March 18, 2020 HNA Meeting Has Been Canceled

HNA President Hugh Bender has stated that there will be no March meeting of HNA.

Agenda for the November 20, 2019 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The Hancock Neighborhood Association meets Wednesday, November 20 at the Hancock Recreation Center.


  1. Denise Cavanaugh-Hancock recreation center
  2. Marco Bustamante-Perry Estate
  3. Code Next Update
  4. 2020 Officer Nominations
  5. General discussion

Hancock Special called meeting, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 23

7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, at Hancock Recreation Center, Room 2.

Please attend and have your say on how the Hancock Neighborhood Association should respond to the proposed rezoning (Redevelopment) of the entire neighborhood.

Truth be told, if you only have a few hours to give (to fight) sign up to speak or sign a card against the total rezoning at City Planning Commission meeting this Saturday. Sign in is from 8:30 -1:00. City Hall, 301 West 2nd (Only hearing before Planning Commission)

If need another option, Email the Mayor, Council and City Manager the reasons you oppose the rezoning (redevelopment ) of the entire neighborhood.

Need more information about the issues contact Mary Sanger:

Agenda for the September 18, 2019 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The Hancock Neighborhood Association meets at 7:00pm Wednesday, September 18 at the Hancock Recreation Center.


  1. Rick Kocian-Hancock Recreation Center Director
  2. LHD Committee Update
  3. Committee Reports
  4. General Discussion


Rescheduled: HNA Zoning Committee Administrative Meeting Now Thursday, August 8

HNA Zoning committee will have an administrative meeting Thursday the 8th of Aug at 7pm at 802 Harris Ave.

HNA Zoning Committee Administrative Meeting Wednesday, July 31

The HNA Zoning committee will have an administrative meeting Wed the 31st at 7pm at 802 Harris Ave.

Hugh Bender

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


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 | 512-220-6865

Richard Kooris, Pegalo Properties | 512-485-3000

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