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THE DELAY, UM, IS, SO WE, UM, WE ARE CONVENING THIS MEETING OF

[Determination of Quorum / Meeting Called to Order]

THE PLANNING COMMISSION, UH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2022 AT, UM, SIX 20.

AND WE'LL GO AHEAD AND START WITH A ROLL CALL.

UM, I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND START WITH THE FOLKS ON THE D HERE.

UM, COMMISSIONER AAR HERE, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON HERE.

UH, THIS IS YOUR CHAIR, TODD SHAW.

UM, LET'S GO AHEAD AND, UH, COMMISSION GIANNIS POLITO HERE.

UH, VICE CHAIR.

HEMPLE HERE, COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER HERE, COMMISSIONER COX HERE AND COMMISSIONER HOWARD HERE.

AND WE HAVE IN OUR PRESENCE, UH, THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS, JESSICA COHEN THIS EVENING JOINING US ON THE DIAS AND THAT BRINGS US TO EIGHT.

SO WE HAVE, UM, VERY SMALL NUMBERS.

JUST BE COGNIZANT IF WE GET LESS THAN SEVEN, BETWEEN THOSE OF US ON THE DIAS ON THE SCREEN, WE HAVE TO, WE HAVE TO TAKE A PAUSE CAUSE WE WON'T HAVE QUORUM, BUT IT SHOULD BE A SHORT AGENDA TONIGHT.

UM, I'M GONNA GO AHEAD.

AND, UM, SO WE'VE DONE THE ROLL CALL, JUST REAL QUICK HYBRID MEETING.

UH, THOSE OF YOU, UH, HERE TONIGHT, UH, WE HAVE SPEAKERS BOTH, UH, THAT CAN CALL IN AND, UH, UH, THAT ARE HERE THIS EVENING IN THE AUDIENCE AS WELL.

WE HAVE COMMISSIONERS THAT ARE ATTENDING VIRTUALLY VERSUS THOSE OF US THAT ARE UP HERE, UH, ON THE DIAS.

SO THAT'S KIND OF MAKES UP THE HYBRID MEETING.

UM, NOT A WHOLE LOT OF ITEMS, UH, THIS EVENING, BUT, UH, IN FACT, I THINK WE MAY JUST HAVE A COUPLE, SO IF, UH, YOU NEED TO WAIT, UH, OR IF YOU WANNA WAIT OUT IN THE LOBBY, UH YOU'LL WELL, LET'S CHECK ON THAT.

ARE WE MAKING ANY NOTICES OR SHOULD JUST STAY HERE THIS EVENING? WE'RE GONNA KIND OF SHORT ON FOLKS, SO YEAH, JUST, UM, STAY HERE CUZ WE'RE NOT GONNA BE ALERTING PEOPLE IS TO WHEN WE TAKE UP CERTAIN ITEMS. OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, ALRIGHT WITH THAT, UH, COMMISSIONERS HERE THIS EVENING, IF YOU CAN JUST, UH, PRETENDING VIRTUALLY, IF YOU CAN JUST HAVE YOUR RED, UH, GREEN, YELLOW, RED CARDS TO MAKE IT EASY FOR ME TO COUNTER BOATS, THAT'LL BE HELPFUL.

AND WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND HAVE A, UH, FIRST READING OF THE LET'S BACK UP ONE SECOND.

SO WE HAVE NO, UH, PUBLIC COMMUNICATION THIS EVENING.

GO AHEAD AND MOVE TO THE MINUTES.

UH, COMMISSIONERS, DID WE HAVE ANY CHANGES TO THE MINUTES THAT WERE POSTED? UH, HEARING NONE.

WE'RE GONNA GO AHEAD AND MOVE THOSE APPROVAL.

THE MINUTES TO THE, UH, AGENDA THIS EVENING AND UH, I BELIEVE, UH,

[Reading of the Agenda]

VICE CHAIR.

YOU'RE GONNA HELP ME WITH THE FIRST READING OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

YES, THAT'S CORRECT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OKAY.

SO ON THE CONSENT AGENDA TONIGHT, WE HAVE THE MINUTES FROM AUGUST 23RD, 2022 B2.

WE HAVE PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 2022 DASH 0 0 2 THREE.ZERO ONE DOT S H IT'S 51 0 7 TO 51 15 LANCASTER.

THAT IS UP FOR NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONEMENT TO SEPTEMBER 27TH.

WE DID GET LATE WORD ABOUT A REQUEST FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO A LATER DATE.

UM, IS ANDREW, CAN YOU CORRECT ME ON THIS ONE? THIS IS THE ONLY ONE.

I HAVE A QUESTION ON, UM, VI'S CHAIR.

I BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO, UH, NEIGHBORHOOD REQUESTED, UH, IS IT OCTOBER 11TH? AND THAT IS, UM, THE APPLICANT IS NOT, UH, IS NOT ONE IS NOT AN AGREEMENT, SO WE'RE GONNA HAVE A DISCUSSION POSTPONE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

I'LL START OVER.

OKAY.

B2 PLAN AMENDMENT NPA DASH 2022 DASH 2 3 0 1 S H 51 0 7, 2 51 15 LANCASTER.

THAT IS UP FOR DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT ITEM B3 REZONING C 14 DASH 2022 DASH 0 0 1 8 DOT S H 51 0 7 TO 51 15 LANCASTER AT FOR DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT ITEM B FOUR, REZONING C 14 DASH 2022 DASH 86 0 7 WEST 14TH STREET.

THAT IS ON CONSENT

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ITEM B FIVE, REZONING C 14 20 22 87 87 0 1 AND 86 27.

NORTH MOPAC IS UP FOR CONSENT ITEM B SIX RESTRICTIVE COVENANT TERMINATION, C 14 R DASH 82 DASH 0 1 6 R C T 87 0 1 AND 86 27 NORTH MOPAC, R C T THAT'S ON CONSENT NV SEVEN RIGHT OF WAY VACATION ALLEY S P 2022 DASH 0 0 5 9 C 2022 DASH 3 3 600 LM.

THAT IS ON CONSENT ITEM B EIGHT RIGHT OF WAY VACATION STREET, P 20 22, 5 90 C 2022 DASH 3 3 7 5 1 LM THAT'S ON CONSENT ITEM B NINE SITE PLAN, ENVIRONMENTAL VARIANCES, P DASH 20 21 80 40 D BORDERS BOAT DOC ONE IS ON CONSENT ITEM B 10 DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS S P 2021 DASH 0 1 7 2 C 3 0 7 AND THREE 19 EAST.

SECOND STREET IS ON CONSENT ITEM B 11 SITE PLAN, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT S P C 20 21 0 3 100 C 1 0 807 NORTH I H 35 IS ON CONSENT ITEM B B12 PRELIMINARY PLAN APPROVAL C EIGHT J DASH 2022 DASH 1 41 GUA HORN PHASE ONE A APPROVE, UH, WITH CONDITIONS, EXHIBIT PER EXHIBIT C, ITEM B 13 FINAL PLAT OUT OF AN IMPROVED PRELIMINARY PLAN C EIGHT J DASH 20 16, 180 EIGHT.ZERO ONE DO ONE AON PARK, SECTION TWO C PHASE FOUR.

THAT'S UP FOR APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS PER EXHIBIT C B 14, FINAL PLAT OUT OF AN APPROVED PRELIMINARY PLAN C EIGHT J DASH 2018 DASH 0 2 3 2 A LONGVIEW PHASE TWO.

THAT'S UP FOR APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS PER EXHIBIT C AND FINALLY B 15 CODE AMENDMENT ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS AND SITE PLAN REQUIREMENTS OF FOR DISCUSSION AND ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION POSTPONED ANY ACTION TO SEPTEMBER 21ST.

AND THAT CONCLUDES THE CONSENT AGENDA.

OKAY, THANK YOU, VICE CHAIR.

UM, I WOULD LIKE

[15. Code Amendment: Environmental Protection, Landscape Requirements, and Site Plan Requirements]

TO TALK ABOUT, UH, THE LAST ITEM, UM, ITEM 15.

WE, UM, WE HAVE FORMED A WORKING GROUP TO, UH, TO DISCUSS THIS.

WE ALSO, UM, DON'T HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF FOLKS HERE THIS EVENING AND WE DO NOT HAVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATIONS.

SO I'M GOING TO, UM, SEE IF WE CAN, UM, CONSIDER POSTPONING THIS TO OUR NEXT MEETING.

UM, DOES, UH, LET'S SEE, WE HAVE STAFF HERE.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO THE, UM, THAT REQUEST A POSTPONE? SURE.

LIZ, LIZ JOHNSTON WITH, UH, WATERSHED PROTECTION.

I'M HERE WITH KATIE COIN ENVIRONMENT OFFICER.

UM, YEAH, WE UNDERSTOOD THAT IT WAS VERY LIKELY THAT THIS WOULD NOT, THAT NO ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN AT THIS MEETING THIS EVENING.

WE WANTED TO, UH, HOLD SPACE IN CASE THERE WERE QUESTIONS.

HOWEVER, SO, UM, WHATEVER YOUR, YOUR DECISION IS, WILL BE FINE.

OKAY.

UM, SO THAT WOULD PUT THAT ON THE SEPTEMBER 27TH MEETING.

AND AT THAT TIME WE'LL HAVE A PRESENTATION FROM STAFF.

UH, WE'LL ALSO, UH, HAVE OUR WORKING GROUP AMENDMENTS AND THEN AS WE'VE DONE BEFORE, WE'LL MOVE INTO CONSIDERING THOSE VOTING ON THOSE AMENDMENTS AT THAT TIME, IT'LL BE A VERY FULL AGENDA.

UM, BUT WE WILL MAKE SURE WE PRIORITIZE THAT ITEM, UH, FOR THAT MEETING.

UH, DO I HAVE ANY OPPOSITION ON POSTPONING THAT ITEM TILL THE 9 27, ANY DISCUSSION ON THAT, UH, COMMISSIONER COX?

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UM, I'M JUST CURIOUS IF ANYONE ELSE ON THE WORKING GROUP THINKS IT MIGHT BE USEFUL TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE TO THE COMMISSION OR, OR SPEAK AT ALL ABOUT IT BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING.

