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WE'RE UP ON VIDEO.

SO I BELIEVE WE NEED A FORUM ON VIDEO.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE HEALTHY MODEL ANYBODY ELSE.

HOPEFULLY NOT JUST JARED.

WE CAN'T SEE YOUR VIDEO.

APPARENTLY YOU HAVE BANDWIDTH ISSUES.

AUDIO IS COMING IN AND OUT AS WELL.

UH, UM, THIS IS SO, UH, I'M COMING IN AND OUT, BUT YOU GUYS ARE SEEING IT'S FINE.

CAUSE I SEE ALL Y'ALL VIDEO COMING IN AND OUT.

YEAH.

I CAN'T SEE IT AT ALL.

THAT'S CORRECT.

WE CAN SEE EACH VIDEO SHARE THERE'S SOME BANDWIDTH ISSUES ON YOUR END.

IT SEEMS LIKE.

DO WE UNDERSTAND? I CAN SEE YOU.

CAN YOU NOT ME.

OR IF EVERYBODY'S SAYING IT SHARE, WE CANNOT SEE YOU AND YOUR WIFE SEEMS TO GO IN AND OUT, BUT WE CAN SEE EACH OTHER PERFECTLY AND HATE EACH OTHER AND GET FOLKS STAND AT EASE FOR, WITH WELL THINGS OUT IF IT'S JUST STANDBY.

OKAY.

PARDON? NO, THAT WAS YOURS.

SOME GUY SAID SOMETHING ON YOUR PHONE.

OKAY.

CAN EVERYBODY HEAR ME NOW? YEAH, IT'S OKAY.

IT WAS ME.

ALL RIGHT.

SORRY ABOUT THAT FOLKS.

THIS POSITION.

THAT'S ALRIGHT,

[Reading of the Agenda]

I'M GOING TO READ THE CONSENT.

WELL, FIRST OF ALL, WE'LL CALL THE PUBLIC MEETING TO ORDER IT IS SIX 20.

UH, WE HAVE A QUORUM, UM, ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, 10 PLUS A MEALS 11 MEMBERS.

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UM, I'M GOING TO, UH, BEFORE I GET TO THE CONSENT AGENDA, WE HAD KIND OF A VP, UM, AGENDA TOWARDS THE REAR.

SO I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU GUYS A HEADS UP ON WHAT'S HAPPENING.

UM, WE HAVE, BY MY COUNT AT THIS 0.7 DISCUSSION CASES, NOT TERRIBLE, NOT GREAT.

UM, WE HAVE THE, UM, THE, OF GATEWAY THAT WENT ON CONSENT LAST TIME, UH, MAY GO ON CONSENT AGAIN, UNLESS SOMEBODY PULLS IT, UH, THE LONG RANGE CIP, STRATEGIC PLAN, TRANSMITTAL MEMO.

UM, THAT'S GOING TO BE A BRIEF CONSENT ITEMS TONIGHT, AND THEN WE'RE GONNA CIRCLE BACK AND DELVE INTO THAT MORE DETAIL AT A FUTURE MEETING.

SO THAT WILL BE BRIEF, UH, BURNETT ROAD CORRIDOR.

UM, STAFF WAS NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT FROM THE QUARTER OFFICE IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER STAFF FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS ON THE LINE.

UH, APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO HOPE TO GET TO THAT AT A NEAR MEETING SOON.

UM, WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION WORKING AND THEN WE HAVE A STAFF BRIEFING ON THE STREET IMPACT FEE, WHICH IS A BIG DEAL.

UM, WE'RE GONNA SEE HOW IT GOES.

THEY HAVE A VERY SHORT PRESENTATION PREPARED IF WE GET THROUGH THE DISCUSSION CASES FAIRLY QUICKLY.

UM, THIS IS A PRETTY BEEFY ITEM OF A LOT OF IMPORTANCE.

SO, UM, I WANT TO HAVE SOME FLEXIBILITY IF WE'RE AT WE'RE AT THERE EARLY IN THE EVENING TO GIVE STAFF SOME MORE TIME AND FOR US TO ASK SOME QUESTIONS BEFORE WE GO AHEAD AND ADJOURN.

SO WITH THAT, I'M MOVING INTO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

[Consent Agenda (Part 1 of 3)]

WE HAVE KRUGEL OF THE MINUTES, UM, ITEM ONE IN PA 2019 DASH 2201, 200 ACADEMY DISTRICT NINE.

UM, THAT IS AN INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT BY THE APPLICANT.

UM, ITEM NUMBER B TO NPA 2019 ZERO ZERO ZERO 3.01.

UM, DAVID CHAPEL, MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH DISTRICT ONE, UH, THAT IS A STAFF POSTPONEMENT TO JULY 14TH.

ITEM NUMBER B3, MPA 2019 ZERO ZERO ONE 5.01 50 10 AND 51 OH TWO HEFLIN LANE DISTRICT ONE.

THAT IS A DISCUSSION CASE UP TONIGHT.

UM, ITEM B FOUR C 14 2020 DASH ZERO TWO, TWO 50 10 AND 50 12 PEPIN LINE THAT'S WITH, UH, B3.

THAT IS ALSO UP FOR DISCUSSION.

UM, ITEM B FIVE, NPA 2020 ZERO ZERO ONE FIVE OH ONE MLK AND ONE 83 RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT ONE THAT IS UP FOR CONSENT ITEM NUMBER SIX, B SIX C 14 2020 ZERO TWO TWO MLK.

AND WHAT DID HE THREE DISTRICT ONE.

AND THAT IS ALSO FOR CONSENT.

UM, ITEMS C B SEVEN AND B EIGHT TOGETHER.

UH, FIRST ONE MPA 2019 ZERO ZERO ONE SIX OH ONE SHITTY LANG MIXED USE DISTRICT THREE.

AND THE SECOND ITEM C 14 2019 ZERO ZERO NINE EIGHT.

UM, THOSE ARE DISCUSSION CASES FOR TONIGHT.

UM, ITEM NUMBER NINE, UH, NINE THROUGH 11.

THAT IS THE SEVEN ONE ONE THREE BURNET ROAD.

UM, SHOAL CREEK THAT HAS A NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONEMENT TILL JULY 14TH, ITEM NUMBER 12, C 14 2020 ZERO ZERO ONE THREE S H EAST MLK REZONING DISTRICT ONE.

THAT IS A DISCUSSION ITEM TONIGHT, ITEM D 13, UH, 1509 AND FIELD ROAD, C 14 2020 ZERO ZERO FOUR EIGHT.

UH, DISTRICT NINE.

THAT IS UP FOR DISCUSSION TONIGHT.

UM, C A B 14, WHICH IS C 14 2020 ZERO ZERO FOUR THREE 1809 WEST ANDERSON LANE DISTRICT SEVEN.

THAT IS A CONSENT ITEM.

UH, STAFF RECOMMENDATION, UH, ITEM NUMBER B 15, C 14 2020 ZERO ZERO THREE ZERO 200 AND TOPLESS REZONING.

I DON'T EVER BE 15.

THERE'S A RE NOTIFICATION ON, ON THAT ONE, UM, THAT ONE'S BEING TREATED DIFFERENTLY THAN THE REST OF THE MONTOPOLIS CASES.

UM, AND THEN ITEMS BE 16 THROUGH BE 18, HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONEMENT THROUGH JULY 14TH.

THOSE ARE C 14 2020 ZERO ZERO TWO NINE MONTOPOLIS ACRES REZONING DISTRICT THREE, UM, AT ONE OH ONE THREE ONE OH ONE SEVEN MONTOPOLIS DRIVE, UH, C 14 2020 ZERO ZERO THREE NINE CLOVIS AND CAB REZONE DISTRICT THREE.

THAT'S AT 62 OH ONE CLOVIS STREET IN THREE OH ONE KEMP STREET ALSO POSTPONED TO JULY 14TH, UH, C 14 2020 ZERO ZERO FOUR FOR SEX AND ACRES, RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT THREE THAT'S AT THREE 16 SEX AND LANE AND 63 28 EL MORANDO STREET.

UM, ALL THREE OF THOSE ARE, UH, HAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 14TH.

MMM, SORRY.

I'M SEEING A CORRECTION THAT, I'M SORRY.

UH, SORRY.

CORRECTION ON B TWO, WHICH WAS A POSTPONEMENT THAT IS A, UH, NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONEMENT, NOT A STAFF POSTPONE IT.

UH, MOVING BACK INTO, UH, ITEM B 19.

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UM, THIS IS AT FIVE OH EIGHT KEMP STREET.

A REZONING.

THERE IS UP FOR DISCUSSION.

I NEVER BE 20.

SEE 14 2020 ZERO ZERO THREE FIVE SEVEN OH SEVEN WEST 14TH APARTMENTS DISTRICT NINE, THAT ENEMAS FOR CONSENT ITEM B 21 C 14 2020 ZERO ZERO TWO THREE HIGHWAY 71, A MOUNTAIN SHADOWS.

UH, THAT ITEM IS FOR CONSENT ITEM B 22, UM, A RESTRICTIVE COVENANT AMENDMENT C 1485 TO 8.56 RCA HIGHWAY 71, A MOUNTAIN SHADOWS DISTRICT DATE THAT IS ALSO FOR CONSENT.

UM, ITEM B 23, C 14 2019 ZERO ONE ZERO SEVEN S H JACKIE ROBINSON REZONING.

