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11, WE'RE GONNA GO AND BRING THIS, UM, MEETING

[ Determination of Quorum / Meeting Called to Order]

OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO ORDER.

IT IS NOVEMBER 28TH, 2023.

AND WE'LL DO START OFF WITH A ROLL CALL AND I'LL START OVER HERE.

KNOW YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN MOVING AROUND ON ME, SO, UH, START HERE.

ON MY LEFT, WE HAVE, UM, STARTING WITH COMMISSIONER HAYNES HERE.

COMMISSIONER MAXWELL HERE.

COMMISSIONER CONLEY HERE.

UH, YOUR CHAIR.

CHAIR SHAW.

AND MOVING TO MY RIGHT, UH, COMMISSIONER ZR HERE.

AND THEN WE HAVE COMMISSIONER ANDERSON HERE.

AND THEN, UH, ON THE SCREEN.

LET'S SEE.

WE'LL START IN THE ORDER.

I SEE YOU GUYS.

UM, WELL, LET'S START WITH THE ONES I SEE.

, UH, COMMISSIONER, UH, VETO RAMIREZ HERE.

AND COMMISSIONER MUTAL HERE.

THANK YOU.

AND THEN IT LOOKS LIKE, UM, I CAN SEE, UH, COMMISSIONER COX AND COMMISSIONER PHILLIPS MAY JOIN US SHORTLY.

ALL RIGHT.

I'M, I'M, I'M HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? AND I, I'M, I'M NOT, YOU CAN'T SEE ME.

WE CANNOT SEE YOU.

AND I THINK I'M CHECKING WITH COMM, UH, MR. RIVERA, I THINK, UM, TO COUNT YOUR VOTES, WE NEED, YOU NEED TO BE VISIBLE.

YEAH.

I AM VISIBLE FROM MY SIDE OF THE SCREEN, BUT YOU'RE SAYING I'M NOT VISIBLE FROM YOUR SIDE OF THE SCREEN.

CORRECT.

UM, AND I, AND I HAVE MY VIDEO ON, SO MAYBE I'LL TRY TO LEAVE AND COME BACK.

OKAY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO.

TRY THAT.

AND, UH, OKAY.

WE WILL GET SOME, UH, GO AHEAD AND DO THE FIRST READING, AND HOPEFULLY YOU CAN GET BACK AND WE CAN SEE YOU.

COMMISSIONER COX MIGHT WANT, MIGHT WANT TO TRY.

OH, YEAH.

ALL THERE IS.

OH, IT SAYS A COMMISSIONER.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, LET'S, I'M GONNA HAVE TO GO, GO AHEAD AND JUST, UH, MOVE THROUGH A FEW THINGS.

UH, THIS IS A VIRTUAL MEETING, SO WE'LL HAVE, UH, PARTICIPANTS BOTH VIRTUALLY AND IN THE AUDIENCE AS WELL AS COMMISSIONERS, UH, THAT'LL BE DOING THE SAME.

UH, FOR THOSE, UH, THAT ARE PARTICIPATING VIRTUALLY COMMISSIONERS HAVE YOUR GREEN, RED, YELLOW CARDS AVAILABLE SO I CAN ACCURATELY COUNT YOUR VOTES.

UM, I NEED TO, UH, ALSO RECOGNIZE TO MY LEFT, WE HAVE THE CHAIR OF THE BOA, UM, CHAIR COHEN.

THANKS.

UH, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE THIS EVENING.

AND, UH, WHAT WE'LL

[ Consent Agenda]

START OUT WITH IS A READING OF THE CONSENT AGENDA, AND I HAVE HELP FROM COMMISSIONER CZAR TO TAKE ME THROUGH THAT IF YOU WANNA GET US STARTED.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

UM, I'LL GO AHEAD AND START ON THE CONSENT AGENDA HERE.

UM, SO THIS IS ITEM NUMBER TWO.

PLAN AMENDMENT N PA 2022 DASH 0 0 2 9 0.03.

ANDERSON LANE, MIXED USE DISTRICT ONE.

THIS ITEM HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT.

ITEM THREE, WHICH IS PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 2023 DASH 0 5 0 1 FM 9 69, DISTRICT ONE.

UM, THIS ITEM IS UP FOR DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT.

IT WAS PULLED BY ME.

UM, ITEM NUMBER FOUR, THIS IS A REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH EIGHT SEVEN, UM, FM 9 69, DISTRICT ONE.

AGAIN, THIS IS A DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT PULLED BY MYSELF.

ITEM NUMBER FIVE IS A PLAN AMENDMENT NPA DASH 2023 DASH 0 2, 0 0 2, 1 0 6, AND 118 RED BIRD LANE, DISTRICT THREE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR DISCUSSION ITEM NUMBER SIX, REZONING C 14 20 23 DASH 0 3 4 DASH 5 4 0 2 SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE, DISTRICT THREE.

THIS ITEM IS, UH, IS FOR DISCUSSION AS WELL.

I NUMBER SEVEN IS A PLAN AMENDMENT, UM, NPA DASH 2023 DASH 2 0 2, 0 0.0 3, 300 400 INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD, NPA, DISTRICT THREE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR CONSENT.

UM, ITEM NUMBER, UM, EIGHT REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 4 4 300 DASH 4 4 0 INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD, DISTRICT THREE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR CONSENT.

REZONING, UH, NUMBER NINE C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 4 6.

SO C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 4 6 600 INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD, DISTRICT THREE.

THIS ITEM IS ALSO UP FOR CONSENT.

THERE WAS A SPEAKER WHO HAD PROVIDED US, UH, WITH COMMENTS THAT ARE IN YOUR BACKUP, SO YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO READ THEM THERE.

UH, FOR THESE ITEMS, ITEM NUMBER 10 IS A PLAN AMENDMENT NPA UH, DASH 2023 DASH 0 2 3 0.01 SHERIDAN DISTRICT, UM, FOUR.

THIS, UH, ITEM IS UP FOR APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO JANUARY 23RD.

UM, WE, NUMBER 11 IS A REZONING, UH, C 14 20 23 DASH 35 SHARED IN DISTRICT FOUR.

THIS IS ALSO AN APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO JANUARY 23RD.

ITEM NUMBER 12, REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH FOUR ZERO.

UM, 1 0 3 1 7 AND 1 0 4 2 3 MC PLACE, DISTRICT SEVEN.

THIS IS STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO DECEMBER 12TH.

UM, ITEM NUMBER 13, REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 4 3 4 2 0 1

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SOUTH CONGRESS, DISTRICT THREE, UH, THIS IS OUR FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO DECEMBER 12TH.

NUMBER 14 IS A REZONING C 14 20 23 DASH 0 0 4 7.

UM, 1,911 WILLOW CREEK DRIVE, DISTRICT THREE.

THIS IS A NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONEMENT TO JANUARY 23RD.

I NUMBER 15 IS C 14 20 23, UH, DASH 0 0 7 2 HYDE PARK, HIGH STREET, DISTRICT NINE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR DISCUSSION.

UM, WE ARE MOVING ON TO ITEM NUMBER 16, WHICH IS ALSO REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 1 0 8 DELANO STREET, RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT ONE.

THIS UP FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO DECEMBER 12TH.

NUMBER 17 IS A REZONING CASE, C 14 DASH 2023 DASH ZERO 16.

UM, 1 3 1 7 MORGAN LANE, DISTRICT FIVE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 18 IS A HISTORIC ZONING.

UH, THIS IS THE C 14 H DASH 2023 DASH 15 MITCHELL HOUSE DISTRICT ONE.

THIS ITEM IS OF FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 19 IS ALSO HISTORIC ZONING, C 14 H DASH 2023 DASH 0 1 37, 1100 EAST SECOND AVENUE, UM, A DISTRICT THREE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR DISCUSSION AS WELL, SINCE IT IS OPPOSED BY THE OWNER.

NUMBER 20 IS, UM, SPC IS A CONDITIONAL USE SITE PLAN.

SO THIS IS SPC DASH 2022 DASH 0 16 2 C, THE DOHERTY ARTS CENTER PLACEMENT DISTRICT NINE.

THIS IS A FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO JANUARY 9TH.

I NUMBER 21 IS A PUT AMENDMENT C EIGHT 14 DASH 2 0 4 DASH 0 8 3 0 1.

SUN FIELD BUDD.

THIS IS A FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO JANUARY 23RD.

ITEM NUMBER 22 IS A REZONING C EIGHT 14 DASH 2022 DASH 0 0 9 5 517 SOUTH LAMAR POD DISTRICT NINE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR AN INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT BY APPLICANT I NUMBER 23 IS A CODE AMENDMENT.

UM, C 20 DASH 2023 DASH 0 2 9 ELIMINATES STATIONARY FILING, UH, PLAN FILING DEADLINES.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR CONSENT.

NUMBER 24 IS THE FINAL PLATT C EIGHT DASH 20 23 14 9 0 8 EASTSIDE COMMERCE SUBDIVISION DISTRICT THREE.

THIS ITEM IS APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS, UM, AS, UH, MARKED OUT IN EXHIBIT C.

UM, NUMBER 25 IS A RIGHT OF WAY.

VACATION 2023 DASH 0 9 8 2 LMM DASH 1,514, WEST 25TH, UH, DISTRICT 10.

AND THIS ITEM IS UP FOR CONSENT.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

ALRIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UM,

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION]

MR. RIVERA, YOU, UH, THE HYDE PARK ITEM, YOU SAID WE HAVE A SPEAKER CHAIR.

COMMISSIONER LA LIAISON ANDREW? YES.

SO THIS ITEM WAS PREVIOUS LOAN CONSENT.

I DID HAVE A, UH, INDIVIDUAL REGISTER AFTER THE CLOSING OF THE PUBLIC, UH, AFTER THE CLOSING REGISTRATION.