UM, WE DO, WE DO HAVE A, A SECTION FOR UPDATES ON FROM COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS.

YES.

THE WORKING GROUP WILL PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THEIR ACTIVITIES AT THAT TIME.

IT'S NOT AS FACE FOR STAFF TO GIVE US ANY INFORMATION THOUGH.

IS THAT YOUR, IS THAT, ARE YOU OKAY WITH THAT COMMISSION? YEAH, I'M GOOD.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

UH, ALRIGHT THEN WE'RE GONNA GO AHEAD AND POSTPONE THAT ITEM UNTIL SEPTEMBER 27TH.

I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND READ THROUGH THE

[Consent Agenda]

CONSENT AGENDA.

GIVE ONE MOMENT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, UH, BEFORE WE START, DO WE HAVE ANY COMMISSIONERS THAT NEED TO RECUSE IT THEMSELVES FROM ANY OF THE ITEMS THIS EVENING? ALL RIGHT.

I DON'T SEE ANY, SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND PROCEED.

OKAY.

SO THE, UM, ITEM NUMBER ONE, WE'RE GOING, GOING TO, UH, PROVE THE MINUTES FROM, UH, AUGUST 23RD, UH, 2022.

WE HAVE ITEM B TWO AND ITEM B, UH, THE PLAN AMENDMENT AND THEN B THREE REZONING THAT WE'RE GONNA TAKE UP HERE IS A DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT NEIGHBORHOOD REQUEST FOR OCTOBER 11TH.

AND APPLICANT IS NOT IN AGREEMENT.

UH, WE HAVE ITEM B FOUR.

REZONING IS ON CONSENT.

B FIVE REZONING IS ON CONSENT.

B SIX RESTRICTIVE COVENANT TERMINATION IS ON CONSENT ITEM B SEVEN RIGHT AWAY.

VACATION ALLEY IS ON CONSENT AT ITEM EIGHT, UH, RIGHT AWAY VACATION STREET ON CONSENT ITEM B UH, NINE SITE PLAN, ENVIRONMENTAL VARIANCE ON CONSENT, 10 DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS ON CONSENT.

B 11 SITE PLAN.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT IS ON CONSENT B12.

I'M SORRY OF STILL USING THE OLD SYSTEM OF AGENDA.

SO ITEM 12 PRELIMINARY PLAN APPROVAL APPROVED WITH CONDITION EXHIBIT C 13 APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS, UH, FOUND IN EXHIBIT C 14 FINAL PLA OUT OF AN APPROVED PRELIMINARY PLAN APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS IN EXHIBIT C.

AND IF WE JUST DISCUSSED 15 WILL BE POSTPONED TILL SEPTEMBER 27TH.

OKAY.

UH, ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONSENT AGENDA? ALL RIGHT.

UH, DO I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AND, UH, CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING? UH, VICE CHAIR SECOND BY COMMISSIONER.

UM, THOMPSON LET'S GO AHEAD AND TAKE A VOTE VOTES ON THE DIAS AND THOSE VIRTUALLY.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S EIGHT TO ZERO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

THE FIRST ITEM, WE'RE GOING TO

[Items 2 & 3]

GO AHEAD AND MOVE INTO THE DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT ITEM FOR ITEMS TWO AND THREE.

AND JUST TO REVIEW OUR RULES ON THIS, UH, WE HEAR, UM, FIRST FROM, WE GET THIS STRAIGHT, UH, BELIEVE IT'S THE, THOSE IN SUPPORT OF THE POSTPONEMENT OR REQUESTING THE POSTPONEMENT.

AND WE HAVE TWO, UH, MINUTES FOR TWO SPEAKERS.

AND THEN, UH, SO WE'LL START.

WHO, WHO DO WE HAVE? IS SOMEBODY VIRTUALLY, UH, I WILL CHECK.

HOLD ON.

I'VE GOT, GOT THE LIST.

I THINK THE, UM, PERSON SPEAKING FOR THE POSTPONE, THE FIRST SPEAKER SHOULD BE WILL HEATH COAT.

I'M LOOKING AT OUR SPEAKER LIST HERE.

OH, OKAY.

THAT'S WHO I'M SHOWING SPEAKING.

THE FIRST SPEAKER WILL HEATH COAT.

OKAY.

AND THE FIRST SPEAKER SHE GET THREE MINUTES.

THE FOLLOWING SPEAKER STILL ME SINGER, I BELIEVE THAT'S CORRECT.

WOULD GET TWO MINUTES.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE DOING THREE AND TWO.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, SO LET'S

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GO AHEAD AND START THEN.

UH, MR. UH HEATHCOTE.

IS IT HEATHCOTT HEATHCOTT YES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

HELLO.

UM, MY NAME IS WILL HEATHCOTT.

I, UH, I LIVE JUST ACROSS THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT ON 1306 EAST 52ND STREET.

UM, WE HAVE, WE HAVE ASKED FOR A POSTPONEMENT TO OCTOBER 11TH.

OUR POSITION IS PRETTY SIMPLE.

UM, WE HAVE, WE HAVE BEEN TRACKING AND MOVING TARGET FOR, FOR MONTHS NOW, JUST 30 DAYS AGO, THE DEVELOPER DISCLOSED THAT, UM, A REVISION OF THE SCOPE, REALLY THAT FOR UNITS 51 0 7, THIS IS EITHER LOTS 51 0 7 AND 51 0 9 THAT, UH, THAT, THAT THEY WOULD, IN ADDITION TO BEING OFFICE BUILDINGS, THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO DEVELOP 23 RESIDENTIAL UNITS ON TOP, UM, TAKING THIS DEVELOPMENT FROM TWO TO FOUR STORIES.

AND, AND SIMPLY WE WE'VE ASKED FOR THIS POSTPONEMENT BECAUSE WE, WE HAVEN'T HAD THE TIME TO, TO CONVENE AS A COMMUNITY AND REALLY SEE WHAT, HOW OUR NEIGHBORS ARE FEEL ABOUT THIS.

UM, THERE, THERE, THERE WAS A POSTPONEMENT BY THE APPLICANT ON AUGUST 23RD AND, AND WE JUST FEEL CONFIDENT THAT IF, IF POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 11TH, THAT THAT WOULD GIVE US TIME TO REALLY BE ABLE TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, UM, AND, AND GET A TEMPERATURE ON, ON THE COMMUNITY AND HOW THAT, HOW THAT REVISION TO UNITS TO PROPERTIES 51 0 7 AND 51 0 9 IS GONNA IMPACT THE COMMUNITY.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND DO WE HAVE A SECOND SPEAKER? UM, LET'S SEE IF I LOOK AT THE ORDER HERE.

OH, GO AHEAD.

UM, WANNA STATE YOUR NAME PLEASE? STEEL MY SINGER.

OH, OKAY.

I'D SAY YOUR NAME.

YEAH, PLEASE PROCEED.

SURE.

UH, MY NAME'S STEEL MEISINGER WILL IS MY FIANCE, AS HE STATED WE LIVE ACROSS THE STREET.

UM, I DON'T HAVE MUCH ADDITIONAL TO, TO STATE, BUT AS WILL MENTIONED, YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY THIS HAS BEEN AN EVER-CHANGING TARGET.

OUR FIRST MEETING WAS APRIL 11TH WHEN IT WAS PRESENTED THAT 51 0 5 51 0 7 51 0 9, UM, WOULD BE OWNED AND OPERATED, OPERATED BY CAPITAL A HOUSING.

AND IT WOULD BE A MIXED INCOME HOUSING GROUND FLOOR OFFICE.

AND SO THAT IS THE VERBIAGE THAT WAS PRESENTED TO US, TO BE HONEST, NOT MUCH ELSE WAS PRESENTED ON THAT, UM, PROPERTY, BUT MORE, THE FOCUS WAS ON THE OTHER THREE UNITS WITH THE SAFE HOUSING.

THERE WAS LOTS OF DETAILS THERE.

UM, CONNOR EMAILED THE GROUP AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD TEAM.

UM, THAT WAS JUST A FEW DAYS AGO WITH THE PRO CHANGING THE PROPOSAL.

WE DISCUSSED IT LAST NIGHT ON OUR CONTACT TEAM MEETING.

UM, AND THE VERBIAGE USE THEN WAS CIVIL TO MIXED OFFICE USE MULTI-FAMILY BUILDING WITH 23 UNITS, 10% AFFORDABLE FOR SAFE CLIENTS VERBALLY.

UM, ALTHOUGH IT WAS NOT IN THE PRESENTATION, IT WAS STATED THAT THIS OFFICE IS NOW BEING PROPOSED AS A 60 FOOT TALL BUILDING.

UH, I BELIEVE THAT WAS TWO FLOORS OFFICE, TWO FLOORS OF THESE MIXED UNITS AS PROPOSED AND ONE FLOOR OF PARKING.

SO AGAIN, AS WELL STATED, UM, JUST REQUESTING ADDITIONAL TIME TO EVALUATE THESE AND REALLY UNDERSTAND, UM, HOW IT IMPACTS THE OTHER CHANGES WITH THE OTHER THREE LOTS AS WELL AND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, OKAY.

NEXT WE HAVE THE APPLICANT, UH, MR. CONNOR, KENNY, UH, HILL COMMISSIONERS, UM, TAKEN THE, YOU KNOW, UH, POSITION OF OPPOSING A POSTPONEMENT, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, USUALLY GRANTED AND THE, UM, THE REASON WHY IS THAT, UM, THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT, THE ONLY WAY THAT IT'S CHANGED IN THE LAST OVER TWO MONTHS HAS BEEN TO SHAVE IT DOWN IN RESPONSE TO REQUESTS FROM SOME OF THE NEIGHBORS.

UM, WE DOWNGRADED OUR ZONING REQUEST FROM CS TO GR UH, THAT CUT OFF, UH, 20 POINTS OF, UH, OF BUILDING COVERAGE.

UM, THE, UH, THE TWO BUILDINGS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SAFE, PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, AND THEN A MIXED USE OFFICE, UH, RESIDENTIAL BUILDING, THE NUMBER OF UNITS ON THAT DECREASED, UH, IN RESPONSE TO A, TO A REQUEST TO SHRINK THE BUILDING.

