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YEAH,

[Call to Order]

THIS IS A REGULAR MEETING OF THE DESIGN COMMISSION FRIDAY, OR IT'S NOT FRIDAY.

IT'S A MONDAY, THE JUNE 22ND.

COULD YOU CALL A ROLL PLEASE? YES, SIR.

CHAIRMAN CAROL RESIDENT CHAIRWOMAN GONZALEZ, COMMISSIONER FRANKLIN PRESENT COMMISSIONER MINORS, COMMISSIONER HEN.

ROBLEDO PRESENT COMMISSIONER, KEN OF GUCCI, RESIDENT COMMISSIONER FRAIL COMMISSIONER COLEMAN, COMMISSIONER WATLEY, AND COMMISSIONER LEPTIN.

THANK YOU, SIR.

DID YOU GET COMMISSIONER? LUKINS THAT ENVIRONMENT SPOT? UM, PRESENT.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

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WE'LL GO INTO A NEW BUSINESS ITEM ONE, A DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO EVALUATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING WHETHER THE UNIVERSITY HILLS AND LIBRARY PARKING LOT EXPANSION ADDRESS AT 47 OH ONE LOYOLA LANE.

COMPLIES WITH THE URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES.

THE APPLICANT.

GO AHEAD.

YOU WANNA START? YES, PLEASE.

YES.

OKAY.

UM, YEAH.

SO THIS IS PAUL SANCHEZ.

I'M WITH THE LIBRARY.

I WILL BE MANAGING THE UNIVERSITY HILLS LIBRARY, BRANCH EXPANSION PARKING LOT EXPANSION, UH, WITH ME TODAY IS ALDO SAPELO.

HE IS RPM, UH, WITH STANTEC, OUR CONSULTANT, AS WELL AS ROBERT LAVAR.

AND HE'S OUR DESIGN ENGINEER WITH, UM, WITH STANTEC.

IS THERE GOING TO BE SLIDES? YOU'LL HAVE OUR SLIDES SO WE CAN BEGIN THE PRESENTATION.

I HAVE THREE PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE.

MAY I ASK WHICH ONE IT WAS? YEAH, THE UNIVERSITY HILLS LIBRARY, BRANCH PARKING LOT EXPANSION.

YES, THERE IT IS.

OKAY.

AND YOU CAN JUMP OVER TO THE SECOND SLIDE.

YEAH.

SO I'LL BE DISCUSSING ON THE AGENDA TODAY.

THE PROJECT INFORMATION, THE PROJECT BACKGROUND, EXISTING CONDITIONS IN CONTENT RELATIONSHIP TO PUBLIC REALM, THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES, THE PROPOSED CONDITIONS.

AND AT THE END OF OUR PRESENTATION, WE'LL OPEN IT UP TO QUESTIONS.

A SLIDE NUMBER THREE.

UH, THIS IS THE PROJECT INFORMATION.

UH, THIS IS A CITY, UH, UH, FACILITY, UH, PUMP ALSO PUBLIC LIBRARY, CITY BUILDING THE, UH, THIS IS COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL MIXED USE AND NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.

UH, THE ADDRESS IS AT 47 OH ONE AND A HALF LOYOLA LANE, UH, NEAR MAYNER ROAD.

UH, WE ARE CURRENTLY AT A HUNDRED PERCENT DESIGN SITE PLAN PERMIT, AND WE'RE HOPING THAT THIS PROJECT WILL BE A FOUR MONTHS DURATION.

SO WE'RE HOPING TO BEGIN, UM, IN JULY OF THIS YEAR AND, UM, END ON DECEMBER, 2020 ALSO LIKE TO MENTION THAT, UH, THIS PROJECT, WE SEE OUR, UM, A COMMISSION MEETING OR, UM, BRINGING IN A BOARD USING THE JOB OR A CONTRACT WITH CAPITAL CONTRACTING OFFICE, UH, FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND THE CONSTRUCTION, UH, GENERAL CONTRACTOR THAT WE HAVE ON BOARD WILL BE BROWN AND ROOT.

YOU CAN MOVE TO SLIDE NUMBER FOUR.

AND THE REASON FOR, UM, THE PROJECT IS WITH OUR PROJECT GOES, UH, GOALS IS, UM, UH, IS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PARKING TO THE LIBRARY LIBRARY OF VISITORS AND STAFF DUE TO INSUFFICIENT PARKING, UH, TRAINING EVENTS.

UH, WE HAVE THE, UH,

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THE, UH, SORRY, THE, UH, CITIES, UH, DEPARTMENTS THAT USE THE LIBRARY FOR, UM, PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT, UH, OUTREACH EVENTS, SUCH AS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT USES AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

UM, AS WELL AS OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT USE THE, UH, THE LIBRARY.

WE HAVE THE, UM, NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS THAT USE THE LIBRARY FOR MEETING LOCATIONS, UH, PUBLIC EVENTS, AS WELL AS A STUDENT TUTORING SESSIONS AND OTHER LIBRARY ACTIVITIES.

UH, THIS WILL ALSO REDUCE A SAFE SAFETY HAZARDS DUE TO, UH, WE HAD A, UH, WAY BACK, UH, THAT INITIATED THE, UH, THE 2012 BOND FOR THIS PROJECT, UH, WAS WE HAD A, A, A DEATH OF A CHILD CROSSING THE STREET, AND THIS WAS DUE TO THE CURRENT, UH, CURVED SLOPE THAT'S OUT THERE.

UM, UM, AS WELL AS THE, UH, LIMITS THE, THE VISIBILITY OF, UM, WHERE THE LIBRARY'S LOCATED AS WELL AS THERE A SIDEWALK, THAT'S PRETTY CLOSE TO THE ROADWAY AND THAT'S GOING TO BE LIMITED LIGHTING AS WELL IN THE VICINITY OF THE PARKING LOT.

THIS WILL ALSO IMPROVE THE ADA COMPLIANCE, ASSESSABILITY OF SIDEWALKS, UH, CONNECTING TO THE LIBRARY.

UH, WE ARE CURRENTLY GOING TO ADD ADDITIONAL ADA PARKING SPOTS FOR THIS PROJECT, MOVING FORWARD TO A FLIGHT NUMBER FIVE AND OUR PROJECT SCOPE LIKE I'VE MENTIONED.

UH, WE HAVE, UH, WE'RE REQUESTING FOUR 26, UH, PROPOSING 26 PARKING SPACE, UH, SPOTS.

UH, THIS WILL INCLUDE TWO HANDICAP AND THREE NEW MOTORCYCLES, SPOTS, UH, NEW DRIVEWAY, ISLES AND DRIVEWAY, NEW IMPROVED SIDEWALKS AND RAMPS, NEW IMPROVED PARKING, LOT LIGHTING.

UH, WE ALSO WORKING WITH AUSTIN ENERGY, UH, SO THAT WE CAN BRING IN TO FUTURE ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS, UH, NEW, UH, THIS IS ALSO MEETING THE ARTS IN PUBLIC PLACES.

SO WE ARE WORKING WITH THE IT DEPARTMENT.

UH, THERE IS A PROPOSED PUBLIC ART SCULPTURE AT THE LIBRARY FOR THIS PROJECT.

UH, THERE WILL ALSO BE A MONUMENT SIGN FOR THIS PROJECT.

UH, WE'VE INCREASED THE CALIBER SIZES, UH, TO BEAUTIFY THE AREA WITH LANDSCAPING.

SO THE CALIBER INCHES, UH, WILL BE INCREASED FOR TREES AND LANDSCAPING AND ADDITIONAL IRRIGATION TO BEAUTIFY THE AREA.

UM, AND ALSO THIS WILL INCLUDE A NEW STORM WATER DETENTION POND FOR THIS PROJECT.

UM, AND THEN MOVING FORWARD TO SLIDE NUMBER SIX, I'D LIKE TO TURN THIS OVER TO, UM, OUR, UH, ENGINEERING CONSULTANT WITH ALDO SOTELO.

THANKS, PAUL.

SO, UM, WE'RE LOOKING AT A MAP SHOWING THE VICINITY OF THE LIBRARY IN THE CENTER OF THE MAP.

YOU CAN SEE THE EXISTING LIBRARY BUILDING, UH, LIKE PAUL MENTIONED, THIS PROJECT IS LOCATED IN FRONT OF LOYOLA LANE, UH, WHICH IS A LEVEL THREE MINOR ARTERIAL ROAD WITH A 30 MILE PER HOUR, UM, LIMIT AND IS VERY CLOSE TO THE INTERSECTION WITH MAIN ROAD, WHICH A 35 MILE PER HOUR, UH, ARTERIAL ROADWAY.

THERE'S A COUPLE OF BUS STOPS NEAR THE INTERSECTION THAT ALLOW, UM, PEOPLE TO ACCESS THE LIBRARY, UH, WALKING ON THE SIDEWALK, LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF LOYOLA LANE.

UH, THERE'S ALSO A RECENTLY MARKED, UM, BICYCLE LANE, UH, ON THE, ON LOYOLA LANE THAT ALLOWS FOR, UH, BIKERS TO ACCESS THE LIBRARY AS WELL.

UM, MOVING ON TO SLIDE NUMBER SEVEN, PLEASE.

