YOU REFERRING TO THE, UH, VACANT TRACT THAT'S WEST OF THIS PROPERTY? SO IRONICALLY, UM, I WAS THE ENGINEER ON THE APARTMENTS THAT ARE NEXT DOOR AND THAT VACANT LAND IS PART OF THE LOT FOR THOSE APARTMENTS.

SO IT CANNOT BE DEVELOPED.

IT WOULD NOT BE DEVELOPED.

OKAY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

I THINK THAT'S PRETTY MUCH MY ONLY QUESTION.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

OKAY.

IS THERE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC? OH, EXCUSE ME.

I'M GONNA START TO GET A, NO, THANK YOU.

I DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE A QUESTION, BUT I ALSO CAN CARE WITH, UH, COMMISSIONER BRIMER ON THE CONCERNS REGARDING ANY KIND OF WAREHOUSING, INDUSTRIAL TYPE ISSUES THAT MIGHT BE RELATED TO THIS.

SO JUST, YEAH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER GAVE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

YES.

MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARINGS.

AND SECOND, SECOND.

THANK YOU.

NOW, DO WE HAVE A MOTION? WE DO JUNE 1ST, 2022, AUSTIN READY-MIX, UH, WASTEWATER SERVICE EXTENSION REQUEST NUMBER 5, 3 1 3.

WHEREAS ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZES THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING WASTEWATER SERVICE EXTENSION.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZES THAT THE SITE IS LOCATED IN THE SLAUGHTER CREEK WATERSHED BARTON CREEK SPRINGS ZONE, EDWARDS AQUIFER, UH, CONTRIBUTING ZONE AND DRINKING WATER PROTECTION ZONE.

AND WHEREAS THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZES THAT THE STAFF RECOMMENDS THE WASTEWATER SERVICE EXTENSION.

THEREFORE THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOMMENDS, UM, THE REQUEST.

SECOND, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

RAISE YOUR HAND.

ACTUALLY, WE DON'T HAVE A SECOND AND IF THERE'S NO SECOND, THEN IT FAILS.

OH, CORRECT.

OH, JUST SECOND.

IT, YOU SECOND IT, OKAY, GOT IT.

I THOUGHT YOU CALLED FOR A SECOND AND I DO, BUT THEN I JUST, LIKE, I JUST SAY IT, SORRY.

OH, YES.

ANY, ANY DISCUSSION? I JUST HAVE THE SAME CONCERNS IN THAT.

UH, THIS IS, UH, WE HAD

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A CONSIDERABLE, UM, AMOUNT OF, UH, UH, PROTEST OVER A DEVELOPMENT THAT WAS ALSO, UH, POTENTIALLY SOMETHING THAT COULD IMPACT THE, UM, BARTON SPRINGS, UH, AQUIFER IN THERE.

UM, I, UM, I FEEL LIKE I'M VOTING A LITTLE BIT, UH, FOR, UH, UH, A PIG AND A POKE ON, ON THIS.

UM, I, UH, I PERSONALLY WOULD LIKE TO, UM, SEE, UM, FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WE'RE, UM, WHAT WE'RE APPROVING BEFORE WE, BEFORE WE APPROVE IT, THAT'S JUST, UM, THAT'S IT JUST, UH, IT MAKES ME, UH, UM, I FEEL ANXIOUS.

KATIE, KATIE COHEN, ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER, I JUST WANTED TO SAY, THIS IS SOMETHING I STRUGGLED WITH A LITTLE BIT WHEN I WAS ON ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION AND AN SCR REQUESTS IS SOMETHING THAT I THINK HAS BEEN MISUSED IN THE PAST TO TRY TO REGULATE DEVELOPMENT.

AND WE'RE NOT VOTING ON A DEVELOPMENT TYPE RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE VOTING ON AN SCR REQUEST AND I KNOW IT'S BEEN USED AS PROXY FOR THAT, AND I CERTAINLY CAN UNDERSTAND Y'ALL'S CONCERNS, BUT I WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT THERE'S A DIFFERENCE AND THAT, IN MY OPINION, IT'S, IT'S BEEN MISUSED IN THE, IN THE PAST.

OUR DENIALS OF SCRS HAVE BEEN MISUSED IN THE PAST IN THAT WAY.

THAT'S ALL.

ANY OTHER DISCUSSION.

OKAY.

UM, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.

RAISE YOUR HAND.

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, ALL THOSE AGAINST ABSTAIN ABSTAIN AND THREE ABSTENTIONS.

1, 2, 3, 4, OOPS.

I BELIEVE.

DO WE HAVE A MAJORITY VOTE FOR PASSING EMOTION? MOTION PASSES.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

NEXT UP ON THE AGENDA IS, UH, ITEM TWO, A ISLANDS FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION.

