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[00:00:03]

SURE.

UM,

[CALL TO ORDER]

GOOD EVENING.

THIS IS THE AUSTIN HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION.

WE ARE GOING TO START OUR EVENING WITH SEVERAL BRIEFINGS AND THEN GO INTO THE PUBLIC HEARING.

I'M GONNA CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER AND TAKE THE ROLE.

I'M TERRY MYERS.

I'M THE CHAIRMAN, BEN HEIM.

SETH I'M HERE REMOTELY.

I SEE YOU.

UM, ANISA CASTILLO.

I THINK SHE'S ON HER WAY WITH FEATHERSTON HERE.

KEVIN COOK HERE.

CARL LAROCHE WILL BE OUT HARMONY GROGAN HERE.

UH, TREY MC ORDER.

DID YOU SAY HE'S GOING TO BE ABSENT TONIGHT? COMMISSIONER TO WILL BE ABSENT AND COMMISSIONER VILLAS WILL, WILL BE HERE A LITTLE BIT LATER.

AND COMMISSIONER WRIGHT HERE.

THERE YOU ARE.

OKAY.

THE MEETING IS CALLED TO ORDER.

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

DO WE HAVE ANYONE PRESENT WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM THAT IS NOT ON THE AGENDA TONIGHT? YES, WE HAVE MEGAN KING WHO REGISTERED.

OKAY, GOOD EVENING.

WELCOME.

HI MEGAN KING POLICY AND OUTREACH PLANNER FOR PRESERVATION AUSTIN WITH MY REGULAR UPDATE FOR YOU ALL.

UM, JUST A COUPLE THINGS.

UH, NEXT MONTH IN OCTOBER ON OCTOBER 11TH, TUESDAY, WE'LL BE HAVING OUR FIRST, UH, HISTORIC HAPPY HOUR IN A FEW YEARS, UM, AT DIRTY MARTINS, JUST KIND OF TYING INTO SOME OF OUR ADVOCACY AROUND THAT, UM, WHICH WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT, UM, AND IN ABOUT A MONTH OR SO, WE'LL BE RELEASING THE WINNERS OF OUR 2022 PRESERVATION MERIT AWARDS AND OUR CELEBRATION FOR THAT WILL BE IN DECEMBER ON DECEMBER 1ST.

UM, SO KEEP IT OUT FOR OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

THANK YOU.

THANKS.

OKAY.

I'M GONNA GO THROUGH THE AGENDA.

THERE

[Consent Agenda]

ARE A NUMBER OF ITEMS THAT WILL BE FOR THAT ARE OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

AND IF, UM, IF SOMEONE WANTS TO HAVE A DISCUSSION TO DISCUSS THOSE ITEMS, GET MY ATTENTION, UM, CALL OUT, UH, NOT MEANLY AND SAY, YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE THAT ITEM PULLED AND WE'LL TAKE IT OFF THE CONSENT AGENDA AND HAVE IT FOR DISCUSSION.

WE ALSO HAVE A NUMBER OF ITEMS THAT ARE, UM, OFFERED AS CONSENT POSTPONEMENTS.

THESE ARE ITEMS THAT THE APPLICANT HAS REQUESTED A POSTPONEMENT ON.

UM, SO WE'VE HAD OUR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

I'M GONNA GO THROUGH THE, UH, THE AGENDA.

THE FIRST ITEM THAT'S OFFERED FOR CONSENT IS THE, ARE THE MINUTES OF AUGUST 3RD, 2022.

WE ARE THEN GOING TO HAVE, UH, TWO BRIEFINGS, ONE ON EQUITY, UH, THE EQUITY BASED PRESERVATION PLAN AND THE OTHER ON HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS.

BOTH OF THEM, UM, WILL BE PRESENTED BY KARA BERAN UNDER PUBLIC HEARINGS, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION.

UM, ITEM 1 63 0 1 BLUFF SPRINGS ROAD.

I BELIEVE THAT'S ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

I APOLOGIZE.

OH, I'M SORRY.

I FORGOT.

WE, WE REVISED OUR NUMBERING SYSTEM.

UM, AND I CAN'T SEE IT.

SO, UH, THIS IS ITEM 4 63 0 1 BLUFF SPRINGS ROAD.

THAT WILL BE A CONSENT POSTPONEMENT, FIVE 800 EDGE CLIFF TERRACE IS ALSO A CONSENT POSTPONEMENT, 6 27 11 OASIS STREET.

THAT CAN GO ON CONSENT WITH THE STIPULATION THAT, UM, OR WITH THE RECOMMENDATION THAT THE APPLICANT STEP IN ONE FOOT ON ALL SIDES TO DIFFERENTIATE, UM, THE HISTORIC BUILDING FROM NEW CONSTRUCTION, UH, JER MYERS.

YES I'M.

I'M NOT SURE HOW THAT WOULD ACTUALLY INTER UM, INTERFACE WITH THE ROOF, WHETHER THEY'RE, YOU'RE ALSO ASKING THAT THE ROOF BE STEPPED BACK, UH, AND DISJOINTED IT'S THEY, I DON'T, I DON'T WANNA PULL THAT NECESSARILY, BUT THAT CLARIFICATION, IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE PART OF THE RECOMMENDATION, AND I UNDERSTAND IT'S JUST A RECOMMENDATION, BUT IS THAT, IS THAT THE INTENT AS WELL? CALLEN, ARE YOU HERE? UH, SHE CAN ADDRESS THAT.

I DON'T KNOW.

COMMISSIONER HEIM SAID THAT'S JUST A RECOMMENDATION, UM, TO BETTER COMPLY WITH THE DESIGN STANDARDS.

UH, WE DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE THAT IN TO THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION OR TO THE MOTION.

UM, AND Y'ALL CAN CHANGE THAT AROUND WITHOUT PULLING IT.

YEAH.

I, I THINK THAT I WOULD, IF, IF WE CAN DROP THAT ONE RECOMMENDATION,

[00:05:01]

I I'M COMFORTABLE CUZ OTHERWISE I THINK IT'S CONFUSING, CERTAINLY.

OKAY.

UM, WHAT ABOUT KE, ARE YOU ON THE, NO, THE NEXT ONE IS KIM COLLINS.

THIS 1, 12 0 8 INKS AVENUE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

AND THAT IS WITH THE STIPULATION OF THE ROOFING TYPE.

UM, THE APPLICANT HAD ASKED FOR STANDING SEA METAL ROOF.

THIS IS A, UM, THIS IS A LANDMARK AND THAT IS NOT, UH, OUR TYPICAL ORDER OF BUSINESS.

WE DON'T TYPICALLY APPROVE STANDING SEA METAL ROOFS UNLESS THEY WERE ORIGINAL TO THE LANDMARK.

SO THAT IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT WITH THAT STIPULATION ITEM, EIGHT, 900 BLANCO, 1202 WEST NINTH AND 9 0 1 SHELLEY AVENUE IS, UH, A POSTPONEMENT.

AND I BELIEVE THAT'S A CONSENT POSTPONEMENT, BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO A INVITE THE APPLICANTS TO THE NEXT MEETING OF THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE, WHICH IS ON THE 12TH ITEM NINE 11 OR FROM, I, EXCUSE ME.

WAS, WAS THAT POSTPONEMENT, UH, ON ITEM EIGHT INITIATED BY THE APPLICANT? YES, IT WAS COMMISSIONER SK.

THEY ASKED THIS MORNING.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ITEM 9, 1 15 EAST FIFTH STREET.

THAT'S ALSO, THAT'S A CONSENT POSTPONEMENT AS WELL.

NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICT PERMIT APPLICATIONS, TEN FIVE TWELVE EAST MONROE STREET.

THAT'S ANOTHER CONSENT POSTPONEMENT, 11 13, 15 AND 1317 NEWING AVENUE IS ANOTHER CONSENT POSTPONEMENT NUMBER 12 21 0 7.

BRACKENRIDGE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT 13, 18 0 4 BRACKENRIDGE STREET.

THE APPLICATION WAS WITHDRAWN 14 21 10 KENWOOD AVENUE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT APPROVAL.

15 1200 MARSHALL LANE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

16, 12 0 6.

MARSHALL LANE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT, MAN CHAIR.

YES, I, I WANNA PULL NUMBER 16, BUT I DID WANNA COMMEND THE, UH, APPLICANT IN THEIR ARCHITECT FOR A CLEAR PRESENTATION.

NORMALLY WE, UH, SORT OF GRID OUR TEETH WHEN THERE'S A DEMO AND A REPLACEMENT INVOLVED.

UH, BUT IN THIS CASE THEY SHOWED, UH, GRAPHICALLY HOW THEIR, UH, NEW DESIGN ACTUALLY WAS VERY SENSITIVE TO CONTEXT, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS MODERN ELEMENTS.

AND, UH, I WISH, UH, MANY OF THE OTHER APPLICATIONS, UH, WERE THAT CLEAR AND WOULD FOLLOW THAT TYPE OF, UH, GUIDELINE.

I CONCUR.

NOW, DID YOU SAY YOU DIDN'T WANNA PULL THAT ITEM? I DON'T WANNA PULL IT.

I JUST WANTED TO COMPLIMENT THEM BECAUSE, UH, THE PRESENTATION MADE IT CLEAR, UH, THAT THEY'D GIVEN IT A LOT OF THOUGHT AND, UH, WE'RE RESPECTFUL WITH THE NEW CONSTRUCTION AS SAD AS WE ARE TO LOSE A CONTRIBUTING STRUCTURE.

OKAY.

NOW WE'RE AUTHORED IT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

17 3 14.

LAGRAND IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

NO NEW CONSTRUCTION IS PROPOSED FOR THAT SITE.

NUMBER 18 31 0 4.

OAKMONT IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT UNDER DEMOLITION AND RELOCATION PERMITS APPLICATIONS NUMBER 19.

UM, THIS IS TO BE A DISCUSSION ITEM.

IF THE DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR IS PRESENT, UM, IS THE APPLICANT HERE OR THE DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR? SO IT'LL BE A DISCUSSION POSTPONED, A DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT, MY FAVORITE OR 20 17 21 EAST 38TH STREET.

THAT'S A CONSENT POSTPONEMENT NUMBER 21, 1007 WEST MILTON STREET IS A CONSENT POSTPONEMENT.

I BELIEVE KIMBERLY COLLINS, UH, WILL ADMIN APPROVE 1007 WEST MILTON STREET.

IS THAT CORRECT, KIM? YES, THAT'S CORRECT.

OKAY.