THAT'S A 55 11 THROUGH 55 19 JACKIE ROBINSON STREET.

THAT ITEM IS FOR CONSENT ITEM B 24, C 1420 1901 OH EIGHT.

PARKER HOUSE DISTRICT NINE THAT'S 2,400 FOR RIO GRANDE STREET.

THAT IS A APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT UNTIL JUNE 28.

ITEM B 25 AT, UH, 1516 SOUTH MAR BOULEVARD, C 14 2020 ZERO ZERO FOUR NINE PLANET CASE SOUTH POP REZONE.

THAT IS A DISCUSSION ITEM ITEM B 26, SPC 2019 ZERO FOUR TWO NINE C VEGA MULTIFAMILY.

THAT IS AT 53 13 VEGA AVENUE, BARTON CREEK WATERSHED.

THAT IS A CONSENT ITEM ITEM NUMBER 27 SITE PLAN SPC 20 1905 THREE NINE EIGHT AT 84 RAINY STREET, UH, INITIAL USE PERMIT THAT IS UP FOR CONSENT ITEM B 28, SP 2019 ZERO TWO FIVE THREE SEES SPRINGDALE FARMS DISTRICT THREE AT SEVEN FIVE FIVE ROAD.

UM, THAT IS AN APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT THROUGH JULY 28.

ITEM B 29 A SITE PLAN SPC 2019 ZERO SIX ZERO EIGHT, A WATERLOO SCHOOL, AUSTIN CUP.

UH, THAT IS A CONSENT ITEM.

ITEM B 30 C EIGHT OH FIVE OH OH FOUR FIVE ZERO, A VAC D S H A RESUB DIVISION OF LOT THREE BUNCH ROAD SUBDIVISION.

UM, OFF OF WEAVERVILLE ROAD.

THAT ITEM IS FOR CONSENT ITEM.

VAC DOT S H RE SUBDIVISION OF LOT, UH, THREE C AMENDMENT OF PLAT LOTS, UH, THAT'S 1803 THROUGH 1811 WESTERVILLE ROAD.

THAT SUBDIVISION IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

SO DIVISION VACATION IT'S OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

AND FINALLY, ITEM B 32, UH, ARMADILLO PARKS DISTRICT TWO AT NINE OH ONE AND 909 ARMADILLO ROAD.

UH, THAT RE SUBDIVISION IS DISAPPROVED FOR REASONS.

UM, STAFF OFFERS REASONS THERE, UM, TO COMPLY WITH STATE LAWS.

SO, UM, AND I'M SEEING ITEM B 24 AND NOTE HERE, UH, THE APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT, UM, FOR 2,400 FOR RIO GRANDE, THE, UH, UM, REZONING THAT IS A JULY 28 POSTPONEMENT.

SO, UM, JUST TO, UH, RUN THROUGH ITEM ONE, B ONE, A INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT ITEM B TO STAFF POSTPONEMENT, I'M SORRY.

UH, NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONEMENT.

SO JULY 14TH, B THREE IS A DISCUSSION, UH, TOGETHER WITH BEFORE, UM, B FIVE AND B SIX, OUR CONSENT, THESE SEVEN MBA TOGETHER.

THAT'S THE SHADY LANE CASE OR UP FOR DISCUSSION B NINE THROUGH 11 THAT'S BURNETT ROAD.

THAT IS A NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONEMENT THROUGH JULY 14TH.

B12, UH, IS 52 OH ONE EAST MLK.

THAT IS UP FOR DISCUSSION A B 13, 15 OR NINE AND FIELD ROAD.

WE'RE ALSO GONNA DISCUSS THAT YOU 14, 1809 WEST ANDERSON LANE IS CONSENT.

BE 15.

THE FIRST MONTOPOLIS CASE WE NOTIFIED THE 16 THROUGH 18, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD POSTPONEMENT TO JULY 14TH.

THOSE ARE THE OTHER THREE MONTOPOLIS CASES.

THE 19 IS DISCUSSION.

UH, IT WAS ANOTHER MONTOPOLIS CASE.

UH, B 20 IS CONSENT.

UM, B 21 IS CONSENT.

THE 22 IS CONSENT.

BE 23 IS CONSENT.

THE 24 IS APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT THROUGH 28.

THE 25, UH, IS DISCUSSION B 26 IS CONSENT B 27 IS

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CONSENT B 28 IS APPLICANT POSTPONEMENT THROUGH JULY 28, B 29 IS CONSENT B 30 IS CONSENT.

BE 31 IS CONSENT AND BE 32 IS CONSENT DISAPPROVAL FOR REASONS, UM, PER EXHIBIT C.

UM, YES.

YEAH, IT WAS FOR DISCUSSION.

I HAVE E 25 MARKED AS DISCUSSION.

WE MOVE THAT ONE 1516.

SURE.

OUR COMMISSION LAID ON ANDREW RIVERA CONSENT STAFF RECOMMENDATION APPLICANT HAS AN AGREEMENT TO STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

AFRICAN STAFF RECOMMENDATION FOR .

UM, ARE THERE ANY COMMISSIONERS WHO WISH TO PULL ANY ITEMS OR DISCUSSING ITEMS BEFORE WE MOVE PASSAGE? AND BEFORE WE GET TO RECUSALS, , I'M NOT REDUCING MUSCLES NOW.

I DON'T FIND THEM SIX STAINING FROM THIS CASE, AND I WANT TO BE SHOWN THAT THE APPLICANT IS VACATED.

THE BEING DONE, DO GRADE WORKFORCE HOUSING AT ANY PERCENT FIVE, BUT THEY'RE NOT COMMITTING TO AN AGREEMENT AT THIS TIME.

AND I'VE HAD THIS DISCUSSION WITH THEM AND THEY CAN NOT GOING TO DO IT EVEN THOUGH OTHER APPLICANTS IN THE PAST HAVE HAD SUCH AGREEMENTS LT.

AND I WOULDN'T HAVE LIKED TO SEE THAT, BUT I GUESS THEY'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT.

SO I THINK JUST HEARING THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS POSING OR SUPPORTING THIS CASE BECAUSE OF THAT REASON, I JUST FEEL I DO NOT HAVE THE SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO MAKE A DETERMINATION IN THIS CASE.

SO I WILL BE STANDING FIRM ITEM FIVE AND SIX.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER ZAHRA, ABSTAINS FROM ITEMS FIVE AND SIX, ANY OTHER PULLED ITEMS, ABSTENTIONS OR OPPOSITION BEFORE WE GET TO RECUSALS.

OKAY.

UM, AT THIS POINT I WOULD LIKE TO, I WOULD LIKE TO PULL FIVE AND SIX FIGURE SESSION SINCE COMMISSIONER HAS BROUGHT THAT UP.

I KNOW THAT ADDS TO THE LIST, SO, OKAY.

ITEMS FIVE AND SIX ARE PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.

UM, AT THIS POINT WE HAVE ONE SPEAKER ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

UH ZENOBIA JOSEPH, DO WE HAVE THEM ON THE LINE? OKAY.

UH, WE'LL GIVE HER A CHANCE AGAIN, AFTER WE DO RECUSALS.

UM, CAN I HEAR ANY RECUSALS AS COMMISSIONER AND THEN COMMISSIONER CAUSEY AND THEN COMMISSIONER SHEA.

I'D LIKE TO RECUSE FROM ITEM D 28 SPRINGDALE FARMS WHERE THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT ON THAT PROJECT.

MISSIONER KASI RECUSING FROM, UH, B12 AND 23.

MY STAFF IS INVOLVED IN THOSE TWO PROJECTS, COMMISSIONER, SHANE, AND BEFORE ON THE PROJECT.

OKAY.

AND JUST BE ADVISED COMMISSIONER, SHAY, YOUR VOLUMES, A LITTLE LOW.

UM, ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS RECUSING? UM, I AM RECUSING FROM ITEM 26.

UH, THE APPLICANT IS MY WIFE'S EMPLOYER.

ANY OF THE RECUSALS WE HAVE ZENOBIA JOSEPH ON THE LINE.

OKAY.

UH, I DON'T THINK WE HAVE HER ON THE LINE, SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE FORWARD.

SO, UM, WITH, UH, ITEMS NUMBER FIVE AND SIX POOL FOR DISCUSSION AND ALL THE RECUSALS, UM, AND, UH, THE CONSENT AGENDA AS READ.

UM, DO I HAVE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING MR. THOMPSON? SECOND BY COMMISSIONER.

HEMPEL ALL IN FAVOR.

THERE WE GO.

AND I'M SORRY, GO AHEAD.

COMMISSIONER LAYS ON ANDREW RIVERA.

I HAVE MS. JOSEPH ON THE LINE.

OKAY.

I'M GOING TO PULL THAT MOTION AND GO AHEAD AND LET JOSEPH SPEAK STAR SIX TO UNMUTE .

THIS IS AN OB A JOSEPH.

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GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN MEMBERS.

I'M ZENOBIA JOSEPH.

I ACTUALLY SENT YOU AN EMAIL WITH MY CONCERNS, UH, SPECIFICALLY AS IT RELATES TO VEGA MULTIFAMILY, IT SAYS IN YOUR BACKUP MATERIALS THAT IT'S FOUR FOR MULTIFAMILY UNITS.