AND IT'S A BRIEFING ON 5 1 7 LAMAR PUD DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT.

GOOD EVENING.

COMMISSIONERS.

I'M HEATHER CHAFFIN WITH THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

THE CASE NUMBER, HEATHER.

I'M SORRY, COULD YOU HOLD FOR ONE MOMENT? I'M SORRY.

IT LOOKS LIKE WE ACTUALLY MISCOUNTED THAT VOTE AND THAT IT ACTUALLY FAILED BY.

WE ONLY HAD FIVE VOTES FOR I SIX FOR THE CONFUSION.

DO WE NEED TO COME THROUGH A ROLL CALL? WOULD THAT BE EASIER? YEP.

YEP.

OKAY.

OKAY.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND GO THROUGH A ROLL CALL TO MAKE SURE.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER PRIMER, COMMISSIONER, I'D GET A FOR COMMISSIONER NICHOLS OR SECRETARY BRISTOL ABSTAIN.

COMMISSIONER SHIRA FOR COMMISSIONER SCOTT CHAIR, ROMBERG OR COMMISSIONER THOMPSON? YES.

COMMISSIONER BEDFORD.

YES.

OKAY.

IT PASSES.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

[2a. Briefing on the 517 Lamar PUD Development Assessment—Heather Chaffin, Housing and Planning Department (30 minutes)]

THE NEXT STEP WE HAVE ITEM A, TO A, UH, ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION BRIEFING OF THE 5 1 7 LAMAR PUT DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT.

UH, GOOD EVENING.

EXCUSE ME.

HEATHER CHAFFIN WITH HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

THE CASE NUMBER IS C D 2022 DASH ZERO TO THE ROOMS YOU WERE AT ONE.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT PREPARED IN, UH, TO, UH, BRIEF AHEAD OF A PUD SUBMITTAL.

THE PROPERTY IS FIVE 17

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SOUTH LAMAR.

IT'S LOCATED SOUTHEAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF BARTON SPRINGS ROAD AND SOUTH LAMAR BOULEVARD IN THE WESTFIELD IN CREEK WATERSHED.

I BELIEVE IT IS CURRENTLY THE BICYCLE SPORT SHOP.

UH, THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING TO REZONE A 1.87 ACRE PROPERTY FROM C S V GENERAL COMMERCIAL SERVICES.

VERTICAL MIXED USED TO PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT.

UH, CURRENTLY HAS COMMERCIAL LAND USES.

THERE IS A MEDICAL CLINIC AND RETAIL THEY'RE PROPOSING A NINE STORY BUILDING WITH APPROXIMATELY 400 MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS, UH, ON THE GROUND FLOOR, APPROXIMATELY 10,000 SQUARE FEET OF MIXED COMMERCIAL.

AND THEN ALSO UNDERGROUND PARKING THE, UH, MODIFICATIONS PROPOSED WITH THE PUD, UH, THE FORCE THEY ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH ALL TIER ONE HAD DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS.

THE PRIMARY, UH, SUPERIORITY ITEMS THAT THEY'RE PROPOSING IS PROVIDING A MINIMUM OF 10% OF THE MULTIFAMILY UNITS FOR FAMILIES EARNING LESS THAN 60% OF MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME PLACING 95% OF PARKING IN SUBSURFACE PARKING, UH, REDUCING IMPERVIOUS COVER FROM WHAT'S CURRENTLY ON THE SITE BURYING THE OVERHEAD UTILITIES THAT RUN ALONG LAMAR BOULEVARD, IMPROVING LOCAL DRAINAGE CONDITIONS, UTILIZING GREEN WATER QUALITY CONTROLS, IMPROVED, UH, LANDSCAPING STANDARDS, RAINWATER IRRIGATION, THREE STAR GREEN BUILDING RATING, INCREASED BICYCLE PARKING AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS.

THERE ARE TABLES ATTACHED WITH THIS, UH, REPORT HERE THAT SHOW THE CODE MODIFICATIONS AND THE PROPOSED, UH, IMPROVEMENT OR SUPERIORITY ITEMS. THE CODE MODIFICATIONS THAT THEY'RE REQUESTING IS TO ALLOW THE OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL ZONE BETWEEN THE BUILDING AND CLEAR ZONE TO INCREASE FROM A MAXIMUM OF 30 FEET TO 68 FEET TO ALLOW A BUILDING HEIGHT OF 102 FEET WAVE COMPATIBILITY STANDARDS IN RELATION TO BUILDING HEIGHT, MODIFY SCALE AND CLUSTERING REQUIREMENTS, AND ALLOW PET ZONING ON A SITE LESS THAN 10 ACRES.

AND I BELIEVE THE APPLICANT IS AVAILABLE FOR PRESENTATION ALSO.

THANK YOU.

WOULD THE APPLICANT LIKE TO SPEAK, SORRY, FIRST TIME HERE.