I LOOKED AT IT TODAY.

I HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT IT.

OKAY.

DO YOU THINK WE CAN, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING IT TO THE, UH, HISTORICALLY UNMARKED COMMISSION IN OCTOBER, WE CAN.

LET'S, LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT AND

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SEE AFTERWARDS.

OKAY.

BECAUSE I, YEAH, I, I DIDN'T KNOW.

WE DIDN'T KNOW THE SCOPE BECAUSE THERE WASN'T ANY BACKUP ON IT.

WELL, BECAUSE IT'S CONSENT POSTPONEMENT, UM, NOTIFICATION WAS NOT SENT OUT.

OKAY.

IT WAS AN ERROR, UM, AN INTERNAL ERROR THAT NOTIFICATION WAS NOT SENT OUT SO WE COULD NOT POST BACK UP.

OKAY.

OR DISCUSS IT THIS EVENING.

OKAY.

UM, WELL LET'S, CAN WE LEAVE IT AS A CONSENT POSTPONEMENT THEN? YEAH, WE CAN DO CONSENT POSTPONEMENT.

UM, SINCE IT IS BEING POSTPONED TO A DATE, CERTAIN IT DOES HAVE TO APPEAR ON THE AGENDA AT THE OCTOBER 5TH MEETING NUMBER 22 31 0 7.

PERRY LANE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 23, 10 10 SPRINGDALE ROAD IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

24, 25 0 5.

INDIAN TRAIL IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT NUMBER 25, 7 0 7.

HTA IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, OUR ONLY DISCUSSION ITEM IS NUMBER 26, 18, 10 DEXTER STREET.

AGAIN, IF ANYONE WANTED TO PULL AN ITEM THAT WE HAVE SAID IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT, EITHER A CONSENT POSTPONEMENT OR FOR CONSENT APPROVAL, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND WE'LL PULL IT FOR DISCUSSION.

FINALLY, WE'LL HAVE COMMITTEE UPDATES AND ANY FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. OKAY.

UM, DO I HEAR A MOTION TO FIRST ACCEPT THE CONSENT AGENDA? SO MOVED A SECOND, SECOND.

OKAY.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE CONSENT AGENDA, PLEASE SAY AYE.

OR RAISE YOUR HAND.

AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

OKAY.

IT PASSES.

UM, SHALL WE TAKE A SECOND OF MOTION FOR THE CONSENT POSTPONEMENT MOVE TO PASS THE CONSENT POSTPONEMENT AGENDA SECOND.

OKAY.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE SAY AYE.

AYE.

ALL THOSE, ALL THOSE ITEMS HAVE BEEN PASSED.

WE HAVE ONE DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT AND, AND ONE DISCUSSION ITEM THEN IN OUR PUBLIC HEARINGS.

OKAY.

THE, DO YOU WANNA TAKE UP THE POSTPONE? YEAH, LET POSTPONE, YEAH, LET'S GO AHEAD AND TAKE OUT THE DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT.

OKAY.

UM, MADAM CHAIR.

YES.

WE COULD GO.

WE DID NOT DO THE CONSENT POSTPONEMENTS THOUGH.

IS THAT RIGHT? YES WE DO.

YES WE, YES WE DID.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, THEN WE'RE READY TO GO.

OKAY.

UM, THE

[19. PR-2022-092566 – 4008 N. Lamar Blvd. – Discussion Council District 10]

DISCUSSION POSTPONE, THIS IS THE ONE ITEM ON LAMAR WHERE A CONTRACTOR DEMOLISHED THE BUILDING BEFORE COMING TO THE LANDMARK COMMISSION.

AND WE HAD ASKED THAT THE DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR COME TO THE LANDMARK COMMISSION.

UM, THE, THE OWNER, UM, HAD NOT BEEN IN CONTACT WITH, OR HADN'T THE, THE CONTRACTOR HADN'T GOTTEN BACK WITH HIM AS OF TODAY.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT IS CORRECT.

OKAY.

SO WE CAN DISCUSS, UM, WHETHER TO POSTPONE THIS OR TAKE NO ACTION OR TAKE ANY ACTION.

YOU CAN POSTPONE IT ONE MORE TIME.

UM, THE 75 DAYS RUNS OUT ON OCTOBER 17TH.

UM, SO THERE'S ONE MORE POSTPONE.

OKAY.

AVAILABLE.

WELL, I WOULD, I WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO POSTPONE IT ONE MORE TIME.

GIVE THE OWNER ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO BRING, TO GET THE DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR TO COME AND TALK TO US, UH, BEFORE TAKING FURTHER ACTION, UM, AS DISCUSSION POSTPONE IT.

DO WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE FORMALITY OF ASKING IF THERE'S ANYONE IN FAVOR OR OPPOSED TO DISCUSS, JUST TO MAKE SURE THERE'S NO ONE IN THE AUDIENCE.

IS THERE, IS THERE ANYONE HERE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF POSTPONING? THE DISCUSSION ON, ON 4,008 NORTH LAMAR? OKAY.

I DON'T SEE ANYONE.

IS THERE ANYONE OPPOSED TO POSTPONING THE DISCUSSION? OKAY.

SHOULD WE LEAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING OPEN IN CASE THEY COME TO THE NEXT MEETING? YES.

UH, FOR ALL POSTPONEMENTS, UH, THE PUBLIC HEARING MUST REMAIN OPEN OR BE REOPENED.

OKAY.

LET'S LET'S GO AHEAD AND LEAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING OPEN, BUT DO I HEAR A MOTION ON THE CASE, WHICH THE MOTION

[00:15:01]

IS? SHOULD WE POSTPONE IT OR NOT? OR THE, THE ITEM UP FOR DISCUSSION IS THE POSTPONE OR MYERS.

I'LL MOVE TO POST.

THAT'S FINE.

I HATE THESE THINGS.

ONE SECOND.

I SECOND.

YES.

I'LL, I'LL MOVE TO POSTPONE TO OUR, OUR OCTOBER 5TH MEETING.

AND WAS THAT A SECOND COMMISSIONER HEIM, SETH? IS THAT OKAY? THANK YOU.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF POSTPONING DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM THAT HAS ALREADY, UH, TAKEN PLACE TILL NEXT MONTH, SAY AYE.

AYE.

OKAY.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE HAD ONLY ONE DISCUSSION ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IN MY MANY YEARS ON THIS COMMISSION.

UM, SO KARA, YOU CAN JUST TAKE AS LONG AS YOU WANT IN THE BRIEFINGS, WE'LL CALL THEM LONGINGS TONIGHT.

[2. Equity-Based Preservation Plan]

THANK YOU CHAIR.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

I'M KARA TRON WITH THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

UM, AND, UH, THIS IS PRESENTATION.

UM, I'M REALLY EXCITED TO BE WITH YOU TODAY TO SHARE THIS EXCITING PROJECT.

I'LL BE CO-PRESENTING WITH THREE MEMBERS OF THE PRESERVATION PLAN WORKING GROUP.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET IT FULL SCREEN? YEAH.

OH YEAH.

SO THIS PRESENTATION, UM, AS I LET Y'ALL KNOW VIA EMAIL, IT'S AN OVERVIEW OF THE DRAFT EQUITY BASED PRESERVATION PLAN.

AND WE'RE GOING TO SHARE THE FULL TEXT OF THE PLAN WITH YOU IN ADVANCE OF THE SEPTEMBER 21ST HANDOFF WORKSHOP WITH THE COMMISSION AND WITH THE PRESERVATION PLAN WORKING GROUP.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO I WANNA BEGIN BY RECOGNIZING MEMBERS OF THAT WORKING GROUP, UH, WHO WORKED REALLY TIRELESS, TIRELESSLY OVER THE PAST YEAR TO DEVELOP THE DRAFT THAT WILL INTRODUCE TO YOU THIS EVENING.

I KNOW MANY WORKING GROUP MEMBERS ARE WATCHING ON ATX N BUT FOR THOSE OF YOU IN THE AUDIENCE, WHICH I THINK MAY BE A MAJORITY OF THE AUDIENCE , UM, AND, AND ON THE DIAS, IF YOU WOULD STAND UP AND BE RECOGNIZED, THANK YOU.

UM, WORKING GROUP MEMBERS DEDICATED NEXT SLIDE DEDICATED ARE REALLY INCREDIBLE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE ASTROS ARE FOR.

OH YEAH.

YOU CAN'T SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN FOR SOME REASON.

UM, THEY'RE MEMBERS OF THE DRAFTING COMMITTEE.

OH, OKAY.

WHICH, UM, NINE FOLKS WHO, UH, WHO DID THE, THEY REALLY HEAVY LIFTING WITH PUTTING TOGETHER A TEXT, UM, FOR THE FULL WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW NEXT SLIDE.

SO WORKING GROUP MEMBERS DEDICATED A REALLY INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF TIME AND THOUGHT TO THIS PROJECT THAT IS REFLECTED IN THE, OUR ACCOUNT THAT IS REFLECTED IN THE DRAFT PLAN.

NEXT SLIDE FROM THE BEGINNING, THE PROJECT HAD A REALLY AMBITIOUS GOAL TO REPLACE OUR 41 YEAR OLD PRESERVATION PLAN AND TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT NOT ONLY MET HISTORIC PRESERVATION GOALS, BUT THAT HELPED TO SUPPORT OTHER COMMUNITY PRIORITIES.

I KNOW THAT THAT COMMISSIONERS AND WORKING GROUP MEMBERS, YOU HAVE HEARD A LOT OF THIS.

YOU HAVE HEARD MOST OF THESE THINGS SEVERAL TIMES, BUT I THINK IT'S WORTH REITERATING FOR FOLKS WHO MAY BE WATCHING AN ATX N AND BECAUSE THIS WILL BE POSTED PUBLICLY.

I THINK IT'S GOOD, UM, TO HAVE THIS, THIS BACKGROUND, BECAUSE THE PLAN WAS DEVELOPED IN A, UM, I THINK IN A REALLY SPECIAL WAY BY A, A GREAT GROUP OF FOLKS.

SO THE, UM, NEXT SLIDE, THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING THE, THE DRAFT PLAN, AS YOU KNOW, HAS TWO PARTS, YOU'LL HEAR ABOUT THE RESULTS OF THE FIRST PART TODAY.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE SECOND PART COMING UP THIS FALL AND NEXT YEAR WILL BE TO DO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND DEVELOP AN, AN IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY FOR THE DRAFT PLAN.

