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DESIGN COMMISSION,

[CALL TO ORDER]

UM, TO ORDER.

UM, SOPHIA, CAN YOU, UH, DO OUR ROLL CALL? UM, CHAIR WEAVER.

PRESENT VICE CHAIR MINORS HERE.

COMMISSIONER ANSTED.

PRESENT.

COMMISSIONER CAROL? PRESENT.

COMMISSIONER HOWARD.

COMMISSIONER LADNER.

COMMISSIONER LUKINS.

PRESENT.

COMMISSIONER MCKINNEY.

PRESENT.

COMMISSIONER ROLLON PRESENT.

COMMISSIONER SALINAS PRESENT.

OKAY.

UH, AN UPDATE ON OUR, UH, NEW APPOINTMENTS.

COMMISSIONER BRENDAN WHIR WILL NOW BE SERVICING, SERVING AS A D NINE APPOINTEE.

UM, BRENDAN'S STILL PROCESSING, BUT HE'S FORMALLY A PLANNER OF ASURA ROBINSON.

I THINK HE'LL BE A GREAT VIEWPOINT TO THE COMMISSION.

UM, SO, OKAY.

UM, PUBLIC COMMUNICATION, UM, WE'LL DO PUBLIC COMMUNICATION FOR EACH AGENDA ITEM BEFORE WE START THAT AGENDA.

ITEM

[APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

ITEM ONE, APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR DESIGN COMMISSION MEETING FROM APRIL 24TH.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION? MOTION TO APPROVE? DO YOU HAVE A SECOND? I'LL SECOND.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR? AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

IT'S UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU.

[2. Staff briefing regarding the Great Streets Program Update. Presented by Jill Amezcua, Planning Department.]

ITEM TWO, STAFF BRIEFING REGARDING THE GREAT STREETS PROGRAM UPDATE PRESENTED BY JILL OR ME, UM, FROM THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT PUSH.

CAN Y'ALL HEAR ME NOW? YEAH.

PERFECT.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS JILL MEWA AND I AM THE PROGRAM MANAGER FOR GREAT STREETS.

AND TODAY I WILL BE PRESENTING TO YOU THE GREAT STREETS PROGRAM UPDATES.

AND TO START OFF WITH, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL THE COMMISSIONERS BY RAISE OF HANDS HOW FAMILIAR YOU ARE WITH GREAT STREETS.

IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH GREAT STREETS, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

LOOKS LIKE EVERYBODY IS FAMILIAR WITH IT.

PERFECT.

SO, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO TONIGHT I'LL BE PRESENTING AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM, THE STATE OF THE PROGRAM, AND A PROPOSED UPDATE PROCESS FOR GREAT STREETS.

NEXT SLIDE.

WE'LL START WITH THE PROGRAM OVERVIEW OVERVIEW.

SO IN 1998, THE VOTERS APPROVED, UH, A 5 MILLION BOND FOR THE DOWNTOWN STREET STREET SCAPES FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN DOWNTOWN.

JUST TO KIND OF GIVE YOU AN HISTORY OF AN OVERVIEW OF WHERE GREAT STREETS, UM, HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY, AND IN THE EARLY TWO THOUSANDS, CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE DOWNTOWN DESIGN GUIDELINES, THE GREAT STREETS PLAN, AND THE GREAT STREET STANDARDS, AS WELL AS THE GREAT STREETS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

AND THEN IN 2003, COUNCIL DEDICATED A PORTION OF THE PARKING MENU REVENUE TO GREAT STREETS.

AND FINALLY, IN 2014, COUNCIL ADOPTED THE GREAT STREETS PLAN AS PART OF THE DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM AS A GATEKEEPER REQUIREMENT.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, HOW MANY OF YOU ON THE COMMISSION HAVE BEEN TO SECOND STREET IN, UH, THE PAST THREE MONTHS? BY A SHOW OF HANDS.

PERFECT.

SO Y'ALL ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

SO THAT'S A PRIME EXAMPLE OF GREAT STREETS AND WHAT GREAT STREETS CAN BE.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE IN THE PHOTO, IN THE SLIDE THAT GREAT STREETS IS REALLY LOOKING AT ALLOWING MORE OF THE SPACE FOR THE PUBLIC.

AND SO IT'S NOT REALLY ABOUT, UM, VEHICLES AS FAR AS WHAT IS ALLOWED IN THE PEDESTRIAN OR IN THE THE RIGHT OF WAY.

AND SO THERE'S, YOU CAN SEE IN THIS, UH, PHOTO, THERE ARE STREET TREES AND AMENITIES LIKE BICYCLE RACKS AND BENCHES FOR PEDESTRIANS.

THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY TO, FOR OUR INDIVIDUALS TO ENJOY DOWNTOWN AND SPEND TIME IN DOWNTOWN, AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PHOTO.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS IS A TRADITIONAL DOWNTOWN RIGHT OF WAY FOR WHAT'S IN AUSTIN CURRENTLY IS EIGHT AROUND 80 FEET.

AND SO THAT IS REALLY, THE SPACE IS FOR 60, 60 FEET OF THAT IS FOR CARS.

AND THEN THE OTHER 10 FEET ON EITHER SIDE OF THAT CROSS SECTION IS FOR THE PEDESTRIAN.

SO THAT'S WHERE WE'RE AT TODAY.

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NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE GREAT STREETS RIGHT OF WAY THAT THAT SAME 80 FEET, IT IS SHOWING 44 FEET FOR CARS.

AND THEN THE PEDESTRIAN ZONE IS INCREASED TO 18 FEET AND THAT INCLUDES A 10 OR EIGHT FOOT SIDEWALK, UM, A MINUTE, THE AREA AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS OF GREAT STREETS.

SOME OF THE BENEFITS THAT I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT INCLUDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

SO LOOKING AT PEOPLE THAT VISIT DOWNTOWN, THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS TO WHO ARE IN DOWNTOWN TO, UM, JUST SPEND THEIR MONEY IN DOWNTOWN.

SO IF YOU HAVE NICER IMPROVEMENTS, THEY'LL BE SPENDING THEIR MONEY ON THOSE SHOPS THAT ARE LOCATED, UM, ON THE STOREFRONT.

IT ALSO INCREASES YOUR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH.

SO BY HAVING STREET TREES, UM, PEOPLE ARE, IT'S BEEN PROVEN THAT PEOPLE HAVE BETTER MENTAL HEALTH THAN AND JUST HAVING THOSE TREES ADJACENT TO THEM.

AND THE LAST ITEM I WANTED TO TOUCH ON WAS THE URBAN HEAT MITIGATION EFFECT AND HAVING, YOU KNOW, A CONCRETE JUNGLE IN DOWNTOWN AND HAVING THOSE THREE TREES WILL HELP MITIGATE AND OFFSET THAT HEAT.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THESE ARE THE GREAT STREETS PLAN OBJECTIVES, AND THE FIRST ONE I WANTED TO TOUCH ON WAS THE ELEVATION OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.

SO HAVING AN INCREASED EXPERIENCE IN DOWNTOWN WITH GREAT STREETS.

AND THAT IS THROUGH THE AMENITIES THAT GREAT STREETS PROVIDES AND HAVING THE BENCHES AND THE PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO SPEND TIME IN DOWNTOWN.

AND THAT IS INCLUDED BY ACTIVATING THE SIDEWALK AND THAT WILL ALSO IMPROVE SAFETY BY HAVING EYES ON THE STREET.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO ALL DOWNTOWN USERS BECOME PEDESTRIANS AT SOME POINT.

SO EVEN IF YOU DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE TO DOWNTOWN, YOU'RE GONNA BE SPENDING TIME WALKING IN DOWNTOWN BY PARKING YOUR VEHICLE AND GETTING TO YOUR DESTINATION THAT YOU'RE GOING TO.

SO EVERYONE WILL BECOME A PEDESTRIAN.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THESE ARE THE PROGRAM PROGRAM BOUNDARIES FOR GREAT STREETS CURRENTLY.

IT CURRENTLY INCLUDES JUST THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND THOSE PROGRAM BOUNDARIES ARE LAMAR TO THE WEST SIDE AND 35 TO THE EAST, AND CESAR CHAVEZ TO THE SOUTH AND 11TH STREET TO THE NORTH.

AND THAT'S THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR GREAT STREETS, BUT ALSO LOOKING AT, UM, INCREASING THOSE BOUNDARIES AS WE UPDATE THE PLAN.

AND CURRENTLY THE PLANET ITSELF GOES ALL THE WAY TO MLK AND THERE'S OPPORTUNITIES TO INCREASE THOSE BOUNDARIES LIKE IN RAINY STREET, FOR EXAMPLE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO CURRENTLY THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO IMPLEMENT GREAT STREETS, AND THE FIRST ONE IS THROUGH A C I P PROJECT.

AND THAT IS DONE THROUGH, IF A SEGMENT OF STREET WERE TO BE REDONE, GREAT STREETS CAN BE PART OF THAT RECONSTRUCTION.

AND THE THIRD WAY IS THROUGH THE GREAT STREETS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WHERE PROJECTS CAN PARTICIPATE, UH, AN OPT-IN TO GREAT STREETS BY HAVING GREAT STREETS PAID FOR BY THE DEVELOPER.

AND THEN THE GREAT STREETS PROGRAM WILL REIMBURSE A PORTION OF THE GREAT STREETS INSULATION.

AND THE LAST ONE, CAN YOU GO BACK TO THAT SLIDE? THERE'S ONE MORE.

THE LAST ONE IS THROUGH THE GREAT STREETS, UM, DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, MORE GREAT STREETS IS A GATEKEEPER REQUIREMENT.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO FOR FUNDING, CURRENTLY 30% OF THE GREAT STREETS PARKING METER FUND GOES, UM, PART OF THAT REVENUE FROM THE PARKING METERS IN DOWNTOWN GOES INTO THAT FUND TO PAY FOR GREAT STREETS.