HI PLUS.

OKAY.

MY NAME IS AMANDA MARA, AND I'M HERE TONIGHT ON BEHALF OF ENDEAVOR REAL ESTATE, WHO HAS THE PROPERTY UNDER CONTRACT AND IS LOOKING TO REZONE THE PROPERTY FROM CSB TO, UM, PUD ZONING.

UH, WE HAVE A SHORT PRESENTATION, HEATHER KIND OF HIT ON ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS.

WE CAN RUN THROUGH IT REALLY QUICK JUST TO KIND OF SHOW YOU AN AERIAL OF THE SITE.

UM, AND SOME OF THE HUD EXHIBITS THAT WERE SUBMITTED, DO YOU DO OKAY.

I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS WORKS.

THANKS.

UM, OKAY.

YOU CAN SEE HERE ON THE SCREEN, THE SITE IS LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF BARTON SPRINGS AND LAMAR BOULEVARD.

AS HEATHER MENTIONED, IT IS A 1.87 ACRE SITE.

IT IS HOME TO THE BICYCLE SPORT SHOP, UM, WITH THE, UM, MED CLINIC THAT IS THERE.

IT CONSISTS OF ABOUT 99.6, SEVEN, 8% IMPERVIOUS COVER.

AND WE'RE PROPOSING TO REDUCE THAT DOWN TO 90%.

SO ALMOST A 10% REDUCTION AND IMPERVIOUS COVER OVER WHAT IS EXISTING THERE TODAY.

THERE ARE NO TREES ON THE PROPERTY.

IT'S REALLY JUST A SURFACE PARKING LOT AND A LARGE BUILDING, A RETAIL BUILDING.

UM, AND THEN WE'LL JUST FLIP TO THE NEXT IMAGE.

OKAY.

THIS IS JUST A ZONING MAP TO SHOW YOU THE EXISTING ZONING OF THE PROPERTY, UM, WHICH IS THE CSV.

AND THEN THE SURROUNDING ZONING.

ONE OF THE MODIFICATIONS, WHICH I KNOW IS NOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL RELATED MODIFICATION, BUT, UM, IS TO MODIFY THE COMPATIBILITY, UM, REQUIREMENTS THAT WE'RE GETTING PINCHED BY THE FOLKS THAT ARE ACROSS LAMAR BOULEVARD, WHICH IS A CORE TRANSIT CORRIDOR.

AND THEY ARE LOCATED UP ON THE BLUFF THERE BEHIND THE RETAIL STRIP CENTER THERE TO THE WEST OF LAMAR.

UH, YOU ALSO HAVE WHAT'S CALLED THE HIGH ROAD, UM, CLUB, WHICH IS ZONED, UM, SINGLE FAMILY USE, EVEN THOUGH IT'S A CIVIC USE, WHICH ALSO TRIGGERS COMPATIBILITY.

SO IT'S COMING FROM THE WEST AND COMING FROM THE EAST, THE PURPOSE OF THE PUD WAS ACTUALLY TO ALLOW FOR A MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT, WHICH WOULD BE THE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT WITH THE GROUND FLOOR RETAIL USES ON

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THE BOTTOM.

UM, THERE IS A FLAW IN THE CODE, THE CODE DOESN'T CURRENTLY HAVE A ZONING DISTRICT THAT PROVIDES FOR, UM, HEIGHT OVER 60 FEET WITH MIXED USE.

YOU'VE REALLY LIMITED ON THE ZONING CATEGORIES YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM.

HERE'S A IMAGE OF WHAT IS THERE.

IT'S A SURVEY YOU CAN SEE UP THERE IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER.

IT'S BLUE THAT ACTUALLY HAS FLOOD PLAIN, AND IT IS THE, UM, CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE THAT AFFECTS THE SITE.

THE AREA IN QUESTION, THERE IS COMPLETELY 100% IMPERVIOUS COVER.

THERE IS NO GREENERY IN THAT AREA WHATSOEVER.

UM, BUT IT IS FLOOD PLAIN AND CRITICAL IN THAT LOCATION.

UM, IT'S KIND OF HARD TO TELL ON THIS MAP, BUT THE BLUFF THAT IS LOCATED ACROSS LAMAR, UH, TO THE WEST IS A CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURE.

AND THERE'S ACTUALLY A, UM, CF SETBACK THAT TOUCHES THE BOUNDARY OF THE PROPERTY, UM, ADJACENT TO LAMAR THERE, THERE'S ALSO ANOTHER CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURE.

THAT'S NOT ON OUR SITE, BUT IT'S TO THE EAST OF THE RAILROAD TRACKS AND IT CREATES A BUFFER ZONE ON THE PROPERTY AS WELL, UM, WHICH WE'RE PROPOSING SOME MODIFICATIONS WITHIN THOSE AREAS TO ALLOW FOR ENHANCED SIDEWALKS ALONG LAMAR.

