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A LITTLE LATE, JUST TRYING TO GET ORGANIZED HERE.

UH, BUT I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND BRING

[Determination of Quorum / Meeting Called to Order]

THIS, UH, MEETING OF THE OCTOBER 10TH, 2023 PLANNING COMMISSION TO ORDER.

UM, LET'S GO AHEAD AND DO A ROLL CALL, AND I'LL START AS I USUALLY DO WITH THE FOLKS ON MY LEFT AND WORK TO THE RIGHT, AND THEN WE'LL GO TO THE VIRTUAL SCREEN.

UM, LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD TURNOUT THIS EVENING.

UH, LET'S GO AND START HERE WITH YES, COMMISSIONER MAXWELL HERE.

COMMISSIONER WOODS HERE.

COMMISSIONER CONLEY HERE.

UH, I'M YOUR CHAIR.

CHAIR SHAW.

AND THEN ON MY RIGHT, WE HAVE COMMISSIONER AZAR HERE, COMMISSIONER ANDERSON HERE, AND, UH, COMMISSIONER HAYNES HERE.

AND THEN I THOUGHT I SAW EX OFFICIO MEMBER, UM, UH, THE BOARD, UH, CHAIR, BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS CHAIR, UH, CHAIR COHEN.

UH, SHOULD PROBABLY BE BACK A LITTLE BIT.

AND ON THE SCREEN, UH, WE HAVE COMMISSIONER, UH, UH, RO RAMIREZ HERE, VICE CHAIR HEMPEL HERE, COMMISSIONER HOWARD HERE.

AND I THINK THAT'S ALL WE GOT RIGHT NOW.

I THINK I SAW COMMISSIONER MOALA AS WELL.

I THINK IT WAS HUNTER, THE EXHIBITION.

OH, YES.

UH, WELL, WE'LL LET THEM AS SOON AS THEY, I'LL RECOGNIZE THEM.

UH, YES, POSSIBLY.

OKAY.

UH, LET'S GO AHEAD AND JUST REAL QUICK, UH, HYBRID MEETING.

SO FOLKS IN THE AUDIENCE, WE HAVE A COUPLE OF DISCUSSION CASES THIS EVENING.

THIS IS A HYBRID MEETING.

WE HAVE THOSE SPEAKING IN PERSON AS WELL AS THOSE, UH, SPEAKING, UH, WILL, UH, CALL IN.

UH, SO WE WILL, DURING THE CONSENT AGENDA, WE'LL KIND OF CONFIRM THE ORDER OF THE DISCUSSION CASES.

AND YOU CAN, IF YOU'RE RESISTANT, THE FIRST ITEM, YOU CAN STAY HERE AWAIT IN THE ATRIUM.

YOU'LL GET AN EMAIL IF YOU'RE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ABOUT 15 MINUTES OUT FROM YOUR ITEM.

UH, AND THEN YOU CAN RETURN AND, UH, BE PREPARED TO SPEAK AT THAT TIME.

AND LET'S SEE, UM, REAL QUICK FOR THOSE PARTICIPATING VIRTUALLY, IF YOU CAN HAVE YOUR GREEN, RED, AND YELLOW CARDS JUST TO MAKE IT EASIER ON ME TO TRACK VOTES.

AND, UM, ALSO REMAIN MUTED, UH, UNTIL, UH, YOU'RE READY TO SPEAK, UH, AND RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU DON'T GET MY ATTENTION.

OF COURSE, COMMISSIONER ZA IS VERY GOOD ABOUT, UH, SEEING YOU FOLKS, WHEN YOU RAISE YOUR HAND, UH, GO AHEAD AND, UH, GET OUR ATTENTION BY SPEAKING IF, IF WE DON'T RECOGNIZE YOU.

SO, UM, REAL QUICK, OUR, DO WE HAVE ANY, UH, WELL, LET'S GO AND START OUT WITH THE FIRST READING, AND I THINK YOU VERY MUCH VICE CHAIR FOR READING THIS VERY LONG AGENDA THIS EVENING.

BUT, UH, THE VICE CHAIR WILL GO AHEAD AND READ THIS THROUGH.

UH, WE'LL HAVE A COUPLE OF SPEAKERS, SEE IF THERE'S ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON ITEMS, AND THEN WE'LL MOVE TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

BUT WE'LL START WITH THE READING WITH THE, UH, BY THE VICE CHAIR.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

ALL RIGHT, NUMBER TWO IS A PLAN AMENDMENT N P A DASH 2023 DASH 0 2 0 2, 1 0 6, AND ONE 18 REDBIRD LANE.

THAT'S UP FOR NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONEMENT TO NOVEMBER 14TH.

NUMBER THREE, REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 3 4 54 0 2 SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE UP FOR NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONEMENT TO NOVEMBER 14TH.

NUMBER FOUR, PLAN AMENDMENT N P A DASH 2022 DASH 0 0 2 9 0 3 ANDERSON LANE MIXED.

USE APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO NOVEMBER 28TH.

NUMBER FIVE, PLAN AMENDMENT N P A DASH 20 18 0 2 1 0 2.

SKYLINE OLD TOF MIXED USE.

THAT'S UP FOR APPLICANT INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT.

NUMBER SIX, PLAN AMENDMENT N P A DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 3 0 0 1 SH MISSION SOUTH.

THAT IS ON FOR CONSENT WITH A SPEAKER.

NUMBER SEVEN, REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 7 SH.

MISSION SOUTH IS ALSO UP FOR CONSENT ALONG WITH A SPEAKER DURING CONSENT.

NUMBER EIGHT, PLAN AMENDMENT N P A DASH 2023 DASH 0 2 9 0 1 6 1 2 1 NORTH INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 35 OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER NINE, REZONING C 14 DASH 20 20 20 23 DASH 0 6 360 1 21 NORTH INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 35 OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 10, PLAN AMENDMENT N P A DASH 2022 DASH 0 1 7 0.01

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CRESTVIEW VILLAGE OFFERED FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO OCTOBER 24TH.

NUMBER 11, REZONING C 14 DASH 2022 DASH 0 3 5 CRESTVIEW VILLAGE OFFERED FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO OCTOBER 24TH.

NUMBER 12, PLAN AMENDMENT AND N P A 2023 DASH 0 0 1 8 0 3 55 14 GROVER AND 55 15 ROOSEVELT AVENUE OFFERED FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO OCTOBER 24TH.

NUMBER 13, THE COMPANION REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 6 5 55 0 6 AND 55 14 GROVER AVENUE AND 55 15 ROOSEVELT AVENUE MULTIFAMILY OFFERED FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO OCTOBER 24TH.

NUMBER 14, PLAN AMENDMENT N P A DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 3 0 0 2 7 14 TURTLE CREEK MULTIFAMILY IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 15, REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 4 2 7 14.

TURTLE CREEK MULTIFAMILY OFFERED FOR CONSENT WITH A SPEAKER DURING CONSENT.

NUMBER SEVEN, NUMBER 16, PLAN AMENDMENT N P A DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 2 3 0 1 SHERIDAN OFFERED FOR APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO NOVEMBER 28.

NUMBER 17, REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 3 5 SHERATON OFFERED FOR APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO NOVEMBER 28TH.

NUMBER 18, PLAN AMENDMENT N P A DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 1 3 0 2 700 DAWSON OFFER FOR APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO OCTOBER 24TH.

NUMBER 19, REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 6 4 700 DAWSON OFFERED FOR APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO OCTOBER 24TH.

NUMBER 20, REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 9 8 29 0 1 DELTO ROAD OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 21 REZONING C 14 DASH 2022 DASH 0 1 6 3 1 0 0 0 1 NORTH CAPITAL OF TEXAS HIGHWAY OFFERED FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO NOVEMBER 28TH.

NUMBER 22 REZONING C EIGHT 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 5 7 200 EAST RIVERSIDE P STAFF INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT NUMBER 23 REZONING C 14 DASH SEVEN ZERO DASH 0 7 7 R C A 2 7 0 6 GONZALEZ STREET AND 27 30 EAST SEVENTH STREET.

RESTRICTIVE COVENANT OFFER FOR CONSENT NUMBER 24 C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 8 1 4 0 6 AND 4 28 EAST ALPINE ROAD OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 25 REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 3 8 SH 41 0 6 AND 41 20 41, 22, 41, 22 AND A HALF EAST 12TH STREET IS FULL FOR DISCUSSION NUMBER 26.

HISTORIC ZONING C 14 H DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 8 5 BURS CHARLES FROMM HOUSE OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 27 SITE PLAN, ENVIRONMENTAL VARIANCE SP DASH 2021 DASH 0 0 9 1 C T WHARF SITE PLAN IS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION NUMBER 28 CONDITIONAL USE SITE PLAN S PC DASH 2022 DASH 0 1 6 2 C DOHERTY ARTS CENTER REPLACEMENT IS OFFERED FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO OCTOBER 24TH.

NUMBER 29 PRELIMINARY PLAN C EIGHT DASH 2022 DASH 1 16 9.

EVELYN TRACKED PRELIMINARY PLAN IS RECOMMENDED WITH CONDITIONS PER EXHIBIT C.

NUMBER 30 PRELIMINARY PLAN C HJ DASH 2019 DASH 0 1 0 9 WHISPER VALLEY PHASE SIX, PRELIMINARY PLAN IS RECOMMENDED, UH, FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 31 IMAGINE AUSTIN.

THIS IS THE IMAGINE AUSTIN YEAR 10 REPORT.

UM, THIS IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT WITH, UH, TELEWORK WORKING GROUP AMENDMENT PER EXHIBIT A NUMBER 32 L D C AMENDMENT C 20 DASH 2023 DASH 0 1 0 TO ELIMINATE MINIMUM PARKING REQUIREMENTS.

THIS IS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.

