Agenda for the October 21, 2020 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

 

Hancock Neighborhood Association Calls a Special Virtual Meeting
on the
Future of Hancock Golf Course
October 21, 2020
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Voting Item: HNA Resolution in response to PARD Proposed Plans for Redevelopment of the Hancock Golf Course

Agenda:
Announcements: Hugh Bender

  • Meeting Process for Zoom
  • Web Site Volunteers
  • Membership / Dues

The HNA Parks Committee will present on PARD plans, the outcome obtained from the HNA
February 29th Public Engagement meeting, and the rationale leading to the Resolution.

For the February 29th PARD Presentation, Written Comments, and Survey Report go to:
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/hancock-golf-course-planning

For a direct link to the Survey Report go to: https://publicinput.com/Report/dgwtemuc0sb

Q&A and discussion on the Resolution

Vote:
HNA "Members only" may vote and will do so through the chat function which will record every
vote.


Dues must be paid in advance of the meeting to become a voting member:
Regular Membership (per household): $5.00

    Regular membership in the Association shall be limited to individuals eighteen years of age
    and older who reside within the Association boundaries.

Associate Membership (for landlords or businesses): $10.00

    Associate membership in the Association shall be limited to business owners and landlords
    whose business or rental property is located within the Association boundaries but who do
    not reside within the Association boundaries, and to any resident of the City of Austin who
    has an interest in the Association.

To Pay Dues via Check

    Please make the check payable to Hancock Neighborhood Association and mail to:
    Hancock Neighborhood Association
    c/o Bruce Fairchild, Treasurer
    3907 Red River ST
    Austin, TX 78751

https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hnaspecialmeetingoctober2120pdf
https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hnahancockgolfcourseresolution1020...
https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hnahancockgolfcourseresolution1020...

Agenda for the August 19, 2020 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association


Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
7pm – 8:30pm
Zoom Mtg


Topic: HNA General Meeting Aug 19, 2020
Time: Aug 19, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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Note: Voting Item on Agenda

Agenda

Announcements: Hugh Bender
- Meeting Process for Zoom
- Web Site
- Membership / Dues

Approval of January 15th, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Committee Reports and Announcements

Presentation from Developer Representative on Proposed Amendment for East Avenue PUD Parcel A / Lot 11: Leah Bojo and Kate Kniejski

Report from HNA Zoning Committee

Open Discussion on PUD Amendment (ask questions through chat)

Voting Item:
HNA Resolution on the Proposed Amendment for East Avenue PUD Parcel A / Lot 11
HNA "Members only" may vote and will do so through the chat function which will record every vote

Adjourn

https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hnaagendaaugust19th2020docx
https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hnaagendaaugust19th2020pdf

HNA Zoning Committee Meeting Minutes - August 6, 2020


Thursday August 6th 2020
6:30 pm Zoom Mtg
Minutes

Call to Order 6:30 pm

Members:

  • Hugh Bender
  • Carolyn Palaima
  • Linda Guerreo
  • Bart Whatley (out of town)
  • Bob Mebane

1) Aproval of Minutes of July 23rd, 2020

2) News: Zoning Committee Process.

3) Item - East Avenue Amendment
Developer wants to go to 120 feet in height which would be equal to the current highest height on the frontage road. They presented this basic plan, and are requesting no additional changes to the PUD at this time.

4) Discussion related to, and possible recommendation to HNA, Proposed Amendment for East Avenue PUD Parcel A / Lot 11

5) Zoning Committee Draft Resolution

  • Original Restrictive Covenants: To remain in place and not amended.
  • A glass restriction with reflectivity less than 20% (Waterfront Overlay Standard [25-2-721(E)(1)]: “Exterior mirrored glass and glare producing glass surface building materials are prohibited.” Definitions [25-1-21(67)]:
    - “MIRRORED GLASS means glass with a reflectivity index greater than 20 percent.”
    Height 90' HNA Zoning Committee currently willing to support a height extension to 90 ft. with the conditions as stated within this resolution.
  • A bird deterrence program to be approved by city staff.
    Green barrier design on west face up to a minimum of 2 stories
  • Affordable Housing: New affordable housing standards/commitments based on any units over 65 ft. to meet COA current PUD Regulations on affordability regulations (currently PUD regulations are 10% of units at 60% MFI). No fee fee in lieu of option.
  • Limit Traffic access to/from IH-35 frontage road. (ADT has final determination on Concordia Ave and overall access)
  • Request that COA validated/update the FAR & TIA for whole PUD.