NEXT SLIDE HERE IS THE PHASE ONE ECOSYSTEM, UM, WHICH SHOULD BE FAMILIAR TO YOU BY NOW, AS YOU KNOW, LAST YEAR, THE COMMISSION ESTABLISHED THE PRESERVATION PLAN, WORKING GROUP, A GROUP OF 26 COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

THAT WAS REALLY AT THE HEART OF THIS PROCESS.

THE WORKING GROUP WAS INFORMED BY A VARIETY OF OTHER PERSPECTIVES.

AND I'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THOSE LATER.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE GROUP INCLUDED 26 PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE CITY RESIDENTS OF 19 ZIP CODES, BOTH RENTERS AND HOMEOWNERS WERE, WERE WELL REPRESENTED.

AND MEMBERS WERE ABLE TO OPT INTO $25 PER HOUR PAYMENT FOR BOTH MEETINGS AND PREPARATION TIME THAT WAS ENABLED BY A CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT THAT WE RECEIVED.

NEXT SLIDE WORKING GROUP MEMBERS ALSO BROUGHT A REALLY DIVERSE RANGE OF STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVES.

UH, THE, THIS WAS A LIST SET BY THE COMMISSION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PROCESS.

AND AS YOU KNOW, THERE ARE, UH, A NUMBER OF PRESERVATION, SPECIFIC FIELDS, ALLIED FIELDS, AND SOME FIELDS THAT AREN'T OBVIOUSLY CONNECTED TO PRESERVATION, BUT WHERE COMMISSIONERS FELT THAT THEY WERE IMPORTANT PERSPECTIVES TO HAVE REPRESENTED AS THE PLAN SOUGHT TO EXPAND THE IDEA OF WHAT PRESERVATION WAS AND WHO WAS ENGAGED IN IT.

NEXT SLIDE, THE WORKING GROUP COVERED

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A REALLY TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MATERIAL OVER 12 MONTHS.

THESE ARE EXCERPTS FROM BRIEFS PROVIDED TO THE WORKING GROUP MEMBERS.

THE FIRST FEW, UH, MONTHS, THE PROCESS WERE SPENT LAYING THE GROUNDWORK AROUND HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND EQUITY BECAUSE SOME WORKING GROUP MEMBERS BROUGHT, UH, REALLY DEEP AND EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE AND PRESERVATION OTHERS.

HADN'T ENGAGED WITH PRESERVATION IN A FORMAL WAY BEFORE, WHICH WAS A REALLY GREAT MIX.

UM, AFTER THAT, WE MOVED INTO, UH, A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF TOPICS THAT WERE INFORMED BY STAFF RESEARCH ON, UM, GOOD PRACTICES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY, AS WELL AS HOW WE DO THINGS IN AUSTIN.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THAT BACKGROUND INFORMATION WAS SUPPLEMENTED BY, UH, A FEW ADDITIONAL, UM, IMPORTANT PERSPECTIVES.

THERE WAS A COMMUNITY HERITAGE SURVEY THAT WE DISTRIBUTED SEPTEMBER TO INFORM THE VISION FOR THE PLAN.

AND THERE WERE THREE FOCUS GROUPS, UM, OF CULTURAL HERITAGE ORGANIZATIONS, NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS, AND LEGACY BUSINESS OWNERS WHO PROVIDED INPUT FOR WORKING GROUP DISCUSSION AND THEN REVIEWED THE RELEVANT DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS AFTER THAT DISCUSSION AND DIRECTION AND PROVIDED FEEDBACK ON THOSE.

THERE WAS A TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP OF CITY STAFF FROM 12 DEPARTMENTS THAT ALSO, UH, PROVIDED REGULAR INPUT ON THE PROCESS AND DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS, AS WELL AS THE, THIS COMMISSION'S PRESERVATION PLAN COMMITTEE, UM, WHICH WAS ENGAGED THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE.

HERE'S THE VISION FOR THE PLAN? I FEEL LIKE I CANNOT SHOW THIS SLIDE ENOUGH.

I LOVE IT.

I LOVE THAT, UM, PLACE IS AT THE HEART OF IT.

UM, BUT THAT THE VISION FOCUSES ON ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES AND BENEFITING AUSTIN AS A WHOLE, IN SOME REALLY BROAD WAYS.

THIS IS A TRANSFORMATIVE VISION, AND I'M GOING TO READ IT TO YOU FROM THE SLIDE, BECAUSE I KNOW YOU CAN READ, BUT I THINK IT IS SUCH A GREAT VISION FOR, FOR THE PLAN AND FOR PRESERVATION, HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN AUSTIN, ACTIVELY ENGAGES COMMUNITIES IN PROTECTING AND SHARING IMPORTANT PLACES AND STORIES PRESERVATION USES THE PAST TO CREATE A SHARED SENSE OF BELONGING AND TO SHAPE AN EQUITABLE, INCLUSIVE, SUSTAINABLE, AND ECONOMICALLY VITAL FUTURE FOR ALL.

AND THESE IDEAS AND LANGUAGE WERE DRAWN DIRECTLY FROM RESPONSES TO THE COMMUNITY HERITAGE SURVEY.

NEXT SLIDE, EARLY ON THE WORKING GROUP DEVELOPED 10 CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS, VISION PROCESS, EDUCATION, EXPANSION, EFFECTIVENESS, PRACTICALITY, ACCESSIBILITY, EQUITY, CONNECTION, AND SUPPORT.

I'M NOT GOING TO READ THESE ALL OUT TO YOU UM, BUT I THINK THEY'RE WORTH A CLOSER LOOK.

THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE POSTED ON THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION WEBSITE.

UM, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT I THINK THE WORKING GROUP SET, UH, AN AMBITIOUS BAR FOR ITSELF TO CLEAR AND FOR THE DRAFT PLAN TO CLEAR NEXT SLIDE, THE CRITERIA ARE REFLECTED IN THE EQUITY FRAMEWORK.

THIS IS A TOOL THAT WAS USED TO CONSIDER EQUITY THROUGHOUT THE PLAN, AND IT TAKES THOSE 10 CRITERIA CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS AND APPLIES AN EQUITY LENS.

IT IS INTENDED TO RESULT IN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR, UH, POLICIES AND TOOLS THAT DON'T INADVERTENTLY CAUSE HARM TO HISTORICALLY MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES, AS MANY CITY POLICIES HAVE DONE IN THE PAST AND IDEALLY, UM, TO BENEFIT THOSE COMMUNITIES AS WELL AS OTHERS IN AUSTIN.

AND THIS WAS APPLIED TO EVERY DRAFT RECOMMENDATION IN THE PLAN.

NEXT SLIDE, THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING THOSE DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS WAS A REALLY COMPLEX ONE.

IT INVOLVED MANY VOICES, UM, FROM THE WORKING GROUP, PROVIDING DIRECTION, THE DRAFTING COMMITTEE, THOSE NINE FOLKS, UM, MEETING BETWEEN THE FULL WORKING GROUP MEETINGS TO PUT, UH, TO REALLY HAMMER OUT LANGUAGE FOR RECOMMENDATIONS SUPPORTED BY STAFF.

THEY WERE THE ONES WHO APPLIED THE EQUITY FRAMEWORK TO THE DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS.

I MEAN, THE DRAFTING COMMITTEE WAS, AND THEN THOSE DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS WERE SHARED WITH A VARIETY OF STAKEHOLDERS.

THIS COMMISSION'S PRESERVATION PLAN COMMITTEE, THE FOCUS GROUPS WERE RELEVANT, THE TECHNICAL ADVISOR GROUP OF CITY STAFF AND THE LEADERSHIP OF THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

AND THEN WE AGGREGATED ALL OF THAT FEEDBACK AND BULLET POINTS UNDER THE DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS AND THEN GAVE IT TO THE WORKING GROUP FOR CONSIDERATION AT NEXT MEETING THE GROUP THEN PROVIDED DIRECTION FOR ANY REVISIONS THEY WANTED TO SEE.

AND THEN IT WENT BACK TO THE DRAFTING COMMITTEE FOR REVISIONS.

AT THAT POINT, THE RECOMMENDATION WAS ADDED TO THE DRAFT PLAN.

UM, THIS WAS A LOT, THIS WAS A LOT OF EMAILING, A LOT OF GETTING FEEDBACK, A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS.

AND I THINK IT'S WORTH NOTING THAT BY THE TIME A DRAFT RECOMMENDATION WAS ADDED TO THAT DRAFT PLAN, IT HAD BEEN REVIEWED BY BETWEEN 42 AND 50 PEOPLE, EVERY SINGLE RECOMMENDATION FOR EVERY SINGLE TOPIC.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO WE HAD 109 RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WERE GENERATED THROUGH THAT PROCESS AND INTENSIVE REVIEW.

WE HAVE ORGANIZED THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS UNDER 14 GOALS, UM, SORTED INTO THREE BUCKETS.

WHAT WE PRESERVE, WHO PRESERVES AND HOW WE PRESERVE SOME OF THESE ARE REALLY TYPICAL GOALS FOR A PRESERVATION PLAN WHILE OTHERS EXPAND THE CONCEPT OF PRESERVATION TO COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE.

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NOW, I'M GOING TO HAND IT OFF TO, UM, SOME WORKING GROUP MEMBERS WHO WILL SHARE MORE ABOUT THESE GOALS AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS UNDERNEATH THEM.

UH, PENA MARTINEZ WILL LEAD US OFF GOOD EVENING.

I'M I'M A RESIDENT OF VC OR CHAVEZ.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND I'LL BE GOING OVER THE FIVE GOALS THAT WE, THAT GUIDED OUR, UH, WHAT WE PRESERVE, UH, RECOMMENDATIONS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE FIRST GOAL IS TO TELL AUSTIN'S FIRST, HIS FULL HISTORY.

THIS GOAL ACKNOWLEDGES OUR RICH AND COMPLEX HISTORY.

AND THE FACT THAT WE'VE MOSTLY HEARD STORIES FROM THOSE IN POWER, AND THOSE HAVE MOST OFTEN BEEN WEALTHIER WHITE MEN, THE DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS THAT MEET THIS GOAL, ADDRESS THE NEED TO GATHER STORIES ABOUT HISTORICALLY MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES AND TO DOCUMENT PLACES THAT HAVE BEEN LOST.

THEY ALSO SPEAK TO THE NEED TO ENGAGE COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN SHARING AND CELEBRATING WHY THESE PLACES MATTER TO THEM.