UH, IT'S JUST A FEW PICTURES OF THE EXISTING CONDITION ON THE TOP LEFT.

YOU CAN SEE LOYOLA LANE.

THIS IS LOOKING EAST, UM, YOU CAN SEE, UH, THE SHARP CURVE THAT, UM, ALL HAD MENTIONED BEFORE AND THE STEEP SLOPE, WHICH PRODUCES DISABILITY FOR PEOPLE DRIVING OVER IT, UH, WHICH CREATES A RISK FOR ANYBODY, UH, PEDESTRIANS CROSSING THE STREET, PARKING ON THE STREET AND TRYING TO CROSS THE ROADWAY.

UM, APOLO ALLUDED TO A FATALITY THAT HAPPENED A FEW YEARS BACK AS A RESULT OF THAT, UH, ON THE TOP RIGHT CORNER, YOU CAN SEE, UM, THE EXISTING PARKING LOT, UH, AND THAT, UH, STONEWALL THAT DEVICE, BASICALLY THE EXISTING PARKING LOT WITH OUR SITE, WHICH IS TO THE LEFT OF THAT.

YOU CAN SEE THE GREEN GRASS ON THERE.

THAT IS WHERE OUR PROJECT WILL BE LOCATED.

UH, THERE'S A COUPLE OF PICTURES OF THE EXISTING PARKING LOT SHOW IN CARS.

THIS WAS TAKEN DURING A NORMAL DAY.

THERE WERE NO, UH, EVENTS PLANNED FOR THAT.

FOR THAT DAY.

YOU CAN SEE THAT MOST OF THE PARKING LOT IS ALREADY BEING USED WITH CARS.

UM, A LOT OF THESE CARS ARE FOR PEOPLE THAT WORKED AT THE LIBRARY.

UM, SOME OF THEM ARE FOR VISITORS ON THE TOP, I'M SORRY, ON THE BOTTOM.

RIGHT.

YOU CAN SEE THE EXISTING DRIVEWAY, UH, FOR THE LIBRARY.

THIS IS THE AREA IN WHICH SOME HAVE ADA COMPLIANCE IMPROVEMENT

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NEED TO BE MADE, UH, FOR MAKING, UH, THE SIDEWALKS AND THE CROSSING OF THE, OF THE SIDEWALK ACROSS THAT DRIVEWAY.

UM, MEET ADA COMPLIANCE, UM, SLIDE NUMBER EIGHT, PLEASE.

UH, THIS DRAWING, UH, SHOWS, UH, IN COLOR, UH, SOME, UH, IMPORTANT OF ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES, UH, IN RED, YOU CAN SEE THAT LINEATED, THE CRITICAL AMINE RENTAL FEATURES THAT WERE FOUND IN AN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY THAT WILL PERFORM.

UM, THERE IS THE WETLAND FOR, UH, THE CREEK.

THERE ARE RIM ROPES AND SEEPS, UH, DELINEATED AND RED, YELLOW.

YOU CAN SEE THE 500 YEAR FLOOD, PLAIN, UM, BOUNDARY, AND THEN IN, UH, ORANGE BEING INGRAINED, YOU CAN SEE THE, UH, 25 YEAR FLOOD, PLAIN, THE EROSION HAZARD ZONE, CRITICAL WATER QUALITY STONE.

UH, OUR PROJECT IS FULLY LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE FIVE HERE UNDER A YEAR, UH, FLOOD PLAIN, UH, WHICH IS, UM, TRYING TO MEET THE FUTURE ATLAS 14, UH, REQUIREMENTS.

UH, THE PORTION OF THE SITE THAT IS LOCATED WITHIN THAT, UH, WILL NOT BE DISTURBED.

UH, THE PROJECT SITE IS DELINEATED IN GREAT, UH, AS THE POLYGON LIQUID LINEATED IN GRAY, UH, THERE IS 150 FOOT BUFFER ZONE FOR THE CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES THAT IS ALSO DELINEATED IN BLACK, A PORTION OF A PROJECT AS SPECIFICALLY THE DETENTION POND IS WITHIN THAT.

AND WE ARE SECURING A WAIVER OR THAT FROM THE CITY THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN APPROVED WILL BE KNOWN TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES, SHARED VALUES HERE, AND, UH, SOME OF THE FEATURES OF OUR PROJECT THAT ARE RELATED TO THOSE, STARTING WITH THE DENSITY AND DIVERSITY, UM, AS PAUL MENTIONED, THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF A PROJECT IS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PARKING.

UM, WE BELIEVE THAT THIS WILL ENCOURAGE THE USE OF THIS PUBLIC SPACE.

AS PAUL MENTIONED, UH, IS BEING USED BY A NUMBER OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING, UM, COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

UM, WE'VE HAD, UH, AND WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION IN WHICH WE HAD RECEIVED VERY POSITIVE FEEDBACK.

UH, THEY'RE EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROJECT.

THEY'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE EXPANDED, UH, PARKING LOT CAPACITY SO THAT THEY CAN, UH, INCREASE THE USE OF THIS FACILITY.

I MENTIONED A NUMBER OF STAFF TRAINING SESSIONS ARE, HAVE, UH, LIBRARY, REACH EVENTS, TUTORING SESSIONS, AND, UH, THINGS AND SIMILAR ACTIVITIES.

UH, SO WE BELIEVE WITH THIS PROJECT WHERE WE PROMOTING THE SOCIAL INTERACTION WITH THESE PEOPLE, UM, SINCE THERE'S, UM, UM, THIS IS A PUBLIC LIBRARY THAT HOLDS, UH, MANY PEOPLE TOGETHER AT DIFFERENT KINDS OF EVENTS MEETINGS.

UM, THE SECOND ONE WOULD BE SAFETY WITH A NEW AND IMPROVED SIDEWALK, RAMPS AND LIGHTING.

UH, WE HOPE TO REDUCE, UH, SAFETY HAZARDS THAT PULL US EXPLAINED BEFORE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROADWAY, UH, ATTRACT PEOPLE AND ALLOW THEM TO FULLY IN LIBRARY ACTIVITIES IN A SAFE MANNER ON SLIDE NUMBER 10, PLEASE.

UH, THERE IS A NUMBER OF FEATURES OF OUR PROJECT THAT, UH, IMPACT SUSTAINABILITY IN A POSITIVE WAY.

UH, OUR MAIN PROJECT FEATURE IS WE'RE INTRODUCING POROUS PAVERS TO BE USED.

UM, MOST OF THE NEW PARKING AREA WILL BE OVER WITH CONCRETE, UH, PAPERS, UH, THAT ALLOW TO, UM, REDUCE IMPERVIOUS COVER AND IMPROVE WATER QUALITY.

UH, WE'RE ALSO PROVIDING, UH, PROVISIONS FOR, UH, ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS THAT WILL REDUCE THE CARBON FOOTPRINT.

AND WE ARE UTILIZING ENERGY EFFICIENT, LIGHT FIXTURE, UH, BOTH AT THE EXPANDED PARKING LOT AND ALSO REPLACING THE EXISTING LIGHT POLES, UH, IN THE EXISTING PARKING LOT WITH THE SAME TYPE OF LED LIGHT, UH, WHICH IS GOING TO REDUCE ELECTRIC ENERGY CONSUMPTION.

AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, THE COMPLETE PROJECT IS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE 500 YEAR FLOOD, PLAIN OUTSIDE OF THE CRITICAL QUALITY STONE, THE EROSION HAZARD ZONE.

AND, UH, THIS WILL HELP MINIMIZE ANY ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO THE LITTLE WALNUT CREEK LOCATED RIGHT NEXT TO OUR SITE.

AND FINALLY, UH, WHERE, UH, PROPOSING TO USE A HUNDRED PERCENT NATIVE AND ADAPTED TREES AND PLANS, UH, WHICH SHOULD REDUCE OUR MAINTENANCE, UH, REDUCE WATER USE FOR OUR PLANTING AND TREES AND PRESERVE THE ECOSYSTEM.

SLIDE NUMBER 11, PLEASE.

UM, WE ALSO ARE TOUCHING ON A FEW MORE, UM, SHARED VALUES, UH, HUMAN CHARACTER, UH, WE'RE PROPOSING NEW SIDEWALKS AND RAMPS, AND WE'RE TRYING TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY, PROMOTE PEDESTRIAN USE AND IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY AND ACTIVITY LEVEL WITH THIS PROJECT.

UH, LIKE PAUL MENTIONED, THERE IS A PUBLIC ART SCULPTURE

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BEING INSTALLED HERE, AND WE'RE ALSO PUTTING IN A MONUMENT SIGN AND WITH IS, UH, WE'RE TRYING TO PROMOTE THE LOCAL ARTISTS THAT DESIGNED THE SCULPTURE.

WE'RE TRYING TO STIMULATE ORIGINAL CULTURE AND REVITALIZE THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY'S QUALITY OF LIFE.

AND FINALLY, UH, THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT LANDSCAPING, NEW NATIVE TREES AND PLANTS, UH, INSTALLED, UH, THROUGHOUT THE, THE EXPANDED PARKING LOT.