HOWEVER, I WOULD JUST CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT ONLY 15 OF THE 330 UNITS ARE ACTUALLY THREE BEDROOM.

THE REST OF THE, UH, I AM UNITS ARE ACTUALLY ONE BEDROOM AND TWO BEDROOMS. AND SO I ASKED THAT THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN ON JUNE 18TH, FOR THEM TO CLARIFY HOW THE PROPERTY WAS NAMED MULTIFAMILY, IF IT ACTUALLY CATERS TO SINGLE INDIVIDUALS.

UM, AND SO I WOULD JUST CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION, THE SIDE OF THE ADJACENT TO ST.

ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, AND IT'S DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM REGION SCHOOL, BUT IT ACTUALLY APPEARS TO BE, UM, MORE FOCUSED ON THE NXE 4,000 EMPLOYEES AND AMD 1900 EMPLOYEES.

I WOULD ALSO CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT IT'S 50% OF THE UNITS HAVE TO BE 80% AREA MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME, WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY $52,850.

AND SO IT'S AN UNUSUAL STRUCTURE, BUT THIS IS A HIGH OPPORTUNITY AREA.

AND SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WE'RE NOT ACTUALLY EQUITABLE IN THAT REGARD BECAUSE THE HIGHER OPPORTUNITY AREAS HAVE HIGHER INCOME LEVELS.

SO FAMILIES ARE BEING PROHIBITED FROM LIVING THERE.

SO THAT'S ONE OF THE CONCERNS THAT I HAD.

I'M NOT SURE.

UM, IF THERE'S A WAY FOR YOU TO ANSWER THE QUESTION AS IT RELATES TO MULTIFAMILY AND WHY IT WOULD BE CLASSIFIED AS SUCH, IF IT'S NOT CATERING TO THE FAMILIES.

AND I WOULD JUST CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION AS WELL THAT THERE'S A, A DOG SPA, BUT THERE'S NOTHING RELATED SPECIFICALLY TO A PLAYGROUND OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD ACTUALLY INCITE, UM, A FAMILY WITH KIDS TO ACTUALLY MOVE THERE.

SO I JUST ASKED THE QUESTION IN THE NUMBER TWO, I JUST ASKED SPECIFICALLY, WHAT ARE THE STATUTORY DEFINITIONS FOR MULTIFAMILY HIGH OPPORTUNITY AREA AND LOW INTENSITY ZONE, YOUR BACKUP MATERIAL, SPECIFIES LOW INTENSITY ZONE, BUT THE HAKA ACTUALLY REFERS TO IT AS A HIGH OPPORTUNITY AREA.

THE SAME PARTNER THAT'S WORKING ON THIS PROJECT FOR A HAKA ALSO DEVELOP SO-CALLED NUMBER TWO, THE SOUTH, UM, SOUTH CONGRESS DEVELOPMENT.

UM, AND SO THERE'S THAT SAME FINANCIAL STRUCTURE.

THAT'S WHERE 80% AREA MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME.

AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD GO DOWN TO 60%, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY SPECIFIED IN THE BACKUP MATERIALS.

80% AREA, MEDIAN FAMILY HAS COME WITH A LITTLE MISLEADING.

AND THEN LASTLY, I JUST PUT, IS THERE A MORE SUITABLE NAME FOR THE PROPERTY? AND WHEN I ASKED THAT THE HAKA MEETING, I WAS JUST BASICALLY TOLD THAT THE NAME WOULD EVENTUALLY CHANGE TO SOMETHING PRETTIER.

AND SO IT JUST SEEMS A LITTLE DISINGENUOUS.

AND SO MY OPPOSITION, AS IT RELATED TO TITLE SIX OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT IN 1964, IS THAT THE MINORITIES AND THE AFRICAN AMERICANS WOULD BE THE ONES THAT ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY DISADVANTAGED FROM LIVING THERE.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL GLADLY ANSWER THEM AT THIS TIME.

OKAY.

UH, COMMISSIONERS, IF WE'RE GONNA GET INTO DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM, WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO PULL IT UP.

ARE THERE ANY COMMISSIONERS WHO WISH TO PULL UP FOR DISCUSSION? IF YOU'RE HONEST WITH ME NOW OH, I'M SORRY.

COMMISSIONER.

I CAN HEAR YOU.

YOU'RE WISHING TO PULL UP FOR DISCUSSION.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

I FORGOT.

HAD TO BE AUDIBLE.

I WOULD LIKE TO PULL IT PLEASE.

OKAY.

UM, THAT IS ITEMS C 26 PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, DO I HAVE A MOTION TO PASS THE, TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND PASS THE CONSENT AGENDA AS RED WITH ITEMS FIVE AND B6 AND THE 26, UH, PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.

AND, UH, IN ADDITION TO THE MINUTES AND THE BI ITEMS AS WELL, UM, TO PASS A C ONE AND C TWO, WHICH ARE THE, UH, LONG RANGE SIP TRANSMITTAL CIP TRANSMITTAL, AND THE NORTH BURNET GATEWAY, UH, UM, COMBINING PLAN REGULATING PLAN, RATHER THE MOTION FROM COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

DO I HAVE A SECOND, SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER HANDFUL? I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN MAKE THE SECOND.

AND IF YOU'RE ACCUSING COMMISSIONER HEMPHILL, UH, CHRIS, YOUR SCHEIDER'S SECONDS, I'M ALL IN FAVOR OF CLOSING PUBLIC HEARING AND PASSING THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PAST AS RED.

THERE WE GO.

UNANIMOUS.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, SO WE ARE

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GONNA MOVE IN ORDER, UM,

[Items B3 & B4]

ON THIS ONE.

SO, UM, FIRST LET'S TAKE UP ITEMS, UH, B3.

AND BEFORE TOGETHER THAT IS 50 10 AND 51 OH TWO HEFLIN LANE.

UM, IT'S A, UH, NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AMENDMENT AND A ZONING CHANGE FROM AND P UM, DO WE HAVE, UH, THE STAFF ON THE LINE? I DON'T KNOW WHO WANTS TO GO FIRST, BUT EVEN TRUE AND PLANNING COMMISSIONERS.

I'M KATHLEEN FOX.

I'M A PLANNER WITH THE PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT.

I'M HERE TO DISCUSS ITEM B THREE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AMENDMENT CASE NPA DASH 2019 DASH ZERO ZERO ONE 5.01.

THE ADDRESSES ARE FIVE ZERO ONE ZERO AND FIVE ONE OH TWO HEFLIN LANE.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE EAST MLK COMBINED NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AREA.

THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP CHANGE REQUEST IS FROM SINGLE FAMILY TO HIGHER DENSITY, SINGLE FAMILY, TO CONSTRUCT 34 RESIDENTIAL UNITS.

THE LONG WAGE PLANNING STAFF RECOMMENDS IS CHANGED BASED ON HOUSING POLICIES AND TEXTS.

IN THE IMAGINE AUSTIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, THE EAST MLK COMBINED NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND AUSTIN STRATEGIC HOUSING PLOOP BRANCH, WHICH SUPPORTS INFILL HOUSING AND A DIVERSITY OF HOUSING TYPES.

SPECIFICALLY THE EAST MLK COMBINED NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN STATES, UH, FOR OBJECTIVE ONE OBJECTIVE 5.1 ALLOW A MIX OF RESIDENTIAL TYPES ON LARGER TRACKS HAVING ACCESS TO MAJOR ROADWAYS, WHICH THIS DOES ACTION, 44 NOW MIXED RESIDENTIAL AND SMALL LOTS SINGLE FAMILY ON THE LARGER VACANT PARCEL OFF OF EAST MLK AND HEFLIN, UM, AND CONCUR.

AND I DID WANT TO ADD THE EAST MLK COMBINED NEIGHBORHOOD CONTACT TEAM DID SUBMIT A LETTER, WHICH IS NEUTRAL ON THIS REQUEST AND SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR BACKUP.

THANK YOU.

.

THANK YOU.

DO WE HAVE HEATHER CHAVAN UNDER TWO PARTICIPANTS TO SELECT STAR SIX TO UNMUTE MR. RIVERA, IF YOU'RE SPEAKING OR I COULDN'T HEAR YOU FILLING YOUR MIND WITH THE PARTICIPANTS.

SO LIKE STAR SIX TO UNMUTE OKAY.

MS. CHAFING, IF YOU ARE NOT THERE, WE CAN HEAR BACK FROM YOU LAST CALL FOR NOW.

DO WE WANT TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE APPLICANT? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? THERE YOU GO.

YES, PLEASE PROCEED.

I THINK I HIT POUND SIX CASE FOR BEFORE ZONING CASE 14 2020 ZERO ZERO TWO TWO AGAIN, 50 10 AND 51 OH TWO HEPARIN LANE OR REQUEST IS TO GO FROM S AND P TO S F AND P IT'S A FIVE ACRE SITE.

WE STARTED TO COVER IT AT THE LAST MEETING, FAFSA RECOMMENDING THE REQUEST TO GO TO SFC.

IT'S ON THE MORE SIDE OF HEFLIN LANE BETWEEN MLK AND WEBER VILLE ROAD TO LOCK IT AND DEVELOPED EXCEPT FOR A CONCRETE DRAINAGE CHANNEL.

THERE IS A HUNDRED YEAR FLOOD PLAIN WITHIN THE CHANNEL AND ON OTHER PARTS OF THE LOT, IT'S SURROUNDED BY SS THREE PROPERTIES WITH SINGLE FANDOM AND DUPLEX RESIDENCY.