SOME OF OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO MEET THESE GOALS, UH, TELL OFTEN COMPLICATED STORIES THROUGH SIGNAGE MAPS AND OTHER CREATIVE METHODS LIKE PODCASTS OR EVENTS, AND IMPORTANTLY ALL HAVE MEANINGFUL COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PLANNED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE SECOND GOAL IS TO RECOGNIZE CULTURAL HERITAGE, UH, HISTORIC HISTORIC PRESERVATION IS TYPICALLY FOCUSED ON SAFEGUARDING, TANGIBLE PLACES LIKE BUILDINGS THAT CAN BE TOUCHED, BUT CULTURAL HERITAGE ADDS MEANING AND A SENSE OF BELONGING TO PLACES IT'S INCREASINGLY RECOGNIZED AS A VALUABLE ASPECT OF PRESERVATION.

THIS EXCERPT INCLUDED HERE, WHICH I WILL LET YOU READ FOR YOURSELVES IS FROM ONE OF OUR RECOMMENDATIONS THAT HIGHLIGHTS LEGACY BUSINESSES.

AND IT DOES SO BECAUSE IT RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF ICONIC LOCAL BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS THE NEED TO CONNECT, UH, THOSE EXISTING LEGACY BUSINESSES WITH RESOURCES THAT ALREADY EXIST.

UH, THE THIRD GOAL IS WHEN THAT'S, UH, PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT TO ME AND THAT'S TO PRESERVE ARCHEOLOGICAL RESOURCES BY PROVIDING CITY STAFF, UH, IN ANY RELEVANT DEPARTMENT WITH READY ACCESS TO ARCHEOLOGICAL EXPERTISE.

AND THAT COULD BE THROUGH TRAINED STAFF OR THROUGH CONSULTANTS.

WE COULD EXPLORE ARCHEOLOGICAL REVIEW FOR LARGE PROJECTS IN AREAS WITH HIGH PROBABILITY OF ARCHE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES.

AND THIS MAP HERE SHOWS THOSE SITES WITH HIGH PROBABILITY, UH, IN THE DARKER COLORS.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THAT'S MOSTLY ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY.

OUR FOURTH GOAL IS TO STABILIZE COMMUNITIES.

UH, THE DA THE DRAFT PLAN RECOGNIZES THAT PEOPLE ADD ESSENTIAL MEANING TO PLACES AS DOES COMMUNITY, THEREFORE DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS, SUPPORT INCENTIVES, AND PROCESS CHANGES THAT HELP PEOPLE STAY IN PLACE AND CREATE MORE AFFORDABLE LIVING SPACE.

EXAMPLES OF THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE TO RETAIN OLDER BUILDINGS, WHICH WE KNOW CAN PROVIDE MORE AFFORDABLE RENT SPACES AND ENCOURAGE ADUS THROUGH FLEXIBLE ZONING OR, AND STREAMLINE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROCESSES.

ADUS CAN MAKE, UH, IT POSSIBLE FOR FAMILIES TO STAY WHERE THEY CURRENTLY ARE AS WELL AS AGAIN, CONTRIBUTE TO AFFORDABLE RENTAL SPACE.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A RECOMMENDATION THAT MEETS THIS GOAL IS SUPPORTING LOW AND MODERATE INCOME PROPERTY OWNERS, PARTICULARLY SENIORS AND FAMILIES WHO WANT TO STAY IN INHERITED PROPERTIES.

AND THAT COULD BE DONE THROUGH TARGETED OUTREACH OR, UH, MORE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES.

AND THE LAST GOAL I WILL SPEAK TO TONIGHT IS SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.

OUR DRAFT PLAN RECOGNIZES THAT THERE ARE SUBSTANTIAL EXTERNAL COSTS TO DEMOLITION, BESIDES THE OBVIOUS, UM, FINANCIAL LOSS, UH, AND PHYSICAL LOSS.

THERE'S ALSO THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS AND THE LOSS OF MATERIAL.

UM, THEREFORE OUR DRAFT PLAN RECOMMENDS MAKING IT EASIER TO RETAIN BUILDINGS IDEALLY IN PLACE, BUT IF NOT POSSIBLE, RELOCATING THEM IS AN OPTION WHEN NEITHER IS FEASIBLE.

A RECOMMENDATION IS TO DECONSTRUCT IN MATERIAL SALVAGE, UH, SHOULD BE INCENTIVIZED AS A PRESERVATION EFFORT.

AND THAT'S IT FOR ME.

I'M GONNA HAND IT OFF TO JULIA BROOKINS.

THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS JULIA BROOKINS.

I'M A RESIDENT OF THE DAWSON NEIGHBORHOOD, COUPLE MILES SOUTH

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OF HERE.

UH, I'LL BE GIVING AN OVERVIEW OF THE GOALS AND DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ADDRESS THE QUESTION WHO PRESERVES.

UH, OUR NEXT GOAL IS TO ENGAGE AND EMPOWER COMMUNITIES.

THIS GOAL INCLUDES 11 OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT COVER A RANGE OF IMPORTANT ISSUES, UH, MAKING IT EASIER TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC DECISION, MAKING, HELPING PEOPLE, ACCESS KNOWLEDGE, AND PRESERVE COMMUNITY STORIES, IMPROVING THE CITY'S HISTORIC PROCESSES, DEVELOPING ACCESSIBLE MATERIALS ABOUT HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND RELATED TOPICS, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR YOUTH AND OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

AND MORE THE FOCUS OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS IS ON INVITING COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO SHARE, CELEBRATE, AND PRESERVE STORIES AND OUR BUILT HERITAGE.

NEXT SLIDE, GOLD NUMBER SEVEN IS PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD TO RECOGNIZE THE PROFESSIONALS AND VOLUNTEERS WHO MAINTAIN REHABILITATE AND SAFEGUARD OUR HISTORIC RESOURCES.

UH, OUR GROUP DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS IN THIS AREA SEEK TO INCREASE BASELINE PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT LOCAL CRAFTS, PEOPLE, CAREER PATHWAYS AND RESOURCES FOR PROPERTY OWNERS.

THEY ADDRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR TRAININGS FOR HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION MEMBERS, SUCH AS YOURSELVES, COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS, AND OTHER CITY STAFF.

AND THEY INCLUDE A COUPLE OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE WORKING GROUP FOR ALL CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, WHICH ARE INTENDED TO REDUCE BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATION FOR LOWER INCOME RESIDENTS AND CAREGIVERS.

NEXT SLIDE, UH, THIS GOAL TO ENGAGE NEW PARTNERS IS MANIFESTED THROUGHOUT THE DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS AS BROADENING THE REACH OF PRES PRESERVATION WORK AND ITS BENEFITS TO PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T BEEN INVOLVED IN PREVIOUS EFFORTS IS BOTH ESSENTIAL FOR INCREASING PRESERVATION ACTIVITY AND FOR MAKING IT MORE EQUITABLE.

THE GOAL ALSO RECOGNIZES THAT A DIVERSE ARRAY OF ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONS, AND CITY DEPARTMENTS HAVE OVERLAPPING INTERESTS IN REMEMBERING AND RETAINING LOCAL STORIES AND PLACES RECOMMENDATIONS HERE INCLUDE DEVELOPING STRATEGIES TO REACH MORE DIVERSE AUDIENCES, INCLUDING WITH DIRECT OUTREACH AND PROACTIVE ENGAGEMENT, RAISING AWARENESS OF PRESERVATION'S BENEFITS AND WORKING WITH TRUSTED INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO REACH PEOPLE.

AND THAT'S IT FOR ME.

I'M GONNA HAND IT OVER NOW TO MEGAN KING TO OUTLINE OUT, EXCUSE ME, OUTLINE OUR GOALS FOR HOW WE PRESERVE.

THANKS.

THANK YOU.

HELLO, MEGAN KING PRESERVATION, AUSTIN.

UM, I WILL BE GIVING AN OVERVIEW OF THE GOALS, UM, AND DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS THAT SPEAK TO HOW WE PRESERVE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT WE HAVE SO WE CAN BE PROACTIVE IN RECOGNIZING AND PRESERVING IMPORTANT RESOURCES.

PROACTIVE IDENTIFICATION ALSO HELPS US MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE USING OUR RESOURCES STRATEGICALLY.

MANY OF THE DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS UNDER THIS GOAL.

NUMBER NINE, FOCUS ON HISTORIC RESOURCE SURVEYS RIGHT NOW, A LOT OF THE CITY HASN'T BEEN SURVEYED YET, AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE AREA AREAS IN THE MAP IN YELLOW, THE PLAN ALSO RECOGNIZES THAT NOT ALL IMPORTANT PLACES ARE ARCHITECTURALLY SIGNIFICANT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, THEMATIC CONTEXT STATEMENTS, AND OTHER RESEARCH METHODS WILL HELP TO IDENTIFY ESSENTIAL STORIES AND ASSOCIATED PROPERTIES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS A BROAD GOAL THAT INCLUDES BOTH TECHNICAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND PROPOSALS FOR INCENTIVES.

THE MORE SUBSTANTIAL OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS FOCUS ON MAKING DESIGNATION MORE EFFECTIVE WHILE MAINTAINING HIGH STANDARDS.

THIS INCLUDES KEEPING THE BAR HIGH FOR LANDMARK DESIGNATION WHILE CREATING PATHWAYS FOR LANDMARKS THAT TELL IMPORTANT STORIES, BUT ARE NOT ARCHITECTURALLY SIGNIFICANT REINFORCING HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND DISPLACEMENT, FRENCH AND GOALS WITH AN INCENTIVE FOR NEWLY DESIGNATED LANDMARKS AND DISTRICTS AND ALLOWING FOR SCATTERED RESOURCES JOINED BY A SPECIFIC THEME TO BE DESIGNATED ALTOGETHER.

NEXT SLIDE, NUMBER 11, SUPPORT STEWARDSHIP OF COMMUNITY ASSETS.

THIS SCHOOL FOCUSES ON SUPPORTING THE PROPERTY OWNERS AND BUILDING PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE THE STEWARDS OF OUR HISTORIC RESOURCES.

IT INCLUDES DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROVIDING MORE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES, BOTH THE HISTORIC PROPERTY OWNERS AND OWNERS OF OLDER BUILDINGS THAT AREN'T DESIGNATED OTHER DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS, AIM TO MAKE EXISTING INCENTIVES MORE EFFECTIVE AND EQUITABLE AND PROPOSE CONSIDERATION OF NEW INCENTIVES.