THERE'S ALSO A FEE IN LIEU OPTION WHERE PROJECTS THAT ARE ON THE TECH DOT RIGHT OF WAY, THOSE PROJECTS CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN GREAT STREETS BECAUSE OF JURISDICTIONAL CONTROL OF TECH DOT.

AND SO THOSE PROJECTS CAN PAY INTO THE FUND AND THOSE FUNDS FOR THOSE PROJECTS CAN BE IMPLEMENTED LATER FOR A C A P PROJECT, FOR EXAMPLE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE AUSTIN URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES.

SO THESE WERE DEVELOPED BY MEMBERS OF THE DAW AWESOME DESIGN COMMISSION, WERE ESTABLISHED IN 1999 AND UPDATED IN 2008.

AND THE AIM OF THIS DOCUMENT IS TO PROMOTE POSITIVE AND ENRICHING DEVELOPMENT BY ASSURING THAT IT ASPIRES TO A GREATER ARCHITECTURAL STANDARD AND URBAN DESIGN STANDARD.

SO GREAT STREETS IS ONE WAY TO IMPLEMENT, UM, THAT VISION, AND THAT'S ALSO UNDERGOING AN UPDATE AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS IS A LIST OF CURRENTLY THE GREAT STREETS AND URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES OVERLAP.

SO AS WE UPDATE THE URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES AND THE GREAT STREETS PLAN, THESE ARE ELEMENTS WHERE, UM, GREAT STREETS WILL NEED TO BE.

AND DERMAN DESIGN GUIDES GUIDELINES WILL NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO, UM, LOOK AT THE INTERSECTION OF EACH

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OF THESE ELEMENTS AND WE'LL PROVIDE YOU ALL ON THE COMMISSION WITH A PLAN, UM, TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT IS HAPPENING.

NEXT SLIDE, .

SO THIS IS GREAT STREETS.

SO THIS IS WHAT YOU SEE ON THIS SLIDE IS WE HAVE GREAT STREETS, TREES, AND BENCHES AND BICYCLE RACKS, BUT THERE ARE NO PEOPLE ON THIS STREET.

AND SO LOOKING AT HOW THE AUSTIN URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINE UPDATES CAN REALLY SPEAK TO THOSE VERTICAL ELEMENTS AND HOW THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S ON THE FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR OF A BUILDING CAN RESPOND TO WHAT'S ON THE STREET.

AND THIS ON THE RIGHT SIDE IS THE PARKING GARAGE, FOR EXAMPLE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO NEXT I'LL TALK ABOUT THE STATE OF THE PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO SOME OF THE PROGRAM SUCCESSES INCLUDE THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 211 BLOCKS OF GREAT STREETS THAT HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED TODAY.

AND THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN PRIORITIZED BY COUNCIL THROUGH THE DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM AND A DIS FUNDED PROGRAM.

GREAT STREETS IS FOR AND HAS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR SOME PROJECTS.

AND GREAT STREETS HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN FINDING CREATIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS WHEN NECESSARY.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF BEFORE AND AFTER.

ON COLORADO STREET, YOU CAN SEE IN THE PHOTO AND THE TOP LEFT, THERE'S A VERY SMALL PEDESTRIAN AREA.

AND THEN IN THE PHOTO ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT IS THE AFTER PHOTO.

SO SHOWING THE INSTALLATION OF BREAK STREETS ELEMENTS THROUGH STREET TREES AND A LARGER INCREASED PEDESTRIAN AREA, AS WELL AS HAVING VARYING PAVER PATTERNS.

NEXT FLIP SLIDE.

SO THESE ARE SOME OF THE PROGRAM CHALLENGES.

SO THERE'S COMPETITION FOR RIGHT OF WAY SPACE CAUSE THERE'S SO MANY DIFFERENT, UM, DIFFERENT MODES OF TRANSPORTATION HAPPENING IN DOWNTOWN.

AND THERE'S ALSO UTILITY CONFLICT.

SO EVERY SINGLE PROJECT, UM, THAT I'VE WORKED ON IN THE PAST EIGHT MONTHS HAS HAD UTILITY CONFLICTS.

AND SO WORKING THROUGH THOSE CHALLENGES AND THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE UTILITIES AND MOVING THOSE UTILITIES TO GET GREAT STREETS INSTALLED, THERE'S ALSO, UM, ISSUES WITH A STANDARDIZATION OF MATERIALS THAT NEED MODERNIZATION AS WELL AS A PROCEDURAL LACK OF CONSISTENCY AND A LACK OF DATA AND METRICS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO NEXT I WANNA TALK ABOUT THROUGH POST UPDATE PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THESE ARE SOME OF THE GOALS OF THE GRAY STREET'S UPDATE.

AND THE FIRST ONE THAT I WANTED TO COVER WAS, UM, THE ALIGNMENT, UH, WITH OTHER PROGRAMS IN DOWNTOWN.

SO LIKE THE URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES, FOR EXAMPLE, AS WELL AS FOCUSING ON THE EXPERIENCE OF PEOPLE WHO WERE IN DOWNTOWN AND VISITING DOWNTOWN.

AND THEN ALSO HAVING CREATING CHAMPIONS INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY FOR THE PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO SOME OF THE OUTCOMES UPDATE THE UPDATE PROCESS INCLUDE A REINVIGORATED PUBLIC INTEREST, SO GETTING PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT GRAY STREETS, AS WELL AS HAVING A HOLISTIC PROGRAM UPDATE, LOOKING AT THE POSSIBILITY OF THAT WITH THE UPDATE, AS WELL AS EXPANDING THE BOUNDARIES AND MODERNIZING THE STANDARDS.

SELECT THE BENCH IN THIS PHOTO, FOR EXAMPLE, THERE'S OTHER BENCHES THAT ARE AVAILABLE WITH NEW FINISHES AND MATERIALS.

SO THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES TO LOOK AT THAT AS PART OF THE UPDATE AND PARTNERING WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND INCREASING PROGRAM FUNDING AND THEN HAVING A CONSISTENT AND PREDICTABLE PROCESS FOR INSTALLATION OF GRAY STREETS ELEMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS IS CURRENTLY THE GREAT STREETS UPDATE PROCESS THAT YOUR TYPICAL PLANNING PROCESS WHERE WE'RE CURRENTLY ON THE FAR TOP LEFT IN THE PRE-PLANNING STAGES AND LOOKING AT, UM, JUST STARTING WITH OUR TIMELINE, LOOKING AT OUR SCOPE.

AND THEN FROM THERE WE WILL GO INTO PHASE TWO IS THE ANALYSIS PHASE.

SO LOOKING AT EXISTING CONDITIONS AND LOOKING AT WHAT'S ON THE GROUND CURRENTLY IN THE CONDITION OF THOSE ELK GREAT STREETS ELEMENTS.

AND THE NEXT IS THE VISION.

SO LOOKING AT HOW THE URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES CAN ALIGN WITH THE GREAT STREETS VISION AND HOW THOSE TWO DOCUMENTS CAN WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE DOWNTOWN.

AND MOVING ON TO PHASE THREE, WHAT WE HEAR FROM THE COMMUNITY AND PHASE TWO AND THE VISION WILL HELP US DETERMINE WHAT TO SCOPE AS FAR AS THE UPDATE.

AND THEN PHASE FOUR, LOOKING AT DRAFTING THE PLAN AND THEN ULTIMATELY GOING THROUGH ADOPTION TO COUNCIL.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO NEXT IS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH AND LOOKING AT HOW GREAT STREETS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AND HOW WE WILL GO TO THE PUBLIC AND GET PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON THIS UPDATE, AS WELL AS WORKING WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS INTERNALLY WITHIN THE CITY AND, AND EXTERNALLY WITH THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY.

NEXT SLIDE TO CONCLUSION.

THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL, BUT IT FACES

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CHALLENGES THAT CAN BE AND SHOULD BE ADDRESSED WITH AN UPDATE, AND WE NOW HAVE THE STAFF TO LEAVE THIS EFFORT.

AND FROM EVERYONE, WE'RE READY TO KICK THIS OFF AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? I'LL GET STARTED.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION, JILL.

OKAY.

UM, WHAT IS YOUR TIMELINE GOAL FOR THIS UPDATE? SO WE'RE CURRENTLY WORKING THROUGH DETERMINING A TIME, DETERMINING A TIMELINE, BUT IN THE ORIGINAL PLAN, THE LIFE OF THAT PLAN WAS THROUGH 2025.

SO WE CURRENTLY HAVE ABOUT TWO YEARS OR SO TO GET THIS UPDATE COMPLETED.

THANK YOU.

UM, THE PARKING GARAGE PHOTO WITH THE GREAT STREET TREES SAYS A LOT.

UH, BUT FOR YOU, IF YOU WERE TO NARRATE THAT TO SOMEONE WHO DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT PHOTO IS SUPPOSED TO MEAN, HOW WOULD YOU BREAK THAT DOWN? I WOULD SAY JUST LOOKING AT REALLY THE FIRST AND SECOND FLOORS OF THE BUILDING IS REALLY KEY.

AND HAVING ACTIVATED SPACES THAT WOULD HAVE LIKE A RESTAURANT, FOR EXAMPLE, THERE'S PEOPLE ADJACENT TO THE RIGHT OF WAY JUST TO REALLY ENLIVEN DOWNTOWN AND HAVE, AGAIN, HAVE PEOPLE THERE AND REALLY HAVE THE GREAT STREETS ELEMENTS SPEAK TO THAT ADJACENT PROPERTY.

THANKS.

UM, TO THAT POINT, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S COME UP IN PROJECT REVIEWS IS WHEN WE'RE REVIEWING A NEW PROJECT, TAKING THE SAME AMOUNT OF LINEAR, UM, UH, STOREFRONT THAT MIGHT BE THERE.

NOW IF THERE'S A NEW PARKING ENTRY THAT, SO DOUBLE STACKED, SO YOU HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF LINEAR ACTIVATION AND THEN WE HAVE A METRIC TO SUPPORT THAT.

UM, YOU MENTIONED LACK OF DATA AND METRICS.

