Link

Social

Embed

Download

Download
Download Transcript


[00:00:04]

I'M HERE.

[CALL TO ORDER]

COMMISSIONER HIIM, SETH.

I THINK SHE'S EXPECTED.

COMMISSIONER CASTILLO.

I THINK SHE'S EXPECTED.

WHIT FEATHERSTON HERE.

KEVIN COOK HERE.

CARL LAROCHE.

HERE.

HARMONY GROGAN.

HERE.

TREE MCW HERE.

BLAKE TETTE.

HERE.

BETH FELLS.

WILL AND CAROLINE WRIGHT ARE HERE WITH US REMOTELY.

I CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

DO WE HAVE, DO WE HAVE ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE TONIGHT WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM THAT IS NOT ON OUR AGENDA? UH, YOU CAN, YOU CAN SPEAK TO US ON ANYTHING THAT IS NOT ON THE AGENDA.

IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER, UM, UH, AN ISSUE WITH, UH, PRESERVATION IN AUSTIN OR ANYTHING, UM, YOU MAY SPEAK.

OKAY.

SEEING NONE.

OH, WE HAVE MEGAN KING, PRESERVATION AUSTIN.

YEAH.

.

YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

MEGAN .

GOOD EVENING.

HI AGAIN.

MEGAN KING, UM, POLICY AND OUTREACH PLANNER FOR PRESERVATION.

AUSTIN, I WANNA SHARE A QUICK UPDATE.

LAST MONTH I INFORMED YOU ALL THAT WE WERE DOING COMMISSIONER TRAINING FOR, UM, OUR PRESERVATION.

AUSTIN WAS HOSTING COMMISSIONER TRAINING FOR BIPO AUSTINITES.

IT WAS A ROUSING SUCCESS.

WE HAD 15 ATTENDEES, SO THAT'S 15 POTENTIAL FUTURE COMMISSIONERS AND ADVOCATES FOR PRESERVATION, WHICH IS GREAT NEWS.

UM, AND WE WANTED TO THANK COMMISSIONER MYERS FOR ATTENDING AND, AND LENDING HER KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE.

SHE REALLY ADDED A LOT OF VALUE TO THE EXPERIENCE, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

UM, ALSO, I WANTED TO SHARE THAT OUR 2022 PRESERVATION MERIT AWARD WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.

UM, AND THAT INCLUDES, UM, THE COMMISSION'S VERY OWN CAROLINE R AS ONE OF OUR WINNERS THIS YEAR.

SO YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS, UM, AND YOU CAN JOIN US TO CELEBRATE COMMISSIONER RIGHT'S WIN, ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER AMAZING PROJECTS THAT WON THIS YEAR, UM, ON DECEMBER 1ST AT SYMPHONY SQUARE.

AND YOU CAN GET TICKETS AND LEARN ABOUT THE WINNERS@PRESERVATIONAUSTIN.ORG.

AND THAT'S IT FOR MY UPDATE THIS MONTH.

THANKS GUYS.

THANK YOU, MEGAN.

KEEP US POSTED.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS A REALLY WORTHWHILE TRAINING SESSION AND, UM, UH, I WAS GLAD TO BE THERE.

ALL RIGHT.

WE ALSO HAVE, UM, JOHN, UH, PEON.

YES.

UH, THIS IS FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA.

OKAY.

OKAY.

YOU GOOD? YEAH.

OKAY.

.

OKAY.

WAS THAT IT? OKAY.

BY OUR ORDER OF BUSINESS,

[Consent Agenda]

I WILL GO THROUGH THE AGENDA AND I WILL, UM, GIVE A RECOMMENDATION OF WHETHER A CASE CAN BE PASSED ON CONSENT, IF IT'S TO BE POSTPONED OR IF IT'S GOING TO BE A DISCUSSION ITEM.

ANY, ANY CASE THAT IS ON OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

IF IT HOUSES ON CONSENT, THAT MEANS YOUR PROJECT HAS PASSED.

UM, AND YOU MAY LEAVE THE, THE AUDIENCE, IF THERE'S AN ITEM THAT WE SAY IS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, ANYONE CAN PULL THAT ITEM.

ANY COMMISSION MEMBER CAN PULL THAT ITEM AS WELL.

AND IT WILL NO LONGER BE PASSED ON CONSENT, IT WILL, IT WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM.

SO IF YOU HAVE AN ITEM THAT, THAT IS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AND YOU WANNA SPEAK TO IT, WHETHER YAY OR NAY, UH, OR NEUTRAL, PLEASE GET MY ATTENTION.

RAISE YOUR HAND OR CALL CHAIRMAN MEYERS.

AND, UM, AND WE'LL PULL IT FOR DISCUSSION.

THE FIRST ITEM ON OUR AGENDA THAT IS UP FOR CONSENT APPROVAL ARE THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 5TH, 2022 MEETING.

WE WILL THEN HAVE A BRIEFING ON THE PALM DISTRICT PLAN AND THEN GO ON TO PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ZONING CASES.

ITEM 3 23 11 WOODLAWN BOULEVARD.

THIS IS UP FOR HISTORIC ZONING.

THAT WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM NUMBER FOUR, 900 BLANCO, INCLUDING 1202 WEST NINTH STREET AND 9 0 1 SHELLY IS UP FOR CONSENT APPROVAL.

THIS ONE WENT TO THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION, UH, COMMITTEE LAST, UM, WHAT WAS IT LAST MONTH, AND, UM, AND WE WORKED OUT SOME DETAILS OF THE COMMITTEE.

NUMBER 5 1 15

[00:05:01]

EAST FIFTH STREET THAT IS PULLED FOR, UM, THE APPLICANT HAS REQUESTED POSTPONEMENT, SO THAT WILL NOT BE A DISCUSSION.

ITEM NUMBER SIX, 800 EDGECLIFF TERRACE IS A CONSENT ITEM NUMBER 7 6 0 6 EAST THIRD, INCLUDING 1005 LYDIA STREET.

THAT'S ANOTHER POSTPONEMENT.

APPLICANT REQUESTED POSTPONEMENT SIX NUMBER 8 16 0 6.

NILES ROAD IS ANOTHER APPLICANT REQUESTED POSTPONEMENT 9 43 0 8 DUVAL STREET WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM NUMBER TEN SEVEN OH SIX OAKLAND AVENUE IS A A THAT IS, THAT'S GOING TO BE A POSTPONEMENT, IS IT NOT? YES, THE APPLICANT REQUESTED POSTPONEMENT EARLIER THIS WEEK.

OKAY, NUMBER 11, 14 0 9 NEWING AVENUE.

A LANDMARK WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM NUMBER 12 8 11 WEST LIVE OAKS STREET GREEN PASTORS, THAT'S OFFERED FOR CONSENT AT.

AGAIN, IF ANYONE WANTS TO PULL AN ITEM FOR DISCUSSION, JUST GET MY ATTENTION AND WE'LL PULL IT AND HAVE THAT DISCUSSION.

NUMBER 13 3 16 CONGRESS AVENUE WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM ALONG WITH NUMBERS 26 AND 27 TO WHICH THEY ARE RELATED.

3 0 8 CONGRESS AVENUE AND THREE 14 CONGRESS AVENUE, NUMBER 14.

THESE ARE, UM, NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICT PERMIT APPLICATIONS.

NUMBER 14 5 12 EAST MONROE IS AN APPLICANT REQUESTED POSTPONE MONTH 15, 13 15 AND 1317.

NEWING AVENUE IS AN APPLICANT REQUESTED POSTPONE MONTH.

I THINK WE'RE GONNA HAVE A FULL AGENDA NEXT MONTH.

NUMBER 16 15 0 6 WEST 32ND STREET IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

TRAFFIC WAS TERRIBLE.

NUMBER 17 25 12 WOODRIDGE DRIVE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 18.

10 0 6 EASTON STREET IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 19 2 0 1.

PARK LANE IS ALSO OFFERED FOR CONSENT NUMBER 20 10 20 SPENCER STREET WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM NUMBER 21 19 0 7 KENWOOD AVENUE WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM NUMBER 22 14 0 7.

ALTA VISTA AVENUE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT NUMBER 23 14 14.

WESTOVER ROAD IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 21 2 10 WEST SIXTH STREET IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT NUMBER 25 22 12 EAST WINDSOR ROAD IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 26 3 0 8 CONGRESS AVENUE WILL BE A DISCUSSION ITEM.

WE WILL TAKE THAT WITH THE, UH, EARLIER THREE 16 CONGRESS AVENUE.

LIKEWISE WITH 27 3 14 CONGRESS AVENUE.

THAT IS A DISCUSSION ITEM.

WE WILL TAKE IT WITH THREE 16.

CONGRESS NUMBER 28 900 CONGRESS AVENUE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT

[00:10:02]

AND NUMBER 29 1001 CONGRESS AVENUE IS ALSO OFFERED FOR CONSENT UNDER DEMOLITION AND RELOCATION PERMIT APPLICATIONS NUMBER 30 1800 GUADALUPE STREET.

THAT IS AN APPLICANT REQUESTED POSTPONEMENT.

IT SAYS DISCUSSION ITEM ON OUR AGENDA, BUT THAT IS AN APPLICANT REQUESTED POSTPONEMENT, EXCUSE ME, MY PAGES ARE STUCK TOGETHER.

NUMBER 31 6 OH EIGHTS THIRD STREET IS AN APPLICANT REQUESTED POSTPONEMENT NUMBER 32 11 0 6 WEST MONROE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT NUMBER 33 21 0 2.

BOWMAN AVENUE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT NUMBER 34 13 13 NEWTON STREET IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT NUMBER 35 7 0 7.

WEST MONROE STREET IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT NUMBER 36 8 0 1 BOLDEN AVENUE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT NUMBER 37 5700.

GROVER AVENUE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

AND NUMBER 38 44 0 2 RAMSEY AVENUE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

THOSE ARE THE END OF OUR UH, CASES.

MADAME CHAIR, I MOVED TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

OKAY.

SECOND COMMISSION.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE CONSENT AGENDA, PLEASE SIGNIFY BY RAISING YOUR HAND OR SAYING AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

OKAY.

THE CONSENT AGENDA PASSES FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAD AN ITEM AND IT JUST PASSED ON CONSENT.