UM, IT'S IMPORTANT HERE TO MENTION THAT THE DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS SUGGEST EXPLORING, UM, ANY MAJOR CHANGES RATHER THAN RECOMMENDING THE DIRECT IMMEDIATE CHANGES OUTRIGHT.

THE PLAN OFFERS SIGNPOSTS FOR DEEPER DIVE COMMUNITY PROCESSES AND IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS.

NEXT SLIDE, NUMBER 12,

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BE STRATEGIC WITH REVIEW.

THIS GOAL RECOGNIZES THAT AUSTIN IS CHANGING AT A RAPID RATE AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE LESS TIME THAN WE'D LIKE TO EVALUATE CHANGES.

IT ALSO RECOGNIZES THE NEED TO BE STRATEGIC WITH STAFF RESOURCES TO MOVE FORWARD.

MANY OTHER IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE PLAN.

THE DRAFT PLAN GETS INTO MORE SPECIFICS, BUT THE DRAFT RECOMMENDATION IN THIS SECTION ARE TECHNICAL PROPOSALS FOR HOW WE CAN SPEND TIME STRATEGICALLY ENGAGE AND EMPOWER COMMUNITIES AND CREATE MORE PREDICTABILITY FOR PROPERTY OWNERS AND DEVELOPERS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

13 PROTECT HISTORIC RESOURCES, A BIG IMPORTANT GOAL.

THIS GOAL PRIMARILY FOCUSES ON PROTECTION AND ENFORCEMENT WITH DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS, FALLING IN THREE BUCKETS, BE CLEAR ABOUT EXPECTATIONS, PROACTIVELY INSPECT PRO PROJECTS AND PROCESS AND FOLLOW THROUGH WITH ENFORCING VIOLATIONS AND NON PUNITIVE SOLUTIONS PROCESS IS RECOMMENDED FOR FIRST TIME VIOLATIONS TO HELP PEOPLE AVOID ISSUES IN THE FUTURE.

THESE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL REQUIRE CLOSE WORK WITH THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AUSTIN CODE, THE LAW DEPARTMENT AND RELATED CITY COMMISSIONS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UH, 14 IMPLEMENT THE PLAN COLLABORATIVELY.

THIS IS THE LAST GOAL AND AN EXCITING ONE.

IT RE IT RECOGNIZES THAT TO BE EFFECTIVE.

THE EQUITY BASED PRESERVATION PLAN NEEDS TO BE IMPLEMENTED WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONAL AND CITY PARTNERS.

THE DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS UNDER THIS GOAL SPEAK TO MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT OF DIVERSE COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN MAKING CHANGES.

THE DRAFT PLAN WAS DEVELOPED COLLABORATIVE COLLABORATIVELY BY THE PRESERVATION PLAN WORKING GROUP 26 MEMBERS.

YOU JUST SAW ON THE SCREEN CAME FROM MANY BACKGROUNDS IN ALL PARTS OF AUSTIN.

IT'S EXCITING TO THINK OF CONTINUING THAT SHARED OWNERSHIP AS GIRAFFE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE REFINED AND THEN IMPLEMENTED, AND IT IS ESSENTIAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THE PLAN'S MISSION.

SO THAT IS ALL FOR ME.

AND I WILL KICK IT BACK TO KARA NOW.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU.

UM, IT'S PROBABLY NICE FOR Y'ALL TO HAVE SOME VARIETY UP HERE, ESPECIALLY FROM FOLKS WHO WERE, I THINK SO INTIMATELY INVOLVED IN CRAFTING THIS PLAN, AS I KNOW SOME OF, SOME OF YOU WERE AS WELL.

SO WHAT COMES NEXT? WE'RE LOOKING AT A COUPLE OF OVERLAPPING CAMPAIGNS AROUND THE DRAFT PLAN ONE TO RAISE AWARENESS AND GET MORE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN PRESERVATION, GENERALLY IN THE PLAN MORE SPECIFICALLY, AND ANOTHER CAMPAIGN THAT'S FOCUSED ON BROAD AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AROUND THE DRAFT PLAN THROUGHOUT BOTH CAMPAIGNS, WE'LL PRIORITIZE OUTREACH TO HISTORICALLY MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES WILL CONTINUE CONSULTING WITH THE WORKING GROUP ON AN ADVISORY BASIS, AND WE'LL BE HIRING ALSO COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS TO HELP WITH ON THE GROUND OUTREACH.

NEXT SLIDE, WE WILL START NEXT STEPS WITH A SOFT LAUNCH OF THE DRAFT PLAN.

THIS FALL, THE DRAFT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FEEDBACK.

UM, I'M HOPING NEXT MONTH, ALTHOUGH I DID NOT PUT THAT ON THIS SLIDE THIS FALL, UM, AND WE WILL INVITE COMMUNITY MEMBERS ALSO TO GIVE ADVICE ON THE OUTREACH, THE MORE INTENSIVE OUTREACH THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT YEAR, STARTING IN EARLY 20, 23, WE'LL HAVE MANY MORE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO HIRE A FULL-TIME STAFF MEMBER, HIRE A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CONSULTANT AND HIRE THOSE COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS.

AND AT THAT POINT WE WILL BEGIN MUCH MORE INTENSIVE OUTREACH.

UM, SOME OF THE ITEMS ARE LISTED THERE.

THERE'S A LOT MORE, IT'S A VERY LONG LIST.

I WANNA MENTION AT THIS POINT THAT THESE ACTIVITIES STARTING NEXT YEAR ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR CITY COUNCIL, WHICH ALLOCATED FUNDING FOR THE PLAN AND NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET PARADE.

THIS WAS A HUGE, A HUGE STEP FOR THIS PROJECT.

UM, YES, WELL DESERVING OF, OF APPLAUSE.

UM, SO THANKS TO COUNCIL FOR THAT SUPPORT.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO IN TERMS OF PRACTICAL, NEXT STEPS, THE PRESERVATION PLAN COMMITTEE WILL CONTINUE TO BE ENGAGED VERY CLOSELY, UM, IN PLANNING FOR WHAT COMES NEXT AND WHAT'S HAPPENING.

AND WE'LL KEEP THE REST OF THE COMMISSION POSTED.

UM, IF YOU'RE A COMMUNITY MEMBER WATCHING THIS HERE OR AT HOME ON ATX N THERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO, YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THE PROJECT EMAIL LIST.

UM, THERE IS, UH, A LOT THAT'S COMING UP.

WE'D LOVE TO LET FOLKS KNOW ABOUT IT AS IT HAPPENS.

UM, YOU CAN TELL US WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU IN A COMMUNITY PRIORITY SURVEY THAT WAS, UM, DEVELOPED BY KATIE ENDERS.

WHO'S WAS A SUMMER INTERN WITH OUR DEPARTMENT, UM, THAT IS COMING VERY SOON.

AND THEN TO WATCH FOR THE DRAFT OF, OF, OF THE PLAN TO BE RELEASED THIS FALL AS PART OF THE SOFT LAUNCH, NEXT SLIDE, THIS IS HOW YOU WOULD SIGN UP FOR THE PROJECT EMAIL LIST.

YOU'D GO TO THE WEBSITE, THERE'S A SHORT LINK ON THE BOTTOM.

IT IS CASE SENSITIVE.

SO CA CAPITAL ATX, UM, PRESS PLAN AND LOWERCASE.

AND THEN YOU WOULD CLICK THAT LINK AT THE TOP SIGNUP FOR UPDATES ABOUT THE PRESERVATION PLAN.

THERE'S A VERY SIMPLE FORM TO FILL OUT.

UM, AND I HOPE THAT EVERYONE WILL DO THAT.

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UH, WE'D LOVE FOR AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO HELP SHAPE THE PLAN.

I THINK IT'S BEEN BROUGHT TO THIS POINT BY AN INCREDIBLY, UM, THOUGHTFUL AND DEDICATED GROUP.

UM, AND AM I, I'M VERY EXCITED TO BEGIN INVOLVING, UM, THE COMMUNITY IN A BIGGER AND BROADER WAY THAN WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO SO FAR, NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS THE LAST SLIDE, UH, I WANNA CLOSE WITH THANKS TO JULIA AND MEGAN FOR CO-PRESENTING AND THANKS TO ALL THE PRESERVATION PLAN WORKING GROUP MEMBERS, FOCUS, GROUP MEMBERS, TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP MEMBERS, AND OTHER CITY STAFF WHO GOT THE PLAN TO THIS POINT.

I WANNA THANK Y'ALL FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND SEE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ME OR THE WORKING GROUP MEMBERS.

WE HAVE THE THREE CO PRESENTERS.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF FOLKS UP HERE, AND I KNOW SOME OF YOU ON THE DIAS PRESENT, UH, PARTICIPATED AS WELL.

KAREN, I WANTED TO JUST POINT OUT TO MEMBERS ON OF THE COMMISSION AND STAFF, PERHAPS WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN, BUT WE HAVE A V I P IN OUR MIDST, OUR FORMER CHAIRMAN, MARY JO GALINDO IS HERE AT THE BACK OF THE ROOM, ARCHEOLOGIST, UH, LET US THROUGH, UH, TROUBLED WATERS.

UM, AND I'M JUST GLAD TO SEE HER HERE TONIGHT.

SO NOW WE HAVE DESIGN GUIDELINES, DESIGN STANDARDS.

YES, YES, NO OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

OH, I'M SORRY.

UM, I CAN'T, WE CAN JUMP INTO THE DESIGN STANDARDS.

UM, I, I KNOW I'VE DONE A LOT OF, OF, UM, POMPOM WAVING FOR THE WORK OF THE WORKING GROUP, BUT I THINK IF Y'ALL WANTED TO DO SOME TOO, THAT WOULD BE VERY NICE.

YEAH, NO, I WOULD JUST WANNA SAY THANK YOU ALL.

I KNOW THIS WAS A LOT OF HARD WORK AND, AND EFFORTS, AND I THINK IT'S, IT'S DEFINITELY GONNA PAY OFF FOR OUR CITY.

SO, UM, THANK YOU.

IT'S IT'S NOT GONNA GO UNNOTICED.

THIS IS A LOT OF HARD WORK.

THANK YOU.

AND I I'D LIKE TO SAY AS A MEMBER OF THE WORKING GROUP, JUST TO SEE THE WAY THAT KARA WAS ABLE TO TAKE INPUT FROM SUCH A DIVERSE GROUP OF VOICES TOGETHER IN A ROOM TOGETHER ON ZOOM, UH, FROM MULTIPLE GROUPS AND JUST TO SEE THE DIVERSITY OF VOICES AND THE, AND THE CONVERSATION THAT WENT ON.