UH, WHAT, WHAT WOULD, DO YOU HAVE IDEAL TERMS THAT YOU WOULD BE LOOKING FOR? YEAH, SO RIGHT NOW WE'RE CURRENTLY WORKING ON CREATING A SPREADSHEET THAT QUANTIFIES ALL OF THE GREAT STREETS ELEMENTS IN DOWNTOWN.

AND FROM THERE, ONCE WE HAVE THAT FINALIZED, WE WILL GO THROUGH DOWNTOWN STREET BY STREET AND DETERMINE THE CURRENT CONDITION OF EACH OF THOSE ELEMENTS SO THAT WAY WE HAVE A HOLISTIC UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IS CURRENTLY ON THE GROUND BEFORE WE DO THE UPDATE.

OKAY.

UM, IS THAT GOING TO ALSO TRACK KIND OF THE EFFICACY OF THE SHADE TREES AND TRACK WHAT SHADE WE'RE ACTUALLY RECEIVING OUT OF THE STREET TREES? I THINK THE GOAL IS 50%.

RIGHT.

AND YEAH, IT'D BE GREAT TO FIND OUT WHERE WE ARE.

UM, FOR, YOU TALKED ABOUT EXTENDING THE IMPLEMENTATION.

IS THERE A DISCUSSION AROUND DOING A LIGHTER VERSION FOR ETO? ODS? NOT AT THIS TIME.

THERE'S NOT.

OKAY.

UM, AND THEN LAST QUESTION, WE'LL OPEN IT UP.

UH, WHAT OTHER DEPARTMENTS DO YOU, ARE YOU SEEING FOR COLLABORATION WITHIN THE CITY? YES.

SO THE, I'M SORRY, THEY'RE, THEY'RE ALL REARRANGED.

I'M GONNA DO MY BEST TO, TO MEMORIZE WHICH ONE, UM, ARE CURRENTLY TOGETHER.

SO THE TRANSPORTATION, UM, WE'RE WORKING WITH THOSE FOLKS AS, AS PART OF THIS UPDATE, WE WILL AS WE BEGIN THE UPDATE PROCESS AS WELL AS AUSTIN ENERGY.

AND, UM, THOSE ARE REALLY THE TWO THAT I CAN THINK OF OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD THAT WILL DEFINITELY BE PART OF OUR COLLABORATION.

UM, A SUGGESTION, THE RESILIENCE CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICER JUST RELEASED A FIRST VISION PLAN, I BELIEVE A STRATEGY, UM, WHICH I THINK COULD ENHANCE THE PROGRAMMING OF GRADE STREETS, WHICH IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU GUYS ARE OPEN TO AT THIS POINT.

SO THAT COULD BE A, A GREAT WAY TO ENRICH THE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AUSTINITES.

UM, OKAY.

DO WE HAVE ANY, ANY OTHER COMMENTS FOR COMMISSIONERS? COMMISSIONER CAROL? THANK YOU CHAIR.

UM, I AM EXCITED ABOUT THIS, UH, UPDATE.

UM, ALTHOUGH I HAVE TO SAY I WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED WHEN YOU SAID 2025.

UM, WHEN I THINK ABOUT ALL THE PROJECTS THAT ARE GONNA BE DEVELOPED OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS BEFORE THESE IMPLEMENTED, UM, YOU ALSO ASKED, YOU KNOW, WHO, WHO HERE WAS FAMILIAR WITH IT? I WOULD SAY NOT ONLY ARE WE FAMILIAR WITH IT, BUT WE'RE PROBABLY UNIQUELY QUALIFIED TO MAKE A LOT OF COMMENTS BECAUSE WE SEE THESE PROJECTS COME ACROSS US CONSTANTLY AND SO WE KNOW WHAT'S WORKING AND WE KNOW WHAT'S NOT WORKING.

AND UM, SO WE'VE GOT FIRSTHAND DATA FOR YOU, UM, WHEN YOU'RE READY TO HEAR IT.

MY QUESTION IS, AND, AND PERHAPS IT'S TOO EARLY IN THE PROCESS, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE THOUGHT ABOUT IT, BUT WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT EXPANDING THE BOUNDARIES OF GRAY STREETS AND YOU INCLUDED THE RAINY DISTRICT AS AN EXAMPLE,

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WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE 80 FOOT OF RIGHT OF WAY, ARE YOU LOOKING AT CREATING NEW SEPARATE STANDARDS FOR THAT AREA SO WE DON'T HAVE TO REINVENT THE WHEEL EVERY TIME A PROJECT WANTS DEVELOPS IN, IN THESE AREAS THAT DON'T HAVE THAT THAT SAME RIGHT OF WAY? YES, THAT'S A REALLY GOOD POINT IN LOOKING AT NOT EVERYWHERE IN THE ADJACENT AREAS.

SO DOWNTOWN HAS THE 80 FOOT OF RIGHT OF WAY PLUS DEFINITELY SOMETHING AS PART OF THE UPDATE PROCESS WE WILL LOOK INTO TO DETERMINE IF THAT'S EVEN FEASIBLE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? VICE CHAIR MINORS? ALL RIGHT.

UH, SO I'M CURIOUS ABOUT THE CURRENT COMPLETION OF GREAT STREETS.

I THINK YOU SAID THERE WERE 200 SOME BLOCKS THAT HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY BLOCKS HAVE NOT BEEN COMPLETED BUT ARE, UM, DEEMED TO BE GREAT STREETS IN THE FUTURE? SO THAT'S CURRENTLY WITH THAT, UM, SPREADSHEET THAT I WAS REFERRING TO EARLIER, THAT'S DATA THAT WE WILL SOON HAVE AVAILABLE, BUT AT THIS TIME I DO NOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION.

OKAY.

UM, AND THEN, UH, I'M CURIOUS TOO, WE'VE SEEN PLANS FOR CONGRESS AVENUE.

UH, WE HAVE SEEN, UH, PLANS SIMILARLY FOR, UM, SIXTH STREET, HISTORIC SIXTH STREET, UH, WHERE THEY'RE LOOKING AT DOING SOME REDEVELOPMENT THERE.

UM, IS THIS IN CONFLICT WITH THAT? HOW DO THEY RELATE TO EACH OTHER? SO DO YOU KNOW WHICH PROJECT YOU'RE SPECIF SPECIFICALLY REFERRING TO? ALL OF EAST SIXTH STREET STREAM REALTY, UH, THEY HAVE, UH, AN INITIATIVE TO REDEVELOP A HUGE PORTION OF THAT AND THEN RECLAIM PART OF THE RIGHT OF WAY FOR PEDESTRIAN ACCESS.

UM, AND THEN CONGRESS, I THINK IT'S FROM THE CAPITOL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO RIVERSIDE, INCLUDING THE BRIDGE.

UM, SO I JUST WONDERED LIKE WHAT ELEMENTS ARE UNIQUE ABOUT GREAT STREETS VERSUS THOSE AREAS? SO I'D HAVE TO LOOK INTO THAT FURTHER.

I CAN GET BACK TO YOU WITH A, A BETTER ANSWER.

OKAY.

IT JUST SEEMS LIKE A CONSIDERATION GIVEN THAT THERE MAY BE OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN FROM GREAT STREETS FOR THOSE PLANS OR VICE VERSA, OR TO ENSURE THAT THEY'RE COORDINATED, UH, AND CONCERTED.

UH, SURE.

AND THEN, UH, THE ONLY OTHER THING TOO IS THAT I JUST WANTED TO, UM, ECHO THE FACT THAT I THINK LOOKING AT EXPANSION, THERE IS A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY WITH, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE DEEM TO BE URBAN.

UH, IF YOU THINK ABOUT ALL THE PDDS THAT ARE, UH, CURRENTLY UNDERWAY, UM, IF YOU LOOK AT AREAS LIKE THE DOMAIN, ANY OF THOSE ACTIVITY CENTERS, UM, OUR CORRIDORS, UH, I KNOW THAT THEY HAVE SOME UNIQUE CHALLENGES, BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE SOME OF THOSE CHARACTERISTICS FROM GREAT STREETS, UH, TO DEMONSTRATE THAT, UH, THE URBAN FABRIC DOES EXTEND FAR BEYOND DOWNTOWN.

UM, SO I THINK, UH, WITH THAT, OH, I HAD ONE MORE POINT, I'M SORRY.

UH, THE OTHER THING TOO IS, UM, A CONSIDERATION FOR STAGING FOR LIVE MUSIC FOR FOOD VENDORS.

IS THAT, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT'S IN THE CURRENT PLAN? IT'S NOT IN THE CURRENT PLAN.

THAT'S A REALLY GOOD POINT OF SOMETHING TO LOOK AT AS WE DO THE UPDATE TO GREAT STREETS.

OKAY, COOL.

ALRIGHT, AND THAT'S ALL I HAD.

THANK YOU.

SURE.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? THERE'S NO COMMENT FROM THE LEFT SIDE OF THE DIAZ.

ALL RIGHT.

YOU SAID IT ALL.

OKAY, .

WELL, UM, THANK YOU FOR THE BRIEFING TODAY.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN FURTHER DISCUSSION OR WORKING GROUP, UM, I THINK WE'D BE REALLY HAPPY TO SHARE, UM, OUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE GREAT STREETS PROGRAM.

UM, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU ALL.

HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

OKAY, ITEM

[3. Discussion and possible action on whether the project Dougherty Arts Center Replacement Project, located at 148 South Lamar Boulevard, complies with the City Design and Sustainability Standards. Presented by Kevin Johnson, Parks and Recreation Department, and Robert Byrnes, Studio8.]

THREE, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON WHETHER THE PROJECT DOHERTY ARTS CENTER REPLACEMENT PROJECT LOCATED AT 1 48 SOUTH LAMAR BOULEVARD, COMPLIES WITH THE CITY DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS PRESENTED BY KEVIN JOHNSON OF PARKS AND, UH, ROBERT BURNS OF STUDIO EIGHT.

I THINK WE HAVE A PUBLIC COMMENT IF, UM, THEY WANT TO COME TO THE MICROPHONE FIRST.

