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EVERYBODY.

IT'S APRIL 11TH, 2024, AND IT'S 9:00 AM UH, WE ARE MEETING IN THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS LOCATED IN THE AUSTIN CITY HALL AT 3 0 1 WEST SECOND STREET IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, AND A QUORUM OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL IS PRESENT.

THIS IS A JOINT MEETING OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL AND THE AUSTIN PLANNING COMMISSION, AND I'M PLEASED, UH, AS TO WELCOME THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO BE WITH US, UH, DURING THIS JOINT MEETING.

I WILL NOW

[9:00 AM – City Council Convenes]

CALL TO ORDER THE MEETING OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL AT 9:00 AM AND I'M PLEASED TO RECOGNIZE THE VICE CHAIR OF THE AUSTIN PLANNING COMMISSION OF ZAZA, UH, TO, UH, MAKE COMMENTS AND CALL TO ORDER THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, WITH

[9:00 AM – Planning Commission Convenes]

THE QUORUM OF PLANNING COMMISSIONERS PRESENT, I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND CALL THIS MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO ORDER AT NINE 1:00 AM ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH, 2024 AT THE AUSTIN CITY, UH, COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 301 WEST SECOND STREET, AUSTIN, TEXAS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, MR. VICE CHAIR.

UH, AND AGAIN, I WANNA WELCOME EVERYONE.

AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS

[Conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on proposed amendments to City Code Title 25 (Land Development) that would revise regulations that apply to lots with one housing unit; create regulations that allow properties to be used for charging electric vehicles; create regulations, including a density bonus program that modifies height and compatibility in exchange for community benefits, for properties that are located within a half mile of the planned Phase 1 Light Rail and Priority Extensions (also known as the Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) overlay); revise regulations that apply to flag lots and small lots; and revise height, building placement, and other related regulations that apply to property and are in addition to the base zoning regulations (also known as Compatibility Standards).]

A JOINT HEARING AND IT'S A JOINT HEARING TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING LAND USE AMENDMENTS THAT THAT CODE AMENDMENTS THAT THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED BY BOTH THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE CITY COUNCIL.

THIS IS PART OF OUR EFFORT TO ALLOW FOR BU ROBUST PUBLIC INPUT AND ALLOW THOSE RECOMMENDING POLICY AND THOSE MAKING THE POLICY TO HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO HEAR COMMENTS.

AT THE VERY SAME TIME.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION WILL MEET AGAIN ON APRIL 23RD AND APRIL 30TH.

AT THOSE TIMES, THERE WILL BE THE CHANCE FOR FURTHER PUBLIC COMMENT AND, AND INPUT THAT THE PUBLIC MAY HAVE.

IF THE PLANNING COMMISSION IS READY AT THAT TIME, IT WILL BE ABLE TO VOTE ON RECOMMENDATIONS THAT IT WILL MAKE TO THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL.

AT THAT TIME, THE CITY COUNCIL WE'RE SCHEDULED TO MEET ON MAY 16TH.

AGAIN, IF WE'RE READY, WE'LL BE POSTED TO VOTE AT THAT TIME.

PRIOR TO THAT, WE WILL HAVE A WORK SESSION ON THIS ITEM ON TUESDAY, MAY 14TH, NOT ONLY WILL WE HAVE THE CHANCE TO DISCUSS AND ASK ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OF STAFF, BUT THE RECOMMENDATION IS THAT WE USE THAT DATE LIKE WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST TO LAY OUT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS THAT DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL MIGHT PROPOSE AT THE MAY 16TH COUNCIL MEETING.

IT, IT'LL BE LIKE WE, WE DID, LIKE I SAID, UH, LAST DECEMBER OR IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR, THE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE PLANNING COMMISSIONERS ARE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND GET ANSWERS FROM STAFF.

BY CONTACTING KATIE POWERS VIA EMAIL RESPONSES WILL BE SHARED WITH ALL OF THE COUNCIL AND ALL THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

AS SOON AS THOSE RESPONSES ARE FINALIZED, THE PUBLIC, YOU'RE ABLE TO ACCESS SUBMITTED QUESTIONS AND THE STAFF RESPONSES BY GOING TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE THAT'S, UH, LISTED AT THE BOTTOM.

I'M, I'M TOLD IT'S GONNA BE LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN, UH, BY A TXN, AND IF THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN, I'LL MAKE SURE THAT I, I ANNOUNCE IT TO EVERYBODY, UM, MAYBE A COUPLE OF TIMES DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY.

THIS IS TO HELP US, UH, AND HELP THE PUBLIC BE AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON AS WE'RE GOING THROUGH THIS THOUGHT PROCESS AND CONSIDERATION TODAY.

THE RUN OF THE SHOW IS GOING TO BE THIS WAY.

FIRST, UH, WE WILL CALL TO ORDER, UH, THE HEARINGS, THE PUBLIC HEARINGS.

UH, WE'LL HEAR A PRESENTATION FROM CITY STAFF ON THE AGENDA ITEM.

UH, IF THE COMMISSIONERS OR COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE BRIEF CLARIFYING QUESTIONS, THEY'LL ASK THEM AFTER, AFTER THAT PRESENTATION, BUT OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WISHING TO BE HEARD AND DISCUSS, UH, THIS ITEM, AND, AND THEN THEY'RE JUST GONNA BE ASKING CLARIFYING QUESTIONS, AND WE'LL USE THE Q AND A PROCESS THAT I JUST MENTIONED AS A WAY TO GET, UH, MORE DETAILED ANSWERS.

WE WILL HEAR FROM THOSE WISHING TO SPEAK.

EACH PERSON WILL HAVE TWO MINUTES.

PEOPLE MAY DONATE TIME TO SOMEONE SO THAT A SINGLE SPEAKER CAN SPEAK UP TO SIX MINUTES.

IF YOU'RE DONATING TIME, PLEASE SEE THE CITY CLERK SO THAT YOU CAN COMPLETE A TIME DONATION FORM IN ADVANCE, AND THE DONORS MUST BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT THE TIME THE, THE PERSON TO WHOM THEY'RE DONATING TIME IS GOING TO BE SPEAKING DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SPEAKERS.

WE ANTICIPATE THAT DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY, WE MAY NEED AN OVERFLOW ROOM FOR THOSE THAT ARE INTERESTED IN THAT.

A TXN WILL BE STREAMING FROM THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ROOM RIGHT ACROSS THE ATRIUM HERE, AND PEOPLE CAN GO THERE AND, AND BE ABLE TO FOLLOW ALONG AS WELL.

SPEAKERS WILL BE ABLE TO CHECK THE ORDER OF UPCOMING SPEAKERS AT THE KIOSK OUTSIDE THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

UH, I'LL ASK YOU ONCE AGAIN TO BE PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH THE SYSTEM, UH, WITH THE NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE,

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BUT YOU'LL BE ABLE TO, TO STAY UP TO SPEED AND, AND KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN THE ROTATION BASED UPON THOSE KIOSKS.

I ALSO ASK THAT PLEASE TRY TO STAY WITHIN THE TWO MINUTES, UH, THAT YOU'VE BEEN GIVEN OUT OF RESPECT FOR THOSE WHO ARE WISHING TO SPEAK, BUT THEY MAY BE FOLLOWING YOU.

IN ORDER FOR US TO REMAIN EFFICIENT AND RESPECTFUL OF TIME, WE'VE SET UP TWO PODIUMS AND YOU CAN SEE THE TWO PODIUMS, UH, IN FRONT OF US HERE.

THOSE ARE FOR THE SPEAKERS TO USE.

UH, AS YOUR NAMES ARE CALLED.

WE'LL ASK YOU TO COME DOWN TOWARD THE FRONT SO THAT YOU'LL BE READY TO SPEAK, AND PLEASE JUST ALTERNATE, UH, BETWEEN THE TWO PODIUMS. WHEN A SPEAKER'S FINISHED, THEN THE OTHER SPEAKER WILL BE IN A POSITION TO IMMEDIATELY BEGIN.

UM, AND LIKE I SAY, THE THERE ARE SEATS DOWN FRONT THAT WE HOPE THAT YOU'LL UTILIZE SO THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO, UM, UH, MOVE EFFICIENTLY AND AND RESPECT YOUR TIME.

THERE WILL NOT BE A VOTE, UH, THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING ONLY.

SO WITH THAT, UH, MEMBERS, AND WITHOUT OBJECTION, I WILL NOW OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THIS JOINT MEETING OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL AND THE AUSTIN PLANNING COMMISSION, AND I WILL TURN IT OVER TO VERONICA CINIO, UH, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER TO BEGIN THE PRESENTATION.

OH, COUNCIL MEMBER ALLISON ALTER.

THANK YOU.

UM, MAYOR, DID I HEAR CORRECTLY THAT WE WON'T BE, UM, TAKING THIS UP FOR DISCUSSION AS A COUNCIL TILL MAY 14TH AND THEN BE VOTING ON MAY 16TH? WELL, THAT IS THE WAY THE CURRENT SCHEDULE, AS YOU KNOW, WAS ORIGINALLY SET OUT.

WE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO BRING IT UP AT OTHER TIMES, BUT THAT'S THE CURRENT SCHEDULE.

OKAY.

I'LL JUST WANNA REGISTER THAT I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT'S ENOUGH TIME FOR SOMETHING OF THIS MAGNITUDE TO AIR AMENDMENTS AND OTHER THINGS THAT, UM, PEOPLE MAY BE BRINGING FORWARD FOR THE COMMUNITY OR EVEN FOR US AS COUNCIL TO BE ABLE TO, UM, DIGEST THE MATERIAL SO THAT, UM, I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT HAVING SOME TIME WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THINGS, UM, BEFORE MAY 14TH SO THAT THINGS CAN BE, UM, DAYLIGHTED.

UM, IT IS NOT ALWAYS EASY TO SEE WHAT THE RAMIFICATIONS ARE OF SOMETHING THAT SOMEONE BRINGS FORWARD, UM, THAT QUICKLY.

AND, UM, THIS IS A SERIES OF LARGE STEPS AND THERE'S, YOU KNOW, NUANCES ACROSS ALL OF THEM.

AND SO I THINK THAT WE NEED TO BUILD IN SOME TIME FOR US TO HAVE DISCUSSION AND TO AIR WHAT, WHAT MAY BE AMENDMENTS THAT PEOPLE MAY BE BRINGING.

GREAT.

THANK YOU COUNCIL.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

YES, COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY.

UH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE RECOGNITION.