YOU MAY LEAVE, UM, LEAVE THE ROOM AND GO WATCH BONNIE RATE.

GO WATCH BONNIE RATE.

I WAS GONNA TELL YOU TO, YOU CAN SPEAK QUIETLY AMONG YOURSELVES, BUT I I'D RATHER YOU GO AND CHEER ON BONNIE RATE, WHO I ONCE SAW, GET UP ON THE STAGE WITH THE, THE METERS, THE FUNKY METERS AT THE LONG LOST LIBERTY LUNCH.

OH, SHE DID A WHOLE SET.

WE WILL THEN HAVE COMMITTEE UPDATES, FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS, AND, AND ADJOURN.

OKAY.

NOW DO I HAVE A MOTION ON THE CONSENT POSTPONEMENT? THOSE ARE THE APPLICANT REQUESTED POSTPONEMENTS.

SO MOVED.

SECOND.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER MYERS? YES.

UM, I WILL BE ABSTAINING FROM ITEM NUMBER 30 ON THIS VOTE ON GUADALUPE.

YES.

THANK YOU.

SO DID YOU GET THAT COMMISSIONER VALS WILLOW WILL BE ABSTAINING.

SO WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA.

THE CONSENT POSTPONEMENT SAY I RAISE YOUR HAND AND IT'S UNANIMOUS WITH THAT ONE EXCEPTION.

OKAY.

[2. Palm District plan]

NOW WE HAVE A, UM, A BRIEFING ON THE PALM DISTRICT PLAN BY MARK WAL WATERS WALTERS.

I'M SORRY.

IT'S OKAY.

HAVE YOU CALLED HORSE JOHN WATERS? GOOD EVENING, COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONERS.

I'M MARK WALTERS FROM THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

I'M HERE THIS EVENING TO GIVE YOU A BRIEFING ON THE PALM DISTRICT PLAN.

UH, THIS PROCESS BEGAN IN EARNEST AT THE BEGINNING OF 2021.

WE RECENTLY RELEASED THE ADOPTION DRAFT, UH, YESTERDAY, AND IT WILL BE GOING TO COUNSEL IN DECEMBER.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

DURING THE PRESENTATION, I'M GOING TO PROVIDE A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE PLANNING PROCESS, SHARE WITH YOU WHAT WE HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY DURING THE VISIONING PHASE OF THE PROJECT, AND PRESENT A VERY HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW OF THE DRAFT PLAN.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF TONIGHT'S PRESENTATION, I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

NEXT SLIDE.

NEXT SLIDE.

ONE MORE PLEASE.

THE GOAL OF THE PALM DISTRICT PLANNING INITIATIVE IS TO ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS AND THE PUBLIC TO DEVELOP A SHARED VISION FOR AN AREA OF DOWNTOWN THAT HAS A RICH HISTORY AND THAT IS BEGINNING TO CHANGE VERY QUICKLY.

THE STUDY AREA FOR THIS PLANNING PROCESS EXTENDS ROUGHLY FROM 15TH STREET ON THE NORTH LADY BIRD LAKE ON THE SOUTH, TRINITY STREET ON THE WEST AND I 35 ON THE EAST.

THE MOTIVATION

[00:15:01]

FOR THIS PLANNING PROCESS CAME OUT OF A DESIRE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE TRANSFORMATIVE ENERGY THAT'S OCCURRING IN THE DISTRICT AND ENSURE THAT THE CULTURAL AND HISTORIC IDENTITY OF IT IS AMPLIFIED RATHER THAN ERASE BY ALL THESE CHANGES.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THIS AREA OF DOWNTOWN IS GROUND ZERO FOR A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS AND INVESTMENTS ANTICIPATED OVER THE YEARS AHEAD.

SOME OF THESE INCLUDE THE RECONSTRUCTION OF I 35, IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECT CONNECT COMPLETION OF THE WATERLOO GREENWAY IMPROVEMENTS TO PALM PARK AND TO BRUSH SQUARE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER AND EXPANSION OF THE MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER.

THIS AREA IS HOMED ALSO TO THE RED RIVER CULTURAL DISTRICT, THE RAINY STREET DISTRICT, AND A PORTION OF THE EAST SIXTH STREET ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT.

THE NORTHERN PART OF IT IS, UH, INCLUDES THE INNOVATION DISTRICT.

THE PALM DISTRICT ALSO INCLUDES SIGNIFICANT HISTORIC AND CULTURAL RESOURCES, INCLUDING THE PALM SCHOOL SITE, WHICH IS CURRENTLY OWNED BY TRAVIS COUNTY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

IN ADDITION TO INITIATING THE PLANNING PROCESS, THIS RESOLUTION FROM 2019 PROVIDED DIRECTION ON SEVERAL ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT ARE MOVING FORWARD INDEPENDENTLY.

WHILE THAT ALSO, WHILE WE WERE DOING THE PLANNING PROCESS, UH, WE WORKED WITH THOSE AND THEY INFORMED US AND WE INFORMED THEM AS, AS THOSE PROJECTS MOVE FORWARD.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SINCE EARLY 2021, WE HAVE WORKED TO ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS, UNDERSTAND THE EXISTING CONDITIONS IN THE DISTRICT, SUPPORT COORDINATION OF RELATED INITIATIVES, AND TO DEVELOP A SHARED VISION FOR THE DISTRICT THAT BUILDS ON THE WORK CURRENTLY UNDERWAY.

WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY RELEASED AN EXISTING CONDITIONS REPORT, A LISTENING REPORT, A DRAFT VISION FRAMEWORK, AND A SURVEY ON SCENARIOS.

WE RELEASED THE ADOPTION DRAFT, UH, LIKE I MENTIONED EARLIER YESTERDAY, AND IT'S AVAILABLE ON THE SPEAKUP AUSTIN.ORG/PALM DISTRICT WEBSITE.

WE WILL PRESENT THE PLAN TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON NOVEMBER 8TH, AND COUNCIL ON THE 1ST OF DECEMBER.

NEXT SLIDE.

THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS, WE APPROACHED THIS WORK THROUGH AN EQUITY LENS AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE GUIDED BY KEY EQUITY GOALS AS WE MOVE TH THROUGH TO THE IMPLEMENTATION PHASE OF THE PROJECT.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND ONE MORE PLEASE.

THROUGHOUT 2021 AND 2022, WE HAVE CONDUCTED SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES.

WE ALSO PARTNERED WITH THE NATIONAL AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS TO CONDUCT A VIRTUAL DESIGN WORKSHOP IN JULY, 2021, IN FEBRUARY OF 2020, UH, THE AIA VISITED AUSTIN IN PREPARATION FOR RU DA FOR THE DISTRICT, BUT THE NEXT MONTH, UH, KIND OF SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN, AND WE HAD TO WAIT UNTIL 2021 IN ORDER TO HAVE A, A SCALE DOWN VERSION OF A, OF A RUDE AD FOR, FOR THE DISTRICT.

WE ALSO HIRED A LOCAL CONSULTANT, MARTHA CORA, TO CONDUCT TARGETED OUTREACH TO EAST AUSTIN THOUGHT LEADERS.

AND WE PARTNERED WITH THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALLIANCE, WHO HIRED AS AURA ROBINSON TO SUPPORT A SERIES OF SCENARIO PLANNING WORKSHOPS WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS AND SUPPORTED THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DISTRICT DOWNTOWN DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO.

AS A RESULT OF THESE ACTIVITIES, WE HAVE RECEIVED RICH INPUT AND A WHITE FROM A WIDE RANGE OF STAKEHOLDERS THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THANKS.

IN LARGE PART, TO THE EFFORTS OF MRS. CORA, WE'VE HAD A VERY DIVERSE, UH, GROUP OF PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROCESS WITH 55% OF THE PARTICIPANTS IDENTIFYING EITHER AS, UH, HISPANIC OR LATINX.

NEXT LINE, PLEASE.

IN JUNE 21, WE HOSTED TWO WELL, ATTER ATTENDED VISIONING FORUMS AND RECEIVED OVER 372 COMMENTS ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PALM DISTRICT MOVE INTO THE FUTURE.

AND THIS WORD CLOUD KIND OF SHOWS MANY OF THE DIFFERENT IDEAS AND WORDS THAT WERE RELEVANT.

THEY CAME, CAME, COME TO THE TOP DURING THAT, UH, PART OF THE PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THROUGH INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS AND FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS, OUR CONSULTANT, MISS GORA AND HER TEAM, REACHED OUT TO A VARIETY OF KEY ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS REPRESENTING EAST AUSTIN'S MEXICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY.

AND THOSE WITH CONTROL TIES TO THE DISTRICT, THE RO EXCUSE ME, THE RESULTS OF THIS WORK WERE INCORPORATED INTO THE LISTENING REPORT WILL ALSO BE DOCUMENTED IN A FINAL REPORT PREPARED BY THE CONSULTANT THAT WILL BE SHARED ON THE PROJECTS SPEAK UP AUSTIN PAGE NEXT LINE.

BASED ON THEIR TARGETED WORK, THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITECTS TEAM PROVIDED RECOMMENDATIONS THAT SUMMARIZE, THAT ARE SUMMARIZED IN THE LISTENING REPORT, PRESENTED IN DETAILED A I AIA RECOMMENDATIONS, UH, AND THAT THOSE ARE ALSO ON THE SPEAK UP PAGE.

THREE KEY IDEAS INCLUDED BEING VERY INTENTIONAL WITH CULTURAL AND PLACE MAKING THROUGH PUBLIC ART, LEVERAGING PUBLICLY CONTROLLED SITES TO ACHIEVE THE VISION OF THE PLAN AND ACTING WITH URGENCY DUE TO ALL THE SIGNIFICANT CHANGE OCCURRING IN THE DISTRICT.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT AND THE PALM DISTRICT PLAN INCLUDES A VISION DESIRED OUTCOMES FOR THE DISTRICT, AND IDENTIFIES A PREFERRED DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO AND MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR

[00:20:01]

ACTIONS THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN TO MOVE TOWARD THE VISION AND PREFERRED SCENARIO.

NEXT LINE.