UM, AND AS YOU MAY REMEMBER, THIS, UM, UH, ITEM HAS BEEN ON YOUR AGENDA

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SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS BECAUSE WE KEEP POSTPONING IT, UH, THE LAST POSTPONEMENT THAT WE MADE WAS TO ACCOMMODATE A MONTH LONG POSTPONE AT THE CONTACT TEAM LEVEL.

UM, SO, UH, WE FELT, WE FEEL THAT ACTUALLY WE'VE, WE'VE GIVEN A LOT OF POSTPONEMENTS HERE.

UM, THERE, UH, THE ONLY NEW INFORMATION SINCE, UH, IN THE LAST MONTH HAS BEEN THAT WE REDUCED OUR ZONING ASK.

UM, AND THE, UM, UH, OUR FIRST MEETING WAS OVER FIVE MONTHS AGO WITH THE COMMUNITY.

UM, AND THEN THIS, UH, THIS DEVELOPMENT IS PART OF THE, UH, THE HOMELESSNESS SUMMIT IN AUSTIN TO BUILD, UH, THOUSAND UNITS IN THREE YEARS.

UH, THE CLOCK IS TICKING ON THAT.

WE HAVE, UH, A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR COUNTY AWARD THAT I'M TRYING TO, TO GO INTO NEGOTIATION MEETINGS WITH THEM TOMORROW ON, WE HAVE A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR CITY AWARD THAT IS SITTING AT CITY COUNCIL WAITING FOR THIS REZONING TO GO THROUGH.

UM, THERE'S A LOT THAT CASCADES FROM THIS MEETING.

UM, AND THE LAST COUPLE OF MEETINGS THAT WE'VE HAD, THE LAST POSTPONEMENT THAT WE HAD AT THE CONTACT TEAM, UH, WAS A REQUEST FOR MORE TIME TO, TO THINK ABOUT IT AND, AND RESEARCH.

AND THEN THERE WAS NO NEW INFORMATION AT THE LAST MEETING AND, UH, THE CONTACT TEAM AFTER THAT VOTED TO SUPPORT THIS REQUEST.

SO I REALLY DON'T THINK THAT THERE'S REALLY MUCH NEW.

I THINK THERE'S SOME FOLKS WHO ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT AND I GET THAT.

UM, BUT, UH, THERE'S NO NEW INFORMATION THAT'S GONNA COME TO LIGHT HERE.

AND THIS THING HAS BEEN DISCUSSED FOR MONTHS AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD LEVEL.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UM, MR. KENNY, DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER SPEAKERS? OKAY.

YOU HAVE SOMEONE FROM SAMPLE LINES HERE.

WE HAVE SOME ON THE PHONE, BUT, UH, OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, OKAY, SO COMMISSIONERS, WE ARE GONNA GO AHEAD AND, UM, GO THROUGH OUR TYPICAL, UH, EIGHT QUESTIONS.

LET ME GO AHEAD AND GET THE ROOM UP HERE SO I CAN SEE YOUR HANDS, UH, WHO, WHO HAS THE FIRST QUESTION THERE, PUBLIC HEARING? UM, I DON'T THINK WE NEED, UH, I DON'T THINK WE NEED TO CLOSE IT'S YEAH, NOT A PUBLIC HEARING.

UH, SO WE'RE GONNA GO AHEAD AND, UH, START WITH, UH, COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER.

UH, THANK YOU, CHAIR.

AND, UH, I'M NOT SURE WHO THIS IS DIRECTED AT BECAUSE I, I I'M, UH, I'M TRYING TO RECALL.

WE DID A, WE DID A POSTPONEMENT AT THE REQUEST OF THE CONTACT TEAM.

IS THAT CORRECT? MAY, MAYBE CHAIR, YOU CAN ANSWER IT.

I AM NOT SURE.

UM, UH, YES.

APPLICANT MR. CANDY, IF YOU WANNA FILL US IN THERE, APPRECIATE IT.

UH, WE'VE HAD A COMBINATION OF STAFF POSTPONEMENTS AND SOME APPLICANT POSTPONEMENTS, UM, BUT THE LAST APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT WAS, UH, BECAUSE THE CONTACT TEAM POSTPONE FOR A MONTH AT THE REQUEST OF THE, UM, OF, UH, SOME OF THE NEIGHBORS AND WE THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE CONTACT TEAM VOICE.

SO THAT WAS, UH, I THINK REGISTERED AS ONE OF OURS, BUT WE WERE READY TO GO LAST MONTH O OKAY.

THAT'S A LITTLE UNUSUAL.

SO WE, WE HAVE NOT HAD A, A POSTPONEMENT, IS THAT CORRECT? JOY, HARD HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

I'LL JUST SAY, UH, JOY HARD HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

UM, THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAS NOT REQUESTED A POSTPONEMENT, UH, UNTIL NOW, IS THAT UNTIL TODAY? THIS IS THE END REQUEST.

YES.

THIS IS THE FIRST, THE NEIGHBORHOOD'S FIRST POSTPONEMENT REQUEST.

YES.

OKAY.

DO YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, COMMISSIONER SNYDER? I, I DO NOT.

OKAY.

YES, CHAIR, UH, JUST A QUICK POINT OF CLARIFICATION.

IF THE COMMISSION DOES TAKE THIS UP TONIGHT, DO WE HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE TO, TO PASS THE TWO ITEMS? IS THAT A SUPER MAJORITY JOY HARDEN? UM, A SUPER MAJORITY WOULD NOT BE REQUIRED.

OKAY.

JUST A MAJORITY.

SO IF THERE'S EIGHT, YOU WOULD NEED SEVEN, SEVEN VOTE.

MM-HMM , UH, QUESTION FOR THE APPLICANT THEN MR. C, ARE YOU OKAY.

ADJUSTING CASE DOES LOOK LIKE IT'S GONNA GO YOUR WAY.

JUST, UM, I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HEAR THE MERITS OF THE CASE AND IF A COMMISSIONER WANTS TO MAKE A MOTION FOR POSTPONEMENT AT THAT TIME FEELING THAT THERE IS MORE INFORMATION FAIR, PERHAPS THAT MIGHT BE MORE APPROPRIATE.

OKAY.

EXCEPT FOR ME, I WAS JUST

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CURIOUS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

GOOD QUESTION.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? UH, I WOULD, UH, LET'S SEE.

I HAVE ONE, UM, I GUESS, UH, WAS IT MR. MR. HEATHCOTT? YES, I, SO THE, UM, I GUESS OCTOBER 11TH, UH, THAT'S A MONTH, WOULD TWO WEEKS NOT BE ADEQUATE, UM, TO KIND OF, TO GET YOUR, THE PLANNING, THE CONTACT TEAM TOGETHER, AND MAYBE DISCUSS THE CHANGES THAT YOU THINK WERE MADE.

YES, SIR.

I MEAN, UM, ANYTIME WOULD HELP IF, I MEAN, I CERTAINLY THERE'S, THERE'S A LOT OF PARTIES INVOLVED.

UH, MOST OF THE ADJACENT PROPERTIES ARE NO, IT'S, IT'S A IT'S APARTMENT IS NEXT TO THESE DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES.

SO, UM, THERE, THERE ARE A LOT OF PARTIES INVOLVED.

UM, IF, IF OCTOBER 11TH, THAT IS CERTAINLY OUR ASK.

IF, IF THAT'S NOT FEASIBLE, THEN, THEN CERTAINLY ANY TIME, ANY MORE TIME WOULD BE HELPFUL BECAUSE AS IT, IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE IT'S EVERYONE'S PERCEPTION, BUT IT IS CERTAINLY OUR PERCEPTION FROM THE COMMUNITY THAT THIS INFORMATION ABOUT 51 0 7 AND 51 0 9, UM, WAS JUST DISCLOSED YESTERDAY, UM, TO THE DEGREE THAT IT WAS.

SO, UH, THERE'S A, THERE'S A LOT THAT, THAT A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO, TO ASK AND A LOT OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT WE WOULD JUST LIKE TO, TO COLLECT AND, AND, AND DISCUSS THIS WITH.

OKAY.

AND I, I APOLOGIZE TRYING TO GET MYSELF ORGANIZED.

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE CONTACT TEAM? YES, SIR.

THAT YOU'RE REPRESENTING THE CONTACT TEAM.

WELL, I, I HAD MY THIRD, I HAD MY THIRD MEETING YESTERDAY.

OKAY.

SO YES, SIR.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

UM, AND WHO, WHO ARE THE, UM, WHO ARE THE MAIN, WHO'S THE CHAIR AND THE VICE OR THE, THE MAIN REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE CONTACT TEAM THERE? RODNEY IS THE CHAIR.

OKAY.

UM, THAT'S ABOUT AS FAR AS I CAN SPEAK.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

YES, SIR.

UM, AND, UH, MR. KENNY, I HAVE A QUESTION.

SO WOULD TWO WEEKS, I JUST, YOU KNOW, THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT CASE, AS YOU SAID, IT'S, IT'S BEING QUEUED UP FOR APPROVAL BY THE CITY COUNCIL, AND I GUESS THE COUNTY AS WELL, DON'T WANNA PUT ANY OF THAT AT RISK, BUT IT'S TWO WEEKS.

UM, GRANTED WE DO HAVE A BUSY AGENDA, UM, BUT IS TWO WEEKS, UM, A, A SAFE TIME PERIOD FOR YOU, OR IS IT STILL PUTTING IT SOMEWHAT AT RISK? UH, IT WOULD CAUSE CASCADING DELAYS.

UM, BUT I JUST, I WANNA BE CLEAR THAT, UH, UM, THE SPEAKER DOES NOT SPEAK FOR THE CONTACT TEAM, THAT THE CONTACT TEAM APPROVED AND RECOMMENDS THIS CASE AND MADE THAT VOTE LAST NIGHT.

SO THE CONTACT TEAM IS NOT REQUESTING A POST MOMENT.

THE NEIGHBOR ASSOCIATION IS NOT POST REQUESTING A POSTPONE.

