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CAN I GET ALL OF OUR VIRTUAL COMMISSIONERS TO COME ONLINE?

[Determination of Quorum / Meeting Called to Order]

OKAY.

SO, UM, WHILE WE WAIT FOR OUR OTHERS TO COME ONLINE, I'M GOING TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER AT 6:07 PM UM, FIRST WE'LL TAKE ROLL CALL.

SO I'M GOING TO CALL IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, LIKE IN THE AGENDA.

COMMISSIONER ANDERSON HERE.

VICE-CHAIR ZA.

HERE.

COMMISSIONER BARRERA RAMIREZ.

CAN WE DOWN? CHECK? CAN'T HEAR YOU.

WE'LL COME BACK.

COMMISSIONER COX? HERE.

COMMISSIONER HAYNES.

CHAIR.

HUMBLE.

HERE.

COMMISSIONER HOWARD.

COMMISSIONER HOWARD.

UM, COMMISSIONER JOHNSON.

HERE.

COMMISSIONER MAXWELL? HERE.

COMMISSIONER MOTO.

I DON'T SEE HER ONLINE YET.

COMMISSIONER PHILLIPS? NOT HERE YET.

COMMISSIONER SKIDMORE HERE.

AND COMMISSIONER WOODS HERE.

GREAT.

COMMISSIONER HOWARD.

CAN WE HEAR, UH, IF WE CAN HEAR YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

COMMISSIONER PER RAMIREZ YOU WANT? OKAY.

I SAW YOUR RAISED HAND.

WE CAN'T HEAR YOU STILL.

OKAY.

OH, WAIT, NOW WE HEAR YOU.

ARE WE HELLO? YES.

OKAY.

YOU'RE GOOD.

.

OKAY.

UM, WE DON'T HAVE ANY OF OUR OFFICIOS HERE YET.

ALRIGHT.

TONIGHT IS OUR USUAL HYBRID MEETING, ALLOWING FOR A VIRTUAL QUORUM AS LONG AS THE COMMISSIONER, SERVING AS CHAIR AS PRESIDENT CHAMBERS.

AS SUCH, WE HAVE COMMISSIONERS HERE IN CHAMBERS AND IN ATTENDANCE.

VIRTUALLY, SIMILARLY, SPEAKERS CAN PRESENT FROM THE CHAMBERS OR PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY VIRTUAL COMMISSIONERS.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR SIGN IN SHEET TO OUR STAFF LIAISON PER THE CLERK'S GUIDELINES.

AND IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL PRIOR TO THE COMMISSION TAKING UP YOUR ITEM.

SPEAKERS CAN DONATE TIME.

BOTH THE SPEAKER DONATING TIME AND THE SPEAKER RECIPIENT MUST BE PRESENT IN PERSON WHEN THE ITEM IS CONSIDERED.

SO, UH, WE, WE'LL HAVE ASSISTANCE TONIGHT FOR MR. RIVERA IN ANNOUNCING THE SPEAKERS DURING PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR OUR VIRTUAL COMMISSIONERS.

REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR GREEN, RED, AND YELLOW ITEMS FOR VOTING AND PLEASE RE REMAIN MUTED WHEN YOU'RE NOT SPEAKING AND TO RAISE YOUR HAND TO BE RECOGNIZED.

IF I MISS YOU, PLEASE DO TRY AGAIN AND VERBALLY LET ME KNOW.

UM, ALRIGHT.

MR. RIVERA, DO WE HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK DURING PUBLIC COMMUNICATION? ALL RIGHT, SEEING NONE.

UM, MOVING ON TO APPROVAL OF

[APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

THE MINUTES.

THE FIRST ITEM ON THE CONSENT AGENDA IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM MARCH 26TH, 2024.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY EDITS TO THOSE MINUTES? ALRIGHT, HEARING NONE, UM, THE MINUTES WILL BE ADDED TO THE CONSENT AGENDA, UM, AS THEY ARE PRESENTLY.

SO DURING PUBLIC HEARINGS,

[Consent Agenda]

OUR FIRST ACTIVITY TODAY IS TO VOTE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

ITEMS THAT ARE CONSENT APPROVAL, DISAPPROVAL, POSTPONEMENTS OF PUBLIC HEARINGS, OR NON-DISCUSSION ITEMS, COMMISSIONER CZAR WILL READ THE FIRST, THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA AND IDENTIFY THOSE THAT ARE CONSENT POSTPONEMENT AND NON-DISCUSSION COMMISSIONERS.

YOU'LL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST CONSENT ITEMS TO BE PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.

SO VICE CHAIR ZA.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

I'LL GO TO OUR PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS, UM, AS THERE TO BE DISPOSED OFF TODAY.

ITEM NUMBER TWO, PLAN AMENDMENT NPA DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 1 4 0 3 4 3 0 2 KNUCKLES CROSSING DISTRICT TWO.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 28TH.

ITEM NUMBER THREE IS THE PLAN AMENDMENT NPA DASH 20 20 20 23 DASH 0 0 1 8 0.0 6 67 25 SHIRLEY AVENUE.

UH, THIS ITEM IS UP FOR STAFF POSTWOMAN TO MAY 28TH.

I NUMBER FOUR IS ALSO A PLAN AMENDMENT AND DA DASH 2023 DASH 0 7 0 1 ANDERSON SQUARE, DISTRICT FOUR.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR STAFF POSTWOMAN TO MAY 28TH.

I NUMBER FIVE IS A REZONING C 14 DASH 20 23 0 8 0 ANDERSON SQUARE, UH, DISTRICT FOUR.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 28TH.

I NUMBER SIX IS A PLAN AMENDMENT NPA DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 2 EAST SECOND STREET, 2300 BLOCK DISTRICT THREE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 28TH.

I NUMBER SEVEN, PUT AMENDMENT.

UH, THIS IS C EIGHT 14 DASH 2014 DASH 0 0 8 3 0.01.

SUN FIELD, BUD.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR STAFF POSTWOMAN TO MAY 28TH.

I NUMBER EIGHT IS

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A REZONING C EIGHT 14 DASH 2023 DASH 0 0 5 7 200 EAST RIVERSIDE BUD, DISTRICT NINE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR STAFF INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT.

UM, I, NUMBER NINE IS A PLAN AMENDMENT NPA DASH 2023 DASH 0 2 0 2 1 0 6 AND 118 REDBIRD LANE DISTRICT THREE.

THE ITEM IS UP FOR DISCUSSION I NUMBER 10 IS A REZONING C 14 DASH 20 23 0 3 4, UH, 50, UH, 54 0 2 SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE, DISTRICT E.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR DISCUSSION AND ITEM NUMBER NINE AND 10 WILL BE HEARD IN TANDEM TONIGHT.

ITEM NUMBER 11 IS A REZONING C 14 DASH 2022 DASH 0 1 6 2 6, UH, TEN SIX OH ONE NORTH LAMAR BOULEVARD, DISTRICT FOUR.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 14TH I.

NUMBER 12 IS A REZONING C 14 DASH 2023 DASH 1 39 OAK CREEK, PHASE TWO, DISTRICT THREE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT TO MAY 28TH.

I NUMBER 30 IS A CONDITIONAL USE SITE PLAN, SPC DASH 2022 DASH 0 16 2 C DIRTY ART CENTER, REPLACEMENT DISTRICT NINE.

THE ITEM IS UP FOR STAFF INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT I NUMBER 14 IS A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AND COMPATIBILITY WAIVER.

SP DASH 2023 DASH 0 3 1 1 C, UH, 27 11 CESAR CHAVEZ, DISTRICT THREE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR DISCUSSION.

ITEM NUMBER 15 IS ALSO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT SP DASH 2023 DASH ZERO THREE C 27 30 CESAR CHAVEZ, DISTRICT THREE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR DISCUSSION.

ITEM NUMBER 14 AND 15 WILL BE HEARD IN, UH, TANDEM TONIGHT.

I, NUMBER 16 IS AN ILA.

THIS IS BETWEEN THE CITY OF BOSTON AND DELL VALLEY ISD ENTRY, LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT DISTRICT TWO AND THREE.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR CONSENT, CITY OF FO AND UG ISD ENTRY LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, DISTRICTS ONE AND SEVEN.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR CONSENT.

I NUMBER 18 IS THE LDC AMENDMENT C 20 DASH 2022 DASH 0 0 3 SOUTH CENTER WATERFRONT COMBINING DISTRICT INTENSITY BONUS PROGRAM.

THIS ITEM IS UP FOR DISCUSSION AND THAT IS ALL OF OUR PUBLIC HEARING GUIDANCE CHAIR.

THANK YOU, UH, VICE CHAIR.

UM, AND I DO WANT TO NOTE THAT ITEM NUMBER 19, THE BRIEFING REGARDING THE PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 14TH.

IN CASE ANYBODY WAS WAITING FOR THAT, UM, I'D WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT.

COMMISSIONER HOWARD, CAN WE HEAR YOU AGAIN STILL? NO.

OKAY.

AND, UM, RECOGNIZING OUR EX OFFICIO CHAIR, COHEN.

ALL RIGHT.

ARE THERE, UM, ANY COMMISSIONERS THAT NEED TO RECUSE OR ABSTAIN FROM ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA? CHAIR? YES, COMMISSIONER ANDERSON.

I'LL BE ABSTAINING FROM ITEM SEVEN.

UH, AUSTIN.

I WORK AT AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WILL BE BUILDING THERE.

SO I'LL RECUSE MYSELF FROM THAT ITEM.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS? RECUSING OR ABSTAINING? OKAY.

UM, MR. RIVERA, DO WE HAVE ANY SPEAKERS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK FOR ANY OF THE CONSENT ITEMS IN REQUESTING ITEMS TO BE PULLED FOR DISCUSSION? CHAIR, COMMISSIONER LADIES ON RIVERA, I KNOW YOU MAY, UH, PROCEED WITH THE DISPOSAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THANK YOU.

UH, DO ANY COMMISSIONERS WANT TO PULL ANY OF THE CONSENT ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION OR OTHERWISE HAVE QUESTIONS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA? OKAY.