UM, ALSO ACCESS TO LAMAR CURB CUTS, UM, AND, UH, SOME BUILDING COLUMNS WILL BE LOCATED WITHIN THE AREA TO SUPPORT THE BUILDING FOUNDATION AND THEN ALSO WITHIN THE FLOOD PLAIN AREA AS WELL, AND SOME PAVERS AND, UM, SOME, UH, SUPPLEMENTAL ZONE FOR MAYBE LIKE A RETAIL USE THERE AT THAT NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE BUILDING, UH, SITTING IN THE EXISTING CF SETBACK TODAY IS AGAIN, IMPERVIOUS COVER DRIVE ISLES AND THE BUILDING ITSELF THERE ALONG THE BACK OF THE, UH, EAST PROPERTY LINE.

UH, SORRY, TRYING TO GET TO THE NEXT SLIDE HERE.

I'M PUSHING.

IT'S NOT GOING, OH, THERE WE GO.

UH, THIS IS THE CODE SECTIONS THAT WE'RE PROPOSING TO MODIFY.

WE'RE ONLY SEEKING TO MODIFY THREE ENVIRONMENTAL CODE SECTIONS, WHICH IS ENCROACHMENTS INTO THE FLOOD, PLAIN, THAT LITTLE BLUE AREA THAT WE JUST NOTED ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER THERE, AGAIN, IT'S TO ASK FOR THE BUILDING COLUMNS, UM, AND SOME PAVERS WITHIN THAT AREA.

AND THEN ALSO, UH, WE'RE PROPOSING ENCROACHMENT WITHIN THE CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE.

WE ARE PROPOSING TO REMOVE SOME OF THE IMPERVIOUS COVER WITHIN THAT AREA, BUT WE WOULD LIKE THE OPTION TO DO SOME PAVERS WITHIN THERE.

AND OBVIOUSLY AS WE GO THROUGH THE FORMAL PUD PROCESS, WE'LL VET THAT WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL STAFF AND SEE KIND OF WHERE WE MEET IN THE MIDDLE THERE.

AND THEN ALSO THE CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURE, THE BUFFER ZONE WE'RE ASKING TO AS WELL.

AND THEN THIS IS JUST A QUICK HIGHLIGHT OF SOME OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUPERIORITY ELEMENTS OF THE PROPERTY.

UM, WE CAN RUN THROUGH THOSE, BUT SOME OF THE HIGH HIGH POINTS ARE, UM, WE'RE PROPOSING TO PROVIDE 8,100 CUBIC FEET OF WATER QUALITY VOLUME, GREEN WATER QUALITY CONTROLS TO TREAT AT LEAST 50% OF THE, UM, WATER QUALITY VOLUME THERE ITSELF, UH, PROPOSING TO REMOVE IMPERVIOUS COVER WITHIN THE CRITICAL REDUCE IMPERVIOUS COVER BY ALMOST 10%, UM, DOING THREE INCH CALIBER STREET TREES, UM, KIND OF JUST GO DOWN THE LIST WITH THE 95% OF THE PARKING LOCATED UNDERGROUND THREE STAR, UM, GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS.

SO THERE'S JUST KIND OF THE HIGHLIGHTS.

AND OBVIOUSLY AS WE GO THROUGH THE FORMAL PROCESS, THERE'LL BE MORE THINGS THAT WE DISCUSSED WITH STAFF AND KIND OF FIGURE OUT WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT THINGS FOR THIS SITE FOR THEM.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ARE THERE ANY COMMIT, UH, QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS? UH, CHAIR ROMBERG, LET, THANK YOU, PAUL.

I ALMOST CAUGHT IT.

I ALMOST, I ALMOST CAUGHT IT IN TIME.

UM, THANK YOU.

UH, UH, DO YOU, DO YOU GUYS, I GUESS A QUESTION FOR THE APPLICANT AND Y'ALL HAVE A, LIKE A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF, OF WHAT THE BUILDING OR THE SITE WOULD LOOK LIKE, UM, KIND OF THANK YOU FOR THE SLIDES THAT YOU DID SHOW, BUT IT'D BE HELPFUL FOR US TO KIND OF SEE WHERE THINGS WILL LAY OUT, UM, IN PARTICULAR RELATED TO THOSE CEF SETBACKS WITH A CRITICAL OR A QUALITY ZONE THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR US TO KIND OF GET AN IDEA OF KIND OF WHERE STUFF'S GOING TO LAY OUT ON THE SITE.

YEAH.

WE'RE, WE'RE WORKING ON REFINING, WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.

UM, WE JUST, WE KNOW THAT WE WANT TO HAVE THE RETAIL ALONG LAMAR, UM, AND POTENTIALLY HAVING A RESTAURANT LOCATED CLOSE TO THAT NORTHWEST

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CORNER.