IF YOU WANT TO CONSIDER THE REMARKS AT THIS TIME, MR. UH, JOE BEDELL IS AVAILABLE.

UH, SURE.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

MR. BEDELL, IF YOU'LL PROVIDE YOUR REMARKS.

THIS IS NO.

OKAY.

FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE AND GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO THIS.

UH, I HAD TO CHOOSE WHETHER I WAS FOR OR AGAINST.

UM, I AM NOT OPPOSED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH IT, BUT IT ONCE HAD HOUSES ON IT.

IT'S BEEN A PARKING LOT FOR MANY DECADES.

UH, I DON'T KNOW.

I I'VE ATTENDED MANY MEETINGS IN RECENT MONTHS ON THIS TOPIC, AND, UM, I'VE NOT HEARD ANYONE SAY NO, NO, NO.

WE NEED TO KEEP THAT A PARKING LOT.

I WAS HOPING TO SHOW YOU SOME IMAGES.

I, THERE'S A LOT OF WORK GOING ON AROUND THE WORLD, UH, TO ADDRESS CONGESTION IN CITIES, GLOBAL WARMING.

YOU KNOW WHAT THE ISSUES ARE.

UM, ONE OF THE OLDEST, UH, PUBLIC PLACE, CAR FREE STREETS IN EUROPE IS KEN RASA AND VIENNA TIC SINCE FROM THE OPERA ON THE RING RASSA UP TO THE CATHEDRAL, THE DOME, AS IT'S CALLED IN DOME PLOTS.

UM, IT'S BEEN A CAR-FREE ZONE SINCE 1972.

AND THERE ARE EXAMPLES ALL OVER EUROPE, PROBABLY ALL OVER THE WORLD OF STREETS LIKE THIS.

THERE'S ALWAYS BEEN OPPOSITION, UM, THAT, UH, BUSINESSES ON THESE STREETS WOULD SUFFER, THAT DELIVERIES WOULD BE IMPAIRED, THAT EMERGENCY VEHICLES WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH.

MY ISSUE WITH THE HIGH STREET PROJECT AS PROPOSED IS THAT, UH, THERE, THERE'S A BIGGER ISSUE IN HYDE PARK,

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UH, THAN THIS ONE PIECE OF GROUND MY NEIGHBOR.

REALLY? LET'S CONTINUE.

WE'LL, THANK YOU.

YOU JUST GONNA HAVE A FEW MORE MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, MY NEIGHBORS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT PARKING, UM, IF THERE'S A BIG RESTAURANT ON THIS SITE.

UM, BUT I WAS HOPING THAT WE COULD SLOW DOWN THE PROCESS A LITTLE BIT.

AND THIS THINKING IS, COMES OUT OF A BOOK BY DANIEL KAHNEMAN CALLED THINKING FAST AND THINKING SLOW.

HE'S A NOBEL PRIZE WINNING PSYCHOLOGIST AND ECONOMIST, AND THIS DEVELOPMENT IN THIS PLACE IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPACTFUL, POTENTIALLY IMPACTFUL DEVELOPMENT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, HYDE PARK IN GENERATIONS.

THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY IN THIS AREA AT 43RD AND DUVAL TO THINK MUCH MORE EXPANSIVELY ABOUT WHAT 43RD STREET COULD BE AND WHAT SOME OF THE OTHER FORMER STREETCAR AVENUES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD COULD BE.

MORE SPECIFICALLY, THERE'S A MAJOR TRANSIT HUB RIGHT AT DUVAL AND 43RD.

I BROUGHT MAPS, SOME, I'VE GOT IMAGES.

SO YOU, YOU ARE GONNA RUN OUTTA TIME IF YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND THINK ABOUT, I'M JUST, WE JUST HAVE A FEW MORE MINUTES.

I'M, I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY.

THANK YOU.

UM, 43RD STREET FROM DUVAL TO GUADALUPE COULD BE A CAR FREE ZONE, SO COULD 40TH STREET.

THESE ARE VERY WIDE AVENUES, WHICH MEANS THERE'S A LOT OF VERY DARK PAVING THAT'S ALBEDO THAT'S AN ABSORBER OF SOLAR ENERGY BY FLATTENING THE, THE SIDEWALK AND THE, THE PUBLIC WAYS, THE, THE TRAFFIC.

UM, THIS COULD BECOME ESSENTIALLY A PUBLIC SQUARE OF THE SORT THAT WE SEEING IN COPENHAGEN, ALL OVER HOLLAND, ALL OVER THE BRITISH, UH, THE, UH, GERMAN SPEAKING WORLD.

UM, AND BARCELONA IS REALLY THE TRENDSETTER.

YOU MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF ERDAS BACK IN THE 1880S.

UM, THIS CREATED A, A GRID OF SQUARES.

I'M SORRY, WE'RE WE, WE GAVE YOU DOUBLE THE TIME.

IT IS INTERESTING, AND I HAVE HEARD A LOT ABOUT THESE STREETS, ESPECIALLY BARCELONA.

SO I'LL JUST END BY SAYING THOSE ARE SUPER BLOCKS.

THERE ARE REALLY GOOD STUDIES FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND ELSEWHERE, MEASUREMENTS OF, UM, PRODUCTS OF COMBUSTION, UM, OTHER GREENHOUSE GASES.

UM, IT'S, IT'S, IT'S MORE THAN A, THAN A CITY PLANNING ISSUE.

IT'S A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE, AND THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY HERE.

SO, OKAY, SIR.

I, I'M SORRY.

, WE GOT, WE NEED TO MOVE ON.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT.

UH, FIRST ITEM TODAY WE HAVE A DISCUSSION.

OH, WAIT.

WE HAVE TO FINISH OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

AND, UH, COMMISSIONER VETA RAMIREZ HAD YOUR HAND UP A WHILE BACK.

GO AHEAD.

YES.

I'D LIKE TO PULL ITEM SEVEN, EIGHT, AND NINE FOR DISCUSSION.

OKAY.

UM, SEVEN, EIGHT.

YEP.

WE JUST SAID THERE'S NO CONSENT FOR DISCUSSION.

YEP.

SO WE'RE GONNA PULL SEVEN, EIGHT, AND NINE.

UH, THEY WENT BACK ON CONSENT, BUT THERE ARE, WE'LL PULL THOSE FOR DISCUSSION.

THAT IS CORRECT, CHAIR, I READ THEM IN AS CONSENT, AND THAT WAS, UH, WHEN WE STARTED THIS MEETING.

YES.

AND I BELIEVE WE WANT TO GO TO A DISCUSSION.

THAT'S OKAY.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

UH, ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AS READ, WHICH, I'M SORRY, I'M, I'M SORRY.

JUST, JUST TO CONFIRM THE WAY I'VE READ IT, I READ HYDE PARK'S DISCUSSION CASE, BUT SINCE WE'VE HEARD THE SPEAKER, WOULD THAT BE A CONSENT ITEM NOW? SO, JUST NOTING THAT THE HYDE PARK ITEM IS ALSO A CONSENT ITEM, NOW CHAIR.

OH, THANK YOU.

SO WE PULLED SEVEN TO NINE FOR DISCUSSION, AND THE HYDE PARK ITEM, I'M FORGETTING THE NUMBER, GOES BACK ON CONSENT THAT ITEM NUMBER 15.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER HANS.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON OUR CONSENT AGENDA? UH, THIS IS COMMISSIONER HOWARD.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN.

OKAY.

I'M SORRY.

I CAN'T SEE MY AGENDA.

THE, UM, OH, SORRY.

HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

YEAH, ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

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SEE ITEM NUMBER FOUR? YES.

UH, COM.

UM, COMMISSIONER HOWARD, WE'VE GOT THREE AND FOUR ON DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

I, I'M SORRY I DIDN'T MISS THAT.

YES, YOU'RE RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, SO WE'LL START THERE.

UM, ONCE WE APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA, COMMISSIONER ZA? YEAH.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

ANYTHING ELSE BEFORE WE, UH, TAKE A MOTION ON THE CONSENT AGENDA? CHAIR, COMMISSIONER LAY AND ANDREW RIVERA, DID YOU INCLUDE YOUR

[APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

MINUTES? OH, THE MINUTES IS TIME.

THANK YOU.

AND AS I RECALL OUR LAST MEETING, THERE WERE SOME OCTOBER MINUTES, DIDN'T WE? ARE WE READY TO APPROVE THOSE OR DO WE NEED TO POSTPONE CHAIR? THOSE WILL APPEAR ON YOUR FOLLOWING MEETING.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

SO TONIGHT, UH, WERE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE NOVEMBER 14TH, UH, 20, 23 MINUTES? Y'ALL ALREADY FORGOT ABOUT THAT MEETING.

.

.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, OKAY.

NO QUESTIONS ON THE AGENDA.

WE'LL GO AHEAD AND ROLL THAT INTO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

SO, DO I HAVE A MOTION, UH, COMMISSIONER AZAR TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA WITH THE MINUTES? DO HAVE A SECOND? UH, COMMISSIONER MAXWELL? UH, ANY OBJECTIONS TO APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES? I'M LOOKING AROUND SEEING NONE.

OKAY.

WE PASS THOSE.

WE'RE GONNA GO AND MOVE ON TO OUR, UH,

[Items 3 & 4]

FIRST ONE THIS EVENING.

THIS IS DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT ON ITEM THREE AND FOUR.

AND SO, UH, WE NEED TO HEAR FROM, UH, THE, THE APPLICANT.

IS IT THE APPLICANT FIRST? OKAY, SO WE HAVE THE APPLICANT, WE HAVE MR. CHAIR, COMMISSIONER LANE, LA ANDREW RIVERA.