WOULD WOULD NOW BE A TIME TO ASK A QUESTION OF STAFF ON ONE OF THE CONSENT ITEMS? UM, WHAT IS IT, UH, REGARDING COMMISSIONER JOHNSON, THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS? UH, ITEM 1617 FOR DEL VALLEY, ISD VILLE, I ESTEEM, UM, PARLIAMENTARIAN, I WOULD ALLOW IT BASED ON THE NATURE OF THE QUESTION.

OKAY.

GO AHEAD, COMMISSIONER JOHNSON.

YEAH, I GUESS IT'S JUST A CLARIFYING QUESTION.

UM, IT'S NOT CLEAR TO ME HOW LONG THE RENEWED, UH, ILAS WOULD BE IN EFFECT IF STAFF OR ANOTHER COMMISSIONER CAN JUST CLARIFY THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE STAFF HERE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION.

THANK YOU.

EVENING CHAIR COMMISSIONERS.

KEITH MYS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE INTERLOCAL RE RESTARTS THE CLOCK ON THE 25 YEAR TERM FROM 1994 AND LY EXPIRED DURING COVID.

UH, ONCE IT CAME TO THE PARTY'S ATTENTION, THIS SIMPLY BRINGS THE INTERLOCAL BACK TO LIFE AND RESOURCE THE CLOCK.

SO THAT WOULD BE FOR ANOTHER 25 YEARS, UH, 20, 25 YEARS.

OKAY.

UM, I, I MAY WANT TO PULL THESE ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION.

I MEAN, THERE ARE PROVISIONS AND THESE AGREEMENTS THAT DON'T MATCH A LOT OF THE POLICY CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE CURRENT LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE IN THE LAST 30 YEARS.

UH, LIKE REQUIRING MULTIPLE PARKING SPACES PER TEACHER, UH, AND

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PER STUDENT.

AND, AND I THINK THESE COULD WARRANT DISCUSSION.

I UNDERSTAND THE TIME SENSITIVE NATURE, BUT THIS SEEMS LIKE A PRETTY BIG POLICY ITEM TO APPROVE FOR 25 YEARS IN THE FUTURE WITHOUT DISCUSSION.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER JOHNSON, DID YOU WANNA CLARIFY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PULL 16 OR 17 OR BOTH? UH, BOTH.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS, QUESTIONS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA? VICE CHAIR, CHAIR.

I MOVE APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

OKAY.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MAXWELL.

UH, ALL OF THOSE IN FAVOR? 1, 2, 3.

UH, COMMISSIONER HAYES? OH, YES.

.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT IS UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU.

THIS CONCLUDES THE CONSENT AGENDA.

COMMISSIONER PHILLIPS JUST WALKING ONTO THE DIOCESE.

ALRIGHT.

RECOGNIZING COMMISSIONER PHILLIPS IS HERE.

OKAY.

LET'S MOVE ON TO OUR FIRST DISCUSSION CASE, WHICH IS GOING TO BE, UH, ITEMS NINE.

AND MADAM CHAIR, BEFORE WE GET THERE, A NOTE THAT WE HAVE, UH, LEMME PUT ON MY OLD MAIN GLASSES .

UM, ITEMS 18 THROUGH 20 ARE ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE GONNA BE DOING OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

ARE WE GETTING A STAFF BRIEFING ON THESE TODAY? UH, NO.

OH, OKAY.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHY THEY WERE ON THE AGENDA.

OKAY.

I THOUGHT MAYBE, UM, WE DO HAVE A PURPOSE ON NUMBER 18.

UM, THAT'S TO TALK ABOUT THE PROCESS MOVING FORWARD.

NUMBER 19 AND 20 ARE JUST STANDING ITEMS IN CASE ANYBODY WANTS TO JOIN THOSE WORKING GROUPS.

PERFECT.

UH, CHAIR COMMISSION AND ANDREW RIVERA.

UH, JUST A MINOR.

CORRECTION.

18 IS THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT.

YES.

I, I I WAS JUST GONNA CLARIFY THAT YOU'RE SO, OH, MY BAD.

20, ALL THE TWENTIES.

I'M SORRY.

OH, THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT YOU MEANT.

SO, OKAY.

20 21, 22.

YEAH, ALL THE TWENTIES.

SORRY.

YES.

YEAH, THOSE, THOSE SHOULD BE FAIRLY BRIEF.

OKAY.

OKAY.

MOVING ON TO ITEMS

[Items 9 & 10]

NUMBER NINE AND 10.

WE'LL FIRST HEAR FROM STAFF MARINE MEREDITH, PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

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

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED WITHIN THE SOUTH CONGRESS COMBINED NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AREA.

THE REQUEST IS TO CHANGE THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP FROM SINGLE FAMILY TO MIXED USE LAND USE, AND IT IS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

GOOD EVENING, NANCY ESTRADA WITH THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

THIS IS ITEM NUMBER 10 ON YOUR AGENDA.

CASE NUMBER SIX C 14 20 23 0 0 3 4 54 0 2 SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE.

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

THIS CASE WAS HEARD AT THE DECEMBER 12TH, 2023 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING WHERE C-S-M-U-V-C-N-P WAS RECOMMENDED BY THE COMMISSION.

SINCE THEN, THE COURT'S RULING AND VALIDATED THE BONUSES AUTHORIZED FROM FOR A VM U2 BUILDING.

THEREFORE, AT THE JANUARY 18TH CITY COUNCIL MEETING, THE APPLICANT REQUESTED AN INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT IN ORDER TO AMEND THEIR REQUEST TO ADD THE NEW DB 90 COMBINING DISTRICT.

SO WE ARE BACK BEFORE YOU THIS EVENING WITH THIS CASE.

THE 2.72 ACRES SUBJECT REZONING AREA IS CURRENTLY ZONED SF TWO NMP, C-S-U-N-P AND S-M-U-C-O-N-P.

AND THE APPLICANT HAS AMENDED THEIR REQUEST TO C-S-M-U-V DB 90 CONP.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE THAT A PETITION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED WITH SIGNATURES FROM ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNERS OPPOSING A REZONING OF THEIR PROPERTY TO ANYTHING OTHER THAN SF TWO, SF THREE, OR SF FOUR.

THE PETITION INCLUDES 15.93% OF ELIGIBLE SIGNATURES AND CURRENTLY DOES NOT MEET THE 20% UH, THRESHOLD FOR A VALID PETITION.

THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING TO REZONE THE PROPERTY FOR A PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT THAT WOULD CONSIST OF 250 MULTI-FAMILY UNITS AND A 9,600 SQUARE 9,600 SQUARE FEET OF GROUND FLOOR PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED USES.

THE APPLICANT INTENDS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NEWLY CREATED DB 90 COMBINING DISTRICT BONUS PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS FOR SATISFYING DB 90 DEVELOPMENT.

AFFORDABILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PROJECTS INCLUDING RENTAL UNITS.

ONE IS EITHER A MINIMUM IS EITHER A MINIMUM

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OF 12% AT 60% MFI MUST BE MADE AFFORDABLE OR A MINIMUM OF 10% AT 50% MFI MUST BE MADE AFFORDABLE.

THE STAFF ANALYSIS AND BASIS FOR RECOMMENDATION FOR THE PREVIOUS V COMBINING DISTRICT IS THE SAME FOR THIS REZONING REQUEST TO ADD THE DB 90 COMBINING DISTRICT.

THEREFORE, STAFF IS RECOMMENDING CS M MU V DB 90 CO NP.

THAT'S A MOUTHFUL, .

UM, I'M HERE FOR ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS.

WE ALSO HAVE LIZ JOHNSTON FROM WATERSHED PROTECTION AND CURTIS BEATY WITH TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC'S WORK PUBLIC WORKS HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

CHAIR ONE.

I'LL HEAR FROM THE APPLICANT, MS. AMANDA SWAR.

MS. SW, YOU'LL HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

UH, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

UH, CHAIR AMANDA SWARNER GROUP HERE THIS EVENING ON THE, UH, I CALL IT FIFTY FOUR OH TWO SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE BECAUSE LIKE THE ALPHABET SOUP OF THE ZONING, THERE'S A MILLION ADDRESSES.

SO, UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UH, IF THIS LOOKS FAMILIAR TO YOU, IT'S BECAUSE IT IS, AS STAFF MENTIONED, WE CAME BEFORE YOU IN DECEMBER.

SO THIS IS A REZONING AND A FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT REQUEST FOR THE PROPERTY THAT'S BOUND ON THE NORTH BY MOCKINGBIRD LANE, ON THE SOUTH BY REDBIRD LANE, AND ON THE EAST BY SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, I WON'T REITERATE THIS.

IT JUST KINDA SHOWS WHERE THE SINGLE, SINGLE FAMILY PIECE IS, UM, AND THE, THE AMENDMENT TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP THAT YOU, UM, ALL APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY, UH, TO CHANGE THE YELLOW TO THE BROWN.

AND THEN THE REZONING ON THE LEFT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THE, THERE WAS A LONG LIST OF CONDITIONAL OVERLAY USES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY RECOMMENDED BY THE COMMISSION THAT WE'RE RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

THOSE ARE ALL STILL CARRIED OVER INTO OUR EXISTING REZONING REQUEST.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO STAFF HIT THIS, I, I WASN'T SURE HOW MUCH THEY'D GO INTO IT, BUT I THINK WE'RE PROBABLY THE FIRST OF YOUR DB 90 ZONING CASES TO COME THROUGH, WHICH IS, IS REALLY EXCITING.

THIS WAS A CASE THAT HAS BEEN IN REVIEW SINCE MARCH OF LAST YEAR.

SO WE HAVE BEEN, UM, TALKING ABOUT THIS CASE FOR OVER A YEAR.