I'M CURIOUS TO KNOW IF WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO HAVE SOME DEDICATED TIME ON A FUTURE COUNCIL WORK SESSION SO THAT WE CAN DISCUSS THIS, UM, PRIOR TO TAKING THAT VOTE, IF THAT MIGHT BE THE RIGHT ROUTE TO TAKE.

WELL, HERE IN THE REQUEST, WE'LL, WE'LL, WE'LL LOOK AT HOW, HOW WE MAKE THAT HAPPEN BECAUSE WE WANT IT TO BE A ROBUST DISCUSSION.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS BEFORE WE BEGIN? THANK YOU BOTH, UH, MR. SENIO, I'LL RECOGNIZE YOU.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR.

MAYOR, PRO TEM, COUNCIL MEMBERS AND PLANNING COMMISSIONERS.

I'M ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, VERONICA SIO, AND I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE WITH YOU TODAY.

WE'RE HOLDING A JOINT PUBLIC HEARING ABOUT A PACKAGE OF CODE AMENDMENTS THAT SUPPORT TRANSIT, HOUSING CAPACITY, AND THE TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

THE PROPOSED CHANGES ENABLE EQUITABLE TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT ALONG THE PROPOSED PROJECT CONNECT PHASE ONE LIGHT RAIL UPDATE, COMPATIBILITY, COMPATIBILITY STANDARDS CITYWIDE ALLOW SINGLE FAMILY HOMES TO BE BUILT ON SMALLER LOTS AND ALLOW PROPERTIES TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR CHARGING ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

COLLECTIVELY, THEY WILL UNLOCK OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE HOUSING, INCLUDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND ALONG OUR BUSIEST TRANSIT CORRIDORS.

THE REGULATIONS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES CHARGING SITES WILL HELP MAKE THIS GREEN MOBILITY OPTION MORE AVAILABLE TO ALL AUSTINITES, BUT IN A WAY THAT SUPPORTS THE COUNCILS OTHER MOBILITY AND LAND USE GOALS.

THESE CODE AMENDMENTS WILL ALSO HELP US MORE BE MORE COMPETITIVE WHEN APPLYING FOR FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT CONNECT LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT PROGRAM.

FINALLY, THESE CHANGES HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY YEARS OF COMMUNITY CONVERSATION AND THEY WERE REQUESTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AFTER CAREFUL DELIBERATION.

STAFF HAS WORKED VERY HARD TO DEVELOP THESE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS, AND I THANK THEM FOR THAT.

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THEM TO YOU TODAY, TO YOU AND TO THE COMMUNITY TODAY.

AND WITH THAT, I'M GONNA TURN IT OVER TO ANDREA BATES, OUR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

THANK YOU, ANDREA.

GOOD MORNING MAYOR, MAYOR PROM, COUNCIL MEMBERS AND PLANNING COMMISSIONERS.

I AM ANDREA BATES, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR WITH THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, AND I'M JOINED BY FOUR COLLEAGUES WHO WILL BE PROVIDING AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS, ERIC THOMAS, LAURA KEATING, JONATHAN LEE AND WARNER COOK.

THE FOUR CODE AMENDMENTS WE'LL BE DESCRIBING TODAY ARE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING USE HOME PHASE TWO, WHICH IS SMALLER LOT SIZES FOR ONE UNIT, CITYWIDE COMPATIBILITY CHANGES AND AN EQUITABLE TRANSIT TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT OR ETOD OVERLAY.

THE GOALS FOR THESE AMENDMENTS ARE TO UNLOCK OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADDITIONAL HOUSING AND TO MAKE OUR CITY MORE WALKABLE,

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TRANSIT SUPPORTIVE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FOR ALL RESIDENTS.

THE TIMELINE FOR THESE AMENDMENTS INCLUDE, AND IF YOU DON'T MIND, WE WE CAN'T HEAR YOU.

CAN WE GET THE MIC INCREASE PLEASE? THANK YOU.

THE TIMELINE FOR THESE CODE AMENDMENTS INCLUDES TODAY'S JOINT PUBLIC HEARING AND TWO SCHEDULED OPEN HOUSES, ONE IN PERSON ON APRIL 17TH AND ONE VIRTUAL ON APRIL 20TH FOR THE PUBLIC.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROPOSALS, THE PLANNING COMMISSION WILL THEN CONSIDER THE AMENDMENTS AT HEARINGS ON APRIL 23RD AND APRIL 30TH.

STAFF IS CURRENTLY WORKING TO SCHEDULE ADDITIONAL OPEN HOUSES THAT WE ANTICIPATE IN LATE APRIL OR EARLY MAY BEFORE COUNCIL TAKES THIS ITEM UP AGAIN.

AND THEN FINALLY, CITY COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE AMENDMENTS ON MAY 16TH AS ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER.

SENIO MENTIONED THESE CHANGES HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY YEARS OF PUBLIC DISCUSSION ABOUT THE CITY'S MOBILITY, AFFORDABILITY, AND CLIMATE GOALS.

THESE SPECIFIC AMENDMENTS WERE INITIATED BY CITY COUNCIL LAST SUMMER AND EARLIER THIS YEAR.

THE PROPOSAL BEFORE YOU TODAY WAS DEVELOPED IN RESPONSE TO THE COUNCIL DIRECTION PROVIDED IN THE RESOLUTIONS THAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN.

WE WILL NOW BEGIN WITH A DESCRIPTION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING USE.

GOOD MORNING MAYOR.

MAYOR PRO, TIM COUNCIL AND COMMISSIONERS.

I'M ERIC THOMAS, ZONING DIVISION MANAGER WITH THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, AND IT IS MY PRIVILEGE THIS MORNING TO SPEAK ABOUT THE PROPOSED ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING LAND USE.

I'D LIKE TO BEGIN BY TALKING A BIT ABOUT WHY WE'RE HERE.

THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS ESTABLISHED A NUMBER OF AMBITIOUS CLIMATE ORIENTED GOALS AND STRATEGIES, INCLUDING REACHING NET ZERO COMMUNITY-WIDE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 2050, THE CREATION OF A PUBLIC EV CHARGING NETWORK, THE ELECTRIFICATION OF MOBILITY FLEETS AND SERVICES, AND A TARGET OF 40% OF TOTAL VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED IN AUSTIN BEING ELECTRIFIED BY 2030.

WITH THE RAPID TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE OR EV USE, THERE IS A NEED FOR A PRINCIPAL LAND USE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING THE BALANCES, ENVIRONMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS WITH LAND USE CONSIDERATIONS.

CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZED THE NEED FOR THE NEW USE AND DRAFTED RESOLUTION 20 23 0 6 0 8 DASH 0 8 2 IN JUNE OF 2023.

COUNCIL DIRECTED STAFF TO CREATE THE NEW USE WHILE PREVENTING IT FROM BECOMING CONCENTRATED IN ACTIVE OR RESIDENTIAL AREAS, AS WELL AS ALLOWING IT THROUGH THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT PROCESS AND LIMITING ITS PLACEMENT TO CS AND LESS RESTRICTIVE ZONING DISTRICTS.

THE PROPOSED ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING USE IS DEFINED AS THE USE OF A SITE FOR THE CHARGING OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE OR EV, INCLUDING BATTERY CHARGING STATIONS AND RAPID CHARGING STATIONS EACH AS DEFINED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY WITH THE EV INDUSTRY AND ITS TECHNOLOGY PROGRESSING AND TRANSFORMING AT SUCH A RAPID RATE.

STAFF WANTED TO ENSURE THAT THE USE DEFINITION DOES NOT UNINTENTIONALLY PROHIBIT A FUTURE CHARGING TECHNIQUE.

BY DEFERRING TO FEDERAL STANDARDS, THE DEFINITIONS MAY BE UPDATED TO REFLECT CONTEMPORARY TECHNOLOGY WHILE ALIGNING WITH OTHER MUNICIPALITIES THAT ELECT TO STRUCTURE DEFINITIONS.

SIMILARLY, STAFF FINDS IT NECESSARY TO PREVENT THE PROPOSED EV CHARGING USE FROM BECOMING CONCENTRATED AND ACTIVE RESIDENTIAL MIXED USE OR OTHER PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY AREAS.

TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, THE USE WILL NOT BE BROADLY PERMITTED IN A SET OF BASE ZONING DISTRICTS.

INSTEAD, THE USE WILL BE PERMITTED CONDITIONAL OR PROHIBITED DEPENDING ON THE FOLLOWING FACTORS EXISTING IN PREVIOUS LAND USE OF THE SITE, THE ZONING DISTRICT OF THE SITE, THE TYPE OF ROADWAY THAT THE SITE OF BUTTS AND THE SITE'S AREA AND LOCATION.

I'LL SPEAK IN A BIT MORE DETAIL ABOUT HOW EACH FACTOR MAY AFFECT THE ABILITY OF A SITE TO UTILIZE THE EV CHARGING USE.

FIRST, WE'LL CONSIDER THE EXISTING OR PREVIOUS LAND USE OF A SITE.

AN EV CHARGING USE IS PERMITTED AS THE PRINCIPLE USE WHEN THE EXISTING OR PREVIOUS USE OF THE SITE IS SERVICE STATION.

IF THE BASE OWNING DISTRICT IS COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL AND THE PREVIOUS USE WAS NOT ALREADY CONVERTED TO A RESIDENTIAL OR RESTAURANT USE, GIVEN THE SIGNIFICANT COST ASSOCIATED WITH SITE REMEDIATION FOR SERVICE STATIONS, WE VIEW EV CHARGING AS AN APPROPRIATE TRANSITION USE, BUT THE PROPOSAL WOULD NOT PERMIT THE CONVERSION OF HOUSING OR RESTAURANTS UNDER THIS PROVISION.

ADDITIONALLY, AND THIS APPLIES BROADLY TO THE USE, NO MATTER WHERE IT'S PERMITTED, EV CHARGING IS PROHIBITED ON UNDERGROUND AND THIS IS A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

NEXT, WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE ZONING DISTRICT AND ROADWAY TYPE FACTORS WHICH DETERMINE WHERE THE USE MAY ALSO BE PERMITTED.

AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING USE WILL BE PERMITTED IF THE SITE IS LOCATED IN A CS OR LESS RESTRICTIVE ZONING DISTRICT AND ABUTTING CERTAIN ROADS FOR REFERENCE CS AND LESS RESTRICTIVE ZONING.

DISTRICTS ARE CS, CS ONE, CHIP, MILI, AND R AND D.