AND WITH THAT, UH, WE'RE TRYING TO CONNECT THE URBAN SPACE WITH THE OUTDOORS AND PROVIDE SHAPE FOR PEDESTRIANS AND PEOPLE THAT ARE USING THE PARKING LOT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, JUST, UM, TOUCHING AGAIN ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES, UM, WE'VE ALREADY TOUCHED ON MOST OF THESE, UH, POROUS PAPERS AND THEIR IMPACT.

I'M NOT GONNA REPEAT THAT AGAIN, BUT YOU CAN SEE HERE JUST A SUMMARY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES, UH, PROVISIONS FOR ELECTRIC CAR STATIONS, ENERGY EFFICIENT LIFE EXTERIOR'S, UM, PROJECT LOCATED COMPLETELY OUTSIDE OF THE 500 YEAR FLOOD PLAIN, AND A HUNDRED PERCENT NATIVE AND ADAPTED TREES AND PLANTINGS MOVING TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS A RENDERING OF THE PROPOSED SITE.

UM, YOU CAN SEE HERE, OUR PROJECT LOCATION IS A DELINEATOR WITH A Y DASH AND DOTTED LINE AND THE LIMITS OF CONSTRUCTION IT'S SHOWN WITH THE RED DOTTED LINE.

UM, SO IN HERE YOU CAN SEE THE LOCATIONS OF THE NEW TREES AND PLANTINGS, THE LOCATION OF THE DRY AISLE, WHICH IS SMART WITH THE DARK GRADE AND THE NEW, UM, ACCESS DRIVE, UH, THAT NEW PARKING SPOTS.

UM, THE INTENT OF THE PROJECT IS THAT THE EXISTING, UH, DRIVEWAY WILL BE USED AS ENTRY ONLY.

AND THE NEW DRYWALL WILL BE USED AS EXIT ONLY.

THAT'S CREATING A LOOP WITHIN THE NEW, THE EXISTING AND THE NEW PARKING LOT.

UM, AND THEN, UM, YOU CAN ALSO SEE IN HERE, MARK THE, UM, THE LIGHT POLES, UH, THE EXISTING LIGHT POLES MARK WITH NUMBER NINE HERE THAT ARE BEING REPLACED WITH THE ENERGY EFFICIENT LED LIGHTS.

AND, UM, ALSO YOU CAN SEE THE, THE HANDICAP SPOTS WHICH ARE LOCATED, UM, RIGHT NEXT TO THE EXISTING HANDICAP.

YOU'RE ON THE, ON THE EXISTING, UH, PARKING LOT.

AND THERE IS A RAMP THAT'S GONNA BE CONNECTING.

UM, THE TWO OF THEM, UH, THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENCE IN ELEVATION BETWEEN THE EXISTING AND THE PROPOSED SIDE, BUT IT'S VERY MINOR AND WE'RE PUTTING AN ADA CON TO CONNECT THE TWO OF THEM.

THERE'S ALSO A SIDEWALK ON BOTH SIDES OF THE PROPOSED, UH, PARKING SPOT, UH, OR CONNECTIVITY TO THE EXISTING, UH, PARKING LOT.

AND YOU CAN SEE ALSO ON THE BOTTOM LEFT, UH, THAT THE EXISTING SIDEWALK IS BEING REPLACED WITH A PROPOSAL, UH, EXTENDING FURTHER, UH, INSIDE THAT'S KEEPING THE SIDEWALK FURTHER FROM THE CURB.

THE IX IS RIGHT NEXT TO THE CURB, WHICH MAKES IT, UH, A SAFETY HAZARD, UM, BECAUSE OF ITS PROXIMITY TO THE CURVE ROAD SLIDE.

AND HERE ARE JUST SOME RENDERINGS AND PICTURES OF THE, WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING, UM, ON THE TOP, RIGHT? YOU CAN SEE A RENDERING OF THE HUSK CULTURE THAT WE'RE PROPOSING TO INSTALL.

THIS IS THE BY THE LOCAL ARTISTS.

AND THEN ON THE TOP LEFT, YOU CAN SEE AN EXAMPLE OF HUMANS THAT WAS USED AT ANOTHER LIBRARY, GOING TO BE SIMILAR TO THIS.

AND THEN ON THE BOTTOM BRIGHT, YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE PAVER VAPOR WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN INSTALLED.

BASICALLY IT'S A CONCRETE PAVER THAT SITS ON A BASE AND HAS ALL HOLES IN BETWEEN FILLED WITH GRAVEL THAT ALLOW FOR WATER TO PERMEATE THROUGH.

AND, UH, THE GOOD THING ABOUT IT IS THAT UNLIKE OTHER PAVER, THE REDUCED AREA, UH, HELPS THAT, UH, FOR GRASS NOT TO GROW THE SOIL REDUCES ON THE MAINTENANCE OF THE, UH, THE PARKING LOT.

YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE ASPHALT LOCATED ON THE OTHER SIDE AND THE CONCRETE STRIP, THE HOLES AND IN PLACE.

I KNOW IT'S LIGHT.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT WE WANTED TO PRESENT TO YOU.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ME OR FOR PAUL,

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THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS FROM COMMISSIONERS? I HAVE A COUPLE, GO AHEAD.

YOU'RE YOU'RE MUTED.

YEAH.

I DIDN'T SEE ANY, A NOD TO BICYCLE WHETHER EXISTING BICYCLES PARKING THERE OR ARE Y'ALL ADDING ANY, THERE ARE EXISTING BICYCLE NEXT TO THE BUILDING.

YES.

THERE'S A COUPLE OF RACKS NEXT TO THE BUILDING, WHEREAS YOU'RE NOT ADDING ANY WITH THE NEW PARKING WE WERE, WE WERE IN PLANNING ON DOING THAT.

OKAY.

THE SECOND QUESTION IS THE ELECTRIC CHARGING STATION.

WELL, THOSE ARE POWER.

UH, CURRENTLY WE'RE WORKING WITH AUSTIN ENERGY ON THAT, AND I BELIEVE THEY'RE MOVING FORWARD TO THAT, BUT, UM, RIGHT NOW WHERE WE, UH, WE DON'T KNOW, CAUSE MOST OF THE LIBRARIES IN TOWN ARE A LOT OF STUDENTS HAVE SOLAR POWERED.

NO, THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU.

QUESTIONS.

ANYONE ELSE? I HAVE A QUESTION.

THIS IS BO FRAIL.

UM, I APOLOGIZE.

I CAUGHT IN A LITTLE LATE ON WHEN YOU WERE PRESENTING, BUT I WAS WONDERING WHAT THE, UM, THE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES.

IT WAS THERE ANY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AROUND CREATING THAT, THAT SCULPTURE FOR THE, YES, THAT'S CORRECT.

THAT WAS DONE WITH THE, UM, ARTS AND PUBLIC SPACES, UH, WITH THAT DEPARTMENT.

AND, UH, THEY DID DO A COMMUNITY OUTREACH.

AND SO THE COMMUNITY IN THAT AREA DID HAVE A HUGE INFLUENCE ON, ON THE, UH, THE, UH, I WANT TO SAY THE, UM, I BELIEVE THERE'S DIFFERENT SCRIPTURES AND INFORMATION ON THE ACTUAL DESIGN OF THAT SCULPTURE, UH, WITH THEIR, UH, WORDING AND PHRASES COMING FROM THE COMMUNITY IS MY UNDERSTANDING.

THAT'S GREAT.

CAN YOU ALSO KNOW IF THE ARTISTS, UM, I MEAN, I KNOW IT'S OBVIOUS, OBVIOUSLY AN AUSTIN ARTISTS, BUT DO YOU KNOW IF THEY'RE, UH, FROM THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY OR IF THEY ARE LIVING IN EAST AUSTIN? I WANT TO SAY THEY ARE A PART OF THE COMMUNITY.

NOW.

I'M NOT CERTAIN ABOUT WHETHER THEY'RE FROM EAST AUSTIN, BUT I KNOW THAT, UM, MOST OF THE ARTISTS ARE FROM THE, UH, THE REGION, UH, WHEN THEY APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM, UH, WITH, WITH, UM, ARTS AND PUBLIC SPACES.

OKAY.

I WAS JUST WONDERING ANYONE ELSE.

I HAD A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS THEN.

UM, HOW MANY TOTAL SPACES ARE YOU ADDING? ARE THOSE FULL SIZED SPACES OR ARE YOU DOING COMPACT SPACES? UH, 26 TOTAL.

AND IT'S A COMBINATION.

30% ARE COMPACT AND THE REST ARE FULL SIZE AND TWO HANDICAP.

SO IF YOU DO REMEMBER THAT RENDERING THAT I WAS SHOWING, THE COMPLEX SPACES ARE LOCATED ON ONE SIDE ON THAT RENDERING, IT WAS ON THE TOP SIDE AND THE FULL SIZE WERE LOCATED ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE.

I THINK THAT WAS ON SLIDE 13.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM COMMISSIONERS? OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, SO THIS PROJECT OBVIOUSLY WOULD NOT COMFORTABLE I, WITH OUR URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES, SO, MMM.

I WOULD RECOMMEND A MOTION THAT WE S THAT WE RECOMMEND THAT IT COMPLIES WITH THE CITY.