THE OVERARCHING VISION IS THAT THE DISTRICT BECOMES A VIBRANT, HISTORIC HUB OF DOWNTOWN, WHERE THE PAST IS HONORED, CULTURE IS CELEBRATED AND THE FUTURE IS SHAPED.

THE REVISION RELIES ON BALANCING INHERENT CONFLICTS WITHIN DISTRICT IN A WAY THAT ALLOWS THE TENSION TO SUPPORT THE ONGOING DYNAMICISM OF THE PLACE.

UH, IT WOULD BE THE DISTRICT SHOULD BECOME A DENSE TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT BALANCE WITH HISTORY AND NATURAL SPACES, A DYNAMIC PLACE GROWING AND EVOLVING WHILE ACTIVELY SERVING FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE HISTORIC TIES TO THE DISTRICT.

GO, GO BACK ONE SLIDE.

ONE MORE.

THERE WE GO.

THANKS.

IN A PLACE CULTIVATING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION.

EXCELLENT.

AND IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, THIS PRESENTATION IS IN THEIR BACKUP.

OKAY.

EXCELLENT.

OKAY.

YEP.

INCLUSIVE GROWTH BACK, SORRY.

THE VISION'S FIRST ELEMENT LOOKS AT ENSURING THAT GROWTH IN THE DISTRICT WILL PROVIDE A PROSPEROUS FUTURE FOR LONG TIME AND RECENT RESIDENTS AND ESTABLISHED IN NEW BUSINESSES.

KEY OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT THIS ELEMENT OF THE VISION INCLUDE THE INNOVATION DISTRICT, THE CONVENTION CENTER, AND THE FUTURE OF THE APD HEADQUARTERS SITE.

NEXT LINE.

THE SECOND ELEMENT INCLUDES ENSURING THAT THE DISTRICT BECOMES A CULTURAL DESTINATION THAT CELEBRATES IT'S MULTICULTURAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE.

KEY OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS ELEMENT INCLUDE THE RED RIVER CULTURAL DISTRICT, THE MOODY AMPHITHEATER AT WATERLOO PARK, SYMPHONY SQUARE, PALM SCHOOL, PALM PARK, RAINY STREET, AND THE, AND THE MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER, AS WELL AS, UH, SIXTH STREET AND THE CONVENTION CENTER.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE THIRD ILL OF THE VISION CALLS FOR STRENGTHENING THE PHYSICAL, CULTURAL, AND SOCIAL CONNECTIONS WITHIN DOWNTOWN AND BETWEEN EAST AUSTIN AND DOWNTOWN.

KEY OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE INTERSTATE IA, IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECT CONNECT, IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TRAILS ALONG THE WATERLOO GREENWAY, AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PUBLIC REALM THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT.

EXCELLENT.

PLEASE.

THE FOURTH AND LAST ELEMENT CALLS FOR PRESERVING AND ENHANCING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT BY RESTORING NATURAL OPEN SPACES AND PURSUING HIGH STANDARDS OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT WITH A FOCUS ON GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR NEW PROJECTS.

KEY OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE THE WATERLOO GREENWAY PALM PARK BRUSH SQUARE, AND THE LADY BIRD LAKE SHORE, BUT ALSO INCLUDES PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC REALM IMPROVEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT.

NEXT LINE, THE DRAFT VISION FRAMEWORK ALSO IDENTIFIES MORE THAN 50 DESIRED OUTCOMES ACROSS THESE FOUR THEMES, THE DESIRED OUTCOMES, VARYING LEVEL OF DETAIL, AND IN SOME CASES, WORK IS ALREADY UNDERWAY THAT WILL MOVE TOWARD A PARTICULAR OUTCOME.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS SUMMER, UH, WE PARTNERED WITH THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALLIANCE, WHO RETAINED ASURA ROBINSON TO SUPPORT A SCENARIO PLANNING ACTIVITY THAT LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THREE WHAT IF SCENARIOS FOR THE FOR, FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THE DISTRICT.

DURING SIX WORKSHOPS WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS, THE ASURA ROBINSON TEAM AND DAA WORKED TO IDENTIFY FEASIBLE WAYS THAT THE DISTRICT COULD DEVELOP OVER TIME TO MOVE TOWARD THE ASPIRATIONS EXPRESSED IN THE VISION FRAMEWORK.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE WORKSHOPS, THE TEAM DEVELOPED THREE USER EXPERIENCE FOCUSED THEMES AROUND THE CONCEPT OF LIVE, WORK AND PLAY.

THE LIVE THEME FOCUSED ON MORE, UH, MULTIFAMILY, MORE APARTMENTS, MORE PEOPLE LIVE RESIDING IN THE DISTRICT.

THE WORK THEME WAS MORE FOCUSED ON OFFICE SPACE AND PROVIDING JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND THE PLAY FOCUSED MORE ON THE CULTURAL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE DISTRICT.

NEXT SLIDE.

BASED ON A SURVEY, WE DEVELOPED A, WE DEVELOPED A PREFERRED SCENARIO, WHICH BUILDS UPON THOSE THREE, SCENE THREE, UH, THEMES, LIVE, WORK, PLAY, AND IS GUIDED BY THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY WHERE RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED TO RANK THE SCENARIOS AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FEEDBACK.

MOST RESPONDENTS FAVORED THE LIVE SCENARIO AND EMPHASIZE A DESIRE FOR MORE HOUSING IN THE FUTURE OF THE DISTRICT.

EXCELLENT.

THE PREFERRED SCENARIO HERE IS A GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION WITH NORTH TO MY RIGHT, YOUR LEFT, OR YOUR RIGHT AS WELL, I GUESS.

UH, ENVISIONS THE PALM DISTRICT AS A THRIVING 24 HOUR A DAY, UH, PLACE PROVIDES PRIORITIZES STRATEGIC PLACEMENT OF GOODS AND SERVICE SUCH AS PHARMACIES, MIXED SKILL, GROCERIES, AND EATERIES WITHIN A 10 MINUTE WALK OF RESIDENCES, PRIORITIZES MIXED USE BUILDINGS WITH GROUND FLOOR SPACES FOR RETAIL, ENTERTAINMENT, RECREATION, CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES.

CREATES A NEW WORK, NEW WORK OR PRACTICE SPACES FOR THE PALM DISTRICT'S CREATIVE AND INNOVATION INDUSTRIES BY PROPOSING STRATEGIC REPURPOSING OF EXISTING GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS BETWEEN 10TH AND 11TH STREET, AND SUPPORTS NEW TOURIST ENTERTAINMENT INVESTMENTS AND BOLSTERS EXISTING LIVE MUSIC AND CULTURAL SPACES BY INTRODUCING TWO NO TWO NEW HOTELS WITH ENTERTAINMENT VENUES.

[00:25:02]

NEXT SLIDE.

AND ONE MORE.

AFTER THAT.

THE IMPLEMENTATION SECTION OF THE PLAN PRESENTS SPECIFIC ACTIONS THAT CAN BE TAKEN TO MOVE TOWARD THE PREFERRED SCENARIO AND THE VISION AND THE DESIRED OUTCOMES OF THE PLAN.

AND THEY'RE RANKED AS SHORT, MEDIUM, AND LONG TERM, ACTUALLY ONE OF THE THREE YEARS, THREE TO SIX YEARS, SO FORTH AND SO ON.

NEXT LINE, AT A MINIMUM, THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT WILL MONITOR, PLAN, IMPLEMENT, PLAN IMPLEMENTATION AS WE DO WITH ALL SMALL AREA PLANS.

WE ALSO MIGHT REACH OUT TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS AND IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE GROUPS TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OVER IMPLEMENTING KEY ASPECTS OF THE PLAN.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE WATERLOO GREENWAY COULD COORDINATE ALL ACTION ITEMS PERTAINING TO THE GREENWAY.

HOWEVER MANY OF THE PROCESS OF PARTICIPANTS EXPRESSED A STRONG INTEREST IN IDENTIFYING A GOVERNANCE BODY THAT WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BROADER COORDINATION.

WERE SPECIFICALLY IN PLANNING THE CULTURAL RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PLAN.

IF WE WANT TO PURSUE THIS OPTION, ADDITIONAL INTER-AGENCY COMMUNICATION AND COORDINATION WILL BE REQUIRED TO IDENTIFY AN APPROPRIATE EXISTING ENTITY OR TO FORM A NEW ONE.

UH, THERE ARE ALREADY MULTIPLE KEY GOVERNANCE PARTNERS IN THE DISTRICT, SO WE ALSO NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE GOVERNANCE APPROACH FITS WITH THE CONTEXT OF THESE EXISTING ORGANIZATIONS.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND ONE MORE AFTER THAT.

SO NEXT STEPS.

UH, LIKE I SAID, WE'RE GOING FORWARD TO PLANNING COMMISSION, UH, THE EIGHTH OF THIS MONTH AND DECEMBER 1ST AT CITY COUNCIL, HOPEFULLY FOR FIRST TRAINING.

UH, AGAIN MONDAY WE RELEASE THE DRAFT PLAN AND, UH, THERE ARE SEVERAL KEY, I MEAN, THE ADOPTION DRAFT OF THE PLAN, AND THERE ARE SEVERAL KEY IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES RECOMMENDED IN 2023.

UH, THESE INCLUDE, UH, CHANGES, TARGETED CHANGES TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO IMPLEMENT SPECIFIC ELEMENTS, PARTICULARLY RELATING TO BUILDING STEP BACKS AND SETBACKS AND BUILDING WALLS ADJACENT TO WALLER CREEK.

UH, ALSO AMENDMENTS TO THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN PLAN TO ENSURE THAT THIS PLAN AND THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN PLAN DON'T HAVE OVERLAPPING BOUNDARIES, THAT THERE IS A DISCRETE.

SO YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW, WHICH PLAN IS THE PLAN FOR WHATEVER, FOR SPECIFIC AREA OF DOWNTOWN, AS WELL AS FINALIZE THAT GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE, UH, THAT I JUST MENTIONED.

NEXT SLIDE, AND THEN THE NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

YOU CAN REVIEW THE, UH, ADOPTION DRAFT.

IT'S UP AT THE SPEAK UP AUSTIN, UH, DOT ORG SLASH PALM DISTRICT.