UM, AND AS A REMINDER TO OUR COMMISSIONERS, UM, TO MAYBE CONSIDER THE CODES AND ORDINANCES

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JOINT COMMITTEE AMENDMENT AFTER FORMING OUR BASE MOTION NUMBER 33, THE L D C AMENDMENT C 20 DASH 2023 DASH 29 TO ELIMINATE COMMUNITY AREA WIDE AND REGULATING PLAN FILING DEADLINES OFFERED FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO NOVEMBER 28TH.

AND THEN ON THE ADDENDUM TO OUR AGENDA, WE HAVE NUMBER 37 REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 4 4, 300 TO FOUR 40 INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD, OFFER FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO NOVEMBER 14TH, NOVEMBER 38 C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 4 6 600 INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD OFFERED FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO NOVEMBER 14TH.

AND FINALLY, NUMBER 39, REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 5 6 WEST US HIGHWAY TWO 90 IS OFFERED FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO NOVEMBER 14TH.

THAT CONCLUDES THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I WAS REAL EXCITED.

WE ALMOST GOT TO 40, I THINK .

I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER, WE'VE EVER DONE THAT, BUT THERE WILL BE A DAY.

UH, OKAY.

SO REAL QUICK, UH, ANY RECUSALS OR ABSTENTIONS FROM ANY OF THE ITEMS THIS EVENING? UH, COMMISSIONERS, UM, I HAVE, UH, ONLY ONE, UH, ABSTENTION FROM ITEM 25.

UM, I WILL BE ABSTAINING BECAUSE THE NONPROFIT I WORK FOR HAS, UM, PARTICIPATED IN HELPING TO FACILITATE SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE AROUND MAKING SURE THAT THE BETHANY CEMETERY IS TAKEN CARE OF.

SO TO JUST AVOID ANY APPEARANCE OF IMPROPRIETY, I WILL BE ABSTAINING FROM THE VOTE, BUT I WON'T RECUSE MYSELF FROM THE Q AND A OR THE DISCUSSION.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, ANYONE ELSE? ALL RIGHT.

SEEING NONE, UM, REAL QUICK, WE, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE INTO OUR SPEAKERS, UH, AND I THINK THE FIRST TWO ITEMS, UH, SIX AND SEVEN CHAIR COMMISSIONER LEE ON ANDREW RIVERA.

SO YES.

UM, WE'LL BEGIN WITH ITEM SIX AND SEVEN AND WE'LL FIRST HEAR FROM MR. BEN THOMPSON, FOLLOWED BY FORMER MAYOR PRO JACKIE GOODMAN.

POSSIBLE TO SWITCH 1 13 14.

ALRIGHT.

OKAY.

GOOD EVENING, UH, COMMISSIONERS CHAIR.

UH, MY NAME IS BEN THOMPSON.

I'M THE PRESIDENT OF THE ARMADILLO PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, WHICH IS, UH, THE, THE AREA WHERE THIS PROJECT'S LOCATED.

UM, FIRST OF ALL, I JUST WANNA APOLOGIZE.

I, UH, I WAS REALLY HOPING TO COME BEFORE THIS BOARD TONIGHT.

UM, WITH MY FULL SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT, UM, YOU KNOW, MYSELF, NONE OF MY NEIGHBORS ARE APPROACHING, YOU KNOW, THE NEW DEVELOPMENT THAT'S, THAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR AREA, UM, WITH ANY KIND OF, YOU KNOW, IDEA THAT IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN OR UNWELCOMING UNWELCOMING THIS TO OUR, UH, TO OUR NEW NEIGHBORS.

UM, AND I REALLY COMING INTO THIS PROCESS AS I WAS TALKING TO MY NEIGHBORS, I, I FULLY EXPECTED THAT WE WOULD HAVE, UM, PRODUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS WITH, UM, THE APPLICANT WITH CITY STAFF, UM, AND AMONGST OUR COMMUNITY ABOUT WHAT WE REALLY NEEDED FROM THIS PROJECT.

IN TERMS OF THIS ZONING REQUEST.

UM, WE CAME INTO IT WITH THREE MAIN CONCERNS.

NUMBER ONE IS FLOODING, UM, OF THE CREEK THAT'S ADJACENT TO THE SITE.

NUMBER TWO IS TRAFFIC, AND THE THIRD WAS THE HEIGHT.

AND THE FACT THAT THIS, UH, THIS PROJECT IS ADJACENT TO, UH, I MEANT TO COUNT THEM AND GIVE YOU THE EXACT NUMBER, BUT, UH, IT'S BOARDED ON TWO SIDES BY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTS.

UM, ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE, UH, WORKING CLASS FAMILIES, RETIREES.

UM, THEY'RE NOT THE TYPE OF FOLKS WHO CAN HIRE AN ATTORNEY, HIRE, UH, ENGINEERS, PROFESSIONALS.

UH, THEY LOOK DOWN THE STREET TO ME AND I SAID, SURE, I'LL DO IT.

UM, ON THE FLOODING ISSUE, THERE'S A CREEK, IT'S A, IT'S A TRIBUTARY ULTIMATE, ULTIMATELY TO WILLIAMSON CREEK INTO, UH, ONION CREEK, WHICH WE'RE ALL AWARE, WELL AWARE IS FLOOD PRONE.

UM, THIS PARTICULAR STRETCH OF THE CREEK IS PARTICULARLY FLOOD PRONE.

CAN I CONTINUE WITH THE CHAIR'S PERMISSION? YEAH, GO AHEAD.

YOU THERE? THANK YOU.

I'LL WRAP IT UP.

UH, WE'VE HAD SOME PROGRESS ON THE FLOOD ISSUE, UM, BUT NOTHING CONCRETE.

AND, UH, THE HEIGHT ISSUE IS A PROBLEM.

WE'VE GOT A PRIVACY ISSUE WITH PEOPLE'S BACKYARDS.

THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT COULD BE DONE IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS TO ENSURE THAT THIS PROJECT CAN MOVE FORWARD, BUT ALSO ENSURE THE RESIDENT'S PRIVACY.

UH, BUT WE'VE MADE NO

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PROGRESS ON THAT.

UM, THE THIRD ISSUE IS TRAFFIC.

THE TRAFFIC STUDY SHOWS THE INCREASE OF TRAFFIC ON EVERHART LANE, UH, BY 42%, WHICH IS JUST UNDER THE, UH, THE THRESHOLD FOR A UNDESIRABLE CON CONDITION OR WHATEVER IT IS THEY CALL IT.

UM, YOU KNOW, MY QUESTION ON THAT IS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT REPLACING 27, UH, LOW INCOME, UH, UNITS WITH 150 TO 180 UNITS.

UH, THAT'S WONDERFUL.

WE NEED, UH, WE NEED THE HOUSING.

WE ALL AGREE WITH THAT.

UM, BUT IT HAS TO COME ALONG WITH REAL PLANS, REAL ACTION FROM BOTH THE CITY AND THE APPLICANT IN THIS PROCESS BEFORE MYSELF OR ANY OF MY NEIGHBORS ARE GOING TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NOW WE'LL HEAR FROM I'M JACKIE GOODMAN.

HI JACKIE GOODMAN.

UM, MY COMMENTS ARE INDIRECTLY ABOUT THIS PROJECT AND THE OTHER FOUR THAT HAVE COME UP IN OUR LITTLE QUARTER MILE THERE.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO ACTUALLY DO SOME PLANNING.

UM, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE PLANNING COMMISSIONER COUNCIL ACTUALLY WORKED ON MASTER PLANNING AND THE BASIS FOR WHAT I THINK OUGHT TO HAPPEN, WHICH IS NEW URBANISM.

IT'S TAKEN A BAD HIT, UM, NOT MERITED.

IT'S A LITTLE COMPLICATED, MULTIFACETED, MULTI-LAYERED.

IT IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.

AND WHAT WE NEED IN OUR DISTRICT AS WE ARE AFFORDABILITY IN AND OF OURSELVES, WE NEED SOME SUSTAINABILITY PLANNING.

WE NEED SOME INCENTIVES FOR THOSE SUSTAINABILITY FACTORS.

AND I THANK YOU FOR A COUPLE OF YOU FOR ACTUALLY MOTIVATING THE WHOLE, EXCUSE ME.

UM, AFFORDABLE HOUSING RUSH WAS A GOOD IDEA.

AND ACCORDING TO THE DATA I READ, YOU'VE PRETTY MUCH CONQUERED THAT MOUNTAIN.

AND NOW CAN WE PLEASE GET BACK TO MAKING THE PLACES WITH DENSITY A SUSTAINABLE PLACE IN THE CITY WITH A SENSE OF PLACE, A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND NEW URBANISM IS ACTUALLY PRETTY ORGANIC, BUT THOSE ELEMENTS HAVE TO BE ADDED AND THAT ZONING NOWADAYS, WE CAN'T REALLY CONTRIBUTE.

SO I'M HOPING THAT YOU WILL TAKE THAT BULL BY THE HORNS AND MOVE WITH IT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND WE WILL NOW MOVE TO ITEM 15 TO HEAR FROM MR. BENTON THOMPSON.

THANK YOU.

I'LL, I PROMISE I'LL BE SHORTER ON THIS ONE.

UM, WE'VE MET, UH, A COUPLE TIMES WITH DAVID HARTMAN, THE, THE APPLICANT ON THIS, UM, CITY STAFF.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE TIME THEY TOOK TO EXPLAIN, UH, NOT JUST THE ZONING REQUESTS THAT THEY'RE ASKING FOR, UM, BUT THE PROJECT, THE, THE, THE PROPERTY OWNER'S PROJECT, THIS IS A, AN APARTMENT COMPLEX ALSO, I BELIEVE TO BE FAIRLY, UM, AFFORDABLE FOR PEOPLE IN OUR AREA.

UM, IT'S TWO STORIES TALL.

UM, I HAVE, UH, BASICALLY HOW IT'S BEEN EXPLAINED TO ME IS THE ZONING REQUEST IS NOT TO DEMOLISH THE BUILDING AND MAKE IT TALLER, BUT THEY WANT TO RECONFIGURE SOME OF THE UNITS, UM, BASICALLY MAKING MORE LIVING, NOT REALLY INCREASING THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THE, THE FLOOR SPACE, BUT, UM, CREATING MORE, UH, INDIVIDUAL UNITS OUT OF A SMALLER NUMBER OF EXISTING UNITS.