UM, BUT STILL REFINING, BUT NO, UM, AT THIS TIME I DON'T HAVE THOSE WITH ME, UM, BUT WE WILL HAVE THOSE AND THAT'S A WORK IN PROGRESS.

PERFECT.

YEAH.

I MEAN, YEAH.

AND I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE YOU GUYS COMING AND TALKING TO US AND STAFF PRESENTING THIS TO US SO WE CAN KIND OF START TO GET FAMILIAR WITH THESE PUBS BEFORE THEY COME BEFORE US, UM, YOU KNOW, FOR VOTES.

SO APPRECIATE THAT.

AND DEFINITELY AS THAT STARTS TO BECOME A LITTLE MORE, UH, NARROWED DOWN INTO WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.

UM, IF Y'ALL COULD KIND OF KEEP US ABREAST WITH INFORMATION, THAT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

ABSOLUTELY.

THAT'S ALL I GOT PARENT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

ARE WE JUST BEING APPRISED OF THEIR PROGRESS AND NOT ASKING FOR, THEY'RE NOT ASKING FOR A VOTE ON PUDS STATUS OR RECOMMENDATION FOR THAT THIS EVENING? THAT'S CORRECT.

THAT'S CORRECT.

YEAH.

OKAY.

WELL, I HAVE A LOT OF ISSUES.

SO IF YOU'RE GOING TO COME BACK TO US, PERHAPS I SHOULD JUST GO THROUGH MY LIST HERE, OR WOULD YOU RATHER ME EMAIL IT TO YOU OR WOULD EVERYBODY ELSE LIKE TO HEAR, OR WHAT THIS IS, THIS IS RAMBO.

I WOULD SAY GO AHEAD AND KIND OF WALK THROUGH THEM.

MAYBE EMAIL THEM TO KAYLA, BUT I THINK IT WOULD HELP THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS TO KIND OF HEAR YOUR CONCERNS AS WE'RE VETTING THROUGH THIS AS PART OF WHY THEY'RE COMING TO TALK TO US.

YEP.

AGREED.

THANKS.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

IF THIS GOES AWAY, IF THE, IF YOU'RE SAYING THAT YOU WANT TO SELL THE PROPERTY, SO THE PEDS STATUS GOES WITH THE TITLE AND ALL OF THE WILLS AND MAYS IN HERE, UM, DO THEY BECOME SHELLS AT SOME POINT BECAUSE, UM, THEORETICALLY I WOULD REALLY LIKE, I WOULD FEEL BETTER KNOWING THAT YOU DO PROMISE TO DO THESE THINGS.

THE OTHER PROBLEM IS THAT THE TRANSPORTATION NOT KNOWING WHERE THE DRIVEWAYS ARE, THE TRANSPORTATION IS A LARGE, UH, CHUNK OF LAND FOR DRIVEWAYS.

SO ALL OF THESE OTHER PROMISES YOU'VE MADE TO US ABOUT, UM, UH, OTHER THINGS, UH, FACILITIES AND SUCH LIKE COULD GO AWAY DEPENDING UPON WHAT THEIR TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT REQUIRES OF YOU FOR ENTRANCE AND EXIT.

UM, IT'S LESS THAN 10 ACRES OF LAND.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW, UM, ARE THE PERCENTAGES PROPORTIONAL TO THE ADJUSTED SIZE OF THE TRACT? SO I'D ALSO LIKE FOR YOU TO EXPLAIN THE SUPPLEMENTAL ZONE A LITTLE MORE AND THE HEIGHT AND SETBACK DO NOT APPLY.

SO WHAT LIMIT ON THE HEIGHT IS IN THE SURROUNDING PROPERTIES AND WILL THE CORRIDOR RESTRICTIONS MAKE SETBACKS CONTIGUOUS WITH ADJACENT PROPERTIES.

SO, UM, IS YOUR NINE STORIES SET IN STONE? AND, UM, I'M KIND OF CONCERNED ABOUT THE COMPENSATION FOR THE FLOODPLAIN VOLUME.

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE IMPROVING TO ASK FOR PEDS STATUS.

SO IF WE RECOMMEND YOU, UM, WE HAVE REGIONAL PLANS AND SUCH LIKE, UM, THE EXISTING CONDITIONS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IMPROVED TO BE GRANTED A PEDS STATUS.

SO, UM, TIER ONE AND TIER TWO, UM, YOU SAY IT ENCOURAGES THE PROVISION OF ADEQUATE PUBLIC FACILITIES AND SERVICES, BUT I, I DON'T FEEL ENCOURAGED BY THAT LANGUAGE.