SO WE'LL HEAR FROM THE REQUESTERS FIRST.

UM, SO THAT WOULD BE MYSELF, CHAIR, CORRECT.

I'LL GO, GO AHEAD AND START FIRST.

OKAY.

MR. MR. CHAIRMAN, UM, WE'RE, ARE WE MOVING TO POSTPONE THIS OR ARE WE DISCUSSING? YES, WE'LL, WE'LL GET SOME CONTEXT FROM, UH, COMMISSIONER AZAR.

IT'S BEEN A REQUEST OF SOME OF THE PLANNING COMMISSIONERS TO PULL THIS ITEM.

UH, BUT THE APPLICANT IS NOT IN FAVOR.

OKAY.

AND, AND SO TO CLARIFY THE QUESTION, COMMISSIONER HAYNES, MY, MY REQUEST IS A POSTPONEMENT AND THE APPLICANT IS IN DISAGREEMENT.

OKAY.

SO WE'LL DISCUSS THE POSTPONEMENT ALONE AT THIS POINT, AND IF THAT MOTION FAILS, THEN WE WILL HAVE A DISCUSSION TONIGHT ABOUT THAT.

UM, I APPRECIATE THAT.

SO, ALL, ALL I WANTED TO SAY WAS THAT I THINK, YOU KNOW, THESE ARE, UH, TWO ITEMS. I THINK IT'S, UH, IT'S HONESTLY A CASE OH, WHERE STAFF HAS DONE A GOOD JOB OF LAYING OUT SOME THINGS.

WE'VE HEARD SOME CONCERNS FROM OUR STAKEHOLDERS, UM, INCLUDING BASTA THAT WORKS WITH TENANTS.

THEY'RE LOOKING AT SOME SORT OF DIFFERENT PIECES ASSOCIATED WITH, UM, THE WORK THAT'S BEING DONE HERE.

IT'S NOT THE EXACT SAME PROJECT, BUT THEY'RE LOOKING AT THINGS ACROSS THE BOARD AND THEY HAD SOME CONCERNS AND THEY WANTED TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF A PAUSE TO SEE THAT WE HAD THE TIME TO WORK THROUGH SOME OF THOSE THINGS.

SO AT THIS POINT, I'M, I'M REQUESTING A POSTPONEMENT OF TWO WEEKS WITH THE HOPE THAT WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO RESOLVE SOME OF THOSE, UM, QUESTIONS THAT REMAIN AND BRING IT BACK, UM, SO THAT IT CAN MOVE FORWARD AS NEEDED.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

OKAY.

UM, DO YOU WANNA HEAR FROM THE APPLICANT NOW? ALRIGHT, THANK YOU ALL.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSION MEMBERS.

I'M ALICE GLASGOW REPRESENTING THE APPLICANT, AND, UH, MY, MY DESIRE WOULD BE FOR THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO HEAR THE CASE.

AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS THAT MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE REASONS BEHIND THE POSTPONEMENT HAS TO DO WITH A FINANCING TOOL THAT MY CLIENT WOULD LIKE TO USE FOR THIS SITE THAT IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TRAVIS COUNTY, UH, HOUSING AUTHORITY.

AND THAT TOOL ALLOWS FOR DEEPER AFFORDABILITY LEVELS IF THAT TOOL IS USED.

MY, IN MY OPINION AS A PLANNER, I DON'T THINK THAT A FINANCING TOOL SHOULD BE AN, UH, SHOULD, UH, AFFECT A REZONING CASE.

SO THE PROPERTY IS 99%, UH, ZONED TO ALLOW RESIDENTIAL WHERE THERE'S A, A LITTLE TINY 1% OF A TRUCK THAT IS, IS NOT ZONED TO ALLOW RESIDENTIAL.

SO, UM, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER ENCOUNTERED A CASE WHERE, UH, A, A FINANCIAL TOOL THAT COULD BE USED FOR PROPERTY IS BEING USED TO DELAY A ZONING CASE, UH, WHERE THE TWO ITEMS ARE NOT RELATED.

SO I JUST THINK THAT IT, FOR THAT REASON, THAT, UH, THE ISSUES BEING RAISED CANNOT BE RESOLVED IF THE, MY UNDERSTANDING HAS TO DO WITH ENFORCEABILITY OF THE TOOL THAT IS CREATED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS.

SO THE, THE ISSUE HAS TO DO WITH THE LEGISLATION THEN THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED THROUGH THAT TOOL AND NOT THROUGH A ZONING CASE.

THE ZONING CANNOT RESOLVE THAT.

AND JUST LIKE YOU DON'T REQUIRE TO GET A, A BANK LOAN APPROVAL BEFORE YOU CAN CHANGE A ZONING, THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE REALLY DOING WITH THIS CASE.

AND THAT'S THE REASON FOR THE, UH, OPPOSITION TO THE POSTPONEMENT.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER HOWARD.

I, I'M GONNA HAVE TO RECUSE MYSELF.

DO YOU HAVE AN ITEM YOU NEED TO RECUSE FROM THIS ITEM? THIS ITEM? OKAY.

THREE AND FOUR.

SO WE'LL JUST NOTE THAT COMMISSIONER HOWARD IS RECUSING HIMSELF ON ITEMS THREE AND FOUR.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONER HOWARD.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

UH, RIGHT.

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UM, SO THAT WE DON'T HAVE ANY FURTHER SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM.

SO COMMISSIONERS, I GUESS WE NEED A MOTION OR DISCUSSION.

WE HAVE A MOTION THAT WE CAN, WHEN, UM, COMMISSIONER, UH, I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE POSTPONE THIS ITEM, UM, UNTIL DECEMBER 12TH.

ALRIGHT.

DO YOU HAVE A SECOND? UH, OKAY.

COMMISSIONER MAXWELL, DO YOU WANNA SPEAK TO YOUR MOTION, MR. CONLEY? UM, YES.

I THINK, UM, YOU KNOW, I, IIII WANT TO, UH, APPRECIATE AND, AND THANK, UM, UH, MS. GLASGOW FOR, UM, SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT.

UM, I THINK MAKING SOME VERY IMPORTANT POINTS, SOME OF WHICH, UH, I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE.

I DON'T THINK THAT THE REASON FOR THE POSTPONEMENT HAS ANYTHING TO DO NECESSARILY WITH THE SPECIFIC ENFORCEABILITY OF THE FINANCIAL TOOL.

IT DOES HAVE TO DO WITH, UM, BROADER CONCERNS, UH, IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WE HAVE AROUND, YOU KNOW, AS PLANNING COMMISSION WHEN WE HEAR COMMITMENTS MADE.

UM, YOU KNOW, TONIGHT WE WILL HEAR APPLICANTS SAYING THAT THEY'RE VOLUNTEERING AFFORDABILITY OR THAT THEY WILL PRODUCE AFFORDABILITY.

AND I THINK THERE'S REAL CONCERNS ABOUT, UM, THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUSTWORTHINESS IN ALL OF THAT.

AND I THINK THAT, UM, IN THAT REGARD, THERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS THAT STILL NEED TO BE ANSWERED.

UM, ANYBODY THAT, UH, KNOWS ME, KNOWS I'M A PASSIONATE SUPPORTER OF PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND THIS PROJECT, UM, IS, IS IS PRO PROPOSING TO DO THAT.

AND I THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.

SO I WOULD NOT, UM, REQUEST A POSTPONEMENT ON THIS UNLESS I FELT VERY STRONGLY, UM, THAT THERE ARE SOME REALLY MEANINGFUL, UM, REASONS FOR THAT AND FOR TAKING TIME TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY'S ON THE SAME PAGE AND AS COMMISSIONERS, I THINK WE HAVE TO BE RESPONSIVE TO, TO REQUESTS AND ISSUES OF THIS SORT.

ALRIGHT.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONER SPEAKING AGAINST THIS ITEM.

I'LL, I'LL SPEAK AGAINST MR. CHAIRMAN.

I JUST NEED SOME INFORMATION.

I, UH, WHO IS OPPOSED? CAN I LET, LET ME ASK QUESTIONS OF THE APPLICANT.

UM, WELL, WE'RE KIND OF BEYOND QA I'LL, I'LL PERMIT A QUESTION.

GO AHEAD.

LET'S DO A QUESTION.

I MEAN, WE DIDN'T GET ANY QUESTIONS.

WHAT'S, WHAT, WHAT IS THE FINANCING TOOL BEING USED HERE? WELL, IT IT HAS, IT'S CONTEMPLATED, HAS NOT BEEN FINALIZED.

IT IS, IT'S, UM, HAS TO DO WITH A, A RESOLUTION THE CITY COUNCIL PASSED IN, UH, JULY 20TH OF LAST YEAR THAT, UM, IT INDICATES, UH, AUTHORIZES TRAVIS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY BECAUSE, UH, UH, UH, THE LAWS THAT REQUIRE THAT WHENEVER A DIFFERENT HOUSING AUTHORITY WANTS TO OPERATE WITHIN THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, THE CITY COUNCIL HAS TO PASS A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE, THIS, IN THIS CASE, TRAVIS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY TO BE A PARTNER IN THIS PROJECT TO PROVIDE THE FINANCING TOOL USING THEIR TAX CREDITS, USING THEIR BONDS AND TAX CREDIT.

CORRECT.

AND THAT'S WHY COUNCIL MEMBER COMMISSIONER, UM, PC HOW IT HAS TO, THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO KNOW, HAS TO, HAS TO RECUSE HIMSELF.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S THE TOOL.

OKAY.

IT'S A PFC.

CORRECT.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL I NEEDED TO KNOW.

ALRIGHT, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? COMMISSIONERS, APOLOGIZE FOR RESTING THIS THROUGH.

IF, IF I CAN JUST RESPOND QUICKLY.