YOU CAN REVIEW THE DRAFT PLAN, UH, THE, I THINK THE SURVEY IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME, AND YOU CAN REVIEW OTHER MATERIALS FROM THE PROCESS AND YOU CAN ASK QUESTIONS.

AND, UH, AS TIME AND PERMITS, WE CAN ALSO BRIEF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AS WE AS WITH TIME AND STAFFING IS AVAILABLE.

AND NEXT SLIDE.

IN ADDITION TO THE TOOLS ON THE SPEAK UP PAGE, PEOPLE CAN PROVIDE COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT ON THE, ON THE, ON THE PLAN, THE ADOPTION DRAFT OF THE PLAN, UH, VIA EMAIL, PHONE, AND US POSTS.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO POST INFORMATION ABOUT FUTURE ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND HEARINGS AND DATES ON THE SPEAK UP AUSTIN PAGE AS THEY BECOME KNOWN.

AND LAST SLIDE PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S THE END OF MY PRESENTATION, AND I'LL DO MY BEST TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? GO AHEAD.

I'M SURE COMMISSIONER COOK, I HAVE SOME COMMENTS.

UH, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

UM, WHAT STRUCK ME, UH, ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION IS HISTORY IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST WORDS IN THAT WORD CLOUD HISTORY.

AND PEOPLE, OTHER THAN THE WORDS PALM AND DISTRICT, I THINK WERE THE BIGGEST WORDS, BUT IT SEEMS TO REALLY BE MISSING FROM THIS PRESENTATION.

UH, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU MAKE A SEPARATE MAP FOR HISTORIC SITES, UH, SHOW LANDMARKS, SHOW DISTRICTS, UH, SHOW KIND OF THAT BACKBONE BECAUSE IT REALLY, THIS IS REALLY KIND OF AN INTERSECTION OF A GREAT WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALONG WITH THE WATERLOO GREENWAY, AND THEY ALL MEET RIGHT AT THE PARK.

AND THAT DIDN'T REALLY SHOW, I DON'T THINK IN ANY OF THE MAPS.

NO, I'LL, I'M GONNA BRING THAT FORWARD.

BUT IF YOU GO AND LOOK AT THE PLAN, THE HISTORY SECTION IS QUITE SIGNIFICANT.

AND ON THE FLOOR PLAN AND THE POOL PLAN, YEAH, IT, YOU GO INTO GREAT DETAIL AS, I CAN'T THINK OF ANY OTHER PART OF AUSTIN WHERE YOU HAVE THE MIXING OF THE, OF, OF SO MANY DIFFERENT HISTORIES IN ONE VERY RELATIVE SMALL SPACE, AT LEAST IN DOWNTOWN.

I DON'T THINK THE HISTORY WAS FASCINATING.

OKAY.

THAT'S, THAT'S, I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT.

UH, ON, ON THIS OVERVIEW THOUGH, I, YOU MIGHT CONSIDER, YOU HAVE THE CULTURE MAP, YOU HAVE THE, YOU KNOW, THE GREEN, THE NATURE MAP.

I WOULD ADD A HISTORY MAP AND, UM, KNOWING THAT THERE'S MORE, I'LL KIND OF CUT MY COMMENT SHORT, BUT I THINK WE HAVE TO CONSIDER WHAT'S LEFT OF RAINY.

UH, I THINK WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE WATERLOO COMPOUND FACING THE PARK.

UH, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT'S A MAJOR HISTORIC RESOURCE THAT NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERED.

UH, THE RED RIVER CULTURAL DISTRICT HAS NO LANDMARKS IN IT, AND I THINK WE NEED TO CONSIDER WHAT WE CAN DO TO PROACTIVELY USE HISTORIC, UM, TOOLS TO PROTECT THE, THE CULTURAL DISTRICT AS PART OF THIS PLAN.

[00:30:01]

UM, I'M ASSUMING THE PROPERTIES ON SIXTH THAT ARE UNDER CONSIDERATION BY, FOR REDEVELOPMENT BY STREAM, I NOTICED THOSE WEREN'T INCLUDED.

THEY WERE KIND OF CUT OUT OF THE, THE DISTRICT.

UH, WHICH PROPERTIES? I DIDN'T HEAR YOU.

THAT THERE'S SOME PROPERTIES ON SIXTH STREET THAT ARE AT THE SIXTH AND RED RIVER.

I BELIEVE THERE WAS KIND OF A CUT IN 500, 600 BLOCKS, I THINK OF OKAY.

YEAH, EAST SIXTH STREET.

THOSE ARE CURRENTLY UNDER DISCUSSION FOR MAJOR REDEVELOPMENT.

SO IT SEEMS LIKE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO INCLUDE THOSE IN THIS DISCUSSION BECAUSE THEY ARE PART OF THAT, PART OF THAT SWATH.

UM, BUT YEAH, I, I JUST, IN, IN, FROM WHAT I SAW, I DIDN'T READ THE WHOLE PLAN, BUT IN, IN THIS, IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A FOCUS ON HISTORY WAS REALLY MISSING WHEN IT REALLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PRIORITY.

WELL, THIS IS OUR TRAVELING ROADS SHOW.

WE'RE TAKING THIS TO ALL BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, SO, WELL, I THANK YOU.

I'M AMAZED YOU PICKED UP EXACTLY WHAT I DID ON THE, THE WORD CLOUD HISTORY JUST STOOD OUT AND I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT, UM, THAT THAT REALLY WAS A CONSIDERATION.

WHAT'S A BIG CONCERN THAT I HAVE IS WHAT HAPPENED TO RAINEY STREET DOESN'T HAPPEN TO THE REST OF THIS AREA.

AND, UM, I KNOW THAT YOU, YOU'RE LOOKING AT, UH, MUSIC VENUES AND THAT SORT OF THING, BUT I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS, THIS PARTICULAR DISTRICT WITH THE WATERLOO COMPOUND AND, UH, AND PALM SCHOOL AND, AND THE PARK, UM, IS REALLY AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRESERVE HISTORY.

AND I, UM, WOULD URGE YOU TO, UH, LIKE KE COMMISSIONER COOK SAID, UH, TO INCLUDE THAT IN, IN YOUR PRESENTATION.

AND I SEE COMMISSIONER, UM, WRIGHT HAS HER HAND UP.

GO AHEAD, COMMISSIONER.

YES.

THANK YOU.

UM, I HAD A, SOME SIMILAR CONCERNS THINKING ABOUT THE PROPOSED SIXTH STREET DEVELOPMENT, UM, WHICH WE HAVE SEEN INFORMALLY NOT AS A FORMAL PRESENTATION OR REVIEW, AND THE, THE COMMENTARY THAT YOU HAVE FROM THE PUBLIC THAT THEY WANT TO SEE LESS OFFICES IN THIS PART, UH, IN THIS REGION.

UM, HOW ARE YOU CONSIDERING, UM, COMMENTARY OF THAT SORT, UH, AS YOU, AS YOU GO THROUGH THE PLANNING PROCESS? I REALLY COULDN'T HEAR.

YOUR VOICE WAS A LITTLE DISTORTED.

OKAY.

UH, SORRY.

UM, COMMISSIONER, I, CAN I PARAPHRASE? CAN I PARAPHRASE? PERHAPS YES.

THAT, UM, ONE OF THE BIG, UH, PRIORITIES THAT PEOPLE HAD WAS MORE HOUSING IN THIS AREA, BUT THAT, UM, SIXTH STREET REDEVELOPMENT PLAN IS ONLY, UM, OFFICE BUILDINGS WITH SOME, UH, PERHAPS RESTAURANTS WHERE A, A MUSICIAN IS IN THE CORNER.

UM, UH, BUT NO, YOU KNOW, IT'S ALL OFFICE, UH, USES.

YEAH.

UM, NOT, NOT FOR HOUSING.

UM, HOW ARE YOU AWARE OF THAT? AND CAN I, CAN I BE MORE SPECIFIC? CAN YOU HEAR ME? ME, SIR? SURE.

YES.

OKAY.

ONE OF THE, IT WAS NOT JUST LIKE THE INTEREST WAS MORE HOUSING, BUT THERE SEEMED TO ALSO BE AN EXPRESSED INTEREST FOR LESS OFFICES, LESS OFFICES.

THAT WAS REALLY MY POINT.

YEAH.

HOW, HOW ARE THOSE BEING CONSIDERED IN THE PLAN OF THOSE COMMENTARIES? WELL, I THINK MOST OF THE HOUSING, UH, IS FIGURED TO BE IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE, OF THE, UH, THE DISTRICT AS WELL AS THOSE, SOME OF THOSE PROPERTIES ENCUMBERED BY THE CAPITAL OF VIEW CORRIDORS.

UH, THERE'S A GOOD SWATH THAT CAN'T, THE CAPITAL OF VIEW CORRIDORS WOULD LIMIT THE BUILDING HEIGHTS THERE.

SO POSSIBLY LIKE MUCH LIKE THE PROPERTY JUST TO THE NORTH OF STUBS AMPHITHEATER THERE, RED BRICK IS SHORTER BECAUSE IT'S BEEN RESTRICTED BY THE CAPITAL VIEW COURT.

SO I THINK MOST OF THE HOUSING IS DIRECTED TOWARDS, OTHER THAN WHAT'S OCCURRING IN RAINY, OF COURSE, UH, GOOD, BAD OR OTHERWISE, IT'S HAPPENING.

AND THE PLAN ENVISIONS MORE HOUSING TOWARDS THE NORTHERN PART OF THE DISTRICT.

I'M NOT REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE HOUSING.

I, I'M REALLY THINKING MORE ABOUT THE COMMENTARY FOR LESS OFFICES, UM, COMMENTARY.

WHAT, IN, IN YOUR, IN YOUR SLIDESHOW, THERE WAS SLIDE ABOUT PUBLIC COMMENTS AND ONE OF THEM WOULD, OKAY.

I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION, BUT I'LL DEFINITELY BRING THAT BACK TO MY TEAM TO CONSIDER THAT.