UM, FOR WHATEVER REASON THAT THEY'RE DETERMINED THAT THAT REQUIRES A ZONING CHANGE COMPARED TO THE EXISTING ZONING.

UM, I WOULD APPRECIATE AT SOME POINT, YOU KNOW, MAYBE A MORE THOROUGH DISCUSSION OF WHY THAT'S REALLY NECESSARY.

WHY DO THEY NEED, UH, YOU KNOW, G R V M U, UM, TO DO SUCH A SIMPLE PROJECT? BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT SOMETIMES, UH, YOU KNOW, THE LAW MAKES US DO SILLY THINGS, AND SO I'M NOT HERE TO DEBATE THAT.

UM, ANYWAY, THE NEIGHBORHOOD THERE, THERE DEFINITELY ARE SOME PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT ARE POTENTIALLY CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN TO THIS PROPERTY.

BUT IN TERMS OF THE, THE QUESTION FOR TODAY, UM, I DON'T SEE ANY MAJOR OPPOSITION, UM, FROM MY NEIGHBORS, AND I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT Y'ALL, UH, HEARD THAT TOO.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

THAT CONCLUDES THE SPEAKERS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

ALRIGHT.

UM, JUST WANNA, UH, COMMISSIONERS, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT WE, UH, HEARD FOLLOW UP? UM,

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OF COURSE THERE'S TOO MUCH Q AND A WE'D GO AHEAD AND PULL IT, BUT JUST WANNA MAKE SURE THERE'S NO CLARIFICATIONS ON THOSE ITEMS. ANY OTHER ITEMS YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON OR ANY CLARIFICATION FROM STAFF BEFORE WE APPROVE OUR CONSENT AGENDA? COMMISSIONER AL? NO, I WAS JUST MAKING SURE THAT LOOKS LIKE ITEM SIX SEVEN IS FOR DISCUSSION, NOT FOR CONSENT.

I'M JUST CONFIRMING THAT, OH, IT'S FOR CONSENT.

IT'S ON CONSENT.

WE ALLOWED THE SPEAKERS, UH, TO SPEAK, UH, TO VOICE THEIR CONCERNS.

AND YES, IT WOULD BE UP TO THE P PLANNING COMMISSIONERS THAT THEY WANTED TO PULL IT FOR MORE, UH, HEAR MORE AND, YOU KNOW, AND, AND, UH, DEBATE ACTION.

OKAY.

ARE YOU OKAY? YES.

IT, SORRY, I'M JUST TRYING TO CLARIFY.

IT LOOKS LIKE FROM MR. RIVERA'S LATEST, UNLESS I, I, AND I'M SORRY I MISSED THE READING OF THE, UM, OF THE AGENDA AS I WAS HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S ON DISCUSSION.

DID THAT GET MOVED FROM DISCUSSION TO CONSENT? YES.

WHEN WE, WE'VE, UH, SOMETHING'S HAPPENED HERE.

WHY, UH, WE, WE ASKED THE SPEAKERS IF THEY'D LIKE TO SPEAK DURING CONSENT.

WHAT IT DOES ALLOWS YOU TO HEAR THEIR CONCERNS.

AND IT IS, UH, INDIVIDUAL COMMISSIONERS SHOULD THEY WANT TO PULL IT, THEY CAN.

SO THIS IS THE TIME.

IF YOU WANT TO, UH, HEAR MORE, YOU CAN, UH, OTHERWISE IT'LL STAY ON CONSENT.

I, I THINK I DO HAVE SOME MORE QUESTIONS FOR ITEM SIX, SEVEN.

ALL RIGHT, SIR, YOU ASKING? YOU WANNA PULL THAT ONE? YES, PLEASE.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE'RE GONNA MOVE THAT ONTO DISCUSSION.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, FOLKS? ANY OTHER ITEMS? AND, UM, LET'S SEE.

WE'LL GO AHEAD AND, UH, WHAT I FAILED TO DO, AND I REMEMBERED I NEEDED APPROVAL OF MINUTES,

[APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

WE, UH, DID WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, UH, ABOUT THE AUGUST 29TH, 2023 MINUTES? 'CAUSE WE WILL GO AHEAD AND INCLUDE THOSE IN THE CONSENT AGENDA IF EVERYBODY'S OKAY WITH THAT IN APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

AND THEN I BELIEVE SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2023, WE'RE GONNA POSTPONE.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

AND WANNA RECOGNIZE WE HAVE, UH, CANDACE HUNTER HERE, A S THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, OUR EX-OFFICIO.

WELCOME.

AND WITH THAT, DO I HAVE A MOTION TO CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING AND APPROVE THE CONSENT

[Consent Agenda]

AGENDA? COMMISSIONER CZAR SECONDED BY, UH, COMMISSIONER MAXWELL AND GOING, UH, ARE THERE ANY, ANY OPPOSITION TO APPROVAL OF THIS APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA? ALL RIGHT, SEEING NONE THAT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY AND, UH, LEMME DO A QUICK COUNT.

I THINK, UH, WE HAVE 12 HERE THIS EVENING.

4, 5, 6, 7 11.

YES, WE HAVE 11, RIGHT? WE'RE MISSING TWO.

YES.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

OKAY.

UH, OUR FIRST DISCUSSION

[Items 6 & 7 ]

ITEM THIS EVENING, UH, WILL BE, IT'LL BE SIX AND SEVEN.

IS THAT CORRECT, MR. RIVERA? OKAY.

SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET A PRESENTATION FROM STAFF AND THEN, UH, OKAY, LET'S START THERE AND I'LL HAVE A QUESTION LATER.

REEN MEREDITH, UH, PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

ITEM NUMBER SIX IS N P A 20 23 0 0 3 0 0.01 SH MISSION SOUTH PROPERTY IS LOCATED 7 1 1 EBERHART LANE.

THE REQUEST IS TO CHANGE THE CHARACTER DISTRICT MAP FROM NEIGHBORHOOD NODE TO NEIGHBORHOOD EXCUSE ACTIVITY HUB CORRIDOR CHARACTER DISTRICT.

IT IS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF AND THERE IS NO NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, CONTACT TEAM AND THE GARRISON PARK AREA OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.

GOOD EVENING.

NANCY ESTRADA WITH THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

THIS IS ITEM NUMBER SEVEN ON YOUR AGENDA.

CASE NUMBER C 14 20 23 7 POINT SH MISSION SOUTH.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT SEVEN 11 EVERHART LANE.

IT IS CURRENTLY ZONED L R N P AND THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING GR R M U V N P.

THE PROPOSED REZONING AREA IS 1.65 ACRES AND IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPED WITH 27 MULTIFAMILY UNITS.

IT'S LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 150, UH, FEET WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF SOUTH FIRST STREET AND EVERHART LANE.

AND ITS MAIN ACCESS IS FROM EVERHART LANE.

UM, THIS PROPERTY IS CERTIFIED BY SMART HOUSING AND THE APPLICANT PROPOSES TO BUILD 180 UNIT MULTI-FAMILY RENTAL DEVELOPMENT

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WITH THE AFFORDABILITY, AFFORDABILITY LEVEL THAT IS LISTED IN YOUR STAFF REPORT.

PUBLIC TRANSIT IS LOCATED WITHIN A QUARTER MILE OF THE PROPERTY AND THERE ARE TWO CAPITAL METRO BUS STOPS ON SOUTH FIRST AS WELL AS AVAILABLE BIKE LANES ON EBERHART LANE.

STAFF IS RECOMMENDING GR M U V C O N P ZONING FOR, UH, FOR THIS PROPERTY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

THANK YOU CHAIR AND I HEAR FROM, UM, THE APPLICANT, MS. LEO BOJO.

HELLO COMMISSIONERS.

I'M LEAH BOJO WITH JENNER GROUP HERE ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT.

UM, I HAVE A PRESENTATION AND I'M HAPPY TO RUN THROUGH IT.

I'M ALSO HAPPY TO JUST MAKE MYSELF AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS IF THAT'S, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PRESENTATION.

YES SIR.

MIND.

ALRIGHT, SO HERE IS JUST A GENERAL ORIENTATION.

WE'RE ON THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF EBERHART AND SOUTH FIRST STREET.

UH, THE PROPERTY AS, UM, NANCY SAID IS ABOUT 1.65 ACRES WITH 27 CIRCA 19 OR 72, UH, APARTMENTS ON IT, UM, THAT WE ARE, UM, PLANNING TO REDEVELOP.

THE SITE IS NOT ON SOUTH FIRST, BUT IT IS ABOUT A FIVE MINUTE WALK FROM FREQUENT BUS SERVICE, THE ROUTE 10 N UM, HERE YOU CAN SEE THE ZONING REQUEST.

IT IS LR N P TODAY, SO IT'S ACTUALLY LEGAL NON-CONFORMING USE.

UM, AND THEN WE WOULD BE REZONING IT TO G R V MU, UH, CO NP.

WE ARE AGREEABLE TO STAFF'S RECOMMENDED PROHIBITED USES.

AND THEN YOU CAN ALSO SEE THERE ON THE RIGHT THE CHAIN FROM NEIGHBORHOOD NODE TO MIXED USE ACTIVITY HUB CORRIDOR.

UM, LIKE MS. ESTRADA SAID, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT APPROXIMATELY 180 FOR RENT UNITS.

WE'RE PLANNING TO USE THE AFFORDABILITY UNLOCKED TOOL.

UM, SO THIS IS, IS WHAT THAT BREAKOUT WOULD LOOK LIKE GENERALLY.

UM, WE ARE ALSO WORKING WITH THE TENANTS ON TENANT PROTECTIONS, THE SAME KIND OF LIST THAT Y'ALL, UH, FREQUENTLY SEE.

UM, AND HAVE NOT HEARD ANY CONCERNS FROM THOSE FOLKS AS WELL.

THIS PROJECT IS NOT, UH, IMMINENT.