THERE'S ALSO SOME SF SIX AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF ROAD WITH HIGH DENSITY.

RESIDENTIAL ABOUT A BLOCK TO THE SOUTH IS AN AREA OF NEIGHBORHOOD WITH SF FOR A AND P ZONING THAT DOES HAVE SINGLE FAMILY, UH, DEVELOPMENT.

ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT PEOPLE HAVE EXPRESSED INTERESTING IS THAT M'S GROVE DRIVE GETTING INTO THE SUBJECT PROPERTY FROM THE NORTH AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT HAS A VERY

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HIGH THAT THERE IS NO PLAN TO EXTEND THIS ROAD OR TO CONNECT IT TO AN OKAY.

UM, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR IT TO BE, UH, A BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN CONNECTION, BUT THERE ARE NO PLANS EITHER CITY TO EXTEND THAT ROADWAY AND NO CONNECTION TO HAVE ONE.

AGAIN, STAFF IS SUPPORTING THE SF SIX REQUESTS.

THEY WERE PROPOSING THE APPLICANT'S PROPOSING ROUGHLY 34 RESIDENTIAL UNITS, AS OF SIX IS THE LEAST INTENSIVE CATEGORY THAT WOULD ALLOW THAT KIND OF DEVELOPMENT ALLOWS UNITS TO BE CLUSTERED INSTEAD OF ACTUALLY SEPARATE LAW, WHICH IS VERY HARD TO, UH, DEVELOP ON A PROPERTY WITH THIS KIND OF CONFIGURATION AND DRAINAGE FEATURES, WHICH WOULD ALLOW THE DEVELOPMENT AROUND THOSE FEATURES.

THERE IS CORRESPONDENCE IN OPPOSITION TO THIS, AND I BELIEVE THERE WERE PEOPLE LINED UP TO SPEAK IN OPPOSITION AS WELL AS APPLICANTS AND I'M AVAILABLE FOR OTHER QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

UM, DO WE HAVE VICTORIA HUSKY ON THE LINE? THE APPLICANT I'M HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? WE CAN.

UM, AND, UH, ARE YOU WATCHING THE PRESENTATION LIKE WE ARE, OR DO YOU NEED ME TO GIVE YOU AN AUDIO CUE WHEN WE'VE GONE TO THE SLIDE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT? I NEED YOU TO GIVE ME AN AUDIO CUE, CAUSE I'M NOT, I'M NOT WATCHING IT ALL.

OKAY.

I'LL STICK WITH YOU.

YOU JUST, UH, SAY WHICH SLIDE DO YOU WANT? AND I'LL TELL YOU WHEN WE'RE THERE.

GOOD.

YOU HAVE SIX MINUTES SOMEBODY WHEN YOU'RE ON YOUR FIRST LINE, WE'RE THERE.

OKAY, GREAT.

UM, DID HE MEAN COMMISSIONERS VICTORIA HOUSEY WITH ROVER DESIGN ON BEHALF OF THE PROPERTY OWNERS AND YOU CAN ADVANCE TO THE NEXT SLIDE? OKAY.

THE TWO SUBJECT TRACKS COMBINED ARE 5.03 ACRES OF LAND THAT IS UNDEVELOPED.

THE SITE IS A GREEN SITE AND AS WELL, SITUATED TO RECEIVE DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT CONCERN FOR DISPLACEMENT OF EXISTING RESIDENTS.

NEXT SITE.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

COMBINED FUTURE RAINY SNAP DESIGNATES THIS PROPERTY FOR SINGLE FAMILY USE.

SO THIS PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AREA, THE SINGLE FAMILY FLOOD DISTRICT ALLOWS FOR SF ONE THROUGH SF FOR A ZONING DISTRICTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

REQUEST IS TO AMEND THE FLOWN TO HIGHER DENSITY, SINGLE FAMILY, WHICH WILL MAINTAIN THE SINGLE OWNERSHIP AND LOOK WHILE ALLOWING FLEXIBILITY TO WORK AROUND NATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PEEPERS NEXT TIME.

OKAY.

OKAY.

DOES THAT MEAN REQUESTED TO CHANGE FROM AND WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT ABOUT THE SSX ZONING DISTRICT IS THAT IT ALLOWS DEVELOPMENT OF HOUSES WITHOUT REQUIRING EACH HOUSE TO BE ON AN INDIVIDUAL LOT.

THIS IS VERY HELPFUL BECAUSE IT ALLOWS A GREAT DEAL OF FLEXIBILITY TO WORK AROUND TREES, CREEKS, EASEMENTS, AND OTHER LAND FEATURES THAT ARE SIGNIFICANT NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO IF THAT'S THE FORM AND RESIGNING AT THE SITE ARE SUPPORTED BY MANY, IMAGINE AUSTIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN POLICIES AND GOALS, MOST COMPREHENSIVELY THOUGH, THE FIRST LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION POLICY COMMUNICATE BEST ALIGN LAND USE, AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING TO ACHIEVE A COMPACT AND CONNECTED CITY IN LINE WITH GROWTH WITH THE GRINCH CONCEPT MAP, I WORK KEY PHRASES SOUND IN THIS CHAPTER INCLUDE INCENTIVIZING AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTING EFFICIENT USE OF LAND MEETING HOUSE AND EMPLOYMENT NEEDS IN A SUSTAINABLE MANNER.

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OKAY.

I HEAR YOU SEE THE LOCATIONAL PROXIMITY TO IMAGINE US ACTIVITY QUARTERS AND EXISTING TRANSIT STOP PROPERTY AS WELL, POSITIONED AT LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE FROM THE CORRIDORS FURTHER, THIS LOCATION WILL START TO, UM, THIS LOCATION WILL START TO PROVIDE AN ORDERLY TRANSITION OF RESIDENTIAL DENSITY BETWEEN THE INTERIOR RESIDENCE, INTERIOR NEIGHBORHOOD AREAS AND THOSE PROPERTIES THAT ARE CLOSER TO THE ACTIVITY CORRIDORS.

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OKAY.

MOST IMPORTANTLY ABOUT THE LOCATION OF THIS PROPERTY IS THAT IT FRONTS HEFLIN LANE, WHICH IS A TRANSIT PRIORITY NETWORK IDENTIFIED BY THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN, TRANSIT PRIORITY NETWORKS OR ROADWAYS THAT TAKE PRIORITY IN BEING IMPROVED FOR MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORT TRANSIT OPTIONS AT THIS TIME.

AND OFTEN THAT INCLUDES PEDESTRIAN BICYCLE AND VEHICULAR MODE.

AND ADDITIONALLY, THE PROPERTY HAS ACCESS TO EXISTING TRANSIT SERVICE AND IS CLOSE TO THE BUS RAPID TRANSIT ON MLK, WHICH IS JUST A QUARTER MILE AWAY.

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OKAY.

YOU MENTIONED THAT THOSE HECKLING LANE WORKING LESS WITH THE SUBJECT TRACKS ON THE RIGHT.

YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE BRIDGE WHERE FORT BRANCH

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CREEK CROSSES UNDERNEATH HASSAN LANE.

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OKAY.

AND THIS WAS LOOKING ESM HAS BEEN LANE TOWARDS THE INTERSECTION WITH WEBER BELT ROAD.

THE CONSTRUCTION YOU SEE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE IMAGE IS A NEW HOME RECENTLY BUILT WITHIN THE PAST YEAR.

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OKAY.

SO THIS SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON OF THE EXISTING AND PROPOSED ZONING SHOWS HOW SIMILAR THE TWO DISTRICTS ARE.

THEY ALLOWED NEARLY THE SAME DENSITY AT 12 UNITS PER ACRE.

THEY ALLOWED THE SAME BUILDING HEIGHT, WHICH IS CONSISTENT WITH ALL THE SURROUNDING US SF THREE PROPERTY.

AGAIN, THE MAIN DIFFERENCE IS THAT SFX ALLOWS CLUSTERING OF STRUCTURES TO WORK AROUND KEY LAND FEATURES.

ANOTHER KEY DIFFERENCE IS THAT SFX PUTS A 25 FOOT NOBEL SETBACK FROM ALL THE PROPERTIES THAT ARE ZONED LESS THAN SFX, WHICH MEANS EVERY BOUNDARY OF THIS 5.03 ACRES WILL HAVE A 25 FOOT, NO BILL COMPATIBILITY SETBACK.

AND WITH THE SMALLER SETBACKS ALLOWED BY SSRA YOU'LL HAVE NEW DEVELOPMENT.

THAT'S MUCH CLOSER TO THE EXISTING HOMES THAT ARE THERE TODAY.

ALSO VERY SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE RESIDENT FOCUSED CONCERNS FOR INCREASE IN PREVIOUS COVER IS THAT SFX WILL HOUSE 15% LESS THAN PREVIOUS POWER THAN WHAT IS ALLOWED TODAY.

UNDER SF FORAY TODAY, THE DEVELOPERS COULD BUILD UP TO 60 HOMES ON 60 LOT WITH EACH LOT, HAVING 65% IMPERVIOUS COVER YET OUR CLIENTS ARE HERE ASKING FOR A DECREASE IN IMPERVIOUS COVER BY THE REQUESTING OF SFX ZONING.

