Agenda for the May 20 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The Hancock Neighborhood Association will meet on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center. The Director of Preservation Austin and the Director of Austin Historical Landmark Commission will be our guest speakers. We are looking forward to discussing ways the Hancock neighborhood might work with their organizations to prevent the demolition of older homes and the continuing loss of the architectural and historic characteristics of our neighborhood.

The meeting agenda will also include a representative from Lee Elementary School, who will discuss traffic safety and calming ideas near the school, and a report on the latest demolition permit request for a 1930s home at 3213 Harris Park Avenue and the duplex and single family construction at 3207 Liberty and 3205 Liberty.

If any member of the association would like to put an item on the agenda for
discussion, please let me know by May 10th.

Thank you; I look forward to seeing you on May 20th,

Mark Harkrider

HNA Zoning Committee Meeting May 4

HNA Zoning Agenda

May 4, 2015 

Time: 6:45pm         Location: Hancock Recreation Center basement


  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Approve minutes from March 2, 2015
  3. Code Next Document
    1. Discuss and review the Duplex category
    2. Recommendation of revisions to the HNA membership regarding Zoning changes needed to the Duplex category in the Land Development Code
  4. Discuss the newly added role of Development to the Zoning Committee
    1. Clarify process and Develop a plan of Action to respond to HNA Demolition permits. Historic Designation, and COA hearings
  5. Neighborhood Communication- Three minutes to address any zoning item not listed on the agenda
  6. New Business-Future agenda items
  7. Adjourn

HNA Executive Committee Meeting April 23

The HNA Executive Committee will meet at 6:30 pm, Thursday, April 23d.

If you plan to attend, please email me and I will send you information on the location.

Mary Sanger

April Zoning Committee Meeting Cancelled

The April Zoning Committee Meeting has been cancelled due to the lack of agenda items.

Please submit agenda requests one week prior to the first Monday of each month.


HNA Zoning Committee

Linda Guerrero

2015 Spring Hancock Native Plant Swap

Mother's Cafe & Garden just confirmed that we can have the Spring Plant Swap on April 18th, 7:30-9:30am.

The wet weather should make digging up baby plants easy next week!

If you've never been, here's how it works:

  • pot up and label some transplants, cuttings, or bring seeds
  • set them in the appropriate area: Sun, Shade, Part Sun/Shade, or Water
  • look around for plants that you would love to have
  • Take as many home as you brought

Many people just hang out the whole time talking about plants, helping others id mystery plants, and generally enjoying their coffee, free doughnut holes, and all things gardening.  Master Gardeners and NWF Habitat Stewards will also be there to assist with plant identification.

Our mission is to make all yards in our neighborhoods more beautiful and easier to maintain, while consuming less water...for free!  

The Hancock Native Plant Swap is now in its fourth year.
What do you think of the swap?  Is it a worthy cause?
If you think so, please come out with a plant or two to show your support.

Free doughnut holes, BYOC.   

Hope to see you there!  Please forward to people/groups that might be interested.

more info:  Hancock Native Plant Swap  "Like" us to get updates on plants that will be there.
No Fall swap this year, so don't miss this one!

Thank you to regular Hancock participants and a special thank you to Rosemary Vaughn, Hancock resident and Master Gardener, for always volunteering to assist.

Carleen Edgar
NWF Habitat Steward - Class of 2009
Hancock resident

Agenda for the March 2 HNA Zoning Committee Meeting

HNA Zoning Agenda

March 2, 2015

time: 6:45pm location: Hancock Rec Center basement


  • APPOINTMENT: new committee member-Hugh Bender
  • Consider zoning issues regarding 716 Harris: presenter - Mike Hebert
    discuss and identify any areas currently zoned GROUP HOME, CLASS I (GENERAL) : the use of a site for the provision of a family-based facility providing 24 hour care in a protected living arrangement for more than 6 but not more than 15 residents and not more than 3 supervisory personnel. This use includes foster homes, homes for the physically and mentally impaired, homes for the developmentally disabled, congregate living facilities for persons 60 years of age or older, maternity homes, emergency shelters for victims of crime, abuse, or neglect, and residential rehabilitation facilities for alcohol and chemical dependence
  • Neighborhood communication-Three minutes to address any zoning item not listed on the agenda
  • New Business-Future agenda items

Linda Guerrero

Agenda for the March 18 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The next Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting:
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Hancock Recreation Center, entrance on East 41st


  1. Presentation by Jeff Jack on Code Next, the rewrite of Austin's Land Development Code. Jeff is an architect; a member of the Code Next Citizens Advisory Council; member of the Board of Adjustment; ad hoc member of Planning Commission
  2. Treasurer and Committee Reports
  3. General Discussion

There are no voting items for the meeting.
An invitation to attend our meeting and hear Jeff Jack's presentation has been sent to nearby neighborhood association members.

sent by Mary Sanger for Mark Harkrider

Waller Creek Clean-up Saturday, December 6, at 9:00 am

Waller Creek Clean-up

Saturday, December 6, at 9:00 am

Meet at 38th and Peck in the Hancock Golf Course


We will pick up trash along the creek banks.

An hour of your time would be a big help.


Hancock Neighborhood Association

Agenda for the November 19 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Wednesday, November 19th
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Hancock Recreation Center


  • Revision of HNA Bylaws
    Presenter: Mark Harkrider
  • I-35 Corridor Report
  • Nominations open for HNA officer positions and CANPAC representative
    President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Historian
  • Committee Reports and Announcements
  • Adjourn

HNA Special Meeting October 8th on Urban Rail

Hancock Neighborhood Association
Special Meeting on Urban Rail
Wednesday, October 8th
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Hancock Recreation Center

Proposed urban rail and potential impact on the Hancock neighborhood
Voting item:
HNA in favor or opposed to the proposed urban rail

The HNA Urban Rail Working Group made a report on findings to the HNA membership at the regular September 17 meeting. The HNA membership attending voted to hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, October 8th to vote on a HNA position in favor or opposed to the proposed urban rail.

Report from the HNA Urban Rail Working Group with materials and links to information on the urban rail is on the Hancock Neighborhood Association at:

HNA Membership Dues = $5.00 per household and can be paid at the meeting. Only members in good standing are entitled to vote in HNA meetings.

Carolyn Palaima
HNA President

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