Events

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!

Updated Agenda for the January 18, 2017 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Hancock Recreation Center
January 18, 2017 7:00-8:30pm

OFFICER Elections-PLEASE ATTEND

Agenda:

  1. Rodent Control Presentation from City of Austin: Sabrina Vidaurri
  2. Committee Reports
  3. Officer Election
  4. Open Discussion

Agenda for the January 18, 2017 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Hancock Recreation Center
January 18, 2017 7:00-8:30pm

OFFICER Elections-PLEASE ATTEND

Agenda:

  1. Committee Reports
  2. Officer Election
  3. Open for discussion

Agenda for the November 16, 2016 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Hancock Recreation Center
November 16, 2016 7:00-8:30pm

OFFICER NOMINATIONS-PLEASE ATTEND

Agenda:

  1. CMTA Project Connect presentation
  2. Committee Reports
  3. Open for discussion
  4. Officer Nominations

Agenda for the September 21, 2016 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

HANCOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Meeting, Wednesday, September 21, 2016
7:00pm -8:30 pm
The meeting will be held at the Hancock Recreation Center, 811 East 41st Street.

*** Possible Voting Item - Please Attend ***

Agenda:

  1. Jim Rankin will provide members with an update on TXDOT's plans for IH –35. Possible voting item. (See letter below)
  2. Committee Reports: treasurer, zoning, parks; CANPAC rep reports, ANC rep reports
  3. Open for Discussion

James M. Bass
Executive Director
Texas Department of Transportation
125 East 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Karen Lorenzini, P.E., AICP
I-35 Program Manager
Texas Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, Texas 78761-5426

Brandon Marshall, P.E.
Project Manager
Texas Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, Texas 78761-5426

Terry McCoy, P.E.
North Austin Area Engineer
Texas Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, Texas 78761-5425

20 September 2016

Dear Mr. Bass, Ms. Lorenzini and Messrs. Marshall and McCoy,

On June 18, 2016, the North Central I-35 Neighborhood Coalition 2 (NCINC2) heard a presentation from TxDOT consultants outlining the NEPA process and timeline and two build options—Modified Existing and—currently under study for the Mobility35 Central 7-mile Comprehensive Project (the “Project”).

NCINC2 actively opposes any option that would include an elevated urban freeway such as that proposed in the Modified Existing option. We support lowering IH35 main lanes through downtown to accommodate future capping of the main lanes, repair east-west connectivity across the corridor and provide improved access, safety and comfort for pedestrians, transit users and bicyclists.

However, our full support of the Lowered option remains conditioned on the recognition and resolution of concerns of our organization and Member Neighborhoods that remain unaddressed by TxDOT and its consultants. We ask that TxDOT immediately begin work with the City of Austin to take the following actions to properly address these concerns:

  • Align the Project with Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, Neighborhood Plans and Corridor Plans. The Project should clearly reference Imagine Austin and Neighborhood Plan priority programs, goals and action items as well as City initiatives like the African American Quality of Life Initiative and existing corridor plans such as the Airport Boulevard Corridor plan, and eliminate conflicts with these local efforts. Imagine Austin principles of a Healthy, Sustainable and Compact & Connected City should guide the Project, specifically regarding pedestrian and bicycle access, east-west connectivity, residential and commercial development and the effects of noise and air pollution on human health and quality of life.[i]
  • Provide a comprehensive, long-term vision for the IH35 corridor. TxDOT should comprehensively address the highway system through Austin’s urban core in a holistic manner that verifiably measures issues of access, equity, human health, quality of life and economic development in addition to congestion, capacity and mobility. We ask the Austin District to use an approach similar to that of the 2016 CityMAP report from the Dallas District for a long-range vision for the IH35 corridor, including an assessment of social, environmental and economic benefits of the removal of the upper decks and lowering main lanes through 51st Street.[ii]
  • Initiate a full Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the Project. Given the concentration of residential populations along the Project and the proximity to the Boggy Creek and Waller Creek urban watersheds, the Project should require a more stringent review process than the current Environmental Assessment. The EIS should quantify human health impacts due to exposure to particulate matter and pollutants including premature deaths, cardiovascular disease, asthma and any other known health conditions associated with proximity to freeways.
  • Ensure that the public input process meaningfully engages north central stakeholders. Finally, we reiterate our request and that of the City of Austin for TxDOT to convene a true I-35 North Central Stakeholder Working Group, which should include representatives of affected Neighborhood Associations, businesses, institutions along with City officials and should submit a report of design recommendations similar to that produced by the 2014 I-35 Downtown Stakeholder Working Group.[iii]

As representatives of Member Neighborhoods to NCINC2, we endeavor to be active, informed, open-minded and critical when necessary to ensure that TxDOT and its consultants—along with our regional transportation planning authorities—conceive of a future for IH35 that supports the City of Austin and the health, well-being and mobility of its residents. We hereby formally oppose the Modified Existing option and conditionally support the Lowered option, asking that TxDOT and City leadership work together on the actions outlined above to build a comprehensive, community-driven vision for the future of the IH35 corridor through Central Austin.

Sincerely yours,

Brendan Wittstruck, Chair
North Central I-35 Neighborhood Coalition 2 (NCINC2)

att:NCINC2 Meeting Notes, June 18, 2016
TxDOT Mobility35 Central 7-mile Comprehensive Project presentation, June 18, 2016

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

HANCOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Meeting, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
7:00pm -8:30 pm

The meeting will be held at the Hancock Recreation Center, 811 East 41st Street.

Possible Voting Item- Please Attend

Agenda:

  1. Scott Morris will discuss efforts underway to put up for vote on the November ballot a rail line on North Lamar and Guadalupe Street. A resolution has been prepared for HNA's consideration and a vote, if members so choose.*
  2. Jim Rankin will provide members with an up date on TXDOT's plans for IH -35 and the issues a coalition of neighborhoods have been addressing.
  3. Carolyn Palaima will discuss Huffstickler Green pocket park on East 38th and Duval.
  4. Committee Reports: treasurer, zoning, parks; CANPAC rep reports, ANC rep reports
  5. Open for Discussion

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Reminder: May 18, 2016 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The Hancock Neighborhood Association will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday May 18th at the Hancock Recreation Center.

Agenda:

  1. Carolyn Palaima will report on the groundskeeping and utilities agreement for Huffstickler Green.
  2. Jim Walker with the University of Texas will discuss the UT Austin Campus Master Plan in relation to surrounding neighborhoods.
  3. Miller Nuttle with Bike Austin will present on an effort to fully fund Austin's high-priority sidewalks, Urban Trails and bike lanes through a potential mobility bond this fall.
  4. General discussion on Code Enforcement in Hancock and surrounding neighborhoods.
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