HNA Zoning and Development Committee Minutes for January 11, 2016

HNA Zoning-Development Committee Minutes: January 11, 2016

  1. Approval of Minutes: carried 5-0
  2. Presenter B. Epstein: discussion and review proposed Duplex Occupancy Ordinance. ZDC encouraged Ms. Epstein to move forward with her letter that proposed new solutions for the “Missing Middle” by changing the regulation to limit
    permits to the occupancy limit for unrelated people; a variance and the ability to show how they will maintain occupancy is required for related individuals.
  3. Duplex Incentives: ZDC members strongly agree that a list of incentives be collected that Developers can use with their projects within the HNA boundaries to encourage more neighborhood friendly models regarding character, scale, and design standard, integrity. ZDC will begin an on-going document the next months.
  4. No citizen communication
  5. Meeting Adjourned at 7:24pm

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HNA Zoning and Development Committee Meeting Agenda for February 12, 2016

HNA Zoning –Development Agenda

February 12, 2016 

Time: 6:00pm         Location: Hancock Recreation Center

Agenda:

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Approve minutes
  3. Presenter: Way Engineering-Plans for E.40th Street
  4. Neighborhood Communication- three minutes to address any zoning concerns and items
  5. New Business- future agenda items
  6. Adjourn

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https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hna-z-d-agenda-160212pdf

Note from HNA President to Mayor and Council Re. Occupancy Limits Ordinance

Mayor and Council Members:

The Hancock Neighborhood Association voted unanimously at its January 20th regular meeting to ask the Mayor and City Council to eliminate the expiration date of March 31, 2016 of the occupancy limits ordinance.

The occupancy limit of 4 unrelated adults was put in place to stop demolitions that were destroying both neighborhoods and existing affordable housing. The occupancy limit applies only to new construction. It is not intended to exclude renters, new comers, young people, or anyone else from neighborhoods. The purpose of the occupancy limit on new construction was to eliminate the incentive for investors to tear down affordable single family homes and replace them with large, high occupancy and pricey rentals. The ordinance has worked.

Best Regards,

Mark Harkrider
President, Hancock Neighborhood Association

Jan. 25, 2016 Mueller Press Release Re. Aldrich St.

February 2016 Newsletter

January 12, 2016 City of Austin Notices Re. Title 25 Amendments and Longhorn Run

All these notices were mailed on January 12th and received by Mark Harkrider, President of Hancock Neighborhood Association, on January 13, 2016:

1) Very Important: The City Council will consider amendments to the Land Development Code Title 25 related to Short Term Rentals on January 28th beginning at 4:00 at City Hall. The most important amendment being considered is the phasing out of commercial short term rentals ( non homeowner ) in residential neighborhoods. HNA members have, hopefully, sent letters and will continue to send letters to the Mayor and Council supporting an amendment which phases out Commercial Short Term Rentals in residential neighborhoods. The phase out should begin immediately and end as quickly as possible. Email for all City Council Members at http://www.austintexas.gov/mail/all-council-members

2)The City Council will consider an ordinance limiting the redevelopment of existing small ( Substandard) lots that are developed as a single building site. The City Council will consider this amendment and hear public comments on January 28, 2016, starting at 4:00 pm at City Hall. Case number is C20-2014-003. The City Contact is Greg Dutton at 512.974-3509.

3) On January 28, 2016 at City Hall, starting at 4:00, the City Council will hear a proposed amendment to the Land Development Code Chapter 25 relating to Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning cases. Case Number C20-2015-014. City Contact: Greg Dutton 512. 974.3509

4) UT Longhorn run will be held on April 9, 2016 from 8:00am-10:00am. The following streets will experience temporary and partial closure: Guadalupe, Dean Keeton. Duval and 38th street. If there is any resident opposing the partial street closures for this run, please send your notice of opposition by February 16, 2016 to: SpecialEvents@austintexas.gov

January 12, 2016 City of Austin Title 25 Amendment Notice Re. Neighborhood Plan Contact Team Regulations

This notice was mailed to Mark Harkrider on January 12 and received by him on January 13, 2016. For information on this ordinance amendment, go to: Http://www.austintexas.gov/event/neighborhood-stakeholder-meeting-2. The City Council will consider this and will hold a public hearing starting at 4:00 pm on January 28, 2016 at City Hall. There are two issues of concern brought up by some of the stakeholders: 1) the authority of the Director of Planning to amend a neighborhood plan based on a hardship claim, there is no definition of hardship in the amended ordinance; 2) the role of the Director of Planning to be the arbitrator if there is difference of opinion between the one who wants to amend the neighborhood plan and the Neighborhood Contact Team.