AND WE'RE DOING THREE MINUTES TODAY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

SOPHIA WILL RECORD IT ON HER PHONE.

ARE WE, WE GETTING STARTED? DO I HAVE TO PUSH THIS OR REMEMBER THE INSTRUCTIONS? OH, GOOD, GOOD.

HELLO EVERYBODY.

UM, MY NAME IS LUCKY LA AND I AM, UH, FIRST OF WANT SAY THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TODAY.

AGAIN, MY NAME'S LUCKY LAMU, I'M PRESIDENT OF THE FRIENDS OF THE DOHERTY ARTS CENTER, AND I'M HERE TODAY TO AGAIN, UH, SUPPORT, UH, SHOW OUR MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT FOR THE CONTINUED, UH, MOVING FORWARD WITH THE PROJECT OF REBUILDING THE DOHERTY ARTS CENTER.

THIS HAS BEEN A LONG WORK IN PROGRESS.

I'VE BEEN TO THE DESIGN COMMISSION BEFORE, UM, TEAM COUNCIL MEETINGS.

I'VE BEEN INVOLVED SINCE 2011 AND WE NEED TO GET THIS DONE.

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SO, UH, I JUST WANT TO AGAIN, VOICE MY SUPPORT.

THE MEMBERSHIP FOR THE FRIENDS THAT ARE ALREADY ART CENTER STRONGLY SUPPORTS THE REBUILDING OF THE ART CENTER.

UH, SINCE 2011, I'VE BEEN INVOLVED THE NEED FOR THE NEW ART CENTER AS WELL ESTABLISHED, I THINK EVERYBODY KNOWS HERE, THE ORIGINAL BUILDINGS OVER THE INFRASTRUCTURE'S, OVER 80 YEARS OLD.

UM, THERE'S BEEN LOTS OF SUPPORT FROM THE VOTERS FROM CITY COUNCIL AND NUMEROUS BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, MEETING, PLANNING, COMMISSION, UH, UM, UH, DESIGN COMMISSION, UH, PARKS AND REC.

SO AGAIN, WE'RE LOOKING TO MOVE FORWARD.

IN FACT, IN DECEMBER, 2022 WHEN I WAS AT THE COUNCIL MEETING, COUNCIL GAVE THEIR UNANIMOUS, UM, SUPPORT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE DOWRY ART CENTER PER RESOLUTION.

AND IN THAT RESOLUTION, IT SAID THAT THE CITY MANAGERS DIRECTED TO PROCEED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION, WITH THE DOWRY ART CENTER, WITH WITHOUT A REDUCTION IN THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT, AND ALSO TO INCLUDE FUNDING IN THE UPCOMING, THE NEXT BOND ELECTION FOR THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUND.

SO, UM, I KNOW I'VE BEEN ASKING FOR A LONG TIME, WE'RE GETTING CLOSE.

YOU KNOW, THE SITE'S BEEN SELECTED, COUNCILS HAVE ALREADY APPROVED THE SITE, UH, VERY PUBLIC, UH, FORWARD SPACE.

UM, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY WITH THE OTHER BOND MONIES GIVEN, BUT, UH, THERE'S STILL MORE WORK TO BE DONE.

SO I KNOW ALL AUSTIN SAYS THAT THEY, UH, SUPPORT THE ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTERS, WHICH IS VERY TRUE.

I'VE LIVED HERE THAT'S OVER 30 YEARS.

THAT IS VERY TRUE.

AND, UH, COUNCIL HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR THAT THEY WANNA MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT RESOLUTION, AND THE VOTERS ARE APPROVE IT WITH THE FUNDING AND BUILDING CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER.

IT'S AT RISK OF ACTUALLY CLOSING SOON BECAUSE OF SOME OF THE CONDITIONS RELATED TO PLUMBING AND HVAC.

SO, UM, THAT'S NOT DRAMA, BUT I JUST WANNA, AGAIN, ASK THE COMMISSION DESIGN COMMISSION AGAIN TO, UH, RESPECTFULLY, UH, CONSIDER MOVING THE PROJECT FORWARD AND, AND KIND OF GOING WITH THE WILL OF THE VOTERS AND WITH COUNSEL SO WE COULD GET THIS DONE IN MY LIFETIME.

SO I STARTED ON THIS ONE WHEN MY SON WAS IN PRESCHOOL, AND HE'S GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL NEXT YEAR, AND I TOLD HIM I'M NOT QUITTING, BUT I WANNA GET IT DONE BEFORE MAYBE HE GETS OUTTA COLLEGE.

SO I'M COMMITTED AND I APPRECIATE Y'ALL'S SUPPORT AS WELL.

AND IF Y'ALL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ME OR STAFF, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS? ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, GOOD EVENING TO THE COMMISSION.

UH, MY NAME'S KEVIN JOHNSON.

I'M A PROJECT MANAGER WITH THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, JOINED BY ROBERT BURNS, UH, PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT AT STUDIO EIGHT.

AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME THIS EVENING.

UM, AS YOU HEARD FROM OUR SPEAKER, WE'VE HAD A PROJECT UNDERWAY FOR QUITE A LONG TIME.

UM, YOU, YOU ALL, OR MANY OF YOU ALL HAVE WEIGHED IN ON THE SITE SELECTION FOR THIS PROJECT, FOR THE SITE LAYOUT FOR THIS PROJECT.

WE'RE HERE TONIGHT SEEKING A RECOMMENDATION ON THIS PROJECT'S COMPLIANCE WITH URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES AND GREEN BUILDING POLICY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THERE WE GO.

UM, I DID WANT TO ADD A FOOTNOTE THAT, UH, THIS IS A FOLLOW UP PRESENTATION TO ONE THAT WE HELD LAST YEAR.

UM, WE'RE INTENDING TO PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT OF NEW CONTENT, BUT WE'RE NOT DOING A DEEP DIVE INTO THE DESIGN PROCESS THAT WE'VE BEEN THROUGH PREVIOUSLY AND A FULL ARCHITECTURAL RUNDOWN OF THE FACILITY.

BUT IF I DID SUBMIT THAT PRESENTATION AS BACKUP, WHICH I THINK YOU HAVE ACCESS TO, AND IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS RELATED, I WOULD BE HAPPY TO REVISIT THOSE.

UM, I DID WANT TO GIVE ROBERT A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO DESIGN ISSUES, AND I WILL ALSO ADDRESS SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE, UH, PARKING GARAGE COSTS THAT CAME UP LAST TIME AND AN OVERALL SNAPSHOT OF THE PROJECT FUNDING SITUATION.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO IN TERMS OF CURRENT STATUS, UH, THE GRAPHIC YOU'RE SEEING ON THIS SLIDE IS THE SITE LAYOUT THAT WAS APPROVED BY COUNCIL IN 2021.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THAT, OUR TEAM MOVED INTO SCHEMATIC DESIGN AND WE RECEIVED OUR FIRST ESTIMATES OF COST IN FALL.

IT WAS AT THAT POINT, UM, YOU KNOW, TO CONTINUE BEING TRANSPARENT ABOUT THIS PROJECT'S FUNDING DEFICIT THAT OUR DEPARTMENT DRAFTED A MEMO TO MAYOR AND COUNSEL, UM, DESCRIBING THE DEFICIT AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO SOME DESIGN CRITERIA THAT WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DELIVER AS A PART OF THIS PROJECT, INCLUDING AN UNDERGROUND GARAGE, WHICH IS A COMPONENT OF THE DESIGN.

UM, AS A RESULT OF THAT, IN SUBSEQUENT MEETINGS, THERE WAS A RESOLUTION FROM MAYOR AND COUNCIL LATE IN 2022 THAT LUCKY THE SPEAKER REFERENCED, UM, DIRECTING THE PROJECT TO MOVE FORWARD

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INTO CONSTRUCTION.

AND I'LL SHOW THAT HERE ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

BUT JUST TO GIVE A SNAPSHOT OF CURRENT STATUS, WE ARE JUST A COUPLE MONTHS AWAY FROM FINALIZING THE 100% CD PACKAGE.

ALSO NAVIGATING THE FINAL COMMENTS ON OUR SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION, UH, ONE OF WHICH REQUESTS A RECOMMENDATION FROM YOUR COMMISSION.

SO HERE'S THE RESOLUTION, OBVIOUSLY DIFFICULT TO READ FROM THIS DISTANCE, BUT, UM, THE OPERABLE PART IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SLIDE, WHICH DIRECTS US TO PROCEED AND TO CONSTRUCTION WITHOUT A REDUCTION IN SCOPE, UM, ALSO TO ESTIMATE OUR DEFICIT AND, YOU KNOW, CONTINUE WORKING WITH, UM, THE CITY'S FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND, UM, PREPARATION FOR FUTURE BOND REQUEST FOR THAT GAP.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO I'LL TURN IT OVER TO ROBERT FOR NOW TO TALK ABOUT A FEW DESIGN ISSUES, AND I'LL REVISIT JUST A COUPLE BUDGET RELATED TOPICS AS WE WRAP UP HERE.

THANKS KEVIN, AND GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

UM, SO JUST TO KIND OF RECAP A FEW THINGS THAT YOU PROBABLY HAVE ALREADY SEEN.

SO THIS SLIDE REALLY IS INDICATING, UH, KIND OF WHERE THE NEW DOHERTY ART CENTER IS IN RELATION TO THE CITY.

THE PURPLE ASTERISKS IS WHERE IT CURRENTLY EXISTS, AND THE YELLOW ASTERISKS IN BUTLER PARK IS THE NEW LOCATION, UH, WHERE THIS SITS.

YOU CAN SEE IT'S RELATION TO THE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL AND, UH, PUBLIC TRANSIT CORRIDORS.

UH, MAYBE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO A LITTLE CLOSER, LOOK AT JUST THE CONNECTIVITY THAT WE'RE PROPOSING OF THIS BUILDING AND MULT MULTIMODAL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION HERE.

SO THE PURPLE, HEAVY PURPLE LINE AGAIN IS THE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL.