UM, WE DO HAVE A SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT THAT IS IN REVIEW WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UH, AS I MENTIONED, WE STARTED THIS AS A VM U2 CASE, UM, WHEN THE COURT'S RULING OF OVERTURNED VM U2, WE INDEFINITELY POSTPONE THIS CASE TO COME BACK TO YOU WITH THE DB 90 REQUEST.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, TRANSIT IS THE, IS, UH, ACTUALLY REALLY GREAT IN THIS PART OF TOWN.

THIS PROJECT WILL PROVIDE TRANSIT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, UM, IN AN AREA THAT WILL NOT DISPLACE ANY EXISTING RESIDENTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS JUST SHOWS YOU HOW PRETTY IT IS ON A MAP WHERE ALL THE DIFFERENT PLACES YOU CAN GET, UM, WITHOUT A CAR.

AND THIS IS AN AREA THAT IS PROPOSED TO HAVE RAIL IN THE FUTURE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, AS STAFF MENTIONED WITH THE DB 90, WE DO HAVE AN ONSITE AFFORDABILITY REQUIREMENT, EITHER 10% OF THE UNITS AT 50% MFI OR 12% OF THE UNITS AT 60% MFI, THE NEIGHBORS ASKED US TO DO 10% AT 50%.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN CONTACT TEAM.

THAT IS A COMMITMENT THAT WE MADE.

SO WE WILL BE DOING 10% OF THE UNITS AT 50% MFI FOR THIS PROJECT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, I KNOW THAT YOU ALL HEARD LAST TIME A LOT OF ITEMS THAT ARE, FRANKLY SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT RELATED ITEMS. UM, WE DO HAVE OUR ENGINEERS HERE THAT CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, BUT I WOULD JUST REITERATE THAT THIS IS A CONVERSATION ABOUT ZONING.

WE ARE HOPING THAT YOU'LL SUPPORT OUR REQUEST AND STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION TO ADD THE DB 90 OVERLAY AS PART OF THE ZONING REQUEST.

AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL NOW HEAR FROM THE OPPOSITION, BEGINNING WITH MR. BRAD MASSING.

MR. MA, MR. MASSING, YOU'LL HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

HI Y'ALL.

THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

UM, I, I JUST WANTED TO LET Y'ALL KNOW THAT WE WE'RE WAITING FOR, UH, ONE OF OUR NEIGHBORS WHO'S OUT OF TOWN, WILL BE HERE ON SATURDAY, WHO'S GONNA BE, HAS 5% TO MAKE UP THE OTHER, UH, DIFFERENCE ON THAT, 20% ON THAT, UH, VALID PETITION.

SO WE'RE, WE'RE ACTUALLY THERE.

UM, MY, MY NAME'S BRAD MASSENGILL.

UM, I'M HERE REPRESENTING MY A HUNDRED YEAR OLD NEIGHBORHOOD, THE BIRD STREETS OF PLEASANT HILL AND THE FRIENDS OF CREEK.

I'M ALSO A BOARD MEMBER OF THE SOUTH AUSTIN CREEK ALLIANCE.

WE'RE HERE TO OBJECT TO THE TWO CASES PUT FORWARD TODAY.

WE AREN'T HERE TO OBJECT TO A PROJECT BEING BUILT ON THESE SUBJECTS.

THIS SITE, WE DO OBJECT TO THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND THE FLUME.

WE ALSO OBJECT TO THE DB 90 OVERLAY BEING PROPOSED ON ENVIRONMENTAL GROUNDS.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS SURROUNDED BY WILDLIFE THANKS TO OUR EPHEMERAL STREAMS, INCLUDING MYSTERY CREEK.

MYSTERY CREEK IS FED BY A PERENNIAL POOLING SPRING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF REDBIRD LANE, LESS THAN 150 FEET FROM THE 1 0 6 REDBIRD LOT BEING CONSIDERED IN THE FLUME NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AMENDMENT CASE THAT PLACES ITS SQUARELY IN THE CATEGORY OF CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL

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FEATURE AND WORTHY OF PROTECTION, AND A CLEAR ABOVE GROUND ROUTE TO LITTLE CREEK, A BLOCK AND A HALF NORTH OF THE PROPOSED SITE.

THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH ALL OUR NEIGHBORHOOD'S.

PREVIOUS INTERACTION WITH THE CITY REGARDING THIS CREEK'S RIGHT OF WAY, WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED OUR LITTLE CREEK ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.

CITY RECORDS WILL SHOW CONCESSIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO ACCOMMODATE THE CREEK.

LITTLE FORD ACROSS THE STREET ON MOCKINGBIRD HAD TO SIGNIFICANTLY DOWNSIZE THEIR TOTAL NUMBER OF UNITS.

WHEN IT BROUGHT, WHEN IT WAS BROUGHT TO THEIR ATTENTION THAT THE PROPOSED PARKING LOT WAS IN THE PATH OF MYSTERY CREEK.

PUBLIC STORAGE SUBMITTED THEIR SITE PLAN SHOWING 50 FOOT OFFSETS FOR THE CREEK.

AFTER WE CHIMED IN, THEY ENDED UP DECIDING NOT TO BUILD THERE.

EPHEMERAL CREEKS LIKE MYSTERY CREEK, ARE NOT ONLY A VITAL LIFELINE TO NATURE, BUT ARE CAPILLARIES OF OUR WATERSHED.

THERE'S ESSENTIAL TO THE HEALTH OF OUR GREATER ECOSYSTEM AS THE CAPILLARIES ARE TO OUR OWN CIRCULATORY SYSTEMS. C THEM UP, ABUSE THEM, DENY THEM THEIR IMPORTANCE.

YOU'RE JUST ASKING FOR TROUBLE.

AUSTIN IS DRYING UP PARTIALLY BECAUSE WE INSIST ON CHANNELING VALUABLE SURFACE WATER INTO CONCRETE INSTEAD OF LETTING IT MATRICULATE INTO THE SOIL WHERE IT CAN REJUVENATE TREES AND SHRUBS THAT MAKE LIFE HERE POSSIBLE.

IT'S WORTH POINTING OUT.

DENSITY HOUSING IS INTENDED TO ALLEVIATE STRESS ON THE ENVIRONMENT, NOT INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTAL WATERSHED DATA.

WHILE REZONING FOR THESE DB 90 PROJECTS IS ALLOWING THE POTENTIAL DESTRUCTION OF SENSITIVE HABITATS AND CRITICAL ENVIRONMENT FEATURES LIKE MYSTERY CREEK AND ITS SPRING, THAT SEEMS COUNTER TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANDATE THAT DENSITY BONUSES ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE.

PLEASE THINK THROUGH WHAT IT IS THAT IS TRYING TO BE ACCOMPLISHED HERE.

IS IT DENSITY FOR DENSITY SAKE OR IS IT A TRUE POLLUTION SOLUTION? DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT IS A LOSE LOSE PROPOSITION.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO DENY THESE ZONING CHANGES AND IT, UH, UNTIL A PROPER ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY CAN BE CONDUCTED.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU CAN ASK ME, I'LL BE HERE.

UM, CAN'T EVEN READ MY OWN NOTE HERE.

SORRY.

UM, I KNOW I'M NOT ALLOWED TO PASS OUT, UH, HANDOUTS OR ANYTHING, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF Y'ALL CAN SEE THIS STUFF.

UM, BUT I HAVE SOME THINGS HERE THAT, THAT, THAT BASICALLY SHOW THAT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD RIGHT HERE, THIS LITTLE SQUARE, AND THIS, THIS IS FROM 1947.

THIS BIG MEADOW HERE HAS THREE CREEKS GOING ACROSS IT, LEADING TO LITTLE TURTLE CREEK RIGHT HERE.

IT'S PART OF WILLIAMSON CREEK.

AND MYSTERY CREEK IS RIGHT HERE.

IT GOES RIGHT THROUGH THESE PROPERTIES RIGHT HERE.

IT'S BEEN HERE FOR WAY SINCE BEFORE AUSTIN WAS HERE.

AND THIS IS THE LAST LITTLE BIT OF IT THAT EXISTS.

AND IT'S IMPORTANT WE SAVE THESE WATERSHED ASSETS.

UM, 'CAUSE WE'RE DEALING WITH THE HEAT ISLAND EFFECT, WE'RE LOSING OUR TREES.

THIS, THIS IS THE LITTLE NITTY GRITTY STUFF OF THE, OF WATERSHED THAT MAKES IT WORK IN THE BIG PICTURE.

SO PLEASE, Y'ALL, UH, AT LEAST HOLD OFF UNTIL THE ZONING CHANGE UNTIL WE'VE, UH, GOT SOME MORE SCIENCE ON THIS.

THANKS.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL NOW HEAR FROM MS. LAUREN ROSS.

MS. ROSS, YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS LAUREN ROSS.

I'M AN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER AND I'M HERE TONIGHT REPRESENTING THE NEIGHBORS AROUND THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT TO URGE YOU TO RECOMMEND AGAINST THE REQUESTED ZONING.

UM, I HAVE WRITTEN A LETTER AND I'M NOT GOING TO TRY TO REPEAT EVERYTHING THAT'S IN THE LETTER.

I DID HEAR STAFF SAY THAT THE CONCERNS THAT I HAVE RAISED ARE CONCERNS THAT WOULD BE RAISED, THAT WOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THE SITE PLAN PROCESS.

THAT SITE PLAN PROCESS IS NOT A DISCRETIONARY PROCESS.

THE ONE BEFORE YOU TONIGHT IS, AND THE CONCERNS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WILL NOT BE ADDRESSED BY THE SITE PLAN PROCESS SPECIFICALLY.

THE CHANGE IN IMPERVIOUS COVER WILL NOT BE ADDRESSED IN THE SITE PLAN PROCESS.

THE CONVERSION OF AN EXISTING NATURAL CREEK INTO, UH, UNDERGROUND CULVERTS AND THE LOSS OF THE ECOSYSTEM BENEFITS, THE LOSS OF THE INFILTRATION OF THE GROUNDWATER.

THE SUSTENANCE OF BASE FLOW INTO TURTLE CREEK ARE ALL ISSUES THAT WILL NOT

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BE ADDRESSED BY THE SITE PLAN PROCESS.

