HNA Zoning Committee Minutes for September 8, 2015

HNA Zoning-Development Committee Minutes: September 8, 2015

  1. Approval of Minutes: N/A
  2. Mr. Yang presented his project proposal at 910 Duncan. The Z-D reviewed and discussed the site plan, design, and maps.

    Mr. Yang requested a Compatibility Waiver for setbacks. HNA’s FLUM is in alignment with the 910 Duncan project plans.

    Z-D Committee recommendation: support Compatibility Wavier for the project at 910 Duncan.

  3. UPDATE: HNA President sent out the Duplex Resolution endorsed by HNA to Council Members.
  4. UPDATE: 3206 Beanna project is in compliance with the COA code.
    No variance has been requested on the project. The COA staff has permitted the 3206 Beanna project. Contact: Shiloh B. Travis : 979-966-7126
  5. Meeting Adjourned at 7:57pm.

https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/september-2015-zc-minutesdocx
https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/september-2015-zc-minutespdf

Agenda for the September 16, 2015 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The Hancock Neighborhood Association will meet on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center. There will be a presentation by the City Of Austin Code Enforcement Department, discussion on I 35 double decking (possible voting item), Lee Elementary name change update, report from the HNA zoning and development comm and regular order of business.

September 4, 2015 Statesman Op Ed by Zilker Resident David King Regarding The Fight to Keep Single-Family Homes

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/opinion/king-austin-will-have-to-fi...

King: Austin will have to fight to keep single-family homes

Updated: 4:49 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 | Posted: 12:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

By David King - Special to the American-Statesman

A 2012 study by the city showed that Austin’s zoning capacity would accommodate a doubling of the population. That is apparently not enough for organizations like the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), Austin Board of Realtors and AURA. These groups blame single-family zoning for the city’s housing affordability crisis and claim that entrenched neighborhood groups resist any changes to neighborhoods.

At public meetings on CodeNEXT, the city’s effort to update its development code, some members of these organizations advocate for the elimination or a reduction of single-family zoning in Austin’s neighborhoods. Some claim that single-family homes take up too much land and should be replaced with high-density multifamily units and row houses. One likened single-family homes with yards to homes with “private parks.”

Over the past 10 years, thousands of moderately priced single-family homes throughout Austin have been demolished, and many have been replaced with more expensive, higher-density housing, apartments, duplexes and condos. A recent report by KVUE-TV indicated that “nearly 1,000 homes in Austin” were demolished in 2014 and “that number is expected to be even higher in 2015.”

Thousands of high-density apartments and condos have also been built along transit corridors in many neighborhoods in the city. More than 1,000 new apartments and condos have been built or are under construction in the Zilker neighborhood along South Lamar Boulevard.

Neighborhoods, south, central, north, west and east have experienced significant in-fill and redevelopment. Some neighborhoods in South Austin encountered so much over the past few years that it overwhelmed the capacity of the storm water infrastructure and caused flooding. As a result, the city council enacted the South Lamar Mitigation program to limit redevelopment and give the city time to upgrade the stormwater infrastructure.

In the meantime, the planning commission and city council have routinely granted variances and waivers for redevelopment in neighborhoods throughout the city. These so-called entrenched neighborhood groups have apparently not been very successful in resisting change in their neighborhoods as RECA would have you believe. Neighborhood groups do not resist all change in their neighborhoods. These groups simply insist that residents have a say in redevelopment, in-fill and increased density in their areas. They also insist that the development community follow the code.

Single-family zoning did not cause Austin’s affordability crisis. The affordability crisis is rooted in the city’s policies to “incentivize” density in all parts of Austin. This “incentivized” growth hasn’t paid for itself. The city’s economic development incentives have hastened Austin’s status as the most economically segregated city in the United States. Its preferred development zones and density bonus programs have fueled the rapid escalation in land prices in Austin. As a result, low- to middle-income families have been forced to move out of the city, while more affluent and high-income families take their place in “the urban core.”

Austin has exported its poverty to the suburbs. City demographer Ryan Robinson indicated that Austin’s poverty rate decreased because so many low- to moderate-income families have moved to suburbs like Bastrop. As a consequence, poverty has increased in Bastrop and other Austin suburbs.