UH, THE CITY IS A NINE STANDARD, UM, IN GENERAL, SINCE IT'S REALLY JUST AN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT.

UM, SO I'LL MAKE THAT MOTION MYSELF.

THERE'S A SECOND.

I'LL SECOND.

OKAY.

ANY DISCUSSION ON THAT? OKAY.

THEN WE WILL GET TO VOTE ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, ANY OPPOSED? OKAY.

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AND ANY ABSTAIN, I BELIEVE THAT WAS UNANIMOUS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

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OKAY.

WE WILL GO ITEM ONE, THE DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO EVALUATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING WHETHER THREE, TWO, ONE WEST SIXTH STREET COMPLIES WITH THE URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES.

PLEASE GO AHEAD WITH THE PRESENTATION.

SO THIS IS RICHARD SETTLING, AND NOW THAT WE KIND OF SEE THE RHYTHM OF YOUR MEETINGS, WE'RE GOING TO, WE'RE GOING TO ABBREVIATE AND OPEN IT UP MOSTLY TO, UH, QUESTIONS FOR Y'ALL BECAUSE, UH, WE'VE BEEN THROUGH THE WORKING GROUP AND I'LL JUST INSTRUCT OUR GUYS REMOTELY HERE THAT IT'S, IT'S TOUGH OVER THE INTERNET, BUT WE'LL, WE'LL DO A CHOP, CHOP, UH, PRESENTATION, AND THEN OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS.

DOES THAT WORK FOR THE BOARD? UM, I'VE SEEN THE PROJECT, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF OTHER STAFF, NO, WE'LL DO A COMPLETE PRESENTATION, BUT WE'LL JUST MOVE THROUGH IT MAYBE QUICKER THAN WE WOULD IF WE WERE ALL SITTING AROUND A TABLE.

HOW'S THAT? OKAY, PERFECT.

AND PLEASE, PLEASE USE THE OTHER PRESENTATION.

THIS IS THE NEXT PROJECT, NOT OURS.

THANK YOU.

WHOEVER'S IN CHARGE OF THE AB THANKS.

PERFECT.

THAT'S THE ONE.

OKAY, GOOD.

SO WE HAD A REALLY GOOD SESSION WITH WORKING GROUP AND YOU'LL SEE SOME CHANGES IN THE NEXT REGARDING THAT.

SO NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, OUR PROJECT, AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, IS IN THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SIXTH AND GUADALUPE, AND, UM, WE IT'S THE CURRENTLY WHAT'S ON THAT SITE.

THERE IS A DRIVE THROUGH BANK, UH, THREE CORE CUTS AND, UH, NOT A WHOLE LOT OF TREES AND A LOT OF SURFACE PARKING.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, SO WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING IS A TALL BUILDING AND IT'S A TALL BUILDING IN THE CONTEXT OF A CHANGING NEIGHBORHOOD, AND THAT NEIGHBORHOOD IS GETTING PRETTY TALL, AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE SLIDE HERE WHERE THE, UH, WHERE THE BUILDING IN RED, UH, I'VE GOT SOME BIG NEIGHBORS COMING IN NEXT DOOR.

SO, UH, THE CHALLENGE SET BEFORE US WAS CREATING A WONDERFUL, UM, YOU KNOW, OUTDOOR, URBAN DESIGN SPACE THAT COULD ALSO HOLD ITS OWN WITHIN A CONTEXT OF INCREASED DENSITY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND SO, UH, IN ORDER TO DO THAT, WE HAVE A PROGRAM WHICH IS TRUE VERTICAL MIXED USE.

WE HAVE A GARAGE, AND THEN ON TOP OF THE, I'M SORRY WE HAVE RETAIL.

AND THEN ON TOP OF THE RETAIL, WE HAVE GARAGE.

AND THEN ON TOP OF THE GARAGE, WE HAVE SIX LEVELS OF OFFICE.

THEN ON TOP OF THAT, WE HAVE SOME AMENITIES SPACE AND 39 LEVELS OF RESIDENTIAL FOR A TOTAL OF 60 FLOORS OCCUPIED SPACE.

AND IT'S, IT'S DENSELY PACKED IN ORDER TO GET, UH, THE SITE TO WORK OUT, RIGHT, BUT IT'S, IT'S TRULY, TRULY BRIGHT.

IT WILL MAKE AN EXCELLENT, UH, AND YOU CAN SEE THE, UH, THAT MASSING AS IT, UH, AS A RESULTS IN THE CITYSCAPE IS GOING TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON SKYLINE OF AUSTIN.

AND WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE BUILDING DESIGN IN A MINUTE, BUT WE JUST WANTED TO SHOW YOU A QUICK, A QUICK TEASER OF WHAT THE BUILDING LOOKS LIKE.

NEXT SLIDE.

THEY WERE.

SO IT'S AN ALL GLASS TOWER AND THE, UH, THE GLASS ON THE TOWER MATCHES THAT OF THE PODIUM AND THE OFFICE BUILDING ITSELF.

SO AS A COHESIVE UNIFIED FORM, AND THAT'S IN KEEPING WITH THIS PART OF DOWNTOWN AUSTIN FIRST, UH, SO, UH, AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S PERFECTLY SET UP TO TAKE PART IN ALL OF THE GREAT, UH, TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN DOWNTOWN, AS WELL AS THE PROPOSED LIGHT RAIL HUB THERE ON ENTER PUBLIC SQUARE.

THAT'S PRETTY EXCITING NEXT, PLEASE.

THE SITE ITSELF TAKES ITS ACCESS FROM SIXTH STREET AS ITS PRIMARY ENTRY.

AND IT HAS A LITTLE BIT OF SECONDARY ACCESS FROM THE ALLEY, WHICH SERVES BOTH LOADING AND ONE AND A HALF LEVELS OF BELOW GRADE.

PARKING.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

WELL, WE'LL SKIP THIS ONE.

RICHARD SAYS, WE'RE GOING TO GO FAST.

WE'RE GOING TO GO FAST.

YOU GOTTA LISTEN TO THAT, MAN.

PERFECT.

SO THERE'S THE, THE QUICK ACCESS DIAGRAM, A MAJOR ENTRY OFF SIX AND A MINOR ENTRIES OFF OF THE ALLEY.

AND THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, THIS SITE PREVIOUSLY HAD TWO CURB CUTS ON SIX AND ONE ON GUADALUPE.

SO REALLY RESTORING THE STREETSCAPE TO DOWNTOWN AUSTIN NEXT AND FURTHER TO THAT

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REALLY, THIS WAS AN UPDATE FROM THE WORKING GROUP.

UH, WE WE'VE BEEN WORKING PRETTY HARD, UH, TO, TO GET THAT THIS IS NOT OUR UPDATE TO THE WORKING GROUP, BUT WE'VE BEEN WORKING HARD TO, TO GET THE PARKING RATIOS, RIGHT? SO THIS PROJECT IS, IS REALLY AGGRESSIVE AND IT'S PARKING IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY.

UH, IT IS PARKED UNDER MARKET RATE TO START WITH, AND THEN, BECAUSE IT'S VERTICAL MIXED USE NATURE, IT'S GOT OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL, UH, WE'RE CROSS PARKING THE OFFICE AND THE RESIDENTIAL IN ORDER TO GET IT DOWN TO JUST THE MINIMUM, YOU KNOW, VARIABLE, QUANTIFIABLE PARKING UNIT THAT WILL WORK.

AND BASICALLY WHAT THAT MEANS IS IF YOU WERE TO PARK THIS AT THE TOTAL LDC RECOMMENDED RATIOS FOR EACH OF THOSE USE TYPES, AND WE'RE PARKING HALF OF THAT, WE THINK THAT'S A PRETTY BIG DEAL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

IN ADDITION TO TRYING TO CUT DOWN THE AMOUNT OF PARKING, UH, WE HAVE REALLY WORKED HARD TO GET PEOPLE SPACE ON AS MUCH OF THE OUTSIDE OF THIS BUILDING, AS WE POSSIBLY POSSIBLY COULD.

AS YOU GUYS KNOW, THERE'S A TON OF STUFF WE'VE GOT TO HAVE THAT THAT NEEDS GROUND FLOOR ACCESS FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

THOSE THINGS THAT, THAT, UH, THAT WERE REALLY NEED, UH, SAFE ACCESS TO, BY ALL OF OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS HERE IN THE CITY.

UH, BUT EVERYTHING HAS THOUGHT THAT AND EVERYTHING, THAT'S NOT AN ENTRY AND EXIT FOR CARS THAT IS PEOPLE'S SPACE.

THAT'S REPRESENTED IN GREEN HERE.

TALK MORE ABOUT THAT IN A MINUTE NEXT PLACE.

SO WE HAVE, WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF THINKING SINCE THE WORKING GROUP, AND WE'VE COME BACK WITH A, WITH A LITTLE CHANGE OF DIRECTION IN THE STREETSCAPE, AND THAT CHANGED THE DIRECTIONS REALLY ABOUT UNIFYING THE PUBLIC REALM AND, UH, AND WORKING WITH A STREETSCAPE THAT, THAT LOOKS LIKE IT.

IT'S, UH, IT'S BEEN AN AUSTIN FOR A LONG TIME AND, AND, AND WILL LOOK GOOD FOR YOUR ACCOUNT AT THIS MOMENT.