UH, THE BUILDING WILL HAVE DIRECT ACCESS OFF OF THE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL AS IT TRAVERSES THROUGH BUTLER PARK.

UM, YOU CAN SEE THERE'S, UH, PINK DASH LINES THAT ARE INDICATING, UH, BICYCLE PATHWAYS, GOING TO BICYCLE PARKING, UH, STATIONS LOCATED AT THE NORTH, THE WEST, AND THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

UH, THERE ARE SOME EXISTING BICYCLE RACKS ALSO ADJACENT TO THE EXISTING PART MAIN OFFICE BUILDING.

SO PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITY FOR BICYCLE PARKING HERE.

UH, THERE IS A BUS STOP LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF TOMI AND LAMAR, UH, AGAIN WITH, UH, PUBLIC ACCESS DOWN TO ME TO THE SOUTH ENTRY OF THE BUILDING.

UM, ALSO WHAT I WE'RE INDICATING HERE, UM, YOU CAN SEE SOME, UH, RED DASHED LINES ON THE NORTH, UH, OVAL DRIVEWAY AND ON THE SOUTH SIDE FROM TMI.

THAT IS OUR REQUIRED, UH, EMERGENCY, UH, ACCESS POINTS, FIRE DEPARTMENT ACCESS, UH, WHICH, UH, YOU KNOW, WE'D HAVE TO HAVE THAT, UH, FOR THE BUILDING ITSELF.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, TO THE, UH, WEST SIDE, YOU CAN SEE THE, UH, RE RE-ENVISIONED BUTLER PARK.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, WHAT I'M SHOWING HERE IS A CROSS SECTION.

THIS IS ESSENTIALLY THROUGH THE TRAFFIC OVAL ON THE NORTH SIDE.

UM, WE WERE CAREFUL TO TRY AND MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC INTO THE PARK AREA.

UM, SO WHAT WE WERE PROPOSING AROUND THE, UH, TRAFFIC OVAL IS REALLY A ONE-WAY PARK-LIKE DRIVE.

AND IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN OUR 25 WIDTH OR, OR 26 FOOT WIDTH FIRE DEPARTMENT ACCESS, UH, WE'RE CREATING THAT UTILIZING A, UH, GRASS PAVING SYSTEM.

SO AGAIN, IT FEELS PARK-LIKE AND NOT ROAD LIKE, UH, ONLY TO BE USED IN THE CASE OF EMERGENCIES.

AND THEN, UH, YOU CAN SEE IN THIS THE RELATIONSHIP OF THIS TO THE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL AND, UH, THE SHADE TREES THAT ARE PLANTED AROUND THERE.

NEXT SLIDE.

UH, AS I MENTIONED THIS, THIS IS A CIVIC BUILDING IN A PUBLIC PARK.

UM, WE ARE PROVIDING ACCESS TO THE BUILDING FROM ALL FOUR DIRECTIONS.

THE NORTH SIDE BEING WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS THE PREDOMINANTLY MAIN ENTRY, UH, THAT ALLOWS YOU TO COME AROUND THE TRAFFIC OVAL AND, UH, UP A PATHWAY THROUGH, UM, A GROVE OF VERY MAGNIFICENT EXISTING OAK TREES.

THE BUILDING HELPS CREATE A COURTYARD TO THE NORTH SIDE.

UH, ON THE EAST SIDE, WE'VE GOT AN ACCESS POINT THAT RELATES BACK TOWARDS THE ZACK SCOTT THEATER COMPLEX.

AND TO THE WEST SIDE, WE HAVE DIRECT ACCESS, UH, TO THE NEW PARK AREA AND DIRECTLY OFF OF THE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL.

AND THEN, UM, TO THE, UH, SOUTH SIDE, WE ALSO HAVE ACCESS FROM TOY ROAD AND ARE CREATING A PUBLIC COURTYARD ON THE SOUTH SIDE AS WELL THAT CAN BE UTILIZED FOR PROGRAMS AND SO FORTH.

NEXT

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SLIDE.

UH, THE BUILDING ITSELF, UM, AGAIN, THIS IS A CIVIC BUILDING, AN ARTS BUILDING.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE GONE TO A LOT OF GREAT LENGTHS TO MAKE IT LOOK AS SUCH AND BE SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL FOR THE CITY.

UM, THE BUILDING ITSELF WILL HAVE A PERFORATED METAL SCREEN AROUND IT THAT, UH, WILL CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS THE SUNLIGHT HITS IT, UH, CREATING PATTERNS AND SHADOW, AND AGAIN, GIVING A VERY, UM, UH, CIVIC AND, AND, UH, ARTISTIC FEEL TO THE BUILDING.

NEXT SLIDE.

UH, I'LL GO THROUGH THESE FAIRLY QUICKLY.

SO THIS IS AN IMAGE FROM THE NORTH SIDE AGAIN.

SO AGAIN, YOU CAN SEE THE COURTYARD, THE NORTH COURTYARD WITH THE MAGNIFICENT TREES THAT, UH, THE BUILDING IS BEGINNING TO CREATE.

UH, WE WANTED THE BUILDING TO BE VERY WELCOMING AND OPEN.

UM, THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF GLAZING ON THIS SIDE, PARTICULARLY AT GROUND FLOOR LEVEL, UM, SO THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF TRANSPARENCY INTO THE BUILDING.

AND ALSO ALONG A, UH, A, A CIRCULATION CORRIDOR THAT ALSO SERVES AS A PUBLIC ART GALLERY.

SO THE ART WILL BE VISIBLE FROM THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING.

NEXT SLIDE.

UH, THIS IS THAT SAME ELEVATION IN A NIGHT VIEW.

AGAIN, TRYING TO ILLUSTRATE HERE THE TRANSPARENCY OF THE BUILDING IN THIS LOCATION.

AND THEN AGAIN, BACKLIGHTING OF THE SCREENING TO CREATE A LOT OF DRAMA AND, UH, EFFECT FOR PEDESTRIANS.

THIS BUILDING ALSO HAS A ROOFTOP TERRACE PLAN, WHICH YOU CAN KIND OF SEE IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER THERE.

UM, SO IT'LL HAVE GREAT VIEWS AND, UH, GREAT PUBLIC SPACE.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS A VIEW OF THE SOUTH COURTYARD I WAS TALKING ABOUT.

SO AGAIN, CREATING AN ENTRY POINT FROM THE SOUTH, CREATING A PUBLIC PLAZA THAT, UH, CAN BE UTILIZED FOR ANY NUMBER OF FUNCTIONS.

NEXT SLIDE.

THESE ARE JUST A FEW DETAILED VIEWS OF THE SCREENING ON THE BUILDING.

BEHIND THE SCREENING.

THERE'LL BE, UH, COLORED STUCCO, UH, AND IT WILL BEGIN TO RELATE TO WHICH SIDE OF THE BUILDING YOU'RE ON.

SO YOU GET AN ORIENTATION ON, UH, YOU KNOW, REALLY WHICH FACE YOU'RE ON.

AND IT HAS TO DO WITH, YOU KNOW, COOLER COLORS BEING ON THE NORTH SIDE, WARMER COLORS BEING ON THE WEST SIDE.

SO THE BUILDING WILL BE ALWAYS CHANGING AS THE SUN AND LIGHT CHANGES.

NEXT SLIDE.

UH, THIS WILL BE A GREEN BUILDING.

WE ARE TARGETING A, UH, GOAL, UH, GOAL OF LEAD GOAL, AND, UH, WE FEEL PRETTY CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL ACHIEVE THAT WITH THIS BUILDING.

UH, THIS IS JUST A SCORECARD.

I KNOW IT'S HARD TO READ, UH, BUT, UH, WE FEEL VERY GOOD ABOUT THE POINTS THAT WE'VE IDENTIFIED AND BEING ABLE TO HIT THAT MARK.

UH, NEXT SLIDE.

THIS BUILDING WILL ALSO BE A WELL CERTIFIED BUILDING, SO WE'RE TARGETING WELL SILVER WITH THIS BUILDING, AND AGAIN, FEEL PRETTY CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL ACHIEVE THAT AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

UH, KEVIN MENTIONED THE PARKING GARAGE A MOMENT AGO.

UM, AND I'LL STEP THROUGH THIS FAIRLY QUICKLY, BUT, UM, IN THE PARKING, UM, WE WENT THROUGH A TRAFFIC DEMAND ANALYSIS ON THE BUILDING AND, UH, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ALL THE MULTIMODAL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER PARKING ELEMENTS.

AND WHERE WE'VE LANDED WITH THIS BUILDING IS TWO LEVELS OF PARKING BELOW GRADE AND ABOUT 140 PARKING STALLS.

UH, IT'LL BE ACCESSED OFF OF TME DRIVE, I'M SORRY, NOT OFF OF RIVERSIDE DRIVE, THE NORTH SIDE.

UM, IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, UM, ONE OF THE CONSTRAINTS ON THIS SITE, AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVE COMPLIANCE ON IS THE PLACEMENT OF THE BUILDING IN RELATION TO THE RIGHT OF WAY.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE, UH, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OBSTRUCTIONS, UH, IN AND AROUND THIS SITE.

THE, UH, DARKER RED LINES ARE UTILITY EASEMENTS THAT WE HAVE TO WORK AROUND.

YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY STRETCH ALL ALONG TIMMY ROAD, UM, TO THE NORTH SIDE.

UM, YOU KNOW, RIVERSIDE ESSENTIALLY DEAD ENDS INTO WHAT IS NOW A PARKING LOT, UH, THAT WILL BE TRANSFORMED INTO THIS ENTRY, UM, ROUNDABOUT AND PARK AREA.

UM, YOU CAN ALSO SEE IN THIS DIAGRAM THAT, UH, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF VERY LARGE, UM, TREES, HERITAGE TREES, MANY OF WHICH ARE PROTECTED.

UM, SOME OF WHICH ARE JUST LARGE SPECIMENS OF, UH, UH, COTTONWOOD TREES OR, UH, TIMORE.

ARE THEY TIMORE? THEY'RE COTTONWOODS, COTTONWOODS.