AS I ALSO SAID IN MY LETTER, THE APPLICANT REQUESTED AN ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE INVENTORY WAIVER.

SO, UM, AS OF THE MATERIALS THAT I REVIEWED, THERE HAS BEEN NO INVESTIGATION OF WHETHER OR NOT THERE ARE UNIQUE AND VALUABLE RESOURCES IN TERMS OF TREES, IN TERMS OF SPRINGS, IN TERMS OF WETLANDS.

AND IF THIS PROCESS GOES FORWARD IN THE WAY THAT THE APPLICANT HAS SUBMITTED, THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

THAT IS ALSO NOT A DISCRETIONARY PROCESS AT THE SITE PLAN PROCESS.

THIS IS THE CHANCE FOR YOU TO SAY TO THE NEIGHBORHOODS WE ARE BEHIND YOU ON YOUR FLOODING ISSUES TO A NEIGHBOR, A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAS PATENTLY INADEQUATE DRAINAGE SINCE FOREVER.

WE'RE BEHIND YOU ON THE FLOODING ISSUES.

WE'RE BEHIND YOU ON THE PRESERVATION OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES THAT HAVE BEEN PART OF YOUR COMMUNITY SINCE FOREVER.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WE, I'LL HEAR FROM MR. JOHN ESTRADA.

MR. ESTRADA, YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

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

THANK YOU.

UM, I WOULD JUST REITERATE THAT THERE ARE NO FLOODPLAINS ON THIS PROPERTY.

THERE ARE NO C EFS ON THIS PROPERTY.

UM, WE DO HAVE A SITE PLAN THAT'S IN REVIEW.

I DO HAVE MY, UM, ENGINEERS HERE IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS FOR THEM.

I'M NOT AN ENGINEER.

I WON'T EVEN PRETEND.

UM, I KNOW THE CITY HAS REPRESENTATIVES HERE AS WELL, BUT THESE ARE NOT ZONING ITEMS. THEY ARE SITE PLAN ITEMS. UM, IF, IF DENSITY DOESN'T MAKE SENSE HERE TO SUPPORT TRANSITS OF SUPPORTED HOUSING, WHERE DOES IT MAKE SENSE? SO, UM, WITH THAT I RESPECTFULLY REQUEST YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS CASE CHAIR.

THAT CONCLUDES THE ITEMS, THE SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM.

GREAT, THANK YOU.

UM, IS THERE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING? COMMISSIONER WOODS SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MAXWELL? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? 5 6 7 8 9.

OKAY.

UM, THAT'S UNANIMOUS AND RECOGNIZING COMMISSIONER MUS HALLER JOINED US.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS? I, COMMISSIONER HAYES, I'LL, I'LL START.

UH, CAN I GET SOMEBODY, UH, PLANNING FIRST AND THEN WATERSHED SECOND OR I'LL OKAY.

I'M NO, I DID THAT WRONG.

I'M, UM, MY QUESTION RELATES TO, UH, ONE OF THE REASONS THAT STAFF IS SUPPORTING THIS IS THAT, UM, IT, IT MEETS TWO OF THE CRITERIA FOR IMAGINE AUSTIN.

ONE BEING IN A TRANSIT SUPPORTER, BUT ONE IS ALSO ALONG A CORRIDOR.

AND I NOTE THAT ONE OF THE PROPERTIES IS A BLOCK OFF OF THE CORRIDOR.

WHAT'S YOUR DEFINITION OF A LONG, WHEN IT COMES TO, AND THAT, AND, AND THAT'S WHY YOU HESITATE, THAT MAY BE A LEGAL QUESTION, I DON'T KNOW, BUT WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF A LONG A CORRIDOR MARINE MEREDITH PLANNING DEPARTMENT? SO, SPECIFICALLY, AS IT TURNS OUT IN THE IMAGINE AUSTIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND THE SECTION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WHERE IT TALKS ABOUT MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT, IT DID A STUDY BETWEEN AND STANE, AND IT LOOKED AT PROPERTIES THAT ARE IDEAL TO BE REDEVELOPED.

AND ALL THE PROPERTIES WITHIN THIS ZONING CASE, INCLUDING THE ONE LOT THAT IS PART OF THE PLAN AMENDMENT, WAS INCLUDED AS PART OF A, UH, PROPO.

IT COULD BE A PRIME FOR REDEVELOPMENT.

SO LOOKING AT THAT IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, UM, I WOULD SAY THAT, UM, IT WOULD BE CONSIDERED WITHIN THE CORRIDOR.

WE'VE NEVER, I'VE NEVER SAT DOWN AND SAID, OKAY, A CORRIDOR OFF A CORRIDOR IS EXACTLY X NUMBER OF FEET, BUT SINCE THIS PROPERTY IS PART OF A LARGER DEVELOPMENT AND IT WOULD BE BUILT COHESIVELY, WE FELT IT WAS CONSIDERED WITHIN THE, UH, A CORRIDOR RANGE.

OKAY.

SO, SO WE DON'T REALLY HAVE A FIRM DEFINITION OF THE WORD ALONG.

UM, WELL, THE, THE ZONING CASE HAS FRONTAGE ALONG SOUTH CONGRESS.

I KNOW ONE OF YEAH, THE ONE TO THE NORTH OF RED BIRD, THE ONE TO THE SOUTH RED BIRD'S A BLOCK OFF AT LEAST.

WELL, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE ONE SINGLE FAMILY LOT THAT'S PART OF THE PLAN AMENDMENT.

UM, THE, THE MAPS THAT I LOOK AT, THE, YOU KNOW, THERE'S TWO RED BIRDS SPLITS, THE TWO OF THEM.

RIGHT? IS THAT CORRECT

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OR AM I LOOKING AT IT INCORRECTLY? WELL, THERE'S PROPERTY ALONG REDBIRD AND THAT'S WHERE THE ONE PLAN AMENDMENT CASE IS.

AND THEN THERE'S PROPERTY ALONG, I THINK MOCKINGBIRD, I CAN'T, I HAVE TO LOOK AT IT SO COHESIVELY.

THERE'S NOT ONE TO THE SOUTH ON REDBIRD? THERE'S NOT A LOT SOUTH OF REDBIRD? NOPE.

I'M GETTING A SHAKE IN THE HEAD THAT THEY'RE NOT.

OKAY.

I'M LOOKING AT THE MAP WRONG, BUT, UM, OKAY, THEN, THEN IT FITS BECAUSE IT'S GOT THAT PROPERTY THAT'S ALONG.

YES.

OKAY.

THANKS.

APPRECIATE IT.

UH, AND THEN ON LET'S GET TO THE, UH, UH, IMAGINE CREEK OR WHATEVER THE UNNAMED CREEK MYSTERY.

MYSTERY CREEK.

THANKS, COMMISSIONER.

UM, THANK YOU FOR COMING.

UH, WE GOT A, DID YOU GET THE ENGINEER'S REPORT FROM THE, THE NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP HAD AN ENGINEER.

OKAY.

DID YOU, HAVE YOU HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW HER REPORT? UH, YES.

LIZ JOHNSTON, WATERSHED PROTECTION.

I DID RE UH, READ THE REPORT OR EARLIER TODAY.

YES.

AND YOUR CONCLUSION, UM, NOT ASKING YOU TO REBUT HER, BUT YOUR CONCLUSION REVIEWING THE MYSTERY CREEK, THE UNNAMED CREEK? CORRECT.

SO THERE IS A DRAINAGE ON THE SITE.

IT DOES NOT RECEIVE 64 ACRES, UM, OF DRAINAGE.

AND SO IT IS NOT A PROTECTED CLASSIFIED WATERWAY.

UM, THERE ARE NO CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE, UH, BUFFERS ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

UM, STAFF DID GRANT, UH, UH, ERI WAIVER AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE INVENTORY WAIVER A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO BASED ON THEIR PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT.

UM, I DID ASK A SUPERVISOR TO GO OUT THERE TO LOOK AT IT, JUST TO SET EYES AND VERIFY.

UM, HE DID LOOK AND, UM, WALKED THE CHANNEL LOOKING FOR WETLANDS SPRING SEEPS ON WITHIN THE SITE AND DID NOT FIND ANY.

SO, UM, THERE ARE NO, AS FAR AS WE KNOW, UM, BASED ON, YOU KNOW, STAFF WITH MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE THAT THERE ARE NO CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES ALONG THE DRAINAGE AS WELL.

THANKS, MR. JOHNSON.

AND, UM, AND, AND YOU'LL GET ONE MORE LOOK AT THIS, DARREN, OR MAYBE TWO OR THREE MORE LOOKS, BUT YOU'LL GET AN ADDITIONAL REVIEW AND, AND ALL DURING THAT REVIEW.

SO THERE ARE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND DSD STAFF WHO WILL LOOK AT IT, UM, BASED ON THE ERI WAIVER, UM, AND THE, THE CONDITIONS OF THE SITE THERE, WE DID NOT ASSIGN OURSELVES TO REVIEW IT FOR CEFS, UM, WHICH IS, UH, THE PREROGATIVE OF THE WATERSHED STAFF.

FAIR.

FAIR ENOUGH.

AND THEN FINALLY, UM, DO YOU KNOW, HOW DID THE, HOW DID THIS GET NAMED MR. CREEK? AS, AS I UNDERSTAND, IT'S NOT A CREEK.

THERE IS A DEFINITELY A DRAINAGE.

I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THE NAME CAME FROM, SO THANKS.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

I'M TO OUT, WELL, , UM, ANOTHER, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? ALL RIGHT.

UM, SEEING NO QUESTIONS, NO QUESTIONS, IS THERE A MOTION CHAIR? YES.

COMMISSIONER ANDERSON, MOVE APPROVAL WITH STAFF RECOMMENDATION.

IS THERE A SECOND? COMMISSIONER SKIDMORE.

UM, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO YOUR MOTION, COMMISSIONER ANDERSON? SURE.