THERE ARE ONE OR TWO INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE REQUESTED A POSTPONE.

OKAY.

UH, THANK YOU FOR THAT CLARIFICATION.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, I'M FINISHED.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? DO WE HAVE A MOTION? UM, I'M GONNA GO.

AND, UH, BUD CHAIR, DID YOU HAVE A MOTION? OH, I WAS GONNA MAKE A MOTION.

OKAY.

TO DENY POSTPONEMENT AND HEAR THE CASE TONIGHT.

UM, DO YOU HAVE A SECOND, UH, COMMISSIONERS ARE, UH, GO AHEAD AND SPEAK TO YOUR EMOTION THAT SURE.

DO YOU WANNA SPEAK TO YOUR EMOTION? SURE.

UM, JUST REALLY BRIEF.

I, I, IT SOUNDS LIKE THE CONTACT TEAM HEARD THE, UM, FROM THE DEVELOPER LAST NIGHT AND EVEN SENT A LETTER, WHICH IS IN OUR BACKUP.

UM, AND I I'D LIKE TO HEAR MORE AS, AS MR. KENNY SAID, IF THERE'S NEW INFORMATION WE CAN CHOOSE TO POSTPONE IT.

UM, SO I, I THINK IT'S VALID TO HEAR IT TONIGHT, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE, THE TIMELINES FOR SOME OF THE FINANCIAL, UM, ASSISTANCE ON THE HOUSING.

THANK YOU.

UH, ANYONE SPEAKING AGAINST THIS MOTION SPEAK IN FAVOR COMMISS DESAR.

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I I'LL JUST ECHO WHAT BYRE HEMPLE WAS SAYING.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HEARD FROM THE APPLICANT THAT IT MAKES SENSE TO GO AHEAD AND LISTEN TO THE CASE TODAY.

WE SHOULD GO AHEAD AND LISTEN TO IT AND, UM, THEN SEE FROM THERE, IF IT DOES SEEM LIKE THERE'S A NEED FOR POSTPONE, WE CAN DO SO, BUT WE DO HAVE SUPPORT RIGHT NOW FROM THE CONTACT TEAM.

WE HAVE A CLEAR LETTER THAT WAS SHARED TO A, OR SHARED WITH US AGAIN, SHOULD BE AVAILABLE IN BACKUP AS WELL.

AND IN ADDITION, I DO WANNA POINT OUT, I THINK THE CHALLENGES AROUND FINANCING, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME SUCH A CASE HAS COME BEFORE US.

IT IS SOMETHING TRUE.

AND THE LONGER WE HAVE POSTPONEMENTS HERE, WE'RE ESSENTIALLY STOPPING COUNCIL FROM HAVING THE ABILITY TO POSTPONE IF NEEDED ON THEIR END.

SO IN SOME WAYS IT MAKES SENSE IF WE DO FEEL LIKE THIS IS A PROJECT THAT WE FEEL GENERALLY OKAY WITH IN SUPPORTING, THEN WE SHOULD FORWARD IT TO COUNCIL AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE AND ALLOW THEM TO MAKE THE DETERMINATION AS NECESSARY.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ANY MORE SPEAKERS? UH, AGAINST OR FOUR.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S GO AHEAD AND TAKE A VOTE ON THE MOTION TO DENY POSTPONEMENT.

AND THAT WILL MEAN WE'LL HEAR THIS ITEMS B TWO AND B3, THIS CV, UM, THOSE ON THE DIAS IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.

THAT'S EVERY ONE OF THOSE, UH, VIRTUALLY PLEASE SHOW ME YOUR CARDS AND I'M SEEING ALL GREEN.

SO THAT'S, UH, EIGHT ZERO.

UM, SO WE'RE GONNA GO AND TAPE THAT ITEM UP NEXT.

THANK YOU.

SO, UM, MOVING AHEAD HERE WITH ITEM TWO AND THREE, UH, WE'RE GOING TO GO AND HEAR STAFF GIVES, GIVE US, UM, WE'RE GONNA TAKE THOSE ITEMS TOGETHER AND WE'LL START WITH STAFF GIVING US, UH, OVERVIEW OF THE PLAN AMENDMENT AND THE REZONING.

WE RE MEREDITH HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT ITEM.

NUMBER TWO IS PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 20 22 2 3 0.0 ONE.SH.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 51 0 7 51 0 9 51, 11 51, 13 AND 51 50 LANCASTER COURT.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE UNIVERSITY HILLS WINDSOR PARK NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AREA.

THE REQUEST IS TO CHANGE OF FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR MULTIFAMILY, RESIDENTIAL AND MIXED USE OFFICE TO MIXED USE LAND USE.

IT IS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF, THE WINDSOR PARK NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN CONTACT TEAM SUBMITTED A LETTER AND SUPPORT.

HOWEVER, THERE IS OPPOSITE OPPOSITION AND THAT IS INCLUDED IN THESE STAFF REPORTS.

GOOD EVENING.

GOOD EVENING, HEATHER CHAFFIN HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT WITH THE ZONING REQUEST, WHICH IS TO GO FROM N O M U N P AND MF THREE NP.

UH, THOSE SAME ADDRESSES THAT MAUREEN JUST LISTED THE COMBINED PROPERTY IS APPROXIMATELY 0.787 ACRES.

THE RE RECOMMENDATION IS SOMETHING THAT WAS DISCUSSED WITH BETWEEN STAFF AND THE APPLICANT.

AND I BELIEVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN CONTACT TEAM.

THE RECOMMENDATION IS G R M U V C O N P.

AND THIS IS THE AMENDED REQUEST BY THE APPLICANT.

THEY ARE, UH, PROPOSING TO HAVE A MINIMUM FIVE FOOT REAR YARD AND SIDE YARD SETBACK.

CURRENTLY THOSE SETBACKS ARE ZERO.

AND THEN YOU CAN SEE ON PAGE ONE, A VERY LONG LIST OF PROHIBITED USES.

THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING TO ONLY KEEP USES THAT ARE ALREADY ALLOWED IN MF THREE OR NO CATEGORIES.

SO ANYTHING OF THE COMMERCIAL NATURE, MORE INTENSE THAN WHAT IS ALLOWED INNO, UH, IS PROHIBITED.

AND ON THE ISSUE SECTION AGAIN, THIS WAS INITIALLY FOR CSV N P AND HAS BEEN AMENDED, UM, THE PROPERTIES AT THE SOUTH SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF LANCASTER COURT AND EAST 52ND STREET, UH, EXISTING LAND USES INCLUDE PROFESSIONAL OFFICE AND SINGLE FAMILY.

RESIDENTIAL USES TO THE EAST SOUTHEAST OUR PROPERTIES ZONED MF TWO AND G R M U V C O N P THAT ARE DEVELOPED WITH MULTIFAMILY.

RESIDENTIAL USES ACROSS THE INTERSECTION OF LANCASTER IN 57TH, 52ND TO THE NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST ARE PROPERTY ZONED, L O N P AND MF TWO C O N P THAT ARE DEVELOPED WITH MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL ACROSS LANCASTER COURT TO THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST AND NORTHEAST NORTHWEST, SORRY, OUR PROPERTY ZONED, N O M U N P MF TWO N P L O N P MF TWO C O N P.

AND, UH, FACING EAST 51ST STREET.

THERE'S A, UH, PROPERTY ALSO ZONED G M U V C O N P.

THESE ARE A MIX OF USES THERE'S SINGLE FAMILY, RESIDENTIAL MULTI-FAMILY AND UNDEVELOPED PARCELS.

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THE APPLICANT HAS STATED THAT THE PLAN DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPERTY IS TO PROVIDE 60 RESIDENTIAL USES AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR SAFE ALLIANCE AND ORGANIZATION THAT SERVES FAMILIES FLEEING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR SEXUAL ASSAULT.

THE SITE WILL ALSO INCLUDE A SEPARATE MIXED USE BUILDING WITH APPROXIMATELY 23 MULTI-FAMILY UNITS AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICES.

UH, THE SAFE ALLIANCE FACILITY AND OVERALL PROJECT WILL BE A SMART HOUSING PROJECT.

STAFF SUPPORTS THE REQUEST.

THERE'S A MIX OF ZONING IN THE AREA.

THERE IS MULTI-FAMILY IN THE AREA.

THERE ARE OFFICES IN SIMILAR USES IN THE AREA.

UM, ADDITIONALLY PROVIDING A FACILITY FOR SAFE ALLIANCE IS A COMMUNITY SERVICE I'M AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

AND LET ME GET MY SPEAKER LIST UP HERE.

UM, SO WE'RE GOING TO, OH, YES, PLEASE.

UM, MR. CANDY, GO AHEAD AND START US OFF ON YOUR FIVE MINUTES.

UM, PLEASE.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO THIS PROJECT, UH, WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT, UM, THIS IS ONE THAT, UH, WE ARE DEVELOPING OURSELVES FOR, UH, AS A FEE DEVELOPER FOR THE SAFE ALLIANCE.

AND, UH, FOR OF VALITUDE IS PART OF THE TRAVIS COUNTY SUPPORTIVE HOUSING COLLABORATIVE, WHICH IS OUR SEVEN PROJECTS WE'RE DEVELOPING FOR SEVEN NONPROFITS IN THE COUNTY, UH, TO DEVELOP A TOTAL OF 480, UH, UNITS ONSITE OF PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR HOMELESSNESS RESPONSE.

UM, GONNA GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SO IT IS A, UH, IT'S A MIXED DEVELOPMENT AND, UM, IT'S TWO BUILDINGS ON ONE DEVELOPMENT THAT SHARES STORM WATER PARKING DRIVES, ET CETERA.

UH, BOTH THE SAFE ALLIANCE AND THE CIVIL TWO BUILDING ARE ABOUT 65 FEET SAFE ALLIANCE.

UH, BUILDING IS 60 UNITS MIXED BETWEEN, UM, STUDIOS, ONES AND TWOS.

UH, UH, SO IT IS, UH, DESIGNED REALLY FOR, UM, WHILE THERE ARE MALE VICTIMS OF, OF, UH, OF ABUSE.