Submitted by Mary Sanger for Mark Harkrider

January 11, 2016 City of Austin Notice Regarding Site Plan for 4001 Red River St.

The following notice was mailed on January 11, 2016 to HNA President Mark Harkrider who received it Wednesday, January 13.

1) The City of Austin has received an application for administrative approval of a site plan at 4001 Red River Street. The applicant wants to build a two story multi-family fourplex on 0.23 acres at 4001 Red River. The applicant is Way Atmadja. 512. 343-0766. The owner of the property is a LLC in the name of Rochmet Sjariffudin at 902 East 40th Street. 512. 775-1111.

The case number is SP-2015-0516C. For a view of the site plan go to: https://www.austintexas.gov/devreview/a_queryfolder_permits.jsp City staff case manager is Michael Simmons-Smith at 512. 974.1225 or via email Michael.Simmons-smith@austintexas.gov

A decision will not be made on the site plan before January 25, 2016. The administrative site plan does not require a public hearing; the decision is made by the Director of Development Services Department. There is no appeal of the approval, if granted, for this site plan.

The Hancock Neighborhood Association will file for "interested party status" as may anyone who lives within 500 feet of this property. As an interested party you will receive notice of the Director's decision. To become an interested party,contact the case manager by email before January 25, 2016. Include name, mailing address, telephone number and issues of concern.

Submitted to HNA by Mary Sanger for Mark Harkrider, President, HNA

Agenda for the January 20, 2016 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

On Wednesday, January 20th the Hancock Neighborhood Association will nominate and elect officers for 2016. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm. I urge members of the association to attend this meeting. Yearly dues are paid in January. If you have not paid your $5.00 (per member) dues, you may do so at the door.

Agenda:

  1. Nomination and election of HNA Officers for 2016.
  2. Discussion and possible vote on elimination of occupancy limit ordinance expiration date.*
  3. Discussion on holding a forum for candidates running for State House District 49. This is the House seat held by Elliot Naishtat, who is retiring.
  4. Time for HNA residents to discuss issues of concern.
  5. Other items.

* The occupancy limit of 4 unrelated adults was put in place to stop demolitions that were destroying both neighborhoods and existing affordable housing. The occupancy limit applies only to new construction. It is not intended to exclude renters, new comers, young people, or anyone else from neighborhoods. The purpose of the occupancy limit on new construction was to eliminate the incentive for developers to replace existing housing stock with purpose built houses intended only for high occupancy rentals. The new 6 bedroom houses that were build in neighborhoods (before the occupancy limit went into effect) were always more expensive to rent (per bedroom) than the houses that were demolished. Since it passed, the demolitions have virtually stopped. The occupancy reduction is working and should be made permanent. Also, 339,000 properties were grandfathered with the occupancy ordinance, that is, these properties retain the right to house 6 unrelated adults. The current occupancy ordinance will expire March 31st, unless the Mayor and City Council eliminate the expiration date.

HNA Zoning and Development Committee Meeting Agenda for January 11, 2016

HNA Zoning Development Committee Agenda

January 11, 2016 

Time: 6:45pm         Location: Hancock Recreation Center

Agenda:

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Approve minutes
  3. Discuss and review Duplex Occupancy Ordinance: Presenter, Barbara Epstein
  4. Discuss Duplex Incentives as a possible Land Use Development tool in the future.
  5. Neighborhood Communication- three minutes to address any zoning concerns and items
  6. New Business- future agenda items
  7. Adjourn

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