UH, SO COMMISSIONER HAYNES, I THINK REALLY, I THINK THE PROJECT ITSELF IS A, IS A GOOD PROJECT, RIGHT? WE WANNA FOCUS ON PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, AND OF COURSE OUR CITY IS VERY MUCH ON BOARD AND THERE'S, UH, POTENTIALLY KNOCK ON BOARD FUNDING COMING IN FROM THE COUNTY AS WELL IN ADDITION TO BEING A PFC TAX DEAL.

I THINK THE HOPE REALLY IS JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE, UM, COMMITMENTS AROUND HAVING THE PSH AND AFFORDABILITY IS LOCKED IN PLACE AS WE'RE LOOKING AT THE CASE ITSELF.

SO THAT'S REALLY, AGAIN, IT'S NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO THE CASE, SORT OF THE FINDINGS OF THE CASE.

WE JUST WANNA MAKE SURE THAT THOSE COMMITMENTS TO AFFORDABILITY AND PSH ARE TRULY COMMITTED AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? COMMISSIONERS? OKAY, LET'S GO AHEAD AND, UH, WE HAD A MOTION AND A SECOND.

UM, ANY FURTHER, UH, DISCUSSION FOR OR AGAINST? OKAY, UH, LET'S GO AND TAKE, AND THE POSTPONEMENT DATE WAS DECEMBER 12TH.

OKAY, LET'S GO AND TAKE A VOTE.

THOSE ON THE DIOCESE IN FAVOR.

ALL RIGHT, THAT'S EVERYONE.

THOSE ON, UH, VIRTUALLY, UH, GO THOSE IN FAVOR AND THAT'S, LET'S SEE, COMMISSIONER COX, UH, COMMISSIONER PHILLIPS.

THANK YOU.

UH, THOSE, LET'S SEE THOSE VOTING AGAINST .

UH, YOU CAN JUST SPEAK IF YOU'RE NOT COMMISSIONER, BUT RAMIREZ, ARE YOU IN FAVOR? YES.

GOOD.

I'M ABSTAINING FROM THIS, THIS VOTE.

AND, UH, COMMISSIONER MOTO IS ABSTAINING.

OKAY, SO THAT MOTION PASSES.

CIVIL COMMISSIONER HOWARD JUST IS RECUSED HIMSELF.

YES, COMMISSIONER.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, THAT'S

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THE FIRST ITEM.

LET'S MOVE ON TO OUR SECOND, UH, OUR NEXT FIRST DISCUSSION CASE.

UH, THIS WILL BE ITEMS FIVE AND CHAIR, THIS IS COMMISSIONER HOWARD.

I WAS, OH, I DIDN'T STATE THE REASON WHY I WAS RECUSING MYSELF.

UH, GO AHEAD.

YEAH, I'M THE CEO OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF TRAVIS COUNTY .

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, APPRECIATE THAT MR. HOWARD.

COMMISSIONER HOWARD.

ALL RIGHT, UH, LET'S GO AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM.

UH, THESE ARE ITEMS, UH, FIVE AND

[Items 5 & 6]

SIX.

WE'LL HEAR FROM STAFF ON THE, WE'RE GONNA HEAR ABOUT THE PLAN AMENDMENT AND THE REZONING TOGETHER.

MARIE MEREDITH, PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

ITEM NUMBER FIVE IS PLAN AMENDMENT NPA 20 23 0 0 2, 0 0.0 2, 1 0 6, AND 1 1 8 REDBURN LANE DISTRICT THREE.

IT IS WITHIN THE SOUTH CONGRESS COMBINED NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AREA.

THE REQUEST IS TO CHANGE THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP FROM SINGLE FAMILY TO MIXED USE.

IT IS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

THE SOUTH CONGRESS COMBINED NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN CONTACT TEAM DID SUBMIT A LETTER YESTERDAY.

UH, THEY TOOK A NEUTRAL POSITION AND THE LETTER WAS SUBMITTED AS LATE MATERIAL TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS NANCY ESTRADA WITH THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

THIS IS ITEM NUMBER SIX ON YOUR AGENDA.

THIS IS CASE C 14 20 23 0 3 4 54 0 2 SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 1 0 6 1 16 AND ONE 18 REDBIRD LANE, 54 0 2, 54 0 8, AND 54 12 SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE AND ONE 11 WEST MOCKINGBIRD LANE.

IT'S CURRENTLY ZONED SF TWO N-P-C-S-M-U-N-P-C-S-M-U-C-O-N-P.

AND THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING CSMU VCO.

THE SUBJECT REZONING AREA IS APPROXIMATELY 2.72 ACRES AND IS LOCATED ON SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE BETWEEN REDBIRD LANE AND WEST MOCKINGBIRD LANE.

THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE SITE ALONG REDBIRD LANE IS DEVELOPED WITH SINGLE FAMILY WITH ONE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE IN A PREVIOUS AUTOMOTIVE SALES USE, WHILE THE NORTHERN PER PORTION IS UNDEVELOPED THE NORTH LOT THAT IS ONE 11 WEST MOCKINGBIRD LANE HAS AN EXISTING CONDITION OVERLAY THAT ESTABLISHES A 30 FOOT VEGETATIVE BUFFER ALONG THE WESTERN PROPERTY LINE AND PROHIBITS AUTOMOTIVE AND PAWN SHOP SERVICE USES.

THIS CONDITIONAL OVERLAY WILL REMAIN IN PLACE AND THE APPLICANT DOES NOT PROPOSE TO CHANGE IT.

THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING TO REZONE THE PROPERTY TO C-S-M-U-V-C-N-P COMBINED DISTRICT ZONING FOR A PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT THAT WOULD CONSIST OF 250 MULTI-FAMILY UNITS AND 9,600 SQUARE FEET OF GROUND FLOOR PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED USES.

THE APPLICANT INTENDS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CITY'S VERTICAL MIXED USE PROGRAM AND WILL INCLUDE THE REQUIRED AFFORDABILITY LEVELS.

IF THE PROJECT IS IS DEVELOPED AS A VM U2 BUILDING, 12% OF THE UNITS WILL BE AFFORDABLE FOR HOUSEHOLDS EARNING 50% OR LESS THAN THE MFI STAFF IS RECOMMENDING C-S-M-U-V-C-O-N-P WITH A CONDITION OF OVERLAY THAT INCLUDES THE PROHIBITED USES LISTED IN YOUR STAFF REPORT.

ON THE FOLLOWING CONSIDERATIONS, THERE IS EXISTING CSS ZONING LOCATED DIRECTLY ACROSS SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE, AS WELL AS SOUTH OF THE PROPERTY.

LAND USES ALONG SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE ARE IN TRANSITION FROM UNDEVELOPED TRACKS TO THOSE THAT INCLUDE MIXED USE.

IN MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND COMMERCIAL USES WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO SERVE RESIDENCES OF THE ADJACENT AREAS.

AND FINALLY, SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE IS A CORE TRANSIT CORRIDOR WITH THIS SITE LOCATED WITHIN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE OF THREE PUBLIC TRANSIT BUS STOPS.

IT IS CURRENTLY SERVED BY TWO CAPITAL METRO BUS ROUTES, INCLUDING A METRO RAPID BUS ROUTE.

I'M HERE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, WE'LL HEAR FROM THE APPLICANT NOW.

HI, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

I'M AMANDA SWORE WITH RENER GROUP.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PULLING UP THE PRESENTATION.

A PICTURE'S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, SO I'M GONNA WAIT UNTIL THAT POPS UP TO START IF I CAN PLEASE.

AWESOME.

SO AGAIN, I'M AMANDA SWORE WITH RENER GROUP.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE TONIGHT, REPRESENTING ITEMS FIVE AND SIX.

UM, I CALL 'EM, UH, FIFTY FOUR OH TWO SOUTH CONGRESS.

SOME PEOPLE CALL 'EM THE REDBIRD LANE PROPERTIES, BUT WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT, WHY THAT IS.

OH, CAN I DRIVE? OKAY, AWESOME, THANKS.

UH, SO THE PROPERTY IS JUST UNDER THREE ACRES.

IT IS LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF CONGRESS, UM, WITH MOCKINGBIRD LANE ON THE NORTH REDBIRD LANE ON THE SOUTH.

UM, AS YOU CAN SEE, IT IS, UM, ONE BLOCK NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF STANE AND SOUTH CONGRESS.

WHAT DID I DO? OKAY, , UH, ZOOMING IT IN A LITTLE BIT MORE.

YOU CAN, UH, AGAIN, SEE, UH, WHERE

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THIS IS BOUND BY THE PROPERTY IS, IT LOOKS REALLY FUNNY ON MAPS, WHICH IS WHY I SAY THIS.

IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S A BUNCH OF SINGLE FAMILY PARCELS.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE BACKUP, THIS IS ACTUALLY FIVE PARCELS THAT MAKE UP ONE, UM, UNIFIED PROPERTY.

UH, THE PROPERTIES ARE CURRENTLY VACANT.

THEY WERE ASSESSED, SAID, UH, PREVIOUSLY USED AS AUTOMOTIVE SALES AND A SINGLE FAMILY.

UM, THE PROPERTY IS ON A CORE TRANSIT CORRIDOR, AN IMAGINE AUSTIN CORRIDOR, AND WITHIN, UM, PROXIMITY TO A EXCELLENT TRANSIT FOR, UM, FOR THIS PART OF TOWN.

I DO THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE TALKED ABOUT HAVING TWO CASES.

ONE IS THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT, AND THE OTHER IS THE ZONING CASE.

THE ZONING CASE IS FOR THE AREA OUTLINED IN THE DARK BLUE AREA.

THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT IS FOR THE AREA THAT HAS THE BLUE DASH LINE.