If this trend continues, only high-income and wealthy families will live in the few remaining single-family homes in Austin. Moderate-income families will be forced to live in cramped, high-density apartments or move to the suburbs and drive back to their jobs in the inner city.

Robinson also reported that with only a few exceptions, neighborhoods in the urban core are “becoming almost devoid of married-with-children households.” Supporting this trend, the Austin Independent School District has reported declining enrollment at Central Austin neighborhood schools. What will become of our city?

RECA and developers willfully conflate the affordability crisis with single-family zoning to facilitate their own vested interests in profit. They profit from ridding Austin’s neighborhoods of single-family homes to make way for new row houses and high-density multifamily units. They also profit when they build and sell homes to the families in the suburbs, who were pushed out of the urban core. They want our land — and they want it cheap.

Austin’s single-family homeowners and renters didn’t cause the affordability crisis. They are simply trying to live the “American dream.” Single-family zoning isn’t to blame for the affordability crisis in Austin. It’s shameful that RECA and other groups with moneyed interests are blaming neighborhood groups when they themselves have enabled and expedited the very policies that have worsened the affordability crisis.

Make no mistake: This is a battle for our single-family land in Austin. RECA and other vested interests want our single-family land for profit.

King lives in the Zilker neighborhood in Austin.

September 16, 2015 Email from Zilker Neighborhood Resident David King Regarding Short Term Rental Reform

From: David King
Date: September 6, 2015 at 1:30:48 PM EDT
To: David King
Subject: Short-Term Rentals - Call To Action - Neighbors for Short Term Rental Reform

Good Afternoon, Neighbors,

As you may know, due to the current uproar about problematic short-term rentals in neighborhoods throughout the City, the City Council is considering amendments to the short-term rental (STR) ordinance.

Residents of neighborhoods across the City who have been negatively affected by commercial Type 2 STRs have formed a grassroots neighborhood group named Neighbors For Short Term Rental Reform. The group supports owner-occupied Type 1 STRs but wants more stringent regulations on commercial Type 2 STRs.

Type 2 STRs are commercial hotels that are incompatible with and erode the fabric of our neighborhoods. They exacerbate housing rental rates and remove hundreds of affordable single-family homes from the market that could be used by families with children who would attend neighborhood schools. Attendance is declining at Central Austin neighborhood schools.

Neighbors For Short Term Rental Reform supports the following code amendments proposed by Mayor Pro Tem Tovo:

Suspend new permits for Type 2 STRs.
Require existing Type 2 STRs to get conditional use permits from the Planning Commission.
Allow Type 2 STRs to operate in commercial zoned areas.
Repeal provision that allows 25% of multifamily units in commercially zoned areas to be removed from rental markets as Type 3 STRs, and cap at no more than 1-3%.
Clarify that Type 2 STRs and non-owner occupied Type 3s are subject to federal ADA requirements as commercial places of lodging.

These amendments will be discussed at the Planning and Neighborhoods Committee (PNC) meeting on September 15, 2015. Please show your support for Tovo’s amendments by taking the following actions:

Call and email the members of the PNC and urge them to support Tovo’s STR amendments. PNC members are: Council Member Casar, Chair, Council Member Renteria, Vice Chair, Mayor Pro Tem Tovo, Council Member Gallo.

Greg.Casar@austintexas.gov (512-978-2104)
Sabino.Renteria@austintexas.gov (512-978-2103)
Kathie.Tovo@austintexas.gov (512-978-2109)
Sheri.Gallo@austintexas.gov (512-978-2110)

Attend a special called meeting of the PNC at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at City Hall to show support for Tovo’s STR amendments. (No public input will be allowed, but we need to show up in force to send a strong message that we support Tovo’s amendments.)

Sign the Neighbors for Short Term Rental Reform online petition:
https://www.change.org/p/suspend-new-commercial-short-term-rentals-in-au...
Visit the Neighbors For Short Term Rental Reform Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Short-Term-Rental- Reform/446471182192120
Share the links to the online petition and Facebook page with your family, friends, and neighbors.