WE DON'T HAVE A SITE PLAN ON FILE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

SO WE'VE BEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH THEM.

THIS IS WHAT THAT LIST OF PROHIBITED USES LOOKS LIKE THAT WE HAVE AGREED TO ADD TO THE CO STANDARD KIND OF AUTO ORIENTED USES, PARTICULARLY SINCE THIS IS IN A TRANSIT CORRIDOR.

UM, AND HERE IS THAT LIST OF TENANT, UM, BOTH CURRENT AND REDEVELOPMENT TENANT PROTECTIONS.

AND WITH THAT, I REQUEST YOUR SUPPORT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

WHILE I HEAR FROM THE OPPOSITION, BEGIN WITH MR. PIN THOMPSON.

MR. THOMPSON, YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

I, UH, I DON'T HAVE ANY SLICK PRESENTATION, UM, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO USE MY TIME HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE FOR ME.

OKAY.

WE'LL GET TO THE Q AND A IN A MOMENT.

ALRIGHT, WELL THEN LET ME TALK FOR THREE MINUTES.

UH, YOU, YOU CAN USE THE TIME, UH, IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE TO BUILD ON.

UM, YEAH, I MEAN I I, I COULD FOLLOW UP ON, ON A COUPLE OF THE THINGS.

UM, AS TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, UM, YOU KNOW, THE NEIGHBORHOOD, YOU KNOW, THE CONCEPT OF A NEIGHBORHOOD, UH, NODE, IT'S BEEN POINTED OUT, I THINK IN A FEW OF THE, THE CITIZEN, UH, OPPOSITION FORMS THAT WERE SENT IN.

UM, THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN SEEMS TO SAY THIS KIND KIND OF THING IS MORE APPROPRIATE AT A MAJOR INTERSECTION.

EVERHART AND SOUTH FIRST IS NOT A MAJOR INTERSECTION.

UM, WILLIAM CANNON IN SOUTH FIRST IS A MAJOR INTERSECTION AND THAT IS A FIVE MINUTE WALK OR LESS.

UM, BUT A BIG ISSUE WE HAVE IS TRAFFIC COMING IN AND OUT ON A NOT MAJOR STREET.

EVERHART LANE IS, UM, REALLY A PROBLEMATIC SAFETY, UM, ISSUE.

IT'S A CUTOFF DURING RUSH HOUR, UM, FOR PEOPLE COMING SOUTHBOUND ON SOUTH FIRST STREET.

UH, THEY HIT THE LIGHT AT WILLIAM CANNON AND THEY TURN ON EBERHART.

UH, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE IN A RUSH SURPRISE, UH, ON THEIR WAY TO GET HOME.

THEY RACE DOWN THAT STREET AND IT'S THE SAME IN THE MORNINGS.

IT'S, UH, IT'S A DANGEROUS AREA.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT THIS IS THE APPLICANT'S PROBLEM, BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT IF THE CITY IS GOING TO BLESS AND ALLOW THE CITY NEEDS TO ADDRESS THIS IN A MEANINGFUL WAY.

UM, WHAT ELSE? I'LL RESERVE THE REST OF MY TIME FOR, UH, ANY QUESTIONS I'LL HEAR FROM, UH, FORMER MAYOR PROAM, JACKIE GOODMAN .

WELL, I'LL JUST SAY THAT THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS NOT READY FOR ALL THIS DENSITY.

THE TRAFFIC HAS BEEN POINTS OUT IS ALREADY PROBLEMATIC.

COMMUTER CUT THROUGH IS VERY DIFFICULT IN HILLY NARROW STREETS.

THE DRAINAGE INFRASTRUCTURE IS AS YOU SAT ON WILLIAMSON, WHICH

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BUILDS UP EVERY FEW YEARS WITH THE IMPERVIOUS COVER HEADS RIGHT INTO WILLIAMSON, JUST FEET AWAY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF, UH, EMPER AND TURTLE CREEK AND HEADS STRAIGHT DOWN TO WHERE THE LIFE-THREATENING FLOODING DOES HAPPEN THAT HAS NOT BEEN CURED BY BOND OR THE IMPROVEMENT IN DRAINAGE CAPACITY.

SO IT'S ABOUT TO GET READY TO BUILD UP AGAIN AND BE A MAJOR NEGATIVE INFLUENCE.

THE OTHER THING IS JUST IMPERVIOUS COVER IN GENERAL.

THE ADDITION OF HEAT ISLAND IS PROBLEMATIC GIVEN THIS LAST SUMMER AND THE SUMMER BEFORE.

AND THAT'S WHY I WAS TALKING ABOUT PLANNING INCENTIVES FOR A LOT MORE PLANNING THAN JUST AFFORDABLE UNITS NEEDS TO HAVE.

AND UNLESS YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT AND ABOUT NEW URBANISM FOR WHICH I CAN TALK FOR HOURS ABOUT THE WAY TO DO IT, RIGHT, URBAN LIVABILITY WITH DENSITY FOR THE FUTURE IS VERY CRITICAL BECAUSE, UM, YOU TAKE A CHANCE ON ALLOWING THE MARKET TO DECIDE WHAT DEAD PLACES WILL BE.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE A LITTLE FEARFUL OF.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT, SPEAKERS, UH, JUST STAY CLOSE BY.

WE WILL MOVE INTO Q AND A HERE IN A LITTLE BIT.

THANK YOU.

CHAIR WON.

I HEAR FROM THE APPLICANT FOR A THREE MINUTE REBUTTAL.

I WILL JUST SAY THAT WE, WE DID DO A ZONING TRAFFIC ANALYSIS WITH THIS, WHICH I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT.

AND WE ALSO DID A DRAINAGE ANALYSIS AHEAD OF OUR SITE PLAN, SO I DON'T NEED TO GO INTO IT, BUT I'LL JUST LET YOU KNOW THAT I CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

THAT CONCLUDES THE SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM.

OKAY.

UH, DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING? UH, COMMISSIONER WOODS, SECONDED BY, UH, COMMISSIONER MAXWELL.

ANY OBJECTION TO THE, UH, CLOSING OF THIS PUBLIC HEARING? ALL RIGHT, LET'S GO AND START OUR Q AND A.

UM, WHO WANTS START US OFF? COMMISSIONER MS. TYLER? SURE.

I POLL, I'M, I'M HAPPY TO START.

UM, CAN WE KNOW FROM STAFF AND APPLICANT A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DRAINAGE CONCERNS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED AND WHAT'S NEARBY? I'M, I'M NOT SEEING THAT, OBVIOUSLY ON AN AERIAL FOR IT, SO I'D LIKE A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, COMMISSIONER.

UM, IF YOU DON'T MIND PULLING UP SLIDE THREE.

THANK YOU.

UM, YOU CAN SEE IN THIS SLIDE HERE.

THERE WE GO.

SO YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT, UM, THAT THE, THIS, THE, THE WAY THE WATER RUNS RIGHT NOW IS IT RUNS ACROSS EVERHART ON THE NORTH, UH, WEST CORNER OF OUR SITE.

IT COMES, THE WATER DRAINS NATURALLY THROUGH THAT CORNER AND THEN DOWN ALONG THE BACK OF OUR SITE.

UM, THERE IS A DRAINAGE EASEMENT THAT EXISTS ALONG THAT BACK PROPERTY LINE, UM, FROM PROBABLY THE SEVENTIES THAT IS NOT WIDE ENOUGH.

UM, AND SO RIGHT NOW, UM, THIS PROJECT HAS NO DRAINAGE, NO, NO WATER QUALITY FROM THE SEVENTIES BEFORE THAT STUFF EXISTED.

UM, SO RIGHT NOW THE DRAINAGE THAT THE SITE IS PROVIDING IS NOT ADEQUATE.

HOWEVER, WHEN WE REDEVELOP THE SITE, UM, THROUGH THE DRAINAGE ANALYSIS, WE KNOW THAT WE WILL ALREADY HAVE TO WIDEN THAT EASEMENT AND WIDEN THAT DRAINAGE AREA TO CAPTURE THAT WATER.

SO, UM, EVEN REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENS ON OTHER SITES NEARBY, UM, THE DRAINAGE THAT IS CURRENTLY FLOWING INTO THOSE YARDS WILL BE CAPTURED ON OUR SITE AND WILL NO LONGER FLOW INTO THOSE YARDS.

OKAY.

AND DO WE KNOW, UM, ARE THERE GONNA BE INCREASES, DECREASES, CHANGES TO THE IMPERVIOUS COVER THAT'S CURRENTLY EXISTING ON THE SITE? I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE IMPERVIOUS COVER IS THAT'S BUILT TODAY.

UM, FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN, IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE IT'S GONNA BE A BIG CHANGE IN ALL HONESTY.

UM, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT DOING STRUCTURED PARKING, UM, SO THAT SURFACE PARKING YOU SEE THERE, UM, WOULD BE UNDER THE BUILDING.

SO I WOULD IMAGINE IT'S CLOSE, BUT I DON'T HAVE AN ASALT.

OKAY.

AND THEN, GIVEN THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT CHANGES TO PARKING REQUIREMENTS, DO WE ANTICIPATE POTENTIALLY LESS VEHICULAR TRAFFIC FOR THIS PROJECT? UM, WE DID A TRAFFIC ANALYSIS JUST COUNTING ALL OF THE UNITS, THE MAXIMUM THAT WE, WE PUT IN 180.

'CAUSE THAT'S SORT OF THE TOP OF WHAT WE WOULD EXPECT.

UM, IT WOULD PROBABLY BE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 150 AND 180 AND THAT TRAFFIC ANALYSIS SHOWED THAT UPPER HEART WILL STILL

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BE FUNCTIONING WITHIN A DESIRABLE LEVEL.

IT IS AN INCREASE IN TRIPS, BUT IT IS STILL WITHIN, UM, WHAT A T D HAS DETERMINED THE ROADWAY IS DESIGNED TO HANDLE.

THANK YOU.

AND THEN A QUESTION FOR EITHER OF THE SPEAKERS, MR. BEN OR MS. JOYCE.

