HNA Executive Committee Meeting May 12

The HNA Executive Committee, at its own request, will have a special meeting via a telephone conversation on Tuesday, May 12th. If you want to join, please contact Mary Sanger.

The Exec Committee will vote on whether the Exec Committee members will send a letter to new owners of 3213 Harris Park Avenue, a 1930s single family home of architectural and historic characteristics important to maintaining the character of the neighborhood. The letter is in support of neighbors to this property who oppose the demolition of the home.

Mary Sanger on behalf of Mark

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 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes for April 23, 2015

Minutes: The HNA Executive Committee met on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Executive Committee members present were Mark Harkrider, James Harkrider, Bruce Fairchild and Mary Sanger


  1. Kelly Willis and Kelly Ramsey presentation on the duplex and single family home being built at 3205 and 3207 Liberty. Kelly and Kelly brought to our attention their concerns regarding the height, floor to area ratio and car maneuverability in the alley. Kelly Ramsey had done some extensive analysis of the building permit plans and believed the plans did not meet code and asked for our assistance. Mary Sanger agreed to discuss Kelly's findings with the permit reviewer and Daniel Word of the City. (Mr. Word emailed msanger on April 28th noting there were Code Compliance issues regarding the FAR and he would be asking
    owner to come into compliance with the code. He will look at the maneuverability issue as well. As of this writing, we have not heard the final results of Mr Word's discussion with agent or his own findings.

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

Liberty Street Development Documents

3205 and 3207 Liberty Street development permit documents courtesy of Linda Guerrero.

Letter to CoA Regarding Code Next Concerns

Letter from Mary Sanger to Matthew Dugan at the City of Austin regarding Code Next and its lack of economic analysis

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

Austin Climate Action Plan

Thanks to Linda Guerrero for providing this reference:

HNA Meeting Minutes for March 18, 2015

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

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