I WOULD SAY SEEMS LIKE AN WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT AS THE TECHNICAL MATTERS OF IT, IT REALLY IS A DOWN ZONING FROM SEVERAL OF THE SITE DEVELOPMENT ENTITLEMENTS AT NEXT SLIDE, OKAY.

CREEK AND THAT CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE THAT BISECTS THE PROPERTY AS THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT, SIGNIFICANT LAND FEATURE.

THE DEVELOPER HAS ENGAGED AN ENGINEER FROM EARLY ON TO ENSURE THE DEVELOPMENT ON THE PROPERTY IS FEASIBLE AND THAT ENGINEER IS AVAILABLE THIS EVENING.

IF NEEDED NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HIS INPUT WAS SOUGHT FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS, PROJECT CENTRAL EAST, AND LK NEIGHBORHOODS PLAYING GOALS EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY.

AND YOU'LL SEE SOME OF THOSE THERE ON THE SCREEN IN FRONT OF YOU.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

SO PLAN THAT RESULTED FROM DISCUSSIONS WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD MOST VISUALLY APPEALING IS THE LINEAR PARK ALONG THE CREEK.

THE PARK PROVIDES A NICE PEDESTRIAN CONNECTION BETWEEN THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE NORTH AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE SOUTH OF HEFLIN LANE.

THE PARK IS TO BE PRIVATELY OWNED, CONSTRUCTED, AND MAINTAINED, BUT IT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS IN, IN THE AREA.

UM, ALSO WANTED TO NOTE THAT AS HEATHER MENTIONED, UM, YOU KNOW, HPV IS NOT INTERESTED IN THE VEHICULAR CONNECTIVITY, UH, FOR, FOR MOBILE TRAFFIC, UM, SLOW PATTERNS AT THE SITE.

UM, SO AT THIS POINT IT WOULD BE A PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIVITY, UM, IN THIS AREA ONLY.

UM, AND THAT'S, THAT'S WHERE IT BACKS UP TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE NORTH NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THE SUPPORT THIS STONING, THE THREE ZONING, IT OFFERS 34 NEW HOMES ON A TRANSIT PRIORITY NETWORK.

THE SITE DESIGN ADDRESSES RESIDENT CONCERNS FOR IMPRE INCREASED COVER AND DECREASE TREE PROTECTION AND SAID SIX OFFERS 15 TO 20 MORE FEET OF BUFFER DISTANCE FROM EXISTING HOME.

AND THE PRIVATE DRIVES THAT WILL BE A PART OF THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL HAVE LESS IMPACT ON TAXPAYER DOLLARS BECAUSE THEY WILL BE PRIVATELY MAINTAINED.

UM, SO WITH THIS, WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST YOUR SUPPORT FOR BOTH THE NCA AND THE REZONING, AND WE'RE HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, THAT, UM, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OF THE, OH, I'M SORRY.

UH, I'M STRUGGLING TO REMEMBER THE ORDER THAT WE'RE DOING THIS IN.

UM, I THINK WE ARE GOING AHEAD AND TAKING THE CITIZEN TESTIMONY FIRST, RIGHT? YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

I'M GETTING SOME NODS.

UM, SO, UH, DO WE HAVE THE, UM, THE APPLICANTS FOR, UM, RUN THROUGH OR DO YOU WISH TO SPEAK? UM, I JUST WANTED TO JUST REITERATE A LOT OF WHAT VICTORIA HAS PROVIDED.

THIS SIDE IS AN EXCELLENT CANDIDATE FOR ASSETS TO PROVIDE THE FLEXIBILITY FOR NOT ONLY TREE PRESERVATION, BUT ALSO TO DESIGN.

IT DOES HAVE A LOT OF CONSTRAINTS.

AND AS A SIX WITH CERTAINLY PROVIDE BECAUSE THE BURGLARY OF HONORING A LOT OF THE CONSTRAINTS, BUT ALSO PROVIDED NEEDED HOUSING ALONG THIS TRAIN AND

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THE CORRIDOR IT'S MISSING LITTLE PROJECT THAT WOULD BE PROPOSED HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT SHOULD BE ON THIS PROPERTY.

UM, AND AGAIN, YOU KNOW, WE'RE JUST LOOKING FOR YOUR RECOMMENDATION FOR SUPPORT AND, UH, WE'RE BOTH HERE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

I'VE GOTTEN A LOT, JOEL BACH.

OKAY.

YES.

THIS IS JOEL VODKA.

CUTTING OUT MR. BUCK, MR. BACH, WE DON'T HAVE YOU, UM, YOU CAN HIT STAR SIX TO UNMUTE.

YES.

THIS IS JUUL BACH.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? I CAN HEAR YOU NOW.

YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

YES.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY I'M THE ENGINEER FOR THIS PROJECT.

AND ALSO WANTED TO REITERATE WHAT VICTORIAN RON HAS SAID THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, THIS, UH, THE ZONING DEFINITELY HELPS ME AS AN ENGINEER, UH, DO A BETTER PROJECT, UH, AND WANTING TO, YOU KNOW, JUST BE SAYING THAT I'M STANDING BY FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

UM, THAT IS IT FOR IN FAVOR AND OPPOSITION.

I HAVE ADAM SHARP.

I YOU'RE SIX MINUTES.

GO AHEAD.

ALL RIGHT, GOOD EVENING.

I AM ADAM SHARP AND I'M THE PRESIDENT OF THE STONE GATE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION LOCATED JUST NORTH OF THIS PROPERTY.

I'M HERE REPRESENTING OVER 65 HOUSEHOLDS AND AGAINST THE PROPOSED ZONING CHANGE.

I WANT TO BE A VOICE FOR MY COMMUNITY.

SO I'D LIKE TO READ A FEW EXCERPTS FROM THE EMAILS WHICH ARE ATTACHED TO TONIGHT'S AGENDA.

I BELIEVE THIS WILL GIVE YOU A BROAD VIEW OF THE FEELINGS OF MY NEIGHBOR, ALTHOUGH THAT SHOULD BE FAIRLY OBVIOUS TO THIS COMMISSION.

SINCE THE STONE GATE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN FIGHTING AGAINST THIS DEVELOPMENT FOR YEARS.

SO MANY YEARS.

IN FACT, I HAD SEVERAL MEMBERS, PARTICULARLY THE ORIGINAL STONE GATE HOMEOWNERS ARE NOW TOO ELDERLY AND NOT FAMILIAR WITH EMAIL OR DO MEETINGS IN SHORT.

THEY ARE VERY PRACTICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT THAT FOCUSED ON TRAFFIC FLOODING AND GENERAL DISTRESS OF THESE DEVELOPERS SINCE PURCHASING.

OKAY.

SO THIS IS AN EMAIL FROM AMANDA WILLARD SINCE PURCHASING OUR HOME IN 2012.

THE NUMBER OF TIMES OUR HOUSE IS FLOODED, HAS INCREASED STEADILY ITS DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA HAS INCREASED.

WE HAVE ALREADY REPLACED FOUR AND HAD TO HAVE A PROFESSIONAL INSTALL AND EXPENSIVE DRAIN SYSTEM FOR OUR HOUSE.

THIS IS FROM AN EMAIL FROM ANDREA PETITE, WHO IS, UH, BORN AND RAISED IN SEVEN DAYS.

THIS PROJECT, THE PROJECT DEVELOPERS IN PARTICULAR HAVE A HISTORY OF SAYING ONE THING TO THE PLANNING, COMMISSIONING THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND ADVERTISING QUITE A DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT ON THEIR WEBSITE.

I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE MOTIVE THAT THE PLANNING AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO ARE THEMSELVES DEVELOPERS OR FAMILY MEMBERS, OR OUR CLOSE COLLEAGUES OR BUDDY, THIS IS A CONFLICT I PUT THEM INTERESTS, UH, REGARDLESS OF RECUSAL.

UH, THIS IS FROM AN EMAIL FROM DELAINE.

LENARDO THE PROPOSED, THE PROPOSED ZONING CHANGE IN THIS AREA IN AN AREA THAT IS PRONE TO FLOODING AND HIGH DENSITY DEVELOPMENT WILL ONLY SERVE TO INCREASE THE FLOODING THROUGHOUT THE EXISTING NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE AGGREGATE OF HIGH DENSITY PROJECTS.

SO ROBBING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD HAS ALREADY HAD AN ADVERSE IMPACT ON TRAFFIC.

NOW I'D LIKE TO TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO GIVE MY FEELINGS JUST ON ALL THE EAST SIDE DEVELOPMENTS AS A WHOLE.

AND I'D BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T BRING UP THE TOPIC OF RACE AND EQUALITY, AS IT RELATES TO THE RYAN YOUTH AND PLANNING, AND OFTEN DATING BACK TO THE RACIST CITY PLAN OF 1928, THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS DONE NOTHING BUT SEGREGATE AND NEGLECT.

THE BLACK CITIZENS OF THIS CITY, THESE PRACTICES ARE ALIVE AND WELL TODAY, EVEN THOUGH WE SEE AUSTRIA AUSTIN AS A BASTION OF LIBERAL IDEALS, WHEN I DRIVE AROUND MY EAST AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD, ALL I SEE IS INEQUITY DEVELOPERS HAVE COME INTO THESE NEIGHBORHOODS WITH THEIR ENDLESS SUPPLIES AND CASH TO BUY UP AS MUCH LAND AS THEY CAN.