UM, IS THERE CURRENTLY HAVE THE RESIDENCES OR THE PROPERTIES THERE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCED EXPERIENCING FLOODING ISSUES? TO MY KNOWLEDGE, UH, NO RESIDENT'S HOME HAS ACTUALLY FLOODED, BUT DURING, UH, MAJOR FLOOD EVENTS, UM, THE YARDS, IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE EXHIBIT I'M LOOKING AT, UM, THAT ARE, LET'S CALL IT THE, UM, THE WEST SIDE.

UM, THEY ALMOST ALL DURING MAJOR FLOODING EVENTS HAVE WATER IN THEIR BACKYARDS, BUT NOBODY'S HOMES HAVE FLOODED.

UM, WE HAVE DOCUMENTATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, YOU KNOW, SIMILARLY, UH, UNDERWATER, UM, AGAIN, NO, NO STRUCTURES UNDERWATER.

UM, BUT UH, BUT YEAH, DEFINITELY WATER OUT OF THAT, UH, DITCH CREEK, WHATEVER YOU'RE CALLING IT.

I THINK MY TIME ENDED, SO I JUST WANTED TO, OH, THANK JOYCE FOR COMING AND, UM, HOPE THAT WE'LL HEAR SOME OF HER COMMENTS MAYBE ON THE 26TH OF OCTOBER.

ALRIGHT.

UM, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? UH, COMMISSIONER CONLEY? UM, YEAH, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR THE APPLICANT.

UM, SO AS I UNDERSTAND IT, UH, THE CURRENT RESIDENTS ON THIS PROPERTY ARE, UM, PRIMARILY LOW INCOME FOLKS.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF VERY ELDERLY FOLKS ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICAID YES.

RESIDING IN THE PROPERTY.

UM, A HIGH RISK OF DISPLACEMENT AND ALSO OF SOME OF THESE FOLKS BECOMING UNHOUSED.

SO COULD YOU SPEAK TO SORT OF WHAT PRECAUTIONS WILL BE PUT IN PLACE OR WHAT IS BEING OFFERED TO THE FOLKS WHO ARE CURRENTLY AT THIS PROPERTY? ABSOLUTELY.

UM, IN ADDITION TO, UM, OBVIOUSLY COMPLYING WITH TENANT RELOCATION NOTICES, WE'VE EXTENDED THE NOTICE TO 180 DAYS, WE'RE ALLOWING PEOPLE TO BREAK THEIR LEASES, GET ALL THEIR DEPOSITS BACK, AND ALL OF THOSE, THOSE KIND OF, THAT WHAT'S BECOME THAT STANDARD LIST OF THINGS.

UM, WHAT I THINK IS, UM, A MORE, EVEN MORE HELPFUL THING THAT WE'VE COMMITTED TO AND TOLD THE CLIENT, TOLD THE TENANTS THAT THEY WILL HAVE AVAILABLE TO THEM WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO REDEVELOPMENT IS HAVING SOME SERVICE PROVIDERS COME OUT TO THE SITE AND COUNSEL FOLKS ON WHAT PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE, WHAT HOUSING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE, AND THINGS LIKE THAT SO THAT THEY'RE NOT JUST HANDED A DEPOSIT CHECK AND KIND OF LEFT ON THEIR WAY.

UM, COULD YOU SPEAK TO, I MEAN, HOW WILL THESE SERVICE PROVIDERS, UM, SHOW UP ON, ON SITE? OR IS THIS A PARTNERSHIP WITH SOME AGENCY? YEAH, SO THERE'S SOME ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE HAVE FOUND, UM, WE HAVE COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH THEM.

ALTHOUGH I WILL SAY WE HAVEN'T ACTUALLY GOTTEN TO THE POINT IN REDEVELOPMENT YET WHERE WE'VE HIRED ANYONE TO COME OUT.

BUT THERE'S A HANDFUL OF ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE STATE AND IN AUSTIN THAT WILL COME OUT AND THEY'RE FAMILIAR WITH PROGRAMS. UM, THEY'RE FAMILIAR WITH, UM, UH, BOTH SORT OF SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND ALSO HOUSING PROGRAMS AND THEY CAN HELP DIRECT FOLKS TOWARD THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

OR ALSO JUST TOWARD OTHER HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES THAT THEY MIGHT QUALIFY FOR.

I THINK ESPECIALLY IN A PLACE LIKE THIS THAT'S MARKET AFFORDABLE, SOMETIMES FOLKS DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY MIGHT QUALIFY FOR FROM A SUBSIDIZED STANDPOINT, SO WE'LL HELP THEM FIGURE THAT OUT AS WELL.

UM, AND JUST ONE MORE QUESTION ON THAT.

WHAT HAS THE COMMUNICATION BEEN LIKE WITH THE TENANTS AROUND SOME OF THESE CHANGES? THERE HAVE BEEN, IT WAS A LITTLE WHILE AGO NOW.

UM, WE SENT THEM A LETTER IN ENGLISH AND IN SPANISH, UM, I THINK IT WAS PUT ON DOORS.

I DON'T THINK THERE'S LIKE AN EMAIL, UM, BOX THERE, BUT WE'VE HAD THE, UM, THE PROP.

WE USUALLY DO IT THROUGH THE PROPERTY MANAGER SO THAT THEY'RE TALKING TO A FAMILIAR FACE.

AND SO WE KNOW THAT THOSE NOTICES HAVE BEEN PROVIDED.

OKAY.

AND WILL THERE BE ANY ASSISTANCE WITH RELOCATION OR, OR YES.

HAVE THINGS LIKE THAT BEEN INCLUDED? YES, ALL OF THOSE THINGS HAVE BEEN INCLUDED.

OKAY.

UM, OKAY.

SO, UM, THE, THE, THE EXISTING TENANTS WILL HAVE SOME SUPPORT IN RELOCATING THAT IS ALSO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE? ABSOLUTELY.

OKAY.

AND THIS HAS BEEN COMMUNICATED TO THEM? YES, IN SOME FORM.

OKAY.

YES, ABSOLUTELY.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU.

UM, WELL I LOOK FORWARD TO JUST, UM, A FOLLOW UP.

I KNOW THAT THIS IS KIND OF BEYOND THE SCOPE OF THE COMMISSION, BUT JUST TO FOLLOW UP AROUND HOW THE COMMUNICATION IS WITH THOSE TENANTS.

'CAUSE I CAN FIND OUT MORE SPECIFICALLY, I KNOW THAT THEY WERE GIVEN A LETTER DETAILING THINGS IN JANUARY.

UM, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE MORE RECENT, UM, NOTICE HAS BEEN.

I KNOW THEY OBVIOUSLY HAVE RECEIVED CITY NOTICES AND THERE'S BEEN COMMUNICATION ABOUT THESE HEARINGS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT I CAN FIND OUT MORE IN MORE DETAIL.

YEAH.

AND IN THESE CASES, WE OFTEN HEAR FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD FOLKS AND THEN WE DON'T HEAR FROM, I KNOW VERY RARELY DO WE HEAR FROM THE ACTUAL TENANTS, BUT IT IS A VERY CONCERNING SITUATION.

AND SOME OF WHAT I'VE HEARD FROM THE TENANTS, UM, IN THIS BUILDING IS THAT THEY HAVEN'T, UM, HAD A SORT OF A KIND OF VERY CLEAR COMMUNICATION AROUND WHAT THEIR FUTURE IS.

OKAY.

UM, SO THERE'S A LOT OF APPREHENSION.

SO WE CAN CERTAINLY BETWEEN THIS HEARING AND COUNSEL, UM, FIND OUT MORE DETAILS ABOUT THAT AND PROBABLY HAVE AN ONSITE MEETING IF ONE HASN'T ALREADY HAPPENED.

'CAUSE I FEEL LIKE THAT'S GENERALLY A BETTER WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE.

OKAY.

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THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE IT.

OF, UM, THAT'S MY ONLY QUESTION, UH, COMMISSIONERS ANY MORE QUESTIONS? ALL RIGHT.

UH, DO WE HAVE A MOTION? WANNA ENTERTAIN? ALL RIGHT.

UH, I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND MOVE, TRY THIS ONE OUT.

I MOVE STAFF RECOMMENDATION, UH, ON THIS FOR ITEM SIX AND SEVEN.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? SECOND, UH, BY COMMISSIONER ANDERSON.

UM, OKAY.

ANY, ANY DISCUSSIONS? OKAY.

UH, LET'S GO AND TAKE A VOTE THEN ON THIS ITEM.

EVERYBODY CLEAR ON WHAT WE'RE VOTING ON? WE'LL START WITH THOSE ON THE S IN FAVOR.

GO AHEAD, COMMISSIONER.

CONMAN.

NOT, NOT TO GET TOO DEEP INTO THE DISCUSSION, IF I COULD, UM, JUST MAKE A COMMENT AND I I WANT TO THANK, UM, COMMISSIONER MUSH TOLER FOR PULLING THIS ITEM.

UM, BUT I, I JUST WANNA FLAG THAT THIS IS A VERY DELICATE CASE, UM, WHERE THERE ARE FOLKS, UM, THAT ARE VERY MUCH AT RISK OF DISPLACEMENT, UM, IN THIS SITE.

AND I AM ENCOURAGED TO SEE THAT THERE'S A GOOD FAITH EFFORT BEING MADE, UM, TO PROVIDE THEM WITH RESOURCES AND COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION.

UM, AND SO THAT, THAT, THAT DOES MAKE ME FEEL, UM, MORE COMFORTABLE, BUT THIS IS DEFINITELY WHAT I WOULD CLASSIFY AS A HIGH DISPLACEMENT RISK, UM, PROJECT.

SO I JUST WANT TO FLAG THAT.

AND I APPRECIATE THE EFFORTS BEING MADE ON THE APPLICANT'S PART TO, UM, AGREE TO SOME RELOCATION BENEFITS AND ASSISTANCE FOR THIS PROJECT.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS WANNA SPEAK IN FAVOR OR AGAINST THIS ITEM? COMMERS.

ZA, GO AHEAD.

