Events

Hancock Neighborhood meeting, Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association will meet at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Hancock Recreation Center.

There’ s lots to discuss & one voting item. Full agenda will be sent out in a few days. If anybody wants to add to the agenda, please contact Mark Harkrider.

Mary Sanger
Secretary, HNA

July 4th Celebration

Our neighbors to the west - the North University Neighborhood - have invited residents of the Hancock Neighborhood to come over and celebrate July 4th with them.

The July 4th festivities will start about 9:30 AM at West 32nd Street and Hemphill Park. The big parade is scheduled for 10:00 am, with a water slide to cool us down, snacks & games, & crafts to follow.

Please bring your own snacks & cold drinks for your family and to share. Games & crafts also would be welcomed.

The patriotic organizers will send out more more info and a sign up sheet, which I will forward to the HNA list serve.

Mary Sanger
Secretary, HNA

(The Hancock Neighborhood WILL NOT be holding its own July 4th celebration)

HNA Special Meeting, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Trinity Church

The Hancock Neighborhood Association will hold its regularly scheduled May meeting at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 29th at Trinity Church, 4001 Speedway. The meeting will be devoted to a community discussion about a Local Historic District designation for the Hancock neighborhood. All Hancock property owners will be notified about this meeting, which will be lead by the City of Austin’s Preservation Office.

Zoning Committee Meeting Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The HNA-Zoning committee will meet, next Tuesday the 9th of April 2019 at 3805 Red River (38th 1⁄2 and Red River) at 6:00pm. The Mtg has been requested, by a potential buyer of the property, so the HNA Zoning Committee can consider the request and present findings at the next regular HNA meeting. It is open to those wishing to attend.

HNA Zoning Committee Meeting Call to Order: 6:00pm

New Business:

1. Consider New Zoning Committee Member 2. Proposal to rezone the property at 3805 Red River

From SF-3-H-CO-NP To: GO-MU-H-CO-NP

See attached Note from Developer

Members of the Hancock Neighborhood Association-
I am reaching out to you in regards to the historic house located at 3805 Red River. The property is currently under contract and I along with a handful of historic preservation colleagues are working with the potential buyer to explore opportunities for preservation and restoration of the property. As the neighborhood has developed Red River has become a major thoroughfare, which has had a significant impact on this property. We feel the likelihood of a residential use inhabitant may be difficult to find and are exploring rezoning the property to GO-MU-H-CO-NP. This mixed use would lend itself to this particular property being utilized for both residential and professional office uses and would provide the finances necessary to support continued preservation of the property. This use also suits the layout of the historic house and would allow it to be restored to its former glory. We will work closely with the Historic Landmark Commission to ensure that the work done to the property is in keeping with their guidelines.

We understand how important neighborhood involvement is when seeking rezoning as well as when working with a historic property. We reached out to Bart Whatley and he recommended we meet with you all as a stakeholder and leaders in the neighborhood prior to presenting at the next Hancock Neighborhood Association meeting

As you may know, in order to rezone a property the Future Land Use Map must be updated from Single Family to Mixed Use - Office. To meet City deadlines we submitted our FLUM application February 28th, understanding that support from the Hancock Neighborhood Assoc. will be key to obtaining any change to the existing FLUM.

We would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you at the property to walk through our proposal and make ourselves available to answer questions you may have concerning our request.

Please feel free to contact us at the following numbers:

Norma Yancey, Sidetracked Studio
norma@sidetracked-studio.com | 512-220-6865

Richard Kooris, Pegalo Properties
rkooris@501studios.com | 512-485-3000

https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hna-april-9thpdf

Reminder: Special Hancock Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, March 7, 2019

LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS - HANCOCK NEIGHBORHOOD SPECIAL MEETING

NOTE: This Special Meeting on Local Historic Districts on March 7th will take the place of
Hancock Association’s regularly scheduled March meeting.

Hancock Neighbors,

A year ago, a committee of the Hancock Neighborhood Association formed to gauge interest and determine the feasibility of pursuing City of Austin designation for one or more Local Historic Districts (LHD) within
the HNA boundaries.

Please join us for a Local Historic District overview and Q&A session about LHDs. Our guest speaker will be Cara Bertron, the city’s Deputy Historic Preservation Officer. Her topics will include:

  • Why neighborhoods typically pursue LHD designation;
  • What it means to be in an LHD in terms of design standards and the City of Austin process;
  • Examples of recently approved projects; and
  • The nuts and bolts of designation requirements and application process.

You can participate by attending this informational meeting on Local Historic Districts:

**Note: New Venue

HYDE PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Parish Hall
3913 Avenue B (small church on corner of Ave. B and 40thSt. opposite Baker School
Thursday, March 7th, 7:00 p.m.

DIRECTIONS

PARISH HALL is directly behind (and attached to) the church building on the corner of 40th St. and Avenue B.

PARKING: There is plenty of parking on Avenue B (both sides of the street) and on 40th St., and there are a few spaces in the Church parking lot off the alley behind the church.
Enter the Parish Hall from church parking lot off the alley. We will have someone at the corner of the Parish Hall to direct you to the entrance door..