IF THE SITE IS LOCATED IN

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A CS OR LESS RESTRICTIVE ZONING DISTRICT AND ABUTTING A HIGHWAY HILL COUNTRY ROADWAY, SUBURBAN ROADWAY, OR INTERNAL CIRCULATION ROUTE, THEN ELECTRIC FECAL CHARGING IS A PERMITTED USE.

THESE REQUIREMENTS ENSURE THAT THE USE IS MAINLY PERMITTED IN AREAS THAT ARE LESS LIKELY TO BE PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY OR RESIDENTIAL IN NATURE.

IF THE SITE IS LOCATED IN A CS OR LESS RESTRICTIVE ZONING DISTRICT, BUT ABUTTING A CORE TRANSIT CORRIDOR, FUTURE COURT, TRANSIT CORRIDOR, OR URBAN ROADWAY, IF AN ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLY, THE USE IS PERMITTED.

IF THE SITE DOES NOT EXCEED 25,000 SQUARE FEET AND IS LOCATED AT LEAST 1000 FEET FROM THE NEAREST EV CHARGING USE, IF THE SITE IS GREATER THAN 25,000 SQUARE FEET OR LESS THAN 1000 FEET FROM THE NEAREST EV CHARGING USE, THEN THE USE IS CONDITIONAL.

IN WHICH CASE A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AND LAND USE COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO SITE PLAN APPROVAL.

AS THESE ROADWAY TYPES ARE MORE LIKELY TO INCLUDE TRANSIT RICH AND WALKABLE AREAS, THE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS ARE INTENDED TO PROVIDE STAFF AND THE LAND USE COMMISSION THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DETERMINATION AS TO WHETHER THE SPECIFIC LOCATION IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE PROPOSED USE.

STAFF IS RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING USE WHILE SITE PLAN APPLICATIONS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FILED FOR EV CHARGING AND WITH AN URGENT NEED TO ADDRESS SERIOUS CLIMATE ORIENTED CITY GOALS.

THE PROPOSED NEW USE WILL BALANCE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS WITH LAND USE CONSIDERATIONS TO ALLOW RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE MOST APPROPRIATE PLACES AROUND OUR GREAT CITY.

THANK YOU.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT THE MICROPHONE'S ON.

HELLO COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION.

I'M LA KEATING WITH THE PROJECT CONNECT OFFICE AND I'LL BE PRESENTING ON THIS PHASE OF THE HOME AMENDMENTS.

THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THE HOME AMENDMENTS IS TO CREATE MORE HOUSING OPTIONS THAT ARE ATTAINABLE FOR MORE AUSTINITES.

THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS UNDER PHASE TWO EXPAND ON PREVIOUS CHANGES.

THIS PROVIDES MORE HOUSE ADDITIONAL OPTIONS FOR HOME OWNERSHIP.

IN DECEMBER, COUNCIL ADOPTED CHANGES TO ALLOW UP TO THREE HOMES ON A SINGLE FAMILY LOT.

THE FOCUS OF PHASE TWO IS TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM LOT SIZE TO 2000 SQUARE FEET TO FACILITATE FEE.

SIMPLE OWNERSHIP FEE.

SIMPLE OWNERSHIP MEANS THE HOMEOWNER OWNS THE HOUSE AND THE LAND UNDER IT OUTRIGHT .

THE PROPOSED CHANGES FOR PHASE TWO WILL ALLOW SIMILAR TYPES OF DEVELOPMENT AS PHASE ONE, TWO, OR THREE UNITS ON AN EXISTING LOT, BUT GOES THE EXTRA STEP OF ALLOWING THESE LOTS TO SUBDIVIDE WITHOUT THESE CHANGES.

IF TWO OR THREE UNITS ARE BUILT ON A LOT AND SOLD SEPARATELY, THEY'RE OWNED AS CONDOMINIUMS. IN LINE WITH PHASE ONE, THE PROPOSED CHANGES ONLY APPLY TO SF ONE, TWO, AND THREE ZONING.

REDUCING THE MINIMUM LOT SIZE REQUIRES THE ADJUSTMENT OF OTHER STANDARDS TO ALLOW FOR FEASIBLE DEVELOPMENT.

PHASE ONE REMOVED HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS FOR TWO TO THREE UNIT DEVELOPMENTS IMPOSED BY MCMANSION STANDARDS ALLOWING 35 FEET, WHICH EQUATES TO THREE STORIES STAFF IS RECOMMENDING CARRYING THIS FORWARD FOR SMALL LOTS.

A SMALL LOT IS ANYTHING BETWEEN THE NEW MINIMUM OF 2000 AND THE EXISTING MINIMUM OF 57 50 SQUARE FEET.

WITHIN THE MCMANSION BOUNDARY, WHICH COVERS THE CENTRAL CITY, THE SIZE OF ONE UNIT IS RESTRICTED.

UNDER CURRENT CODE.

PHASE ONE PROVIDED MORE ALLOWABLE SQUARE FOOTAGE ON A LOT IF MORE UNITS WERE BUILT.

PHASE TWO PROPOSES TO MIRROR THESE ENTITLEMENTS FOR ONE UNIT ON A SMALL LOT.

THESE UNIT SIZE MAXIMUMS ALLOW SLIGHTLY MORE AREA IN RELATION TO THE LOT SIZE FOR SMALLER LOTS GUARANTEEING EACH LOT 1,450 SQUARE FEET HOMES, WHICH PROVIDES FOR A COMFORTABLE THREE BEDROOM UNIT.

IN NO CASE DO THE PROPOSED STANDARDS ALLOW LARGER HOUSES THAN WHAT IS PERMITTED IN PHASE ONE AND OTHER PARTS OF CURRENT CODE OUTSIDE THE MCMANSION BOUNDARY STAFF IS RECOMMENDING A UNIT NO UNIT SIZE CAP.

THIS IS ALIGNED WITH CURRENT CODE AND WITH PHASE ONE.

THIS EXAMPLE SHOWS THREE LOTS ON A CORNER NEAR THE AT THE RECOMMENDED UNIT SIZE CAP FOR THE SMALLEST LOT PROPOSED SETBACKS ARE ALSO REDUCED IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS TO ALLOW FOR UNITS ON SEPARATE LOTS TO BE ATTACHED.

THIS WILL ALLOW FOR DUPLEXES AND ROW HOMES TO BE

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BUILT ON SMALL LOCKS.

THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION ALSO INCLUDES DECIDE STANDARDS.

THE GOAL OF THESE ARE TO PROVIDE OPEN SPACE ALONG THE STREET, REDUCE THE IMPACT OF DRIVEWAYS, PRESERVE CURB SPACE FOR STREET PARKING AND TRASH COLLECTION, AND TO PROMOTE WALKABLE BUILDING DESIGN.

DESIGN STANDARDS INCLUDE REQUIRING A STREET FACING ENTRANCE LIMITING THE AMOUNT OF DRIVEWAY OR IMPERVIOUS COVER IN THE FRONT YARD AND RESTRICTING THE SIZE OF STREET FACING GARAGES OR CARPORTS.

LOT WITH MINIMUMS VARY BASED ON THE TYPE OF DRIVEWAY ACCESS NEEDED FOR EACH HOME TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS ADEQUATE SPACE ALONG THE STREET FOR DRIVEWAYS AND UTILITIES.

SHOWN HERE ON THE LEFT, THE LOT WITH MINIMUM WITH A SINGLE DEDICATED DRIVEWAY IS 30 FEET.

THE MINIMUM FOR OTHER TYPES OF ACCESS IS 20 FEET.

ON THE RIGHT, WE SEE ATTACHED UNITS WITH A SHARED DRIVEWAY.

OTHER TYPES OF ACCESS INCLUDE ALLEY ACCESS SHOWN ON THE LEFT AND ACCESS FROM A SIDE STREET.

ON THE RIGHT WE SEE ROW HOUSES WITHOUT PARKING TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE MINIMUM LOT WIDTH OF 20 FEET.

WHILE, WHILE IT IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME THAT MOST NEW HOUSING WILL PROVIDE PARKING ON SITE, AUSTIN RECENTLY REMOVED THE REQUIREMENT TO DO SO, PROVIDING FLEXIBILITY IN THE FUTURE FOR PROJECTS THAT ARE CLOSE TO TRANSIT OR DO NOT NEED PARKING.

DUE TO THE EXISTING REDUCTION TO DUE TO THE PROPOSED RE REDUCTION AND LAW LOT AND LOT WIDTH AND LOT SIZE, WE EXPECT THAT MORE FLAG LOTS WILL BE CREATED UNDER THIS PROPOSAL.

A FLAG LOT IS SHAPED LIKE A FLAG.

IT HAS A NARROW STRIP OF LAND, WHICH WE CALL THE FLAGPOLE THAT EXTENDS TO THE STREET, AND THE PURPOSE OF THE FLAGPOLE IS TO PROVIDE WATER UTILITY ACCESS TO EACH HOME.

THE PROPOSED CHANGES REDU REDUCE THE WIDTH OF THE FLAGPOLE TO ALLOW FOR MORE LOTS TO SUBDIVIDE WHILE MAINTAIN, WHILE MAINTAINING ENOUGH SPACE FOR UTILITIES.

THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION ALSO INCLUDES A CHANGE TO CURRENT CODE TO ENSURE THAT ALL NEW IMPERVIOUS COVER IS ACCOUNTED FOR.

PREVIOUSLY, THE FLAGPOLE DID NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE LOT AREA AND THE IMPERVIOUS COVER ALONG IT WAS UNREGULATED.

THIS MEANT IT COULD EXCEED THE MAXIMUM STAFF RECOMMENDS INCLUDING THIS AREA IN THE FUTURE SO THAT THE OVERALL SITE DOES NOT EXCEED THE IMPERVIOUS COVER LIMIT.

THE CHANGES TO FLAG LOT REQUIREMENTS WILL ALLOW MORE EXISTING LOTS TO SUBDIVIDE INTO THREE SMALL LOTS AS SHOWN ABOVE.

FOR LOTS THAT ARE INTERIOR TO THE BLOCK, MEANING THEY ARE NOT A CORNER LOT, THE LIMITED STREET FRONTAGE PROVIDES THE MAIN CONSTRAINT FOR SUBDIVISION BECAUSE EACH LOT MUST HAVE ACCESS TO THE STREET FOR UTILITIES.

THE ABOVE, THE ABOVE, EXAMPLE ABOVE EXAMPLE SHOWS HOW EVEN THOUGH AN EXISTING LOT IS OVER 9,000 SQUARE FEET AND HAS ENOUGH LOT AREA FOR FOUR NEW SMALL LOTS, THE WIDTH ONLY ALLOWS FOR THREE NEW LOTS.