SO AS WE MOVE FORWARD TO THE ADOPTION PHASE, I THINK, UM, I WOULD ALSO BE INTERESTED AS, AS WE GO DOWN THE LINE IN, UH, WITH SIGNAGE AND INTERPRETATION OF SOME OF THE HISTORIC RESOURCES IN THAT AREA, UM, ESPECIALLY, YOU KNOW, HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND THE PARK, AND THE PARK STRUCTURES AND THAT SORT OF THING.

I THINK IT WOULD BE OF INTEREST CERTAINLY

[00:35:01]

HELPED TIE IN WITH THE POTENTIAL WALKING TOUR IN THE AREA.

UM, I FIRST COMMISSIONER HEIM STAFF AND THEN COMMISSIONER LAROCHE.

THANK YOU.

UH, I WOULD LIKE TO FOLLOW UP ON COMMISSIONER COOK AND CHAIR MEYER'S COMMENTS AND BE MORE SPECIFIC.

WE'VE HAD A VERY SERIOUS CHALLENGE THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN, WHEREAS MORE BUILDING IS PERMITTED AND THE MARKET IS DEMANDING MORE.

THERE BECOMES IMPOSSIBLE PRESSURES ON THE SMALLER SCALE HISTORIC STRUCTURES.

I DIDN'T NOT ONLY HEAR ABOUT PRESERVATION, UH, HIS, THE HISTORY AS MUCH, BUT SPECIFICALLY ADDITIONAL TOOLS TO ENHANCE OR TO STRENGTHEN THE PRESERVATION OF THE EXISTING RESOURCES SO THAT THEY'LL, THEY WON'T BE SUCCUMBING TO THE SAME PRESSURES AS OTHER PARTS IF, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ARE LOOSENING SOME OF THE PARAMETERS IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS VISION POSSIBLE.

I THINK IT'S ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE.

IN FACT, MAY VERY WELL BE A GOOD EXAMPLE THAT WE CAN SET FOR OTHER PARTS OF DOWNTOWN WHERE WE IMPLEMENT NEW TYPES OF STRUCTURES THAT ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AND JUST AS SOLIDIFIED TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR HISTORIC RESOURCES IN FACT ARE NOT OVERCOME BY THE ECONOMIC TSUNAMI.

BUT DO YOU DON'T HAVE THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS SPECIFICALLY IN THE PLAN AT THIS POINT? I DO.

I DON'T THINK SO.

NO, WE DON'T.

WE HAVE, WE DON'T HAVE THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE RECOMMENDATIONS OTHER THAN THE SETBACKS AND THE STUFF RELATING TO BUILDINGS ALONG THE CREEK IS WHAT THE, I I THINK CERTAIN THINGS THAT WOULD GIVE MORE TEETH TO EITHER, UH, SPECIFIC PRESERVATION OF SPECIFIC PROPERTIES WOULD BE IN ORDER, UH, OR CERTAIN TYPES OF DENSITIES THAT WOULD ALLOW OR MAINTAIN THE LOWER SCALE THAT'S IN SUPPORT OF THOSE PROPERTIES.

UH, AND THAT WE'VE HAD VARIOUS DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THESE TOOLS.

SOME OF THEM EXIST AND SOME OF THEM DON'T YET.

BUT I REALLY THINK IT'S AN IMPORTANT PART IF YOU'RE BASICALLY LOOSENING SOME OF THESE ECONOMIC ENGINES TO JUST AS, AS, AS IMPORTANT TO ADD THOSE PROTECTIONS.

BECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE CURRENTLY ON THE BOOKS IS WE'VE, WE'VE CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED ARE NOT ENOUGH.

WELL, WELL, THE ONLY RECOMMENDATIONS WE HAVE IS TO CODE AMENDMENTS, RESTRICT WOULD BE RESTRICTING, UH, BUILDING PLACEMENT AND BUILDING DESIGN.

SO THEY'RE NOT EXACT, WE'RE NOT INCREASING THE ENTITLEMENTS THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

THANK YOU.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, JUST GOING BACK TO RAINY STREET, WE HAD A PLACE THAT WAS, THAT WAS TOO COOL FOR ITS OWN GOOD, APPARENTLY, UH, IT BECAME POPULAR AND THEN, UM, IT BECAME, UH, ATTRACTIVE TO DEVELOPMENT.

AND NOW, UM, WE, I'M A HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONSULTANT.

THAT'S WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING.

AND I DON'T THINK WE HAVE A HISTORIC DISTRICT THERE ANYMORE.

IF, IF THAT WERE TO COME UP, UH, NOW FOR HISTORIC DISTRICT, I DON'T THINK WE HAVE, UH, SUFFICIENT NUMBERS OF CONTRIBUTING BUILDINGS, UM, THAT, THAT WOULD, UH, QUALIFY, UM, IN THIS DAY AND AGE.

SO I, I, I WOULD HATE TO SEE A, A A TIME WHEN THIS PARK AREA, THIS WHOLE PLAN BECAME SO POPULAR THAT IT PUSHES OUT THE THINGS THAT MADE IT MAKE IT POPULAR IN THE FIRST PLACE.

COMMISSIONER LAROCHE.

YES.

THANK YOU FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

AND I DID TAKE THE TIME TO GO BACK AND, AND LOOK AT THE FULL PLAN.

AND I DO NOTE THAT YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW, SUBSTANTIAL HISTORY, UH, DOCUMENTED IN THAT PLAN.

AND I APPRECIATE THAT THOSE EFFORTS ON YOUR PART.

I THINK WHAT MY FELLOW COMMISSIONERS ARE, IF I CAN SYNTHESIZE THAT DOWN TO HOW CAN THE PRESERVATION COMMUNITY BECOME ENGAGED IN THIS PLAN AT THIS TIME, SINCE WE ARE ENTERING THE ADOPTION PHASE IN A WEEK FROM TODAY AS WE PLANNING COMMISSION, I WOULD ENCOURAGE THE PRESERVATION COMMUNITY TO REACH OUT TO THE APPOINTED OFFICIALS AND, AND THE ELECTED OFFICIALS TO LET YOUR SENTIMENTS BE KNOWN.

UH, AS, I DON'T KNOW, AS A BODY, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO TAKE, YOU KNOW, TO EXPRESS A POINT OF VIEW.

UH, I DON'T, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT'S, THOSE ARE THE TWO, THE THREE WAYS OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD THAT I COULD, HOW THEY COULD GET INVOLVED AT THIS STAGE OF THE PROCESS.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR THAT, AND THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU.

AND I THINK THAT, UM, THE, YOUR PROCESS, UH, WAS REALLY IMPRESSIVE, UM, IN, UH, WHO YOU REACHED OUT, WHO YOU DID REACH OUT TO, AND ALL OF THE THINGS THAT YOU CONSIDERED HERE JUST, UH, MAKE A LITTLE BIT MORE ROOM

[00:40:01]

FOR PRESERVATION.

WELL, AND IF, GO AHEAD.

IF I COULD TOP IT OFF AND PUT A LITTLE FINER POINT ON IT.

YOU KNOW, WE CAN TALK ABOUT FORM BASED ZONING CHANGES, FORM-BASED ZONING AND INCENTIVES TO KIND OF GUIDE WHAT HAPPENS HERE.

BUT THE HISTORIC ZONING IS A TOOL READILY AT OUR, YOU KNOW, AT OUR AVAILABILITY.

WE CAN, WE CAN LANDMARK PROPERTIES, AND THIS IS SOMETHING WE CAN DO RIGHT NOW AND CAN BE RECOMMENDED TO DO RIGHT NOW TO, TO PRESERVE THESE BUILDINGS.

AND I THINK IT A LITTLE MORE ATTENTION SHOULD BE PUT TOWARD SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS AS COMMISSIONER H SETH SAID, USING TOOLS THAT WE HAVE AT OUR DISPOSAL RIGHT NOW TO PROTECT THOSE PROPERTIES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS.

OKAY.

UM, MOVING RIGHT ALONG WAS

[3. C14H-2022-0139 – 2311 Woodlawn Blvd. – Discussion The Felts-Moss House Council District 10 ]

OUR BRIEFING, OUR FIRST ITEM, UH, UNDER PUBLIC HEARINGS AND DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION HISTORIC ZONING APPLICATIONS.

ITEM 3 23 11 WOODLAWN B BOULEVARD.

THIS IS THE FELTS THAT PROPOSED FELTS MOSS HOUSE.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

CALLEN CONTRERAS HOUSING AND PLANNING.

UM, ITEM THREE AT 2011.

2311 WOODLAWN.

UM, THIS CASE NUMBER C 14 H 20 22 1 39 IS AN OWNER INITIATED HISTORIC ZONING APPLICATION, UM, ON FOR 2311 WOODLAWN ON THE BASIS OF ARCHITECTURE, HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS, AND ALSO HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS UNDER CRITERIA CONSIDERATION G OF THE NATIONAL REGISTER AS DEFINED IN LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE SECTION 25 2 3 52 A ONE.

THIS 1938 HOUSE IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF GEORGIAN REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE CONSTRUCTED BY CENTRAL TEXAS ARCHITECT LIAM SMITH.

IT APPEARS TO BE ONE OF THE FEW SURVIVING EXAMPLES OF HIS RESIDENTIAL WORK IN AUSTIN AND CENTRAL TEXAS.

THE HOUSE IS ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH THE PHELPS AND MOSS FAMILIES.

IT WAS BUILT IN 1938 FOR FORMER ELGAN MA AND CITY ATTORNEY AM PHELPS.

IT WAS THE CHILDHOOD HOME OF BROTHERS JAMES AND AMOS DANIEL PHELPS.

DANIEL PHELPS PRACTICED TRANSPORTATION LAW LIKE HIS FATHER, AND BECAME THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL OF ONE OF THE SOUTHWEST, UH, MOST WIDESPREAD CARRIER FIRMS AND TRANSPORTATION LAW FIRMS. HIS BROTHER, DR.

JAMES FELTZ, WAS A BIOCHEMIST AND PHYSIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR AT TUFTS AND U C S F.

UH, DR.

FELTS LED THE LIPID RESEARCH LABORATORY AT UCFS U C S F'S VA MEDICAL CENTER, AND GAINED INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION, UM, AS ONE OF THE LEADING WORLD LEADING BIOMEDICAL SCIENTISTS AND AN EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF LIPID METABOLISM.