THEN WITH THE HELP OF THIS VERY COMMISSION ARE ALLOWED TO SQUEEZE EVERY DOLLAR AND CENT THEY CAN WITH NO REGARD TO THE CHARACTER AND HABITS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THESE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE CULTURAL ANCHORS, THEIR FAMILIES TO GO TOGETHER, NEIGHBORS, TO GET TO KNOW AND SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER.

YOU CAN GO TOE TO TOE IN HIGHLY COMPETITIVE ROSEBUSH CUP COMPETITION, BUT THE PRACTICE OF THIS COMMISSION ARE TEARING IT APART.

I EMPLOYED THIS COMMISSION TO PUMP THE BRAKES ON THESE KINDS OF DEVELOPMENTS.

WE DON'T NEED 35 DUPLEXES BUILT IN OUR BACKYARD.

HOW DOES THIS IMPROVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD? HOW DOES THIS HELP MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY AND CHARACTER OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD? ALL THIS DOES IS I GET THE GREEN DEVELOPERS WHO ARE NOWHERE TO BE SEEN ONCE THEY'RE DONE MAKING THEIR MONEY, UH, WITH THE REST OF MY TIME.

BUT THAT'S, THAT'S YOUR TIME, MR. SHARP, UM, STICK AROUND.

IF, IF, UH, COMMISSIONERS HAVE QUESTIONS FOR YOU PLEASE,

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WAS IT? I HEARD THE BUZZER.

UM, THAT'S MR. RIVERA.

NO, WAIT, THREE MORE MINUTES.

WE APOLOGIZE.

THIS IS SORRY.

GO AHEAD.

YOU HAVE THREE MORE MINUTES.

OKAY.

WITH THE REST OF MY TIME, I'M A LONG TIME COMMUNITY LEADER, BUT LET ME A DELCOS ESSAY TITLED I LIVE IN EAST AUSTIN FOR 60 YEARS AND I DON'T RECOGNIZE IT ANYMORE.

HE WRITES RIGHT HERE, BOTH OF THEM ONE DAY, MY GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN WILL NEVER KNOW THAT THRIVING BLACK COMMUNITY EVER EXISTED IN EAST AUSTIN.

WHEN I MOVED HERE IN 1957 WITH MY HUSBAND, WE HAD EVERYTHING WE NEEDED TO SUPPORT OURSELVES, THE WORKSPACE CHURCHES, AND A COLLEGE OLDER THAN BEN.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS I'LL RUN BY AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF AUSTIN BLACK COMMUNITY, OUR NEIGHBORHOODS HAD COMFORTABLE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, GREENLAWN LIBRARIES, PARKS, AND POOLS, SIDEWALKS, AND BEAUTIFUL TREES.

THE FULL SOCIOECONOMIC SPECTRUM WAS REPRESENTATIVE WITH NO CONFLICT BETWEEN THEM EAST.

AUSTIN STILL HAS THESE QUALITIES, WHICH SURPRISES SOME PEOPLE.

I CERTAINLY DON'T BEGRUDGE ANYONE THE RIGHT TO MOVE TO EAST AUSTIN.

IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A WELCOMING PLACE AND REMAIN.

SO TODAY BLACKS WERE OSTRACIZED FROM WEST AUSTIN FOR SO LONG, AND I COULDN'T STAND TO BE ACCUSED OF THE SAME DISCRIMINATION, BUT THE MORE WE IMPROVE EAST AUSTIN, THE MORE ATTRACTIVE IT BECOMES TO OTHERS.

IT'S INEVITABLE THAT THIS NEIGHBORHOOD ABSORBS THE PEOPLE WHO MOVE HERE IN THEIR CULTURE AND THIS DILUTES WHAT EXISTED BEFORE.

I JUST HOPE IT DOESN'T RESULT IN THE COMPLETE LOSS OF EAST AUSTIN, BLACK IDENTITY OR RESPECT FOR WHAT THE BLACK COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTED TO AUSTIN'S HISTORY AND DIVERSITY.

IT'S SAD TO ME THAT WHEN AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE RIGHT HERE TODAY, THEY HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING OFTEN BLACK COMMUNITY AND CULTURE THAT CHANGES HAPPENED QUICKLY.

AND I FEAR WE'RE LOSING SOMETHING OF REAL VALUE TO OUR CITY, BOTH IN TERMS OF THE HISTORY AND FOR BLACK PEOPLE.

MY PLEA HERE IS THAT ALL THE CHAINS KNOCK-ON AT SUCH A HIGH COST THAT IS THAT OFTEN NOT FORGET THE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS OF EAST AUSTIN, BLACK COMMUNITY, WHICH MADE THE CITY WHEN THE CITY WOULDN'T HAVE THAT BE UTILITIES FOR BLACK FAMILIES, TRYING TO MOVE INTO LESS OFTEN THE BLACK COMMUNITY DIDN'T ROLL OVER.

WE DREW IT AND SET UP A RISK COMMUNITY THAT IN MANY WAYS IS BETTER THAN WHAT WE SAW WEST UP EAST AVENUE.

NOW INTERSTATE 35, THOSE GENERATIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES DESERVE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR WHAT THEY GAVE TO OUR WONDERFUL CITY.

AGAIN, THIS IS UNFAIR TO, FROM THE BOOK, ALL LINES, PORTRAITS OF EAST AUSTIN IN CLOTHING.

I KNOW YOU CAN'T TAKE BACK ALL THE DAMAGE YOU'VE DONE TO THE EAST SIDE OF AUSTIN.

THAT'S AN IDEA.

THAT'S AN TONIGHT, YOU HAVE A CHOICE OF WHETHER OR NOT TO CONTINUE IT.

YOU CAN CHOOSE TO CONTINUE TO GENTRIFY THE AREA WHICH BENEFITS NO ONE BUT GREEDY DEVELOPERS, OR YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE RESIDENTS AND MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION HERE, WHICH IS THE KEEP ZONING DESIGNATION SF FOR A AND P UH, FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, KEEPING IN CHARACTER WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND WITH THAT I YIELD.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

UM, WE HAVE A REBUTTAL REBUTTAL FROM THE APPLICANT.

YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

AGAIN WITH, UH, FOR DESIGN, UH, I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT, UM, FIRST OF ALL, THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM THAT'S WORKING ON THIS PROJECT IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT TEAMS. AND, UM, THESE CASES THAT WERE BROUGHT FORWARD BACK IN 2015, DIFFERENT DEVELOPERS, DIFFERENT AGENTS, UH, EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS PROJECT.

SO WE ARE, I'M NOT SURE WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN ON A DEVELOPER'S WEBSITE, BUT IT'S NOT, IT'S NOT THE WEBSITE OF THE CURRENT DEVELOPMENT.

I CAN TELL YOU THE CURRENT DEVELOPER, I CAN TELL YOU THAT.

UM, SO DEVELOPMENT HERE WILL HELP EXISTING DRAINAGE PATTERNS.

RIGHT NOW THERE'S DEVELOPED THERE'S THERE'S DRAINAGE ISSUES.

AND I CAN LET THE ENGINEER SPEAK TO THAT, BUT NO THERE'S DRAINAGE ISSUES BECAUSE THERE PROBABLY NEEDS TO BE SOME INFRASTRUCTURE PUT IN PLACE AND DEVELOPMENT AT THIS SITE WILL HELP ASSIST WITH SOME OF THAT.

UM, AND IN REFERENCE TO, YOU KNOW, THE NEIGHBORHOOD, NOT WANTING 35 HOMES IN THEIR BACKYARD AND THEY DON'T NEED 35 HOMES.

UM, BUT I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT TODAY THE PROPERTY CANDY DIVIDED INTO, INTO, UP TO 60 LOTS WITH, WITH 60 HOMES.

AND THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS DEVELOPER WANTS TO DO THERE.

THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO MAXIMIZE DEVELOPMENT ON THIS LOT.

THEY'RE TRYING TO PUT HOUSES THAT WE REALLY, REALLY NEED, AND IN A WAY THAT IS GOING TO WORK BETTER WITH THE COMMUNITY THAT'S EXISTING TODAY.

UM, SO THAT'S WHY THEY'RE ONLY PROPOSING, UH, 34 UNITS AT THIS SITE.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, THE CONNECTIVITY THAT PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIVITY THAT'LL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL HELP PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THIS AREA TO HAVE BETTER ACCESS TO, UH, TRANSIT THAT'S ALONG MLK.

UM, WE ALSO WANT TO BE ABLE TO, WE JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO BUILD MORE HOMES ON AN EMPTY LOT.

WE'RE NOT DISPLACING ANYONE, THERE'S NOT ANYONE THAT'S GETTING KICKED TO THE CURB, UM,

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THAT LIVES ON THIS PROPERTY CURRENTLY.

UM, YOU KNOW, AND, AND WE JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD AND INVITE MORE FAMILIES TO COME LIVE IN THIS AREA RIGHT NOW TO DEVELOP UNDER SFD ZONING AND HOUSING PRICES ARE SO EXTENSIVE.

THE COST OF LAND IS SO EXPENSIVE.

YOU KNOW, SF SIX DEVELOPMENT IS GOING TO PROVIDE A GREATER LEVEL OF HOUSING, DIVERSITY AS WELL AS DIVERSITY IN, IN FAMILIES AND INCOMES, BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE A CHEAPER, MORE AFFORDABLE.