I WOULD WANT SOMETHING MORE SPECIFIC AND OPEN SPACE AND THE PERCENTAGE OF RESIDENTIAL AND NON RESIDENTIAL, THE COMMERCIAL, ET CETERA, FOR THE URBAN AREA, WHAT PUBLIC BENEFITS ARE PROMISE THAT CAN'T BE RENEGOTIATED BY THE TRANSPORTATION AND CORRIDOR RESTRICTIONS.

UM, I'M ESPECIALLY CONCERNED WITH YOU SAY AT ONE POINT THAT, UM, PATRONS OF THE PROJECT WILL HAVE BIKE PARKING AND IT STILL TAKES AWAY 23 PUBLIC BIKE PARKING SPACES THAT ARE THERE.

AND YET WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE CORRIDOR WILL REQUIRE.

AND I, I, THAT THAT'S CONCERNING.

UM, LET'S SEE, THE BUILDING HEIGHT IS NOT SET WITHOUT THE SITE PLANS.

SO, UM, YOU ASKED THAT TO BE WAIVED AND I'M, I DON'T, I MAYBE THERE ISN'T A NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN THERE, BUT I WOULD LIKE SOME MORE SPECIFICS ABOUT THAT.

UM, THE ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION, UM, THE ONLY, UM, THERE IS

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ONE ELEMENT OF A CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURE AND YOU'RE ASKING FOR PAVERS AND SUCH LIKE, SO I THINK THAT'S IMPROVING THE DRAINAGE TO THE LOWEST CRITERIA AND NOT REALLY MEETING PUD STANDARDS STATUS.

SO I THINK, UM, LET'S SEE THE TRANSPORTATION ISSUE, I GUESS, IS THE MAIN THING.

AND I THINK ALSO THE LANGUAGE, WHEN YOU SAY YOU'RE PROPOSING TO THE MINIMUM OF 8,100 FEET OF CUBIC FEET OF WATER SHELL, I WOULD BE MORE COMFORTABLE IF YOU'D COME BACK WITH A BUNCH OF SHELLS INSTEAD OF WELL, OR PERHAPS, OR ENCOURAGE AND SO FORTH.

BUT I DO APPRECIATE YOU, UH, COMING FORWARD WITH, UM, THESE THINGS.

SO I THINK THE ONE OTHER THING LET'S SEE IS THE COMMERCIAL DESIGN STANDARDS, UH, WILL COMPLY EXCEPT AS MODIFIED BY THE PUD.

SO I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO DEFINE YOUR EXCEPTIONS AND, UM, STREET SECTION WILL BE ENHANCED TO MEET THE INTENT OF SOUTH LAMAR BOULEVARD CORRIDOR PLAN, AND THAT LANGUAGE JUST, I MEAN, TO MEET THE INTENT, YOU REALLY HAVE TO COMPLY.

AND SO I THINK YOU HAVE TO COMPLY WITH A LOT OF THESE THINGS IN YOUR PLAN FOR US TO FEEL, UM, COMFORTABLE IN GIVING YOU PAD STATUS HERE.

ALTHOUGH WE ARE VERY THANKFUL FOR THE NUMBER OF AFFORDABLE UNITS THAT YOU ARE PROPOSING.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

IF WE COULD JUST GET A COPY, WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DEFINITELY PREPARED WHEN WE COME BACK TO PRESENT WHEN WE'RE IN FOR FORMAL REVIEW AND THOSE MAYS AND KENS AND MAYBES WILL TURN INTO SHELLS ACCORDING TO YOUR LAW DEPARTMENT.

I'M SURE.

OKAY.

THANKS SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

ANY MORE QUESTIONS ARE COMING, SIR? PRIMER? YEAH, I, UH, SHARE MANY OF, UH, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON'S CONCERNS.

UH, I'M GOING TO BRING UP THE, UH, THE FLOODPLAIN THERE.

UH, AS ONE EXAMPLE, I MENTIONED THE TERM PAVERS, UH, I PAVERS OF MY FRONT GUARD AND THEY'RE THIS BIG, UH, I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN BY PAVER.

UH, YOU KNOW, TO ME, WHEN YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW, A FLOODPLAIN AREA, THE IDEA IS YOU DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN COVER IT UP AND ENCOURAGE MORE FLOODING.

SO I'M A LITTLE BIT CONCERNED ABOUT THAT.

UH, YOU MENTIONED OTHER THINGS THAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WAIVERS ON AROUND CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES, SETBACKS, AND, AND YOU MENTIONED THREE OR FOUR THINGS THAT FALL INTO THAT GENERAL CATEGORY THAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WAIVERS AGAIN, GETTING BACK TO THE PUD, UH, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU ISSUE UP A PUD THAT KIND OF GIVES YOU A BLANK CHECK AND, UH, I'D LIKE TO SEE THE CHECK FILLED IN BEFORE WE HAND IT OVER TO YOU.