You can also:

  • Update your interest and questions by sending an email to hnahistoric@gmail.com;
  • Visit hancocklhd.com to stay informed;
  • Visit Hancock Neighborhood Association website where ongoing information will be Posted at www.hancockna.org.

The work of the LHD committee has included:

  • creating a website at hancocklhd.com to update HNA owners and residents about the effort;
  • researching steps and methods used successfully to designate LHDs in Austin neighborhoods;
  • training volunteers to do a street-by-street survey of HNA historic buildings and sites with volunteers having completed about half of the surveying;
  • conducting research to give property owners facts – instead of fiction – about LHDs.

Please join us on THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH at 7:00 p.m., and bring your questions!
Thank you,

HNA Local Historic District Committee

HNA Parks Committee Meeting Monday, March 4, 2019

The HNA Parks Committee will be meeting Monday, March 4th, at the Hancock Recreation Center, Room 2, from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. The agenda is as follows.

Agenda

  1. On boarding new committee member, Jim Rankin
  2. Work load associated with and status of projects identified for HNA funds held at the Austin Parks Foundation
  3. Neighbor communication: Comments, questions

Carolyn Palaima
Chair, HNA Parks Committee

Special Hancock Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, March 7, 2019

LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS - HANCOCK NEIGHBORHOOD SPECIAL MEETING

NOTE: This Special Meeting on Local Historic Districts on March 7th will take the place of
Hancock Association’s regularly scheduled March meeting.

Hancock Neighbors,

A year ago, a committee of the Hancock Neighborhood Association formed to gauge interest and determine the feasibility of pursuing City of Austin designation for one or more Local Historic Districts (LHD) within
the HNA boundaries.

Please join us for a Local Historic District overview and Q&A session about LHDs. Our guest speaker will be Cara Bertron, the city’s Deputy Historic Preservation Officer. Her topics will include:

  • Why neighborhoods typically pursue LHD designation;
  • What it means to be in an LHD in terms of design standards and the City of Austin process;
  • Examples of recently approved projects; and
  • The nuts and bolts of designation requirements and application process.

You can participate by attending this informational meeting on Local Historic Districts:

**Note: New Venue

HYDE PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Parish Hall
3913 Avenue B (small church on corner of Ave. B and 40thSt. opposite Baker School
Thursday, March 7th, 7:00 p.m.

DIRECTIONS

PARISH HALL is directly behind (and attached to) the church building on the corner of 40th St. and Avenue B.

PARKING: There is plenty of parking on Avenue B (both sides of the street) and on 40th St., and there are a few spaces in the Church parking lot off the alley behind the church.
Enter the Parish Hall from church parking lot off the alley. We will have someone at the corner of the Parish Hall to direct you to the entrance door..

You can also:

  • Update your interest and questions by sending an email to hnahistoric@gmail.com;
  • Visit hancocklhd.com to stay informed;
  • Visit Hancock Neighborhood Association website where ongoing information will be Posted at www.hancockna.org.

The work of the LHD committee has included:

  • creating a website at hancocklhd.com to update HNA owners and residents about the effort;
  • researching steps and methods used successfully to designate LHDs in Austin neighborhoods;
  • training volunteers to do a street-by-street survey of HNA historic buildings and sites with volunteers having completed about half of the surveying;
  • conducting research to give property owners facts – instead of fiction – about LHDs.

Please join us on THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH at 7:00 p.m., and bring your questions!
Thank you,

HNA Local Historic District Committee

Agenda for the January 16, 2019 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Hancock Recreation Center
January 16 2019 7:00-8:30pm

Agenda:

  1. Election of HNA officers:PLEASE ATTEND
  2. Committee Reports
  3. General Discussion

Mark Harkrider
President HNA

HNA Parks Committee Community Engagement Meeting September 23

Notice: Community Engagement Meeting
Date: September 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM- noon
Place: Hancock Recreation Center- playground area

On Sunday, September 23rd, from 10:00 AM to noon the HNA Parks Committee will be holding a Community Engagement Meeting under the canopy on the playground at Hancock Recreation Center.

The purpose of the Community Engagement Meeting is to prioritize best use options for spending the rest of the Park/Green Space improvement funds. These funds are being held in an account by the Parks Foundation. All funding expentitures were approve by vote at HNA meetings.

We will elaborate on all the details regarding the remaining funds during our discussions, and will share a list of priorities identified both from the Golf and Program Divisions.

We will clarify previous spending for improvements at the meeting, for example, The HNA Parks Committee received a receipt a few months ago and reimbursed the Parks Department for the work that was completed for resurfacing of the perimeter trail around the golf course. This cost was approximately $16,839.

The HNA Parks Committee will provide the current mitigation fund balance sheet at the meeting. The amount for consideration is approximately 300,000.00

The Center itself is closed on Sunday, but the feedback we received from HNA neighbors requested the meeting be held on a Sunday.

Best,
The HNA Parks Committee

Agenda for the July 18, 2018 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at
7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 18, 2018
at the Hancock Recreation Center.

The agenda will include reports on committee activities, up-date on CodeNEXT and any items the members wish to bring up for discussion.

Mary Sanger
Secretary

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