OKAY, SPEAK IN FAVOR.

UM, I'LL JUST SAY, SO I, I, I COMPLETELY WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT COMMISSIONER CONLEY JUST SAID AND THINK TO SORT OF THOSE CONCERNS.

I THINK I ALSO AT THE SAME TIME REALLY APPRECIATE ONE, MOVING AHEAD WITH AN AFFORD BILLION LOCK PROJECT WHERE WE KNOW THAT 50% UNITS WILL BE DEDICATED FOR LONG-TERM AFFORDABILITY.

AND IN ADDITION, I APPRECIATE THE, UM, APPLICANT'S SORT OF VOLUNTARY PROVISION OF CERTAIN PROTECTIONS FOR EXISTING TENANTS AS WELL.

SO, UM, I AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER CONLEY WRIGHT AS HARD AS THIS CASE IS, I, I'M SUPPORTING IT BECAUSE OF THAT WORK THAT'S BEEN DONE ON THAT.

AND I HOPE THAT IF WE GET FUTURE ITEMS, THEY CAN BE SIMILAR.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

ALRIGHT, UH, LET'S SEE IF WE CAN MAKE THIS EASY.

IF NOT, WE'LL GET A, UH, HEAD COUNT.

ANY OBJECTIONS FROM THOSE ON THE DIOCESE FOR THE, UM, THE MOTION, UH, SEEING NONE, ANY OF THOSE ON THE SCREEN, UH, VOTING, UH, ANY VOTING, ANY OBJECTION? ALL RIGHT.

SEEING NONE THAT, UH, THOSE, UH, ITEM SIX AND SEVEN PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, MOVING ON TO THE NEXT ITEM.

WE ARE MOVING PRETTY GOOD HERE ALL THE WAY TO, IS IT ITEM 25?

[25. Rezoning: C14-2023-0038.SH - 4106 1/2, 4120, 4122, 4122 1/2 E. 12th St; District 1]

ALL RIGHT, SO, WE'LL, THIS IS THE, UM, 4 1 2 0 EAST 12TH STREET.

OH, I'M SORRY, NOT THAT ONE.

UH, THE ADDRESS IS ON EAST 12TH STREET AND THERE'S REZONING CASE AND THERE'S NO ASSOCIATED PLAN AMENDMENT, SO WE'RE JUST DOING THE ZONING ON THIS ONE.

ALL RIGHT, STAFF, UH, START US OFF.

GOOD EVENING.

JONATHAN TOMKO, PRINCIPAL PLANNER WITH THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT PRESENTING CASE C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 3 8 SSH.

THIS IS 41 0 6 AND A HALF, 41 20, 41, 22, AND 41, 22 AND A HALF EAST 12TH STREET.

THE PARCEL IN QUESTION IS APPROXIMATELY 3.44 ACRES.

THE REQUEST FROM THE APPLICANT IS TO GO FROM SSF THREE, NP TO MF TWO.

NP AND STAFF RECOMMENDS GRANTING MF TWO NP.

THIS PARCEL IS JUST NORTHWEST OF EAST, UH, THE INTERSECTION OF EAST 12TH STREET IN SPRINGDALE ROAD.

THE APPLICANT HAS COMMITTED TO CONSTRUCTING 40% OF THE UNITS AFFORDABLE TO HOUSEHOLDS AT 80% M F I AND ALSO HAS AN AFFORDABILITY UNLOCKED APPLICATION IN REVIEW PENDING ZONING APPROVAL PARCEL IS APPROXIMATELY ONE MILE FROM THREE IMAGINE AUSTIN CENTERS, UH, MUELLER, SPRINGDALE, AND M L K STATION.

ADDITIONALLY, THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR THE EAST M L K COMBINED NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AREA IDENTIFIES THE TRACT AS MIXED RESIDENTIAL.

THE PARCEL IS IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE HISTORIC BETHANY CEMETERY, WHICH THAT DATES TO THE 18 HUNDREDS.

UH, THE APPLICANT INDICATES THAT THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE BETHANY CEMETERY STAKEHOLDERS TO MITIGATE CONCERNS, AND THERE IS A GROUND PENETRATING RADAR SURVEY CONDUCTED IN MAY OF 2021 IN EXHIBIT D OF YOUR BACKUP.

I'M AVAILABLE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

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THANK YOU, CHAIR.

WHEN I HEAR FROM THE APPLICANT, HELLO COMMISSIONERS , I WILL WALK THROUGH THIS.

I'M SURE THERE WILL BE QUESTIONS AT THE END, BUT I'M GONNA DO MY BEST TO GIVE YOU A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF, OF KIND OF WHERE WE ARE.

UM, SO THIS IS THE SITE TO ORIENT EVERYONE THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FOR THE REZONING.

UM, HERE IS THE CORNER AT THE CORNER OF SPRINGDALE, BASICALLY ALMOST AT THE CORNER OF SPRING, SPRINGDALE AND 12TH STREET.

IT IS, THIS IS THE ONLY PORTION OF THE SITE THAT WE'RE ASKING TO REZONE RIGHT NOW FROM SF THREE TO MF TWO.

UM, THIS, UM, SLIDE SHOWS YOU THAT'S WHERE THE CEMETERY IS FIRST OF ALL, WHICH HAS BEEN OBVIOUSLY A, A MAJOR PART OF OUR DISCUSSION.

AND THEN IT ALSO SHOWS THAT THE HARD CORNER OF SPRINGDALE AND 12TH STREET IS ALREADY REZONED.

THAT WAS REZONED A COUPLE YEARS AGO, AND THAT IS MOVING FORWARD AS THE FIRST PHASE.

AND THEN THE SECOND PHASE IS WHAT WE'RE REZONING TONIGHT.

SO IT IS A TWO PHASE PROJECT.

SO I'M GONNA GIVE YOU KIND OF THE NUMBERS ON BOTH OF THOSE JUST FOR TRANSPARENCY, BUT WE'RE REALLY ONLY ASKING TO REZONE THE SECOND COMPONENT THERE.

UM, SO, SO OUR SITE, LIKE I SAID, IS A 3.44 ACRES.

THE TOTAL FOR BOTH PHASES IS 5.8.

UM, OUR PORTION IS UNDEVELOPED.

THERE ARE SOME RETAIL USERS RIGHT THERE ON THE CORNER.

UM, AND THEN OBVIOUSLY I'LL KNOW THAT THIS IS, UM, NEAR, UM, BOTH AND, AND IT'S ACTUALLY BEEN BROUGHT UP WITH SOME OF THE NEIGHBORS AS WELL, THAT THERE ARE BIKE LANES, THERE'S TRANSIT FACILITIES HERE.

UM, A COUPLE OF FEW HIGH FREQUENCY BUS ROUTES, UM, AND MAKING IT ARGUABLY AN EXCELLENT LOCATION FOR, UM, FOR HOUSING AND BOTH MARKET RATE AND AFFORDABLE.

THIS IS ALSO BOTH PHASES OF THIS AREN'T AFFORDABILITY UNLOCKED PROJECT.

SO HERE WE HAVE THE ZONING REQUEST, LIKE I SAID, SSF THREE TO MF TWO, AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, UM, IS ALREADY ZONED OR ALREADY DESIGNATED AS MIXED RESIDENTIAL.

SO WE DON'T NEED TO CHANGE THAT.

UM, HERE ARE THE PROJECT DETAILS.

UM, SO AGAIN, THE SECOND PHASE IS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT REALLY SPECIFICALLY HERE IS 240 UNITS BROKEN OUT AS YOU CAN SEE HERE.

UM, AND THEN THE TOTAL, UM, WOULD BE ABOUT 500, I THINK IT'S 592 OR 593, UM, OVERALL UNITS WITH A, UM, VERY HIGH COMPONENT OF AFFORDABLE AT 50 AND 60%.

M F I.

UM, THIS IS A TIMELINE.

I REALIZE IT'S VERY SMALL PRINT, UM, IS MORE FOR ME TO REFERENCE REALLY.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO SHOW YOU THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS AND MEETING WITH ALL KINDS OF FOLKS, UM, HERE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS NOW.

UM, I'M VERY PLEASED WITH THE PROGRESS I'M ABOUT TO REPORT TO YOU.

UM, AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THESE SPECIFIC MEETINGS, I'M HAPPY OF COURSE TO TALK ABOUT THAT.

OH, NO, NO PROBLEM.

THANK YOU.

SO CLEARLY, AS YOU SAW ON THE MAP, THE THING THAT MAKES THIS SITE SPECIFIC, THIS SITE UNIQUE IS ITS PROXIMITY TO THE BETHANY CEMETERY.

UM, WE KNEW WHEN WE STARTED WORKING ON THIS DEVELOPMENT, THE APPLICANT, WHEN THEY WENT REZONED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, THEY WORKED THROUGH A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CEMETERY AS WELL.

I WAS NOT PART OF THE PROJECT AT THAT TIME.

UM, BUT WE KNEW THAT THAT WAS GONNA BE THE, THE UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCE THAT WE WANTED TO TALK TO THE NEIGHBORS ABOUT AND TALK TO THE, BE SPECIFICALLY TO THE CEMETERY FOLKS ABOUT.

AND SO THIS IS THE CURRENT LIST OF COMMITMENTS THAT WE HAVE MADE.

WE DO HAVE A DRAFT RESTRICTIVE COVENANT.

UM, IT IS STILL IN DRAFT FORM.

IT WILL DEFINITELY BE SIGNED AND FINALIZED BY THE TIME WE GO TO CITY COUNCIL.

UM, IT IS WITH THE BETHANY CEMETERY ASSOCIATION.

AND I'M JUST GONNA WALK YOU QUICKLY THROUGH THESE 'CAUSE I THINK THESE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART.

UM, SO WE'VE AGREED IN ADDITION TO THE GROUND PENETRATING RADAR STUDY THAT JONATHAN MENTIONED A FEW MINUTES AGO, UM, WHICH DID LEAD US TO, UM, THE CONCLUSION THAT THERE, WE, WE HAVE NO REASON TO THINK THAT THERE ARE ANY GRAVES THAT CROSSED THE BOUNDARY OF THE CEMETERY.