UM, THAT PROPERTY HAS BEEN ACQUIRED, WAS ACQUIRED IN 2019 BY THE LARGER PROPERTY OWNER.

THEY'RE TRYING TO, UM, REZONE IT SO THAT IT CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO THE LARGER REDEVELOPMENT.

THIS IS AN IMAGE THAT SHOWS THE LOCATION OF THE TRANSIT THAT'S IN THE AREA, AS STAFF MENTIONED, UM, WE HAVE EXCELLENT TRANSIT.

WITHIN A QUARTER OF A MILE IS WHERE ALL OF THESE STATIONS RUN.

WE HAVE BOTH, UM, MIDDAY, UH, RAPID OR FREQUENT ROUTE.

UM, ON THE ONE AND ON THE THREE 11 EAST, WEST, NORTH SOUTH, WE HAVE THE 8 0 1, AND THEN WE HAVE THE NIGHT OWL AT 4 86.

THIS PROPERTY IS ALSO, UM, HAS A BUS STOP THAT'S UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON ITS, UM, ON ITS PROPERTY.

UH, THIS SHOWS A LITTLE BIT BETTER, THE REZONING AND THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT.

ON THE LEFT, YOU CAN SEE THE, THE OUT PARCEL OF THE SINGLE FAMILY AGAIN, WHAT WAS, UM, PURCHASED AND IS TRYING TO BE INCORPORATED.

UH, THIS REQUEST IS CONSISTENT WITH THE, THE REMAINDER OF THE PLANNING IN THE AREA THAT SHOWS, UM, WHERE THAT DEMARCATION LINE BETWEEN THE PROPOSED MIXED USE AND THE EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY IS.

AS STAFF MENTIONED, WE ARE PROPOSING 250 MULTI-FAMILY, UH, UNITS ON THE PROPERTY.

AND, UH, WE'LL BE DESIGNATING DEVELOPING THIS PROPERTY WITH THE VERTICAL MIXED USE.

UM, IF THIS WERE A VMU ONE, IT WOULD BE REQUIRED THE TENANT 60.

IT IS, UH, IF IT IS A VMU TWO PROJECT, WE WOULD HAVE THE OPTIONS.

WE HAVE MADE THE COMMITMENT AT THE REQUEST OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, CONTACT TEAM TWO, UH, UTILIZE THE 12% OF THE UNITS AT 50% OF THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME.

UH, AGAIN, I WANNA JUST TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE TRANSIT.

UM, THERE'S, THIS IS IF YOU'RE, THIS IS LOOKING SOUTH ON CONGRESS.

THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN TODAY.

UH, IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY, NICE AND SUNNY.

UM, THE FENCING ON THE RIGHT IS WHERE THE, THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN FENCED UP, BUT YOU SEE THE BRAND NEW SIDEWALK, THE BRAND NEW BIKE LANE, AND, UM, RIGHT IN THE FRONT OF THAT PICTURE IS WHERE THE BUS STOP IS RELOCATED ONTO THE PROPERTY.

STAFF MENTIONED THEY HAVE A LIST, LIST OF PROPOSED PROHIBITED USES.

WE ARE FINE WITH ALL OF THOSE AND CURING OVER THE USES FROM THE OLD CONDITIONAL OVERLAY.

NOW I'M GONNA SLOW DOWN.

I KNOW I TALKED FAST THROUGH THE PART.

THIS IS THE, UM, THE LITTLE BIT MEATIER PART OF IT.

SO WE, UH, WHEN WE FIRST STARTED THIS PROCESS, WHICH WAS IN FEBRUARY, WE REACHED OUT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN CONTACT TEAM AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD WANTING TO START A CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT REDEVELOPMENT WOULD LOOK LIKE.

WE HAVE HAD, UH, MONTHS OF MEETING IN PERSON ON THE PHONE VIRTUALLY, AND HAD A, A LONG LIST OF ITEMS THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT.

SOME OF THOSE WERE IMMEDIATE ITEMS. I DO THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT.

UM, IT ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT MY CLIENT IS THE PROPERTY OWNER AND THEY ARE THE DEVELOPER.

SO THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO, UM, RESPOND IMMEDIATELY TO NEEDS THAT THE CONTACT TEAM AND THE NEIGHBORS HAVE TALKED ABOUT.

SO THEY HAVE SECURED THE PROPERTY, INSTALLED NEW PARKING, UM, SECURED THE EXISTING, UH, DETERIORATING STRUCTURES AS THEY PREPARE THIS PROPERTY TO MOVE FORWARD, AS WELL AS CLEANING UP, UM, DEBRIS, ET CETERA.

AS I SAID, WE HAD A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS FOR A REALLY LONG TIME, UH, ABOUT ITEMS THAT WERE OF IMPORTANT, BOTH IMPORTANCE BOTH TO THE CONTACT TEAM AND TO THE, UM, NEIGHBORS THAT ARE ADJACENT TO THE PROPERTY.

I'M GONNA RUN THROUGH SOME OF THESE WITH MORE TIME THAN OTHERS.

SO, UH, THE, THE, ONE OF THE VERY FIRST REQUESTS THAT WE GOT WAS TO, UM, ON A NEW PROJECT TO NOT PROVIDE ANY WINDOWS, UM, FOR A PROJECT THAT FACED, UM, WEST.

SO ANYTHING THAT FACED SINGLE FAMILY TO NOT PROVIDE ANY WINDOWS, UM, THAT'S NOT LEGAL.

UM, IT'S ALSO, IF WE WERE TO DO THAT, WE WOULD LOSE AN ENTIRE CORRIDOR OF THE PROJECT, WHICH WOULD RESULT IN A SUBSTANTIAL LOSS IN HOUSING ON A COURT TRANSIT CORRIDOR, UM, THAT CAN PROVIDE ACTUALLY, UH, TRANSIT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

UM, SO WE DID NOT, UM, AGREE TO THAT REQUEST.

WE WERE THEN ASKED IF WE WOULD ONLY PROVIDE WINDOWS THAT WERE ABOVE SIX FEET TALL.

IE WHEN YOU'RE IN THE SHOWER, THAT LITTLE WINDOW THAT'S ABOVE YOUR, UM, ABOVE YOUR HEAD.

AGAIN, NOT IN BEST PRACTICES AND NOT, UM, INFOR PROVIDING, UM, SUSTAINABLE HOUSING OPTIONS.

UM, WE WERE THEN ASKED IF WE WOULD NOT PROVIDE BALCONIES ALONG THE WESTERN, UH, SIDE OF THE PROPERTY THAT IS FACING THE NEIGHBORHOODS.

UM, MY CLIENT DID NOT WANT TO AGREE TO THAT, BUT AFTER A LOT OF CONVERSATION, WE HAVE SAID THAT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE OPEN TO CONSIDERING.

UH, I KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF, UH, OPINIONS ON THIS IN, IN MANY DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS FROM THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THIS AREA.

UM, LIKE I SAID, MY CLIENT, UM, WAS DESIRING TO PUT BALCONIES.

IF IT ENDS UP BEING THE DESIRE TO NOT DO THAT, THEY CAN LIMIT THAT.

I, I PUT THAT OUT

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THERE IN FULL CONTEXT.

UH, A COUPLE OF THE OTHER MAJOR ITEMS THAT WERE TALKED ABOUT WERE THE ONSITE CONSTRUCTION PARKING.

THERE WAS A LOT OF CONCERN GIVEN THE WIDTH OF THE ROADWAYS THAT CONSTRUCTION WORKERS WOULD PARK IN THE AREA.

WE DID MAKE SURE THAT WE, UH, SE WILL SECURE BOTH ONSITE AND OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION PARKING AS WE GO THROUGH THIS.

I'M GONNA FLY THROUGH SOME OF THE OTHER ONES BECAUSE THEY'RE MORE, UH, IMPORTANT TO THE FOLKS THAT LIVE THERE.

BUT WE'VE AGREED TO PLANT NATIVE VEGETATION.

MAKE SURE THAT WE, UM, SCOOT SOME OF THE OUTDOOR LIGHTING AWAY FROM THE ADJACENT PROPERTIES, MAKE SURE IT'S ALL HOODED SHIELDED CUT OFF.

WE HAVE, UM, MADE SURE THAT PEDESTRIANS, THAT THE, THE BUILDING FRONT FRONTS TOWARDS CONGRESS, THAT THAT'S OUR FRONT DOOR, THAT THE, UH, PEDESTRIAN USES HAVE ACCESS TO CONGRESS OR THE INTERNAL PARKING GARAGE.

ALL OF THE PARKING WILL BE STRUCTURED, UM, ANDRA BY THE PROJECT.

WE'LL PROVIDE ARTWORK, SECURITY, UM, AND THEN REALLY IMPORTANT TO THE CONTACT TEAM AND THE NEIGHBORS IS A PIECE A, A PERSON TO CALL, RIGHT? IF THERE'S AN ISSUE THAT THERE'S, UM, A PLACE.

YEAH, I CAN THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST YOUR SUPPORT AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL NOW HEAR, UM, WITH FROM THE OPPOSITION, BEGINNING WITH MR. PR INGAL, YOU'LL HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

HEY Y'ALL, THANKS FOR, FOR HAVING US HERE.

UM, THIS, THIS, THIS THING HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO US IN A PRETTY AWKWARD FASHION.

UM, THERE'S TWO CASES HERE.

UM, THE, THE FLUME AMENDMENT CASE, IT, IT'S, IT'S PERTINENT TO US AND AS MUCH AS THAT IT, IT HAS A, AN IMPACT ON A, A, A RESOURCE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

UM, THE BIRD STREETS IS A, IT'S A, IT'S OLD NEIGHBORHOOD.

EXCUSE ME, LEMME CHANGE MY GLASSES HERE.