AND I MEAN, THE GOOD THING IS EVERYONE WAS ON THE SAME PAGE AND WE ALL HAD THE SAME GOAL, BUT EVERYONE HAD DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES AND EVERYONE IDENTIFIED DIFFERENT OBSTACLES AND EVERYONE IDENTIFIED DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS AND THE WAY IT ALL CAME TOGETHER, JUST TO WATCH ALL THAT INFORMATION FALL TOGETHER, THE DRAFTING COMMITTEE DID A FANTASTIC JOB OF TAKING MOLDING THAT INTO SOMETHING USEFUL.

AND I, YOU KNOW, REVIEWED IT MONTHLY AND BIMONTHLY AND MADE SURE I HAD A LOT OF STRONG FEELINGS ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS AND EVERYTHING WENT, YOU KNOW, WENT IN THERE.

AND I THINK EVERYONE FELT THE SAME WAY THAT EVERYONE'S VOICE WAS HEARD AND RESPECTED AND RESPONDED TO.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH TIME YOU SPENT REPLYING TO EMAILS AND COMMENTS, BUT, UM, JUST KNOWING THAT EVERYONE FELT FULLY HEARD FROM SUCH A DIVERSE GROUP OF PEOPLE AND THAT THEIR COMMENTS WERE INCORPORATED, THIS IS GONNA BE A GREAT FOUNDATION TO GO OUT TO THE LARGER COMMUNITY.

I BELIEVE BECAUSE, UH, EVERYONE HAD THEIR SAY AND IT MELTED TOGETHER.

SO NICELY COMMISSIONER HEIM, SETH.

YEAH.

LET ME ALSO PASS ON COMPLIMENTS AND REMIND, UH, MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP AND OTHERS.

WHO'VE INVESTED THIS FAR, THAT THE, THE WORK IS STILL IN FRONT OF US, UH, THAT WE HAVE DONE AN AMAZING AMOUNT SO FAR TO REALLY ALLOW FOR QUEUING UP THE CHANGE THAT'S SO BADLY NEEDED.

THIS IS ALL ABOUT EXPANDING THE PRESERVATION MOVEMENT, MAKING THINGS HAPPEN THAT HAVEN'T BEEN HERE BEFORE AND IMPROVING THINGS THAT HAVE WORKED WELL, BUT NEED SOME TWEAKING.

AND MY OVERVIEW OF YOUR WORK, UH, BOTH FROM THE PRESERVATION PLAN SUBCOMMITTEE WORK THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING, REVIEWING THIS ALL ALONG, BUT ALSO, UH, NOW LOOKING AT THE FINAL PRODUCT IS, UM, THIS IS A GREAT AS, UH, COMMISSIONER COOKS SAID A GREAT START, BUT, UH, THE BIG WORK, THE BIG, HEAVY LIFTING IS STILL IN FRONT OF US.

UH, YOU KNOW, THIS, THIS WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE BECAUSE WE WILL HAVE AN UPDATED PRESERVATION PLAN AND WE WILL BE MAKING CHANGES TO THE CODES.

AND WE KNOW THERE'S STILL A LOT OF WORK TO COME.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR, YOUR WORK, UH, PREVIOUSLY, BUT ALSO THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR THE HEAVY LIFTING TO COME.

THANK YOU.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO IS A MEMBER, WHETHER ON THE PRESERVATION PLAN COMMITTEE.

WELL, WHAT WAS IT? WE BELONG TO A MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY.

WE'LL THANK WE'LL.

THANK THE PRESENTERS, THE, THE DIRECTORS, THE STAFF, THE COMMISSION MEMBERS, AND I THANK HARMONY FOR TAKING MY PLACE ON THE PRESERVATION

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PLAN COMMITTEE.

AND, UH, I'LL SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE FRUITS OF Y'ALL'S LABORS.

AND PLEASE NOTE STAFF OF COMMISSIONER CASTILLOS HERE.

SHE'S PRESIDENT TRAFFIC WAS ROUGH UP THERE ON OH, NO, YOU CAN'T.

OKAY.

UH, DESIGN STANDARDS.

[3. Historic Design Standards ]

ALL RIGHT.

COMMISSIONERS.

THERE'S USUALLY A PHOTO ON THE LEFT SIDE, BUT YOU CAN USE YOUR IMAGINATION.

IT'S THE COVER OF THE HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS, UM, CAROL BERAN HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

AND I AM PLEASED TO BE HERE TO GIVE YOU A VERY QUICK REFRESHER AND UPDATE ON THE HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS.

NEXT SLIDE.

OH MY GOODNESS.

WELL, UM, WE'RE GONNA SEE, SHE'S GONNA PULL IT UP AGAIN.

UM, I CAN GIVE YOU THE BACKGROUND, UH, ANYWAY, SO DESIGN STANDARDS, AS YOU KNOW, ARE AN IMPORTANT PRESERVATION TOOL PRESERVATION DOESN'T STOP CHANGE ALSO, AS YOU KNOW, THAT IT STEWARDS IT AND DESIGN STANDARDS, HELP PROPERTY OWNERS, DESIGNERS, BUILDERS, CITY, STAFF, AND COMMISSIONERS, TO HAVE CLEAR COMMON GROUND IN PROPOSING AND EVALUATING PROJECTS.

YOU CAN IMAGINE A VERY CALMLY SLIDE.

OH YEAH, THERE IT IS.

THERE'S THE, THE COVER SLIDE.

UM, NEXT SLIDE.

AND THEN WE JUST WENT THROUGH THAT CONTENT.

UM, NEXT SLIDE.

SO IN THE PAST, UM, WE HAVE USED THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR STANDARDS FOR REHABILITATION OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES FOR HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND NATIONAL REGISTERED DISTRICTS, LOCALLY DESIGNATED HISTORIC DISTRICTS, EACH CREATED THEIR OWN DESIGN STANDARDS AS PART OF THE DESIGNATION PROCESS.

AND THOSE STANDARDS ARE GROUNDED, UM, IN THE SECRETARY STANDARDS.

NOW, ALL OF THIS MEANT THAT, UM, IN A SINGLE UNLUCKY MEETING OR PERHAPS LUCKY MEETING, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT STAFF AND COMMISSIONERS WOULD'VE HAD TRUE REVIEW, OR WOULD'VE HAD TO REFER TO NINE SETS OF DESIGN STANDARDS, WHICH MOSTLY WERE VERY SIMILAR, BUT NOT QUITE THE SAME NEXT SLIDE.

THERE WERE A COUPLE OF OTHER ISSUES WITH THE WAY THAT WE'VE DONE THINGS HISTORICALLY, UH, THE SECRETARY'S STANDARDS ARE SOLID THEY'RE NATIONAL STANDARDS, BUT THEY'RE ALSO PRETTY VAGUE AND THEY LEAVE A LOT OF ROOM FOR INTERPRETATION.

SO YOU COULD GET A SITUATION WHERE A PROPERTY OWNER AND THEIR DESIGNER COULD HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME AND A FAIR AMOUNT OF MONEY COMING UP WITH SOMETHING THAT THEY FELT MET THE STANDARDS, AND THEN THAT THEY COULD BRING IT TO STAFF IN THE COMMISSION.

AND THOSE STAFF IN THE COMMISSION COULD REASONABLY DISAGREE.

THEY COULD INTERPRET THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

UM, THERE WAS ALSO THE ISSUE WHERE, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE THESE 10 PRETTY SUCCINCT STANDARDS, BUT NO, THERE ARE NO PICTURES.

SO THAT'S KIND OF HARDER FOR FOLKS WHO MAY NOT BE VERSED IN PRESERVATION, EASE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S GOING ON.

UM, THE OTHER THING IS THAT THE HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS FOR OUR EIGHT HISTORIC DISTRICTS ARE 95% THE SAME.

AND I WANNA THANK COMMISSIONER COOK FOR DEVELOPING A SPREADSHEET THAT HELPED US TO SEE THAT , UM, THEY'RE FORMATTED DIFFERENTLY, THEY'RE WORDED DIFFERENTLY, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, THEY ARE ALMOST, UM, EXACTLY IDENTICAL.

THAT MAKES SENSE BECAUSE THEY'RE BASED ON THE SECRETARY STANDARDS, BUT, UM, IT WAS NOT, UH, NOT NECESSARILY ORGANIZED IN THE WAY THAT'S THE, THE CLEAREST BETWEEN THEM NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION A FEW YEARS AGO, UH, WHEN I WAS STILL IN THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE STAFF, WHICH IS WHY I'M GIVING YOU THIS BRIEFING TONIGHT, I SHOULD HAVE SAID, UM, THE COMMISSION SET OUT TO CREATE A SINGLE SET OF HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS.

COMMISSIONERS SAW A NUMBER OF BENEFITS FIRST CLEARER STANDARDS, YOU KNOW, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, WITH CLEARER LANGUAGE, FOR LANDMARK AND NATIONAL REGISTERED DISTRICT PROPERTY OWNERS, CONSISTENT STANDARDS BETWEEN PROJECTS STREAMLINING THE HISTORIC DISTRICT APPLICATION PROCESS IN A MORE EQUITABLE WAY BY NOT REQUIRING COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO BECOME EXPERTS IN DESIGN, OR TO SPEND MONEY ON A CONSULTANT TO ALLOW PROPERTY OWNERS AND POTENTIAL DISTRICTS, UM, AND EVEN POTENTIAL LANDMARKS TO SEE WHAT STANDARDS WOULD APPLY TO THEIR PROPERTIES IF THEY WERE DESIGNATED IN A REALLY CLEAR AND WELL ILLUSTRATED WAY, NEXT SLIDE, TO PROVIDE AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL FOR ALL, ALL HISTORIC PROPERTY OWNERS, UH, THAT WAS CLEARLY WORDED AND WELL ILLUSTRATED AND TO GENERALLY FOLLOW GOOD PRACTICES IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, UM, HERE IS, IS THE START OF THE PROCESS BACK IN SEPTEMBER OF 20 18, 4 YEARS AGO, THAT'S WHEN THE COMMISSION FORMED THE DESIGN STANDARDS WORKING GROUP, THAT WAS ANOTHER, UM, COMMUNITY BASED WORKING GROUP.

UM, AND THAT FALL THE, UH, THERE WAS A UT GRADUATE CLASS THAT DID A SURVEY OF NATIONAL BEST PRACTICES FOR US TO LAY THE GROUNDWORK.