UM, YOU 250 HOMES AND A VMU, OR EXCUSE ME, A DB 90 RIGHT ON AMAZING TRANSIT, 25% OF THESE HOMES AT 50%.

MFI, I MEAN, I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, CHANGE ISN'T EASY FOR EVERYONE AND, UH, THIS AREA IS DEFINITELY ABSORBING A LOT OF HOUSING AND HAS AMAZING TRANSIT TO DO SO.

SO I THINK THIS CASE MAKES A LOT OF SENSE HERE AND IT'S GONNA BE GOOD TO SEE THIS BUILT.

THANK YOU.

ANY COMMISSIONER SPEAKING AGAINST OR OTHERS SPEAKING FOR COMMISSIONER ? I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT WE, I DO RECALL THIS CASE AND SPENDING A LOT OF TIME ON THIS CASE AND, AND ASKING ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES THAT WERE BROUGHT FORWARD.

AND I FEEL LIKE AT THIS POINT WHERE WE ARE TO ASSESS THE CASE, WE'VE RECEIVED SATISFACTORY ANSWERS THAT THOSE CONCERNS CAN BE ADDRESSED.

UM, AND THAT'S, THAT'S WHY I'M IN FAVOR OF MOVING THIS FORWARD AND FOR ALL THE ADDITIONAL REASONS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN STATED.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER COMMISSIONER SPEAKING FOR OR AGAINST? I'LL SPEAK FOR JUST TO SAY, UM, I COMMEND THE, THE APPLICANTS FOR BRINGING FORWARD A, UM, UH, A PROJECT THAT IS GOING TO NOT ONLY CONTRIBUTE TO AFFORDABLE

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HOUSING, BUT UH, IS GONNA DO SO ON SITE, AND THAT IS A GOAL FOR WHICH WE ALL SHOULD STRIVE AND I, I ABSOLUTELY COMMEND THEM FOR DUE.

SO THANK YOU.

IF NO OBJECTIONS, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND TAKE A VOTE.

THIS IS ON ITEMS NINE AND 10 TO MOVE FORWARD WITH STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION.

UM, MOTION MADE BY COMMISSIONER ANDERSON, SECOND BY COMMISSIONER SKIDMORE.

ALL OF THOSE IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS.

OH, I'M SORRY, COMMISSIONER.

UM, COX, IS THAT YELLOW? YES.

OKAY.

SO, UH, 12 0 1 COMMISSIONER COX ABSTAINING.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT.

THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY WHO CAME OUT FOR THAT.

UM, LET'S MOVE ON TO

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ITEMS NUMBER 14 AND 15.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THESE UP TOGETHER.

UM, STAFF'S PRESENTATION.

GOOD EVENING.

I'M HEATHER CHAFFIN WITH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AS YOU SAID, WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS BOTH OF THESE ITEMS TOGETHER.

14 IS SP 20 23, 0 3 1 1 C AT 27 11.

CESAR CHAVEZ HAS A REQUEST FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AND A COMPATIBILITY WAIVER.

15 IS SP 2023 DASH OH THREE ONE C AT 27 30 CESAR CHAVEZ.

THEY'RE ACROSS THE STREET FROM EACH OTHER PRETTY MUCH DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET, AND THAT ONE IS REQUESTING JUST THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.

SO SINCE IT'S SIMPLER TO START WITH JUST CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, I'M STARTING WITH NUMBER 15.

UH, LET'S SEE.

THE SITE'S A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN A HALF ACRE AND THEY'RE REQUESTING THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR COMMERCIAL OFF STREET PARKING.

LAND USE STAFF SUPPORTS THE APPROVAL OF THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.

IT COMPLIES WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE PROPERTIES ZONED C-S-M-U-C-O-N-P.

UM, THE IMPERVIOUS COVER AND BUILDING COVER INFORMATION IS PROVIDED THERE.

THEY'RE PROPOSING 72% IMPERVIOUS COVER.

THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT IS 95%, UH, IMPERVIOUS COVER.

THE SITE WILL ONLY TAKE ACCESS TO EAST CESAR CHAVEZ STREET.

IT'S CURRENTLY USED FOR GENERAL, OR IT'S LIKE I SAID, C-S-M-U-C-O-N-P.

CURRENTLY THERE'S AN VACANT BUILDING AND AN UNDEVELOPED LOT AND AN AREA USED FOR FOOD TRUCKS.

THIS AREA WAS REZONED AS PART OF THE HOLLY NEIGHBORHOOD COMBINING DISTRICT REZONING IN 2001.

IT CHANGED THE PROPERTY FROM CS MU CS TO CS M-U-C-O-N-P.

THE CONDITIONS THAT WERE ADDED AT THAT TIME INCLUDED PROHIBITED AND CONDITIONAL USES.

COMMERCIAL OFF STREET PARKING WAS MADE A CONDITIONAL USE.

THE PROPOSED SITE PLAN INCLUDES A FORTY FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY SIX SQUARE FOOT MAINTENANCE BUILDING AND 45 PARKING STATION SPACES WITH ELECTRIC CHARGING STATIONS.

THE PROPERTY IS BOUNDED BY AN ALLEY TO THE NORTH PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD TO THE EAST CESAR CHAVEZ TO THE SOUTH VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN AXIS IS VIA EAST CESAR CHAVEZ.

UM, THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO, EXCUSE ME, UH, COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE AS OUTLINED ON PAGE THREE.

AND THAT COVERS THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT ASPECTS OF THESE TWO CASES.

LET ME SWITCH MY SCREEN.

SO FOR THE ONE ACROSS THE STREET, SP 20 23, 0 3 1 1 C, THIS ONE IS JUST UNDER A HALF ACRE.

THEY'RE REQUEST REQUESTING THE SAME CONDITIONAL LAND USE FOR COMMERCIAL OFF STREET PARKING.

THEY ARE ALSO ASKING FOR A COMPATIBILITY WAIVER.

THERE IS A REQUIRED 25 FOOT COMPATIBILITY SETBACK ALONG THE SOUTHERN PROPERTY LINE.

THEY'RE REQUESTING IT TO BE REDUCED TO 16 FEET FOR THE PROPOSED PARKING AND RELATED STRUCTURES.

STAFF IS SUPPORTING, UH, BOTH ASPECTS OF THIS REQUEST.

UH, THE SAME HISTORY IN TERMS OF WHEN THIS PROPERTY WAS ZONED.

AND THEN THE, UH, ADDITIONAL THE AD OF THE M-U-C-O-N-P TO THE PROPERTY IN 2001.

THE PROPERTY ALONG THE SOUTHERN PROPERTY LINE

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IS ADJACENT TO SF THREE NMP ZONED AND USED PROPERTIES.

THEY'RE PRIMARILY, UH, DEVELOPED WITH SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES.

THE SITE PLAN COMPLIES WITH THE OTHER ELEMENTS OF COMPATIBILITY, UH, SCREENING, LIGHTING, UH, DUMPSTER LOCATION.

UM, BUT WHAT THEY'RE PROPOSING IS THAT 16 FEET FROM THE PROPERTY LINE WOULD BE A PAVED AREA THAT INCLUDES THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE PARKING STATIONS.

THEN A LITTLE BIT FURTHER AWAY FROM THE PROPERTY, 23 FEET FROM THE PROPERTY LINE WOULD BE THE ACTUAL PARKING SPACES.

THIS SITE PLAN DOES NOT INCLUDE A BUILDING.

IT HAS 33 PARKING SPACES WITH ELECTRIC CHARGING STATIONS.

UM, THIS, UH, IS ALSO, AS I SAID, SOUTH OF THE OTHER SITE.

IT WILL ALSO BE TAKING ACCESS TO E CESAR CHAVEZ ONLY CURRENTLY LAND USES ON THE PROPERTY ARE UN OR VACANT BUILDINGS.

UM, I SKIPPED THAT IN THE EARLY PART.

SO THE, UM, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT DESCRIPTION IS THE SAME AS PREVIOUSLY.

AND THEN THE COMPATIBILITY WAIVER IS, UH, SHOWN ON THIS PAGE TWO AND, UH, OUTLINED FOR YOUR USE.

AND I'M AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

CHAIR ONE.

I'LL HEAR FROM THE APPLICANT.

MS. JULES KANE IS MR. CASEY CARSON PRESENT? OKAY, MS. KA, YOU'LL HAVE EIGHT MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

THANKS.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS JULES KANE.

I'M A LAND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT WITH ARMREST AND BROWN, AND I'M HERE TO PRESENT THE DETAILS OF THEIR REQUEST ON BEHALF OF THE OWNER WHO IS VOLTERRA.

UH, VOLTERRA OWNS, OPERATES ELECTRIC BUILDS, OWNS AND OPERATES ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING FACILITIES.

UH, THEY'RE NOT NEW TO THIS TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT.

UH, THEY HAVE SEVERAL PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE STATES.

UM, IT IS PRETTY EXCITING TO HAVE THEM PURSUE AUSTIN JUST TO HELP WITH THE CITY'S CLIMATE ACTION INITIATIVES AND HELP BRING THAT MUCH NEEDED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING.

UM, I DO HAVE A TEAM HERE WITH ME TO HELP ADDRESS ANY TECHNICAL QUESTIONS, AND TOM ASHLEY WITH VOLTERRA WILL PRESENT AS WELL TO GO OVER MORE ABOUT WHAT THEY DO.

UM, LITTLE HISTORY ON THE SITE.

VOLTERRA HAD THE PROPERTY UNDER CONTRACT EARLY MARCH LAST YEAR WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE USE WOULD BE COMMERCIAL OFF STREET PARKING BASED ON CONVERSATIONS THEY HAD EARLY ON WITH STAFF.

AND THEN IT WAS THE END OF APRIL WHEN STAFF CAME BACK AND CLARIFIED ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW, THIS IS ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING USE.

WE NEED TO GO AHEAD AND DO A CODE AMENDMENT, WHICH WE UNDERSTAND AND WE'RE ON SUPPORTIVE OF.