THIS PROPERTY IS ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH JOHN MOSS, WHO IS A PIONEER IN BOTH HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, AND WHOSE ASSOCIATION EXTENDS FROM HIS PURCHASE OF THE HOUSE IN 1956.

BEYOND THE 50 50 YEAR PERIOD OF SIGNIFICANCE TO THE EARLY 1980S, AMONG MANY OTHER ENDEAVORS, MOSS DESIGNED BLUEPRINTS FOR HOMES THAT COULD BE CONSTRUCTIVE FOR $3,000 CALLED THE ST.

ANGELO PLAN THAT WERE BUILT NATIONALLY AND AROUND THE WORLD DURING THE COAST WAR HOUSING BOOM.

MOST NOTABLY, HE FOUNDED BPI INCORPORATION DURING HIS TENURE AT 2311 WOODLAWN, WHICH WAS THE FIRST COMPUTER SOFTWARE MANUFACTURER TO GO PUBLIC IN THE UNITED STATES.

BPI GREW EXPONENTIALLY FROM THE LATE 1970S TO THE EARLY EIGHTIES AS ONE OF THE NATION'S LARGEST SUPPLIERS OF ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE, AS WELL AS ONE OF THE YOUNGEST PUBLICLY HELD COMPANIES IN AUSTIN'S ENTIRE BUSINESS HISTORY.

THEREFORE, STAFF RECOMMENDATION, UM, IS TO RECOMMEND THE PROPOSED ZONING CHANGE FROM SF THREE TO SF THREE H.

THANK YOU.

QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE WE GO INTO DISCUSSION ON THIS? I JUST WANTED TO MAKE, UH, MAKE SURE THAT IT'S NOTED FOR THE PUBLIC RECORD THAT COMMISSIONER HE, SETH AND COMMISSIONER CASTILLO ARE HERE, AND DID WE GET ANYONE ELSE IN? OKAY.

THANK YOU.

WE BOTH MADE THE MAD DASH TOGETHER.

.

I WAS 15 MINUTES LONG.

I THINK THAT'S ALL OF US.

YEAH.

TRAFFIC WAS CRAZY.

OKAY.

UM, IS THERE ANYONE HERE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THIS APPLICATION, LIKE THE APPLICANT? COME ON DOWN.

YOU CAN STAND THERE IN THE CENTER.

PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD AND PRESENT YOUR CASE.

UM, PLEASURE TO BE HERE TONIGHT.

UH, PLEASURE TO BE HERE TONIGHT.

UM, AND YOUR NAME? MY NAME IS JAY PERRA.

UH, I AM THE GRANDSON OF JOHN MOSS, WHO, UM, WAS REFERENCING THE APPLICATION MATERIALS.

I AM THE SON OF ANN AND JOHN PERRA, THE CURRENT OCCUPANTS OF THE HOME AND, UM, WAS INVOLVED WITH PUTTING TOGETHER THE APPLICATION.

UM, AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT, UH, OR HOPEFULLY THE APPLICATION, UH, SPEAKS FOR ITSELF AND, AND AS FAR AS THE HISTORICAL INTEGRITY AND

[00:45:01]

THE VALUE OF THE HOUSE TO THIS COMMUNITY, TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN WHICH IT RESIDES, UM, BUT ALSO TO THE, UM, PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT, UM, THAT OCCUPIED THOSE, THAT HOUSE.

AND, UM, WE ARE, UH, YOU KNOW, LONG TOM AUSTINITES, UH, VALUE OUR HISTORY GREATLY.

UM, AND, UH, IT'S A, UH, IT WOULD BE A, UM, SIGNIFICANT, UH, POINT OF PRIDE TO HAVE, UH, THOSE ASSOCIATIONS RECOGNIZED BY THIS COMMISSION.

UH, GOOD CASE.

ANY QUESTIONS OF THE APPLICANT? OKAY.

UM, IF SOMETHING COMES UP IN OUR DISCUSSION, UH, UH, WE MIGHT CALL YOU BACK TO, TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR? IS THERE ANYONE, UH, OPPOSED WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK? HEARING NONE.

DO I HEAR A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING? SO MOVED.

SECOND.

OKAY.

MOTION BY COMMISSIONER LAROCHE.

SECOND BY COMMISSIONER COOK.

ALL IN FAVOR OF CLOSING THE PUBLIC HEARING.

PLEASE SAY, AYE.

RAISE YOUR HAND.

AYE.

AYE.

THANK YOU.

PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED.

DO I HEAR A MOTION ON THE CASE? WE NEED A MOTION TO DISCUSS IT.

I'LL ENTER , I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE HISTORIC ZONING FOR THIS PROPERTY BASED ON ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORIC, UH, ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE FAMILIES WHO, UH, BUILT IT AND OCCUPIED IT.

I CAN SECOND THAT.

UH, THAT'S NOT MY MOTION.

I'M ENTERTAINING THAT.

WELL, YOU'RE ENTERTAINING.

SORRY.

YOU CAN SAY, SO.

MOVE.

YEAH.

SO MOVE .

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

WOULD ANYBODY ELSE LIKE TO SECOND IT? SECOND? OKAY.

SECOND.

FROM COMMISSIONER CUSTODY.

UH, THE CASE IS ON THE TABLE.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADDRESS YOUR MOTION? COMMISSIONER GROGAN? YEAH.

UM, I THINK THIS, YOU KNOW, IS A SOLID APPLICATION ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY.

UM, AND, UM, I, I CERTAINLY DON'T SEE WHY THIS COULDN'T, UH, QUALIFY FOR RESORTS IN MS. CASTILLO.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD? UH, I READ THE HISTORY IS EXCELLENT AND, UH, I'M ON BOARD WITH COMMISS.

ANYONE ELSE? UM, YEAH, LET, LET ME GO AHEAD AND ADDRESS WHAT I THINK IS, UH, PART OF THE REASON FOR HESITATION HERE, AND THEN ALSO ONE OF MY OWN PERSONAL RE HESITATIONS.

OKAY.

BUT, UH, I THINK I WILL SUPPORT THE MOTION.

UH, I THINK THAT THERE ARE SO MANY CASES THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT WHERE THE STRUCTURES THAT COME TO US AND WE WANT TO CONSIDER FOR PRESERVATION.

THERE REALLY IS NO OTHER CHOICE.

UH, IF WE DON'T PRESERVE THEM OR MAKE A BIG EFFORT, THEY AREN'T GOING TO BE WELL CARED FOR.

THEY WON'T BE LOVED, THEY WON'T BE TAKEN CARE OF, AND THEY PROBABLY WON'T EXIST ANYMORE.

UH, I THINK IT IS TO YOUR FAMILY'S CREDIT THAT WE HAVE A PROPERTY THAT IS LARGELY FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL INTACT, UH, AND HAS BEEN WELL TAKEN CARE OF AND WELL PRESERVED FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.

AND THIS BASICALLY SHOULD BE A, A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU, TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AND TO PASS THAT ON AS A RESOURCE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

THE FACT THAT YOUR FAMILY'S WILLING NOW TO COME FORWARD HAVING DONE THIS ALONE AND WITHOUT ANY ENCOURAGEMENT, BUT ALSO WITHOUT ANY REGULATIONS, UH, AND ACCEPT THEY BASICALLY A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO CONTINUE WHAT YOU ALL HAVE STARTED.

I THINK THAT'S, THAT'S A VERY IMPORTANT MOMENT.

UM, THERE ARE A LOT OF, YOU KNOW, SHALL WE SAY HIGHER DOLLAR VALUE PROPERTIES IN AND AROUND YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

UH, NOT ALL OF THEM HAVE FARED NEARLY AS WELL AS YOURS, UH, BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN THEY'LL COME UP AND SOMEBODY WILL WANT TO GET A TAX BREAK AND COME AND RUN IN FRONT OF US.

AND WE HAVE TO GIVE IT A PRETTY HEAVY SCRUTINY TO MAKE SURE THAT IT REALLY MEETS THE CRITERIA.

BUT I THINK WITH STAFF'S, UH, REPORT, UH, WITH WHAT I'VE SEEN, UH, AGAIN, I THINK THAT IT'S, IT'S WONDERFUL THAT YOU ARE DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING, AND I THINK WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE THAT.

UH, I HAVE ONE HESITATION, AND THAT'S JUST THE TRUCK WITH YOUR ARCHITECT.

UH, BEING CLASSICALLY TRAINED MYSELF, UH, IT'S A QUIRKY EXAMPLE OF CLASSICAL COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE.

THOSE COLUMNS ARE JUST WEIRD AND THE PROPORTIONS ARE VERY ODD.

HOWEVER, THAT'S A DECISION THAT WAS MADE BACK IN THE THIRTIES, .

AND WHO AM I AN QUAL ? BUT OTHER, OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT I WISH THERE WAS A, YOU KNOW, A CORRECTION TO SOME OF THOSE THINGS THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE THIRTIES, UH, I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL THAT WE'RE

[00:50:01]

GONNA BE ABLE TO PASS THIS ON AS A ANOTHER LEGACY, UH, FROM THAT PERIOD.

ANYONE ELSE WANNA WEIGH IN? I KNOW THAT YOU DO .

I APPRECIATE COMMISSIONER HIIM, SETH CHIMING IN AND, UH, GIVING WORDS TO FEELINGS THAT I HAVE, BUT WASN'T SURE HOW TO ARTICULATE.

UM, AND I JUST SORT OF THINK OUT LOUD ABOUT THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE, THE BAR THAT WE SET FOR OURSELVES WHEN IT'S, IT'S OWNER OPPOSED OR OWNER INITIATED.

AND I'M, AND I, AND I, YEAH, I HAVE JUST THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS.

HOW, HOW DO I PARSE THAT HERE? AND WOULD WE TREAT THIS DIFFERENTLY IF IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND? AND, AND THEN I REALIZE I DON'T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT.

SO, OKAY.

I JUST WORTH THE MOTION.

ANYONE ELSE? I I DID WANNA MAKE THE COMMENT.

I, I APPRECIATE THE SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED HERE.

CAUSE I I KIND OF AGREED WITH THEM.

