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

City of Austin Guadalupe Corridor Survey Results Now Available

Courtesy of Alan Hughes, P.E. <>.

City of Austin Guadalupe Corridor Survey results are now available for download!

The complete Online Survey results < > and Public Open House ‘Thought Wall’ Comments <> for the Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program are now available for download. More than 780 participants took the survey from November 15, 2014 to February 6, 2015, and 81 people attended the Public Open House on December 3, 2014. The Austin community shared input on how to enhance mobility, safety, and quality of life along the Guadalupe corridor for pedestrians, bicycles, public transportation, and vehicles. A deeper analysis of public feedback will be available later this spring.

To learn more more, please see the Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program.

Zoning Committee Meeting Minutes: 3/5/2015

Zoning Committee Meeting Minutes: 3/5/2015

  • Chair Guerrero appointed Hugh Bender to the HNA Zoning Committee.
  • 716 Harris : There are no zoning violations or variances pertaining to the permit that is currently being reviewed by the COA staff. ZCM Whatley did not observe any glaring design issues with the plan.
  • The HNA ZC members cannot meet informally to discuss zoning concerns with residents. For a residential zoning issue emergency the HNA ZC will provide a Special Called Meeting.
  • ZCM's commented on the HNA duplex issues and challenges as additional legal permits infiltrate our area. HNA ZCM's stated that best solution for change lie ahead in the CodeNEXT land development code (LDC) decisions and recommendations.
  • GROUP HOME, CLASS I (GENERAL): This category will trump occupancy limits. The majority of these legal uses will predominately fall into MF-4-NP category. ZCM Guerrero suggested the HNA code compliance officer be invited to a meeting in the near future.
  • New Business: ZCM Guerrero reported on a stakeholders meeting pertaining to Resolution 20141002-042. There will be one more meeting before any recommendations move forward to Council. One person at the meeting suggested amending the Temporary Use permit. The suggested change is to allow a Temporary Use Permit if the residents within 100 feet all agree. ZCM Guerrero asked to discuss this proposed change with CANPAC members and HNA members at their next meeting date.
  • The meeting was adjourned at 7:58pm

Linda Guerrero

City of Austin Resolution No. 20141002-042

City of Austin Resolution No. 20141002-042 Regarding Private Parties

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

March 2015 Newsletter

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

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes for February 5, 2015

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