UH, SO THAT'S

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REALLY LIMITED OUR ABILITY TO PLACE THE BUILDING, UH, NEAR THE, UH, RIGHT OF WAY.

UH, WE WILL BE PROVIDING, YOU KNOW, SCREENING OF ALL MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT AND, UM, UTILITY YARDS.

UM, OUR GLAZING ON THE BUILDING, AS I MENTIONED, WE'VE GOT A GREAT DEAL OF GLAZING AND OUR MEETING THE PERCENTAGES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE, UM, EASTERN SIDE.

AGAIN, PART OF PART OF THE PROGRAM OF THIS BUILDING IS, UM, THEATERS AND MU UH, MUSEUM BLOCKS, WHICH REALLY CANNOT HAVE WINDOWS IN THEM.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, WE'RE, WE'RE LOOKING AT, UH, ONE SIDE BEING EXEMPT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UH, JUST A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE GARAGE PLAN.

SO AGAIN, THERE ARE TWO LEVELS BELOW GRADE, FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD LAYOUTS.

UH, WE ARE PROVIDING ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE 10 SPOTS PLANNED, UH, IN THE GARAGE.

AND THEN, UH, PLANNING ALSO FOR FUTURE LOCATIONS AS WELL.

SO THIS AGAIN IS THE ENTRY, YOU KNOW, THE, TO THE NORTH IS THE ENTRY OFF RIVERSIDE, WHICH COMES INTO THE PARKING LEVEL AND CIRCULATES DOWN.

GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS THE LOWEST LEVEL OF THE GARAGE, SO, UH, FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD AND SIMPLE.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND UH, WITH THAT I WILL TURN IT BACK TO YOU, KEVIN.

THANKS, ROBERT.

OKAY, JUST TO GIVE A SNAPSHOT OF OUR CURRENT FUNDING SITUATION, UH, THROUGH THE 2012 AND 2018 BONDS, THE DOHERTY HAS ALLOCATED 28 MILLION.

UM, OF THAT, WE CURRENTLY HAVE A LITTLE NORTH OF 21 MILLION, UM, AVAILABLE FOR CONSTRUCTION TODAY.

UM, BASED ON OUR 90% CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS, WE'RE LOOKING AT AN ALL-IN FACILITY COST OF THE DESIGN THAT ROBERT JUST WALKED YOU THROUGH OF APPROXIMATELY 53 MILLION.

AND OF THAT, UM, $9 MILLION REQUIRED FOR THE GARAGE.

I BELIEVE WE DID, WE DID GET SOME QUESTIONS AT OUR PREVIOUS PRESENTATION ABOUT THE PER STALL COST.

AND I THINK SOME OF THE CONFUSION THERE MAY HAVE BEEN TIED TO THE PREVIOUS DESIGN OF THIS FACILITY, WHICH WAS MUCH LARGER.

UM, OR THE GARAGE WAS LARGER THAN THE CURRENT PROPOSED GARAGE.

UM, BUT AT 140 STALLS, WE'RE LOOKING AT ROUGHLY $64,000 PER SPACE.

UM, AND THEN IN TERMS OF PROCEEDING AND WITH THE LANGUAGE OF THE COUNCIL RESOLUTION IN MIND, UM, WE ARE LOOKING AT DIVIDING CONSTRUCTION INTO TWO PHASE CONTRACTS.

ONE THAT WOULD ALLOW OUR PROJECT TEAM TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE FUNDING THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE AVAILABLE.

THAT FIRST GMP WOULD CONSIST OF ALL THE SUBGRADE SITE, UTILITY GARAGE WORK, THE CONCRETE STRUCTURAL SHELL, STRUCTURAL STEEL, UM, AND THEN THE SECOND GMP, WHICH WOULD NEED TO BE IN PLACE BY JANUARY OF 2025, WOULD, UM, INCLUDE EVERYTHING ELSE TO DELIVER A COMPLETED ARTS FACILITY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND SPEAKING TO TIMELINE, UM, YOU KNOW, THE, THE FUNDING RESOLUTION AND THE, UM, COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE COUNCIL OFFICE HAVE IMPACTED THIS SCHEDULE A LITTLE BIT, BUT WE ARE, UM, FEELING GOOD ABOUT OUR PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD INTO CONSTRUCTION.

THAT TIMELINE IS NOW TRACKING AT LATE SPRING, EARLY SUMMER OF 2024.

UM, AS WE MENTIONED, WE'RE APPROACHING THE END OF THE DESIGN PHASE.

WE DO ANTICIPATE HAVING ALL PERMITTING COMPLETED BY THE END OF THIS CALENDAR YEAR.

THAT WOULD PUT US IN POSITION TO BID THE PROJECT IN SPRING OF 2024.

AND ON THAT TIMELINE WITH TWO SEPARATE GMPS, WE'RE TRACKING TOWARD A COMPLETION IN SPRING OF 2026.

AND I CAN LEAVE IT THERE AND OPEN IT UP TO QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU KEVIN.

UM, THAT'S REALLY GOOD TO SEE THE PROJECT.

AGAIN, A LOT OF GREAT IMPROVEMENTS.

THANK YOU.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE ACCESSIBILITY PATH OR ACCESSIBILITY MAP.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONVERSATION POINTS BESIDES THE PARKING LAST TIME.

UM, OKAY.

UH, I APPRECIATE THAT THE PROJECT IS SEEKING BOTH LEAD AND WELL CERTIFICATION.

AND I SEE THAT YOU HAVE BIKE PARKING OUTSIDE OF THE FACILITY IN THE GARAGE.

IS THERE, UM, COVERED BIKE PARKING FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CAR FREE COMMUTE TO WORK, UM, AND POTENTIALLY LIKE A SHOWER STATION FOR STAFF TO WASH OFF BEFORE THEY GO TO WORK? YES, THERE IS ON THE SOUTH SIDE IT'S AVAILABLE FOR STAFF, UM, THROUGH THE SERVICE ENTRANCE NEAR THE THEATER.

SO YES, THAT IS INCLUDED.

AWESOME.

UM, WE'VE HAD SO MUCH CONVERSATION ABOUT PARKING IN THIS AREA, UM, WITH THIS LOCAL PARK MASTER

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PLAN.

UM, I DON'T SEE THE STUDY FOR NIGHT GUARD NELSON UPLOADED, BUT IF YOU DON'T MIND SENDING IT TO ME, I MEAN, IT'S SEPARATE FROM THIS CONVERSATION, I'M JUST INTERESTED TO READ.

UM, I APPRECIATE THAT THE NEW PROPOSAL HAS TWO FLOORS OF PARKING.

UM, I THINK BEFORE IT WAS ONE FLOOR AND IT WAS MUCH LARGER, SO, UM, GREAT JOB BRINGING THAT IN.

UM, I THINK THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

UM, I REALLY APPRECIATE THE RESPONSE TO THE CONCERNS THAT THE COMMISSION HAD.

DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY COMMENTS? UH, COMMISSIONER ROLLON MOSTLY JUST ECHOING EVERYTHING THAT CHAIR WEAVER SAID.

UM, I THINK YOU DID A GREAT JOB ILLUSTRATING AND CLARIFYING, YOU KNOW, WITH THE ACCESSIBILITY MAP AND ALSO ADDRESSING SOME OF OUR BIGGEST CONCERNS, UM, YOU KNOW, REDUCING SOME OF THE PAVING.

I THINK A LOT OF AUSTINITES ARE, UH, VERY SENSITIVE TO THE IDEA OF PAVING OVER OUR PARKS, MM-HMM.

.

AND SO, UM, YOU KNOW, PUTTING IN THE GRASS CRETE AND REDUCING THAT PAVING GOES A LONG WAY.

UM, AND YEAH, GREAT JOB TRACKING LEAGUE GOLD AND WELL CERTIFICATION.

THE BUILDING'S REALLY BEAUTIFUL AND I'M REALLY EXCITED FOR IT.

SO, GOOD, GOOD LUCK GETTING IT GOING.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER STEAD, UM, I WASN'T HERE LAST YEAR, SO MAYBE THIS WAS COVERED IN THE PROJECT, BUT, UM, I WAS JUST WONDERING IS THERE ANY KIND OF SIGNAGE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT THAT'S GONNA BE ON IT, JUST SO PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IT IS AND I DON'T SEE IT IN THE, IN THE, UH, PICTURES? THERE IS, YEAH.

WE DO HAVE A SIGNAGE AND WAYFINDING CONSULTANT ON THE TEAM AND WE KNEW WITH THE LOCATION OF THE FACILITY, THAT'S ONE OF THE CHALLENGES CUZ IT IS TUCKED BEHIND THE PARDON MAIN AND THE ZACK THEATER.

WE HAVE MONUMENT SIGNS ON BOTH THE NORTH AND SOUTH SIDES OF THE PARK.

AND THEN THROUGHOUT THE DOHERTY CAMPUS THERE WILL BE SOME WAY FINDING SIGNAGE AS WELL.

OKAY, COOL.

YEAH.

AND THEN THE OTHER COMMENT I WAS GONNA, HEY, WAS JUST CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SPEAKER FOR SPENDING SO MUCH TIME, UH, WORKING ON THIS PROJECT AND SEEING IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

MM-HMM.

, COMMISSIONER LUKINS, THANKS OF OFFICERS HANDSOME BUILDINGS.

SO CONGRATULATIONS.

LIKE I DO HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS REGARDING PARKING AND ONE, ACTUALLY THE COMMENT AND THAT'S THE, UH, THE 10 EV SPACES, YOU KNOW, AS TO SOME, I IMAGINE THIS BUILDING'S GONNA BE HERE MORE THAN 30 YEARS AND 10 EV SPACES LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE SEEMS LIKE IT'S JUST NOT ENOUGH.

SO IS THIS GONNA BE THIS WITH THIS, THIS GARAGE GONNA BE WIRED TO SUPPORT ADDITIONAL EV ALL THAT ROBERT TODD QUANTITIES HERE? YES.

WE, WE ARE MAKING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR FUTURE STATIONS.