I DON'T MEAN CHEAPER AS IN POOR QUALITY, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE A MORE AFFORDABLE PRODUCT IN THE END VERSUS AN SF THREE DEVELOPMENT.

THAT'S GOING TO COST MUCH MORE, AND IT'S GOING TO BE MUCH HARDER FOR, YOU KNOW, A WORKING CLASS FAMILY TO ACHIEVE BUYING THAT KIND OF UNIT IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO I'LL, I'LL LEAVE IT AT THAT AGAIN.

WE HAVE OUR ENGINEER AVAILABLE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

UM, THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, UH, COMMISSIONERS, UM, YOU HAVE, OR, OR ROUND ROBIN PREFERABLY QUESTIONS BEFORE WE GET INTO DEBATE FOR SURE.

SORRY, GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS OF APPLICANTS, THEN IT MIGHT BE ONE OF THE SPEAKERS AS WELL.

SO I GRABBED MY FIRST QUESTION FOR THE AFRICAN BUZZ.

WAS THERE ANY SORT OF CONVERSATION CONSIDERATION FOR ANY AFFORDABLE HOUSING BESIDES DELEGATION OF FLIGHT SOUNDS AND UNITS FOR THAT? OR IS THERE ANY CONVERSATION IN REGARDS TO THAT? UM, I APOLOGIZE.

UM, THE, THE, YOUR QUESTION I DIDN'T QUITE GET BECAUSE THE SOUND CAME THROUGH, YOU'RE KIND OF MUFFLED.

UM, BUT I THINK IT MAY HAVE BEEN BECAUSE I HAD MY VOLUME TOO, TOO LOUD.

CAN YOU REPEAT THAT QUESTION ONE MORE TIME? SURE.

I WAS JUST ASKING ME IF THERE WAS ANY CONSIDERATION BY THE APPLICANT IN REGARDS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THE SIDE OR SOME MITIGATION OF AFFORDABILITY IN THE UNITS THAT WILL BE CREATED, UM, AT THIS TIME.

NO, UM, THERE'S, THERE'S NOT CONSIDERATION TO DO THAT.

UM, THEY COULD, IF THEY WERE TO GO TO AN MF ZONING TYPE, UM, BUT WITH THIS, WITH THIS LEARNING TYPE AND WITH THIS PRODUCT, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE, UH, AFFORDABLE OPTIONS WITH THIS PROJECT, UM, WARRANTS, UM, BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE, UM, IF WE WERE ABLE TO PUT MORE UNITS HERE, THEN THAT WOULD BE MORE OF AN OPTION FOR THIS, FOR THE PROJECT AND THE SAUCY.

YOU'RE, YOU'RE BREAKING UP A LITTLE BIT.

IF YOU CAN GET SOME BETTER RECEPTION, I WILL SAY, TOO, THAT WE ALSO HEARD FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT THEY, THEY ACTUALLY DIDN'T WANT AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT THIS LOCATION, BUT, UM, BUT THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

THANK YOU.

BYE, SIR.

FOLLOW UP QUESTION.

THIS MIGHT BE, UM, BRANCH BRANCHING.

I MIGHT BE ABLE TO KNOW.

CAN YOU ALL SPEAK TO THE CONCERN ABOUT FLOODING ON THE CIDERS OR FLOODING? SURE.

THIS IS JOEL.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

AGAIN, THANK YOU.

WE'VE LOST YOU, JOEL.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? I CAN NOW GO AHEAD.

YEAH.

SO, UM, I'M TOLD BACH I'M A CIVIL ENGINEER HERE IN AUSTIN.

AND, UH, WHEN WE FIRST STARTED LOOKING AT THIS PROJECT, UH, WE, UH, HAD A MEETING WITH, UM, THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UH, DRAINAGE DRAINAGE, REVIEWER TEAM, AND, UH, UH, W W LOOK AT THIS SITE AS KIND OF UNIQUELY SET UP AT THE MIDPOINT OF FOREFRONT WATERSHED.

AND IT'S, UH, IT'S, IT'S, IT'S IN A GOOD PLACE WHERE, UH, VIA THIS SITE PLAN, WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO, UH, MAKE THE DRAINAGE BETTER.

IT MAY JUST BE FOR A, A, YOU KNOW, A SHORT STRETCH OF THIS WATERSHED, UH, BUT IT'S, UH, IT'S GOING TO BE MY JOB, UH, YOU KNOW, WITH THE ZONING IN HAND AND WITH THE SITE PLAN, UH, TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO MAKE IT BETTER FOR, FOR THIS, UH, YOU KNOW, IMMINENT AREA.

THANK YOU.

IN TERMS OF DO THE FIVE BUYING STILL WITHIN MY SLOT UNTIL THE BUZZER GOES, I THINK THIS WILL BE, MY QUESTION IS FOR THE STONE DICK NEWMAN ASSOCIATION HAD SPOKEN EARLIER, AND I HOPE THEY'RE STILL ON THE LINE.

I JUST WANNA CHECK ENGLISH.

I GUESS THE MLK CONTACT TEAM SENT A LETTER THAT ESSENTIALLY SAYS THEY'RE NOT SUPPORTING ARTICLES AND IN THE CASE, AND THE REASON FOR DOING THAT WAS MORE BOSSES

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AND THAT THEY'RE NOT OPPOSED TO CERTAIN MATTERS WITHIN THE GAYS.

AND THAT WAS FAR AS THE BACKUP.

SO I JUST WANT TO SEE IF DON'T GET BONDS AND I'LL GO CONTACT HIM.

AND WHY IS THAT? YOU CAN SPEAK TO THAT.

HI, THIS IS ADAM SHARP.

I BELIEVE THAT QUESTION WAS FOR ME, CORRECT? SURE.

AND CAN YOU JUST REPEAT IT BECAUSE IT, ARE YOU ASKING WHY WE HAVE A DIFFERENT POSITION THAN THE CONTACT WORK? YES AND NO, Y'ALL Y'ALL WILL BE PART OF THE CONTACTING WHILE I'M GETTING SICK.

I'M JUST ASKING GUESTS FOR THE CONCERT.

OH, WE JUST, HAVEN'T BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THE, UM, MLK CONTACT GROUP ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR, UM, SONY CASE.

AND YEAH, I MEAN, I DON'T REALLY HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THAT ORGANIZATION, TO BE HONEST.

I KNOW THAT'S NOT A REALLY GRISHA ANSWER, BUT, UM, I GUESS THAT'S ALL I CAN REALLY OFFER YOU RIGHT NOW.

OKAY.

COUNTRY, YOU GUYS SWEDEN? SURE.

I JUST HAD A QUESTION I WANTED TO SEE IF THE, IF THE NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVE IS SO ON THE LINE, IF THERE'S A RESPONSE TO THE, UM, TO THE APPLICANT'S COMMENT, UH, OR MS. HAAS'S COMMENT THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD DIDN'T WANT AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THE SITE.

MR. SHARP, I THINK THAT'S TO YOU.

OKAY.

THIS IS ADAM SHARP AGAIN.

UM, YEAH, IN THAT MEETING, I REMEMBER THERE WERE A FEW RESIDENT TOO.

UM, YOU KNOW, IT WASN'T ALL OF THE RESIDENTS, BUT THERE WERE A FEW WHO DIDN'T WANT THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BECAUSE THEY FELT THAT IT WOULD BRING, UM, YOU KNOW, UH, NOT THE GREATEST NEIGHBORS.

UM, I THINK IT'S HOW THEY WOULD DESCRIBE IT.

UM, AND YEAH, I DON'T, YOU KNOW, I DON'T PERSONALLY SHARE THAT OPINION, BUT THAT WAS THE OPINION OF SOME OF THE RESIDENTS.

OKAY.

AND SO THAT IS NOT AN OFFICIAL POSITION OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION THAT YOU'RE SAYING A FEW MEMBERS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE EXPRESSED THAT.

YES, THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

GREAT.

ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS FOR THE ROUND ROBIN AROUND, UH, MR. SHARP? I ACTUALLY, I, UH, I'LL GO AHEAD AND I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS BECAUSE, UM, I THINK IT'S WORTH ILLUMINATING, UH, THESE CASES BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF THESE CASES TONIGHT AND COMING UP, UM, WHERE YOU HAVE MORE OF A STANDARD BASED SINGLE FAMILY ZONING THAT IS GOING TO A ZONING OF SFI REST OF SIX THAT ALLOWS, UM, UH, SOME, UH, CREATIVE PLACEMENT OF HOUSING ON A LOT.

AND PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU HAVE LOTS THAT ARE LARGE, BUT ONLY HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF STREET FRONTAGE.

THAT'S WHAT DEVELOPERS LIKE TO DO TO PUT A LOT OF UNITS THERE.

SO, UM, COULD, COULD YOU GO INTO YOUR ACCOUNT? YOU TALKED ABOUT IT BEING OUT OF CHARACTER WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THAT DUPLEXES MIGHT BE OUT OF CHARACTER WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE CURRENT ZONING WOULD STILL, UH, ALLOW SEVERAL NEW HOMES TO BE BUILT ON THE, UM, ON THE LAW, AFTER A LEGAL SUBDIVISION AND POTENTIALLY AFTER A FLAG, LOT SUBDIVISION, UM, A NUMBER OF LOTS, UM, THOSE HOUSES WOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE SUBSTANTIALLY LARGER THAN THEY WOULD, UH, THEN THE DUPLEXES WOULD UNDER, UH, THE PROPOSALS.