UM, SO SITE PLANS WERE SUBMITTED LAST YEAR WITH THE UNDERSTANDING OF THAT, BUT NOT KNOWING REALLY THE TIMING.

AND YOU KNOW, HERE WE ARE A LITTLE OVER A YEAR SINCE THAT PROCESS AND WE'VE GOT TWO SITE PLANS THAT ARE NEARLY APPROVED, UH, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE LAND USE ELEMENT.

BLESS YOU.

UM, AND SO WE WERE WORKING WITH STAFF ON HOW CAN WE KEEP THESE SITE PLANS MOVING FORWARD, UH, AHEAD OF THE CODE AMENDMENT.

AND STAFF CAME BACK AND SAID, YOU KNOW, GO AHEAD AND DO COMMERCIAL OFF STREET PARKING AS A CONDITIONAL USE CODE, DOES ALLOW THE DIRECTOR TO MAKE THAT DETERMINATION.

UM, AND SO, AND I'LL SAY WITH THE EV CODE AMENDMENT, THE WAY IT'S CURRENTLY DRAFTED, WE'D BE GOING THROUGH A CONDITIONAL USE PROCESS FOR THESE TWO SITES ANYWAY, UH, FOR VARIOUS REASONS.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK THROUGH THAT DRAFT ORDINANCE, BUT IT'S SORT OF TECHNICAL.

AND BASED ON THE ROADWAY DESIGNATIONS AND OTHER FACTORS, WE'D BE GOING THROUGH A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT PROCESS.

UH, ONCE WE HAD THAT CONFIRMATION FROM STAFF STAFF, WE BEGAN NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH IMMEDIATELY.

UH, SO EARLY MARCH OF THIS YEAR, WE STARTED KNOCKING ON DOORS, UH, CONTACTING ALL THE REGISTERED NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS, MADE OVER 40 TOUCH POINTS.

UM, SPOKE TO NOT ONLY THE ADJACENT RESIDENTS, BUT THE ALSO THE BUSINESS OWNERS JUST TO RAISE AWARENESS.

BUT WHAT OUR REQUEST IS, UM, AND, AND I'M, IT WAS REALLY EXCITING.

WE GOT AHEAD OF THE, EVEN THE CITY NOTIFICATION BEFORE THAT WENT OUT AND WE'RE MAKING MORE CONTACT THAN I THINK THE CITY NOTIFICATION DID.

SO WE FELT REALLY GOOD ABOUT THE OUTREACH THAT WAS CONDUCTED AND HOSTED AN ONSITE MEETING ON MARCH 21ST AND HAD NEARLY A DOZEN FOLKS SHOW UP ASKING QUESTIONS, GETTING MORE INFORMATION, AND EXPRESSING SOME CONCERNS.

THIS IS THE ZONING AS HEATHER JUST WENT THROUGH CSM, UNP ONE OF THE LITTLE LOTS THAT'S GOT CS ONE ON IT.

UH, THE COS THE CONDITIONAL OVERLAY ESTABLISHING COMMERCIAL OFF STREET PARKING, PARKING AS A CONDITIONAL USE.

THIS IS THE HOLLY NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN SHOWING, UM, MIXED USE ALL ALONG CAESAR CHAVEZ.

I DO WANNA MENTION THE HOLLY NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE DID HAD A LOT OF COMMUNICATION WITH THEM AND I KNOW THAT THEY'RE NOT TAKING A POSITION ON THESE PROJECTS, BUT THEY ALSO CHOSE NOT TO SPEAK TONIGHT.

I ALSO WANNA POINT OUT CAESAR CHAVEZ IN NORTH PLEASANT VALLEY ARE NOT DESIGNATED AS CORE TRANSIT CORRIDOR OR FUTURE CORE TRANSIT CORRIDOR.

WE DO UNDERSTAND THAT NORTH PLEASANT VALLEY IS ALONG A METRO RAPID BUS LINE,

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AND I WAS READING THROUGH THE E TODD PLAN BEFORE THIS MEETING TRYING TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THE, WHAT'S HAPPENING FROM A MOBILITY STANDPOINT AT THIS INTERSECTION.

AND WE BELIEVE THAT THESE PROJECTS WILL HELP MEET THAT FIRST LAST MILE CONNECTION POINT FOR FOLKS COMING TO AND FROM THE PROPOSED STATION, THE 27 11 SITE.

AGAIN, HEATHER DID A GREAT JOB GOING THROUGH THE DETAILS, SO I WON'T SPEND TOO MUCH TIME, BUT I, I WANNA JUST ARTICULATE AND HIGHLIGHT AGAIN, THE SETBACKS BECAUSE I DO BELIEVE THAT THEY'RE MEETING THE DESIGN IS MEETING THE PROPOSED COMPATIBILITY ORDINANCE THAT'S GOING THROUGH THAT Y'ALL WILL BE REVIEWING ON THURSDAY.

UM, THERE IS A 9.2 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY DEDICATION ALONG CESAR CHAVEZ, JUST KIND OF CREATING THAT A NARROWING OF THE SITE.

AND THERE ARE DRIVE AISLE DESIGN REQUIREMENTS THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN WIDTHS, UM, NOT ONLY FROM A DRIVEWAY MOBILITY, BUT ALSO FOR, FROM A SAFETY STANDPOINT.

SO THE CLOSEST FORM OF IMPROVEMENT IS, IS GONNA BE A SIDEWALK THAT'S OVER, UM, ALMOST 16 FEET FROM THE SOUTHERN PROPERTY LINE UP UNTIL YOU GET TO THE PARKING, WHICH IS WELL OVER 23 FEET FROM THE SOUTHERN PROPERTY LINE.

THIS IS THE LANDSCAPE, UH, SHEET.

YOU CAN SEE THE PROPOSED LANDSCAPING OF TREES AND SHRUBS.

UM, A LOT OF DENSE LANDSCAPING BEING PROPOSED, AS WELL AS A SIX FOOT WOOD PRIVACY FENCE ALONG THE SHARED PROPERTY LINE.

AND THIS IS JUST AN AERIAL SHOWING THAT EXISTING OLD RESTAURANT, UH, THAT'S FULLY THE BUILDING AND THE SERVICE PARKING ARE FULLY ENCROACHING WITHIN THAT 20 FOOT SETBACK TODAY.

SO EXISTING CONDITIONS WILL BE IMPROVED QUITE A BIT.

THE 27 30 SITE, WE'RE ONLY ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL USE.

45 PARKING STALLS, 24 CHARGERS, AND IT'S AT THE CORNER, CAESAR CHAVEZ IN NORTH PLEASANT VALLEY.

BOTH OF THESE PROPERTIES PROVIDE A LOCATION THAT FIT THE NEEDS OF VOLTER CUSTOMERS, WHICH ARE LIGHT DUTY PASSENGER VEHICLE COMPANIES.

UM, AND ALSO THIS LOCATION PROVIDES THE, UH, UTILITY POWER THAT'S NEEDED FOR THESE PROJECTS.

THERE'S THE AERIAL, IT'S CURRENTLY VACANT, UH, NO LONGER FOOD TRUCK SITE, SO VACANT WITH AN OLD DILAPIDATED BUILDING.

AGAIN, UNDESIRABLE SORT OF EXISTING CONDITIONS AS YOU CAN SEE IN THESE IMAGES HERE.

HERE'S A COUPLE RENDERINGS OF WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT WITH THIS PROPOSED PROJECT.

UM, WE VOLTERRA IS, UH, REPRESENTING A NEIGHBORHOOD FRIENDLY QUIET DEVELOPMENT.

WE'VE CONFIRMED WITH THE MANUFACTURERS OF THE CHARGING FA CHARGERS THAT THEY'LL STAY BELOW OR WITHIN THE DECIBEL LIMITS THAT ARE ALLOWED WITHIN A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

UH, THE LIGHTING, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS UP UNDER THE CANOPIES FACING DOWN AWAY FROM THE NEIGHBORS.

AND FROM A TRAFFIC STANDPOINT, THIS, THIS PROJECT DOES NOT EXCEED OR MEET THE THRESHOLDS THAT REQUIRE A TIA AND A PROJECT THAT'S MORE INTENSIVE COMMERCIAL TYPE USE THAT COULD BE PERMITTED AND DEVELOPED BY WRIGHT, WOULD CERTAINLY PRODUCE, UM, FAR MORE TRIPS THAN WHAT THIS PROJECT WOULD.

SO, UH, JUST TO END, VOLTAIRE IS LOOKING TO DEVELOP IN A WAY THAT BENEFITS THE COMMUNITY BY HELPING THE OVERALL GOAL OF MOVING VEHICLES TO ELECTRIC AND HELPING CONNECT PEOPLE TO JOBS, SERVICES, AND OTHER DESTINATIONS VIA THAT FIRST LAST MILE SERVICE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

AND I'LL HEAR FROM MR. TOM ASHLEY.

MR. ASHLEY, YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

GOOD EVENING.

THANK YOU.

UH, TOM ASHLEY ON BEHALF OF VOLTERRA POWER.

UM, AS JULES SHARED, UH, OUR COMPANY SITES DEVELOPS AND OPERATES EV CHARGING FACILITIES, UH, FOR A RANGE OF CUSTOMERS.

UH, WE'RE REALLY EXCITED TO BE IN AUSTIN.

UH, WE INVESTED IN, IN THIS PROPERTY OVER A YEAR AGO, UM, AND HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH STAFF AND A RANGE OF STAKEHOLDERS THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

UM, IN OUR, OUR PLANNING PROCESS.

UM, AS JULES SHARED, UH, ONE ASPECT THAT WE'RE MOST EXCITED ABOUT IS THE FIT FOR OUR MISSION, MISSION-DRIVEN BUSINESS, UH, WITH THE CITY'S CLIMATE ACTION, OR EXCUSE ME, CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN.

UM, WHILE WE DON'T YET KNOW WHO OUR CUSTOMER OR CUSTOMERS, UH, MAY BE FOR THESE SITES, UH, WE KNOW THAT, UH, CHARGING IS UNFORTUNATELY, DESPERATELY NEEDED, UH, TO SUPPORT, UH, CERTAINLY THE 2030, UH, TIMEFRAME, UH, BOTH IN OVERALL VEHICLE, UM, MILES DRIVEN, AS WELL AS SPECIFICALLY IN SOME OF THE, UH, FLEET USES, INCLUDING RIDESHARE, FIRST MILE, LAST MILE, ET CETERA.

UH, SO JUST WANNA ACKNOWLEDGE WE'RE REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE.

UM, WE'RE REALLY EXCITED TO INVEST IN AUSTIN.

UM, AND, UH, WE'VE, WE'VE REALLY APPRECIATED BEING ABLE TO ENGAGE WITH THE COMMUNITY AROUND THESE SITES, UH, AND HAVE GOTTEN A LOT OF, UH, GOOD FEEDBACK, A LOT OF, UM, WISHLIST ITEMS, UH, WHICH HAS BEEN REALLY HELPFUL FOR US TO UNDERSTAND, UM, AND INDEED, UH, SOME QUESTIONS AND, AND POTENTIAL CONCERNS WHICH WE'RE, UH,

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HAPPY TO ADDRESS, UH, AS HELPFUL.

UH, AND I'LL BE HERE FOR QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

WE'LL NOW HEAR FROM, UH, MR. MICHAEL FALLON.

YOU'LL HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

UH, HELLO COMMISSIONERS.

THANK FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

UM, I LIVE AT, UH, I LIVE ON THE 2,700 BLOCK OF WILLOW STREET, WHICH IS DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THIS PROJECT.

THE PROJECT WILL NOT FIT WITH THE HOLLY NEIGHBORHOOD AND INTERSECTION, OR THE EAST CAESAR CHAVEZ COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR.

THE INTERSECTION, THOUGH, CURRENTLY NOT DEVELOPED TO ITS POTENTIAL IS AND SHOULD BE AN IMPORTANT GATEWAY INTO AND OUT OF THE EAST OF THE HOLLY NEIGHBORHOOD.

EAST CAESAR CHAVEZ IS ESSENTIALLY A MAIN STREET FOR THE HOLLY NEIGHBORHOOD, AND ALONG WITH SEVERAL OF MY CLOSE NEIGHBORS, WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PROJECT MOVE TO ELSEWHERE.

ALTHOUGH OVER 20 YEARS OLD, THE HOLLY NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN IS THE ONLY AVAILABLE PLAN AND IS STILL THE OFFICIAL PLAN.

THE PLAN INTENTIONALLY HAD CERTAIN TYPES OF USES, INCLUDING THIS ONE MARKED FOR SPECIFIC REVIEW BY THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND ITS CITIZEN.

I WOULD LIKE YOU ALL TO TAKE A LOOK AT VOLTERRA INTENDED USE OF THIS SITE AND WHETHER IT REALLY DOES MATCH WITH WHAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD INTENDED AS A VIBRANT LOCAL BUSINESS CORRIDOR, AS WELL AS THE USER'S COMPATIBILITY WITH ADJACENT RESIDENCE RESIDENTS.

I URGE THE COMMISSIONERS TO EXAMINE OBJECTIVE TWO OF THE HOLLY NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE PLAN SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDES BUSINESSES THAT DO NOT FIT LOCAL USE REQUIREMENT.

APPLICANTS DESCRIBE THE USE AS OFF STREET COMMERCIAL PARKING, BUT THAT SEEMS TO BE AN INACCURATE DESCRIPTION THAT'S USED.

COMMERCIAL OFF STREET PARKING WOULD BE MORE ACCEPTABLE IF IT WAS FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND PARK AND USE FOR LOCAL BUSINESS.

THIS, HOWEVER, IS MORE LIKE A COMMERCIAL FLEET MOTOR POOL.

ONE CAN CERTAINLY ENVISION DRIVER SERVICING, VACUUMING, WASHING THEIR VEHICLES, OR CONDUCTING UP SOME OTHER BUSINESS OR DOWNTIME ACTIVITIES ON SITE WHILE THEY CHARGE THEIR VEHICLES.

I DO NOT THINK THIS BUSINESS IS GENUINELY OFF STREET PARKING, AND IT IS NOT FAIR TO MAKE A DECISION THAT EV CHARGING, CHARGING AND PARKING ARE THE SAME THING.

I DO NOT BELIEVE THEY'RE THE SAME AT ALL.

I APPRECIATE THAT VOLTERRA REPS MADE AN EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO SOME OF THE NEIGHBORS.

WHILE I FOUND PROJECT REPS TO BE FRIENDLY AND POLITE, I FOUND VOLT'S OUTREACH TO THE COMMUNITY TO BE TOO LITTLE AND TOO LATE.

I HAD A VOLTERRA REP COME AND KNOCK ON MY DOOR FOR A SHORT CONVERSATION AND AN INVITATION TO A MEETING THAT WAS HAPPENING WITHOUT REALLY MUCH NOTICE.

THE MEETING, UNFORTUNATELY, WAS HELD ON THE CORNER OF A BUSY INTERSECTION DURING A WINDY DAY DURING RUSH HOUR, WHILE RAIN WAS THREATENING THE SIZE AND POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THIS PROJECT.

IN LIGHT OF THE HISTORIC DISREGARD FOR THE WISHES OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE HOLLY NEIGHBORHOOD, OH, EXCUSE ME, I MISSPOKE THERE.

UH, MORE DISCUSSION AND INFORMATION IS NEEDED FOR THE NEIGHBORS.

AT THE VERY LEAST, VOLTERRA TOLD NEIGHBORS THEY EXPECTED THEIR CUSTOMERS WOULD OPERATE RIDESHARE.

FLEET VOLTERRA QUOTED ABOUT 100 ADDITIONAL CARS PER DAY TO THE SITE DUE TO THEIR ACTIVITIES.

THIS MEANS THEY EXPECT AN INBOUND OR OUTBOUND VEHICLE TO ENTER OR EXIT THE SITE EVERY SEVEN MINUTES IF IT WERE SPREAD EVENLY THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

NOT ACCOUNTING FOR RIDE SHARE DRIVERS THEMSELVES.

SPECIAL EVENTS, PEAK HOURS, OR ASSOCIATED SERVICE TRAFFIC IS MY BELIEF THAT THIS NUMBER WOULD BE ON THE EXTREME LOW END, ESPECIALLY IF THE AS AND IF VOLTERRA IS SUCCESSFUL IN ITS BUSINESS AT THE MAJOR HUB OF A CITYWIDE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK, THE INTERSECTION AND LOCAL STREETS WOULD EVENTUALLY SEE MUCH MORE TRAFFIC ON AN ALREADY BUSY INTERSECTION.

ADDITIONALLY, THE IDEA THAT VOLTERRA IS NOT PLANNING ON EXPANDING AND INCREASING THE NUMBER OF QUOTED, UH, IS IMP IMPLAUSIBLE.

MONTERA SEEMS TO BE PURSUING A VERY WORTHY GOAL OF ADDING COMMERCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO FOSTER THIS LARGE SCALE ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION REVOLUTION.

IT IS MUCH NEEDED, UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THIS CIVIC LOCATION, THE CULTURE AND HISTORY OF THE ALI NEIGHBORHOOD.

THIS PROJECT WILL ONLY TAKE FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHILE OFFERING NOTHING IN RETURN EXCEPT FOR SECURITY FENCING, SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS, AND INCREASED VEHICLE TRAFFIC.

THE PROJECT AS DESCRIBED IN THE SITE PLAN AND SETBACK, VARIANCE REQUESTS PROVIDE TO THE NEIGHBORS WILL IN PROVIDE TO THE NEIGHBORS, WILL INVADE THE BACKYARDS OF HOMES, ESPECIALLY ON THE 2,700 BLOCK OF WILLOW STREET.

VOLTERRA COULD NOT OFFER ANY DETAILS AS TO HOW THEIR POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS WILL OPERATE BECAUSE THE CONTRACT DETAILS AND POTENTIAL CONTRACTORS COULD NOT BE PROVIDED.

THIS MEANS THAT WE HAVE NO IDEA OF WHO WILL BRING THE, BRINGING THIS GRAPHIC, HOW THEY WILL

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OPERATE, OR IF, AND HOW SAID OPERATOR MIGHT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD WILL BE SHUT OUT PHYSICALLY AS WELL AS ECONOMICALLY AND WILL NOT HAVE ANY INFLUENCE OVER THE OPERATIONS ON THE SITE.

THE PROPERTIES TO BE DEVELOPED SHOULD HOLD A PROMINENT POSITION IN THE COMMUNITY, AND SO THE INTERSECTION HAS NOT YET BEEN REDEVELOPED.

THIS PROJECT WILL PERMANENTLY REMOVE THE POSSIBILITY FOR SOMETHING THAT BETTER FITS THE COMMUNITY.

THE PROJECT IS LAUDABLE, BUT BRING BELONGS SOMEWHERE ELSE WITH LESS IMPACT ON THE RESIDENTS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

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

I JUST WANNA EMPHASIZE THE SIZES OF THE SITES ARE PRETTY SMALL.

UH, THE PROJECT SUPPORTS THE CITY'S OVERALL ELECTRIC VEHICLE GOALS, AND THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CODE AMENDMENT THAT'S GOING THROUGH REVIEW WILL NOT ALLOW ANOTHER EV CHARGING USE WITHIN A THOUSAND FEET OF THESE SITES.

SO I'LL JUST END WITH THAT CHAIR.

THAT CONCLUDES THE SPEAKERS ON THIS ITEM.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

UM, IS THERE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING? COMMISSIONER MAXWELL? SECONDED.

IS THERE A SECOND, UH, VICE CHAIR.

UM, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? OKAY.

THAT IS UNANIMOUS.

UM, I WILL OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS FIRST.

COMMISSIONER WITH A QUESTION.

EXTENSION JOHNSON.

OH, COMMISSIONER JOHNSON, WAS THAT A YELLOW ON VOTING TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING? GREEN.

GREEN.

IT'S GREEN.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING.