ADDITIONALLY, THERE'S NO PROPOSED CHANGE TO UTILITY REQUIREMENTS.

EXISTING CONDITIONS SUCH AS LOCATION OF UTILITIES OR ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES WILL REDUCE THE EXISTING LOTS ABILITY TO SUBDIVIDE.

FOR THESE REASONS, STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION AIMS TO PROVIDE AS MUCH FLEXIBILITY TO ACCOMMODATE DIFFERING CONDITIONS IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS OF THE HOME RESOLUTION.

IN CLOSING, WE WANNA CLARIFY WHAT IS NOT CHANGING UNDER THIS AMENDMENT.

STAFF IS RE RECOMMENDING NO CHANGE TO 45% IMPERVIOUS COVER IN SF TWO AND SF THREE ZONING FOR SF ONE.

UNDER THE PROPOSED CHANGES, IMPERVIOUS COVER WILL INCREASE FROM 40 TO 45%.

THIS IS IN LINE WITH THE INCREASE IN PHASE ONE FOR MULTI-UNIT DEVELOPMENTS.

REGULATIONS FOR ONE UNIT ON A LOT OVER 57 50 SQUARE FEET ARE NOT CHANGING.

ADDITIONALLY, REGULATIONS FROM HOME PHASE ONE FOR TWO AND THREE UNITS REMAIN THE SAME, INCLUDING THE MINIMUM LOT SIZE OF 57 50.

I'M JONATHAN LEE WITH THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND I'LL BE PRESENTING ON PROPOSED CITYWIDE COMPATIBILITY CHANGES.

COMPATIBILITY IS A ZONING REGULATION CREATED IN THE 1980S TO PRESERVE SINGLE FAMILY NEIGHBORHOODS AND PROTECT THEM FROM TALLER BUILDINGS AND POTENTIALLY INCOMPATIBLE USES OF LAND COMPATIBILITY SETS HEIGHT LIMITS FOR PROPERTIES NEAR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.

THESE HEIGHT LIMITS ARE MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN THE HEIGHT LIMITS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY.

COMPATIBILITY ALSO REGULATES SCREENING, BUILDING DESIGN

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AND NOISE LEVELS FOR BUILDINGS NEAR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.

THE PROPOSED CHANGES WOULD REDUCE THE IMPACT OF COMPATIBILITY WHILE MAINTAINING A HEIGHT TRANSITION BETWEEN SINGLE FAMILY HOMES AND LARGER BUILDINGS.

THE CITY IS PROPOSING TO CHANGE COMPATIBILITY TO HELP ACHIEVE A FEW IMPORTANT GOALS.

THESE INCLUDE INCREASING THE NUMBER OF HOMES THAT CAN BE BUILT ACROSS THE CITY, CREATING MORE WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR PUBLIC TRANSIT TO SUPPORT THE CITY'S CLIMATE AND MOBILITY GOALS AND SIMPLIFYING COMPLEX REGULATIONS AND BRINGING THESE REGULATIONS IN LINE WITH PEER CITIES.

AT A HIGH LEVEL, THE PROPOSED CHANGES WOULD DO THE FOLLOWING, INCOMPATIBILITY AT 75 FEET IN DISTANCE FROM SINGLE FAMILY HOMES CHANGE THE APPLICABILITY SO THAT ONLY A SITE ZONED SINGLE FAMILY WITH ONE TO THREE HOMES TRIGGERS COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN MULTIFAMILY BUILDINGS.

SMALLER MULTIFAMILY BUILDINGS ARE EXEMPT AND SIMPLIFY CURRENT REGULATIONS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND AND ADMINISTER.

CURRENT COMPATIBILITY HEIGHT LIMITS EXTEND 540 FEET OR NEARLY TWO FOOTBALL FIELDS FROM SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.

THE HEIGHT LIMITS GRADUALLY INCREASE AS THE DISTANCE FROM A SINGLE FAMILY HOME INCREASES WITHIN 25 FEET OF A SINGLE FAMILY HOME.

NOTHING IS ALLOWED TO BE BUILT.

THE CURRENT COMPATIBILITY HEIGHT LIMITS ARE FAR MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN SIMILAR KINDS OF HEIGHT LIMITS IN PURE CITIES AND AUSTIN.

TODAY, A BUILDING MUST BE 300 FEET AWAY FROM A SINGLE FAMILY HOME TO REACH 60 FEET IN HEIGHT OR FIVE STORIES AND 420 FEET AWAY TO REACH 90 FEET IN HEIGHT OR SEVEN TO EIGHT STORIES.

ON AVERAGE, PEER CITIES ALLOW 60 FEET OF HEIGHT AT ABOUT 50 FEET IN DISTANCE AND 90 FEET OF HEIGHT AT ABOUT 75 FEET IN DISTANCE.

THE PROPOSED HEIGHT LIMITS ARE LESS RESTRICTIVE THAN THE CURRENT LIMITS AND ARE ALIGNED WITH THE AVERAGE OF SIMILAR LIMITS IN PURE CITIES BETWEEN 25 AND 50 FEET OF DISTANCE FROM A SINGLE FAMILY HOME, A 40 FOOT TALL OR THREE STORY BUILDING WOULD BE ALLOWED AND BETWEEN 50 AND 75 FEET FROM DISTANCE, A 60 FOOT TALL OR FIVE STORY BUILDING WOULD BE ALLOWED WITHIN 25 FEET OF A SINGLE FAMILY HOME.

A COMPATIBILITY BUFFER WITH VEGETATIVE SCREENING WOULD BE REQUIRED.

THIS IS HOW THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS WOULD LOOK ON A HYPOTHETICAL CITY BLOCK.

THE BUILDING ON THE PROPERTY TO THE RIGHT WOULD HAVE TO BUILD WITHIN THE HEIGHT LIMITS IN PINK AND PURPLE WITHIN 75 FEET OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, WHICH ARE LABELED HERE AS TRIGGERING PROPERTIES BEYOND 75 FEET IN DISTANCE.

THE HEIGHT LIMITS WOULD BE SET BY THE BASE ZONING DISTRICT IN MOST CASES.

THIS HEIGHT LIMIT WOULD BE 60 FEET AS SHOWN HERE, BUT IN SOME CASES THERE MAY BE TALLER HEIGHT LIMITS.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT BUILDINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS AS TALL AS THE HEIGHT LIMITS ALLOWED BY ZONING.

TO REDUCE THE VISUAL IMPACT OF TALLER BUILDINGS AND TO PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS, THERE WILL BE A NEW REQUIREMENT FOR A COMPATIBILITY BUFFER.

THE BUFFER WILL INCLUDE TREES AND SHRUBS TO MAINTAIN PRIVACY, BOTH FOR CURRENT RESIDENTS AND SINGLE FAMILY HOMES AS WELL AS THE OCCUPANTS OF NEW BUILDINGS.

THIS IS MORE OF A BUFFER THAN WHAT IS REQUIRED TODAY.

CURRENTLY ONLY A WALL FENCE OR HEDGE IS REQUIRED.

THE COMPATIBILITY BUFFER WILL INCLUDE TREES THAT REACH AT LEAST 20 FEET IN HEIGHT AT MATURITY AS WELL AS SMALL TREES AND LARGE DROPS.

A 15 FOOT WIDE RESTRICTED ZONE WILL ALLOW LOW INTENSITY USES IN THE BUFFER, SUCH AS TRAILS, DRIVEWAYS, AND FIRE LANES.

THE PROPOSED RESTRICTED ZONE IS MORE FLEXIBLE THAN THE CURRENT 25 FOOT.

NO BUILD SETBACK NEIGHBORHOOD SCALE OFFICE AND COMMERCIAL USES WILL NOT HAVE TO BUILD A COMPATIBILITY BUFFER.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WILL ALSO HELP MINIMIZE THE POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF LARGER BUILDINGS.

THESE INCLUDE KEEPING EXISTING SCREENING REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLE LIGHTS, DUMPSTERS, MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT, AND OUTDOOR STORAGE, AND ADDING YOUR REQUIREMENT TO SCREEN OUTDOOR COMMON SPACES.

EXISTING NOISE LIMITS FOR MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT AND A REQUIREMENT TO SHIELD OUTDOOR LIGHTING WILL ALSO BE MAINTAINED.

THE PROPOSED CHANGES WOULD ALLOW MORE HOMES TO BE BUILT ACROSS THE CITY.

CURRENT COMPATIBILITY REGULATIONS LIMIT HOUSING CAPACITY BY AROUND 82,000 UNITS.

HOUSING CAPACITY IS A PROJECTION OF HOW MANY UNITS COULD BE BUILT.

IF EVERY PROPERTY WERE TO DEVELOP OR REDEVELOP UNDER EXISTING ZONING REGULATIONS, THE PROPOSED CHANGES COULD UNLOCK 76% OR ABOUT 63,000 UNITS OF THAT LOST CAPACITY.

THESE CHANGES WOULD HELP ACHIEVE THE GOAL IN THE 2017 STRATEGIC HOUSING BLUEPRINT OF CREATING 135,000 HOMES IN 10 YEARS.

HELLO, MY NAME IS WARNER COOK AND I'M A PRINCIPAL PLANNER WITH THE CITY'S PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND THE CASE MANAGER FOR THE EQUITABLE TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT OR ETOD OVERLAY CODE AMENDMENT AND REZONING.

IN MARCH OF LAST YEAR, COUNCIL ACCEPTED THE ETOD POLICY PLAN, WHICH PROVIDES A FRAMEWORK FOR HOW TO IMPLEMENT THIS WORK THROUGHOUT AUSTIN.

IN CONCERT WITH PROJECT CONNECT TRANSIT INVESTMENTS,

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THE PROPOSED ETOD OVERLAY CODE AMENDMENT AND REZONING HELPS IMPLEMENT OUR POLICY PLAN.

THE OVERLAY AIMS TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY'S HISTORIC INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BY INCREASING HOUSING AND ESPECIALLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES NEAR TRANSIT, ENSURING THAT PEOPLE OF VARIOUS BACKGROUNDS CAN ALL ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF OUR NEW LIGHT RAIL LINE.

THIS PROPOSAL ALSO PROVIDES PROTECTION FOR CERTAIN EXISTING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND PRIORITY BUSINESSES AND SERVICES.

LASTLY, THE OVERLAY RESTRICTS FUTURE EXPANSION OF LAND USES THAT ARE LESS COMPATIBLE WITH HIGH CAPACITY TRANSIT.