OH NO.

CAN Y'ALL GIMME A SECOND WHILE I GET MY EYEBALLS? ? OH, IT DID.

ALRIGHT.

WELL, I'M JUST GONNA WING IT, Y'ALL.

OH, OH, BRETT, I HAVE SOME READERS, SORRY.

I'VE TALKING GLAUCOMA AND, UH, AND, AND DYSLEXIA.

AND THAT'S THE REASON WHY WE'VE BEEN HAVING SO MANY MEETINGS RATHER THAN, UH, DOING ALL THIS STUFF VIRTUALLY.

AND I APPRECIATE EVERYBODY THAT'S BEEN, UH, BEING PATIENT WITH ME ON THAT FACT.

UM, THE BIRD STREETS IS, IT'S A A HUNDRED PLUS YEAR OLD NEIGHBORHOOD, LIKE FOUR BLOCKS.

UM, WE HAVE 1930S INFRASTRUCTURE.

BASICALLY WE HAVE, UH, DITCHES AND, UH, CREEKS.

OUR, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS, UH, NEIGHBOR.

IT, IT'S BORDER, IT'S OUR THREE CREEKS ON TWO SIDES.

IT'S, UH, LITTLE TURTLE CREEK.

AND ON THE EAST SIDE IT'S, UM, A SEASONAL CREEK.

WE TALKED START CALLING MYSTERY CREEK.

IT'S A, IT'S HA IT'S A ON, IF YOU LOOK AT THE FLUME MAP AND WHERE IT EXISTS RIGHT NOW, THE, UH, OH, DID WE EVER GET MY MATERIAL UP? I'M SORRY.

ANYWAY, THEY, THE, UH, THE, THERE'S A FIVE ACRE DRAIN FIELD SOUTH OF REDBIRD LANE, UH, THAT FEEDS TWO DITCHES, UH, ON PARALLEL ON REDBIRD LANE.

THEY HEAD TOWARD SOUTH CONGRESS AND THEY FEED INTO A CREEK THIS MYSTERY CREEK.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE, THIS FLUE MAP HERE, UM, ON THE, THE BORDER BETWEEN THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES ON CONGRESS AND THIS SSF PROPERTY THAT'S BEING PROPOSED TO INCLUDE IN THE NEW, UH, EX EXCLUDED FROM OUR PART OF THE FLU MAP, UH, THAT'S A, THAT, THAT'S A CREEK THERE.

AND IT'S RUNNING RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THIS PROPOSED MU PROPERTY THAT, UH, THEY'RE TRYING TO PUT TOGETHER.

UM, WE'VE HAD, UH, WATERSHED PROTECTION OUT TO, TO LOOK AT, UH, TO LOOK, LOOK AT THE AREA, AND THEY'VE, UH, THEY'VE, CAN WE MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE? UH, THEY'VE DONE A, A PRELIMINARY SURVEY CONCERNING THE CREEK AND DRAINAGE ISSUES ON REDBIRD LANE.

AND, AND THE CREEK'S NEED TO BE RESTORED AND TO ALLOW RECHARGE WATER TO FLOW TO LITTLE TURTLE CREEK A HALF A BLOCK NORTH AS A PROPOSED PROJECT.

UM, THIS IS VERY

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IMPORTANT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THIS IS, THIS IS PART OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

THIS IS ACTUALLY ONE OF THE BORDERS OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, AND IT, IT, IT'S REALLY AWKWARD THAT IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS PROJECT AND RUNS RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF IT.

THE WATERSHED PROTECTION IS ASSURED AS IT NEEDS TO BE RESTORED AND TURNED INTO A CREEK.

AND YET WHEN WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO THESE PEOPLE FROM, UH, THE DEVELOPER, THE APPLICANT, UH, IT'S CLEAR THAT THEY WANT TO EITHER PUT IT IN A CHANNEL UNDERGROUND AND SEND IT BACK UP TO THE WASTEWATER OR, AND, AND HAVE A VERY LARGE PROJECT THAT'S TOO BIG FOR THE FOOTPRINT.

IF THIS CREEK RUNNING THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF, IT'S GOTTA A 25, 25 FEET ON EITHER SIDE, UH, CLEARANCE, AND IT'S GONNA M DOWN THE FOOTPRINT OF THIS PROPOSED PROJECT.

SO, I MEAN, AT THIS POINT, WHAT, WHAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD WOULD LIKE IS, UH, AN INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT UNTIL WE CAN GET SOME KIND OF CLARIFICATION FROM, UH, WATERSHED PROTECTION AND PUBLIC WORKS ON RELEASING THAT EASEMENT THAT IS THAT BORDER BETWEEN THOSE, THAT SSF PROPERTY AND THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY THAT EXISTS ALREADY.

UM, UH, THAT'S, THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE, UH, THE, THE, THE FIRST, THE FLUME PROJECT WE WERE, THE NEIGHBORHOOD PRETTY MUCH OBJECTS TO IT OUT OF, OUT OF HAND.

UM, THE, UH, AS FAR AS ALL THE STUFF THE AWKWARDNESS COMES IN IS THE FACT THAT WE FELT LIKE WE'VE HAD TO DEAL WITH THE, UH, THE POTENTIALITIES OF THE RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS AND ALL THOSE THINGS THAT ARE INVOLVED WITH, UH, IF WE, IF WE LOSE, WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT IN PLACE, YET WE OBJECT TO IT AT THE SAME TIME.

SO WE'RE NOT, WE'RE NOT ANTI-DEVELOPMENT.

WE KNOW SOMETHING'S GONNA BE THERE.

WE JUST WANT IT TO BE THE APPROPRIATE THING THAT'S NOT GONNA DESTROY OUR CREEK.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL NOW HEAR FROM MR. ANDY HENDRICKS.

MR. HENDRICKS, YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

AYE.

THANK YOU.

UM, I'M A HOME HOMEOWNER ON THE REDBIRD LANE.

UM, I, ALONG WITH THE BIRD STREETS OF PLEASANT HILL STAND IN OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON ENVIRONMENTAL GROUNDS.

UH, MR. CREEK IS THE ONLY DRAIN THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAS FOR THE LAST 300 FEET TO THE EAST TOWARDS CONGRESS, AND IT ALL FILLS UP, UM, WHEN IT'S CLOGGED.

I MEAN, IT FILLS THE STREET.

UH, I FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT KEEPING THE RAINWATER MYSELF AND HAVING IT, UH, WE, WE'VE HAD WORK DONE ON THE, UH, TURTLE CREEK TO THE WEST WHERE THEY DEEPENED THE CHANNEL AND, UH, THEY CLEANED IT UP, UH, BEFORE IT GOES UNDER A BRIDGE.

AND, UH, I THINK WE NEED THE SAME, UH, SORT OF RESTORATION TO THE ONE ON THE EAST AT 1 0 6.

I THINK THE WATER IN THE CREEK BELONGS TO OUR SOIL AND NOT TO THE CONGRESS DRAIN.

UH, AND I'M GLAD I, I'M INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT THE, THE WATERSHED PROTECTION STUDY WILL DO TO PROTECT THAT CREEK.

UH, THANK YOU.

YEAH.

UH, MOST.

YEAH.

YEAH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL NOW HEAR FROM MR. JOHN ESTRADA ON THE TELECONFERENCE.

MR. ESTRADA, SELECT STAR SIX, PROCEED WITH YOUR REMARKS TO NOTE THAT THE LAST PRESENTATION YOU SENT TO CORRECT THE PREVIOUS ONE YOU SENT WAS, UH, WE WERE UNABLE TO DOWNLOAD.

THANK YOU.

I'M SORRY.

HELLO? I, I SENT THE WRONG LINKS ACTUALLY, SO THAT'S OKAY.

THE SECOND ONE WAS THE ONLY, ONLY ONE THAT WAS CORRECT, BUT, UH, I'LL GET STARTED.

HELLO, UH, MY NAME IS JOHN ESTRADA AND I AM A 40 YEAR RESIDENT ON BLUEBIRD LANE.

UH, I'M NOT NECESSARILY FOR OREGON THIS PROJECT.

UM, I WORK FOR A DIFFERENT CITY.

UH, I KNOW HOW

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THE PROCESS WORKS, YOU KNOW, I KNOW IT'S GOT THE RECOMMENDED DESIGNATION, SO YOU KNOW, IT'S IN SOME WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM HAPPEN.

UM, MY MAIN CONCERN, UH, FROM THIS PROJECT, THE IMPACT IT WILL HAVE ON OUR NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS.

UH, THESE ARE LEVEL ONE STREETS, NOT INTENDED FOR MIXED USE.

UH, THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAS ALREADY SEEN AN INCREDIBLE INCREASE IN TRAFFIC AND PARKING, UM, DURING EVENTS AT THE, UH, SAGE BRUSH BAR.

UH, EVEN MORE SO NOW THAT, UH, PARKING IN THE 54 0 2 LOT AND ALONG SOUTH CONGRESS ARE NOW GONE.

UH, BECAUSE REDBIRD HAS NO PARKING SIGNS ALONG THIS BLOCK.

MOST OF THE PARKING SPILLS ONTO BLUEBIRD AND THE 300 BLOCK OF REDBIRD, UH, THESE STREETS ARE VERY NARROW AND DON'T HAVE SIDEWALKS.

MY FAMILY USED TO GO FOR WALKS ON THE WEEKENDS, BUT NOW WE DON'T BECAUSE WE'RE WORRIED ABOUT GETTING HIT BY CARS, LOOKING FOR PARKING, UH, OR LEAVING THE BAR.

UH, WHAT WE NEED ON BLUEBIRD AND THE REST OF REDBIRD ARE RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS AT BEST AND NO PARKING SIGNS AT WORST.