Action Taken/Next Steps: Committee members forwarding recommendation/resolution to HNA General Assembly.

Adjourn

https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/zcminutesaug6th2020odt

HNA Zoning Committee Meeting August 6 to Continue East Ave PUD Discussions

Hugh Bender is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: HNA Zoning Committee
Time: Aug 6, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

HNA Zoning Committee Mtg Thurs Aug 6th 6:30 pm
East Ave PUD Discussions

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HNA Zoning Committee Meeting Thursday, July 23, 2020

HNA Zoning Committee Mtg
Thursday July 23rd, 2020 6:30 pm
Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96388079429
Meeting ID: 963 8807 9429
Agenda: Discussion and Possible Recommendation to HNA Membership regarding East Avenue PUD Amendment

HNA NEWS - July 12, 2020

 

HNA NEWS

July 12th, 2020

 

We held out as long as we could in the hope our governmental leadership & citizens would guide us out of covid spreading like wildfire. Since that does not appear realistic the Executive Committee has decided to obtain an HNA Zoom Acct for General Meetings, Committee Mtgs and sub-committees/work-groups. We will assume regular meeting schedule starting in September. No meeting on July 15th but a special call either July 29th or August 5th.

 

HNA Zoom Mtgs will operate as such: (small changes may occur and will be posted/read as technical issues and improved processes are identified)

 

Each meeting will have a designated Zoom Monitor.

1) Anyone is welcome, as always, up to first 100 connections (if you use a computer & phone you take up 2 connections)

2) Executive Committee, Committee Chairs and Presenters will be unmuted during the meeting, all others will be muted by the moderator. (If you don’t understand why this is an absolute necessity - ask anyone who’s been on large zoom calls or google it.)

- anyone who can not eliminate feedback will be muted.

- anyone who can not speak with respect and in a civilized manner will be muted

a) People may raise their hand (zoom term) to speak and the moderator will un-mute them at the appropriate time and in order.

b) Members may raise a question through the chat button and the moderator will ask the question for you.

c) Voting will occur either through a voice roll call or a we hope (preferred) through the chat function, so we can validate voting with membership and record such votes. We plan to tally votes during mtgs and will structure the agenda to allow EC to capture the vote without needlessly stopping or delaying the meeting.

Note: In rare instances (large meetings) final votes may be tallied after the meeting and posted with all votes show

 

DUES: You may not vote on any item if you are not currently a member.

 

Join:  https://www.hancockna.org/www/join

 

Regular Membership (per household): $5.00

Associate Membership (for landlords or businesses): $10.00

To Pay Dues via Check: make payable to Hancock Neighborhood Association and mail to:

Hancock Neighborhood Association
c/o Bruce Fairchild, Treasurer
3907 Red River ST
Austin, TX 78751


Online: we hope to have an online payment system established soon.

 

WEBSITE: The HNA still needs volunteers to select a website template and migrate content to that site, Please contact Hugh Bender if you can help. hbender@bendertx.com

 

COMMITTEE NEWS

 

Zoning Committee: June 24th minutes have been posted, along with East Ave work group updates

 

The Zoning Committee will meet on the very near future to make a recommendation on the East Ave PUD Amendment – followed by a General HNA mtg. Mtgs and links will be posted on this website.

 

(note: operating during covid has been difficult and the HNA hopes to make a recommendation prior to Planning Commission hearing so we are tentatively scheduling an HNA (1st ever) Zoom Mtg for Wednesday July 29th at 7 pm. (this may change due to notice requirements.)

 

 

East Avenue Amendment - Zoning Committee Sub-Groups

 

Various members have met as a sub-workgroups to research a numer of items prior to a soon to be called Zoning Committee Mtg., Workgroups have volunteered to consulted with city staff, planning commission members, an affordable housing expert.

 

The Zoning Committee workgroups have inestigated the following and currently recommending for next Zoning Committee mtg:

 

  • .Original Restrictive Covenants: To remain in place and not amended. 