ALL OF THIS HELPS MAXIMIZE OUR INVESTMENT OF PUBLIC DOLLARS IN TRANSIT AND CONTRIBUTES TO OUR FUTURE APPLICATION TO THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION FOR GRANT FUNDING.

THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES THE CREATION OF TWO COMBINING DISTRICTS THAT WOULD APPLY IN ADDITION TO A PROPERTY'S OTHER ZONING REGULATIONS.

TODAY.

THE FIRST OF THOSE TWO DISTRICTS IS THE ETOD OVERLAY COMBINING DISTRICT, WHICH WOULD RESTRICT CERTAIN USES THAT ARE NOT TRANSIT SUPPORTIVE.

THE SECOND IS THE ETOD DENSITY BONUS DISTRICT OR D-B-E-T-O-D.

IN THIS PRESENTATION, IT WOULD CREATE A NEW DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM THAT WOULD ALLOW PROPERTY OWNERS ADDITIONAL ENTITLEMENTS IN EXCHANGE FOR PROVIDING COMMUNITY BENEFITS.

THE PROPOSAL ALSO INCLUDES, UM, IN ADDITION TO THE TWO NEW COMBINING DISTRICTS, A PROPOSED REZONING COUNCIL HAS RECOMMENDED THAT STAFF APPLY OR REZONE CERTAIN NONS SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTIES WITHIN A HALF MILE RADIUS OF THE PHASE ONE AUSTIN LIGHT RAIL AND PRIORITY EXTENSIONS.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT A PROPERTY WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BONUS PROGRAM WITHOUT ALSO HAVING THE USE RESTRICTIONS APPLIED.

SO THE REZONING WOULD INCLUDE BOTH COMBINING DISTRICTS INTO THE ZONING STRING.

THE ITEMS BEFORE YOU TODAY INCLUDE THE CITY INITIATED REZONING OF APPROXIMATELY 1,118 ACRES OF LAND WITHIN THAT HALF MILE RADIUS PROPERTIES PROPOSED FOR REZONING AND THOSE WITHIN 500 FEET OF THOSE SUBJECT PROPERTIES RECEIVED A NOTICE OF THE PROPOSED REZONING.

AND THERE WOULD BE WAYS IN THE FUTURE THAT ARE LISTED ON THE SLIDE THAT ARE NOT PART OF TODAY'S PROPOSAL.

SHOULD SOMEBODY WANT TO APPLY FOR THIS ZONING DISTRICT BASED ON COUNCIL DIRECTION, STAFF RECOMMENDED APPLYING THE ETOD OVERLAY TO NON SINGLE FAMILY PARCELS SHOWN IN BLUE ON THE MAP ON THE RIGHT OF THIS SLIDE.

THE TWO DISTRICTS WOULD NOT APPLY IN CERTAIN PLACES WITH EXISTING REGULATING PLANS AND OVERLAYS, WHICH ARE SHOWN IN A MEDIUM GRAY ON THE MAP.

IT WOULD NOT APPLY TO SINGLE FAMILY ZONED PROPERTY, WHICH IS SHOWN IN LIGHT GRAY ON THE MAP AND OTHER SIMILAR RESIDENTIAL BASED ZONES.

IT WOULD NOT APPLY TO UN ZONE STATE OWNED LAND WHERE THE CITY DOES NOT HAVE AUTHORITY TO REZONE THE PROPERTY, AND THERE ARE ADDITIONAL AREAS THAT STAFF RECOMMENDED IT WOULD NOT APPLY BASED ON ANALYSIS.

AND THAT IS DETAILED IN THE STAFF REPORT.

THOSE ARE THE PARCELS THAT HAVE NO COLOR ON THEM OTHER THAN THE THE BASE MAP UNDERNEATH, UM, INSIDE THE BUFFER BUT NOT SHOWN IN COLOR.

THE MAP DEMONSTRATES THAT A SUBSTANTIAL MAJORITY OF LAND WITHIN A HALF MILE THE CORRIDOR IS EITHER UN ZONED TODAY, SINGLE FAMILY ZONED ALREADY PART OF AN EXISTING OVERLAY, A REGULATING PLAN OR PART OF OUR ETOD REZONING PROPOSAL.

I'LL NOW DIVE A LITTLE DEEPER INTO WHAT EACH OF THESE TWO NEW DISTRICTS DO.

STARTING WITH THE USE RESTRICTIONS OF THE ETOD OVERLAY COMBINING DISTRICT, THIS DISTRICT WOULD RESTRICT USES BY EITHER MAKING THEM PROHIBITED OR MAKING THEM CONDITIONAL.

PROHIBITED USES ARE THOSE THAT WOULD BE PREVENTED FROM LOCATING ON PARCELS IN THE FUTURE MOVING FORWARD.

CONDITIONAL USES ARE USES THAT WOULD REQUIRE PERMISSION FROM THE LAND USE COMMISSION THROUGH THE COMMI CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT PROCESS IN ORDER TO LOCATE ON A SITE ZONED ETOD.

THE ETOD OVERLAY DOES NOT RESTRICT ANY RESIDENTIAL USES AND IT DOES NOT IMPACT SINGLE FAMILY ZONED PROPERTIES WHILE COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL USES WOULD BE RESTRICTED BY THIS PROPOSAL ONLY.

UM, FUTURE USES ARE IMPACTED.

EXISTING USES WOULD NOT BE REQUIRED TO DISCONTINUE UNDER STAFF'S PROPOSAL.

NON-TRANS SUPPORTIVE USES HAVE A HISTORY OF USING LARGE AMOUNTS OF LAND FOR PARKING AND LOW DENSITY DEVELOPMENT OR CREATING UNINTERESTING AND UNSAFE ENVIRONMENTS THAT LACK PEDESTRIAN ACTIVITY.

THIS SLIDE PROVIDES A LIST OF ALL OF THE USES IN THE PROPOSAL THAT THE WOULD BE FURTHER RESTRICTED.

SOME USES SUCH AS ALTERNATIVE FINANCIAL SERVICES OR PAWN SHOPS MIGHT GENERATE TRANSIT SUPPORTIVE LEVELS OF ACTIVITY AND THE PEOPLE WHO ACCESS THOSE USES COULD BENEFIT FROM THEM BEING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR TRANSIT SERVICE.

HOWEVER, THEY HAVE HISTORICALLY BEEN RESTRICTED IN MANY PLACES THROUGHOUT AUSTIN, LEADING TO AN UNEVEN DISTRIBUTION OF THEM TODAY WITH CONCENTRATIONS IN AREAS WITH MORE LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

BECAUSE OF THESE EQUITY CONSIDERATIONS STAFF

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PROPOSES THESE USES BE CONDITIONAL, SO THERE CAN BE ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION THROUGH THE LAND USE COMMISSION PERMIT PROCESS.

ONE MORE REMINDER.

JUST BECAUSE THE OVERLAY RESTRICTS A USE DOES NOT MEAN THAT AN EXISTING BUSINESS OR SERVICE WITH THAT USE WOULD HAVE TO DISCONTINUE.

AUSTIN'S CODE WOULD INSTEAD CONSIDER THAT TO BE A NON-CONFORMING USE IN MOVING FORWARD.

NON-CONFORMING USES WOULD GENERALLY BE PERMITTED FROM EXPANDING BEYOND A CERTAIN SIZE, BUT ARE ALLOWED TO REPAIR, RENOVATE, AND CONTINUE OPERATION AS THEY SEE FIT.

SWITCHING TRACKS, I'LL NOW TALK ABOUT THE DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM OR D-B-E-T-O-D DISTRICT.

TO ACCESS THIS BONUS PROGRAM, A DEVELOPMENT WOULD HAVE TO MEET ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS ON THE SLIDE IN FRONT OF YOU.

THAT INCLUDES PROVIDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS OR FEES TOWARDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WHICH I'LL GO INTO MORE DETAIL ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

THESE PROJECTS THAT PROPOSE REDEVELOPING A PROPERTY WITH EXISTING CERTAIN USES SUCH AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING OR SPECIFIC NON-RESIDENTIAL USES LIKE CHILDCARE CENTERS, CREATIVE SPACES, GROCERY, ET CETERA, WOULD ALSO NEED TO PROVIDE NOTIFICATION, RELOCATION ASSISTANCE, REPLACEMENT OF THAT, UM, SPACE AND A RIGHT TO RETURN FOR THE EXISTING TENANT.

AND FINALLY, DB EUD PROJECTS MUST COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS FOR BUILDING AND SITE DESIGN THAT ARE SIMILAR TO THE EXISTING VERTICAL MIXED USE OR VMU TWO PROGRAM STANDARDS.

THE AFFORDABILITY LEVELS IN STAFF'S PROPOSAL FOR THE DB EUD PROGRAM ARE BASED ON WHETHER A RESIDENTIAL UNIT IS BEING OFFERED FOR OWNERSHIP OR FOR LEASE OWNERSHIP.

DEVELOPMENTS WOULD HAVE TO PROVIDE 12% OF THEIR TOTAL UNITS AS INCOME RESTRICTED TO HOUSEHOLDS AT 80% MFI MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME AND BELOW.

THEY COULD ALSO SATISFY THEIR REQUIREMENT BY PAYING A FEE IN LIEU TO THE CITY'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND.

THIS OWNERSHIP REQUIREMENT IS THE SAME AS WHAT WAS RECENTLY ADOPTED FOR THE DB 90 BONUS PROGRAM.

IN CONTRAST, FOR RENTAL DEVELOPMENTS, THEY WOULD HAVE TWO OPTIONS FOR MEETING THEIR AFFORDABILITY REQUIREMENT.

THEY COULD CHOOSE TO PROVIDE EITHER 15% OF THEIR TOTAL UNITS AT 60% MFI OR 12% OF THEIR TOTAL UNITS AT THE DEEPER AFFORDABILITY LEVEL OF 50% MFI FOR PARENTAL DEVELOPMENTS, NO FEE AND LIE OPTION IS AVAILABLE UNDER THIS PROPOSAL.

THIS REQUIREMENT FOR RENTAL IS THE SAME AS THE REQUIREMENT FOR PROPERTIES THAT WERE NEAR LIGHT RAIL IN THE NOW INVALIDATED VM U2 BONUS PROGRAM.

IF A PROPERTY MET ALL OF THE THINGS THAT I'VE JUST DETAILED, THEY COULD CHOOSE TO REDEVELOP UNDER THE DBE TODD BONUS PROPOSAL.

THEY COULD ALSO CHOOSE TO NOT USE THE BONUS PROGRAM IF THEY, IF THEY DO CHOOSE TO USE IT, A FEW THINGS WOULD APPLY.