I KNOW THERE'S A PROCESS FOR RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS AND THAT IT HAS MULTIPLE STEPS, INCLUDING SIGNATURES, A FEE AND A TIA.

BUT, UM, I KNOW THAT EVEN THEN IT'S STILL UP FOR SOMEONE TO DECIDE YES OR NO.

WHAT I'M HOPING IS THAT STAFF REALLY KEEP IN MIND HOW BAD THEY ALREADY GETS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WITH PARKING FROM THE BAR AND HOW MUCH WORSE IT COULD POSSIBLY GET VISITORS TO THIS NEW PROJECT.

I KNOW THAT A TIA IS PART OF A WHOLE PROCESS ANYWAY, SO I'M JUST HOPING THAT CITY STAFF CAN, UH, FIGURE THIS OUT.

UH, YOU KNOW, IF I'D HAD THE VIDEO UP THERE, YOU COULD HAVE SEEN JUST HOW BAD AND, UH, YOU KNOW, DANGEROUS IT IS TO WALK AROUND TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

I KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE GOALS, UM, FOR A LOT OF THE FOLKS AT CITY HALL IS MAKING MORE WALKABLE, SAFER AREAS.

UH, AND YOU KNOW, IN THAT VIDEO YOU WOULD'VE SEEN THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU'RE WALKING DOWN THE STREET, YOU CAN'T, YOU CAN'T SEE PAST THE CARS THAT ARE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

UH, AND SO A COMING CAR, I COULDN'T SEE YOU 'CAUSE THERE'S NOT A STOP SIGN.

UH, THE OTHER THING IS, IS THAT WHEN YOU GET TO THE SECOND PART OF BLUEBIRD, IF CARS PARKED ON EACH SIDE OF THE STREET, THEN UM, IT'S BASICALLY A ONE LANE ROAD AND IT, UH, EMERGENCY VEHICLES LIKE A FIRE TRUCK, UH, WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH.

UH, SO I, I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD THREE MINUTES THOUGHT I HAD TWO.

BUT, UH, THAT, THAT'S IT FOR ME AND I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL HEAR FROM MS. EZ WALLERSTEIN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE.

I LIVE AT 1 0 9 WEST MOCKINGBIRD LANE, WHICH IS DIRECTLY NEXT TO THIS PROJECT THAT THEY'RE PLANNING ON THE WEST MOCKINGBIRD SIDE.

AND THEN TO THE SOUTH IS THE REDBIRD SIDE.

SO FAR.

THEY HAVE, UM, WHEN THEY DEMOLISHED AND CLEANED UP THE SITE, THEY BULLDOZED SILT INTO THIS MYSTERY CREEK DRAINAGE THAT RUNS NORTH SOUTH, RIGHT BEHIND MY PROPERTY AND ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE PROPOSED AREA.

SO THE WATER NOW BACKS UP ALL ONTO REDBIRD LANE, OKAY.

IT SHOULD FLOW FROM REDBIRD LANE NORTH UNDER MOCKINGBIRD AND MEET UP WITH TURTLE CREEK NORTH OF THE NEW LITTLE FORD BUILDING THAT THEY JUST BUILT ON WEST MOCKINGBIRD AND CONGRESS.

SO FAR THAT HASN'T HAPPENED.

SO THERE'S THIS MAJOR FLOODING THAT HAPPENS ON REDBIRD LANE EVERY TIME IT RAINS.

THAT'S THE FIRST THING.

THE SECOND THING IS, IS THAT OURS, I'VE BEEN LIVING THERE FOR 25 YEARS, JUST SO YOU KNOW, OUR STREETS ARE BARELY TWO LANE.

THERE'S NO SIDEWALKS.

SO IF ANYBODY PARKS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, THE ROAD BECOMES ONE LANE.

NOW WITH THE SAGE BRUSH CANTINA, WHICH IS A VERY ACTIVE BAR AND GETS VERY CROWDED, THEY WERE USING THIS PROPOSED LOT FOR PARKING, WHICH KEPT A LOT OF CARS OFF THE STREETS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT NOW IT'S FENCED OFF AND CLOSED, GETTING PREPARED FOR CONSTRUCTION.

SO NOW ALL THE PARKING FOR SAGE BRUSHES ALL THE WAY DOWN THESE VERY NARROW ROADS ALREADY, AND THEY'RE PARKING ON BOTH SIDES, WHICH CAUSES THE STREETS TO BE REALLY ONE LANE, ONE DIRECTION FOR 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 BLOCKS.

THERE'S NO SIDEWALKS

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AND PEDESTRIAN WALKING IS DANGEROUS.

STRAIGHT UP DANGEROUS PEOPLE TURN DOWN MOCKINGBIRD LANE TO GET OUT OF THE TRAFFIC ON CONGRESS BETWEEN TWO 30 AND FIVE O'CLOCK ALREADY.

THEY GO 50 MILES DOWN THIS TWO BLOCK STREET TO GET OUT OF THE TRAFFIC.

I'M CONCERNED WITH THE FACT OF IN AND WHERE THE IN AND OUTS OF THIS BIG COMPLEX IS GONNA BE.

THE EGRETS, IF IT'S GONNA BE ON MOCKINGBIRD AND REDBIRD, YOU KNOW, THE INS AND THE OUTS FOR THE BIG APARTMENT BUILDING THAT'S GONNA CREATE 300 MORE CARS ON THESE LITTLE TINY STREETS.

IT REALLY NEEDS TO BE ON CONGRESS AND WE REALLY NEED THAT MYSTERY CREEK TO BE FIXED FOR THE FLOODING SITUATION ON REDBIRD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

YOU AND I HEAR FROM YASMINE AVILA.

MS. AVILA, YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

UH, RE JASMINE NAVILA.

I'M A HOME OWNER OF, OF 3 0 4 WEST MO BOARD LANE.

I HAVE BEEN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FOR 14 YEARS.

UM, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD HAS A LOT OF CHARACTER.

IT IS A CHARMING NEIGHBORHOOD.

ANYONE THAT VISITS IT JUST PRICESS HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS.

THESE ALL TREES, NARROW STREETS, NO SIDEWALKS, IT'S JUST, I HAVE BEEN SAY A TALL IS ONE OF THE LAST JEWELS, HOAS OF AUSTIN AND 14 YEARS LIVING IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

IN THE LAST SEVEN, EIGHT YEARS, WE HAVE BEEN, WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE OF MASSIVE DEVELOPMENTS AND THE ONE THAT IS COMING UP IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST, OR IF NOT THE BIGGEST ONE IN OUR TINY FOUR BLOCKS.

NEIGHBORHOOD ISSUES HAVE ALREADY BEEN ADDRESSED, UM, PREVIOUSLY, UH, WE DO NOT HAVE THOSE BEAUTIFUL SIDEWALKS THAT YOU SAW IN THE PRESENTATION.

UM, WE HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN, WE HAVE YOUNG, UH, CHILD, UH, THAT ARE WALKING.

WE ARE SPENDING OUR EVENINGS IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS AND ALREADY HAVING ISSUES WITH THESE VEHICLES TORN IN OUR STREETS, UM, ON PEAK HOURS.

AND NOT ONLY IS AND SEVERAL NUMBER OF CARS, IT'S JUST A SPEED THAT IS ALSO AN ISSUE FOR US.

UM, AS I MENTIONED, OR AS I WAS, WAS MENTIONED BEFORE, WE HAVE THREE CREEKS THAT RUN AROUND OUR FOUR BLOCKS NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO YOU CAN IN MIND WE HAVE THREE CREEKS CROSSING OUR NEIGHBORHOODS.

ONE OF THEM, ONE OF THEM IS RIGHT BEHIND MY, MY HOUSE.

ONE BEHIND MY PROPERTY IS BEAUTIFUL TO HAVE A CREEK, BUT IT'S ALSO VERY SAD TO SEE HOW IT HAS BEEN DEGRADED OVER THE SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

IF I MIGHT MENTION, UM, WE CROSSED, WE USED TO CROSS THIS CREEK EASILY.

NOW IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.

WE HAVE TO FREE CLIMB MORE THAN SEVEN FEET AND THEN CLIMB UP AGAIN.

IF WE WANNA GO TO THE OTHER SIDE BECAUSE CHILDREN WANT TO PLAY IN THE AREA.

WHY NOT? SO IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO, THAT MYSTERY CREEK IS BEING PROTECTED, NOT CHANNELIZED CITY'S MISSION IS PROTECT IS FLOOD.

UM, FLOOD PROTECTION IS ONE OF THE CITY MISSIONS WHERE PROTECTION MISSIONS IS PROTECT CITIZENS BY FROM FLOODING.

WE DON'T, WE DON'T, WE DON'T WANNA CREATE MORE FLOODING.

WE DON'T WANNA CREATE OR CREATE IN A CONCRETE CHANNEL.

IT'S ALREADY AN OPEN CHANNEL.

IT IS NATURAL.

WE WANNA ENHANCE OUR CHANNELS.

WE DON'T WANNA CHANNELIZE THEM WITH CONCRETE.

SO I'M HERE TO OPPOSE TO THE PROPOSED AT MINIMUM ON ITEM NUMBER FIVE AND ASK FOR RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF THIS MYSTERY CREEK.

IT'S, UM, SURPRISINGLY TO SEE THE CONSTRUCTION THAT IS NOT RECOGNIZING, UM, THIS NATURAL FEATURE THAT WE HAVE IN AUSTIN, UM, SPECIFICALLY, OR THANK YOU, NOT SO MUCH.

HOPEFULLY THE EXIT OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD IS NOT THROUGH MOCKINGBIRD OR RED LANE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL HEAR FROM JACKSON HENDRICKS, FOLLOWED BY ANDREA MCCARTNEY.