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I, I WASN'T GONNA VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS, UH, SOLELY BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE TEND TO MAKE DISTRICTS BY A CONCENTRATION OF LANDMARKS, WHICH IS WHAT WE, WE HAVE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

I KNOW THERE IS, THERE'S A HISTORY OF ISSUES, UM, WITH HIGHER PRICE PROPERTIES AND, YOU KNOW, COMING BEFORE AND, AND THERE'S BEEN A LAWSUIT THAT'S KIND OF LIMITED.

THE NUMBER THAT THAT COME BEFORE IS HERE.

BUT I, I DID WANNA MAKE SURE MOVING FORWARD, I'VE SEEN SOME TESTIMONY ON OTHER CASES ABOUT THE TAX EXEMPTION, UH, THAT SUGGESTS THAT THERE IS A 20% TAX EXEMPTION.

AND I JUST WANNA MAKE SURE THAT IN FUTURE CASES IT'S NOT, THERE WAS A CASE WHERE A, THERE WAS TESTIMONY GIVEN THAT IT'S 20% TAX, YOU KNOW, TAX BREAK, IT'S NOT, IT'S CAPPED FOR RESIDENCES AT 8,500.

IN THIS CASE, I THINK IT'S A LITTLE OVER 10,000.

AND RELATIVE TO THE, THE TAXES ON PROPERTIES OF THIS CA OF THIS VALUE, UH, IT'S AN INCREASINGLY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF, OF THE RATE.

SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESN'T GET BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION AS THIS GOES, GOES UP THE LADDER.

I THINK SOMETHING THAT, UM, THAT WE WRESTLE WITH, WE SOMETIMES HAVE, UM, WE, WE HAVE, UH, I, I DON'T KNOW, I WE'RE SIDE HEAVY AS OPPOSED TO TOP HEAVY WITH LANDMARKS IN THE WEST SIDE OF, OF AUSTIN.

AND WE HAVE TRIED TO BE, UM, UH, VERY COGNIZANT OF SIGNIFICANT PROPERTIES THAT MAY BE ENDANGERED ON THE EAST SIDE.

BUT I THINK THAT, UH, A PROPERTY THAT CLEARLY MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR ARCHITECTURE, AND I THINK, UM, I, I THINK IT COMES DOWN STRONGER FOR ITS HISTORIC ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE MOSS FAMILY.

UM, BECAUSE WE ALL USE SOFTWARE NOW.

WE ALL USE COMPUTERS NOW.

WE CAN'T GET AWAY FROM 'EM NO MATTER WHAT.

AND IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT.

SO, UH, UM, I, I JUST, I THINK THAT'S IN A, IN A CITY LIKE AUSTIN WHOSE, WHOSE EXPONENTIAL GROWTH IS, YOU KNOW, IS SORT OF BASED IN, UH, THIS TECHNOLOGY, I THINK THAT, UM, IT BEHOOVES US TO RECOGNIZE THAT, THAT, AND SO I WILL, UM, I WILL SUPPORT THE, UM, THE MOTION.

YES.

UH, COMMISSIONER WRIGHT, I SEE YOU THERE.

YES.

UM, I JUST, I JUST WANNA ARGUE A LITTLE BIT WITH, WITH BEN AND DAVID, WITH COMMISSIONER HI SETH, AND SAY THAT I REALLY LIKE THOSE COLUMNS, UM, .

UM, AND THEY REMIND ME IN FACT OF A LOT OF, UH, SIMILAR HOUSES FROM THE EAST COAST OF THIS TIME PERIOD.

BUT I, I SUPPORT THE MOTION.

I WOULD ALSO JUST ADD, UM, I, I WANTED TO TELL THIS TO THE COMMISSION.

THE PROPERTY THAT WE ALL SUPPORTED UNANIMOUSLY FOR LANDMARK STATUS, 2002 SCENIC DRIVE, WENT DOWN IN FLAMES LAST WEEK AT CITY COUNCIL.

UM, AND, UH, IT WAS A SAD DAY.

IT'S A LOSS TO ALL OF US.

UM, SO, UH, UH, YOU KNOW, I'M, I'M GLAD THAT, THAT YOU'VE COME FORWARD ON YOUR OWN NOT KICKING AND SCREAMING.

UH, IT'S NOT OWNER OPPOSED.

THIS IS, UH, YOU'RE DOING SO THANK YOU.

AND, UH, WITH THAT, SHALL WE TAKE A VOTE? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF, UH, HISTORIC ZONING FOR THIS PROPERTY, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

AND HE OPPOSED, IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

YOU'RE A LANDMARK NOW WHEN HE GETS TO COUNSELING.

OH, YEAH.

IT HAS TO GO TO COUNSEL.

THEY, THE REASON THEY DIDN'T SUPPORT 2002 SCENIC DRIVE IS BECAUSE IT WAS OVER THE OBJECTION OF THE OWNER.

AND THANK YOU.

UM,

[9. HR-2022-152852 – 4308 Duval St. – Discussion Hyde Park Local Historic District Council District 9]

MOVING ON TO OUR NEXT CASE.

THESE ARE HISTORIC LANDMARK AND LOCAL DISTRICT APPLICATIONS.

LET'S SEE, WHAT'S OUR

[00:55:01]

FIRST DISCUSSION ITEM? WOULD THAT BE 43 0 8 DUVAL STREET.

THIS IS AN ADDITION, A REMODEL.

UM, IS CALLEN PRESENTING THIS FROM AFAR? OH, THERE SHE IS.

I DIDN'T EVEN SEE YOU THERE.

ALL RIGHT.

ITEM NINE.

UM, APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS OF 43 0 8 DUVAL STREET.

THIS IS AN APPLICATION TO CONSTRUCT A TWO-STORY REAR ADDITION TO A CONTRIBUTING HOUSE WITH CITING TO MATCH THE EXISTING STRUCTURE AND A STANDING SEA METAL ROOF.

THE PROPOSED EDITION IS SITE GD WITH UN UNDIVIDED CASEMENT WINDOWS AND A THIRD FLOOR COUPLA.

THE HOUSE IS A ONE-STORY CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW WITH ONE OVER ONE WOOD WINDOWS ACROSS GD ROOF WITH CENTRAL PARTIAL WIDTH PORCH SUPPORTED BY BOXED COLUMNS, A TOP BRICK PIERS, AND A SHINGLE ROOF WITH EXPOSED RAFTER TAILS.

THE PROJECT MEETS SOME OF THE APPLICABLE STANDARDS IN THE HYDE PARK HISTORIC DESIGN STANDARDS.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION IS TO EITHER REFER THE APPLICATION TO THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE OR APPROVE THE APPLICATION WITH THE EXCLUSION OF THE THIRD FLOOR COUPLA.

RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS OF MS. CONTRERAS? THERE WE GO.

QUICK QUESTION, AND, UH, OBVIOUSLY THEY'VE MADE SOME MODIFICATIONS TO THE PLAN.

UH, DID THEY SPECIFICALLY DECIDE NOT TO CHANGE THE COUPLA? HAS THAT BECOME A, AN ISSUE OF CONTENTION OR HAVE YOU HAD ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT? UM, THE, OH, I'M SORRY.

THE, UM, THE REAR PORTION OF THE ADDITION, UH, EXCEPT FOR THE COUPLA, UH, WE FOUND LARGELY NEEDS THE DESIGN STANDARDS.

UH, THE COUPLA ITSELF IS THE PART THAT DOES NOT FIT IN SO WELL STILL.

UM, BUT THERE WAS AN EARLIER SET OF PLANS SUBMITTED AND THEY REVISED THEM.

BUT DID, DID THEY GO TO THE, UH, ARCHITECTURE REVIEW COMMITTEE? NO, NO, NO, NO.

OKAY.

DID I? NO, IT WAS TWO SUBMITTED RELATIVELY CLOSE TOGETHER.

UM, BUT SOME CHANGES WERE MADE TO MAKE THE REST OF IT MORE SYMPATHETIC.

I SEE.

OKAY.

SO THAT WAS BASED, BASED ON YOUR COMMENTS.

I, YOU KNOW, I DON'T REMEMBER COMMISSIONER, LET ME LOOK AT THE DATES ON IT.

OKAY.

UH, ANYWAY, I JUST, IT SEEMS LIKE THEY WENT TO AN EFFORT TO PUT THE PITCH IN SUCH A WAY AND THE SCALE OF THE ADDITION SO THAT, UH, BASED ON WHAT THEY HAD PROPOSED EARLIER, IT REALLY DID RELATE WELL TO THE HOUSE.

IT'S JUST, IT SEEMS VERY OBVIOUS, UH, OMISSION THAT THEY WOULD NOT HAVE ADDED THAT TO THE KUALA, EVEN THOUGH I, I, AS I ASSUME WE'RE GONNA GET IN A PRESENTATION, UH, THERE IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT COS AND TRADITIONS OF COS AND WE CAN DISCUSS THAT IN A BIT.

OKAY.

ANYWAY, AFTER WE HAVE, THAT'S AFTER WE'VE, I'M JUMPING AHEAD, THEN WE CAN, AFTER WE FROM THE APPLICANT THAT'S FINE.

WE, WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE CASE.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

IS THE APPLICANT HERE? IS THERE SOMEONE, UH, THE OWNER.

WELCOME.

PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME.

JOSH CARROLL.

I'M THE ARCHITECT.

OKAY.

AM I UP FOR THE PRESENTATION? YEAH, THAT'S IT.

GO FOR IT.

EXCELLENT.

UM, NEXT, PLEASE.

JUST WANTED TO GIVE A COUPLE COMMENTS ON THE CONTEXT FOR THIS EDITION.

SO SHOWN IN RED IS THE ADDITION HERE.

UH, WE'RE FACING DUVAL STREET ON THE EAST, UM, AND WE'RE ON THE BOUNDARY OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT, AS YOU CAN SEE WITH THE DASH LINE.

NEXT, PLEASE.

UH, WE'RE SURROUNDED BY SINGLE-PAYER RESIDENCES AS WELL AS A MIX OF COMMERCIAL AND MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENCES.

UM, THIS MAY BE RELEVANT TO CONTEXT AND SUBSEQUENT DISCUSSION.

UM, THIS IS OUR SITE PLAN.

NEXT, PLEASE.

UH, THE ADDITION IS COMPLETELY BEHIND THE EXISTING RESIDENCE.