Thank you,

David King
Zilker Neighborhood Resident

"Austin Neighborhoods are Communities Not Commodities”

[SP-2011-0099C(XT)] Site Plan Extension Notice for 4508 N IH 35 SVRD SB

NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION
FOR ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL
OF A SITE PLAN EXTENSION

Este aviso es para informarle de una audiencia pública tratando de un propuesto desarrollo o cambio dentro de una distancia de 500 pies de su propiedad. Si usted desea recibir información en español, por favor llame al (512) 974-2193.

Mailing Date: August 27, 2015 Case Number: SP-2011-0099C(XT)

The City of Austin has sent this letter to inform you that we have received an application for administrative extension of an approved site plan. We are notifying you because City Ordinance requires that all property owners within 500 feet, residents who have a City utility account address within 500 feet, and registered environmental or neighborhood organizations whose declared boundaries are within 500 feet be notified when the City receives an application. A request for a one-year extension does not require a public hearing but is considered for approval by the Director of the Development Services Department. A decision will not be made regarding this application before September 10, 2015, which is the fourteenth day following the issuance of this notice (Austin City Code, Section 25-1-133(D)). Below you will find information regarding the application.

Project Name: Airport/IH 35
Project Location: 4508 N IH 35 SVRD SB
Project Description: The applicant is proposing an extension for the previously approved site plan.
Applicant: Doucet & Associates, Inc., Davood Salek, (512) 583-2672
Owner: 4508 Motel Properties, Ltd., Georgia Gay Ribar - Cox, ( 512) 381-8000

You can find more information on this site plan by inserting the case number at the following Web site: https://www.austintexas.gov/devreview/a_queryfolder_permits.jsp. For questions about the proposed development please contact the applicant, Davood Salek at 512-583-2672. For technical questions about the permitting process, please contact the case manager, Donna Galati, at 512-974-2733 or via e-mail at donna.galati@austintexas.gov. You may examine the site plan at One Texas Center by appointment or between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with the case assistant, Elsa Garza at 512-974-2308 or via e-mail at elsa.garza@austintexasgov Monday through Friday. The case manager’s office is located at One Texas Center, 4th Floor, 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas.

In addition, you may become an interested party to this application if you meet certain City Code requirements (please see the attached page of this notice). As an interested party you will receive notice of the Director’s determination on this application. You may also have the right to appeal the Director’s decision. To become an interested party, you must meet certain requirements (please see the attached page of this notice), then contact the case manager in writing or by telephone before September 10, 2015, and provide your name, telephone number, mailing address, and a general description of your issues of concern. If contact is by telephone, you must confirm the request to be an interested party in writing to the case manager by September 17, 2015.

For additional information on the City of Austin’s land development process, please visit our web site at: https://www.austintexas.gov/devservices

[Note: The above information is a image-to-text rendering of the original PDF document to assist the reader in ascertaining the PDF's textual content. IT MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES. Please see the PDF for the original information and any diagrams.]

[C8-2014-0241.0A] Public Hearing September 8, 2015 to Consider Resubdivision of 815 Keasbey St.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A PROPOSED RESUBDIVISION

Este aviso es para informarle de una audiencia pública tratando de un propuesto desarrollo o cambio dentro de una distancia de 500 pies de su propiedad. Si usted desea recibir información en español, por favor llame al (512) 974-2193.

Mailing Date: 08/20/2015 Case Number: C8-2014-0241.0A

The City of Austin has sent this letter to inform you that we have received an application for a proposed Resubdivision. We are notifying you because City Ordinance requires that all property owners within 500 feet, residents who have a City utility account address within 500 feet, and registered environmental or neighborhood organizations whose declared boundaries are within 500 feet be notified when the City receives an application. Below you will find information regarding the application.

Resubdivision of a Portion of Lots 8 and 9, Block 8, Ridgetop Annex

Owner: Truc M. Nguyen and Lan T. Nguyen
Applicant: Larry Rolon, (512) 809-1335
Location: 815 KEASBEY ST
Existing Subdivision Name: Ridgetop Annex
Proposed Subdivision Name: Resubdivision of a portion of Lots 8 and 9, Block 8, Ridgetop Annex

Purpose: To resubdivide portions of two lots into a one lot subdivision on 0.0527 acres

This application is scheduled to be heard by the on September 8, 2015. The meeting will be held at City Hall Council Chambers, 301 West 2nd Street beginning at 6:00 p.m.