UH, IT'S PRIMARILY, UH, UH, WOMEN WITH CHILDREN FLEEING, UH, VIOLENCE SITUATIONS ARE COMING OUT OF, UH, OUT OF SHELTERS.

UM, THERE WILL BE ONSITE SUPPORT SERVICES.

THIS HAS BEEN A CUSTOM DESIGN TRAUMA INFORMED ARCHITECTURE, UH, UH, BUILDING FOR SAFE ALLIANCE.

UM, IT'S, UH, NEARLY A HUNDRED PERCENT FUNDED, WHICH IS AMAZING.

UH, IT IS, UH, GONNA BE DEBT FREE.

UH, SOON AS WE FINISH IT, WE'RE HANDING THE KEYS OVER TO SAFE ALLIANCE AND THEY WILL OWN AND OPERATE IT FOREVER.

UH, IT'S BEEN A REAL EFFORT THAT, UH, WE HAVE HAD PRIVATE, PHILANTHROPIC, UH, INTEREST THE CITY AND THE COUNTY ALL RALLYING TOGETHER TO FUND THIS THING.

AND IT'S, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO FUND PSSH, UH, WITHOUT DEBT BECAUSE IT'S A VERY EXPENSIVE TO RUN.

AND THE MORE YOU'RE BUILDING HAS A DEFICIT, THE MORE YOU'RE DEPENDENT ON SERVICE CONTRACTS, WHICH ARE OFTEN HARD TO GET FROM THE CITY OR DON'T INCREASE WITH INFLATION.

SO WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO SET THIS PROJECT UP FOR FINANCIAL SUCCESS.

UH, THE REASON THE CIVIL TWO BUILDING IS ON HERE IS THAT THE DEVELOPERS WHO OWNED THE, THE LOT IN THE MIDDLE OF WHERE WE WANNA PUT THE SAFE BUILDING WOULD NOT SELL US THAT LOT.

AND THEY WOULD ONLY TRADE US FOR THE LOT THAT OUR OFFICE IS CURRENTLY ON ACROSS THE STREET.

UM, SO WE MADE THAT SWAP AND, UH, OUR, UH, ARRANGEMENT WITH THE SAFE ALLIANCE IS THAT WE ARE THEN COMING AND REBUILDING OUR OFFICE ACROSS THE STREET.

UM, WE ARE SHARING FACILITIES.

WE ARE, UH, THERE'S NOT A LOT OF ROOM FOR PARKING FOR SAFE ALLIANCE.

UM, SO WE ARE, UH, TRYING TO INCORPORATE MORE PARKING ONTO THERE.

UH, AND THEN WE GET EFFICIENCIES FROM STORM WATER AND WHATNOT.

UM, UH, THREE OF THE UNITS, 10%, UM, WILL BE RESERVED FOR HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHERS FOR, UH, FROM THE, UH, SAFE, UH, UNIVERSE THERE SO THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO MAY, MAYBE THEY DON'T NEED PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, BUT THEY WOULD BENEFIT FROM HAVING THOSE SERVICES NEXT DOOR.

UH, THEY CAN GO INTO THOSE.

UM, SO 83 UNITS TOTAL 75% WILL BE HOMELESSNESS RESPONSE, 20 MARKET RATE, AND, UH, TWO FLOORS OF OFFICE.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SO THIS IS THE PART OF WINDSOR PARK.

AND THE IMPORTANT THING HERE IS THAT YOU SEE THE BLUE LINE, THAT'S THE TANA HILL BRANCH CREEK.

UM, AND, UH, WE CAN GO NEXT SLIDE, UM, THE LOCATION AGAIN, AND YOU'LL SEE, IT'S BASICALLY, IT'S LIKE FIVE DOORS DOWN FROM, AND ACROSS THE STREET FROM MILLER OR NEXT SLIDE.

UH, THIS IS THE AERIAL VIEW.

NEXT SLIDE, UM, SAFE ALLIANCE.

WE ACTUALLY GAVE FIRST CHOICE OF THE SEVEN SITES THAT WE WERE LOOKING AT, AND THEY REALLY WANTED THIS ONE, UH, PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THE ACCESS TO TRANSIT.

THE ENTIRE BLOCK THAT YOU SEE TO THE WEST HAS BEEN VACATED EXCEPT FOR, I THINK, ONE PROPERTY.

AND IT IS GETTING A MASSIVE REDEVELOPMENT.

THAT IS, I THINK, ALL MARKET RATE, THERE'S A GROCERY STORE GOING IN ACROSS THE STREET, UM, UH, AS WELL AS A PARK AND A PARKLAND DEDICATION, THAT SHOULD BE ABOUT AN ACRE.

UM, SO IT'S REALLY AN AMENITY RICH AND SERVICE RICH LOCATION.

NEXT SLIDE.

UH, THIS

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IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND YOU'LL SEE THAT THIS CORNER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS, IS TREATED PRETTY DIFFERENTLY FROM THE REST OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND SO THIS IS THE, UH, THIS IS THE ZONING IN THE AREA.

AND, UM, SO THE ENTIRETY OF THE 51ST STREET CORRIDOR WITH SOME PROPERTIES THAT WRAP AROUND, UH, ARE ALL PRETTY MUCH JOAN G UH, ZONE GR M U V, WHICH IS THE SAME, UH, ZONING THAT WE ARE REQUESTING.

UM, THIS WOULD ESSENTIALLY CONTINUE THAT AROUND, UH, THE CORNER THROUGH LANCASTER, NEXT SLIDE ZOOMED IN A LITTLE BIT.

UM, SO YOU SEE OTHER GRM, U V UH, PROPERTIES.

UM, THIS WHOLE CORRIDOR IS GETTING REDEVELOPED.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, HERE'S A HEIGHT MAP.

SO TWO OF THE LOTS ARE CURRENTLY ZONED FOR 40 FEET, THREE OF THEM FOR 35 FEET.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, BUT, UH, WHAT THAT DOES MEAN BECAUSE THIS IS AN AFFORDABILITY UNLOCKED PROJECT, IS THAT, UH, WE CAN GO TO 60 FEET AND 52 AND A HALF FEET NOW.

AND, UM, WHILE I, I, I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND AND SYMPATHIZE THE OPPOSITION THAT WE HAVE GOTTEN FROM SOME NEIGHBORS HAS BEEN ABOUT BUILDING A 60 FOOT BUILDING RIGHT THERE, AND YOU CAN ALREADY BUILD A 60 FOOT BUILDING THERE.

THE REZONING THAT WE ARE SEEKING IS GONNA GIVE US ABOUT 10 FEET OF ADDITIONAL HEIGHT SO THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO PUT IN EIGHT FOOT CEILINGS, UH, AND THE RESIDENCES, AND TO GIVE US SOME MORE BUILDING COVERAGE AND IMPERVIOUS COVERAGE, WE WILL HAVE MORE FLOOR AREA, BUT THE HEIGHT AND THE SETBACKS WON'T CHANGE.

SO THE NEXT SLIDE, LAST THING THERE IS THE CO THAT WE'RE PROPOSING THERE.

I WANNA CLARIFY, UH, IT MADE INTO THE CITY IS FIVE FEET OF REAR FOOT SETBACK.

WE WANTED TO BE CLEAR, WE'RE SEEKING 10 FOOT OF REAR SETBACK SETBACK, UM, TO MATCH THE CURRENT MAXIMUM FOR MF THREE.

THANK YOU.

I THINK WE HAVE SOME, UH, SOME SPEAKERS FROM SAFE ALLIANCE ON THE PHONE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

HANG ONE SECOND.

OKAY.

ON THE SPEAKER LIST HERE, I HAVE GOT AARON GOODSON KITTY.

ALL RIGHT, GO AHEAD.

MY NAME'S AARON GOODSON.

I AM THE SENIOR DIRECTOR OF HOUSING AT THE SAFE ALLIANCE.

UM, SAFE MISSION IS TO STOP ABUSE FOR EVERYONE, AND WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE ARE NOT GONNA BE SUCCESSFUL IN STOPPING ABUSE CAUSE WE CAN'T ALSO END HOMELESSNESS AND WE'RE NEVER GONNA END HOMELESSNESS IF WE DO NOT STOP ABUSE, UH, THEY CREATE A REALLY VICIOUS CYCLE THAT IT'S SO DIFFICULT TO ESCAPE.

UM, I'VE BEEN WORKING AT SAFE FOR 20 YEARS, UM, ON THE INTERSECTIONS OF HOMELESSNESS AND ABUSE, AND WE'VE SEEN WITHIN OUR ORGANIZATION AND ALSO LOCALLY IN THE HOMELESS RESPONSE SYSTEM, A REALLY SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN INVESTMENT AND EXPANSION OF HOMELESS RESPONSE PROGRAMS OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

AND YET WE'RE STILL SEEING THAT THE COUNTS OF THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY ARE GOING UP BEING MORE AND MORE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES ARE BEING PUSHED INTO HOMELESSNESS BY ROUTE RISING HOUSING COSTS THAT NOBODY CAN KEEP PACE WITH AS WELL AS THE CYCLE OF ABUSE.

UM, IN 2022, WE'VE SEEN THE DEMAND FOR SURVIVOR HOUSEHOLDS.

THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO FLEE ABUSE AND ARE BECOMING HOMELESS FOR THE FIRST TIME, TRIPLE IN 2022, OVER 2021.

UM, AND AT THE OTHER END OF THE SPECTRUM, WHAT WE'VE LEARNED THROUGH A LOT OF COLLABORATION WITH ECHO AND THE LOCAL HOMELESS RESPONSE SYSTEM, IS THAT THE MOST VULNERABLE NUMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, THOSE WHO ARE LIVING UNSHELTERED AND ON THE STREETS, UM, ARE REALLY DISPROPORTIONATELY.

THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH A DISABILITY WHO HAVE BEEN LONG, WHO HAVE BEEN HOMELESS AND UNSHELTERED FOR THE LONGEST PERIOD OF TIME AND MORE THAN 50% OF THOSE FOLKS IDENTIFY AS SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND REPORT THAT THEY'VE BEEN THE VICTIM OF A RECENT ATTACK.