UM, AND IF YOU GIMME ONE SECOND, I CAN PROBABLY TELL YOU HOW MANY.

SO IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE ALLOWING FOR ANOTHER 12 TO BE ADDED TO THAT.

MM-HMM.

SO RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW.

OKAY.

THE OTHER QUESTION REGARDING PARKING WAS, UH, 140 SPACES AND, UH, AND WHAT THE, UH, WHAT'S THE SPACE YOU LOOKING GONNA CHARGE? YOU KNOW, THIS BUILDING HERE, UH, PULLING INTO THE GARAGE, I NOTICED IT, IT WAS EITHER $5 OR $8 AN HOUR.

AND SO SINCE THIS BUILDING IS PROBABLY GOING TO, UH, SERVE LOTS OF PEOPLE COMING BY CARS, UH, IS THERE ANY, DOESN'T THAT SEEM A BIT HIGH FOR OR AM I WRONG? I WAS JUST THINKING, UH OH, IT'S SCHOOL HERE.

YEAH, I CAN SPEAK TO SOME OF THAT.

IT, IT WILL BE A PAID GARAGE PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO USE IT.

BUT AS IS COMMON WITH A LOT OF OUR CARD FACILITIES, THOSE WHO ARE THERE FOR ARTS PROGRAMMING OR DAC SPECIFIC PROGRAMMING WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VALIDATE.

OKAY.

UM, THERE WILL BE DISCOUNTED RATES FOR PROGRAM USERS, SO.

GREAT.

THAT'S WHAT I, MY CONCERN ON THAT.

AGAIN, HANDSOME ABILITY.

CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONER ROLLERSON.

UM, JUST ONE MORE FOLLOW UP.

I WAS JUST NOTICING THE SOUTH FACADE ENTRY FEELS A LITTLE HARDER THAN THE OTHERS.

UM, THE NORTH LOOKS INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL, BUT THE SOUTH UM, JUST FEELS A LITTLE MORE LIKE HARD AND PAVED AND COULD, COULD MAYBE BENEFIT FROM SOME SOFTENING, WHETHER THAT'S IN THE, UH, HARDSCAPE OR ADDED PLANTING SOMEHOW.

THAT'S ALL.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU COMMISSIONER.

COMMISSIONER CAROL.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

UM, A COUPLE QUESTIONS.

ONE TO

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FOLLOW UP WITH COMMISSIONER LUKINS ABOUT PARKING.

AND I REALIZE IT'S CONSIDERABLY EARLY IN THE PROJECT, BUT IS THERE ANY THOUGHT ABOUT OFFERING, UH, SHUTTLE SERVICES FROM OTHER CITY FACILITIES TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF CARS ON SITE? WE HAVEN'T HAD AN IN-DEPTH CONVERSATION ABOUT THAT, ALTHOUGH I KNOW THAT THE D DOES SHUTTLE STUDENTS TO THEIR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMING FROM SOME OF THE ADJACENT, UM, ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

AND SO I'M SEEING A NOD FROM LAURA THAT THIS IS A SERVICE THAT WILL CONTINUE TO EXIST AT THE NEW DAK.

OKAY.

GREAT.

AND THEN NEXT QUESTION IS EVEN MORE IN THE WEEDS, UM, BUT THAT'S WHAT I LIKE TO DO.

SO , UH, NO NOTICE IT'S MORE OF A CURIOSITY.

YOUR GOAL IS FOR FIVE CREDITS UNDER INNOVATION AND LEAD.

CAN YOU SPEAK TO WHAT MEASURES YOU'RE DOING TO ACHIEVE THOSE INNOVATION? SO A LOT OF, A LOT OF THE INNOVATION CREDITS COME FROM EXCEEDING, UH, SOME OF THE LEAD GOALS AND UM, SO JUST IMPROVING ON THE PERCENTAGES.

YEAH, YEAH.

I MEAN THAT'S TYPICALLY WHERE WE SEE A LOT OF IT HAPPEN IS WITHIN JUST EXCEEDING, EXCEEDING THE LEAD GOALS.

UM, I WOULD HAVE TO KIND OF GO BACK AND REVIEW SPECIFICALLY WHAT WE HAD IN THERE, BUT IN GENERAL TERMS, THAT'S WHAT WE NORMALLY NOTHING EXTRAORDINARY THAT YOU WANNA BRAG ABOUT.

ANYTHING THAT SCREEN? YEAH, I MEAN IT'S, IT'S REALLY THIS, A BUILDING LIKE THIS, WE'RE GONNA BE LOOKING AT ENERGY CONSUMPTION PRETTY HARD.

UM, THAT'S USUALLY WHERE WE GET A LOT OF POINTS IS REALLY PUTTING IN EFFICIENT SYSTEMS AND PAYING A LOT OF ATTENTION TO, YOU KNOW, SOLAR, UH, GAIN ON THE BUILDING.

YOU KNOW, THE SCREENING AROUND THE BUILDING, UH, DOES A GREAT DEAL TO HELP REFLECT, UH, HEAT OFF OF THE BUILDING BEFORE IT EVEN ENTERS THE BUILDING.

MM-HMM.

.

SO I THINK WE'RE GONNA SEE, UH, SOME PRETTY SIGNIFICANT, UH, ENERGY SAVINGS IN THIS BUILDING.

ALTHOUGH I WILL PUT A FOOTNOTE TO THAT.

I'VE ACTUALLY DONE SOME STUDIES MYSELF WITH THE HEAT THAT RADIATES OFF METAL SCREENS ONTO THE BUILDING, UM, CAN SOMETIMES EVEN BE HOTTER.

UM, SO I, I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S ANY KIND OF SPECIAL COATINGS ON THIS, UH, SCREEN MATERIAL, BUT IT CAN CERTAINLY GET REALLY HOT AND KIND OF RADIATE BACK TOWARDS THE BUILDING.

SO, UM, BUT THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL I HAD.

THANK YOU.

VICE CHAIR MINORS.

I'M GLAD YOU BROUGHT UP THE PARKING AND THE SHUTTLES CAUSE I WAS GONNA SUGGEST THE SAME THING.

UM, I'M LOOKING AHEAD TO YOU AND I'M JUST CURIOUS, IS THERE ANY EXPECTATION OR ANY INFLUENCE THAT YOU ALL HAVE OVER THE PROGRAMMING AT BUTLER SHORES? WELL, OUR SITE AREA RIGHT NOW IS USED AS TWO EXCLUSIVE USE SOFTBALL FIELDS FOR A I S D.

SO IT WAS IMPORTANT TO THE PROJECT TO OPEN UP THAT PARKLAND TO THE WEST, UM, PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ALL THE TIME.

IT'S NOT INTENDED TO BE A PROGRAMMED, YOU KNOW, LAWN WITH SPECIAL EVENTS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

REALLY JUST A PASSIVE PARK SPACE EXTENSION OF THE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL.

OKAY.

SO, UM, DO YOU PERCEIVE CONFLICT WITH, UH, YOUR PARKING BEING OVERLY UTILIZED BY PARTICIPANTS OF THE FIELDS OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE? WE'RE MAINTAINING.

UM, THERE ARE ABOUT 80 OFF-STREET PARKING SPACES ON THE TMI SIDE THAT ARE REMAINING AND THERE ARE ALSO, YOU KNOW, NUMEROUS OTHER PARKING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY.

MM-HMM.

, I KNOW IT'S A DENSE AREA OF TOWN.

WE IMAGINE THAT IT WILL BE FULL.

UM, THE SCHLOTZKY'S PU RIGHT AT UH, TWO 18 SOUTH LAMAR IS BUILDING A LARGE GARAGE, I THINK HOUSING ABOUT 500 CARS THAT'S PUBLICLY AVAILABLE AS WELL.

SO I PITCHED THAT SITE TO ZILKER HILLSIDE THEATER, TO RELOCATE TOO.

SO I THINK THAT WOULD BE KIND OF COOL IF THEY COULD, UH, USE YOUR FACILITIES.

SO THANKS FOR ENTERTAINING THAT.

YEAH.

COMMISSIONER SALINAS, THANK YOU FOR, UH, YOUR PRESENTATION.

I HAD A QUESTION.

IT'S VERY CHALLENGING TO, UH, CREATE THAT BUILDING THAT HAS THE FOUR WELCOMING FACADES ON THE EAST SIDE, UM, TO GET THROUGH THE DOWRY ARTS CENTER.

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT'S ALREADY IN THE WORKS AS FAR AS CONNECTING, MAKING THAT CONNECTION? UH, CAUSE I'M ASSUMING RIGHT NOW IT'S JUST GONNA HIT GRASS AND TREES.

THERE IS A THROUGH PATH.

THIS MAY NOT BE THE AREA YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, BUT BETWEEN THE ZAC THEATER AND THE DAK, THERE IS A PROMENADE THAT CONNECTS BOTH FACILITIES.

OKAY.

SO IT IS WHERE THIS BLUE IS GOING.

IT'S FOLLOWING THIS BLUE DASH LINE YOU HAVE.

I'D HAVE TO LOOK AT IT TO KNOW, BUT I I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT.

YEAH.

YEAH.

.

OKAY.

THAT'S CORRECT.

THAT WAS MY, THAT WAS MY ONLY QUESTION.

[00:55:04]

COMMISSIONER MCKINNEY, I THINK I, UH, WASN'T HERE FOR THE PRESENTATION LAST YEAR, BUT WHAT YOU'VE PRESENTED TODAY LOOKS EXCELLENT.

YOU WERE VERY WELL PREPARED.

I HAD ALL THE ANSWERS TO OUR QUESTIONS, SO THANK YOU.

THANKS.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? MOTION TO, UH, RECOMMEND THAT THEY DO ABIDE BY, UH, SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLY WITH OUR DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS.

OKAY.

SO, UH, DO YOU MIND IF I MODIFY IT? PLEASE DO.

WHEREAS KEVIN JOHNSON OF AUSTIN PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT AND ROBERT BURNS OF STUDIO EIGHT PRESENTED DOHERTY ARTS CENTER REPLACEMENT PROJECT LOCATED AT 1 48 SOUTH LAMAR BOULEVARD TO THE DESIGN COMMISSION ON MAY 22ND, 2023.