You can find more information on this subdivision by inserting the case number at the following Web site: https://www.austintexas.gov/devreview/a_queryfolder_permits.jsp. For additional questions about the project please contact the applicant Larry Rolon at (512) 809-1335. For technical questions about the permitting process please contact the case manager, Cesar Zavala at 512-974-3404 or via e-mail at cesar.zavala@austintexas.gov and refer to the case number located at the top of this notice. You may examine the subdivision at One Texas Center by appointment or between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with the case assistant, Cindy Casillas at 512-974-3437 or via email at cindy.casillas@austintexas.gov, Monday through Friday. The case manager’s office is located at One Texas Center, 4th Floor, 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas.

Texas Local Government Code Section 212.015(c)(d)(e)

(c) If the proposed replat requires a variance and is protested in accordance with this subsection, the proposed replat must receive, in order to be approved, the affirmative vote of at least three-fourths of the members present of the municipal planning commission or governing body, or both. For a legal protest, written instruments signed by the Owners of at least 20 percent of the area of the lots or land immediately adjoining the area covered by the proposed replat and extending 200 feet from that area, but within the Original subdivision, must be filed with the municipal planning commission or governing body, or both, prior to the close of the public hearing.

(d) In computing the percentage of land area under Subsection (C), the area of streets and alleys shall be included.

(e) Compliance with Subsections (c) and (d) is not required for approval of a replat of part of a preceding plat if the area to be replatted was designated or reserved for other than single or duplex family residential use by notation on the last legally recorded plat or in the legally recorded restrictions applicable to the plat.

For additional information on the City of Austin’s land development process, please visit our web site http://www.austintexas.gov/development.

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[C20-2014-028] Public Hearing August 28, 2015 to Consider Parkland Dedication and Associated Parkland Fees

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO
AUSTIN’S LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE

Mailing Date: August 28, 2015 Case Number: C20-2014-028

A public hearing will be held to consider a proposed amendment to Austin’s Land Development Code.

Proposed Amendment:
Consider an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-1 relating to Parkland Dedication and
associated parkland fees.

The City Council will consider this amendment on September 17, 2015 at 301 West 2nd Street, beginning
at 4:00pm. Comments on this proposed ordinance from any member of the public will be heard during
the public hearing.

If you desire additional information on this proposed ordinance, please contact Ricardo Soliz of the Parks
and Recreation Department at 512-974-9452 and refer to the Case Number at the top right of this notice.

[Note: The above information is a image-to-text rendering of the original PDF document to assist the reader in ascertaining the PDF's textual content. IT MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES. Please see the PDF for the original information and any diagrams.]

Coffee & CodeNEXT September 3

Each month, members of the CodeNEXT team will set up shop at locations across the city. Why? We want to hear from you. Take this opportunity to share personal experiences with the current land development code as well as offer opinions about how the new code should be shaped.

September’s "Coffee and CodeNEXT," taking place from 9 am to 10 am on Sept. 3, will be hosted by Russell's Bakery, located on 3339 Hancock Drive.

Request a CodeNEXT presentation in September for your small group or organization. Let us know what you are interested in and we’ll come share the latest with your group.

Whether you are new to CodeNEXT or have been involved over the last two years, feel free to request a presentation. Sign up here: CodeNEXT Road Show.

Learn more at https://www.austintexas.gov/CodeNEXT

HNA Zoning and Development Committee Meeting Agenda for September 8

HNA Zoning-Development Agenda

September 8, 2015 

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

Agenda:

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Approve minutes from August 2, 2015.
  3. Presentation by Mr.Yang regarding his potential project at 910 Duncan Lane
  4. Update Status: Duplex Resolution
  5. Update: 3206 Beanna project
  6. Neighborhood Communication-Three minutes to address any zoning item
  7. New Business-Future agenda items
  8. Adjourn

https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/zc-agenda-september-2015docx
https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/zc-agenda-september-2015pdf

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