AND THEN EARLY IN 2019, OR MAYBE LATE 2018, THE WORKING GROUP JUMPED IN AND CRAFTED THESE HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS THAT SUMMER, WE RELEASED THE DRAFT STANDARDS FOR COMMUNITY REVIEW.

UM, THAT WAS 2019.

WE RECEIVED

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MORE THAN 175 COMMENTS FROM COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS.

AND THEN THE WORKING GROUP CAME BACK TOGETHER, REVISED THE STANDARDS BASED ON THAT FEEDBACK THEY HEARD.

AND THEN STAFF ADDED GRAPHICS AND LAID OUT THE DOCUMENT.

AND THAT TOOK MOST OF 20, 20, UM, LOTS OF OTHER THINGS HAPPENING IN 2020, AS YOU MAY RECALL.

SO IT TOOK US A LITTLE LONGER THAN WE THOUGHT THAT FALL.

THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION ADOPTED A RESOLUTION IN STRONG SUPPORT OF THE HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS REQUESTING THAT COUNCIL REVIEW AND ADOPT THE STANDARDS AS POLICY FOR THE CITY FOUR RELATED BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ALSO REVIEWED THE STANDARDS AND SUPPORTED THEIR ADOPTION.

YOU CAN SEE THAT ON THE BOTTOM, THE DESIGN COMMISSION IS CUT OFF, BUT IT IS THERE ON THE PRESENTATION.

UM, AND YEAH, SO THEY, THEY ISSUED SUPPORTIVE RESOLUTIONS.

NEXT SLIDE HERE IS THE CHAPTER OUTLINE OF THE HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS.

UH, THE SECRETARY STANDARDS AS A WHOLE FORM, THE BASIS OF THE STAND OF THE, THESE STANDARDS AS IS, UM, I THINK PERHAPS REQUIRED BY OUR CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT STATUS, SORT OF THE NATIONAL STANDARDS.

UH, BUT THEY, THEY DIVE IN IN SOME VERY USEFUL WAYS.

UM, NOW I'M GOING TO HIT SOME QUICK HIGHLIGHTS OF THE STANDARDS.

NEXT SLIDE, WE'LL START WITH EASE OF USE.

SO BECAUSE WE TREAT DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROPERTIES IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

THERE ARE CHARTS AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH CHAPTER SHOWING WHERE THE STANDARDS ARE REQUIRED AND WHERE THEY ARE RECOMMENDED.

THERE ARE ALSO CHARTS ILLUSTRATING THE HISTORIC REVIEW PROCESS AND WHAT PROJECTS QUALIFY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE VERSUS COMMISSION REVIEW.

I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING THAT STAFF CAN TAKE FOR GRANTED THAT COMMISSIONERS YOU ALL CAN TAKE FOR GRANTED THAT YOU SEE AND THINK ABOUT EVERY WEEK.

IT IS A, UH, CAN BE A CHALLENGE FOR, FOR FOLKS JUST COMING INTO THE PROCESS FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE STANDARDS USE CLEAR LANGUAGE GRAPHICS AND SYMBOLS TO HELP PEOPLE RECOGNIZE KEY THEMES.

AND THEN THERE'S A, UM, THERE ARE HYPERLINKS IN THE PDF OF THE FILE THAT HELP PEOPLE EASILY GET AROUND THE DOCUMENT.

UM, AND THERE ARE ALSO HYPERLINKS THAT HELP PEOPLE ACCESS OUTSIDE RESOURCES.

NEXT SLIDE, THERE IS A MODERN CODES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY CHAPTER THAT ADDRESSES HOW PRESERVATION PROJECTS INTERSECT WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ACCESSIBILITY CODES.

AND THIS SECTION TRIES TO TAKE A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO BROADENING, UM, THE PERSPECTIVE FROM SHORT TERM FIXES LIKE WINDOW REPLACEMENTS TO BIGGER PICTURE.

UM, THAT'S LIKE KEEPING EXISTING BUILDING, STANDING AND RETAINING HIGH QUALITY HISTORIC MATERIALS.

UM, IT ALSO LOOKS AT HIGH IMPACT HIGH RATE OF RETURN ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES THAT ARE, UM, THAT ALIGN WITH PRESERVATION GOALS.

NEXT SLIDE, THE REPAIR AND ALTERATIONS CHAPTER HELPS PEOPLE.

IT, IT TRIES TO HELP PEOPLE BETTER UNDERSTAND THEIR BUILDINGS.

UH, IT INCLUDES A LOT OF DIAGRAMS. YOU CAN SEE SOME SAMPLES HERE, UM, THAT THEY SHOW BUILDING PARTS AND ROOF WINDOW AND DOOR TYPES.

MOST SECTIONS IN THE CHAPTER INCLUDE A SHORT DISCUSSION ON MAINTENANCE AND THAT'S SUPPORTED BY A LONGER MAINTENANCE CHAPTER TOWARDS THE END GRAPHICS PROVIDE DIVERSE EXAMPLES OF BUILDINGS TO HELP PEOP BROADEN PEOPLE'S UNDERSTANDING IN A KIND OF SUBTLE WAY OF WHAT HISTORIC BUILDINGS LOOK LIKE.

AND THAT'S TRUE ACTUALLY THROUGHOUT THE STANDARDS.

NEXT SLIDE, THERE ARE SEPARATE CHAPTERS FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS, BUT THEY HAVE SIMILAR GOALS, UM, BASICALLY TO PROVIDE A DIVERSE SET OF, OF GOOD EXAMPLES THAT SUPPORTS THE STANDARDS.

UM, AND, AND TO HAVE REALLY CLEAR, EASY TO UNDERSTAND ILLUSTRATIONS NEXT SLIDE.

LIKEWISE, LIKEWISE, UH, THERE ARE SEPARATE CHAPTERS FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION, BUT THEY HAVE SIMILAR GOALS, THE WORKING GROUP, AND A FOCUS GROUP THAT THAT WAS CONVENED TO RECOMMEND STANDARDS FOR DOWNTOWN AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS FELT THAT IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE MARKET REALITIES AND LOCAL PRIORITIES AROUND DENSITY.

THIS IS REFLECTED IN THE RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS THROUGH DISCUSSION OF HOW SCALE MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS AND ADUS, UH, AND REFLECTED IN THE COMMERCIAL STANDARDS WITH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT ADDITIONS AND NEW BUILDINGS MAY BE MUCH LARGER AND TALLER THAN HISTORIC BUILDINGS.

UM, AND THERE'S PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON HOW TO ADDRESS THOSE SITUATIONS.

NEXT SLIDE, THE STANDARDS AT THE END INCLUDE AN ILLUSTRATED GLOSSARY TO HELP PEOPLE BETTER UNDERSTAND THE STANDARDS AND HOPEFULLY GET TO KNOW THEIR BUILDINGS BETTER.

THIS WAS A LATE BREAKING SUGGESTION BY STEVE SADOWSKI.

UM, AND AT THE TIME HE BROUGHT IT UP, I WAS JUST LIKE, YOU CAN'T BE MENTIONING THIS AT THIS POINT IN THE PROCESS, BUT IT WAS SUCH A GOOD IDEA AND IT NOW EXISTS.

AND, UM, THANKS TO STEVE NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE DESIGN STANDARDS WORKING GROUP AT POWER, THIS PROCESS REALLY DESERVES A HUGE AMOUNT OF CREDIT WORKING GROUP MEMBERS, UM, SHOWED DEDICATION THROUGH THE PROCESS OF DRAFTING, REVISING, REVIEWING, REVISING AGAIN, AND THEN REVIEWING AGAIN, UM, TO GET TO THE STANDARDS THAT WE HAVE NOW, AND LIKE THE EQUITY BASED PRESERVATION PLAN THAT YOU JUST HEARD ABOUT THESE STANDARDS REALLY WERE DEVELOPED BY AND FOR THE COMMUNITY.

UH, UM, SO THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU ON, UH, IN THE ROOM, MOSTLY ON THE DI WHO PARTICIPATED

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IN THAT WORKING GROUP.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO NOW WE ARE PICKING UP THE PROCESS OF FORMALIZING THE HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS.

UM, WE ARE WITH THAT YELLOW STAR, UM, VERY CLOSE TO THE END.

THE NEXT STEP WILL BE TO GO TO THE JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE ON CODES AND ORDINANCES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE, OR SORRY, THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE ZONING AND PLANNING COMMISSION IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

AND WE'LL REQUEST THAT IT REQUEST THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION INITIATE A CODE CHANGE, UM, WHICH IS THE OFFICIAL, THE OFFICIAL NEXT STEP.

THEN THE STANDARDS WILL GO TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION FOR IN THAT INITIATION AND THEN A RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL.

AND THEN FINALLY, THEY'LL GO TO COUNCIL.

IF THE COUNCIL DOES MAKE THE CODE CHANGE AND ADOPT THE STANDARDS, THEY WILL APPLY TO ALL HISTORIC LANDMARKS TO NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICT PROPERTIES ON AN ADVISORY BASIS, AND TO ALL FUTURE LOCALLY DESIGNATED HISTORIC DISTRICTS.

UM, THOSE DISTRICTS, IF THEY CHOOSE, CAN ADOPT A SUPPLEMENT TO THE HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS WITH MORE SPECIFIC, UH, GUIDELINES, NO CHANGES TO THE HISTORIC REVIEW PROCESS ARE PROPOSED.

SO THIS IS AN INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING.

UM, NO ACTION IS REQUESTED.

UH, WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED AS THE PROCESS MOVES FORWARD.

AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE COMMISSIONER IM SETH.

YES.

UH, AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE.

UM, I WAS NOT PART OF THE WORKING GROUP, SO, UH, I GOT A CHANCE TO LOOK OVER THE DRAFT WITH, UM, FRESH EYES.

AND I DO HAVE TWO PHOTOGRAPHS THAT I THINK, UM, I, I, I THINK WE COULD PROBABLY IMPROVE, I CAN TALK TO YOU ABOUT THAT OFFLINE.

UH, IF THIS IS STILL A DRAFT THAT'S BEING FINALIZED, WE DON'T ANTICIPATE MAJOR CHANGES TO IT AT THIS POINT, BUT I THINK THERE'S SOME TWEAKS THAT COULD BE MADE.

SO CERTAINLY I WILL BE IN, BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU OR ANOTHER STAFF.

YEAH, LET, LET'S TALK IT THROUGH.

