Events

Update: January 17, 2018 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association Rescheduled to Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Hancock Association meeting for January has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center.

Agenda:

  • Officer nominations

    The Hancock Neighborhood Association bylaws require that notice must be given of the time, place, and nominees at least one month prior to the election of officers. Because such notice was not given prior to the January 17th, 2018 meeting, additional nominees for President, Vice-president, Secretary, and Treasurer will be accepted from the floor at the 1.17.18 meeting, and will then be included in the properly posted notice prior to the election of officers to be held at the March 2018 meeting. The following were nominated for officers at the November meeting: Mark Harkrider, President; Ann Tucker, Vice President; Barbara Epstein, Secretary; Bruce Fairchild, Treasurer.

  • Development in the neighborhood

    The owners of the Perry Estate submitted a site plan in November, 2017 (Case Number:SP-2017-0161C). (Neighborhood Associations cannot challenge site plans) The City staff submitted many comments concerning the current site plan, including clarification and/or requiring more information on utility placement, designated drainage area, fire plans, off-street and on-site parking-plans, transportation, landscape and tree mitigation. The Perry Estate has until June 10, 2018 to address the staff comments. Bruce Fairchild, HNA Treasurer, will contact resident-homeowners who live on Park, which is next to the Estate, to ascertain if there are any concerns by neighbors with the recent site plans.

  • CodeNEXT Update:

    Draft 3 of the Land Development Code (CodeNEXT) will be released on February 12, 2018 “with anticipated first reading by the City Council in late April, ’18.” The City initially planned to release the 3d draft in November, but staff needed more time to address comments and to edit. Major Austin institutions continue to critique the premise behind CodeNEXT and its content. Before the new year, the Austin Independent School District released a strong resolution calling into question CodeNEXT’s basic premise that increasing residential density would lead to affordable housing for working families. AISD called for the preservation of family-friendly neighborhoods. According to the district, existing homes remain the most reliable form of affordable housing for the families that send their children to Austin’s public schools and the teachers who work in them. The school district also warned against CodeNEXT’s elimination of the city’s existing parking rules. The City of Austin’s Environmental Commission thus far has refused to support CodeNEXT, saying it has potential negative impacts on area flooding and other environmental issues. Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission passed a resolution in October stating that CodeNEXT Draft 2 "does not go far enough to encourage the continued use of existing building fabric, which is a vital component of a diverse, vibrant and equitable community. Instead, CodeNEXT continues to enable the demolition and replacement of existing housing stock with new construction. Consequently, the Commission cannot recommend the adoption of CodeNEXT as written."

  • Reports: July 4th Parade Committee, Historic Neighborhood Committee, Zoning Committee, Treasurer’s report, CodeNEXT
  • Discussion

Canceled: January 17, 2018 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

HNA’s 1/17/18 regularly scheduled meeting is canceled due to weather; it will be rescheduled for February.

Agenda for the January 17, 2018 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The Hancock Association meeting will hold its first meeting of 2018 on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center.

Agenda:

  • Officer nominations

    The Hancock Neighborhood Association bylaws require that notice must be given of the time, place, and nominees at least one month prior to the election of officers. Because such notice was not given prior to the January 17th, 2018 meeting, additional nominees for President, Vice-president, Secretary, and Treasurer will be accepted from the floor at the 1.17.18 meeting, and will then be included in the properly posted notice prior to the election of officers to be held at the March 2018 meeting. The following were nominated for officers at the November meeting: Mark Harkrider, President; Ann Tucker, Vice President; Barbara Epstein, Secretary; Bruce Fairchild, Treasurer.

  • Development in the neighborhood

    The owners of the Perry Estate submitted a site plan in November, 2017 ( Case Number:SP-2017-0161C).( Neighborhood Associations cannot challenge site plans) The City staff submitted many comments concerning the current site plan, including clarification and/or requiring more information on utility placement, designated drainage area, fire plans, off-street and on-site parking-plans, transportation, landscape and tree mitigation. The Perry Estate has until June 10, 2018 to address the staff comments. Bruce Fairchild, HNA Treasurer, will contact resident-homeowners who live on Park, which is next to the Estate, to ascertain if there are any concerns by neighbors with the recent site plans.

  • CodeNEXT Update:

    Draft 3 of the Land Development Code (CodeNEXT) will be released on February 12, 2018 “with anticipated first reading by the City Council in late April, ’18.” The City initially planned to release the 3d draft in November, but staff needed more time to address comments and to edit.

    Major Austin institutions continue to critique the premise behind CodeNEXT and its content. Before the new year, the Austin Independent School District released a strong resolution calling into question CodeNEXT’s basic premise that increasing residential density would lead to affordable housing for working families. AISD called for the preservation of family-friendly neighborhoods. According to the district, existing homes remain the most reliable form of affordable housing for the families that send their children to Austin’s public schools and the teachers who work in them. The school district also warned against CodeNEXT’s elimination of the city’s existing parking rules.

    The City of Austin’s Environmental Commission thus far has refused to support CodeNEXT, saying it has potential negative impacts on area flooding and other environmental issues.

    Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission passed a resolution in October stating that CodeNEXT Draft 2 "does not go far enough to encourage the continued use of existing building fabric, which is a vital component of a diverse, vibrant and equitable community. Instead, CodeNEXT continues to enable the demolition and replacement of existing housing stock with new construction. Consequently, the Commission cannot recommend the adoption of CodeNEXT as written."