NOW THERE ARE FOUR.

THE DESIGN COMMISSION FINDS ITY ARTS CENTER REPLACEMENT PROJECT COMPLIES WITH THE CITY DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS.

CAN I SECOND THAT? YEAH, YOU ARE SAYING THAT WHAT I SAID, BUT BETTER, RIGHT? , YEAH.

YES, I SECOND THAT OFFICIAL.

OKAY.

UNABRIDGED, UH, ANY OTHER AMENDMENTS? ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR? AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

LOOKS UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN.

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR PROJECT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, NEXT UP ITEM

[4. Discussion and possible action on whether the project 506 West Residential, located at 506 and 508 West Avenue, complies with the Urban Design Guidelines for the City of Austin in accordance with Land Development Code § 25-2-586 (C)(1)(a)(ii). Presented by Richard Suttle, Armburst and Brown, PLLC, and John Houser and Ana Kurzan, Gensler.]

FOUR, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON WHETHER THE PROJECT 5 0 6 WEST RESIDENTIAL, LOCATED AT 5 0 6 AND 5 0 8 WEST AVENUE, COMPLIANCE WITH THE URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PLAN DEVELOPMENT CODE PRESENTED BY RICHARD SAT ARMED BRISTON BROWN AND JOHN HAUSER AND ANNA CARN OF GENSLER.

FIRST WE HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT FROM MR. TED STIFF, UH, THANK YOU CHAIR AND COMMISSIONERS.

UH, I'M HERE AS THE BOARD CHAIR OF THE OLD AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION THAT HAS EXISTED SINCE 1974, WORKING TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE RESIDENTIAL AND HISTORIC CHARACTER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE SUPPORT THIS APPLICATION AND, UH, FROM AT LEAST ALL WE CAN TELL, IT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE DESIGN COMMISSION'S, UH, THE CITY'S GUIDELINES, DESIGN GUIDELINES.

I'M HERE SPECIFICALLY TO REQUEST THAT ASSUMING YOU DO PASS A RESOLUTION, UH, THAT DEEMS THIS PROJECT'S DESIGN CONSISTENT WITH THE GUIDELINES THAT YOU ADD TO THAT RESOLUTION.

THE CONDITIONS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HAS, UH, TIED ITS SUPPORT TO, UH, AND THE APPLICANT AGREES WITH.

AND THAT IN ESSENCE IS THAT, UH, THE APPLICANT WILL BE PAYING A NUMBER OF CITY FEES IF HE GOES, IF IT GOES FORWARD, A DENSITY BONUS FEE, A PARKLAND DEDICATION FEE, OTHER FEES, PARTICULARLY WITH THE DENSITY BONUS FEE THE REGULATIONS REQUIRE, AS I PRESUME YOU KNOW, THAT A PORTION OF THAT DENSITY BONUS FEE, IT'S AT LEAST 50% GOES TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING OFTEN.

IN FACT, MOST OF THE TIME DEVELOPER APPLICANTS PAY A HUNDRED PERCENT OF THAT FEE TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING BECAUSE IT'S A SIMPLER PROCESS AND IT'S A GOOD PURPOSE OF COURSE.

BUT THE OTHER 50% IS ELIGIBLE TO BE USED FOR WHAT THE REGULATION DEFINES AS VARIOUS COMMUNITY BENEFITS.

IT LISTS 11 SPECIFIC BENEFITS, AND THE 12TH IS OTHER.

UM, THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS A SET OF PROJECTS CALLED THE CYPRESS AND SHO PUBLIC SPACE STRATEGY.

IT'S BASICALLY BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AND, UH, GENERAL OPEN SPACE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SEAHOME DISTRICT.

UH, I'VE SUPPLIED A LETTER THAT DETAILS ALL THAT, BUT, UH, THAT ALONG WITH VARIOUS PARKING CONDITIONS IS WHAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD CONDITIONS ITS SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT ON.

AND I COMMEND THOSE TO YOUR ATTENTION.

I'VE WRITTEN OUT A LITTLE SUMMARY OF THEM THAT WOULD HOPEFULLY EASE THE ADDITION OF THEM TO YOUR RESOLUTION.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU

[01:00:07]

MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS RICHARD SETTLE.

I'M HERE JUST TO INTRODUCE THE FOLKS HERE THAT ARE GONNA TALK TO YOU A MOMENT.

I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

THANK YOU, TED, FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE, FOR THE PROJECT.

AND WITHOUT EXCEPTION, WE'RE GONNA STRIVE TO MEET THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS.

THAT OLD AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD HAS SAID.

THIS IS AN INTERESTING PROJECT BECAUSE WE HAVE SEVERAL DIFFERENT COMPETING INTERESTS PULLING ON US.

WE HAVE A UNIQUE SITE, IT'S MID-BLOCK, IT'S IN THE FLOODPLAIN.

WE'VE GOT NEIGHBORS TO OUR SOUTH, UH, THAT ALREADY HAVE THEIR HOMES THERE, AND THEY HAVE OPINIONS ON WHAT THIS OUGHT LOOK LIKE.

UH, WE HAVE CITY DEPARTMENTS SAYING HOW WE SHOULD LINE UP OUR DRIVEWAYS.

WE HAVE TOPOGRAPHY, AND THEN WE HAVE THE SHOAL CREEK CONSERVANCY, AND WE HAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

AND WE THINK WE'VE COME UP WITH A VERY, UH, DELICATE AND FINE BALANCE BETWEEN ALL THOSE.

OUR ARCHITECTURE ARE GONNA TALK ABOUT DESIGN.

YOU SURELY DON'T WANT ME TALKING ABOUT DESIGN.

I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT.

UM, WE, WE'VE BEEN TO THE WORKING GROUP, UM, HEARD YOU LOUD AND CLEAR, MADE SOME CHANGES, AND, UH, WENT WITH THE ALTERNATIVE DESIGN THAT WE TALKED ABOUT, UH, WHERE WE ACTUALLY GIVE SOME SPACE TO THE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS AND FLIP FLOP THE BUILDING.

AND WITH THAT, I'M GONNA TURN IT OVER TO THE PROFESSIONALS, BUT I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND JUST KNOW THAT WE, WE HAVE LOTS OF THINGS PULLING ON THIS ONE AND WHAT WE CAME UP WITH IS OUR, OUR STAB.

AND WE HOPE THAT WE'LL KEEP, CONTINUE THE DIALOGUE BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY NOBODY'S PERFECT.

AND IF YOU SEE SOME THINGS THAT WE CAN IMPROVE ON, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANKS RICHARD.

AND, UH, THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME TONIGHT.

UH, MY NAME IS JOHN HAUSER.

I'M A PRINCIPAL AND DESIGN DIRECTOR AT GINSLER.

UM, AND HAPPY TO PRESENT THIS PROJECT TO YOU THIS EVENING.

UM, 5 0 6 WEST IS A MIXED USE PROJECT PROVIDING 359 UNITS OF RESIDENCE AND 2,480 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL.

UM, AT, UH, UH, UH, AT THE LOWER LEVEL.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UH, ACTUALLY WE CAN CONTINUE ON.

SO TO GIVE YOU, UH, SOME, UH, SENSE OF, OF WHERE WE ARE LOCATED, UM, WE ARE IN BETWEEN FIFTH AND SIXTH STREET ALONG WEST AVENUE ADJACENT TO SHOAL CREEK.

UH, IN THIS DIAGRAM HERE, YOU CAN SEE THE QUARTER MILE RADIUS AND THEN THE HALF MILE RADIUS EXTENDING OUT.

TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN WHICH WE'RE LOCATED, WE CAN ZOOM IN FURTHER.

THESE NEXT COUPLE SLIDES WILL GIVE YOU A, AN IDEA OF, OF IN GENERAL LOCATION AND SIDING OF THE BUILDING AND CONTINUE ON PLEASE AGAIN.

UM, WE ARE NOT ON SIXTH STREET.

UH, THERE IS A SITE, UH, TO THE NORTH OF US, AND LIKE RICHARD SAID, THERE'S ALSO, UH, THE AUSTIN CITY LA UH, TO THE SOUTH OF US.

AND THEN TO THE WEST, WE HAVE SHOAL CREEK, AND THEN WE ARE, UH, FACING WEST AVENUE.

WE CAN CONTINUE ON.

YOU CAN SEE IN THAT THAT BOULDER RED IS, UH, SIXTH STREET.

SO AS WE CONTINUE ON, IT IS WELL-PLACED WITHIN, UH, TRANSIT LOCATIONS.

IT HAS GREAT ACCESS TO, UH, MANY, UH, TRANSIT OPPORTUNITIES TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE, UH, WITH THE, UH, FUTURE, UH, RAIL OPPORTUNITIES AS WELL.

IT'S WELL WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO A NUMBER OF, UH, UH, UH, TRANSIT STATIONS.

WE CAN CONTINUE THE NEXT ONE.

AND THEN, UH, ANOTHER, UH, EXAMPLE OF A HALF MILE RADIUS, I BELIEVE, UM, OF A NUMBER OF THOSE TRANSIT STATIONS THAT WE HAVE ACCESS TO.

I'M STRETCHING MY EYESIGHT TO SEE THE, THE SCREEN.

UM, AND JUST TO GIVE A SENSE OF OUR NEIGHBORS, UH, SURROUNDING US IN YELLOW TO THE SOUTH, YOU CAN SEE A NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL TOWERS, UM, INCLUDING AUSTIN CITY LOFTS IN BLUE, UH, WITH THE WHOLE FOODS, UM, OFFICE BUILDINGS TO, UH, THE WEST, UM, AND THEN A FEW ANOTHER OFFICE GOING THE NORTH.

AND THEN A NUMBER OF, UH, UH, RETAIL AREAS ALONG SIXTH STREET TO OUR NORTH AS WELL.

WE CAN, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, LIKE I SAID EARLIER, UH, THE BUILDING IS 359 UNITS.