UM, WE HAVE ADDITIONALLY AGREED BEFORE WE START THIS PHASE OF THIS PROJECT, AND ACTUALLY ALSO THESE COMMITMENTS APPLY TO THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROJECT, EVEN THOUGH THAT PART IS ALREADY ENTITLED.

UM, WE WOULD APPLY THE SAME RULE, THE SAME COMMITMENTS TO THAT PORTION AS WELL, TO BOTH PHASES.

UM, SO WE'VE, WE'VE, WE ARE TALKING TO A COUPLE OF ARCHEOLOGICAL CONSULTANTS.

WE HAVE ONE, UM, THAT WE'RE ALMOST FINALIZING WITH, UM, THAT HAS AGREED TO MEET MS. SPEARS AND ANY OTHER BETHANY FAMILY MEMBERS.

WE'VE LEARNED OF A LOT OF FOLKS THAT HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS BURIED IN THE CEMETERY.

UM, HE WOULD BE WILLING TO MEET WITH ALL OF THEM, WALK THE GROUNDS.

MS. SPEARS HAS MENTIONED A COUPLE OF PLACES WHERE SHE THINKS THERE COULD BE A GRAVE, THERE'S AN INDENTATION OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN THE GROUND, AND SHE WANTS TO MAKE SURE WE PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION.

SO BEFORE ANYTHING HAPPENS, THE THE HISTORICAL ARCHEOLOGIST WOULD, WOULD WALK THAT AREA WITH MS. BEERS AND OTHER INTERESTED FOLKS.

UM, THE NEXT THING AFTER THAT WOULD BE, UM, WHAT'S CALLED A SCRAPING SURVEY, WHICH IS, UM, WE TALKED TO THE TEXAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON CEMETERIES AND THEY SAID THAT IT'S GREAT TO COMBINE.

BEST PRACTICE IS TO COMBINE SOMETHING LIKE A GROUND PENETRATING RADAR, WHICH IS LIKE A MAGNETIC SPACIAL ANALYSIS WITH SOMETHING PHYSICAL.

SO THE NEXT THING WE WOULD DO IS A SCRAPING SURVEY OF THAT AREA.

THEY RECOMMENDED 25 FEET AROUND THE BOUNDARY OF THE CEMETERY, WHERE YOU KIND OF DO LIGHT SCRAPING TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY REASON TO THINK THAT THERE ARE, UM, CHANGES IN SOIL OR ANYTHING THAT COULD BE A BURIAL.

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UM, THE NEXT, THE THIRD KIND OF COMPONENT OF THAT THAT'S RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION IS HAVING THAT SAME ARCHEOLOGICAL CONSULTANT ON SITE MONITORING THE EXCAVATION OF THAT SAME AREA, JUST AGAIN, TO MAKE SURE THAT AS THEY'RE DIGGING DEEPER, IF THERE ARE ANYTHING THAT NEEDS TO, TO PAUSE OR TAKE A SECOND LOOK THAT PERSON WOULD BE AVAILABLE.

UM, AND WATCHING WITH THAT INTEREST IN MIND, UM, THE, THE ADDITIONAL ITEMS WE'VE AGREED TO, WHICH WE'VE TALKED ABOUT WITH MS. BEERS AND WITH OTHERS ARE, UM, IMPROVING FENCING AND LANDSCAPING BETWEEN THE BOUNDARY OF OUR SITE AND THE CEMETERY, UM, SORT OF TO ACT AS A BUFFER.

YOU KNOW, THE CEMETERY IS KIND OF LONG AND DEEP AND THERE ARE A LOT OF TREES AT THE BACK OF IT, BUT WE CAN ALSO PUT TREES ON OUR SIDE.

SORRY, I'LL TRY TO GO FASTER.

TO, IS THAT OKAY IF I OKAY.

TO, TO TRY TO KIND OF, YOU KNOW, BUFFER THAT VIEW.

UM, WE'VE AGREED TO A CONNECTION.

THERE'S STILL SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT EXACTLY WHERE IT'S GONNA BE LOCATED.

WE'RE WORKING ON IT RIGHT NOW.

BUT WE'VE CERTAINLY AGREED TO MAKE A CONNECTION FROM THE PARKLAND THAT THE CITY RECENTLY PURCHASED TO THE NORTH TO, UM, ACROSS TO 12TH STREET SO THAT PEOPLE COULD GET THROUGH THE PROPERTY, PUBLIC ACCESS THROUGH THE PROPERTY TO GET DOWN TO GIBBONS PARK.

UM, WE'VE AGREED TO A 25 FOOT SETBACK BETWEEN THE BUILDING AND THAT EASTERN PROPERTY LINE.

REGARDLESS OF HOW THE TRAIL ENDS UP SHAKING OUT, WE HAVE, WE WILL HAVE AT LEAST 25 FEET BETWEEN THE PROPERTY LINE AND THE BUILDING SO THAT THE BUILDING ISN'T RIGHT UP ON THE PROPERTY LINE WHERE YOU'D BE ABLE TO SEE IT OVER THE TREES.

UM, WE HAVE AGREED TO MAKE SURE THERE'S A DESIGNATED DOG AREA ON OUR SITE SO THAT NO ONE WHO LIVES THERE IS TEMPTED TO GO INTO THE CEMETERY AREA.

WE'VE ALSO AGREED TO NO DOG SIGNS ON THE CEMETERY FENCING.

THAT'S COME UP AS A HUGE CONCERN, UNDERSTANDABLY.

UM, WE WANNA MAKE SURE IT'S VERY CLEAR TO PEOPLE THAT THAT IS NOT A PARK SPACE, THAT'S A SACRED PLACE TO GO WITH INTENTION.

UM, WE'VE, I BELIEVE LANDED ON NO GATES BETWEEN THE PROPERTY AND THE BETHANY CEMETERY.

IN ALL HONESTY, THAT'S ANOTHER THING THAT'S A LITTLE UP IN THE AIR.

SO THE WAY IT SAYS IT RIGHT NOW IN THE, THE WAY IT'S WORDED IN THE COVENANT RIGHT NOW IS UNLESS BETHANY CEMETERY AGREES.

SO, YOU KNOW, IF THAT CHANGES IN THE FUTURE, WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT, BUT WE WOULDN'T, THE DEVELOPER WOULD NOT BE PROPOSING ANY GATES.

UM, AND THEN FINALLY WE'RE WORKING ON, UM, AN AMOUNT KIND OF BASED ON SOME OF THESE OTHER THINGS TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE CEMETERY, TO THE 5 0 1 C THREE TO HELP SUPPORT THEM IN THEIR OUTREACH EFFORTS, MAINTENANCE EFFORTS, ALL KINDS OF THINGS LIKE THAT.

UM, THAT RIGHT NOW, UM, A VERY SMALL, BASICALLY SINGLE PERSON VOLUNTEER IS HANDLING ON HER OWN.

OKAY.

UM, WE'VE ALSO, UM, HAVE MADE SOME COMMITMENTS TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

I, UM, WE SENT, UH, WE, WE HEARD FROM THEM LAST WEEK, WE SENT OUT, UM, THE THINGS THAT WE COULD, WE COULD COMMIT TO.

THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE LISTED HERE.

UM, I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY WHERE THAT, THE REST OF THAT LIST.

OKAY.

WE'RE GONNA GO AHEAD AND STOP YOU JUST SO WE DON'T HAVE TO GIVE EQUAL TIME TO EVERYONE.

GOT IT.

UH, BUT WE'LL ASK YOU MORE ON YOUR LAST PART.

OKAY.

SORRY, I KNOW I HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION.

THANKS, .

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

WE'LL NOW HEAR FROM THE OPPOSITION, BEGINNING WITH THE PRIMARY SPEAKER OF MS. ALEXANDRA ANDERSON, UH, TO, UM, ADD THE TIME.

MS. ANDERSON, Y'ALL HAVE SEVEN MINUTES.

UM, EVENING EVERYONE, UH, AS LEAH HAS WAS JUST SHARING.

WE WERE WE ABLE TO SEND IT OUT.

UM, WE MET YESTERDAY AS A NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, UM, AND WE READ OVER THE FEEDBACK THAT WAS GIVEN FOR THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS.

UM, THIS LIST IS A PRIORITIZATION FOR THE COMMUNITY.

THE ITEMS WILL CONTINUE TO SHAPE THE COMMUNITY INTO A VIBRANT AREA THAT WE WANT TO LIVE IN.

OUR NA IS A NOT TOTALLY AGAINST THE DEVELOPMENT, HOWEVER PREPARED TO SUPPORT THE PROJECT SUBJECT TO THESE MINOR REASONABLE CHANGES TO THE PROPOSAL THAT IS BEFORE US.

TODAY, WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH ADRIANA GROUP TO FINALIZE A RESTRICTIVE COVENANT ON BEHALF OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD DEEP ROW AFFORDABILITY, DIVERSITY OF UNITS I E THREE BEDROOMS AND AN INCREASE IN THE 50%.

M F I NUMBER OF UNITS WILL TRULY BENEFIT AND ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHO LIVE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE ARE CONSISTENTLY HEARING ABOUT AFFORDABILITY AND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE, BUT THE STANDARDS ARE NOT COMPATIBLE TO THE DIVERSE AREAS.

WHICH DEVELOPMENT IS HAPPENING IN DEEPER AFFORDABILITY IS THE KEY.

IT'S KEY IN THIS AREA AND THIS LEVEL IS INAPPROPRIATE.

THE CURRENT 60% AND 50% M F I WILL NOT BE THE SAME TWO TO THREE YEARS FROM NOW.

WHEN THE PROPOSED TIME OF THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL START PHASE ONE AND PHASE TWO, EXCUSE ME.

PHASE ONE IS DEPENDENT ON PHASE TWO GOING THROUGH.

AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RENTERS LOCALLY ON RETAIL BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE SERVICES AND GOODS THAT ADDRESS THE TRUE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED, UM, WHICH SOME OF THE EXAMPLES ARE GIVEN, KNOWING THAT THE CLOSEST, UM, GROCERY STORE THAT WE HAVE IS IN MUELLER.