UH, WE'RE MAINTAINING THE EXISTING GARAGE.

NEXT, PLEASE.

THESE COLORS AREN'T COMING THROUGH TOO WELL, BUT THE INTENT WAS TO SHOW ADDITION AND RENOVATIONS IN THE FLOOR PLAN IN BLUE TO DISTINGUISH FROM THE GRAY EXISTING.

UM, JUST TO NOTE THAT WE ARE MAINTAINING THE FABRIC OF THE FRONT OF THE RESIDENCE AS WELL AS THE, UM, SIDE PORTIONS OF THE HOME TOWARDS THE FRONT.

ADDING A LIVING ROOM, UH, SITTING ROOM TO THE GROUND FLOOR.

NEXT PLEASE, A PRIMARY SUITE TO THE SECOND FLOOR, SORRY, NEXT PRIMARY SUITE TO THE SECOND FLOOR.

AND THEN NEXT, A, UM, SIDE GABLE ROOF WITH A COUPLA AS NOTED, WHICH WE CAN DISCUSS MORE AND SUBSEQUENT SLIDES.

NEXT.

THIS IS THE RENDERING FROM THE STREET.

UM, SO THE ADDITION IS MOSTLY MASKED BY THE EXISTING HOME.

WE'RE PRESERVING THE EXISTING HOME.

NEXT, PLEASE.

[01:00:01]

A BIRD'S EYE VIEW SHOWS THAT IT'S A FAIRLY SIMPLE ADDITION, A STACKED RECTANGLE, UH, PRESERVING THE, UH, INTEGRITY AND SHAPE OF THE EXISTING ROOF.

NEXT, PLEASE.

UM, THIS IS A VIEW YOU'LL NEVER REALLY HAVE OF THE PROJECT.

IT'S THE, THE SIDE VIEW.

BUT JUST TO NOTE THAT WE HAVE A, A SIDE GABLE THAT MIMICS THE SHAPE OF THE EXISTING ROOF STRUCTURE.

UM, RELATIVE TO EARLIER COMMENTS, WE, WE DID, UM, REVISE WINDOW OPENINGS AND ADD A BLACK TRIM AROUND THEM TO MAKE THEM FIT IN BETTER WITH THE EXISTING STRUCTURE.

SO THAT WAS THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ORIGINAL APPLICATION AND THE REVISED DRAWINGS.

THERE WAS NO CHANGES TO THE ROOF OF THE COUPLA BETWEEN APPLICATIONS.

NEXT, PLEASE.

UM, WE CAN SKIP THESE NEXT TWO SLIDES AND COME BACK TO THE ELEVATIONS IF NECESSARY.

I THINK THAT PERSPECTIVE DID A BETTER JOB.

UM, SO AS YOU ALL PROBABLY KNOW, COUPLA S HAVE, UM, HISTORICAL ORIGINS, UM, TO HELP WITH NATURAL VENTILATION AND NATURAL LIGHT, WHICH IS THE INTENT OF OUR COUPLA.

UM, NEXT FLEAS.

THERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES WITHIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF CUPULA, LIKE FEATURES ON EXISTING ROOFS, UM, ALONG WITH CHIMNEYS AND DORMERS.

THEY ALSO HELP TO BREAK UP THE, UM, ROOF FORMS. AND SO THAT WAS ADDITIONAL, UH, REASONING BEHIND ADDING OUR CUPULA.

NEXT, PLEASE.

UM, AND SO IN SUMMARY, WE'RE ADDING A FAIRLY MODEST RESPECTFUL ADDITION TO THE BACK OF THIS EXISTING HOME.

UM, WE WOULD LIKE TO MAINTAIN THE CUPOLA POSSIBLE AND ARE WILLING TO, UH, REVISE THROUGH THE ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE PROCESS.

UM, BUT AFTER SPEAKING WITH OUR CLIENT, WE'D LIKE TO TRY TO GO THROUGH THAT PROCESS AND MAINTAIN THE KU.

THANK YOU.

UM, CAN YOU GO BACK TO THE SLIDE WHERE YOU HAVE THESE PRECEDENTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD? OKAY.

YOU WERE JUST THERE.

I WANTED TO SAY THE ONE AT SPEEDWAY IN 41ST IS A RELATIVELY, UH, NEW BUILDING.

IT'S WAS BUILT ABOUT, UM, 20 YEARS AGO MAYBE.

AND THAT'S A DORMER.

AND, UH, THE ONE AT, UH, 38TH AND DUVAL, UM, THAT DORMER THING IS, UM, UH, IS A D THIS HOUSE HAS BEEN COMPLETELY, UM, ALTERED FROM ITS ORIGINAL CHARACTER.

THESE ARE NOT, UH, HISTORIC PRECEDENTS.

OKAY.

I JUST WANTED TO, TO HAVE THAT ON THE SCREEN, WHEN TO TALK ABOUT IT.

THANK YOU.

UNDERSTOOD.

ANY QUESTIONS OF THE APPLICANT? UH, YES.

SO WOULD YOU HAVE CONSIDERED, SINCE IN YOUR PRECEDENT YOU SHOWED HISTORIC COS WITH PITCHED ROOFS, WOULD YOU HAVE CONSIDERED A PITCH ROOF OR WAS THERE A SPECIFIC REASON NOT TO? UM, NO.

I THINK WE, WE WILL MOVING FORWARD, CONSIDER PITCH ROOF.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS IN, WITHIN OUR ABILITY TO MAKE THAT CHANGE IN THIS FEW DAY PROCESS BETWEEN RECEIVING STACK STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS AND PRESENTING TODAY.

UM, BUT WE DEFINITELY YEAH, WILL CONSIDER THAT.

YEAH.

AS, AS FAR AS JUST SO FOR FUTURE REFERENCE, UM, YOU KNOW, IF THE, THE DAY YOU PRESENT TO US, YOU CAN, AS MUCH ADVANCED NOTICE AS POSSIBLE IS ALWAYS, IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED.

OKAY.

BUT WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE OUR RECOMMENDATIONS AND THEN, UH, CONTINGENT UPON OR ADDED TO, UH, ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS.

SO IF THOSE ELEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE, WE CAN REFERENCE THEM AND PUT THEM IN A MOTION.

UNDERSTOOD.

UM, IN THIS SITUATION, I THINK IF YOU'RE OPEN TO THAT, UM, I, I UNDERSTAND FROM YOUR, THE WAY IT'S SITUATED OVER THE MASTER BEDROOM, THE INTENT OF THE COUPLA, AND I THINK IT, IT'S ALREADY A FAIRLY ELEGANT ADDITION AND I REALLY APPLAUD YOU FOR YOUR RESTRAINT IN PUTTING TOGETHER SOMETHING THAT REALLY IS APPROPRIATE.

UH, I WISH ALL OF THE CASES THAT WE REVIEWED CAME DOWN TO QUIBBLING OVER LITTLE DETAILS LIKE THE COUPLA.

UH, CUZ YOU GOT EVERYTHING ELSE VERY, IN MY OPINION, AT LEAST, UH, DONE VERY, VERY WELL, AND I COMPLIMENT YOU FOR IT.

BUT IF YOU'RE WILLING TO TAKE THE EXTRA TIME, THEN PROBABLY A REVIEW COMMITTEE, UH, SESSION MIGHT BE VERY BENEFICIAL.

OKAY.

ARE OPTIONS TO REMOVE IT TODAY OR TO PROCEED IN THAT NEXT STEP? I KNOW THERE'S LIKELY SUBSEQUENT DISCUSSION.

I, I COULD PROPOSE THAT WE WOULD APPROVE IT WITH A PITCHED, UH, ROOF ON THE COUPLA CONTINGENT UPON YOUR PRESENTING IT TO THE ARCHITECTURE REVIEW COMMITTEE, AND THAT MIGHT SPEED THINGS UP.

MM-HMM.

.

BUT, UH, OTHERWISE, YES, YOU WOULD HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL ANOTHER, ANOTHER MEETING.

I WOULD NOT SUPPORT THAT.

WELL, THERE YOU GO, .

OKAY.

OKAY.

UM, IS THERE ANYONE ELSE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THIS APPLICATION? OKAY.

HEARING NONE.

IS THERE ANYONE TO SPEAK IN OPPOSITION? OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, DO I, UH, PUBLIC HEARING MOVE TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING SECOND.

OKAY.

ALL IN FAVOR OF CLOSING THE PUBLIC HEARING.

I RAISE.

AYE.

AYE.

OKAY.

UH, WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE YOUR MOTION? I'LL, I'LL MOVE THAT.

WE REFER THIS TO

[01:05:01]

THE ARCHITECTURE REVIEW COMMITTEE WITH THE ENCOURAGEMENT THAT THEY LOOK AT A PITCHED ROOF ON THE COUPLA AND THAT WE, UH, EXPECT TO SEE THEM BACK HERE FOR OUR DECEMBER, UH, LANDMARKS MEETING.

OKAY.

IS THERE A SECOND TO THAT MOTION? I'LL SECOND.

OKAY.

UM, WOULD YOU LIKE TO DISCUSS YOUR MOTION? UM, I THINK BASED ON WHAT I SAW, UM, THIS IS VERY CLOSE.

THEY'RE WILLING TO WORK WITH US TO MAKE IT TIGHT.

AND, UH, THE COUPLA IN ITS CURRENT CONFIGURATION REALLY IS AN ANOMALY.

SO I THINK IT'S WORTH THE EFFORT.

IT REALLY STICKS OUT.

UM, THE, THE PURPOSE, UM, THE, THESE HISTORIC BUILDINGS ARE SUPPOSED TO, UH, BE THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION.

AND I THINK THE COUPLA AS IT IS RIGHT NOW, FIRST OF ALL, COUP IS AREN'T A HISTORIC, UH, PATTERN, UH, IN HYDE PARK.

BUT, UM, I MEAN, MOSTLY YOU WOULD SEE THEM ON BARNS, BUT, UM, BUT THEY, THEY DON'T EXIST IN HYDE PARK.

UM, BUT THIS ONE IN PARTICULAR, UH, WOULD REALLY MAKE THE ADDITION STAND OUT.

IT WOULD BE HIGHLY VISIBLE AND I THINK, UH, IT