FIRST, NON-RESIDENTIAL PRO PROPERTIES, THOSE WITH COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL ZONING TODAY WOULD BE ALLOWED TO HAVE RESIDENTIAL USES.

THAT MEANS THAT A PARCEL LIKE THIS COULD DEVELOP HOUSING NEAR TRANSIT WHERE IT COULDN'T TODAY.

UM, IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE DBE TODD BONUS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO EXISTING MULTI-FAMILY BASED ZONES, UM, WHICH DON'T ALLOW THESE NON-RESIDENTIAL USES, AND THEY WOULD NOT BE GRANTED ANY NEW NON-RESIDENTIAL USES UNDER THE PROPOSAL.

SECOND, A PROPERTY WOULD BE ALLOWED TO BUILD UP TO 60 ADDITIONAL FEET IN BONUS HEIGHT TALLER THAN THEIR BASE ZONING ALLOWS AT A MAXIMUM TOTAL HEIGHT OF 120 FEET.

THIRD, COMBINING COMPLYING PROJECTS WOULD BE ALLOWED TO DEVELOP WITH RELAXED SITE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS, INCLUDING A VERSION OF COMPATIBILITY STANDARDS THAT IS LESS RESTRICTIVE THAN THE CITYWIDE CHANGES JONATHAN JUST TALKED ABOUT.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE EXISTING IMPERVIOUS COVER LIMITS WOULD STILL APPLY TO A SITE ZONED DBE TODD, SO NOTHING CHANGES THERE.

AND LASTLY, COMPLYING PROJECTS THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO SUPERSEDE A HANDFUL OF MORE RESTRICTIVE REGULATIONS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY TO THEM, INCLUDING SOME RESTRICTIONS WITHIN CONDITIONAL OVERLAYS, NEIGHBORHOOD CONSERVATION, COMBINING DISTRICTS KNOWN AS CCDS AND SUB CHAPTER F, WHICH IS KNOWN AS THE MCMANSION ORDINANCE.

THESE ADDITIONAL ENTITLEMENTS OFFERED TO PROJECTS THAT PROVIDE THE REQUIRED COMMUNITY BENEFITS WILL INCREASE THE FLEXIBILITY OF SITES AND ALLOW OUR CAPACITY FOR HOUSING, EMPLOYMENT AND SERVICES NEAR TRANSIT TO GROW.

TO HELP US VISUALIZE WHAT THIS COULD LOOK LIKE IN A FEW DIFFERENT EXAMPLES HERE AS A, IN A POSSIBLE EXISTING SITE NEXT TO A POSSIBLE PROJECT ON A TYPICAL HALF BLOCK, 300 FEET BY 150 FEET, LO STANDS FOR LIMITED OFFICE AND IS A MEDIUM INTENSITY OFFICE DISTRICT.

LO SITES TODAY ARE LIMITED TO EITHER THREE STORIES TALL OR 40 FEET IN HEIGHT.

UNDER THE DBE TODD PROPOSAL, THE LO SITE WOULD BE ENTITLED TO 60 ADDITIONAL FEET BRINGING THE TOTAL TO ABOUT A HUNDRED FEET OR EITHER, UH, OR ABOUT EIGHT STORIES TALL, WHICH WOULD MORE THAN DOUBLE THE HOUSING THAN IF WE JUST ALLOWED THEM THE RESIDENTIAL USES.

BUT NO ADDITIONAL HEIGHT.

THE SAME IMPERVIOUS COVER LIMITS WOULD APPLY, MEANING

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THAT SOME OF THE SITE WOULD STILL BE RESERVED WITHOUT A STRUCTURE ON IT, AND THE BUILDING WOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE CLOSER TO PROPERTY LINES THAN IT OTHERWISE WOULD, WHICH HELPS WITH AN ACTIVE, PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED PUBLIC REALM.

IMPORTANTLY, THE NEW BUILDING ALSO INCLUDES APPROXIMATELY 150 HOMES NEAR TRANSIT WITH 20 OR MORE OF THOSE BEING INCOME RESTRICTED UNITS LOOKING AT A DIFFERENT BASE ZONE.

UM, HERE'S ANOTHER EXAMPLE WITH CS, WHICH IS GENERAL COMMERCIAL SERVICES.

ONE OF OUR MORE INTENSE COMMERCIAL ZONES.

TODAY, CS PROPERTIES TODAY ARE LIMITED TO 60 FEET IN HEIGHT WITH THE BONUSES OF THE DBE TODD COMBINING DISTRICT.

A NEW DEVELOPMENT COULD BE TWICE AS TALL AS IT WOULD BE TODAY, ADDING 60 FEET FOR A TOTAL OF 120 FEET IN HEIGHT, WHICH IS ABOUT 10 STORIES.

THIS MEANS AN ESTIMATED 250 HOMES COULD BE ACCOMMODATED IN THE NEW BUILDING WITH 30 OR MORE OF THOSE DESIGNATED AS INCOME RESTRICTED FOR LOWER INCOME FAMILIES.

THE LAST EXAMPLE IS ON A MULTIFAMILY SIX SITE.

MF SIX IS THE DENSEST MULTIFAMILY BASE ZONE OUR CURRENT CODE HAS, AND IT ALLOWS FOR 90 FOOT TALL BUILDINGS TODAY, BECAUSE OF THE RESTRICTION OF 120 FEET IN TOTAL HEIGHT, ONLY 30 BONUS FEET WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO AN NMF SIX PROJECT UNDER THIS PROPOSAL.

THIS ALLOWS FOR MORE THAN AN ESTIMATED 275 HOMES TO BE BUILT CLOSE TO TRANSIT WITH 30 OR 40 OR MORE OF THOSE BEING INCOME RESTRICTED.

OF COURSE, INDIVIDUAL SITES WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS THAT LIMIT THEIR DEVELOPMENT BASED ON THEIR EXISTING ENVIRONMENTAL AND TOPOGRAPHY FEATURES, DRAINAGE REQUIREMENTS, ET CETERA.

BUT THESE EXAMPLES HELP SHOW THEORETICAL PROJECTS THAT COULD BE BUILT UNDER THE BONUS PROGRAM AND HOW THE OVERLAY MEETS THE DIRECTION GIVEN TO STAFF TO EQUITABLY SUPPORT OUR TRANSIT SYSTEM AND OUR COMMUNITY FOR YEARS TO COME.

AS I MENTIONED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PRESENTATION, THERE WILL BE MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PUBLIC TO LEARN MORE AND PROVIDE INPUT ON THESE PROPOSED CODE AMENDMENTS AND TO PROVIDE COMMENTS DIRECTLY TO PLANNING COMMISSION AND CITY COUNCIL.

STAFF WILL HOST OPEN HOUSES ON APRIL 17TH AND APRIL 20TH WITH TWO MORE POTENTIALLY IN THE WORKS PLANNING COMMISSION.

WILL HOLD HEARINGS ON ALL OF THE CODE AMENDMENTS ON TWO DATES ON APRIL 23RD.

PLANNING COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER HOME PHASE TWO COMPATIBILITY AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING ON APRIL 30TH.

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE ETOD OVERLAY, SO IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW THAT THE PACKAGE OF CODE AMENDMENTS WILL GO TO PLANNING COMMISSION ON TWO DAYS.

AND THEN FINALLY THE ENTIRE PACKAGE WILL RETURN TO CITY COUNCIL ON MAY 16TH.

FOLKS CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL OF THE PROPOSED CODE AMENDMENTS AND READ MATERIALS LIKE THE STAFF REPORTS AND THE DRAFT ORDINANCES THEMSELVES ON OUR WEBSITE@SPEAKUPAUSTIN.ORG SLASH LDC UPDATES.

COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN ALSO SUBMIT COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS TO STAFF VIA THE EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBERS YOU CAN SEE ON THE SCREEN.

STAFF WILL BE COMPILING THESE COMMENTS FOR THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND COUNCIL TO REVIEW, AND WE WILL RESPOND TO ALL QUESTIONS AS SOON AS WE CAN, USUALLY WITHIN A FEW DAYS.

THIS CONCLUDES OUR PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE TIME.

THANK YOU.

I'M GONNA, I'M GONNA RECOGNIZE, UH, THE ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, BUT COULD YOU GO BACK TO THE NEXT, THE LAST SLIDE JUST REAL QUICKLY BECAUSE I WANNA CALL ATTENTION TO THAT.

'CAUSE I, THAT WAS IN MY, THE ONE JUST BEFORE THAT, UH, THANK YOU AND I APOLOGIZE FOR INTERRUPTING, BUT, BUT, UM, WHEN I WAS LAYING OUT WHAT WE WERE GONNA DO, THE, THE, WHAT WAS GONNA HAPPEN TODAY, THAT WEBSITE THAT SPEAK UP AUSTIN.ORG/LDC UPDATES WAS NOT YET UP ON THE SITE.

IF YOU LOOK AT, AT XN, IT IS NOW UP ON THE SITE SO THAT PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THAT INFORMATION.

AND I JUST WANNA CALL ATTENTION TO THAT, THAT AND THE EMAIL ADDRESS LDC UPDATES@AUSTINTEXAS.GOV WHERE PEOPLE CAN SUBMIT COMMENTS AND WE HOPE THAT YOU, YOU'LL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT.

AND AS YOU LOOK AT IT, HOPE YOU DON'T DO WHAT I DO WHEN I FIRST GLANCE AT IT, I SEE CUPCAKES AND, UH, SO IT'S LDC UPDATES, NOT LD CUPCAKES.

SO THANK YOU FOR GOING BACK TO THAT, UH, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, WE'RE GONNA CHANGE THE WEBSITE TO BE CUPCAKES , UM, I WAS GONNA ECHO THAT.

WE WILL HAVE THE WEBSITE ON THE SCREEN FOR THE DURATION OF THE MEETING.

IF ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE.

UH, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO.

WE ARE WORKING ON SOLIDIFYING A WORK SESSION DATE.

I'M WORKING WITH STAFF TO FIND A DATE BETWEEN NOW AND MAY 14TH.

AND, UH, I WANTED TO ECHO WHAT ANDREA SAID.

WE ARE LOOKING AT SCHEDULING TWO ADDITIONAL OPEN HOUSES, SO WE WILL HAVE MORE INFORMATION, UH, AVAILABLE ON THOSE OPEN HOUSES AS THEY GET SCHEDULED.

THANK YOU, ANDREA, FOR THE PRESENTATION FOR

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ALL OUR STAFF.