I THINK THAT THEY'RE, THEY'RE IMPORTANT ENOUGH THAT IT IT'S WORTH SEEING IF WE CAN, UH, TAKE CARE OF THOSE BEFORE SOMEBODY ELSE FINDS THEM.

SURE.

THANK YOU.

UH, COMMISSIONER COOK.

I KNOW YOU, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANNA SPEAK TO, I KNOW YOU, YOU ALSO HAD A, A CONCERN ABOUT SOME POTENTIAL CONFUSION BETWEEN STANDARDS AND, UM, STAFF CAN FOLLOW UP WITH YOU ABOUT THAT, OR IF, ALTHOUGH YOU'RE CERTAINLY I SEE YOU REACHING FOR YOUR MICROPHONE RIGHT.

AS I STARTED TALKING.

OH, UM, YOU, YOU DON'T WANT ME TO MENTION THE TALK ABOUT THE DETAIL OF THE COMMENT RIGHT NOW? DO YOU, OR, UM, I'M OKAY.

FOLLOWING UP WITH YOU.

YEAH, YEAH.

UNLESS THERE'S A GREAT, I MEAN, IT'S, THERE ARE A FEW MINOR LITTLE TWEAKS IN THIS.

I MEAN, THIS WAS, AGAIN THE INPUT OF SO MANY PEOPLE AND FOR THOSE OF US WHO DISCUSS ON THE DI THE DIFFERENT WAYS THAT THE STANDARDS CAN BE APPLIED, IT, IT WAS THAT KIND OF WRIT LARGE.

AND I THINK WE, UH, DISCUSSED A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT, TYPICAL ISSUES THAT COME UP AND DIFFERENT WAYS THAT THEY CAN BE INTERPRETED WITH THE STANDARDS.

AND I THINK WE CAME ACROSS A GOOD, SOLID, UH, APPROACH TO MANY OF THESE ISSUES THAT ARE GONNA OFFER A LOT OF CLARITY AND CONSISTENCY.

SO, UM, I THINK IT'S GONNA, UH, BE GREAT FOR, FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED.

THERE'S STILL GONNA BE, YOU KNOW, NUANCES AND DISCUSSION, UM, ABOUT SPECIFIC TO DETAILS AND SIZE AND MASSING AND WHAT IS OVERPOWERING AND WHAT IS NOT.

BUT THIS, I THINK HELPS THE, THE LAYPERSON AS WELL AS THE DESIGNER DEVELOPER TO REALLY UNDERSTAND WHERE WE'RE COMING FROM, UM, IN TERMS OF WHAT THE STANDARDS MEAN.

UH, AND I THINK THEY'RE GONNA BE A GREAT, CONSISTENT RESOURCE TO POINT TO, UH, I, I DID HAVE ONE, YOU KNOW, MINOR, MINOR COMMENT, UH, AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S, I'M SURE IT'S GONNA BE ADDRESSED, BUT, UH, BUT BY AND LARGE, EVERYTHING IS, WAS, WAS FANTASTIC.

AND, AND, YOU KNOW, THERE WERE VOTES NOW.

AND THEN ALONG THE WAY, WHEN THERE WERE DIFFERING OPINIONS ON CERTAIN CERTAIN POSITIONS AND, UH, TO SAVE EVERYONE, THE PAIN OF HAVING TO GO THROUGH THAT IN FRONT OF THE DIAS, FOR EVERY CASE, YOU KNOW, WE KIND OF, UH, UM, LIT, LITIGATED IT THERE AND WE DECIDED THAT'S GONNA BE THE STANDARD FOR THE CITY.

AND I THINK IT'S GONNA HELP A, A LOT OF THE, THE REALLY BIG ISSUES THAT PEOPLE AREN'T CERTAIN ABOUT ARE GONNA BE MORE CERTAIN.

SO IT'S GONNA BE A GREAT TOOL COMMISSIONER WRIGHT.

THIS, THIS MAY BE A BETTER QUESTION FOR, UM, CALLEN AND SOME OF THE CURRENT, UH, PRESERVATION OFFICE STAFF.

UM, I DID NOTICE IN THE, IN THE BACKUP MATERIALS THAT THERE'S A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR THESE STANDARDS FROM, UM, THE AUSTIN AA CHAPTER, WHICH I THINK IS GREAT FOR THEM TO BE WATCHING THIS AND TO BE INTERESTED IN IT.

UM, WHAT'S HOW DO WE, HOW DO WE MAKE SURE THAT THOSE GROUPS, THAT PEOPLE, UM, ARE AWARE THAT THESE EXIST AND HOPEFULLY ARE USING THIS ADDITIONALLY, THAT WOULD, THAT WOULD COUNT FOR, UM, YOU KNOW, PROPERTY AS WELL, BECAUSE WE'VE SEEN SOME PROJECTS THAT WERE, I THINK WERE PRETTY EASILY RESOLVED ONCE WE'VE POINTED

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PROPERTY OWNERS OR DESIGNERS TO THE STANDARDS.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, BEYOND GETTING THEM PASSED, UM, HOW DO WE MAKE SURE PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THEM? USE THEM.

YEAH.

UH, AMBER ALLEN HERE WITH STAFF, UM, AS PART OF, UH, I, I DO ALL THE INTAKE FOR THE PRESERVATION OFFICE.

UM, WHENEVER SOMEONE EMAILS ME ABOUT STARTING THE HISTORIC REVIEW PROCESS OR WHAT THEY NEED TO DO WITH THEIR PROPERTY OR ARCHITECTS WHO ARE NEW TO THE HISTORIC PROCESS, AND THEN THE HISTORIC REVIEW, THE FIRST THING I DO IS SEND THEM THE HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS, UM, BECAUSE THAT'S HOW WE START ALL OF OUR REVIEWS, EVERYTHING THAT IS BROUGHT TO THE COMMISSION AND EVERYTHING THAT WE REVIEW ADMINISTRATIVELY IS BASED OFF OF THOSE HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS.

SO THAT'S WHERE I GUIDE EVERYONE WHO ASKS ME, WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO BE DOING, OR HERE'S MY APPLICATION.

I EVEN LIKE, IF THEY JUST GO AHEAD AND SEND ME THE APPLICATION, I GO AHEAD AND SEND THEM A LINK TO THE DESIGN STANDARDS.

ANYWAY, UM, I LINK IT IN SO MANY EMAILS SO, UH, I'M HOPING PEOPLE ARE KEEPING THOSE LINKS, UH, AND USING THEM, UM, AS THEY DO MORE PROJECTS WITH HISTORIC, UM, DISTRICTS AND HISTORIC PROPERTIES.

UM, SO THAT'S KIND OF THE MAIN WAY THAT WE'RE GETTING IT OUT THERE, UM, ON STAFF SIDE.

THANKS.

AND WOULD THERE BE, WOULD THERE BE ANY, UM, NOTION OF, YOU KNOW, GIVING A PRESENTATION THROUGH AIA AUSTIN, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT PRESERVATION OFFICE STAFF HAVE DONE BEFORE PRESENTED AT THE AIAS ANNUAL CON, UM, CONFERENCE? UM, WE HAVE ALSO BEEN IN TOUCH WITH VARIOUS ALLIED GROUPS THROUGH ALLIED PROFESSIONAL GROUPS FOR THE PRESERVATION PLAN TO TALK TO 'EM ABOUT THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE DRAFT PLAN.

THAT'S A LOT OF PLANS, BUT I THINK THAT'S CERTAINLY LOOKING AT THAT LIST OF ALLIED GROUPS AND SEEING WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN REACHING OUT TO THEM FOR POTENTIAL FUTURE PRESENTATIONS, UM, MAYBE OF INTEREST.

IT IS SOMETHING I THINK, BASED, BASED ON, UM, STAFF AVAILABILITY, WHICH I KNOW IS IN SHORT SUPPLY AT THIS, AT THIS MOMENT, BUT YEAH, AND THAT'S WHAT, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT, UM, WE COULD PARTICIPATE IN.

UM, YOU KNOW, I'M, I, I DON'T WANNA VOLUNTEER ANYBODY IN PARTICULAR OR, UM, I'M EVEN MYSELF NECESSARILY, BUT I'VE GIVEN PLENTY OF SIMILAR PRESENTATIONS OUT, UM, ABOUT THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR STANDARD AND YEAH, AND CERTAINLY WOULD BE, UM, WILLING TO HELP WITH THAT.

IF THAT'S, UM, SOMETHING THAT WE ALL DEEM WOULD BE USEFUL FOR THE, FOR THIS PROCESS, THAT WOULD BE LOVELY.

STAFF WILL TAKE AS MUCH HELP AS WE CAN GET, HAVE TO, THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.

I APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK THAT EVERYONE HAS DONE ON THIS BACK WHEN I WAS JUST A LITTLE PRESERVATIONIST, WE DID OUR FIRST, UM, LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICT, AND THAT WAS HARTH ON STREET.

IT HAS 10, 10 BUILDINGS.

AND, UM, ONE OF THE HARDEST THING TO DO, UH, WITH THAT IS THAT WE HAD TO DEVELOP DESIGN STANDARDS FOR THE, FOR THE DISTRICT.

AND, AND THAT WAS IT WASN'T SO DIFFICULT IN THAT FIRST DISTRICT, BUT IN SUBSEQUENT DISTRICTS IN HYDE PARK, UM, ALDRIDGE PLACE, CASTLE HILL, IT WAS, IT, IT WAS QUITE A DEMAND FOR, UM, RESIDENTS TO COME UP WITH DESIGN STANDARDS THAT WOULD BE WORKABLE AND, AND, UM, USEFUL AND CONVEY, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO PRESERVE IN, IN THOSE DISTRICTS.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T HAVE NOT HAVING TO DO THAT ANYMORE.

NOW WE JUST HAVE TO GET THE SIGN ON THE RE THE OWNER'S SIGN ON.

SO THAT'S A GOOD THING I APPRECIATE.

AND I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT IN TERMS OF HOW IT'S GONNA BE USED.

I, I THINK THIS IS VERY MUCH AC ACKNOWLEDGES THAT WE'RE MANAGING CHANGE, NOT STOPPING CHANGE.

AND I THINK IT'S ACKNOWLEDGING THE REALITY OF GROWTH IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND IT STILL DOES ALLOW CERTAIN DISTRICTS TO APPLY MORE RESTRICTIVE ELEMENTS IF THEY CHOOSE TO, TO HAVE SOMETHING THAT'S A LITTLE MORE PURIST, BUT I THINK THIS WAS AN EXTREMELY PRACTICAL APPROACH TO, TO MANY OF