  • Committee Reports
  • Discussion

Revised Agenda for the November 15, 2017 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Hancock Recreation Center
November 15, 2017 7:00-8:30pm

OFFICER NOMINATIONS-PLEASE ATTEND

Agenda:

  1. Officer Nominations
  2. Historic Zoning Application
  3. CodeNext Update

Agenda for the November 15, 2017 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Hancock Recreation Center
November 15, 2017 7:00-8:30pm

OFFICER NOMINATIONS-PLEASE ATTEND

Agenda:

  1. Officer Nominations
  2. Open for discussion
  3. CodeNext Update

Special Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association October 19, 2017

This is to announce a special called meeting for HNA onTHURSDAY, October 19th at 7: 00 PM at the Hancock Recreation Center, room 2. The purpose of the meeting is to submit a neighborhood resolution on the 2nd draft of the Code and zoning map before October 31st. This will be sent to the Mayor and Council and members of the Planning Commission and Zoning and Platting Commission.

Please come with a resolution(s) which you would like to be considered; please try and send out to the neighborhood list serve before October 19th.

If you haven’t already commented on the Code, please do; if you need assistance, send email to Mary Sanger at MarySanger70@gmail.com, include your phone number and Mary will call you and walk you through the process. The last day for comments is October 31st.

If time allows, we can discuss any other issues on your mind.

PS: Nominations for 2018 HNA Officers will be on Wednesday, November 15,2017

Mayor Adler Will Attend the Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting Wednesday, September 20

Please put on your calendar Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center and let your neighbors know the Mayor will be attending our regularly scheduled meeting.

The Mayor will address our concerns about the new land development Code - CodeNEXT - and the proposed new zoning for Hancock neighborhood.

The 2nd draft of the Code and the associated zoning map will be made public on September 15th. Before the 20th meeting with the Mayor, we will do our best to let HNA members know what changes, if any, have been made to the proposed rezoning of Hancock neighborhood. The first draft of the map, which was released in April, changed our neighborhood from single-family zoning to multi-family.

This is an important meeting and I hope to see you there.

Mark Harkrider
President, Hancock Neighborhood Association

(the September 20th meeting for District 9 with Kathie Tovo has been rescheduled, we will let you know when a date has been set.)

Reminder: Important Hancock Neighborhood Meeting, Wednesday, July 19

Dear Hancock Neighborhood residents:

HNA's Wednesday, July 19th regularly scheduled meeting is very important. Please put on your calendar. The meeting is from 7:00-8:30 at the Hancock Recreation Center. We will be meeting in a room on the main floor.

We will vote on the officers who have been nominated for President, Mark Harkrider; Secretary, Mary Sanger and Treasurer, Bruce Fairchild. A nomination for Vice-President will be submitted for your vote; and nominations for VP can come from the floor on July 19th. Dues paying members are allowed to vote. If you have not paid your dues of $5.00 per family for 2017, you may do so at the July 19th meeting.

The agenda will include:

  1. a report on Code Next, a discussion of Code Next and possible vote by HNA on a Code Next resolution to be sent to Mayor, City Council and appropriate Land use Commissions
  2. a report from the Zoning committee on the Perry Estate development plans
  3. a report from our ever vigilant neighborhood anti -graffiti team
  4. residents' response to the City's music venue sound monitoring activities
  5. discussion for a Historic District volunteer exploration committee

See you on the 19th,

Mark Harkrider, President, HNA

Important Hancock Neighborhood meeting: Wednesday, July 19 at 7:00pm

Dear Hancock Neighborhood residents:

HNA's Wednesday, July 19th regularly scheduled meeting is very important. Please put on your calendar. The meeting is from 7:00-8:30 at the Hancock Recreation Center.

We will vote on the officers who have been nominated for President, Mark Harkrider; Secretary, Mary Sanger and Treasurer, Bruce Fairchild. There has been no nomination for the Vice President's position. Nominations and vote for VP can come from the floor on July 19th. Dues paying members are allowed to vote. If you have not paid your dues of $5.00 per family for 2017, you may do so at the July 19th meeting.

The final agenda for the meeting will be sent out by July 9th.

The agenda will include

  1. a report on Code Next, a discussion of Code Next and possible vote by HNA on a Code Next resolution to be sent to Mayor and City Council;
  2. a report from the Zoning committee on the Perry Estate development plans;
  3. a report from our ever vigilant neighborhood anti -graffiti team;
  4. residents' response to the City's music venue sound monitoring activities.
  5. Historic District volunteer exploration committee

If you would like to put an item on the agenda, please email Mary Sanger, HNA secretary, at marysanger70@gmail.com before July 9th.

Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, July 19th.

Mark Harkrider
President, Hancock Neighborhood Association

Join Your Neighbors for the 7th Annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic!

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Event: 4th of July Parade and Picnic
Time: Tuesday, July 04,2017 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Lee Elementary School
Address: Lee Elementary School, Hampton Road, Austin, TX, United States

Additional information:
Join us for the 7th Annual Hancock Neighborhood Association 4th of July Parade and Picnic! All families and pets are invited to participate in the parade or to cheer on the participants along the route. The parade route will begin at the Lee Elementary School parking lot on Harris Avenue and travel west on Harris Avenue, north on Woodrow Street, west on Texas Avenue, south on Montrose, and then follow Harris Avenue back to Lee Elementary. At the school we will enjoy snacks, watermelon, lemonade, cold water, entertainment for the kids and more!

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