SO THE LONGER WE DO THIS WORK, THE MORE WE LEARN, THE MORE WE KNOW THAT THIS TYPE OF PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING IS SO NECESSARY TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE IN THE MOST DANGER IN OUR COMMUNITY TO GET SAFE, SAFE, AND STAY SAFE.

UH, WE RECOGNIZE THAT FOLKS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS WHO HAVE THESE TYPES OF BARRIERS WHERE FLEEING ABUSE NEED LOW OR NO BARRIER HOUSING, THAT IS ALSO VERY HIGH QUALITY.

UM, WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THE PROPOSAL FOR THE LANCASTER BECAUSE IT IS WELL DESIGNED IN CONSULTATION WITH SURVIVORS, UM, TO BE TRAUMA INFORMED AND TO BE SAFE.

AND IT IS PLANNED TO BE VERY WELL STAFFED BECAUSE IT IS OUR MISSION TO ENSURE THAT WE HELP INDIVIDUALS LEAVE HOMELESSNESS, LEAVE ABUSE, ESTABLISH THEIR OWN SAFE HOME IN A SAFE BUILDING, IN A SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD, IN A SAFE COMMUNITY, AND THEN HAVE ACCESS TO A RANGE OF SUPPORT SERVICES TO HELP THEM KEEP THAT HOUSING AND STAY SAFE.

UM, WE WILL BE EXCEEDINGLY GRATEFUL FOR

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YOUR SUPPORT AND APPROVAL THIS PROJECT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, WE HAVE THE NEXT SPEAKER IN FAVOR AND, UM, CORRECT ME IF I GET THIS WRONG.

IS IT LISA? IS IT, UH, POST LISA, PLEASE PRESS STAR SIX TO UNMUTE LISA.

HEY, HI, I'M LISA POSE.

SPEAKING WITH THE LANCASTER PROJECT, THE SAFE, I CALL MYSELF A SURVIVOR EXTRAORDINAIRE LIKE TOO MANY OF US AND NOT ENOUGH OF US.

I'M A PROUD SURVIVOR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING RIGHT HERE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

I CAME TO SAFE IN 2006 WITH ONE OF MY THREE CHILDREN.

HE STOLE THE OTHER TWO FROM SCHOOL AND I WOULD SPEND YEARS WORKING TO GET THEM TO SAFETY, TOO.

SOMETHING I COULD NOT HAVE DONE WITHOUT HOUSING AND SUPPORT.

I KNEW IF I WENT BACK, I WOULD DIE.

MY KIDS WOULD'VE WATCHED ME DIE FOR US.

WAITING MEANS DYING.

IT MEANS LOSING OUR KIDS.

IT MEANS LOSING OUR MINDS, LOSING OURSELF.

I AM TOLD I, I AM ONE, A 4% THAT MAKE IT AFTER ALL THAT HARDSHIP AND LOSS OF SELF, SHOW ME A HOMELESS WOMAN.

AND I WILL SHOW YOU A RAPE SURVIVOR.

HOMELESSNESS IS A PROMISE OF LAYERS OF HARM AND TRAUMA.

I WON THE LOTTERY.

I SPENT TWO YEARS IN SUPPORT OF HOUSING WAS SAFE.

AND THEN I WON ANOTHER LOTTERY OF 10 YEARS IN SECTION EIGHT.

I NEEDED THAT TIME.

I NEEDED ALL THAT TIME TO HEAL, TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO LIVE DIFFERENTLY, TO LEARN LIFE SKILLS, TO GO THROUGH COURT.

I JUST, I NEEDED EVERYTHING.

SELF HELP SAFE, HELPED ME SAVE MY LIFE AND THE LIVES OF MY CHILDREN.

CAN YOU IMAGINE ENTERING A LOTTERY THAT WILL DECIDE IF YOU CAN SURVIVE, ENTERING A LOTTERY TO SEE IF YOUR KIDS WILL SURVIVE.

WE CLEARLY NEED MORE HOUSING.

I WORK WITH SURVIVORS NOW AND ALMOST EVERY DAY.

I'M HELPING SOMEONE ELSE GO HOMELESS.

AND I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG I CAN KEEP DOING THAT.

I'M PRETTY STRONG AND IT'S STILL REALLY ROUGH.

I NEEDED THAT TIME TO RECOVER FROM 37 YEARS OF LAYERED VIOLENCE AND TRAUMA AND THE MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES IT GAVE ME AND MY CHILDREN.

I NEEDED THAT TIME FOR THE THERAPY, THE LIFE SKILL BUILDING, THE HELP AND ADVOCATING FOR MY DAUGHTER WITH SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DAUGHTER WAS SCHEDULED EFFECTIVE DISORDER AND CUSTODY COURT.

EVENTUALLY I WAS ABLE TO GET EDUCATION AND ENTER THE WORKFORCE AT LIVABLE WAGES ALL WHILE IN SUPPORT, ONE OF 4% FREQUENT FLYER, PROBABLY NOT GOING TO MAKE IT.

THAT'S WHAT THEY CALLED ME.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS.

RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE.

IT'S EVEN PROBABLE WHEN GIVEN THE ACCESS TO BASIC NEEDS, TIME HEALING OPPORTUNITIES AND OUR LEVEL AND TIMEFRAME.

TODAY, I HAVE WORKED MY WAY OFF OF SSI OUT OF SECTION EIGHT.

AND I AM A HOMEOWNER AS A SINGLE WOMAN, AND I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE, SEVERAL OF MY FRIENDS AND COWORKERS OR FORMER RESIDENTS ARE SAFE AND WE ARE SUCCESSFULLY TAKING OUR LIVES BACK.

SOME MIGHT EVEN CALL IT THRIVING.

I COULD NOT HAVE DONE THAT WITHOUT SAFE.

I REALLY COULDN'T HAVE, I WAS A DEAD WOMAN WALKING.

IF I WENT BACK, I WOULD KILL MYSELF WHERE HE WAS GOING TO KILL ME.

THERE WAS JUST NO LIFE LIVING LIKE THAT.

A PLACE SAFE WAS DIFFERENT THOUGH.

I WAS IN AND OUT OF SERVICES.

MY WHOLE LIFE SAFE WAS, UM, PERSON-CENTERED AND STRENGTH BASED.

AND UNCOMPROMISINGLY COMPASSIONATE.

THEY BELIEVED IN ME WHEN I COULDN'T, I'M SORRY.

I'M A LITTLE EMOTIONAL.

WELL, NOW I HAVE HOUSING.

I HAVE A HOME AND MY CHILDREN DON'T HAVE TO GO HOMELESS.

I'VE ALREADY HELPED.

TWO OF THEM NOT BE HOMELESS THROUGH THE PANDEMIC AND HELP THEM BACK INTO THEIR OWN HOUSING DREAMS IN THEIR OWN LIVES.

ONE OF MY DAUGHTERS EVEN WANTS TO MOVE INTO HER CAR AFTER GRADUATING COLLEGE.

AND YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW SCARY THAT IS FOR ME AS A FORMER HOMELESS PERSON.

EXCUSE ME.

I DON'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID.

UM, GO AHEAD AND WRAP, UH, CONCLUDES YOUR THOUGHTS, THE BUZZER RING.

I DON'T, I DON'T THINK YOU COULD HEAR IT THOUGH.

I DEFINITELY COULDN'T HEAR IT PLEASE.

UM, I BEG YOU, IF YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE, IF YOU BELIEVE IN HOPE YOU HAVE CHOICES TODAY, I HOPE YOU CHOOSE LIFE.

I HOPE YOU CHOOSE LANCASTER.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, QUICK, UM, HOUSEKEEPING ITEM HERE.

UH, POINT OF ORDER.

UM, LET ME GO BACK TO THE ROOM HERE.

UM, COMMISSIONER,

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UH, HOWARD, DO YOU WANNA GO AND JUST, I THINK YOU MENTIONED THAT YOU NEED TO RECUSE YOURSELF FROM THESE TWO ITEMS ITEMS TWO AND THREE.

YEAH, THAT'S CORRECT.

MY, UH, MY ORGANIZATION'S, UH, WORKING WITH, UH, THE TEAM, UH, TO DEVELOP THE PROPERTY, IDEALLY.

SO I'M GONNA HAVE TO RECUSE MYSELF.

OKAY.

WE FORTUNATELY COMMISSIONER MU CHILDER IS HERE.

SO WE DO HAVE RETAINED OUR NUMBER OF EIGHT.

SO I THINK THAT'S, THAT'S GOOD.

UH, BUT THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

OKAY.

UM, LET'S GO AND CONTINUE.

UM, SO THOSE ARE THE SPEAKERS IN, OH, ACTUALLY, HOLD ON.

I HAVE A ANO OH, SEVERAL SPEAKERS IN FAVOR.

UM, ARE WE TAKING THESE BY THE ORDER? I GUESS WE SHOULD GO BY THE ORDER ON THE SCREEN.

I THINK ANDREW HAD A REASON FOR DOING THAT.

OKAY.

LET'S GO.

AND, UH, NEXT ON THE LIST IS STILL MY SINKER SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION.

YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

OKAY.

FIVE MINUTES.

ARE YOU THE MAIN? OKAY, THANK YOU.

DID YOU HAVE MY PRESENTATION? THANK YOU.

GREAT.

UH, GOOD EVENING PLANNING COMMISSION.

UH, AS I MENTIONED, MY NAME IS STEEL MEISINGER AND I LIVE AT 1306 EAST 52ND STREET ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE PROPOSED REZONING DEVELOPMENT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, I AM HERE WITH A FEW OF MY FELLOW NEIGHBORS TO REPRESENT THE HOMEOWNERS ON 52ND STREET AND LANCASTER COURT.

UM, IN SUMMARY, WE OPPOSE FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, UH, WHILE WE COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN OUR BELOVED CITY.

UM, BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT'S JUST THE SHEER SCALE OF THIS PROJECT THAT WE OPPOSE.

UM, AND IN SUMMARY, WE, YOU KNOW, OPPOSE FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE PROPOSED ZONING IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN ZONING PRINCIPLES.

SECOND, THE CURRENT ZONING ALLOWS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO BE BUILT.