OKAY.

THAT'S OKAY.

UM, COMMISSIONER COX, WE'LL START WITH YOU.

MY ONLY CONCERN, UM, I'M AN EV OWNER, SO I, I VERY MUCH, UM, WANT TO SUPPORT A PROJECT LIKE THIS.

UM, BUT MY CONCERN IS THE TRANSFORMERS.

UM, THESE, THESE CHARGING STATIONS REQUIRE JUST AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF POWER, UH, TO, TO CHARGE ELECTRIC VEHICLES QUICKLY.

AND I'M LOOKING THROUGH THE SITE PLAN AND, AND KIND OF JUST LOOKING AT WHERE THE TRANSFORMERS ARE LOCATED.

I KNOW ONE OF THEM IS LOCATED AT THE VERY BACK CORNER OF THE SITE, AND THEN I BELIEVE THE OTHER ONE, THEY'RE LOCATED CLOSER TO, UH, THE ROAD, BUT ALSO OVER BY AN ADJACENT PROPERTY.

SO I'M JUST HOPING THE APPLICANT MAYBE CAN SPEAK TO, UM, THE NOISE ISSUE BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH WE MAY BE STAYING BELOW A CERTAIN DECIBEL LIMIT THAT'S REQUIRED BY CODE, THE, THE NOISE COMING FROM TRANSFORMERS ARE CONSTANT.

IT, IT, IT, IT ALMOST, IT, IT BASICALLY NEVER ENDS.

AND THAT COULD BE EVEN MORE ANNOYING AND MORE DAMAGING TO THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF RESIDENCES IN THIS AREA THAN HAVING JUST AN OCCASIONAL LOUD NOISE THAT THEY CALL CODE ENFORCEMENT ON VERSUS A CONSTANT NOISE THAT THEY'RE HEARING, EVEN IF IT REMAINS JUST BELOW THE DECIBEL LIMIT.

SO I'M HOPING YOU CAN CONVINCE US AND ME THAT YOU'RE GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CODE REQUIREMENT FOR NOISE AND MAKING SURE THAT THESE TRANSFORMERS ARE NOT GOING TO BE A CONSTANT BACKGROUND HUM FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND WORK AND PLAY.

UM, IN THIS AREA, WE HAVE OUR ENGINEER TEAM.

IS IT OKAY IF SOMEBODY FROM THE ENGINEER? OKAY, THANKS.

YEAH, GOOD AFTERNOON, JOSE CORREA.

UM, DO I HAVE TO GIVE MY ADDRESS OR ANY OTHER PERTAINING INFORMATION MYSELF? NO NAME IS GOOD.

PERFECT, THANK YOU.

UM, SO I REPRESENT THE ENGINEERING TEAM, KINLEY HORN, WHO WILL BE, UM, PERFORMING THE SITE CIVIL, UM, ELECTRICAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN FOR THIS PROJECT.

UM, LOOKING INTO THE DECIBEL LEVELS, UM, WITH THE TRANSFORMER MANUFACTURER, WE FOUND THAT, UM, AT THE DISTANCE TO THE, THE NEIGHBORING, UM, RESIDENTIAL, UH, PROPERTIES, IT WOULD BE ABOUT THE 40 DECIBEL RANGE.

UM, DOING A LITTLE BIT OF RESEARCH SEEMS TO BE IN THE, THE AKIN TO, UH, THE BACKGROUND NOISE OF A, OF A LIBRARY.

SO STILL PRETTY, PRETTY DIM OVERALL.

THE TRANSFORMERS THEMSELVES WON'T JUST BE IN AN, IN AN OPEN LOT.

THERE'LL BE, UM, FENCING AND LANDSCAPING AS WELL, UM, TO KIND OF HINDER SOME OF THE, THE ANY NOISE AND, UM, LIGHTING FROM

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THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

I'M CURIOUS, UH, IF THERE'S ANYTHING YOU CAN DO WITH THAT FENCING OR, OR THE, THE, THE STRUCTURE AROUND THE, THE TRANSFORMER THAT COVERS TO, TO, TO GO EVEN FURTHER AND ENHANCE THAT, THAT NOISE DEADENING OR NOISE DEFLECTION.

IS THAT, IS THAT POSSIBLE? DO, IS THAT KIND OF AN INDUSTRY THING, NOISE DEADENING AND, AND DEFLECTION FOR THESE TYPES OF TRANSFORMERS? GOOD QUESTION.

UH, MY EXPERIENCE REVOLVES HEAVILY AROUND ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING, UH, MUCH LIKE THE, THE INTENDED USE FOR, FOR THIS PROPERTY.

UM, TYPICALLY YOU DON'T SEE TOO MUCH OF A, LIKE, SOUND DAMPENING SYSTEM AROUND TRANSFORMERS.

HOWEVER, IN THE PAST AT, UM, EITHER THE OWNER'S REQUEST OR THE, UH, CUSTOMER'S REQUEST, WE'VE HAD, YOU KNOW, UM, YOU KNOW, ADDITIONAL SOUND BARRIER SLITS FOUND IN THE, THE FENCING.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE MATERIAL FOR THE FENCING HAS BEEN NAILED DOWN.

SO WE'D BE HAPPY TO WORK WITH CITY STAFF DURING THE SITE PLAN PROCESS TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT IS ADDRESSED.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

OKAY.

OTHER QUESTIONS? COMMISSIONER BARRERA RAMIREZ? DID I SEE YOUR HAND? OH, COMMISSIONER, COMMISSIONER MUELLER.

I'LL GO NEXT.

OKAY.

AND THEN VICE CHAIR, I WAS JUST GONNA FOLLOW UP ON COMMISSIONER COX'S QUESTION.

IS THAT 45 DB PER TRANSFORMER OR IS THAT FOR THE SITE TOTAL? YOU'RE COMING BACK UP? SURE, SURE, SURE.

THANK YOU.

THAT IS PER TRANSFORMER.

AND THEN DO WE KNOW HOW MANY TRANSFORMERS WILL BE NEEDED TO SUPPORT THE, THE GOAL OF SPACES? SURE THING.

I BELIEVE IT'S TWO, UM, LOCATED IN, UM, DIFFERENT LOCATIONS ON THE SITE.

OKAY.

SO ONLY TWO TRANSFORMERS.

AND THEN DO THEY NEED TO, DO THEY CYCLE ON OFF OR ARE THEY A CONTINUOUS RUN? UM, THERE'LL BE, UH, A CONTINUOUS RUN.

OKAY.

OKAY.

UM, THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

OKAY.

VICE CHAIR, COMMISSIONER PHILLIPS.

UH, I HAD VICE CHAIR NEXT.

YOU SURE.

UM, THANK YOU.

UM, CHAIR, THIS IS A, A QUESTION FOR STAFF.

UM, I'M NOT SURE WHO THE RELEVANT STAFF PERSON TO RESPOND.

UH, I, I GUESS I WAS TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, THIS WAS BROUGHT UP IN THE PRESENTATION BY THE APPLICANT AS WELL.

UM, RECENTLY WE, GOSH, IT WAS AT OUR LAST MEETING, WE ADOPTED THE EO TYPOLOGIES, UM, AND THE ASSOCIATED MAP WITH IT.

AND PART OF IT WAS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, UH, DESIGNATING THIS AREA AS ONE OF THE EAD AREAS.

AND I WAS WONDERING IF STAFF COULD SPEAK A LITTLE BIT TO HOW THAT WOULD WORK IN TANDEM.

UM, WITH THIS USE.

I DON'T THINK THAT WE HAVE, OR I DON'T KNOW THAT WE HAVE ANYBODY AVAILABLE WHO HAS DETAILS ABOUT .

WE DO.

YAY.

THANK YOU MS. LEE.

THANK YOU MS. JACKIE.

UH, GOOD EVENING.

ERIC LEE, PLANNING DEPARTMENT, UM, AS IF, IF YOU ALL HAVE STARTED DIVING INTO THE BACKUP, UM, FOR, UH, THE APRIL 11TH JOINT PLANNING COMMISSION, CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS, UM, THE EAD OVERLAY THAT IS PROPOSED IS ALONG THE PROJECT CONNECT LIGHT RAIL PHASE ONE INVESTMENT AND PRIORITY EXTENSIONS.

UM, THIS IS OBVIOUSLY THIS IS, THIS IS NOT ALONG THAT AREA.

IT IS NOT, UH, WITHIN A HALF MILE OF THAT LINE.

SO, SO IT IS NOT THE SAME GEOGRAPHY THAT THAT'S OH, NOT QUESTION.

OH.

SO I GUESS I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, HAS THIS BEEN DESIGNATED, DID WE DESIGNATE THIS AS AN EAD AREA WITHIN THE TYPOLOGIES THAT WE ADOPTED LAST TIME? YES.

SORRY.

UM, I DIDN'T, I I SHOULD HAVE, UH, HAD YOU RESTATE THE QUESTION.

YES, NO WORRIES.

IS, AND SO I GUESS I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, RIGHT, WE, AS OUR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, WE'RE AMENDING TO LOOK AT THIS AREA WITHIN THE EO TYPOLOGIES.

HOW WOULD THIS USE FIT WITHIN THAT? AND THAT MIGHT NOT BE A CONSIDERATION YOU'VE MADE, SO I UNDERSTAND IF YOU DON'T HAVE A READY ANSWER.

SO WE HAVE NOT, UH, DEVELOPED SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS.

UM,

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BUT GOING BACK TO, UM, THE EO OVERLAY THAT IS BEING PROPOSED ON APRIL 11TH, UM, WE ARE CURRENTLY PROPOSING THAT THE EV CHARGING LAND USE BE CONDITIONAL WITHIN THE PROPOSED ETO OVERLAY THAT IS NOT IN THIS GEOGRAPHY.

UM, THAT IS OBVIOUSLY ALONG THE RAIL LINE VERSUS, UM, THE, THE RAPID BUS LINE.

SO I, I DON'T KNOW, WE DON'T KNOW YET EXACTLY WHAT WILL BE PROPOSED, UM, IN