Agenda for the March 20, 2024 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

When: 7pm Wednesday, March 20th
In person; Hancock Rec Center
Remote: by Zoom

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Meeting ID: 861 4437 8014
Passcode: 555967


  1. request by the Eastwoods Neighborhood Association to merge with Hancock
  2. Proposed by-laws change and general discussion
      Article 12. Regular Meetings

      1. Regular meetings of the Association shall be held on the first Monday of each calendar month.


    Each committee will be expected to give a report.

    discussion about upgrades needed to the Hancock website and other computer work (volunteers needed or funds to pay an outside source)

  3. current zoning cases

    3305 Duval St. & proposed neighborhood plan change

    CANPAC and the H.O.M.E. initative

    any other notices that I receive between now and the meeting

  4. ideas for social gatherings—block parties, fund-raisers, how we can help Lee Elementary, etc.

Agenda for the September 20, 2023 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Please join us for a Zoom neighborhood meeeting at 7pm Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

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Meeting ID: 853 7469 6661
Passcode: 846710

The agenda includes:

  1. a (very short) presentation from an intern at Public Citizen about planning for Austin’s future energy needs
  2. updates on the current building applications along I-35, Cady Lofts, the Concordia 14-story apartment and the Harmon/38th St. apartments
  3. recent city council votes
  4. a discussion about neighborhood vacant houses, including 3805 and 3807 Duval St. and 604 Texas Ave.
  5. Neighborhood public health issues
  6. volunteering and participation
  7. revising by-laws e.g. regular meeting dates, by-law votes, non-functioning committees, meeting decorum
  8. update on the Eastwoods neighborhood Landmark Commission demolition permit hearing case

Agenda for the August 30, 2023 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Zoom meeeting Wednesday August 30, 2023 7 pm to discuss the demolition permit hearing for 701 Sparks Ave., Eastwoods Neighborhood, as well as upcoming council meeting agenda items and Hancock-by-laws.

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Meeting ID: 448 332 2315
Passcode: 91imwz

Barbara Epstein
Hancock Neighborhood Association President

Agenda for the March 15, 2023 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

HNA regularly scheduled meeting:


  • City eTOD presentation
  • Re-zoning presentation by applicant for 1015 E. 38th St., 3703 Harmon Ave.

Time: Mar 15, 2023 07:00 PM Central Time

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Meeting ID: 448 332 2315
Passcode: 91imwz

Agenda for the February 27, 2023 Special Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

HNA-3305 Duval St. demolition permit application

Time: Feb 27, 2023 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 873 1252 1921

Passcode: 095577

This meeting will only deal with what position the association will take on the demolition permit application scheduled to be heard at the Landmark Commission March 1, 2023 at 6pm.

Agenda for the February 15, 2023 Special Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

I hope that everyone has recovered from the storm and that it reminded us all about the benefits of a close-knit neighborhood, especially when a neighbor might need a helping hand.

Since almost everyone who wrote in requested that we continue association meeting using Zoom, for the time being, that's what we'll do.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 15th at 7pm via Zoom.

Robyn Ross will outline her committee¹s draft response on behalf of the association to TXDOT's I-35 expansion plan (after meeting with other neighborhoods). We will discuss the impact of the proposed plan on our neighborhood and vote on our response. Although I've scheduled the meeting to possibly last for 1 hr 45 min, it probably won't. Here's how to join the meeting.

Topic: HNA - I-35 expansion

Time: Feb 15, 2023 07:00 PM Central Time

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Meeting ID: 816 1773 1350

Passcode: 222717

Here are the draft statements for Hancock¹s proposed response that Robyn previously posted.

  • Opening statement thanking TxDOT for opportunities to engage and the ways they've adapted the project in response to public feedback thus far
  • Sentence spelling out that we're working with nearby neighborhoods, communicating, supporting one another's goals

Section that lays out our support for redesigning I-35 for safety but grave concerns about the scale of the proposed project:

  • Adding lanes is not predicted to measurably reduce congestion but will degrade QOL for nearby neighbors and contribute to climate change.
  • TxDOT's traffic predictions have not come true in the past, and modeling is not sophisticated
  • Reroute/redesignation of SH130 has not been adequately studied yet could take nearly a fifth of traffic off I-35

Section that offers support for redesigning I-35 for safety and livability and lays out our asks:

  • Build so that a north-central deck can be placed
  • Do not invest resources on stitches that won't be used as park spaces, invest those resources in a deck (great idea we were thinking but not articulating til we read your statement)
  • We support Cherrywood's analysis of exits/ramps actually needed (we don't have the bandwidth to explore this, but we trust your analysis)
  • Use COA design guidelines for bike/ped paths
  • No tunnel under Airport (in the SPUI)

We will have a regularly scheduled association meeting on March 8, 2023, at 7pm via Zoom. So far, the agenda will include a presentation on the permit application for a mixed-use development (with 200 units and commercial space at ground level) at 38th and I-35, that will also front Harmon Ave. I hope that neighbors who will be directly affected by this project can attend the meeting so that they can ask the applicant questions

The agenda will also include a discussion about the future of how our association wants to function, expanding group discussions or relying
primarily on committee action. Do members want there to be discussions before committees meet and plan responses, and should our by-laws be changed to expand or limit the role of committees? Since most committees have been dormant and/or members have resigned, new members will need to be chosen if the current committee system continues.