YES, THANKS TO ALL THE STAFF AND THANK YOU, UM, SINCE THE CITY MANAGER.

SO, UM, WE'RE GETTING READY TO START THE, THE, THE HEARING FROM THE PUBLIC.

UH, TWO THINGS I WANNA CALL OUT.

ONE IS REMEMBER THAT IF YOU'RE, IT'S TWO MINUTES AND IF YOU'RE DONATING TIME OR IF YOU'RE RECEIVING DONATED TIME, PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE GET, UH, GET THAT FOR YOU AND DO IT THE RIGHT WAY.

AND THE SECOND IS WE'VE NOT HAD ANY REQUESTS FOR INTERPRETATION.

UH, BUT WE DO HAVE AN INTERPRETER THAT IS PRESENT.

SO IF THERE'S SOMEONE HERE THAT WISHES TO HAVE, UH, AN INTERPRETER, PLEASE AGAIN, GO TO THE CITY CLERK AND WORK WITH THEM AND WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE ACCOMMODATED IN THAT REGARD.

ALTHOUGH WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY REQUESTS FOR THAT, WE JUST WANNA MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE ACCOMMODATED IF YOU NEED IT.

AND WITH THAT, I WILL, UH, THAT WE'VE ALREADY OPENED THE PUBLIC HEARING AND I'LL TURN TO THE, I'M SORRY, COUNCIL MEMBER ALLISON ALTER.

UM, YEAH, I DID HAVE A, A COUPLE QUESTIONS FOR STAFF.

IF I MIGHT TO CLARIFY, PLEASE COME UP SO SHE CAN ASK THE QUESTIONS.

SO AS, AS SOMEONE WHO RECEIVED BOTH NOTIFICATIONS, UM, I'D LIKE YOU TO CLARIFY THE INTERACTION.

IF YOU ARE IN THE E TODD AREA OR THE DB TODD, UM, YOU ARE NOT ACCESSING THE BONUS, HOW DO THE OTHER PHASES OF OR THE OTHER PARTS OF THIS LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE IMPACT YOUR PROPERTY? 'CAUSE I THINK IT IS CONFUSING BECAUSE THEY'RE TWO DIFFERENT PARTS AND I THINK PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THOSE E TODD AREAS, UM, MAY NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THE HOME PHASE TWO AND COMPATIBILITY CHANGES IMPACT THEM AS WELL.

SO COULD YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN THAT? ABSOLUTELY.

SO IF WE ARE SPEAKING TO PROPERTIES WITHIN THE ETOD OVERLAY GENERAL AREA, WHICH IS THE HALF MILE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE PROPOSED LIGHT RAIL CORRIDOR AND PLANNED EXPANSIONS, A SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTY IN THAT AREA WOULD'VE RECEIVED THE ETOD OVERLAY NOTICE BECAUSE MULTI-FAMILY COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES IN THAT AREA ARE PROPOSED TO BE REZONED WITH THESE NEW COMBINING DISTRICTS.

SO PROPERTY NEAR THEM COULD BE REZONED AND HAVE ACCESS TO NEW DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, FOLKS SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A PURPLE POSTCARD WITH GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE OTHER AMENDMENTS THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TODAY.

SO THE PACKAGE OF AMENDMENTS THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HAD TWO TYPES OF NOTICE, A PURPLE POSTCARD THAT WENT TO ALL PROPERTIES IN THE CITY, AND AN ETOD SPECIFIC NOTICE THAT WENT TO A SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHIC AREA.

SO IF YOU LIVE IN THE ETOD AREA, YOU WILL HAVE ALSO RECEIVED A PURPLE POSTCARD, AND THAT MEANS THAT SF ONE, SF TWO AND SF THREE PROPERTIES, EITHER PERSON'S OWN PROPERTY OR THOSE PROPERTIES NEAR THEM, ARE BEING PROPOSED TO HAVE A NEW MINIMUM LOT SIZE OF 2000 SQUARE FEET FOR ONE UNIT AND ASSOCIATED SITE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS TO ENABLE THAT DEVELOPMENT.

SO THEY COULD BE ONE OF THOSE PROPERTIES THAT WOULD BE IMPACTED BY THE HOME.

PHASE TWO PROPOSAL COMPATIBILITY CHANGES ARE ALSO CITYWIDE.

THOSE ARE RELATE, THOSE RELATE TO SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTIES NEAR MULTIFAMILY OR COMMERCIAL OR HIGHER DENSITY PROPERTIES.

AND SO IF YOU LIVE ON A SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTY IN THE ETOD GENERAL AREA, YOU COULD ALSO BE IMPACTED BY THE COMPATIBILITY CHANGES THE COMMERCIAL AND MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES NEAR YOU COULD BE ALLOWED TO BE TALLER, CLOSER TO A SINGLE FAMILY HOME.

AND THEN FINALLY, ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING IS ALSO A CITYWIDE PROPOSAL THAT IS ZONE BASED AND ROADWAY BASED.

AND SO YOU MAY HAVE ELIGIBLE, UM, COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES THAT COULD ACCOMMODATE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING IN THE FUTURE AS ONE OF THEIR ALLOWED LAND USES.

DID THAT COVER YOUR QUESTION? YEAH, I JUST, I JUST THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT, UM, PEOPLE BE CLEAR ON THAT IF THEY'RE NOT USED TO THE, THE JARGON OF ZONING.

IT CAN BE VERY, IT CAN BE VERY CONFUSING TO UNDERSTAND HOW THESE, THESE DIFFERENT PROPOSALS ARE, ARE INTER INTERPLAYING.

UM, THE OTHER QUESTION THAT I WANTED TO ASK IS, UM, WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE FLAG LOTS, IT WAS MENTIONED IN THE PRESENTATION THAT THEY WERE DESIGNED TO BE, YOU KNOW, WIDE ENOUGH FOR UTILITIES.

UM, HOW ARE THEY ADDRESSING FIRE CONCERNS? I WOULD LIKE TO ASK LAURA TO COME UP AS THE CASE MANAGER WHO MAY HAVE HAD DIRECT INTERACTION WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN THE CODE DEVELOPMENT.

YES, THANK YOU.

LAURA KEATING, PROJECT CONNECT OFFICE, UM, AT THE TIME OF SUBDIVISION, UM, EACH LOT HAS

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TO PROVE THAT IT MEETS UTILITY DRIVEWAY ACCESS AND FIRE ACCESS, UM, REQUIREMENTS.

SO EVERY CASE WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT, BUT WHEN THEY COME IN FOR A SUBDIVISION, THAT'S WHEN FIRE CAN REVIEW.

OKAY.

BUT WE ARE CHANGING THE SUBDIVISION RULES.

WELL, I MEAN, I JUST MEAN LOOKING AT THE, THE DIAGRAMS, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A FIRETRUCK CAN FIT DOWN MILES, ROADS.

WE HAVE HIGH WILDFIRE RISK IN THE AREAS AND THAT I JUST, YOU KNOW, I'M ASSUMING THAT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT REVIEWED THIS, BUT I, BUT I AM GONNA GET QUESTIONS ON THIS AND I WANNA MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE SOME CLARITY ON HOW THIS PLAYS OUT, UM, AND THAT WE ARE NOT UNWITTINGLY CREATING ADDITIONAL FIRE DANGERS, WHICH I'M HOPING HAS ALREADY BEEN VETTED, BUT, BUT I WOULD BE MORE COMFORTABLE HAVING SOME ANSWERS.

YEAH, WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT FIRE IS REPRESENTED, UM, AT THE NEXT MEETINGS TO ANSWER SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

UM, WITH THAT I'LL TURN TO THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE TO HELP US NAVIGATE, UH, THE PUBLIC HEARING.

OKAY, MAYOR, WE'LL BEGIN WITH REMOTE SPEAKERS.

CAROLINA ENGLISH.

HELLO? YES, HI, UH, MY NAME'S UH, CATALINA.

I'M PART OF DISTRICT NINE AND THIS IS CALLING TODAY, UM, TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT OF HOME SPACE TWO, UM, WITH THE, UH, EDIT OF IT BEING LOWERED FROM 2000 SQUARE FEET TO 1900 SQUARE FEET.

UM, I'M ALSO CALLING TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR THE CHANGES IN COMP COMPATIBILITY IN THE ECO.

UM, I'VE PERSONALLY MANAGED TO LIVE MY LIFE IN AUSTIN WITHOUT A CAR, AND THAT SAVED ME A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF MONEY.

AND THIS IS IN LARGE PART DUE TO CLOSE TO A TRANSIT STOP.

AND HAVING HIGHER DENSITY ALONG THE LIGHT RAIL CORRIDOR WOULD GIVE ME PERSONALLY MORE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES, UM, TO CONTINUE TO LIVE CAR FREE.

AND I THINK IT WOULD PROVIDE MORE OPTIONS FOR OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE CAR FREE, EITHER THROUGH NEED OR WANT.

UM, HOWEVER, I DO THINK THE CITY NEEDS TO MAKE A LARGER EFFORT TO PREVENT DISPLACEMENT, UH, WITHIN THE .

UM, FOR EXAMPLE, I THINK ADDITIONAL BONUS INCENTIVES AND RESOURCES SHOULD BE PROVIDED FOR UNITS THAT HOUSE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES EXISTING IN HOMELESSNESS AND, UH, PREVENT INCENTIVES FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS CURRENTLY.

UM, HOUSING LOW INCOME TENANTS.

UM, ADDITIONALLY I THINK OTHER ANTI-DISPLACEMENT MEASURES SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED BY THE CITY IN ADDITION TO LAND USE REFORM, UM, SUCH AS, UH, SUSTAINABLE AND ONGOING RENTAL RELIEF PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE DIRECTLY TO TENANTS RATHER THAN TO THE LANDLORDS.

UM, LOANS FOR AUSTIN HOMEOWNERS AT THE RISK OF DISPLACEMENT, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HOMEOWNERS TO BUILD A HOUSING UNIT ON THEIR HOMESTEAD, LIKE THE ONE PROPOSED BY CONGRESSMAN VASQUEZ FOR HOME.

PHASE ONE LEGAL COUNSEL AND ESTATE CLAIM FOR HOMEOWNERS AT RISK OF DISPLACEMENT, AFFIRMATIVE MARKETING PROGRAM AND RIGHT OF RETURN POLICIES FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED AND, UM, AFFIRM CITY COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE THE PSH DEVELOPMENT CURRENTLY IN THE PIPELINE.

UM, AS WELL AS ENSURING THAT THE SPENDING OF ANTI DISPLACEMENT MONEY FOR PROJECT SHANETTE IS THOUGHTFUL IN, IN KEEPING WITH FEE COMMITMENT MADE TO VOTERS.