UH, YOU KNOW, THERE IS NOTHING STOPPING THE DEVELOPERS TO BUILD A VERSION OF THEIR AFFORDABLE HOUSING WITHIN THE EXISTING HO HOUSE, UH, WITHIN THE EXISTING ZONING PARKING IN CONGESTION ARE A REAL CONCERN SHARED BY MANY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE ALREADY HAVE CURRENT ISSUES WITH, EVEN WITH LIMITED HOUSING ON THESE STREETS.

UM, AND THE PROPOSED ZONING DOES NOT MEET THE COMP THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMPATIBILITY STANDARDS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, SO AS YOU ARE LIKELY VERY FAMILIAR WITH THESE, BUT I'LL JUST REITERATE THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS ESTABLISHED 12 ZONING PRINCIPLES AS A GUIDE TO PRESERVE THE COMPATIBILITY OF LAND USES.

UM, AS YOU KNOW, THESE ARE THE PRINCIPLES THAT SHOULD BE USED TO EVALUATE ALL ZONING REQUEST.

SO I'LL JUST BEGIN TO WALK YOU THROUGH AND SHOW HOW THE PROPOSED REZONING DOES NOT FOLLOW THESE PRINCIP PRINCIPAL PRINCIPLES.

AND INDEED DOES NOT PRESERVE THE COMPATIBILITY OF LAND USES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, AS STATED IN THE GUIDE TO ZONING, THE PURPOSE OF ZONING IS TO CREATE COMPATIBLE LAND USES ENSURE PROPER DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS AND TO PROMOTE THE OVERALL THE PUBLIC.

GOOD.

UM, SO THIS IS THE CURRENT FLU MAP AS CONNOR HAS ALREADY SHOWN.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

BUT, UM, THIS IS WHAT WE WILL LOOK AT.

THIS IS WHAT THE FLU MAP WILL LOOK LIKE WITH THE PROPOSED ZONING CHANGES.

UM, IN REFERRING BACK TO THOSE ZONING PRINCIPLES, ZONING SHOULD PROMOTE A TRANSITION BETWEEN ADJACENT AND NEARBY ZONING DISTRICTS, LAND USES AND DEVELOPMENT INTENSITIES.

AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, UM, THERE IS NO TRANSITION.

WE GO STRAIGHT FROM GRV M U CO AS PROPOSED TO MF TWO NP AND ACROSS THE STREET SF SIX, UM, WHICH IS WHERE WE LIVE.

SO, YOU KNOW, IT PROVIDES ZERO TRANSITION BETWEEN MIXED USE AND MULTIFAMILY.

AND ON TOP OF THAT, IT CREATES AN EVEN FURTHER DIVIDE AND LACK OF TRANSITION BETWEEN THE GRV AND THE SINGLE FAMILY, UH, S F SIX LOTS.

SO ADDITIONALLY, AS THE ZONING PRINCIPLES STATE, THE REQUEST SHOULD NOT RESULT IN SPOT ZONING.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, THE PROPOSED REZONING CERTAINLY RESULTS IN SPOT ZONING.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, THIS IS A CURRENT, THIS IS A DRAWING OF A 65 FOOT BUILDING NEXT TO OUR EXISTING ONE STORY BUILDING.

UH,

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AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, THERE IS ZERO TRANSITION FROM THE PROPOSED BUILDING TO OUR HOUSING ON TOP OF THAT, UM, WITH THIS PROPOSED ZONING, THIS BUILDING COULD BE A 30 FEET TALLER, A 90 FOOT TALL BUILDING NEXT TO OUR ONE STORY FOOT HOMES.

UM, AND THIS WOULD, YOU KNOW, WE COULD GET TO THAT 90 FEET IF THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM LEVERAGES THE AFFORDABILITY UNLOCKED BONUS PROGRAM, WHICH THEY ARE INDEED, UM, REQUESTING.

SO THIS CERTAINLY RESULTS IN DETRIMENTAL IMPACTS TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTER, WHICH IS A, UH, ZONING PRINCIPLE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, YOU KNOW, AND, AND REALLY I'LL JUST SAY, AS A SURROUNDING KIND OF SINGLE FAMILY NEIGHBOR TO THE PROPOSED BUILDING, WE PURCHASED OUR HOME WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE PARCELS ACROSS THE WAY WERE ZONED TO MF TWO AND MF THREE, WHICH IS A DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT REQUEST THAN THE REQUESTED GR ZONING.

UM, YOU KNOW, IF THIS ZONING CHANGE ALLOWS FOR A 90 FOOT BUILDING ACROSS THE STREET, IT IS INDEED A TERRIBLE SHOCK FOR US AS HOMEOWNERS.

IT'S CERTAINLY NOT WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND YES, WELL, I UNDERSTAND THERE THAT HOMELESSNESS IS A HUGE ISSUE IN AUSTIN, BUT THIS IS TRULY CREATING A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE FOUND HAVE ACTUALLY FOUND AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND WITH THE PROPOSED CHANGES, IT MAY FORCE US TO FIND DIFFERENT OPTIONS, WHICH I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE AVAILABLE AND THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT.

UM, JUST FINAL IN CONCLUSION.

YOU KNOW, WE, AGAIN, LIKE I SAID, WE COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR AFFORD AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BUT IT'S THE SHEER SCALE OF THIS PROJECT THAT IS INCREDIBLY INAPPROPRIATE.

UM, NO ONE WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM WITH A SMALLER SCALE PROJECT.

AS CONNOR MENTIONED WITH THE CURRENT, UM, ZONING, THERE IS OPTION TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING, MAYBE JUST NOT WITHIN THE REQUIREMENTS THAT HE'S REQUESTING.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I APPRECIATE IT.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT, WE HAVE, UH, JAMIE NIELSEN AND YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES AND YOU'RE SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS JAMIE NIELSON AND, UH, I OWN THE I, MY PROPERTY IS AT 5 1 0 5 LANCASTER COURT.

THAT IS THE PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY NEXT DOOR TO THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT SLOT.

UM, MY OPPOSITION IS, IS, IS, IS PRIMARILY FOCUSED ON THE FACT THAT A SAFE DEVELOPMENT IS, IS FINE.

IT'S JUST THIS THE WAY THEY'RE DESIGNING THIS DEVELOPMENT IN TERMS OF PARKING IS A DISASTER.

SO VOTING AGAINST THE VOTING AGAINST THIS PROPOSAL AS, AS IT'S PLANNED IS NOT A VOTE AGAINST SAFE.

AND IT'S BEING COUCHED IN TERMS THAT ANY CRITICISM OF THE DEVELOPMENT IS SOMEHOW A VOTE AGAINST THE CONCEPT OF SAFE, WHICH IS IT'S A GOOD ORGANIZATION, BUT THE DEVELOPMENT IS, IS FAULTY.

UH, THE NE THIS SLIDE HERE IS OUT OF THE, OUT OF THE BACKUP DOCUMENTS.

YOU'LL, YOU'LL SEE THAT THE, THE DEVELOPMENT IS, IS IN THE, UH, DARK HATCHER AREA AND RUNNING.

UH, NORTH SOUTH IS LANCASTER COURT.

YOU CAN SEE THAT THAT LANCASTER COURT TERMINATES IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF THE DEVELOPMENT.

UH, THE OTHER BOUNDING STREET IS 52ND STREET.

IT TERMINATES IMMEDIATELY EAST OF THE DEVELOPMENT.

SO THIS DEVELOPMENT IS CRAMMED INTO AN AREA OF TWO DEAD ENDS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE PROBLEM IS THE SAFE BUILDING, FOR EXAMPLE, HAS 60 UNITS PLANNED AND SIX STAFF MEMBERS.

AND THE ONLY PARKING AVAILABLE IS SIX IS, IS FIVE HANDICAPPED SPOTS.

THAT'S ALL THEY HAVE DESIGNED INTO THEIR BUILDING.

SO UNLESS, UNLESS THE PERSON QUALIFIES FOR HANDICAPPED PARKING, NO RESIDENTS, NO STAFF, NONE OF THEIR VISITORS CAN PARK ON SITE.

THEY GOTTA PARK ON THE STREET.

AND SAFE'S RESPONSE TO THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE'S PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEARBY.

THEY'LL ALL TAKE THE BUS.

THEY DON'T NEED CARS.

OH, AND BY THE WAY, BECAUSE OF OUR POPULATION OF RESIDENTS, THEY'LL NEVER GET CARS.

NOW IT'S A PERMANENT RESIDENCE, SO THEY'LL NEVER GET CARS FOREVER.

THAT'S THE RATIONALE FOR ONLY ALLOWING PROVIDING FOR FIVE HANDICAPPED SPOTS TO ACCOMMODATE A, A PROJECT THAT HAS 60 UNITS AND A HALF A DOZEN STAFF MEMBERS AND ALL THEIR GUESTS, THE PROJECT, WHICH IS IMMEDIATELY NEXT DOOR TO THAT HAS 23 UNITS.

EVEN YESTERDAY AT THE CONTACT MEETING THE CIVIL TO, UH, REPRESENTATIVE AFTER MONTHS OF MEETINGS AND DISCUSSIONS ADMITTED.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PARKING SPOTS WE'RE GONNA HAVE.

SO THIS IS THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

HERE'S LANCASTER COURT LOOKING NORTH IMMEDIATELY TO THE RIGHT ABOUT WHERE THAT BUMPER, THAT BLUE CAR IS GOING NORTH TO THE STOP SIGN.

THAT'S WHERE THAT BUILDING'S GOING TO BE.

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AND, AND TO THE LEFT, YOU'LL SEE THAT BUILDING JUST PAST THE BLUE TRASH CAN.

THAT'S THE LATITUDE'S CURRENT LOCATION.

YOU'LL SEE THERE'S OPEN PARKING SPOTS IN THEIR PARKING LOT.

EVEN WITH OPEN PARKING SPOTS IN THEIR PARKING LOT.

YOU'VE GOT PARK CARS JAMMING THE STREET ALL THE WAY DOWN.

THOSE LITTLE SPOTS BETWEEN THE PARK CARS, THAT THOSE PARKING SPACES, THOSE ARE DRIVEWAYS.