In the spirit of transparency and to encourage everyone to be informed and involved, I intend to notify association members whenever I receive notices of any subject that affects the neighborhood, be it a city council agenda item or a permit application.


Agenda for the January 18, 2023 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hello Neighbors,

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 18th, at 7 pm (zoom link below).

Meeting Agenda

  • 7:00 pm – General Business and Updates
  • 7:05 pm – Officer Nominations and Elections
  • 7:30 pm – I-35 Update

Two positions are currently open for the 2023 term: President and Secretary, although nominations for any position are welcome. Laura and I cannot commit to officer positions in the new year, so both the President and Secretary positions are open. I've personally enjoyed getting to know many of you over the last two years and working with our neighbors, but increasing work and family obligations mean I won't be able to dedicate the time necessary to be President.

HNA Officer positions are:

  • President (open)
  • Vice President
  • Secretary (open)
  • Treasurer


  • Step 1: Nominate someone for an office. (It is assumed that you've talked with this person, and they are willing to serve.)
  • Step 2: Include a brief paragraph about the person nominated.
  • Step 3: We need (1) other HNA member to second that nomination once it is posted.
  • Step 4: Post nominations and second to the Hancock listserve.

DEADLINE: Sunday, January 15th, 2023

Should you know someone willing to serve in one of these roles, please make the nomination on the Hancock listserve by Sunday, January 15th, 2023, so they may be placed on the agenda. If anyone has questions about the workload, duties, etc., please get in touch with other current or past officers or me.

Remember that only dues-paying members can vote in the election. If you haven’t paid your 2023 dues yet, here’s how:

  • Step 1: HNA email group members can access the online donations link by signing into the HNA page, clicking the "Donations" link on the left navigation, and then clicking the link for 2023 Annual Dues. email group members can alternatively click the following link to access the payment page directly:

  • Step 2: Enter the dollar amount corresponding to your membership type and the number of members.
  • Step 3: After paying dues, please email hna.payment@... with your address and a list of names of members that you're paying dues for.

Zoom Meeting Info


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Phone Number: (346) 248 7799
Meeting ID: 959 3360 7250
Passcode: 035761

Best regards,

Coan Dillahunty
HNA President

Agenda for the November 16, 2022 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hello Neighbors,

Our next HNA meeting will be on Wednesday, November 16th, at 7 pm (zoom link below).

Meeting Agenda

  • 7:00 pm – General Business and Updates
  • 7:05 pm – Cady Lofts Architectural Renderings and Site Plan Update
  • 7:30 pm – Compatibility in Corridors Discussion

Zoom Meeting Info


Join by Telephone
Phone Number: (346) 248 7799
Meeting ID: 990 4674 5656
Passcode: 344929

Best Regards,

Coan Dillahunty
HNA President

Agenda for the June 2, 2022 Special Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hello Neighbors,

I hope you’re all having a good Memorial Day weekend. I've decided to call a special called meeting for Thursday, June 2nd, at 7 pm so we can hopefully adopt a new resolution regarding the proposed Cady Lofts development in advance of the City Council meeting on June 9th. We'll conduct the meeting on Zoom and the meeting information is below.

Here's the Agenda for the Meeting:

  1. HNA Cady Lofts Update
  2. Resolution Presentation and Discussion
  3. Vote

We will post a draft of the proposed resolution early this week to the HNA listserv so that everyone has a chance to review it in advance of the meeting.

Only dues-paying members of the HNA can vote at the meeting. If you haven't paid your 2022 dues yet, the HNA join section provides information on how to pay online or using the mail.

Zoom Meeting Information:

Meeting URL:

Join by Telephone: +1 346 248 7799

Meeting ID: 979 0272 9244
Meeting Passcode: 880866

Many of you are already familiar with the 100-unit, single-room occupancy, Cady Lofts project proposed for 1004, 1006, 1008, East 39th St and the associated zoning amendment and zoning changes.

There have been several meetings about this Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) project for people experiencing homelessness they’ve proposed including:

  • March 16: HNA General Meeting
  • April 7: City-led Community Engagement Meeting
  • April 28: HNA Zoning Committee meeting
  • April 28: HNA Special Called Meeting for Cady Lofts Resolution, 87% of attendees voted to adopt a resolution supporting affordable housing/PSH but opposing the zoning change.

The Zoning FLUM amendment and zoning change case were heard on Tuesday this week at the Planning Commission. Despite objections from HNA and from the community (there was also strong community support for the changes), the Commissioners unanimously rejected our postponement request to allow time for experts to review the change and its impact. The Commissioners then voted to unanimously approve the FLUM amendment and zoning change, setting the issue to be heard for the first time at City Council on June 9th.

If you’d like to view the video recording it’s located here:

Cady Lofts was items B6 and B7 on the agenda. The Postponement discussion started at the 19-minute mark and the actual zoning case started 53 minutes into the meeting.

Coan Dillahunty
HNA President

Agenda for the May 18, 2022 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hello Neighbors,

Our March HNA meeting is Wednesday, May 18th at 7 pm (zoom link below).

Meeting Agenda

  • 7:00 pm – General Business and Updates
  • 7:05 pm – TxDOT I-35 Update
  • 7:40 pm – Transportation Committee I-35 Update along with Guests from Cherrywood NA

Zoom Meeting Info


Join by Telephone
Phone Number: (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 847 7707 4637
Passcode: 980206

We hope to see you there!


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