HNA Executive Committee Meeting Minutes for April 23, 2015

Minutes: The HNA Executive Committee met on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Executive Committee members present were Mark Harkrider, James Harkrider, Bruce Fairchild and Mary Sanger

Agenda:

  1. Kelly Willis and Kelly Ramsey presentation on the duplex and single family home being built at 3205 and 3207 Liberty. Kelly and Kelly brought to our attention their concerns regarding the height, floor to area ratio and car maneuverability in the alley. Kelly Ramsey had done some extensive analysis of the building permit plans and believed the plans did not meet code and asked for our assistance. Mary Sanger agreed to discuss Kelly's findings with the permit reviewer and Daniel Word of the City. (Mr. Word emailed msanger on April 28th noting there were Code Compliance issues regarding the FAR and he would be asking
    owner to come into compliance with the code. He will look at the maneuverability issue as well. As of this writing, we have not heard the final results of Mr Word's discussion with agent or his own findings.
  2. Demolition request for 1930s Historic home at 3213 Harris Park Avenue to be heard by the Historic Landmark Commission on Monday, April 27, 2015. This was brought to the Exec Committee's attention by neighbors of the property. It was agreed that Mark Harkrider would email the Historic Landmark Commission asking for a postponement of the demolition permit and urge neighbors to do the same. The property was sold by owner occupant to an out of town investor. ( Harris Park Avenue and Neighbors were at the Historic Commission at which time the staff of the Commission noted the age of the home and asked that owners to consider reuse and renovation, because "the City is rapidly losing its architectural and historic characteristics." The agent's owner asked for a postponement. The Executive Committee and neighbors have requested a meeting with owner and agent to which they have agreed but at this writing, a date has not been set. The demolition permit again comes before the Commission on May 18th.) The owners , Debbie and Malcolm Outlaw, wishing the permit have bought at least four properties in the neighborhood; they apparently live in Midland where they are owners of a a company that sells drilling mud and chemicals.
  3. Approval to have six outdoor signs to be made to publicize HNA meeting days and time.
  4. Approval to invite the Director of the Historic Landmark Commission and the Director of Preservation Austin to Wednesday, May 20 HNA meeting, primarily to discuss demolition of older homes.

Submitted by Mary Sanger