UH, MUCH LIKE, UH, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON MENTIONED, UH, YOU KNOW, ALL THE MAYBES WILL MAKE BEST EFFORTS AND ALL, THAT'S NICE THAT I'D LIKE TO SEE ALL THOSE BE SHOWERS.

UM, YOU KNOW, YOU REFERENCED BACK THERE, NO TREES ON THE PROPERTY NOW, CAUSE IT'S BASICALLY JUST A BIG PARKING LOT.

I'D BE INTERESTED IN UNDERSTANDING IF YOU'RE GOING TO, UH, TRY TO REMEDY THAT SITUATION BY, UH, DOING ANY SORTS OF, UH, LANDSCAPING BY PLANTING TREES OR, UH, DO ANYTHING TO PROMOTE, UH, SHADE AND THAT SORT OF THING.

THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT IN A BROAD SENSE, UH, REDUCING THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, WHAT, YOU KNOW, IT BROUGHT US BEAUTIFICATION OF THE PROPERTY AND MAKE IT LOOK LIKE, YOU KNOW, A MORE ENTICING AREA RATHER THAN JUST ANOTHER SKYSCRAPER IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN.

UH, YOU KNOW, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON ALSO MENTIONED ROADWAY PLANNING.

UH, THAT'S A VERY HIGHLY CONGESTED AREA ANYWAY, AND IT'D BE NICE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO TO MITIGATE THAT.

UH, I'M CURIOUS ABOUT HOW MANY PARKING SPOTS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE FOR EACH, UH, UNIT.

UH, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU KNOW, LET'S SAY YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW, 75 SINGLE FAMILY, YOU KNOW, ONE BEDROOM APARTMENTS, ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE 75 PARKING SPOTS AND YOU HAVE A HUNDRED, YOU'VE GOT COMMERCIAL FACILITIES IN THERE.

WHAT'S WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT THAT? YOU KNOW, ARE YOU GOING TO TRY TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE BY HAVING, YOU KNOW, TO NOT HAVE CARS BY, LET'S SAY YOU HAVE A CAPACITY OF 500 PEOPLE TO RESIDE IN THE BUILDING, OR, AND LIKE, MAYBE YOU'RE ONLY GOING TO HAVE 200 PARKING SPOTS BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO USE MASS TRANSIT OR BICYCLES

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OR WHATEVER IT IS.

SO UNDERSTANDING THAT AND REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC IN DOWNTOWN WOULD BE, YOU KNOW, INTERESTING TO UNDERSTAND HOW YOU'RE GOING TO HELP MANAGE THAT ASPECT OF IT BECAUSE THAT'S GOING TO IMPACT, UH, THINGS LIKE, UH, URBAN, URBAN POLLUTION, AIR POLLUTION, UH, NOISE ABATEMENT, AND THAT SORT OF THING AS WELL.

UH, YOU KNOW, ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE ANY SORT OF, UH, UH, YOU KNOW, W WHAT'S YOUR PLAN FOR REDUCING SOLID WASTE? ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE, UH, YOU KNOW, RECYCLING BINS, ALL THAT OTHER SORT OF FUN STUFF, COMPOSTING, NOT ALL APARTMENT COMPLEXES DO.

SO THOSE ARE THE POINTS THAT I WOULD MAKE THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ADDRESSED BEFORE WE SPEAK AGAIN WITH NO.

SO THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

YEAH, I'M JUST GOING TO GET ALL, EVERYTHING GLUTTON THAT THEY'VE PREVIOUSLY BEEN BROUGHT UP.

I TOO HAVE CONCERNS REGARDING THE PAVERS AND ALSO OUTDOOR SEATING.

SO I'M JUST A LITTLE BIT CONCERNED ABOUT, I'M NOT SURE HOW, WHEN THERE'S FLOODING OUT THAT OCCURS, UM, BUT IF ANY OF THOSE PAPERS OR ANYTHING BE WASHED UP OR THAT BEING PART OF ANY EROSION PROBLEM OR RUN UP PROBLEM.

SO THAT WOULD BE WHAT I WOULD BE CONCERNED AS WELL, SO.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SECRETARY BRISTOL.

I'M JUST GOING TO ADDRESS THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.

I MEAN, HOW WILL THIS AFFECT PETER PAN GOLF? WELL, HOPEFULLY NOT AT ALL.

UM, NO, I, I ALSO WANT TO, UM, YOU KNOW, THERE'S TWO THINGS I WANT TO DRESS, AND I KNOW THAT YOU'RE, YOU'RE GOING TO BRING THIS BACK, UM, WITH, WITH, UM, IMPROVEMENTS, BUT THAT, UM, THAT AREA REALLY DOES FLOOD AND WHEN IT DOES, IT GOES CRAZY.