EACH WILL HAVE ONE MINUTE.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS JACKSON HENDRICKS.

UM, I'M A RESIDENT AT 3 0 6 REDBIRD LANE.

I'M 20 YEARS OLD.

I'VE LIVED AT 3 0 6 FOR 20 YEARS.

UM, AND

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THIS IS THE BIGGEST DEVELOPMENT I'VE SEEN IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD IN MY LIFE.

UM, IT'S UNPRECEDENTED.

UM, AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD INFRASTRUCTURE IS NOT BUILT TO SUPPORT, UM, SUCH A BIG PROJECT.

UM, IN ADDITION TO THAT, UM, IT'S DISREGARDING A PART OF THE ECOSYSTEM IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, UH, WHICH HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN STRONG.

UM, WE'RE SURROUNDED, SORRY SIR.

WE GO DOWN TO ONE MINUTE AFTER.

UM, SPEAKERS, GO AHEAD AND FINISH YOUR THOUGHTS IF YOU WOULD.

I WOULD LIKE FOR A MYSTERY CREEK TO BE RESTORED.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WILL NOW HEAR FROM ANDREW MCCARTNEY, FOLLOWED BY THE APPLICANT'S REBUTTAL.

HELLO.

UM, I'M ANDREA MCCARTNEY.

I'VE LIVED AT 3 0 9 REDBIRD LANE FOR 38 YEARS.

I'M SPEAKING ABOUT ITEMS FIVE AND SIX ON THE AGENDA.

I'M OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT ON ITEM FIVE TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP.

THE EASEMENT OF THE WET WEATHER CREEK THAT TRAVELS FROM SOUTH TO NORTH ON 1 0 6.

REDBIRD MUST FIRST BE PROTECTED.

UM, J EDUARDO PEREZ OF WATERSHED PROTECTION DREW A MAP OF THE WATER FLOW.

YOU'VE PROBABLY GOTTEN A COPY OF THAT.

UM, IF NOT I CAN HELP ALSO, I'M ASKING FOR AN INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT OF ITEM SIX UNTIL THE PROTECTION OF THE CREEK IS CLARIFIED.

IN ADDITION, I REQUEST THAT ALL ENTRANCES AND EXITS BE ON SOUTH CONGRESS AND NOT ON REDBIRD OR MOCKINGBIRD LANE, WHICH ARE VERY NARROW.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL NOW HEAR FROM THE APPLICANT FOR A THREE MINUTE REBUTTAL.

COULD YOU PUT THAT PRESENTATION BACK UP? I THINK THERE'S A PICTURE THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL.

WELL, HE'S PULLING THAT UP.

UM, I I'M VERY GRATEFUL THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD CAME OUT.

AS I SAID, WE HAVE BEEN TALKING, UM, WITH A LOT OF INDIVIDUALS FOR A REALLY LONG TIME, AND THE, UH, ITEMS THAT THEY BROUGHT UP WERE NOT, THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME WE'VE HEARD 'EM.

UM, YOU KNOW, FLOODING AND THOSE CONCERNS ARE ONE OF THE VERY FIRST THINGS THAT BROUGHT UP.

UNFORTUNATELY, UM, FLOODING AND STUDIES LIKE THAT ARE CONDUCTED AT THE TIME OF SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT, NOT AT THE TIME OF ZONING.

WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS, CAN I, CAN YOU FLIP ME FORWARD A LITTLE BIT PLEASE? UH, TO SLIDE, UH, 17 PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

PERFECT.

UM, WHAT THIS IMAGE DOES SHOW IS THE EXISTING CREEKS THAT, THAT ARE THERE.

SO THERE IS A CREEK TO THE EAST.

THERE IS A CREEK TO THE NORTH, WHICH YOU'LL SEE IS THERE'S NOT A CREEK, UM, THAT RUNS ALONG OUR PROPERTY LINE.

THERE IS, UM, THERE'S NOT DRAINAGE SUFFICIENT TO GO THROUGH THERE THAT WOULD CREATE ANY TYPE OF DRAINAGE CHANNEL.

THERE IS NOT AN EASEMENT IN THAT AREA.

UM, WHAT WE HAVE FOUND IS A, A MANMADE DITCH THAT IS THERE.

UM, BUT WE, WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT WHEN WE GO THROUGH SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT, ALL OF THESE ITEMS WILL BE REVIEWED.

THAT'S THE POINT OF A SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT.

THAT'S WHEN WE HAVE TO DO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE INVENTORY.

THAT'S WHEN WE HAVE TO DO ALL THE FLOOD STUDIES.

UM, IF THERE ARE FLOODING ISSUES, ALL OF THOSE WOULD BE REMEDIED AND MADE BETTER.

UM, WE HAVE TO LEAVE IT BETTER THAN WE FOUND IT, UM, AS WE GO THROUGH SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT.

SO, UM, LIKE I SAID, THESE ARE NOT THE FIRST TIME WE'VE HEARD THESE.

WE HAVE KIND OF REITERATED THAT THEY ARE SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT ISSUES.

AND AGAIN, THERE IS NO FLOOD PLAIN.

THERE IS NO CREEK, THERE IS NO EASEMENT ON THE PROPERTY TODAY.

UH, AND THEN THE LAST THING I WOULD JUST MENTION, AS I MENTIONED IN MY PRESENTATION, IS THAT ALL PARKING FOR THIS PROJECT WILL BE PROVIDED IN A STRUCTURED PARKING GARAGE.

UM, THAT WILL BE WRAPPED WITH UNITS.

SO THERE WILL NOT, UM, BE ANY ONSITE PARKING.

EVERYTHING WILL BE CAPTURED WITHIN THE PROJECT.

UH, I, UH, APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

CHAIR, THAT CONCLUDES THE SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM.

ALRIGHT FOLKS, LET'S GO AND MOVE INTO Q AND A.

WHO WANTS TO START US OFF? OH, CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING.

UH, DO I HAVE A MOTION? UH, COMMISSIONER MAXWELL SECONDED BY THE SECOND.

IS THAT, UH, HERRERA RAMIREZ.

OH, OKAY.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER BETA RAMIREZ.

AND, UM, ANY OBJECTIONS CLOSING THE PUBLIC HEARING? ALL RIGHT, NOW WE CAN MOVE INTO Q AND A.

WHO WANTS TO START US OFF? UH, COMMISSIONER BETA RAMIREZ.

I'M CURIOUS ABOUT MS. FRI.

I WAS WONDERING IF MR. PEREZ COMMISSIONER BE RAMIREZ, CAN YOU, UM, TURN YOUR VOLUME HIGHER? MY VOLUME? OH, DO I NEED TO TURN? CAN YOU HEAR ME? NO.

GOOD.

YES.

OKAY.

UM, I WAS WONDERING ABOUT THE CREEK THAT,

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OR WHATEVER IT IS, AND I, AND I SAW THE STUDY FROM, UM, THE WATERSHED DEPARTMENT.

I'M NOT A DRAINAGE ENGINEER, SO ALL THE LINES AND THE TRIANGLES, I DIDN'T QUITE UNDERSTAND.

I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM MR. PEREZ IF HE IS IN THE AUDIENCE, HIS BACKGROUND ABOUT THE STUDY THAT WAS CONDUCTED.

DO WE HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM WATERSHED HERE THIS EVENING? WE REQUEST.

OKAY.

DID YOU, WHO DID YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM? THE, I THINK HIS NAME IS EDUARDO PEREZ.

YEAH.

FROM WATERSHED? YES.

YEAH.

WE DON'T HAVE ANYBODY HERE THIS EVENING FROM WATERSHED, UNFORTUNATELY.

UH, ANY OTHER YOU WANNA DIRECT YOUR QUESTION TO STAFF PERHAPS OR THE APPLICANT? SURE.

I MEAN, YEAH, I MEAN, MY OTHER QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT, UM, THE A SMP.

UM, SO IT SOUNDED LIKE THE DEVELOPMENT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE 29 FEET FROM CENTER LINE ON BOTH REDBIRD AND MOCKINGBIRD.

IS THAT CORRECT? DO YOU WANT THE APPLICANT TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION OR STAFF? WHOEVER.

UH, LET'S GO AHEAD MS. LET'S, YEAH, I WAS GONNA SAY, MS. WARR, IF YOU HAVE AN ANSWER, PLEASE GO AHEAD.

I I I CAN, I CAN GIVE IT MY BEST SHOT.

SO, UH, THE NUMBERS THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT ARE THE INFORMATION THAT WE RECEIVED PRELIMINARILY WITH ZONING.

WE HAVE WITH REGARD TO THE RIGHT OF WAY, WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL MEETINGS WITH ALL OF THE CITY DEPARTMENTS REGARDING TRANSPORTATION.

AND WHAT THEY HAVE TOLD US IS, UH, AT THE TIME OF SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT, THEY WILL DETERMINE WHAT, IF ANY, UH, I HAVE TWO CHILDREN THAT RUN AROUND YOURS ARE PRECIOUS, UM, , IT'S, IT'S REAL LIFE WHEN THEY COME INTO THE BACKGROUND OF, OF A ZOOM MEETING.

BUT, UM, WHAT THEY HAVE TOLD US IS THAT THEY WILL DETERMINE THE RIGHT OF WAY THAT IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AND IT WILL DETERMINE, THAT'S WHEN THEY WILL ALSO LOOK AT INGRESS AND EGRESS PATTERNS, UM, ON MOCKINGBIRD AND REDBIRD.

AND THEN WHAT THOSE TURNING MOVEMENTS THAT THEY DO ALLOW OR DON'T ALLOW WOULD DETERMINE WHAT RIGHT OF WAY THAT THEY WOULD REQUIRE ALONG THOSE ROADWAYS.

YEAH.

AND THE MAIN REASON