THIS IS A TYPICAL DAY ON LANCASTER TAKEN ABOUT A WEEK AGO AT 10 22 IN THE MORNING.

IT'S A HA IF YOU, IF WITH, WITH THIS NEW DEVELOPMENT, IT'S GONNA BE HAZARDOUS TO, TO PEDESTRIANS BECAUSE THIS IS A NARROW STREET.

IT'S GONNA MAKE THIS STREET VIRTUALLY IMPASSABLE FOR MOST OF THE DAY, HAZARDOUS TO TRAFFIC HAZARDOUS, TO, TO CARS, THE BICYCLES AND PEDESTRIANS, TRYING TO GET ACROSS THESE INTERSECTIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THE, UH, NEXT SPEAKER I HAVE, UH, LINED UP HERE IS JANE ANN PARKER FOR SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION.

YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

HI, THIS IS JANE ANN PARKER.

I LIVE IMMEDIATELY EAST OF THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT THE VERANDA AT 52ND AND INCOMPATIBLE FIVE STORY BUILDING IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO OUR ONE STORY HOMES.

WE'LL CAST A PERMANENT SHADOW OVER OUR COMPLEX.

NINE OF OUR 18 RESIDENTS ARE STAUNCHLY OPPOSED TO THIS PROJECT.

SIX HAVE ABS OBTAINED AND ONLY THREE HAVE EXPRESSED APPROVAL.

WE ARE LOCATED AT THE DEAD END OF 52ND STREET.

SO OUR COMMUNITY IN PARTICULAR WILL BECOME MORE OF A HIDDEN ENCLAVE, A TUCKED AWAY, HIDDEN ENVIRONMENT THAT WILL BE EVEN MORE CONDUCIVE TO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.

WE DO HAVE A HISTORY OF VIOLENT CRIMES IN THE IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORHOOD, SO I'M NOT SURE WHERE THE SAFE PEOPLE, UH, GOT THE IMPRESSION THAT THIS WAS A SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD.

IT IS NOT.

UM, AND I HAVE SUBMITTED THREE RECENT CASES OF VIOLENT CRIMES, UH, FOR THE RECORD, SINCE FIRST LEARNING ABOUT THESE PROJECTS, THE PLAN PROVIDED PARKING SPACES HAVE GONE FROM ZERO TO FIVE.

THEN WE LEARNED THOSE FIVE WERE ALL HANDICAPPED, THEN IT WAS 12.

AND NOW I THINK IT'S 20 OR 40.

IT'S REALLY HARD TO KNOW FOR CERTAIN WILL ULTIMATELY BE DEVELOPED SINCE THE PLAN IS EVER CHANGING, EXCEPT THAT IT WILL NO DOUBT BE WOEFULLY INADEQUATE FOR 60 RESIDENTS WITH UNLIMITED FAMILY MEMBERS ALLOWED TO LIVE WITH THEM NEXT DOOR WITH 23 MORE UNITS, PLUS A YET UNKNOWN NUMBER OF OFFICES.

THE HEAVY INCREASE IN TRAFFIC AND PARKING NEEDS WILL UNDOUBTEDLY CREATE AN UNTENABLE SITUATION FOR THESE TWO DEAD END STREETS TO ADDRESS A DIFFERENT ASPECT THAT HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY OFFENSIVE BEFORE EVEN RECEIVING APPROVAL FOR THEIR PLAN.

THESE DEVELOPERS SHOWED A COMPLETE LACK OF CONSIDERATION TO NEIGHBORING RESIDENTS BY CUTTING DOWN ALL OF THE LARGE TREES ON FIVE LOTS, THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORS WERE SHOCKED.

IT WAS DISRESPECTFUL AT BEST AND WORST OF ALL, AN EGREGIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE MOST BASIC OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS.

IT IS UNLIKELY.

WE WILL SEE ANY BENEFIT FROM HAVING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD'S IDENTITY SO DRAMATICALLY CHANGED BY THIS INCOMPATIBLE SPOT ZONING QUITE TO THE CONTRARY.

IT WILL CAUSE CONTINUAL PROBLEMS FOR NEIGHBORING RESIDENTS, THE RESIDENTS OF SAFE AND THE EMPLOYEES AT CIVIL TOO.

IT HAS BECOME ALL TOO CLEAR THAT THESE DEVELOPERS HAVE NO REGARD FOR THE REAL AND NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES THEY WILL CREATE FOR US.

AND THAT WE, THE NEARBY RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH FOR YEARS TO COME.

THANK YOU.

ONE SECOND HERE.

I LOST MY SPEAKER LIST.

OKAY.

UM, NEXT WE HAVE, WHAT'S LIKE MICHELLE LYNCH SPEAKING IN FAVOR, BUT CHAIR, I THINK WE JUST HAVE ONE MORE OPPOSITION SPEAKER FOR THIS CASE.

SEE, AND THAT WOULD BE MR. HEATH CAUGHT SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION.

OKAY.

AND JUST POINT OF ORDER HERE, WE'VE GOT SEVERAL FOLKS LISTED, AT LEAST ON MINE HAVING FIVE MINUTES.

UM, UM, I THINK THAT SHOULD BE THREE, CORRECT FOR THE, THOSE IN FAVOR.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE THE SPEAKER LIST LIKE I DO.

YES.

THOSE CASES WERE FOR THE CONSENT ITEM, SO THEY'RE NO LONGER, OH, I SEE.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S FOR THE OTHER CASES, THOSE

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FOR THE OTHER CASES.

UM, BUT MR. OKAY.

HEAT CO GOT LISTED SEPARATELY FOR SOME REASON, SO, BUT HE'S DONE OPPOSITIONS.

OKAY.

WE'LL GO AHEAD AND TAKE MR. HEATHCOTT UP NEXT.

THANK YOU.

HELLO AGAIN.

UM, MY NAME IS WILL HEATHCOTT.

UM, YOU KNOW, I, I, I WAS, I WAS SITTING BACK THERE AND I WAS THINKING THAT IF, IF THERE'S ONE THING THAT, THAT THE COMMISSIONERS TAKE AWAY FROM THE SHARE TODAY IS THAT I REALLY HOPE THAT, UM, THAT Y'ALL KNOW THAT, THAT I STAND HERE AT LEAST VERY MUCH IN FAVOR OF, OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

UM, WE, WE JUST HEARD A GREAT TESTIMONY THAT, UM, IT WA IT WAS MOVING IT'S.

IT'S GREAT TO SEE WHAT THAT DOES FOR PEOPLE.

UM, WHAT, WHAT I'M UP HERE TO TALK ABOUT IS, IS THAT WE ARE PROPOSING NOTHING TO DO WITH, WE DON'T NOT PROPOSE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BUT THAT OPPOSING THE IDEA THAT AS CHANGE IN ZONING IS REQUIRED TO HOUSE PEOPLE AFFORDABLY, MR. MR. KENNY HIMSELF, UM, SAID SOMETHING TO THE EXTENT THAT, THAT WITH THE EXISTING ZONING, THEY COULD BUILD 60 FEET TALL.

THEY, YOU KNOW, YOU, THEY USE AFFORDAB AFFORDABILITY UNLOCKED, AND THE CURRENT ZONING WILL ALLOW FOR A 60 FOOT BUILDING THAT THIS COULD, THIS, THIS COULD SERVE THE COMMUNITY VERY GOOD.

AND, AND HONESTLY, WE, WE, THE, THE CURRENT STRUCTURES THAT ARE THERE ARE, THEY'RE NOT BEAUTIFUL.

WE, WE WOULD BE SO QUICK TO LINE UP AND, AND SUPPORT A PROJECT THAT, THAT WAS BUILT APPROPRIATE TO THE COMMUNITY.

UM, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, I, I, I SEE THIS, IF, IF IT SEEMS LIKE IF, IF WE COULD JUST RECEIVE SOMETHING THAT IF THERE COULD BE A COMPROMISE TO, TO BUILD SOMETHING PER THE EXISTING ZONING, THE ZONING THAT WAS THERE IN PLACE FOR A REASON, YOU KNOW, WE, I THINK WE WOULD JUST SO QUICKLY TO GET IN LINE FOR IT.

UM, AS IT'S BEEN SAID MANY TIMES, WHAT, WHAT, WHAT WE OPPOSE IS THAT IS THE SCALE OF THIS AND, AND THE IDEA THAT IT IS A CHANGE IN ZONING IS REQUIRED TO HOUSE PEOPLE AFFORDABLY.

SO, UM, I REALLY, I THANK Y'ALL FOR, FOR COMING UP HERE AND, AND, UH, AND HEARING US OUT.

UM, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR, UM, COMING HERE THIS, THIS EVENING.

UM, AND WITH THAT, I THINK WE'RE, IF I HAVE MY SPEAKER LIST, UH, WE'RE BACK TO THE APPLICANT FOR THE THREE MINUTE REBUTTAL.

UH, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO, UH, TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE LOCATION HERE, UM, WHEN, UH, THE COUNTY EARMARKED ABOUT 50 MILLION FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR THIS, UH, THIS COLLABORATIVE OF NONPROFITS, UM, WE, UH, IMMEDIATELY STARTED LOOKING AROUND AND, AND TALKING TO, UH, UM, ALL THE MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPERS WE KNEW WHO WERE DEVELOPING, UH, LOTS AND, UH, TRIED TO FIND THOSE THAT WERE, THAT WERE WILLING TO, UH, HOST HOMELESSNESS HOUSING ON, UH, ON THEIR LARGE SITES.

UM, I EVENTUALLY FOUND FOUR AFTER TALKING TO DOZENS, UM, AND THEN ONE DROPPED OUT.

SO WE'RE DOWN TO THREE.

AND SO THE REMAINING SITES THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SECURE FOR THESE PROJECTS INCLUDE, UH, TWO PIECES OF CITY LAND, UM, WHICH WAS GREAT.

UH, AND THEN THIS LOT RIGHT HERE, BECAUSE, UH, WE ALREADY OWNED SOME OF THE LOTS, BUT NOT ALL THE LOTS.

UM, THE, UH, WHEN WE TALKED TO THE CONTACT TEAM LAST