UM, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND I JUST WANNA THANK COMMUNITY GROUPS LIKE .

THANK YOU SPEAKER, YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED AND SHARE THEIR PERSPECTIVE ON THEIR CHANGES.

THANK THANK YOU SPEAKER.

NEXT SPEAKER IS PAUL ROBBINS.

GOOD MORNING.

UH, COUNSEL, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, YES.

HELLO.

OH, COUNSEL AT PREVIOUS HEARINGS, UH, THERE WERE SPEAKERS IN THEIR TWENTIES AND THIRTIES WHO SUPPORTED THE HOME ORDINANCE BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS THE BEST CHANCE AT AFFORDABILITY.

THE SENTIMENT I HEARD WAS WHERE IS MY PLACE IN THIS NEW AUSTIN? I HAVE RESEARCHED THE HISTORY OF AUSTIN'S DEVELOPMENT IN SOME DEPTH, WRITTEN ABOUT IT, AND LIVED HERE FOR OVER 50 YEARS.

I CAN AUTHORITATIVELY TELL YOU THE LARGEST REASON FOR AUSTIN'S HOUSING AFFORDABILITY CRISIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH URBAN DENSITY.

IT IS THE AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN ITS REGIONAL AFFILIATES WHO HAVE WORKED SINGLE-MINDEDLY AND OBSESSIVELY TO ATTRACT PEOPLE TO THE REGION.

THE CHAMBER BEGAN TO INDUSTRIALIZE AUSTIN IN 1954 WHEN IT WAS A SLEEPY COLLEGE TOWN.

70 YEARS LATER, ACCORDING TO CENSUS, IT IS THE 10TH LARGEST CITY IN THE COUNTRY, AND IT IS ABOUT WHAT KIND OF JOBS THEY

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ATTRACTED HERE.

THE CHAMBER CHOSE TO MAKE AUSTIN A QUOTE, SILICON CITY UNQUOTE, IN THE IMAGE OF SILICON VALLEY.

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGH TECH CENTERS IS THEIR HIGH HOUSING COST, REFLECTING THE HIGH INCOME OF ITS WORKERS.

IF YOU HAVE HIGHLY PAID PROFESSIONALS COMPETING FOR A LIMITED SUPPLY OF HOMES, WHO'S GOING TO WIN THE BID ON A HOME SALE? A STANFORD SOFTWARE ENGINEER OR A CARPENTER'S APPRENTICE, THE OBVIOUS REACH TOWARD HIS SKEPTICS IS, WELL, ARE WE SUPPOSED TO BUILD A WALL? NO, BUT WE DON'T HAVE TO MAKE THINGS WORSE WITH AMPHETAMINE GROWTH.

THANK YOU.

ROIK.

IVE, GOOD MORNING.

UM, MY NAME IS RON.

I AM SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF E VGO, ONE OF THE NATION'S LARGEST PUBLIC SAAS CHARGING PROVIDERS.

UM, I JUST WANT TO THANK THE COUNCIL, COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF FOR, UM, THE GREAT WORK THAT THEY'VE DONE.

UM, PUTTING TOGETHER THE E EV CHARGING, UM, CODE AMENDMENT, UM, WE STRONGLY SUPPORT THE THOUGHTFUL RECOMMENDATIONS THAT SETH PUT FORWARD IN THE DRAFT ORDINANCE, UM, TO INCORPORATE, UM, CHARGING AS A PRIMARY USE WITHIN THE, UM, LDC, UM, WHILE STILL PROTECTING KEY TRANSIT CORRIDORS.

UM, THESE LARGER PRIMARY USE CHARGING CUPS, UH, ARE GOING TO BE CRITICAL TO MEETING GROWING CHARGING DEMAND IN THE CITY.

UM, ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE, UM, RESIDENTS DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO HOME CHARGING.

UM, WE WANT TO OFFER TWO MAIN SUGGESTIONS TO STRENGTHEN THE ORDINANCE.

UM, WHILE WE UNDERSTAND THE, THE RATIONALE BEHIND, UM, RESTRICTING THE USE TO CS OR LESS INTENSIVE, UM, THERE ARE SOME ZONING DISTRICTS THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR A NEW FOSSIL FUEL GAS STATION AND NOT A SURFACE, UM, NOT EV CHARGING.

SO, UM, WE'D RECOMMEND, UM, USING THE CRITERIA FOR PROXIMITY, UM, AN AREA OF PROJECTS, UM, UH, IN LIEU OF, UM, SOME OF THE BASE ZONING RESTRICTIONS, UM, AND EXPANDING THE CONVERSION PATHWAY FROM GAS STATIONS TO ALSO INCLUDE, UM, PARKING AND OTHER AUTO USES.

SO, UM, THANK YOU AGAIN TO STAFF FOR, UM, THEIR THOUGHTFUL APPROACH TO THIS ORDINANCE AND, UM, WANNA OFFER OUR SUPPORT.

THANK YOU, LINDA.

GO MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

I'M HERE TO SHARE THE FOLLOWING COMMENT FROM THE BOARD OF THE BROCKER WOODS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

SIGNIFICANT LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE CHANGES ARE BEST FORMULATED BY INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY IN A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS THAT SEEKS A WORKING CONSENSUS.

WE REGRET THAT THIS COUNCIL HAS FOLLOWED A DIFFERENT PATH, EFFECTIVELY EXCLUDING THE COMMUNITY FROM A MEANINGFUL ROLE IN DECISION MAKING.

AS A RESULT, THE CITY'S PROPOSED AMENDMENTS ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS', LIVED EXPERIENCES, AND WILL PRODUCE REAL LIFE CONSEQUENCES THAT WILL ADVERSELY IMPACT NEIGHBORHOODS ACROSS THE CITY.

WE BELIEVE THAT COMPATIBILITY AND LAND USE IS A VIRTUE, NOT A VICE.

THE DRASTIC REDUCTION DISTANCES BETWEEN TALL BUILDINGS AND HOMES CREATES INCOMPATIBILITY SO SIGNIFICANT THAT IT WILL DESTABILIZE MANY NEIGHBORHOODS.

THE UNILATERAL ACROSS THE BOARD CODE CHANGES TO LOT SIZE WILL ALLOW MORE THAN THREE UNITS ON SOME LARGER LOTS, WILL INCENTIVIZE REDEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTE INCREASES IN PROPERTY TAXES, DISPLACING THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD THEM.

THE TRANSIT DISTRICTS EXTEND WELL BEYOND WALKABLE DISTANCES AND WILL ARBITRARILY INCREASE DENSITY BUT NOT RIDERSHIP.

FOR THESE REASONS AND OTHERS, WE MUST SUPPOSE THE CODE CHANGES.

AS PROPOSED, WE ASK THAT YOU POSTPONE ACTION ON THE HOME INITIATIVE AND INSTEAD INCORPORATE PHASE ONE AND TWO ELEMENTS INTO A NEW ZONING DISTRICT SO THAT PROPOSED HIGHER DENSITY DEVELOPMENT CAN BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

WE SUGGEST CREATING A BALANCED AND INCLUSIVE CITIZEN TASK FORCE TO CONSIDER AND CREATE COMPATIBILITY STANDARDS THAT HAVE BROAD SUPPORT ACROSS THE COMMUNITY.

FINALLY, WE ASK THAT YOU LIMIT THE SIZE OF PROPOSED EAD ON OUR EASTERN BORDER TO A DISTANCE OF A QUARTER MILE BY FOOT TO THE GUADALUPE AND 38TH STREET RAIL STATION.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SPEAKER IS BARBARA MACARTHUR.

HI, MY NAME IS BARBARA MACARTHUR.

I AM PRIVILEGED TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO YOU DURING A WORKDAY.

FIRST, THE 2000 SQUARE FOOT WATSON HOME TWO, AUSTIN WILL BE THE ONLY LARGEST CITY IN THE US TO EFFECTIVELY REZONE MOST SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING IN THE TINY LOTS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CITY OF HOUSTON INTERLOOP AREA WHERE IT ONLY IMPACTED AREAS WITHOUT DEED RESTRICTIONS ON LOT SIZES SINCE HOUSTON ENFORCES THEM.

THE KINDER INSTITUTE AT WRIGHTS DOCUMENTS LARGE REDUCTIONS OF LOW INCOME

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PEOPLE IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS, 40%.

AND SAYS THESE NEIGHBORHOODS ALSO ILLUSTRATE HOW GENTRIFICATION IS MUCH MORE THAN WHAT IS BEING BUILT OR WHO IS MOVING IN.

IT'S ALSO ABOUT WHAT IS BEING TORN DOWN AND WHERE COMPATIBILITY IN THE BACKUP MATERIAL.

YOU HAVE A CHART IN YOUR MEMO SHOWING THAT DALLAS ALLOWS A 90 FOOT BUILDING AT 50 FEET.

HOWEVER, THE CITY OF DALLAS COMPATIBILITY ORDINANCE SAYS THAT IT ALLOWS A BUILDING OF 90 FEET TO 271 FEET OF DISTANCE, NOT 50 FEET.

E TODD, YOUR BULK OF ZONING OVER A THOUSAND PROPERTIES THAT STEPS SAY OR ENTER, TOUCHED BY THEIR HALF MILE RADIUS.

I GEO MAPPED A HALF MILE STATION RADIUS ON YOUR MAP AND FOUND A DISCREPANCY.

THE DISTANCE YOU HAVE MAPPED IS ACTUALLY 0.58 MILES ON EACH SIDE.

FDA REGULATIONS ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT STATIONARY, NOT DISTANCES ALONG THE WHOLE TRANSIT LINE.

ALSO, FOR YOUR INFORMATION I DID THE MAP AND ONLY LESS THAN 20% OF THE PROPERTIES YOU'RE PROPOSING TO UP ZONER WITHIN A QUARTER MILE RADIUS OF THE STATIONS THAT ARE PROPOSED.

THIS IS A RUSH JOB WITHOUT ADEQUATE INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC AND RIDDLED WITH FACTUAL ERRORS.

IT'S ALSO NOT PLANNING.

IT IS FREE MARKED WITH DEREGULATION.

NEXT SPEAKER IS BRUCE GRAINER.

THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS CITY COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION REGARDING THE LATEST HOME TO PROPOSAL AND MY CONCERNS WITH ITS ADOPTION.

WHILE I HEAR THE INTENT OF THIS ORDINANCE, I DO NOT BELIEVE IT WILL ACCOMPLISH