I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE STEVEN LEE FROM SWA, OUR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, STEVEN, AND IT'S TALMUDGE.

UM, WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROJECT WITH OUR, UH, AUSTIN BASED PARTNERS, COLEMAN AND ASSOCIATES, AND OF COURSE WITH PAIGE AND THE WHOLE TEAM.

UM, AND WE THINK WE'VE, WE'VE COME UP WITH THE STREETSCAPE THAT REALLY, UM, IS VERY APPROPRIATE FOR DOWNTOWN AUSTIN.

ONE OF THE COMMENTS THAT WE HEARD FROM THE WORKING GROUP WAS THAT, UM, WE ORIGINALLY HAD PROPOSED TO DO A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT PAVING PATTERN, A LITTLE BIT, UH, DIFFERENTIATED, BUT WE HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR THAT, UM, THE GROUP WOULD PREFER FULL COMPLIANCE WITH THE GRADE STREET STANDARDS.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SHOWING HERE, UM, WITH THE KEYSTONE PAVERS IN TWO DIFFERENT COLORS.

SO, UM, THE ANTIQUE SAVANNAH AS THE MAIN COLOR, AND THEN A CONTRASTING CHARCOAL AT THE DRIVEWAY, SO THAT WE MAINTAIN CONTINUITY OF THE PAVING, BUT USING DIFFERENT COLOR TO INDICATE THAT YOU'RE IN A VEHICULAR ZONE.

AND WE'VE ALSO INCORPORATED A TACTILE PAPERS TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS WILL BE ABLE TO KNOW THAT THEY'RE IN A VEHICULAR ZONE.

UM, AND THEN IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE'VE REALLY, UM, MADE IT A PRIORITY TO MAXIMIZE THE NUMBER OF, UH, STREET TREES AND SHADE THAT'S PROVIDED WITHIN THE STREETSCAPE.

SO WE'VE, UH, RE MINIMIZE THE, THE NUMBER OF PARKING STALLS ON SIXTH STREET IN ORDER TO, UH, UH, HAVE FOUR, UH, ELM TREES ALONG SIX.

AND WE HAVE FOUR OAK TREES ALONG, UM, GUADALUPE, AND WE WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO ADD A FIFTH TREE, BUT WE UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A UTILITY CONFLICT.

UH, THAT'S PREVENTING US FROM DOING THAT.

UM, AND THEN WITHIN THOSE TREES, WE OF COURSE HAVE BE, UH, THE GREAT STREETS, STANDARD BENCHES, UM, BIKE RACKS, UH, TRASH, TRASH BINS, UH, STREET LIGHTING, ALL FULLY COMPLIANT WITH THE GREAT STREETS STANDARDS AND WE'VE, UM, PAID SPECIAL ATTENTION TO WHERE THAT SEATING IS LOCATED.

AS AN EXAMPLE, YOU SEE TWO BENCHES PERPENDICULAR TO THE CURB, RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE RETAIL SPACE, THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE HOPING THAT WE CAN, SOME OF THAT ACTIVITY SPILLS OUT TO THE SIDEWALK AND PEOPLE HAVE A NICE SHADY SPOT TO SIT.

AND THEN IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE'VE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND BY PROPOSING, UM, THE INTERACTIVE PUBLIC ART AT THAT MINI PLAZA, UM, AT THE CORNER, AS WELL AS, UH, A RAISED PLANTER BED WITH BROWN COVERS AND SHRUBS, THAT'LL PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT OF ADDITIONAL GREENERY AND SOFTENING OF THE BUILDING AT THAT CORNER.

PERFECT.

THANKS.

SO WE'RE GOING TO SEE THIS PLAN AGAIN, UH, BUT LET'S DO THE NEXT SLIDE AND THIS WILL BE AN ARIEL WHERE WE CAN SEE ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

STEVEN JUST DESCRIBED SO WELL IN THREE DIMENSIONS AND, UH, ON THIS SLIDE, YOU'LL SEE THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A SIXTH.

STREET'S GOING TO BE ALL LEFT AND GUADALUPE WILL BE ON THE RIGHT.

UH, BUT THEN YOU'LL SEE ALL THOSE THINGS, THE, THE GREAT PALLIATE OF TREES, THE, UH, THE PAVERS THAT FIT NICELY INTO THE CURRENT CONTEXT IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN, A COUPLE OF PARKING SPACES AND, UM, REALLY A DYNAMIC CORNER ACCENTUATED BY BOTH THE ART AND THE WAY THAT THE ARCHITECTURE IS OPENING UP THERE TO ALLOW FOR PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT AROUND NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO IN DESIGNING THE SPACE, WE REALLY WERE TRYING TO INCORPORATE

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ABOUT FOUR SCALES INTO THE URBAN DESIGN.

AND ONE OF THEM IS THE SCALE OF THE TREE, VERY CANOPY OF A TREE.

SO ESSENTIAL FOR SHADE FOR SO MUCH OF THE YEAR HERE IN AUSTIN, BUT ALSO, UH, THE SECOND, THE SCALE, WHAT WE'RE TENDING TO DO WAS A WHAT'S A RETAIL CANOPY.

YOU CAN SEE ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF IMAGE, A FOURTH LATE WAS THE SCALE OF THE PORCH, WHICH SIGNALS THE PRIMARY ENTRIES INTO THE BUILDING.

AND THEN FINALLY THE SCALE OF ART AND URBAN STREET FURNITURE ETHIC AT THAT LOWER LEVEL.

AND THOUGH IT IS A SMALL SITE, UH, WE'RE, WE'RE MIXING AND MATCHING THESE SCALES TO PROVIDE A VERY, TO USER EXPERIENCE AS YOU MOVE THROUGH THIS VERY SMALL SITE NEXT, PLEASE.

UM, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, UH, VIA THE IMPACT OF URBAN FURNITURE IS AS STRONG ON A STREETSCAPE.

AND THEN THIS SLIDE, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SOME OF THAT HAPPENING ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE, YOU'RE GOING TO GET A GLIMPSE INTO THE PORCH, UH, AS IT, AS IT, WHEN IT APPEARS ON YOUR SCREEN, YOU'RE GOING TO LIKE IT, THERE IT IS.

AH, THERE'S THE PORCH, THE, THE SOFFIT OF THAT PORCH IS CLAD IN WOOD IS A NICE, WARM, WELCOMING MATERIAL.

BEYOND THAT.

WE HAVE A SCRAM, UH, COMPRISED OF TERRACOTTA OVER A GLASS ENCLOSURE.

SO AGAIN, A GREAT BIG WARMTH AND HUMAN TEXTURE, BUT ALL WITHIN THAT PALETTE THAT WORKS SO WELL WITH, UH, THE STREETSCAPE THAT WE KNOW AND LOVE.

AND AUSTIN, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS IS PRIMARILY A NORTH FACING SITE, YOU KNOW, WEST SIXTH, UH, IT'S NOT GOING TO GET AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF SUN THROUGH A LOT OF THE YEAR.

AND WITH THE ADDITION OF STREET TREES AND SOME OVERHANGS AND THREE OR FOUR DIFFERENT SCALES ON THIS BUILDING, WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE PROVIDING MORE THAN ADEQUATE.

AND IN FACT, REALLY SUPERIOR SHADE ALONG THE STREET THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE YEAR.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, ONE, ONE OR TWO MORE VIEWS OF THE GROUND FLOOR.

THE NEXT ONE'S GOING TO BE NEAR THE RETAIL COMPONENT ON THE GROUND FLOOR, AND THAT'S GOING TO SHOW SOME OF THAT TERRACOTTA SCRAM ON THE UPPER LEFT, AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SOME OF THE STREET TREES ON THE RIGHT, AND AGAIN, UH, A GOOD, A GOOD SHOT WITH A THREE OR FOUR SCALES IN THERE.

LET'S DO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, SO FINALLY THAT CORNER, YOU KNOW, WE DID TALK ABOUT, UH, THE INCORPORATION OF INTERACTIVE ART AND THE WORKING GROUP ASKS, WHAT, WHAT DO YOU MEAN INTERACTIVE ART? CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT NEXT SLIDE? OBVIOUSLY WE NEED TO FIND THE RIGHT ARTIST TO WORK WITH, TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT.

WE KNOW THAT, BUT WE REALLY THINK THERE'S, THERE'S THREE APPROACHES TO INTERACTIVE ART.

WE'D LIKE TO EXPLORE.

ONCE WE GET AN ARTIST ON BOARD, ONE IS JUST A REALLY INTUITIVE PIECE WHERE YOU SEE IT AND YOU KNOW HOW TO USE IT.

AND THAT'S GOING TO BE SIMILAR TO THE ANEESH REPORT, BEING SCULPTURE IN CHICAGO ON THE LEFT.

THE SECOND APPROACH WE'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AN ARTIST TO THINK ABOUT WOULD BE PERHAPS A TECHNOLOGICAL APPROACH WHERE YOU WOULD USE A PHONE TECHNOLOGY OR OTHER TYPES OF TECHNOLOGY TO ACTIVELY INPUT THINGS ONTO THE ARTWORK.