  • .A glass restriction with reflectivity less than 15% and classified as non-bird strike. 

  • .Support Parks Departments request to remove PUD park exemption and let PARD/developer handle any fees though normal process 

  • .New affordable housing standards/commitments based on any units over 65 ft. to meet COA  current PUD Affordability regulations (still verifying these standards)  

  • .Limit Traffic access to IH-35 frontage road.  

    Request that COA validated/update the FAR & TIA for whole PUD 

  • .Still negotiating a design plan for the west side facade to guarantee that neighbors/neighborhood do not look at a concrete wall or parking structure 

https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hnanewsjuly12th2020doc
https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hnanewsjuly12th2020pdf

HNA Zoning Committee Meeting Minutes - June 24, 2020


Agenda for HNA Zoning Committee Meeting
Wednesday June 24th 2020
6:30 pm Zoom Mtg

Call to Order 6:30 pm

Members:
Hugh Bender
Carolyn Palaima
Linda Guerreo
Bart Whatley
Bob Mebane

Guests: Developer Representatives -Leah Bojo and Kate Kniejski

1) News and Intro: Hancock Shopping Center News
The Engineer was called and they are at preliminary stages/ No physical plans have been drafted to share. Engineer stated that at this time it involves an HEB expansion and may have something related to the old Sear bldg but those plans are still preliminary.

2) Presentation on East Avenue Amendment Presentation: Leah Bojo-respresentative for Developer
Developer wants to go to 120 feet in height which would be equal to the current highest height on the frontage road. They presented this basic plan, and are requesting no additional changes to the PUD at this time. They presented the plan, answered questions from the Committee related to current East Ave Build out numbers, traffic (Frontage access only), restrictive covenants and also any concerns, ideas or input from the committee.

3) Discussion related to, and possible recommendation to HNA, Proposed PUD Amendment for East Avenue
Committee expressed a desire to have actual affordable housing on site. The committee stated that they hoped no reflective glass would be used under this PUD or future amendments. If the height is granted, the committee expressed that any neighborhood facing sides of the structure have design details with shrubs, offsets and that no-tilt walls are allowed.

Both parties agreed that we do not have enough information to discuss MFI and plans, and split up responsibilities to gather more information and then meet again. Zoning committee to work in small groups to contact city staff, obtain, independently, facts and information then meet again in July.

Action Taken/Next Steps: Committee members and developer to gather additional information so we can make an informed recommendation. Next formal meeting of the Zoning Committee is unknown at this time and, as always, will be posted on the HNA website. The HNA should not expect to see a final recommendation for a few weeks to a month, based on the COA current review cycles.

Adjourn

https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hnazoningmtgjune24th2020docx
https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hnazoningmtgjune24th2020pdf

HNA Zoning Committee Meeting June 24 to Consider East Avenue PUD Parcel A Amendment

Agenda for HNA Zoning Committee Meeting
Wednesday June 24th 2020
6 pm Zoom Mtg

Topic: Discussion related to, and possible recommendation to HNA, Proposed PUD Amendment for East Avenue.

https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/east-avenue-pud-parcel-amendment-j...

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HNA News

HISTORICAL SURVEY: The architectural survey of historic buildings, structures, objects and sites in our neighborhood has been completed and the team is in the process of evaluating properties and entering data. A draft historic context was completed earlier this year but will be revised to reflect new information that has come to light from the oral histories (by phone) and email correspondence from residents in Eastwoods and Hancock. The team has learned a great deal about Hancock’s history from you and thanks everyone who has contributed to the research effort!

For those who have not yet responded, it’s not too late to share your knowledge about the history of your house and neighborhood. If you received a letter about the oral histories earlier this year, please contact the project historian Terri Myers at (512) 478-0898, or email her at terrimyers@preservationcentral.com to add your voice to the survey project.

Hancock Trail: Thanks to PARD for trimming the trees around he Golf Course Trail. The many low branches had focrced walkers and joggers off the trail in spots.

Beautify Hancock: Thanks to the many neighbors who, while walking the neighborhood have met new neighbors and picked up trash. A little at a time and making the HNA shine.

Hugh Bender
hbender@bendertx.com
Austin, Texas
512.983.7596

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