AND SO, UM, YOU KNOW, I'D LIKE TO SEE THE TOP OF THE LINE, UM, YOU KNOW, MITIGATION AROUND THAT, UM, TO REALLY NOT JUST HELP IT, REDUCE IT FOR YOUR PROPERTY, BUT ALSO YOUR SURROUNDING PROPERTIES.

WE'RE ON YOU.

UM, I DON'T SEE IN HERE, I'M SURE THAT YOU HAVEN'T, YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE BUILDING'S GOING TO BE NECESSARILY CONSTRUCTED OUT OF.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING IN HERE ABOUT, UM, A BIRD FRIENDLY GLASS, UM, ON THAT.

UM, AND I THINK THAT WAS THE ONLY OTHER QUESTION THAT I HAD.

IT SOUNDS LIKE, UM, YOU KNOW, THOMPSON AND BRIMER AND AGORA DID AN EXCELLENT JOB WITH ANSWERING, UH, ASKING SOME OTHER QUESTIONS.

SO THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, COMMISSIONER SCOTT.

I JUST WANT TO ECHO THE OTHER CON UH, THE CONCERNS THAT OTHER COMMISSIONERS HAVE BROUGHT UP.

I ALSO, UH, JUST QUESTION BUILDING IN A, IN A FLOOD PLAIN.

AND IS THAT, IS THAT A GOOD IDEA? SHOULD THAT, SHOULD THE, THE, UH, BUILDING FOOTPRINT BE REDUCED IN SIZE OR SHOULD THAT BE LOOKED AT IN, IN SOME OTHER WAY? UH, SO THAT IT'S NOT A FUTURE DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN? UH I'M I'M JUST, UH, SORT OF JUST QUESTIONS IN MY MIND.

I MEAN, I MET, I WANT TO LOOK AT THIS FURTHER AND SEE WHAT YOU COME BACK WITH TAKE YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I DO HAVE A QUESTION.

WELL, I JUST WOULD LIKE TO HEAR, UM, A LITTLE MORE FROM, IN THE FUTURE FROM NEIGHBORS.

AND, UM, ADDITIONALLY I, WITH THE CONCERNS FOR FLOODING WOULD LIKE TO UNDERSTAND MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION TO THE RESIDENTS IF, IF THAT WERE TO HAPPEN.

OKAY.

ABSOLUTELY.

YEAH.

WE'VE REACHED OUT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS THAT ARE IN THE AREA AND WE'RE ON THEIR CALENDARS, SO THEY'RE AWARE OF IT AND WE'LL ACTIVELY STAY ENGAGED WITH THEM AND WE'LL HAVE ANSWERS TO ALL YOUR QUESTIONS AND REFINE THIS MUCH BETTER AS IT MOVES FORWARD THROUGH THE PROCESS AND STAFF WILL HELP US WITH THAT.

SURE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANKS.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S OKAY.

UH, EXCUSE ME.

NEXT UP ON THE

[3a. Consider a proposed annexation of approximately 5.03 acres into Travis County Water Control and Improvement District No. 10, C12M-2022-0001—Andrei Lubomudrov, Housing and Planning Department (30 minutes)]

PUBLIC HEARINGS IS ITEM THREE, A, UM, CONSIDER A PROPOSED ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 5.03 ACRES INTO TRAVIS COUNTY WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.

NUMBER 10, I BELIEVE WE HAVE A, WE HAVE A PRESENTATION FOR THIS ALL RIGHT.

GOOD, GOOD EVENING.

MEMBERS OF THE, THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

MY NAME IS ANDRE I'M WITH THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT,

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AND I'M HERE TO PRESENT THIS CASE FOR A PROPOSED ANNEXATION INTO WCID OR, UM, TRAVIS COUNTY WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.

NUMBER 10.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE, THE REQUEST, UH, UNDER CONSIDERATION IS TO, UH, PROVIDE CONSENT TO ANNEXATION OF, UH, ONE PROPERTY TOTALING ABOUT A LITTLE OVER FIVE ACRES, JUST ABOUT FIVE ACRES INTO WCID 10.

AND I WANTED TO CLARIFY A LITTLE, THE CURRENT AREA THAT THAT IS UNDER CONSIDERATION IS A LITTLE OVER 10 ACRES.

AND THERE ARE TWO, TWO LOTS THAT MAKE UP THAT 10 ACRE AREA.

ONE OF THE LOTS IS BY FAR THE MAJORITY OF THE SITE.

I THINK IT'S PROBABLY, I THINK IT'S EIGHT OR NINE OF THOSE ACRES AND THEN THE OTHER LOT IS MUCH SMALLER.

AND SO WHAT THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING HERE IS, IS, IS SUBDIVIDING, UM, CHANGING THE LINES ON THOSE LOTS TO, TO BE, TO HAVE TWO LOTS THAT ARE MORE EQUAL IN SIZE.

AND