SO THAT, THAT WAY THE ARTWORK REALLY EXPRESSES THE COMMUNITY AROUND IT.

THIRDLY, WE COULD LOOK AT A TRANSITIVE APPROACH WHERE IT'S AN ARTWORK THAT INVITES YOU TO WALK THROUGH IT AND FOR YOU AS THE PEDESTRIAN TO BECOME A PART OF THE ARTWORK.

SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT INTERACTIVE ART, WE MEAN SOMETHING LIKE THAT NEXT SLIDE.

SO FOR A MOMENT HERE, WE'RE GONNA, WE'RE GOING TO ZOOM OUT OR CHANGE SCALES AND TALK ABOUT THE ENTIRE BUILDING.

AND, UM, THE WHOLE BUILDING IS IT'S TALL, IT'S AROUND 770 FEET.

UH, IT HAS A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT MOMENTS WHERE THE MASSING CHANGES MOST NOTABLY AT THE TOP OF THE PODIUM.

THEY'RE AT 242 FEET.

THAT'S THE MOMENT WHERE WE HAVE A AMENITY DECK JUST FOR THE RESIDENTS.

IT'S A, IT'S A TWO LEVEL SPACE.

AND SO THE BUILDING HAS A SPECIAL INDENTATION THERE TO INDICATE THAT USE THAT'S SOMETHING ELSE YOU PROBABLY NOTICE ON THIS DRAWING IS THE PREVALENCE OF TERRACES AND BALCONIES.

IN FACT, EVERY OCCUPIED LEVEL ON THIS BUILDING ABOVE THE GROUND FLOOR HAS ITS OWN TERRACE.

AND SO WE'VE GOT A LONG WAY TO, TO REALLY ACTIVATE THE SCAN.

IT'S NOT JUST, UH, A MUTE BOX IN OUR CITYSCAPE, BUT IT WILL BE ACTIVATED BY ITS INHABITANTS YEAR ROUND.

UH, WE'VE ALSO GONE THROUGH RATE CARE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SKIN AROUND THE PODIUM AND AROUND THE OFFICE MATCH THAT OF THE RESIDENTIAL COMPONENT AND THE TOWER.

SO IT'S GOING TO BE A COHESIVE, A WHOLE BUILDING, UH, WITH A LOT OF ARCHITECTURAL INTEGRITY.

AND, AND AS IT MEETS THE GRADE, THERE'S KIND OF ONE FINAL SHIFT WHERE THE, UH, THE PORTRAIT CURVES, YOU CAN SEE THAT ON THE NORTH ELEVATION ON THE FAR LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE AND PORTIONS OF THE TOWER OF THE GEOMETRY OF THE TOWER ITSELF WRAPS AND INFORMS THE INSIGHT EDGE OF THAT PORCH.

SO THE BUILDING IS COMMUNICATING TO EVERYONE HOW YOU GET IN AND OUT OF THAT THING.

AND THAT'S IMPORTANT TO DO AND DIFFICULT TO DO AT THIS PARTICULAR SCALE.

NEXT SLIDE.

NEXT SLIDE IS GOING TO SHOW JUST A, A DIAGRAM OF ALL THE TERRACES THAT WE DO HAVE, UH, ON THE PROJECT.

AND, UH, THAT'LL GO A LONG WAY, I THINK, TO MAKING THE LIVELY BUILDING LONGTERM, NEXT SLIDE, THE GROUND FLOOR.

I KNOW WE'VE, WE'VE KIND OF HINTED AT

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THIS AND DANCED AROUND IT.

THE GROUND FLOOR HAS A LITTLE BIT OF, UM, I BRING A MODEST OPENING FOR THE LOBBY ACTUALLY RIGHT THERE IN THE MIDDLE.

SO THE OFFICE USERS NOW THE RESIDENTIAL USERS SHARE A SINGLE SPACE OF, OF, OF STOREFRONT FRONTAGE, IF YOU WILL.

AND WE DID THAT IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE WHAT WE COULD GIVE BACK TO RETAIL, BOTH IN THE FORM OF THE SMALLER CAFE RETAIL.

WE ENVISIONED A CAFE BEING THERE OFF TO THE RIGHT AND TO THE LEFT THAT AS BANK RETAIL AND THE BANK IS ON THE SITE AND THEY ARE A PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BUILDING.

AND SO THEY HAVE THE CORNER.

SO WE'RE, UH, WE'RE FOLLOWING URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES BY REPLACING IT LIKE USE ON THE SITE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THERE'S A LITTLE MORE ARCHITECTURAL PLAN FOR THOSE OF YOU LOOKING FOR THE FIRE COMMAND ROOM.

IT'S IN THERE A LITTLE JOKE AND THE NEXT SLIDE IS I'M JUST A SHOT.

I'LL WAIT UNTIL IT GETS UP THERE.

THE NEXT SLIDE IS GOING TO BE THE MEZZANINE.

THERE IS A MEZZANINE COMPONENT TO THE BANK, PERHAPS FOR THE LOBBY OF THE OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF BELOW GRADE PARKING.

I SAID FOUR AND A HALF.

IT'S A COMPACT FOOTPRINT SLIDE ABOVE THAT.

WE HAVE AN ABOVE GRADE GARAGE.

THAT'S, WHAT'S PRETTY SIMILAR.

NEXT SLIDE.

THERE ARE TWO LEVELS OF AMENITIES OR THE RESIDENCES, INCLUDING A POOL IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER.

NEXT SLIDE, TERRACES ON THE LEVEL OF ABOVE THAT.

AND THEN, YEAH, NEXT SLIDE.

ONE MORE PLEASED.

THERE IS A ROOF DECK FOR THE RESIDENTS, WHICH LOOKS NORTH, NORTHEAST, AND SOUTHWEST.

IF YOU USE THE CAPITOL AND CONFUSE THE LAKE NEXT SLIDE, AND THAT IS OUR PRESENTATION.

THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE IN YOUR LISTENING.

WE'LL BE OPENING UP TO QUESTIONS NOW.

THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS FROM COMMISSIONERS? NOTHING.

UM, OKAY.

UH, I GUESS I WILL GO, UM, UH, I, I'VE HEARD YOU TALK A LOT ABOUT RESPONDING TO THE WORKING GROUP COMMENTS, BUT AS I'M LOOKING AT THIS, OTHER THAN THE PAVERS, I'M FAILING TO SEE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS AND THE ITERATION WE SAW PREVIOUSLY.

OKAY.

WELL, WE, WE ALSO INCORPORATED A PLANTER WITHIN THE PORCH.

THERE WAS A COMMENT OF WHAT COULD WE DO TO GREEN UP THE, UH, GUADALUPE SIDE OR, UH, ANYTHING WITHIN THAT PORCH AREA.

SO WE HAVE ADDED A PLANTER IN THE RECESS THERE.

UH, WE CAN GO SO FAR AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD RECOMMENDATION TO ENCOURAGE THE BANK, TO DO INDOOR PLANTINGS, BUT WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY, WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED STREETSCAPE, WE DON'T CURRENTLY HAVE ROOM FOR PLANTING WITHOUT PULLING BACK THE BUILDING FACADE ON BOTTLED LOOP, UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE COMPACT SITE AND THE NEEDS OF THE BANKS IN TERMS OF THE SQUARE FOOTAGE, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CANNOT ENTERTAIN AND HAVE A VIABLE PROJECT.

SO WE DID, WE DID THAT, A PLANTER THERE.

UH, WE HAVE ALSO DONE A LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA THINKING ABOUT THE ART AND PRESENTED SOME VIEWS ABOUT HOW WE THINK THAT MIGHT LOOK, WHY WE THINK THAT MIGHT BE A BENEFIT TO THE CITY.

YEAH, I THINK, I MEAN, I THINK THAT CORNER IS IT'S FINE.

I THINK MAYBE THE, THE MORE OF THE CONCERNS WERE FURTHER EAST.

UM, AND, AND THEN ALSO ALONG GUADALUPE, WHERE THERE IS A LITTLE ACTIVITY, A LITTLE ARTICULATION IN THE BUILDING, A LITTLE SHADING.

I MEAN, YOU, YOU'RE JUST SHOWING SOME CAFE TABLES AND CHAIRS SITTING OUT IN THE SIDEWALK.

MMM.

FOR ME, I STRUGGLED TO SEE HOW THAT'S GOING TO ACTIVATE THE SPACE.

I MEAN, THAT'S JUST TEMPORARY, UH, FURNISHINGS.

UM, SO I'M REALLY STRUGGLING WITH THAT.

AND THEN, UM, ALONG GUADALUPE, THERE'S NO OVERHANG AND THERE'S REALLY NOTHING HAPPENING ON THAT SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

SURE.

NO, I DON'T THINK THE GUADALUPE CAME UP IN THE WORKING MEETINGS, BUT I'LL ADDRESS YOUR OTHER CONCERN ON THE EAST SIDE, THE BUILDING DOES STEP BACK AND IT ARTICULATES IN A TWO DIFFERENT AREAS.

THERE'S A, AN ENTRY TO THE BIKE STORAGE.

FIRST ON THE FURTHEST EAST PORTION OF THE SITE, THEN THERE IS A BREAK FOR CAR ENTRIES AND EXITS.