SO, UM, CAN, UH, I DUNNO IF IN THE TIME THAT YOU'VE BEEN THERE, UH, CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW, UM, THE CURRENT ZONING VERSUS THE ZONING THAT IS BEING PROPOSED OR CONFLICT WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD, UH, CHARACTER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, MR. SHARP? SURE, SURE.

SHARP.

WE CAN'T HEAR YOU IF YOU'RE TRYING TO SPEAK REMINDER.

SO LIKE STAR SIX TO, HEY GUYS, THIS IS ADAM SOUTHFIELD WHERE YOU GUYS, YOU GOTTA GET ME.

I CAN HEAR YOU NOW.

YEAH.

GREAT.

WELL, YOU KNOW, I MEAN THE CHARACTER OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD IS JUST, YOU KNOW, SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ONE LOT WITH FRONT AND BACK YARD.

IF YOU DRIVE AROUND, YOU KNOW, MY NEIGHBORHOOD'S WITHIN EMILY STONE GATE, YOU KNOW, EVERY HOUSE, YOU KNOW, ALL OF US HAVE FRONT YARD.

ALL OF US HAVE BACKYARDS THERE AREN'T, YOU KNOW, MULTIPLE HOUSES BUILT ON A SINGLE LOT.

AND, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, I'M NOT, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING, THE INS AND OUTS OF ZONINGS AND, YOU KNOW, UH, ALL THE PARTICULARS, BUT YOU KNOW, ME AND MY NEIGHBORS JUST

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WANT THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO CONTINUE TO LOOK THE WAY THAT IT DOES.

AND WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE, YOU KNOW, 25 OR 35 HOUSES BUILT WHERE, YOU KNOW, ON TWO PROPERTIES ESSENTIALLY.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, I MEAN, IF YOU DRIVE AROUND THESE OFTEN, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, LIKE, YOU'LL SEE, I'VE JUST A NORMAL FAMILY HOUSE NEXT TO, YOU KNOW, A SUBDIVISION THAT HAS, YOU KNOW, 40 HOUSES.

LIKE IT'S A VERY OBVIOUS VISUAL DIFFERENCE WHEN YOU LIVE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND SEE WHAT'S BEEN DEVELOPED HERE AND WE JUST WANT TO KEEP IT, UM, YOU KNOW, THE WAY THAT IT IS, YOU KNOW, WE, THIS IS NOT DOWNTOWN AUSTIN.

WE DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN HIGH DENSITY AREAS.

WE APPRECIATE AND LOVE OUR GREEN SPACES AND OUR YARD.

UM, I MEAN, EQUITY IS, IS, UH, IS SOMETHING THAT A NUMBER OF, OF COMMISSIONERS, IF NOT ALL COMMISSIONERS OR ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT ON THIS COMMISSION, UM, COULD YOU SPEAK TO AT ALL, HOW THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAS CHANGED IN THE, IN THE TIME THAT YOU'VE BEEN THERE AND, UM, HOW YOU THINK DEVELOPMENT MIGHT BE GOING INTO THAT? UM, HOW, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN THERE? I DID LIVE FOR ABOUT FOUR YEARS.

I'M LIVING HERE IN STONE GATE.

UM, I MEAN, YEAH, JUST THE CHANGES ARE THAT, YOU KNOW, THESE DEVELOPERS COME IN AND THEY BUY A PLOT OF LAND OR THEY BUY A HOUSE, UM, BECAUSE THEY JUST HAVE, YOU KNOW, EXTREME AMOUNTS OF CASH TO BUY THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, REGULAR FAMILIES CAN'T, AND THEN THEY USE WHATEVER LAND THEY CAN TO BUILD AS MANY HOUSES THAT THEY CAN TO GET AS MUCH MONEY AS THEY CAN.

AND IT'S JUST, YOU KNOW, THIS, THE CHARACTER OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AGAIN, IS LIKE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES WITH YARDS AND, YOU KNOW, UM, BACKYARD COOKOUTS AND STUFF, UM, NOT, YOU KNOW, TWO TO THREE FLOOR DUPLEXES THAT HAVE, YOU KNOW, A 10 BY 10 SQUARE PLOT OF LAND BEHIND IT THAT THEY'RE GOING TO CALL A BACKYARD.

UM, ALL RIGHT, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. SHARP.

UM, ARE THERE ANY OTHER, UM, UH, COMMISSIONERS THAT HAVE QUESTIONS IN THIS ROUND? UM, ANY COMMISSIONER HAVE A MOTION? SURE.

I UNDERSTAND.

GO AHEAD.

YOU'RE ON MUTE, MOVE STAFF APPROVAL, STAFF RECOMMENDATION.

I HAVE A SECOND.

OKAY.

SECOND BY COMMISSIONER HANDFUL.

MR. ANDERSON, DO YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO YOUR MOTION? I WOULD.

I WOULDN'T, I'M PRETTY FAMILIAR WITH THIS AREA AND I'M GLAD THIS DUNCA WAS BROUGHT UP.

I'VE BEEN IN HER HOME A COUPLE OF TIMES TALKING ABOUT THINGS HAPPENING AROUND HERE AND IN AUSTIN, BUT, UH, THIS NEIGHBORHOOD ACTUALLY REMINDS ME A LITTLE BIT OF MY GRANDPARENTS' NEIGHBORHOOD, WHERE IT WAS KIND OF THIS EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING INVENTORY.

AND THEN AS MOST OF THE PARCELS WERE FILLED IN AND THERE WERE JUST A FEW REMAINING PARCELS, BUT YET THE POPULATION, SO GOING UP A NEED FOR HOUSING WAS GOING UP.

THERE WERE LITTLE POCKETS LIKE THIS, WHERE THEY BUILT MUCH MORE DENSELY.

AND MY GRANDPARENTS GOT INTO THEIR MID SEVENTIES AND THEY SOLD THEIR HOUSE AND THEY MOVED 300 FEET AWAY INTO ONE OF THESE NEW HOMES THAT JUST GOT BUILT, WHERE THEY LIVED THE REST OF THEIR LIFE, ACTUALLY.

SO THEY MOVED TO AUSTIN AND, UM, HABITAT RIGHT NOW HAS A COUPLE OF PARCELS THAT WE'RE WORKING ON AND THE , I MEAN, IT'S SOMEWHAT SUBURBAN AND CHARACTER AND EVERY SINGLE LOT HAS TO BE A LOT, AND IT HAS TO HAVE A DRIVEWAY.

WHEREAS THE SF SIX, IT ALLOWS FOR A LOT MORE CREATIVITY.

IT ALLOWS YOU TO SAY THESE TREES RIGHT HERE ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

WE DON'T WANT TO TUCK THESE DOWN.

SO WE'RE GONNA BUILD AROUND THESE TREES AND THEY'RE JUST GOING TO BUILD OVER HERE, A DRIVEWAY BACK HERE THAT SERVES THE HOMES IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

YOU CAN HAVE A MORE WALKABLE COMMUNITY ALLOWS FOR SMALLER LOT SIZES.

IT ALLOWS FOR MORE HOMES FOR ACRE.

TAKE REAL.

I DON'T AGREE WITH THE IDEA OF LESS.

IT'S JUST A BUNCH OF GREEDY DEVELOPERS.

UM, AS WE CAN GET THE COSTS DOWN FOR HOUSING COSTS DOWN ACROSS THE BOARD FOR HOUSING AND GETTING RID OF ALL THE BARRIERS WE'VE PUT IN PLACE TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF HOUSING UNITS WE BUILD AND REQUIRE THEM TO BE LESS EFFICIENT, ADD ZONING.

UM, WE CAN SEE THE COST OF THE HOUSING GO DOWN.

WELL, WE GET TO THE POINT WHERE WE CAN DO ENOUGH OF THAT, WHERE EVERYONE ELSE WANTS TO HAVE A HOME IN THESE AREAS CAN LIVE HERE.

WE'LL SEE, BUT THIS IS A GOOD STEP IN THAT RIGHT DIRECTION.

SO I COULD JUST SUPPORT THIS.

ALRIGHT.

ARE THERE ANY COMMISSIONERS WHO WANT TO SPEAK AGAINST THE MOTION? ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS IN FAVOR THAT WANT TO SPEAK? MAKE SURE YOU'RE HONEST.

GUIDO

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ACTUALLY NEUTRAL.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

UH, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I AGREE WITH A LOT OF COMMISSIONER ANDERSON'S POINTS.

UM, AND I ALSO WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT THIS IS NOT A HABITAT FOR HUMANITY DEVELOPMENT.

THIS IS NOT ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

IT'S A MARKET RATE DEVELOPMENT AND THE IMPLICATIONS THERE ON THE IMPACTS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARE DIFFERENT.

UM, I, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT UNCOMMON TO HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT DOESN'T FIND LARGE, UH, SPEAK OUT AGAINST AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND THERE'S GENERALLY SUPPORTIVE AND THEN YOU MIGHT HAVE A FEW NUMBERS OF A NEIGHBORHOOD DOUBT IT, UM, THAT VARIES NEIGHBORHOOD TO NEIGHBORHOOD.

BUT I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE OF, OF THE MARKET RATE PRICES THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT