March 18, 2020 HNA Meeting Has Been Canceled

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

Future of Hancock Golf Course Community Engagement Session Saturday, February 29

The Hancock Neighborhood Association Parks Committee

Invites the

Hancock, Cherrywood, Eastwoods, Hyde Park, and North University Neighborhoods

to a Community Engagement Session on

The Future of Hancock Golf Course

On Saturday, February 29th from 1:00 to 3:00pm

At the Hancock Recreation Center


The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is moving forward on recommendations for the economic sustainability of the Hancock Golf Course presented in the “Review of Operations and Strategic Planning for City of Austin Municipal Golf Courses” NGF Consulting report. See pages 80-89 and 103-104;

The recommendation being advanced is the comprehensive transformation of the Hancock Golf Course into anew golf learning center / academy concept, the renovation and operation of which will be done by an outside third-party via a lease agreement. The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the renovation and operation of Hancock Golf Course is on a PARD timeline for issuance in March 2020.

The Community Engagement Session will provide for input on the PARD plan, as well an opportunity to consider options and provide feedback.

  1. Background on March 2012 Hancock Golf Course community engagement meeting.
  2. Presentation by PARD on the conceptual change for Hancock Golf Course. PARD representatives: Kimberly McNeeley, Director; Anthony Segura, Assistant Director; and Kevin Gomillion, Golf Division Manager
  3. Option: Potential to expand revenue streams to cover cost deficit in running the Hancock GolfCourse in its current configuration 
  4. Option: Cease golf at Hancock and convert the facility to a more passive park of open space.

The Hancock Neighborhood Association Parks Committee encourages you to participate at this veryimportant juncture for the future of the Hancock Golf Course, our valued community green space.

HNA Parks Committee: Carolyn Palaima, Chair; Linda Guerrero; Jim Rankin; and Bart Whatley

Lee Elementary Parking Permits - Temporary Loan Program (Nov 21, 2019)

As many of you are aware Lee Elementary is beginning construction on two new classrooms at the south end of the school. Construction begins over Thanksgiving (2019) and expected to run through summer and will temporarily utilize 35 Teacher parking spaces in the south lot. The HNA is trying to help the school borrow as many “Residential Parking Permits” as possible that neighbors may not be using.

If you are willing to loan the school any permits please contact Principal John Hewlett <> and they will gladly send someone to pick them up and return when the project is completed. If you qualify for residential permits but have not obtained them, the school will be happy to apply for them on your behalf, use them during construction, and then return them to you.

Hugh Bender
Austin, Texas

Historic Resources Survey of North Loop, Hancock, and Upper Boggy Creek

From: "City of Austin, Planning & Zoning Dept." <>
Date: November 20, 2019 at 1:02:20 PM CST
To: Mark Harkrider <>
Subject: Historic Resources Survey of North Loop, Hancock, and Upper Boggy Creek
Reply-To: "City of Austin, Planning & Zoning Dept." <>

Historic Resources Survey of North Loop, Hancock, and Upper Boggy Creek

City of Austin
The City of Austin is conducting a historic resources survey of the North Loop, Hancock, and Upper Boggy Creek neighborhood planning areas. The purpose of the project is to document the histories of these areas and identify potential historic landmarks and historic districts. The City has retained Austin-based professional historians and architectural historians from Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting, Inc. and Preservation Central Inc. to complete the project.

Survey fieldwork will be conducted between December 2019 and February 2020 and will involve taking notes on the architectural features of buildings 45 years old or older (such as exterior materials and roof form), mapping the locations of resources, and taking digital photographs. All work will be completed from the public right-of-way.
Members of the community area are encouraged to participate in the project.

Attend a neighborhood meeting to learn more:
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
McCallum Arts Theater, McCallum High School
5600 Sunshine Drive, Austin, TX 78756

For more information, visit our project page. Para información en español:
This project is being conducted by the City of Austin’s Historic Preservation Office. The City’s point of contact for this project is Andrew Rice (
Note: The scope of this project is information gathering only and is not related to the Land Development Code Revision. This project will entail no changes to zoning. Any future zoning changes would follow the separate public process for zoning changes, which includes an opportunity for public comment and consideration of owner preferences.

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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

Land Development Code Information Discussed at October 23 HNA Meeting

Attached is the land development code information discussed at the Oct 23 Hancock Neighborhood Ass'n. mtg. This electronic version was requested by many attendees due to the limited number of paper handouts available. Please share with friends interested in the future of the neighborhood.

The attachment provides important information including:

  • map of Hancock showing the proposed neighborhood-wide rezoning
  • proposed code designations for each property
  • schematic drawings showing existing single family housing (SF3) juxtaposed against multi-unit housing to be allowed under new zoning code RM1, and new sizes and setbacks allowed for duplexes under new zoning code R2B
  • information about new occupancy limits, group housing (sorority/fraternity houses, dormitories, residence halls, more) and where in the neighborhood the latter will be allowed
  • parking and heritage tree information
  • Hancock Neighborhood’s Consensus position on the Code agreed to by the meeting attendees.

If you are interested in protesting the rezoning of your property under the proposed code, go to, fill out the electronic form and send it in by Dec 5, 2019.

Mary Sanger
Secretary, Hancock Neighborhood


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:

Bruce Fairchild Presentation to Mayor Adler at Community Meeting October 15, 2019

Bruce Fairchild represented Hancock Neighborhood Association at central Austin neighborhoods’ community meeting with Mayor Adler on October 15, 2019. This is Bruce’s presentation.

Meeting with Mayor Adler Tuesday, October 15

Mayor Adler will be at Trinity Church at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, to listen to residents of Hyde Park, North University, Hancock, Heritage, North Loop, Ridgetop, and Eastwood neighborhoods about the proposed rezoning of these neighborhoods. Please attend. Only two public hearings are planned before the City Council adopts this rezoning plan in December. This is your opportunity to speak directly to the Mayor about the proposed land development code.

Where: Trinity, 400l Speedway (plenty of on & off street parking)
When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.

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