AND ONE THING WE'VE DONE IS TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THAT AND WITH THE KEY KILLER PAVING, AS WELL AS SOME WARNING STRIPS.

SO THERE IS SOME ARTICULATION WITHIN THE GROUND PLANE THERE, UH, FOLLOWING THAT WE'D GIVEN AWAY AS UPSET AT WE'VE GIVEN AS MUCH AREA AS WE POSSIBLY COULD TO ANY PUBLIC FACING USE.

WE COULD BECAUSE, SO THERE'S A RETAIL SPACE.

WE'VE MADE IT AS WIDE AS WE COULD.

AND WE'VE DONE THAT REALLY TO, TO, UH, NOT TO THE DETRIMENT, BUT TO THE MINIMIZATION OF THE ENTRY INTO THE BUILDING

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ITSELF.

UH, EACH OF THOSE MOMENTS BY THE WAY, HAS ITS OWN CANOPY OVER ITS OWN OPPORTUNITY FOR SIGNAGE.

AND EACH OF THOSE IS SET BACK FROM THE PROPERTY LINE.

AND I DON'T HAVE TO TELL YOU HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO GIVE AWAY AREA ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF A BUILDING LIKE THIS, WHICH IS LIKE PROBABLY COMPACT SITE.

AND THERE'S ALL THIS PRESSURE FOR USE ON IT.

THE CITY OF AUSTIN USES THINGS FOR IT'S TRANSFORMERS.

WE GOT TO HAVE A LOT OF ELEVATORS CAUSE IT'S A TALL BUILDING AND IT'S GENERATING A LOT OF TAX REVENUES.

SO IT'S GOT A LOT OF ELEVATORS IN IT.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THE, AT THE NEEDED LOBBYIST TO, TO ENTER.

SO IN TERMS OF A PUSH POLL, I FEEL LIKE WE'VE DONE AS MUCH AS WE CAN OR MORE, UH, AND, UH, YES, THE, THE CULMINATION OF THE INTEREST OF THE SITE IS INTENDED TO BE IN THE CORNER.

SO, UH, SOMETIMES IN DESIGN YOU HAVE TO LET SOME THINGS BE QUIET AND OTHER, FOR OTHER THINGS TOO, TO REALLY READ STRONG AND HAVE A MOMENT OF EMPHASIS OKAY.

DO YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING? I JUST KIND OF RATTLED OFF A FEW THINGS THERE.

NO, IT'S SIMPLY TO SAY THAT, UM, I THINK WITH, IN TERMS OF THE GROUND PLANE, WE PREFER THE KIND OF VERY CLEAN LOOK OF THE PAVER GREATS, UM, WHICH WOULD PROVIDE MAXIMUM KIND OF WALKABLE SPACE AND SPACE FOR FURNISHINGS, ET CETERA.

UM, AND REALLY KIND OF THAT DAPPLED SHADE FROM THOSE SHADE TREES COMING DOWN ONTO THE SIDEWALK, WHICH WILL PROVIDE, UM, YOU KNOW, A REALLY PLEASANT PEDESTRIAN ENVIRONMENT.

UM, I HAVE A COMMENT, I THINK THAT ENTRY INTO THE CAFE COULD BE IMPROVED.

I MEAN, IT LOOKS LIKE Y'ALL JUST PUT A COUPLE OF TABLES.

LIKE THEY CAN SIT AND SOME CHAIRS AND THEN SOME DENTURES RIGHT BY THE TREES.

BUT IF THERE COULD BE SOME ELEMENTS THERE, THEY WERE MORE TIED TO THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE BUILDING, LIKE SOME SEAT WALLS OR SOMETHING WITH SOME PLANNERS OR SOMETHING THAT KIND OF REFLECTS THAT ARCHITECTURE THERE RATHER THAN JUST BUYING STUFF OUT OF A CATALOG, WE'VE BLOCKED THEM DOWN THERE.

AND THE BIKE RACK TOO, MIGHT BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOMETHING ARCHITECTURALLY TOO.

IT LOOKS LIKE THAT WAS JUST KIND OF BROUGHT IN FROM SOME KIND OF A LANDSCAPING CATALOG, YOU KNOW, BUT I THINK IF YOU'VE TREATED THAT MORE ARCHITECTURALLY KIND OF REFLECTS THE NORTH ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING, IT MAY LOOK MORE CUSTOMS. I THINK THAT WOULD HELP A LOT BECAUSE I DO THINK THAT AREA IS LACKING.

UH, I LIKE THE CORNER AT LIFE KIND OF THE CORNER IS KIND OF EVOLVED, BUT THIS AREA I THINK NEEDS SOME MORE.

SO I DO AGREE WITH THE CHAIR ABOUT THAT ISSUE.

I BELIEVE THE BIKE RACKS ARE CITY OF AUSTIN STANDARD.

OKAY.

ALL OF THE FURNISHINGS, THE LIGHT POLES THAT BEN SHOES, THE BIKE RACKS AND THE TRASH RECEPTACLES WERE ALL GREAT STREET STANDARDS.

FAIR ENOUGH.

BUT WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF PROJECTS WHERE THERE ARE SEAT WALLS.

YEAH, NO, THEY DON'T USE THE TRADITIONAL BENCH THERE.

THEY HAVE SEATBELT MORE LIKE THE BUILDING.

UM, MAYBE HAVE SOME GREENERY IN THEM, WHATEVER.

BUT YEAH, I DO HAVE TO SAY THOSE LOOK LIKE THEY WERE KIND OF JUST THROWN IN THERE.

NO, YOU MIGHT GIVE THAT A THOUGHT.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM COMMISSIONERS COMMENTS? SURE.

SO I'M ONE AN ARTICLE.

GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU.

UM, GOING BACK TO THE ARTWORK, UM, I KNOW, YOU KNOW, THE THREE EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOU GUYS ARE THINKING AS FAR AS DIFFERENT TYPES OF ART, BUT CAN YOU GIVE ME A LITTLE MORE INSIGHT AS TO, AS TO HOW YOU PLAN ON GOING ABOUT CHOOSING THOSE ARTISTS AND OR WHERE YOU MIGHT SOURCE THEM FROM? YEAH, THAT'S A FANTASTIC QUESTION.

I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY NUMBER ONE, PREFERENCE IS GOING TO BE USED SOMEONE LOCAL IN SO FAR AS WE CAN.

UH, IT'S NOT ON IN PUBLIC PLACES.

AND SO WE'LL BE WORKING WITH THE PRIVATE DEVELOPER IS GOING TO FUND THIS EFFORT OUT OF THEIR INTEREST AND STREETSCAPE.

SO WE'LL, UH, WE'LL PROBABLY WORK WITH AN ART CONSULTANT.

I KNOW THIS IS FOR SURE TO ISSUE AN RFP, TO ENGAGE LOCAL ARTISTS FIRST AND PERHAPS, YOU KNOW, REGIONAL ARTISTS, SOME TEXAS SOUTHWEST, YOU NAME IT TO TRY TO GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN WELL I'VE INTERVIEWS.

I WILL TALK ABOUT THEIR, THEIR WORK AND THEIR ASPIRATIONS, WHAT THEY SEE FOR THE SITE, TYPICAL RFP PROCESS, BUT IT'LL NEED TO BE CURATED THROUGH SOMEONE WHO'S WELL-CONNECTED IN THE ART WORLD THAT WOULD NOT BE A HUMBLE ARCHITECT.

PROBABLY A DEVELOPER.

YEAH.

WELL MAYBE RICHARD COULD ANSWER THIS QUESTION, RICHARD.

THERE'S A LOT OF PROBABLY IS.

AND WE'RE THINKING OF, AND WE'D LIKE TO, BUT I'M NOT HEARING ANY, WE ARE GOING TO, WE ARE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ART IS LOCAL OR AT LEAST GO THROUGH A LONG DRAWN OUT PROCESS TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE, WE HAVE AT LEAST DONE OUR BEST EFFORT POSSIBLE TO SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS.

UM, I THINK WE CAN COMMIT TO THAT AS PART OF THIS RECOMMENDATION THAT WE WILL GO THROUGH.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S A JURY TO PROCESS OR A LOCAL PROCESS, BUT WE CAN

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SURE.

COMMIT TO GOING THROUGH A PROCESS ON CHOOSING THE ART THAT WOULD GET LOCAL PREFERENCE FOR SURE.

YEAH.

THAT'S IT.

AND THEN AS FAR AS THE, YOU MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT BIKE SNORE.

I KNOW NOT BIKE RACKS IN THE STREETS, BUT BIKE STORAGE WITHIN THE BUILDING, IT IN MY INBOX, THERE'S BIKE STORAGE WITHIN THE BUILDING.

UH, IT SERVES THE RESIDENTS PRIMARILY, BUT IT HAS AN ENTRANCE OFF OF SIXTH STREET ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE PROPERTY SITE.

BUT IT'S STRICTLY FOR THE RESIDENTS BECAUSE UNLESS THE BUILDING OWNERSHIP DECIDES TO OPEN IT UP TO THE PUBLIC OCCURRENT IT'S FOR RESIDENTS, IS THERE, IS THERE A WAY THAT IT COULD BE USED, I GUESS, IN YOUR DESIGNS, IS THERE A WAY THAT IT COULD BE ACCESSED BY THE PUBLIC, UM, FOR, IN THE FUTURE? SURE.