AND THAT, OTHER THAN THAT, IT'S OFF OF SEVENTH STREET.

AND THEN YOU HAVE THE H E B THAT'S LOCATED OFF OF CAMERON ROAD.

UM, SO I'M NOT SURE IF YOU'RE IN YOUR AREA, BUT IN OUR AREA, WHEN THE FREEZE HAPPENED, WE HAD PEOPLE WALKING OVER TO MUELLER.

BUT WHEN YOU WENT TO MUELLER, UM, YOU HAD TO STAND IN LINE THAT WAS, WAS GOING ALL THE WAY INTO THE

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NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO FOR THE NEIGHBORS, THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A GROCERY STORE OR A BODEGA COFFEE SHOP.

AND THE, UH, BUSINESSES THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN THERE AND PREVIOUS TENANTS GIVING THEM BACK BUYBACK OPTIONS TO, UM, HAVE ACCESS TO THESE COMMERCIAL SPACES AT AFFORDABLE RENTAL RATES.

UM, THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED SEVERAL WAYS, INCLUDING A CONDITIONAL OVERLAY INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN INCLUDING BIOS, WALLS, AND ACCESS TO GREEN SPACE IS KEY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE EASTERN CRESCENT.

AS WE CONTINUE TO SEE THE DROP IN GREEN SPACE IN OUR AREA, WHICH WILL START, WHICH WILL, EXCUSE ME, WHICH TO START WAS ALREADY AT A LOW LEVEL.

HEAT ISLANDS ARE A REAL, ARE A REAL CONCERN OF OUR NEIGHBORS.

WE ARE GOING TO FOLLOW CLOSELY, UM, AS THE SITE PLAN GOES THROUGH AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE FOLLOWING UP WITH THE CITY STAFF AS IT PERTAINS TO THE WETLAND MITIGATION AND MORE THAN ADEQUATE DRAINAGE.

THERE IS A CONCERN OF THE NEIGHBORS, UH, WHO LIVE ON THE ADJACENT STREET THAT FLOODING CAN BE HIDING AS THE HOUSE IS DIRECTLY BEHIND THIS DEVELOPMENT ARE IN A HUNDRED YEAR FLOOD PLAIN AND THEY EXPERIENCE HEAVY RAIN OFF RUNOFF, EXCUSE ME, WHEN IT RAINS.

UM, AS FAR AS THE IMPERVIOUS COVER, THERE'S ALREADY BEEN A STARK TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCE IN OUR AREAS AS CONTINUED TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN AUSTIN.

IF THERE IS A WAY TO MINIMIZE, NOT MAXIMIZE THIS IMPERVIOUS COVER, LET'S DO IT.

AND THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF THE FEEDBACKS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I'LL CALL THREE MEMBERS AT THE TIME.

IF YOU CAN MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE PODIUM, BEGINNING WITH THE TOBIN WIGGIN, MATHESON MUIR AND BEDA SIMKINS.

MS. SIMKINS, YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

ONE IS GONNA BE QUICK AND BRIEF.

UM, THEY PRETTY MUCH DISCUSSED ALREADY, UM, EVERYTHING THAT I JUST WANTED TO SIT BACK AND MAKE SURE THAT, UM, AGAIN, THAT THE FAMILIES ARE BEING INCLUDED.

UM, I HAVE 13 FAMILY MEMBERS THERE AS I STATED BEFORE, AND JUST MAKING SURE THAT, YOU KNOW, NONE OF THE GRADES WERE BEING, UM, BUILT ON, WHICH I DON'T THINK THERE IS SO FAR.

THEY'RE GONNA DO THE, THE LANDSCAPES AND EVERYTHING AND I JUST WANTED TO BE A PART AND MAKE SURE, UM, THAT WE ARE PRESENT OR, YOU KNOW, BE ABLE TO, 'CAUSE I HAVE A GRANDMOTHER WHO IS ALONG THAT FENCE AND HER GRAVE MARKER IS GONE.

UM, SO, UM, THAT WAS A CONCERN OF MINE JUST GOING, LOOKING FOR IT AND JUST WALKING AROUND IT IS JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE IT'S AT.

AND SO I KNOW THAT THE OTHER PROPERTY THAT WAS BUILT THERE THAT'S NO LONGER THERE, THAT WAS TORN DOWN, WHICH WAS LIKE A FOURPLEX THERE.

UM, I'M SURE THEY DID SURVEYING THEN.

SO, I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF THE GRAVE, BUT, UM, THE GRAVEYARD.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE AND JUST BE INCLUDED, UM, IN ANY, YOU KNOW, PLANNING AND SMALL THINGS.

NOT TRYING TO TAKE OVER ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

JUST, IT'S JUST KIND OF STRANGE TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT.

AND, YOU KNOW, EVERYONE THAT DON'T HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS THERE, UM, CAN SAY WHAT THEY THINK IS BEST.

BUT I MEAN, IT HITS HOME WHEN THAT'S BLOODLINE THERE, SO.

AND ANCESTRY.

SO THAT'S IT, THAT'S ALL.

THANK YOU.

LAURA WIGGIN.

IS MS. WIGGIN PRESENT? OKAY.

AARON CORRIGAN.

MS. CORRIGAN, YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES UP THERE.

UM, I'M JUST IN SUPPORT OF WHAT ALEXANDRIA HAS BROUGHT UP.

UM, PART OF, SORRY, STEP FORWARD.

OH, STEP CLOSER.

THERE YOU GO.

UH, I'M SHOWING UP IN SUPPORT OF WHAT ALEXANDRIA HAS JUST SPOKEN ABOUT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

I DON'T KNOW THAT I HAVE TOO MUCH MORE OTHER THAN WHAT SHE SAID.

WE TALKED LAST NIGHT ABOUT IT.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

I'M GONNA GO BACK A COUPLE OF NAMES.

UM, LAURA WIGGIN, TOBIN WIGGIN, MATHESON MUIR CHAIR.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE APPLICANT'S REBUTTAL FOR THREE MINUTES.

UM, I'LL JUST WRAP UP BY SAYING THAT WE ARE HAPPY TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH, UM, EAST M L K NEIGHBORS.

OF COURSE.

I FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT THE PROGRESS WE'VE MADE AS FAR AS THE COMMITMENTS TO THE CEMETERY, ALTHOUGH THAT IS ALSO STILL AN ONGOING DISCUSSION.

UM, AND SO IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THOSE THINGS, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, COMMISSIONERS.

UH, MOTION TO CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING.

DO WE HAVE MORE? OH, DO WE HAVE MORE SPEAKERS CHAIR, MR. RIVER? I BELIEVE WE DO.

UM, IF A, UM,

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SO IF THE, UH, COMMISSION HAS A QUESTION, UH, YOU CAN CERTAINLY POSE A QUESTION.

THEY CAN PROVIDE INFORMATION.

GO AHEAD.

I'LL GO AHEAD ASK .

HELLO, I'M, I'M SUE SPEARS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE BETHANY CEMETERY ASSOCIATION.

MA'AM, JUST FOR THE SAKE OF, UM, THE ORDER, I'LL GO AHEAD AND ASK YOU A QUESTION.

CAN YOU PLEASE TALK TO US? OKAY.

THANK YOU, .

OKAY.

JUST TO FOLLOW OUR PROCEDURES, BUT I APPRECIATE YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

YOU HAD QUESTIONS? THE QUESTION IS, YOU CAN SHARE WHATEVER YOU ARE GONNA SHARE.

OKAY.

THAT'S MY QUESTION.

I'M JUST, UH, WANNA SAY THAT I'M HERE AND I WAS LISTENING TO, UH, LEAH, UH, BOJO, UH, GO OVER THE BETHANY CEMETERY ONCE, UH, AS FAR AS THE DEVELOPMENT AND ALL OF THAT IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS.

SO, UH, I DO APPRECIATE THEM COMING TO THE TABLE AND SITTING DOWN WITH US TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE THINGS ARE COVERED, UH, SO WE CAN PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE CEMETERY.

UH, SO AS WE MOVE FORWARD, I'M, I'M JUST, YOU KNOW, GONNA MAKE SURE THAT THE, THOSE THINGS ARE COVERED.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MA'AM.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER MR. MOORE, DID YOU HAVE ANY, I'M SORRY.

UM, JUST POINT OF ORDER HERE.

WHERE ARE WE IN THE PROCESS? I THOUGHT WE, I STARTED MY Q AND A, SO YOU DID? YEP.

WE'VE JUMPED INTO Q AND A.

OKAY.

I BELIEVE.

RIGHT.

THESE, WE, I'M SORRY.

HELP ME UNDERSTAND, MR. RIVERA CHAIR.

COMMISSIONER LAY, YOU'RE STILL IN THE, UH, PUBLIC HEARING, UH, SECTION AND I BELIEVE THERE'S A QUESTION OF, UH, UH, PUBLIC, UH, SPEAKERS.

WE CAN CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

GOT IT.

YEAH.

I WANTED TO.

SO SHOULD WE CLOSE, WE SHOULD CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE WE GO INTO OTHER FOLKS SPEAKING AS WELL.

CHAIR, THAT CONCLUDES THE SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM.

YOU CAN, UH, CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

YEAH.

GOT IT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

I'LL GO AHEAD AND MAKE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

ALL RIGHT.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND, UH, COMMISSIONER, UM, MAXWELL.

AND THEN ANY OPPOSITION TO CLOSING THE PUBLIC HEARING? SEEING NONE NOW LET'S GO AHEAD AND MOVE INTO Q AND A.

UH, COMMISSIONER ZA, YOU WANNA START US OFF? UM, I BELIEVE MR. MOORE, MR. MOORE, CAN I ASK YOU TO COME UP AND SPEAK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE WORK THAT Y'ALL HAVE DONE ON THIS AS WELL? UM, I'M CHAZ MOORE, FOUNDER AND, UM, NOW CO-ED OF </