IT HAS STREET ACCESS.

THERE'S A DOOR RIGHT THERE.

IT'LL HAVE A KEY CARD ON IT BASED ON OUR CURRENT DESIGN.

BUT IF THAT THINKING EVOLVES, IT'S TOTALLY SET UP FOR PUBLIC ACCESS, IT COULD JUST BE A CAPACITY ISSUE.

OKAY.

GOOD ENOUGH.

THAT'S THOSE ARE MY ONLY QUESTIONS.

SURE.

THANK YOU.

ANYONE ELSE? OKAY.

YEAH.

I HAVE A QUESTION.

THIS IS BOTH FRO, UM, MY QUESTION IS ABOUT, I SAW YOU HAVE RESIDENTIAL UNITS AS WELL.

HOW MANY OF YOUR RESIDENTIAL UNITS WILL BE AFFORDABLE? THAT'S A GOOD BYSTANDER.

RICHARD, DO YOU HAVE A HANDLE ON THAT OR AMANDA? YEAH, IT'S ALL MARKET.

IF THERE'S NOT AN AFFORDABILITY COMPONENT ON THIS ONE.

OKAY.

SO YOU'LL BE PAYING INTO THE, THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FEE.

YES.

OKAY.

DO YOU KNOW IF THAT, UM, WAS THERE EVER, UH, A DISCUSSION ABOUT DOING ONSITE AFFORDABILITY OR WHY I'D BE INTERESTED TO HEAR WHY, UM, YOU DECIDED IT WASN'T A GOOD FIT FOR THIS PROJECT? WELL, WHEN I, WHEN I SAY IT'S BEEN DECIDED, OF COURSE THAT'S, THAT'S ALWAYS A MOVING TARGET, BUT USUALLY WHAT HAPPENS ON PROJECTS LIKE THIS DOWNTOWN, IT'S JUST THAT THE NUMBERS DON'T WORK OUT, UM, TO, TO INCLUDE IT.

UM, THE, THE, THE MO THE MOST SHIRT WAY IS TO SAY, WE'LL PARTICIPATE IN THE FUND WITH THE ATTEMPT TO SEE IF WE COULD GET SOME AFFORDABILITY IN THE UNITS OR NOT, BUT JUST EACH BUILDING'S DIFFERENT.

AND, AND DEPENDING ON THE DESIGN AND THE, AND ALL THE BILLING CAN'T WITHSTAND THE COST OF IT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANKS FOR EXPLAINING ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, HEY, IT'S MELISSA.

UM, I JUST WANT TO MAKE THE COMMENT OF, THANK YOU AGAIN FOR MEETING WITH THE WORKING GROUP AND FOR TODAY'S PRESENTATION, THE PROPOSED LANDSCAPE.

THERE'S NOT, UM, MEET THE SPIRIT OF THE IMAGES THAT YOU SHOWED AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR PRESENTATION AND PUTTING HALSEY ON THE MARRIOTT CORNER.

ALL OF THESE SPACES THAT ARE REALLY, REALLY GENERATED INACTIVE AND REALLY GAVE A LOT OF THE STREETSCAPE TO THE OUTDOORS VERSUS TO THE SO, MMM.

I GUESS, I GUESS MY COMMENT IS I WOULD JUST BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT IMAGES AND THE SPIRIT THAT YOU'RE GOING TO REFER TO WITH SHOWING THAT, AND THEN I JUST DON'T SEE THAT IT MATCHES WITH THE DESIGN I'M THAT'S, THAT'S ALL.

THANK YOU, MELISSA.

PERHAPS I'M CONFUSED, BUT YOU'RE POTENTIALLY REFERRING TO THE NEXT PRESENTATION.

WE DID NOT SHOW IMAGES OF THE HALCYON OR THE MARRIOTT.

YEAH, YEAH.

MELISSA, YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE OTHER PRESENTATION HERE.

ONE MORE THING WHILE WE'RE, WHILE WE'RE, I'M SURE I MADE MY COMMENTS AND I'M HAPPY TO HEAR THAT, UH, THAT, UM, THE DEVELOPER WOULD ESSENTIALLY WOULD LIKE TO INCORPORATE LOCAL ARTISTS AND WE'LL EVEN COMMIT TO DOING SO AND DOING AN EXTENSIVE SEARCH, BUT I THINK THAT'S JUST ONE ELEMENT.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, I WAS NOT PART OF THE WORKING GROUP.

UNFORTUNATELY, I WASN'T ABLE TO MAKE THAT MEETING, BUT IF I HEAR YOU CORRECTLY, WHAT I'M HEARING THEIR WORKING GROUPS SAY IS THAT THIS IS NOT, THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PROJECT.

SO IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE THERE'S AS MUCH CHANGE TO THE, UH, TO THE GENERAL OPINION THAT IT DOESN'T MEET WITH THE, UH, THE URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES STANDARDS.

JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR.

SO, SO THE MAIN, THIS IS RICHARD RESPONDING.

UM, ONE OF THE MAIN CONCERNS WAS WE WERE DEALING WITH THE UTILITY VAULT

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AND THE VENTING ON THAT ONE.

WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THEM OUT OF THE WAY.

AND I KNOW YOU GOT STRUGGLED WITH THEM AS MUCH AS WE DO WHERE WE'RE ALIGNED ON THAT.

BUT IF WE GET THAT WORKED OUT, THERE'S, UH, THERE'S ADDED TREES THERE.

WE ADDED THE WARNING PAVERS.

IT'S SUCH A TIGHT SITE.

THERE'S JUST NOT A LOT OF ROOM TO DO A LOT OF THE STUFF, BUT WE ARE LANDSCAPE GUYS.

AREN'T DESIGN GUYS, AS MUCH AS WE COULD TO GET IT ACTIVE ON A, ON A RELATIVELY SMALL SITE, FELT LIKE WE HAD RESPONDED, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR IF YOU'VE GOT IDEAS ON WHAT WE COULD DO BETTER.

WE'D LIKE TO HEAR THAT OTHER THAN WE JUST MISSED THE MARK, BECAUSE WE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THIS ONE DUE TO THE PROXIMITY.

YEAH, THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

ARE WE LOOKING AT THIRD AND BRAZOS? NO, NO.

THEN I'M TOTALLY FASTED ON THE WRONG ONE.

SORRY.

THAT'S OKAY.

IT'S PART OF THE CHALLENGE OF THESE VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

I MEAN, WE'RE NOT TRYING TO BE DIFFICULT AT ALL.

WE'D LIKE TO GET THE INPUT.

IT'S JUST, IT'S OKAY.

JUST LIKE ON THE ART, WE CAN COMMIT TO THAT.

WE'LL COMMIT TO THE JURY SYSTEM AND WITH REFERENCE TO LOCAL ARTISTS, IF THERE'S, IF THERE'S AN IDEA THAT WE COULD TAKE BACK, TAKE BACK ON SOME OF THESE ITEMS, IT WOULD BE GREAT.

WELL, RICHARD, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, I MEAN, WE PROVIDED A DETAILED LETTER IN THE WORKING GROUP ADDRESSING EVERY SPECIFIC GUIDELINE, AND WE DO THAT TO PROVIDE YOU FEEDBACK IN ORDER TO RESPOND TO THOSE.

SO IT WOULD NOT BE A GOOD USE OF EVERYONE'S TIME IN THIS MEETING TO GO THROUGH THAT LETTER ITEM BY ITEM THAT'S FAIR.

I KNOW IT WOULDN'T, IT WOULDN'T BE A GOOD IDEA TO DO IT ITEM BY ITEM, BUT I DID JUST LIKE THE LETTER A AND I SAW THAT, YOU KNOW, WE WERE NOT ACCORDING TO LETTER COMPLYING WITH SIX OF THE 12 FOR THE STREETSCAPE, AND THREE OF THOSE ARE FOR THE UTILITY VAULT OVER WHICH WE HAVE NO CONTROL.

AND ONE OF THEM WAS ABOUT, UM, THE CORNER AND THE ART AND ENGAGING.

AND I, I THOUGHT I HEARD YOU GUYS SAYING WE WERE DOING A LITTLE BIT BETTER ON THAT.

SO I FEEL LIKE IF YOU'RE TELLING THIS, UH, THE, THE SCORECARD MAY LOOK A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

UH, WE HAVE ALSO DONE A LOT OF WORK ON THE PEDESTRIAN PAVING AND WE HAVE MADE CHANGES.

THERE WERE A LITTLE BIT MORE IN KEEPING WITH THE REST OF DOWNTOWN AUSTIN.

AND AS RICHARD SAID, WE'RE DOING EVERY POSSIBLE THING WE CAN TO MAKE THIS BUILDING AS GOOD AS IT POSSIBLY CAN BE GIVEN ALL THE CONSTRAINTS.

SURE.

AND JUST TO BE CLEAR TOO, I MEAN, AND THAT'S WHY THAT'S WHY IT'S OPEN, UH, WITH, UH, SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE CERTAIN, UH, GUIDELINES THAT FOR WHATEVER REASON, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO COMPLY WITH WHETHER IT'S VOLUNTARY OR